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Companies news of 2006-04-03 (page 3)

  • Pfizer to Deploy Siperian Hub to Create Consolidated Customer Master in Preparation for...
  • Cogent Ups the Internet-Market Ante by Offering Burstable Bandwidth Billing at 90th...
  • Cogent défie la concurrence sur le marché d'Internet en offrant une facturation au 90e...
  • Icop Provides Preliminary Look At First Quarter ResultsRe-order Rate Climbs to 40%
  • Sony and Borders to Sell Digital Reading DeviceRelationship Brings Sony Reader to Borders...
  • Verizon Wireless Makes Multi-Million Dollar Investment To Change The Wireless Landscape In...
  • EDS to Announce Conditional Open Offer to Acquire Majority Stake in Indian Outsourcer...
  • Comcast to Host First Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call
  • Cogent Ups the Internet-Market Ante by Offering Burstable Bandwidth Billing at 90th...
  • Aquis Communications Announces a New Executive Vice President
  • Mercury Computer Systems Announces the First 1U Blade Server with Cell BE ProcessorsLatest...
  • Harris Corporation's STAT(R) Scanner Receives Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act...
  • SSA Global Strengthens CRM Functionality for Customers' Inbound and Outbound Marketing...
  • Lucent Technologies to Create Separate Subsidiary for Sensitive Research and Development...
  • Jonathan B. Rand Joins Fusion ManagementTelecom Industry Innovator to Guide Global VoIP...
  • Innotrac Corporation Announces 2005 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
  • Charys Re-Announces Record Revenue and Net Earnings for the Quarter and Nine Months Ended...
  • Trey Resources Reports Record Revenue of $4,180,075 for 2005Sales Increase Over 145% From...
  • Private Media Group Returns to Growth With a 20% Increase in Sales for the Three Month...
  • Measurement Specialties Enters High-Precision Temperature Market with Acquisitions of...
  • Sun Augments Its Offerings for Embedded Market Through New Versions of Java Platform...
  • SBA Communications Corporation Announces Receipt of Consents to Amend Indentures
  • Zoran Launches Programmable Processor for Emerging Office Desktop Color Printer...
  • Agilysys Declares Quarterly Dividend
  • Back to the Future: MindSpring ReduxMindSpring PC Voice Application Combines Internet...
  • eResearchTechnology Announces $22.8 Million in Recent Study Awards for Cardiac Safety...
  • Baker Reports Preliminary Revenue Results for 2005
  • EMC Unveils World's First Enterprise-Class Archiving Software Based on a Unified Archiving...
  • New EMC CLARiiON AX150 And AX150i Systems Deliver Advanced Networked Storage to Small and...
  • Sun Integrates Business Analytics Into Sun StorageTek Enterprise Storage Manager...



    Pfizer to Deploy Siperian Hub to Create Consolidated Customer Master in Preparation for Major European & Canadian CRM InitiativePharmaceutical Giant to Utilize Siperian's Master Data Hub to Consolidate Physician & Organizational Data Across 22 Canadian and European Markets

    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As the first step in its major European CRM initiative, Pfizer , the world's largest pharmaceutical company, today announced that it will deploy Siperian Hub XT(TM) in an effort to create a Consolidated Customer Master (CCM) as "one true source" of customer data across all of its European and Canadian (EuCan) markets. Pfizer's CCM will serve as a significant part of the data foundation for upcoming CRM initiatives. Pfizer intends to use Siperian Hub XT to unify customer information from multiple systems and functional areas across 22 markets. In taking this step, Pfizer will become the first international customer to take advantage of the recently announced Siperian Hub XT and its international capabilities.

    In an effort to maximize and integrate their corporate data assets including customer (i.e. prescribers, pharmacists, governmental entities, organizations, and patients), locations and products, Pfizer's CCM will unify customer information from multiple sources and systems, create and maintain a unique, complete and accurate customer profile and make that profile information available to all operational applications in real-time.

    Justin Sowers, Director - Global Business Technology for Pfizer, summarized the business and technology benefits of the project he is leading as follows, "Ultimately, the CCM will enable the business to perform sophisticated analytics to derive actionable customer insights. While a well- designed data model and web services layer will facilitate integration with other enterprise systems and scaling to all EuCan markets, from a technology perspective."

    Creating a unique and scalable master data hub poses unique challenges to pharmaceutical companies based on their varying data sets and hierarchies. According to a January 9, 2006 Gartner report entitled Creating the Single Customer View With Customer Data Integration, analyst John Radcliffe states, "Pharmaceutical companies face significant customer information management challenges. They have the normal consistency and data quality problems because of fragmented internal systems, but they have additional challenges because of their reliance on the acquisition and use of external third-party data to understand the behavior of prescribing physicians."

    "We are thrilled to be working with Pfizer, who has such a strong commitment to the value of customer data. Pfizer's implementation of Siperian Hub exemplifies the ongoing commitment by pharmaceutical companies to update their technical infrastructure in order to create a unified view of their customers and products across divisions and geographies," said Darlene Mann, Chief Executive Officer of Siperian. "As the leading provider of customer data integration solutions within the pharmaceutical and life science sectors, Siperian provides our customers with the most scalable, and quickly deployed master data hub by leveraging our innovative technology and proven pharmaceutical industry best practices."

    About Siperian

    Siperian Inc. offers an award-winning master data integration and management software platform -- Siperian Hub XT(TM). Leveraging Siperian Hub, organizations can build and manage the most trustworthy hub for unified views of customer and related data entities such as product, supplier, employee, contract, etc. Siperian Hub delivers these unified, accurate views in a timely fashion across disparate operational and analytical applications within existing business processes, resulting in higher profitability across customer interactions, reduced operations costs, and increased accuracy for regulatory compliance. Siperian Hub's adaptive architecture is essential for managing multiple types of master data in rapidly changing business conditions -- from adding new data sources and business rules to supporting distributed data governance regimes. With built-in data reliability and the highest published scalability benchmarks, Siperian Hub is fast becoming the standard master data integration platform in various enterprises, and across various business units and geographies. Siperian Hub can be implemented in stages within the current enterprise architecture and accessed through layer of business services for demonstrable business value at the lowest total cost of ownership. For further information, visit us on the Web at http://www.siperian.com/ or call 1-866-SIPERIAN (1-866-747-3742).

    MEDIA CONTACTS: Chris McCoin or Richard Smith McCoin & Smith Communications LLC 508-429-5988 (Chris) or 978-433-3304 (Rick) chris@mccoinsmith.com or rick@mccoinsmith.com

    Siperian Inc.

    CONTACT: Chris McCoin, +1-508-429-5988, or chris@mccoinsmith.com , or
    Richard Smith, +1-978-433-3304, or rick@mccoinsmith.com , both of McCoin &
    Smith Communications LLC

    Web site: http://www.siperian.com/




    Cogent Ups the Internet-Market Ante by Offering Burstable Bandwidth Billing at 90th Percentile Rate

    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ --

    Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCOI), a multinational, Tier One Internet Service Provider (ISP), announced today that it is offering a new feature that will redefine the industry standard for burstable bandwidth service. For excess bandwidth usage, customers will be billed at a 90th percentile instead of at the current industry norm of the 95th percentile. By billing the service at the 90th percentile, Cogent continues to lead the industry on price and now provides even more competitive pricing to customers whose bandwidth requirements vary from month to month. This is an especially compelling benefit for customers such as universities, online gaming and other web-based content providers that tend to experience event-driven or seasonal spikes in Internet traffic.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020204/DCM032LOGO )

    Nth Percentile calculation is a mathematical algorithm that most large service providers employ to calculate monthly bills for customers of burstable service in order to accommodate peaks above baseline service agreements. Most service providers, including Cogent, measure bandwidth levels every 5 minutes over the course of a month for all customers. Cogent's 90th percentile billing throws out the highest 10% of bandwidth usage peaks versus the 5% offered by other ISPs. This translates into lower bills for Cogent customers.

    "Cogent has been the price leader in the industry since we began to sell our Internet access service in 2000. We leverage our advanced technology and simplified internal systems to provide customers with high quality service at the lowest commodity-based pricing in the industry. As bandwidth demand increases significantly through the growth of applications such as VoIP, IPTV and video on demand, Cogent will continue to lead the industry by providing unprecedented value to other service providers and corporate end users," said Dave Schaeffer, CEO of Cogent Communications.

    Cogent's 90th percentile billing goes into effect today. The 90th percentile offer is made to new customers looking to get more value out of their Internet service. For more details on this offer, go to Cogent's home page http://www.cogentco.com and look under "Special Price Promotions"

    About Cogent Communications

    Cogent Communications (Nasdaq: CCOI) is the number one provider of Ethernet services in the United States based on the number of ports in service as ranked by Ovum-RHK and is one of the fastest growing Tier One ISPs in the world. Its facilities based, all-optical network is the largest IP-only network in the world delivering over 80 Gigabits of capacity in the United States and 40 Gigabits of capacity in Europe. Cogent delivers ultra-high speed Internet access and transport services to businesses and service providers in major metropolitan areas. Cogent offers services across its 30,600-mile IP network spanning 14 countries located in North America and Europe.

    The combination of technology, IP network architecture and unique business model has combined to help make Cogent one of the most popular solutions for reliable, cost-effective Internet service in the industry.

    Cogent offers several focused services that complement its On-Net Internet access service including dedicated Off-Net (T1, T3) Internet service, colocation services in 28 data centers across North America and Europe, and Layer 2 Point-to-Point services in every On-Net market.

    Cogent Communications is headquartered at 1015 31st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. For more information, visit http://www.cogentco.com. Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at +1-202-295-4200 or via email at info@cogentco.com.

    Information in this release may involve expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Cogent Communications Group, Inc. as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences. Some of the factors and risks associated with our business are discussed in Cogent's registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in its other reports filed from time to time with the SEC.

    Web site: http://www.cogentco.com

    Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

    Jeff Henriksen of Cogent Communications Group, Inc., +1-202-550-5493, jhenriksen@cogentco.com; or Kristin Duskin-Gadd, +1-828-645-4846, kdg@interprosepr.com, for Cogent Communications Group, Inc. Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020204/DCM032LOGO AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org PRN Photo Desk photodesk@prnewswire.com




    Cogent défie la concurrence sur le marché d'Internet en offrant une facturation au 90e centile pour la bande passante

    PARIS, April 3 /PRNewswire/ --

    Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ : CCOI), fournisseur multinational d'accès à Internet << Tier 1 >>, présente une nouvelle offre qui va redéfinir la norme industrielle pour le service de bande passante fractionnable. Pour les dépassements d'utilisation de bande passante, les clients se verront facturer au taux d'utilisation du 90e centile au lieu de la norme industrielle de 95 %. En facturant le service au 90e centile, Cogent confirme sa position de leader de l'industrie en termes de prix et offre une tarification encore plus compétitive aux clients dont les exigences d'utilisation de bande passante varient d'un mois sur l'autre. Cette nouvelle tarification présente un avantage inégalable pour des clients tels que les universités, les joueurs en ligne ou les autres fournisseurs de contenu Internet tributaires des pics événementiels ou saisonniers existants sur Internet.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020204/DCM032LOGO )

    Le calcul au Ne centile est un algorithme mathématique que la plupart des grands fournisseurs de services utilisent pour établir les factures mensuelles des utilisateurs de services fractionnables afin de tenir compte des dépassements par rapport aux contrats de service de base. La plupart des fournisseurs de services, y compris Cogent, mesurent toutes les 5 minutes pendant un mois, les niveaux de bande passante pour l'ensemble des clients. La facturation de Cogent au 90e centile élimine les 10 % supérieurs de pics d'utilisation de bande passante contre 5 % offert par les autres fournisseurs de services Internet. Cela se traduit par des factures moins importantes pour les clients de Cogent.

    << En termes de prix, Cogent est leader sur ce marché depuis que nous avons commencé à vendre notre service d'accès à Internet en 2000. Nous avons développé notre haute technologie et simplifié les systèmes internes afin de fournir aux clients un service de grande qualité à des prix les plus bas de l'industrie. Du fait de la demande croissante en termes de bande passante due au développement des applications telles que la Voix sur IP, la multi-diffusion IP et la vidéo sur demande, Cogent reste leader en apportant aux autres fournisseurs de services et aux sociétés utilisatrices une valeur sans précédent >>, déclare Dave Schaeffer, Président-directeur Général de Cogent Communications.

    La facturation au 90e centile de Cogent prend effet aujourd'hui. L'offre du 90e centile est faite aux nouveaux clients cherchant à retirer une valeur accrue de leur service Internet. Pour toute information concernant cette offre, rendez vous sur la page d'accueil de Cogent www.cogentco.com dans la rubrique << Promotions prix spéciaux >>.

    A propos de Cogent Communications

    Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) est, selon Ovum-RHK, le leader parmi les fournisseurs de services Ethernet aux Etats-Unis et l'un des plus grands ISP au monde. Son réseau d'infrastructure tout-optique permet à Cogent d'offrir des services d'accès à Internet et de transport de données à très haut débit aux entreprises et aux fournisseurs de services dans de nombreuses agglomérations. Les services offerts par Cogent reposent sur son réseau IP de plus de 46,600 km couvrant 14 pays en Amérique du Nord et en Europe.

    Par la combinaison de son utilisation des technologies les plus avancées, de l'architecture de son réseau IP et d'un business model unique, Cogent est devenu l'un des fournisseurs les plus remarqués dans l'industrie pour ses services d'accès à Internet haut débit fiables et compétitifs.

    Cogent offre plusieurs variantes de son service d'accès à Internet On-Net, notamment son service d'accès à Internet dédié Off-Net (T&, T3), services d'hébergement physique dans l'un de ses 28 Data Centers en Amérique du Nord et en Europe et son service de transport de données Layer 2 Point-to-Point sur chaque marché On-Net.

    Le siège social de Cogent Communications est situé au 1015 31st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. Pour plus d'information, veuillez consulter le site www.cogentco.com. Vous pouvez aussi joindre Cogent Communications aux Etats-Unis par téléphone au +1-202-295-4200 ou encore par courrier électronique à info@cogentco.com.

    Le présent communiqué contient des renseignements portant sur des attentes, des opinions, des projets, des intentions ou des stratégies ayant trait à l'avenir. Ces énoncés prospectifs comportent des risques et des incertitudes. Tous les énoncés prospectifs figurant dans le présent communiqué sont fondés sur des renseignements dont disposait Cogent Communications Group, Inc. à la date de diffusion, et la Société n'est nullement tenue d'actualiser ces énoncés. Les énoncés du présent communiqué ne constituent pas des garanties de performance et les résultats réels pourraient présenter un écart important par rapport à nos attentes actuelles. De nombreux facteurs pourraient causer ou favoriser de tels écarts. Certains des facteurs et des risques liés à nos activités sont expliqués dans les déclarations d'enregistrement déposées auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission des États-Unis et dans d'autres rapports déposés périodiquement par la Société auprès de celle-ci.

