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15Mar/140

AXIOMTEK Announces Pentium M SBC Addition To 5.25-inch Petit Board Family

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2005

AXIOMTEK, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced the latest addition to its 5.25-inch Petit Single Board Computer (SBC) product line. The new AXIOMTEK SBC83810 SBC is ideal for an array of applications and systems requiring high-bandwidth, low-power and low-thermal embedded computing. The Petit SBC is powered by an Intel® Pentium® M processor with Intel 855GME852GM Graphics Memory Controller Hub and 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub core logic chip set and is equipped with multiple I/O features for maximum system design flexibility and performance.

“The SBC83810 uses the latest in Intel’s micro architecture and extends AXIOMTEK’s Petit product line to meet the evolving needs in systems development,” said Kit Chui, AXIOMTEK Product Director. “Perfect for communications, transaction terminal, interactive client, and industrial automation applications, the SBC83810 is intended to meet our customers’ current and future demands in advanced processor embedded computing.”

The SBC83810 SBC architecture delivers the flexibility, performance and high scalability required for today's cutting-edge embedded computing applications. The board comes complete with an onboard Intel Pentium M processor; the Intel 855GME852GM and 6300ESB core logic chipset; a DualView LVDS LCD interface; 4 COM ports; PCI-X, PC/104+ and mini PCI Extension interfaces; with support for Serial ATA-150.

Optimized for a 400 MHz system bus, the SBC83810 is a complete integrated computing platform solution for manufacturers, software developers and system integrators seeking fast deployment of next generation systems to maximize their competitive advantage while minimizing development time and costs. As a value-added service to SBC83810 customers, AXIOMTEK offers its eSmart™ custom integration services to further reduce development times. In as little as 30 days, AXIOMTEK’s professional engineers will perform custom integration work on the SBC including device drivers and IRQ settings; embedded O/S support, customer proprietary device drivers and applications; bootloader and utilities as required. The end result is a PC board tested, validated and ready for mass production, while customers are free to concentrate on their own core competencies in software development and systems integration.

AXIOMTEK 83810 SBC Features:


System

CPU: Default with Socket 478 for Pentium M and Celeron M processors for 400 MHz FSB

System Memory: 1 x 184-pin DDR DIMM max. up to 1GB

Chipset: Intel 855GME852GM + 6300ESB

BIOS: Phoenix-Award 4Mbit with RPL/PXE LAN Boot ROM, SmartView and Customer CMOS Backup

SSD: Compact Flash Type-II Socket

MIO: 2 x PATA-100 IDE, 2 x SATA-150 IDE, 1 x FDD, 1 x PS/2 K/B, 1 x PS/2 MS, 4 x COM (3 x RS-232; 1 x RS-232/422/485), 1 x LPT, 1 x lrDA

Ethernet: Realtek RTL8100C Fast Ethernet controllers; optional with RTL8110S Gigabit Ethernet

Audio: AC’97 Codec Audio

USB: 4 x USB 2.0 ports via box header for wiring solution

Display

Chipset: Integrated Intel 855GME/852GM GMCH

Memory Size: Max. up to 256MB frame buffer sharing system memory

Resolution: Single or DualView Display Mode: CRT / 1600 x 1200; LVDS LCD / 1280 x 1024

Output Interface: CRT connector for DAC output; Dual LVDS LCD with 6/8-bit channel mode

Pricing and Availability

The SBC83810 is available immediately with pricing dependent on customer’s required configuration. The AXIOMTEK 5.25-inch Petit product line now includes eight SBCs and seven riser cards.

About AXIOMTEK

Founded in Taiwan by a group of young and aggressive engineers in 1990, AXIOMTEK has been acknowledged as one of the major design and manufacturing companies for diverse and market niche solutions in a wide array of industrial and embedded applications. Since the company’s establishment, it has successfully gained worldwide recognition for its innovative designs, product quality and exceptional customer service. Today, AXIOMTEK offers a wide range of products including Industrial Computer Chasses and Workstations, Super Slim Panel PCs and HMI Solutions, Data Acquisition Systems, Single Board Computers from 386 to Pentium II/III, PC/104 Modules, Embedded Computers in every conceivable form factor, CompactPCI systems and more. AXIOMTEK employs an international distribution network with tracking and inventory control located in Taiwan, USA, China and Germany to ensure rapid delivery of customer orders. The company can be found on the Web at http://www.axiomtek.com.

