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Twin Brother Entrepreneurs, Rebuffed by Golf Channel, Find Success With PGA, MLB, NFL. New Product Released

Fair Lawn, NJ (PRWEB) March 18, 2010

Just months after being cut from the Golf Channel TV show, Paul and Matt contracted for exhibiting space at the 2008 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. The largest golf industry show in the world with over 35,000 attendees.

Armed with only two prototypes in hand, and no actual nets to sell, the brothers demonstrated their new net design to the audience of industry professionals. As the only training net in the world that automatically returns a ball to a athlete, Paul and Matt's design wowed the audience.

The brothers' golf net can safely absorb golf shots in excess of 225 mph, gently returning the ball to the tee. The industry also loved the "Instant Shot Feedback", providing golfers insight into each shot they take. The net can easily be transported in a lightweight duffle bag and takes a person five minutes or less to set up. Another great advantage is that the net can be used for multiple sports: Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Football and Lacrosse.

Following the PGA Merchandise Show, purchase requests came in from golf industry professionals and organizations from around the world. With this momentum Paul and Matt officially launched their new startup company called The Net Return.

Over the next year major golf and sporting good retailers began calling, looking to distribute and sell their new net. Paul and Matt took the unusual step of declining the offers of big box retailers and instead, sell through their own website -, along with They also made the decision to manufacture their product in the U.S.A.

The Net Return has quickly been adopted by such well known organizations as the PGA, Cincinnati Reds, Bridgestone Golf, Titleist Performance Institutes, Clemson, BYU, and the University of Connecticut, among others. The U.S. Military now use Net Return golf nets for Soldier recreation in Iraq and Afghanistan, while the Veterans Administration are using the sport nets in over 35 Army Hospitals, including Walter Reed, for the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans. This is due in large part to the efforts and funding of Golf Supports Our Troops.

The Net Return is now introducing its second product called The Net Return "Extra Point" - a training net specifically designed for football punters and placekickers. After extensive testing and a limited release to NFL and College teams, the product will begin shipping in April of this year. The "Extra Point" provides significant advantages over traditional kicking nets. Advantages include: ball return, a catch feature (eliminating wet or waterlogged footballs) and the ability for a punter to warm up during critical game situations at full velocity. A feature not seen in traditional football nets.

NFL teams quickly saw the additional benefits for their punters and placekickers. The "Extra Point" is now being used by the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49'ers and the Miami Dolphins.

To learn more about The Net Return, LLC. including sport specific videos, photos, product details and their appearances on the Golf Channel, visit

Media Contact:

Christopher Maneri

The Net Return, LLC.




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TeleProviders and Nuvalo Co-author “7 Criteria for Sourcing Colocation” for Channel Partners Online

Laguna Hills, CA. and Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

While cloud computing may seem to be getting all the attention today, a number of enterprise organizations are turning to data center colocation as an outsourcing alternative. To help telecommunications channel partners understand the intricacies of selling colocation, TeleProviders Director of Converged Cloud and Data Services Jo Peterson and Nuvalo Principal Manon Buettner have published a colocation sourcing primer in their article, 7 Criteria for Sourcing Colocation, in Channel Partners Online publication.

The authors present seven key service areas to be scrutinized before customers sign a colocation contract. As data center experts, Peterson and Buettner developed these criteria while successfully procuring data center services for their own clients, which span across the health care, retail, financial services and technology sectors.

"Data centers come in all shapes and sizes. The market is saturated with carriers, hosting providers and real estate investment trusts (REITs) competing for retail colocation clients," according to the authors. "Businesses are turning to channel partners like you to guide them and validate their metrics in this crowded space. This article offers some pointers to increase your confidence in tackling these conversations."

The article dissects key areas to examine in the due diligence phase including a data centers financial health, geographic location, infrastructure, security, power, network connectivity, and service and support. Organizations considering colocation and the agent community can use this article as an insightful checklist while shopping for data center colocation services.

