An Epic Journey Begins: The Banner Saga Now Available For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch
Stoic's Award Winning Viking Saga Launches Today on the App Store
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, an indie game publisher, today announced that the epic Viking RPG strategy game, The Banner Saga, is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Banner Saga takes advantage of touch control capabilities of mobile devices to build an unforgettable touch screen journey.
The game, which received rave reviews and launched to much critical acclaim on PC earlier this year, has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for Best Video Game, finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts and two honorable mentions for Excellence in Design and Excellence in Audio at the 2014 Independent Game Festival.
"Since our earliest prototype, we designed The Banner Saga from the ground up with tablet and mobile devices in mind," said John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic. "With its epic storyline, touch screen turn based strategic combat and hand painted landscapes that harken back to the golden age of animation, we are excited to now bring The Banner Saga to a whole new community of players."
The Banner Saga is a single player driven Viking saga, where a player's choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization. The game also features stunning 2D animation and art, a unique tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters, all of which drive this epic journey forward. Players will enjoy a beautiful and haunting original score by Grammy nominated, and two-time BAFTA winner, composer Austin Wintory conducting The Dallas Winds orchestra, as well as a powerhouse trio of acclaimed YouTube sensations: Peter Hollens, Malukah and Taylor Davis.
"We couldn't be more excited about launching The Banner Saga on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch," said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. "What the Stoic guys have done is taken this beautifully crafted PC game and tuned it for mobile so that tilting the device allows you to get the parallax effect, zoom in and out of travel sequences and even get up close to the action during battle. It's the same game that everyone loves, but tweaked for a deep mobile experience."
Localized in French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish languages, The Banner Saga was one of the earlier funding successes on Kickstarter, which launched in partnership with independent games publisher Versus Evil in January of this year for PC and Mac to global critical acclaim.
MindStream Releases ThumbTrack(TM) Version Two, The World's Smallest Wearable Mouse
After a highly successful Indiegogo launch, ThumbTrack(TM) returns with an improved version
BELIZE CITY, Belize, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MindStream is proud to announce the release of ThumbTrack(TM), the world's smallest wearable mouse. ThumbTrack(TM) is an ergonomic, wearable ring-shaped mouse that performs all the functions of a traditional mouse using simple thumb movements. The previous Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign raised an eye-opening $31,667, an indication of how much the public loves this concept.
ThumbTrack(TM) is a high-tech mouse device offering an incredibly responsive 1200DPI. A single charge of the onboard battery will last up to 15 hours; 7 days on standby. No software to install; just plug-in the dongle and get to work or start surfing. Three detachable contoured rubber flaps are included that enable it to be worn by all finger sizes. The new ThumbTrack(TM) Indiegogo Campaign has given the public a golden opportunity to be part of history, while obtaining the very first units that roll off the production line.
CEO, Vanessa Laughlin, commented, "Sometimes all it takes to make a good idea into an outstanding one is a bit of innovative thinking. This is exactly what MindStream did when creating ThumbTrack(TM), the world's smallest wearable mouse."
ThumbTrack(TM) is the wireless and wearable mouse that fits perfectly on the index finger, and is comfortably worn on either the left or right hand. Forget about cables; none required. A micro-USB-dongle acts as a wireless receiver that is effective for up to nine feet. It also fits securely in the device's back flap for easy storage. This is the future of mouse technology, and it has created quite a stir on the IT Forums and Blogs.
Laughlin added, "The standard desktop mouse is now relegated to history, a sign of things past. Gone are the risks of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or other repetitive strain injuries. Uncomfortable working positions are also a thing of the past. Work without tense muscles and watch output soar."
The team at MindStream has already invested major resources into R&D in order to get ThumbTrack(TM) where it is today. Over a year in development, several prototypes were built as the design was gradually improved. Additional funding is needed to complete development, and initiate tooling and manufacturing. Funds will be used for: Engineering, Plastic injection molding/tooling, Obtaining FCC and CE certifications, and logistics and distribution. All contributors will receive pre-production discounts on the amazing ThumbTrack(TM).
Information is available at Indiegogo: ThumbTrack...The World's Smallest Wearable Mouse
Director of Business Development
Belize City, Belize
Meet The Latest Affordable C1 Smartphone From ALCATEL ONETOUCH
With ultra-affordable pricing packed into an easy-to-use pre-paid smartphone, the ALCATEL C1 from ALCATEL ONETOUCH arrives in the U.S.
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ALCATEL ONETOUCH has announced the availability of the ALCATEL C1 for AT&T's pre-paid GoPhone product portfolio. Available beginning this month in select National Retailers at $59.99 (Suggest Retail Price), the C1 complements AT&T's device portfolio and offers you ultra-affordable pricing with a stylish design. With an efficient 1.0GHz dual-core processor and crisp, responsive 3.5" HVGA screen, the C1 lets you do more with multi-tasking support for simultaneously running apps, games and browsing the internet.
"We're very excited to offer the C1 for AT&T customers here in the U.S.," said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. "Our relationship with AT&T and the launch of the C1 are great examples of why we have been able to rapidly expand our portfolio of quality-driven, value-focused smartphones here in North America over the last year."
Key features of the ALCATEL C1 include:
-- Display: Ultra-compact 3.5" HVGA Touchscreen
-- Camera: 2MP camera with 4x zoom
-- Weight: Lightweight design, weighing only 3.53 ounces
-- Battery: 1400mAh battery for up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 540
hours of standby time
-- Storage: 512MB RAM / 4GB of storage (Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD)
-- Processor: 1.0GHz dual-core processor
-- Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean (at launch)
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is one of the fastest growing top ten mobile phone manufacturers globally. The brand continues to gain traction with its product offerings by providing consumers with premium features and stylish designs, while remaining aggressively affordable with pricing.
About ALCATEL ONETOUCH
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. One of the fastest growing of the world's top ten mobile phone manufacturers, TCL Communication makes access to mobile technology simple, designing their products around individual's lifestyles, enabling the end users to do more. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.
For 20 years now, the ALCATEL brand has brought consistent innovation and quality in mobile telephony to the widest audience. The ONETOUCH smartphone product line is leveraging on that expertise bringing unique products, priced to be accessible to all. For more information, please visit http://www.alcatelonetouch.com.
First Ultra HD 4K OLED TV Now Available To U.S. Consumers
'Future of TV' from LG Goes on Sale Today
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ushering in the Future of TV for American consumers, LG Electronics today begins selling 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs in the United States. LG's new 65-inch class (64.5 inches measured diagonally) 4K OLED model 65EC9700 offers the ultimate in picture quality, the first to combine Ultra HD's intense detail and OLED's superior contrast and color accuracy.
LG Electronics USA chose Southern California as the consumer launch pad for the 65EC9700 4K OLED TV, teaming up with high-end retailer Video & Audio Center to introduce the Future of TV to U.S. consumers for the first time at a VIP in-store event tonight in Santa Monica. Available for sale here today at $9,999, the 65EC9700 will be available nationwide later this month.
"LG 4K OLED TV will redefine how consumers think of picture quality," said Thomas Lee, senior vice president, home entertainment, LG Electronics USA. "OLED, on its own, already has been hailed as the best screen technology, and LG is leading the market as the only company to deliver big screen OLED TV. When consumers see the stunning capabilities of this technology combined with the higher resolution of Ultra HD, they will be simply amazed. There's nothing like it."
Joseph Akhtarzad, vice president and co-owner of Video & Audio Center's four LA-area stores, called LG's 4K OLED TV a "game changer" that will take the home entertainment experience to a whole new level.
"Since LG's launch of the industry's first 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV in our Los Angeles store two years ago, we've seen firsthand that consumers are hungry for the Ultra HD experience," he said. "But they've never seen anything like LG's unique marriage of OLED and 4K Ultra HD technologies. LG calls it the 'Future of TV,' and I agree."
Infinite Contrast, Unparalleled Detail
With LG's WRGB OLED technology each pixel is made up of four sub-pixels, which equals roughly 33 million sub-pixels working to produce the most lifelike color and level of detail. Since no backlight is required, OLED can also reach black levels that are immeasurable, providing an infinite contrast ratio, one of the key elements of display performance.
Also unique to OLED is its subtly curved, razor thin design - less than a quarter inch, or the depth of just a few credit cards at the thinnest point. Due to LG's frameless, bezel-less "Cinema Screen" design, the picture on the screen virtually stretches from edge-to-edge. The new 65-inch class 4K OLED TV is wall mountable to offer installation flexibility, satisfying consumers who are seeking a stylish and cinematic wall-mounted television, or an elegant, leaf-shaped stand for tabletop use.
New Standards, Intuitive Interface
LG's 4K OLED TV, with four times the resolution of Full HD, can display native 4K content in its full glory as it incorporates new technology standards - such as the latest HDMI interface and H.265 decoding - capable of handling Ultra HD programming, whether streamed over the Internet or playing from a USB or HDMI source. (Model 65EC9700 exceeds the Consumer Electronics Association's new requirements for "Connected 4K Ultra HDTVs.")
With these technologies on board, LG 4K Ultra HD TVs will be ready to accept new sources of 4K content as they become available.* What's more, LG's Tru-4K Engine Pro uses a dual-chip, 6-step process to upscale HD content into 4K, providing a stunning viewing experience for legacy content as well.
The LG Smart TV+ webOS(TM) platform offers consumers an intuitive interface with lightning-quick transitions between broadcast TV, streaming services and external device. Those features were developed around the core concepts of Simple Connection, Simple Switching and Simple Discovery and are accessible via one click on the "launcher bar" menu and the transition speeds are similar to regular channel switching.
Optimized for 4K streaming, the webOS platform features recommendation capabilities to help consumers sift through its expansive content options, which include streaming services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus and more.** New Ultra HD programming coming this fall will include the "Cheek to Cheek LIVE!," concert featuring icons Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the world's first concert broadcast to be streamed in Ultra HD, sponsored by LG.
*4K/UHD content delivery standards still being developed.
**Wireless Internet connection & certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Agreement to smart TV terms and conditions required to use certain smart features. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice. WebOS does not support Flash. In order to stream 4K content you need you will need a high speed internet plan capable of receiving 20Mb per second of data.
***77EG9700 was previously named 77EC9700
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $53 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
CONTACT: Media Contacts: LG Electronics USA, John I. Taylor, email@example.com, 847-941-8181, Taryn Brucia, firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-816-2187, Zac Rivera, Zac.Rivera@lg-one.com , 212-880-5312; or Video & Audio Center, Tom Campbell, email@example.com, 213-400-0000
OpenWager Partners with USA TODAY to Unveil USA TODAY Bingo Cruise
USA TODAY launches new 3D Bingo game app as first major entry into casual games market
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenWager, Inc., a premier B2B partner in delivering custom branded social casino entertainment, and USA TODAY announced today the launch of USA TODAY Bingo Cruise, the media company's first major step into the casual games market. The game is free to download and Bingo enthusiasts will be thrilled with the game's cruise ship theme and immersive 3D gameplay experience. The game will be available for download through both the Google Play and Apple App stores for all Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
"We are thrilled to partner with USA TODAY in bringing USA TODAY Bingo Cruise to one of the largest and most influential media organizations in the US," said John Cahill, CEO of OpenWager. "Our company is committed to helping USA TODAY delight its readers with this exciting new game while opening a new and valuable line of mobile-based digital revenue."