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12Jan/140

Two Trails Client Wins USGBC South Florida GalaVerde Award for Most Outstanding LEED for Homes/Single Family With the 2020 Alton Project

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2013

The GalaVerde Awards are awarded in several project categories including Public, Private, Single-Family, Municipal, Educational, Healthcare and Corporate. Two Trails client Matt Lahn owner of Florida Green Home Design Group won the USGBC South Florida GalaVerde Green Award for Most Outstanding LEED for Homes/Single Family for their work on the 2020 Alton project in Miami, FL. To our knowledge this project is the highest scoring LEED home in the nation with 120/80 points earned giving it a LEED Platinum designation.

The 2020 Alton project is a sleek, super-modern beauty — all concrete, glass, high-end European appliances, and high-tech bells and whistles. The project is about 3,200 square feet and it’s luxurious. The home, which for most days is net-zero, will also boast a minimal environmental footprint, a rarity in the area for new builds. The compact and efficient design of this home manages to fit five bedrooms and five bathrooms in just 3,200 sq. ft. Nestled on a site of 58x120 and with setbacks imposed by the city, the design sought to take advantage of these dimensions by making the main portion of the home a cube, which would be setback substantially from the busy street. An exposed masonry wall further protects the house by wrapping it on the north and west while creating a private courtyard for swimming and a balcony with views of the golf course across the street.

The home includes a dual 600-watt vertical axis wind turbine, a geothermal heating and cooling system, 7,000-gallon rainwater cistern, and a HERS rating of -8. And then there’s the 11.5-kilowatt rooftop solar array composed of frameless photovoltaic panels produced by 1SolTech. This project is among the first building projects, residential or commercial, to utilize these innovative, American-made solar panels. Given its Miami location and rough weather situations, the project's renewable energy systems are storm-resistant: the solar panels are rated for 160 mph winds and the turbines easily collapsible for when things outside get too windy. Additionally, there’s a back-up battery system and the aluminum framed, low-E windows from CGI are built to withstand Category 5-strength hurricane winds. A very unique feature is the rainwater cistern and the home’s reflecting pool are both lined with a nontoxic epoxy called Pond Armor that renders the water potable in the event of emergencies.

Other green specs of the 2020 Alton project include LED lighting throughout, sustainable wood custom cabinetry from Poggenpohl, WaterSense-qualified Toto faucets and fixtures, recycled glass countertops from Vetrazzo, Sherwin Williams low-VOC paints and finishes, and Icynene spray foam insulation. Outside, there’s Resyta decking and a pool equipped with an EcoSmarte water purification system that eliminates the need for chemicals. Last but not least the projects home's Walk Score of 85 is beyond excellent. South Beach is a short stroll away.

Green achievements for 2020 Alton:


    United States Green Building Council: LEED for Homes, LEED Platinum Designation
    Home Innovation Research Labs: ICC 700 National Green Building Standard EMERALD (highest level), indicating that the home saves 60% or more of its energy use.
    HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index: -8 (100 is normal for new construction)
    Named an Energy Star® Qualified Home.

Team Members:

Green Building Consultant: Two Trails Inc.

Owner: Florida Green Home Design Group

Architect: Ari Sklar

Contractor: Robert Arkin

MEP Engineers: Buchanan P.E. Consulting Inc.

Structural Engineer: R.E. Engineering Design Corp.

Civil Engineer: Holland Enginerring Inc.

About Drew Smith | Two Trails, Inc. was founded in 2001, by an innovative builder who set out to change the methodology of conventional building science. Drew realized that the only way to change the industry was to become the resource for the knowledge on how to implement healthy, sustainable projects. He “hung up his hammer” and opened one of the first green building, consulting firms in the nation.

By helping to develop standards for the American Lung Association, National Home Builders Association, Florida Green Building Coalition, and USGBC LEED for Homes by either writing the standard or testing the viability of the standard in the field, he was able to provide his firm with a thorough understanding of the science of building sustainable, healthy, environmentally conscious, and affordable solutions for the building industry. He was “green” before “green” was more than a color. Our President, Drew M. Smith, LEED AP BD+C, was the founding President of the Florida Green Building Coalition and is the first Governor appointed Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida. Two Trails, Inc. provides hands-on consulting making it easy to achieve certification.