About TeleProviders

TeleProviders Inc. is a communications and technology consulting and co-sourcing firm that works with organizations to help architect and purchase business-related technology solutions ranging from phone/wireless/mobility to data center, cloud and IT services. We are a company that grew up in the telecommunications age and has evolved to become our clients trusted advisor delivering enterprise technology expertise. As a value-added broker, we find the best solutions for your companys technology needs while giving you an insiders view of carriers and technology partners. Were honored to be on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2009, 2010 and 2012. For more information, please visit us online at

About Nuvalo

Nuvalo simplifies cloud migration by assisting enterprise IT organizations identify, evaluate, negotiate and manage their ideal provider relationships. A global consulting and brokerage firm, Nuvalo designs and procures solutions best suited for each clients unique business and operational needs. Whether its optimizing colocation builds, mapping migrations to emerging cloud technologies, or simply sourcing IT services, Nuvalo advocates for you to secure the ideal solution and contract. With todays focus on moving from CapEx to OpEx models, while also maximizing business and operational efficiencies, Nuvalo leverages its perspective, technical expertise, market intelligence and in-depth provider relationships to facilitate a more efficient search and negotiation process than companies traditionally employ. For more information, visit

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100% White Label Cloud Services Provider Launches for Channel Partners

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

After twelve months of preparation, AwesomeCloud Services is proud to announce its launch as a 100% White Label Cloud Services Provider, enabling Channel Partners and Cloud Resellers to offer to their clients white label cloud computing services that can be easily rebranded and resold. AwesomeCloud offers Cloud Infrastructure, Business Continuity, and Microsoft SPLA licensing.

As part of the Applied Innovations family, the AwesomeCloud team has been serving the online computing space since 1999 and was the first company to deliver a managed Hyper-V cloud on top of Windows Server 2012, as well as one of the first of two companies to deliver a Hyper-V cloud.

We specialize in providing white label cloud computing services to our Channel Partners who then resell the AwesomeCloud platform to their clients, says Dag Mavrolas, Director of U.S. Channel Operations & Sales. This provides your IT organization with the opportunity to grow your managed service business by adding an entirely new product line to your portfolio. AwesomeCloud offers a full line of white label cloud services that includes Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS), Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Software Licensing (SaaS).

AwesomeCloud owns and operates its own secure, scalable cloud infrastructure. Channel Partners data resides at Verizon Terremarks flagship facility, the NAP of the Americas, which is a Tier-IV, 750,000-square-foot, purpose-built data-center, and is staffed by security personnel 24/7/365. Additionally, Channel Partners can feel secure and confident knowing that AwesomeClouds Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees 100% uptime.

AwesomeCloud provides marketing support with white label marketing materials and custom materials available upon request, enabling partners to grow their cloud business. In addition, the AwesomeCloud team guides prospective partners through the sales process and is available to assist with questions as well as provide technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a team staffed in the United States by U.S. citizens.

About AwesomeCloud:

AwesomeCloud is a White Label Cloud Services Provider offering cloud computing services to resellers, enabling them to generate entirely new revenue streams by delivering white label cloud services to each of their clients. AwesomeCloud offers a wide range of secure, customizable white label cloud computing solutions, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, as well as Microsoft SPLA Licensing (Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, Office, and others).


Jason Lurcott

Marketing Manager

AwesomeCloud Services, LLC

Direct Line: 561.948.4046


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Hope Channel Accelerates Television Content Delivery Globally with Unlimi-Tech Softwares FileCatalyst Platform

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

Unlimi-Tech Software, the pioneer in accelerated file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the worlds leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce the selection of its software by Hope Channel, a global leader in Christian television programming and broadcast.

Founded in 2003, Hope Channel offers original, unique programs that foster wholistic Christian living. While it began broadcasting only in the United States, it is now a global network with 14 channels and reaches beyond North America to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the islands of the Pacific.

To transfer its digital content to its entire global network reliably and at accelerated speeds, Hope Channel selected FileCatalyst Direct solution with the FileCatalyst Express client side option. Utilizing its unique acceleration technology, FileCatalyst Direct eliminated all slow file transfers regardless of transfer distance, file size and format, allowing Hope Channels media files to be sent reliably and at blazing speeds. Additionally, the FileCatalyst Express tool provided an efficient and simplified end user experience across all functions for sending and receiving files.