USA TODAY Bingo Cruise is a classic bingo game enriched with a compelling storyline, where players find themselves on an ocean liner visiting breathtaking ports of call around the globe. As players advance from one level to the next, they unlock new exotic destinations and increasingly valuable rewards. At the end of each round, Bingo enthusiasts have a chance to spin a Fortune Wheel and receive a random bonus.
OpenWager has enhanced USA TODAY Bingo Cruise with a variety of social features, including friends' lists, private messaging, power-ups, achievement tracking and more - all synced with players' social network accounts. The fans of casual play will be impressed with the 3D gameplay experience, power-up sequences, and capability to accelerate or enhance gameplay via a variety of in-app purchase options.
"USA TODAY is excited to elevate its games presence to the next level by introducing the USA TODAY Bingo Cruise app," said Derek Murphy, General Manager and Executive Vice President of USA TODAY. "OpenWager helped us create a best-in-class game app that will both delight our current audience of game players and serve as an invitation for others to come have fun and share the game with their friends."
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About OpenWager, Inc.
OpenWager is the premier B2B partner in delivering custom branded social casino entertainment to enjoy anywhere, anytime. The OpenWager Platform is the first technology platform that enables the rapid delivery and operation of a wide range of customizable social casino games and applications. The company is committed to raising the bar on social casino gaming to an unprecedented level. OpenWager's enthralling gaming content, enhanced social features and forward-thinking customer loyalty suite drive revenue, retention and maximize brand loyalty. While focusing entirely on their customers' needs, the OpenWager team delivers full product lifecycle management: from concept to launch to optimization. OpenWager is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with regional offices in Budapest, Hungary and Bucharest, Romania. Learn more at http://openwager.com/. Connect with us at @OpenWager.
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About USA TODAY
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation -- today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in daily circulation with an average of more than 3.2 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach just under seven million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with 20 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
Latest Surveillance Camera Packed with Features and Includes White and Black Cases to Match Any Interior
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced it is now shipping a new HD Indoor Mini Dome Camera (DCS-6004L), delivering high quality video in a compact dome form factor. The new camera offers 1280 x 800 resolution, a built-in microphone and integrated infrared illumination for seeing in complete darkness. Other features include an audio port to connect to an external speaker and PoE (Power over Ethernet) for convenient single cable installation.
"Dome cameras are the dominant form factor in surveillance, especially for indoor applications," said Vance Kozik, director of marketing for IP Surveillance, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Our new Mini Dome Camera is an attractive camera for small businesses and residential locations. Its compact size and interchangeable white and black cases make it an ideal solution for adding surveillance to any indoor location."
For added flexibility, the DCS-6004L includes an integrated microSD card slot for local "in-camera" recording of event-triggered video and snapshots for later review using a web browser. Also featured is H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG video compression, multiple independent streaming profiles and ONVIF compliance. With the included D-ViewCam(TM) software, users can view, manage and record up to 32 cameras on a single computer in a central location as well as receive e-mail alerts if motion or digital input devices are detected. In addition, the DCS-6004L is mydlink-compatible, allowing for convenient and free remote access via web browser or mobile apps for iOS and Android.
More about the DCS-6004L:
-- One Megapixel HD resolution (1280 x 720)
-- Infrared LED night vision with viewing up to 15 feet in complete
-- 2.8mm varifocal lens (75Â° field of view)
-- microSD/SDHC card slot
-- Motion and sound detection
-- Built-in 802.3af compliant PoE module for easy installation in a variety
of locations without the need for supplemental power cabling
Pricing & Availability
The DCS-6004L is available now in the United States for a manufacturer's suggested price of $289.99. D-Link's IP surveillance cameras are sold through D-Link's vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid-to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit http://www.dlink.com.
Use of audio or video equipment for recording the image of a person without their knowledge and consent is prohibited in certain states or jurisdictions. The end-user assumes all liability for compliance with applicable state, local and federal laws.
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of a class of e-MMC(TM [)(1)(]) embedded NAND flash memory products that are among the world's smallest([)(2)(]).The new products integrate NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's cutting-edge 15nm process technology and a controller to manage basic control functions for NAND applications into a single package.
Fully compliant with the latest JEDEC e-MMC standard, the new chips are designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablet PCs and wearable devices. Sample shipment of the 16 gigabyte( )(GB) products begins today, with 8GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB products to follow.
By utilizing the 15nm process technology, the new product's package size is approximately 26 percent smaller() than comparable Toshiba products() and offers faster read/write performance due to improvements in basic chip performance and controller optimization. The read speed is approximately eight percent faster (max.), while the write speed is approximately 20 percent faster (max.).
"With the introduction of 15nm-based e-MMC, Toshiba continues to demonstrate its leadership in NAND Flash and embedded memory solutions targeting mobile and wearable devices," noted Scott Beekman, director of managed NAND memory products for TAEC. "The small 11mm x 10mm package, supporting a wide range of densities, is well-suited for increasingly space limited applications."
Demand continues to grow for large density NAND flash memory chips that support high resolution video and deliver enhanced storage. This is particularly true in the area of embedded memories with a controller function, which minimize development requirements and ease integration into system designs. Toshiba is meeting this demand by reinforcing its line-up of high performance and high density memory products.
New Product Line-up
Product Name Capacity Category Package Mass Production
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THGBMFT0CBLBAIS 128GB Supreme 11.5x13x1.4mm 2Q, 2015 (Apr.-Jun.)
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*In Toshiba e-MMC categories, "Supreme" represents products suited to high-end class applications and "Premium" represents products for middle- and low-end class applications.
1. The JEDECe-MMC compliant interface handles essential functions, including
writing block management, error correction and driver software. It
simplifies system development, allowing manufacturers to minimize
development costs and speed up time to market for new and upgraded
products. Additionally, new features([)(6]) among them BKOPS control,
Cache Barrier, Cache Flushing Report, and Large RPMB Write, are applied
to the new products to enhance usability.
2. The 8GB to 64GB products are sealed in a small FBGA package measuring
just 11mm x 10mm and are suitable for smartphones, tablet PCs and
wearable devices where miniaturization and weight saving are a
3. Embedded in a system, the 128GB products can record up to 16.3 hours of
full spec high definition video and 39.7 hours of standard definition
Interface JEDECe-MMC V5.0 standard
Power Supply 2.7-3.6V (Memory
Voltage 1.7V-1.95V, 2.7V-3.6V (Interface)
Bus Width x1, x4, x8
Temperature -25oC to +85oC
Package 153Ball FBGA
11.5mm x 13.0mm, 11.0mm x 10.0mm
 e-MMC is a product category for a
class of embedded memory products
built to the JEDEC e-MMC Standard
specification and is a trademark of
the JEDEC Solid State Technology
 As of September 30th 2014. Toshiba
survey. Excluding the 128GB product.
 Product density is identified based on
the density of memory chip(s) within
the Product, not the amount of memory
capacity available for data storage
by the end user. Consumer-usable
capacity will be less due to overhead
data areas, formatting, bad blocks,
and other constraints, and may also
vary based on the host device and
application. Maximum read and write
speed may vary depending on the host
device, read and write conditions,
and file size. For purposes of
measuring read and write speed in
this context, 1 megabyte or MB =
 Excluding the 128GB product.
 High-speed class e-MMC embedded NAND
flash memory products using 19nm
second generation process technology.
 "BKOPS control" is a function where
the host allows the device to perform
background operation during the
device's idle time. "Cache Barrier"
is a function that controls when
cache data is written to the memory
chip. "Cache Flushing Report" is a
function that informs the host if the
device's flushing policy is FIFO or
not. "Large RPMB write" is a function
that enhances the data size that can
be written to the RPMB area to 8kB.
Functions were not present in prior
 HD and SD are calculated at average
bit rates of 17Mbps and 7Mbps,
*The products are labeled based on the memory chip(s) it contains, not the amount of memory capacity available for data storage by the end user. Part of the capacity is reserved for card functionality. Please refer to the data sheet or your local Toshiba sales representative.
(For purposes of measuring memory capacity in this context, 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.)
*Read and write speeds are calculated as 1MB/s = 1,000,000bytes/s.
*About Toshiba Corp. and TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.
GoPro Founders Establish The Jill + Nicholas Woodman Foundation
SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO), enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content, today announced that GoPro's husband and wife founders, Nicholas and Jill Woodman, have provided a personal gift towards establishing a new charitable organization, The Jill + Nicholas Woodman Foundation. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, the lead book-running managers of the Company's June 2014 public sale of 20,470,000 shares of Class A common stock, has agreed to release the charitable organization from a lock-up restriction with respect to the 5,821,739 shares of the Company's Class A common stock gifted to it. Nicholas Woodman, an officer of the Company, and Jill Woodman personally contributed the aforementioned shares from their own holdings toward the foundation, effective on October 3, 2014.
"We wake up every morning grateful for the opportunities life has given us," Nicholas and Jill expressed in a joint statement. "We hope to return the favor as best we can."
More information on the Jill + Nicholas Woodman Foundation will be released at a later date.
This press release is not an offer for sale of the securities in the United States or in any jurisdiction where registration or an exemption from registration under the United States Securities Act of 1993, as amended.
About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO)
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture, manage, share and enjoy life experiences. By helping people self-capture immersive, engaging photo and video content of themselves participating in their favorite activities, we are helping the world express itself in a powerful new way. Our customers include some of the world's most active and passionate people. The quality and volume of their shared GoPro content, coupled with their enthusiasm for our brand, virally drives our business.
What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a broader solution for people to self-document themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro has enabled the world to capture and share its passions. Now the world, in turn, is helping GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.
For more information, visit http://www.gopro.com or connect with GoPro on YouTube, Twitter,Facebook, Pinterest or LinkedIn.
GOPROÂ® and HEROÂ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro Inc. in the United States and other countries.
SOURCE GoPro, Inc.
CONTACT: Media Contact: Jeff Brown, 650.332.7600 x7890; Investor Relations: Peter Salkowski, 855.467.7643
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROC just announced a special limited offer for Technology Start-Ups in Orange County and is providing completely FREE CO-WORKING SPACE at the prestigious Newport Beach location (@ 23 Corporate Plaza) for a full 30 days! There are no cash out of pocket fine print limitations associated with this opportunity, the only restrictions are availability. There are just 10 co-working spaces available and they will be designated to the most eager "first come, first serve" tech start-up until Oct. 15th. Any tech start-up, even if only a powerhouse of two, is included in this opportunity to utilize ROC space in Newport Beach, for free, unheard of, right?
In order to be considered ROC asks that you provide (via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) your basic company profile and further information that you consider important and may boost your desire to ROCket launch your start-up (deadline to apply is October 15(th))!
