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28Aug/130

Two Chicago Teachers Remix Music History with iPad Technology. Interactive Listening iBook Chosen as #1 Editors Choice by Apple

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 13, 2013

Interactive Listening announced today the launch of an ingenious new approach to music education with the release of its Interactive Listening iBook, recently named by Apple as the #1 Editors Choice in all categories of textbooks.

Interactive Listening is the brainchild of Pete Carney and Brian Felix, music educators and jazz musicians in Chicago, who were tired of the dead-end approach of using traditional textbooks to teach music. Instead they created a compelling iBook (interactive book) for iPads that remixes education with technology. At last, music history is fun! said Vandercook College of Music President Charles Menghini.

Created for digital-savvy students, Interactive Listening features Hollywood-style graphics, interactive 3-D instruments and computer games. At the same time, the iBook includes interactive educational content spanning 35,000 years of music, with sounds from every continent, from prehistoric cavemen to Beethoven to Coldplay. Ive never seen anything like it. Jennifer Foxx, President of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association.

In its early release in select markets in the United States, Interactive Listening is winning rave reviews.

Its thorough, and beautifully conceived, said Barbara Freedman, author for Oxford Press.

This book changes everything for education, not just music, said Mike Lawson, executive director of technology in music education in Nashville.

This book is the next step in education. Thanks for paving a way forward, Jay Berckley, music director at the Village School and TED Conference Speaker.

The Interactive Listening iBook was designed for schools that are replacing traditional textbooks with iPads. The self-published digital title is priced at $ 14.99, ten percent of the $ 149.99 textbook price Carney and Felix paid for a comparable textbook in college.

The Interactive Listening iBook is available immediately on the Apple iBookstore for downloading at $ 14.99, and available in eight countries, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/interactive-listening/id597212213?mt=13

Photo: http://interactivelistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Interactive-Listening-Cover-3rd-Edition-e1365961655727-270x347.jpg

About the Interactive Listening iBook

Music Educators Carney and Felix sought to create a more relevant, current experience for their students with Interactive Listening.

We used the tactile experience of gaming and visual graphics from Hollywood movies to help music teachers in high school and college compete in the digital world, said Carney, Listening to classical, jazz or Tibetan music can be an entirely fun new experience if youre receiving instant quiz feedback about your listening skills. We discovered that students had a blast playing musical games, such as dragging and dropping parts of a symphony into the right order.

Carney said students are more engaged and drawn into their new interactive way of conveying the drama, history and elements of music.

Instead of reading about the great composer Beethoven, we created listening homework for the digital world, said Carney, We found that students want to discover music, express themselves and test themselves, not read boring biographical fillers and factoids. The Internet is full of information about when Beethoven was born, but that doesnt teach you how to understand his music. We believe our interactive approach instantly brings home the impact of music to our students in way old textbooks never could.

The Interactive Listening iBook features:

11Jul/110

Popular Email Marketing Software Now Compatible with Standard HTML Editors like Dreamweaver, FrontPage and GoLive

Popular Email Marketing Software Now Compatible with Standard HTML Editors like Dreamweaver, FrontPage and GoLive










Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 9, 2005

A popular email marketing software is now compatible with most standard HTML editing programs.

A new update to Email Marketing Director from Arial Software (http://www.arialsoftware.com) makes the popular software compatible with most standard HTML editing programs used by professional graphic designers and the graphics industry to create professional HTML emails, web pages and other documents. Businesses using Email Marketing Director to send email marketing campaigns to customers and subscribers can now use HTML emails designed using Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe GoLive or other standard HTML programs.

The software can now easily use emails designed by in-house graphics department, or emails designed by an outside graphics firm. This new compatibility allows businesses to send email messages which best improve ongoing relationships between themselves and their customers, subscribers, members and more.

The new Email Marketing Director update also includes improvements to the software's built-in HTML editor, including a new document editing toolbar and right-mouse click editing functionality, for full-page HTML editing. Both of these new email editing features let business owners, marketers and administrators with limited technical background design professional-quality HTML emails in less time, and with more accuracy.

Email campaigns created using Email Marketing Director 3.1 can now easily include company logos, product shots, industry illustrations, address directions, staff photos and other graphics.

