NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jon Gibs, senior director of media with Nielsen//NetRatings, a global leader in Internet media and market research, will present exclusive research entitled "Mash-Up Media: My.Internet" at this year's Digital Marketing Conference on June 8-9, 2006 at New York City's Marriott Marquis hotel.
The research, presented at 10:30 a.m. on June 8, will address how publishers and advertisers are being affected by consumer-generated media or, as Gibs coined it -- "My.Internet." The presentation will include how this new type of media fragmentation affects consumer engagement with publishers and what types of new advertising models are open to agencies and advertisers. Session attendees will learn about the challenges that are associated with "My.Internet," how it has already changed the online media space, and what we should expect in the coming year.
"The top 10 social networking sites have collectively grown 47 percent year over year, proving that social networking sites like MySpace, Blogger and YouTube are no fad," said Gibs. "The content is relatively inexpensive and it is truly an interactive medium. We've compared it to reality programming -- only everyone who wants to can participate. This is an interesting space to monitor because as competition flourishes, these sites will constantly need to offer new content and capabilities in order to compete."
This year's Digital Marketing Conference boasts attendance and participation from thought leaders from the hottest interactive media companies in the industry, including this year's Platinum and General Session sponsor, CNET Networks, the global media company.
NetRatings, Inc. delivers leading Internet media and market research solutions, marketed globally under the Nielsen//NetRatings brand. With high quality, technology-driven products and services, Nielsen//NetRatings is the global standard for Internet audience measurement and premier source for online advertising intelligence, enabling clients to make informed business decisions regarding their Internet and digital strategies. The Nielsen//NetRatings portfolio includes panel-based and site- centric Internet audience measurement services, online advertising intelligence, user lifestyle and demographic data, e-commerce and transaction metrics, and custom data, research and analysis. For more information, please visit http://www.nielsen-netratings.com/.
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BEIJING, June 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- PacificNet Inc. , a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and telemarketing services, call center, Direct Response Television (DRTV) and Value-Added Services (VAS) in China, announced today that Motorola has selected its subsidiary, PacificNet iMobile, as the exclusive service provider for the Motorola Online Shop (http://www.18900.net/ ) in China.
The Motorola Online Shop or "MotoShop" is an online e-commerce site which will offer Motorola's telecommunications products via the Internet to Chinese consumers. The site will be operated by PacificNet iMobile which will also provide distribution and logistics support. In addition to allowing the online purchase of mobile phones, functions of the MotoShop will include http://moto.18900.net/barter/ for upgrade or exchange of mobile phones and http://www.18900.net/solution/ for Enterprise Mobile Solutions based on Motorola's mobile technologies. The site will also feature online e-payment using Alipay (by Yahoo's Alibaba) http://www.18900.net/alipay.jsp .
In cities with PacificNet's distribution centers, logistics personnel will deliver the goods door-to-door free of charge within three business days, while in other regions without distribution centers EMS will be used and no fees will be charged. Using either method products will reach the customers within 3-5 days. iMobile's customer service personnel will provide assistance to consumers with questions regarding their new products. iMobile will provide the full range of supply chain services from order taking to fulfillment to post order support.
PacificNet iMobile's distribution center logistics chain and customer service centers cover 40 cities in 21 provinces including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Dalian, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Xi'an, Harbin, Qiqihaer, Henan, and Changsha. As such, customers in most of the country's largest cities will enjoy the convenience of expedited delivery.
"We are pleased that Motorola has selected us to provide a broad range of fulfillment services," said Zhang Wei, General Manager of PacificNet iMobile. "Our distribution centers are strictly controlled by process flow to ensure product quality and delivery time. We believe that the unique combination of e-commerce management, telephone support and distribution, and logistics management will continue to make PacificNet the choice of leading consumer products companies seeking best-of-breed customer service solutions."
"As more multi-national companies enter China, they will be in need of CRM services, call center and e-commerce outsourcing, distribution, online order taking, and other related services which PacificNet provides," said Tony Tong, Chairman and CEO of PacificNet. "Our established presence, online and offline support network, reputation for quality, and extensive local network will be a natural fit for companies entering this market. PacificNet has over 15 years experience in the CRM and contact center management business in China and Hong Kong and knows the needs of our clients well. We believe that PacificNet is well positioned to gain business by providing customer service, e-commerce outsourcing, and distribution services for large, well-known companies as they enter China."
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by a vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. Motorola does this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information on Motorola, please visit http://www.motorola.com .
About PacificNet iMobile
iMobile is the leading internet e-commerce distributor of mobile products in China providing internet, email, customer service centers, pre and postsale services, logistics, and Cash-On-Delivery (COD) services to mobile related products consumers in China. iMobile's 18900.com e-commerce operation combines online internet services with its offline customer services network composed of a nationwide chain of logistics and customer centers covering 21 provinces and 40 major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Dalian, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Xian, Harbin, Qiqihaer, Hunan, and Changsha. iMobile has developed into one of the biggest online mobile phone selling companies in China and has partnered with Sina, Netease, China.com, joyo.com, 263.net, and others on e-commerce cooperation. The 18900.com operation is the designated internet distributor for Motorola, Motorola, and NEC's mobile products in China.
PacificNet Inc. (http://www.PacificNet.com ), through its subsidiaries, invests in and operates companies that provide outsourcing and Value-Added Services (VAS) in China, such as call centers, telemarketing, Direct Response Television (DRTV) marketing, CRM, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), mobile applications, and communications product distribution services. PacificNet's clients include the leading telecos, banks, insurance, travel, marketing, and business services companies, and telecom consumers, in Greater China. PacificNet's corporate clients include China Telecom, China Mobile, Unicom, PCCW, Hutchison Telecom, Bell24, SONY, TCL, Huawei, American Express, Citibank, HSBC, Bank of China, Bank of East Asia, DBS, TNT, and Hong Kong Government. PacificNet employs over 2,300 staff in its various subsidiaries throughout China with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and branch offices in 26 provinces in China and is headquartered in Minneapolis USA and Hong Kong.
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WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent theft of personal data on as many as 26.5 million veterans has sent government agencies a chilling message to take new data security measures to prevent confidential data from walking out the door.
According to a new survey by Government Computer News (GCN), there is good reason for government officials and the public at large to be concerned. Nearly half (46%) of 326 respondents to a GCN survey this week said they have taken government data files home in the past six months to keep up with their work.
And although half (51%) of respondents said their government office has a clear policy about what data files they can work on at home or outside the office, 32% said their office does not have a clear policy and 18% said they don't know if there is a clear policy. Among respondents familiar with such policies and who were asked how consistently such policies are enforced, 49% said routinely, 11% said the majority of the time, 9% said irregularly or rarely and 30% didn't know.
Government data is moved or carried by a variety of means. The most frequent methods that survey respondents reporting using were:
* Laptop/notebook 54% * VPN (virtual private network) or secured network 41% * Key drive 34% * CDs/DVDs 32% * E-mail 31% * External/portable disk drive 17% * Paper Copies 4% * PDAs/Cell Phones 2%
"These survey results clearly indicate that data security remains a major issue across government agencies," said Wyatt Kash, Editorial Director, Government Computer News. "This should raise an alarm to agencies that they need to take more aggressive measures quickly to prevent further incidents such as what happened at the VA."
The survey was conducted online by Government Computer News May 26-31, polling a portion of its 100,000 subscribers who manage information technology for government agencies, including defense and military agencies.
Complete survey results, including coverage on how agencies are responding to the Veterans Affairs Department's loss of personal information, will be published in the June 5th edition of Government Computer News. For a preview of this story, visit http://www.gcn.com/ and enter "593" in the Quickfind box at the top of the home page.
Government Computer News is the premier news magazine in the government information technology (IT) market. GCN reaches a qualified subscriber base of 100,000* government program managers, technology managers and agency executives. With a planned 34 issues to be published in 2006, GCN issues feature special reports, case studies and analysis, product reviews and buyer's guides. GCN is published by PostNewsweek Tech Media. For more information, visit http://www.gcn.com/.
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PITTSBURGH, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Education Management Corporation today announced the addition of Edward H. West as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Mr. West will lead finance, information technology and real estate functions.
John R. McKernan, Jr., EDMC's chief executive officer said, "Ed West brings a solid business and financial acumen to our management team, and we are pleased that we were able to attract a well-qualified professional to our ranks. We are confident that his experience with Fortune 500 and growth companies will support us well as we move forward in our efforts to grow as a private company."
West joins EDMC from ICG Commerce where he was chairman and chief executive officer. Previously, he served as CFO of two publicly traded companies, Delta Air Lines and Internet Capital Group. He brings a total of 18 years of professional experience, including six years in commercial banking. West is a graduate of Emory University.