Being in the heart of Silicon Beach with its emerging technology start-up and media mogul reputation is more than just an impressive (usually expensive) address. It's important to keep your hand on the pulse of Orange County (and Southern California) where all of ROC's corporate, virtual, coworking and collaboration offices are. Unlike traditional office space ROC's foundation has been built on entrepreneurship and the start-up phenomenon and has grown exponentially. Aside from the multiple new locations ROC has been busy developing (including Honolulu, HI) ROC intends to continue looking and predicting the future and has a (*top secret*) giant new project in the works creating an Innovation Hub in Irvine, CA-stay tuned!
This Free Coworking Space for Technology Start-Ups at ROC Newport Beach will be granted full access to the open work area and facilities during open business hours and indulge in all the amenities ROC members receive (including full kitchen, coffee bar with Starbucks, and invited to Happy Hours, Tuesday Massages and more)!
ROC has quickly become a forerunner and recognizable advocate in assisting, promoting and becoming allies with industry leaders in promoting innovation and economic resilience and matching values with value to its array of highly successful clientele and professionals.
Real Office Centers (ROC) second Newport Beach location is in the center Newport Beach's business district on the corner of Birch and Macarthur.
The accessibility of this location will ensure that you are moments away from all of your business opportunities and obligations.
Featuring stunning interior decor, no hassle surface parking, runway views, and the trademark ROC atmosphere that is guaranteed to stimulate your productivity and impress everyone that enters the location.
Contact person: Becky Beattie
Company name: ROC Real Office Centers
Location Address: 23 Corporate Plaza, Suite 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone number: 949-629-2500
Email address: email@example.com
Website address: realofficecenters.com
Panaya launches New Oracle EBS Test Management Solution
Full-Service Test Management Solution Puts an End to "Testing in the Dark"
HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panaya is proud to announce the release of Panaya Test Management for Oracle EBS, a full-service test management solution for every version of Oracle EBS, which will change the way IT teams approach and handle the challenging task of ERP testing.
Panaya CEO Doron Gerstel is passionate about the need to make ERP more agile. "Our Test Management UI is 100% SaaS. Business testers will find it very easy to login and begin running their tests. They will feel right at home from the moment they log in."
"Panaya's Test Management for Oracle EBS acts as your testing conductor. It assigns tests and facilitates the passing of the baton from one tester to another. Testers do not require any special skills," Gerstel noted.
Panaya Test Management for Oracle EBS simplifies testing activities of any business or IT driven project, offering full visibility and control. The service provides end-to-end test planning, cycle management, test execution management and defect management. Furthermore, the game-changing testing solution enables business users, functional experts and testers to automatically capture process flows - for simple or complex business processes - and translates them into comprehensible, simple to follow test scenarios.
Key capabilities include:
-- Assign testing tasks to QA testers, functional experts, and key users
-- Automatically generate detailed, structured and human-readable test
scenarios while key-users interact with Oracle EBS
-- Business users can easily create test scripts for business process as
well as full documentation of these processes. No programming or
-- Test scripts can be executed by any business or IT staff while
generating and logging step-by-step records of the test runs
-- Test scripts self-adapt to underlying Oracle EBS code and configuration
changes; thus they are always up-to-date, eliminating the need for
costly and cumbersome maintenance
-- Gain real-time visibility into testing progress and coverage
-- Manage application defects and communicate detailed instructions to your
Oracle EBS IT team to reproduce issues
-- Manage your test catalog and ensure it is always up-to-date
"We were able to cut user acceptance testing time 90% by using Panaya," said Melissa Barrera, a systems analyst and business liaison with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which operates more than 150 campuses worldwide. Embry-Riddle has a diverse population of Oracle EBS users (including students, faculty and staff) that keeps the IT team busy year round. "Using Panaya for testing, we finally had clear visibility into what needs to be tested and where things stand; we know what was tested already and by whom and what still needs to be tested."
Panaya is a privately held company that accelerates application changes in SAPÂ®, OracleÂ® E-Business Suite and Salesforce.com. Panaya CloudQuality(TM) Suite applies big data analytics to predict what will break, how to fix it and what to test for every change made. Panaya adds agility to ERP systems, reducing risks and the cost of application changes. A third of the Fortune 500 companies work with Panaya to accelerate application change. Find out more at http://www.panaya.com.
October Is Protection Month: Unmasking Product Protection Plans
America's #1 Protection Plan to Spend Month Educating Consumers
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween may be the spookiest time of year for little ghosts and goblins, but the holidays are a truly terrifying time for consumer electronics and appliances according to Asurion, which today launched its inaugural "Protection Month" to help consumers avoid frightful holiday budget surprises.
"While we're checking Black Friday ads and building gift lists, many devices that keep our modern lifestyles up and running could be on the verge of giving up the ghost. Customers report more issues with laptops, cameras, video game systems and televisions in November than any other month," said Bettie Colombo, spokesperson for Asurion. "Entertaining extra guests from Thanksgiving through New Year's also seem to take their toll. Dishwasher, range, washer and dryer claims climb in January. Repairing or replacing these big-ticket items can be real budget busters."
According to Asurion data, more laptops, digital cameras, video game systems and TV's experience issues in November than any other month.*
-- Cameras: 48% increase
-- Notebook PC's: 35% increase
-- TV's: 25% increase
-- Video Gaming Systems: 51% increase
Consumer electronics are not the only holiday season casualties. Asurion data shows that appliance issues spike in January:*
-- Ranges: 26% increase
-- Dishwashers: 20% increase
-- Dryers: 16% increase
-- Washing Machines: 18% increase
During "Protection Month," consumers will learn ways to prevent these unexpected expenses. Over the coming weeks, Asurion will launch free resources to help shoppers make informed decisions about purchasing product coverage. Each week, Asurion will blog about hints and tips on how to keep products in working order, like this week's post on protecting your favorite kitchen gadgets. The company will also roll out tools that dispel myths about modern product protection, calculate potential long-term savings and even predict how treasured gadgets will meet their untimely demise.
Find out more on the Asurion blog, Facebook and Twitter.
*Asurion 2013 Claim Data
For more than 20 years, Asurion's innovation and dedication to delighting customers has made it the preferred provider of technology protection to the world's largest wireless carriers, trusted retailers and popular device manufacturers. Asurion's 15,000 global employees support its 280 million consumers with an award-winning experience delivered through products and services that have set the standard in the industry and made Asurion, America's #1 Protection Plan provider. The company's fully integrated, end-to-end solutions, which are customized for its carrier, retail and device manufacturer partners, include premier support that enables consumers to fully utilize their digital devices and products; applications to protect privacy and provide security; and rapid replacement (usually overnight) of lost, stolen, damaged, or malfunctioning devices. When a product is missing or simply doesn't work properly, Asurion solves the problem with people and processes operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, speaking six languages, and working across any device, platform, or provider. For more information about Asurion, please visitwww.asurion.com.
CONTACT: Greg Wise, Weber Shandwick, for Asurion, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512.794.4716
SUBWAY Now Offers Mobile Payments and Promotions through Softcard
SUBWAY customers can now easily pay and save at more than 26,000 restaurants nationwide, all from their mobile devices
MILFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The SUBWAYÂ® restaurant chain today announced the nationwide availability of contactless/NFC-based mobile payments in partnership with Softcard(TM), completing a rollout that was announced earlier this month. SUBWAY customers can now use their mobile device to pay at more than 26,000 SUBWAY locations across the U.S. using the Softcard app.
In the future, the SUBWAYÂ® brand will integrate its SUBWAY Card Rewards Program into the Softcard app in participating markets, providing a simpler way to earn Reward Points.
"We're excited to give our customers a seamless way to enjoy SUBWAY offers and rewards through the Softcard(TM) app," said Carman Wenkoff, Chief Information Officer for the SUBWAYÂ® brand. "By mobilizing our SUBWAY Card Rewards Program in Softcard, we can offer customers an easier, more meaningful experience through the technology they use most - their smartphones."
Softcard(TM) is a free app that combines payments, offers and loyalty. SUBWAYÂ® customers can download and use Softcard today on more than 80 mobile devices across AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless and tap to pay at more than 200,000 locations nationwide. Through its use of the contactless EMV global standard and SmartTapÂ® mobile commerce technology, Softcard enables a safer way to make payments, to redeem offers and to use loyalty cards through a simple tap.
"Today's announcement marks a milestone for the mobile payments industry as SUBWAY takes quick-service to the next level with the largest deployment of mobile payments in the U.S.," said Michael Abbott, chief executive officer, Softcard. "We're excited to work with SUBWAY to offer customers an easier and safer way to pay, save and earn rewards."
About SUBWAYÂ® restaurants
Since 1965, SUBWAYÂ® owners have been devoted to offering customers customized made to order sandwiches with a wide range of better-for-you options. Providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary, and healthy lifestyle information has been a priority for the SUBWAYÂ® chain for many years, earning the American Heart Association's Heart Check Meal Certification in 2012 for many Fresh Fit(TM) meal options. As the world's largest restaurant chain, thousands of dedicated entrepreneurs have the opportunity to run their own business, while playing an important role in their communities. To learn more information about us, visit http://www.subway.com, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/subway and follow us on https://twitter.com/subway. SUBWAYÂ® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.
The joint venture is among AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Softcard, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. Softcard(TM) is available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Softcard and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information visit http://www.gosoftcard.com.
World's First 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor Now Available To U.S. Consumers
Monitors poised to set the benchmark in stylish design and professional functionality
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today begins selling its 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) in the United States. The world's first monitor to incorporate a curved In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the eye-catching 34-inch (32.7-inches measured diagonally) class display provides remarkable picture quality, professional functionality and a range of convenient connectivity options. LG's 34UC97 is available nationwide for $1,299.
With LG's IPS technology, the LG Curved UltraWide Monitor delivers immersive wide viewing angles that allow users to view the screen clearly without distortion at virtually any angle. The LED backlighting delivers deep black levels and rich colors for an amazing contrast and color detail, and its Ultra Quad High Definition (UQHD) picture quality with 3440 x 1440 pixels make movies, games and sports come to life.
"Many people spend more time in front of computer monitors than they do in front of TVs, and yet the industry hasn't delivered the same level of innovation when it comes to monitors," said Tim Alessi, LG's U.S. head of new product development. "At LG, innovation in display technologies isn't just limited to our cutting-edge TV products, which is why we are expanding our U.S. monitor lineup with our 21:9 Curved UltraWide model."
LG's flagship IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor is a complete monitor solution, equally suited to the needs of professional users and home entertainment enthusiasts with extra screen real estate so users can replace dual monitor set-ups. With its True Color Finder color calibration software it ensures color accuracy for source material, which is a must for professional photographers and graphic designers.
Compatible with both PCs and Macs, the LG 34UC97 monitor handles heavy graphics and videos with ease on either system and supports Thunderbolt(TM) 2 for high-speed data transfers -- four times faster than USB 3.0. It also allows multiple devices to be daisy chained together.
LG's 4-Screen Split feature makes multitasking easy by dividing the screen into up to four sections at eight different screen ratios. Users can prioritize windows by size and location instead of having to manually resize and position each window individually. A few simple mouse clicks enable the user to arrange windows quickly into a variety of useful configurations, perfect for the professional who needs to view multiple programs at once. Adding even more versatility, a connectivity feature called Dual-Link Up allows the monitor to connect to two source devices (e.g., smartphones, PCs, cameras, Blu-ray players or gaming systems) and display each on a single screen simultaneously.
