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AValonRF Presents its Wearable Computer Solutions and Wireless Wearable Computers at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2005

AValonRF presents its Wearable Computer solutions and integrated digital wireless links at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451.

The main module of the Wearable computer is Module F, also available as an OEM module.

·Module F – main features:

– Transmetta® TM8800 CPU at 1.6GHz with dynamic power control

– 768Mbytes of DDR DRAM

– AGP display controller with 1280x1024

– Toshiba 0.85” Four GB HDD

– 802.11g and Bluetooth modules

– Windows XP Embedded / Optional Linux

The RF Module inside the Wireless Wearable Computer is module TR430-3G - its main features:-

– TR430-3G 1.53Mbaud Transceiver – main features

– 2GFSK modulation

– Tuning: 460MHz to 960MHz

Optional: 138MHz-460MHz, L, S or C Band

– Bandwidth of 1MHz

– Automatic Channel Negotiations & Power Control

– RF power 1W

– Forward Error Correction (FEC)

– AES Encryption

– Optional GPS

Approximate size and weight of each module: 60mm x 33mm x 9mm, 14 grams.

Also on display at the show - HMPC-1.6 Wireless helmet mounted wearable computer, running Windows XP Embedded (or Linux), Includes Module F, Module D and TR430-3G x 2 (for diversity). Optional Module C for TCP/IP + USB + on board DVR; Hands free, light weight (under 1Lbs) ground station operating with Rockwell/Collins KEO HMD display. Allows operations of a UAV while in motion.

AvalonRF will also present its micro transceiver modules, compression and decompression micro modules, Network interface micro modules, and wearable computer micro modules.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

· RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR423-1    76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS


Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

· Modules: General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

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Data Protection Solutions Expands D2D EzBackup Offerings

Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) March 5, 2005

Data Protection Solutions, or DPS, the provider of disk mirroring, backup and bare metal restore solutions for the edge of the network, announced today the addition of two Disk 2 Disk (D2D) products to the EzBackup™ product line. The EzBackup product line now includes both 3.5” and 5.25” Bay Mount versions offering end-users and system integrators more integration options. The EzBackup Bay Mount products enable end-users with limited access to the front panel of a system to use either a 3.5” or a 5.25” bay to install an EzBackup controller in either form factor.

Both EzBackup solutions bring the benefits of higher-end, enterprise data backup and recovery capabilities to the edge of the network with full image copies of the hard drive and fast, efficient bare metal restore of that drive. These solutions are offered through the distribution partners of Data Protection Solutions at a suggested retail price of $ 199, considerably less than that of much more expensive tape or CD solutions in the market today.

“The data at the edge of the network has been neglected for years. Either it was too cumbersome to conduct any meaningful backups with the available products or the user simply ignored back ups and kept his or her fingers crossed. With products like EZBackup, and now with these additional models, there is no more excuse for the user not to protect data as it should be protected,” states Arun Taneja of the Taneja Group.

“The use of the EzBackup patented technology ensures that full image backups are executed on the backup drive, virtually guaranteeing a complete restore when one is needed,” states Steve Hammond, SVP of Sales and Marketing at DPS. “DPS has recently completed distribution agreements with both Tech Data and D&H based on the considerable need in the market for EzBackup solutions. With its price point less then half of the traditional backup and restore products on the market today, we are to remove the price decision barrier and are better able to better address the demand for these solutions.”

“Our technology, which is simple to use, yet an extremely sophisticated application, will allow so many additional users at the edge of the networks to finely properly protect their data and have complete confidence in restoring their critical data,” states Lawrence F Steffann, President/ CEO of DPS.

About DPS’ Technology

The company's DupliDisk™ and EzBackup™ product lines eliminate the costs of data loss by preventing its occurrence. A fully bootable image copy ensures that the system can be restored in a matter of seconds, versus hours. DPS’ family of products also removes the backup load from the host CPU, requiring no drivers, IRQs or TSRs. Furthermore, data security is greatly enhanced through the application of the company's patent-pending Hidden Device Technology (HDT). HDT’s unique capability renders the backup drive invisible to the system and also to the user, requiring no customer intervention or scheduled commands. As stated by Steffann, “we are providing our customers with an easy-to-use, enterprise-class solution at minimal cost, whether they’re SOHO, SMB or enterprise-level customers.”