We used to FTP files from our east coast production center to our west coast satellite uplink facility for broadcast, said Justin Woods, Hope Channels Web Architect. However, even with high-speed connections on both ends, the coast-to-coast network latency meant that our transfer speeds were never higher than 2mbps. Transferring a single one-hour program would take nearly 24 hours! So, we ended up overnighting a lot of hard drives. With FileCatalyst, we instantly increased our transfer speed by a factor of more than 20 times, transferring files consistently at 45 mbps. A one hour program now transfers in 40 minutes. We couldnt be more pleased with FileCatalyst.

Hope Channel constantly moves their large format media assets on a global scale, making them great candidates for file transfer acceleration, says Dave McKeen, VP of Sales at Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc. The FileCatalyst platform ensures the quick and reliable movement of their content, eliminating any file transfer bottlenecks previously interrupting their workflows.

FileCatalyst will be demonstrating its accelerated file transfer technology at the Interop show in Las Vegas, taking place May 7 to 9, as well as hosting an open bar reception at booth 2159 during the show, on Wednesday, May 8th, beginning at 5:00 pm.

About Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc.

Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-Tech Software is the creator of FileCatalyst, the world's leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than a thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming and printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as military and government organizations. FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer, including content distribution, file sharing and offsite backups.

To learn more visit

About Hope Channel

Hope Channel is a Christian lifestyle television network that offers Gods good news for life today and for eternity. Its programs emphasize a balanced, wholistic lifestyle and focus on issues such as faith, health, family, finances and community. Using the latest technology, Hope Channel produces 95 percent of its content, making its programming unique, fresh, and relevant. What you see on Hope Channel you wont see anywhere else.

To learn more visit



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IntelliChief LLC Presents Electronic Document Management for Discrete Manufacturers at Infor Channel Partners Infor XAeXtended Advantage Conference

Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2012

IntelliChief LLC, a leading paperless process management solutions developer and exclusive provider of document management for the Infor XA ERP application will be exhibiting at Infor Channel Partners SGIs (Systems Group Inc.) and ISEs (Information Systems Engineering Inc) Infor XA- eXtended Advantage conference dedicated to the latest XA, Infor, and IBM solutions.

The Infor XA- eXtended Advantage Conference will be held in Racine, Wisconsin at the Racine Marriott on September 17 and September 18. IntelliChief, SGI, and ISE are teaming up to demonstrate the IntelliChief document management and document workflow solution which has been custom-built with Infor for seamless integration with Infors XA ERP application.

When Infor XA is used with Infor IntelliChief Document Management, it enables the creation and capture of key business documents electronically, making them available directly from a users desktop computer and XA application screens. This helps users to better, and more accurately, manage the complex business processes surrounding the receipt of unstructured data in the form of paper-based business documents generated internally or received from their supply chain partners and customers.

Infor IntelliChief Document Management has been engineered specifically to improve the operations of discrete manufacturers with mixed-mode processes including repetitive, engineer-to order, configure-to-order, manufacture-to-order, assembly-to-order, and make-to-stock.

Attendees can expect to learn, first-hand, how easy it can be to

Automate purchase-to-pay and order-to-cash processes
Eliminate paper, streamline operations, and retrieve documents faster
Automatically index and store purchase orders, A/P checks, and more
Print-capture emails to your document management system and receive email alerts for new documents added to the system or when approvals are needed
Utilize workflow and apply the policies and procedures you currently use with your paper files to the electronic documents once your company goes paperless
Add and view documentation notations and history
Easily index and re-index document classifications

IntelliChief encourages attendees to stop by their booth to learn how they can begin to enjoy all of these benefits through the functions of their Infor XA ERP.

About IntelliChief

IntelliChief, is the leading provider of Paperless Process Management (PPM) solutions for the IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400) Enterprise. With decades of expertise in the market and seamless integration with leading ERP software vendors, IntelliChief takes companies of all sizes paperless with a typical ROI of less than one year. Users can create, capture, manage, archive, retrieve, and distribute mission-critical documents directly from their familiar ERP screens, eliminating the need for filing cabinets, storage facilities, fax machines, copiers, and paper files.