By adding a gentle curve to a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor, LG has created a unique product that delivers a more immersive experience. The monitor also features MAXXAUDIOÂ® and 7W stereo speaker system guaranteed to deliver peak audio performance across all frequencies.
LG's 34UC97 will be available nationwide in October at online and regional retailers including Amazon, Tiger Direct, Newegg, Fry's B&H and Adorama for $1,299. For more information please visit, http://www.lg.com/us/ultrawide-monitors.
*Design, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $53 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
ARM Achieves 50X Faster OS Boot-Up on Mali GPU Development using Cadence Palladium XP Platform with ARM Fast Models
Cadence Palladium Hybrid solution enabled 10X speed-up in hardware-software co-development and reduced OS boot-up to test time from hours to minutes
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that ARMÂ® utilized CadenceÂ® PalladiumÂ® Hybrid technology and ARM Fast Models to achieve a 50X faster OS boot-up during the development of its ARM Mali(TM)-T760 GPU. Compared to the previous emulation only solution, this resulted in up to 10X speed-up of overall hardware-software testing. This increased speed reduced ARM's time from OS boot-up to test from hours to minutes, improving turnaround time and system quality.
"Early hardware-software co-development is critical in the design process for advanced, highly integrated projects," said Hobson Bullman, general manager, development solutions group, ARM. "By using Cadence Palladium Hybrid technology to combine ARM Mali-T760 emulation with ARM Fast Models, we reduced the OS boot-up time, allowing us to run more extensive system-level software workloads and improve product quality."
Part of the Cadence System Development Suite, the Palladium XP platform is the industry's first high-performance, special-purpose verification computing platform that unifies best-in-class simulation acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment. Palladium Hybrid technology was introduced in September 2013 and is currently available in production. For more information on Palladium Hybrid technology, visit http://www.cadence.com/news/pxp.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today the expansion of its line of Smart 802.11ac ZoneFlex(TM) access points (APs) with the launch of four new models. The expanded lineup includes the new Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 (2x2:2) and ZoneFlex R600 (3x3:3) indoor dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) mid-range models, and two new Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 Series outdoor 802.11ac APs, the ZoneFlex T300e omnidirectional model, which includes support for optional external 5 GHz antennas, and the ZoneFlex T301s 120 degree sectorized beam model with a sector adaptive antenna.
These new Smart Wi-Fi access points are the only concurrent, dual-band indoor and outdoor 802.11ac APs on the market to integrate patented Ruckus BeamFlex+(TM) technology for optimal performance and interference mitigation in challenging RF environments, as well as ChannelFly(TM) dynamic channel management technology for predictive channel selection based on real-time capacity analysis of all RF channels. The new outdoor ZoneFlex T300 Series APs also feature the industry's smallest and lightest form factors.
"Our latest ZoneFlex T300 Series outdoor APs provide even more options and flexibility for customers desiring carrier-class, high-capacity, high-density outdoor 11ac Smart Wi-Fi radio technology, including industry-leading lightweight and compact form factors," said Greg Beach, vice president of Product Management, Ruckus Wireless. "Our new indoor, mid-range APs are exceptional, high-performance options for deployments in small to mid-size retail businesses, branch offices of large enterprises, hotel common areas, classrooms and libraries, delivering best-in-class performance and reliability at competitive prices."
New Ruckus ZoneFlex Indoor APs R Smart Wi-Fi for 802.11ac
The Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) 2x2:2 802.11ac access point is designed to deliver high quality wireless connectivity in medium density wireless networks in sites such as mid-size enterprises, hotels, and warehouses. The ZoneFlex R500 is also a great AP for deployment in retail stores to provide inconspicuous, reliable wireless connectivity for video, wireless IP phones and data access for handheld point-of-sale (POS) bar code scanners.
The Ruckus ZoneFlex R600 dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) 3x3:3 802.11ac access point delivers even higher performance with an additional MIMO spatial stream. It is ideal for medium to high client density deployments such as enterprises, branch offices, and retail locations, especially those serving three-spatial stream clients. The ZoneFlex R600 is also a perfect fit for K-12 classrooms and college campus networks.
Both the new ZoneFlex R500 and R600 APs are able to operate with full functionality when powered by a standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af switch, eliminating the need for costly switch upgrades. Their sleek, elegant designs are easily concealed and support a variety of mounting options. Additional features include: dual-band support that allows for concurrent Internet and IP-based video services; wired ports that enable easy connections to laptops, VoIP phones, cash registers, printers, and other business devices, and; multiple SSIDs for differentiated user services (e.g., guest Wi-Fi, POS, voice).
Ruckus ZoneFlex 802.11ac APs Continue to Fit Outdoor Environments to a T
Like the Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 omnidirectional and ZoneFlex T301n 30 degree narrow beam models, the new ZoneFlex T300e and T301s APs are incredibly lightweight and feature ultra compact form factors. At just 2 and 2.1 pounds (0.9 kg and 1 kg), respectively, including built-in BeamFlex antennas, the ZoneFlex T300e and T301s are significantly lighter than other outdoor 802.11ac APs. With total dimensions, including their internal antennas, of 5.9"w x 7"d x 3.4"h (15cm x 18cm x 8.6cm) for the ZoneFlex T300e, and 7.6"w x 9.4"d x 4.3"h (19.5cm x 23.9cm x 11cm) for the ZoneFlex T301s, these are among the smallest outdoor 802.11ac APs on the market. Form factor is a critical requirement for many outdoor Wi-Fi applications where aesthetic considerations or minimal visual impact is required. The lightweight feature of the ZoneFlex T300 Series outdoor APs dramatically eases installation and reduces deployment time and labor costs.
The ZoneFlex T300e is equally well suited for high-density outdoor deployments. It includes all of the features of the T300 model, plus offers the ability to attach a wide variety of external 5 GHz antennas for great deployment flexibility. It's ideal for mounting on poles, street corners, and rooftops, and in situations where the AP is remote from antennas or where the AP requires custom engineered RF coverage.
"The Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 access point is exactly what we needed for a cutting-edge, high-density installation we're deploying in New York City to provide coverage over a wide outdoor area," said Alan Rothenstreich, director of Business Development for Pacific Telemanagement Services (PTS), a national public communications company and Ruckus Big Dog partner headquartered in San Ramon, CA.
"The T300 also provides crucial interference mitigation, and it's significantly lighter and smaller than other outdoor 802.11ac APs, which is equally important, since form factor is another key requirement for this combined, integrated indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi network, because we need to address aesthetic and minimal visual impact challenges. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi is simply unparalleled when it comes to carrier-class, high-capacity, high-density outdoor 11ac technology--all in a great package, and the T300 is enabling us to deliver a reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi network."
The ZoneFlex T301s is similar in features to the T301n model, and has a sector adaptive antenna that is designed specifically for providing the best coverage and capacity at wider 120 degree sectors. The T301s AP is well suited for mounting on poles and ideal for mounting on exterior walls.
Both models are rugged outdoor APs purpose-built to withstand harsh environments, with IP-67 water and dust proof plastic enclosures, operating temperatures of from -4 up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit (from -20 up to 55 degrees Celsius), and wind survivability of up to 165 mph. Both models are easy to install, and support co-location operation with distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell radios.
All four of these new Ruckus APs also feature 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), support up to 500 clients each, and can operate as a standalone AP, or be centrally managed by a Ruckus ZoneDirector(TM) controller, or Ruckus SmartCell(TM) Gateway (SCG) 200 or virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG) for maximum scalability.
Better, Smarter Wi-Fi With BeamFlex+
The ZoneFlex R500 and R600 indoor APs and ZoneFlex T300e and T301s outdoor APs all feature Ruckus BeamFlex+ technology, which provides a stronger device signal by adapting to a mobile device's orientation and location. BeamFlex+ can enhance the user experience by helping to ensure a consistent wireless signal. Without it, changing client device orientation can cause up to a 2.5x performance difference. For example, this can mean a change from 25 Mbps to 10 Mbps. BeamFlex+ eliminates this variability and is designed to ensure optimum performance for any client device orientation, making Ruckus ZoneFlex 802.11ac APs perfectly suited for serving the latest mobile devices, like the iPhone 6.
All of these new Ruckus ZoneFlex APs also support Ruckus Smart Wireless Services for maximum deployment flexibility and management options. These Cloud-based Smart Wi-Fi technologies include: the award-winningRuckus Smart Positioning Technology (SPoT(TM)) service, the industry's first Cloud-based Smart positioning location-based service (LBS); the Ruckus Smart Access Management Service (SAMs) for better enabling public Wi-Fi hotspots; and the award-winning Ruckus virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG), the industry's first carrier-grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution for mobile network operators (MNOs), multiple system operators (MSOs), managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises designed to streamline the creation of highly scalable and resilient cloud-based wireless LAN (WLAN) services.
Pricing and Availability
The new Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 indoor 802.11ac AP has an MSRP of $645 (USD), and the new Ruckus ZoneFlex R600 indoor 802.11ac AP has an MSRP of $795 (USD). The new Ruckus ZoneFlex T300e outdoor 802.11ac AP has an MSRP of $1,395 (USD), and the new Ruckus ZoneFlex T301s outdoor AP has an MSRP of $1,495 (USD).
Ruckus ZoneDirector-managed and standalone availability, and Ruckus SmartCell Gateway (SCG) 200 and Ruckus virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG) support, for all four of these new ZoneFlex access points, will occur worldwide in Q4 2014.
All of these new Ruckus ZoneFlex access points are available through authorized Ruckus Big Dog resellers.
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 40,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
BeamFlex, ChannelFly, Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless, SmartCell, SPoT, ZoneDirector, and ZoneFlex are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Dramatically Reduce Time to Market and R&D Costs with Mobile POS Reference Platform
Maxim Integrated's MPOS-STD2 provides a complete, fully operational MPOS terminal platform including software, mechanical design details, and pre-certification for PCI.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the MPOS-STD2 Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) reference platform by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM), payment terminal providers can enable customers of all sizes and security expertise levels to address the emerging mobile payment market. This allows them to significantly reduce R&D costs while simultaneously achieving faster time to market by rapidly moving through product design and PCI certification.
The MPOS-STD2 reference platform includes an EMV L1 stack, Bluetooth and NFC integration, a complete hardware-accelerated crypto library, and an extensive set of security measures that have been pre-evaluated by a third-party testing laboratory for compliance with PCI PTS 4.0. It also includes a complete mechanical design package that incorporates features to further ensure PCI compliance for the customer's final product.
MPOS-STD2, based on the MAX32550 DeepCoverÂ® MPOS System on a Chip (SoC), incorporates virtually all the important system-level MPOS terminal requirements. These include integrated cryptographic and physical security elements, smart card interface, magnetic stripe reader, TFT and secure keypad controllers, an ADC, a DAC, and numerous serial interfaces for additional customization. The MAX32550 includes a 108MHz ARM Cortex-M3Â®, 1MB of Flash, and 256K of NVSRAM.
