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My daughter got this tiny media player as a Christmas present from one of my friends. It is a nice media player considered that it can play music, video and games with 1GB capacity on its price range (listed price $99 but is selling it for $21). And it has SpongeBob cartoon icon everywhere which kids like it from TV already. But of course, it is not perfect at least for me I could not connect it to my DELL computer at the first. Finally I got this issue resolved (will update later), and happy to recommend this device to you especially you have kids in house. Description Take your tunes with you wherever you go with this SpongeBob SquarePants* Fusion* Music Player! Enjoy pre-loaded JAVA games and your favorite shows on-the-go!

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18 thoughts on “ SpongeBob SquarePants: Npower Fusion™ 1GB Digital Media Player Review and MTP device driver issue resolved” • R Goehring Hi, I just purchased the Spongebob NPower NMP4075 for my son and cannot get it to connect to my Dell computer and can’t find a driver on the Memorex website. I see that you had the same problem. Can you tell me what you did to get it to connect? Thanks, Rodney [] replied on March 4th, 2010: @R Goehring, Yes, I had the same problem with one of my computer (DELL desktop).

What I did was to re-install the Windows Media Player 11. Hope it will be helpful to you. ↓ • trouble with the device, try to load a song but it keep asking me to “free up 10MB space(internal space?)or refresh the device” after a refreshes then when try to play the songs it just froze and cant even turn off can someone help me?

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[] Tuhd replied on August 23rd, 2011: @Paul Wattana, No warranty, standard disclaimers apply, not responsible for damages, nothing etc. I see you ran into this problem just over a year ago. I used a Mac and the Disk Utility to perform these steps (as I just ran into the issue): 1. Create a new directory on your desktop.

Copy into that directory all of the files from the device/drive that shows up as “Fusion” when you plug the MP3 player in. Select the Fusion partition in the Disk Utility 3. Go to the erase tab at the top. Make sure MS-DOS (FAT) is selected 5. Copy all of those files back. Eject the device.

It worked like a charm for me. Repeatedly pressing the ‘reset’ button didn’t work. [] Tuhd replied on August 23rd, 2011: @Tuhd, Again, standard disclaimer: not responsible for anything.

When I say “Copy all of the files”, it’s mostly (if not all) directories / folders. Copy everything to the directory, then copy everything back after you’ve erased the device in Disk Utility.

Salon launches 'Open Salon'Partnership with Revolution Money offers financial rewards for bloggers SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Salon Media (BULLETIN BOARD: SLNM) has launched a network of member-generated content, Open Salon, which helps members find an audience for their content -- and get paid for it. Part social network, part blog network, Open Salon rewards users who create content by spotlighting the best blog posts on its home page and through member ratings. The best posts will also appear on the home page of, offering members a high-profile home for their work and letting Salon readers appear alongside the site's established writers. Powered by an online payment service from Revolution MoneyExchange(TM) (RMX), content creators on Open Salon can be compensated for their work by fellow community members through MoneyExchange. Open Salon users who create new MoneyExchange accounts will receive $10* in their accounts that they can use to provide other accountholders on the site with compensation. Community members can receive electronic cash payments called 'tips,' without transaction fees to other MoneyExchange accountholders, for content other members want to reward.

'Open Salon lets people create content and distribute it to Salon's readership as well as elsewhere on the Internet,' said Chris Neimeth, Salon Media Group's chief executive officer, 'and through our relationship with Revolution Money, people can reward others or get paid for their efforts, sending and receiving payment, without fees. Our audience benefits economically as well as intellectually from their productivity and collaboration.' 'Open Salon eliminates the gatekeepers,' observes editor-in-chief Joan Walsh. 'It makes our smart, creative audience full partners in Salon's publishing future.' 'MoneyExchange makes it possible for users to make online payments -- even micropayments -- to other accountholders, without the fees associated with other services,' said David Cautin, senior vice president and general manager of Revolution Money's payment solutions division. 'Now Open Salon users can literally give their two cents -- and much more -- to their favorite bloggers.' On Open Salon, anyone can set up a profile, post their first blog item, photograph and artwork, or embed a video, and start building an audience.

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Download Clownfish Plugin For Teamspeak 3 Client on this page. Salon Media CONTACT: Katie Curri, +1-212-420-8383, 106, Web site: Merrimac Reports Second Quarter 2008 ResultsIncome from Continuing Operations For Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2008New Orders and $20 Million Backlog Continue Strong WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Aug.

18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Merrimac Industries, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of RF Microwave components, subsystem assemblies and micro-multifunction modules (MMFM(R)), today announced results for the second quarter and first six months of 2008. Previously reported results of operations of Filtran Microcircuits Inc. ('FMI') for the second quarter and first six months of 2007 have been reclassified and reported as discontinued operations. Net sales from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 were $7,524,000, an increase of $2,153,000 or 40.1 percent compared to the second quarter of 2007 net sales of $5,371,000. Net sales from continuing operations increased due to the higher level of orders received during the prior year, with its resultant larger backlog that continued during 2008, including higher sales of Core and Multi-Mix(R) products to the defense industry-related customers the Company serves, as well as a continuation of the favorable trend in orders received during the current year that positively impacted backlog during 2008. Gross profit from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $3,215,000, an increase of $848,000 or 35.8 percent, and was 42.7 percent of sales as compared to gross profit of $2,367,000 or 44.1 percent of sales for the second quarter of 2007.

The increase in gross profit from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 was due to the impact of the higher level of net sales, which improved absorption of fixed manufacturing costs and lowered the percentage of operating costs to sales due to the increased sales. The decrease of 1.4 percentage points in gross profit percentage in the second quarter of 2008 was primarily due to $600,000 of revenue recognized from a large contract with no gross profit. Operating income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $487,000, compared to operating income from continuing operations of $55,000 for the second quarter of 2007. The increase in operating income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 as compared to the second quarter of 2007 was due to the improved gross profit caused by the increase in net sales, partially offset by higher selling, general and administrative expenses, from recent personnel hired to meet the demand of increased sales, and higher research and development costs. Income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $439,000 compared to income from continuing operations of $50,000 for the second quarter of 2007. Income per share from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $.15 compared to income from continuing operations of $.02 per share for the second quarter of 2007.

Loss from discontinued operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $(55,000) compared to a loss from discontinued operations of $(3,519,000) for the second quarter of 2007. Loss per share from discontinued operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $(.02) compared to a loss from discontinued operations of $(1.21) per basic share and $(1.20) per diluted share for the second quarter of 2007. In the second quarter of 2007, the Company recorded a partial impairment charge of $2,630,000 to the FMI goodwill, and wrote down the net deferred tax asset of FMI by $506,000, for a total of $3,136,000 of non-cash charges. Net income for the second quarter of 2008 was $384,000 compared to a net loss of $(3,469,000) for the second quarter of 2007.

Net income per basic and diluted share was $.13 for the second quarter of 2008, compared to a net loss per basic share of $(1.19) and a net loss of $(1.18) per diluted share reported for the second quarter of 2007. Net sales from continuing operations for the first six months of 2008 were $13,282,000, an increase of $3,399,000 or 34.4 percent compared to net sales of $9,883,000 for the first six months of 2007. The increase in net sales for the first six months of 2008 is primarily due to the same reasons that benefited the second quarter of 2008 increase in net sales. Gross profit for the first six months of 2008 was $5,521,000, an increase of $1,457,000 or 35.9 percent, and was 41.6 percent of net sales as compared to gross profit of $4,064,000 or 41.1 percent of net sales for the first six months of 2007. The increase in gross profit and gross profit percentage for the first six months of 2008 was due to the higher sales level and the positive impact that this had on the Company from a higher level of absorption of its fixed manufacturing costs. Operating income from continuing operations for the first six months of 2008 was $176,000 compared to an operating loss from continuing operations for the first six months of 2007 of $(949,000).

The increase in operating income from continuing operations for the first six months of 2008 was due to higher gross profit from the increase in net sales, partially offset by higher sales commissions and increased selling, general and administrative expenses as compared to the first six months of 2007. Income from continuing operations for the first six months of 2008 was $66,000 compared to a loss from continuing operations of $(933,000) for the first six months of 2007.

Income from continuing operations per share for the first six months of 2008 was $.02 compared to a loss from continuing operations of $(.31) per share for the first six months of 2007. Loss from discontinued operations for the first six months of 2008 was $(55,000) compared to a loss from discontinued operations of $(3,800,000) for the first six months of 2007. Loss from discontinued operations per share for the first six months of 2008 was $(.02) compared to a loss from discontinued operations of $(1.27) per share for the first six months of 2007. Loss from discontinued operations for the first six months of 2007 includes a partial goodwill impairment charge of $2,630,000 and a charge of $506,000 to provide a full valuation allowance for a Canadian net deferred tax asset. Net income for the first six months of 2008 was $11,000 compared to a net loss of $(4,733,000) for the first six months of 2007. Net income per share for the first six months of 2008 was nil compared to a net loss of $(1.58) per share for the first six months of 2007. Orders of $7,238,000 were received during the second quarter of 2008, a decrease of $1,531,000 or 17.5 percent compared to $8,769,000 in orders received during the second quarter of 2007.