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Model N Channel ImpACT Helps High Tech Manufacturers Improve Channel Margins through Better Business Insight

Redwood Shores, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012

Model N, Inc., the leader in Revenue Management solutions, today announced the general availability of its High Tech Channel ImpACT analytics solution.

Model N Channel ImpACT provides data-driven business insights to answer key business questions for semiconductor and component manufacturers through a powerful combination of visually rich dashboards, statistics, sophisticated advanced analytic models, and services. It helps business leaders strategically and tactically respond to changing market conditions and improve channel margins.

Channel ImpACT Highlights

With Channel ImpACT, executives, channel managers, and sales operations managers gain current and accurate visibility into revenue and profit trends by customer, distributor and product, distributor ranking, and win / loss analysis. Going beyond standard Business Intelligence, Channel ImpACT can be set to detect changing trends in market share or prices and alert managers to take action. Pre-built analytics and best practices processes include:


The Weather Channel Reinvents Forecasting Using HPC by Moab and HP

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 17, 2006

Whether you're off to the ballpark, a picnic or a round of golf, accurate weather forecasting is crucial to your preparation. The Weather Channel is working to improve weather predictions in places just like these using a high powered supercomputer to run their innovative weather prediction algorithm called High Resolution Aggregated Data or HiRAD.

To accurately predict weather conditions, The Weather Channel combines a plurality of current meteorological data. They start with about 1,600 established observation points like airports, military bases, etc, and then combine this with weather radar data, and other resources. Using an HP ProLiant DL385 cluster, this data is calculated with The Weather Channel's patented HiRAD system to infer the weather at 1.9 million points of interest in the US. HiRAD will predict weather conditions such as wind speed, precipitation, and temperature within two degrees of the actual temperature.

"The unique thing is that we're assimilating a collection of live weather data that's normally used separate and apart from each other, to create a single integrated and nearly continuous field of information," Dorren Schmitt, Senior Unix administrator for The Weather Channel, said. "Rather than guessing your local weather based on reports from observation points typically found only at nearby airports or military bases, you have accurate information for specific points of interest like Dodger Stadium."

In January 2005 when The Weather Channel began applying the HiRAD system, they were limited to 10,000 calculated observation points. Schmitt and other team members took the challenge of increasing the calculated data points from 10,000 to 1.9 million and began building a system support architecture that would support it.

Just 11 months later they went live with the added data points, using HP hardware and Cluster Resources' Moab Cluster Suite to run their memory-intense application. Running the calculations takes 97 percent of the clusters' CPU and 98 percent of the RAM. In order to constantly run the complex calculations without using up the valuable time of the administrators and developers, The Weather Channel employs Moab's event policy engine -- a tool used to automate administrative tasks -- to monitor and command the system to run calculations three times per hour, 365 days per year.

"Moab has been rock solid since the beginning," Schmitt said. "It kicks off beautifully like clockwork needing no human intervention, which is unlike so many other schedulers. There weren't very many environments out there that allowed us to do this level of automation where we set it up and it drives itself."

Moab allows The Weather Channel to specify exactly when they want a calculation to run, how often, and on which hardware. Such fine-grained control lets administrators extract the maximum value out of their clusters.

"We designed Moab to take the burden off administrators," Dave Jackson, CTO of Cluster Resources said. "Moab's event policy engine empowers administrators by letting them set policies that define exactly what they want to have happen. Moab automatically enforces these policies, letting administrators put their clusters in auto pilot and freeing them to work on more pressing projects."

The Weather Channel is using a HP ProLiant DL385 cluster using two Dual Core AMD Opteron CPUs/per node with 16 gigabytes of RAM per CPU. The system runs Red Hat Enterprise Edition 4.0 as an operating system, Veritas Foundation Suite for file systems, PBS Pro for basic queuing, and Moab Cluster Suite 4.2 for scheduling and workload management.

