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    Source: FiberStore Co., Limited

    Shenzhen, China, August 14, 2013 --( FiberStore Co., Ltd., a vertically integrated optical Ethernet transport specialist and provider of "System-in-a module" portfolio of OTN pluggable transceivers that simplify IP and Ethernet optical transport, introduces the 50G Hz DWDM XFP 40/80 km small factor 10Gb/s transceivers which is comply with the current (MSA) specification.

    FiberStore simplifies Ethernet/IP transport by integrating key optical networking functions, such as DWD, ITU-T G.709 OTN, and FEC, into hot pluggable optical transceivers. FiberStore announces the availability of full C-band DWDM on ITU-T 50 GHz grids for its OTN XFP "System-in-a-Module" product line.

    The 50G Hz DWDM XFP series are small form factor pluggable module for duplex optical data communications with a data rates of 9.95 Gb/s to 11.3Gb/s. They are designed for single module fiber and operates at a nominal DWDM wavelength from 1528.38nm to 1563.86 as specified by the ITU-T, which is designed to deploy in the DWDM networking equipment in metropolitan access and core networks.

    Supports 9.95Gb/s to 11.1Gb/s bit Rates
    Hot-Pluggable XFP Footprint
    Temperature-Stabilized DWDM EML Transmitter
    Maximum Link Length up to 80km
    Hot-Pluggable XFP+ Footprint
    Temperature-Stabilized DWDM Rated EML Transmitter
    50GHz ITU Grid, C Band
    Duplex LC Connector
    Built-in Digital Diagnostic Functions
    Power Dissipation < 3.5W
    Operating Case Temperature:Standard: 0°C to 70°C Industrial: -40°C to 85°C

    FiberStore 50G Hz DWDM XFP is compatible with all brands including Cisco, HP, Huawei, Nortel, Extreme, Juniper, etc. Thomson Steven, FiberStore's vice president of product management, says: "Having all key DWDM transmission functions such as OTN framing, FEC and now tunability in a XFP is a major milestone in our industry, and an achievement that will usher in a much more simplified packet transports architecture yielding substantial cost saving. Service providers are now able to reconcile the gap between the explosive packetized traffic growth and the steep price erosion they are facing."

    Contact Information:
    FiberStore Co., Limited
    June Liao
    +86 755 8357 1351
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    Source: Ares International Corp.

    Taipei, Taiwan, August 14, 2013 --( China’s Largest LED Company Expand Production Capacity.

    San’an Optoelectronic Co. possesses the largest full-color high-brightness LED and chips in China; the company is also the only firm in China that has its own intellectual property rights, ranging from epitaxy to chip development. The main purpose of San’an is to deal with the development, production, and distribution of full-color high brightness LED epitaxy, chips solar battery compound, and PIN light detector chip products. The scale of its R&D in the industry is ranked top ten internationally.

    Ares ciMes efficiently supports San’an factory production

    Due to the scale and the vast equipment that San’an has, the efficiency and quick production line information exchange that Ares offer are exceptionally important. Especially being that the company enforces strict quality assurance policy and advanced production management on its epitaxy and chip products, Ares ciMes (Computer Integrated Manufacturing Execution System) is needed to improve the production of San’an. Ares effectively implements its ciMes system into San’an, combining the LED industry template of Ares and the production management principles of San’an. Therefore, Ares creates an exceptional manufacturing management platform for San’an, and efficiently supports the mass production line of the LED maker.

    Implement Module into Production Management

    Ares consulting manager Ji-Xing Wang states that San’an locations Anhui and Xiamen are implemented with the nine main modules of ciMes: Work In Process (WIP), Quality Control (QC), Tooling, Preventive Maintenance (PM), Material Management System (MMS), Carrier Management System (CMS), WEB Reporting Portal (WRP), Shipping Label Management (SLM) and Alarm Management (ALM). Ares ciMes provides a complete factory production management system and control related modules such as resource allocation, status handling, manufacturing processing, distributing production units, work instructions, data collection, labor management, quality management, repair management, product history tracking, and performance analysis. Integrated with Oracle ERP, ciMes allows San’an to quickly access information and control profit and production.

    Immediate Information Gathering Capability

    After implementing ciMes, San’an can immediately manage and resolve any problems in production. Because of integrating management information provided by the system, every factory or branch managers can receive important notices immediately.

    On the other hand, ciMes shortens the report development time of San’an. User-friendly interface allows workers to quickly inspect account and profit. Difficult customer and client support becomes a thing in the past with the complete order tracking system. With the help of Ares ciMes, San’an can easily operate in an international level.

    Introduction of Ares ciMes

    ciMes allows remote management of production line operation, on-line multi-language interchange, access to database via Internet for shared production parameter, equipment utilization and status, staff performance, order progress and real-time capacity. The nine modules of ciMes is centered on WIP while connecting various operations. ciMes is flexible in its logic structure, allowing it to be easily integrated with ERP, HR, BPM and automation systems.

    Ares ciMes consultants are equipped with rich industry knowledge and can assist the enterprise to inspect its real needs in various aspects of production when evaluating manufacturing system. ciMes now features implementation templates of various industries such as semiconductor, optoelectronics, electronic assembly, machinery, etc.

    Introduction to Ares

    Ares has provided professional services for over 30 years and is the first Taiwan-based software company to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Ares is a professional manufacturing management information system provider, with the largest share in the MES industry of Taiwan, the first government-acknowledged IFRS ERP solution provider. Ares is also the top player of the Taiwan foreign exchange and core banking solution company and SWIFT partner, while being the first Oracle partner in Taiwan.

    Contact Information:
    Ares International Corp.
    Carrie Yu
    Contact via Email

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    Source: Renatus

    Palo Alto, CA, August 14, 2013 --( SteamWarShip Studio, the developer of this game, has made a certain breakthrough in the genre of arcade games.

    At first glance, Inflexiball makes a good impression. It is a rather unusual arcade game with the elements of RPG, full of upgrades and enhancements. The recent update significantly increased the number of levels and now the players can enjoy 42 great levels. Besides new quests, items, bricks and bosses are added and the number of levels will increase with upcoming updates.

