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17Feb/140

Kozio Supports MIPS32 Processor Architecture and VoIP Products; Expands Processor Architecture Support to Add to Networking, Broadband and VoIP Capabilities

Longmont, Colo. (PRWEB) September 1, 2005

Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, today announced plans for support of the MIPS32 processor architecture with general availability October 1. Kozio provides a comprehensive system-level test package for custom hardware platforms with fast delivery times for supported processors. Support includes the ability for Kozio to provide outstanding system-level test coverage for any hardware product using a MIPS32 processor. All Kozio products will be updated to include MIPS32 processor support.

The move to add this support was spurred by the company's growing relationship with key customers and the resulting need to provide a complete test solution for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) products. Kozio develops turnkey software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for any embedded single-board computer systems for a variety of applications, including networking and communications technology.

"Integrating support for the MIPS32 processor architecture continues Kozio’s leadership position as the only embedded system-level test provider with the tools to accelerate board-level test," notes Kozio President Joseph Skazinski. "Our products help manufacturers and hardware designers reduce their effort while deploying more reliable technology faster than ever before."

The new release of Kozio's kDiagnostics software will support MIPS as well as offer complete digital signal processor (DSP) and VoIP test suites. Specifically, support will be added for:

    MIPS32 4K Core, a solution for multi-CPU system-on-a-chip designs, which are becoming increasingly popular in next-generation networking and broadband applications.

    Texas Instruments' TNETV1060 CPE Gateway Solution, a highly integrated software and silicon system-on-a-chip designed to address the requirements of residential and small office/home office (SOHO) gateways.

    Texas Instruments' programmable TMS320C55x™ DSP.

Kozio's new software versions will also deliver Foreign eXchange Office (FXO) and Foreign eXchange Subscriber (FXS) test suites for the two most common interfaces (ports or plugs) found in analog telephony environments

In addition to the general software release supporting the MIPS 32 architecture, Kozio also ports all of its comprehensive embedded system-level test products to custom platforms. This service is included with the price of a software license and can be completed, on average, in one week.

Kozio delivers a complete diagnostics and functional test solution for hardware board bring-up, manufacturing test and production-ready power-on self-test through its products: kDiagnostics for system-level diagnostics of embedded designs; kMfgTest for automated embedded manufacturing and functional test; and kPOST for off-the-shelf Power-On Self-Test (POST). These solutions from Kozio provide more complete testing throughout the development process, resulting in fewer spins in the prototype stages and fewer defects in the final product. Boards move from design through prototyping and manufacturing to release in less time, with less cost and fewer defects.

Kozio's latest software release includes new, enhanced, and extended support for a variety of technologies across all its products. In the past quarter Kozio has added drivers and test suites for NAND Flash devices, Host and Device USB test suites, PCI bridge support, LCD support, expanded Altera FPGA support and enhanced Compact Flash support. These new features expand on the already extensive Kozio Test Library, enhancing the company's leadership role in providing the most comprehensive hardware test software for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self-test (POST).

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.kozio.com.

Kozio and kDiagnostics is a registered trademark of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356, joseph.skazinski@kozio.com, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906, brad@shannonmarcom.com.

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21Oct/130

embWiSe Supports SDIO-WiFi with Its SDIOWorx, Linux SDIO stack

Chennai, India (PRWEB) September 21, 2005

embWiSe Technologies, a start-up in Chennai, India has announced support for SDIO-WiFi driver with their SDIOWorx Linux SDIO stack.embWiSe has partnered with a leading WLAN vendor in North America and integrated their reference driver with their Linux SDIO stack and will be delivering the SDIO-WLAN driver in Binary bundled with the SDIOWorx.With this embWiSe will be offering comprehensive wireless client driver solutions with SDIOWorx.SDIOWorx already has support for Bluetooth(TypeA) cards and the driver is delivered with the stack in source code as a reference sample driver.

embWiSe also had ported SDIOWorx on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000 PDA. The SDIOWorx package for Zaurus SL-C3000 comes complete with the stack/Bus driver and drivers for the Host Controller, SD/MMC memory cards, SDIO-Bluetooth (Type A) and SDIO-WiFi.