About Two Trails, Inc. | Two Trails, Inc. is one of the nations premier Green Building Consulting firm established in 2001. We provide green consulting services nationwide for commercial, residential, remodeling, and developments seeking to obtain LEED certification and/or LEED commissioning by USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), National Green Building Standard (NGBS), Energy Star by the U.S. Department of Energy, & Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) certifications.

Contact Information:

Tom Rupp

Two Trails, Inc.

Communications and Marketing Manager

tom at twotrails.com

941-776-8680

http://www.TwoTrails.com







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9Jan/140

Family First Aid Kit for Holiday Stress


(PRWEB) November 13, 2013

Holiday time can be stressful for all relationships, and when family dinners meet family dynamics, things can spiral out of control. Holidays are supposed to be a time of fun, togetherness and love, but creating those lasting memories with Uncle Bob and Aunt Janet can be almost as challenging as bringing world peace to our planet.

Introducing the Family First Aid Kit for Holiday Stress by two-time Emmy Award Winning On-Air News Journalist and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Linda Nusbaum, LMFT. Linda is the founder of The Relationship Counseling Center and creator of Couple Mapping™, a process that instantly illuminates relationship problems and changes the way a person thinks and feel about another person in a ‘couple’ of minutes.

The Family First Aid Kit for Holiday Stress includes a small whiteboard and guidebook, as well as personalized Couple Mapping videos which are a series of stick figure drawings and symbols, narrated by Nusbaum. These images provide immediate clarity and understanding about oneself and the other person, along with steps to take to improve the relationship.

"All family problems start with two people trying to connect, so a ‘couple’ of people are at the core of every issue," says Linda Nusbaum, LMFT. "Therapy can take a long time and lots of effort. Couple Mapping can provide instant relief."

As an on-air news reporter, Linda condensed hours of footage into stories that lasted less than a couple of minutes. She now uses that same skill to distill what is happening in people’s relationships by giving them a visual snapshot that can provide immediate relief. As a psychotherapist, Linda has helped thousands of people in her private practice by using her Couple Mapping technique. She has had so much success that she is now offering this life altering process to the public.

Couple Mapping Inc. develops and markets products and services worldwide to provide people instant relief with personal and business relationship challenges. Founded by Linda Nusbaum, LMFT -- two-time Emmy Award winning on-air news journalist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and founder of The Relationship Counseling Center, Couple Mapping’s premise is that relationship problems always start with a couple of people and can now be addressed in a couple of minutes. Couple Mapping™ has offices in Beverly Hills and Long Beach, California and is available to people worldwide from the privacy of their computer.







30Oct/130

Fastrax Announces New Family of iTrax03-02 OEM GPS Receivers

Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) September 2, 2005

Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of programmable OEM GPS receivers and open, portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments, today announced the new iTrax03-02 line of receivers. Featuring ultra-low power consumption and state-of-the-art functionality, yet designed with the same form factor as the company's older iTrax02 receivers, the new iTrax03-02 is the ideal upgrade for current iTrax02 users.

The Fastrax iTrax03-02 combines the industry-leading technology of the iTrax03 family with iTrax02 mechanical format and connectivity. This allows existing products using iTrax02 OEM GPS receivers to be easily updated for lower power consumption and improved iSuite firmware performance.

"With the new iTrax03-02 receiver, we are pleased to offer the perfect migration path to our existing iTrax02 customers. The ability to incorporate the state-of-the-art navigation functionality and programmability of our top-of-the-line iTrax03 receivers into an iTrax02-based device without redesigning the hardware is a great advantage to manufacturers," said Matti Räty, President, Fastrax Ltd.

As with other Fastrax iTrax03 OEM GPS receiver modules, the iTrax03-02 is one of the lowest power consuming, complete 12-channel OEM GPS receivers on the market. The new iTrax03-02 uses 30 mW less power than the earlier iTrax02. The iTrax03-02 receiver has a tracking sensitivity of as low as –153 dBm, making it suitable for extremely demanding applications and environments.