    According to the storyline, the main character, a scientist, tries to warn people about an imminent threat and to save his father who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. He sets off to fight with aliens who are planning to destroy the planet. During his trip he finds a crashed dirigible and tries to repair it. The mission is to save the planet with the help of main character.

    Let’s look at the game in more detail. The main menu has three options: play, shop and settings. In the settings menu you can choose sensitivity, sound/music. In the game shop there are upgrades for each platform, ball and energy recovery. All these enhancements can be bought with the coins collected during gameplay. Also coins can be bought for cash.

    To pass the levels, one needs to bounce the ball with the help of the platform that is moving via touching and destroying the blocks. The goal is to get rid of these blocks and pick up a necessary element. The level can't be completed without this element. All these boosts and coins fall at random.

    Inflexiball has wonderful graphics. The mixture of Steampunk style, the Victorian era and comics makes the gameplay unique in this genre and brings a lot of fun. Besides, the gameplay is accompanied by pleasant music that perfectly conveys the essence of the game.

    To sum it up, Inflexiball is a great game for those people who are keen on arkanoid games and like challenges.

    Download Inflexiball Free on:
    Apple Store
    Google Play
    Windows Phone:
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    Contact Information:
    Alisa Levchenko
    +1 (650) 391-9861
    Contact via Email

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    Source: eUKhost Ltd.

    Leeds, United Kingdom, August 14, 2013 --( eUKhost Ltd., a leading UK web hosting provider for over 11 years, is pleased to introduce their new solution; Disaster Recovery as a Service on eNlight Cloud. eNlight Cloud has already established itself as an highly innovative, auto-scaling cloud platform, and with DR service on eNlight, its versatility increases even further. Disaster Recovery as a Service is based on cloud computing architecture, a solution ideal for SMBs and Organizations where cost of DR solution is a concern.

    According to Mr. Robert King, the MD of eUKhost - “Many small/ medium businesses (SMBs) lack the budget for their own Disaster Recovery site, but still need a solution that's just as responsive and resilient as their primary site. In today’s highly competitive scenario, even SMBs need to be up and running after a disaster just as rapidly as any enterprise organization as their businesses also rely on online presence. Unfortunately, most traditional DR services are unaffordable for them as they come either at very high cost as they require exactly the same hardware setup at the DR and the main site. This effectively means that the investment in DR site is equivalent to that in main site. Some DR services come with weak guarantees about the amount of data lost or time required to resume operation after a failure.”

    According to the company, the need of a disaster recovery plan is critical these days for organization of any size and type with companies relying on a massive amount of data to run their businesses, storing it longer and retrieving it as needed. This dependency of organizations over the Internet and online business convenience underlines the need of an effective DR plan.

    DRaaS on eNlight Cloud comes with some unique features which offer huge benefits in comparison to traditional DR setups:-
    1. Significant Cost Savings, as DR setup is fully used, and hence fully paid for, only in case of a disaster.
    2. Allows aggressive recovery time objectives (RTO)
    3. Stringent recovery points (RPO) can be set ensure minimal or no data loss
    4. Unmatched Flexibility in terms of cost and utility

    Mr. Robert King adds further, "The sheer dependence of business on online data created a need for a business continuity strategy that will ensure uninterrupted operation and create a competitive advantage for growth opportunities. The “DRaaS on eNlight Cloud” service brings that flexibility, scalability, and rapid provisioning to help accomplish those needs."

    About eUKhost Ltd
    Launched in 2001, eUKhost Ltd offers a range of services including Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Business Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Semi-Dedicated Servers, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers,SSL Certificates and Off-site Backup Solutions. 24/7 technical support is available and 99.95% uptime guarantee is offered as standard with their UK-based servers.

    For more Information Please Visit:

    Contact Information:
    eUKhost Ltd.
    Eric Brown
    0808 262 0255
    Contact via Email

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    Source: Obzerv

    Québec, Canada, August 14, 2013 --( As civil unrest rises across the globe, the technology offered by leading surveillance system manufacturers such as Obzerv Technologies, Inc. is becoming an increasingly important security tool for police forces. The company’s ARGC-2400 long range camera system equips police teams with the surveillance capacity to monitor civilian protests and identify assailants who may cause harm to the general public, at long distances.

    The advantage of the ARGC-2400’s long range camera system capacity is that it enables the solution to be installed on high buildings. This means that the long range camera system is less invasive than dome cameras, which are now found at street corners and near important highways or buildings across the globe. In addition to their ARGC-2400 stationary surveillance system, Obzerv Technologies, Inc. also offers their portable surveillance system, the ARGC-750 camera system, which is based on the same technology as the previous, called active range-gating. This system allows mobile teams to prepare easily during their intervention activities, such as demonstrations and event’s surveillance.

    The ARGC-750 is ideal for applications such as investigations and perimeter surveillance. It’s a camera system that teams can use to read license plates at a distance of up to 500m away and conduct human identification from a distance of up to 1km away. Therefore the ARGC long range camera system supports effective monitoring of crowds within demonstrations and allows for a constant flow of videos and images to be viewed at a control center far from the location. Many high quality images taken by the ARGC long range camera systems have been used to assess and identify the threat sooner.

    To learn more about Obzerv Technologies, Inc. and their complete product range, please contact the organization directly or visit their website at

    For further information please contact:

    Obzerv Technologies Inc.
    Vicky Reinoso,
    Coordinator, Sales & Marketing
    Telephone: +1-418-524-3522 ext: 255

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    Sylviane Lelièvre
    Contact via Email

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    Source: Multi-Visions

    Laval, Canada, August 14, 2013 --( Multi-Visions Canada Inc., North America’s exclusive distributors of Emsisoft’s Anti-Malware solution is offering a end of summer event special.

    Buy a Emsisoft license and get Sticky Password and Cyberghost absolutely free.

    Emsisoft Anti-Malware provides the best possible protection for your PC as usual, CyberGhost VPN allows you to browse the web anonymously, and StickyPassword makes sure you always have the right password at hand.

    You can be the first to learn about Emsisoft’s special promotions and news updates by visiting Multi-Visions' Facebook page. You can also follow Multi-Visions on Twitter and LinkedIn

    Contact Information:
    Marc Attalla
    Contact via Email

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    Source: Fat Chimp Studios

    St. Louis, MO, August 14, 2013 --( On Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at their Client Appreciation and Wrap Party Celebration, Fat Chimp Studios announced the addition of their new division, FCS Medical and unveiled their new logo and website designed specifically for the Medical / Healthcare market.