“We are seeing an increased interest for Linux based SDIO solutions. The addition of Wi-Fi support to our SDIOWorx stack would enable the device vendors to add SDIO-WiFi functionality to their SDIO based designs straightaway, reducing their engineering effort and time to market. Also the bundled SDIO-WiFi reference driver with the SDIOWorx stack offers a significant advantage for the Host CPU vendors to test and validate the SD I/O functionality and performance in their SDIO Host Controller designs” said G.Srinivasan, Managing Director of embWiSe.

“One of the challenges, from what we have heard from some of our potential semicon and mobile device customers, is about apprehensions on the grey area or the interpretation of the Linux GPL. We have to respect the GPL as well as our agreement with the SDCard Association. So we have a unique design for our SDIOWorx, which mitigates the issues related to GPL and giving the flexibility to our customers to redistribute the stack in binary” said V.Alagusankar, Chief Technology Officer of embWiSe.

The Linux version of SDIOWorx has support for SD/MMC/MMCMobile and MMCPlus memory cards, SDIO-Bluetooth (TypeA), a generic SD-UART and SDIO-WiFi.The Host platform support includes the standards based controller from Arasan Chip Systems and Tokyo Electron Devices and Intel PXA270 (Bulverde).embWiSe intends to support a few more Host and OS platforms, going forward.embWiSe also has a basic uITRON SDIO stack with support for SD/MMC memory and SD-UART client drivers.

“The SDIOWorx support on the Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000 PDA would provide an alternate cheaper Host platform for the SDIO peripheral client card vendors to test and validate their driver as well as demonstrate their technology on a PDA platform to their potential customers” added Srinivasan. The typical client side customers would include semicon and card vendors in the DVB, GPS, Zigbee, WLAN and RFID technology domains.

For more information contact embWiSe at: info@embwise.com

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18Feb/130

Network Application Board Supports Low Power Pentium M CPU with the Latest Single Integrated Chipset

(PRWEB) June 10, 2006

AXIOMTEK, an Associate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers, is proud to launch a network application board, the SBC8A818. This board comes with a Socket 479 low power Intel

8Jan/130

Full Function PICMG Single Board Computer Supports Mainstream LGA775-pin Intel

(PRWEB) August 11, 2006

AXIOMTEK, an Associate Member of the Intel

13Dec/120

Ultimate Spelling Software Supports the Teaching of Spelling Despite the Availability of Automatic Spelling and Grammar Checkers


New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2012

Today, Ultimate Spelling software emphasized the urgency of teaching children to spell correctly, despite the wide use of automatic spelling and grammar checkers. A study published by the International Dyslexia Association emphasized how automaticity, the ability to instantly identify and know the meaning of a word, is crucial for smooth and efficient reading comprehension, and a knowledge of spelling is a required component of this skill.

Apart from the importance of automaticity, the study also highlighted the significance of fluency, or how effortlessly and correctly a sentence is read, which is also key to improved reading comprehension and language production.

The study cautions that children and adults must not rely on outside spellcheckers for our orthography, but instead internalize the rules of spelling. If we cannot spell, a series of linguistic issues emerges: our comprehension is inhibited, our reading pace slowed down, and even our speech can be affected.

Marc Slater, director of Ultimate Spelling software commented on this, saying, No matter how ever-present spell checking features are in modern technology, we cannot rely on them for our written language production. Oral and written language are interrelated. If our mastery of the written word is poor or flawed, then this has great implications on our reading fluency and comprehension, as well as the ability to produce correct, high-quality written content.

If we rely on spell checkers, we lose sight of how important spelling awareness is for overall language comprehension and use. Spelling is a vital aspect of language for both production and comprehension, whether oral or written. Any efforts made to improve spelling will therefore naturally enhance our overall linguistic performance.

Slater concluded, Learning to spell is no longer necessarily a slow and painstaking process. The use of various spelling software systems and techniques can greatly facilitate the process of spelling acquisition. Spelling and grammar checkers are not there to do the work for us; while useful, they exist for reference only. Dont let your kids get away with relying on these tools. It only contributes to poor spelling, which will have a negative impact on their future prospects. Give them the skill indeed, the gift of spelling instead.

For more information about how technology and spelling software can improve spelling performance for you and your family, please visit the official website at http://www.ultimatespelling.com.

