Companies news of 2006-08-01 (page 1)

  • TALX Employment and Income Verification Services Now Available Through Fannie Mae's...
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange renews HyTS Terminal marketing agreement with Belzberg...
  • Verizon Expands Choice for TV Service to Florida's Lutz, Land o Lakes and Keystone...
  • TRX Adds New Clients to Growing Client BaseBeins, Viajes Marsans, and Wings(TM) Corporate...
  • HickoryTech Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
  • Tri-Vision licenses U.S. V-chip to Syntax-Brillian Corp.SYMBOL: TVL
  • Diamond Mourns Death of Board Member Mark L. Gordon
  • /C O R R E C T I O N -- ActivIdentity/
  • Nortel Declares Preferred Share Dividends
  • Data Systems & Software Inc. Completes $3.18 Million Private Placement
  • Newport Corporation to Present at Cannacord Adams Summer Seminar
  • CBOT Successfully Launches Electronic Trading of Agricultural Futures During Daytime...
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture Selects Cascades Technologies, Akamai Technologies and...
  • Nortel Declares Preferred Share Dividends
  • Access Integrated Technologies' Subsidiary, Christie/AIX, Closes on 7-Year, $217 Million...
  • Shopping 'Diva' Shows There's No Need to Starve When It Comes to In-Store...
  • NEC Electronics and NEC Unveil Innovative System-in-Package TechnologySingle-Package 3-D...
  • CSC Awarded Department of Homeland Security Eagle Contract to Provide Broad Range of IT...
  • Proprietary Algorithm Software to be Upgraded for Easier Physician Access to New Weight...
  • Tricast, Archer and Buzz Are Set to Unveil a Number of Joint Ventures at the Bangkok...
  • CounterPath Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Results
  • TRM to Present Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results
  • Nasdaq Agrees to Global ePoint Appeal, Sets Hearing Date
  • The spell is cast: PoxNora materializes
  • Optelecom-NKF Wins Video Network Contract With STESA
  • Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. Announces Planned Changes to the Board of Directors
  • ActivIdentity Schedules Q3 Earnings Release for August 9, 2006
  • Latest Walkman Players Add a Splash of Color and Stamina to Your Digital Music Experience
  • AT&T Wins $4.8 Million Contract With Oshkosh Truck Corporation



    TALX Employment and Income Verification Services Now Available Through Fannie Mae's Anti-fraud Tools

    ST. LOUIS, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TALX Corporation announced today that its automated income and employment verification service, The Work Number(R), is now available through Fannie Mae's Anti-fraud Tools as a documentation source in lieu of borrower provided documentation.

    Lenders are required to review copies of borrower pay stubs and W-2s as third party documentation to verify income and employment. Now, as an alternative to this paper intensive process, the automated verification of employment and income services provided by The Work Number may be used for these verification purposes.

    The Work Number is currently available to users of Fannie Mae's Anti-fraud Tools suite. For more information on these Anti-fraud Tools, please visit Fannie Mae's web site at http://www.efanniemae.com/.

    Stacey Simpson, president of The Work Number service, notes, "With The Work Number now available through Fannie Mae's Anti-fraud Tools suite, TALX can help the lending community become more efficient by streamlining the lending process. As a result, consumers can benefit from an expedited verification process that can in turn result in faster loan processing by lenders."

    About TALX and The Work Number Service:

    The Work Number, TALX Corporation's automated employment and income verification service, leads the industry with over 130 million records. More than half of Fortune 500 corporations, most federal government employers, and many local employers such as state governments, school districts, and hospitals have outsourced employment verifications using The Work Number.

    TALX Corporation, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading provider of human resource and payroll-related services and holds a leadership position in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients, including three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies, with Web-based services focused in three employment- related areas: hiring, pay reporting, and compliance. Hiring services include assessments and talent management, paperless new hires, and tax credits and incentives. Pay reporting services include electronic time tracking, paperless pay, and W-2 management. Compliance services include employment and income verifications through The Work Number, unemployment tax management, and I-9 management. The company's common stock trades in the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol TALX. For more information about TALX Corporation, call 314- 214-7000 or access the company's Web site at http://www.talx.com/.

    TALX Corporation

    CONTACT: Pam Stevens, TALX Corporation, +1-314-214-7235, E-mail:
    pstevens@talx.com

    Web site: http://www.talx.com/
    http://www.efanniemae.com/




    Chicago Board Options Exchange renews HyTS Terminal marketing agreement with Belzberg Technologies Inc.

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange(R) (CBOE(R)) and Belzberg Technologies Inc. (TSX:BLZ) announced today a five-year renewal of their marketing agreement for the HyTS(R) Terminal - a multifaceted trading workstation provided by Electronic Brokerage Systems, LLC, an affiliate of Belzberg Technologies.

    The HyTS Terminal provides CBOE members and their customers with "point and shoot trading" and smart order routing to all U.S. options exchanges, with real-time market data. The HyTS Terminal also serves as an order management tool with position monitoring, order status and maintenance, and complex-order execution and tracking.

    "We are extremely happy to be renewing this relationship with CBOE until 2011," said Sidney H. Belzberg, Chairman and CEO of Belzberg Technologies, Inc. "It is a strong endorsement of our technology that the world's largest options exchange has chosen to continue marketing our trading system to its members and their customers."

    "Our users have found the HyTS Terminal to be an extremely useful tool for accessing the CBOE Hybrid Trading System and the broader options marketplace" said CBOE Executive Vice President Edward Provost. "We are pleased to extend our contract with Belzberg and continue to build on our success together."

    About CBOE

    CBOE, the world's largest options marketplace and the creator of listed options, is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For additional information about the CBOE and its products, visit the CBOE website at: http://www.cboe.com/.

    CBOE(R), Chicago Board Options Exchange(R), and HyTS(R) are registered trademarks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated.

    About Belzberg Technologies

    Belzberg Technologies provides the software and networks that enable global, direct access routing and execution of trades for financial institutions in the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition, the company owns an agency-only broker-dealer in the United States that allows the company to execute equities and option trades for our customers. Using Belzberg's suite of integrated trading tools and network connectivity, Belzberg's customers have direct access to all North American equities and options markets, as well as major European stock exchanges. The firm's client-base includes over 200 leading U.S and international brokerage houses and financial institutions. Belzberg Technologies is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Ticker-BLZ) - additional information is available at http://www.belzberg.com/.

    Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are based on forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainty. A variety of important factors could cause results to differ materially from such statements, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting the company's operation, markets, products, prices and other factors.

    Belzberg Technologies Inc.

    CONTACT: Sid Belzberg, Chief Executive Officer, Phone: (416) 360-1812,
    E-mail: sbelzberg@belzberg.com




    Verizon Expands Choice for TV Service to Florida's Lutz, Land o Lakes and Keystone ResidentsVerizon FiOS TV, High-Speed Internet Now Available to More Than 34,000 Households in Pasco County; Company's Video Franchises Now Cover 3 Million Households in Nine States

    TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon today expanded the availability of its FiOS TV service to more than 34,000 households in Pasco County, offering them amazingly sharp pictures and sound and a true choice for subscription television and on-demand programming, via the company's all-digital, fiber-optic network. Verizon is the only company to offer such a communications network all the way to customers in millions of homes and offices across the country.

    Verizon began taking orders for its fiber-optic TV services in these parts of the county today: In Land o Lakes, 10,000 households can now order the service; in Lutz, nearly 3,000 households; and in Keystone, just over 2,400 households. This follows the initial introduction of FiOS TV earlier this year to approximately 19,000 households in the Wesley Chapel area. In the months ahead, Verizon will expand FiOS TV's availability to more households in Pasco County.

    The company now has video franchises covering approximately 3 million households in nine states and over 100 franchise areas. As the fiber network is fully deployed in franchise areas, Verizon will provide these consumers with the opportunity to choose FiOS TV.

    "Today's expansion of FiOS TV availability in Pasco County will free these customers from the control of a single cable-TV provider," said Alan Ciamporcero, Verizon's Southeast region president. "Best of all, they can break that grip by joining the Verizon fiber-technology revolution, entering a world where they have choice, competition and the value that it creates."

    Service highlights include: * A lead offer with more than 180 digital video and music channels for $39.95. With an annual savings agreement, customers can choose either $5 off the monthly Movie Package price or waive the monthly standard set-top box fee of $3.95. * Twenty-six high-definition (HD) channels in the Florida market, with extraordinary clarity and theater-quality sound. * More than 2,500 On Demand titles available to customers now, increasing to over 3,500 titles in the next several months. * Channels grouped by genres such as entertainment, sports, news, shopping, movies and family, making it easy for audiences to find their favorite programming. * An easy-to-use interactive programming guide that integrates HD programming, On Demand content and the digital video recorder along with broadcast television into a seamless user experience. * A dual-tuner, HD-capable DVR that gives customers the freedom to pause and rewind live TV, record one show while watching another, and fast forward to their favorite part of the program - all without a VCR, tapes or DVDs. * FiOS TV Widgets, a free interactive feature that provides local weather and traffic information.