    The new logo makes the Fat Chimp mascot more politically correct, as he gave up smoking his cigar and now sports a medical mask. All of the attendees, including Donna Frazier, Director of Nursing Mercy Hospital; Rick Fischer, Marketing Manager Mercy Jefferson; Jean Fornango Sims, Managing Editor Elsevier; and Jason Gonulson, Producer Elsevier Multi-Media gave loud cheers and lots of applause as Kevin DePew, President & Executive Producer, unveiled the healthier looking mascot.

    “This new look for Fat Chimp Studios is just one example of how we are focusing on video production for the healthcare / medical industry. It actually came at the suggestion of some of our clients, and will help shape our lead generation marketing efforts. And, based on the crowds’ reaction, I think it will work.” -Kevin DePew, President & Executive Producer, Fat Chimp Studios.

    In addition to the logo, Fat Chimp Studios also launched a new website, incorporating the healthier look and feel as well as displaying their client videos for healthcare / medical industry. Video projects include: Patient Education; Nurses Training; Physician Recruitment; Medical Procedures; Medical Device Demonstrations; Marketing Videos; and Commercial Spots.

    Fat Chimp Studios’ knowledge and expertise in the healthcare / medical video production industry has become synonymous with producing great work for clients of all sizes and budgets. Recently awarded some of the largest projects the St. Louis video production world has seen, and continuing to provide excellent customer service, Fat Chimp Studios stands positioned to continue to being an industry leader.

    For those not in the healthcare / medical industry don’t be alarmed, as the old logo and website will remain alive and well.

    “The original Fat Chimp identity has represented our passion for video and creativity. We have a clear strategy for continuing that expression as we take our company into the next decade,” said DePew.

    About Fat Chimp Studios
    St. Louis-based Fat Chimp Studios is a full-service creative digital media company specializing in business video production with additional services including audio, web design, graphics and animation. Visit the Fat Chimp website to learn more and see samples of our work.

    Fat Chimp Studios

    FCS Medical

    For additional information contact:
    Kevin DePew
    President & Executive Producer
    2055 Walton Road
    St. Louis, MO 63114

    Contact Information:
    Fat Chimp Studios
    Anna Forder
    Contact via Email

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    Source: Acqueon Technologies Inc.

    Dallas, TX, August 14, 2013 --( Acqueon Technologies, Inc., a leader in software solutions for the customer collaboration space, announced today that the highly anticipated update of their flagship product, AiQ 5.0 for Microsoft Lync, will be revealed at ITEXPO. The event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 27th through August 30th, 2013. Acqueon will be located at booth 412K, highlighting the benefits of its Lync-native complete contact center solution and the robust outbound features that set AIQ apart from other solutions in the market today.

    “Acqueon is on the forefront of technology that delivers intelligent, efficient, and effective interactions, both inbound and outbound," said David Sokoler, Vice President of Product Management for Acqueon. "With the development of AiQ 5.0, our focus was building on a proven formula while preparing organizations for the future of interactive communications. The result is a versatile solution that will allow small and medium-sized enterprises to stay ahead of the curve and continually enhance their platform via the Microsoft and Acqueon technologies. We are looking forward to unveiling this technology bridge to the future at ITEXPO this year."

    The latest iteration of AiQ will prepare organizations for the future of communications with Microsoft’s Native Lync integration. This allows for next-generation capabilities for an already versatile robust contact center platform. AiQ sets the standard as a flexible platform, allowing technologies to easily be streamlined through its API, making it both innovative and intelligent. AiQ 5.0 also includes complete contact center solution functionality, support for Hyper-V, and enhanced outbound list and campaign management capabilities.

    Registration for ITEXPO is now open. Attendees are encouraged to follow relevant Twitter handles, including @ITEXPO and @Acqueon for the latest ITEXPO news, updates, and information. ITEXPO will offer communications technology professionals the unique opportunity to network amongst buyers, sellers, resellers, and manufacturers. Attendees include executives from companies of all sizes and the agenda is set to include conference sessions, keynote speakers, and panels. The goal of the conference is to provide attendees a platform to network, educate, and learn from one another, as well as move their business communications forward.

    About Acqueon Technologies
    Acqueon Technologies Inc. specializes in developing software solutions for the customer collaboration space. These products and solutions use business logic to deliver a distinctive customer experience by enabling organizations to build better relationships with their customers.

    For more information, please contact or call (888) 946-6878 (Americas/Europe) or (91-44) 6108-4800 (APAC/MEA)

    About TMC
    TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; StartupCamp; SuperWiFi Summit; WebRTC Conference & Expo and more.

    Contact Information:
    Acqueon Technologies Inc.
    Julie Burroughs
    1 888 946 6878
    Contact via Email

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    Source: EduLib S. R. L.

    Craiova, Romania, August 14, 2013 --( EduLib, a privately held software development company from Craiova, Romania, announces the release of Muse Proxy 3.0. This is the first product of a series that will come from EduLib's new Education and Library Information Discovery suite.

    Muse Proxy is a highly customizable multi-platform proxy server, easy to use and configure, acting successfully as a gateway to authenticated restricted content, rewriting web server, Web Access Management (WAM), proxy server and reverse proxy. It has been used for more than 10 years within the Muse Federated Search Platform to manage the authentication to resources and the navigation to full text, by restoring the server session on end-user browser. Starting with this version Muse Proxy is also commercialized as a stand-alone product.

    Dr. Peter Noerr (1946-2013), MuseGlobal's Chief Technology Officer explains: "Muse Proxy is a 'rewriting proxy', and offers an alternative solution that eliminates the need to configure individual browsers, further reducing the burden on system administrators."

    The major new feature in Muse Proxy 3.0 is the support for Muse Proxy Applications. Muse Proxy Applications provide a fully configurable interface allowing administrators to setup remote or local Data Sources ("Sources") and where end users enjoy a single sign-on for all of the subscribed data. Library Administrators can add Sources to the Muse Proxy Application depending of licensing rights. Each Source stores the necessary code and credentials to get to the target Data Source. In this way, Muse Proxy enables end users to reach all configured targets with a single sign-on and conceals target authentication credentials. Muse Proxy Applications can use configurable login modules such as: User/Password, IP, LDAP, IMAP, SQL, FTP, Custom or any combination.