    Web site: http://www.cogentco.com

    Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

    Pour Cogent: Jeff Henriksen, + 1-202-550-5493, jhenriksen@cogentco.com, Au nomde Cogent: Kristin Duskin-Gadd, + 1-828-645-4846, kdg@interprosepr.com / Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020204/DCM032LOGO, AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org, PRN Photo Desk photodesk@prnewswire.com




    Icop Provides Preliminary Look At First Quarter ResultsRe-order Rate Climbs to 40%

    LENEXA, Kan., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOP Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICOP; NYSE Arca:ICOP), a leading provider of digital in-car video systems for law enforcement, today announced that based on its preliminary review of the number of ICOP Model 20/20(TM) in-car video units and backend servers shipped in the first quarter, total revenues on a sequential quarter over quarter basis are expected to reflect an increase of approximately 51%, rising to approximately $800,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2006. The revenue expectation is based on units shipped to 20 new customers and 15 existing customers. Moreover, the percentage of re-orders, based on total customers as of March 31, 2006, has increased to 40%, up from 30% as of December 31, 2005.

    About ICOP Digital, Inc.

    ICOP Digital, Inc. is a Kansas-based company that delivers innovative, mission-critical security, surveillance, and communications solutions that provide timely and accurate information for the public and private sectors, and monitor and protect people, assets and profits. The ICOP Model 20/20(TM) is the leading digital in-car video recorder system for use by law enforcement. ICOP Digital is currently marketing its solutions for application in law enforcement, homeland security and defense, mass transit and commercial surveillance. ICOP Digital, an approved GSA contractor, is dual listed on the NASDAQ market and the NYSE Arca, and the common stock and warrants trade under the ticker symbols "ICOP" and "ICOPW," respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.icop.com/ , or view a 3-minute movie about ICOP at http://www.impactmovie.com/ICOP .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The company may experience significant fluctuations in future operating results due to a number of economic, competitive, and other factors, including, among other things, our reliance on third-party manufacturers and suppliers, government agency budgetary and political constraints, new or increased competition, changes in market demand, and the performance or reliability of our products. These factors and others could cause operating results to vary significantly from those in prior periods, and those projected in forward-looking statements. Additional information with respect to these and other factors, which could materially affect the company and its operations, are included in certain forms the company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    For more information, contact: Laura E. Owen, COO 16801 West 116th Street Lenexa, KS 66219 USA Phone: (913) 338-5550 Fax: (913) 312-0264 Lowen@ICOP.com http://www.icop.com/ For Investor Relations: Elite Financial Communications Group, LLC Dodi Handy, President and CEO Phone: (407) 585-1080 ICOP@efcg.net

    ICOP Digital, Inc.

    CONTACT: Laura E. Owen, COO of ICOP, Inc., +1-913-338-5550,
    Lowen@ICOP.com; or Dodi Handy, President and CEO of Elite Financial
    Communications Group, LLC, +1-407-585-1080, ICOP@efcg.net

    Web site: http://www.icop.com/
    http://www.impactmovie.com/ICOP




    Sony and Borders to Sell Digital Reading DeviceRelationship Brings Sony Reader to Borders Stores Nationwide

    SAN DIEGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics and Borders(R), Inc., today announced an agreement to make the Sony Reader -- an innovative reading device for e-books and text documents -- available through about 200 Borders stores nationwide.

    The Sony Reader will debut in Borders and more than 30 Sony Style stores around the country as well as online at http://www.sonystyle.com/. Borders stores, including some airport locations, will be outfitted with custom-designed display fixtures that will enable customers to learn about the device firsthand and experience reading with the high-contrast, high-resolution electronic paper display.

    "Borders is committed to helping our customers enrich their lives through knowledge and entertainment," said Borders Senior Vice President of Trade Books Bill Nasshan. "That is why we've always been committed to offering a vast selection of books in our stores. Now, with this agreement to offer the Sony Reader to Borders customers, we are adding an exciting, new book format that gives those who are passionate about reading another way to indulge that passion. We are proud to be associated with Sony for the introduction of this exciting new product."

    Coupling an innovative electronic paper display with a lightweight, compact form factor and a stylish, durable design, the Sony Reader will allow active readers to carry as much as they want to read whether they are traveling on the road or just around the corner. Roughly the size of a paperback novel, but thinner than most (about .5 inches thin), the device can store hundreds of books and other documents using a combination of internal flash memory and optional Memory Stick(R) or Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards.

    "This agreement with Borders, a brand that resonates with book lovers everywhere, affords us the opportunity to showcase the Sony Reader directly to reading enthusiasts," said Ron Hawkins, vice president of Portable Reader Systems at Sony Electronics. "Borders stores provide the premier locations for customers to see the Reader and experience all the advantages this revolutionary digital reading device has to offer."

    As part of the relationship, Borders customers will also have the opportunity to purchase prepaid cards, redeemable online for e-books at the Sony CONNECT service which will offer a broad selection of trade fiction and non-fiction e-books from major and independent publishers at prices competitive with books offered in stores.

    "In addition to e-books, the Sony CONNECT service will offer Borders customers who buy the Sony Reader access to a broad selection of web content in the form of blogs, news feeds and online magazines," said Lee Shirani, vice president of Sony CONNECT Inc. "Reading enthusiasts can now join the ranks of other digital media consumers to read their text content -- e-books and Internet content -- portably, anytime, anywhere."

    In addition to e-books offered through the Sony CONNECT service, the Reader can store and display personal documents in Adobe PDF format as well as JPEG photos. With a seemingly limitless battery life equivalent to roughly 7,500 page turns, avid readers can devour a dozen bestsellers plus War and Peace without ever having to recharge.

    About Borders

    Borders Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BGP. The company is a leading global retailer of books, music, movies, and gift and stationery items with 2005 revenues of $4 billion. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Borders Group, through its subsidiaries, employs more than 35,000 people worldwide and serves more than 30 million customers each year on a global basis. The company is organized into three business segments: Borders Domestic Superstores, International, and Waldenbooks Specialty Retail. Currently, there are more than 470 domestic Borders Superstores. In the International segment, there are 55 Borders superstores located mainly in the U.K. and Asia Pacific, as well as 33 Books etc. stores primarily throughout Great Britain. In addition, the International segment includes Paperchase Products Limited, a U.K.-based gifts and stationery retailer with approximately 90 locations. The Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment includes over 675 Waldenbooks, Borders Express, Borders outlet and airport stores as well as the company's seasonal calendar business. More information on the company is available at http://www.bordersgroupinc.com/.

    Contact: Sony Electronics Inc. Valerie Motis valerie.motis@am.sony.com Borders Group, Inc. Beth Bingham bbingham@bordersgroupinc.com Goodman Media International, Inc. Bennett Kleinberg bkleinberg@goodmanmedia.com

    Sony Electronics Inc.

    CONTACT: Valerie Motis of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-8016,
    valerie.motis@am.sony.com; or Beth Bingham of Borders Group, Inc.,
    +1-734-477-4457, bbingham@bordersgroupinc.com; or Bennett Kleinberg of Goodman
    Media International, Inc., +1-212-576-2700, bkleinberg@goodmanmedia.com, for
    Sony Electronics Inc.

    Web site: http://www.sonystyle.com/
    http://www.bordersgroupinc.com/




    Verizon Wireless Makes Multi-Million Dollar Investment To Change The Wireless Landscape In Eastern North CarolinaCompany Expands Coverage In North Carolina; Opens Nine Retail Stores

    WILMINGTON, N.C., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, announces that the company will begin offering service today in several eastern North Carolina markets: Wilmington, Greenville, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, Goldsboro, New Bern and Jacksonville. Verizon Wireless invested over $330 Million in North Carolina last year to service new and existing North Carolina markets and built 280 cell sites to cover 13,247 square miles and reach 1.7 million people in eastern North Carolina.

    "Verizon Wireless made history today for it's the largest ever deployment to reach so many customers at one time," said Jerry Fountain, Verizon Wireless Carolinas/Tennessee region president. "We are excited to give eastern North Carolina residents the opportunity to experience first-hand the nation's most reliable wireless network and easily access dedicated sales and customer service professionals ready to serve them."

    Consumers will be able to purchase the latest voice and data products at the following Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across eastern North Carolina:

    Goldsboro - 1202-B North Berkeley Blvd. Greenville - 305 SE Greenville Blvd and Circuit City (3060 S Evans St.) Jacksonville - 1122 Western Blvd and Circuit City (1171 Western Blvd) Rocky Mount - 1228 Home Depot Plaza and Circuit City (1271 Cobb Corners) Wilmington - Independence Mall (3500 Oleander Dr) and Circuit City (5325 Market St.)

    Partnering retailers will also sell Verizon Wireless products and services at over forty points of distribution from Rocky Mount to Jacksonville.

    Verizon Wireless offers the most comprehensive wireless network in the country and is dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service to its 51.3 million customers. Each month the company's test vehicles travel 100,000 miles of the nation's most frequently traveled roadways to gather important data, in order to analyze Verizon Wireless' network quality and assist the company in targeting improvements to its network.

    Over the last six years, the company has invested $30 billion - $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed - to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new wireless services.

    For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com/.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Carly Culbertson of Verizon Wireless, +1-864-987-2006, or
    carolyn.culbertson@verizonwireless.com; or Robin Blackwood of JDPR,
    +1-864-233-3776 x20, or robinb@jdpr.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia




    EDS to Announce Conditional Open Offer to Acquire Majority Stake in Indian Outsourcer MphasiS

    PLANO, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDS will formally announce tomorrow morning in India a conditional open offer to acquire a majority stake in MphasiS BFL Limited (Bombay Stock Exchange: 526299 and National Stock Exchange of India: MPHASISBFL), a leading applications and business process outsourcing (BPO) services company based in Bangalore, India, for 204.5 Rupees (approximately US$4.58) per share in cash, pursuant to Indian securities regulations. This price represents an approximate 30-percent premium to the 26-week average price of MphasiS.

    The offer will be contingent upon EDS acquiring 83 million shares, representing approximately 52 percent of current shares outstanding. If at least 83 million shares are not tendered in the offer, EDS will not accept any shares tendered. At current exchange rates, total purchase price for the 83 million shares is approximately US$380 million. EDS expects this transaction to be completed by early third quarter.

    "This offer is complementary to our overall strategy to enhance EDS' presence and capabilities in India," said Mike Jordan, EDS chairman and chief executive officer.

    MphasiS currently has more than 12,000 employees, including about 11,000 in India. MphasiS serves clients in multiple industries, including financial services, transportation, technology and healthcare.

    About EDS

    EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry more than 40 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around the world. EDS had 2005 revenue of $19.8 billion. Learn more at http://www.eds.com/ .

    MEDIA CONTACT: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Travis Jacobsen - EDS Roxane Barry - EDS 972-797-8751 972-605-6420 travis.jacobsen@eds.com roxane.barry@eds.com

    Electronic Data Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: media, Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-797-8751, or
    travis.jacobsen@eds.com , or investor relations, Roxane Barry,
    +1-972-605-6420, or roxane.barry@eds.com , both of Electronic Data Systems
    Corporation

    Web site: http://www.eds.com/




    Comcast to Host First Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call

    PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community to discuss financial results for the first quarter 2006 on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Comcast will issue a press release reporting its 2006 results earlier that morning.

    The conference call will be broadcast live via the Company's Investor Relations website at http://www.cmcsa.com/ or http://www.cmcsk.com/. A recording of the call will be available on the Investor Relations website starting at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, April 27, 2006.

    Those parties interested in participating via telephone should dial (800) 263-8495 with the conference ID number 7310744. A telephone replay will begin immediately following the call and will be available until Friday, April 28, 2006 at midnight Eastern Time (ET). To access the rebroadcast, please dial (800) 642-1687 and enter conference ID number 7310744.

    To automatically receive Comcast financial news by email, please visit http://www.cmcsa.com/ or http://www.cmcsk.com/ and subscribe to Email Alerts.

    Comcast Corporation (http://www.comcast.com/) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.5 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.3 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content. The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.

    Comcast Corporation

    CONTACT: Leslie A. Arena, Director, Investor Relations, +1-215-981-8511,
    or Daniel J. Goodwin, Director, Investor Relations, +1-215-981-7518, both of
    Comcast Corporation

    Web site: http://www.comcast.com/

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    Cogent Ups the Internet-Market Ante by Offering Burstable Bandwidth Billing at 90th Percentile Rate

    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cogent Communications Group, Inc. , a multinational, Tier One Internet Service Provider (ISP), announced today that it is offering a new feature that will redefine the industry standard for burstable bandwidth service. For excess bandwidth usage, customers will be billed at a 90th percentile instead of at the current industry norm of the 95th percentile. By billing the service at the 90th percentile, Cogent continues to lead the industry on price and now provides even more competitive pricing to customers whose bandwidth requirements vary from month to month. This is an especially compelling benefit for customers such as universities, online gaming and other web-based content providers that tend to experience event-driven or seasonal spikes in Internet traffic.

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    Nth Percentile calculation is a mathematical algorithm that most large service providers employ to calculate monthly bills for customers of burstable service in order to accommodate peaks above baseline service agreements. Most service providers, including Cogent, measure bandwidth levels every 5 minutes over the course of a month for all customers. Cogent's 90th percentile billing throws out the highest 10% of bandwidth usage peaks versus the 5% offered by other ISPs. This translates into lower bills for Cogent customers.

    "Cogent has been the price leader in the industry since we began to sell our Internet access service in 2000. We leverage our advanced technology and simplified internal systems to provide customers with high quality service at the lowest commodity-based pricing in the industry. As bandwidth demand increases significantly through the growth of applications such as VoIP, IPTV and video on demand, Cogent will continue to lead the industry by providing unprecedented value to other service providers and corporate end users," said Dave Schaeffer, CEO of Cogent Communications.

    Cogent's 90th percentile billing goes into effect today. The 90th percentile offer is made to new customers looking to get more value out of their Internet service. For more details on this offer, go to Cogent's home page http://www.cogentco.com/ and look under "Special Price Promotions"

    About Cogent Communications

    Cogent Communications is the number one provider of Ethernet services in the United States based on the number of ports in service as ranked by Ovum-RHK and is one of the fastest growing Tier One ISPs in the world. Its facilities based, all-optical network is the largest IP-only network in the world delivering over 80 Gigabits of capacity in the United States and 40 Gigabits of capacity in Europe. Cogent delivers ultra-high speed Internet access and transport services to businesses and service providers in major metropolitan areas. Cogent offers services across its 30,600-mile IP network spanning 14 countries located in North America and Europe.