    Information on packages and prices is available at http://www.verizon.net/fiostv. Customers also can call 1-800-880-2941 to see if they are able to order FiOS TV.

    Early response to the television, data and voice offerings in the region has been strong. When Verizon reported its 2006 second-quarter earnings today, it noted that in markets where the company has been selling FiOS TV for at least six months, its penetration levels already average 10 percent.

    In addition to Florida, FiOS TV is also available to customers in parts of six other states: California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Texas and Virginia. "Our plan is to add more households in Florida each month while also managing the available work force to meet consumer demand," said Ciamporcero. "We want to deliver FiOS television and high-speed Internet services to consumers as quickly as possible."

    Delivered over Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, FiOS TV is a formidable competitor to cable and satellite. The Verizon FTTP network, the largest of its kind in the country, is currently under construction in more than half the states where the company offers landline communications services, including more than 20 of Verizon's service areas in Florida.

    To date, Verizon has deployed over 3.5 million feet of fiber in Pasco County and over 25 million feet, or 4,795 miles, in Florida. The network brings the power and capacity of fiber optics directly into people's homes and has industry-leading quality and reliability. Fiber has the capacity to transmit a wide array of high-definition programming that is so clear and intense it seems to leap from the TV screen. It also delivers Internet download speeds of up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps as well as high-quality voice services.

    (More information about FiOS TV and fiber optics is available in Verizon's online News Center at http://www.verizon.com/news.)

    Service and Package Details

    FiOS TV subscribers can choose from three simple-to-understand service offerings, each with built-in choice and value. They can then choose from packages and premium channels with programming that meets their special interests. Verizon offers three set-top boxes: standard definition for $3.95 per month; high definition, which includes HD channels, for $9.95 per month; and a dual-tuner, HD-capable digital video recorder for $12.95 per month.

    The services include: * FiOS TV Premier, Verizon's lead offer, delivers more than 180 video and music channels for $39.95 as a stand-alone service or $34.95 a month with Verizon FiOS Internet Service or a qualifying voice plan. This tier includes access to On Demand content and requires a set-top box. High-definition channels are included in this tier at no extra charge, and customers must have an HD set-top box and an HD-ready TV to view them. * La Conexion, an alternative to Expanded Basic service designed for bilingual consumers who enjoy TV programs in English and Spanish, for $27.95 per month with Verizon FiOS Internet Service or a qualifying voice plan. La Conexion is also available as a stand-alone service for $32.95 per month. The package includes nearly 140 channels with English and Spanish-language programming and access to On Demand programming. This service requires a set-top box. High-definition channels are included in this tier at no extra charge, and customers must have an HD set-top box and an HD-ready TV to view them.

    Verizon also offers FiOS TV Local, with access to local and community channels for $12.95 per month.

    Consumers with a passion for movies can add the movie package with 44 channels of Starz, Encore, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Sundance and Flix, as well as 255 titles of On Demand programming, for a regular price of $11.95 a month. Sports enthusiasts can add a 15-channel sports package for $5.95 a month. Or, both packages can be purchased for $14.95 a month. In addition to the movie package, customers with a set-top box can order new, On Demand movie releases for $3.95 each or choose from a selection of movie library titles for $2.95 each.

    For wrestling fans, Verizon offers World Wrestling Entertainment's WWE 24/7, a subscription On Demand service, for $7.95 a month. Karaoke fans can sing along at home with a subscription to the Karaoke package for $7.95 a month.

    Verizon also offers 14 HBO channels and 12 Cinemax channels as premium services, with each set of channels available for $14.95. The price includes access to each channel's subscription On Demand library. Subscribers who want both HBO and Cinemax will pay $24.95 per month.

    The value of FiOS TV extends to the installation and customer support. Specially trained Verizon technicians will install the service and acquaint subscribers with FiOS TV features and services. Verizon is waiving the installation fee for up to three existing TV outlets, and there is no charge to install a needed optical network terminal at the subscriber's home. Charges for other installation services, such as additional outlets, may apply. Verizon provides 24x7 technical assistance by phone from its specialized Fiber Solutions Centers.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 55 million customers nationwide. Verizon Business operates one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks. Verizon Telecom is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. Based in New York, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 252,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com/.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at http://www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    Verizon

    CONTACT: Bob Elek of Verizon, +1-813-483-2541, bob.elek@verizon.com

    Web site: http://www.verizon.com/
    http://www.verizon.net/fiostv

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/618232.html




    TRX Adds New Clients to Growing Client BaseBeins, Viajes Marsans, and Wings(TM) Corporate Travel Sign Long-Term CORREX Agreements

    ATLANTA, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRX, Inc. , a leading, independent provider of transaction processing and data integration solutions to the global travel industry, today announced the completion of long-term CORREX contracts with three new clients: Beins B.V. (Beins), Viajes Marsans, and Wings(TM) Corporate Travel.

    Beins, with the brand CheapTickets.nl, is currently the largest online ticket provider in Holland, and is a leading consolidator and distributor of travel to the Dutch market. Beins signed a long-term contract with TRX to provide CORREX ticket processing services. CORREX will enable Beins to introduce advanced automation to reduce its fixed costs and increase its processing capability -- enabling sustained growth and enhancing profitability. Beins' customers will benefit from improved quality service and faster, more accurate, and timely processing of their reservations.

    TRX and Viajes Marsans executed a long-term CORREX contract to help the Spanish travel management company increase the efficiency and quality of its services. The primary objective of Viajes Marsans, the oldest travel company in Spain established in 1910, is to deliver the highest quality customer service. CORREX automates quality control, file finishing, and ticketing services for Viajes Marsans, enabling the company to focus on its customers and improve the travel experience, while increasing efficiency in a cost- effective manner.

    Wings(TM) Corporate Travel, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is an independent, innovative corporate travel management provider. Wings(TM) selected CORREX to further automate its processes and increase its service options to its customer base. Wings(TM) Corporate Travel emphasizes a customer-focused approach to business travel management that ensures measurable service and value creation, as well as accountability. CORREX supports Wings' business objectives by helping the company increase operational efficiencies and enabling the agency to focus on its travelers and business growth.

    "TRX is very excited to welcome Beins, Viajes Marsans, and Wings(TM) Corporate Travel as new clients," said TRX President & CEO, Trip Davis. "We have focused on new client sales in 2006 and we are seeing success now in Q2 and Q3 around the globe."

    "Beins is a leader in the Netherlands; Viajes Marsans is the oldest travel company in Spain; and Wings is at the top of the South African market. These relationships are super strategic for us as we demonstrate the efficiency and leverage of our technology on a global basis," added Davis. "We have significant expansion opportunities with our transaction processing and data integration technologies worldwide. We look forward to long-term success with these new clients with CORREX and other TRX technologies."

    TRX's CORREX solution encompasses a range of modules to automate ticket processing activities, including quality control and file finishing, auto- ticketing, pre-trip reporting, e-ticket tracking, and trip improvement services. Clients are able to utilize CORREX's automated processing modules individually or employ the full CORREX solution suite.

    About TRX, Inc.

    TRX is a leading, independent provider of transaction processing and data integration services to the global travel industry. TRX provides five hosted technology and service offerings: RESX (Online Booking), SELEX (Agent Technology), CORREX (Automated Processing), TRANXACT (Settlement & Exceptions), and DATATRAX (Data Integration). TRX provides each of these solutions individually or as a comprehensive, integrated end-to-end processing suite for travel agencies, travel suppliers, large corporations, credit card issuers, and expense management companies. TRX is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations and staff in North America, Europe, and Asia.

    TRX, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kira Perdue of Trevelino-Keller Communications Group for TRX,
    +1-404-214-0722, ext. 101, or kperdue@trevelinokeller.com

    Web site: http://www.trx.com/




    HickoryTech Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

    MANKATO, Minn., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HickoryTech Corporation announced today that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 12 cents per share, payable Sept. 5, 2006 to shareholders of record Aug. 15, 2006. The company has a long history of paying quarterly cash dividends. HickoryTech Corporation is a diversified communications company headquartered in Mankato, Minn., with operations in Minnesota and Iowa and approximately 480 employees. In its 109th year of operation, HickoryTech offers a full array of telecommunications products and services to business and residential customers. The Telecom Sector offers local voice, long distance, Internet, Broadband services, Digital TV, and IP networking. The Enterprise Solutions Sector provides IP Telephony, call center management, and data network solutions. The Enventis Telecom Sector provides IP-based voice and data services and network solutions on a state wide SONET-based network. The Information Solutions Sector develops telecom and carrier access billing solutions. To learn more about HickoryTech Corporation, visit the company's Web site at http://www.hickorytech.com/ .