    "Muse Proxy is Your Gateway to the World! It is everybody's outer and inner world. It summarizes almost everything a library, company or university needs to connect to external as well as internal resources. Its excellent user access and resources management make the product very reliable and trustworthy," said Mihai Popa, CEO at EduLib.

    Muse Proxy 3.0 has also many other features like: end users can now access Muse Proxy using HTTPS, the HTTPS sites can be rewritten, the overall visual interface was improved, the documentation was extended with new information and workflow graphics and many more. Improvements were done to the Muse Proxy Administrator Console too, such as, implemented friendly edit panels, updated interface for better display and more functionality, improved help sections.

    The new features and updates offered by Muse Proxy 3.0 are available from EduLib at

    "The features of this product, starting from the multiple IPs feature, which excludes the need of many physical machines, to the intelligent page rewriting using proprietary strategies make this product a state of the art of its kind. This allows web sites URLs to be rewritten without special coding, including JavaScript and CSS resources. The HTTP Cookies returned by the target server in the Set-Cookie HTTP header are also managed by the Muse Navigation Manager in an automatic manner without the administrator intervention. Muse Navigation Manager can be used for session replication and full-text navigation, inter-domain connectivity and accessing authenticated resources," said David Dascalescu, CTO at EduLib.

    About MuseGlobal, Inc.

    MuseGlobal is a leader in content harvesting and federation technologies with the world's largest inventory of 6,500+ Smart Connectors. MuseGlobal Smart Connectors support public and private cloud-based deployments and are designed to be seamlessly included in any unified information access or search based application solution to enable real-time data integration and transformation from any source.

    About EduLib, S.R.L.

    EduLib, member of MuseGlobal Group, is a privately held software development company located in Craiova, Romania, offering high-quality, multi-platform software products that cover a wide area of customer needs, having a solid software expertise for more than 14 years. EduLib has established as main purpose to design and develop powerful and reliable software platforms, tools and utilities, targeted from administrators and software developers to Enterprise, Education and Library Information Discovery.

    Contact Information:
    EduLib S. R. L.
    Leonard Petrescu
    +40 351 420970
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    Source: SpotSync LLC

    Laguna Hills, CA, August 14, 2013 --( California-based company SpotSync has launched a new web-based point of sale (POS) system that could revolutionize the way businesses keep track of their finances. Focusing primarily on franchises, the software is a cloud-based solution that replaces the common hassle of installing, servicing and reconciling a separate POS system for each separate franchise location. Because all information is uploaded to the cloud, the owner has the ability to make changes to the inventory for one or more stores, pull reports and distribute databases to all locations simultaneously. What's more, the software has the ability to be used whether the Internet is working or not, and it also offers the option for 24/7 tech support. With the ability to be used on any computer or tablet (and soon smartphones), SpotSync is poised to become an indispensable asset to any owner with a sales-based business.

    Like many companies that have great solutions to real problems, SpotSync needed an efficient way to explain their product and to show business owners how they would benefit from switching to their solution. That's when they turned to Fire Starter Videos, a Hollywood-based animation studio that specializes in helping companies explain what they do using the power of animated videos.

    CEO Michael Fitchett says, "With so many incredibly useful attributes, we really needed a clear, memorable way to show people exactly what SpotSync is capable of doing for a business. Our product essentially gets rid of the time-consuming process of individually updating each separate franchise, and our video really illustrates how much time and effort an owner could save if they sign up with us."

    To sign up for a free 30-day trial of SpotSync and find out more, please visit:

    Fire Starter Videos make all kinds of animated videos from whiteboard animation videos, to animated cartoon videos to videos that demonstrate software. Their clients include MasterCard, UNICEF, Hayes, the World Bank, and more than 200 businesses, governments, schools, and other organizations. They are located at 7083 Hollywood Blvd. To view examples of their work and commission a video, please visit their website at or email Adam Hudson at

    Contact Information:
    SpotSync LLC
    Dawna Lee Heising
    949-793-7371 x103
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    Source: Mosio

    Pretoria, South Africa, August 14, 2013 --( Mosio for Libraries, an all-in-one, multi-channel virtual reference software for libraries, announces its first solution implementation in South Africa. The company’s partnership with Tshwane University of Technology will enable library staff to interact with patrons and answer questions via live chat, email, text messaging and Facebook.

    “We are extremely excited to add Tshwane University of Technology's Libraries to our client roster and have already established a great, collaborative relationship with their team,” said Noel Chandler, CEO and Co-Founder of Mosio. “As one of Africa's leading universities of technology, we look forward to continuing our work to help them provide excellent information resources to students online or on-the-go.”

    The Mosio for Libraries solution will launch in August, 2013, and will be rolled out to nine campuses, supporting approximately 56,000 students. The software features a secure, easy to use, web-based dashboard that can be utilized for two-way interactions with library patrons. Popular communication and efficiency tools include answer templates, customizable auto-responders and collaboration features. “The LIS is introducing major and exciting student service enhancements, including Mosio,” said Vivian Agyei, the Director for Library and Information Services.

    “We are thrilled to become Mosio for Libraries’ first partner in South Africa,” said Nokuphiwa Kunene, Systems Librarian at Tshwane University of Technology. “Our priority is to implement a strong technology solution that allows us to better serve and interact with students, while also enabling us to maximize the use of resources by efficiently managing communications.”

    Mosio for Libraries is available in 21 countries, including the U.S., Canada, UK, Spain, Australia and South Africa. The software is cloud-based, so it is always up to date and does not require any hardware or software installation. The dashboard can be accessed on any web-enabled computer or device, regardless of physical location.

    Mosio for Libraries integrates easily across websites, blogs and online databases through support tabs and widgets, and plugins and apps are available for Drupal, Joomla!, Wordpress and Facebook. For more information or to sign up for a free, 14-day trial, visit

    About Mosio for Libraries
    Mosio for Libraries is an all-in-one, multi-channel support software that enables libraries to receive and respond to patron questions via live chat, email, text messaging and Facebook. Visit to learn more and be greeted at the front door with a 90-second video detailing Mosio’s technology solution to a problem faced by libraries all over the world.