Said West, "I am honored to join the team at EDMC and look forward to being a part of the growth in the next phase of one of our nation's leading for-profit higher education providers."
Education Management Corporation (http://www.edmc.com/) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. EDMC has 72 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology, legal studies and business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through doctoral degrees. EDMC has provided career-oriented education for over 40 years.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060601/CLTH077 Education Management Corporation
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ATLANTA, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth announced today that it has launched a sweepstakes that gives customers who dial 411 for Directory Assistance the opportunity to win a grand prize of a Pontiac Solstice sports car. The company will also award five 12-month subscriptions of BellSouth(R) FastAccess(R) DSL Ultra as part of the sweepstakes.
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BellSouth(R) 411 Nationwide(R) delivers real-time nationwide directory information to customers with the ease, convenience and reliability of simply dialing 411.
"Dialing 411 remains the fastest, most reliable way for customers to obtain current directory information," said Gloria Reese, president - Operator Services, BellSouth. "Similar to 411, the Pontiac Solstice and BellSouth FastAccess DSL Ultra represent fast and efficient methods of automotive and data transportation. We are anxious to award these exciting prizes to the sweepstakes winners."
BellSouth's 411 sweepstakes will run June 1 - Aug. 31, 2006. BellSouth customers receive an automatic entry and become eligible for the sweepstakes when they dial 877-615-3278 or go online at http://www.bellsouth.com/411care and register their home phone number. After registering for the sweepstakes, BellSouth customers receive additional automatic entries each time they dial 411 from their registered number.
During the sweepstakes, a BellSouth 411 Pontiac Solstice will be displayed around the Southeastern U.S. at shopping malls, sporting events and community festivals. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or before Oct. 31, 2006 and will be notified via certified or overnight mail.
Note: NO PURCHASE REQUIRED. Complete Official Rules, including eligibility requirements and instructions on alternative free method of entry, may be obtained at http://largebusiness.bellsouth.com/411/registration or upon request by mail to BellSouth 411 Fast Sweepstakes, One North Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33609.
About BellSouth Corporation
BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 500 communications company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth has joint control and 40 percent ownership of Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest wireless voice and data provider with 55.8 million customers.
Backed by award-winning customer service, BellSouth offers the most comprehensive and innovative package of voice and data services available in the market. Through BellSouth Answers(R), residential and small business customers can bundle their local and long distance service with dial-up and high-speed DSL Internet access, satellite television and Cingular(R) Wireless service. For businesses, BellSouth provides secure, reliable local and long distance voice and data networking solutions. BellSouth also offers print and online directory advertising through The Real Yellow Pages(R) and YELLOWPAGES.COM(TM) from BellSouth.
BellSouth believes that diversity and fostering an inclusive environment are critical in maintaining a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace. More information about BellSouth can be found at http://www.bellsouth.com/.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060601/CLTH059
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PITTSBURGH, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Education Management Corporation today announced the retirement of Robert B. Knutson, company chairman.
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A director since 1969, Mr. Knutson served as president from 1971-1986, and chief executive officer from 1986-2003.
"EDMC's growth during my tenure is a credit to the commitment of faculty and staff to the success of our students," said Knutson. "We've ensured that our academic programs reflect the needs of employers in a wide variety of fields. Going forward under the new ownership, there are many opportunities to broaden the reach of EDMC's education institutions. My very best wishes to Jock McKernan and to our employees."
John R. McKernan, Jr., EDMC chief executive officer said, "Bob's dedication to delivering quality higher education shaped who we have become, and his spirit is woven into the special fabric of our culture. His progressive vision guided the company through tremendous growth, significant acquisitions, and a public offering. Bob set a clear course for the company, and his work, so much a reflection of the man, has left an indelible impression on countless people and will continue to impact all of us for many more years to come."
Knutson is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. Economics, 1956) and was a fighter pilot with the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1962. He was a vice president with the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and Drexel Harriman Ripley during 1962 to 1970.
Education Management Corporation (http://www.edmc.com/) is among the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. EDMC has 72 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology, legal studies and business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through doctoral degrees. EDMC has provided career-oriented education for over 40 years.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060601/CLTH076
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PARIS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Entre le 1er juin et le 17 juillet, Eutelsat s'associe avec TDF pour retransmettre un enchaînement de programmes en haute définition, en format MPEG 4, sur les émetteurs de la TNT des trois premières villes françaises. Le canal satellitaire mis à disposition par Eutelsat alimente les tÃªtes des réseaux TNT de Paris, Lyon et Marseille, avec une programmation HD fournie par les grandes chaînes françaises, France Télévisions, TF1, M6 et Canal Plus.
Coordonnée par le Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel, cette opération de test en grandeur nature pendant six semaines a pour objectif de valider la totalité de la chaîne de diffusion de contenus en haute définition sur la TNT, depuis les étapes de codage, de transport primaire et de diffusion, jusqu'à la réception par les foyers équipés. La liaison fournie par Eutelsat est assurée par le satellite ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 3 qui, depuis 2005, alimente déjà la totalité du réseau français de la TNT avec la diffusion des 5 multiplex commerciaux lancés en mars 2005.
Les programmes du canal de test HD de la TNT ont démarré le 1er juin avec la diffusion en direct par France Télévisions des matches de tennis de Roland Garros filmés par six caméras HD installées sur le court central. Le signal satellite est reçu simultanément par les émetteurs TDF de Paris, au sommet de la Tour Eiffel, Marseille et Lyon. TF1, M6 et Canal Plus complèteront cette programmation jusqu'au 17 juillet, avec notamment des contenus HD produits à l'occasion d'événements comme la Coupe du monde de football et les cérémonies du 14 juillet.
A propos d'Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL, code ISIN : FR0010221234) est la société holding d'Eutelsat S.A. Avec des ressources en orbite sur 23 satellites offrant une couverture sur toute l'Europe, le Moyen-Orient, l'Afrique et l'Inde, et sur de larges zones de l'Asie et du continent américain, Eutelsat est l'un des trois premiers opérateurs mondiaux de satellites en terme de chiffre d'affaires. La flotte des satellites d'Eutelsat assure la diffusion de près de 1 800 chaînes de télévision et 900 stations de radio à une audience de plus de 120 millions de foyers. Elle sert également une large gamme de services fixes et mobiles de télécommunication et de diffusion de données pour les réseaux vidéo professionnels et les réseaux d'entreprise, ainsi qu'un portefeuille d'applications de services haut débit pour les fournisseurs d'accès Internet, les collectivités locales ainsi que pour les transports routiers, maritimes et aériens. Filiale d'Eutelsat dédiée à l'exploitation de services IP sur les téléports d'Eutelsat en France et en Italie, Skylogic Italia commercialise ses services en Europe, en Afrique, en Asie et sur le continent américain. Eutelsat, dont le siège est à Paris, regroupe 480 hommes et femmes issus de 27 pays.
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HOPKINTON, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, was the revenue growth leader among the nine largest content management software providers in 2005, according to a new report by Gartner.*
EMC grew content management software revenue at more than four times the rate of the revenue leader and nearly double the rate of the overall content management software market. EMC advanced two positions to second place in 2005 in terms of market share as measured by total content management software revenue, closing the gap with the revenue leader to 1/10 of a point.
Dave DeWalt, President, EMC Software Group, said, "EMC's content management leadership and market momentum speak to the power of the EMC Documentum platform as well as the combined strength of EMC's expansive software, systems and services portfolio. Even excluding the impact of our Captiva acquisition, we still grew our first quarter content management software revenue in excess of 30%. EMC continues at an aggressive pace to drive increasing levels of value for customers of all sizes, helping them manage their growing volumes of information -- from creation to disposal -- according to the information's changing value to the business."
Last week, EMC Documentum eRoom and BPM content management software received the coveted AIIM E-DOC Magazine AIIM 2006 Best of Show Award for demonstrating exceptional quality and evidence of significant ROI (return on investment) potential.
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/.
*Gartner Dataquest, "Market Share: Enterprise Content Management Software, Worldwide, 2003-2005," by Tom Eid, May 18, 2006.
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SAN DIEGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated , a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the winners of the BREW 2006 Developer Awards, a global awards program that recognizes and promotes the best BREW(R) applications created by wireless publishers and developers. The BREW 2006 Developer Awards -- sponsored for the second year in a row by Motorola -- recognizes wireless publishers and developers who are creating best-in-class BREW applications and services that are propelling wireless data to the next level. The winners were revealed during an awards ceremony at the sold-out BREW 2006 Conference, held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
QUALCOMM congratulates the BREW 2006 Developer Awards winners: * Best Up and Coming Application: EZ Naviwalk by KDDI and NAVITIME JAPAN CO. Ltd. (Japan) * Best Business Application: Chifeng Mobile e-Government System by Guangzhou Jinpeng Group Ltd. (China) * Best Location-Based Service Application: LOC-AID People by LOC-AID Technologies, Inc. (U.S.) * Best Communications Application: Uta-tomo (Music Friends) by Sony Corporation and Media Socket Inc. (Japan) * Best Information Application: Barcode Reader & Maker by 3Gvision Inc. and MEDIASEEK Inc. (Japan), * Best Entertainment Application: Amp'd Live by Amp'd Mobile (U.S.) * Best Game Application: Need for Speed(TM) Underground 2 by Electronic Arts (U.S.) * Best Ringtone Application: RealTone Jukebox by 9 Squared Inc. (U.S.) * People's Choice Award: Zuma by Glu Mobile (U.S.)