About Data Protection Solutions

Headquartered in South Florida, Arco Data Protection Solutions ( was founded in 1989. Its disk mirroring RAID controller and EzBackupTM disk-to-disk (D2D) product lines, powered by the company’s patented DupliDisk technology, are designed to preserve the value of personal and corporate data. Data values are growing exponentially, and the high failure rate of tape-based backups and restores is a more serious threat to these values than ever. D2D backup provides cost-effective backup and storage up to terabyte capacity. It is now recognized as the “fail-safe” solution to data protection for enterprise, SMB and SOHO applications. The company serves both direct and OEM markets through distributors and resellers in the United States, Europe and the Far East.



Customers Migrating To PRTG Traffic Grapher from Competing Solutions

Fuerth, Germany (PRWEB) April 27, 2005

Paessler today announced that three corporations have successfully migrated to their product PRTG Traffic Grapher. Kroll, Inc. and Energy Transfer Partners have migrated from MRTG to PRTG Traffic Grapher; American City Business Journals has migrated from Cacti to PRTG Traffic Grapher.

PRTG Traffic Grapher is an easy to use Windows software that monitors bandwidth usage and other network parameters via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).

“Customers are looking to get all the value they can from their networks,” said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler GmbH. “Network usage monitoring is an integral part of that process and no longer requires specialized know-how or hours of hands-on monitoring time, as proven by thousands of customers already using PRTG Traffic Grapher.”

Kroll, Inc

Kroll, Inc., an independent risk consulting company, decided to stop using the open source application MRTG for bandwidth monitoring and switch to Paessler’s product, PRTG Traffic Grapher, in order to guarantee the utmost security and performance. Thanks to PRTG Traffic Grapher, Kroll’s IT team can now easily monitor bandwidth in the central data center and plan for future demands before bottlenecks emerge. Now the bandwidth usage of all individual systems and applications can constantly be monitored, and based on this information, batch jobs (e.g. backups) can be scheduled effectively. “The simple intuitive interface is much more user friendly than the command line configuration needed by MRTG and other third party applications to make the service run as a Windows service,” said Jake Gibb, Senior Network Engineer at Kroll, who is responsible for the monitoring.

Energy Transfer Partners

Another successful migration to PRTG Traffic Grapher was implemented at Energy Transfer Partners, a publicly traded partnership owning and operating a diversified portfolio of energy assets, and the fourth largest retail marketer of propane in the United States. According to Darrin Hert, the company's IT Support/Engineering Operations Manager, setting up trending mechanisms in MRTG was taking a considerable amount of time. Furthermore, it was very difficult -- requiring scripts -- to overlay data from one sensor on another, and he needed to have accurate gauge data for rapidly changing items. "PRTG Traffic Grapher has saved a lot of time. I have only scratched the surface of the application, but I am currently using it to monitor several new servers that are being put in place," said Hert. "PRTG Traffic Grapher makes it very easy to add new sensors and to logically organize them."

American City Business Journals

American City Business Journals (ACBJ), one of the country’s largest publishers of metropolitan business newspapers, also successfully migrated to PRTG Traffic Grapher. Bryan Hart, network administrator for ACBJ, said that after experiencing significant problems with Cacti, his company began using PRTG Traffic Grapher to monitor its remote-market routers and core network equipment at corporate headquarters. PRTG Traffic Grapher allows ACBJ to monitor all portions of its network in regard to bandwidth. PRTG Traffic Grapher also saves Hart’s team time because they no longer have to reinstall Cacti every month or research problems in bandwidth slowness or line errors. The team can now be more proactive than reactive. “It allows us to gather information that we didn’t have before,” said Hart. “Without PRTG Traffic Grapher, we would have no history to help troubleshoot.”