    Certain statements included in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry in which HickoryTech operates and management's beliefs and assumptions. The forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and probabilities. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Except as required by federal securities laws, HickoryTech undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements for any reason.

    HickoryTech Corporation

    CONTACT: David Christensen, CFO, +1-507-387-3355, or Jennifer Spaude,
    Director of Public and Investor Relations, +1-507-386-3765, both of
    HickoryTech

    Web site: http://www.hickorytech.com/




    Tri-Vision licenses U.S. V-chip to Syntax-Brillian Corp.SYMBOL: TVL

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Vision International Ltd./Ltee (TSX:TVL) today announced that it has licensed its V-chip technology under United States Patent # 5,828,402 (the '402 Patent) to Syntax-Brillian Corporation, Digimedia Technology Co., Ltd., and Taiwan Kolin Company. The license covers all digital receiver products produced for sale in the United States. The license is valid through the expiration of the patent in 2016. Syntax-Brillian licensed the Company's Canadian Patent in February of this year.

    In Tri-Vision's growing licensee family 28 companies have been awarded a U.S. License. Other companies which have acquired V-chip licenses for Tri-Vision's U.S. '402 Patent include: LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, Pioneer, Funai, Orion, Korat Denki, World Electric, Eastech, Erae Electronics, Seiko Epson, Shenzhen KXD, Optoma, Coretronic, Akai, Chunghwa, NEC, Humax, Viewsonic, Shinco, Lite-On and a number of major corporations, including Dell Inc., have committed to selling televisions under Tri-Vision's license.

    As part of the transition to a digital television broadcast system in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated phased-in rules to ensure that the V-chip can respond to any rating system changes in all digital television receiver products by March 1, 2007. Tri-Vision's open V-chip (also known as V-chip 2.0) is the only known patented technology capable of accepting modified or new rating systems. The FCC ruling took effect on March 15, 2006.

    About Syntax-Brillian Corporation:

    Syntax-Brillian Corporation (http://www.syntaxbrillian.com/) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of LCD and LCoS(TM) HDTVs and digital entertainment products. The Company's lead products include its Olevia brand (http://www.olevia.com/) of widescreen HDTV Ready and HD-built-in LCD TVs -- one of the fastest growing global TV brands -- and its Gen II LCoS(TM) 720p and 1080p rear-projection HDTVs for the high-end video/audio market. Syntax-Brillian's global supply chain, Asian operations and North American sales channels position the Company as a market leader in consumer and high-end HDTV and digital entertainment products.

    About Tri-Vision:

    Tri-Vision International Ltd/Ltee is a public company founded in 1986. Shares of the Company trade on Canada's Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol TVL. Tri-Vision operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Tri-Vision Electronics Inc. and Think Broadband Solutions Inc.

    To receive Company news releases, please email Trivision@tri-vision.ca and mention "TVL news" on the subject line.

    To find out more about Tri-Vision International Ltd. (TSX: TVL), visit our website at http://www.tri-vision.ca/

    Tri-Vision International Ltd.

    CONTACT: CHF Investor Relations, Jeanny So, Broker Relations Specialist,
    Tel: (416) 868-1079 ext. 225, Email: jeanny@chfir.com




    Diamond Mourns Death of Board Member Mark L. Gordon

    CHICAGO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. , a premier global management consulting firm, mourns the passing of Mark L. Gordon, a member of the company's board of directors since 1999, and his wife, Rachelle, who died over the weekend.

    "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mark and Shelley," said Mel Bergstein, Chairman of Diamond's Board of Directors. "Mark was an ideal board member and long-time friend who was a recognized and innovative expert in his field. As a board member he was knowledgeable, competent and collegial with an independent attitude. Mark and Shelley were caring individuals with energy and a great love of life. We will sorely miss them both."

    "In many ways Mark represented Diamond's heritage," said Adam Gutstein, CEO of Diamond. "Mark helped to write many of our firm's original governance documents, and as a director has been with us through many of the most important times in our firm's history. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Gordons' family and friends at this time of great loss for us all."

    Mr. Gordon, age 55, joined Diamond's board of directors in 1999. He was formerly Managing Partner of Gordon & Glickson LLC, and as of February 1, 2006, a Partner of McGuireWoods LLP and Department Chair for the firm's Technology & Business Department. Mr. Gordon's law practice was focused on providing legal and business counsel to the domestic and international information technology and electronic commerce marketplaces. He provided strategic consulting and legal advice to clients in connection with significant transactional matters and advised a wide range of emerging technology companies in connection with their organization, growth, and related legal and business matters.

    In addition to serving on Diamond's Board Mr. Gordon served on the Boards of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; and the Medical Research Institute Council of Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital. He was an active member of the Economic Club of Chicago and Commercial Club of Chicago.

    About Diamond

    Diamond is a premier global management consulting firm that helps leading organizations develop and implement growth strategies, improve operations, and capitalize on technology. Mobilizing multidisciplinary teams from our highly skilled strategy, technology, and operations professionals worldwide, Diamond works collaboratively with clients, unleashing the power within their own organizations to achieve sustainable business advantage. To learn more visit http://www.diamondconsultants.com/ .

    Contacts: Margaret M. Boyce Investor Relations +1.312.255.5784 margaret.boyce@diamondcluster.com David Moon Media Relations +1.312.255.4560 david.moon@diamondcluster.com

    Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc.

    CONTACT: Margaret M. Boyce, Investor Relations, +1-312-255-5784,
    margaret.boyce@diamondcluster.com , or David Moon, Media Relations,
    +1-312-255-4560, david.moon@diamondcluster.com , both of Diamond Management &
    Technology Consultants, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.diamondconsultants.com/




    /C O R R E C T I O N -- ActivIdentity/

    In the news release, ActivIdentity Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2006 Financial Results, issued earlier today by ActivIdentity over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "ActivIdentity Schedules Q3 Earnings Release for August 9, 2006" rather than "ActivIdentity Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2006 Financial Results" as originally issued inadvertently.

    ActivIdentity



    Nortel Declares Preferred Share Dividends

    TORONTO, Canada, August 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Nortel Networks Limited today declared a dividend in respect of each of the months of August and September on each of the outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Class A Preferred Shares Series 5 (TSX: NTL.PR.F) and the outstanding Non-cumulative Redeemable Class A Preferred Shares Series 7 (TSX: NTL.PR.G). The dividend amount for each series is calculated in accordance with the terms and conditions applicable to each respective series, as set out in the Company's articles. The annual dividend rate for each series floats in relation to changes in the average of the prime rate of Royal Bank of Canada and The Toronto-Dominion Bank during the preceding month ("Prime") and is adjusted upwards or downwards on a monthly basis by an adjustment factor which is based on the weighted average daily trading price of each of the series for the preceding month, respectively. The maximum monthly adjustment for changes in the weighted average daily trading price of each of the series will be plus or minus 4.0% of Prime. The annual floating dividend rate applicable for a month will in no event be less than 50% of Prime or greater than Prime. The dividend on each series in respect of the month of August is payable on September 12, 2006 to shareholders of record of such series at the close of business on August 31, 2006. The dividend on each series in respect of the month of September is payable on October 12, 2006 to shareholders of record of such series at the close of business on September 29, 2006.