"Each year, QUALCOMM is impressed and gratified at the caliber of wireless applications developed by this highly regarded community of BREW publishers and developers. This year's awards program was no different, with an incredible number of entries from around the world representing the latest in mobile content," said Mitch Oliver, vice president of solutions and marketing for QUALCOMM Internet Services. "The increased participation and quality of the entries are indicative of the evolution of the BREW solution and its expanding global reach."
The BREW 2006 Developer Awards program consists of nine categories that span a diverse range of applications from communications and information to games and entertainment. Entries were evaluated based on several criteria such as ease of use, originality, commercial viability and overall "wow factor." In addition, conference attendees were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite application in the highly-anticipated People's Choice award.
The BREW solution drives the discovery and delivery of data services. BREW subscribers can benefit from several offerings which include: uiOne(TM) for rich, integrated and dynamic user experiences with fast access to high revenue services on wireless devices; deliveryOne(TM) for differentiated and tightly integrated, operator-managed support and delivery of advanced wireless data content and services; and marketOne(TM) for a quick-to-market, hosted, scalable content delivery service that includes media titles, flexible management and monetization, content provider settlement and business intelligence services. QUALCOMM offers this comprehensive set of BREW offerings to meet the distinct needs of companies delivering mobile products and services around the world.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (http://www.qualcomm.com/) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
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NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. today declared a quarterly dividend of 40.5 cents per outstanding share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on Aug. 1, 2006, to Verizon Communications shareowners of record at the close of business on July 10, 2006.
Verizon has approximately 2.7 million shareowners and approximately 2.9 billion shares of common stock outstanding. The company made $4.4 billion in dividend payments in 2005.
Verizon Communications Inc. , a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million customers nationwide. Verizon Business operates one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks. Verizon Telecom is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. Based in New York, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 250,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com/.
VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at http://www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.Verizon
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WESTWOOD, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LoJack Corporation today announced that the Superior Court of Norfolk County, Massachusetts entered judgment on May 30, 2006 based on the February 9, 2006 jury verdict in favor of LoJack in its breach of contract suit against Clare, Inc. (Clare), a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation . The Court entered judgment for damages awarded by the jury in the amount of $36,700,000, pre-judgment interest at the rate of 12% per annum of $6,941,984, legal fees of $679,332 and costs of $28,861, for a total judgment of $44,350,177. Under Massachusetts law, judgments for the payment of money bear post-judgment simple interest from the day of entry at the same 12% rate per annum as provided for prejudgment interest. Clare's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict remains pending.
LoJack anticipates that Clare will appeal the judgment to the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation, the premier worldwide marketer of wireless tracking and recovery systems for valuable mobile assets, is the undisputed leader in global stolen vehicle recovery. Its Stolen Vehicle Recovery System delivers a better than 90% success rate and has helped recover more than $3 billion in global assets. The system is uniquely integrated into law enforcement agencies in the United States that use LoJack's in-vehicle tracking equipment to recover stolen assets, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, construction equipment and motorcycles. Today LoJack operates in 26 states and the District of Columbia, representing areas of the country with the greatest population density, and highest number of new vehicle sales and incidence of vehicle theft. In addition, LoJack technology is utilized by law enforcement and security organizations in more than 25 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Contact: Joseph F. Abely Chief Executive Officer (781) 251-4119 Paul McMahon Dir. Corp. Communications (781) 251-4130 John Swanson Swanson Communications, Inc. (516) 671-8582LoJack Corporation
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Web site: http://www.lojack.com/
LEUVEN, Belgium, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OPNVY), the wireless technology company, continues the successful execution of its HSDPA strategy with the announcement of a new product within its portfolio of wireless Internet data cards: the GlobeTrotter GT MAX "7.2 Ready".
The GlobeTrotter GT MAX "7.2 Ready" is the next generation of wireless data card designed by Option to be compatible with mobile operator infrastructure equipment capable of supporting higher data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps. Backward compatibility ensures HSDPA connections at lower data rates of 3.6 Mbps and 1.8 Mbps. The wireless data card has inherent support for 3G operation at 384 Kbps in conjunction with Quad band EDGE and GPRS.
The GT MAX "7.2 Ready" is the first Option data card to use Zero-Install patented technology. This means that it is no longer a necessity for the user to pre-install drivers, or a software application, in order to use the data card. GT MAX is truly unique Plug 'n Play solution: no user install, no user installed application, no driver CD.
Commercially available during the second half of 2006, the Tri -band 2100/1900/850 MHz GlobeTrotter GT MAX "7.2 Ready" will initially be configured for 3.6 Mbps operation. As and when mobile network operators raise their data rate services up to 7.2 Mbps a simple user initiated "Flash upgrade" issued by the network operator will boost the card up to a maximum data rate of 7.2 Mbps.
Different from other HSDPA devices the internal architecture of the GlobeTrotter GT MAX "7.2 Ready" includes Advanced Radio Technology (ART) bringing the benefit of Receive Diversity and Receive Equalization into the product design.
Receive Diversity is a necessity to maximize radio performance. GT MAX's dual antenna configuration and dual receiver chain intelligently processes and combines signals to continuously obtain the optimal receive level. Receive Equalization on the other hand improves immunity to interference of the radio signal.
The combination of both these advanced radio technology features enhances the user Internet experience by ensuring the maximum possible data rate throughput for any given mobile or nomadic operating condition. In tests ART has shown a marked increase in realized Internet connection speed in some cases in excess of 50% compared with non-ART equipped devices. For the mobile operator ART can significantly increase network capacity by up to a factor of two-fold and power required from base stations is reduced for greater operating efficiency.
Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: "In December of last year Option was the first to demonstrate our data cards working at 3.6 Mbps on Nortel infrastructure. Subsequently in January this year Cingular demonstrated our 3.6 HSDPA card live at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show. Today's announcement is a continuation of our HSDPA strategy and demonstrates, yet again, our technical prowess. The GlobeTrotter GT MAX "7.2 Ready" is a further evolutionary step in Option's strategy to support its operator partners and their customers offering the best and fastest possible cellular connectivity. HSDPA is being deployed, or has already been launched, by most W-CDMA based cellular operators. As of today I am proud to be able to state that Option is supplying its HSDPA data devices to over 50 network operators. With our current portfolio of HSDPA wireless products Option clearly substantiates its lead in this market. Our GlobeTrotter GT MAX "7.2 Ready" offers the network operator a future proof product for their customers whilst enabling the maximum benefit to be realized from new consumer and business services launched in conjunction with the higher bandwidth HSDPA networks."
Option's product portfolio currently totals no less than 9 HSDPA devices including 6 data cards: GlobeTrotter GT MAX "7.2 Ready", GlobeTrotter HSDPA, GlobeTrotter GT MAX, GlobeTrotter FUSION+ HSDPA, GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE "HSDPA Ready" and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+ "HSDPA Ready". Other products are GTM 351E wireless module, the GlobeSurfer ICON and the GlobeSurfer 3G HSDPA.
Option NV (http://www.option.com/), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.Option N.V.
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of BEA Systems, Inc. today announced that Bruce A. Pasternack, 58, president and chief executive officer of Special Olympics, Inc., and former senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. ("Booz-Allen"), has been elected to BEA's board of directors.
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Pasternack spent almost 30 years at the consulting firm of Booz-Allen, where he was a senior vice president and managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. He also served as founding partner of the firm's organization and strategic leadership center and led Booz-Allen's energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry practice. He was a member of the firm's Operating Council, Commercial Leadership Team, served two terms as a member of Booz-Allen's Board of Directors, and chaired both the Board Personnel Committee and the Worldwide Commercial Principals Committee.
Prior to joining Booz-Allen, Pasternack was Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Evaluation at the Federal Energy Administration (predecessor to the Department of Energy), responsible for all energy policy development and coordination for the Executive Branch. He also was on the staff of the President's Council on Environmental Quality and began his career as an aerospace systems engineer at General Electric Company.