    The combination of technology, IP network architecture and unique business model has combined to help make Cogent one of the most popular solutions for reliable, cost-effective Internet service in the industry.

    Cogent offers several focused services that complement its On-Net Internet access service including dedicated Off-Net (T1, T3) Internet service, colocation services in 28 data centers across North America and Europe, and Layer 2 Point-to-Point services in every On-Net market.

    Cogent Communications is headquartered at 1015 31st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. For more information, visit http://www.cogentco.com/. Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at info@cogentco.com.

    Information in this release may involve expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Cogent Communications Group, Inc. as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences. Some of the factors and risks associated with our business are discussed in Cogent's registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in its other reports filed from time to time with the SEC.

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    CONTACT: Jeff Henriksen of Cogent Communications Group, Inc.,
    +1-202-550-5493, jhenriksen@cogentco.com; or Kristin Duskin-Gadd,
    +1-828-645-4846, kdg@interprosepr.com, for Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.cogentco.com/




    Aquis Communications Announces a New Executive Vice President

    PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aquis Communications Group, Inc. ("Aquis" or the "Company") (OTC BB: AQIS), a full service telecommunications company, today announced that Craig Calafiore has been named Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the organization. Mr. Calafiore brings 20+ years of industry experience in wireless communications sales and marketing. Prior to joining Aquis, Mr. Calafiore independently owned and operated The Cal Group, Inc. and served as President of the consulting firm specializing in Sales, Marketing, Management and Strategy. Prior to the Cal Group, Mr. Calafiore was Vice-President of Sales at SkyTel, Inc. where he was responsible for the strategic direction, management and supervision of the sales and marketing team. Under his direction, SkyTel grew to become one of the leaders and largest companies in the messaging industry. Mr. Calafiore has also held various senior management positions at Paging Network (PageNet), Inc.

    Mr. Calafiore will be responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing activities for the organization including new product introductions and expansion of Aquis' existing suite of products. "Craig is a welcomed addition to our senior management team. Craig's unique background and extensive wireless expertise will allow Aquis to continue to expand and grow with the needs of our customers. Craig will help ensure Aquis continues to be a leader in the telecommunications arena by providing one-stop shopping for telecommunications products and services across a broad range of vertical markets," stated Brian Bobeck, President & CEO of Aquis.

    About Aquis Communications

    Aquis Communications, Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, is a leading full-service telecommunications company that provides affordable business and critical communication solutions and wireless product integration. Services and products include voice and data services, wireless messaging, cellular/PCS, telemetry, mobile radios, telecom consulting services and a wide array of customized solutions. Aquis' client list consists of Fortune 500 companies, small to mid-sized companies and organizations, and government agencies, all representing the manufacturing, healthcare, government, public safety, emergency and educational industries based throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Additional Aquis Communications offices are located in Freehold, NJ and Tyson's Corner, VA.

    For more information on Aquis Communications visit http://www.aquiscommunications.com/.

    Certain statements made in the press release may constitute forward- looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and include known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which the Company is unable to predict or control. That may cause the Company's actual results or performance to materially differ from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, risks and uncertainties regarding the Company's substantial leverage, capital constraints, significant shareholder, liquidity and competition. These risks and uncertainties are in addition to other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Aquis Communications, Inc.

    CONTACT: Aquis Communications, Inc., Investor Relations, +1-973-560-8106
    or investor@aquiscommunications.com

    Web site: http://www.aquiscommunications.com/




    Mercury Computer Systems Announces the First 1U Blade Server with Cell BE ProcessorsLatest Cell BE Processor-Based Product Offering is Designed to Accelerate Video, Imaging, and Other Compute-Intensive Applications in Industry-Standard Architecture

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. announced the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, its latest Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor-based product and first 1U server available with Cell Technology, at the Embedded Systems Conference (Power.org Partner Pavilion, #1231).

    "This product has been designed in response to tremendous customer interest in deploying the Cell BE Processor in an existing infrastructure," said Randy Dean, Vice President, Business and Technology Development at Mercury. "The 1U Dual Cell-Based Server offers the incredible performance of the Cell BE processor with the convenience of the industry-standard 1U form factor."

    Featuring the Mercury MultiCore Plus(TM) Advantage, the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server is designed to deliver an unprecedented 410 GFLOPS of performance in a rack-mountable 1U server form factor suitable for compute-intensive embedded applications such as image processing, medical imaging, and seismic processing. Open architecture rack-based servers, like the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, are increasingly used in aerospace and defense platforms such as ships, land-mobile vehicles and airborne platforms.

    The Mercury 1U Dual Cell-Based Server joins the previously announced BladeCenter(R)-compatible Dual Cell-Based Blade, the extremely compact "Turismo" system, and the highly rugged and deployable PowerBlock(TM) 200 product, each of which offers a Cell BE processor-based solution.

    With the industry-standard 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, Mercury believes a wider range of application needs can be served by the tremendous computing power offered by the Cell BE processor.

    Developed in conjunction with IBM's Engineering & Technology Services business, the Mercury 1U Dual Cell-Based Server is a prime example of innovations made possible through collaboration and commitment to performance excellence.

    As with Mercury's other Cell BE processor-based offerings, the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server supports Linux via a Yellow Dog Linux BSP (board support package) from Terra Soft Solutions.

    About the MultiCore Plus Advantage

    The Mercury MultiCore Plus Advantage employs sophisticated middleware that abstracts hardware capabilities and manages the distribution of data across multiple computing elements working in tandem. By leveraging the MultiCore Plus Advantage from Mercury, customers can benefit from patented cooling technologies, lightweight system-on-chip (SoC) management software, multicore implementations of key algorithms, visualization tools designed for clusters, algorithm tuning, and more.

    Availability of the Mercury 1U Dual Cell-Based Server is planned for the third quarter of calendar 2006. For more information, visit Mercury in the Power.org Power Partner Pavilion, Booth #1231, at the Embedded Systems Conference April 3-6, visit http://www.mc.com/cell, or contact us at 866-627-6951.

    About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions. Mercury's solutions play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company's systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

    Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors. Visit Mercury on the web at http://www.mc.com/.

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    Contacts: Steve McPherson, Director of Sales and Marketing Advanced Imaging Group, Advanced Solutions Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (408) 221-6685 /smcpherson@mc.com Kathy Donahue, Public Relations Manager Corporate Marketing Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (978) 967-1126 /kdonahue@mc.com

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    CONTACT: Steve McPherson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Advanced
    Imaging Group, Advanced Solutions, +1-408-221-6685, smcpherson@mc.com, or
    Kathy Donahue, Public Relations Manager, Corporate Marketing, +1-978-967-1126,
    kdonahue@mc.com

    Web site: http://www.mc.com/




    Harris Corporation's STAT(R) Scanner Receives Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Certification

    ORLANDO, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation , a leading provider of network security solutions for more than 25 years, today announced that STAT(R) Scanner -- the foundation of the STAT Guardian(TM) Vulnerability Management Suite -- has been designated as a Qualified Anti-terrorism Technology by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and granted certification under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002. STAT Scanner -- deployed to large government and commercial networks worldwide -- is the first and only vulnerability assessment solution to receive the certification, and to be placed on the "Approved Product List for Homeland Security" on the Homeland Security SAFETY Act website, http://www.safetyact.gov/ . The announcement was made at the InfoSec World Conference and Exhibition 2006 (Harris Booth #319) being held April 3-5 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando.

    Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the U.S. government recognized that liabilities stemming from potential lawsuits could diminish research, development, purchase, and use of anti-terrorist technologies. The SAFETY Act was passed in 2002 to eliminate product and service liability against airports, airplane manufacturers, security companies, and government entities, thus protecting those security providers and users employing anti- terror technologies approved by DHS. Qualifying technologies must be developed, modified or procured for the purpose of preventing, detecting, identifying or deterring acts of terrorism. To qualify, technologies must meet multiple stringent criteria, including: successful use of the technology by the U.S. government; availability for immediate deployment; and completion of a comprehensive review of the technology's design to ensure that it performs as intended, that it is safe, and that it conforms to the seller's specifications.

    "Terrorist attacks can take many forms, so protecting our nation's network infrastructure is a high priority for DHS," said Rick Simonian, vice president of programs for the Homeland Security business unit of the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. "In addition to our leadership in obtaining Common Criteria certification several years ago, we are excited to provide the first and only vulnerability management product certified under the SAFETY Act. We expect that this certification will benefit Harris and our STAT Scanner customers."

    STAT Scanner provides adaptive scanning capabilities to accurately find vulnerabilities in computer operating platforms and applications. STAT vulnerability management network security solutions, backed by Harris' decades of expertise in information security systems, offer proactive protection of information and computer networks from hackers, viruses and other threats. Additional information about STAT products is available at http://www.stat.harris.com/ .

    Harris Government Communications Systems Division conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the- art assured communications(TM) solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company's diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees -- including 5,500 engineers and scientists. The company's four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit http://www.harris.com/ .

    Sound interesting? Find great jobs at Harris: http://www.careers.harris.com/

    Harris Corporation

    CONTACT: Sleighton Meyer, Government Communications Systems Division,
    +1-321-727-6514, or sleighton.meyer@harris.com, or Brent Dietz, Corporate
    Headquarters, +1-321-727-9131, or brent.dietz@harris.com, both of Harris
    Corporation

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    SSA Global Strengthens CRM Functionality for Customers' Inbound and Outbound Marketing InitiativesSSA Marketing 7.0 introduces major enhancements to the company's industry-leading marketing automation solution

    CHICAGO, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SSA Global(TM) , a leading global provider of enterprise business software solutions and services, today announced the launch of SSA Marketing 7.0, a best-in-class marketing application suite designed to seamlessly integrate inbound and outbound marketing initiatives.

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    SSA Marketing 7.0 is the first major SSA Customer Relationship Management (SSA CRM) upgrade since SSA Global acquired CRM provider Epiphany in late 2005. The new solution introduces significant, customer driven enhancements to help companies optimize interactions with customers across multiple inbound and outbound channels.

    SSA Marketing 7.0 provides marketers unparalleled, new levels of sophistication and ease of use through the introduction of strategic enhancements in the following areas:

    Customer Strategy Groups: SSA Marketing 7.0 helps marketers optimize campaign effectiveness by allowing them to enforce sophisticated real-time decisioning strategies by customer segment. It also provides the flexibility to continuously test and improve campaign results using a champion/challenger approach.

    Advanced Real-Time Analytics: SSA Marketing 7.0 provides customers sophisticated options for learning and decision-making across time, channels and customer segments. This allows for continuous and ongoing improvement to real-time data mining results and enables higher acceptance rates.

    Improved User-interface: SSA Marketing 7.0 offers customers an improved user interface, making it easier to import data from individual desktop applications and apply it immediately for campaign selection or reporting.

    Integration with Statistical Models: SSA Marketing 7.0 enables organizations to leverage existing analytical models to further improve campaign results.

    Rules enhancements: SSA Marketing 7.0 makes it possible for marketers to more quickly and efficiently define business rules. It also introduces new constructs that enable organizations to represent complex, hierarchical customer profiles more effectively.

    Performance and Scalability enhancements: SSA Marketing 7.0 delivers improved query speed, faster campaign execution, parallel data loading and effective mart compression, all of which can significantly improve application performance and scalability.

    New and improved reporting interface: SSA Marketing 7.0 provides more control over report formatting and presentation and helps efficiently generate reports for C-level executives.

    "The development of SSA Marketing 7.0 is a key milestone in our CRM strategy to deliver the next generation marketing automation application," said Cory A. Eaves, chief technology officer, SSA Global. "The initial response from our customers indicates we've developed the functionality they need to increase the velocity and effectiveness of their marketing campaigns for generating new revenue and improving customer satisfaction."

    SSA Marketing 7.0 has been designed to meet the marketing needs of companies in targeted strategic vertical industries, including financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail, hospitality, travel and leisure, wholesale and manufacturing.

    SSA Customer Relationship Management (CRM), which includes SSA Sales, SSA Service and SSA Marketing, is at the forefront of enabling leading organizations across the world maximize value of their customer relationships. SSA CRM provides companies with the ability to increase revenue per user; improve customer retention, enhance cross-sell effectiveness, deliver better customer service and effectively manage customer interactions across multiple channels.

    About SSA Global

    SSA Global(TM) is a leading provider of enterprise business software for mid-sized and large organizations, primarily in select manufacturing, consumer and services industries. The company's software solutions include enterprise resource planning, financial management, human capital management, corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has over 50 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at http://www.ssaglobal.com/ .

    SSA Global(TM) is the corporate brand for product lines and subsidiaries of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. SSA Global, SSA Global Technologies and SSA GT are trademarks of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.

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    -- General economic and business conditions, including exchange rate fluctuations in the United States and abroad; -- Our ability to identify acquisition opportunities and effectively and cost-efficiently integrate acquisitions; -- Our ability to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; -- Our ability to attract and retain personnel, including key personnel; -- Our success in developing and introducing new services and products; -- Competition in the software industry, as it relates to both our existing and potential new customers.

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    scott.goldberg@edelman.com ; or Investors, Dawn Drella of SSA Global,
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    Lucent Technologies to Create Separate Subsidiary for Sensitive Research and Development for U.S. Government Work* Company plans to create a separate, independent board for the subsidiary with the members to be approved by the U.S. government * William Perry, former Secretary of Defense, James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence and Kenneth Minihan, former director of the National Security Agency to be nominated to the independent subsidiary's board

    MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lucent Technologies announced today that as part of its merger plans with Alcatel it will establish a separate subsidiary to perform research and development work for the U.S. government that is of a sensitive nature.

    Both Lucent and Alcatel are trusted, experienced contractors in the defense and national security community, and fully understand the sensitivity and requirements regarding certain classified type of work. Consequently, the combined company will form a separate, independent U.S. subsidiary under Bell Labs for certain contracts with U.S. government agencies to ensure that this type of work continues to be performed in the U.S. with the proper safeguards in place.

    While most of the research and development work done by Bell Labs today is commercial, it does some classified work for the U.S. government. To ensure the appropriate level of protection for that type of work, certain sensitive contracts Bell Labs and Lucent have with U.S. government agencies will be transferred to a separate, independent subsidiary. This subsidiary will be separately managed by a board that will be composed of three independent U.S. citizens acceptable to the U.S. government. The combined company also will adhere to other appropriate safeguards to protect sensitive work product. This type of structure is routinely used to protect sensitive government programs in the course of merger transactions involving a non-U.S. party.

