Companies news of 2009-10-05 (page 7)

  • Harris Corporation Adds Broadband Satellite Data Mode to JTRS-Approved Falcon III(R)...
  • VerifyNGo Now Live Worldwide with VeriSmart Visa Holders
  • Rare Element acquires Eden Lake REE Project, to file Form 20FTSX-V: RES
  • Tradeshow Marketing Company Provides Update on Pink OTC Markets' Current Status
  • Novellus' SPEED(R) Max HDP-CVD Dielectric Gapfill System Extends STI Application to 32...
  • Fannie Mae Redemption
  • CA Security Management Business Leader Dave Hansen to Deliver Keynote at RSA Europe...
  • AirTran Holdings, Inc. Announces Webcast of Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Results Conference...
  • Verizon Wireless Announces 4G Venture Forum, Designed to Encourage Innovation for Advanced...
  • BNY Mellon's Pershing Unit Releases New Whitepaper Focusing on Outsourcing Solutions for...
  • Scripps Networks and 5min Form Strategic Content and Advertising Partnership
  • Raytheon Wins U.S. Armed Forces Combat Training Program In Kuwait
  • Romarco drills 26 meters of 4.3 g/t, adds 5th rig at Haile
  • Tongxin International Ltd. to Present at the Roth China Conference on October 14 at 2:00...
  • Patriot Scientific Corporation Announces Three Purchases of Moore Microprocessor...
  • Honeywell Wins Five-Year, $125 Million Contract With U.S. ArmyAgreement Provides Logistics...
  • American Airlines Reports September Traffic
  • US Dataworks Showcases Enterprise Payments Platform at AFP Annual Conference
  • EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Regains Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Requirements
  • Texas Instruments speeds ultrasound design and reduces board space by more than half with...
  • Harris Corporation Demonstrates JTRS Battlefield Networking Technology on Falcon III(R)...
  • Lexmark International announces date of third quarter 2009 earnings release, conference...
  • Cincinnati Financial Webcast to Discuss Third-Quarter 2009 Results
  • Newsweek Study Places Goodyear Among 'Greenest Big Companies in America'
  • Goodrich Announces Schedule for Release of Third Quarter 2009 Results and Conference Call
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches CashPro(R) OnlineNext-Generation Banking Channel...
  • Lifeway Foods Reports Record 3rd Quarter 2009 Revenues- Total sales for the 3rd quarter...
  • Motorola Announces New Information Assurance Services to Mitigate Risk of System Failure...
  • Motorola and International Association of Chiefs of Police Recognize Outstanding Law...
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    Harris Corporation Adds Broadband Satellite Data Mode to JTRS-Approved Falcon III(R) AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack RadioSoftware Upgrade Extends Range to Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications Through Integration with Harris RF-7800B Broadband Global Area Networking (BGAN) Terminals

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (AUSA Booth #1439) -- Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, today announced the addition of broadband satellite data capability to its JTRS-approved Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G wideband networking radio. The software upgrade adds significant new features that will facilitate global, high-data-rate communications between senior military commanders and personnel at the tactical edge.

    Integration of the AN/PRC-117G radio with the Harris RF-7800B family of ruggedized Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite terminals provides warfighters with unique end-to-end, Type-1 secure beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) network communications connectivity. The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS-approved tactical radio to offer Type-1 secure access to high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video, reconnaissance information and biometrics--in addition to narrowband legacy waveforms.

    "The integration of the AN/PRC-117G with our BGAN terminals provides customers with a powerful solution for distributing information to the connected battlefield," said Steve Marschilok, president of Department of Defense Business, Harris RF Communications. "Our integrated system delivers BLOS data and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance communication links from the first tactical mile to strategic infrastructure, providing users at all levels with a more thorough, common operational picture."

    Customer-Focused Technology: Falcon III AN/PRC-117G

    The AN/PRC-117G now delivers advanced wideband line-of-sight voice and data networking capabilities through the Harris-developed Advanced Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2). The ANW2 waveform provides warfighters with secure streaming video, biometrics, classified Internet access and other data intensive intelligence applications.

    The new software upgrade will allow users to extend the range of ANW2 data to beyond-line-of-sight by linking the AN/PRC-117G to the BGAN network through the RF-7800B. The combined system offers throughput rates of up to 2 Mbps over the BGAN network when using embedded TCP/IP acceleration and compression, thus reducing INMARSAT costs. It is the only integrated, military-rugged, wideband SATCOM-on-the-move system capable of seamlessly maintaining high-speed, end-to-end Type-1 encrypted IP data across an extended battle space.

    The addition of BGAN data mode to the AN/PRC-117G also will provide global over-the-horizon "reach-back" capability, connecting operators with senior commanders. This capability allows for faster and more informed decision-making, improved mission efficiency and troop safety. Harris has developed both a Class 2 Land Portable BGAN terminal for dismounted applications and a Class 10 Land Mobile BGAN terminal for vehicles on the move. Both terminals use the Inmarsat-4 BGAN satellite constellation. They are available to domestic and international customers.

    The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) as compliant with Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) military standards and upgradeable to access the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), both for transmitting high-bandwidth voice and data over tactical military satellites. The radio also has received certification for Type-1 information security from the National Security Agency.

    Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets--with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multi-band radios.

    About Harris Corporation

    Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees--including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com/.

    Harris Corporation

    CONTACT: Kevin Aman, RF Communications, +1-585-241-8186,
    Kevin.Aman@harris.com, or Jim Burke, Corporate Headquarters , +1-321-727-9131,
    Jim.Burke@harris.com, both of Harris Corporation

    Web Site: http://www.harris.com/




    VerifyNGo Now Live Worldwide with VeriSmart Visa Holders

    TAGUIG, Metro Manila, Philippines, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VerifySmart(TM) Corp. (VSMR: OTCBB): ("VerifySmart" or the "Company"), a global leader in secure and fraud free credit and debit payment processing services, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of its patent-pending PIN authentication system, VerifyNGo(TM), for immediate worldwide use with its VeriSmart(TM) Cards. VerifySmart customers in Europe, Asia and North America can now instantly and securely disburse funds through VeriSmart Visa cards using their own personal PIN to authenticate transfers.

    "This fundamental integration between our transfer system, VerifyTransfer(TM), and our authentication protocol, VerifyNGo(TM), was a natural and necessary evolution to provide our customers with the security they've come to rely on from VerifySmart. It is truly the first of its kind in the world especially coupled with VeriSmart(TM) Cards. Consistent with our goal, we are hard at work to continually advance our technology to ensure transactions we facilitate remain fraud-free thus protecting merchants, financial institutions, and consumers alike." Ralph Santos, VerifySmart CEO and President, has also been in multiple discussions of late with strategic companies interested in VerifySmart's offerings. "We are excited to be in this space marking our leadership position as we progress our dialogue with potential partners and customers equally excited with the prospect of dramatically increasing their value proposition by eradicating fraud from their core business," he adds.

    The Process

    Using VerifyTransfer(TM), senders can securely and instantly send money worldwide on the VeriSmart(TM) Visa Cards. Recipients receive an authentication message on the cell phone number provided by the sender requiring PIN validation to complete the transaction. Only when the correct PIN is entered does the transaction go through. When the card, the cell phone, of the PIN is compromised, the transaction fails and fraud is averted.

    About VerifyTransfer(TM)

    VerifyTransfer(TM) - VerifyTransfer(TM) enables secure, simple and fast money transfer to single or multiple recipients. VerifyTransfer(TM) offers enterprise customers a simple and seamless solution for sending and receiving money instantly, using VerifyGateway(TM), and its SMS (text) enabled protocol for processing large volumes and cash quickly and securely. By utilizing VerifyTransfer(TM) and VerifyGateway(TM) technologies - two of VerifySmart's comprehensive suite of fraud detection and prevention platforms - financial institutions, telecoms, information technology and other enterprise clients, 'and their clients' benefit from the most advanced online money transfer and credit and debit card security technology in the world. VerifySmart technologies build maximum security and flexibility into a variety of financial transactions in person, online, in wireless environments and over traditional phone lines. VerifyTransfer(TM) advantages include:

    - Comprehensive reporting on all transaction activities and customer accounts - Next generation security, fraud monitoring and reporting - 24/7/365 customer support - Multiple accounts for recipients - Flexibility of payment source - Integration with sophisticated retrieval methods, including Visa remittance - Makes remittance payments easier - Speeds up data transmission - Increases accuracy and speed of contributions to member accounts - Provides easy access to details of past transactions and remittance history.

    VerifySmart management believes that, in relatively few years, current debit and credit card fraud prevention and detection technologies will be obsolete, including the current Chip and PIN technology. And further, that their suite of next generation fraud detection and prevention technologies will initiate a sea-change in security standards.

    Chip and PIN technology, which originated in the UK in 2004 and launched recently in parts of North America has disappointed the industry. In 2008 APACS (Association of Payment Clearing Services) reported card-only fraud losses as a percentage of card turnover amounted to 0.12%. Prior to the introduction of Chip and PIN, this same statistic was 0.14% - a mere 0.02% reduction in losses gained at the expense of tens of millions in technology modifications.

    About VerifySmart

    VerifySmart(TM) Corp designed and developed a Proprietary Hardware/Software Solution that solves Credit/Debit Card fraud by using two Factor Authentication.

    The Company's Core Technology is designed to meet the needs of the Security challenged Trans action Processing Industry. Present day solutions, such as Verified by Visa, Chip and Pin and CVV Code (all which can be compromised) have not reduced payment card fraud by any significant factor.

    The VerifySmart solution has reduced fraud to zero in earlier production pilots. the Company's proven and highly scalable solution is gaining worldwide attention and placing VerifySmart at the forefront of the fraud prevention revolution.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This current report contains "forward-looking statements", as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this current report which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.

    Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainty of financial estimates and projections, the competitive and regulatory environment for start up software companies, stock market conditions, unforeseen technical difficulties and our ongoing ability to operate a business and obtain financing. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this current report, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

    Although we believe that our beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this current report are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the 2008 fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act.

    Corporate Headquarters Fort Legend Towers, Suite 2002 - 3rd Avenue corner 31st Street E-Square, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Metro Manila, Philippines Investor Relations 1-877-685-1584 Questions or Feedback inquiry@verifysmart.com http://www.verifysmart.com/

    VerifySmart Corp.

    CONTACT: Corporate Headquarters, Fort Legend Towers, Suite 2002 - 3rd
    Avenue corner 31st Street, E-Square, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro
    Manila, Philippines, Investor Relations, 1-877-685-1584; Questions or
    Feedback, inquiry@verifysmart.com, http://www.verifysmart.com/




    Rare Element acquires Eden Lake REE Project, to file Form 20FTSX-V: RES

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rare Element Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: RES) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100% of the Eden Lake Rare Earth Elements ("REE") project from VMS Ventures Inc. ("VMS" ). VMS optioned the project in 2001 and has explored the project for REEs intermittently since then. The total claim block area covers 28 square kilometers.