For more information about the MPOS-STD2 reference platform and the MAX32550, visit Maxim's embedded security technology page. Please fill out a request form to get in touch with a Maxim representative.
For information on other reference designs, visit Maxim's Reference Design Center.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
To see the MPOS-STD2, visit Maxim at electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany from November 11-14. Maxim will be located in hall A4, stand 266. For more information, please visit http://www.electronica.de.
About Maxim Integrated
Maxim is the leader in analog integration. From mobile to industrial solutions, we're making analog smaller, smarter, and more energy efficient. Learn more at http://www.maximintegrated.com.
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The All-Star Comedy Voice Cast Of "Angry Birds" Is Revealed By One Billion Sling Shots: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny Mcbride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, And Peter Dinklage
ESPOO, Finland and CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past 48 hours, fans of Angry Birds have discovered a reveal within the game: by slinging one billion birds, fans had the chance to unlock the voice cast and get a sneak peek at the new look of the characters of the Angry Birds feature film.
Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, last year's comedy hit We're the Millers) will lead the cast as Red, a bird with a temper problem. Josh Gad, in his first animated role since the global smash hit Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride (This is the End, Eastbound & Down) portrays the volatile Bomb. Bill Hader (SaturdayNight Live, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) has joined the pork side, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, The Maya Rudolph Show) will play Matilda, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will play the legendary Mighty Eagle.
In the supporting roles, Keegan-Michael Key (Comedy Central's Key & Peele), Kate McKinnon (Emmy nominee for SaturdayNight Live), Tony Hale (Emmy winner for Veep, Arrested Development), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, The Mindy Project), Hannibal Buress (Broad City, Neighbors), Cristela Alonzo (ABC's upcoming Cristela), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Grammy nominee and Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla), who have over 30 million YouTube subscribers, will bring an extra kick to this angry flock.
John Cohen, producer of the film said, "I'm extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya, and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they're surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent - these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we're thrilled to have them all on board."
Dwight Caines, president, Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, said, "With two and a half billion gamers around the world, Angry Birds is one of those brands that can drive massive fan engagement. That's why we wanted to bring this unlock to the fans first. Our filmmakers are cooking up a hilarious movie, and we know these fans can't wait to see how they're going to bring the Angry Birds' story to life on the big screen of movie theaters."
"We heard limbs and dialogue were all the rage in modern animation so we went all in. Not just one, but all of our characters have legs and wings! Except for the pigs, that is," added Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio.
The upcoming movie marks Rovio's first foray into feature films, although fans have already been introduced to the Angry Birds world with the weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series. Rovio launched the series last year through its Angry Birds game, as well as on select video-on-demand channel providers, Smart TVs, connected devices, and on select TV networks around the world. Paving the way for a full-length feature film, Angry Birds Toons has been a massive success for Rovio and has surpassed more than three billion views in its first 18 months.
Set to debut in the US on July 1, 2016, Angry Birds is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel. The film is written by Jon Vitti. The film, which will be distributed globally by Sony Pictures, is produced by Rovio, and the Academy AwardÂ®-winning visual effects and animation company Sony Pictures Imageworks, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., is the animation facility for the production.
BATS Wireless Announces BTS Suite to Enhance Broadband FPSO Communications
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BATS Wireless (BATS), the world's leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization, and tracking systems today announced the result of its continued development of enhanced technology that focuses on solving the connectivity problems that frequently plague operators in the energy market utilizing deep and ultra-deepwater FPSOs, FSOs and drillships. BATS unique offshore stabilized microwave solution provides cutting-edge systems that facilitate critical production communications and data capabilities between the assets and key support vessels and structures typically used in subsea energy deployments.
BATS' industry-leading, proprietary stabilized microwave systems, which can be integrated with almost any radio; are used to form a high-speed, high-capacity network that can offer up to multi-gigabit connectivity speeds. The ruggedized, marine-grade BATS' BTS Suite delivers a wealth of cutting-edge wireless communications and data opportunities to FPSO operators, enabling end users access to faster, more adaptive communications networks - already providing major energy producers for both enhanced production capabilities and increased crew comfort.
The BTS suite's unique extensibility capabilities offer offshore energy operators with the flexibility to accept up to a 10 foot parabolic antenna for additional overhead during microwave communications, while its reinforced, corrosion-resistant antennas, cables, peripherals, and hardware were developed to ensure durable operation in some of the most extreme environments in the world.
The BTS suite also features BATS' innovative connect and track technology, allowing for the dynamic connection and continual movement of high-throughput point-to-point (PTP). BATS systems provide links that can automatically adjust for movement, either due to environmental or requirement changes; and provide organizations a stable and secure, high-bandwidth, private FPSO communications and data pipeline either back onshore, with vessels and platforms in-field, or both; without the high recurring costs typically associated with competing satellite solutions.
"We at BATS are committed to providing purpose-built, reliable, high-speed network solutions that will deliver the critical communications and data FPSO operators need during offshore operations," says Phillip Cramer, V.P. Sales & Marketing, BATS Wireless. "With the continued development of our BTS Suite, we are able to provide offshore operators with the flexible, cost effective technology required to get the job done."
About BATS Wireless
Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS) provides a proprietary software and hardware platform that locates, locks and tracks wireless broadband communication access points. Through the use of its industry-first automated microwave tracking and stabilization platform, BATS enables organizations to rapidly deploy self-healing, fixed or mobile broadband wireless networks over long distances without skilled technical resources.
Every day- whether on the battlefield, oil field, or airfield, BATS' technology is proven in some of the harshest environments on earth; providing organizations access to their critical communications. To learn more, visit: http://www.batswireless.com
Orange Silicon Valley, Cellrox and Movius to Co-Exhibit Prototype Mobile Virtualization Solution at Interop NYC
Companies to Showcase Enterprise Mobility Solution Featuring Multi-Persona BYOD and Multiple Mobile Identities
NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellrox, Orange Silicon Valley, a subsidiary of global telecommunications company Orange, and Movius Interactive Corporation, announced today that the three companies will co-exhibit at Interop New York, the leading independent technology conference and expo designed to inspire, inform and connect the world's IT community. The companies will present a prototype mobile virtualization and identity solution, which creates the ultimate balance between security, personalization and privacy, for enterprise mobility. The expo will take place October 1-2 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, and the companies will present at Booth #625.
"Enterprises are struggling with the need to secure data and reduce risk while enabling productivity, protecting employees' privacy and supporting personal choice," said Dror Nadler, SVP of Sales & Strategic Alliances at Cellrox. "Our mobile virtualization solution finally allows enterprises to do all of these things. By creating multiple virtual phones on a single device, we've solved the conflict between security and privacy. With Movius and Orange, we're showcasing a full mobility solution that can fit the needs of any enterprise. We're excited to share it with the IT world at Interop."
During Interop, Orange Silicon Valley, Cellrox and Movius will show how they are combining their technologies to provide a holistic enterprise mobility solution. The team will offer demonstrations and videos illustrating use cases. Experts from each company will be available to answer questions.
Cellrox's mobile virtualization technology divides smartphones into multiple personas at the operating system level. By creating an impenetrable wall between the company's data and personal applications, Cellrox allows users to switch between work and play with a single tap. Enterprises can protect corporate data with military-grade encryptions while maintaining each employee's right to use personal applications. By creating two or more virtual instances on a single mobile device, Cellrox permits multiple use cases while balancing two conflicting agendas: corporate security and personal privacy.
Movius's patented myIdentities solution complements Cellrox by allowing users to have two different phone lines on a single SIM, and removing any dependency on an underlying SIM, or need for wifi or cellular data channel. Movius can assign one business line to a corporate persona and a second line to a personal persona and these lines work on Cellular TDM or data or wifi. Each of these lines come fully enabled with associated messaging applications. Additionally, with split billing, employees can use their corporate persona with assurance that calls, texts and data use will not deplete their personal plan limits. Likewise, enterprises can offer voice, text and data plans on employee's personal phones while ensuring that they will be used only for business purposes and in a secure manner. "With Movius's multi-line myIdentities, while users get the most frictionless experience with complete control to manage different aspects of their lifestyles, the enterprise gets utmost flexibility to design a cost effective BYOD policy," said Amit Modi, CTO at Movius.
Orange, a global provider of business services and telecommunications operator, has taken the lead in showcasing the prototype of this first-of-a-kind complete solutions stack with Cellrox and Movius's mobility solution as a service to enterprises. Christophe Francois, Vice President, Group Devices Team at Orange, commented, "We recognize that security, user privacy, and usability can all align with a solution that reflects how we work and play. We're excited to be able to demonstrate this proof of consent as we believe such an integrated solution addresses some key gaps found in current mobility solutions."
To learn more about Cellrox, visit Cellrox.com.
Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and has 161,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2014, including 101,000 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group has a total customer base of more than 236 million customers at 30 June 2014, including 179 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.
Cellrox is a pioneer in mobile virtualization and multi-persona solutions. The company's award-winning ThinVisor technology enables co-hosting of two or more individual, independent and secure virtual environments on a single mobile device. By creating an impenetrable wall between the different virtual instances, Cellrox enables proactive security and application transparency. With one phone, but two or more personas, users can switch between work and play with one tap. Cellrox was founded in 2011 by seasoned entrepreneurs and technology leaders. The company is privately held with headquarters located in Israel. For additional information, please visit http://www.cellrox.com or follow us on Twitter @Cellrox.
Movius Interactive Corporation is a recognized leader in messaging and call completion solutions for telecommunication providers around the world. Its applications for converged messaging, and mobile identities enable service providers in developed and emerging markets to increase ARPU and market share. By continually innovating new services, Movius delivers its mission of Personalizing Communications. For more information, visit http://www.moviuscorp.com.
Mentor Graphics Embedded Linux Technology Powers Network Functions Virtualization Solution on AMD 64-bit ARM SoC
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARM TECH CON -- Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the embedded industry's first technical implementation of a network functions virtualization (NFV) solution on a 64-bit ARMÂ® processor with AMD. AMD provides the underlying processor hardware for telecommunications and networking infrastructure solutions, and recognizes the importance of an efficient NFV solution. Thus, AMD engaged Mentor Graphics for its Linux and tools expertise, and Aricent for their networking software solution, to build a platform for today's most demanding networking customers.
The AMD Embedded R-Series 64-bit ARM-based multicore system-on-chip (SoC) codenamed "Hierofalcon," including the MentorÂ® Embedded LinuxÂ® technology and Mentor GraphicsÂ® Sourcery(TM) CodeBench tools, and the Aricent network software stack, comprise a NFV platform on the newest high-performance 64-bit ARM architecture. This solution will be demonstrated in the AMD booth #613 at the ARM Tech Con in Santa Clara, California.
"Mentor Graphics is a key software partner for AMD Embedded, and our demonstration of a NFV solution on ARM will help advance the development of telecommunications and network infrastructure products," stated Dilip Ramachandran, senior director of marketing, communications infrastructure solutions, AMD Embedded Business Unit. "The increasing growth in Linux-based applications, and the advanced power and performance of AMD 64-bit ARM processors will help enable our customers to rapidly develop products and introduce new services with improved productivity and reduced costs."