    About Nortel

    Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our next-generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

    Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different. Further, actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following (i) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's restatements and related matters including: Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements and related events; the negative impact on Nortel and NNL of their most recent restatement and delay in filing their financial statements and related periodic reports; legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements, or any substantial regulatory fines or other penalties or sanctions, related to the ongoing regulatory and criminal investigations of Nortel in the U.S. and Canada; any significant pending civil litigation actions not encompassed by Nortel's proposed class action settlement; any substantial cash payment and/or significant dilution of Nortel's existing equity positions resulting from the finalization and approval of its proposed class action settlement, or if such proposed class action settlement is not finalized, any larger settlements or awards of damages in respect of such class actions; any unsuccessful remediation of Nortel's material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting resulting in an inability to report Nortel's results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the time required to implement Nortel's remedial measures; Nortel's inability to access, in its current form, its shelf registration filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Nortel's below investment grade credit rating and any further adverse effect on its credit rating due to Nortel's restatements of its financial statements; any adverse affect on Nortel's business and market price of its publicly traded securities arising from continuing negative publicity related to Nortel's restatements; Nortel's potential inability to attract or retain the personnel necessary to achieve its business objectives; any breach by Nortel of the continued listing requirements of the NYSE or TSX causing the NYSE and/or the TSX to commence suspension or delisting procedures; (ii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's business including: yearly and quarterly fluctuations of Nortel's operating results; reduced demand and pricing pressures for its products due to global economic conditions, significant competition, competitive pricing practice, cautious capital spending by customers, increased industry consolidation, rapidly changing technologies, evolving industry standards, frequent new product introductions and short product life cycles, and other trends and industry characteristics affecting the telecommunications industry; the sufficiency of recently announced restructuring actions, including the potential for higher actual costs to be incurred in connection with these restructuring actions compared to the estimated costs of such actions and the ability to achieve the targeted cost savings and reductions of Nortel's unfunded pension liability deficit; any material and adverse affects on Nortel's performance if its expectations regarding market demand for particular products prove to be wrong or because of certain barriers in its efforts to expand internationally; any reduction in Nortel's operating results and any related volatility in the market price of its publicly traded securities arising from any decline in its gross margin, or fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; any negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contract and contract manufacturing agreements including as a result of using a sole supplier for key optical networking solutions components, and any defects or errors in Nortel's current or planned products; any negative impact to Nortel of its failure to achieve its business transformation objectives; additional valuation allowances for all or a portion of its deferred tax assets; Nortel's failure to protect its intellectual property rights, or any adverse judgments or settlements arising out of disputes regarding intellectual property; changes in regulation of the Internet and/or other aspects of the industry; Nortel's failure to successfully operate or integrate its strategic acquisitions, or failure to consummate or succeed with its strategic alliances; any negative effect of Nortel's failure to evolve adequately its financial and managerial control and reporting systems and processes, manage and grow its business, or create an effective risk management strategy; and (iii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's liquidity, financing arrangements and capital including: the impact of Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements; any inability of Nortel to manage cash flow fluctuations to fund working capital requirements or achieve its business objectives in a timely manner or obtain additional sources of funding; high levels of debt, limitations on Nortel capitalizing on business opportunities because of credit facility covenants, or on obtaining additional secured debt pursuant to the provisions of indentures governing certain of Nortel's public debt issues and the provisions of its credit facilities; any increase of restricted cash requirements for Nortel if it is unable to secure alternative support for obligations arising from certain normal course business activities, or any inability of Nortel's subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient funding; any negative effect to Nortel of the need to make larger defined benefit plans contributions in the future or exposure to customer credit risks or inability of customers to fulfill payment obligations under customer financing arrangements; any negative impact on Nortel's ability to make future acquisitions, raise capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price volatility and further declines in the market price of Nortel's publicly traded securities, or any future share consolidation resulting in a lower total market capitalization or adverse effect on the liquidity of Nortel's common shares. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    (x) Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks.

    Nortel

    For further information: Media, Jay Barta, (+972) 685-2381, jbarta@nortel.com; Investors, (888)-901-7286, +1-(905)-863-6049, investor@nortel.com




    Data Systems & Software Inc. Completes $3.18 Million Private Placement

    MAHWAH, N.J., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data Systems & Software Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DSSI) today announced that it has completed the second and final closing of its previously announced private placement of Common Stock, par value $.01 per share. At the final closing the Company received gross proceeds of $916,061, against the issuance of 345,685 shares of Common Stock at a price of $2.65 per share. This brings the aggregate gross proceeds raised in the offering to $3.18 million and the aggregate number of shares issued to 1.2 million.

    By the terms of the offering, each subscriber, in addition to the Common Stock purchased, received a warrant exercisable for the purchase of 25% of the number of shares purchased, resulting in the issuance at the final closing of warrants to purchase 86,424 shares. The warrants are exercisable for shares of the Company's Common Stock for a period of five years at an exercise price of $2.78 per share and are redeemable by the Company in certain circumstances. Warrants to issue an aggregate of 300,005 shares of Common Stock were issued to subscribers in the offering.

    First Montauk Securities Corp. served as placement agent for the offering. Out of the gross proceeds received at the final closing, the Company paid the placement agent fees and commissions of approximately $100,000. In addition, in connection with the final closing, the Company issued to the placement agent warrants to purchase 34,569 shares of Common Stock on the same terms as those issued to the subscribers. The total of placement agent fees and commissions paid in connection with the offering was approximately $350,000 and the total number of warrants issued to the placement agent was 120,001.

    Commenting on the completion of the offering, John A. Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company stated, "We are going to put this capital to work to benefit the shareholders."

    The securities issued and issuable in the offering have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

    About DSSI

    Data Systems & Software Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DSSI) is a provider of software consulting and development services. In addition, its Comverge Inc. equity affiliate is a leading Demand Response company enabling utilities, industry and consumers to better manage peak electricity usage. Additional information about DSSI is available at http://www.dssiinc.com/ and at http://www.dsit.co.il/.

    CONTACT: John A. Moore, CEO DATA SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE INC. (302) 993-0541 ext. 220 E-mail: jamoore@dssiinc.com

    Data Systems & Software Inc.

    CONTACT: John A. Moore, CEO, of DATA SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE INC.,
    +1-302-993-0541 ext. 220, or jamoore@dssiinc.com

    Web site: http://www.dssiinc.com/
    http://www.dsit.co.il/




    Newport Corporation to Present at Cannacord Adams Summer Seminar

    IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newport Corporation announced that it will present at the Cannacord Adams 26th Annual Summer Seminar next Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time (11:30 a.m. Pacific Time). The conference, one of the longest-running institutional investor events focused exclusively on growth companies, will be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.

    The presentation by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert G. Deuster and Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Charles Cargile can be heard through a live audio webcast available at the following links: http://www.newport.com/investors and http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/conflobby.zhtml?ticker=NEWP&item_id=1318883.

    The slides to be used during the presentation will be available in PowerPoint(R) format on both websites. A replay will be available approximately one hour after the live presentation and will remain archived on both sites.

    ABOUT NEWPORT CORPORATION

    Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to scientific research, microelectronics, life and health sciences, aerospace and defense/security, and general industrial markets. The company provides components and integrated subsystems to manufacturers of semiconductor processing equipment, biomedical instrumentation and medical devices, advanced automated assembly and test systems to manufacturers of communications and electronics devices, and a broad array of high-precision systems, components and instruments to commercial, academic and government customers worldwide. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, precision automation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation and optical subsystems to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's Midcap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

    Newport Corporation

    CONTACT: Charles F. Cargile, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial
    Officer and Treasurer, Newport Corporation, +1-949-863-3144,
    investor@newport.com, or Investor Relations - Makinson Cowell (US) / Dan
    Peoples, +1-858-552-8146, dan.peoples@makinson-cowell.com

    Web site: http://www.newport.com/
    http://www.newport.com/investors




    CBOT Successfully Launches Electronic Trading of Agricultural Futures During Daytime HoursNew State-of-the-Art Technology Supports a Single Pool of Liquidity

    CHICAGO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT(R)), one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges, today successfully launched its Agricultural futures contracts on the e-cbot(R) electronic trading platform side-by-side its open-auction platform during daytime trading hours. Providing greater access to the CBOT's benchmark Agricultural markets, the expanded electronic trading schedule also creates increased trading opportunities for new and existing CBOT customers worldwide. Previously, CBOT's Agricultural futures contracts traded electronically only after hours, which enabled the CBOT to expand its distribution of its Agricultural products globally to the Asian and European sectors.

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060801/CGTU062 )

    CBOT Chairman Charles P. Carey said, "This initiative pairs two of the CBOT's greatest assets -- the longstanding expertise of our floor traders and our premier electronic trading platform -- to further enhance the deep, liquid CBOT Agricultural markets. As with so many projects that we introduce, our liquidity providers are the Exchange's partner, and I would like to thank the members for helping us reach this important landmark for the CBOT."

    CBOT President and Chief Executive Officer Bernard W. Dan said, "Our mission behind this action is to create greater opportunities for the entire marketplace, increase access to CBOT commodity products and aggressively work to create a single, centralized pool of liquidity between the floor and screens. This initiative also is an important element of our global expansion strategy. All together, these efforts underscore the CBOT's role as the pricing benchmark within the world of agriculture."

    The CBOT first extended the electronic trading hours of its South American Soybean futures contract and its Ethanol futures contracts in May. Since then, the CBOT Ethanol futures surpassed the 1,000-contract mark in open interest, setting a new all-time record of 1,068 contracts on July 10.