    About TUT
    In its logo, the Tshwane University of Technology claims that “we empower people” thus committing itself to the concepts of Diversity, Ethics, Relevance, Entrepreneurship, Care, Partnerships, Professionalism and lastly, Quality.

    TUT awards qualifications from national diploma level through to bachelor of technology degrees. Students may also continue with postgraduate studies towards master’s degrees and doctorates.

    Why choose a University of Technology?
    One of the strong features of obtaining a qualification at a university of technology, is the specialization in a chosen field. Furthermore entrepreneurship carries a lot of weight in the students’ education, since they are taught new ways of thinking and approaching their careers to become job creators rather than job seekers in the market,

    It is a fact that South Africa is still in dire need of people suitably qualified in science, engineering and technology, the so-called SET courses. TUT offers numerous courses in these fields. But apart from academic qualifications, the university also offers programmes to equip students with specific skills to prepare them for the world of work. Some of these programmes especially those aimed at improving communication, writing, reading and interpersonal skills, form part of their academic programme.

    TUT is divided into seven faculties:
    - Faculty of Economics and Finance
    - Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
    - Faculty of Humanities
    - Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
    - Faculty of Management Sciences
    - Faculty of Science
    - Faculty of the Arts

    At TUT the emphasis is on:
    - Cutting edge technology
    - Innovation through to commercialization
    - Problem-solving skills
    - Research and Innovation
    - Partnerships and networks
    - Technological incubators, technology stations, centres and institutes
    - Community engagement

    For more information visit

    Contact Information:
    Sherryl Anne
    877-667-4699 ext. 5
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    Source: Able-HD

    Pasadena, CA, August 14, 2013 --( Able-HD, a technology start-up whose first offering is a lightweight, portable HD monitor, reaped enough backing on Kickstarter to exceed its initial goal, in just hours of project launch. The portable HD monitor for laptops and smartphones is gaining impressive support, currently boasting 360 backers on the popular crowdfunding website. With 23 campaign days left, Able-HD feels encouraged about reaching its stretch goal, and ultimately bringing the monitor to production.

    Starting as a personal DIY project, Nell Vh, thought leader and concept creator, created Able-HD because of his own use of multiple monitors to help with productivity on a daily basis. “I think you’ll find, most people are like me when it comes to using multiple monitors, or gadgets, in the work place,” says Rona. “PC shipments are decreasing, target sales are not being met, etc. Today, most people choose to use a laptop, tablet or other gadgets - including me.”

    While laptops are portable, there is currently no convenient way to travel with multiple monitors. This void in the marketplace led Vh to create a slimmer 17” LED monitor, with 1080p resolution, that can be connected to any laptop, making it convenient to use while traveling. Not only is this HD monitor great for increasing productivity while away from the office, the device can also be connected to a smartphone, giving gaming advocates and movie buffs an opportunity to view their favorite games or movies on a larger screen, even on the go.

    As of today, Able-HD has ­­­$39,816 in funding. The project has been ranked on the Kickstarter Hot List, according to Kickstarter tracking site, Kicktraq. The campaign has 23 more days live and the company hopes to achieve additional funding for the project during the remaining time.

    “I could never have imagined the amazing support from the Kickstarter community,” said Vh. “Knowing that so many people are intrigued by the product, means there is a definite need in the marketplace, and I am humbled to provide it.”

    If interested in supporting this Kickstarter hopeful, multiple reward levels are being offered:
    $35: 1 unit of Adapter mainboard + charger.
    $95: Early Bird of 1 set of Able-HD Prototype series.
    $110: 1 set of Able HD Prototype series.
    $130: 1 set of Able-HD Prototype series + Custom Size of LED Screen.

    Due to the overwhelming response to the campaign, Able-HD has just added a stretch goal. If the campaign reaches $75,000, all backers who pledge $135.00 or more, will receive a limited edition gift.

    To pre-order the affordable Able-HD monitor and track the campaign, visit the Kickstarter page.

    About Able-HD
    Able-HD is a start-up organized to invent and design new mechanisms to boost current technology. In the past, we have developed other high-tech products such as cables specifically for gamers, ceramic knives and an infrared thermometer. It is in our vision to continue developing new products and gadgets for the future. We won’t stop unless people stop patronizing our products. So please support our project. That way we can continue to invent newer and more helpful products.

    We give our promise that our inventions are the best. We are committed to using the best of technologies to create a product that we are proud of. We consider ourselves the best in the market and assure that we will satisfy your needs.

    Contact Information:
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    317-806-1900 x 136
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    CHICAGO, IL, August 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Since Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance regulations require that all businesses transmitting, processing or storing cardholder data must follow the PCI DSS guidelines, a new school of thought suggests that reducing scope can help achieve compliance more quickly and easily. Terrence Howard, founder of ( says that this approach offers a more creative solution toward achieving compliance.

    "The idea of changing scope instead of scrambling to install an entirely new system offers a great solution for businesses to become compliant more easily," explains Howard, whose company helps businesses find PCI compliant web hosting services. "It's more convenient, more cost-effective and the end result offers just as much safety for consumers."

    The PCI DSS guidelines are a set of standards that companies are required to follow if they are responsible for transmitting, processing or storing cardholder data. The guidelines address specific concerns ranging from virtual security like firewalls to the physically security of hardware facilities and how paperwork containing cardholder data is stored.

    Determining the compliance requirements for any business begins with an evaluation of current operations to determine whether compliance is necessary, or if new strategies can be adopted that bypass the need for compliance. For example, older computer systems may still use full credit card numbers as customer account numbers. Revamping this outdated system to assign neutral account numbers instead would reduce actual card processing down to a central and more manageable amount.

    "Although there will still be costs associated with changing any existing internal systems, at least this limits the amount of upgrading older companies would have to accomplish in a short amount of time," says Howard. "Companies wouldn't require the same level of PCI compliance services if they restructure their premises, so they'd enjoy a significant cost savings compared to a total overhaul."

    Another option that would drastically reduce the scope of PCI compliance would be to limit the frequency that credit card information is handled at all. For instance, replacing a stored card number with a token system instead offers businesses the same level of convenience, yet with a greater level of security for cardholders. Compliance vulnerabilities are lowered through tokenization as well.