    Bell Labs President Jeong Kim, a former nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and well regarded in the intelligence community, will continue to lead Bell Labs. Bell Labs, Lucent's premier research facility, will remain based in New Jersey.

    "We will implement the combination between Lucent and Alcatel with U.S. national interests as one of our critical priorities so that we can continue to assure protection of our classified work for the U.S. government," said Pat Russo, who will serve as CEO of the combined company after the merger and currently is CEO and chairman of Lucent.

    The company has asked three experienced and distinguished members of the national security community to serve on the independent subsidiary's board, although their appointment will be subject to U.S. government approval. They are:

    * William Perry, who will chair the board, served as Secretary of Defense for the United States from 1994 to 1997. He had served as Deputy Secretary of Defense and as Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He presently is a professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the School of Engineering. He also serves as co-director of the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard Universities. He has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997), the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal (1980 and 1981), and Outstanding Civilian Service Medals from the Defense Intelligence Agency (1977 and 1997). Additionally, he has received awards from a dozen foreign countries, including an Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire, the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, and the French Ordre National du Merite. He is on the boards of directors of several emerging high-tech companies and is chairman of Global Technology Partners. Secretary Perry received a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford University and a PhD from Penn State, all in mathematics. He has served in the Army Corps of Engineers and the Army Reserves. * Retired Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan served as director of the National Security Agency from 1996 to 1999. He also served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His awards and decorations include the National Security Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Minihan is a past president of the Security Affairs Support Association and a founder of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. He serves as a director on a number of public and private boards, and presently is a managing director in the Paladin Capital Group. Minihan received a bachelor's degree from Florida State University, a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. * R. James Woolsey, who served as director of Central Intelligence from 1993 to 1995, previously served as Under Secretary of the Navy and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Woolsey has been a member of the National Commission on Terrorism, The Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the U.S., the President's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform; the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management, and the President's Commission on Strategic Forces. Woolsey currently is a distinguished advisor of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; trustee of The Center for Strategic and International Studies and vice chairman of the Advisory Board of Global Options LLC. Woolsey received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University (With Great Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa), a master's from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and an LL.B from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. Woolsey is a member of the board of directors or board of managers of several technology companies About Lucent Technologies

    Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit http://www.lucent.com/.

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    This press release contains statements regarding the proposed transaction between Lucent and Alcatel, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction and other statements about Lucent and Alcatel's managements' future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about Lucent and Alcatel and the combined company, as well as Lucent's and Alcatel's and the combined company's future performance and the industries in which Lucent and Alcatel operate and the combined company will operate, in addition to managements' assumptions. These statements constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "targets," "goals," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward- looking statements which are not statements of historical facts. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to assess. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are based upon a number of important factors including, among others: the ability to consummate the proposed transaction; difficulties and delays in obtaining regulatory approvals for the proposed transaction; difficulties and delays in achieving synergies and cost savings; potential difficulties in meeting conditions set forth in the definitive merger agreement entered into by Lucent and Alcatel; fluctuations in the telecommunications market; the pricing, cost and other risks inherent in long- term sales agreements; exposure to the credit risk of customers; reliance on a limited number of contract manufacturers to supply products we sell; the social, political and economic risks of our respective global operations; the costs and risks associated with pension and postretirement benefit obligations; the complexity of products sold; changes to existing regulations or technical standards; existing and future litigation; difficulties and costs in protecting intellectual property rights and exposure to infringement claims by others; and compliance with environmental, health and safety laws. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Lucent's Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2005 and Alcatel's Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2005 as well as other filings by Lucent and Alcatel with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the US federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Lucent and Alcatel disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the distribution of this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, developments, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

    IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC

    In connection with the proposed transaction, Alcatel and Lucent intend to file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the filing by Alcatel with the SEC of a Registration Statement on Form F-6 and a Registration Statement on Form F-4 (collectively, the "Registration Statements"), which will include a preliminary prospectus, a final prospectus and related materials to register the Alcatel American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), as well as the Alcatel ordinary shares underlying such Alcatel ADSs, to be issued in exchange for Lucent common shares, and Lucent and Alcatel plan to file with the SEC and mail to security holders a Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the proposed transaction. The Registration Statements and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus will contain important information about Lucent, Alcatel, the transaction and related matters. Investors and security holders are urged to read the Registration Statements and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus carefully when they are available. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statements and the Information Statement/Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Lucent and Alcatel through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov/. In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statements and the Information Statement/Proxy Statement/Prospectus when they become available from Lucent by contacting Investor Relations at http://www.lucent.com/, by mail to 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 or by telephone at [908-582-8500] and from Alcatel by contacting Investor Relations at http://www.alcatel.com/, by mail to54, rue La Boetie, 75008 Paris, France or by telephone at 33-1-40-76-10-1].

    Lucent and its directors and executive officers also may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Lucent in connection with the transaction described herein. Information regarding the special interests of these directors and executive officers in the transaction described herein will be included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus described above. Additional information regarding these directors and executive officers is also included in Lucent's proxy statement for its 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on or about January 3, 2006. This document is available free of charge at the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov/ and from Lucent by contacting Investor Relations at http://www.lucent.com/, by mail to 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 or by telephone at 908-582-8500.

    Alcatel and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Lucent in connection with the transaction described herein. Information regarding the special interests of these directors and executive officers in the transaction described herein will be included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus described above. Additional information regarding these directors and executive officers is also included in Alcatel's information statements for its 2005 Assemblee Generale Mixte Ordinaire Et Extraordinaire. These documents are available from Alcatel by contacting Investor Relations at http://www.alcatel.com/, by mail to 54, rue La Boetie, 75008 Paris, France or by telephone at 33-1-40-76- 10-10.

    Lucent Technologies

    CONTACT: Mary Ward, +1-908-582-7658, +1-908-565-1716 (mobile), or Wendy
    Zajack, +1-571-434-8045, +1-973-449-2951 (mobile), both of Lucent
    Technologies

    Web site: http://www.lucent.com/
    http://www.alcatel.com/




    Jonathan B. Rand Joins Fusion ManagementTelecom Industry Innovator to Guide Global VoIP Sales & Marketing

    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. announced today that Jonathan Rand has joined the Company's management team as Chief Marketing Officer. In this capacity, he will guide Fusion's worldwide VoIP sales, marketing, new product introduction, and global partnership development.

    "Jonathan has a tremendous record of revenue generation and market innovation in the VoIP/telecom space, and a broad range of successful transaction, alliance-building and management experience in the industry. His decision to join Fusion comes at a key time for the Company, as we are preparing for a global launch of our new VoIP services. We look forward to his impact on Fusion's growth and differentiation," said Matthew Rosen, President and CEO of Fusion.

    Prior to joining Fusion, Mr. Rand held senior management positions within IDT Corp and its affiliated companies since 1992, including Executive Vice President of International Sales & Treasurer of Net2Phone, Inc. from 1999-2002.

    "Fusion's plans for new VOIP services are very compelling and the company is clearly positioned to make its mark on this fast growing industry. I am excited to join Fusion's outstanding management team and look forward to building Fusion's revenue, service offerings, branding, and global partnerships," said Mr. Rand.

    As Net2Phone's Executive Vice President, Mr. Rand developed some of the world's first VoIP phones, built a $35 million global VoIP services business, and led Net2Phone's first full acquisition. Mr. Rand served as IDT's Senior VP Sales & Finance from 1992-1998, and was one of the core contributors to IDT's early success. Recently, Mr. Rand has been a partner in IDT Ventures, Inc., and the managing partner of Indigo Capital Advisers LLC, providing early stage companies with sales and financial strategies. He has extensive experience in strategizing and operating fast-growing sales and marketing organizations.

    Prior to IDT, Mr. Rand founded, grew, and sold a nationwide magazine, Campus Connection, reaching a circulation of 1.2 million. Earlier, Mr. Rand worked in Procter & Gamble's brand management program.

    Commenting on today's announcement, Roger Karam, President of Fusion's VoIP Division stated: "Jonathan has understood the VoIP space and its vast potential for many years. We are confident that his sales and marketing expertise, industry knowledge and general business acumen will be a tremendous addition to Fusion's expansion plans."

    About Fusion:

    Fusion provides its efonica branded VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Internet access, and other Internet services to, from, in and between emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Fusion currently provides services to consumers, corporations, international carriers, government entities, and Internet service providers in over 45 countries. For more information please go to: http://www.fusiontel.com/ or http://www.efonica.com/.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050705/NYTU073LOGO )

    Statements in this Press Release that are not purely historical facts, including statements regarding Fusion's beliefs, expectations, intentions or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, introduction of products in a timely fashion, market acceptance of new products, cost increases, fluctuations in and obsolescence of inventory, price and product competition, availability of labor and materials, development of new third-party products and techniques that render Fusion's products obsolete, delays in obtaining regulatory approvals, potential product recalls and litigation. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions which could cause Fusion's actual results to differ from management's current expectations are contained in Fusion's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through http://www.sec.gov/.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050705/NYTU073LOGO Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc.

    CONTACT: Fusion, Andrew Lewin, +1-212-972-2000, alewin@fusiontel.com;
    Investor, Andrew Hellman, CEOcast, Inc., +1-212-732-4300,
    adhellman@ceocast.com; Media, Rubenstein Associates, John Henderson,
    +1-212-843-8054, jhenderson@rubenstein.com

    Web site: http://www.fusiontel.com/




    Innotrac Corporation Announces 2005 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

    ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Innotrac Corporation announced financial results today for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. The Company reported revenues of $18.2 million for the quarter versus $20.9 million reported in the comparable period in 2004, a decrease of 13.0%. The decrease in revenue was primarily attributed to reduced volumes from our telecommunications and direct marketing clients, which was partially offset by an increase in volumes from our DSL business. In addition, we had a decrease in revenue from our retail/catalog clients as a result of the anticipated termination of services for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

    For the year ended December 31, 2005, the Company reported revenues of $73.9 million compared to $78.3 million for the same period in 2004, a decrease of 5.7%. This decrease was primarily the result of reduced volumes from our telecommunications business, which was partially offset by increased volumes from our DSL business and an increase in revenues from our direct marketing and retail/catalog businesses. The increase in revenues from our direct marketing and retail/catalog businesses was the result of increased volumes and the addition of several new clients, reduced by the termination of services for Tactica International, Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

    The Company reported a net loss of $3.0 million, or $0.24 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2005, versus net income of $60,000, or breakeven on a per share basis, in the comparable period of 2004. For the year ended December 31, 2005, the Company reported a net loss of $4.7 million, or $0.38 per share compared to net income of $110,000, or $0.01 per share, for the same period in 2004. Contributing to the net loss for both the fourth quarter and the year was an additional accounts receivable provision of approximately $1.7 million recorded for Tactica in the fourth quarter. The Company is in the process of liquidating Tactica's inventory in order to pay down Tactica's receivable balance. The additional reserve was based on management's estimate of the net realizable value of the remaining Tactica inventory, which was reduced considerably in the fourth quarter as a result of buyers not materializing as initially indicated by a the third party independent appraiser and a continuing reduction in value of the merchandise. The Company produced $5.1 million in cash flows from operations for 2005.

    Conference Call

    Innotrac Corporation will hold a conference call to discuss this release this evening, April 3, 2006 at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Investors can listen to the conference call live by dialing 1-877-569-0972 (Conference ID: 5561452) or by logging on to http://www.innotrac.com/ and clicking on "Webcasts and Presentations" in the "Company" section. The Webcast will be archived and available at the same Web address. Additionally, audio playback will be available at 1-800-642-1687 (Conference ID: 5561452).

    Innotrac

    Innotrac Corporation, founded in 1984 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a full-service fulfillment and logistics provider serving enterprise clients and world-class brands. The Company employs sophisticated order processing and warehouse management technology and operates eight fulfillment centers and two call centers in six cities spanning all time zones across the continental United States. For more information about Innotrac, visit the Innotrac Web site, http://www.innotrac.com/.

    Information contained in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking in nature. Forward-looking statements in this press release include our expectations for future progress in our business and future generation of cash flows. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or expected. Among the key factors that may have a direct bearing on Innotrac's operating results, performance or financial condition are competition, the demand for Innotrac's services, Innotrac's ability to retain its current clients and attract new clients, realization of expected revenues from new clients, the state of the telecommunications and direct response industries in general, changing technologies, Innotrac's ability to maintain profit margins in the face of pricing pressures and numerous other factors discussed in Innotrac's 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    INNOTRAC CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Twelve Months Ended Ended December 31, December 31, (Unaudited) (Audited) 2005 2004 2005 2004 Revenues $18,168 $20,889 $73,892 $78,322 Cost of revenues 9,329 11,254 37,656 37,925 Selling, general and administrative expenses 9,047 8,472 34,978 34,579 Bad Debt Expense 1,756 (245) 1,248 221 Depreciation and amortization 973 1,297 4,524 5,202 Total operating expenses 21,105 20,778 78,406 77,927 Operating (loss) income (2,937) 111 (4,514) 395 Interest expense 27 51 154 285 Total other expense 27 51 154 285 (Loss) income before income taxes (2,964) 60 (4,668) 110 Income tax (benefit) - - - - Net (loss) income $(2,964) $60 $(4,668) $110 Earnings per share: Basic $(0.24) $0.01 $(0.38) $0.01 Diluted $(0.24) $0.00 $(0.38) $0.01 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 12,280 11,930 12,196 11,865 Diluted 12,280 12,473 12,196 12,522 Note: These statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2006. INNOTRAC CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands) December 31, December 31, 2005 2004 ASSETS (Audited) (Audited) Current Assets: Cash $2,068 $1,377 Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,791 at December 31, 2005 and $1,624 at December 31, 2004) 12,745 18,405 Inventory 4,676 2,662 Prepaid expenses and other 1,383 1,986 Total current assets 20,872 24,430 Property and equipment, net 10,754 12,499 Goodwill 25,169 25,169 Other assets, net 1,177 1,275 Total assets $57,972 $63,373 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable $6,707 $6,023 Accrued expenses and other 3,036 2,630 Line of credit - 3,063 Total current liabilities 9,743 11,716 Noncurrent Liabilities: Other non-current liabilities 1,038 1,098 Total noncurrent liabilities 1,038 1,098 Total shareholders' equity 47,191 50,559 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $57,972 $63,373 Note: These statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2006. INNOTRAC CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in thousands) Three Months Twelve Months Ended Ended December 31, December 31, (Unaudited) (Audited) 2005 2004 2005 2004 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net (loss) income $(2,964) $60 $(4,668) $110 Adjustments to net loss: Depreciation and amortization 973 1,297 4,524 5,202 Provision for bad debts 1,755 (245) 1,247 (72) Loss on disposal of fixed assets 28 - 40 106 Amortization of deferred compensation - 16 - 84 Changes in working capital: Accounts receivable, gross (1,654) (1,104) 4,412 (2,651) Inventory (545) 1,949 (2,014) 8,234 Prepaid assets and other 151 386 499 (1,304) Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other 2,327 (625) 1,089 192 Cash provided by operating activities 71 1,734 5,129 9,901 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Capital expenditures (1,815) (650) (2,615) (2,762) Cash used in investing activities (1,815) (650) (2,615) (2,762) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Net borrowings (repayments) under line of credit - (1,285) (3,063) (8,740) Payment of capital lease obligation (5) (18) (58) (82) Loan fees paid (2) - (2) (15) Exercise of employee stock options 16 140 1,300 1,133 Stock reacquired to settle employee stock bonus withholding tax obligation - - - (286) Cash (used in) provided by financing activities 9 (1,163) (1,823) (7,990) Net increase (decrease) in cash (1,735) (79) 691 (851) Cash, beginning of period 3,803 1,456 1,377 2,228 Cash, end of period $2,068 $1,377 $2,068 $1,377 Note: These statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange on March 31, 2006.