The Industry's First Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Solution on 64-bit ARM
NFV is a network architecture concept based on virtualizing classes of network node functions into building blocks. These blocks can be inter-connected to create communications services, but this process is complicated and requires long development cycles, must adhere to industry standards for quality and performance, and relies on expertise of hardware and software specialists. AMD is demonstrating the world's first NFV solution powered by a 64-bit ARM based processor, including traffic between ARM and x86 architectures.
In addition to the Mentor Embedded Linux technology, the Sourcery CodeBench suite of developer tools from Mentor Graphics can help embedded systems engineers gain valuable insights into system behavior and timing through a visual debugging framework that identifies functional, timing, and performance bottlenecks. This NFV platform solution enables networking and telecommunications OEMs to rapidly develop and deploy Linux-based applications with minimized risks, greater productivity, and faster time-to-market.
"The NFV solution provided by AMD, Aricent, and Mentor for advanced ARM processors will be particularly attractive to telecom and networking OEMs, particularly those seeking reliable Linux-based applications," stated Scot Morrison, general manager, embedded runtime solutions, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. "Our mission is to deliver trusted, integrated solutions to ease the complexities of embedded systems development, and our proof of concept NFV demo will be showcased at ARM Tech Con. We are proud of this achievement with AMD, which helps our customers realize greater productivity and technology innovation."
ARM Tech Con NFV Showcase
The NFV environment powered by AMD's 64-bit ARM-based "Hierofalcon" SoC will be featured at the AMD booth #613 on October 1-2, 2014 at the ARM Tech Con.
About Mentor Embedded
The Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Embedded developers can create systems with the latest processors and micro-controllers with commercially supported and customizable Linux based solutions including the industry leading Sourcery CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux products. For real-time control, systems developers can take advantage of the small foot-print and low-power-capable Nucleus RTOS. For more information, visit http://www.mentor.com/embedded.
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.
Mentor Graphics and Mentor are registered trademarks and Sourcery is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner.
The registered trademark LinuxÂ® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a worldwide basis.
Cavium to Sponsor FreeBSD ARMv8 Based Implementation
Collaboration to Deliver First FreeBSD Reference for ThunderX(TM) Workload Optimized Processor Family
SAN JOSE, Calif. and BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking announced today that it is collaborating with the FreeBSD Foundation to develop and deliver the first ARMv8 reference design and implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System based on the ThunderX workload optimized processor family for next generation Data Center and Cloud workloads (http://cavium.com/ThunderX_ARM_Processors.html).
FreeBSD is the most widely used open-source BSD distribution, accounting for more than three-quarters of all installed systems running open-source BSD derivatives. FreeBSD is widely used in infrastructure applications such as storage, web and media streaming applications and environments. With a repository of over 24,000 applications FreeBSD provides a broad array of options for developers, system administrators and end users.
In collaborating with the FreeBSD Foundation Cavium will contribute directly to the Foundation, supply engineering expertise and provide reference ThunderX hardware for the development community. This collaboration is expected to result in Tier 1 recognition of the ARMv8 architecture along with an optimized implementation for the Cavium ThunderX processor family. ThunderX delivers many unique and differentiated capabilities to the ARMv8 server market including support for 48 cores in a single SoC with GICV3, cache coherent dual socket support using Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI(TM)), end to end virtualization through virtSoC(TM) technology and integrated hardware accelerators for security, storage, networking and virtualization applications.
"Collaborating with Cavium allows the Foundation and the FreeBSD Project to deliver a high quality ARMv8 server solution that delivers the high performance platform that FreeBSD developers, vendors and users have come to expect," said George Neville-Neil, FreeBSD Foundation Board Member. "We applaud Cavium for stepping forward to work directly with the open source community via the FreeBSD Project and are looking forward to using ThunderX as the basis of our reference implementation."
"The collaboration between Cavium and the FreeBSD Foundation to deliver a reference BSD implementation for data center and cloud infrastructure continues to build the momentum for open source on the ARMv8-A architecture," said Lakshmi Mandyam, director, server systems and ecosystems, ARM. "Cavium's contribution to the FreeBSD project will complement the efforts of ARM and its partners to enable scalable performance and compelling energy efficiency improvements for next-generation infrastructure deployments."
"Cavium is excited to enter into this collaboration with the FreeBSD Foundation. FreeBSD is a well respected development community and brings critical software expertise and valued application enablement to our ThunderX ecosystem", said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement at Cavium. "This collaboration addresses growing customer demand for ThunderX large scale system deployment with optimized FreeBSD infrastructure and solutions."
The ThunderX product family is the best in class 64-bit ARMv8 server processor for next generation Data Center and cloud applications. With high performance custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated hardware accelerators, integrated feature rich high bandwidth network and storage IO, fully virtualized core and IO, and scalable high bandwidth, low latency Ethernet fabric ThunderX enables best in class performance per dollar and performance per watt. The ThunderX(TM) family includes multiple workload optimized SKUs that enable servers and appliances that are optimized for compute, storage, network and secure compute workloads. The ThunderX processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM's SBSA and SBBR standards and is widely supported by industry leading OS, Hypervisor and SW tool and application vendors.
About Cavium, Inc.
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium's processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium's principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.
About The FreeBSD Foundation
The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. Funding comes from individual and corporate donations and is used to fund and manage projects, fund conferences and developer summits, and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers. The Foundation purchases hardware to improve and maintain FreeBSD infrastructure and publishes FreeBSD white papers and marketing material to promote, educate, and advocate for the FreeBSD Project. The Foundation also represents the FreeBSD Project in executing contracts, license agreements, and other legal arrangements that require a recognized legal entity. Find out more at http://www.freebsdfoundation.org
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation. All rights reserved.
Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and current expectations. Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to development of new products and technologies; quality and performance of our products; whether we are successful in marketing our products; the rate at which our new products are adopted;; whether we continue to develop and maintain our collaborations and relationships with our ecosystem partners; technological advances; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Cavium's business are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 1, 2014. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and we assume no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements.
Atmel Announces ARM Cortex-A5-based MPUs Optimized for 720p Video Playback and Advanced Security Functions
- SAMA5D4 Series is Cost Optimized for Video Playback, Taking Out Unnecessary Overhead and Complexity of Traditional Application Processors
- Advanced Security for Internet of Things, Communications, Data Protection and Against Counterfeiting
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at ARM(Â®) TechCon 2014, Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, announced the company has expanded its Atmel(Â®) | SMART portfolio with the SAMA5D4, a new series of high-performance microprocessors (MPUs) based on the ARM(Â®)Cortex(Â®)-A5 processor. The SAMA5D4 offers OEMs seamless technology for Internet of Things (IoT), consumer and industrial applications including control panels, communication gateways, imaging terminals and more.
Atmel's SAMA5D4 series expand on the SAMA5 family by offering H264, VP8 and MPEG4 720p video playback capability at 30fps for an enhanced user interface experience, bringing significant increases in processing and system performance. Additionally, the series also provides higher security leveraging ARM(Â®) TrustZone(Â®) technology to protect the system against counterfeiting, remote firmware updates and allow safe storage of critical data.
"With the large market acceptance of the Atmel SAMA5D3 Cortex(Â®)-A5-based MPUs, we are continuing to shape experiences surrounding the user interface for industrial and consumer applications. The SAMA5D4 enables the addition of video playback to control panels and displays at an unrivalled cost point," said Jacko Wilbrink, sr. director of MPUs at Atmel. "Security and counterfeiting are becoming growing concerns within the rapidly growing IoT market. These applications require MPUs with advanced encryption while maintaining the same level of high performance. Atmel(Â®) | SMART(TM) SAMA5D4 is positioned to deliver the security and performance many Internet-connected systems require."
Featuring an ARM NEON(TM) engine for accelerated signal processing for multimedia and graphics, the SAMA5D4 runs up to 528MHz and includes a 720p hardware video decoder, along with 128kB L2 cache for improved system performance. The MPU integrates powerful peripherals for connectivity and user interface applications including a TFT LCD display controller and dual EMAC.
The SAMA5D4 series offer advanced security functions to protect customer systems against counterfeiting by running authentic software and secure data. These include on-the-fly execution of encrypted code stored in external memory, tamper detection with erasure of critical data, and hardware encryption engines supporting private and public keys algorithms.
To support the new series of SAMA5D4 MPUs, AtmelÂ® has developed a free Linux(Â®) distribution available on linux4sam.com and published on a mainline kernel. A free Android KitKat port will also be available in December 2014 on http://www.AT91.com/android4sam. Atmel offers a free graphics software development kit (SDK) based on Qt5 including demos, widgets, background images, icons, and useful graphical elements to ease a designer's interface development and customization. For non-operating system (OS) users, Atmel delivers more than 40 peripheral drivers in C. Atmel collaborates with an expanded global network of partners, including IAR, Timesys, Free Electrons, Active Semi, Micron, ISSI, Segger, FreeRTOS, Express Logic, eForce and NuttX that deliver development tools, PMIC, memories, Systems-On-Module (SOM) and software solutions.
To evaluate and prototype your application, Atmel provides a kit covering all SAMA5D4 devices, including a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. A Linux distribution and a graphic user interface demo with video playback based on Qt5 are made available for initial demonstration.
Samples for the SAMA5D4 are available now while production is ramping. Evaluation kits are available today using order code ATSAMA5D4-EK for $695 USD each.
The SAMA5D4 series is comprised of four devices and is shipping in BGA289 and BGA361 packages. Pricing for the SAMA5D43 with the 720p hardware video decoding option starts at $8.95 USD for 1,000-piece quantities.
About Atmel | SMART
Atmel(Â®) | SMART ARM-based products deliver the platform for intelligent, connected devices in the era of IoT, wireless and energy efficiency. These solutions include embedded processing and connectivity--as well as software and tools, designed to make development faster and more cost-effective to bring the best-in-class products to market. Atmel(Â®) | SMART MCUs combine powerful 32-bit ARM cores with industry-leading low-power technology and intelligent peripherals.
Come Visit Atmel at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara on Oct. 1-3 in Booth #205
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with intelligent and connected solutions focused on the industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
New Social Media Platform Qwikword Launches and Begins the One Word Revolution
NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The unveiling of the new social media app, Qwikword, which is based on one-word immediate reactions to visual stimuli, took place today from the company's corporate offices in New York City.
Qwikword, an instantaneously engaging application that provides users with "sparks," a continuous stream of visual stimuli in the form of pictures, videos and the best of the web, as prompts for one-word immediate reactions. These words, called Qwikwords, become the catalyst for linking the global community.
According to Qwikword CEO/Co-Founder, Italian entrepreneur, Gianmarco Crismale, "Qwikword was born from a simple idea that took over a year of conceptualizing, development, Beta testing, and attention to detail to develop an easy-to-use, ever-changing platform that would connect and open a network of users that wanted the opportunity to move beyond simply hitting a 'like' button. With Qwikword, users can see how other people react to the same spark. During our soft launch we were ecstatic with how users were generating their own sparks and began to immediately build connections and conversations with other users."