Orders of $15,393,000 were received during the first six months of 2008, an increase of $655,000 or 4.4 percent compared to $14,738,000 in orders received during the first six months of 2007. Backlog increased by $2,111,000 or 11.7 percent to $20,102,000 at the end of the second quarter of 2008 compared to $17,991,000 at year-end 2007, due to the increased orders received during the first six months of 2008, including orders from defense industry-related customers that are scheduled for shipment later in 2008 and 2009. The book-to-bill ratio for the second quarter of 2008 was 0.96 to 1 and for the second quarter of 2007 was 1.63 to 1. The book-to-bill ratio for the first six months of 2008 was 1.16 to 1 and for the first six months of 2007 was 1.49 to 1. The orders, backlog and book-to-bill data exclude FMI information for 2007.

Chairman and CEO Mason N. Carter commented, 'We are pleased with all key operating indicators for the first six months of 2008 and the significant improvement over 2007. The second quarter of 2008 clearly reflected the improved order flow, backlog, product mix, operating performance, and burden absorption that we have been reporting to you. We continue to focus on robust and improving results from operations going forward. 'We are also seeing the trend towards adoption of Multi-Mix(R) technology by our key OEM customer base.

The technology 'mix' of products we have in our backlog today is also encouraging as we have seen growth over the last several quarters in all our product types, and a significant percentage increase for Multi-Mix(R).' Carter continued, 'Our military and space systems customers have brought new design projects to us that, upon successful completion, can translate into future production backlog.

On the commercial front, Merrimac has passed another milestone, by delivering our first 25 production units of our new WiMAX amplifier to a key OEM. 'On the technology development side, we have made significant progress in our characterization and implementation of bare die GaN transistors in Multi-Mix(R) amplifier applications, allowing for high power and linearity in a very small footprint. Additionally, development of certain design and manufacturing techniques in our Multi-Mix(R) passive product line has given us the ability to meet tighter and more difficult specifications than ever before in a mass production environment.' Carter added, 'Overall, I am encouraged by the results we are reporting today. We are extremely busy and there is much hard work ahead for us, but based on the results of the last few quarters, my confidence is high that Merrimac is positioned for more positive results. 'Our financial highlights include: -- Second quarter income from continuing operations of $439,000 or $.15 per share.

-- Orders booked for the second quarter of 2008 were $7.2 million. Orders booked were $15.4 million for the first six months of 2008. -- Continuing solid second quarter-end backlog of $20.1 million. -- Book-to-bill ratio of 1.16 to 1 for the first six months of 2008. -- Working capital of $10.7 million and current ratio of 3.5 to 1.'

Investors are invited to participate in the financial results conference call on Monday, August 18, 2008 at 4:15 p.m. (Eastern) by dialing 1-888-727-7637 (for International callers: 1-913-312-0951) five minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and reference the Merrimac Industries second quarter 2008 conference call. For those unable to participate, a replay will be available for seven days by dialing 1-888-203-1112, or 1-719-457-0820 for international callers, passcode number 3633214. This conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet by logging on to the web at this address: Should you be unable to participate during the live webcast, a link to the archived webcast will be posted on the Merrimac Industries, Inc. About Merrimac Merrimac Industries, Inc. Is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF Microwave signal processing components, subsystem assemblies, and Multi-Mix(R) micro-multifunction modules (MMFM(R)), for the worldwide Defense, Satellite Communications (Satcom), Commercial Wireless and Homeland Security market segments.

Merrimac is focused on providing Total Integrated Packaging Solutions(R) with Multi-Mix(R) Microtechnology, a leading edge competency providing value to our customers through miniaturization and integration. Multi-Mix(R) MMFM(R) provides a patented and novel packaging technology that employs a platform modular architecture strategy that incorporates embedded semiconductor devices, MMICs, resistors, passive circuit elements and plated-through via holes to form a three-dimensional integrated module used in High Power, High Frequency and High Performance mission-critical applications. Merrimac Industries facilities are registered under ISO 9001:2000, an internationally developed set of quality criteria for manufacturing operations. Merrimac Industries, Inc. Has facilities located in West Caldwell, NJ and San Jose, Costa Rica and has approximately 210 co-workers dedicated to the design and manufacture of signal processing components, gold plating of high-frequency microstrip and bonded stripline Teflon (PTFE) circuits and subsystems providing Total Integrated Packaging Solutions(R) for wireless applications.

Merrimac (MRM) is listed on the American Stock Exchange. Multi-Mix(R), Multi-Mix PICO(R), MMFM(R), System In A Package(R), SIP(R) and Total Integrated Packaging Solutions(R) are registered trademarks of Merrimac Industries, Inc. For more information about Merrimac Industries, Inc. Please visit our website. This press release contains statements relating to future results of the Company (including certain projections and business trends) that are 'forward-looking statements' as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. Next Inning Technology Updates Outlooks for Analog Devices, Hewlett-Packard, JDS Uniphase, and Scopus Video Networks PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (a subscription service focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has updated outlooks for Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, JDS Uniphase and Scopus Video Networks. Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams advised his readers to buy Cree ahead of its earnings report when it was trading in the teens.

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Zim Corporation announces first quarter 2009 financial results OTTAWA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ZIM Corporation (OTCBB: ZIMCF), a provider of software products and services for the database, mobile and IPTV markets; today announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. All figures presented are calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States and presented in US dollars. Revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 was $439,330, a decrease from $538,027 for the same period last year. As previously announced, ZIM's decrease in revenue is primarily attributable to the decline in revenue from our Mobile segment. Net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 was $35,411 or a basic and diluted loss per share of $NIL.

The net loss for the same period last year was $97,397 or a basic and diluted loss per share of $0.001. The decrease in net loss is a reflection of the Company's reduction in selling and general administrative expenses, increased gross margins and an increase in revenue from maintenance and consulting services related to our database products. ZIM had cash of $401,525 at June 30, 2008 as compared to cash of $299,943 as at March 31, 2008 with no other outstanding debt.

'We are continuing to benefit from our operational improvements and expense reductions' said Dr. Michael Cowpland, President and CEO of ZIM.

'Our current cost structure continues to improve and supports our continuing efforts in pursuing opportunities related to our ZIM Integrated Development Environment (IDE) software, Internet TV and Mobile Content and Applications platforms'. About ZIM ZIM is a provider of software products and services for the database, mobile and IPTV markets.

ZIM products and services are used by enterprises in the design, development and management of business, database and IPTV applications. Certain of ZIM's mobile products are also provided to the consumer market. For more information on ZIM and its customers, partners and products, visit: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the success of ZIM's aggregation services and ZIM's ability to enter the mobile content market.

All forward-looking statements made in this press release relating to expectations about future events or results are made as of, and are based upon information available to ZIM as of, the date hereof. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those described or implied by any forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, ZIM's limited operating history, ZIM's history of operating losses and expected future operating losses, ZIM's ability to obtain additional financing when needed, ZIM's ability to continue as a going concern, ZIM's reliance on wireless carriers to market and use its applications and services, possible fee increases by third party service providers, the potential loss of services of Dr. Michael Cowpland and other key personnel, rapid developments in technology, including developments by competitors, possible internal controls deficiencies and possible accounting adjustments resulting from our quarter-end accounting and review procedures, ZIM's ability to maintain current reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and ZIM's ability to successfully integrate any acquisition. Please refer to ZIM's filings with the SEC for additional information regarding risks and uncertainties. Copies of these filings are available through the SEC's website at ZIM assumes no obligation to revise or update publicly the forward-looking statements included in this news release, other than as required by law.

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New this season is a line of super-cool web cams, camcorders, digital cameras, digital voice recorder and electronics inspired by iCarly, Nickelodeon's breakout hit TV show and website (that follows its characters as they host a web show and grapple with everyday tween problems and adventures along the way. Like the characters on the show, Npower's iCarly line seeks to empower kids to express their energy, humor, intelligence, love of music and creativity using technology, digital communication and online tools.

Given that iCarly is the No. 1 live-action program among kids ages six to 11 on TV and the No.

2 live action series for tweens on cable, holiday shoppers cannot go wrong when purchasing an iCarly electronic device as a gift this year. (Photo: Building on the success of SpongeBob SquarePants-themed products last year, Npower has also introduced an expanded range of products, including speakers, boomboxes, MP3 players and digital photo frames with fun, unexpected features inspired by the iconic characters from the Emmy-nominated, top animated kids' series. From the Speakers and Sponge Dock that features eyeball speakers that rock n' roll on a table top, to SpongeBob SquarePants digital photo frames, tech savvy kids are sure to appreciate these products' multi-sensory digital experiences. For kids ages two to four, Npower has added portable digital photo viewers and boomboxes to the Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!

Lines to make sharing photos and music, fun and easy. 'This season, the all new Npower line features technology that allows kids to unleash their creativity, express themselves and share digital content,' said Leigh Anne Brodsky, President, Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products. 'Visual, audio and tactile elements are part of the design of every Npower product in a way that inspires and empowers kids.' 'As the first consumer electronics brand geared toward the youth demographic, Npower offers unique, and innovative electronics with features that satisfy kids' increasing familiarity and curiosity with technology,' said Steve Moss, chief marketing officer, Imation Corp. 'Inspired by the unique characters of Nickelodeon's properties who have become household names with kids and parents alike, Npower electronics are also fun and stretch the imagination.'

Npower's iCarly line is available exclusively at Toys R Us. SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! Lines are available at Toys R Us, Target, Best Buy, Sears/K-mart, and Nick Shop. Npower's iCarly Perfect for girls ages 9 to 14, Npower's iCarly hip line of web-cast electronics include a web cam, camcorder and digital cameras designed to inspire and empower tweens to create digital content. The devices come with the custom-designed iCarly Digital Diary Software, which makes it easy to click and add photos, videos, and music, and text to personalize a digital diary or journal.