About Ultimate Spelling

Ultimate Spelling provides a modern and easy to use spelling software that has been designed with one goal in mind making children WANT to learn.

It is a fast and easy way to master even the most complicated spelling, without the need to write long lists or complete boring tests.

In fact, Ultimate Spelling provides more than just spelling help. It is a complete educational resource that boosts all level of a childs literacy.

Containing a personal computer tutor, Ultimate Spelling is the most realistic step-by-step guide to flawless spelling ability.







21Nov/120

New York Law Firm Supports Charities in Santo Domingo


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2012

Recently, the founder of the New York law firm, The Portela Law Firm, P.C., Manuel Portela, travelled to Santo Domingo, of the Dominican Republic to gain more knowledge about two particular charities and to show his economic support for these charities that are in desperate need of financial support. In an effort to support Minerva Saint Hilarie, and Jose Samboy in their endeavors to open a technology school in one of the most impoverished districts located in Cristo Rey, Santo Domingo, Mr. Portela travelled abroad to learn more about how he could help.

Up until recently, Mr. Portelas previous trips were for tourism; however, thanks to Minerva and Jose, this particular visit offered more meaning and insight into the disparity of the wealth and the hardships that are endured every day by the poor in Santo Domingo and the surrounding communities.

Minerva Saint Hilarie has been a strong supporter and advocate of The Portela Law Firm, and the firm is contracted to provide legal services to Con Minerva SOS Productions, Corp. Minerva is a production company that runs the firms commercials at no extra cost on two channels for the uptown office: cable station 35, and Super Canal Caribe. The firms commercials run several times throughout the day and are extremely helpful in getting the firms name out to the Hispanic public. The firm also runs an additional legal segment on the show. There are a number of Hispanics and Dominicans that live in New York City that watch these stations, and the firm thereby stands by its commitment to support Con Minerva SOS Productions, Corp and their efforts to help those less fortunate.

Minerva and Jose Samboy made a decision to dedicate part of their busy schedules and weekly shows to coordinate events and raise much needed funds for the poor living in the Dominican Republic. Through their efforts they have raised money for hospitals that provide free medical services to poor families, as well as to orphanages and schools. Their most recent endeavor was to open a privately funded technology school for children, and all of the boys and girls that attend this girl have never had the opportunity to use a personal computer.

This technology school that was named after Minerva will be the first of many schools that they intend to open for underprivileged children whose families cannot afford a private education, and for those families who dont have a public school education available to them, or for those families where the public school system has failed them. Whats more, the children that attend this school will not have to pay tuition if their family cannot afford it, and for those parents who can afford some tuition, they will be able to pay at a rate that is more affordable.

The Portela Law Firm recently donated two computers to the new school which makes a total of thirty computers donated by various philanthropists. The firms donation sends a strong message to the Dominican community of New York City with close familial ties to the Dominican Republic. The office wants the individuals and small business that have patronized their firm to know that the firm desires to give back to the Dominican Community; they accomplish this by showing their support to the children back in the Dominican Republic who would benefit from their contributions. The Dominican Community of New York City happens to be one of the largest Hispanic groups in New York City, and The Portela Law Firm continues to appreciate their patronage.

During Manuel Portelas visit to Santo Domingo, he had the privilege of accompanying Minerva, Jose, Dr. Felix Antonio Cruz-Jiminian, and a notable philanthropist by the name of Ramon Alvarez to an orphanage in a rural area on the outskirts of Santo Domingo. All of the children living in this orphanage were under twelve years old and all were born with birth defects, and hopelessly abandoned by their birth parents. One young boy had been set on fire in hopes that he would die so his mother wouldnt have to care for a child with a birth defect. The disfigured boy will have to live the rest of his life with permanent scars that will never erase with time.

Another child was left inside of a plastic bag to die. Mr. Portela personally observed children with legs that could not sustain the weight of their bodies due to a birth defect, and he saw other children with oversized heads. These disfigured and disabled children were brought to the orphanage where they are being cared for by a loving elderly couple, and the childrens medicine is donated by United States, South American, and Israeli pharmaceutical companies. The orphanage relies on private contributions to help provide food, shelter and clothing for these children whose lives will never be normal compared to our standards.