    Eden Lake Rare Earth Element Project, Manitoba, Canada

    The Eden Lake REE Project is located 35 kilometers northwest of Leaf Rapids, Manitoba. In 2003 VMS, which was then called Rare Earth Metals Corp., performed detailed geological mapping, sampling, and petrographic studies that led to the discovery of an extensive area (approximately 8 square kilometers) of hydrothermal stock-work veining, magmatic carbonatite dikes, and breccia exposed in outcrop. Carbonatite dikes and plugs were discovered at three locations, and the property geology has characteristics that suggest a large carbonatite complex.

    REE-enriched minerals identified in petrographic studies include strontium-REE-apatite, britholite, allanite, and REE mineral inclusions in andradite garnet. REE enrichments occur in all hydrothermally metasomatized rocks. The highest REE concentrations encountered by VMS are in the carbonatite dikes (up to 1.6% total REO, 9,764 ppm Sr, and 745 ppm Y), and in hydrothermal REE-rich veins (up to 13.8% total REO and 5,307 ppm Y). VMS also discovered heavy REEs (Eu-Lu) on the project during their field work. Rare Element will be evaluating the carbonatite complex, which may have similarities to the Company's Bear Lodge project, and the heavy rare earths plus yttrium in the hydrothermal veins.

    A drill program was completed on the project in 2006, and the holes provided additional favourable geologic indications for a carbonatite complex, but without hitting significant REE grades. Six holes for a total of 765 meters were drilled in the northeastern half of the 8 square kilometer zone of intensely altered rocks. Most of the favourable targets have not been adequately tested, and additional exploration of the project for yttrium and heavy rare earths is warranted.

    Acquisition Terms

    Rare Element has agreed to acquire 100% of the Eden Lake REE Project for payment of 300,000 common shares and a 3% Net Smelter Returns ("NSR") royalty. The Letter of Intent calls for a due diligence period, which is currently underway, and a formal purchase agreement to be signed. The common shares will be issued as 75,000 at closing, and 75,000 at 6, 12, and 18 months thereafter. Rare Element also has the right to buy 50% of the 3% NSR for $1.5 million.

    Rare Element has also agreed to pay a finder's fee of 20,000 common shares to two parties for this acquisition.

    The acquisition is subject to various conditions and approvals of the Boards of Directors and regulatory authorities.

    Dr. George Gale, P. Eng. is the qualified person with respect to the technical information in this news release, and the news release was reviewed by Dr. Gale.

    Form 20F

    The Company has also engaged an experienced contractor to assist in preparing a Form 20F with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Rare Element currently has a "Blue Sky" exemption in the United States due its listing with Standard & Poors and trades on the US "pink sheets" market under the symbol "RRLMF". The filing of the Form 20F will make Rare Element a fully reporting issuer in the United States. Upon completing of the filing of the Form, the Board of Rare Element will consider a listing with an exchange in the United States.

    Rare Element also became a Tier One issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada earlier this year.

    Rare Element Resources Ltd (TSX-V:RES) is a publicly traded mineral-resource company focused on gold and strategic metals, specifically the rare-earth elements. Rare Element Resources and Newmont have entered into the Sundance gold exploration project on the Company's Wyoming property. Newmont has the right to earn a 65% working interest in Rare Element Resources' property, excluding any rights to the rare-earth elements and uranium, but including rights to gold and other metals, by performing US$5 million in property work expenditures over a five-year period. Newmont also has the right to earn an additional 15% working interest by completing a positive project feasibility study. Drilling is currently being conducted for gold mineralization.

    Rare Element Resources' Bear Lodge, Wyoming property also encompasses one of the largest disseminated rare-earth occurrences in North America (M.H. Staatz, 1983, US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1049-D). In parallel with the Sundance gold-focused exploration project, Rare Element Resources has completed drilling of twelve holes, estimation of an inferred resource (NI 43-101 compatible), and testing of metallurgical samples to independently advance the rare-earth potential of its property. Last month a drilling program for rare earths was begun and two drill rigs are currently conducting resource expansion and exploration for additional rare-earth mineralization.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD Donald E Ranta, PhD, PGeo, President & CEO

    Donald E. Ranta, PhD, PGeo, serves the Board of Directors of the Company as an internal, technically Qualified Person. Technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Dr. George Gale and has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements that are set out in National Instrument 43-101. This news release was prepared by Company management, who take full responsibility for content.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    Rare Element Resources Ltd.

    CONTACT: refer to the Company's website at http://www.rareelementresources.com/
    or contact: Donald E Ranta, President & CEO, (604) 687-3520,
    don@rareelementresources.com; Mark T. Brown, CFO, (604) 687-3520 ext 242,
    mtbrown@pacificopportunity.com




    Tradeshow Marketing Company Provides Update on Pink OTC Markets' Current Status

    SAMMAMISH, WA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Tradeshow Marketing Company, Ltd. is pleased to report that it has completed the initial round of updating of its financials, and is currently completing the final requirements to comply with the Pink OTC Markets' Guidelines for Providing Adequate Current Information, while expecting to be upgraded in the following weeks. The measures being taken by the company will provide complete transparency on all information regarding Tradeshow Marketing's business and financial conditions, and the company will continue to adhere to these disclosure requirements in order to maintain a "Current Information" categorization.

    Luniel de Beer, CEO of Tradeshow Marketing, commented that, "I am pleased with the progress we've made towards reporting our financial and business condition to our valued shareholders once again. The environment for infomercial products has been favorable, attracting considerable interest from the investment community, and full disclosure is a necessary benchmark for Tradeshow Marketing. This is a major advance in our commitment to bringing value to our shareholders."

    About The Tradeshow Marketing Company

    The Tradeshow Marketing Company, Ltd. is a publicly-traded consumer products company focused on the development and distribution of unique products that have broad appeal and improve the lives of consumers. The company operates a direct demonstration business via trade shows and exhibitions throughout North America, and various product-specific e-commerce web sites. The company was established in 2003, and is headquartered in Sammamish, Washington.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may", "future", "plan" or "planned", "will" or "should", "expected," "anticipates", "draft", "eventually" or "projected". You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks identified in a company's annual report on Form 10-K or 10-KSB and other filings made by such company.

    Tradeshow Marketing Company Ltd.

    CONTACT: More information is available about Tradeshow Marketing Company
    at http://www.tsmc.ca/; Media Contacts: Tradeshow Marketing Company,
    ContactUs@tsmc.ca, 1-888-433-4666




    Novellus' SPEED(R) Max HDP-CVD Dielectric Gapfill System Extends STI Application to 32 nmAdvanced SPM-F(TM) Technology Eliminates Ex-situ Wet Etch Processing; Increases Fab Productivity

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novellus Systems today announced that it has developed a manufacturing process to extend the company's SPEED Max shallow trench isolation (STI) application to the 32 nm technology node. The new process technology takes advantage of the dynamic profile control (DPC(TM)) of the SPEED Max high density plasma chemical vapor deposition (HDP-CVD) platform. By tailoring the deposition, etch, and sputter-to-deposition (S/D) ratio, Novellus engineers have developed a single-pass, sequential profile modulation technique using fluorine (SPM-F) to fill 32 nm features. The process meets the stringent integration requirements of STI logic applications and the productivity required for high volume manufacturing.

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091005/SF86536)

    As semiconductor manufacturers move to 32 nm and beyond, the need to extend technology on existing platforms with minimal hardware modifications is critical, not only to meet development schedules, but also to manage manufacturing costs. Since new material changes add significant integration uncertainty, and many alternative films and deposition techniques have qualities that are undesirable, HDP is still the preferred gapfill dielectric technology for advanced geometries. However, to achieve complete gapfill at 32 nm and beyond, conventional HDP deposition processes that utilize alternating deposition and etch cycles to fill a feature must be carefully controlled. Too many deposition/etch cycles, or inadequate control of process uniformity, will result in excessive clipping or voids within the trenches (as shown in figure 1), leading to yield loss. Insufficient gapfill can be overcome by adding an ex-situ wet etch process, but at the cost of added defects, integration complexity, and lower productivity. To achieve complete gapfill without the use of an ex-situ wet etch step, parameters like S/D ratio, process chemistry, and etch uniformity must be optimized across the wafer.

    Novellus has developed a unique SPM-F gapfill process using the SPEED Max platform that eliminates the need for an ex-situ wet etchback step. Using SPEED Max's isolated plasma source and DPC technology, complete fill of 32 nm structures was achieved (see figure 2) by reducing the oxide top-hat build-up, and eliminating clipping in both dense arrays and isolated features. By eliminating the need for an external wet etchback step, the new SPEED Max SPM-F process also meets the productivity and defect requirements of 32 nm high-volume manufacturing.

    "The gapfill and defectivity results we achieved on 32 nm structures allowed us to back-qualify the SPEED Max process to a previous technology node and eliminate ex-situ wet etch processing," said Dr. Kaihan Ashtiani, vice president and general manager of the Gapfill business unit. "This eliminates a second wafer pass through the HDP tool, resulting in an increased fab productivity."

    For more information regarding SPEED Max's STI application at 32 nm, go to http://www.novellustechnews.com/.

    About Novellus' HDP-CVD Technology:

    Novellus' SPEED Max system extends the HDP-CVD application into the 45 and 32 nm technology nodes. The system's isothermal chamber design, combined with an enlarged remote plasma source, allows more wafers to be processed between plasma cleans, and delivers superior throughput per system. In addition, the SPEED Max multi-port injection, together with isolated source technology, customizes the deposition and in-situ etching profile for optimal film thickness and gapfill uniformity across the wafer.

    About Novellus:

    Novellus Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced process equipment for the global semiconductor industry. The company's products deliver value to customers by providing innovative technology backed by trusted productivity. An S&P 500 company, Novellus is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with subsidiary offices across the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.novellus.com/

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Novellus Systems

    CONTACT: Bob Climo of Novellus Systems, Inc., + 1-408-943-9700,
    bob.climo@novellus.com; or Marla Kertzman of The Hoffman Agency, +
    1-408-975-3032, mkertzman@hoffman.com, for Novellus Systems, Inc.