Uploading funny videos, images and final creations to popular websites like is also a quick click away with the iCarly program. -- Budding reporters, movie directors, and fans of the iCarly hit TV show are sure to love the iCarly Digital Video Camera. Creating, editing and uploading funny videos to is fun and easy using the iCarly Digital Diary Program PLUS Video and photo editing software that is included. Suggested Retail Price (SRP) is $79.99. -- A perfect director's tool to go with the iCarly Digital Video Camera is the iCarly Action Cam Accessory which includes a steady cam mount, on camera lighting and detachable reporter style microphone for interviews. SRP is $24.99. -- More than a digital camera, the iCarly 3-in-1 Digital Camera is also a PC web and video camera.

The unit plugs directly into the user's computer for ultra-easy photo transfer. In addition to the iCarly Digital Diary Software, it also comes with photo editing tools. SRP is $39.99. -- Get connected with friends and family with the iCarly PC Web Cam. It links directly to the PC and can be used for video conferencing and live chat. Using the iCarly Digital Diary Software, tweens can click and add photos, music, video and text into their personal daily journal with password protection to keep secrets safe.

SRP is $19.99. -- The iCarly Micro Photo Viewer makes sharing photos fun and easy. It is the ultimate portable digital photo album letting you store up to 60 photos and share them as a slide show. The flip-over cover protects the device which becomes a desktop stand.

SRP is $24.99. Npower's SpongeBob SquarePants This year, Nickelodeon has expanded the line of electronics offered under the hugely popular SpongeBob SquarePants to include portable speakers, digital photo viewers and unique MP3 players. Even though they are designed for kids, these gadgets are sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

-- For a cool new way to listen to music, try the SpongeBob SquarePants Speakers and Sponge Dock. Eyeballs double as speakers that wobble when placed on a flat surface. A universal well cradles all types of digital audio players. A headphone jack easily connects the dock to any digital audio player or computer.

SRP is $39.99. -- The SpongeBob SquarePants Micro MP3 Player features a unique SpongeBob eye design. It is a fun way to listen to music on the go with 1 GB of internal memory, a built-in rechargeable battery which affords up to seven hours of battery life, and space to store up to 500 songs. SRP is $29.99. -- For a fun and unusual way to display your photos, the SpongeBob SquarePants Flip Stand Digital Photo Viewer offers 2 MB of flash memory to store and display up to 60 photos. Image viewer software is included. Recharges through the USB; rechargeable lithium battery lasts more than six hours.

SRP is $24.99 Npower's Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! For kids between the ages of two and four, and tech savvy fans of Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, Npower has also introduced digital photo viewers and boomboxes that make sharing images and music fun and easy.

-- Photo-crazy kids are sure to love the Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! Swing Style Digital Photo Viewers with 2 MB of flash memory to store up to 100 photos, with up to 6 hours of battery life. Image viewer software is included. Supports Plug-n-Play with no driver required. SRPs are $24.99.

-- CD Boombox with AM/FM radio in Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! Make listening to music a fun adventure. It features bass boost, programmable CD Memory and headphone jacks with sporty design.

SRPs are $39.99. About Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the world's third largest licensing business, representing leading properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, and managing merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV. Nickelodeon, now in its 29th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films.

Nickelodeon's U.S. Television network is seen in more than 96 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 14 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.. About Imation Corp.

Imation is a leading global marketer of brands and developer of products in digital storage and audio and video electronics. Imation Corp.' S global brand portfolio, in addition to the Imation brand, includes the Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry, famous for the slogan, 'Is it live or is it Memorex?' And the XtremeMac brand. Imation is also the exclusive licensee of the TDK Life on Record brand, one of the world's leading recording media brands.

Additional information about Imation is available at Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Npower, iCarly, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Imation, the Imation logo, Memorex and 'Is it live or is it Memorex?' Are trademarks of Imation Corp and its subsidiaries.

The TDK Life on Record logo is a trademark of TDK Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Photo: PRN13 PRN14 Nickelodeon CONTACT: Josie Lee, Brodeur for Imation Corp., +1-602-808-1162,; or Gina Bigge, Imation Corp., +1-954-660-7052,; or David Bittler, Nickelodeon, +1-212-846-5263,; or JP Shields, Bender/Helper Impact, +1-212-689-6360, ext. 1210, Web Site:

Majesco Entertainment Announces Motorcycle Racer 'Powerbike' For Nintendo DS(TM) EDISON, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It's time to rev the engine, kick the clutch and gun it to the finish line as Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Powerbike for Nintendo DS(TM). Developed by Tornado Studios, Powerbike is an intense motorcycle racer that features death-defying stunts, intense police chases and competitive multiplayer modes.

The perilous world of street racing is about to get a whole lot more exciting with the release of Powerbike! When an anonymous sponsor offers the resources to compete with the best street racers in the world, the only thing left to do is jump on your bike and show everyone who is boss. Speed through dangerous streets and jump trains, bridges and traffic congestion while fleeing from the cops on eight challenging courses across the desert, city, shipyard and more. Riders can earn even more cash by performing jumps, burnouts, wheelies and drifts in Stunt Mode.

Go head-to-head with friends via local DS multiplayer in both Race and Stunt Mode, and use your hard earned cash to upgrade your bike's speed, acceleration, traction and stability in three different difficulty modes. Powerbike for Nintendo DS(TM) is expected to release this holiday. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit: About Majesco Entertainment Company Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems.

Product highlights include Nancy Drew(TM), Cooking Mama(TM) and Cake Mania(R) 2 for Nintendo DS(TM) and Cooking Mama: Cook Off for Wii(TM). The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at Safe Harbor Certain statements contained herein are 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period(s) or by the use of forward- looking terminology, such as 'may,' 'will,' 'intend,' 'should,' 'expect,' 'anticipate,' 'estimate' or 'continue' or the negatives thereof or other comparable terminology. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors.

These factors include but are not limited to, the demand for our products; our ability to complete and release our products in a timely fashion; competitive factors in the businesses in which we compete; continued consumer acceptance of our products and the gaming platforms on which our products operate; fulfillment of orders preliminarily made by customers; adverse changes in the securities markets and the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release publicly the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. Majesco Entertainment Company CONTACT: Audra McIver, Bender-Helper Impact, +1-212-689-6360,, for Majesco Entertainment Company Web site: Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network in Ohio to Portions of Morrow, Knox and Crawford CountiesHigh-Speed Network Gives Verizon Wireless Customers Access to Fast Wireless Internet, E-mail, Mobile Music, Videos and More GALION, Ohio, Aug.

18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it has expanded the national rollout of its high-speed wireless network to portions of Morrow, Knox and Crawford counties, including the neighboring towns of Galion, Centerburg and Marengo. 'Our high-speed wireless network gives our customers three key advantages in wireless communication -- speed, mobility and security,' said Roger Tang, president -- Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless. 'With these advantages, business customers and mobile professionals can increase productivity and see bottom-line business benefits. In addition, our V CAST services, such as V CAST Music with Rhapsody, help keep customers entertained while on-the-go -- on the same devices they carry with them every day.'

BroadbandAccess The network expansion in these counties offers Verizon Wireless' business customers a truly mobile office experience with BroadbandAccess, giving them access to their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies' firewalls. BroadbandAccess was developed with a range of users in mind, and it enables large enterprises, small- to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection. Customers in wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. That means they can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment -- the equivalent of a small PowerPoint(R) presentation or a large PDF file -- in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.

To help customers stay connected, BroadbandAccess seamlessly switches to the company's NationalAccess service if they travel outside the BroadbandAccess coverage area. V CAST Music with Rhapsody The company's wireless broadband network powers its V CAST Music with Rhapsody service, which combines Verizon Wireless' world-class, over-the-air mobile music service with Rhapsody's leading desktop solution. V CAST Music with Rhapsody delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three V CAST Music with Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players, and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers.

With V CAST Music with Rhapsody, customers who purchase music over-the-air can download the master copy of the songs or albums to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where music can be played. V CAST The company's V CAST service gives customers the ability to play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to their handsets. V CAST offers content updated daily so customers can watch dozens of on-demand videos, including breaking news, weather updates, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips. Network Technology and Investment Verizon Wireless' broadband network is based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev.

A) technology and provides customers in the area with speeds significantly faster than the company's NationalAccess service. The multi-million dollar expansion includes the installation of high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless, which has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed -- $5.5 billion on average every year -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. During the first half of 2008, the company invested more than $196 million in its Ohio network improvements. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).

For more information, go to: To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at Verizon Wireless CONTACT: Laura Merritt of Verizon Wireless, +1-614-560-2605,; or George Heddleston for Verizon Wireless, +1-866-667-9110, Web site: Lithium Technology Corp. Signs Marketing Agreement for Advanced Motor Sports Applications PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lithium Technology Corporation ('LTC') (Pink Sheets: LTHU) and Hybrid Racing AG have entered into an agreement to market specialized lithium-ion batteries to power advanced vehicles for the motor sports industry.

The applications will include batteries for cars, boats and planes to be used in consumer and professional racing vehicles. After the successful integration of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle ('PHEV') Apollo/HHF Hybrid Concept car ('HHCC') made by Gumpert and operated by Mr. Heinz-Harald Frentzen, President of Hybrid Racing AG and ex-Formula One (F1) racer and 1997 vice world champion, the parties concluded that there is an immediate need for LTC's unique and innovative products in the advanced motor sports world. 'This is another opportunity for LTC to demonstrate, as we have long believed, that racing plays a significant role in pioneering the use of new technologies, such as lithium ion batteries,' commented Dr.