Qwikword Vice President/Co-Founder Fulvio Menegozzo added, "The grand vision for Qwikword is to be a global social media application, so we have built many different levels for connecting. Our launch today is focused on the United States and other English-speaking countries. We plan to be available in dozens of other languages, along with incorporating instant translation software, by the middle of 2015. Additionally we continue to improve our algorithm and are developing the app for use in wearable technology including the Apple Watch and Google Glass."
"The ingenuity and overall simplicity of the Qwikword application intrigued me from my initial meeting with the company founders," said Qwikword Attorney and Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery Law Firm, Alan D'Ambrosio. He added, "I have been involved with numerous established and start-up companies in the IT sector but recognized that Qwikword was not like anything else available in the world of social media. I am genuinely excited to be a part of the Qwikword team and watching it become a major player in the industry."
Some of the early adopters of Qwikword have positively embraced the multi-level formatting of the platform. For example, Qwikworders with the greatest response are awarded bragging rights by being noted for "Qwikword of the Day/Week/Month," which is all a part of helping to determine a user's Influence ranking.
The free application can be downloaded at the Apple iTunes store for iOS, on Google Play for Android devices and online through the Qwikword.com website.
Qwikword was designed to be a new kind of social media platform that goes beyond clicking a "like" button. The premise of the platform is for a user to react to visual stimuli, called "sparks," and enter the first word that instantaneously comes to mind.
Qwikword builds stronger connections by sharing similarities throughout a global community on a deeper, emotional level. The initial thought, the intuitive reaction, and the international user base, engages a new and interactive type of social community.
Founded in 2013 by Italian entrepreneurs, Qwikword is privately held and is headquartered in New York City with satellite offices located in Italy and Hong Kong.
Bloxland Story out now for iOS, Android and Windows Phone
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- A puzzle/action game developed in Spain by Talaiot Studio and published by
- The game aims to capture the '80s arcade experience in modern devices
Bitbox Games, a Spanish video game publisher, announces that Bloxland Story, from its
partners Talaiot Studio, is now available in Google PlayStore, Apple iTunes and Window
Phone Store, for smartphones and tablets.
Developed over two years, Bloxland Story mixes puzzle strategy and frantic action.
Although the gameplay might look similar to other games from the "match-3" genre, the game
features original mechanics never seen before.
Bloxland Story's art style is strongly inspired by '80s and '90s video games. Catchy
synthesized music combines perfectly with 16-bits pixel-art graphics, reminiscent of the
Story Mode, featuring 40 stages through 5 world-zones, puts the player in the shoes of
Kubik and his teleporting machine. Each stage introduces new challenges among different
game conditions: collect blox, against the clock, survival or puzzle resolve. In addition
to Story Mode the game also presents two extra unlockable modes: Survival and (coming
soon) Time Attack.
One of the main attractions of the game resides in the online cross-platform
leaderboards where players can submit their score points and compare them with other
Bloxland Story was first shown last June at Mallorca Game 2014 (video games event held
in the Balearic Islands) where it was highly acclaimed by the players who were able to
test it. Talaiot Studio developers David Martins and Pablo Beltran describe Bloxland as a
sincere expression of passion for video games, a classic arcade experience adapted for
modern audiences but maintaining the essence of challenging gameplay. The game has had a
good reception and has been featured on Windows Phone Stores in many countries. In the
near future Bloxland Story will be submitted for PC/MAC/Linux to Steam Greenlight program.
About Bitbox Games
Bitbox Games is a video game publishing company specializing in working with
independent or newbie developers. Our goal is helping those little hidden pearls to get
finished and successfully published. After several years of experience in publishing,
Bitbox Games offers advice, project development support, promotion and all the kinds of
tools necessary to help our partners achieving their dream: see how everyone enjoys their
Tabula Revolutionizes Chip and System Design with the Introduction of DesignInsight Technology
- DesignInsight technology enables a level of design observability never before achieved in the semiconductor industry.
- New technology delivers breakthrough in design verification, diagnostics, and field monitoring, significantly reducing development cost and time to market.
- System designers utilizing the high-performance ABAXÂ² family of 3PLDs will have full visibility of any signal in their design at full speed (up to 2 GHz), whether in the lab or the field without the need to interrupt system operation.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tabula Inc., today announced the DesignInsight(TM) technology, a revolutionary solution for the design verification and debug of high-performance systems. The result of a multi-year research and development project, this new technology is available today, at no charge to customers, as a part of version 3.0 of Tabula's Stylus(Â®) software, supporting the ABAX(Â®)Â² P?Series of 3D programmable logic devices. This breakthrough technology delivers unprecedented levels of device observability and will have a profound effect on the economics and time to market of next-generation communications systems. Tabula delivers the DesignInsight compiler bundled with pre-compiled views as part of their 100G solutions for high-performance packet processing applications.
As chip design complexity continues to increase, reducing the development time and subsequent costs associated with verification, validation and debug is a pressing industry challenge. Tabula addresses this complex problem with DesignInsight technology by enabling ABAX(2) customers unprecedented real-time observability into the inner workings of their design, coupled with a seamless verification methodology spanning from RTL simulation to systems deployed in the field. ABAX(2) users can observe signals in a production design operating at full speed (up to 2 GHz) without the need for recompilation or pre-declaration of target signals. Furthermore, there is no need to interrupt the operation of the system in order to change views (collections of signals to be monitored) from one set of signals to another. For Tabula customers, this new technology reduces development costs, accelerates the time to market, increases system uptime/reliability, lowers maintenance costs, and allows for in-depth diagnostics for their end customers.
"With smaller process geometries, the cost of designing chips has skyrocketed, exceeding $90M at 22nm. Verification and validation have become the dominant portion of that cost -- as much as 60% -- and the dominant contributor to development time," said Handel Jones, President of IBS. "Tabula's DesignInsight technology clearly addresses what has become the largest hurdle for leading-edge chip development."
"Being able to unobtrusively observe a design in the field as if it were running in the lab is a game-changer for our customers," said Alain Bismuth, Sr. Vice President and CMO of Tabula. "This capability is unprecedented and creates exciting business opportunities for our customers, especially as it relates to increased system uptime/reliability, lower maintenance costs, and the provision of in-depth diagnostics for their end customers."
More on DesignInsight Technology:
DesignInsight technology consists of three key components, all unique to Tabula:
-- Any register declared in user RTL can be observed or used as a trigger.
-- Any signal can be observed at full speed - up to 2 GHz.
-- No recompilation of the design is required to select signals to observe
or to change which signals are observed.
-- No interruption of the device operations occurs when changing signals or
-- New assertions written in SystemVerilog can be created and compiled in
minutes and applied to the design transparently during normal device
operation, even in systems deployed in the field.
-- Signals can be viewed as waveforms using industry-standard viewers or
downloaded as a spreadsheet in CSV format.
The built-in hardware support for the DesignInsight technology in the ABAX2P1 includes:
-- Configurable 1.3 Mb trace buffer
-- Reconstruction unit enabling on-the-fly reconstructions of all signals
including those optimized away during synthesis
-- Programmable 128-bit trigger unit, enabling implementation of functions
such as stateful triggering
-- USB connectivity
Commands for the DesignInsight compiler are written as a Tcl script or SystemVerilog assertions and compiled into views, which are then loaded in to the device while it is running. As a result, for the first time, designers can extend their use of assertions into hardware, whether in the lab or the field, providing a common design verification and debug methodology throughout the product life cycle.
DesignInsight technology is available immediately at no charge, as part of the Stylus 3.0 release and with any of Tabula's development boards. In addition, pre-compiled DesignInsight views are delivered with all of Tabula's 100G pre-engineered solutions, providing users with examples of how this breakthrough technology can provide visibility into key elements of these solutions.
Tabula is the industry's most innovative programmable logic solutions provider, delivering breakthrough capabilities for today's most challenging systems applications. The company's ABAX(2) family of general-purpose 3D programmable logic devices (3PLDs), based on Tabula's patented Spacetime architecture and supported by its Stylus compiler, sets a new benchmark for the capability of programmable devices at volume price points, enabling re-programmability not only in FPGA applications but also in those historically served only by ASICs or ASSPs. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Tabula has over 130 employees and has assembled a leadership team consisting of industry veterans and successful entrepreneurs. Tabula is backed by top-tier investors with a long-term view toward enduring market leadership. For more information, please visit the Tabula website at http://www.tabula.com
Anritsu Company Introduces First Field Analyzer with Integrated PIM and Line Sweep Testing Capability
-- MW82119B PIM Master(TM) Eliminates Need for Multiple Instruments by Combining 40W Battery-operated PIM Analyzer with 2 MHz to 3 GHz Cable and Antenna Analyzer --
MORGAN HILL, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company breaks new ground in field wireless test with the introduction of the MW82119B PIM Master(TM), which combines a 40W, battery-operated PIM analyzer with a 2 MHz to 3 GHz cable and antenna analyzer, eliminating the need to carry multiple instruments to measure the RF performance of a cell site. The MW82119B provides tower and maintenance contractors, network installers, and wireless service providers with the first handheld field passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer with line sweep capability so they can fully certify cell site cable and antenna systems.
Unlike competitive products, the MW82119B PIM Master with Site Master(TM) option supports the full array of site tests. Field users can conduct PIM versus time, swept PIM, Distance-to-PIM (DTP), return loss, VSWR, cable loss and Distance-to-Fault (DTF) measurements. In addition to eliminating the need to carry multiple instruments to the top of a tower, the integrated MW82119B PIM Master allows all site data to be stored in one location for fast retrieval.
The MW82119B PIM Master maintains the legacy of durability established for more than a decade by Anritsu handheld field analyzers. It is MIL-STD-810G drop test rated and is designed to withstand transportation shock, vibration and harsh outdoor test conditions. The MW82119B PIM Master has also achieved an IP54 ingress protection rating, certifying its ability to operate without damage after exposure to blowing dust and water spray.
Recognizing the environments in which it will be used, Anritsu has designed the MW82119B PIM Master with a large, outdoor viewable 8.4-inch display and intuitive user interface (UI) that is optimized for field conditions. New stainless steel lifting rings in the chassis and a padded soft case make the analyzer well suited for hoisting during tower-top testing. The analyzer's rugged design, lightweight and small size enable both PIM and line sweep testing at the "top-of-the-tower."
Nine models are available in the MW82119B PIM Master family to address the most prevalent wireless networks. Analyzers cover the North American 700 MHz LTE (upper and lower) bands, APT 700 MHz band, 800 MHz LTE band, 850 MHz cellular band, 900 MHz E-GSM band, 1800 MHz DCS band, AWS 1900/2100 MHz band, 2100 MHz UMTS band and 2600 MHz LTE band. Covering various bands and featuring unprecedented measurement capability, the MW82119B PIM Master is well suited for a number of applications, including the deployment and maintenance of LTE Remote Radio Heads (RRH), Small Cells, and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS).
About Anritsu Company
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.