    Web Site: http://www.novellus.com/




    Fannie Mae Redemption

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fannie Mae will redeem the principal amounts indicated for the following securities issues on the redemption dates indicated below at a redemption price equal to 100 percent of the principal amount redeemed, plus accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption:

    Principal Security Interest Maturity Date CUSIP Redemption Date Amount Type Rate $30,000,000 MTN 0.750% April 15, 2011 3136FHKB0 October 15, 2009 $50,000,000 MTN 3.050% April 15, 2011 3136F9GQ0 October 15, 2009 $25,000,000 MTN 1.509% October 15, 2013 3136F9L50 October 15, 2009 $75,000,000 MTN 3.150% January 15, 2014 3136F93J0 October 15, 2009 $8,947,000 FINP 4.000% November 27, 2015 3135A1GY7 October 15, 2009 $7,591,000 FINP 6.000% June 23, 2021 3135A0UY3 October 15, 2009 $9,240,000 FINP 6.000% August 11, 2021 3135A0WQ8 October 15, 2009 $12,968,000 FINP 6.000% August 25, 2021 3135A0XC8 October 15, 2009

    Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to help those who house America.

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of Fannie Mae. Nothing in this press release constitutes advice on the merits of buying or selling a particular investment. Any investment decision as to any purchase of securities referred to herein must be made solely on the basis of information contained in Fannie Mae's applicable Offering Circular, and that no reliance may be placed on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this press release.

    You should not deal in securities unless you understand their nature and the extent of your exposure to risk. You should be satisfied that they are suitable for you in the light of your circumstances and financial position. If you are in any doubt you should consult an appropriately qualified financial advisor.

    Fannie Mae

    CONTACT: Latressa Cox of Fannie Mae, +1-202-752-6707

    Web Site: http://www.fanniemae.com/




    CA Security Management Business Leader Dave Hansen to Deliver Keynote at RSA Europe Conference 2009

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA, Inc. today announced that Dave Hansen, CA corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA's Security Management business unit, will deliver a keynote speech at the RSA Conference Europe 2009 on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. BST in the Hilton London Metropole.

    In his address entitled "The Transformation to Content-Aware Identity and Access Management," Hansen will discuss how identity and access management technology can become more content-aware for more comprehensive information security more proactive compliance processes.

    Other CA Activity at the RSA Europe Conference 2009

    Please visit CA at Booth D1 in the exhibit hall where attendees will see first-hand CA technologies for security and compliance, including identity lifecycle management, content-aware IAM, data loss prevention, enterprise log management, Web and host-based access management, and IT governance, risk and compliance.

    CA also will host a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2:15 p.m. BST in the Berkley Room of the Hilton London Metropole. During the press conference, CA will reveal the results of a new security study and announce new product releases focused on solving security and compliance challenges.

    CA also will participate in the following conference sessions: -- "Reversing of the Roles in IT - IAM Aspects of Cloud Computing," Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. BST. Nimrod Vax, CA product manager, will discuss identity, access and auditing problems and security risks that are introduced with the adoption of cloud platforms, and what measures can be taken to combat them. -- "Building a CA SiteMinder Infrastructure that Can Secure 40 Million Transactions a Day - The BT Story," Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 10:15 a.m. BST. Alec Cartwright, security platform identity services architect for BT Plc, will present on BT's use of CA SiteMinder. -- "ISACA Reveals COBIT Security Secrets," Thursday, Oct. 22, at 2:45 p.m. BST. Yves Le Roux, CA principal consultant, Governance, Risk and Compliance, will discuss the COBIT security baseline and how it focuses on the people, process and technology challenges that can lead to data loss. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090402/NYTH500LOGO) About CA

    CA , the world's leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA's Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT--empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit http://www.ca.com/.

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    Copyright © 2009 CA. All Rights Reserved. One CA Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749. All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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    AirTran Holdings, Inc. Announces Webcast of Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Results Conference Call

    ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Holdings, Inc. will provide an online, real-time webcast of its third quarter earnings results conference call on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). Beginning approximately two hours after the initial conference call is completed, a replay of the webcast will be available on the airline's Web site, http://www.airtran.com/.

    To access the webcast from AirTran Airways' Web site, visit http://investor.airtran.com/.

    AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com/.

    Media Contact: AirTran Airways Christopher White Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas 678.254.7442

    AirTran Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media: Christopher White or Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas, both of
    AirTran Airways, +1-678-254-7442

    Web Site: http://www.airtran.com/




    Verizon Wireless Announces 4G Venture Forum, Designed to Encourage Innovation for Advanced Mobile NetworksRoad to LTE Includes Collaboration Through New Venture Forum Focused on Finding What's Next for 4G Networks

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, announced today the creation of the 4G Venture Forum (4GVF), a new initiative which uniquely brings together financial investment, product incubation and market validation for products and services that will harness fourth generation (4G) wireless networks. The 4GVF is a collaboration of Verizon Wireless; highly-regarded venture funds including Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, Charles River Partners, New Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Redpoint Ventures to facilitate the identification and commercialization of next-generation 4G related technologies; and both Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson, the primary network infrastructure providers for Verizon Wireless' upcoming 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

    This initiative further accelerates Verizon Wireless' open and innovative approach encompassed by the Verizon Developer Community (VDC), its open development program and the Verizon LTE Innovation Center.

    From the wireless sector of the high-tech industry, Verizon Wireless, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson will contribute expertise in building advanced wireless networks and provide programmatic input critical to concept success. 4GVF participants have identified up to $1.3 billion as available for 4GVF development; participating venture capital firms have more than $9 billion under management today. Other business details are not being disclosed.

    The 4GVF was formed to help generate new ideas related to advanced wireless networks and help innovative companies improve the odds for their success. The reach and breadth of 4GVF partners will help ideas get to market quickly with members working collaboratively to:

    -- fund new ideas; -- provide vital development assistance; and -- validate the market and test concepts through labs and communities from Verizon, such as the Verizon LTE Innovation Center, the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) and the VDC, as well as similar resources from Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson.

    Verizon Wireless' philosophy driving its 4G focus includes a strong belief that the winners in the 4G world will be those companies that focus on their core competencies and facilitate and embrace collaboration and partnering.

    Roger Gurnani, senior vice president of product development at Verizon Wireless, said, "Our initial focus has been to design and build the best 4G wireless network in the nation. We also recognize a need to infuse developers with the funding that will drive advancements, and we are committed to doing this in a collaborative way. The 4GVF is focused on encouraging innovation and leveraging applications in this new 4G wireless future. The 4GVF will help ensure that we're not simply building the network and waiting for people to come, but that applications are ready to go when the infrastructure is ready."

    The 4GVF may support and fund 4G advancements regardless of underlying network technology; funded entities will not be contractually obligated to work with Verizon Wireless and are not precluded from working with other wireless service providers. The 4GVF will host regular meetings to review opportunities, evaluate ideas, get reactions from stakeholders, and build collective insight on where the market is heading.

    Verizon Wireless is focused on building the most reliable next-generation 4G LTE wireless network in the country - and one of the first on the globe - and its ongoing commitment to building the best networks in the country is essential as the company rolls out its 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless plans to launch its 4G LTE network in 25 to 30 markets in 2010 and cover virtually its entire current nationwide 3G footprint with the next-generation network by the end of 2013.

    To learn more about the 4GVF, visit http://www.4gvf.com/. For more information about Verizon Wireless' LTE 4G network, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Media Contacts Jeffrey Nelson Verizon Wireless 908.559.7519 Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com Denise Panyik-Dale Alcatel-Lucent 908.582.4897 dpanyikdale@alcatel-lucent.com Kathy Egan Wummer Ericsson Inc. 212.843.8422 kathy.egan@ericsson.com Meg O'Leary for Charles River Ventures 781.916.9090 ext. 802 meg@inkhouse.net Julie Lydon for New Venture Partners 415.816.9397 (mobile) julie@lydonpr.com Deanna Storey North Bridge Venture Partners 781.290.0004 dls@northbridge.com Katie Belding Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) 650.321.8000 kbelding@nvp.com Amy Swanson for Redpoint Ventures 415.392.8282 aswanson@outcastpr.com

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Jeffrey Nelson of Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7519,
    Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com; or Denise Panyik-Dale of Alcatel-Lucent,
    +1-908-582-4897, dpanyikdale@alcatel-lucent.com; or Kathy Egan Wummer of
    Ericsson Inc., +1-212-843-8422, kathy.egan@ericsson.com; or Meg O'Leary for
    Charles River Ventures, +1-781-916-9090 ext. 802, meg@inkhouse.net; or Julie
    Lydon, for New Venture Partners, +1-415-816-9397 (mobile), julie@lydonpr.com;
    or Deanna Storey of North Bridge Venture Partners, +1-781-290-0004,
    dls@northbridge.com; or Katie Belding of Norwest Venture Partners (NVP),
    +1-650-321-8000, kbelding@nvp.com; or Amy Swanson for Redpoint Ventures,
    +1-415-392-8282, aswanson@outcastpr.com

    Web Site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    BNY Mellon's Pershing Unit Releases New Whitepaper Focusing on Outsourcing Solutions for Hedge Funds

    JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, and Aite Group LLC have published a new whitepaper that examines critical hedge fund operations and provides managers with best practices and a systematic framework for helping them select and effectively manage relationships with third-party outsourcing solution providers.

    The whitepaper entitled, Fueling Growth: Outsourcing Solutions for Hedge Funds, is available through Pershing Prime Services and BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services. According to the report, an increase in client redemption requests is threatening the viability of even the most well-managed hedge funds. Many fund managers are taking action by reassessing their overall investment strategies and evaluating their relationships with key service providers, such as those with prime brokers, fund administrators and information technology companies. Hedge funds must consider a multitude of factors to help make an informed decision on establishing an outsourced vendor relationship, including cost, evaluating disparate information, balancing internal resources, prioritizing short- and long-term business goals and establishing appropriate relationship metrics. Key findings from the whitepaper include:

    -- Choosing the Proper Outsourcing Model - A majority of hedge funds have favored the approach of implementing a hybrid outsourcing model because it provides them with operational flexibility to meet short-term goals using third-party service providers for some key functions, while allowing the firm to develop internal capabilities for long-term expansion; -- Smaller Hedge Funds Challenged by Resource Restrictions - The hedge fund market is dominated by small- and mid-size funds, many of whom lack expertise in specific functions and have limited resources. These funds often opt to outsource a significant portion of their functions to third-party solution providers and to their prime broker. Smaller hedge funds should also consider outsourcing essential business functions including legal, accounting, administrative and back-office-related tasks, such as clearing and trade reconciliations; -- The Role of the Prime Broker - Most leading prime brokers have seasoned internal consulting teams who have relationships with a broad array of service providers--such as law firms, real estate agencies, recruiting firms and software vendors--and can facilitate introductions with various vendors who can potentially meet the needs of the hedge fund. Hedge funds should consider seeking out their prime broker's counsel before establishing a new relationship with a third-party firm; and -- Consider Disaster and Recovery Planning in Vendor Selection - The stability of a third-party solution provider should be an important consideration for hedge funds as it relates to their disaster and recovery planning. As hedge funds rely more heavily on outsourced services, they should execute proper due diligence on a vendor's financial viability, technology capabilities, contingency around business continuity and disaster recovery, management and customer service.