About PRTG Traffic Grapher

PRTG Traffic Grapher monitors network and bandwidth usage as well as various other network parameters like memory and CPU usages, providing system administrators with live readings and periodical usage trends to optimize the efficiency, layout and setup of leased lines, routers, firewalls, servers and other SNMP enabled network components. The most common usage is monitoring the bandwidth usage of leased lines, routers, and firewalls. However, it can also be used to monitor many other aspects of servers, managed switches, printers, and other network components as long as they are SNMP enabled. Using PRTG Traffic Grapher, network administrators can predict when resources will be overloaded or are under-utilized and can make the decision to upgrade or downsize various elements of the system.

About Paessler

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Fuerth, Germany, Paessler GmbH builds cost-effective German-engineered software that is both powerful and easy to use. Its products cover network monitoring and testing as well as web site analysis and are used by network administrators, web site operators, Internet service providers and other IT professionals worldwide. Freeware and free trial versions of all products can be downloaded from

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Connections 2005: Practical Business Solutions Offered at B2B Expo Free Event Sponsored by Pivotal Systems: Empowering Your Business™

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 5, 2005

Effectively managing inventory, CRM, superior customer service, integrated networking—these are just a few of the essentials in today's hyper-competitive business market. If your strategic plans include them, you are well on your way. If they don’t, should they?

Come find out as Pivotal Systems hosts its first-ever B2B Expo “Connections 2005” which will bring together the Upper Midwest’s premier business professionals. Industry experts will share their knowledge of warehouse management systems, CRM, web based commerce, VOIP, electronic catalogs, RFID, paperless offices, ERP software selection, sales force best practices, value-add businesses and more.

“This free networking event is a great way for Pivotal Systems to be a resource and contributor to the productivity, success and satisfaction of our customers and the business community at large,” said Lori Allaman Hanken, Pivotal Systems president. “Attendees will have a chance to learn more about the critical business tools that can impact their bottom line.”

Event sponsors include: INFOR, Cabling Services Corporation, Facet Corp, Radio Beacon, Harvest Technology Group, Storage Equipment, Total Displays, Sandler Sales Institute, Minnesota Glove and Safety, Palay Display Inc., BlueStar, Shippers Supply, CPU Options, Computer Pundits Corporation and more.

Event Details:

Host: Pivotal Systems

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Time: 3 to 7 p.m.

Refreshments: Wine and cheese provided

Location: Minnesota Valley Country Club, Grand Ballroom

6300 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington, MN

Cost: Free

RSVP: Registration Required by Friday, May 20th

About Pivotal Systems:

Minneapolis-based Pivotal Systems has been providing hardware and software solutions to the distribution industry since 1992. Services provided by the award winning company include quality design, programming, consultation, training, business process consulting and support in areas such as: distribution, supply chain, CRM, inventory management, integrated networking, IP-based phone systems, and warehouse management. Focused on being a one-stop-shop for distribution customers, Pivotal Systems has been nationally ranked as one of the top 3 resellers for the last 7 consecutive years. For more information, visit

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Axiomtek’s Robust Line Of Intel Pentium Solutions Offer Developers Faster Times To Market For Their Products

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) July 7, 2005

AXIOMTEK, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced it continues to lead the industry with an expanding line of Intel® Pentium® M computing platforms. Axiomtek’s Pentium M platforms include a choice in configurations for low power, fan-less and wide temperature SBCs, eBoxes and Panel PCs. All of the computing platforms are designed to help developers get their products to market faster and more affordably than if they were to take on the task of designing and prototyping their own platforms.

“Axiomtek has designed its extensive line of Pentium M computing platforms with consideration to our customers’ needs,” said Kit Chui, Axiomtek Director of Marketing. “Each platform comes in a variety of configurations for use in many different industry applications. Furthermore, each platform can be further modified per individual customer needs using our integration services.”

Axiomtek’s Pentium M SBC product line includes its SBC82810 Half-size SBC, SBC83810 Petit SBC, and SBC84810 Capa SBC. All SBCs are available in a wide choice of options and configurations. In addition, Axiomtek offers its fan-less and extended temperature eBOX738-FL eBox and industrial-quality PANEL1170-810 Panel PC.