Klaus Brandt, President and chief technical officer of LTC. 'We have proven and will continue to prove the superior performance of our batteries under extreme conditions while taking the opportunity in this arena to exhibit the benefits and viability of our products to the traditional auto manufacturers.'

The first race car utilizing LTC's advanced lithium ion battery, the HHCC, uses a 3.3 liter V8 bi-turbo petrol mill with a 100kW electric motor. The 9kWh GAIA(R) battery is made of 90 high power 27Ah connected in series and weighs about 150 kilograms. The battery includes an advanced battery management system (BMS) that transmits performance data via satellite for monitoring and enhanced performance control to the technical team. The battery is charged prior to races and recoups energy from braking during the race, as in PHEV mode. The electric range of the vehicle is approximately 50 kilometers. The HHCC was presented at the Formula-1 event at the Bavaria City racing event on August 17th next to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

'After several months of hands-on experience with LTC's battery technology we are confident with their power and energy solutions and are excited to form an extended partnership with a company that will not only meet our battery needs, but will help motor sports to regain its position in the forefront of technical development and push the advancements of cars outside of the racetrack to be more energy efficient,' commented Mr. 'We are going to promote and market LTC's batteries to all vehicles that require advanced batteries that are light weight and powerful for improved performance.' The endorsement of Mr. Frentzen and Hybrid Racing AG proves the superiority of LTC's battery technology that is currently available. From racetracks to highways, to the depths of the ocean and up into space, LTC is powering the world in extraordinary ways. The Company manufactures a range of cells with two different types of lithium ion chemistries, iron-phosphate and nickel-cobalt. Both chemistries coupled with the company's innovative end-to- end manufacturing processes and proprietary design and assembly techniques, allow LTC to provide large high performance cells and batteries unmatched by any other product that are being used in the most demanding applications in the transportation, defense and stationary markets.

About Lithium Technology Corporation: Lithium Technology Corporation (LTC) is a global provider of large format rechargeable power solutions for diverse applications, and offers the largest lithium-ion cells with the highest power of any standard commercial lithium ion cell produced in the western hemisphere. With more than 20 years of experience, LTC leverages its extensive expertise in high power and large battery assemblies to commercialize advanced lithium batteries as a new power source in the military and national security systems, transportation and stationary power markets. LTC manufactures the GAIA(R) product line of large, high power hermetically sealed rechargeable lithium-ion cells and batteries. The Company's product portfolio includes large cells and batteries from 10 times the capacity of a standard laptop computer battery to 100,000 times greater. LTC manufactures a variety of standard cells that are assembled into custom large batteries complete with electronics (battery management systems) and electronics to communicate with other components of the system for performance monitoring.

LTC headquarters are located in Plymouth Meeting, PA and R&D in Nordhausen, Germany. LTC sales for the U.S. And European markets are managed out of each of the offices. For more information about LTC, its technology and products, please visit About Mr.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen: Heinz-Harald Frentzen is a German racing driver most famous for his career in Formula One. At various times driving for Williams, Jordan, Sauber, Prost, and Arrows, he achieved three race wins before his retirement from F1 in 2003. For more information about Mr. Frentzen and his company please visit and Safe Harbor for Forward-looking Statements: The foregoing information contains forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties relating to such matters as financial performance, technology development, capital raising, business prospects, strategic partnering and similar matters. A variety of factors could cause LTC's actual results and experience to differ materially from anticipated results or other expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. This notice does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. Lithium Technology Corporation CONTACT: Allyson Curtis of Lithium Technology Corporation, +1-914-980-4879, Web site:

Hop-on Targets NFL Teams IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hop-on, Inc. (Pink Sheets: HPNN) announced today that it has signed an agreement to showcase their HOP1800 Disposable Cell Phone during the 2008 NFL Season. The agreement allows Hop-on the opportunity to advertise, promote and sell their products at each game throughout the Season at 31 stadiums. Peter Michaels, President and CEO of Hop-on, states, 'Our products and company will be seen by millions of fans nationwide; this is our demographic. This is a huge turning point for Hop-on.

After the tremendous summer we've had at other sports venues with the HOP1800, the NFL campaign will solidify our goal to reach millions of consumers and Fortune 500 companies and begin co-branding our products. In addition to showcasing our products at these games, our phones will be featured in the NFL Souvenir Program for every team at every game, as well as each team's NFL Yearbook. We took Europe, Africa and Asia by storm with the direction of becoming a household name and now it is time to bring this success home to the U.S. Our new line is set to launch with the beginning of the 2008 NFL season and it is exciting to see what this will do for the success and future of Hop-on.'

Michaels also stated, 'Hop-on is in the process of coordinating major distribution in preparation for the seasonal sales in major retailers. We are very fortunate to have the many opportunities that have been presented to us and it is evident that the hard work and dedication of the Hop-on team is coming full circle. It is now our time to shine!'

About Hop-on, Inc. Hop-on (HPNN-Pink Sheets) develops and markets wireless phones and accessories for emerging market and other domestic carriers and is best known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone. Currently, Hop-on is expanding into value-added services, like mobile gambling and SMS wagering. Hop-on's exclusive software will allow users to stream live interactive feed from legal jurisdictions to play poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat on personal cell phones. For more information, visit Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933, and are subject to Rule 3B-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All Statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and other results and further events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements. CONTACT: Hop-on, Inc. Danny Coleman (949) 756-9008 Hop-on, Inc. CONTACT: Danny Coleman of Hop-on, Inc., +1-949-756-9008 Web site:

Sony Electronics Announced as U.S. Reseller of Harris Corporation's Zandar(TM) QS100HD Quad(TM) 'Multiviewer in a Card' Solution CINCINNATI, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, announced that Sony Electronics has become a primary reseller of the Zandar(TM) QS100HD Quad(TM) card solution in the U.S. Under the terms of this agreement, Sony will sell the QS100HD Quad card and provide first-line support for the combined QS100HD Quad card and Sony LUMA(TM) LCD monitor solution. Part of the new range of Harris high-definition multi-image display solutions, the QS100HD Quad 'multiviewer in a card' fits into the expansion slots of the Sony LMD-xx50W series of LUMA monitors. The QS100HD Quad card and Sony LUMA monitors together provide a revolutionary HD quad-split viewing solution that offers outstanding performance and image quality for HDTV monitoring environments. The QS100HD Quad card is ideal for outside broadcast/mobile production, master control room and production studio quality monitoring, where space saving is of the essence.

It offers numerous control options, including the intuitive Z-Configurator(TM) layout editing software, to enable an easy setup and operation. 'The QS100HD quad-split card allows Sony to offer a high-performance multiviewer solution with our LUMA LCD monitors,' said Mark Bonifacio, senior marketing manager for Sony Electronics. 'Its unique design offers our mutual customers a way to save both space and power, while maximizing their video production and viewing capabilities.' 'This important reseller agreement builds on the strong existing collaboration between Harris Corporation and Sony in the U.S. Market,' said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. 'Sony has an extensive dealer network in the U.S., which will help allow prospective and existing customers to receive rapid information and best-in-class support for this one-of-a-kind multiviewer solution.'

Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire media delivery chain. The Harris ONE(TM) solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.

About Harris Corporation Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of more than $5.3 billion and 16,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services.

Additional information about Harris Corporation is available. Zandar, QS100HD Quad, Z-Configurator and ONE are trademarks of Harris Corporation. All other trademarks are held by their respective owners.

Harris Corporation CONTACT: Robin Hoffman of Pipeline Communications for Harris Corporation, +1-973-746-6970, Web site: Thomson Reuters Expands Its Order Set Solution With Document Management System from HealthGateWeb-based Tool Makes It Easy for Hospital Staffs to Collaborate on the Management of Clinical Order Sets ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters announced today that it is working with HealthGate Data Corp on a next generation document lifecycle management application to enhance its Order Set Solution. The Thomson Reuters solution provides evidence-based order sets with more than 900 titles for 280 medical conditions.

For hospitals, the enhanced Order Set Solution will streamline and accelerate order set management and governance - the creation, review, management and updating of clinical order set content. Hospitals can use the enhanced solution to tailor evidence-based order set content to their own institutional protocols. The new enhanced solution adds capabilities for managing Thomson Reuters Order Set content as well as common document types. By providing versioning controls, alerts, collaboration, and review tools, the enhanced solution will streamline the governance, control, and updating processes necessary for effective order set use, simplifying the management of reviewer feedback and the incorporation of clinical changes, greatly reducing the time and effort required for effective order set management. 'This offering combines the strength of two outstanding products to give hospitals a flexible, intuitive order set management tool,' said Thomas Hegelund, executive vice president of the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. 'We chose HealthGate for its superior document lifecycle management technology and experience with hospitals and healthcare systems.'

Thomson Reuters provides more than 3,000 U.S. Hospitals with clinical and management decision support solutions. 'Streamlining the process of interdisciplinary committee work, improving workflow, and enhancing asynchronous collaboration is paramount in the effective management and implementation of evidence-based order sets in hospitals,' said Bill Reece, HealthGate's CEO. 'This partnership brings unparalleled collaboration and content management technology together with outstanding evidence-based content to the hospital market.'

