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16Mar/140

New Avocent IPMI Appliance Extends Management and Control to IPMI Servers in Data Centers

HUNTSVILLE, AL (PRWEB) January 20, 2005

Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT) today announced a new addition to the DS Series, the DSI5100 Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) proxy appliance that provides secure monitoring and management of IPMI-enabled servers. This cost-effective solution allows out-of-band access to embedded sensors on servers and target devices without the installation of new tools. IPMI data provides a means for IT administrators to remotely monitor and control system health, and control power without the need for external power supplies.

DSView® 3 software provides a user-friendly single interface for managing IPMI, KVM, serial and external managed power connections. The DSI5100 appliance integrates Avocent market-leading embedded IPMI products with its existing data center products to ensure administrators experience a high degree of quality and compatibility when managing today’s servers from vendors like Dell, IBM and HP.

“Avocent continues to find ways to help IT administrators protect their investment,” said Bill Neiland, vice president of product marketing. “Combining Avocent-enabled server and appliance products offers the best return on investment for managing the data center rack.”

“Avocent provides the leading server manufacturers with embedded management technologies such as IPMI, KVM and Virtual Media,” said Dave Perry, senior vice president, OEM division. “The combination of our software and this new appliance future-proofs a data center since administrators can easily add connectivity to IPMI-enabled servers as their infrastructure grows.”

More about IPMI

IPMI defines a common and secure interface to how vendors monitor their system hardware and sensors (temperature, voltage, fan, etc.), control system components (power supplies, blades, etc.), log important system events (chassis intrusion, system reset, etc.) and allow administrators to remotely manage and recover failed systems. It is typically implemented at the silicon level, on a baseboard management controller (BMC), or processor, and is independent of the CPU and OS.

More about DSView 3 software

The DSView 3 management software system is the IT industry’s first fully redundant, replicating solution for network administrators. With the DSView 3 software system, administrators can have secure browser-based control of servers, serial devices, DSUs and IPMI-enabled servers attached to any Avocent DS Series appliance.

About Avocent Corporation

Avocent Corporation is the leading supplier of connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, service providers and financial institutions worldwide. Branded products include KVM switching, extension, intelligent platform management interface (IPMI), remote access, wireless and video display solutions. Additional information is available at: http://www.avocent.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding market opportunity, product development, engineering and design activities, and product availability and operability. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, risks associated with reliance on a limited number of component suppliers and single source components, and risk associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in Avocent’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Avocent, the Avocent logo, and DSView are registered trademarks of Avocent Corporation.

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16Mar/140

MenuStrip 3.0.2: Take Control of Your Mac OS X Menu Bar

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2005

MacPowerUser Software is proud to announce a significant update to MenuStrip 3, our popular menu bar enhancement and control strip utility for Mac OS X.

New features and improvements in MenuStrip 3.0.2:

Easily create new shortcuts to applications or documents by simple drag and drop

Create new custom drop-down menus quickly by simply dragging a folder or group of files

Further substantial improvements in memory and CPU usage

Quick Launcher tool now has more added intelligence so that searches list only the most relevant items

Added significantly more date and time display options to the menu clock

Many various bug fixes

Along with these new built-in features and improvements, MenuStrip 3.0.2 also adds support for two new plugins. These new plugins, along with our first MenuStrip 3 plugin, TunesControl, are now packaged together as a free 'MenuStrip PluginPack'. The three plugins included in the pack are:

Contacts Menu 1.0: Have your Address Book contacts quickly available in the menu bar. Easily copy addresses, emails, and phone numbers.

Safari Menu 1.0: Keeps track of your most frequent and recent web sites visited with Safari. Organizes pages by their domain name so you no longer have to dig through your History to find that page you're looking for.

TunesControl 1.0: Control iTunes playback from the menu bar. You no longer need to switch applications just to skip to the next song.

MenuStrip 3.0 lets you take control of your Mac's menu bar. Create your own custom system-wide menus full of your most important files and folders. Put shortcuts to your favorite applications in the menu bar. Create 'Action Buttons' that can launch, hide, or quit groups of applications with a single click. Aside from being able to add items to your menu bar, MenuStrip can also extend it if it is already too cramped. By becoming a control strip that can be put anywhere on the screen, it effectively extends your available menu space.