Pasternack presently serves as president and chief executive officer for the Special Olympics, Inc.'s global movement, which now serves more than two million athletes with intellectual disabilities in over 160 Countries. He is responsible for leading the Special Olympic, Inc.'s worldwide organization and serves on its Board of Directors. He has engineering and operations research degrees from The Cooper Union and the University of Pennsylvania. He has also co-authored two business books, The Centerless Corporation, which was published in 1998 and Results, published in 2005; in addition to recent articles in the Harvard Business Review and Strategy+Business magazines.
"Bruce has extensive knowledge about building the best organizations for great results and ultimate success," said Alfred Chuang, chairman and chief executive officer, BEA Systems. Inc. "His management experience, business acumen and commitment to the community, will be a valuable addition to BEA's board of directors."
BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA delivers the unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy(TM) can be found at bea.com.
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SEATTLE, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation's long-standing commitment to innovation in the field of mass spectrometry (MS) has never been more evident than at this year's 54th American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry, May 28 - June 1. At ASMS Waters introduced a host of new products aimed at improving productivity in analytical and research laboratories.
Waters brought out new MS technology intended to push out the boundaries of MS. The Synapt(TM) High Definition MS(TM) (HDMS(TM)) System is for researchers working at the limits of conventional mass spectrometry (MS) and who need to further characterize and define their samples. Featuring novel ion mobility technology, the Synapt HDMS is the vanguard of a new class of MS instrumentation intended to transform the way researchers use MS in the laboratory.
A Technological First for Mass Spectrometry
The Synapt HDMS System is the first mass spectrometer of its kind to employ new ion-mobility technology and software to enable the analysis of sample ions differentiated by size and shape, as well as mass. This additional dimension of separations fidelity leads to improved specificity and sample definition meaning scientists can extract more information about their samples and detect previously unseen constituents in samples.
A key feature of this new system is the patented Waters(R) Triwave(TM) technology, a unique method for combining highly-efficient, ion-mobility based measurement and separations with high-performance quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Operational control and data acquisition and processing are performed through Waters MassLynx(TM) Software.
Innovation Behind Other New MS Product Introductions
In addition to the Synapt High Definition MS System, Waters introduced a new tandem UPLC/MS/MS system solution, the Waters ACQUITY TQD(TM), which allows chromatographers to easily and confidently acquire UPLC/MS/MS data in routine analytical and open access settings. This UPLC/MS/MS system features the new Waters TQ Detector -- a benchtop, ultra-compact, tandem-quadrupole, atmospheric pressure ionization (API) mass detector designed for routine UPLC/MS/MS analyses. With first-of-its-kind IntelliStart(TM) technology to integrate the internal calibration fluidics and advanced diagnostics software, the system automatically tunes and calibrates the TQ Detector and conducts full UPLC/MS/MS performance checks.
Rounding out Waters ASMS introductions were new capabilities and new MS products in the areas of MALDI-enabled molecular imaging, purification, and exact mass measurement for small molecules.
At Waters press conference, Dr. Rohit Khanna, Waters Vice President of Worldwide Marketing elaborated, "Waters current portfolio of MS, informatics, chemistries and key separation technologies deliver the best overall solutions for scientists. Our focus at ASMS is on how the company's MS expertise is resulting in breakthrough, proprietary innovations that will redefine how scientists solve their application challenges."
Ultra Performance LC(TM) (UPLC(TM)) Coupled With MS Draws Intense Interest
With interest in combining the merits of UPLC together with MS reaching new levels, the number of scientific presentations featuring UPLC/MS and UPLC/MS/MS instrument configurations reached record numbers at this year's ASMS. No fewer than 30 industry scientists presented scientific papers or posters including scientists from Pfizer, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Imperial College, Schering-Plough, Covance Laboratories, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Duke University Medical Center, University of California Genome Center, University of Barcelona, Cargill Inc., University of Alberta, Takeda, and AstraZeneca.
Since the introduction of Waters ACQUITY(TM) UPLC System in 2004, hundreds of research and industry scientists have combined ACQUITY UPLC with MS. UPLC has proven to produce narrower and sharper peaks versus HPLC, higher signal- to-noise ratios, and shorter run times -- all of which contribute to enhanced mass spectrometer performance bringing laboratories new levels of efficiency, sensitivity, and speed.
The widespread adoption of UPLC by scientists in the mass spectrometry community has prompted them to seek more simplified results management and more unified control over the Waters ACQUITY UPLC System from within the native software of their mass spectrometer of choice. This has led mass spectrometry suppliers -- Thermo Electron and Bruker Daltonics -- to enter into collaborations with Waters with the intent of creating greater interoperability and connectivity between the two instrument platforms.
Waters Laboratory Informatics Suite Provides Versatility for Today's Laboratories
Current shipping versions of Waters MassLynx 4.1 Mass Spectrometry Software, Empower(TM) 2 Chromatography Data Software, NuGenesis(R) 7 Scientific Data Management System Software and eLab Notebook(TM) 3.0 Software were demonstrated in Waters booth throughout the week. Waters Laboratory Informatics Suite enables the integration of scientific information produced throughout an organization to facilitate collaboration, productivity and profitability.
Waters MS Users Meeting Draws Hundreds of Scientists
Several hundred scientists from around the world turned out on Saturday, May 27, for Waters annual mass spectrometry users meeting. Keynote presentations were given by several influential scientists including: Dr. Steven Musser, Food & Drug Administration and his presentation How the FDA Uses Proteomics Technologies to Address Food Defense and Food Safety Issues, and Prof. Jeremy Nicholson, Imperial College, London, England with his keynote on Metabonomics and Global Systems Biology: New Ways to Investigate Human Disease.
Afternoon sessions included presentations by leading scientists on the topics of drug discovery, metabolite identification, food safety, water quality, and protein characterization.
Waters scientists and their collaborators presented more than 50 scientific seminars, posters, and oral presentations on technology innovation and applications for mass spectrometry including newborn screening, proteomics, peptide mapping, amino acid analysis, organic contaminants in drinking water, and metabolite identification.
On display in Waters hospitality suite during the week was Waters full line of MS technologies from bench-level single quadrupole to high-end, hybrid quadrupole, time of flight (Q-Tof(TM)) mass spectrometers. Featured were the Quattro Premier(TM) tandem quadrupole, Q-Tof Premier(TM), LCT Premier(TM) time-of-flight, GCT Premier(TM) time-of-flight, and AutoSpec Premier(TM) magnetic sector mass spectrometers. For routine LC/MS and LC/MS/MS work, Waters exhibited the new, small-footprint ACQUITY SQD and TQD mass spectrometry systems; LC/MS and LC/MS/MS products enhanced by the Waters ACQUITY UPLC System.
About Waters Corporation
Waters Corporation holds worldwide leading positions in three complementary analytical technologies -- liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis. These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the overall $20 - $25 billion analytical instrument market.
Waters, ACQUITY, Ultra Performance LC, UPLC, Synapt, High Definition MS, HDMS, MassLynx, Empower, NuGenesis, TriWave, Quattro Premier, LCT Premier, GCT Premier, AutoSpec Premier, Q-Tof and IntelliStart are trademarks of Waters Corporation.
Certain statements contained herein are forward looking. Many factors could cause actual results to differ from these statements, including delays in product introductions, loss of market share through competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, pressures on prices from competitors and/or customers, regulatory obstacles to new product introductions, lack of acceptance of new products, changes in the healthcare market and the pharmaceutical industry, changes in distribution of the Company's products, and foreign exchange fluctuations. Such factors are discussed in detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and, in particular, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005.Waters Corporation
CONTACT: Investor Contact: Gene Cassis, Vice President, Investor
Relations, +1-508-482-2349, or Media Contact: Brian J. Murphy, Manager,
Corporate Communications, +1-508-482-2614, both of Waters Corporation
Web site: http://www.waters.com/
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corp. , the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, announced today that Gregory P. Spivy has resigned from the company's Board of Directors, effective May 26, 2006. Mr. Spivy is a partner at ValueAct Capital.
Mr. Spivy joined the board in conjunction with a stockholders agreement that was executed in December 2004. The stockholders agreement provided that if ownership of MSC Common Stock by ValueAct Capital (when combined with ownership by certain parties associated with ValueAct Capital) declined to less than 10% of the total outstanding shares of Common Stock of the company, Mr. Spivy as the Affiliate Director under the stockholders agreement, would tender his resignation as a director of MSC. Ownership by ValueAct Capital and the associated parties has decreased to below 10% as a result of the conversions to date of MSC Software's 2 1/2% Senior Convertible Notes due 2008 to shares of Common Stock of the Company.
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is a leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, that helps companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1200 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit http://www.mscsoftware.com/.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of MD Nastran and other MSC.Software products. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in technology, the end-user computing and analysis environment, implementation and support that meet evolving customer requirements, general industry trends and the impact of competitive products.