"Cluster computing is providing supercomputing performance to organizations that want access to considerable computing power but don't have a big IT budget," said Bruce Toal, director of marketing for High Performance Computing Division at HP. "HP is working with partners like Cluster Resources to provide solutions that allow customers to tackle larger, more difficult problems than ever before."

To try Moab's event policy engine and other features free for 30 days, visit or call (801) 717-3700.

About Cluster Resources:

Cluster Resources, Inc.


Liantec Dual Channel DVI Video Extension Solution for Mini-ITX Multimedia Platform

(PRWEB) November 24, 2007

Liantec Systems Corporation announces the dual channel DVI video extension solution, the TBM-16SDVOD Tiny-Bus


Technology Transfer Firm Launches to Create New Startup Deal Flow Channel for DC Region

Technology Transfer Firm Launches to Create New Startup Deal Flow Channel for DC Region

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) October 10, 2007

InnovateTech, a technology transfer firm that builds startups around high potential technologies developed at universities and research institutions, officially launched today and announced that three area venture capital executives -- Richard Harris, Managing General Partner, RedShift Ventures, Tom Gillespie, Senior Director, In-Q-Tel, and Mark Levine, Managing Director at Core Capital -- have joined the firm as advisors.

Founded by technology transfer veteran Gerard Eldering, InnovateTech will assist universities, non-profits and for-profits in identifying their high potential technologies that could be the basis of a startup, and then assembling the management team and funding around each venture.

"Our region has a remarkable number of research institutions generating innovative technology," said Richard Harris, Managing General Partner, RedShift Ventures. "With Gerard's track record for transferring technological promise to commercial applications and his firm's seasoned network of venture creation advisors and partners, I look forward to assisting InnovateTech in bringing a steady stream of high growth startups to market."

InnovateTech's deep network of consultants and partners will provide technology transfer consulting and intelligence services to clients, including:

Identifying and evaluating high potential technologies at universities and research institutions
Developing a sound business plan for the venture
Putting together the management team and funding needed to build and sustain a startup
"The most recent Licensing Survey by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) reported more than 17,000 inventions were developed at reporting U.S. academic and research institutions, but the reality is that less than 5% of these inventions are developed into startups," said Gerard Eldering, founder and president of InnovateTech. "While universities and research institutions are flush with commercially-viable technologies that can benefit the public, the venture capital industry is not typically focused on transforming research technologies into high growth startup companies. InnovateTech is ideally positioned to step in and address this market need."

InnovateTech has secured an initial contract with a Washington, DC-based non-profit and anticipates the closing of additional contracts with two major Universities by early 2008.

"University Technology Transfer Offices are always looking for ways in which they can more effectively transform the promise of cutting-edge technologies developed on campus to commercial applications. One of their top priorities is that these technologies benefit the public and private sector," said Jennifer Murphy, Director of Technology Transfer at George Mason University. "InnovateTech will serve a vital role in working with local universities and, I hope, universities throughout the region to unlock this potential. Gerard's venture has the potential to put all the pieces in one place to build many lasting and successful commercial ventures from our gold nuggets."

About InnovateTech

InnovateTech is a technology transfer venture creation firm that builds start-ups around high potential technologies developed at universities and research institutions. InnovateTech leverages a team of seasoned venture creation experts and diverse network of partners and advisors with extensive experience in technology transfer, venture investing, intellectual property management and entrepreneurship. By offering venture creation and technology transfer consulting and intelligence services, InnovateTech is dedicated to generating a new and abundant source of startup deal flow. For more information on InnovateTech, please visit

About Gerard Eldering

Gerard Eldering is one of the nation's leading technology transfer executives, well known within the Washington, DC venture capital and research community for his role in transferring promising technologies and applications into successful start-ups, including SquareLoop, Quickpath Bioscience and Mogility. He most recently served as Director of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at The MITRE Corporation.

Eldering has helped to establish a series of annual technology transfer conferences, served as co-chair of the 2007 Business Alliance Entrepreneur Bootcamp, and is co-chair for the 2007 Virginia Innovation Showcase. Eldering also co-authored the widely cited 2004 Technology Commercialization Benchmark Study.


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