    Innotrac Corporation

    CONTACT: Christine Herren, Senior Director and Controller of Innotrac
    Corporation, +1-678-584-4115, or cherren@innotrac.com

    Web site: http://www.innotrac.com/




    Charys Re-Announces Record Revenue and Net Earnings for the Quarter and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2006; Company Also Clarifies Valid Trading Ticker Symbol as CHYS.OB; Revenues Increase 2,132% and 742% Over Previous Year Periods

    ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charys Holding Company, Inc. ("Charys") (BULLETIN BOARD: CHYS.OB) , a holding company focused on pursuing growth opportunities within the Technology Infrastructure and Services Support market, today announced dramatic increases in revenues and net income for the quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2006 as compared to the same period the previous year.

    Revenues for the nine months ended January 31, 2006 increased 742% to $33.0 million as compared to $3.9 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year, while net earnings rose to $1.3 million or $0.13 per share (basic) compared to a loss of $690 thousand or $0.14 per share for the same period in the prior fiscal year. For the third quarter ending January 31, 2006, revenues increased by 2,132% to $21.8 million as compared to $1.0 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year, while net earnings for the period were $365 thousand or $0.03 per share (basic) as compared to a loss of $822 thousand or $0.16 per share loss for the third quarter ended January 31, 2005.

    Selected results of operations for the three months and nine months ended January 31, 2006 and 2005 are as follows:

    (in thousand, except per share data) Three months ended Nine months ended January 31, January 31, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Net sales $21,769 $975 $33,047 $3,925 Net income (loss): $365 ($822) $1,304 ($690) Net income (loss) per share - basic: $0.03 ($0.16) $0.13 ($0.14) Net income (loss) per share - diluted: $0.02 ($0.16) $0.11 ($0.14) Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 12,380 4,997 9,814 4,890 Diluted 16,953 4,997 12,227 4,890

    Results reflect the successful inclusion and integration of the Method IQ and Viasys Services acquisitions, which were effective November 1, 2005, highlighting management's capabilities to execute and deliver compelling results based on their business strategy. The operating results for the quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2006 represent a significant milestone in Charys' young and developing story.

    Commenting on the successful financial results, Chairman and CEO of Charys Billy V. Ray, Jr. said, "The achieved successes of Charys to date display the unique and creative operational capabilities of the organization, along with its dedication to bottom-line results, all coupled with sound management and increased industry demand. Charys remains positioned to expand its operations aggressively through additional future acquisitions, and organic growth."

    About Charys Holding Company, Inc.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Charys Holding Company, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CHYSE.OB) is a publicly traded company focusing on the fragmented and underserved segment referred to as The Integrated Infrastructure Services Segment. This segment varies widely in scope, but is fundamentally focused on upgrading the underpinning, infrastructure, and back office operations of the telecommunication, cable, electric, and Internet industries serving consumers, businesses and government entities. Charys' principle strategy is to acquire, through mergers and acquisitions, companies that support this underserved segment. For more information about Charys visit http://www.charys.com/.

    NOTE: The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    Forward-looking statements in this release, including statements regarding management's expectations for future financial results and access to capital markets, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements regarding Charys Holding Company, Inc., its operations and its financial results involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks of accessing capital markets on terms acceptable to Charys, downturns in economic conditions generally and in the telecommunications and data communications markets; risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for Charys products; risks of failing to attract and retain key managerial and technical personnel; risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures; risks associated with investing in new businesses; risks related to intellectual property rights and litigation; risks in technology development and commercialization.

    Company Contact: Morgan Ralph DeLucia Vice President - Investor Relations Charys Holding Company, Inc. 678-443-2307 Fax: 678-443-2320 rdelucia@charys.com Media contact: Corporate Evolutions, Inc. 516-482-6565 Fax: 516-482-6099 info@corporateevolutions.com

    Charys Holding Company, Inc.

    CONTACT: Company, Morgan Ralph DeLucia, Vice President - Investor
    Relations of Charys Holding Company, Inc., +1-678-443-2307, or fax,
    +1-678-443-2320, or rdelucia@charys.com; or Media, Corporate Evolutions, Inc.,
    +1-516-482-6565, or fax, +1-516-482-6099, or info@corporateevolutions.com




    Trey Resources Reports Record Revenue of $4,180,075 for 2005Sales Increase Over 145% From 2004

    LIVINGSTON, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trey Resources, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: TYRIA) , the premier total solutions provider specializing in business software for the small and medium sized business market, on Friday reported its financial results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2005 in its 10-KSB filed with the SEC.

    For fiscal year 2005, the Company reported revenue of $4,180,075, a record year for Trey. Revenue in fiscal year 2004 was only $1,703,281. This represents an increase of over 145%.

    The company reported a net loss of $2,408,644 compared to a net loss of $2,390,705 for the year ended December 31, 2004, primarily due to increased financing and interest charges as well as increased operating expenses associated with the operation of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, SWK Technologies, Inc. Full financial results for fiscal year 2005 can be found in the company's 10-KSB, filed on March 31, 2006 with the SEC.

    Mark Meller, CEO stated, "2005 was a watershed year for Trey. In addition to achieving record sales numbers, we believe we've established a solid foundation for rapid growth. Sales of our proprietary EDI software continue to increase. Our sales pipeline is strong. We are competing for ever larger deals, and are winning more than our fair share. We are working on becoming a significant participant in Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Our dealflow for potential acquisitions continues to grow. We are also investigating alternative sources of financing which may be more beneficial for the company in the long run. All in all, we are optimistic about the future and look forward to delivering superior financial results in the coming quarters."

    About Trey Resources

    Trey Resources is involved in the acquisition and build-out of technology and software companies. The Company's growth strategy is to acquire firms in this extensive and expanding, but highly fragmented segment, as it seeks to create substantial value for shareholders. Since June 2004, Trey has acquired SWK Technologies, Inc., Business Tech Solutions Group, Inc, and Wolen Katz Associates. For more information, contact Trey Resources CEO Mark Meller at (973) 758-9555 or by e-mail at mark.meller@swktech.com.

    This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding among other things our plans, strategies and prospects -- both business and financial. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "will," "may," "intend," "estimated," and "potential," among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents that we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to Trey Resources, Inc. or a person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary language.

    Trey Resources, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mark Meller, CEO of Trey Resources, +1-973-758-9555,
    mark.meller@swktech.com

    Web site: http://www.treyresources.com/




    Private Media Group Returns to Growth With a 20% Increase in Sales for the Three Month Period Ending December 31, 2005Company comments on business outlook

    BARCELONA, Spain, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Private Media Group Inc. a worldwide leader in premium-quality adult entertainment products, services and mobile and Internet content, today announced its positive results for the three-month period ending December 31, 2005.

    The Company reported an increase in sales of 1.1 million euro, to 7 million euro for the three month period ended December 31, 2005. Net income was 0.1 million euro for the three month period compared to a loss of 2.4 million euro for the same period last year.

    DVD sales increased 0.2 million euro, or 5%, to 3.7 million euro. The increase in DVD sales was primarily due to more new movie titles being released. Video sales decreased 0.2 million euro, 0.0 million euro compared to the same period in 2004. The decrease in sales was the result of a general industry decrease in Video sales due to the consumer migration from Video to DVD. Magazine sales decreased 0.5 million euro, or 45% to 0.7 million euro as a result of lower quantities sold during certain retail channels during the three month period. Internet sales increased 0.2 million euro, or 23%, to 1.0 million euro as a direct result of the Company's search engine optimization program.

    New Media sales: Broadcasting increased 0.8 million euro, or 297%, to 1.0 million euro as a result of increased VOD sales in the period (see discussion under comment below) and Wireless increased 0.4 million euro, or 259%, to 0.5 million euro. The increase in Wireless sales was primarily due to our content availability with additional operators.

    For the three months ended December 31, 2005, the Company achieved a gross profit of 4.2 million euro, or 60% of net sales, compared to 1.5 million euro, or 26% of net sales for the same period last year. The increase in gross profit as a percentage of sales was primarily the result of higher margin sales via Internet, Broadband, Wireless and Broadcasting platforms.

    Selling, general and administrative expenses were 4.0 million euro for the period compared to 4.6 million euro year-on-year, a decrease of 0.6 million euro, or 14%. The decrease is primarily the result of reductions in bad debt expense, depreciation and the effects of outsourcing which was offset by start-up cost relating to our Asian subsidiary and Lifestyle division.

    Operating profit. The Company reported an operating profit of 0.2 million euro for the three months ended December 31, 2005 compared to an operating loss of 3.1 million euro for the same period last year. The increase is the result of higher gross profit and reduced selling, general and administrative expenses.

    Commenting on some important factors relating to the business going forward, Private Media Group, Inc., CFO, Johan Gillborg stated: "During 2005 we increased our investment in our library of photographs and videos by 69% compared to the same period in 2004 and subsequently we will release more new proprietary movie titles in 2006 compared to 2005(1). We expect the increase of new movie releases in 2006 to result in increased DVD sales. We do also

    expect margins on DVD sales to improve since additional new releases available for sale increases the average sales price per unit.

    "In addition to the increase of proprietary movie titles available for sale, we are also consolidating the distribution in Europe of third party DVD content from Tera Patrick's Teravision as from January 2006. This third party content distribution requires no investment from us and positively complements our proprietary content. We expect this to increase DVD sales and contribute to gross profit.

    "We expect magazine sales to remain steady at the current three-month period level going forward. With Internet, a high-margin business, we have contracted a third-party to increase profitable traffic to our sites through a program that commenced running in May. It involves developing our sites from a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) perspective and creating an affiliate program for webmasters around the world, called Private Cash. During the second half of 2005 the number of unique visits to our main sites increased by 50% compared to the same quarter period in 2004. Historically, we have not carried out any of the above activities and going forward we expect the SEO and the affiliate program to increase Internet sales from both memberships and our online shop.

    "During the second quarter of 2005, we made an agreement with Playboy TV Latin America for the operation and distribution of Private branded TV channels in Latin America. With this new agreement we are significantly increasing our broadcasting presence in this region and in 2006 we will start seeing an impact on our revenues from the region.

    "In the third quarter of 2005 we made an agreement with a member of the Portland Television Group of companies for the launch of a new Private channel in the UK. This fresh new channel will be launched in the first half of 2006 and replace the Private Blue channel, which was established in the UK in 2000. The new channel will primarily be available as a pay-per-view channel via the BSkyB Digital Satellite platform. The BSkyB platform currently carries more than 7.4 million subscribers. This new channel will start having an impact on profits during the first half of 2006.

    "In November 2005 we signed a five-year agreement with Playboy TV International to merge our two adult pay-TV channels, Private Gold and Spice Platinum in Europe and thereby consolidating market leadership in the region. The new channel is called Private Spice and will launch in May 2006. There is very little overlap between the two channels and subsequently the new channel will significantly increase the distribution in the region. This new channel will start having an impact on profits during the second half of 2006.

    "During the second half of 2005 we have also seen evidence of an emerging new source of significant future profits in the True Video on Demand (TVOD(2)) market in Europe. Revenues from our first distributor on this type of platform have increased steadily during 2005 and the growth in our revenues has been in line with the subscriber growth on this new VOD platform. During the fourth quarter of this year, revenues from this platform increased 86% compared to the preceding quarter. We have reason to believe that our revenue will continue to grow in line with the forecasted subscriber growth on this new VOD platform and subsequently we expect a contribution to operating profit for 2006 from this new distributor. Furthermore, we expect to contract additional TVOD platforms in Europe in 2006, however, we are currently unable to determine the future potential contribution to operating profit from these platforms.

    "During the fourth quarter of 2005, we opened up a subsidiary in Hong Kong to respond to an ever-increasing local demand in Asia for the Private brand, including licensing of content for broadcast TV, VOD online, IPTV and mobile as well as brand licensing for clubs and retail outlets. Immediate interest in Private is principally stemming from Korea, China, Japan and Hong Kong. Nonetheless the whole consumer culture in this region is ripe for superior adult-oriented products with a strong brand identity and we believe that sales from this region will start having an impact in the second quarter of 2006.

    "During the fourth quarter we also started up Private Lifestyle. Private Lifestyle is a division of Private Media Group which coordinates a range of products associated with the Private brand: a trend and lifestyle magazine; Private Lifestyle Productions, a music label that produces Electronic and Dance music compilations; and Private Lifestyle Merchandising, which includes the Private Clothing Line, Private Beverages (Private Energy Drink, Private Wines and Private Vodka) amongst others. The division also coordinates, manages and produces high-end special events worldwide.

    "During the second quarter of 2005, we created a dedicated mobile content department headed up by Tim Clausen. This new development has launched us into a new era, gaining carriage with both national and international mobile carriers, and we are currently in the process of expanding our business in this market via several new operators. This will enable us to leverage our unique range of content, our trademarks and our huge existing customer base to take our mobile presence in Europe to a truly market dominant position. In 2005, the revenues from this distribution channel increased 83% compared to 2004. The increase in revenues is related to our content being available with additional new mobile phone operators.

    "As of December 31, 2005 Private's content was available to mobile consumers via 33 operators in 19 countries, of which 9 operators went live since September 2005. During the first quarter 2006, the Company went live with 8 additional operators and have contracted to go live with 14 additional in the second quarter. The Company is expecting to go live with additional operators during the remainder of 2006. We expect the creation of our dedicated mobile content department to have a significant impact on broadcasting revenues and operating profit in 2006.