The iTrax03-S is fully programmable with the Fastrax iSuite 3 Software Development Kit (SDK). The programmability of the receiver, along with its 8 or 16 Mbit flash memory, allows custom applications to be executed on the receiver's baseband processor, eliminating the need for separate CPU and memory chips. Furthermore, the firmware and application code can be upgraded remotely when necessary.

iTrax03-02 Key Features:


iTrax02 compatible mechanics and connectivity

Small form factor: 25.9 mm x 25.9 mm x 4.6 mm

Low power consumption: 100mW @ 2.8V

Very high sensitivity: –153 dBm (Tracking)

iTALK 3 and NMEA0183 protocols

Kalman Navigation

Supports remote firmware updating

Data logger (up to 70,000 lat/lon data points with 16Mbit flash)

A-GPS support

Versatile interface ports

Support for iSUITE™ 3 Software Development Kit

WAAS/EGNOS support (4Q2005)

1 PPS support (4Q2005)

Samples of the iTrax03-02 are available immediately from Fastrax distributors worldwide. For evaluation kits, please contact Fastrax local distributors.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Fastrax is an exhibitor at the ION GNSS conference from September 14th to 16th 2005, at Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA (Booth #412/414).

Fastrax contact:

Matti Räty

President / CEO

Tel. +358 400 431 124

Fastrax agency contact:

Netprofile Tech PR

Juha Rantanen

Tel. +358 9 6812 080

About Fastrax Ltd

Fastrax provides industry-leading receivers and software solutions for optimal utilization of GPS (Global Positioning System) and other GNSS location services (Global Navigation Satellite Systems). Fastrax transforms GPS technologies into highly scalable iTrax and iSuite solutions with open interfaces, combined to ultra low power consumption and miniature hardware design. With industry-leading performance, Fastrax GPS receivers navigate continuously even in extreme conditions. Receivers are ideally suited to both industrial location applications and high-volume consumer products such as cell phones and sports accessories. Fastrax Engineering Services provide expert services in application design. Headquartered in Finland and founded in 1999, the company is privately owned and backed by leading venture capital investors CapMan, Eqvitec, Startupfactory and Innocap, with a strategic investment by Suunto Corporation, a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, one of the world's leading sports equipment companies.

More information: http://www.fastrax.fi.

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide satellite navigation infrastructure funded and controlled by the U.S. Department of Defense, originally developed for U.S. military purposes. GPS provides satellite signals that enable GPS receivers to calculate their exact position and velocity. The GPS infrastructure has three segments. The space segment consists of 24 satellites that orbit the earth every 12 hours. The control segment consists of tracking stations located around the world, with the master control station located at Falcon Air Force Base in Colorado. The user segment consists of GPS receivers and users utilizing the information provided by the system. GPS is widely used in applications such as marine navigation.

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11Sep/130

Kentucky Accident Attorney Gives Tips To Choosing A Family Car


Louisville, KY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Choosing a car for the family can be difficult and expensive. Kentucky Accident Attorney Mike Schafer wants to help you make a good choice.

This may sound clich

3Sep/130

Study: EBV Mononucleosis Risk Increased by Smoking and Family Size; polyDNA Recommends Gene-Eden-VIR Against the Latent EBV


Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2013

A new study has shown that people living in large households or in families with smokers are at a significantly higher risk of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) infection. EBV is well-known as the virus that can cause Mononucleosis, also known as the kissing disease.(1)

This rise in the risk of infection is due to the fact that smoking harms the immune system, allowing the EBV to attack the body and infect it more effectively. Further, people living in crowded homes have a higher chance of coming into contact with someone already infected with the virus. These crowded conditions can also lead to infectious mononucleosis since Persons with infectious mononucleosis may be able to spread the infection to others for a period of weeks. (CDC) (2)

The researchers wrote that Environmental factors associated with socioeconomic status, such as household crowding or use of public transportation, could contribute directly to exposure risk. Suppressed immune function as a result of stress, poor nutrition, smoking, or other environmental exposures could increase susceptibility to infections given equal levels of exposure. (1)

The CDC notes that In the United States, as many as 95% of adults between 35 and 40 years of age have been infected. And, When infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, it causes infectious mononucleosis 35% to 50% of the time. (2)

EBV establishes a lifelong dormant (latent) infection in some cells of the body's immune system and can lead to various diseases over time. How can an infected person help prevent the latent EBV from causing problems later in life?

polyDNA recommends that individuals concerned about the risk of EBV infection stop smoking. In addition, because EBV is so common, everyone should consider using Gene-Eden-VIR, a natural anti-EBV remedy, to boost the immune system against the latent virus.