Single Board Computers (SBCs)

SBC82810 Half-size SBC

– Measuring only 7.3 x 4.8 inches, the fan-less, low power SBC comes equipped with LV/ULV onboard CPUs, DualView with different content and resolution capabilities, Dual LAN (Fast Ethernet and Gigabit option), DVI and SATA-150 with RAID support capabilities. Additional options along with embedded enclosures are available.

SBC83810 Petit SBC

– For different design needs, the fan-less, low power SBC83810 measures 5.75 x 8 inches. The SBC is equipped with DualView capable of handling different content and resolutions; Fast Ethernet and four com ports for transactional terminals; serial ATA-150 support; PCI-X, PCI104 and Mini PCI expansion interfaces; and RAID 0 and 1 capabilities. Varying optional configurations are available.

SBC84810 Capa SBC

– For developers requiring a Capa platform, Axiomtek offers its fanless, low power SBC84810 measuring 4 x 6 inches. The SBC is equipped with DualView capabilities; Fast Ethernet; and four com ports, Dual LVDS option and Mini PCI extension all via stacking kits. Additional options are available.



– The desktop or wall mounted Pentium 1.4 GHz fanless eBOX offers a unique mechanical design for optimal thermal protection. Support is provided for PC/104, CompactFlash®, PCMCIA, LAN and one 2.5-inch HDD.

Panel PC


As an ultra-slim Panel PC, the PANEL1170-810 comes equipped with a 17-inch SXGA TFT LCD display; front accessible USB v2.0 ports; easy-to-install CPU/HDD/DRAM back door; stainless steel chassis with IP-65 aluminum alloy front panel; serial ATA and IDE interfaces; Dual LAN; and support for Panel, Rack, Desktop and VESA arm mounting.


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


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SecurEnvoy maintains its position as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for user authentication solutions

(PRWEB UK) 12 January 2014

The security specialist had already been placed in the Visionaries segment in the Magic Quadrant issued in March of this year. SecurEnvoy developed the SecurAccess solution specifically for user-identification involving remote access. This server-based software allows users to uniquely identify themselves without the need for an additional, dedicated token. Instead, a mobile device (mobile phone, smartphone, laptop, netbook etc.) is used as a second identification factor. This device receives the numerical passcode required for obtaining access, which the user then combines with personally known access details in order to successfully log in. Users can choose whether the relevant code is sent by text message or e-mail, or generated in a soft token app.

Landline and QR code options help increase visionary position SecurAccess can also provide access even if users have no mobile phone reception and no Internet connection. With "One Swipe", another SecurEnvoy patent pending technology, users enter their PIN into the soft token app, after which the smartphone creates a one-time QR code. This is then photographed using the webcam on a computer, smart device or laptop, thus enabling unambiguous user identification. Furthermore, users can receive their passcodes via a landline telephone call and enter them using the telephone keys.

"We believe we have moved even closer to the leaders in their quadrant with our continued product development, global footprint and positive end user experience. Both our sales and marketing strategies have been developed and now coming to fruition alongside our market leading solutions, highlighted by the newly developed Voice Call and One Swipe authentication options," comments Steve Watts, Sales and Marketing Director at SecurEnvoy. "Our technology is used in small and medium-sized enterprises as well as in enterprise corporations. The end users experience is key, we have made the most simple yet secure method of an all-encompassing positive user experience. We’ve significantly expanded our partner network and are now well represented in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific markets alongside continuing development in our traditional market. Together this has led to a continued growth annually of in excess of 40% year on year.”

Andy Kemshall, CTO at SecurEnvoy, adds: "Offering the easiest possible authentication for users is always a priority, in line with our ‘Authenticate your way’ motto. Development in our solution has enabled the end user to manage the life time of their token host device widest offering a wide range of innovative tokenless technologies. With scalability and resilience has also seen the growth in choice and that’s where we are seeing the greatest uptake. We have mastered the identity management issue in combination with giving choice ‘putting the user in control’.”