    To help hedge fund managers better understand business continuity and disaster recovery planning processes and principles, Pershing Prime Services, in collaboration with Eze Castle Integration and its colleagues across BNY Mellon, has developed a guidebook entitled, Establishing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans: A Hedge Fund Manager's Guide. The guidebook provides fund managers with strategic insights into creating thorough plans that may help minimize financial loss and the negative effects of downtime on their firm's strategic plans and operations.

    Craig Messinger, managing director of Pershing Prime Services, said, "It is important for hedge funds to develop a thoughtful, long-term outsourcing strategy to ensure that its needs for support during various stages of the fund's lifecycle are closely aligned with its goals and objectives to serve investors well. Employing this type of approach will enable hedge fund managers to focus on generating profitable returns for their clients and help them grow their businesses in a more productive manner."

    Sang Lee, managing partner at Aite Group LLC, added, "Substantial benefits exist for hedge funds that develop strong outsourcing relationships across their businesses. However, selecting the right vendor relationship is a complex process. It is critical that fund managers develop a thorough process to understand their own needs as well as evaluate vendor relationships for cultural fit and long-term continuity."

    Pershing's parent company, BNY Mellon, also provides a wide range of administration services to hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and private equity assets through BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services, one of the world's leading providers in this market segment with more than $200 billion in hedge fund assets under administration. In addition to hedge fund administration, BNY Mellon offers a wide range of accounting, cash management, collateral management, custody, asset management and wealth management services to the hedge fund industry.

    Pershing Prime Services delivers an unconflicted, comprehensive suite of global prime brokerage solutions, including extensive access to securities lending, dedicated client service, robust technology and reporting tools, worldwide execution and order management capabilities, a broad array of cash management products and the integrated platform of BNY Mellon. Pershing Prime Services is a service of Pershing LLC. A copy of Pershing's new whitepaper and guidebook, and additional information regarding Pershing Prime Services' capabilities and solutions, can be found by visiting http://www.pershingprimeservices.com/.

    Pershing LLC (member FINRA/NYSE/SIPC) is a leading global provider of financial business solutions to more than 1,150 institutional and retail financial organizations and independent registered investment advisors who collectively represent approximately five million active investors. Located in 20 offices worldwide, Pershing and its affiliates are committed to delivering dependable operational support, robust trading services, flexible technology, an expansive array of investment solutions, practice management support and service excellence. Pershing is a member of every major U.S. securities exchange and its international affiliates are members of the Deutsche Borse, the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. Pershing LLC is a BNY Mellon company. Additional information is available at http://www.pershing.com/.

    BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 34 countries and serving more than 100 markets. The company is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing superior asset management and wealth management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $20.7 trillion in assets under custody and administration, $926 billion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.8 trillion per day. Additional information is available at http://www.bnymellon.com/.

    BNY Mellon

    CONTACT: Michael Geller of BNY Mellon, +1-201-413-4179,
    mgeller@pershing.com

    Web Site: http://www.bnymellon.com/




    Scripps Networks and 5min Form Strategic Content and Advertising Partnership

    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Scripps Networks, the leader in lifestyle media, and 5min, the leading syndication platform for lifestyle, knowledge and instructional how-to videos, today announced a strategic advertising and content partnership. The agreement will extend online viewership for the Scripps Networks cable channels by syndicating video content through the 5min network. Scripps will also offer its advertisers new opportunities to reach highly targeted audiences by selling into the 5min Home and Food categories. Additionally, 5min will provide contextually relevant videos from its library to the Scripps online properties.

    Extending Viewership for Scripps' Online Content

    The 5min library is comprised of more than 100,000 premium, filtered, short-form instructional how-to, lifestyle and knowledge videos, including content from some of the world's largest media companies. By working with 5min, Scripps will extend the audience for its online content through contextual distribution across the 5min network of home and food sites. Not only does this provide increased exposure for Scripps, but it also provides an important new source of views and revenue.

    "Scripps Networks has always been at the forefront of providing relevant and timely lifestyle content to groups of passionate consumers," said Lisa Choi Owens, Scripps' senior vice president of online distribution and partnerships. "The partnership with 5min gives us an innovative opportunity to vastly expand engagement with Scripps Networks brands by reaching additional targeted consumers across the Web."

    Targeted Opportunities for Scripps Networks Advertisers

    By selling into the 5min Home and Food advertising inventory, Scripps will offer its advertisers the ability to pinpoint engaged and targeted audiences throughout the 5min network. Overall, the 5min advertising inventory enjoys a high sell-through rate and allows advertisers to deliver contextually relevant campaigns across the network to pinpoint audiences.

    "It is increasingly difficult for advertisers to reach large and relevant online audiences in a meaningful way because they are spread across the Web," said Ran Harnevo, CEO of 5min. "For major media companies like Scripps, 5min's value is real and immediate because we can extend their reach instantly while providing their advertisers with new avenues for delivering contextually relevant ads to large audiences of engaged online prospects, wherever they are."

    About 5min

    5min is the leading syndication platform for lifestyle, knowledge and instructional videos, distributing content to hundreds of sites reaching over 250 million monthly unique visitors. As a destination site, 5min.com is the top "how-to" video site with more than 3.5 million unique visitors each month. 5min's library features short-form videos from some of the world's largest media companies as well as the most innovative independent producers. Video recipes, yoga and fitness routines, tech tutorials, DIY projects for home and garden, health videos on specific conditions, beauty and fashion tips, video game walk-throughs and much more. Go to http://solutions.5min.com/ for more information.

    About Scripps Networks

    Scripps Networks, the lifestyle media division of Scripps Networks Interactive , is comprised of the lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network (FLN) and country music network Great American Country (GAC). Scripps is the dominant media and marketing company in the home, food and lifestyle categories, developing content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with an array of broadband video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites that attract nearly 18 million unique visitors each month.

    In addition, Scripps Networks has launched HGTV and Food Network in high definition and is aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for broadband and video on demand. Scripps Networks also acquired popular recipe Web site Recipezaar.com and Incando Corp. in order to deepen its user-generated content capabilities. Scripps Networks' brands collectively are available in more than 170 countries and territories on all seven continents. They also are distributed to more than 1,000 outlets on U.S. military bases and U.S. embassies around the world via the American Forces Radio and Television Service.

    Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco, Scripps Networks is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive , the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet. The company's media portfolio includes: Lifestyle Media, with popular lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network and country music network Great American Country (GAC); and Interactive Services, including leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch.

    5min

    CONTACT: Tim Inthirakoth for 5min, +1-781-916-9090 x 805,
    5min@inkhousepr.com; or Kristin Alm of Scripps Networks, +1-865-560-4316,
    kalm@scrippsnetworks.com

    Web Site: http://www.5min.com/




    Raytheon Wins U.S. Armed Forces Combat Training Program In Kuwait

    RESTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has won a contract to improve, deliver and maintain an advanced combat training program for U.S. Armed Forces and coalition partners in Kuwait.

    The multiple-year contract, which begins in October, is through the U.S. Third Army Command. The base contract is valued at $44 million. It is part of the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) program.

    "We will support all training and training-related tasks for the U.S. military to prepare warfighters," said Mike Edwards, a Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC vice president and program manager of Warfighter FOCUS. "This is familiar territory for us. We have been providing training and training support to the U.S. Army's combat training centers for nearly two decades. We plan to provide the same flexibility, innovation and quality service to our customers in Third Army."

    The Raytheon-led Warrior Training Alliance includes major teammates Computer Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics Information Technology, MPRI and more than 100 other companies. With a combined legacy of successfully executing large-scale and complex programs, the WTA is organized to apply the right resources to accomplish each task and to deliver the best-value, lowest-risk solutions.

    Raytheon Technical Services Company provides technical, scientific and professional services, as well as a full spectrum of training services and outsourcing for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in Mission Support, training, counterproliferation and counterterrorism, range operations, product support, Homeland Security solutions and customized engineering services.

    Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

    Contact: Kristin Patterson Jones 703.295.2534 (office) 571.723.2804 (mobile) kpjones@raytheon.com

    Raytheon Company

    CONTACT: Kristin Patterson Jones of Raytheon, +1-703-295-2534, or
    mobile, +1-571-723-2804, kpjones@raytheon.com

    Web Site: http://www.raytheon.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/149999.html
    http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/742575 .html




    Romarco drills 26 meters of 4.3 g/t, adds 5th rig at Haile

    SPARKS, NV, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSXV: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce recent assay results from the 2009 exploration program at the Haile Gold Mine, in South Carolina.

    The 2009 drilling program continues to expand the mineralized zones between and beyond the three proposed pits at Haile. Year to date, approximately 51,000 meters of drilling have been completed in 173 holes. A significant focus of the 2009 drilling program is to identify gold mineralization between the proposed pits in order to bring them into one large pit and reduce the overall strip ratio. Drilling between previously known gold occurrences continues to provide evidence that the mineralization at Haile is a single system. Step-out drilling also continues to identify mineralization and the deposit continues to remain open in all directions and at depth.

    The Company also announces that it has added a fifth rig to the exploration program at Haile. The newly contracted rig is a core drill rig which will be used for exploration and geotechnical drilling. Oriented core samples will be obtained from the core holes in order to guide exploration efforts and to optimize pit slope angles used for mine design work. Connors Drilling LLC, will be performing the core drilling.

    The drill holes RC-1598, RC-1603, RC-1608, RC-1609, RC-1623, and RC-1624 were drilled in areas identified as favorable for mineralization between the currently proposed pits. RC-1615 and RC-1618 were drilled as step-out holes both north and east of known mineralized zones. Additional drilling has been completed within these areas and the assays are pending. Highlights of the recent results are presented below.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hole Interval From To Gold (meters) (meters) (meters) (g/t) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- RC-1598 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interval 25.9 114.3 141.7 4.3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Including 12.2 121.9 134.1 7.7 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- RC-1603 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interval 13.7 111.3 125 3.6 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- RC-1608 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interval 22.9 281.9 304.8 1.2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- RC-1609 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interval 44.2 303.3 347.5 0.8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- RC-1618 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interval 9.1 353.6 362.7 4.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- RC-1623 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interval 22.9 254.5 277.4 1.0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The current drilling is being performed by Boart Longyear and by Romarco's company owned drill. The drill samples are being assayed by Alaska Assay Labs in Fairbanks, AK. Blank samples as well as third party standards were submitted with all of the drill holes. The results of the control samples were within acceptable ranges.