Furthermore, information provided herein, which is not historical in nature, are forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward-looking statements are based largely on management's expectations and are subject to and qualified by risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.
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NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following is being issued by NASDAQ :
Lothar Maier, CEO and Bob Swanson, Executive Chairman and Founder of Linear Technology Corp. will preside over the opening bell to celebrate its 20 year listing and 25 year business anniversary. Joining them at the podium will be Paul Coghlan, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Linear Technology.
Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Friday June 2nd, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. EDT Contacts: John Hamburger Director, Marketing Communications Linear Technology Corp. 408.432.1900 x2419 firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220 Feed Information:
The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA-5 C-band/transponder 14. The downlink frequency is 3980 horizontal; audio: 6.2/6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.
About Linear Technology [LLTC.]:
Linear Technology Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of linear integrated circuits. Its products include amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, radio frequency signal conditioning circuits, and other analog functions. The company's products are used in various applications, including telecommunications; cellular telephones; networking products, such as optical switches; notebook and desktop computers; computer peripherals; video/multimedia; industrial instrumentation; security monitoring devices; consumer products, such as digital cameras and MP3 players; complex medical devices; automotive electronics; factory automation; process control; and military and space systems. Linear Technology markets its products through direct sales force and electronics distributors, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives to customers in diverse industries worldwide. The company was co-founded by Robert H. Swanson and Robert C. Dobkin in 1981. Linear Technology is headquartered in Milpitas, California.NASDAQ
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VANCOUVER, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sound Revolution Inc., (OTC BB: SRVN) a music distribution company, announces the launch of its website http://www.charitytunes.com/.
The new website features sales of thousands of digital sound recordings in many genres priced from $0.50. With the website launched and fully functional, the company is now poised to begin receiving revenues immediately. The website is now set up to receive payments from VISA and MASTERCARD. With a technology platform that can handle over 1,000,000 songs and 100,000 charities, charitytunes.com expects to add to its library on a continuous basis during the next year.
In addition to offering downloads, the website features an about us section, at http://www.corporate.charitytunes.com/ which outlines the various ways that charities can participate:
- Receiving donations for music downloads - Promotional partnerships with featured artists; and - Charity Tunes' website affiliate program
Also available is information for musicians and record labels on how to get their music distributed through charitytunes.com and how to participate in various charity initiatives.
"Now that we have laid the foundation for the website design and function," says Sound Revolution President Penny Green, "the company's priority will be to increase our music offering. To this end we are negotiating with several key industry players with hopes that we will be able to obtain distribution deals with the majors by the end of the year. We will also be looking at ways to make the site even more compelling with added features and content partnerships."
About Sound Revolution and Charity Tunes
Music can change the world. Sound Revolution Inc. is an innovative new media corporation that marries business with social meaning, intends to change the world - of online content delivery. Sound Revolution wholly owns Charity Tunes Inc., whose charitytunes.com, a music download website, is unique in its promotional partnerships between musical artists and charities. For more info, go to http://www.soundrevolution.net/, http://www.charitytunes.com/, or http://www.corporate.charitytunes.com/
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties. See Sound Revolution's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, Sound Revolution's recent Form 10-QSB and Form 10-KSB, which identify specific factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.
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BILLERICA, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GSI Group Inc. , a leading manufacturer of enabling technology solutions and laser based semiconductor manufacturing systems, today announced that the Company has received two orders for its leading edge technology memory repair systems totaling more than $3.5 million.
Commenting on the order, Nino Federico, VP and General Manager of the Laser Systems group said, "In a concentrated market with few customers, the win-back of this latest round of purchasing from a top-tier customer is significant. Also, as we have stated in presentations, we believe the long term memory repair market remains strong as consumer and PC applications require increasing amounts of DRAM and flash memory."
These orders are both expected to be shipped in the third quarter. About GSI Group Inc.
GSI Group Inc. supplies precision motion control components, lasers and laser-based advanced manufacturing systems to the global medical, semiconductor, electronics, and industrial markets. GSI Group Inc.'s common shares are listed on Nasdaq. For more information on GSI Group, please visit http://www.gsig.com/.
For more information, please contact: Ray Ruddy Director of Investor Relations 978-439-5511x6170GSI Group Inc.
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberlux Corp. (OTCBB: CYBL), a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Kitchen Distributors of America (KDA) to showcase the Aeon products in all 11 of its stores. Nine stores are in Chicago and two are in Philadelphia. KDA and Cyberlux will also have a distribution agreement for the Aeon ProHB.
"We were thrilled to see the new Cyberlux's Aeon product line at the KBIS show and were even more impressed with the quality," said Frank Gennaccaro, chief executive officer of Kitchen Distributors of America. "The Aeon ProHB is the answer to better kitchen lighting. It gives a rich feeling and adds a great deal of value to a kitchen. We saw the product as a great addition to our showrooms and we are proud to be a distributor of such a high-end line of lighting."
KDA specializes in the design and installation of kitchen cabinets and countertops. KDA designs kitchens and baths to meet any price range or style. KDA offers expert kitchen and bath designers and can handle any type of remodeling project from design to installation. The Aeon ProHB will become a part of the KDA "Hot Kitchen" displays in each of its showrooms and will also be on display in other areas of the showroom so that consumers will see the product twice in the stores.
"KDA is a leader in its industry and we are proud to have our new Aeon ProHB in its showrooms," said Don Evans, chief executive officer of Cyberlux. "We designed the Aeon products to provide installation flexibility and increase light output capability for the consumer. Unlike conventional lighting, the Aeon lighting systems do not produce heat, which is a big selling point - we will continue to apply cutting-edge technology to deliver superior LED lighting."
The Aeon ProHB offers the latest in solid state lighting solutions that significantly increase performance and greatly improve lighting applications. The Aeon ProHB gives a higher quality of light - up to 560 Lux, without producing heat. The Aeon products are energy efficient, generate virtually no heat, and are maintenance-free with an industry-leading light-life guarantee of up to 15 years depending on the model purchased. The Aeon next generation LED lighting technology, based on solid-state semiconductors instead of conventional light bulbs, is an alternative to the current halogen and fluorescent lighting and provides solutions for the residential and commercial market lighting needs, including closets, cabinet interiors and under-cabinet lighting for kitchen counters. In addition, certain Aeon products meet or exceed the energy and color requirements of the EnergyStar Residential Lighting Fixture (RLF) program, although EnergyStar currently does not have a program for LED lighting. California's Title 24 energy efficiency requirements of greater than 40 lumens per watt are also satisfied by Cyberlux's Aeon Pro E product which offers a superior alternative to fluorescent task and accent lighting.
About Cyberlux Corporation
Cyberlux Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CYBL) has created breakthrough LED lighting technology that provides the most energy efficient and cost effective lighting solutions available today for consumer, commercial and military uses. The ReliaBright products are designed to address emergencies such as power outages or critical security lighting needs. The Aeon products bring the newly developed, virtually heatless light into the home for use in closets, cabinet interiors and under cabinet lighting for kitchen counters. The Military and Homeland Security products deliver unique, covert, and advanced visible lighting capability for threat detection, force and asset protection. Cyberlux uses solid-state semiconductors, trademarked as its diodal(tm) lighting elements, which consume 75% less energy than incandescent lighting elements and perform for over 20 years in contrast to 750 hours for conventional bulbs. For more information, please visit http://www.cyberlux.com/.
Public Relations Contacts Ronnie Welch and Kelly Cinelli, CWR Partners / 508-222-4802 email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Contact Cyberlux Corporation 919-474-9700
This news release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially from those expected due to a variety of risk factors, including, but not limited to, the Company's ability to raise the capital required in completing the acquisition proposed. The Company's business is subject to significant risks and uncertainties discussed more thoroughly in Cyberlux Corporation's SEC filings, including but not limited to, its report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2005 and its 10-QSB for the quarter ended March 31, 2006. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.Cyberlux Corporation
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Consortium announced today that it has elected a nine-member Board of Directors and officers to serve the organization through spring 2008. Aart de Geus, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of Synopsys, Inc., was elected chairman by the new board. Kathryn Kranen, president and CEO of Jasper Design Automation, and past chairman Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, were elected vice-chairmen.
In addition to the officers, the elected EDA Consortium Board members include:
-- John Bourgoin, president and CEO, MIPS Technologies -- Michael J. Fister, president and CEO, Cadence Design Systems -- John Kibarian, CEO, president and co-founder, PDF Solutions -- Alan Naumann, president and CEO, CoWare -- Scott Sandler, president and CEO, Novas Software -- Sanjay Srivastava, president and CEO, Denali Software
"I am looking forward to working with my Board colleagues to set the upcoming agenda for the EDAC based on the challenges and opportunities our industry faces in the coming years," stated de Geus. "EDA plays a critical role in the semiconductor value chain, and our customers recognize the importance of EDA to their successful technology development and, ultimately, the bottom line. Collectively, we can advance the industry and make certain we address the growing yield and productivity challenges faced by our customers as they move to meet their own customers' demands."