Minerva Saint Hillarie and Jose Samboy are collecting donations through Con Minerva SOS Productions, Corp. The production company collects $ 10 in monthly donations for the orphanage from people living and working in the United States. Currently, the monthly contributions that are being collected are $ 1,001.00. However, on behalf of The Portela Law Firm and the clients that patronized the firm, the firms founder Manuel Portela gladly made the commitment to contribute $ 200.00 per a month, making the total contributions $ 1,201.00 per a month to the orphanage. The firms $ 2400.00 donation for the year is a small donation; however, it is expected to go a long way at the orphanage.

Before Mr. Portela made this financial commitment, he wanted to learn more about the charities first-hand and meet with the coordinators in person. Due to the fact that Portela knew Minerva and Jose for a number of years, his gut feeling was that these were two very worthy causes that the firm would be proud to support. All contributions are overseen by Minerva Saint Hilaire, Jose Samboy, and Dr. Cruz Jiminian directly.

After meeting with these remarkable individuals personally, Mr. Portela is confident that the money will neither be misused or misspent. Dr. Cruz-Jiminian owns and operates the hospital that provides free medical services to the poor in Santo Domingo, and some of the patients to his hospital travel from rural areas to receive his treatment. Dr. Cruz-Jiminian personally consults with approximately 500 patients in desperate need of medical help with the assistance of 7 dedicated doctors. Dr. Cruz-Jiminians typical day begins at 5:00 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. All of the free medicine that he distributes is donated to the hospital and is free of cost to the patients.

Attorney Portela had the special honor of witnessing Minerva in a very different light with very different objectives, it wasnt another Hollywood filming; she strictly reserves it for the people of New York City and those that have close family ties to the Dominican Republic.

The Portela Law Firm is excited about supporting these two valuable charities and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of many children in need. If anyone would like to make a donation to either of these two charities, please contact their office. The Portela Law Firm is an immigration defense firm with three offices located in New York, New York and Jackson Heights, New York. The firm offers a variety of legal services in the areas of criminal defense including aggravated felonies, violent crimes, drug crimes and others. The firm also offers a broad range of litigation services in the field of immigration, commercial law, family law and personal injury. To contact the firm please call (212) 577-9312, or go online at http://www.NewYorkImmigrantDefenseLawyer.com. The firm is proud to offer both English and Spanish speaking services to its clientele.







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11Sep/120

Bel Marra Health supports a recent medical report that shows dementia patients are much more likely to have emotional deterioration


Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 11, 2012

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a recent medical report that shows dementia patients are much more likely to have emotional deterioration.

The report, published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, says a certain proportion of patients with dementia are more prone to develop depression, based on specific characteristics of the frontal lobe of their brain. The investigators of this study wanted to determine if there was a relationship between certain regions of the brain and the risk of developing depression among patients with dementia.

This study involved the participation of approximately 77 elderly individuals who have been positively diagnosed with mild dementia. These individuals were interviewed and examined for various neuropsychological features.

To screen for depression, the study participants were assessed using the standard depression scale (Montgomery-Asberg). In addition, these individuals also underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the volume of a specific region of the brain, namely the white matter. It should be understood that the brain consists of two major components, the gray and the white matter. The gray matter serves as the processing centers or computers of the brain, whereas the white matter connects the various processing centers of the brain, allowing the smooth transmission of signals to elicit an action, idea, or simple keep a memory.

The study revealed that elderly subjects with dementia and larger white matter volumes showed a greater severity in their level of depression, as compared to those with dementia but without depression. The results of the study also showed that the elderly subjects suffering from forgetfulness and presented larger white matter volumes carried higher scores according to the depression rating scale. The severity of their depression also worsened upon follow-up after several years.

This recent study has directly shown that the brain plays a direct influence on the development of depression, especially when certain regions of the brain are affected. In the case of elderly individuals with dementia, the volume of the white matter of the brain served as an indication of depression. Coupling the symptoms of depression and dementia may thus indicate a more serious situation, as shown by the occurrence of two mental health conditions.

Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, Aging is usually associated with the occurrence of forgetfulness, which is often considered as a highly common feature among elderly individuals. When an elderly loved one is observed to develop forgetfulness, family members often extend additional supervision and monitoring of the elderly, to ensure that the individual does not lose important items or forget to perform his or her daily tasks.