About Arial Software

Founded in 1993, Arial Software, LLC is widely considered the industry leader in email marketing software designed exclusively for relationship building through personalized email messaging. Its best-selling product, Email Marketing Director, is professional desktop email campaign software used by marketing companies, newsletter publishers, volunteer coordinators, tourism bureaus, veterans groups, neighborhood associations, event planners, churches, service clubs, schools and more. More information on Email Marketing Director can be found at http://www.arialsoftware.com/emailmarketingdirector.htm

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5May/110

Hardcore Computer?s Liquid Submersion Cooled Workstation Receives Editor’s Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems Magazine

Hardcore Computer’s Liquid Submersion Cooled Workstation Receives Editor's Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems Magazine











Rochester, MN (PRWEB) July 10, 2010

Hardcore Computer, the industry’s most innovative computer design and manufacturing company, announced today that Military Embedded Systems magazine selected the Detonator™ as a recipient of their Editor's Choice Award. Detonator™ is the first commercially available high-performance workstation with total liquid submersion cooling technology. The Detonator™ workstation platform is powered by up to two Intel® 5500 or 5600 series Xeon® processors, and features a purpose-built motherboard that includes the Intel® 5520 chipset and optimized data pathways.

Detonator was selected for the Editor's Choice Award because of its applicability for compute- and GPU-intensive military applications such as simulation, real-time situational awareness, CAD and digital content creation.

Like all Hardcore Computer products, the Detonator™ workstation’s heat-producing components are submerged in Core Coolant®, which is 1350 times better than air, by volume, at heat removal. The net result is that the Detonator™ workstation allows for optimal performance and improved reliability.

Keeping in mind the needs of professionals requiring industry-leading computational power and top-performing graphics rendering capabilities, Detonator™ was designed to be the ultimate workstation for professional applications and meeting demanding performance requirements with 24/7/365 reliability.

“When those internal components’ temperatures go up, system performance goes down,” said Chris Ciufo, Open Systems Publishing Group Editorial Director and Editor of Military Embedded Systems. “Such is the natural order of the embedded electronics world. However, Hardcore Computer’s new Detonator workstation, cooled by liquid submersion methodology, is designed to crush the natural order.”

Hardcore Computer’s products comprise a suite of Liquid Submersion Cooled electronics that includes Reactor™, ReactorX™, Detonator™ and Liquid Blade™.

To view the Editor's Choice Award for Detonator™, visit: http://www.mil-embedded.com/products/EditorsChoice/

About Hardcore Computer®, Inc.

Hardcore Computer®, Inc. custom designs and manufactures top-tier, high-performance computer systems. These systems use patented liquid submersion cooling technology to remove the main barrier of electronics performance — heat. In addition to its high-performance gaming systems, workstations and servers, Hardcore’s liquid submersion technology is suitable for cooling a number of other technologies, such as converters, telecom and other electronics.

Hardcore Computer®, Inc. is setting a new standard for computing performance, reliability, quality and cost-effectiveness. For additional information, visit http://www.hardcorecomputer.com.

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2Apr/110

Kata’s Ergo-Tech Sensitivity V Backpack Wins CNET Editors’ Choice Award

Kata's Ergo-Tech Sensitivity V Backpack Wins CNET Editors' Choice Award










Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) May 2, 2007

Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top-quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, is proud to announce that Kata has been presented with a CNET Editors' Choice award for its Sensitivity V backpack, part of its revolutionary new Ergo-Tech collection.

The coveted CNET Editors' Choice awards recognize outstanding consumer electronic products that represent the best available choice for quality, performance, design, service and value. The CNET Editors' Choice logo is a mark of excellence denoting the best possible investment for consumers.

CNET Editors' Choice winners are recognized as top products in their respective technology categories, and contribute to the standard by which all future products are judged. Not only must it be a quality product, but a key selection requirement is that it must also change the competitive landscape of its market, whether through innovative features, exceptional value for the price, remarkable ease of use, or a demonstrable boost to the lives of its users. By winning the CNET Editor's Choice award, Bogen Imaging and Kata have managed to satisfy all of these criteria.