Infosys Strengthens Relationship with Oracle to Deliver Next Wave of Services Innovation
BANGALORE, India and SAN FRANCISCO, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Infosys, a global leader in technology, consulting and services, today announced that
it is extending its relationship with Oracle to enhance support for a range of innovative
solutions and services on new technology platforms. These platforms will enable
enterprises to use Oracle products to reshape their business and create new innovation
Chief Executive Officer of Infosys, Dr. Vishal Sikka, made these significant
announcements in his keynote address at the Oracle OpenWorld. Infosys will use its Oracle
PartnerNetwork Diamond Level Partner status, its global network of Innovation Centers, and
its extensive experience of implementing Oracle solutions in more than 30 countries to
help their joint clients gain lasting competitive advantage driven by the latest
Infosys and Oracle will expand their relationship across digital marketing, big data
and Oracle Cloud Applications, underpinned by investments from Infosys in Oracle
- Infosys has established a Center of Excellence (CoE) for digital marketing
exclusively around Oracle Marketing Cloud. The rich and robust product functionality
of the Oracle suite combined with Infosys business consulting, systems integration and
innovation services can help implement enterprise digital marketing strategies
efficiently. These include supporting the marketing process - from campaign
conceptualization to measuring return on marketing investments
- Infosys announced it has accelerated campaign launch cycle by 30 percent and
increased campaign response rates by five percent for a leading industrial
manufacturer using a combination of Infosys consulting and systems integration
capabilities and Oracle Marketing Cloud
- Infosys has also implemented Oracle Marketing Cloud to drive automation and
increase efficiency across its marketing operations
- Infosys has worked with Oracle to enable the Infosys Big Data platform to
unlock the value from clients' investments in existing Oracle systems such as Oracle
Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Exalytics and other data
technologies. This now allows customers to extract business insights from very large
amounts of both structured and unstructured data in near real-time, providing
complete, real-time and end-to-end visibility of data across the entire IT landscape
- The Infosys Big data platform comes with over 50 data source connectors that
allow immediate access to structured and unstructured data residing across the
enterprise in existing Oracle and other vendor systems
- Infosys has also developed industry-specific solutions for big data in retail,
communications, oil and gas, and automotive industries delivering capabilities such as
fraud detection and prevention, predictive analytics and monitoring, and customer
micro-segmentation that deliver faster returns on investment
Oracle Cloud Applications
- Infosys is increasing its activities around Oracle Cloud Applications.
This includes training 1000 consultants every year in each Oracle Cloud Applications
pillar, augmenting one of the largest pools of Oracle Cloud Applications' consultants
- Infosys is building solutions for Oracle Cloud Marketplace and has more than
30 solutions in the pipeline. The two companies are also co-developing Oracle Fusion
- Infosys has utilized multiple Oracle Exadata Database Machines to build
CoEs on Oracle-engineered systems
- Infosys and Oracle are building solutions including proof-of-concept solutions
for clients. These are demonstrated in the Infosys Innovation Center located at the
Oracle headquarters in San Francisco
Java related competencies
- Infosys has deeply invested in Java and built an experienced pool of
strong Java/JEE skilled employees spanning across the globe and working on providing
solutions to Infosys clients across multiple domain and verticals
- Infosys is a key member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork specializing in Oracle
Java Platform. The company is expanding its open ecosystem capabilities around Java
and domain-specific languages such as Scala, Groovy, Jython, JRuby and Clojure that
are based on Java and Java Virtual Machine
Ravi Kumar, Executive Vice President and Global Head, Oracle Practice, Infosys:
"Infosys has worked with Oracle to create a wide range of service offerings to help
our joint clients take advantage of the transformational power of software. Oracle
continues to develop their products to help businesses compete and grow. Combining the
innovation power of Oracle and the global consulting and systems integration expertise of
Infosys will enable organizations to redesign and transform their operations and derive
increasing value from existing and emerging technologies."
Derek Williams, Executive Vice President, Oracle:
"I am pleased to see the continued commitment and investment from Infosys across the
Oracle portfolio. Infosys teams with our sales organization to provide differentiated
value in our joint sales cycles and implementation services to enable successful customer
go lives. In addition, they have worked with us on co-development projects. Their Diamond
level sponsorship at Oracle OpenWorld is another example of their level of continued
"Oracle and Infosys have worked together for over a decade and this has resulted in
joint go-to-market synergies across Oracle's entire portfolio. Infosys' deep domain
expertise and global delivery model can help solve our joint customers' most complex
business problems via its transformation-led consulting approach."
Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.
Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We
enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business
trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing
world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution
Visit http://www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with US$8.25billion
in annual revenues and 160,000+ employees, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise(R) today.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are
forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify
for the 'safe harbor' under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which
involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties
relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties
regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to
manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect
our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly
skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts,
client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our
ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key
focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to
successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our
service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic
investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political
instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring
companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general
economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future
operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange
Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2014 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. These filings are
available at http://www.sec.gov . Infosys may, from time to time, make additional
written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the
company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to
shareholders. In addition, please note that the date of this press release is mentioned at
the beginning of the release, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are
based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. The company does
not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time
by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.
CONTACT: For further information please contact: Asia Pacific: Sadaf Khan, Infosys, India, +91 80 4156 4971, Sadaf_Khan03@infosys.com; EMEA: Paul de Lara, Infosys, UK, +44 2075162748, Paul_deLara@infosys.com; Americas: Tara Kozak-Lindsay, GolinHarris for Infosys, USA, +1 212 373 6020, tkozaklindsay@GolinHarris.com.
Casio Encourages Digital Learning With Introduction Of C-Assist
New Mobile Application Offers Comprehensive Feature-Set for Easy Classroom Integration
DOVER, N.J., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology is becoming more mainstream in the classroom and educators are always seeking new ideas and tools to seamlessly integrate it into their lessons. With budget cuts on the rise, the best education technologies enable educators to do more with fewer resources. Casio America, Inc. introduced a new, free mobile application called C-Assist. C-Assist offers educators a suite of tools that work wirelessly in conjunction with Casio's portfolio of projectors, including the Ultra Short Throw XJ-UT310WN.
"Classroom technology should empower and enhance a teacher's performance, in addition to encourage a higher level of engagement among students," said Matt Mustachio, General Manager of Casio's Business Projector Division. "With C-Assist, teachers will have a full set of tools at their disposal which are tailored to increase efficiency and dynamically transform the classroom."
C-Assist Mobile Application
C-Assist is compatible with both Apple(Â®) and Android(Â®) platforms and enables educators to display and annotate content and presentations directly from a mobile device. One additional function is remote PC access which allows users to remotely access and display content on a PC connected to the projector. Real-time projection of photos can be enabled by activating the device camera with the dedicated app. This also allows educators to use a mobile device as a hand-held document camera, which proves helpful for projecting 3D objects in real-life circumstances. In addition, there is also an image capture function using the mobile device's camera to snap an image and send it directly to a Casio projector. While using C-Assist, educators can also access the Web and project online content on a large screen.
Mirroring with Casio's Calculators
As an added bonus, educators can display content directly from Casio's graphing calculators, including the color fx-CG10/PRIZM and ClassPad400. Mirroring content in real-time from the calculators offers educators the chance to solve mathematical problems step-by-step, and display graphs and content that would have otherwise needed additional software or hardware. Simply plug the calculators' USB cable into the projector and you are ready to go.
About Casio LampFree(Â®) Projectors
Casio's portfolio of LampFreeÂ® projectors combines a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED light to deliver a mercury-free hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours while sustaining a high brightness and keeping maintenance costs to a minimum. Casio has four series of LampFreeÂ® projectors that are available for home, business, education and commercial applications - Slim, Signature, Pro and Short Throw. For additional information on Casio's projector series and LampFreeÂ® technology, please visit http://www.CasioLampFree.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit http://www.casiousa.com.
Los Altos First Fridays' Scavenger Hunt Goes Mobile With Skrownge App
Consumers play to win prizes and to receive exclusive retail offers starting October 3
SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skrownge(TM), a location-based mobile gaming company, today announced a pilot program in Los Altos, Calif. The Skrownge mobile app will replace paper-based scavenger hunts held during Los Altos First Fridays events beginning October 3, 2014. Consumers can sign up at http://www.skrownge.com to start exploring and uncovering valuable prizes tailored to their personal interests.
Prizes and offers for the Los Altos First Fridays event on October 3 include free food and drinks, up to 25% off select items with one lucky winner uncovering a $100 cash prize from Skrownge.
Participating stores include:
BK Mikado Japanese Restaurant
Bubble Your Mark
Bumble Los Altos
United Studios of
Cooks Self Defense
"This is the first time that we are using mobile gaming to help us drive awareness and generate more foot traffic to downtown," said Carol Garsten, store owner at Nature Gallery. "We think residents and visitors of all ages will have fun and engage with businesses here in a way that's more personal, more local and more fun!"
Los Altos First Fridays are organized by Los Altos Forward, a group of residents, merchants and property owners dedicated to promoting business to downtown Los Altos. First Fridays are community-building events held during the evenings of the first Friday of the month in downtown for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and neighboring communities.
"Skrownge encourages people to discover more of what's around them, to have fun and win real rewards," said Ted Fagenson, founder and CEO of Skrownge, "We are excited to work with the various Los Altos merchants for this pilot and help boost brick-and-mortar business."
Skrownge is a proximity-based, free to play (FTP) mobile game where consumers play, explore, and uncover valuable prizes. When visiting shopping and entertainment venues, consumers enjoy real rewards tailored to their personal interests. Skrownge is the only active engagement platform where advertisers unite their brand messaging with personalized promotions embedded directly into the game, simultaneously driving brand equity and sales. For more information, go to http://www.skrownge.com or follow us on Twitter at @skrownge.
CIGNEX Datamatics to Launch SMAC-Ready Business Engagement Platforms at Liferay NA Symposium 2014
Includes Franchise Management Platform (FMP(TM)), Digital Employee Engagement Platform and SentiPort(TM) - a social sentiment listening & reputation management product
SANTA CLARA, California, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
CIGNEX Datamatics [http://www.cignex.com ], a leading provider of enterprise Open
Source solutions, today announced the launch of its Open Source Business Engagement
Platforms - Franchise Management Platform (FMP(TM)), and Digital Employee Engagement
Platform (DEEP(TM)) along with its social media sentiment and trend analysis product -
"Everything we bring to the market is designed entirely on Open Source, helping
enterprises enjoy greater freedom, integration flexibility and cost advantage over
proprietary solutions," said Vijay Iyer, CEO, CIGNEX Datamatics said. He added,
"Enterprises will, additionally, gain tremendous competitive edge as our platforms
leverage the latest Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) trends which have been
known to unleash improved productivity and collaboration among employees, customers and
About CIGNEX Datamatics (http://www.cignex.com): CIGNEX Datamatics, a subsidiary
of Datamatics Global Services Ltd., is a Silicon Valley based, global, pure-play, Open
Source consulting company offering enterprise-grade solutions, platforms, products and
services for Systems of Engagement and Insight.
Since 2000, CIGNEX Datamatics has been Making Open Source Work(R) using open standards
platforms and tools that integrate with existing systems to achieve unparalleled results
and leveraging its Adopt-Open-Elevate (TM) execution framework to mitigate any risk. Find
out more; please visit us on the web @ http://www.cignex.com
For more information, please contact:
Sr. Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
CIGNEX Datamatics, Inc.
Phone: +1-408-327-9900 x505