    Companies also have the choice to outsource card processing completely to a third party, shifting the compliance responsibility over to processors that already have the right infrastructure and routine to address security issues. Specialist providers who already have the right tools in place can provide higher levels of compliance at a lower cost far more easily than individual businesses who are facing multiple hardware and software upgrades in order to become compliant at all.

    For organizations who do need to retain the power to process, store or transmit cardholder data, limiting processes to a minimum number of systems that are then upgraded to the highest security levels provides an acceptable cost-benefit hybrid for companies still struggling to attain compliance. After that, an outside security consultant can determine any remaining vulnerabilities through a series of system tests. In this way, compliance is still achieved, yet the amount of compliance needed is reduced to one or two systems rather than addressing the full internal network. ( is a leading source of information on the PCI compliant services industry. Established in 2009, keeps up with the latest industry news and provides guides for merchants, assessors, processors and financial institutions on compliance issues. The company also provides free consultations for clients seeking PCI compliant hosting and dedicated servers.

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    ROAD TOWN, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, August 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- has reported that it has seen a huge influx of registrants via its iPhone app in the last quarter. The figures have surprised the company as the volume of trades driven via the app has caused a massive spike in the company's volume of trades. The actual figures have yet to be released but the change in volume was reported to be an increase of 44% increase in trading volume all created by the app's introduction in the marketplace.

    The company, which specializes in binary options trading stated that it was a completely unexpected development. Initially allowed traders to open and follow trades on longer term expiries of the binary options. Jarrod White, the company's head of research was quoted stating that "the iphone app was honestly an afterthought, just a way to keep traders active on the go. But with the way the app has been accepted by the trading public, we know the future of binary options trading is certainly mobile. Our efforts are now focused strongly on mobile."

    But with these new reports on how users are using the app, the company has decided to expand the offering on the app to the most popular for of trading which is 60 second options. This form of trading generates more than 40% of total volume for the company and the introduction of this feature in the coming months should create even more volume.

    The app, introduced just a few short months ago is already one of the most popular iPhone binary options trading apps in the app store today. The app features some very important trading features including the ability to preset your default assets and even more useful is the ability to preset your default trading amount. The reason this is so critical is that these features aren't available on the web based platform meaning each time the site refreshes, all the settings you had refresh as well. For traders, this can be frustrating and the app solves this and other web based issues. These are the technical factors that have led to the success of this app and can only be built on as we look to the coming months.

    Goptions is a binary options brokerage operated and owned by Massive Consulting. The company has been involved in forex and binary options trading since 2009 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field. The innovative approach has led to the company carving out a niche of both hard core traders as well as novice first timers alike. For more information, please visit

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    SOMERSET, ENGLAND, August 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Geist develops intelligent fan system that monitors and evacuates heat from small network/IT rooms and data center closets.

    The self-contained RAC10 system installs within standard ceiling tile structures or walls and is designed to remove heat generated by critical IT equipment housed in confined spaces. Sensors monitor the room temperature and automatically control the speed of RAC10 fan units as the temperature fluctuates.

    "Thousands of businesses rely on small network/IT rooms; the RAC10 provides a simple yet sophisticated method to protect these critical resources from overheating," said Brad Wilson, Executive Vice President of Geist. "Most facility departments can easily install the system and have it operational within a few hours."

    For larger IT rooms, users can implement multiple RAC10 units to manage greater airflow demands.

    About Geist

    Geist designs and manufactures intelligent hardware and software for the four cornerstones of data center management: Power. Cool. Monitor. Manage. Independently, each Geist product line offers industry-leading capabilities and technology. Together, these products combine to create a comprehensive system for maintaining a secure and efficient data center. With a host of scalable systems for single cabinets, entire enterprises and everything in between, each customer benefits from data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions custom-fit for their specific needs. From its worldwide headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, Geist and its products have revolved around the customer since the company was founded in 1948. For more information, visit

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    ADDISON, TX, August 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Southwest Solutions Group has purchased Advanced Filing Systems in Tulsa, OK. Advanced Filing Systems has been serving Oklahoma and Arkansas with office supplies, storage systems, and information management consulting for over 25 years. Dale Deuvall and Derek Deuvall (Principals at Advanced Filing Systems) will join the Southwest Solutions Group team and continue serving their clients with Southwest Solutions Group's commercial and industrial storage solutions.

    Commenting on the acquisition, Ray Streight, President of Southwest Solutions Group, said, "The merger of Advanced Filing Systems and Southwest Solutions Group will allow our joint team to better serve the Northeastern Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, Southern Missouri, and Southeast Kansas areas more efficiently and effectively. Dale and Derek bring strong relationships with key accounts and in key markets, and they are very excited to now take back to all of their wonderful customers all the new concepts Southwest Solutions Group can provide them. This is truly a WIN for Southwest Solutions Group, a WIN for Dale and Derek, and a WIN for all of their clients because we can provide a total storage solutions offering to the area."

    About Southwest Solutions Group

    Southwest Solutions Group is the largest innovative storage and filing solutions company serving commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee, Missouri, and Mississippi. We have exclusive representation agreements with several world leading manufacturers including Spacesaver and Kardex-Remstar . Our preeminent team of professionals brings years of knowledge and experience to businesses to ensure the best solutions are being served based on your requirements. For more information about our company or products and services, give us a call toll free at 1-800-803-1083 or visit our website at

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Oregon Scientific, the company behind the kid-friendly tablet known as MEEP reviews the best ways to provide children with a fun tech experience while simultaneously assuring parents that their young ones are safe during use. Although many parents may allow their children to use devices tailored for older users, Oregon Scientific has created a product that is ergonomically designed for youth aged six to 11. In addition, the MEEP is a device that features many online safety features to prevent young consumers from viewing or engaging in inappropriate Internet activity.

    According to a recent article from CoolMomTech, the need for greater protection--both for children and the actual tablet device--has risen as youth have grown more inclined to use these popular tech products. For instance, the article encourages parents to consider reviewing protective cases to ensure that tablets remain unharmed from rambunctious activity that children typically engage in.