Gene-Eden-VIR recently underwent a post marketing clinical study in which 70% of Gene-Eden-VIR users reported a reduction in viral symptoms.(3) The results of this study can seen here: http://www.cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Clinical-Study.php

The key to your health is to reduce the level of latent viruses in your body to harmless levels. Dr. Hanan Polansky

To learn more about Gene-Eden-VIR and the Epstein Barr Virus, visit: http://gene-eden-kill-virus.com/EBV.php

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15Aug/130

Summer Reading Clubs for the Whole Family at SLCL


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

St. Louis County Librarys popular summer reading clubs will kick-off early this year starting May 13 and running through August 3. The library offers clubs for all ages: babies, kids, teens and adults, with fun programs and great prizes for each age group. Participation is free, and as an added incentive, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club (some restrictions apply). Registration begins May 13; simply stop by any St. Louis County Library branch to sign-up. Teens and Adults can register online at http://www.slcl.org/summer-reading-clubs.

Grow a Reader @ Your Library

Baby Summer Reading Club for ages 0-2

Parents, keep track of how many books you read to your little one and how many library story times you attend on the log sheet you receive when you sign up. Bring the log sheet to the library when you reach each prize stop. Prizes include O Balls, board books and tickets to the Magic House.

Dig Into Reading

Kids Summer Reading Club for ages 3 entering 5th grade

Kids, track the number of minutes or books read on a special log sheet. Bring your log sheet to the library when you reach each prize stop and earn great prizes. A full line-up of great programs will be featured including live performers, crafts, puppetry, animals, movies, treats, and, of course, stories. Prizes include giant beach balls, excavation kits and a chance to win Cardinals tickets. Kids who complete the club will receive a pass to one of five Library Nights at the Magic House (pass includes free entry for one child and up to two adults). In addition, kids who complete the SRC bonus round will be entered into a raffle for additional prizes.

Beneath the Surface

Teen Summer Reading Club for teens entering 6th 12th grade

Teens can earn points by reading books, magazines, graphic novels, and listening to audiobooks. Register and keep track of your reading online at http://www.slcl.org/teens or pick up a log sheet at your nearest branch. When you complete a level visit a branch to collect your reward. Programming includes laser tag, stop motion animation workshops, tye-dye t-shirt tutorials, cupcake decorating and more. Grand prizes include a Kindle Fire (one winner per branch!), a mountain bike, a Dell laptop and an iPad 2.

Groundreaking Reads

Adult Reading Club for ages 18 and older

The Adult Reading Club encourages participants to complete six books during the 12-week period (May 13 August 3). Individuals who complete the club will receive a beverage tumbler, a coupon for a free sundae at Sonic, and a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for a 6-inch sub at Penn Station. People who complete the program will also be entered into raffles to win gift cards from Barnes & Noble and the St. Louis Bread Company. Other prizes include Mary Engelbreit tote bags and tickets from the St. Louis Cardinals and Wehrenberg Theaters. Stop by your local branch to register or sign-up online at http://www.slcl.org/summer-reading-clubs and start reading!

Summer reading club program guides are available at all SLCL locations. For more information, visit http://www.slcl.org/summer-reading-clubs or call 314-994-3300.







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8Aug/130

Married Fitness Couple: Justin and Jessica Rundle of RundleFit, Are the New Leaders in Family Fitness with Home Workouts the Entire Family Will Enjoy


(PRWEB) June 27, 2013

Let's face it, most of us are busy, but are we too busy to live a healthy lifestyle? We try to avoid convenience food and make a whole-hearted effort to visit the gym, but due to the helter-skelter demands of life, we are running on empty. Because of this, our nation's health is no longer a priority. Even worse, our impressionable children bare witness to this routine and believe convenience food and inconsistent exercise is normal. This lifestyle is making it increasingly difficult to get the family together for quality time and family fitness.

Our nations health is at risk and convenience food, along with being time poor is to blame. Its so easy to pick up drive-thru food on the way home from work, the gym or soccer practice. However, this obliterates a workout, as one meal of this calorie dense food is equivalent to several nutrition dense meals. So, how does one implement a family fitness plan? Its actually easy and Team RundleFit of Workout Anywhere has the master plan!

RundleFits site: Workout Anywhere, is the perfect program for the whole family and totally time efficient. Their home workouts are actually anywhere workouts for home, work, the park, hotel room or anywhere. Since most of their workouts consist of bodyweight, core and plyometric exercises, the whole family can participate. As well, every weekly workout video has a beginner, intermediate and advanced version. Meaning, a true beginner to fitness can workout side-by-side the advanced level. Every workout has a unique circuit of total body, core and conditioning exercises, but with distinct variations for each level. Just turn on the Ipad, phone, computer or smart TV and one can Workout Anywhere.