The new board was elected by the EDA Consortium's general membership at their biannual election meeting on Wednesday, May 31. The new board chairman was elected at a special board meeting held following the election meeting. At the same meeting, the Board also reappointed Robert M. Gardner CFO and Treasurer and Mark White, Partner, White & Lee, LLP, Corporate Secretary. Pamela Parrish continues in her role as Executive Director.
About the EDA Consortium
The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products. EDA is the critical technology used to design electronics for the communications, computer, space technology, medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium or to subscribe to the Market Statistics Service, contact EDA Consortium, 111 West Saint John Street, Suite 220, San Jose, Calif. 95113, USA, office 408-287-3322, fax 408-283-5283 or visit http://www.edac.org/.
The information supplied by the EDA Consortium is believed to be accurate and reliable, but the Consortium assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Sheryl Gulizia, Synopsys, Inc., 650-584-8635EDA Consortium
CONTACT: Sheryl Gulizia of Synopsys, Inc., +1-650-584-8635
Web site: http://www.synopsys.com/
PITTSBURGH, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Education Management Corporation , a leading provider of post-secondary education, announced today that Providence Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners have completed their acquisition of the Company in a transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company's stockholders will receive $43.00 in cash for each share of EDMC common stock that they hold.
"We are very pleased that we were able to complete the acquisition of EDMC in such a timely manner," said John R. McKernan, Jr., the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to working with our new owners to continue to build upon our strong track record of meeting the needs of our students and providing them with the highest level of education."
Paul Salem, Senior Managing Director of Providence Equity Partners, said, "We are excited to be partnering with EDMC. We are confident in the continued growth of the higher education industry and EDMC's ability to be a leader through its high quality classes and expanding curriculum, campus locations and online offerings."
Adrian Jones, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, said, "As new owners of EDMC, we look forward to working with EDMC management to help drive the next phase in the company's growth and continuing its legacy of helping students achieve their education goals."
EDMC stock will cease to trade on the NASDAQ and will be delisted. Under the terms of the agreement, EDMC stockholders are entitled to receive $43.00 in cash for each share of EDMC common stock that they hold. As soon as practicable, a paying agent appointed by EDMC will mail a letter of transmittal and instructions to all EDMC stockholders of record. The letter of transmittal and instructions will contain information on how to surrender EDMC common stock in exchange for the merger consideration. Stockholders of record should be in receipt of the letter of transmittal before surrendering their shares. Stockholders who hold shares through a bank or broker will not have to take any action to have their shares converted into cash as such conversions will be handled by the bank or broker.
Education Management Corporation (http://www.edmc.com/) is among the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. EDMC has 72 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC's education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology, legal studies and business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through doctoral degrees. EDMC has provided career-oriented education for over 40 years.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a global private investment firm specializing in equity investments in media and entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with over $9 billion in equity commitments and have invested in more than 80 companies operating in over 20 countries since the firm's inception in 1990. Significant investments include Bresnan Broadband Holdings, Casema, Comhem, eircom, Kabel Deutschland, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ono, PanAmSat, ProSiebenSat.1, Recoletos, VoiceStream Wireless, Warner Music Group, and Western Wireless. Providence Equity is headquartered in Providence, RI and also has offices in New York and London.
Founded in 1869, Goldman Sachs is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. Goldman Sachs is also a global leader in private corporate equity and mezzanine investing. Established in 1991, the GS Capital Partners Funds are part of the firm's Principal Investment Area in the Merchant Banking Division. Goldman Sachs' Principal Investment Area has formed 12 investment vehicles aggregating $35 billion of capital to date. Significant investments include: VoiceStream Wireless, Allied World Assurance, Burger King, SunGard, YES Network, Western Wireless, Nalco Company, Kabel Deutschland and Coffeyville Resources. With $8.5 billion in committed capital, GS Capital Partners V is the current primary investment vehicle for Goldman Sachs to make privately negotiated equity investments.
Statements in this press release that relate to future results and events, including statements about EDMC's anticipated financial and operating performance, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and EDMC does not undertake any obligation to update these forward- looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and future results could differ materially from EDMC's historical performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include: general economic, political and industry conditions; EDMC's effectiveness in its regulatory compliance efforts; the effects of extensive and changing regulations on EDMC's business; changing market needs and technology; EDMC's ability to add and integrate new schools and grow its online programs; increased competition; EDMC's ability to recruit and retain key personnel; and other matters disclosed in EDMC's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including EDMC's Annual Report on Form 10-K.Education Management Corporation
CONTACT: Investors, James Sober, CFA, Vice President, Finance of
Education Management Corporation, +1-412-995-7684; or Andrew Cole of Citigate
Sard Verbinnen, +1-212-687-8080, for Providence Equity Partners; or Andrea
Raphael of Vice President, Media Relations Goldman, Sachs & Co.,
+1-212-357-0025, for Goldman Sachs Capital Partners
Web site: http://www.edmc.com/
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VoIP, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: VOII) , a leading provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications solutions for service providers, resellers and consumers, announced today that it will host a conference call for investors on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Post and Chief Technology Officer Shawn Lewis will conduct the conference call. Mr. Post and Mr. Lewis will discuss the company's strategy and recent events and address questions from shareholders.
To participate in the conference call, callers should dial the following: US/Canada -- (866) 892-0898 and International -- (706) 679-1121. To join the call, provide conference ID # 1172489 or reference VoIP Inc.
An audio replay of the conference call will be available via the Company's website at http://www.voipinc.com/.
About VoIP, Inc.
VoIP, Inc. is a leading provider of turnkey Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications solutions for service providers, resellers and consumers worldwide. The company is also a certified Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and Inter Exchange Carrier (IXC). The Company provides a comprehensive portfolio of advanced telecommunications technologies, enhanced services, broadband products, and fulfillment services to the VoIP and related communications industries. Current and targeted customers include IXCs, CLECs, Internet Telephony and Conventional Telephony Service Providers (ISPs and ITSPs), Cable Operators and other VoIP Service Providers in the United States and countries around the world. The Company enables these customers to expand their product/service offerings by providing VoIP's nationwide Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and other services such as voice termination/origination, e911 emergency call service for VoIP, CALEA, Broadband Voice, IP Centrex, and other advanced communications services and technologies. For information on VoIP, Inc. please visit the company's web site: http://www.voipinc.com/.
Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts, are 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby.
The above information contains information relating to the Company that is based on the beliefs of the Company and/or its management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company or its management. When used in this document, the words 'anticipate,' 'estimate,' 'expect,' 'intend,' 'plans,' 'projects,' and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of the Company regarding future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties noted. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or projected. In each instance, forward-looking information should be considered in light of the accompanying meaningful cautionary statements herein. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, the impact of competitive services and pricing and general economic risks and uncertainties.
Contact: Jason Booth or Lew Phelps (310) 788-2850, (310) 941-3616 of Sitrick And Company for VoIP, Inc.VoIP, Inc.
CONTACT: Jason Booth, +1-310-788-2850, or Lew Phelps, +1-310-941-3616,
both of Sitrick And Company, for VoIP, Inc.
Web site: http://www.voipinc.com/
HERNDON, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SteelCloud, Inc. , a leading supplier of turnkey server appliances, network security and infrastructure management solutions and professional IT services, announced today they will release financial results for their fiscal second quarter 2006, which ended April 30, 2006, at 8:00 AM EDT, Wednesday, June 14, 2006.
The Company will hold a telephone conference call at 10:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, to discuss the release. Thomas P. Dunne, SteelCloud Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will host the call. For investors interested in joining the telephone conference call, please dial 1-800-218-9073; for international calls dial 1-303-262-2142 and reference SteelCloud. A recording of the earnings call will be available until 11:59 PM EDT, June 21, 2006 and will be accessible by dialing 1-800-405-2236 (USA) or 1-303-590-3000 (International) and keying in 11062309.
SteelCloud is a leading provider of turnkey appliance servers, network security and infrastructure management solutions, and professional services. SteelCloud designs and manufactures specialized servers and appliances for volume users, large integrators and OEM customers. The Company delivers IT solutions in the form of security and infrastructure software, appliances, and professional services. In addition, the Company designs and develops proprietary SteelCloud products. SteelCloud's ISO 9001:2000 certified Quality Management System has procedures in place for continuous quality improvement in all aspects of its business. Over its 18-year history, SteelCloud has won numerous awards for technical excellence and outstanding customer service. SteelCloud can be reached at 703-674-5500. Additional information is available at http://www.steelcloud.com/. E-mail: email@example.com.