    While there are many protective cases on the market for standard tablets designed for adult use, Oregon Scientific, creators of the MEEP, reviews its product as one that can offer more comfort to the parent. In a recent press statement, Oregon Scientific explains, "The MEEP tablet features a colorful and durable silicone sleeve that provides a safe grip to young users. While designing the product, we understood the importance of developing a product that was responsive to younger hands. As a result, the MEEP fits perfectly in a child's hands and is, therefore, less prone to damage."

    In terms of protecting children from inappropriate content found on the Internet, CoolMomTech recommends a great amount of apps that can help establish kid-safe browsers so younger users can explore the Web at no risk. However, according to MEEP reviews from consumers, the Oregon Scientific kid-friendly tablet offers exceptional built-in protections that can easily be managed through the parental portal, maximizing a user's online safety. In addition to managing browser safety, parents can also approve or disapprove communications that their child may have with a third party user.

    According to the CoolSafeMom article, there are also many features found in standard tablets that can help parents establish a kid-friendly device. The article suggests, "There are built-in safety features on all tablets that enable you to block access to certain features like Internet access and downloading apps." However, those with the MEEP tablet will find that such comprehensive management is unnecessary.

    "Based on the MEEP reviews we have received from satisfied parents, our kid-friendly tablet makes it so much easier to control these safety features, allowing adults to have their own devices and not have to toggle back and forth between security settings," Oregon Scientific concludes in its press statement.


    Oregon Scientific, creator of the MEEP reviews the best ways to encourage children to learn through use of interactive tablet technology. As such, this tech company manufactures and markets the high quality tablets for children aged six to 11. Instead of creating tablets that are not appropriate or durable for children, the company is passionate about developing top-notch tablet technology designed for entertainment and learning with many safe and customizable options.

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    SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - August 16, 2013) - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (NASDAQ: SHEN), a leading regional U.S. telecommunications service provider, has updated its dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) fiber-optic network with Cisco's Coherent DWDM technology to support 100 Gigabit per second speeds to its subscribers throughout Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series router will provide resilient high-speed IP services.

    Shentel, the first service provider to deploy Cisco's 100G network solution within Virginia and West Virginia, will be able to offer multiple 10G or 100G wavelength services.

    Since deploying its 100G network in July 2013, Shentel is able to deliver more bandwidth to meet business and residential customers' current and expected demands for voice, data, video and cloud services. The optimized network provides a variety of on-demand 100G services, including seamless 10G or 100G hand-off.

    Shentel updated its existing Cisco network to 100G coherent DWDM, which offers plug-and-play-like functionality that can be configured to meet a customer's demand for bandwidth. This elastic core is optimized to provide multiple 100G support, as required, and supports customer demand for multiple 10G service on-demand. As Shentel continues to build or partner to expand its fiber network, the company's highly flexible and scalable new Multi-Degree Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (MD-ROADM) DWDM 100G network can be expanded further into its Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland markets quickly and without requiring new hardware. 

    Recognizing the continuing rapid growth of IP traffic on its network, Shentel has begun deploying the Cisco ASR 9000 platform. Since the first deployment in 2010, Shentel has been upgrading its Cisco7600 network to the ASR 9000. The Cisco ASR 9000 will serve as the foundation for next-generation Carrier Ethernet networks, providing up to 96 terabits (Tbps) per system, allowing Cisco to evolve its service provider architecture to deliver capabilities for the Next-Generation Internet, which must be more mobile, more visual, more virtual, and more simple to manage. This architecture will allow carriers to monetize new, profitable services; optimize network performance and efficiency; reduce operational costs and complexity, and enhance customer experiences.

    Technology Highlights/Key Facts

    • Shentel has deployed Cisco's DWDM technology throughout its markets in Virginia (Ashburn, Herndon, Leesburg, Harrisonburg, Winchester, Warrenton, Front Royal, Edinburg, Christiansburg, Rustburg, Rocky Mount, Farmville, Wytheville), West Virginia (Charleston, Martinsburg, Weston, Summersville) and Maryland (Hagerstown).

    • The 100G DWDM solution is based on coherent optical technology, powered by Cisco's nLight™ Silicon. It provides the capability to transmit up to 100G wavelengths over fully uncompensated networks, up to 3,000 km (1864 mile) optical spans without regeneration. Utilizing an advanced modulation scheme and enhanced forward error correction enables Shentel to use its existing fiber plant investments while delivering maximum performance, especially on marginal or impaired fiber segments.

    • All parameters of the DWDM network were configured automatically by the smart-management subsystem and optical channel power control tools integrated in the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP platform.

    • Cisco is the industry leader in Carrier Ethernet and routing technologies, enabling service providers such as Shentel to deploy and operate networks that are simpler and more cost-effective to operate, and accelerate delivery of new services.

    • The Cisco ASR 9000 Series utilizes the modular Cisco IOS® XR software operating system, simplifying network operations while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and intelligent routing. Shentel has widely deployed the Cisco ASR 9000, family, which contains high-density 10G and 100G interfaces for the network edge.

    • The Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers used as Shentel's network core providing up to 96 terabits (Tbps) per system, helping ensure the fail-safe delivery of multifunctional applications.

    Executive Quotes

    • Ed McKay, Vice President of Engineering & Planning, Shentel
      "We are continually trying to ensure we deliver the fastest, most reliable and most advanced services to our subscribers. Our transition to 100G was not a question of when -- we recognized the need to act now and as a result are among the first regional service providers in the US to deliver 100G speeds. The transition is already paying off through our ability to test and deploy new services quickly."

    • Earle MacKenzie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Shentel
      "The service provider industry faces many complicated challenges, and our technology infrastructure is core to alleviating those issues, as well as positioning us to capitalize on new business opportunities. We have taken an architectural approach for our network infrastructure to ensure we can continue to obtain value from our initial investment and to scale seamlessly and quickly."

    • Sri Hosakote, Vice President and General Manager, High-end Routing and Optical group, Cisco
      "The rapid pace of M2M connectivity across people, places and things, in addition to continued demand for high-bandwidth content, requires service providers to rethink their technology infrastructures to ensure they remain relevant. Shentel has great foresight to complete this initiative now to address current and projected internal and external requirements. They are ahead of the curve and have an even stronger foundation to deliver new and enhanced services." 