    The electronic trading hours for the CBOT's Agricultural futures complex, which includes Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Soybean Oil, Soybean Meal, Rough Rice and Oat contracts are during daytime trading from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (Chicago Time) and resume from 6:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

    CBOT Chief Operating Officer Bryan T. Durkin said, "We are committed to maintaining our hybrid trading model and are utilizing technology that equally supports our electronic and open auction trading platforms. While deploying this technology is critical, we're very aware that in order to be successful, even the best technology needs to be seamlessly integrated into the CBOT trading environment. These efforts are geared toward tapping into one of the Exchange's greatest assets -- our liquidity providers."

    In preparation for the launch, the CBOT has made the following technical enhancements to the Agricultural trading floor:

    -- Added 190 handheld technology devices (called e-HHTs) on the floor. e-HHTs will allow open auction traders to access Ag futures on e-cbot(R) from the floor on August 1. All new users will have gone through training prior to the e-HHTs going live. -- Added more than 200 new headsets, which will facilitate efficient communication between open auction traders and their counterparts who can be trading on the screens, off the floor. -- Implemented wireless technology for the e-HHTs and headsets, a feature which is expected to facilitate the efficient and rapid flow of floor trading to continue uninterrupted. -- Added 40 plasma screens around the trading pits on the Ag floor. These screens will display the e-cbot live book, which shows the depth of the market. -- There has been heightened interest in attaining booth space on the trading floor post the announcement of the side-by-side initiative. As a result, 30 additional floor booths have been allocated to market participants to facilitate access to both the electronic and open auction trading platforms.

    Aside from differing ticker symbols, the contract specifications for the electronically-traded Agricultural products are the same as those traded on the open auction platform. The contracts are fully fungible regardless of trading platform. To learn more about this initiative, please visit the Exchange's website, http://www.cbot.com/ .

    About the CBOT

    As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products. Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise. Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and includes any use of the words "may," "should," "could," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue." These statements are based on management's current expectations and involve assumptions that may be subject to change or risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. Accordingly, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement contained in this press release. The factors that may affect our performance may be found in the Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed by CBOT Holdings, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). These filings can be obtained at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/ . We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060801/CGTU062
    AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Chicago Board of Trade

    CONTACT: Jennifer Rook of Chicago Board of Trade, +1-312-435-3625,
    news@cbot.com

    Web site: http://www.cbot.com/




    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Selects Cascades Technologies, Akamai Technologies and Onstream Media to Provide Webcasting Services Under a Multi-Year Contract

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onstream Media Corporation , a leading online service provider of live and on- demand, digital media communications and applications, announced today that the team of Cascades Technologies, Inc. (CTi), Akamai Technologies and Onstream Media has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to provide webcasting services that will allow the USDA's Office of Communications to disseminate information on a broad scale to the public via the real-time webcasting of events, briefings and other information products. The USDA has allocated up to $3 million under this contract through December 31, 2008, which will be allocated between team members based on actual USDA requests for services.

    Randy Selman, president and chief executive officer of Onstream Media, said, "We believe Onstream was chosen to participate as a result of its comprehensive webcast encoding capabilities and geographically diverse web broadcast centers that can provide redundant signal acquisition capability, coupled with the extensive set of features offered by its Visual Webcaster platform, including webcast player-based applications such as PowerPoint slides, downloadable documents and integrated live closed captioning."

    "When the USDA came to us to help solve their need to be able to reach out to a scaled audience of up to 100,000 persons simultaneously via webcasts," said Alfredo Casta, President of team leader Cascades Technologies, "it quickly became evident that Onstream Media's feature-rich webcasting platform possessed the capabilities we needed. Together with Akamai's powerful delivery network, we will be able to efficiently and effectively broadcast urgent and time-critical information in multiple formats to the public in the event of emergency situations or incidents."

    The USDA's Office of Communications is responsible for the creation and dissemination of video materials (press conferences, speeches, informational programs, video coverage of meetings, and so forth) to the public during emergency situations or incidents. Mr. Casta noted that the USDA's ability to disseminate information to the public via real-time webcasting has previously been limited by the number of users who can view these products simultaneously. "Given the growing worldwide threat of an incident such as an outbreak of Avian Influenza, critical to our assignment was the development of a means to disseminate information to the largest audience in the fastest means possible," said Mr. Casta.

    About Cascades Technologies, Inc.

    Cascades Technologies, Inc. (CTi), an 8(a) certified, Hispanic-owned small business with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, has a well-established history of providing superior information technology (IT) and professional services to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Labor (DOL), National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as numerous other civilian federal government clients. Cascades Technologies uses proven methodologies and technologies to deliver solutions that meet the specific operational requirements of its clients, on time and within budget. CTi provides: People, Technology, Results (PTR), aligning the right technology using the right technology to achieve driven results. CTi successfully introduces emerging technology solutions to enable clients to better perform services.

    About Akamai

    Akamai(R) is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit http://www.akamai.com/ .

    About Onstream Media Corporation

    Founded in 1993, Onstream Media is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand communications and digital media services including encoding, editorial, hosting, digital asset management, streaming, e-commerce/pay-per-view and distribution via the Onstream Digital Media Services Platform. Onstream Media's pioneering ASP Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides its customers with the necessary tools for webcasting, web conferencing, managing digital assets, publishing content on the Internet and establishing e-commerce storefronts to transact business online. All of Onstream Media's services are focused on increasing productivity and revenues, and reducing capital expenditures and operational costs of any organization in an affordable and highly secure environment. As a result, 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs and almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies have used Onstream Media's services.

    Onstream Media customers include: AOL, AAA, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, Discovery Education, Disney, MGM, Deutsche Bank, Rodale, Thomson Financial/CCBN, PR Newswire and the U.S. Government. For more information, visit the Onstream website at http://www.onstreammedia.com/ or call 954-917-6655.

    Certain statements in this document and elsewhere by Onstream Media are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such information includes, without limitation, the business outlook, assessment of market conditions, anticipated financial and operating results, strategies, future plans, contingencies and contemplated transactions of the company. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause or contribute to actual results of company operations, or the performance or achievements of the company or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed, or implied by the forward-looking statements. In addition to any such risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed elsewhere herein, risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results differing materially from those expressed or implied for the forward- looking statements include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in demand; changes to economic growth in the U.S. economy; government policies and regulations, including, but not limited to those affecting the Internet. Onstream Media undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth in Onstream Media Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Media Relations: Investor Relations: Chris Faust Howard Gosfrand FastLane Communication American Capital Ventures 973-582-3498 305-918-7000 cfaust@fast-lane.net hg@amcapventures.com

    Onstream Media Corporation

    CONTACT: Media, Chris Faust, FastLane Communication, +1-973-582-3498, or
    cfaust@fast-lane.net; or investors, Howard Gosfrand, American Capital
    Ventures, +1-305-918-7000, or hg@amcapventures.com, both for Onstream

    Web site: http://www.onstreammedia.com/
    http://www.akamai.com/




    Nortel Declares Preferred Share Dividends

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Nortel Networks Limited today declared a dividend in respect of each of the months of August and September on each of the outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Class A Preferred Shares Series 5 (TSX: NTL.PR.F) and the outstanding Non-cumulative Redeemable Class A Preferred Shares Series 7 (TSX: NTL.PR.G). The dividend amount for each series is calculated in accordance with the terms and conditions applicable to each respective series, as set out in the Company's articles. The annual dividend rate for each series floats in relation to changes in the average of the prime rate of Royal Bank of Canada and The Toronto-Dominion Bank during the preceding month ("Prime") and is adjusted upwards or downwards on a monthly basis by an adjustment factor which is based on the weighted average daily trading price of each of the series for the preceding month, respectively. The maximum monthly adjustment for changes in the weighted average daily trading price of each of the series will be plus or minus 4.0% of Prime. The annual floating dividend rate applicable for a month will in no event be less than 50% of Prime or greater than Prime. The dividend on each series in respect of the month of August is payable on September 12, 2006 to shareholders of record of such series at the close of business on August 31, 2006. The dividend on each series in respect of the month of September is payable on October 12, 2006 to shareholders of record of such series at the close of business on September 29, 2006.

    About Nortel

    Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our next-generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at http://www.nortel.com/. For the latest Nortel news, visit http://www.nortel.com/news.

    Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different. Further, actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following (i) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's restatements and related matters including: Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements and related events; the negative impact on Nortel and NNL of their most recent restatement and delay in filing their financial statements and related periodic reports; legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements, or any substantial regulatory fines or other penalties or sanctions, related to the ongoing regulatory and criminal investigations of Nortel in the U.S. and Canada; any significant pending civil litigation actions not encompassed by Nortel's proposed class action settlement; any substantial cash payment and/or significant dilution of Nortel's existing equity positions resulting from the finalization and approval of its proposed class action settlement, or if such proposed class action settlement is not finalized, any larger settlements or awards of damages in respect of such class actions; any unsuccessful remediation of Nortel's material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting resulting in an inability to report Nortel's results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the time required to implement Nortel's remedial measures; Nortel's inability to access, in its current form, its shelf registration filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Nortel's below investment grade credit rating and any further adverse effect on its credit rating due to Nortel's restatements of its financial statements; any adverse affect on Nortel's business and market price of its publicly traded securities arising from continuing negative publicity related to Nortel's restatements; Nortel's potential inability to attract or retain the personnel necessary to achieve its business objectives; any breach by Nortel of the continued listing requirements of the NYSE or TSX causing the NYSE and/or the TSX to commence suspension or delisting procedures; (ii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's business including: yearly and quarterly fluctuations of Nortel's operating results; reduced demand and pricing pressures for its products due to global economic conditions, significant competition, competitive pricing practice, cautious capital spending by customers, increased industry consolidation, rapidly changing technologies, evolving industry standards, frequent new product introductions and short product life cycles, and other trends and industry characteristics affecting the telecommunications industry; the sufficiency of recently announced restructuring actions, including the potential for higher actual costs to be incurred in connection with these restructuring actions compared to the estimated costs of such actions and the ability to achieve the targeted cost savings and reductions of Nortel's unfunded pension liability deficit; any material and adverse affects on Nortel's performance if its expectations regarding market demand for particular products prove to be wrong or because of certain barriers in its efforts to expand internationally; any reduction in Nortel's operating results and any related volatility in the market price of its publicly traded securities arising from any decline in its gross margin, or fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; any negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contract and contract manufacturing agreements including as a result of using a sole supplier for key optical networking solutions components, and any defects or errors in Nortel's current or planned products; any negative impact to Nortel of its failure to achieve its business transformation objectives; additional valuation allowances for all or a portion of its deferred tax assets; Nortel's failure to protect its intellectual property rights, or any adverse judgments or settlements arising out of disputes regarding intellectual property; changes in regulation of the Internet and/or other aspects of the industry; Nortel's failure to successfully operate or integrate its strategic acquisitions, or failure to consummate or succeed with its strategic alliances; any negative effect of Nortel's failure to evolve adequately its financial and managerial control and reporting systems and processes, manage and grow its business, or create an effective risk management strategy; and (iii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's liquidity, financing arrangements and capital including: the impact of Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements; any inability of Nortel to manage cash flow fluctuations to fund working capital requirements or achieve its business objectives in a timely manner or obtain additional sources of funding; high levels of debt, limitations on Nortel capitalizing on business opportunities because of credit facility covenants, or on obtaining additional secured debt pursuant to the provisions of indentures governing certain of Nortel's public debt issues and the provisions of its credit facilities; any increase of restricted cash requirements for Nortel if it is unable to secure alternative support for obligations arising from certain normal course business activities, or any inability of Nortel's subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient funding; any negative effect to Nortel of the need to make larger defined benefit plans contributions in the future or exposure to customer credit risks or inability of customers to fulfill payment obligations under customer financing arrangements; any negative impact on Nortel's ability to make future acquisitions, raise capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price volatility and further declines in the market price of Nortel's publicly traded securities, or any future share consolidation resulting in a lower total market capitalization or adverse effect on the liquidity of Nortel's common shares. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    (x) Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of

    Nortel Networks.

    Nortel

    CONTACT: Media, Jay Barta, (972) 685-2381, jbarta@nortel.com; Investors,
    (888) 901-7286, (905) 863-6049, investor@nortel.com




    Access Integrated Technologies' Subsidiary, Christie/AIX, Closes on 7-Year, $217 Million Senior Credit Facility from GE Commercial Finance

    MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") today announced its subsidiary, Christie/AIX, Inc. ("Christie/AIX"), has closed on its previously announced $217 million senior credit facility from GE Commercial Finance's Global Media & Communications business and a consortium of major banks. The credit facility will be used by Christie/AIX to fund future capital equipment outlays under its ongoing 4,000-screen digital cinema rollout. Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. acted as AccessIT's financial advisor in connection with this transaction.

    The company anticipates that this new credit facility, together with AccessIT's approximately $70 million equity investment, will provide all of the necessary capital to fund the current digital cinema rollout by Christie/AIX now underway with contracted exhibitors. As of June 30, 2006, Christie/AIX had completed the installation of 628 digital cinema systems of the approximately 3,000 contracted for by seven exhibitors including Carmike Cinemas, the nation's third largest movie circuit, Rave Motion Pictures, Galaxy Theatres, Emagine, UltraStar, Cinetopia and AccessIT's Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre. AccessIT has funded the installation of the initial 600 systems to Christie/AIX through equity capital investments.

    Bud Mayo, chairman and chief executive officer of AccessIT, commented: "The closing of this credit facility is an extremely important event for AccessIT and, with it, the digital cinema industry. With this facility, Christie/AIX can move forward comfortably with its 4,000-screen rollout and confidently with its rapidly accelerating deployment plan supported by a world-class lender."

    Regarding GE, Mr. Mayo stated, "GE is a world-class lender and from our first meeting, we realized that they had spent significant time gaining an understanding of this industry initiative. Together we were able to execute on this first-of-its-kind credit facility."

    AccessIT's Christie/AIX acts as the administrator and financing intermediary between content-owners -- major studios and independent distributors, among others -- and exhibitors who receive turnkey digital cinema systems in conformance with DCI specifications, including 2K DLP Cinema(R) projectors and related hardware and software for the company's 4,000-screen digital cinema rollout plan, which has expanded significantly from the number of screens originally announced in June 2005.

    Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (AccessIT) is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. Its studio-backed 4,000 screen ongoing deployment of digital systems is the first and the largest of its kind in the world. The company's Theatrical Distribution System software and electronic satellite delivery services provide studios and content owners with a seamless entry into the digital era while its vendor neutral Theatre Command Center and Exhibitor Management System provide exhibitors with all the tools needed to transition to digital cinema. For more information on AccessIT, visit http://www.accessitx.com/.

    GE Commercial Finance -- Global Media & Communications represents a one-stop source for the comprehensive range of GE's debt and equity financial services offered to the telecom, media, technology (TMT) and entertainment marketplace. Global Media & Communications has over $6 billion in assets, offices in Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, Norwalk and San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.gegmc.com/

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Investors and readers are cautioned that certain statements contained in this document, as well as some statements in periodic press releases and some oral statements of AccessIT officials during presentations about AccessIT, along with AccessIT's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including AccessIT 's registration statements, quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and annual report on Form 10-KSB, are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, which include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "could", "might", "believes", "seeks", "estimates" or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future actions, which may be provided by AccessIT's management, are also forward-looking statements as defined by the Act. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions about AccessIT, its technology, economic and market factors and the industries in which AccessIT does business, among other things. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and AccessIT undertakes no specific obligation or intention to update these statements after the date of this release.

    DLP Cinema(R) is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments Inc. Contact: Suzanne Tregenza Moore Michael Glickman AccessIT The Dilenschneider Group 55 Madison Avenue 212.922.0900 Suite 300 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.290.0056 http://www.accessitx.com/ Ned Reynolds GE Commercial Finance 203.229.5717

    Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Suzanne Tregenza Moore of AccessIT, +1-973-290-0056; or Ned
    Reynolds of GE Commercial Finance, +1-203-229-5717; or Michael Glickman of The
    Dilenschneider Group, +1-212-922-0900

    Web site: http://www.accessitx.com/
    http://www.gegmc.com/




    Shopping 'Diva' Shows There's No Need to Starve When It Comes to In-Store EateriesShopLocal.com's 'Eva the Shopping Diva' Rates Convenience Food in New Blog

    CHICAGO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In-store dining, once considered a wasteland of corn dogs and day-glow cheese where 39 percent of Americans say they would eat only if starving, has come a long way, according to the Web's newest blogger Eva Yusa, also known as "Eva the Shopping Diva."(TM)

    Yusa, ShopLocal.com's shopping efficiency expert, has launched a new blog, and the first topic to chew on: a rating of the food offered in chain stores such as Kmart, The Home Depot and Costco. "You'd be surprised at the breadth of offerings in stores nowadays, and the quality is better than you'd expect," said Yusa, who will be posting weekly installments to her blog at shoplocal.com to provide advice on the best shopping opportunities on- and off-line.

    Although a July 2006 survey* commissioned by ShopLocal.com found that a whopping 39 percent of respondents said they would eat at an in-store restaurant only if they were starving (61 percent of respondents provided other answers) and that convenience (cited by 60 percent) is the primary reason for eating in such establishments, Yusa discovered through her sampling that there's no need to forego a proper meal just because you're out and about.