About Thomson Reuters The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters produces insights, information, benchmarks and analysis that enable organizations to manage costs, improve performance and enhance the quality of healthcare. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI); London Stock Exchange; and Nasdaq. For more information, go to. About HealthGate HealthGate has been a pioneer in the healthcare market since 1994, bringing cutting edge technologies, products and services to more than 700 hospitals, health systems, and health-related academic societies nationwide. Today, HealthGate is the only enterprise content management (ECM) vendor specializing exclusively in the healthcare market -- helping healthcare organizations manage all-consuming -- and often overwhelming -- collaboration efforts -- streamlining the process of creating, updating and reviewing documents such as policies and procedures, protocols, guidelines, and order sets. HealthGate's healthcare-specific collaboration technology and content management allows hospitals, institutions and associations to affordably and efficiently manage and complement the in-person collaboration process.

Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. HealthGate's actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration Integration Pack Now AvailableFirst Product in Oracle's Academic Enterprise Solutions Suite Integrates Back-office and Learning Management Systems for Higher Education Institutions REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration Integration Pack (SAIP), the first product in the company's Academic Enterprise Solutions suite, is now available. The application is designed to help higher education institutions more efficiently integrate and manage their various administrative and educational systems. -- SAIP provides out-of-the-box integration between PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions and major vendor-supplied and open source learning management systems, helping higher education institutions streamline business processes, as well as decrease implementation and maintenance costs for a greater return on investment (ROI). PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration Integration Pack Details -- Higher education institutions have traditionally implemented learning management systems -- which allow instructors to manage their courses and exchange information with students -- independently, providing minimal integration with their student administrative systems.

This approach requires institutions to develop complex, customized integrations between systems to improve visibility into curriculum and enrollment data. Customized integration cannot deliver the highly-accessible, user-friendly online experience today's Web-savvy students expect. -- SAIP delivers a flexible, scalable, Web services-based interface for sharing academic data between the PeopleSoft Enterprise student information system and standards-based learning management systems -- delivering unprecedented access to information. For example, when an administrator creates a course in the student system, the interface passes information to the learning management system, which automatically creates a corresponding course site or virtual learning space. As students enroll in the course through PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions, their enrollment information flows directly into the learning management system and they receive all appropriate access privileges. -- This approach eliminates the need for re-entering data or re-synchronizing the two systems with every update -- particularly helpful for final grade reporting, a previously disconnected process that required administrators to re-key grades into the student information system. -- To build on existing knowledge, contribute to a community of users and developers and ensure future maintainability and extensibility, Oracle has employed open standards in SAIP and is participating in discussions to extend, modify or create standards and specifications where none exist.

The product leverages the IMS Learning Information Services (LIS) standard specification: which defines standard information models and protocols for people, courses, enrollments and outcomes. -- Oracle has also partnered with Blackboard Inc.: Desire2Learn Inc.: Sakai: and Moodle: to make integration with these learning management systems less costly, more flexible and extensible to future technologies, enhancements and upgrades. This provides customers with flexibility in vendor choice. -- Oracle and its partners plan to continue developing the Academic Enterprise Solutions platform, eventually integrating and extending the broad range of systems that support the education experience including student systems, learning management, collaboration and communication, analytics, identity management, library systems, parking and housing systems and more.

Supporting Quotes -- 'Oracle saw a need among its customers to bridge the gap between the back office and the classroom, and the PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration Integration Pack is the first step in delivering this integration. Through a standards-based, Web services approach, SAIP eases the implementation burden and provides a foundation for a robust enterprise-wide integration framework, putting institutions on a path to evolve to the next-generation of higher education technology,' said Curtiss Barnes, vice president, Education & Research Product Strategy, Oracle. -- 'In an institution as large and diverse as the California State University System: we depend on our technology partners to look for ways to improve the integration of our administrative and academic solutions. This new integration pack for Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise student system promises to make a huge difference in the way our faculty, students and administrators access information and manage teaching and learning on our 23 campuses,' said David J. Ernst, chief information officer and assistant vice chancellor, California State University System.

-- 'The University of Michigan: like most higher education institutions, has a mix of strategic software solutions. The open, standards-based integration solution between the administrative computing and learning management systems is a critical missing link. This type of offering is a huge boon as it can reduce our maintenance costs, provide flexibility and gain efficiencies,' said Laura Patterson, associate vice president, University of Michigan Administrative Information Services (MAIS). -- 'Oracle has been a strong partner with the Sakai open source community, especially in the development and adoption of open standards for education.

Standards-based products like SAIP benefit the entire community, allowing institutions to confidently deploy open source courseware management systems like Sakai and more easily integrate them with student information systems,' said Michael Korcuska, executive director, Sakai Project. (Oracle joined Sakai as a commercial affiliate in 2006.) -- 'Collaboration between Oracle and Unicon: integrate Sakai to the Oracle platform will help improve the effectiveness of the educational experience, as well as further streamline administrative processes.

We are excited to help Oracle bring the benefits of community-developed collaboration and learning software to its clients through a supported, low-risk, predictable cost model. Our collective vision for a next-generation academic management environment will harness the strength of Oracle's application and technology development with Unicon's expertise in open source systems and services,' said John Blakley, chief executive officer, Unicon, Inc.

(Oracle has partnered with Unicon -- a provider of open-source frameworks, applications and professional services for the online campus -- since 2006.) Supporting Resources ent-administration-integration-pack.html integration-pack-ds.pdf About Oracle Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at (Logo: Trademark Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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It's always exciting to introduce new staff to the system -- particularly if they've worked with other POS solutions -- and watch their eyes light up when they use it. Its performance and flexibility are unmatched in the industry.' The InfoGenesis POS system combines the performance, familiarity and ease-of-use of Windows software with a relational database to deliver a robust point-of-sale solution scalable enough for hospitality operations of all sizes. The InfoGenesis POS solution can manage any combination of dining, bar, room service and gift shop operations. Features of the system include: -- Real-time reporting capabilities that enable properties to create customized reports and review guest spending patterns; -- Sorting, filtering and grouping options that enable staff to locate information quickly and easily; -- Organizational controls that allow staff to monitor configuration changes in the system; and -- Encryption tools that ensure the security of guest data. 'The InfoGenesis POS solution has a successful track record at many of the world's leading hotels and is ideally suited to the needs of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park,' said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions Group. 'The system's flexibility and functionality not only will enable the property's food and beverage operations to run at peak efficiency, but also will allow the hotel to capitalize on revenue opportunities like never before.'

With the tranquility of Hyde Park on one side and the sophistication of Knightsbridge on the other, the historic five-star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park boasts London's most perfect location. Breathtaking views of the park are offered from many of the sumptuous suites, as well as from the hotel's award-winning restaurants, Foliage and The Park, while Mandarin Bar is the center of the city's nightlife. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental offers a haven of tranquility in the heart of Knightsbridge where East and West blend in harmony, and a series of tailor-made treatments known as 'Time Rituals' draw on exotic therapies and philosophies from around the world. About Agilysys, Inc. Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology -- including hardware, software and services -- to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs.

The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit PR Contact: Maureen Morreale, Agilysys, Inc., 440-519-8161, Photo: NewsCom: AP Archive: PRN Photo Desk, Agilysys, Inc. CONTACT: Maureen Morreale of Agilysys, Inc., +1-440-519-8161, Web site:

LocatePLUS Announces Earnings/Update Call BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LocatePLUS Holdings Corporation (Pink Sheets: LPHC), an industry-leading provider of business-to-business and business-to-government investigative solutions, announced today that it will be holding an earnings/update call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. To participate in the call, callers are asked to dial in to 1-800-214-0745, 5-10 minutes prior to the start, and when prompted, enter participant pass code: 632466. About LocatePLUS LocatePLUS is an industry-leading provider of public information and investigative solutions that are currently being used in homeland security, anti-terrorism and crime fighting initiatives. The Company's proprietary, Internet-accessible database is marketed to business-to-business and business-to-government sectors worldwide.

LocatePLUS' customer base exceeds 13,500 members, including over 2,000 law enforcement agencies, as well as many major police departments across the country. Clients include many of the nation's leading agencies. Based on the 2000 United States Census figures and Company estimates, LocatePLUS has information on nearly 98% of the adult population and data entries relating to approximately 205 million individuals in the United States -- maintained in one of the largest and most comprehensive XML data sources of its kind, capable of national delivery. For more information, visit the Company's Website at Safe Harbor Statement from LocatePLUS: Statements in this press release concerning the Company's business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses or other financial items, and network or service offering growth, together with other statements that are not historical facts, are 'forward-looking statements' as that term is defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Any forward-looking statements are estimates, reflecting the best judgment of the party making such statements based upon currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timing of any expansion of the Company's database, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements.

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Seven Summits Investment Research CONTACT: Reid Stratton of Seven Summits Investment Research, +1-434-293-9100 Web site: Wherify and Lightyear to Integrate Springboard Location Based Services Platform into Wireless Carrier Resale Programs Targeting Mobile Enterprise Applications SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wherify Wireless, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: WFYW) home of the Springboard Location Based Services (LBS) Platform, today announced its intention to fully integrate its LBS platform into the wireless offerings provided by Lightyear Network Solutions, LLC.

On August 13th the two companies announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge. The Springboard platform is designed to enable wireless carriers, application providers and mobile device manufacturers to deliver location-based applications for their subscribers.