The recent study involving MRI examination of the brain to establish the relationship between forgetfulness and depression has directly shown that the biological condition of an aging body, especially that of the brain, may hasten the development of depression.

CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says, The occurrence of depression in an elderly who is struggling with forgetfulness may be a more serious condition, requiring extensive monitoring and assistance to prevent accidents and to improve an elderly persons quality of life."

(SOURCE: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders White Matter Hyperintensities and the Course of Depressive Symptoms in Elderly People with Mild Dementia, March 31, 2012)

Bel Marra Health, as the distributor of Smart Pill, offers high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements in formulations designed to address specific health concerns. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality, and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Bel Marra Health products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going that extra mile to ensure our health conscious customers are getting top quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Nutritionals visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.

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21Aug/120

Marketing Expert Josh Elder, of Idea Box Media Proudly Supports The (RED) RUSH Games To Challenge Celebrities & Players In The Fight For An AIDS Free Generation


Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

"We are thrilled to be supporting such a worthy cause. Even though AIDS is not curable, what better way to fight the disease than by bringing awareness to the efforts of (RED) in delivering an AIDS Free Generation by 2015!" says Josh Elder, President of Idea Box Media. (RED) today announced the first-ever (RED)RUSH Games, a video game tournament that is a centerpiece of the inaugural (RED)RUSH TO ZERO campaign (June 1-10) to raise funding and awareness to help deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015, a critical milestone in the fight against AIDS.

Gamers can sign up starting today at STiKSGAMING.com to play alongside celebrities such as Kate Upton, Kris Allen, and Michelle Rodriguez. The virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is part of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals, which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by the target date of 2015.

The (RED)RUSH Games is being powered by STiKS GAMING, and some of the biggest players in the gaming world have come together to support this campaign, including Xbox 360, PlayStation

7Aug/120

DAVACO Expands Operations into Canada; Canadian-Based Implementation Team Supports Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Brands


Dallas, Texas/Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) May 21, 2012

DAVACO, Inc, the national leading provider of implementation services for global brands, recently announced that the company has set up an operational division in Canada that can support global consumer brands with multi-unit programs in every province throughout Canada. DAVACO established their office near Toronto in 2011 to service immediate client needs, and is now available to provide services for additional clients in the growing Canadian marketplace.

DAVACOs Canadian-based operations and field teams have a proven track record of managing and executing programs that range in scope from regional implementations to complex, multi-phased programs involving over 3,000 locations across Canada, said Rick Davis, CEO/Founder, DAVACO. Our clients have a real need for a resource like DAVACO that can facilitate multi-unit changes in locations across North America. Whether its a comprehensive program that spans across Canada or the United States, or brands looking to enter new markets, DAVACO has the team and the best practices experience to assure a quality execution, with real speed-to-market.

DAVACO Canada provides the following high-volume services for global consumer brands in retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors including: Project management; Rollouts, resets and remodels; Fixture and equipment upgrades; Graphics, digital signage or menu board installations; Merchandising; Surveys; Design services; and special initiatives. All programs utilize ClearThread

26Jun/120

HyGie-Tech USA Video Shows How HG_Flow Supports CBRN Defense


Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2012

HyGie-Tech USA, the primary sponsor of the CBRN Resource Network, has released a video produced by British broadcaster ITN showing how HyGie-Tech USAs HG_Flow software can help address the threat of airborne contaminants in a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) attack and support the protection of critical infrastructure.

As this video explains, HG_Flow models airflow patterns precisely to predict where hazardous particulates will land. Facilities managers, first responders, and law enforcement agencies can then work pro-actively to mitigate risk and protect lives and property.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Modeling Anthrax Attacks

By modeling the potential of an anthrax attack on a shopping center, for example, HG_Flow can predict how airborne anthrax spores will be dispersed and which shoppers and employees might be affected. The software's database of 13,000 toxic products spans microbiology, virology, and chemistry, and also covers radiological particulates that domestic or international terrorists could use in a CBRN attack. By simulating up to 20 different attacks in the same building, the software helps to inform personnel on methods for protecting critical infrastructure across a broad spectrum of threats.

No Supercomputer Required

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