"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations and assumptions contained in the foregoing are forward looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. It is possible that the assumptions made by management are not necessarily the most likely and may not materialize. In addition, other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the following: business conditions and the amount of growth in the computer industry and general economy; competitive factors; ability to attract and retain personnel, including key sales and management personnel; the price of the Company's stock; and the risk factors set forth from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q; and any reports on Form 8K. SteelCloud takes no obligation to update or correct forward-looking statements.SteelCloud, Inc.
CONTACT: For marketing information contact: William D. Hughes of
SteelCloud, Inc., +1-703-674-5560, firstname.lastname@example.org, or for investor
information contact: Financial Relations Board, +1-212-445-8017
Web site: http://www.steelcloud.com/
OAKDALE, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imation Corp , a worldwide leader in removable data storage, announced the appointment of James C. Ellis to Vice President of Strategic Growth Programs, effective June 1, 2006.
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"Imation is focused on growing its businesses across the four key 'pillars' of data storage technologies, including magnetic, optical, flash, and removable hard drive," said Frank Russomanno, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Imation. "With his extensive industry experience, Jim will lead the team to identify and implement profitable growth opportunities in each of these four pillars -- whether through internal development programs, external acquisition or strategic alliances. His strategic leadership is key to enabling Imation to rapidly evaluate and execute programs to drive the company's continued growth."
Ellis has more than 25 years of technical, business development, and strategic planning experience within the data storage businesses of Imation and 3M Company, most recently as the General Manager of Global Product Strategy for Imation. As Imation's Enterprise business manager, Ellis led the successful global introduction of the industry-leading 9840 and 9940 tape technologies in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of Exabyte Corporation. Ellis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He resides in Hudson, WI, with his family.
About Imation Corp
Imation Corp is the only company in the world solely focused on the development, manufacture and supply of removable data storage products spanning the four pillars of magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard disk storage. With more than 50 years of data storage leadership beginning with the development of the world's first computer tape, in 2006 Imation proudly marks its tenth anniversary as an independent company. In addition to the Imation brand, Imation Corp's global brand portfolio includes the Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry, famous for the slogan, "Is it live or is it Memorex?"(TM) Additional information about Imation is available at http://www.imation.com/ or by calling 1-888-466-3456.
Imation, the Imation logo, Memorex, and "Is it live of is it Memorex?" are trademarks of Imation Corp and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060601/CGTH048
CONTACT: Mary Rawlings-Taylor of Imation Corp, +1-651-704-6796,
Web site: http://www.imation.com/
HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of Harleysville Insurance's ongoing drive to make it easier for agents to do business with the company, the property/casualty insurer has made three appointments to broaden and strengthen its commercial lines processing, customer support, systems architecture and agency/field automation functions.
William F. Page has been named vice president of operations and services; Stephen J. Byrne has been named assistant vice president and chief architect; and John Philip has been named assistant vice president of agency and field automation. In his position, Page oversees Harleysville's customer service unit, as well as the company's commercial lines processing centers in Harleysville, Pa., and Worcester, Mass. Byrne is responsible for the design and implementation of packaged information systems and the integration of software architectures that support Harleysville's core business functions. Philip oversees all automation initiatives that support the company's agents and field organization.
"A key business objective for our organization is to make it as easy as possible for our agency partners to do business with us," noted Akhil Tripathi, senior vice president and chief information officer, in announcing the appointments. "To meet that goal, we must continue to strengthen our technology and related capabilities. Bill, Steve and John bring a distinct depth of knowledge of their respective disciplines -- customer support, system architecture, and agency and field automation -- that will go a long way toward helping us accomplish that objective."
Page comes to Harleysville from The Hartford in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as sales support operations manager. Prior to that, he was the service center operations manager for St. Paul Travelers in Duluth, Ga., and sales operations site lead for The Hartford in Oklahoma City, Okla. Page began his insurance career with Travelers as a sales supervisor/marketing representative and has more than 12 years of industry experience. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
Before joining Harleysville, Byrne served as director of enterprise architecture for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in Horsham, Pa. Before that, he was an independent consultant providing information technology architecture and e-business solutions to financial services and software organizations, including MBNA America, First USA and Shared Medical Systems. Byrne began his career as a software engineer with Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, Pa. In total, he has 15 years of IT industry experience. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Villanova University in Villanova, Pa.
Philip comes to Harleysville from Siemens Medical Solutions in Malvern, Pa., where he was director of engineering. Prior to that, he was vice president of information technology and business development at E-Duction, Inc., an affiliate of First Data Corporation, in Blue Bell, Pa. Before that he was vice president of information technology at CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa. He has 12 years of property/casualty insurance industry experience. Philip earned a bachelor's degree from Kerala University in Kerala, India, and a master's degree from Nagpur University in Maharashtra, India.
Harleysville Insurance is a leading regional provider of insurance products and services for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as for individuals, and ranks among the top 60 U.S. property/casualty insurance groups based on net written premiums. Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company owns 55 percent of Harleysville Group Inc. , a publicly traded holding company for nine regional property/casualty insurance companies collectively rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Harleysville Insurance -- which distributes its products exclusively through independent insurance agencies and reflects that commitment to its agency force by being a Trusted Choice(R) company partner -- currently operates in 32 eastern and midwestern states. Further information can be found on the company's Web site at http://www.harleysvillegroup.com/.Harleysville Insurance
CONTACT: Randy Buckwalter of Harleysville Insurance, +1-215-256-5288
(office), +1-267-718-3766 (cell), email@example.com
Web site: http://www.harleysvillegroup.com/
LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Blu-ray Disc(TM)(BD) players now have a new companion with Sony's latest A/V receiver.
Whether it's 1080p pass-through, eight channels of uncompressed audio, smooth video switching, simplifying set-up of a surround sound system, and automatically adjusting performance, this new A/V receiver is optimized for a full high-definition experience.
The STR-DG1000 receiver has several HD enhancing features, beginning with dual HDMI active intelligence, which automatically detects and receives the best possible video and audio signals from connected devices. This all-digital path from source to display also handles 1080p resolution and up to eight channels of uncompressed audio.
"Blu-ray Disc(TM) technology will help redefine home theater by creating an unparalleled experience from source to display," said Jeff Goldstein, vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics' Home Products Division. "This receiver is the final link in the HD chain, showcasing the beauty of Blu-ray Disc's imagery and the immense power of its sound."
Additionally, the unit can simplify multi-channel surround sound set-up for a perfectly balanced home theater experience with Sony's Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) technology. This helps customize the receiver's audio performance based on its room environment. Simply plug in the supplied microphone and the DCAC automatically adjusts for speaker placement, distance and delay based on information collected by the microphone and processed in the receiver.
The receiver also offers a redesigned on-screen display for set-up and control, as well as a powered multi-room function for two-channel enjoyment in an adjoining room along with XM Connect and Play(TM) satellite radio capabilities.
The 7.1 channel audio/video receiver has 120 watts of system power per channel. The receiver supports HDMI switching and the up-conversion of composite, S-video and component video sources to HDMI, minimizing the number of connections between the receiver and display.
The model requires the purchase of an XM Connect and Play antenna and radio subscription. Once you connect the antenna and subscribe to the service, you can navigate XM stations displayed on the front panel of the receiver.
Sony's new receiver also features a Portable Audio Enhancer feature so you can plug virtually any portable audio player into the receiver. The receiver then applies digital signal processing on the compressed audio, improving its clarity and depth by adding information to the audio signal that had been removed during compression.
The receiver also offers a powered multi-room capability. While you enjoy 5.1 channel sound in the main room, the remaining two channels can be routed into a second room that allows you to independently play any device connected to the receiver. The A/V receiver also comes with assignable HDMI, component and optical inputs, as well as five inputs and two outputs for A/V, and three inputs and one output for audio.
It will be available in August for about $800 online through sonystyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores, and at authorized dealers nationwide.
The A/V receiver will be available through SonyStyle.com at Sony Style retail stores and at authorized dealers nationwide.Sony Electronics Inc.
CONTACT: Aaron Levine of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-8036,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Brendan Mullin of Burson-Marsteller,
+1-212-614-4704, email@example.com, for Sony Electronics Inc.
Web site: http://sonystyle.com/
Web site: http://www.sony.com/news
LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Strengthening its leadership in the microdisplay market, Sony Electronics today introduced five full 1920 x 1080 high-definition Grand WEGA(TM) rear projection models based on its acclaimed Silicon X-tal (Crystal) Reflective Display (SXRD(TM)) technology.
The new SXRD models feature 1920 x 1080 resolution, HDMI(TM) inputs with 1080p capability and range in screen sizes from 50 to 70 inches
"Thanks to outstanding picture quality and overall performance, the response to our SXRD Grand WEGA TVs has been nothing short of phenomenal" said Randy Waynick, senior vice president of the Home Products Division for Sony Electronics. "We expect the new line-up to keep up the positive momentum by offering greater flexibility, deeper features and incredible picture quality."