"'It's like a James Bond backpack!' That was the reaction of the security folks searching my Kata Ergo-Tech Sensitivity V Backpack at the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History," wrote CNET Senior Editor, Lori Grunin. "More-restrained strangers simply offer 'Cool Backpack,' but I don't carry this camera backpack because it draws attention; I carry it because it's a durable, waterproof bag that manages to be both compact and roomy simultaneously. Coolness is just a gadget-girl bonus," added Grunin.

Developed with the mobile consumer in mind, the Sensitivity V complements lifestyles which are intertwined with electronics. In the design process Kata, took into account the various gadgets and gizmos that consumers interact with on a day-to-day basis and created the ultimate on-the-go carrying solution to meet their needs. The Sensitivity V was uniquely designed to accommodate a range of electronics, including digital cameras, cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs, laptops, and more, giving a new meaning to the word "versatility."

"The Ergo-Tech collection and the Sensitivity V backpack directly represent Kata's ability to innovate and to offer consumer electronics enthusiasts a high-tech bag to complement their high-tech gear," said Paul Wild, President of Bogen Imaging, USA. "This is a significant achievement for Bogen and Kata and we are proud to accept the Editors' Choice award for the Sensitivity V. When it comes to the CE industry, the CNET Editor's Choice award is one of the highest honors a manufacturer can receive."

Award-Winning Features

Setting it apart from the competition and other bags in the Kata line, the Ergo-Tech Collection is made from Kata's revolutionary Elasto-Guard material. Consisting of two layers, Elasto Guard is a flexible material that will adjust to the ever changing shapes and movements of the carrier's body, while also shifting in shape in order to fit the variable equipment within.                                        

The external layer is made from a high-resistance stretchable knit/weave and the middle layer consists of a one-to three-millimeter, closed-cell, waterproof elastic foam padding. Like Kata's Global Digital Collection (GDC), the Ergo-Tech Collection features the same tried and trusted "yelloop" internal fabric. Vibrant, scratch and static resistant, yelloop enables the attachment of dividers and provides unmatched cushioning.

While the Ergo-Tech Collection offers consumers a futuristic design, it also offers a new level of protection. Each bag features designated safe guard zones, where extra internal, modular padding is added to protect the gear within. In addition, safe guard zones also feature Flexi-Shield, a technology specifically designed for the Ergo-Tech collection. Flexi-Shield, Kata's new, high-frequency, molded flexible reinforcement, appears in the form of ridges on the exterior of safe guard zones for ultimate protection.

To see the full CNET review of the Kata Sensitivity V backpack, you can visit the Web site at http://reviews.cnet.com/Kata_Ergo_Tech_Sensitivity_V_Backpack/4505-6510_7-32306136.html?tag=prod.txt.1

For information on the CNET Editors' Choice award, please visit http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-33_7-5448868-1.html?tag=bnav

For more information about Kata, please visit http://www.bogenimaging.us

About Bogen Imaging:

Bogen Imaging Inc.is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the video, cine, lighting and photographic markets. Bogen is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading, international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, National Geographic bags and tripods, Avenger, and I.F.F. As the exclusive U.S. distributor of Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Lastolite, Reflecmedia and Formatt Filters, Bogen offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Bogen Imaging international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K. and Japan.

Media Contacts:

Kyle Kappmeier

R&J Public Relations

(908) 722-5757

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Larry White

Bogen Imaging Inc.

(201) 818-9500 x270

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28Feb/110

TechTarget SearchStorage.com and Storage Magazine Announce 2006 “Products of the Year” Editors Select Best-in-Class Enterprise IT Storage Products

Needham, MA (PRWEB) February 5, 2007

The editors of TechTarget's Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com today announced the winners of its annual "Products of the Year" Awards. The Awards span five product categories -- Storage Management Software, Backup Hardware, Backup and Disaster Recovery Software, Disk and Disk Subsystems, and Networking Equipment -- and single out 15 new or enhanced products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their "A" lists of products to evaluate.

The products were judged by the editors of the Web site and publication in conjunction with teams of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges evaluated more than 200 products introduced, upgraded, and shipped between October 27, 2005 and November 3, 2006. The judging panel selected Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners within each product category.