    Romarco Minerals Inc. is a gold development company focused on production in the US and Mexico. The Company's flagship project is the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina which is currently undergoing exploration drilling and permitting. A bankable feasibility study will begin in the fourth quarter of 2009 and will be completed in the first quarter of 2010. The Pinos Gold District in Mexico is a high grade epithermal vein district in the advanced exploration stage

    For further information, please contact Diane Garrett, President and C.E.O. at (830) 624-6249 or by e-mail at dgarrett@romarco.com or Shirene Urton, Executive Assistant at (775) 355- 1900 or by e-mail at surton@romarco.com.

    ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC. "Diane R. Garrett" Diane R. Garrett, President and C.E.O. "NEITHER TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE."

    Romarco Minerals Inc.

    CONTACT: Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Dan Symons,
    dsymons@renmarkfinancial.com; Christine Stewart,
    cstewart@renmarkfinancial.com; (514) 939-3989; (416) 644-2020,
    http://www.renmarkfinancial.com/




    Tongxin International Ltd. to Present at the Roth China Conference on October 14 at 2:00 pm ET

    CHANGSHA, China, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tongxin International Ltd. , a China-based manufacturer of engineered vehicle body structures ("EVBS" or "truck cabs") and stamped parts for the commercial automotive industry, announced today that it will present at the Roth China Conference, to be held October 12-14, 2009, at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, FL.

    Mr. William Zielke, Director and Member of the Board, is scheduled to present at 2:00pm ET on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 and will be hosting one- on-one meetings with conference attendees throughout the three-day event. Management will discuss the Company's products for the commercial vehicle market in China, trends in the original equipment manufacturing automotive sector in China, its customer growth rate and Tongxin's goal to expand into export markets.

    Registration is by invitation and registration is mandatory. For more information on the conference, contact your Roth representative or visit http://www.roth.com/ .

    About Tongxin International Ltd.

    Tongxin International Ltd., the largest independent supplier of EVBS in China, is capable of providing EVBS for both the commercial truck and light vehicle market segments. The Company also designs, fabricates and tests dies used in the vehicle body structure manufacturing process. EVBS consists of exterior body panels including doors, floor pans, hoods, side panels and fenders. Tongxin maintains a network of 130 customers throughout 20 provinces in China. Headquartered in Changsha, Tongxin also maintains regional manufacturing in Dali, Ziyang and Zhucheng.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical fact, constitute "Forward-Looking Statements." Actual results may differ materially due to numerous important factors that are described in Tongxin International's most recent report to the SEC on Form 6-K, which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports to the SEC. Such factors include, among others, the cost and timing of implementing restructuring actions, the Company's ability to generate cost savings or manufacturing efficiencies to offset or exceed contractually or competitively required price reductions or price reductions to obtain new business, conditions in the automotive industry, and certain global and regional economic conditions. Tongxin International does not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

    For more information, please contact: COMPANY: Mr. Rudy Wilson, CEO Tel: +1-248-593-8330 Email: rudy@txicint.com Ms. Jackie Chang, CFO Tel: +1-626-660-7117 China: +86-134-6755-3808 Email: jackie@txicint.com Web: http://www.txicint.com/ INVESTOR RELATIONS: John Mattio, SVP HC International, Inc. Tel: +1-914-669-5340 (U.S.) Email: john.mattio@hcinternational.net Web: http://www.hcinternational.net/ Email: wangxilong@techteam.com.cn

    Tongxin International Ltd.

    CONTACT: Mr. Rudy Wilson, CEO, +1-248-593-8330, Email: rudy@txicint.com;
    Ms. Jackie Chang, CFO, +1-626-660-7117, China: +86-134-6755-3808, Email:
    jackie@txicint.com; INVESTOR RELATIONS: John Mattio, SVP, HC International,
    Inc., +1-914-669-5340 (U.S.), Email: john.mattio@hcinternational.net, Email:
    wangxilong@techteam.com.cn

    Web site: http://www.txicint.com/
    http://www.roth.com/




    Patriot Scientific Corporation Announces Three Purchases of Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) Portfolio Licenses

    CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Scientific Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: PTSC) announced today three new MMP(TM) Portfolio licensees less than three weeks after the USPTO announced its decision to affirm the validity of US'336, the most widely recognized patent in the MMP Portfolio. The new licensees include Harman International, TPV Technology, and Textron Inc., and will result in both upfront and future payments.

    The agreements follow a string of successes in the reexamination of the MMP Portfolio(TM) patents by the USPTO and German Patent Court. In the past 9 months, the German Patent Court affirmed the validity of EP'730, and the USPTO has affirmed the validity of both US'584 and most recently US'336.

    Despite the risk of willful infringement in cases where companies delay licensing decisions on the basis of reexams, companies have been awaiting the outcome of US'336 and are now reengaging in licensing discussions in light of the escalating royalty rate structure of the MMP Portfolio(TM) Licensing Program.

    Harman Industries is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality, high-fidelity audio and electronic products for automotive, consumer and professional use. TPV Technology is a leading display solution provider, specializing in design and production of a wide spectrum of desktop monitors and LCD TVs. Textron Inc. is one of the world's best known multi-industry companies, consisting of numerous subsidiaries and operating units and known by familiar brand names, including Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Greenlee and E-Z-GO, among others.

    The MMP Portfolio patents cover techniques that enable higher performance and lower cost designs, and are fundamental to consumer and commercial digital systems ranging from DVD players, cell phones and portable music players to communications infrastructure, medical equipment and automobiles, which today have dozens of microprocessor-based features and benefits.

    About the MMP Portfolio

    The Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio contains intellectual property that is jointly owned by the privately-held TPL Group and publicly-held Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTCBB: PTSC). The MMP Portfolio includes seven U.S. patents as well as their European and Japanese counterparts. It is widely recognized that the MMP Portfolio protects fundamental technology used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSPs), embedded processors and system-on-chip (SoC) devices. Manufacturers of microprocessor-based products can learn more about how to participate in the MMP Portfolio Licensing Program by contacting: mmp-licensing@alliacense.com.

    About Patriot Scientific

    Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Patriot Scientific Corporation provides data sharing and secure data solutions for a connected world. Patriot Scientific addresses the expanding market opportunities in the healthcare, justice and public safety industries through its wholly owned subsidiary Patriot Data Solutions Group, Inc. These growth activities are funded with revenues generated, in a large part, from the continuing successful Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) Portfolio licensing partnership with The TPL Group. Patriot Scientific's integrated core intelligence solution addresses the critical data/information sharing needs of the healthcare industry, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and federal, state, and local public safety and law enforcement agencies. For more information on Patriot Scientific Corporation, visit: http://www.ptsc.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this news release looking forward in time involve risks and uncertainties, including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions, trends in the products markets, variations in the company's cash flow, market acceptance risks, patent litigation, technical development risks, seasonality and other risk factors detailed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

    Contact: Angela Hartley Investor Relations ir@ptsc.com 760-547-2700 ext. 102

    Patriot Scientific Corporation

    CONTACT: Angela Hartley, Investor Relations of Patriot Scientific
    Corporation, +1-760-547-2700, ext. 102, ir@ptsc.com

    Web Site: http://www.ptsc.com/




    Honeywell Wins Five-Year, $125 Million Contract With U.S. ArmyAgreement Provides Logistics Support Services for Army's APS-3 Program

    PHOENIX, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI) announced today that it has won a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Prepositioned Stocks-3 (APS-3) Afloat Program, which ensures Army ships are stocked and available for deployment to combat zones.

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    The contract is valued at $125 million over five years if all options are exercised.

    "Honeywell's combined experience and performance record with the Army and the U.S. Marine Corps in logistics management are proof the services see our contribution to their mission as critical," said Vince Trim, President, HTSI. "Honeywell will provide the Army logistics and maintenance services for combat equipment and supplies as well as manage inventory, service, maintain, repair and upgrade the equipment and supplies headed for combat operations."

    In June, Honeywell announced a 10-year contract with the U.S. Marine Corps for Prepositioning and Logistics Support Services, valued at $700 million if all options are exercised.

    Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

    Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com/) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com/.

    This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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    CONTACT: Karen Crabtree of Honeywell, +1-602-365-5255,
    karen.crabtree@honeywell.com

    Web Site: http://www.honeywell.com/




    American Airlines Reports September Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a September load factor of 79.4 percent, an increase of 2.8 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 3.5 percent and capacity decreased 6.9 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 2.6 percent year over year on 6.9 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 4.9 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 7.0 percent.

    American boarded 6.5 million passengers in September. AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES September 2009 2008 CHANGE REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) SYSTEM 9,515,376 9,858,118 -3.5 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 5,927,012 6,084,138 -2.6 INTERNATIONAL 3,588,364 3,773,980 -4.9 ATLANTIC 1,635,040 1,702,619 -4.0 LATIN AMERICA 1,543,532 1,625,378 -5.0 PACIFIC 409,792 445,983 -8.1 AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000) SYSTEM 11,980,753 12,869,299 -6.9 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 7,453,491 8,003,389 -6.9 INTERNATIONAL 4,527,262 4,865,910 -7.0 ATLANTIC 2,005,119 2,185,091 -8.2 LATIN AMERICA 1,989,334 2,116,323 -6.0 PACIFIC 532,809 564,496 -5.6 LOAD FACTOR SYSTEM 79.4 % 76.6 % 2.8 Pts D.O.T. DOMESTIC 79.5 76.0 3.5 INTERNATIONAL 79.3 77.6 1.7 ATLANTIC 81.5 77.9 3.6 LATIN AMERICA 77.6 76.8 0.8 PACIFIC 76.9 79.0 -2.1 PASSENGERS BOARDED 6,512,308 6,764,726 -3.7 % SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 140,981 158,920 -11.3 % AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES YTD September 2009 2008 CHANGE REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) SYSTEM 92,487,956 101,363,420 -8.8 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 58,030,067 64,335,028 -9.8 INTERNATIONAL 34,457,889 37,028,392 -6.9 ATLANTIC 14,175,429 14,789,059 -4.1 LATIN AMERICA 16,272,485 18,083,628 -10.0 PACIFIC 4,009,975 4,155,704 -3.5 AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000) SYSTEM 114,856,184 124,712,911 -7.9 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 70,032,550 78,019,694 -10.2 INTERNATIONAL 44,823,635 46,693,217 -4.0 ATLANTIC 18,258,751 18,710,339 -2.4 LATIN AMERICA 21,482,994 22,957,921 -6.4 PACIFIC 5,081,890 5,024,957 1.1 LOAD FACTOR SYSTEM 80.5 % 81.3 % -0.8 Pts D.O.T. DOMESTIC 82.9 82.5 0.4 INTERNATIONAL 76.9 79.3 -2.4 ATLANTIC 77.6 79.0 -1.4 LATIN AMERICA 75.7 78.8 -3.0 PACIFIC 78.9 82.7 -3.8 PASSENGERS BOARDED 64,826,143 71,337,623 -9.1 % SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 1,185,063 1,547,240 -23.4 % AmericanAirlines® We know why you fly® Current AMR Corp. releases can be accessed on the Internet. The address is http://www.aa.com/

    American Airlines

    CONTACT: Tim Wagner, Corporate Communications of American Airlines,
    +1-817-967-1577, mediarelations@aa.com

    Web Site: http://www.aa.com/




    US Dataworks Showcases Enterprise Payments Platform at AFP Annual Conference

    HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Dataworks , a leading developer of payment processing solutions, showcases its enterprise payments platform, Clearingworks®, this week at the AFP Annual Conference from October 4 -7, 2009 in San Francisco, CA.