'We are very excited about our proposed merger with Lightyear and the strong product integration possibilities, especially when we consider Lightyear's recent agreement with Verizon Partner Solutions to resell wireless services,' commented Vince Sheeran, Wherify's chief executive officer. 'The integration of Wherify's GPS tracking capabilities and LBS platform into Lightyear's mobile phones will allow us to market a unique set of products in the area of mobile enterprise applications.' Both small and large businesses alike are increasingly demanding a tightly integrated platform that allows for the mobilization of business applications and processes. A recent study by Gartner Group indicates that 50% of enterprises are interested in adopting a mobile platform capable of supporting multiple applications, managing devices, and securing data and transport.

Sherman Henderson, president and CEO of Lightyear Network Solutions commenting on the proposed merger and the intent to integrated Wherify's Springboard LBS platform into Lightyear's wireless products stated, 'We have already received inquiries from major customers and prospects regarding the availability of tracking applications and services on Wherify's platform. Several industry analysts are projecting location based services to be one of the fastest growing markets in the technology market place. We believe LBS is an exciting place for us to be and we look forward to providing the industry with Wherify's state of the art LBS applications.' Lightyear Network Solutions recently became the first Verizon Partner Solutions client to offer Verizon's new Wholesale Mobility Solutions suite to business and retail customers. The availability of this suite of products will allow Lightyear Network Solutions to bundle a variety of wireless voice, text messaging and mobile broadband services with the existing landline services offered to its more than 84,000 existing small and medium-size business and residential customers. The integration of Wherify's Springboard platform will provide Lightyear with additional robust solutions to market to its growing enterprise customer base. Commenting on the recent proposed merger with Lightyear, Mr.

Sheeran offered the following additional information, 'The merger with Lightyear will provide the opportunity to unlock the value of our technology for the current Wherify shareholder. As described in Wherify's 8K filing on August 14th, the combined company is projecting revenues for calendar 2008 in excess of $61 million with projected growth to more than $75 million during 2009. For full year 2009 we are expecting to report positive operating income.' About Lightyear Network Solutions, LLC Lightyear Network Solutions, LLC, provides voice, data, and video telecommunications services to small and medium sized businesses and residential customers through a network of 3,300 independent agents and representatives throughout the United States.

CEO Sherman Henderson has been named one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Telecommunications and has been elected for six consecutive terms as Chairman of COMPTEL, the leading industry association representing communication service providers. In delivering its services, Lightyear partners with major carriers and telecommunications companies such as Verizon, AT&T, Level 3, Qwest, Sprint, Embarq, PAETEC, Sylantro, Cisco, Adtran, Voicecom, Iperia and Acme Packet.

Lightyear is based in Louisville, Kentucky. About Wherify Wireless, Inc. Wherify Wireless, Inc.

(OTCBB: WFYW), through its proprietary Springboard platform, provides location based services for fleet management, asset tracking, enterprise sales field service management, mobile social networking, personal safety, and mobile community search and shopping solutions in the United States. Springboard supports GPS and non-GPS equipped devices and is compatible with GSM and CDMA technologies. Wherify was founded in 1998, and is based in San Mateo, California. Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words 'believes,' 'plans,' 'anticipates,' 'expects,' 'estimates' and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward- looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our ability to complete the recapitalization financing or alternative fundraising, and the benefits of the proposed merger with Lightyear. Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Results BEIJING, Aug. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATA Inc.

('ATA', or the 'Company'), the leading provider of computer-based testing services in China, today announced that it will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 28, 2008, to discuss results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. Joining Kevin Ma, CEO of ATA Inc., will be Walter Wang, Director and President, and Carl Yeung, Chief Financial Officer. The Company plans to distribute its earnings announcement before the call. To participate in the conference call, please dial +1(866) 578-5771 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time and mention the passcode 10565544. International callers should dial +1(617)213-8055, and mention the pass code 10565544.

If you are unable to participate in the call at this time, a replay will be available on August 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET, through September 4, 2008. To access the replay, dial +1(888)286-8010, international callers should dial +1(617)801- 6888, and enter the pass code 58866634.

This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties on ATA Inc.' To listen to the live webcast, please go to ATA Inc.' S website at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.

For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on ATA Inc.' S website for 90 days. About ATA Inc.: ATA Inc. ('ATA' or the 'Company') is the leading provider of computer-based testing services in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform.

The Company's computer-based testing services are used for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries, including information technology, or IT, services, banking, teaching, securities, insurance and accounting. ATA's test center network comprised 1,835 authorized test centers located throughout China as of December 31, 2007, which the Company believes is the largest test center network of any commercial testing service provider in China. Combined with its test delivery technologies, this network allows ATA's clients to administer large-scale nationwide tests in a consistent, secure and cost-effective manner.

ATA has delivered over 23 million tests since it commenced operations in 1999, and in July 2007 delivered tests to more than 200,000 test takers in a single day for the China Banking Association, through its test delivery platform. For more information, please contact: ATA Inc. Carl Yeung, CFO Phone: +-1122 x5107 CCG Elite Investor Relations Crocker Coulson, President Phone: +1-646-213-1915 Email: Ed Job, CFA Phone: +1-646-213-1914 Email: ATA Inc. CONTACT: Carl Yeung, CFO of ATA Inc., +-1122 x5107; Or Crocker Coulson, President of CCG Elite Investor Relations, +1-646-213-1915, or; Or Ed Job, CFA, +1-646-213-1914, or Web site: Columbus Announces Successful Meeting with Mercedes LAS VEGAS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbus Geographic Systems (GIS) Ltd.

('Columbus') (Pink Sheets: CGSE) announced today that it has completed a successful round of meetings with German auto manufacture Mercedes Benz, at Mercedes offices in Stuttgart Germany, in response to Mercedes Benz's interest in the Ranger, Columbus' off-road navigation system. Negotiations between Columbus and Mercedes Benz will continue. This announcement follows the company's announcement dated January 18, 2008 regarding interest expressed by the procurement department of Mercedes-Benz in Ranger as an advanced navigation solution for drivers operating in cross-country and off-road environments. Mercedes-Benz is now moving forward to the next stage of more comprehensive testing by its Electronics Division. 'Our meeting with Mercedes executives was very positive,' noted Columbus CEO Tsvika Freidman.

'Columbus and Mercedes discussed compatibility issues between Columbus' Ranger and Mercedes' vehicle computers. Mercedes executives received detailed specifications of the Ranger and examined a customized Ranger demo covering the Stuttgart region, prepared specifically for Mercedes. I am pleased to state that Mercedes was impressed with our product, and asked Columbus to address several additional issues to facilitate the integration of the Ranger in Mercedes vehicles. We agreed to meet again to promote this issue further.' 'Leading auto manufactures such as Mercedes-Benz are looking for navigation solutions for the in-car PC system fitted in each new vehicle. Our product, Ranger, clearly meets this need for an off-road navigation solution, particularly for truck and 4x4 cross-country vehicle drivers,' says Columbus CEO Tsvika Freidman. 'These contacts with Mercedes-Benz are a critical element of our strategy to establish Ranger as the leading off-road navigation solution integrated in new vehicles.

We are optimistic following the initial trial results and look forward to working with Mercedes-Benz as well as other leading global auto manufacturers.' About Columbus Geographic Systems Columbus Geographic Systems (GIS) Ltd.

Is a rising player in the field of geographic information systems (GIS) and navigation applications. The Company brings advanced software capabilities to a wide range of users and devices, previously only accessible to trained professionals on dedicated devices. Main products: -- Highly-effective off road, outdoor GPS navigation tools, working on a full range of devices including Car PC, PDA, and Personal Navigation Devices (PND), with options for 3D imaging. -- Innovative, affordable GIS tools easily used in a range of applications, including businesses, agriculture, surveys, and government agencies. -- Aerial GIS applications for military and civilian aircraft operating in complex or threatening environments. For more information, please visit Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this news release may contain 'forward-looking' information within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release may include forward-looking statements that may involve risks and uncertainties.

There can be no assurance that such statements will be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward- looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances or to reflect unanticipated events or developments. Columbus Geographic Systems CONTACT: Columbus Geographic Systems (GIS) Ltd., Phone: +972 8 8601001, or Web site: Shentel Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade Network for Wireless Broadband Services in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and PennsylvaniaDeployment Includes CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A Technology and IP Backhaul Solution PARIS, August 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced an agreement valued at more than USD 30 million for equipment, services and software to upgrade Shenandoah Personal Communications Company's network in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The network upgrade includes the deployment of third-generation (3G) CDMA2000(R) 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev.

Psremote 2 5 1 Keygen Download. A) technology, which will enable Shenandoah Personal Communications Company, a Sprint PCS Affiliate of Sprint Nextel, to provide an enhanced mobile data customer experience. This upgrade will give Shentel's PCS customers increased data capacity and speed for faster uploads and downloads, as well as new, enhanced mobile broadband data services, including mobile video telephony, high-quality music and other multimedia applications. To further expand voice and data coverage and capacity throughout the network, Shentel also will deploy new cell sites in the upgraded network and increase existing cell site capacity.

'Advances in technology are moving faster than ever before, and Shentel is committed to continuing to provide customers the progressive telecommunications services they need and expect,' said Chris French, President of Shentel. 'With this upgrade to our network, we will be able to give our customers access to some of the most advanced wireless technology available today, technology that will provide unequalled quality and reliability for both their voice and data communications.' In addition, Shentel will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's IP backhaul solution throughout their network to increase network capacity and reduce operational expenses. Installation, engineering and network integration work will be done by Alcatel-Lucent. 'Alcatel-Lucent has been a key infrastructure provider to Shentel and this agreement underscores the confidence they have in us to help lay the groundwork for an all-IP network in the future,' said Phillip Rosenthall, vice president of sales for Alcatel-Lucent.