Major features:

Create fully customizable drop-down menus in your menu bar

Create buttons that can launch, hide, or quit groups of applications at once

Application switcher menu item with an 'Auto-Hide Others' mode

Clock / Calendar / Alarm clock item with many display options

Quick Launcher item allows you to launch applications or open files by simply typing their name

Full plugin support that allows for easy expandability and future plugin tools

For more information about MenuStrip, please visit:

http://www.MacPowerUser.com/menustrip/index.html

Download MenuStrip 3.0.2 (558 KB) - http://www.MacPowerUser.com/downloads/MenuStrip3.dmg


Download MenuStrip PluginPack 1.0 (80 KB) - http://www.MacPowerUser.com/downloads/PluginPack.dmg

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13Mar/140

Coyote R&D Announces the Two-Can64, a Full Featured, Liquid Cooled, 2U, Windows 64-bit Ready PC With Cross Platform MIDI Over Network and Remote Control

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2005

The TwoCan64 improves on their highly successful Two-Can, adding 64 bit capability, faster speeds, more storage, and a new, low noise, liquid cooling option. It is superbly suited for everything from sequencing to VST hosting to sampler playback with multi-gigabyte libraries.

Coyote R&D's president, Mike W. Smith: "Our customers have been thrilled with our original Two-Can, raving about its compactness, performance, and especially the NetMIDI and remote control software. But we thought we could improve it even more – and we have! The Two-Can64 is now hot-rodded with 64-bit capability (for Windows Longhorn), boasts up to 800GB of internal RAID-able storage, and now comes with a liquid cooling option for ultra-low noise performance. And it still all fits within the same 2U high, 14 inch deep chassis."

Every TwoCan64 comes with Coyote R&D's exclusive NetMIDI drivers -- 256 MIDI ports per machine over high-speed network for both Macs and PCs -- plus high speed, low cpu utilization remote control software that eliminates the need for a separate monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

Features -

Rackmount: still only 2U high and 14 inches deep, containing a fully configured, high performance PC.

Speed: up to 3700+ cpu speeds at 64 bits - ready for Windows Longhorn.

Noise: nearly silent operation with the liquid cooling option.

Total storage: 80GB + 800GB raid array (maximum), plus optional firewire 800 for additional high-speed external storage.

Software: includes the NetMIDI drivers - 256 ports of MIDI over network, fully cross-platform capable (Windows and Mac) with full auto-configuration; Remote control - fully cross-platform remote control with fast performance and 100% accuracy; Restore and Recover CD - automatic, multi-level recovery CD that restores the Two-Can64 to the original factory specs without any loss of data.

Pricing and availability:

Two-Can64 systems start at $ 1695. For more information on pricing and available upgrades, please visit Coyote R&D on the web at: http://www.coyoterd.com

Coyote R&D was founded in 2001 and is based in Santa Monica, CA.

Coyote R&D is an innovator in easy to use hardware and software for music and sound creation, bridging the gap between Macintosh and PC users.

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3Oct/130

QA Graphics Develops Custom System Graphics for Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC


Ankeny, IA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

QA Graphics, leading provider of HVAC graphic design solutions, is pleased to announce that they are providing system graphic development services for Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC.

Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC is a controls contracting and building automation services company serving Chicago and northern Illinois, providing turnkey design, engineering, installation and programming for HVAC and lighting control systems. The company provides easy to use open Web Based control systems using the Tridium NiagaraAX Framework. Everest was purchased and restructured in 2012. Everest wanted to offer their clients better visuals, knowing that it would help differentiate them in the market. Not having an in-house graphics team, the company looked to QA Graphics for system graphics that would stand out from the competition.

We know that its the visuals that people remember. Its what people see and remember when they think of our business, Dave Spence, Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC.

QA Graphics provided custom floor plan graphics and custom 3D system graphics, which Everest has implemented within the Tridium NiagaraAX Framework. The 3D floor plans were developed to provide a realistic representation of HVAC equipment and ductwork placement give the end user a better view of the building layout. By sourcing their needs to QA Graphics, Everest can continue to focus on growing their business, while ensuring that clients receive high-end graphic solutions.

QA Graphics has quality work. The 3D graphics are a great representation of our business. Its exactly what our business needs to stand out, said Spence. QA Graphics is very professional and organized. We really like how they keep us organized and informed during the project.