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CGS to Showcase Retail Solutions at NRF EXPO 2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2014

CGS, a leading global provider of technology solutions, announced today its participation in the 103rd annual NRF Annual Convention & EXPO at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY from January 12th to 15th. Tagged "Retail's BIG Show,” NRF's flagship industry event offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous EXPO Hall full of technologies and solutions.

Located at booth #2245, CGS will present its exclusive BlueCherry software suite, value-added Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions, award-winning contact center solutions, and CGS professional service offerings for fashion and softlines retailers.

BlueCherry, a fully integrated enterprise solution, has the power to manage the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle. Comprising Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Omnichannel Planning, Omnichannel Warehouse Management and other industry-focused modules, BlueCherry enables retailers and their suppliers to streamline processes, gain visibility, reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance competitiveness.

CGS Contact Center Solutions provide custom-tailored services for the retail industry including retail operations and technical support, customer care, and corporate help desk. CGS will also display solutions and services for Microsoft Dynamics AX Retail, Dynamics AX POS, a CGS-exclusive iOS Mobile POS app and other related technologies. Additional offerings include Microsoft Dynamics AX deployments and maintenance as well as Technology Infrastructure and Corporate Training programs.

“NRF is a truly unique retail event that offers an experience like no other,” said Tom Christenson, President of Contact Center Solutions for CGS. “It’s also a tremendous opportunity to showcase the tailored, highly personalized call center solutions and services we have been providing to the retail industry for over 20 years.”

With 30 years of experience in the fashion and apparel industry, CGS provides end-to-end technology solutions to hundreds of today’s leading fashion retailers and wholesalers. Widespread technology expertise combined with deep-rooted knowledge of the retail industry makes CGS one of the most reliable and trusted partners for retailers around the globe.

“We are honored and excited to be a part of such an important retail industry event like NRF,” said Paul Magel, President of the Applications Solutions Group at CGS. “As a recognized leader in fashion retail, our participation reaffirms the commitment we have to the retail marketplace and we are looking forward to sharing our far-reaching lineup of software and services with NRF’s attendees.”

To register or learn more about NRF, please visit

About CGS

For 30 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology and services. Headquartered in New York City, CGS employs more than 5,100 professionals across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology, business services and business process outsourcing solutions, including customer care, technical support and corporate learning and training. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter at as well as Facebook at


Pigeon Point Systems™ Announces Availability of Solutions for the Management Controllers on AdvancedMC Carriers, Modules

Scotts Valley, CA (PRWEB) August 3, 2005

Pigeon Point Systems™, the leading supplier of shelf and board management solutions for AdvancedTCA® and AdvancedMC™, announces the immediate availability of complete, fully compliant solutions for the management controllers on AdvancedMC (AMC) carriers and modules.

The reference designs and corresponding firmware implement a carrier IPM controller (carrier IPMC) for AMC carrier boards and a module management controller (MMC) for AMC modules. The reference designs, known as BMR-AVR-AMCc for AMC carriers and BMR-AVR-AMCm for AMC modules, are based on Atmel AVR microcontrollers and are the first such solutions to comply with PICMG AMC.0 R1.0, the recently adopted Advanced Mezzanine Card base specification.

The BMR-AVR-AMCc reference design augments the BMR-AVR-ATCA reference design for ATCA IPM controllers to handle the extra responsibilities of an AMC carrier IPMC. For instance, a carrier IPMC must represent its installed AMCs to the shelf manager of the AdvancedTCA shelf in which the carrier is installed, including all the sensors the AMCs define.

The BMR-AVR-AMCm reference design implements the MMC that is required on every AMC. In addition to the PICMG-defined MMC features, the reference design includes numerous extensions, such as the IPM Sentry reliable firmware upgrade architecture, which stores two copies of the controller firmware. If something goes wrong during a firmware upgrade, the controller automatically falls back to the previous version. This is a critical feature for most high availability applications, such as in telecom. The BMR-AVR-AMCm reference design can also be used in a new PICMG architecture currently under development, called MicroTCA™ that uses standard AMCs.