    "We are currently unable to determine what our potential revenue will be from the marketing of our content to the mobile adult content market. However, we believe that adult content, as it has done with other new technologies, will help to drive the sale of content on mobile devices(3)," Mr. Gillborg concluded.

    (1) The window from investment in a movie title to release is typically six to eight months. (2) True Video On Demand - (TVOD) - TVOD is the ideal VOD service where individual users get immediate responses when interacting with the VOD system. With TVOD, the user can not only order the program online, but be able to do any VCR or DVD-like commands on the VOD system with the same quick response time as it is when working a VCR or DVD. (3) Juniper Research estimates in its white paper Adult to Mobile: Personal Services - Second Edition (February 2005) that the global mobile adult content market will more than triple over the next five years, to nearly US$2.1 billion by 2009. Financial Highlights (In thousands of euro, except per share amounts) Three months ended December 31, 2005 2004 Revenue 6,956 5,815 Net Income (loss) 94 (2,405) Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding: Basic 52,182,053 50,140,526 Diluted 53,187,430 N/A Net Income per common and common equivalent share: Basic 0.00 (0.06) Diluted 0.00 (0.06) (In thousands of euro, except per share amounts) Twelve months ended December 31, 2005 2004 Revenue 27,772 29,798 Net Income (loss) 50 2,643 Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding: Basic 51,720,180 50,136,203 Diluted 53,155,311 N/A Net Income per common and common equivalent share: Basic 0.00 (0.02) Diluted 0.00 (0.02) About Private Media Group

    With its 40 year track record, Private is a leading global adult entertainment company that distributes its content over a wide range of media platforms, including narrow and broadband Internet, DVD and video, magazines, broadcasting and wireless technologies. It owns the worldwide rights to the largest archive of high quality adult content in the world, which it physically distributes in over 40 countries.

    Disclaimer

    This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward- looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current judgments of those issues. However, because those statements are forward-looking and apply to future events, they are subject to such risks and uncertainties, which could lead to results materially different than anticipated by the Company.

    For further information please contact Alejandra Moore Mayorga Tel +34 91 531 23 88 amoore@grupoalbion.net http://www.private/ .com

    Private Media Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Alejandra Moore Mayorga, Tel +34-91-531-23-88,
    amoore@grupoalbion.net




    Measurement Specialties Enters High-Precision Temperature Market with Acquisitions of BetaTHERM Sensors and YSI Temperature

    HAMPTON, Va., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Measurement Specialties, Inc. , a designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced today it has entered into agreements to acquire two companies in the field of high-precision temperature sensing for an aggregate purchase price of $52 million. To finance the transactions, the Company expanded its current credit facility with GE Commercial Finance, JPMorgan Chase Bank and Wachovia Bank from $35 million to $75 million.

    Measurement Specialties announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the capital stock of BetaTHERM Sensors, a temperature sensor company headquartered in Galway, Ireland, for $38 million ($35 million in cash at close, $2 million deferred payments and $1million in MEAS shares). Established in 1983, BetaTHERM designs and manufactures precision thermistors and custom probes used for temperature sensing in aerospace, biomedical, automotive, industrial and consumer goods applications.

    Measurement Specialties also announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the capital stock of YSI Temperature, a division of Yellow Springs, Ohio-based YSI Incorporated, which also manufactures thermistors and custom probes, for $14 million in cash. YSI Temperature is a leader in the high-precision temperature market, focusing on engineered solutions for medical/healthcare, aerospace and industrial applications.

    The combined acquisitions will establish the basis of a newly formed Temperature product line within MEAS. The group will focus on high-precision, application engineered solutions. For the 12 months ended March 31, 2006, the group will have combined annual proforma sales of approximately $36 million, and will generate approximately $7.5 million in proforma earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). The Company anticipates closing both transactions on or before Tuesday.

    "I am extremely pleased to announce the acquisitions of BetaTherm and YSI Temperature," commented Frank Guidone, Company CEO. "Temperature sensing is the most commonly measured physical characteristic, and has been a gap in our technology portfolio. The combined strength of BetaTHERM and YSI Temperature will make MEAS a formidable player in the high-precision market. Strong synergies between both companies, as well as with MEAS, make this a very strategic addition. Both companies are financial stable, and we anticipate the new product line to be immediately accretive to earnings."

    Terence Monaghan, BetaTHERM CEO added, "The BetaTHERM team is delighted to be joining MEAS. The strength of its position in the sensor industry, coupled with its global resources, will significantly enhance BetaTHERM and our ability to set the standard in the customised, high-precision temperature marketplace."

    YSI Inc. President and CEO Rick Omlor stated, "After closely examining our portfolio and strategically reviewing key product lines, we recognized that what we do best is instrumentation, systems, and services. As such YSI's strongest growth opportunities are in the environmental business, where we have chosen to dedicate the necessary investments in new technology and acquisitions. Also we concluded that the interests of our temperature components group would be better served with a company like Measurement Specialties, which can grow and invest in this business."

    The Company will host a teleconference to discuss the transactions and financing agreement on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 4:15 PM (Eastern Time). To participate please dial (800) 230-1951. International callers should dial (612) 332-0932. Interested parties may also listen via the Internet at: http://www.investorcalendar.com/. The call will be available for replay for 30 days through AT&T by dialing (800) 475-6701 (US dialers) or (320) 365-3844 (international callers), then entering access code 824990, or at http://www.investorcalendar.com/, or on the company's website at http://www.meas-spec.com/.

    About Measurement Specialties. Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, force, vibration, position, humidity, temperature and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies - including piezoresistive, electro-optic, electro-magnetic, capacitive, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro- electromechanical systems (MEMS), piezoelectric polymers and strain gauges - to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.

    This release includes forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including but not limited to, statements regarding non-recurring expenses, and resolution of pending litigation. Forward looking statements may be identified by such words or phases "should", "intends", "expects", "will", "continue", "anticipate", "estimated", "projected", "may", "we believe", "future prospects", or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements above involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that might cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, success of any reorganization; ability to raise additional funds; conditions in the general economy and in the markets served by the Company; competitive factors, such as price pressures and the potential emergence of rival technologies; interruptions of suppliers' operations affecting availability of component materials at reasonable prices; timely development and market acceptance, and warranty performance of new products; success in integrating acquired businesses; changes in product mix, costs and yields, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; uncertainties related to doing business in Hong Kong and China; and the risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. The Company from time-to-time considers acquiring or disposing of business or product lines. Forward-looking statements do not include the impact of acquisitions or dispositions of assets, which could affect results in the near term. Actual results may differ materially. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this issue.

    Company Contact: Frank Guidone, CEO, (757) 766-4400

    Investor Contact: Aimee Boutcher or Daniel Boutcher, (973) 239-2878

    Measurement Specialties, Inc.

    CONTACT: Frank Guidone, CEO +1-757-766-4400; or Aimee Boutcher or Daniel
    Boutcher, Boutcher & Boutcher Investor Relations, +1-973-239-2878

    Web site: http://www.msiusa.com/
    http://www.meas-spec.com/




    Sun Augments Its Offerings for Embedded Market Through New Versions of Java Platform Standard Edition

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Embedded Systems Conference Booth # 1602, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In preparation for the Embedded Systems Conference, Sun Microsystems, Inc. , the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM) technology, today expanded its offerings for the embedded development market by releasing two new editions of the Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) -- a reduced-footprint build that uses less than 25 megabytes (MB) of storage, and a fully supported custom port for PowerPC users. Sun also announced a new tuning and benchmarking service for optimizing performance of the Java SE platform for embedded deployments. Sun will also be demonstrating the early access release of its Sun Java Real-Time System version 2.0 in their booth at the show.

    Java technology is becoming an increasingly utilized platform for modern embedded systems due to its inherent networking support, display strengths, and data processing capabilities. Most features of the Java SE platform can be used now for embedded development, thanks to the increasing capacity of new hardware. One good example is the new VIA EPIA N-series Nano-ITX mainboard -- which is only 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) square -- yet features a one gigahertz (1 GHz) processor and up to one gigabyte (1 GB) of memory.

    The new reduced footprint -- or "headless" (meaning largely without graphics support) -- version of the Java SE platform requires only 23 MB of storage space and is ideal for embedded developers who want to take advantage of the strong networking, performance, and processing capabilities of Java technology. The PowerPC version is a stable, supported version of the Java SE platform designed specifically for the PowerPC processor, which is currently in wide use among developers for larger-scale (non cell-phone) embedded devices. For more information on Java SE for embedded development, please visit: http://java.sun.com/j2se/embedded .

    "Intermec is deploying the Java SE platform on our IF5 RFID reader. The performance and capabilities of the Java SE software made Intermec's choice of a development platform very easy," said Colin Murphy, principle product manager at Intermec. "Using Java technology, we have seen a significant increase in developer productivity, which is helping us get our products to market sooner."

    From a technical perspective, embedded developers using the new versions of the Java SE platform can leverage resources and sample code available from http://java.sun.com/ and http://www.java.net/ , as well as tap into the millions of developers working with Java technology across the globe. The Java SE platform gives embedded developers the ability to deploy applications across multiple hardware platforms and provides features such as generics, templates, and just-in-time compilers that are not available with other programming languages. The Java Native Interface (JNI) provides developers with the ability to access their legacy C/C++ code libraries directly without requiring extensive code rewrites. In addition, developers can access a wide range of free and open-source code and participate along with other Java software developers in community projects such as the NetBeans(TM) integrated development environment, Tomcat application server, Apache web server, Derby database, and others.

    It is important to note that the new versions of Java SE do not minimize the value of the Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME). Java ME technology remains a standard front-line platform for traditional embedded development involving very low processor power and memory (e.g. cell phones, handhelds, processors embedded in smaller printers, copiers, etc.).

    "There are two converging trends happening in the embedded space today: one is that the power and scale of processing driven by Moore's Law enables smaller and more powerful platforms for embedded use; and the other is that more and more 'things' are being connected to the Internet. Together, this means that the embedded marketplace is rapidly evolving and perhaps even becoming the mainstream computing environment for this century," said Laurie Tolson, vice president, Java Platform Group at Sun. "Our announcements today are another example of Sun listening to feedback from developers in the community and responding to their requests. These new releases are completely customer-driven and demonstrate Sun's intent to continue developing our offerings and helping to drive innovation in this growing large-scale embedded market."

    Tuning and Benchmarking Services

    Sun's new tuning and benchmarking services focuses on adjusting the numerous tunable components in the standard Java Virtual Machine (JVM(TM)) including: stack memory, just-in-time compiler settings, selecting the proper garbage collector and other settings. Experience has shown that tuning the JVM in this manner can improve application performance speed anywhere from 25% to 200% -- without requiring any code change by the customer.

    "Sun's performance tuning and benchmarking service provided Nortel with excellent results," said Paul Ensing, Nortel IMS Development Director. "Without having to change any code in our applications, Sun was able to recommend significant improvement to our application performance by tuning the JVM for our specific situation -- using our software running on our hardware. Furthermore, Sun's experts have helped us evaluate our own Java code to isolate and remove additional performance bottlenecks."

    The JVM Tuning and Benchmarking Service works this way: The customer provides Sun with an application and environment (either via a loaner system to Sun or remote access to their on-site system). The customer also provides Sun with critical performance measures, if any. Sun performs a benchmarking run with custom and standard benchmarks first; then follows a one- to two-week tuning process to optimize the JVM for best performance given the application, processor, memory, and operating system configuration.

    Pricing for the JVM Tuning/Benchmarking service is handled on a "statement of work" basis to provide the most flexibility for the customer. For more information, see this website: http://java.sun.com/j2se/embedded/ .

    Sun at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC)

    Sun will be demonstrating the new Java SE for embedded systems at ESC in San Jose, Calif. April 4-7, 2006 in booth # 1602. In addition, Sun will also be highlighting the early access release of its Java Real-Time System 2.0, which will support Java SE 5.0, x86 and x64 platforms and will include an innovative real-time garbage collector. The early access release will be demonstrated running on the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System on a VIA nano-ITX board and controlling an inverted pendulum control problem.

    About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com.

    * The terms "Java Virtual Machine" and "JVM" mean a Virtual Machine for the Java platform.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jacki DeCoster Sun Microsystems 415-294-4482 jacki.decoster@sun.com allpress@sun.com 650-786-7737

    NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, NetBeans, JVM and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

    Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jacki DeCoster of Sun Microsystems, +1-415-294-4482, or
    jacki.decoster@sun.com, or +1-650-786-7737, or allpress@sun.com

    Web site: http://sun.com/




    SBA Communications Corporation Announces Receipt of Consents to Amend Indentures

    BOCA RATON, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SBA Communications Corporation ("SBA" or the "Company") announced today that pursuant to its previously announced cash tender offers and consent solicitations (the "Offers and Consent Solicitations") for any and all of its 9 3/4% Senior Discount Notes due 2011, which were co-issued by its wholly- owned subsidiary, SBA Telecommunications, Inc. (the "9 3/4% Notes") and its 8 1/2% Senior Notes due 2012 (the "8 1/2% Notes," and collectively with the 9 3/4% Notes, the "Notes"), it has received the consents necessary to adopt certain proposed amendments to the indentures under which the Notes were issued. The proposed amendments will eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain events of default. Adoption of the proposed amendments requires the consent of holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount at maturity of the outstanding 9 3/4% Notes and outstanding 8 1/2% Notes.

    The proposed amendments to the applicable indenture will become operative when tendered Notes are accepted for payment, which is expected to be promptly after the expiration of the Offers and Consent Solicitations. The Offers and Consent Solicitations are currently scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on April 20, 2006, unless extended (the "Expiration Date"). Withdrawal rights with respect to the Offers and Consent Solicitations expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 31, 2006.

    The Offers and Consent Solicitations are subject to the satisfaction of certain remaining conditions, including (1) the consummation of the acquisition of 100% of the common stock of AAT Communications Corp. and (2) the consummation of the required financing, as well as other customary conditions.

    The terms of the Offers and Consent Solicitations are described in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated March 20, 2006 and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal, copies of which may be obtained from D.F. King & Co., Inc.

    SBA has engaged Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. to act as joint dealer managers and solicitation agents in connection with the Offers and Consent Solicitations. Questions regarding the Offers and Consent Solicitations may be directed to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., High Yield Capital Markets, at 212-250-5655 (collect), Attn: Alexandra Barth or J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Liability Management Group, at 866-834-4666 (U.S. toll free). Requests for documentation may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Offers and Consent Solicitations, at 212-269-5550 (for Banks and Brokers) and 800-431-9645 (U.S. toll free).