    The industry's first deployed enterprise payments platform, Clearingworks is a critical tool for helping banks, billers and service bureaus transform their payments environment from transaction processing to returns management. By using Clearingworks to automate multi-channel transaction processing and clearing, organizations can significantly improve operational efficiency, reduce cost and more effectively manage converging paper-based and electronic payments processes -- all key requirements in our challenging economy.

    Visitors to the US Dataworks expo booth (No. 314) can meet company representatives and see an overview of Clearingworks, including its components for ACH, WEB, Tel and remittance processing, check processing, payments decisioning, and returns management.

    "US Dataworks' enterprise payments platform is flexible, enables continuous change and provides financial institutions and service bureaus with the infrastructure to better manage their entire transaction environment," commented US Dataworks President and COO Mario Villarreal. "Banks and billers currently face tremendous pressures to upgrade their payments platforms to handle the ever-expanding variety of emerging payment channels, all under limited budgets. The good news is that Clearingworks is a proven solution to simplify complex payment collections processing and reduce costs."

    AFP's Annual Conference features keynote speakers, interactive sessions and pre-conference workshops delivering insight on industry trends and the strategies necessary for finance professionals to navigate the uncertain economy while transforming their operations.

    "US Dataworks is uniquely positioned to help banks, billers and service providers reduce payments processing and clearing costs and improve operational efficiency," said Villarreal. "No other company has the full range of capabilities that banks and billers need to streamline the entire transaction lifecycle, including payments processing, check processing, payments, remote deposit capture, payments decisioning and routing, and returns management."

    About US Dataworks, Inc.

    US Dataworks is a developer of payment processing solutions, focused on the Financial Services market, federal, state and local governments, billers and retailers. Software developed by US Dataworks is designed to enable organizations to transition from traditional paper-based payment and billing processes to electronic solutions that automate end-to-end processes for accepting and clearing checks. Additional information about US Dataworks is available at http://www.usdataworks.com/.

    Certain statements made in this press release (other than the historical information contained herein) constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, but not limited to, statements regarding our expectation of continued growth, the benefits of our recent restructuring, the anticipated features and benefits of our new distribution payment capture solution, our vision for payment processing and our new solutions' ability to provide a higher return on investment for our clients. Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the failure of our new solution to perform as anticipated, our ability to provide long-term customer value and agility, our ability to protect our intellectual property, our position in the marketplace, our ability to develop and timely introduce products that address market demand, the impact of alternative technological advances and competitive products, market fluctuations, our ability to avoid being delisted from the NYSE Alternext US (formerly the American Stock Exchange), our ability to repay, refinance or extend the maturity date of our debt, and other risks detailed from time to time in the SEC reports of US Dataworks, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2009 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2009. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. US Dataworks disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    CONTACTS: Charles Ramey, CEO Donald C. Weinberger US Dataworks, Inc. Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC Tel. (281) 504-8100 Tel. (212) 370-4500 Fax (212) 370-4505

    US Dataworks, Inc.

    CONTACT: Charles Ramey, CEO of US Dataworks, Inc., +1-281-504-8100; or
    Donald C. Weinberger of Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC, +1-212-370-4500,
    Fax, +1-212-370-4505

    Web Site: http://www.usdataworks.com/




    EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Regains Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Requirements

    IRVING, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. , today announced that on September 29, 2009, the Company received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that it has regained compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under Listing Rule 5450(a)(1).

    The Company regained compliance with the NASDAQ's requirements when the closing bid price for the Company's common stock was at or above $1.00 for ten consecutive business days.

    About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

    Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The Company's customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company's products are marketed under the EFJohnson, 3e Technologies International, and Transcrypt International names. For more information, visit http://www.efjohnsontechnologies.com/.

    Safe Harbor

    Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements due to a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the level of demand for the Company's products and services, dependence on continued funding of governmental agency programs, the timing and receipt of orders, continued access to bank lines of credit, reliance on contract manufacturers, the timely procurement of necessary manufacturing components, hardware and software feature development, the implementation of application software, successful integration of the system components, general economic and business conditions, and other risks detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2008 and in the company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

    EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: investor relations, Jana Ahlfinger Bell, +1-972-819-0700,
    jbell@efji.com, or trade press, Kevin Nolan, +1-972-819-0710, knolan@efji.com,
    both of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

    Web Site: http://www.efji.com/




    Texas Instruments speeds ultrasound design and reduces board space by more than half with the first integrated transmit/receive switch

    DALLAS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced the industry's first integrated, eight-channel, transmit/receive (T/R) switch for ultrasound systems. The TX810 addresses designers' need to build smaller portable ultrasound systems, while speeding time to market [view video]. The TX810 integrates a protection diode bridge and clamp diodes for each of its eight channels to prevent the high-voltage pulses of the transmitter from damaging the receive electronics of the ultrasound system. The device saves more than 50 percent board space over discrete solutions in portable to mid-range ultrasound systems, and the component reduction and easier handling brings higher reliability to designs. For product details, please visit: http://www.ti.com/tx810-pr.

    Key features and benefits of the TX810 T/R switch -- Eight integrated channels save more than 50 to 75 percent board space over discrete solutions, depending on T/R architectures -- Integration allows for faster designs and higher reliability due to fewer devices and easier handling of components -- Programmable bias currents allow designers to adjust and reduce power consumption: -- 3-bit interface used to program a 7-mA range of bias currents -- Power-down mode to reduce power consumption -- Optimized insertion loss maintains integrity of input/output signal at 400 ohm load with 0.9 dB at 7-mA bias current and 1.3 dB at 1-mA bias current -- The TX810 completes TI's signal chain offering for ultrasound systems together with the AFE58xx family of analog front ends, the TX734 high-voltage pulser and a broad portfolio of embedded processors for medical imaging, power management products, clocks and interfaces. Availability and pricing

    The TX810 comes in a 36-pin 6 mm x 6 mm QFN package. Samples are available now, with full production scheduled for December 2009. The device is priced at $6.00 in 1,000-unit quantities.

    Learn more about TI's full offering for ultrasound and other medical applications:

    -- Order TX810 samples and evaluation modules: http://www.ti.com/tx810-pr -- Explore TI's broad portfolio for ultrasound: http://www.ti.com/ultrasound -- Learn more about TI in medical and view system block diagrams for ultrasound and other medical applications: http://www.ti.com/medical -- Download TI's Medical Applications Guide: http://www.ti.com/medguide About medical components from Texas Instruments

    TI is helping shape technology to improve the quality and accessibility of medical equipment to revolutionize healthcare in the 21st century and beyond. With its full range of analog and embedded processing products, from building blocks to complete semiconductor solutions, plus systems insight, global support infrastructure, advanced process technology and medical industry involvement, TI is helping make innovative medical electronics more flexible, affordable and accessible. TI's experience in diverse markets, such as wireless communications, consumer electronics, automotive and aerospace, enables engineers to meet increasing needs for higher speeds, higher precision, lower power and smaller equipment, while maintaining the high standards for quality and reliability that the medical market demands. For more information, please visit http://www.ti.com/medical.

    About Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ti.com/.

    Please refer all reader inquiries to: Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group Literature Response Center 14950 FAA Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76155 1-800-477-8924 Trademarks

    All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Daniela Koeppe of Texas Instruments, +1-214-567-0032,
    koe@ti.com; or Kim LaFleur of GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2516,
    klafleur@golinharris.com, for Texas Instruments Incorporated (Please do not
    publish these numbers or e-mail addresses.)

    Web Site: http://www.ti.com/




    Harris Corporation Demonstrates JTRS Battlefield Networking Technology on Falcon III(R) Manpack RadiosJTRS-approved AN/PRC-117G Radio Transmits Voice over IP (VoIP), Live Video and Text Over Harris Network Using Key Government Wideband Waveforms

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (AUSA Booth #1439) -- Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, has demonstrated the exchange of high-bandwidth voice, video and text over a Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio network using wideband waveforms developed by the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program. The demonstration took place at the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Meeting and Exposition Oct. 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

    "Our demonstration illustrates the capability of the AN/PRC-117G radio to form robust communication networks that provide interoperability among air, ground and satellite assets. This radio is compliant with the JTRS Software Communications Architecture and adheres to the DoD's open-standards approach to radio technology," said Steve Marschilok, President, Department of Defense Business Unit, Harris RF Communications.

    Through these networks, which will operate advanced wideband and legacy narrowband waveforms, the AN/PRC-117G connects commanders and their deployed personnel in numerous ways so they can take advantage of critical new applications just now reaching the battlefield.

    The demonstrations involved a local area network of AN/PRC-117G radios operating the JTRS Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW), JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and the already fielded Harris Advanced Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2). During the demonstration, Harris used the waveforms to demonstrate capabilities at various levels of the battlefield. They included transmitting and receiving streaming live video, chat-room applications and the Tactical Ground Reporting System, or TIGR.

    The demonstration was made possible through the JTRS Enterprise Business Model. Harris ported the WNW and SRW waveforms from the JTRS Information Repository into the AN/PRC-117G and developed them into a demonstration state in about five months.

    Customer-Focused Technology: Falcon III AN/PRC-117G

    The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS-approved tactical radio to offer reliable and secure access to high-bandwidth applications in addition to narrowband legacy waveforms. The radio is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) as compliant with Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) military standards and upgradeable to access the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), both for transmitting high-bandwidth voice and data over tactical military satellites.