To further reduce time to market for AMC products, Pigeon Point Systems also offers AMC-oriented editions of the IPM Sentry Board Management Starter Kit. The BMR-AVR-AMCc Starter Kit Add-on augments the BMR-AVR-ATCA Starter Kit to support a benchtop carrier IPMC and two MMCs along with a benchtop shelf manager, and includes additional schematics and firmware covering the hardware and software aspects of a carrier IPMC. Similarly, the BMR-AVR-AMCm Starter Kit provides a comprehensive solution for rapid and cost-effective implementation of an MMC, including benchtop hardware, schematics, firmware, and firmware development tools. Both Starter Kits come with a year of technical support and a review of the management controller schematic by Pigeon Point Systems after the reference design has been integrated into a customer’s board.

“We have successfully used both the IPM Sentry BMR-AVR-AMCc carrier and BMR-AVR-AMCm module reference designs,” said Jeff Durst, director of product marketing for Artesyn Communication Products. “Our experience with the compliance, interoperability, and quality of Pigeon Point Systems’ IPM Sentry reference designs has been excellent. Our first AMC product, the IPM Sentry-managed Kosai™PM AMC CPU module, was part of the first demonstrations of MicroTCA at SUPERCOMM 2005 in June.”

“As an early adopter of Pigeon Point Systems’ IPM Sentry reference designs, Interphase was able to accelerate our initial entry into the ATCA market as well as our first AdvancedMC mezzanine products,” said Felix Diaz, chief technical officer and vice president of engineering of Interphase. “Our first AdvancedMC mezzanines, the iSpan® T1/E1/J1 multi-protocol communications controller and SlotOptimizer™ quad-port Gigabit Ethernet module, were featured in MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA applications at SUPERCOMM 2005 in June. We’ve been impressed with the IPM Sentry MMC solution’s compliance and robustness, and are pleased to partner with Pigeon Point Systems for this functionality.”

The BMR-AVR-AMCc and BMR-AVR-AMCm solutions are members of Pigeon Point Systems’ IPM Sentry family of hardware and software products that enable cost-effective, interoperable management of open modular platforms based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) standard. Using IPM Sentry components, developers of AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and CompactPCI® products can quickly and efficiently incorporate compliant, competitive, and interoperable management solutions into their systems. More than 55 companies worldwide employ Pigeon Point Systems’ IPM Sentry components at the shelf level, board level, or both.

The BMR-AVR-AMCc Starter Kit Add-on costs $ 7,500. The BMR-AVR-AMCm Starter Kit costs $ 15,000. Both kits are available now.

For additional information, contact Mark Overgaard, Pigeon Point Systems, Tel: 831-438-1565; the product briefs—

Carrier IPMC reference design and starter kit add-on:

MMC reference design and starter kit:

About Pigeon Point Systems

Pigeon Point Systems (PPS) provides products and services that enable cost-effective management of standards-based platforms—including AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC (AMC), CompactTCA and CompactPCI—and is a leader in the definition of those platforms. With its IPM Sentry shelf management products, PPS offers the first shelf management building blocks that compatibly support AdvancedTCA and CompactPCI, with similar support for CompactTCA to come. The IPM Sentry board management products—also the first off-the-shelf offerings in the industry—enable compact, cost-effective management subsystems for boards and other field replaceable units (FRUs), including AMC carriers and modules.

PPS, an executive member of PICMG, is a leader in the AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and CompactTCA subcommittees and is active in many other technical subcommittees. PPS is also a contributing member of the Service Availability™ Forum. For more information about PPS, visit or call 831-438-1565.

Editorial Contact: Beth Smith or Rebecca Simon, 215/453-8700.



Quark Software Contracts with FedEx Office

Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

Quark Software and Microsoft have contracted with FedEx Office to meet customer needs for an enhanced online signs experience. Quark’s core technology, running on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, is now integrated with the FedEx Office Print Online service, enabling the 24/7 creation of richly-designed marketing collateral.

“FedEx Office is always looking for ways to increase convenience and offer more services for our small and medium-sized business customers,” said Randy Scarborough, vice president of Retail Marketing, FedEx Services. “This new online solution allows our customers to access an advanced and growing portfolio of professionally designed templates and marketing materials all with a few clicks of a mouse. Backed by the FedEx network, customers can pick up their materials in one of our 1,800 stores or have them shipped across the world.”