The selection of winning products was based on six criteria:

Innovation

Performance

Ease of integration into existing environments

Manageability

Functionality

Value

Category: Storage Management Software

Gold: Abrevity Inc. -- Abrevity FileData Classifier 2.7

Silver: EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) -- EMC Infoscape

Bronze: Onaro Inc. -- Onaro SANscreen Replication Assurance

Category: Backup Hardware

Gold: IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) -- IBM System Storage TS1120 tape drive model E05

Silver: Sepaton Inc. -- Sepaton S2100-ES2 Virtual Tape Appliance

Bronze: Data Domain Inc. -- Data Domain DDX Array Series

Category: Backup and Disaster Recovery Software

Gold: Signiant Inc. -- Signiant Mobilize for Remote Data Protection

Silver: UltraBac Software -- UltraBac Software UBDR Gold Version 3.0

Bronze: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) -- Symantec Backup Exec 11d

Category: Disk and Disk Subsystems

Gold: ONStor Inc. -- ONStor Pantera Series Clustered NAS

Silver: Seagate Technology LLC (NYSE: STX) -- Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 300GB enterprise hard drive

Bronze: BlueArc Corp. -- BlueArc Titan 2200 Storage System

Category: Networking Equipment

Gold: Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) Brocade SilkWorm 48000 Director

Silver: QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC) -- QLogic SANbox 9000

Bronze: Riverbed Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: RVBD) -- Steelhead Appliances

About Storage

TechTarget's Storage is the only monthly publication that provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. TechTarget distributes the magazine to a controlled, qualified circulation of 50,000 storage-focused IT professionals. Storage has received numerous awards, including the ASBPE Awards for Editorial Excellence and the Folio: Show "Ozzie" and "Eddie" Awards. In addition, the editorial staff of Storage has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for Excellence in Business Journalism.

About SearchStorage.com

TechTarget's SearchStorage.com is the number-one online destination for IT professionals charged with purchasing, implementing, and managing storage systems at the core of large- and medium-sized businesses. More than 400,000 storage-focused IT executives, managers, and staff rely on SearchStorage.com for the information they need to do their jobs. SearchStorage.com content includes original editorial features, news, expert storage advice, Webcasts, and white papers. More information can be found at www.SearchStorage.com

About TechTarget

TechTarget publishes integrated media that enable information-technology (IT) marketers to reach targeted communities of IT professionals and executives across the globe. Through 35 industry-leading Web sites, magazines and conferences, TechTarget delivers measurable results that help IT marketers generate qualified sales leads, shorten sales cycles and grow revenues. TechTarget's over 1,000 active advertisers include the leading IT companies in the world, among them, IBM, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Intel. TechTarget has won dozens of awards for its innovation and industry leadership, including numerous awards for editorial excellence. In 2004, TechTarget was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States in the company's first year of eligibility. More information about TechTarget is available at www.techtarget.com.

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21Jan/110

Texas Memory Systems Ramsan-500 Named 2008 Editor’s Best Award Winner By SQL Server Magazine

Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 14, 2008

Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that its RamSan-500 solid state disk (SSD) system was named as a gold medal winner of the "2008 Editor's Best Awards" in the storage category by Penton Media's SQL Server Magazine®.

"The 2008 Editor's Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities," said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. "Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer."

"Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Lewis continued. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor's Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff."

The RamSan-500 is an enterprise-class cached flash storage system, and the fastest flash-based solid state device currently available. It utilizes the fastest DDR memory to create a large, performance-boosting cache for the high capacity, lower cost, flash-based storage. Available in one or two terabyte capacities in a 4U rack mount chassis, the RamSan-500 delivers 100,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) sustained random read, 25,000 IOPS sustained random write and two gigabytes per second of sustained random read or write bandwidth and yet only consumes 300 watts of power. The system can be SAN-attached with up to eight 4-gigabits per second Fibre Channel ports. Multiple RamSan-500s can be combined to deliver additional high-performance capacity. Compared to a similar capacity high-end hard disk-based RAID system, the RamSan-500 can deliver in excess of sixteen times the performance while using 50% less power.

Solid state storage devices like the RamSan-500 are deployed to accelerate software applications such as those based on Microsoft SQL Server databases. With solid state disks, applications can accommodate more concurrent users and simultaneous transactions, and can be more economical than adding monolithic RAID, servers, RAM, or constant application tuning. More information is available online at http://www.superssd.com/products/ramsan-500.