QA Graphics provides graphic services for all building automation systems including Alerton, Andover, Computrols, Johnson Controls, KMC Controls, Reliable Controls, Siemens Building Technologies, Tridium AX and R2, Schneider Electric, American Auto Matrix, Honeywell, Delta Controls and Distech Controls. With a diverse staff of graphic specialists, mechanical engineers, drafters, 3D specialists, and other creative roles, QA Graphics provides BAS graphics, floor plans, data center graphics, 3D graphics, and creative solutions for sales and marketing needs. QA Graphics prides themselves on providing timely and affordable services. Estimates for graphic services can be accessed at http://www.qagraphics.com/quote.

About QA Graphics

QA Graphics is the leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services, system graphics, floor plan graphics, and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. The company also specializes in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development and other multimedia.







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23Sep/130

StrandVision Digital Signage Content Portal Now Offers Three Expertise Levels for Signage Design Control


Menomonie, WI (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

StrandVision Digital Signage has enhanced its Web-based Digital Signage Content Management System (CMS) portal to include three skill levels for electronic signage content administration. The three-tiered approach presents administrators with tailored selections to help them quickly and easily design, post and distribute digital signage pages. Offered as a free digital signage upgrade for all StrandVision subscribers, the enhanced user interface is available immediately.

"The StrandVision electronic signage system is designed to be simple and very flexible," said Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. "New users are automatically registered at the Beginner user level and after their free digital signage training most quickly move to Intermediate. Those who want to have the greatest level of digital signage content design control simply select the Advanced level on the administrator portal and they are presented with all of the design options for the particular page type."

StrandVision's enhanced user interface controls the design options that users see when they work with their StrandVision Digital Signage pages. Beginners see a less extensive set of choices, which makes page administration simpler; Advanced users have more choices and more control. The system allows Beginner users to modify pages created by an advanced user without disrupting higher-level settings. This also allows the user to temporarily access Advanced digital signage content features without having to stay at the more feature-rich level.

For instance, for the "Paragraph with Photo" template page, Beginners are offered a selection of fields for entering a title, paragraph content and photo. Intermediate users can also add a subtitle and direct the system to use the full digital media player screen, while Advanced users can play with color options, photo position, add Quick Response (QR) code fields and adjust text alignment, fonts and effects.

For detailed descriptions of the user-level options for each StrandVision Digital Signage content page type template visit http://www.strandvision.com/listkiosk.html. Current StrandVision Digital Signage subscribers may select their user level by logging into their account and clicking the "User Mode" option in the "Modify Pages" section.

About StrandVision

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StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, Wisconsin, delivers low-cost, Web-based digital signage software through a patented Software as a Service (SaaS) approach that delivers content to subscribers' LCD flat panel screens, as well as computer screens and websites. StrandVision's service distributes text and graphics pages, video content and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for many large and small business marketing applications, including medical and dental offices (patient education); banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising); education (student communication, staff and visitor information); employee break rooms (employee communication of events and benefits); nonprofit and religious organizations (member and supporter communication).

StrandVision also offers PC-2-TV.net, a fully digital, high-definition (HD) video extender to connect a computer to a television over long distances for use with digital signage and many other applications. StrandVision Digital Signage services and PC-2-TV.net are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators. Additional information about StrandVision Digital Signage is available at StrandVision.com, 715-235-7446 or by email.







4Aug/130

Keep Control of Business Finances by Processing Payroll In House with Updated EzPaycheck Software


Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

Issuing employee paychecks in time and accurately is critical. Halfpricesoft.com understands how important being in control of the business is. With this in mind, they have updated EzPayCheck payroll software in an effort to let business owners take back control of the finances and eliminate those expensive payroll processing services once and for all.

With the updates included in the new version, customers can process payroll in house at a much less expensive and easier way. Additionally, customers can customize tax options to meet their special needs. For example, nonprofits and churches can uncheck FICA taxes if they do not deduct FICA taxes for clergy members. Employers can also add a new tax option for local tax or withhold extra taxes easily.

"Taking control of the business finances by processing payroll in house is essential for small business owners wanting to save time and money," Halfpricesoft.com founder Dr. Ge said.

Customers simply go online to http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp and download the payroll software. The download includes the full version of the paycheck software along with a sample database. The sample database allows new customers to try all of ezPaychecks exciting features, including the intuitive graphical interface, without wasting time entering data.