SXRD XBR Line
Sony's SXRD XBR(R) line features two new models that represent the pinnacle of performance. The 70-inch KDS-R70XBR2 and 60-inch KDS-R60XBR2 benefit from the refinements of Sony's three 0.61-inch SXRD chips (one each for red, green and blue color reproduction), delivering more than 2 million native pixels (1920 X 1080) for a full high-definition picture.
Video signal process enhancements include Sony's WEGA Engine HD(TM) system and Digital Reality Creation(R) Multi Function Version Two Point Five (DRC-MFv2.5), high resolution video processing technology which provides crisp and clear pictures. This technology enables the digital mapping of not only conventional NTSC sources, but also 1080i HD signals.
Working with Sony's Cinema Black Pro mode, the sets deliver up to 10,000:1 contrast based on overall light levels of the original signal.
The new models are digital cable-ready with an integrated CableCARD(TM) slot and TV Guide(R) on screen program guide. Other features include two HDMI inputs with 1080p capability, front HDMI HDV camcorder connection, and a PC input. The XBR models feature side speakers, which are removable on the KDS-R70XBR2 model.
The KDS-R70XBR2 and KDS-R60XBR2 units will ship in early fall and be available for about $7,800 and $5,300, respectively.
SXRD A2000 Line
Offering 60-, 55- and 50-inch models, Sony's new A2000 line delivers outstanding SXRD picture quality and a new compact, bottom speaker cabinet design. The KDS-60A2000, KDS-55A2000 and KDS-50A2000 models feature the WEGA Engine system and the same 0.61-inch SXRD chips found in the XBR line, as well as such picture technologies as Cinema Black Pro that delivers a contrast of up to 10,000:1 based on overall light levels of the original source. The line also offers two HDMI inputs with 1080p capability and a front component input for HDV camcorder and PC input.
The KDS-60A2000, KDS-55A2000, and KDS-50A2000 models ship this summer for about $4,500, $4,000, and $3,500, respectively.
All models will be available through sonystyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores (http://www.sonystyle.com/retail) and at authorized dealers nationwide. More information on the new line can be found by visiting http://www.sony.com/2006TV.Sony Electronics Inc.
CONTACT: Greg Belloni of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-4460,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Brendan Mullin of Burson-Marsteller,
+1-212-614-4704, email@example.com, for Sony Electronics Inc.
Web site: http://www.sonystyle.com/retail
Web site: http://www.sony.com/2006TV
LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics today announced an expansion of its acclaimed BRAVIA(TM) flat-panel LCD television line, including several new models with native 1920 x 1080 full high-definition resolution panels and HDMI(TM) inputs with 1080p capability.
The line features six new models in 40- and 46-inch screen sizes and a 32-inch set featuring 1366 x 768 (WXGA) screen resolution.
"Our BRAVIA LCD HDTV's offer superior picture quality and unlock the power of the high-definition experience with more than five times the number of pixels compared to enhanced-definition plasma televisions. Paired with our forthcoming Blu-ray Disc(TM) player, consumers will see a level of high-definition video unmatched in the home theater," said Randy Waynick, senior vice president of the Sony Electronics' Home Products Division.
Stunning picture quality is not the only feature that sets the BRAVIA line apart. The new XBR(R) models feature an elegant floating glass design that is sure to inspire novice interior decorators to rethink the modern home.
"BRAVIA TV's were designed with the critical eye in mind," Waynick added. "The art of building a television is not limited to the components inside but also the aesthetic beauty that completes the package as these new models attest."
BRAVIA XBR Series
At the top of the new line is the XBR3 series including the 46-inch KDL-46XBR3 and 40-inch KDL-40XBR3. With native 1920 x 1080 panel resolution and three HDMI inputs with 1080p capability, the sets are compatible with full high-definition signal sources, such as Sony's BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc player, which is targeted for shipment to retail late this summer.
With the ability to display full high-definition resolution and rich colorful images, even non-1080p content -- from standard-definition to 1080i or 720p high-definition signals -- is at its best once it hits the screen. The new BRAVIA Engine Pro(TM) full digital high-definition video processor is Sony's latest and most advanced video processing system. Optimizing the video signal path, the system leverages a new version of Sony's Digital Reality Creation Multi Function Version Two Point Five (DRC-MFv2.5) with increased computing capabilities to process not only standard-definition signals, but also high-definition signals for a consistently crisp, detailed image.
The XBR models come with Sony's Live Color Creation technology, featuring Wide Color Gamut Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (WCG-CCFL) backlight. WCG-CCFL's new phosphor spectrum allow for a wider, more realistic range of colors enhancing picture.
Framing that sharp, detailed picture is an elegant floating glass-encased, high gloss, piano black bezel with side speakers.
Rounding out the XBR3 series feature package is a built-in ATSC tuner, PC input, two high-definition component, one S-video and three composite inputs.
The KDL-46XBR3 and KDL-40XBR3 models will ship in September and be available for about $5,300 and $4,300, respectively.
In addition to the piano black XBR3 models, the new XBR2 BRAVIA models feature the same 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, BRAVIA Engine Pro, HDMI inputs with 1080p capability and elegant floating glass design. However, these two models -- the 46-inch KDL-46XBR2 and 40-inch KDL-40XBR2 -- feature a silver bezel that can be replaced by one of five different colored bezels for custom integration into any decor.
These models also feature the same audio package, built-in ATSC tuner, PC input, two high-definition component, one S-video and three composite inputs.
The KDL-46XBR2 and KDL-40XBR2 models will also ship in September. They will be available for about $5,000 and $4,000, respectively. The optional bezels come in five colors, including red, white, blue, black and brown. They will be available at authorized dealers, Sony Style stores and direct online at http://www.sonystyle.com/.
Rounding out the XBR2 line is the 32-inch KDL-V32XBR2 model featuring a 1366 x 768 screen resolution. It is equipped with Sony's BRAVIA Engine(TM) and Live Color Creation, which delivers a sharp and rich picture from standard definition sources as well as high-definition.
The set's narrow, two-tone black and silver bezel incorporates invisible bottom speakers with SRS TruSurroundXT(TM) and BBE Digital Enhancement technology.
Other features include a built-in ATSC tuner, single HDMI and PC inputs, as well as two high-definition component, two S-video and two composite inputs.
The KDL-V32XBR2 set ships in September and will be available for about $2,500.
BRAVIA V2500 Series
Next in the BRAVIA line is the V2500 series, including the 46-inch KDL-46V2500 and 40-inch KDL-40V2500. These 1920 x 1080 native high-definition resolution models are equipped with two HDMI inputs with 1080p capability and the BRAVIA Engine and Live Color Creation technologies.
The black bezel, V2500 models feature a space-saving bottom speaker design that helps the sets fit easily into existing AV cabinets.
Other features include a digital amplifier with SRS-TruSurround XT and BBE Digital Audio Enhancement technologies for high-quality sound, a PC input, two high-definition component, two S-video and two composite inputs.
The KDL-46V2500 and KDL-40V2500 models will ship in September for about $4,500 and $3,500, respectively.
All new BRAVIA televisions, including the previously announced S-series and U-series models, are available through sonystyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores (http://www.sonystyle.com/retail) and at authorized dealers nationwide. More information on the new line can be found by visiting http://www.sony.com/2006TV.Sony Electronics Inc.
CONTACT: Greg Belloni of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-4460,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Brendan Mullin of Burson-Marsteller,
+1-212-614-4704, email@example.com, for Sony Electronics Inc.
Web site: http://www.sonystyle.com/retail
Web site: http://www.sony.com/2006TV
ATLANTA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In conjunction with Logility's Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Quarter earnings release , you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Friday, June 23 at 9:00 am EDT with Mike Edenfield, President of Logility, Inc.
What: Logility's Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Earnings Release When: 9:00 am EDT, June 23, 2006 Where: http://www.logility.com/ How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above Contact: Pat McManus, firstname.lastname@example.org About Logility:
With more than 1,100 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management solution that features performance monitoring capabilities in a single Internet-based framework and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; supply and global sourcing optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Bissell, Brown Shoe Company, Huhtamaki UK, McCain Foods, Mill's Pride, Pernod Ricard, Rand McNally, Sigma Aldrich and VF Corporation. Logility is a majority owned subsidiary of American Software . For more information about Logility, call 1-800-762-5207 or visit http://www.logility.com/.
If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site http://www.logility.com/. To access the replay, click on Investor Relations.Audio: http://www.logility.com/ Logility, Inc.
CONTACT: Pat McManus of Logility, Inc., +1-404-364-7615, or
Web site: http://www.logility.com/
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