About Texas Memory Systems

Texas Memory Systems (http://www.texmemsys.com), the market leader in solid state disks, produces the World's Fastest Storage®. Its award winning RamSan line of solid state storage is used to accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses. Founded in 1978, the company sells direct to large enterprise and government organizations. Its products are also available through OEM and reseller partners.

Texas Memory Systems, World's Fastest Storage, and RamSan are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Memory Systems. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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18Jan/110

Texas Memory Systems Ramsan-500 Named 2008 Editor’s Best Award Winner By Windows IT Pro Magazine

Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 14, 2008

Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that its RamSan-500 solid state disk (SSD) system was named as a gold medal winner of the "2008 Editor's Best Awards" in the storage category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine.

"The 2008 Editor's Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities," said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. "Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer."

"Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Lewis continued. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor's Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff."

The RamSan-500 is an enterprise-class cached flash storage system, and the fastest flash-based solid state device currently available. It utilizes the fastest DDR memory to create a large, performance-boosting cache for the high capacity, lower cost, flash-based storage. Available in one or two terabyte capacities in a 4U rack mount chassis, the RamSan-500 delivers 100,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) sustained random read, 25,000 IOPS sustained random write and two gigabytes per second of sustained random read or write bandwidth and yet only consumes 300 watts of power. The system can be SAN-attached with up to eight 4-gigabits per second Fibre Channel ports. Multiple RamSan-500s can be combined to deliver additional high-performance capacity. Compared to a similar capacity high-end hard disk-based RAID system, the RamSan-500 can deliver in excess of sixteen times the performance while using 50% less power.

Solid state storage devices like the RamSan-500 are deployed to accelerate software applications such as those based on Microsoft SQL Server databases. With solid state disks, applications can accommodate more concurrent users and simultaneous transactions, and can be more economical than adding monolithic RAID, servers, RAM, or constant application tuning. More information is available online at http://www.superssd.com/products/ramsan-500.

About Texas Memory Systems

Texas Memory Systems (http://www.texmemsys.com), the market leader in solid state disks, produces the World's Fastest Storage®. Its award winning RamSan line of solid state storage is used to accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses. Founded in 1978, the company sells direct to large enterprise and government organizations. Its products are also available through OEM and reseller partners.

Texas Memory Systems, World's Fastest Storage, and RamSan are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Memory Systems. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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18Jan/110

Texas Memory Systems’ RamSan Solid State Disk Wins 2007 Editor’s Choice Award by SQL Server Magazine

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 1, 2007

Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that its RamSan Solid State Disk was named as a Platinum winner of the "Editor's Choice Awards" by Penton Media's SQL Server Magazine®. The RamSan-300 was the winner of the Most Innovative Technology category. SQL Server Magazine, published by Penton Media, is a highly regarded independent, technical resource for developers, DBA's, and business intelligence architects.

Texas Memory Systems' RamSan solid state disks can accelerate I/O intensive applications, such as those based on SQL Servers, by up to 2500%. Faster applications can support more simultaneous users and process more concurrent transactions without resorting to additional servers, associated licenses and management overhead thus increasing productivity.

Applications that benefit from the speed of solid state disks include OLTP (online transaction processing), OLAP (online analytical processing), modeling, and data acquisition. Typical RamSan users include corporations in the financial, telecom, broadcasting, and e-commerce sectors as well as government, military, and research organizations.

"The 2007 Editor's Choice Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that have been covered in the pages of SQL Server Magazine and its online newsletters, and which benefit the SQL Server Magazine reader community," said Kim Paulsen, group publisher.

"Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Paulsen continued. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor's Choice Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the SQL Server Magazine editorial staff."

About Texas Memory Systems

Texas Memory Systems (http://www.texmemsys.com) manufactures the World's Fastest Storage® and is the market leader in solid state disks (SSD). Their award winning RamSan line of solid state storage is used to accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses. Founded in 1978, they sell direct to large enterprise and government organizations. Texas Memory Systems' products are also available through OEM and reseller partners.

Texas Memory Systems, World's Fastest Storage and RamSan are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Memory Systems. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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