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    Shenandoah Telecommunications Company is a holding company that provides a broad range of telecommunications services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "SHEN." The Company's operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring, and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

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    WALL, NJ--(Marketwired - August 16, 2013) - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile credentialing and identity verification technologies, today reported that Allscripts has certified BIO-key's biometric identity management solutions for healthcare providers using Allscripts Professional EHR. Knox Community Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a community-owned, 115-bed, not-for-profit hospital, is the first to incorporate the new integrated solution. Allscripts Professional provides electronic health records management for small to midsize practices and represents the largest footprint of the Allscripts EHR solution sets. Today, Allscripts provides EHR programs to over 180,000 physicians.

    BIO-key's integration with Allscripts Professional enhances practice workflow by reducing or eliminating the use of passwords, cards or tokens traditionally used to access electronic health records. Providers move seamlessly from device to device accessing patient records with a swipe of their finger; reducing log-in time and increasing productivity along with patient care resulting in additional revenue. The amount of time providers and healthcare organizations save by integrating BIO-key technology is measurable and can be substantial depending upon the size of the organization. 

    The certification with Allscripts Professional rounds out the suite of BIO-key authentication solution offerings with Allscripts; which includes prior integrations with Sunrise Clinical Manager and Enterprise EHR. 

    "The third and most recent integration with Allscripts is important to us because the majority of Allscripts customers use Pro EHR," stated Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key. "There are also indications we can launch our authentication solutions faster with Pro customers because the evaluation and decision making process is less complex."

    Also, BIO-key will be exhibiting the company's fast, secure and complaint finger biometric authentication solutions for EPCS and CPOE at the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE - Booth #926); which is attended by leading hospitals and clinics seeking to educate their staff about the newest innovations in electronic health records management. ACE takes place at the McCormick Center, Chicago, Illinois August 21st - 23rd. BIO-key will be offering a special presentation on Thursday, August 22nd at 4:15pm in room W192C - "Utilize Biometric Technology to Enable Fast and Compliant EHR Workflow."

    About BIO-key
    BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (

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    REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - August 16, 2013) - AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics for the energy industry, announced that its flagship software application, Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS), and its embedded OpenDR Server 2.0 have been certified for full compliance with the OpenADR 2.0b profile specification.

    AutoGrid's OpenDR Server2.0 is available both as a standalone VTN server as well as integrated within DROMS, a turnkey, software-based demand response solution. The OpenADR2.0b compliant DROMS application is immediately available worldwide in multiple time zones and locales. The cloud-based OpenDR Server 2.0 is also available for integration into other third party applications through its web-based APIs providing a cost-effective mechanism for service providers to offer support for OpenADR communications in existing systems.

    AutoGrid's DROMS system is the only demand response and dynamic price program management system that can simultaneously support connections to devices supporting OpenADR1.0, OpenADR2.0a, OpenADR2.0b, Smart Energy Profile 2.0 and a number of other proprietary and legacy protocols across the Internet or Smart Meter networks. DROMS provides a seamless upgrade path for utilities and services providers to move to the more powerful OpenADR2.0 standard without creating stranded assets from their existing DR programs that utilize older technologies. DROMS also provides more flexibility to our customers' customers to be able to choose the device they want, boosting both the adoption rates, and end-user satisfaction and participation levels when they participate in demand response.

    "AutoGrid's DROMS is the only 100% hardware-vendor neutral demand response server in the market today," said Dr. Amit Narayan, AutoGrid's CEO. "AutoGrid doesn't build or sell hardware of its own, which means that our ecosystem partners can work with us as they bring their hardware and service offerings to the market assured that we will not compete with them by offering overlapping products," said Dr. Amit Narayan.

    AutoGrid's technology is already compatible with software, and hardware based on either OpenADR 1.0 or OpenADR 2.0a and other legacy and proprietary technologies from over 100 companies. By providing a unified view of all resources available to utilities and service providers across their residential, commercial and industrial programs, DROMS is able to achieve higher yield from these programs and enable them to seamlessly transition to the latest standards.

    "As an Alliance Board Member, AutoGrid is at the forefront of the creation of an open standards based ecosystem that benefits all players," said Rolf Bienert Technical Director, OpenADR Alliance. "Using a standardized platform, utilities and their customers can much more readily access technology that will continue to further the growth of demand response and energy efficiency markets."

    Fujitsu's (PINKSHEETS: FJTSY) VEN also received the OpenADR 2.0b certification. AutoGrid's VTN server was able to send signals to Fujitsu's VEN, demonstrating interoperability.

    "AutoGrid has created a software tool that provides value and compatibility with an increasingly important standard," said Dr. Ulrich Herberg, Researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of America Solutions for Electricity Distribution Networks. "We are thrilled to be leading the market with cutting edge standards together."

    DROMS is transforming the DR market by replacing proprietary infrastructure with open standards based software delivered through an ultra-scalable, highly secure, and reliable cloud-based service. DROMS cuts the cost of implementing demand response programs by up to 90 percent while increasing the "yield" in electrical power by 30 percent or more. Additionally, DROMS can fine-tune power consumption continually, not just during peak power events. It has been tested to simultaneously support over one million OpenADR clients, making it the only software solution that can be deployed equally effectively for small pilots as well as large-scale deployments across residential, industrial and commercial customers. Last week, Austin Energy also announced the first live field implementation of OpenADR2.0 standard using AutoGrid's DROMS system.

    "AutoGrid's decision to embrace OpenADR 2.0b is further evidence of the value of this open standard to multiple stakeholders. As OpenADR 2.0b gains momentum national and internationally, companies like AutoGrid will continue to make automated demand response more pervasive and cost effective," said OpenADR pioneer Mary Ann Piette, Research Director, Demand Response Research Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    About AutoGrid

    Founded in 2011, AutoGrid is dedicated to bringing the power of Big Data, predictive analytics and Internet scale computational techniques towards improving energy productivity. Serving utilities of all sizes, grid operators, electricity retailers, ESCO services companies, and end-users, AutoGrid develops and markets services that both help lower costs and improve reliability of the electricity supply chain. For more, please see our website or contact us

    About the OpenADR Alliance

    The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR Alliance is open to all interested stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response. More information can be obtained at

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