    Using a scale from one to four, Yusa awarded heat lamps for freshness, saltshakers for flavor and mechanical horses for fun and atmosphere. "No one expects a gourmet meal at a discount retailer or specialty chain store," she said. "But it's not unreasonable to expect quality and flavorful food and a little hint of atmosphere."

    Men and women who responded to the ShopLocal.com survey were evenly split on the quality of food in chain-store restaurants. Only 37 percent reported that food there is tasty.

    But from honey barbecue chicken pizza at an in-store Pizza Hut(R) outpost to Costco's cinnamon-and-sugar-laden churros and Swedish meatballs at IKEA, Yusa uncovered many a culinary treasure for consumers. "A number of food and beverage offerings at most establishments are decent and tasty," she said. "In nearly every place I reviewed, there are options for differing palates."

    IKEA ranked highest among the five retailers whose in-store eateries were sampled. Yusa's rankings and full reviews are available at shoplocal.com.

    ShopLocal, LLC offers the Web's most comprehensive multi-channel shopping resource for consumers and sales opportunities site for retailers. With ShopLocal.com and The ShopLocal Network -- made up of more than 200 affiliate media, search and shopping sites -- consumers have access to the only Web site with information on products from local stores side-by-side with e-commerce options. With ShopLocal's SmartCircular, SmartCatalog and SmartMedia service, retailers can distribute sales and promotional content on the site as well as through their own Web sites, integrating both e-commerce and local, in-store promotions.

    Gannett Co., Inc. , Tribune Company , and The McClatchy Company. , are partners in ShopLocal and other joint ventures to provide consumers online products such as CareerBuilder.com, Cars.com and Apartments.com.

    *Results are based on responses of 1,031 Americans 18 years of age and older who participated in a national telephone survey from July 14-17, 2006. Results are accurate to +/- 3 percentage points.

    ShopLocal, LLC

    CONTACT: Tim Young, +1-312-565-3900, tyoung@lcwa.com , or John Branham,
    +1-800-837-7123, jbranham@lcwa.com , both of L.C. Williams & Associates

    Web site: http://www.shoplocal.com/




    NEC Electronics and NEC Unveil Innovative System-in-Package TechnologySingle-Package 3-D SiP Technology Enables High-Speed and High-Resolution for Image Processing in Mobile Consumer Devices

    TOKYO and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation, and its subsidiary in North America, NEC Electronics America, Inc., today unveiled a new system-in-package (SiP) technology capable of stacking logic and gigabit-class memory in a single package to enable high-speed, high-definition image processing in mobile devices. The new SiP technology, SMAFTI(TM) (SMArt connection with Feed-Through Interposer), features a three-dimensional (3-D) chip connection whose approximately 60-micron gap and 50-micron-pitch microbump between the logic and memory devices can support transmissions up to 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). Designers who use SMAFTI technology in cellular phones and other portable equipment that have stringent size and power constraints can achieve resolutions comparable to those achieved in high-definition television.

    "The strong demand for digital video television, digital video gaming and other digital video capabilities in portable consumer devices is driving the need for high-speed image processing that realizes crystal-clear resolutions," said Takaaki Kuwata, general manager, Advanced Device Development Division, NEC Electronics Corporation. "System-on-chip (SOC) technologies present a disadvantage in terms of development cost and memory capacity, while conventional SiP products have larger package sizes due to thicker interposers, and have limitations in signal transfer speed, wire-bonding interconnections, and side-by-side chip placement. The new SMAFTI technology successfully resolves these issues and enables engineers to effectively design and manufacture high-performance systems for mobile electronic devices."

    Enabling Technologies

    NEC Electronics and NEC developed the SMAFTI technology by leveraging three key enabling technologies: a 50-micron-pitch microbump interconnection technology, a 15-micron-thick feed-through interposer (FTI) based on superconnect technology, and a multichip assembly process.

    The microbump interconnection technology makes it possible to realize low power dissipation, a small form factor, and high-speed interchip communication at more than 100 Gbps, ten times faster than conventional technologies. The small 50-micron-pitch interconnection size is the result of a silicon-to- silicon attachment process that effectively reduces the size of conventional pitch bumps and enables designers to accommodate four times the number of bumps in the same area. This process produces high-speed data transfers and is more reliable than the conventional silicon and organic substrate attachment process.

    Superconnect technology is used in chip fabrication and has a copper signal trace 15 microns wide and a polyimide layer 7 microns thick -- half that of a conventional substrate. The 15-microns-thick FTI, which is based on superconnect technology, makes it possible to convert a chip's wiring pitch to 50 microns and to fan out the pitch connection of an outer ball grid array to 500 microns. As a result, the routing of signals from a logic chip with a 50-micron pitch and memory connection points to universal substrate terminals can be simplified.

    The multichip assembly process is an enhancement of existing wafer-based manufacturing processes that are typically used for SOC manufacturing. Memory chips are first mounted onto silicon wafers using wiring based on superconnect technology. Then the chips and wiring layer are molded by resin and the silicon wafer is removed. The BGA attachment process follows.

    Availability

    Products featuring SMAFTI technology are expected to be available during the first quarter of 2007 in a variety of lead-free package sizes. Availability is subject to change.

    About NEC

    NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and had net sales of approximately 4,825 billion yen (approx. $41.2 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2006. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com/ .

    About NEC Electronics

    NEC Electronics Corporation specializes in semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system solutions for the mobile handset, PC peripherals, automotive and digital consumer markets, and platform solutions for a wide range of customer applications. NEC Electronics Corporation has 25 subsidiaries worldwide including NEC Electronics America, Inc. (http://www.am.necel.com/ ) and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH (http://www.eu.necel.com/ ). For additional information about NEC Electronics worldwide, visit http://www.necel.com/ .

    NOTE: SMAFTI is a trademark of NEC Electronics in Japan, Germany, Korea and Taiwan. NEC Electronics is either a registered trademark or trademark of NEC Electronics Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    NEC Electronics Corporation

    CONTACT: Denise Garibaldi of NEC Electronics America, Inc.,
    +1-408-588-6620, or denise.garibaldi@am.necel.com; or Lisa Neitzel of Porter
    Novelli, +1-408-369-4623, or lisa.neitzel@porternovelli.com, for NEC
    Electronics Corporation; or in Japan, Sophie Yamamoto of NEC Electronics
    Corporation, +81-44-435-1676, or sophie.yamamoto@necel.com; or Diane Foley of
    NEC Corporation, +81-3-3798-6511, or d-foley@ax.jp.nec.com

    Web site: http://www.nec.com/

    Web site: http://www.am.necel.com/

    Web site: http://www.eu.necel.com/

    Web site: http://www.necel.com/




    CSC Awarded Department of Homeland Security Eagle Contract to Provide Broad Range of IT Services

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation announced today that it has been selected as one of the prime contractors under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) program. The objective of the DHS EAGLE program is to provide a full range of information technology (IT) services, technical and management expertise, and solution-related enabling products.

    CSC was selected to provide services in four of five functional categories. Under the agreement, CSC will supply the necessary personnel, materials, equipment, facilities and other services to satisfy the requirements established in each competitively awarded task in the functional areas that include infrastructure design, development, implementation, integration and deployment; operation and maintenance; software design and development; and management support services.

    "For more than a decade, CSC has applied our expertise in federal systems development and integration, enabling technologies and business processes to deliver operational results for agencies that comprise the Department of Homeland Security," said James Sheaffer, president of CSC's Federal Sector business unit. "We are honored that CSC is among the firms chosen to provide critical IT and business services in support of DHS's mission of protecting the American people and their homeland."

    About CSC

    Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global IT services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

    With approximately 79,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.6 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2006. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com/.

    Computer Sciences Corporation

    CONTACT: Chuck Taylor, Director, Communications & Marketing, Corporate,
    +1-703-641-3430, ctaylor26@csc.com, or Mike Dickerson, Director, Media
    Relations, Corporate, +1-310-615-1647, mdickers@csc.com, or Bill Lackey,
    Director, Investor Relations, Corporate, +1-310-615-1700, blackey3@csc.com,
    all of Computer Sciences Corporation

    Web site: http://www.csc.com/




    Proprietary Algorithm Software to be Upgraded for Easier Physician Access to New Weight Loss Module

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MediSys Corporation (MDYS.PK) announced today a planned software upgrade under development and scheduled for release in late Summer early Fall of this year for its MaxLife Center for Men(TM) proprietary algorithm software. This upgrade will allow the licensed MaxLife Center for Men(TM) Physician client easier use, more detailed description and enhanced treatment options. Additionally the upgrade will facilitate better integration of subsequent men's healthcare modules; such as the proprietary medical weight loss and disease management protocols being developed and enhanced from the acquisition of the Nutritional Medical Center that took place in May of this year. This will open the door for increased revenues for MediSys and as new medical treatment programs for men are purchased from MediSys, the Physicians will further enhance their patient's lives and their practice revenues. A win, win, win all around.