'This agreement is another illustration of Alcatel-Lucent's commitment to our customers and to CDMA technology.' A continues the evolution of CDMA2000 technology, bringing increases in efficiency, data speeds and capacity to existing CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO networks. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association. About Shenandoah Personal Communications Company Shenandoah Personal Communications Company is the exclusive provider of wireless mobility communications network products and services on the 1900 MHz band from Harrisonburg, Virginia, to Harrisburg, York and Altoona, Pennsylvania. Shenandoah PCS has offered wireless service since 1995 and currently is a Sprint PCS Affiliate of Sprint Nextel.

About Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Shenandoah Telecommunications Company is a diversified telecommunications holding company that, through its operating subsidiaries, provides both regulated and unregulated telecommunications services to end-user customers and other communications providers in the southeastern United States. The Company offers a comprehensive suite of voice, video and data communications services based on the products and services provided by the Company's operating subsidiaries. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.

The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris.

Chaperone 2.0 from Verizon Wireless Gives Parents More Tools to Locate Loved Ones BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless said today that it has added new features and capabilities to its Chaperone(R) service, making it easier for parents to keep track of their children or for anyone to keep track of their loved ones when they are using their wireless phones. (Photo: ) Chaperone, originally introduced in 2006, is a convenient way to help determine the location of your child's cellphone using the Internet or another cellphone. When children carry a Verizon Wireless cellphone while on-the-go, the Chaperone Web site or the Chaperone Parent Get It Now(R) application can be used to view location information or be notified of the whereabouts of the Chaperone Child phone. 'Parents have told us they appreciate the notification features Chaperone offers because it gives them the security of knowing where their children are and the ability to locate them when they are carrying their wireless phones,' said Mike Lanman, chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. 'Now, with Chaperone 2.0, we have added new capabilities that make the service even more useful for parents and for kids.' Together with Usage Controls, Verizon Wireless' new service announced today, Chaperone 2.0 provides parents with a full family security solution that helps them locate their children and understand what services they are using on their wireless phones.

New Features Available with Chaperone 2.0 Chaperone 2.0 now offers: -- The ability to locate multiple Chaperone Child devices at the same time, either from the Chaperone Parent mobile device or the Chaperone Web site. -- The introduction of Family SMS Messaging: Parents will now be able to send text messages to one or more Chaperone Child phones from the Chaperone Parent mobile device or Chaperone Web site. -- Integration with VZ Navigator(SM): When a parent locates a Chaperone Child phone from a Chaperone Parent mobile device with a VZ Navigator subscription, they can automatically open VZ Navigator with the address pre-populated and receive turn-by-turn directions to their child's location.

-- Enhancements to Child Zones(R): Parents can now add time and date settings to Child Zone SMS Alerts and schedule Child Zone alerts to be sent to the Chaperone Parent mobile device by text message or by e-mail. -- The capability to add up to four children within the account to each Child Zone. -- A redesigned Chaperone Web site and Chaperone Parent mobile device, making the entire service easier to use and navigate. Chaperone 2.0 is available today for $9.99 per line per month. For more information, to sign up, or for a full list of Chaperone Parent- and Chaperone Child-capable devices, visit or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).

For more information, go to: To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at Photo: NewsCom: AP Archive: AP PhotoExpress Network: PRN6 PRN Photo Desk, Verizon Wireless CONTACT: Jeffrey Nelson of Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7519, Web site: Northern Orange County Residents to Dial Differently Beginning August 23, 2008Change enables two area codes 714 and 657 to operate in same geography LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents and businesses with 714 phone numbers must dial 1+ the area code + phone number when making all calls, beginning August 23, 2008. The change paves the way for an additional area code (657) to allow new telephone lines and services for growing northern Orange County. The 714 Public Education Program (714 PEP) participants, a consortium of landline and wireless telecommunications providers in cooperation with the California Public Utilities Commission, offer the following tips to residents and businesses alike: -- Deadline.

Beginning August 23, 2008, calls from 714 phone numbers will not go through unless dialed as 1 + the area code + phone number for landline phones. Cell phone customers may also dial the area code + phone number and calls will complete. -- Phone numbers and pricing unchanged. The new dialing procedure will not change existing 714 phone numbers or the cost of the call. Calls that are in a consumer's local calling area remain local calls. -- Dialing 9-1-1 unaffected.

Consumers can still dial three digits to reach 911, 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, and 811. -- Reprogram automatic dialers. Automatic dialing equipment must be reprogrammed to use the new procedure, including: life safety systems; fax machines; Internet dial-up numbers; alarm and security systems; entry gates; speed dialers; call forwarding settings; voicemail services, and, similar functions. Phone numbers with the new 657 area code may be issued beginning September 23, 2008. These numbers will share the same local calling area as 714 numbers have today.

Over the past ten years, telecommunications carriers successfully implemented more than 50 area code 'overlays' throughout the U.S. To make additional telephone numbers available to meet growing demand. For more information, please visit your service provider's Web site or Verizon Wireless CONTACT: Kathleen Dunleavy of Sprint, +1-310-709-3689,; Peter Dobrow of T-Mobile USA, +1-425-378-4002,; Jonathan Davies of Verizon Communications, +1-805-372-6969,; Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545,; or H. Gordon Diamond of AT&T, +1-415-778-1230, Web site: MPC Introduces Ultra Low-Cost Mobile Notebook for Education MarketTXTbook to drive 1:1 computing solutions in lower K-12 grades NAMPA, Idaho, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MPC Computers today announced the availability of the TXTbook(TM) (PC, an ultra affordable mobile notebook computer designed primarily for the K-6 education market. Based on the Intel-powered classmate PC design, TXTbook represents the latest development in MPC's one-computer-per-child (one-to-one) computing initiative, a significant step taken in the industry to introduce an education-specific designed notebook for kids and parents in the United States.

With pricing starting at $499, MPC is taking customer orders for the TXTbook PC beginning today. (Photo: Kid-Friendly Form Factor; Real PC Performance The TXTbook PC is a mobile computing device designed for the unique learning needs of elementary school students. Despite its size, TXTbook delivers all the performance necessary to run real-world applications as well as connecting to a world of Web-based learning options.

The TXTbook design is based on the latest Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processors (1.6 GHz), Intel's smallest processor purposely built for small, affordable netbooks that offers low-power consumption enabling up to 5 hours of battery life. TXTbook also features an 8.9-inch display, a highly reliable hard drive based on the same technology used in popular MP3 players, built-in wired and wireless networking, a built-in Webcam, 2 Dual-channel stereo audio and USB peripheral support -- all contained in a durable, drop-proof package.

'Everything about TXTbook is optimized for kids,' said Deborah Herrud, product marketing manager for MPC Computers. 'At less than three pounds, it's lightweight and easy to carry with a built-in handle. The keyboard is approximately 70 percent the size of a normal notebook computer and the footprint is small enough to fit on a child's desk and makes it easy for a student to see over the top of the display and follow what their teacher is doing.' One-to-one 2.0 As one of the largest computer suppliers to the U.S. Education market, MPC's introduction of TXTbook represents more than just a new product offering (click here for podcast interview with MPC's product marketing team). It is, more significantly, another step in the company's one-to-one (1:1) computing initiative for K-12.

To begin with, MPC believes that the low price point for TXTbook can help shift the cost of computing from schools to parents, thereby allowing schools to invest more heavily in mobile technology infrastructure. 'TXTbook potentially changes the hardware acquisition environment from 'hard' to 'soft' mandates, thereby accelerating the transition from traditional lab computing to individual student use,' noted Kevin Shabow, MPC's area vice president of sales. 'We see a proliferation of parent-driven, one-to-one computing taking place -- which we refer to as One-to-One Computing, Version 2.0 (1:1 2.0) -- which will result in a new phase of wireless implementation and collaborative learning environments.' 'MPC has a long history of improving the experience of learning and teaching through technology,' said Lila Ibrahim, general manager of the Intel Emerging Markets Platform Group. 'The new TXTbook PC, based on the Intel- powered classmate PC design, is an exciting new platform designed to meet the needs of today's students and teachers and sets the stage for the vision of one-to-one 2.0.'

About MPC MPC Corporation, a major U.S. PC vendor since 1991, provides enterprise IT hardware solutions to mid-size businesses, government agencies and education organizations. With its October 2007 acquisition of Gateway's Professional business, MPC Corporation became the only top-10 U.S. PC vendor focused exclusively on the $43 billion Professional PC market.

For more information, visit MPC online at Photo: NewsCom: PRN Photo Desk, MPC Computers CONTACT: Michael Boss of MPC Corporation, +1-208-893-1057, Web site: CIBER Opens State-of-the-Art Server and Storage Technology Center MISHAWAKA, Ind., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIBER, Inc., an international systems integrator and leading provider of enterprise computer solutions, today announced the grand opening of its IBM Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC) located in Mishawaka, Indiana.

This new center represents a major investment in driving innovation and cutting edge technology, not only in the upper Midwest, but also nationally. (Logo: The new CIBER Innovation and Technology Center in Mishawaka is a showcase for complete solutions consisting of the latest IBM hardware, software and services to address their clients' business initiatives. This facility provides key support to CIBER's Independent Software Vendor (ISV) service offerings as well as Custom Solutions by providing infrastructure, meeting facilities, and project support capabilities. Based on IBM's 'Business Partner Innovation Center' concept, this location has the latest IBM Power6 Servers, Storage Solutions, and BladeCenter Technology, as well as IBM Software, to help clients leverage the power of technology with customized demonstrations, executive briefings, product training, and proof-of-concept engagements.