Once satisfied that ezPaycheck payroll software is right for the business ,customers can activate the software for unlimited use by purchasing a license key for just $ 89 per installation. Annual updates with new tax tables and forms for the upcoming year cost just $ 59.

Designed with ease-of-use in mind, ezPaycheck payroll software speeds up payroll tax calculations, paycheck printing and tax form filing. Small businesses will appreciate the unique features in the latest release of ezPaycheck payroll software:


Automatically calculates Federal Withholding Tax, Social Security, Medicare Tax and Employer Unemployment Taxes.

-Includes built-in tax tables for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Prints payroll checks on blank computer checks or preprinted checks.

Supports daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods. Features report functions, print functions, and pay stub functions.

Easily calculates differential pay

Prints miscellaneous checks as well as payroll calculation checks.

Creates and maintains payrolls for multiple companies, and does it simultaneously.

Prints Tax Forms 940, 941, W-2 and W-3.

-Supports multiple accounts at no additional charge.

-Supports network access.

EzPaycheck payroll software is affordable for any size business. To start the no obligation 30-day test drive today, please visit http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp.

About Halfpricesoft.com

Founded in 2003, Halfpricesoft.com has established itself as a leader in meeting and exceeding the software needs of small businesses in US. The softwares graphical interface guides customers step-by-step through setting up employee information, setting up tax options, calculating payroll - including calculation of federal, state and local taxes; deductions for Medicare, insurance and 401(k) plans; and printing paychecks & tax forms.







14Jul/130

Compact USB 32-Channel Optically Isolated Input/Relay Output Module Ideal for High-Speed Digital Control

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2006

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. is pleased to introduce its latest embedded digital I/O board packaged in a small, rugged, industrial enclosure - Model USB-IIRO-16. Featuring 16 Form C (SPDT) electromechanical relays and 16 optically isolated digital inputs, the unit is a very dense, portable, embedded solution for digital monitoring and control in any PC or embedded system with a USB port. The unit contains an internal, removable screw termination board with onboard removable screw terminals to simplify wiring connections. The USB-IIRO-16, like the PC/104 and PCI versions from ACCES I/O, is excellent in applications where on-board relays are required and inputs must be isolated such as in test equipment, instrumentation, and process control. The OEM version provides just the board without the enclosure and internal screw termination board and is ideal for a variety of embedded OEM applications.

What makes the OEM option unique is that its PCB size and mounting holes match the PC/104 form factor (without the bus connections). This allows our rugged digital board to be added to any PCI-104 or PC/104 stack by connecting it to a simple USB port usually included on-board with embedded CPU form factors such as EBX, EPIC, and PC/104 especially important since many newer CPU chipsets do not support ISA and have plenty of USB ports. Future stacks will be using the extremely fast PCI Express bus which is essentially overkill for simple digital monitoring and control. The USB-IIRO-16 OEM board can also be added into many pre-existing standard PC/104 based systems and enclosures while the standard unit with its tiny enclosure and cable-less screw termination board provides portable connections to laptops for the mobile test market.

Key features of the USB-IIRO-16 include:

4Mar/130

Online Retailer 123inkcartridges.ca Adds the YC505T-1 Radio Control Helicopter to its Growing Line of High Quality Products


Lachine, QC (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

The online Canadian based company 123inkcartridges.ca is ever growing and continues to add high quality products to their expanding inventory. The latest addition is the YC505T-1-GE 3.5ch Radio Control Helicopter. The radio controlled helicopter is constructed of high quality materials to offer durability. It has a gyro and a high tenacity propeller. The speed at which it operates can be adjusted and it also contains a charging and power indicator.

The radio control helicopter is powered by 6 AA batteries which must be purchased separately. It only takes about 30 to 40 minutes to recharge. This high quality helicopter can fly in a diameter of about 8 meters. The online distributer 123inkcartridges.ca just recently added the helicopter to their growing inventory of electronic devices. It is equipped with a color light that allows it to fly at dark as well as during the daylight. The radio controlled helicopter can move in all directions including up, down, left, right, forward and backward. It also has the capabilities to hover.