RundleFit knows everyone is busy, especially families. With that in mind, time is not an issue for Workout Anywhere. Home workouts last 15 to 20 minutes and if their Four Minute Total Core Training videos are added, one can still finish under a half hour. Workout Anywhere provides the perfect smart training approach to fitness because they implement exercise science principles to make workouts lean muscle building/muscle-sparing and fat burning, without requiring a huge time commitment or trip to the gym. As well, the efficient and effective nature in tandem with new weekly workouts, crushes monotony and engages the whole family into the ultimate family fitness plan.

So, round up the whole family for only 15 to 20 minutes and make family fitness a priority. Access Workout Anywhere for new family friendly weekly home workouts, meal plans, recipes, challenges and coaching for only $ 9.95/month.







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5Aug/130

Motorhome Show Rolls into Gillette as Family Motor Coach Association Celebrates its 50th Year

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

The motorhome exhibition, which will take place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2013, is part of a convention of an international motorhome owners club, Family Motor Coach Association, based in Cincinnati.

Major motorhome manufacturers and dealers will be bringing new motorhomes to Gillette for convention attendees to tour. Plus, other companies will display their wares inside the Wyoming Center, making available RV accessories, components, supplies, campground information, and more.

On Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a special preview of only the motorhome exhibits will take place. Regular hours for the motorhome displays will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 20, 21, and 22. Hours for the displays of RV accessories, supplies, and components will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 20, 21, and 22.

The daily fee for viewing motorhomes and booth displays is $ 5 per person; children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Individuals with an active military ID will be admitted free also. A Daily Passport that provides admittance to the exhibits, all seminars, and evening entertainment is available for $ 65 per person ($ 55 for FMCA members). The admission fee on Wednesday covers admission on Thursday as well.

Free public parking will be available at CAM-PLEX. Take Boxelder Road to the entrance at Broken Spur Road and follow the signs to public gate parking.

Those who own a motorhome or other self-contained RV are invited to take part in all of the activities and to stay with the rest of the group at CAM-PLEX. The gate price for non-FMCA members is $ 245 per RV (with two people); this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching magazine subscription to the RV owner. The FMCA member price is $ 195.

Convention attendees will be able to check out the latest features and innovations that are available in motorhomes. Some of the displays will include production-line units, and others will demo custom-built coaches for uses ranging from family camping to transporting high-tech business equipment, or for use as conference coaches. A great variety of motorhome styles and a broad price range will be represented.

Motorhomes are a popular travel option. According to a recent consumer study conducted by the University of Michigan, U.S. ownership of RVs has reached record levels. Nearly one in 12 U.S. vehicle-owning households now owns an RV.

In addition, the potential for future growth in RV ownership in general in the United States is considerable. Sales of recreation vehicles are expected to increase as baby boomers move into their prime RV-buying years.

Industry officials believe that the advantages of RV travel in today's climate will help to drive market growth. Families want to spend quality time together and prefer the greater freedom, flexibility, control, and comfort RVs provide. Younger consumers and empty-nesters are both realizing the advantages of RVing over other forms of travel.

The RV exhibition is just one element of the Family Motor Coach Association motorhome owners convention. Approximately 2,500 families will travel from across North America in their motorhomes to take part in the event, and some 8,000 people will be on hand. The convention will include RV seminars on topics relative to RVing; evening entertainment; and various social events.

And since the motorhome owners group is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the event in Gillette will serve as the organizations official birthday bash. A number of special activities are planned to commemorate the event, including a display of vintage Flxible motorhomes the classic coach that appears in the associations logo and a nostalgia room filled with memorabilia.

For more information, visit FMCA.com or call (800) 543-3622.

About Family Motor Coach Association Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has nearly 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; group rates on a medical evacuation program and motorhome insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation. The organization can be reached toll-free at (800) 543-3622 or on the Web at FMCA.com.







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3Aug/130

Kozio Announces Support for Freescale’s PowerQUICC II Pro Communications Processor Family; Kozio Provides Hardware Validation Through the Entire Product Life-Cycle

Longmont, Colorado (PRWEB) December 21, 2005

Kozio, Inc., the leading provider of advanced embedded functional test and diagnostics capabilities ideally suited for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self-test, today announced support for the Freescale Semiconductor (http://www.freescale.com) PowerQUICC II Pro family of communications processors based on PowerPC

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