    This press release is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of acceptance of the offer to purchase, which may be made only pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement and related Consent and Letter of Transmittal. The Offers and Consent Solicitations are being made solely by the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal (as they may be amended from time to time), and those documents should be consulted for additional information regarding delivery procedures and the conditions for the Offers and Consent Solicitations.

    SBA is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in the United States. SBA generates revenue from two primary businesses -- site leasing and site development services. The primary focus of the Company is the leasing of antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. Since it was founded in 1989, SBA has participated in the development of over 25,000 antenna sites in the United States.

    This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding the completion of the Offers and Consent Solicitations. These forward-looking statements may be affected by risks and uncertainties in the Company's business. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosure contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 10, 2006. The Company wishes to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company's actual results and could cause the Company's actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company, including the risk that the conditions to the Offers and Consent Solicitations are not satisfied or waived.

    For additional information about SBA, please contact Pam Kline, Vice- President-Capital Markets, at (561) 995-7670, or visit our website at http://www.sbasite.com/ .

    SBA Communications Corporation

    CONTACT: Pam Kline, Vice-President-Capital Markets, SBA Communications
    Corporation, +1-561-995-7670

    Web site: http://www.sbasite.com/




    Zoran Launches Programmable Processor for Emerging Office Desktop Color Printer MarketQuatro 4230 Processor Offers Improvements for Networked Laser Printers, MFPs, and Scanners

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zoran Corporation announced the availability of its Quatro 4230 digital printer processor, a highly integrated, fully programmable, system-on-a-chip (SOC) solution for printer manufacturers.

    The Quatro 4230 processor delivers the industry's most highly integrated solution for networked office laser printers and multifunction peripherals (MFPs). The Quatro 4230 processor is the only single-chip solution that embeds a high-performance CPU for processing printer languages and supports complete color MFP functionality for products with performance up to 20 color pages per minute, a level previously achieved only with multi-chip solutions. Its embedded, high-performance CPU positions original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to compete in the emerging desktop color laser market by reducing controller cost when compared to existing less integrated solutions.

    "The addition of the Quatro 4230 processor to Zoran's product line is significant because it offers a color laser platform that has the ability to process Zoran's page description language (PDL) interpreter firmware, Integrated Print System (IPS)," said Neil Epstein, senior director of product marketing, Zoran Imaging Division. "PDLs continue to be a key requirement for the office market since they help OEMs meet the stringent compatibility requirements of Fortune 1000 organizations."

    "IDC forecasts that worldwide shipments of color laser printers and MFPs will grow from 3.9 million units in 2005 to over 7 million units by 2009," said Keith Kmetz, program director of Hardcopy Peripherals Solutions and Services at IDC. "Zoran's Quatro 4230 processor offers OEMs a complete solution including MFP firmware, PDL and laser pulse width modulation, putting Zoran in a solid position to capitalize on this market's expected growth."

    The Quatro 4230 solution combines an embedded ARM11 CPU for processing PDLs and dual Quatro SIMD DSP cores for high quality copy image processing and PDL acceleration, providing OEMs with a compelling combination of performance and programmability. To help reduce time to market, Zoran offers manufacturers a complete development platform including connectivity stacks for the Ethernet, USB, and PCI interfaces and an extensive library of optimized image processing routines with all the algorithms typically used in scanning, printing, and copying applications. The platform is common across Zoran's Quatro family of SOCs.

    Quatro SOCs target a growing range of markets and include the following products:

    Product CPU DSP Package Quatro 4230 400 MHz ARM11 Dual 300 MHz 412 pins Quatro 4110 150 MHz ARM9 210 MHz 260 pins Quatro 4200 Series 67 MHz ARM7 133 MHz 292 pins Quatro 4100 67 MHz ARM7 133 MHz 216 pins Quatro 4050 67 MHz ARM7 133 MHz 176 pins

    The Quatro 4230 processor is now available in sample quantities to qualified Zoran customers. For more information, please visit http://www.zoran.com/ or contact a sales representative at 781-638-7500.

    About Zoran Corporation

    Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and Connect and Share technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DVD, digital camera, DTV, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at http://www.zoran.com/ or at 408 523-6500.

    NOTE: Zoran, the Zoran logo, Quatro, Integrated Print System, and IPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

    Zoran Corporation

    CONTACT: Editorial Contact, Suzanne Dumaresq, +1-781-638-7703, or
    suzanne.dumaresq@zoran.com, or Company Contact, Betty Watkins,
    +1-408-523-4373, or betty.watkins@zoran.com, both of Zoran Corporation

    Web site: http://www.zoran.com/




    Agilysys Declares Quarterly Dividend

    CLEVELAND, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. today announced its quarterly cash dividend on common stock of $0.03 per share, payable May 1, 2006 to shareholders of record as of April 15, 2006.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030915/AGLSLOGO) About Agilysys, Inc.

    Agilysys is one of the foremost distributors and premier resellers of enterprise computer technology solutions. It has a proven track record of delivering complex server and storage hardware, software and services to resellers, large and medium-sized corporate customers, as well as public- sector clients across a diverse set of industries. In addition, the company provides customer-centric software applications and services focused on the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Agilysys has sales offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.agilysys.com/ .

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030915/AGLSLOGO
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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Agilysys, Inc.

    CONTACT: Analysts and Investors, Martin Ellis, Executive Vice President,
    Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, +1-440-720-8682, or
    martin.ellis@agilysys.com, or Media, Julie Young, Director, Corporate
    Communications, +1-440-720-8602, or julie.young@agilysys.com, both of
    Agilysys, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.agilysys.com/




    Back to the Future: MindSpring ReduxMindSpring PC Voice Application Combines Internet Voice and IM

    ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Can a blast from the past 'ring in' the future? EarthLink , the nation's next generation Internet service provider (ISP), thinks so. Bringing back one of the 90's most successful Internet brands, the company today officially relaunched MindSpring(SM). The new MindSpring is EarthLink's softphone client that combines Internet voice and instant messaging on a consumer's PC. MindSpring will be available today free-of-charge, and can be downloaded at http://www.mindspring.com/.

    Integrating popular Internet applications and Voice over IP (VoIP), MindSpring delivers high quality, crystal-clear voice calling capabilities and real-time text (instant messaging) and access to free voicemail and EarthLink Web Mail. This combination allows MindSpring users to have one identity for e-mail, instant messaging and phone calls over the Internet. PC-to-PC voice calls are free, and customers can also dial traditional telephone users at the reduced rate of 2 cents per minute. New sign-ups receive 30 free minutes.

    "The MindSpring name is back, better than ever helping EarthLink lead the way in Internet voice communications with cool new Internet tools and technology," said Tom Hsieh, director of voice products and engineering at EarthLink. "Staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues just got a whole lot easier as consumers can use MindSpring to talk and send messages PC- to-PC in real-time, for free."

    In addition, MindSpring is built on the SIP (session initiation protocol) Internet standard, a platform which makes it compatible with any other open SIP-based network. MindSpring and Google Talk are also interoperable for instant messaging.

    MindSpring is named after MindSpring Enterprises, the company that merged with EarthLink Network in 2000 to create the present-day EarthLink, Inc. The beta version of MindSpring, known as EarthLink Vling, was first released last summer.

    "Our MindSpring product is a key building block in EarthLink's suite of Internet voice offerings, so it's appropriate that we name the service after one of the pioneering Internet companies known for innovation and customer service," Hsieh added.

    MindSpring voice and instant-messaging service is available to high-speed Internet users running Windows XP or 2000, with or without an existing EarthLink account.

    Other product features include: - Free Voicemail Accessible Via E-mail - Online Calling Log - Online Signup and Account Management - Invite-a-Friend Feature

    MindSpring joins EarthLink trueVoice(SM) and EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service in the company's suite of voice-over-IP offerings. Launched earlier this year, EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service bundles high-speed Internet access up to 8.0mbs/s with home phone service. With EarthLink's Home Phone Service, consumers can make calls over the Internet using their current telephones through Covad's line-powered voice technology. EarthLink trueVoice, launched last fall, is a plug-and-play VoIP solution that can be installed to work on any touch-tone phone, providing consumers with considerable cost- savings over traditional telephone service and enhanced features.

    For more information about EarthLink's voice services, please visit http://www.earthlink.net/voice.

    About EarthLink

    "EarthLink. We revolve around you(tm)." As the nation's next generation Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. Serving over five million subscribers, EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, voice, web hosting, wireless or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking or security, EarthLink connects people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at http://www.earthlink.net/.

    EarthLink

    CONTACT: Carla Shaw, +1-404-748-7436, or mobile, +1-404-849-1140, or
    shawcm@corp.earthlink.net, or Rosemary Jean-Louis, +1-404-748-7500, or
    jean-louisro@corp.earthlink.net, both of EarthLink

    Web site: http://www.earthlink.net/
    http://www.earthlink.net/voice
    http://www.mindspring.com/




    eResearchTechnology Announces $22.8 Million in Recent Study Awards for Cardiac Safety Monitoring and Information Distribution ServicesRecent Signings Highlighted by Six Thorough QT Studies and Two Program Level Awards; First Quarter Bookings Total $29.9 Million

    PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eResearchTechnology, Inc. (eRT), , a leading provider of centralized electrocardiographic (ECG) collection and interpretation services, announced today that it has been awarded $22.8 million in cardiac safety monitoring and services since the last update on February 8. The recent awards drive total bookings for the first quarter of 2006 to $29.9 million.

    Highlights of the recent awards include: -- Two program awards from a global top 20 pharmaceutical and an emerging U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company totaling approximately $4.2 million. The number of program awards for the quarter totals three for more than $7.4 million. -- Six Thorough QT studies from two top 20 global drug developers and four U.S.- and Europe-based growing biopharmaceutical organizations totaling approximately $8.5 million. This brings Thorough QT studies awarded for the quarter to eight, totaling approximately $11.0 million.

    eRT will provide comprehensive support, including provision of digital 12-lead ECG equipment designed to facilitate collection of cardiac safety data that is subsequently provided to eRT for analysis. eRT will perform digital collection, measurement, interpretation, review, and distribution of cardiac safety data through its EXPeRT(R) workflow enabled data handling technology, the first solution in production that was designed explicitly to meet emerging international regulatory guidance and technical standards.

    "The recent awards and overall first quarter performance are indicative of continued strong demand for eRT's cardiac safety solutions across all phases of clinical development and place eRT on track for year over year bookings growth in 2006," said Scott Grisanti, executive vice president of business development and chief marketing officer at eRT. "We are pleased that momentum gained in business development efforts during the second half of 2005 has continued in the first quarter of 2006 and look forward to partnering with all segments of the drug development community in the coming quarter to ensure effective cardiac safety services for Thorough QT studies and large scale later phase programs, along with requirements to support routine trials and EDC/clinical data initiatives."

    Based in Philadelphia, PA, eResearchTechnology, Inc. (http://www.ert.com/) is a provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries on a global basis. The company is a market leader in providing centralized core-diagnostic electrocardiographic (ECG) technology and services to evaluate cardiac safety in clinical development. The company is also a leader in providing technology and services to streamline the clinical trials process by enabling its customers to automate the collection, analysis, and distribution of clinical data in all phases of clinical development.

    Statements included in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties such as competitive factors, technological development, market demand, and the company's ability to obtain new contracts and accurately estimate net revenues due to variability in size, scope and duration of projects, and internal issues in the sponsoring client. The sponsors may cancel these agreements at their sole discretion. As a result, actual results may differ materially from any financial outlooks stated herein. Further information on potential factors that could affect the company's financial results can be found in the company's Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    eResearchTechnology, Inc.

    CONTACT: Joan Sterlacci, eResearchTechnology, Inc., +1-908-203-6473; or
    Matt Hayden, Hayden Communications, +1-858-704-5065, for eResearchTechnology,
    Inc.

    Web site: http://www.ert.com/




    Baker Reports Preliminary Revenue Results for 2005

    PITTSBURGH, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Michael Baker Corporation (the "Company") today reported its preliminary and unaudited revenue results for the full year of 2005 compared to the actual and reported results, prior to any restatement, for 2004. The Company is providing these preliminary results in an effort to keep its shareholders informed about the performance of the Company while it works to complete the previously announced restatement of its consolidated financial statements for fiscal years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, and its related interim consolidated financial statements for each of the quarters of 2003 and 2004 and the first quarter of 2005. The Company previously disclosed in a news release and related Form 8-K dated January 31, 2006 that it would be restating these financial results and indicated the reasons for the restatement and delay in filing the required documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, the Company filed a Form 12B-25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it would need additional time to file its Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2005.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020605/BAKERLOGO)

    For 2005, the Company's total contract revenues were approximately $575 million, which compares to total contract revenues of $551 million for 2004. Revenues in the Engineering business increased approximately seven percent from the year-ago period, while revenues in the Energy business were basically equal to 2004.

    In November 2005, the company issued a news release with a September 30, 2005 year-to-date earnings range of $1.05 to $1.15 earnings per diluted common share. The company's full-year 2005 earnings results are currently in the review and audit process and are expected to be reported in late May or early June. As previously announced, the 2005 results will be adversely impacted by a number of factors, including various items related to the restatement and goodwill impairment and damage to assets owned by an unconsolidated subsidiary as a result of the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico of approximately three cents per diluted common share. Subsequent to the September 30, 2005 earnings range, the Company announced a legal settlement with A&L, Inc. which adversely affects earnings by approximately seven cents per diluted common share.

    The Company had a cash balance of approximately $19 million at December 31, 2005, compared to $15 million on December 31, 2004.

    The Company cautions that all of these results are preliminary and subject to change, possibly materially, following the completion and analysis of the year-to-date financial statements for 2005, and the restatement of the financial statements for the five years ended December 31, 2004. In addition, because the Company has not yet reported its results for the quarters ended June 30, 2005, or September 30, 2005, these periods remain open to the potential effect of subsequent events which may occur after the current date and before the Company reports its results for these periods. Finally, the Company reiterates that the above preliminary and unaudited financial information does not represent all of the information that would normally be included in a year-end report on Form 10-K with respect to the Company's financial results.

    Michael Baker Corporation provides engineering and operations and maintenance services for its clients' most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary practice areas are aviation, environmental, facilities, geospatial information technologies, linear utilities, transportation, water/wastewater, and oil & gas. With more than 4,500 employees in over 40 offices across the United States and internationally, Baker is focused on providing services that span the complete life cycle of infrastructure and managed asset projects.

    (The above information includes certain forward-looking statements concerning future operations and performance of the Company. Forward-looking statements are subject to market, operating and economic risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from the performance suggested above. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others: increased competition; increased costs; changes in general market conditions; changes in industry trends; changes in the regulatory environment; changes in the Company's relationship and/or contracts with FEMA; changes in anticipated levels of government spending on infrastructure, including TEA-21; changes in loan relationships or sources of financing; changes in management; changes in information systems; and costs to comply with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; late SEC filings; and the possibility for restatement of financial results. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.)