The Canadian based online store 123inkcartridges.ca continues to update their rapidly growing inventory by adding these types of high quality products. Consumers may view all of their products at their online site: http://www.123inkcartridges.ca/accessories-product/YC505T_1_GE.html. Their exceptional customer service is available to assist consumers with their purchases or answer any questions that may arise. Purchases can be made securely online through the site which is an authorized merchant. This product is offered at a special discount price that is 57% off of the manufacturers price. It is only offered for a limited time through the online distributer.

About 123inkcartridges.ca

123inkcartridges.ca is a Canadian based online distributer of a wide variety of products. When the company began they only offered printer ink and toner cartridges. They found such success at offering high quality products to consumers at reasonable prices that they soon began to expand to include computer accessories as well. They have recently begun to offer a wide variety of products and house an inventory of over 10,000 catalogued products. The company offers exceptional customer service and a one year warranty on their products. The full line of products can be viewed at http://www.123inkcartridges.ca which is their official website.







22Feb/130

Devpond.com Introduces VSControl Proprietary Control Panel for Virtual Private Servers

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 21, 2009

Devpond.com, an industry-leading provider of software solutions for hosting service providers, today announced the introduction of VSControl, a web-based control panel for managing virtual private servers (VPS) built on Xen's hypervisor-based virtualization technology.

VSControl provides hosting companies with a ready-made platform for creating, provisioning and managing virtual private servers. Hosting companies will be able to enjoy the benefits of automation while streamlining their operating efficiencies for maximum profitability. Through VSControl, hosting companies will be able to enhance the overall value of their offerings by providing customers with an enjoyable user experience.

"We are extremely proud of the development efforts of our engineers and designers, who put in countless hours of work to create VSControl," stated Greg Landis, CEO of Devpond.com. "VSControl enables hosting companies to enjoy complete management and administrative control over their virtual private servers, while providing an interface for the customer to handle their own environment.

"With VSControl, hosting companies have everything they need to drive bottom line profits, build value into their products and strengthen customer loyalty. Devpond.com is committed to helping hosting companies succeed in a highly competitive marketplace and we envision VSControl being a very important enabler."

VSControl provides a web-based interface for managing all of a VPS's core capabilities and features two separate views. A client interface allows the customer to administer and manage their VPS and account, while an admin interface enables the hosting company to manage its infrastructure and individual customer accounts.

In either view, users or administrators can migrate, suspend, restart or terminate the VPS. There are controls for adjusting the size of the server by either expanding or reducing the assigned disk space, RAM and bandwidth allotments for a particular server or moving to another pre-configured plan. VSControl can only be used for virtual private servers running on the Linux operating system. It is completely web-based and installed with literally a click of the mouse.

Other features include:


Provides insight into health and status of VPS
View disk, memory, CPU usage and bandwidth consumption details
Access traffic logs
Email notifications about VPS status and resource usage levels
Traffic logs
Monthly reporting capabilities
Managed back-up and restore
IP address management functionality
Ability to purchase and provision add-on services such as monitoring

Devpond.com continues to add new features on a continual basis.

WowVPS, a sister company of Devpond.com, has been using VSControl for a year now with great success.

"VSControl has been a major driver behind the growth of the WowVPS hosting business," stated Landis. "It has allowed WowVPs to efficiently build and manage a large base of VPS customers, while serving as a key selling point that is drawing a steady stream of customers into the fold. We believe any hosting company can achieve the same success with VSControl."

About Devpond.com

Devpond.com is a software company that brings together software engineering, design and hosting expertise to deliver cutting edge software solutions for providers of hosting services. One of Devpond.com's best products is VSControl, a web-based solution to create, edit, manage and monitor Xen-based virtual private servers. Learn more about Devpond.com at http://www.devpond.com

About WowVPS

WowVPS is an industry-leading provider of virtualized web hosting services to small and medium-sized businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations worldwide established in 1998. WowPVS is a specialist in virtual private servers, leveraging Xen's open source virtualization technology. WowVPS also operates a reseller program, helping smaller organizations jump into the hosting business or augment their current offerings. Each WowVPS hosting plan is backed by a world-class data center infrastructure and network, and supported by a rock solid customer service operation. With over a decade of experience, WowVPS helps organizations realize their full potential by capturing the power of the Internet. Learn more about WowVPS at http://www.wowvps.com.

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20Jan/130

LifeTopix Integrates with iOS Reminders App to Leverage Siri Voice Control


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 14, 2012

LightArrow, Inc. has released a major update of its popular Life

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