By integrating Quark’s online design and editing capabilities with the FedEx Office Print Online system, FedEx Office offers hundreds of templates for signs, banners, and posters that customers can access, customize, and order. These free templates span a wide range of vertical markets and can be customized within the browser. The combination of professional design and global access through a cloud environment makes it a unique and scalable web-based publishing system.

“FedEx Office is a market leader in online design and print services, and we are thrilled our work will enable FedEx Office customers to leverage our enterprise dynamic publishing technology on the world-class Microsoft Windows Azure cloud infrastructure,” said Ray Schiavone, president and CEO of Quark.

The solution is based on Quark’s cloud-based design, workflow, and production technology in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows Azure platform, which connects the FedEx Office Print Online service with over 1,800 FedEx Office print locations. Working on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform allows Quark and FedEx Office to develop and deploy global solutions rapidly, while offering customers always-on access to services for creating rich color and high quality materials.

“Windows Azure and the FedEx Office Online Print system demonstrate how cloud-based architectures are helping the world’s leading organizations minimize investment in infrastructure while giving customers instant access to valuable services,” said David Aiken, Group Product Marketing manager, Microsoft. “On the front end, a speedy user interface lets the FedEx Office customer customize marketing materials, and on the back end Windows Azure is allowing that customer to connect with every FedEx Office print location in the U.S. and Canada.”

About FedEx Office

FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp., has approximately 1,800 stores and locations primarily in the U.S. and Canada, providing convenient access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network features retail stores, centralized production centers, corporate on-site print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and universities. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi and corporate print solutions. In addition, the company offers FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, Hold at FedEx Location, and packing services backed by the FedEx® Packing Pledge. InformationWeek 500 recognized FedEx Office® Print Online and FedEx Office® Print & Go solutions with the 2011 Most Innovative Products award. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $ 45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit

About Quark Software Inc.

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New Business Solutions Inc. to Attend Albany MWBE Forum

Amityville, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013

New Business Solutions Inc., a minority and woman owned display manufacturer in New York, will be attending the New York MWBE Forum Oct. 3-4 in Albany.

MWBE provides nationwide services to minority and women businesses to educate, mentor, and help leverage their capabilities to maximize opportunities and promote sustainability.

New Business Solutions Inc. is a Long Island-based company that manufacturers a multifaceted array of retail merchandising solutions, including custom displays, display cases, and retail displays. They specialize in wire/sheet metal and tubular fabrication, injection molding, vacuum forming, plastic fabrication, extrusions, wood fabrication, graphics capabilities, and logistics. They are committed to ensuring they produce a quality solution that meets the client’s individual needs and requirements. Unlike other corporations, where the bottom line is the most important factor in the decision-making process, New Business Solutions Inc.'s most important factor is satisfying the customers.

New Business Solutions Inc. is also active in the community, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month,cancer research and a member of The Amityville Chamber of Commerce. They also support Hispanic Heritage Month along with Goya, one of their clients. Their staff speaks both English and Spanish to better serve their diverse array of clients.

New Business Solutions Inc. headquarters are located at 31 Sprague Ave. in Amityville, N.Y. For more information, visit their website at, or call them at 631-397-0637.

About the Company:

Over the past 30 years, New Business Solutions has developed into a local and internationally recognized producer of quality point of purchase displays and store fixtures.

NBS utilizes a mixture of traditional craftsmanship and the latest innovative technology to design and create products directly in line with customer specifications. Their sales, engineering, manufacturing, and customer service departments are involved in every step of the project from inception all the way through delivery. NBS produces quality, affordable display and fixture solutions domestically at their corporate headquarters and production facility on Long Island, New York.

New Business Solutions also has global solutions to fit their customers’ needs. With production capabilities in Asia and Europe, NBS has strategic partnerships with several manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, China, Poland and Germany. All production and distribution is monitored by an NBS team of production and quality specialists to ensure that all product specifications are met and followed through in a time sensitive manner.

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