    The AN/PRC-117G also includes a Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) interoperable mode that provides Air Force personnel on the battlefield with the ability to receive live video directly from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The AN/PRC-117G previously received Type-1 information security certification from the National Security Agency.

    Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets -- with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multi-band radios.

    About Harris Corporation

    Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com/.

    Harris Corporation

    CONTACT: Kevin Aman, RF Communications, +1-585-241-8187,
    Kevin.Aman@Harris.com, or Jim Burke, Corporate Headquarters, +1-321-727-9131,
    Jim.Burke@harris.com, both of Harris Corporation

    Web Site: http://www.harris.com/




    Lexmark International announces date of third quarter 2009 earnings release, conference call

    LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexmark International, Inc. plans to announce third quarter 2009 earnings on Tuesday, October 20, 2009. A conference call is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (EDT). The live audio broadcast can be accessed from Lexmark's investor relations Web site at http://investor.lexmark.com/. Shortly after the call, a replay will be available on the investor relations Web site.

    About Lexmark

    Lexmark International, Inc. provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2008, Lexmark sold products in more than 150 countries and reported $4.5 billion in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you get more done at http://www.lexmark.com/.

    Lexmark and Lexmark with diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Lexmark International, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: John Morgan, +1-859-232-5568,
    jmorgan@lexmark.com or Media Contact: Jerry Grasso, +1-859-232-3546,
    ggrasso@lexmark.com

    Web Site: http://www.lexmark.com/




    Cincinnati Financial Webcast to Discuss Third-Quarter 2009 Results

    CINCINNATI, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cincinnati Financial Corporation invites you to listen to the live Internet broadcast of its conference call to discuss third-quarter 2009 results on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Results will be released earlier that morning.

    What: CINF third-quarter 2009 earnings conference call When: Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. EDT Where: http://www.cinfin.com/investors How: Live over the Internet - Simply log on to the Web address above. Participants are encouraged to visit the Web site to test their systems for compatibility prior to the time of the call. Replay: A replay of the call will be available at http://www.cinfin.com/investors beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the live call. Contact: Stephanie Johnson, 513-870-2768 About the Company: Cincinnati Financial Corporation offers business, home and auto insurance, our main business, through The Cincinnati Insurance Company and its two standard market property casualty companies. The same local independent insurance agencies that market those policies may offer products of our other subsidiaries, including life and disability income insurance, annuities and surplus lines property and casualty insurance. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.cinfin.com/. Also available on the company's Web site will be information reconciling any non-GAAP financial measures to be discussed on the conference call. Investor Contact: Dennis E. McDaniel 513-870-2768 CINF-IR@cinfin.com Media Contact: Joan O. Shevchik 513-603-5323 Media_Inquiries@cinfin.com

    Cincinnati Financial Corporation

    CONTACT: Stephanie Johnson, for Cincinnati Financial Corporation
    +1-513-870-2768; or Investor: Dennis E. McDaniel, +1-513-870-2768,
    CINF-IR@cinfin.com, or Media: Joan O. Shevchik, +1-513-603-5323,
    Media_Inquiries@cinfin.com, both of Cincinnati Financial Corporation

    Web Site: http://www.cinfin.com/




    Newsweek Study Places Goodyear Among 'Greenest Big Companies in America'

    AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a Newsweek Magazine ranking that included America's 500 largest corporations as measured by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been recognized as one of "The Greenest Big Companies in America."

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    Companies were scored on factors that included environmental impact, green policies, and overall reputation as an environmentally conscientious company. The rankings were determined by Newsweek in conjunction with KLD Research & Analytics, Trucost and CorporateRegister.com. The rankings were published in the September 28th edition of the magazine.

    "The evaluation was based on specific criteria such as greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and 'green' programs," stated Don Stanley, Goodyear's vice president of product quality and plant technology. "We pride ourselves on the progress we've made over the years on these and other fronts. However, we also recognize the fact that environmental stewardship requires continuous improvement across a broad spectrum of opportunities, and at Goodyear we are committed to getting better each and every day."

    Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs nearly 70,000 people and manufactures its products in more than 60 facilities in 25 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear, go to http://www.goodyear.com/corporate.

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    CONTACT: Keith Price of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company,
    +1-330-796-1863

    Web Site: http://www.goodyear.com/




    Goodrich Announces Schedule for Release of Third Quarter 2009 Results and Conference Call

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation has scheduled its release of third quarter 2009 financial results for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, before the market opens. The financial results release will be available through First Call and on http://www.goodrich.com/ under "Goodrich News."

    Conference Call

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, Goodrich Corporation will host a conference call for investors and security analysts to discuss financial results for the third quarter of 2009. Marshall Larsen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Scott Kuechle, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the call.

    Conference Call: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time All Callers: Dial #: 913-312-1235 (Call in 10 minutes prior to be included) Code: #3801420 (The operator may ask for this code)

    The call will be broadcast live and will also be available for replay over the Internet. Go to http://www.goodrich.com/ and click on the "Earnings Conf. Call" sign-up link. A slide presentation will also be available for reference during the conference call; go to the investor relations page of our website and click on "Presentations."

    Conference call replay via telephone will be available from Oct. 22, 2009, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time through Nov. 5, 2009, Midnight. For replay,

    Domestic Callers: Dial #: 888-203-1112 International Callers: Dial #: 719-457-0820 Use Replay Access: Code #: 3801420 (Note: For replay, access code must be used)

    Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit http://www.goodrich.com/.

    Media Contact: Lisa Bottle +1 704 423 7060 Laurie Tardif +1 704 423 7048 Investor Relations: Paul Gifford +1 704 423 5517

    Goodrich Corporation

    CONTACT: Media, Lisa Bottle, +1-704-423-7060, or Laurie Tardif,
    +1-704-423-7048, or Investor Relations, Paul Gifford, +1-704-423-5517

    Web Site: http://www.goodrich.com/




    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches CashPro(R) OnlineNext-Generation Banking Channel Will Provide Businesses with Faster, Easier Online Management, Robust Security Features and Single Point of Access to a Wide Range of Financial Services and Products

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced the launch of its new CashPro® Online banking channel, which features intuitive technology that allows commercial and corporate clients to move beyond transactions to focus on their core businesses.

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    The result of a multi-million dollar investment that addresses the needs and preferences of clients, CashPro Online is expected to be available starting in November and will provide a single point of access to global treasury, debt, cash management, investments, trade finance, foreign exchange services and other financial capabilities.

    Other planned benefits include a new payments hub that will allow Bank of America Merrill Lynch to integrate common payments processes, react more swiftly to evolving standards and regulatory changes, and leverage payments capabilities to increase efficiency, said Cindy Murray, Global Corporate Banking eCommerce executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    "This is the next generation of online banking for commercial and corporate clients," Murray said. "With its intuitive design and focus on integrating financial information to improve work flow, CashPro Online can empower our clients beyond transactions, helping them increase productivity and profitability."

    CashPro Online is designed to give businesses access to their financial products anytime and from anywhere. It also has features providing for real-time feedback and instant client support through e-mail, chat, and mobile alerts, and its use can be tailored to specific company sizes and industries.

    "This technology will allow us to provide targeted solutions for individual business segments," Murray said, adding that clients will be able to personalize their preferences using CashPro Online's dashboard.

    CashPro Online was developed with input from an advisory council of 19 clients. It is expected to be available beginning in November for new clients and existing clients who used a previous version of CashPro. Remaining clients will move to the new channel in 2010.

    Bank of America

    Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company's corporate and investment banking, and sales and trading businesses operate under the Bank of America Merrill Lynch brand. Bank of America Merrill Lynch focuses on middle-market and large corporations, institutional investors, financial institutions and government entities. It provides innovative services in M&A, equity and debt capital raising, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management. Bank of America Merrill Lynch serves clients in more than 150 countries and has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and nearly 96 percent of the Fortune Global 500.

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    Lifeway Foods Reports Record 3rd Quarter 2009 Revenues- Total sales for the 3rd quarter 2009 rose 37% to $15,375,000, up from $11,240,000 in 2008

    MORTON GROVE, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- , Lifeway Foods makers of the nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called Kefir, announced today for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009, total consolidated sales increased 37% to $15,375,000 from $11,240,000 during the same period a year ago. The company's existing lines grew 17% to approximately $13,175,000 and the recently acquired Freshmade Dairy recorded revenues of approximately $2,200,000 during the third quarter 2009.

    Julie Smolyansky, CEO, commented "We are extremely pleased at the record results of our third quarter 2009. We are particularly encouraged that the growth of our existing brands was almost entirely same store, organic growth. The awareness of our Kefir continues to grow everyday, and we are confident our 3rd quarter momentum will continue into the 4th quarter as we will be rolling out several new products, and expanding into new distribution channels such as convenience stores. In particular, next week we will begin shipments of our special holiday inspired Kefir, Cranberry Creme Brule to retailers throughout the nation. This special holiday flavor, which will only be available for a limited time, marks the first time Lifeway has ever introduced a limited production run flavor for the holiday season."

    About Lifeway Foods

    Lifeway, recently named Fortune Small Business' 49th Fastest Growing Small Business, is America's leading supplier of the cultured dairy product known as kefir. Lifeway Kefir is a dairy beverage that contains Lifeway's exclusive 10 Live and Active probiotic cultures. While most regular yogurt only contains two or three of these "friendly" cultures, Lifeway kefir products offer more nutritional benefits. Lifeway offers 12 different flavors of its Kefir beverage, Organic Kefir and SoyTreat (a soy based kefir). Lifeway recently introduced a series of innovative new products such as pomegranate kefir, Greek-style kefir, a children's line of organic kefir products called ProBugs (TM) in a no-spill pouch in kid-friendly flavors like Orange Creamy Crawler and Sublime Slime Lime, and a line of organic whole milk kefir. Lifeway also produces a line of products marketed in US Hispanic communities, called La Fruta, Drinkable Yogurt (yogurt drinks distinct from kefir). In addition to its line of Kefir products, the company produces a variety of cheese products and recently introduced a line of organic pudding called It's Pudding!

    For more information, contact Lifeway Foods, Inc. at (877) 281-3874 or e-mail at info@lifeway.net and visit http://www.lifeway.net/.

    Also find Lifeway Foods, Inc. on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lifeway.kefir, Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeway_kefir and http://twitter.com/starfruitcafe, Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifeway_kefir/ and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/lifewaykefir

    This news release contains forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, competitive pressures and other important factors detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Motorola Announces New Information Assurance Services to Mitigate Risk of System Failure for IP-Based Voice CommunicationsInformation Assurance Professional Assessment Service, Penetration Testing and Security 101 Workshop help customers enhance security and ensure regulatory compliance

    DENVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. announced the launch of three new Information Assurance (IA) Services: IA Professional Assessment Service, Penetration Testing and Security 101 Workshop. Each of these services is now available to government and public safety organizations to assist in the protection of their networks through monitoring commercial security updates and helping to lower their total cost of ownership through increased efficiency and a reduction of maintenance costs.