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    CONTACT: David Higie of Michael Baker Corporation, +1-412-269-6449

    Web site: http://www.mbakercorp.com/




    EMC Unveils World's First Enterprise-Class Archiving Software Based on a Unified Archiving PlatformExtends Strategy to Provide Customers With a Common Set of Retention, Storage and Security Policies for All Archived Information

    HOPKINTON, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today unveiled EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports software. The new products leverage capabilities from the proven EMC Documentum content management technology and are the world's first enterprise-class e-mail and reports archiving software products based on a unified archiving platform.

    Through EMC products including Archive Services for Email and Archive Services for Reports, EMC's unified archiving platform will enable customers to employ a common set of services for collecting, retaining, migrating, securing and discovering all types of information. As a result, customers will be better equipped to search and retrieve information for compliance and legal discovery, content re-use, improved decision-making and improving the cost and operational efficiencies of their archiving applications.

    Today's announcement, in addition to the previous announcement of EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP software, reinforces EMC's strategy and commitment to help customers deploy a holistic set of retention, storage and security policies and access tools for all archived information. EMC intends to apply this strategy across all forms of information, including e-mail, images, reports, documents, records, videos and entire websites.

    Dave DeWalt, President, EMC Software Group, said, "EMC continues at an aggressive pace to drive increasing levels of value for customers through the integration of organic technologies with software acquisitions, in this case, Documentum, Legato and Acartus. With today's announcement, EMC is well positioned to address customers' immediate information needs while also shaping the future of information management."

    David Valcik, Vice President of Technical Services at Beverly Corporation, said, "As an EMC customer, we are very impressed with the quality of EMC's product offerings and great customer service. EMC has addressed our technological and business issues in the past. With this announcement, they're delivering precisely what companies like us not only want, but urgently need."

    Valcik added, "Part of the great customer service we provide is ensuring the privacy and security of patient-identifiable information. With many of our employees dealing with patient-related information - be it an e-mail, medical record or invoice - we've not historically been able to archive and retain this information for compliance purposes. EMC's approach to unified archiving sets them apart. Not only will EMC enable the retention and storage of this information, but also its discovery, collection and migration over other storage mediums - all in a unified manner. Moving forward, these technologies will make it easier for us to quickly search and access the right types of information for compliance."

    Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, explained, "EMC was a leading innovator in information archiving when the fundamental need was to unburden systems from the performance drag of older or low-use information. Now, the requirements are much more complex and demanding. IT organizations are required to manage archived information within a workflow, make it readily available for enterprise-wide search and discovery, while continuing to hammer on costs and performance issues. These archives will be driven by many sources of data ranging from e-mail to application files. ESG research estimates that organizations will archive 4,000 Petabytes of content in 2006, growing to 27,000 Petabytes in 2010. EMC is addressing these requirements and building on its early lead as the first vendor to offer an enterprise-level archiving platform that brings silos of archived information together in unified way."

    New EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email

    EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email is the first in the industry to provide enterprise-class e-mail archiving based on a unified archiving platform. The software captures and archives all incoming and outgoing e-mail messages to ensure compliance with regulations and internal e-mail policies. Enhanced compliance capabilities enable customers to validate email compliance to regulators and the courts. In the event of litigation, investigators can search the archive and deliver high volumes of messages quickly, accurately and with assurance that the chain of custody is intact.

    Together, Archive Services for Email and EMC EmailXtender comprise EMC's complementary set of e-mail archiving software. Archive Services for Email suits customers needing to archive e-mail and other content types, while also gaining the benefits of a unified archiving platform. EmailXtender is the product of choice for customers who use archiving for e-mail compliance or storage management.

    DeWalt added, "Looking forward, the convergence of e-mail archiving and content management technology sets the stage for a new wave of technology fusion that will blend collaborative tools like Voice over IP, real-time video conferencing, content management, instant messages and e-mail into one common environment, thereby allowing users to share information and collaborate in a more real-time, online environment."

    New EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports

    EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports is the first in the industry to provide enterprise-class reports archiving based on a unified archiving platform. It captures large volumes of computer-generated reports from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, invoices, statements, bills, as well as system-generated content from wireless devices, debit cards and web services. The content is converted into ISO-standard PDF-A format for long- term preservation, retention policy management and lifecycle-managed storage.

    This unique approach replaces legacy and less reliable systems with a solution that provides immediate and persistent access to years of archived data throughout the organization and across the web - for mitigating compliance risks and reducing storage costs.

    EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP

    Announced in May 2005, EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP helps improve SAP system performance and productivity while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) by offloading information to an online content repository that can be accessed through an SAP application. Also, by providing fast online access to archived information, organizations address corporate and regulatory compliance requirements by archiving SAP transactional data, SAP reports and outbound documents to the appropriate storage platform. Like the other EMC Archive Services products, Archive Services for SAP is also based on EMC's unified archiving platform.

    EMC's unified archiving software platform is supported by the full range of EMC's industry-leading storage systems, including EMC Centera(TM) content addressed storage (CAS), EMC CLARiiON(R) and EMC Symmetrix(R) storage systems as well as non-EMC storage platforms.

    Pricing and Availability

    EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports are available immediately. EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP has been available since May 2005. Prices vary by configuration. For more information on these products and other EMC software products, please visit http://software.emc.com/.

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com/.

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

    EMC, CLARiion, Documentum and Symetrix are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. Centera is a trademark of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Contact: Autumn Truong 925-600-5539 truong_autumn@emc.com

    EMC Corporation

    CONTACT: Autumn Truong, +1-925-600-5539, or truong_autumn@emc.com

    Web site: http://www.emc.com/
    http://software.emc.com/




    New EMC CLARiiON AX150 And AX150i Systems Deliver Advanced Networked Storage to Small and Medium BusinessesPartner-Delivered Fibre Channel and iSCSI Systems Equip SMBs and Branch Offices with Easy-to-Use and Effective Information Storage and Management

    HOPKINTON, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation today introduced the EMC(R) CLARiiON(R) AX150 and AX150i networked storage systems for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and the distributed enterprise. Featuring second generation iSCSI technology, SATA II disk drive support and enhanced data protection, the new CLARiiON AX150 systems are part of the EMC Insignia line of products for SMBs. EMC Insignia products are available in the U.S. through distributors Ingram Micro Inc. and Tech Data, EMC Velocity SMB solution providers and select EMC partners. The new CLARiiON AX150 systems are also available worldwide from select EMC partners and Dell as the Dell|EMC AX150 and AX150i.

    Based on EMC's leading CLARiiON RAID (redundant array of independent disk) architecture, the CLARiiON AX150, for Fibre Channel connectivity, and CLARiiON AX150i, for iSCSI connectivity, deliver new advances in performance, ease-of-use, data protection and availability in a compact and cost-effective system. Each model is user installable and can support up to 10 host servers and scale from 750 gigabytes to six terabytes of capacity. New features include:

    * Support for Serial ATA (SATA) II disk drives: This latest disk drive technology provides higher capacities, cost-effective performance, advanced data integrity features and faster data transfers. SATA II drives leverage Native Command Queuing (NCQ) for enhanced performance and scalability. NCQ streamlines sequential data transfers and, with SATA II disk drives, results in significantly improved performance for I/O-intensive applications such as messaging, file serving and databases. * iSCSI Installation Wizard: This new easy-to-use tool facilitates fast, simple installation through an enhanced Web-based wizard and comprehensive online-support features. * Improved Data Protection Features: The CLARiiON AX150 systems are capable of supporting up to eight concurrent array-based data snapshots for improved backup and recovery operations. * Improved Availability Features: Available with a dual controller option and redundant power supplies, the CLARiiON AX150 systems provide the highest levels of information availability.

    "The EMC CLARiiON AX150 and AX150i are designed with ease of use in mind," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "ESG was able to get a CLARiiON AX150i installed and running in less than 30 minutes and we expect that to be typical for the average customer. Both models fit in a class of storage for SMB customers, departmental and remote offices that cost effectively provide the necessary performance, functionality and reliability."

    David Donatelli, EMC Executive Vice President of Storage Platform Operations, added "EMC sets the standard for affordable, high-quality and easy-to-use networked storage solutions. The native iSCSI capabilities of EMC's CLARiiON AX technology have been a key driver of its success. Whether an SMB is transitioning from direct-attached storage to networked storage, or a company is extending their information infrastructure into branch offices, the new EMC CLARiiON AX150 and AX150i provide customers with simple, reliable and cost-effective networked storage solutions to help them consolidate, automate and protect information crucial to their businesses."

    Qualified Components and Operating System Support

    EMC has qualified the CLARiiON AX150 systems with the Brocade Silkworm 3250 VL2E and Q-Logic 3050 8-port Fibre Channel switches, the Emulex LP101-E and LP982-E and QLogic QLA200-E and QLA2340-E HBAs. The CLARiiON AX150 Fibre Channel system supports Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Linux, NetWare, Solaris as well as VMware ESX. The CLARiiON AX150i system supports Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Linux.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new CLARiiON AX systems are part of the EMC Insignia line of products and are available today from authorized EMC resellers and EMC Velocity SMB partners. The systems are also available from Dell. Pricing for the EMC CLARiiON AX150 systems are expected to start at $5,600. Specific pricing is available from EMC partners and Dell.

    For more information about the EMC Insignia line of hardware and software products visit http://www.emcinsignia.com/.

    EMC Channel Partners on the EMC CLARiiON AX150

    "We're pleased to be able to offer the EMC Insignia portfolio of products because it expands our storage offering for SMB resellers," said Jay Miley, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro. "The new EMC CLARiiON AX150 and AX150i supplement our EMC software applications to provide the SMB market with high performance and high availability storage systems at a competitive price point."

    "The EMC CLARiiON AX150 systems strengthen the EMC Insignia line of products by offering the performance and value SMB resellers can leverage to help their customers more efficiently manage information assets," said Pete Peterson, Tech Data's vice president, Systems Product Marketing. "At Tech Data, our dedicated storage specialists are working closely with EMC to ensure our customers have access to the latest network storage solutions like the CLARiiON AX150i."

    "A vast majority of our small and medium business customers are looking to improve their backup to disc solutions. We are excited to be offering the new EMC CLARiiON AX150 systems that have enhanced performance and simplicity at an extremely competitive price point to the first generation AX systems," said Frank Mann, CTO, Bayshore Technologies Inc.

    "Small businesses today demand the same benefits from technology as their larger competitors," said Adam Reiter, Senior Director of Small Business Sales at CDW Corporation, a leading provider of information technology solutions and advice for businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. "The simplicity and affordability of the EMC CLARiiON AX150 and AX150i offer SMBs a selection of big business benefits on a small business budget."

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com/.

    EMC and CLARiiON are registered trademarks and of EMC Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

    Contact: Hadley Weinzierl (508) 293-7642 weinzierl_hadley@emc.com

    EMC Corporation

    CONTACT: Hadley Weinzierl of EMC, +1-508-293-7642;
    weinzierl_hadley@emc.com

    Web site: http://www.emc.com/
    http://www.emcinsignia.com/




    Sun Integrates Business Analytics Into Sun StorageTek Enterprise Storage Manager SoftwareExpanded Portfolio Delivers Industry's Most Comprehensive Set of Storage Resource Management Tools

    SAN DIEGO, Storage Networking World Conference, April 3 /PRNewswire- FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today expanded its open, standards-based family of enterprise storage management solutions with updates to its Sun StorageTek (TM) Enterprise Storage Manager portfolio, including Sun StorageTek (SM) Business Analytics 5.0 and Sun StorageTek(TM) Operations Manager 4.1 software. As two key components of the Sun StorageTek Enterprise Storage Manager family, the new solutions provide customers with enhanced functionality to more efficiently manage their storage infrastructure to meet business objectives. The Sun(TM) Enterprise Storage Management Portal enables customers to create customized management and reporting views so that each line of business owner can manage the storage environment according to their specific requirements. Sun is the only vendor to offer a comprehensive operational tool for administrators and a reporting and capacity-planning tool for managers under a single, integrated customizable view.

    "IT departments are under constant pressure to be an asset rather than just a cost center. It's only with real visibility into the infrastructure that customers can manage storage like a business, using intelligence to maximize utilization, anticipate new capacity requirements, and ultimately reduce capital and operating expenses," said Nancy Hurley, senior director, Storage Software Marketing, Data Management Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Sun's Enterprise Storage Manager software offers customers the industry's most comprehensive set of enterprise storage management tools and enables administrators and executives to speak a common language that ultimately impacts the bottom line."

    Sun is delivering the tools to align storage administrators and their business counterparts through effective management of storage resources that help lower capital costs, reduce operating expenses and increase quality of service. Sun StorageTek Business Analytics 5.0, formerly the Storability (TM) Global Storage Manager, goes beyond traditional reporting by transforming the data it collects into actionable information that managers can use to make decisions. It allows customers to view technical information in a business context and gain a broader understanding of the impact that IT decisions will have on the business as a whole.

    New features in Sun StorageTek Business Analytics 5.0 software include: -- Enhanced NAS Support -- Reports on hard and soft quotas and notifies administrators when quotas or volumes are reaching capacity. This release adds support for Network Appliance's Data OnTap 7.0. -- Expanded Orphan Storage Reporting -- Identifies individual volumes that are orphaned, and provides guidelines for repairing the underlying configuration problem. -- Additional Platform and Device Support -- Expanded to include the Solaris (TM) 10 Operating System (OS), Red Hat Enterprise Linux, QLogic switches, and IBM and ADIC tape libraries. SMI-S client support for disk arrays and tape libraries has been added to the previously certified support for SMI-S-compliant fabric and host devices.

    Sun StorageTek Operations Manager 4.1 software provides powerful storage area management capabilities for the SAN administrator via a common interface that works across multi-vendor environments, reducing training costs. The software's standards-based Web services architecture delivers investment protection, and improves administrator productivity by automating routine tasks such as provisioning. Application-specific modules allow the administrator to view the entire application path, from the database all the way to the underlying array spindles, and examine configuration details, performance data, dependency analysis and utilization statistics. Version 4.1 adds expanded platform support, including IBM DS arrays and Sun Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.

    About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com.

    NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, StorageTek, Storability, Solaris and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

    For More Information: Michelle Parkinson Sun Microsystems, Inc. 415-294-5086 michelle.parkinson@sun.com

    Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michelle Parkinson of Sun Microsystems, Inc., +1-415-294-5086,
    or michelle.parkinson@sun.com

    Web site: http://sun.com/

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