A wide range of clients, business partners and IBM executives are expected to attend the debut of CIBER's newest information technology facility on Monday, August 18, 2008. This grand opening also represents a significant investment by Denver-based CIBER as part of IBM's select Business Partner Innovation Center initiative. With acceptance into the BPIC initiative, CIBER joins exclusive IBM business partner status as less than one-tenth of one percent of IBM's business partners worldwide qualify to own and operate a BPIC. Acceptance into this program also means CIBER can leverage IBM's investments with investments of their own because they have demonstrated the required degree of specialization to develop unique industry solutions to help clients become more innovative, flexible and responsive to market demands. 'CIBER is proud of its technology leadership recognition,' said Eric Borcherding, Vice President of CIBER's Technology Solutions Practice. 'The CIBER Innovation and Technology Center will allow CIBER and our customers to work together on the latest server, storage and software product offerings.

We feel this investment by CIBER will help ensure we always deliver the very best in technology solutions.' About CIBER, Inc. Is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services and reliable delivery for both private and government sector clients. CIBER's services are offered globally on a project- or strategic-staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., CIBER now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. Offices, 25 European offices and seven offices in Asia/Pacific. Operating in 18 countries, with more than 8,500 employees and annual revenue of approximately $1.2 billion, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients' systems to 'competitive advantage status.'

CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, the Reliable Global IT Services Partner.

CIBER Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements Statements contained in this release may constitute 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CIBER undertakes neither intention nor obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. CIBER and the CIBER logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of CIBER, Inc. Copyright(C) 2008. Photo: NewsCom: AP Archive: PRN Photo Desk, CIBER, Inc.

CONTACT: Robin Caputo, Media Relations,, or Jennifer Matuschek, Investor Relations,, both of CIBER, Inc., +1-303-220-0100 Web site: Digital Realty Trust Promotes Jim Smith to Chief Technology OfficerIn CTO Role, Smith Will Lead Digital Realty Trust's Use of Datacenter Infrastructure Technology SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc., the leading owner and manager of corporate and Internet gateway datacenters, has promoted Jim Smith to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Smith has served as the Company's Vice President of Engineering. As the first person to hold the title of CTO at Digital Realty Trust, he will take the lead role in directing Digital Realty Trust's implementation of datacenter technologies.

'Jim's work has had a profound impact on the way we design and operate all of our facilities, and this promotion to CTO will allow him to play an even greater role in how we utilize technology to drive increasing value for our customers by reducing costs, increasing operating efficiencies, and developing Green operating environments,' said Michael F. Foust, CEO of Digital Realty Trust. 'He was recently recognized as one of the top technologists in the industry by InfoWorld, and we are proud to call him our own. Digital Realty Trust is changing the face of the datacenter industry, and he is a big part of our success story.'

Last month, Mr. Smith was recognized in InfoWorld's Top 25 Chief Technology Officers for 2008, a list of the top technologists in the IT industry. InfoWorld's profile of Mr. Smith put a spotlight on his role leading Digital Realty Trust's green datacenter initiatives and his extensive industry education efforts to broaden adoption of green best practices. Digital Realty Trust has achieved a number of industry firsts for green datacenters, including building the first LEED Gold datacenter, being the first company to report PUE energy efficiency data about its datacenter facilities, being the first real estate company to become a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, and being the first company to adopt a number of other green best practices across its global portfolio of datacenter facilities.

As Vice President of Engineering, Mr. Smith was responsible for all datacenter development projects, spearheaded the Company's efficiency and green datacenter strategy, and managed power procurement and energy management. In the past three years, Mr. Smith and the Digital Realty Trust team have delivered more than 100,000 kW (100 MW) of UPS capacity on over 40 datacenter projects in North America and Europe -- including the industry's first LEED Gold certified Datacenter.

Smith has a BSc in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College and an MBA from London Business School. About Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter(TM) and Powered Base Building(TM) datacenter solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services.

Digital Realty Trust's 74 properties, excluding one property held as an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter tenants. Comprising approximately 12.9 million rentable square feet as of August 6, 2008, including 1.9 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout North America and Europe. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust's website at Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. TI unveils industry's thinnest 500-mA power converter solutionTiny 6-MHz step-down DC/DC converter supports ultra-thin, feature-rich smart phones, wireless modules and portable electronics DALLAS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Giving portable designers the ability to add more features and functions on a handheld device, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced today the industry's smallest and thinnest 500-mA, step-down DC/DC converter solution for space-constrained applications.

The high-efficiency power management integrated circuit (IC) is the first 6-MHz, 500-mA converter to achieve a 13-mm2 solution size with an ultra-thin 0.6-mm total height. See: Leveraging TI's analog manufacturing technology, the new TPS62601 converter achieves up to 89-percent power efficiency and only 30-uA typical operating quiescent current -- all from a 0.9-mm x 1.3-mm chip scale package roughly the size of a flake of pepper. The synchronous, switch-mode device's fixed frequency of 6-MHz allows the use of only one 0.47-uH inductor with a height of 0.6-mm and two low-cost ceramic capacitors, without compromising performance and efficiency.

'Portable system designers continue to desire more features on their devices, which require smaller, efficient DC/DC converters to maintain long battery life and system run-times,' said Steve Anderson, senior vice president of Power Management, TI. 'The TPS62601 gives portable designers access to the smallest, thinnest 500-mA DC/DC solution, which simplifies design and reduces board space and time-to-market.' The TPS62601 can deliver DC voltage regulation accuracy of +/- 1.5-percent. In addition, the device's excellent load transient response, wide input voltage range of 2.3-V to 5.5-V and 1.8-V of output allows it to effectively support single-rail voltage requirements as designers add new features and functionality. The TPS62601 supports many applications, such as memory modules, GPS modules, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules or other wireless micro-modules used in ultra-thin smart phones, digital still cameras, portable disk drives and media players. The converter also applies energy-saving techniques to help maximize battery run-time.

For example, the converter automatically enters a power save mode during light-load operating conditions via an automatic pulse frequency modulation and pulse width modulation switching feature. In shutdown mode, the device's current consumption is reduced to less than 1-uA.

Pricing and availability The TPS62601 is available today in volume from TI and its authorized distributors. The device comes in a highly reliable, six-pin, wafer chip scale (0.9-mm x 1.3-mm) package and has a suggested resale price of $1.45 each in quantities of 1,000 units. The TPS62601EVM-327 evaluation module, application notes and TI's online Power Management selection tool are available through Innovative power management for portable electronics In addition to the TPS62601, TI provides a broad range of power management battery management solutions for handheld devices. Examples include the new 3-MHz bq24150, switch-mode battery charger integrated circuit, the system-side bq27500 battery fuel gauges, and TI's DC/DC converters that support RF power amplifiers and core supply voltages. Complete system block diagrams with analog and digital solutions for OMAP(TM) 3 processor-based applications can be found at: About Texas Instruments Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun.

A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to Please refer all reader inquiries to: Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group, SC-08100 Literature Response Center 14950 FAA Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76155 1-800-477-8924 Trademarks OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Photo: NewsCom: AP Archive: PRN Photo Desk Texas Instruments Incorporated CONTACT: Matt McKinney of Texas Instruments, +1-214-480-6894,; or Kim LaFleur of Golin Harris, +1-972-341-2516,, for Texas Instruments; Please do not publish these numbers or e-mail addresses Web site: EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $2.0 Million Order from DHSCompany to Provide Submersible P25 Radios IRVING, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Announced today that it has received a $2.0 million task order against the $16 million United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) multi-year contract previously announced by the Company on October 11, 2007.

The task order calls for the company to provide its submersible Project 25 compliant radios and accessories to the DHS. 'Our Project 25 compliant radios feature the Enhanced P25 Vocoder, and with the immersion housing they meet military specifications (MIL SPEC) 810C through 810F as well as the IP67 specification for submersibility,' said Michael E. Jalbert, chairman and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies. 'The FIPS-compliant encryption algorithms provide the security that the customer requires.'

'This is the third order we have received from this DHS customer, and they have praised how responsive all levels of our organization have been throughout the fulfillment of the previous orders. We recently changed our tagline to 'We Respond' and this order further validates that tagline.' The company will ship the order in the third quarter, Jalbert added. About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives.

The Company's customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company's products are marketed under the EFJohnson, 3e Technologies International, and Transcrypt International names. For more information, visit. Safe Harbor Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $1.5 Million Order from DoD CustomerCompany to Provide Additional P25 Compliant Radios on Trunked IP25(TM) Infrastructure System IRVING, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Announced today that it has again been selected by a major systems integrator to provide Project 25 compliant radios.

This is a $1.5 million follow-on order for a Department of Defense customer in support of the war on terrorism. The radios will be used on the company's Trunked IP25(TM) Infrastructure System.

'Our system provides extensive trunked radio voice communications capability to support our customer's daily operations,' said Michael Jalbert, chairman and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies. 'We are providing additional Project 25 compliant radios for their personnel.

This new order puts more radios into their hands and assists in helping them to complete their mission.' About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

Focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The Company's customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company's products are marketed under the EFJohnson, 3e Technologies International, and Transcrypt International names. For more information, visit. Safe Harbor Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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