    "The need for information security and the reliability of security updates is critical to public safety," said Tony Marshall, vice president, Motorola Sales & Service. "These new services address the concerns that we are hearing from our ASTRO® 25 customers and their need to remain compliant with standards like the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the Department of Defense Information assurance Certification & Accreditation Process (DIACAP). Additionally, we are able to help our customers properly mitigate risk and reduce costs with these new services."

    IA Professional Assessment Service

    IA Professional Assessment Service helps customers understand Motorola's IA enhancements, when to apply them and what risks and benefits can be achieved. After performing a gap analysis on customer-identified compliance mandates, Motorola can determine an actionable remediation plan for closure of these gaps. After the assessment is completed, the Motorola Security Services team presents an in-depth final report to ensure full understanding of the findings, their impact to the organization's security, and the recommendations for gap closure.

    Penetration Testing

    Compliance mandates may require a Penetration Test to help ensure that networks and systems are operated in a secure manner. Conducted on-site at an organization or from a remote location by a certified Motorola Security Services expert, Penetration Testing can help identify where a network may be unprotected, which could lead to the network being compromised by various outside attack areas.

    Security 101 Workshop

    The Security 101 Workshop is a half-day, in-person workshop that educates organizations on the fundamentals surrounding security best practices that keep two-way radio and IP networks protected from malicious attackers. The workshop includes an overview of the security features of the ASTRO 25 system and provides the necessary resources to understand the impact security has on an organization, and how they can help increase the security of their network.

    With over 75 years experience in radio frequency communications and customers in more than 80 countries, Motorola has an in-depth knowledge of mission essential processes, services and solutions that are focused specifically on government and public safety customers. Motorola has more than 6,500 service professionals ready to help customers gain the most out of their communications investment with end to end professional services that include Systems Integration, Managed Services, Security, Network Optimization, and Applications.

    About Motorola

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com/.

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    Motorola and International Association of Chiefs of Police Recognize Outstanding Law Enforcement Programs

    DENVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Law enforcement agencies from around the world that successfully fought against gangs, juvenile crime and serious motor vehicle collisions will be honored today by Motorola, Inc. and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as winners of the 17th annual IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.

    The winning agencies are the City of Richmond, Va. Police Department, Minneapolis Police Department and the Ontario Provincial Police, Canada. They will be honored today at the IACP's 116th Annual Conference in Denver.

    The award, which is named for the IACP's first president, attracted a field of nearly 100 applicants that shared their positive experiences with their peers. Motorola and the IACP annually seek out and recognize innovative law enforcement programs that can serve as best practices for other agencies.

    "We congratulate the winners of this year's IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement," said IACP President Russell B. Laine, police chief of the Algonquin, Ill. Police Department. "The innovative approaches developed by these outstanding law enforcement agencies are blazing new trails for our profession. The successful programs these agencies have established are making their communities safer and will help other agencies worldwide build and strengthen the important work they are doing. It is this sharing of innovative ideas and solutions that is the ultimate goal of the award program."

    "Motorola applauds the 2009 award winners and is proud to shine a spotlight on the outstanding programs that have earned this distinction," said Kelly Kirwan, Motorola corporate vice president. "The men and women who serve in these agencies are to be commended for their dedication and commitment to their community and profession. Collaborating with the IACP to honor these men and women who meet the daily challenges of law enforcement with such creativity and dedication is a rewarding experience for Motorola."

    Winning programs GRIP- Gang Reduction and Intervention Program; Richmond, Va. Police

    The Richmond Police Department's collaborative partnership with other community organizations focuses on reducing gang crime and violence in a seven-square-mile targeted area of South Richmond. Since its inception, there has been a dramatic 89 percent reduction in homicides in the target area, helping Richmond drop from 5th to 49th place on the list of most dangerous cities in the United States in just three years.

    The GRIP initiative uses a five-prong approach that includes primary prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, suppression and re-entry. Programs are designed to address the full range of personal, family and community factors that contribute to high levels of juvenile delinquency and gang activity.

    "GRIP is providing the community, and specifically youths and young adults, with a positive alternative to gangs," said Richmond Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood. "You can't just tell them to stay out of gangs, you have to provide alternatives. As leaders in the law enforcement community, we should all be seeking new ways to address these issues and sharing these successes."

    GRIP was recently named a "Best Practices" program by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Juvenile-Focused Policing: A Collaboration to Reduce Crime; Minneapolis Police

    In 2003, the Minneapolis Police Department's Juvenile Division was eliminated due to budgetary issues. By 2006, youth crime rates subsequently climbed at an alarming rate, accounting for nearly 50 percent of Minneapolis' crime problem in 2006. The police department, which is the largest law enforcement agency in Minnesota, took decisive action by reinstating the unit and tasking it with seeking innovative ways to reduce juvenile crime.

    Working together with community and criminal justice partners, they overhauled the department's entire approach to juvenile justice. This effort not only has resulted in sharp reductions in violent crime by juveniles, but it has produced successful mechanisms for steering minor first-time offenders away from committing serious crime and holds chronic offenders accountable for their actions. Since inception, Part I crimes have decreased 33 percent and juvenile crime suspects in Part I crimes have dropped 30 percent.

    "This renewed focus has had a dramatic impact on youth violence and crime rates in the city," said Minneapolis Police Chief Timothy J. Dolan. "The holistic collaboration has driven change in the city by serving as a one-stop shop for intelligence gathering, investigations, public school security, booking and fingerprinting, and juvenile history database."

    Provincial Traffic Safety Program; Ontario Provincial Police, Canada

    Over the last 10 years, the average annual rate of fatalities in motor vehicles on highways patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police had been 489.

    Detailed analysis was conducted on the casual factors of fatal and serious injury collisions throughout the province. The Provincial Traffic Safety Program was established to mobilize officers at every level for the sole purpose of saving lives and preventing injuries.

    The program focuses on what the Provincial Police call the "Big 3" - impaired driving, lack of occupant restraint and aggressive driving. Core components include high police visibility, an intelligence-led approach and a return to proven safety principles.

    "The concentrated effort has delivered exceptional results," said Ontario Police Commissioner Julian Fantino. "Since implementation in 2008, the OPP saw a 29 percent reduction in the number of fatalities on OPP patrolled roads compared to 2007. The success of this initiative resulted in 129 lives being saved and Ontario's lowest levels of traffic fatalities in 80 years. The societal savings of this reduction in fatalities is estimated in the billions of dollars."

    About the IACP

    Founded in 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives with more than 22,000 members in nearly 100 countries.

    About Motorola

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com/.

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    Motorola Announces MC75 Validation for idSoftware, Inc. and Certification by Florida Department of Law EnforcementCertification Allows Access to FALCON Rapid Identification System Using PrintSearch Mobile Mug Remote Software

    DENVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the 116th International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Denver, Motorola, Inc. and idSoftware, Inc. today announced the successful co-validation of PrintSearch Mug Remote enterprise mobility biometric software for Motorola's MC75 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA). idSoftware completed Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Validated Solution Program that includes joint testing at the Motorola Solution Center. idSoftware and Motorola will be demonstrating how this joint solution puts relevant information into the hands of officers at Booth #2542 during the IACP conference.

    idSoftware's enterprise mobility software includes mobile biometric identification for work release programs, employee authorized access, e-ticket writing and GPS location. PrintSearch Mobile is an "in-the-field" identification and book and release system using Motorola's wireless, forensic-quality fingerprint scanner and proven state-of-the-art identification and booking software. The complete system is integrated on the MC75 EDA using a certified fingerprint scanner, 2 megapixel auto-focus digital color camera, 2D barcode reader, and the support of wireless communications.

    idSoftware is the first company certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to use Motorola's MC75 EDA for fingerprint submission to the Florida's FALCON rapid identification system. Additionally, idSoftware is the first company certified by FDLE to submit identification requests to the FDLE "Watch List," enabling a law enforcement officer to flag a record and notify the officer if there is identification search any place in the state.

    "It is a significant accomplishment for idSoftware to be the first software of its kind to receive co-validation on the MC75 EDA and to receive certification by the state of Florida for rapid identification," said Scott French, MSSI vice president and senior sales director, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. "There is an immediate impact to officer safety through identification of dangerous suspects and a secondary benefit of cost savings with the mobile book and release applications."

    Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (Sarasota, Florida) deployed the county's first units on September 10, 2009. The first night of use, deputies were able to positively identify a man as a previously deported convicted felon who had re-entered the United States. Another suspect wouldn't provide his correct name, but because of the system, they learned he had a warrant out from an adjacent county.

    "Positive identification is a critical requirement for the safety of our deputies," said Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight. "The sooner law enforcement knows who they are dealing with and what his/her criminal history might be, the more quickly they can make better, informed decisions.

    "This community wants a progressive agency with the appropriate tools and latest technology available," added Sheriff Knight, "and the men and women of this office deserve nothing less."

    By streamlining the identification process, this technology also makes each call more efficient and can minimize the amount of time a deputy spends at the jail during an arrest.

    Motorola's MC75 Enterprise Digital Assistant enhances productivity through the seamless extension of data applications to a rugged handheld mobile computer with multi-mode communications including cellular broadband, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®. The MC75 EDA places the combined power of a mobile phone, laptop, camera and bar code scanner at the fingertips of mobile personnel.

    PrintSearch Mobile provides in-the-field mobile positive identification, pre-booking, and book and release, with notice to appear documents. For book and release offenses, PrintSearch Mobile saves time by eliminating costly transport to a booking facility and additional time at the jail for the booking process.

    "idSoftware's technology is an invaluable tool in today's law enforcement environment," said Jim Strey, president of idSoftware, Inc. "In addition to enhancing the ability of agencies to share data with other agencies, we are also increasing officer safety, making agencies more efficient, and keeping officers on the street where they can be most effective. During these difficult economic times, the combination of Motorola's MC75 and idSoftware's mobile solution can help fight crime in unprecedented ways."

    Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Validated Solutions Program enables partners to test and validate their mobility solutions on Motorola products to help ensure interoperability and meet the customer application-specific needs, as well as reduce both the risk level and the time to deployment for the customer. Working closely with engineering teams, PrintSearch Mobile has been tested and co-validated on the MC75.

    The terms of the validation, including disclaimers, are set forth in the Test Agreement between Motorola and idSoftware and the Enterprise Mobility Validated Test Report.

    About Motorola

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com/.

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