    About MediSys

    MediSys Corporation provides medical diagnostic solutions to physicians in the internal medicine, family medicine and general practice markets. The Company's innovative clinical programs are easily integrated into the physicians practice, are cost-effective and enhance patient care. These programs or "systems" enable doctors to provide superior medical diagnostics & treatment while significantly improving their revenues and profits.

    Disclaimer Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

    This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain assumptions. Actual results could differ materially from the assumptions currently anticipated. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward- looking information to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information. If the Company does update any forward-looking statement, no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to that statement or any other forward-looking statements.

    Contact: Brian Gibson 800 Village Square Crossing Suite 201 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Tel: 561-622-5889 Fax: 561-656-2099 e-mail: investor-relations@medisyscorp.com http://www.medisyscorp.com/

    MediSys Corporation

    CONTACT: Brian Gibson, +1-561-622-5889, fax, +1-561-656-2099,
    investor-relations@medisyscorp.com, for MediSys Corporation




    Tricast, Archer and Buzz Are Set to Unveil a Number of Joint Ventures at the Bangkok International ICT Expo 2006

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tricast, Archer Entertainment Media Communications Incorporated , http://www.archermc.com/, and Buzz Technologies, Inc. (OCT: BZTG), http://www.12buzz.com/, will be showcasing their products at the Bangkok International ICT Expo 2006, http://www.bangkokictexpo.com/, starting tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The Bangkok International ICT Expo 2006 is a world stage for world-class ICT companies to showcase their latest innovations. The 5-day event will be a window of opportunity to showcase technology.

    In 2005, the event attracted over 300,000 attendees and generated over hundreds of press articles and extensive TV coverage. Bangkok International ICT Expo 2006 will attract "the who's who" of the ICT industry from the international arena.

    Tricast (http://www.tricast.co.th/) has this week formalized an agreement with Buzz Technologies for Buzz Technologies, Inc. to acquire control of a new entity, Tricast International and Log On Asia. Buzz now has investments in Tricast's Thai content as well as content from Archer (India and China).

    Tricast CEO John Rattanaveroj said, "The combination of Internet service with intelligent content across a broadband network is the future of entertainment."

    Sutida Suwunnavid added, "It's a great opportunity for Buzz to work with John Nuvo at Tricast, as well as with Leap Smart and The Goodnetwork. John Nuvo is one of Thailand's most creative individuals in the IT and entertainment sectors."

    Tricast is using the technology to offer music and entertainment -- a field familiar to Rattanaveroj, the popular singer better known as John Nuvo.

    Nuvo has been a pioneer in the Internet business in Thailand and has also hosted an IT show for television. Today he wants to host TV shows over broadband Internet.

    While today television viewers are compelled to watch programs at a particular time set by the TV stations, he noted that the online world was boundless. It also allows the audience to interact with the programme and form a community.

    "This contrasts with the traditional media, which is dependent on decisions made by the producer only," Nuvo said.

    Tricast also has other technology, including its E-flyer and a streaming console, http://www.bangkokictexpo.com/1_the_event/live_broadcast.htm. The E-flyer is an electronic brochure sent to targeted customers, while the streaming console is used to add audio and video to customer web sites that Buzz Technologies, Inc. will work into its Virtual PC.

    Buzz Technologies, Inc. is also set to make a Major Announcement at the show regarding its Newly Appointed Chief Technical Officer.

    Archer Entertainment Media Communications Incorporated, http://www.archermc.com/, a Buzz Technologies, Inc. partner, has a strong hand in India and China IPTV plus Digital entertainment, Archer is set to launch India TV Live this month and China Broadcast Live IPTV services later this year incorporating Buzz and Tricast International technology. Archer is the joint venture partner of China Film Group and is converting cinemas in China to digital projection format; to date 163 theaters have been converted to state of the art digital cinema projection format with 140 more scheduled in the coming months. Archer is engaged in the production, delivery, distribution and exhibition of digital content through various platforms including digital cinema, Internet, IPTV, Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Pay-Per-View (PPV). Archer's digital infrastructure provides a secure, complete, end-to-end digital solution positioned to capture two-fifths of the world's population, exclusively focusing its interests in China, India and the United States.

    Sutida Suwunnavid +667-6239-209 7@7123000.com

    Archer Entertainment Media Communications Incorporated; Buzz

    CONTACT: Sutida Suwunnavid of Buzz Technologies, Inc., +667-6239-209,
    7@7123000.com

    Web site: http://www.archermc.com/

    Web site: http://www.12buzz.com/




    CounterPath Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Results

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones, today announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended April 30, 2006.

    Total revenues for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2006 climbed to a record $4,619,179, compared to $3,122,877 for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2005, an increase of 48 percent year-over-year.

    Total revenues for the quarter climbed to a record $1,467,850, compared to $1,237,932 for the quarter ended January 31, 2006, an increase of 19 percent quarter-over-quarter. This compared to $1,029,754 in the quarter ended April 30, 2005, an increase of 43 percent compared to the same quarter in the previous year.

    "Our results for the fourth quarter exceeded our recent guidance demonstrating continued execution of both our strategic and operational plans," said Chairman and CEO Mark Bruk. "As we tighten our focus on building SIP based multi-media applications for tier one service providers and infrastructure providers, we will continue to be recognized for delivering superior products, support and services, which our customers have come to expect from us."

    Financial Highlights for the Fiscal 2006 (12M FY06 vs. 12M FY05) - Increase in revenue by 48% to $4,619,179 (FY05: $3,122,877) - Increase in expenses by 51% to $5,900,832 (FY05: $3,903,285) - Net loss of $1,281,653 (FY05: $780,408) - Cash Balance of $2,369,021 (FY05: $1,244,906) Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter 2006 (Q4 FY06 vs. Q4 FY05) - Increase of revenue by 43% to $1,467,850 (Q4 2005: $1,029,754) - Increase in expenses by 41% to $1,880,637 (Q4 2005: $1,331,927) - Net loss of $412,787 (Q4 2005: $302,173)

    Bruk added, "We are proud of the performance we delivered in the quarter and through the year. We are committed to improving our performance, executing our strategy and capitalizing on the significant opportunities we see across our businesses and in the global markets."

    The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB including consolidated balance sheet and statement of operations for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2006 was filed and is available for viewing at http://www.sec.gov/.

    About CounterPath

    CounterPath Solutions, Inc., formerly Xten Networks, Inc., is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. CounterPath's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK), and provide VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging), and Presence functionality. With over 191 customers in more than 43 countries, CounterPath technology is deployed in more than 6,000,000 IP endpoints worldwide.

    CONTACT: For more information please visit http://www.counterpath.com/ or contact: Todd Hanas, Investor Relations, 1-866-869-8072, thanas@counterpath.com

    CounterPath Solutions, Inc.

    CONTACT: For more information please visit http://www.counterpath.com/ or contact:
    Todd Hanas, Investor Relations, 1-866-869-8072, thanas@counterpath.com




    TRM to Present Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results

    PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRM Corporation announced today that it will release second quarter 2006 financial results on Thursday, August 3, 2006 after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, August 4, 2006.

    The call will be webcast live over the Internet from the Company's website at http://www.trm.com/webcasts.shtml . The call will also be accessible over the phone by dialing 800-299-7928 (United States/Canada) or 617-614-3926 (all other countries), conference call code 40330267.

    For those unable to participate in the live call, it will be available via the TRM Corporation website following the conclusion of the call. A replay of the call will be available from 10:00 a.m. EDT on August 4, 2006 to August 11, 2006 by dialing 888-286-8010 (United States/Canada) or 617-801-6888 (all other countries), conference call code 30426612.

    About TRM

    TRM Corporation is a consumer services company that provides convenience ATM and photocopying services in high-traffic consumer environments. TRM's ATM and copier customer base consists of over 31,200 retailers throughout the United States and over 39,300 units worldwide, including 3,800 ATM units across the United Kingdom and over 4,300 ATM and copier units in Canada. TRM has the second largest non-bank ATM network in both the United States and in the United Kingdom, and its network has a total of 18,300 ATM locations throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Germany.

    FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statement. Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, such as consumer demand for our services; access to capital; maintaining satisfactory relationships with our banking partners; technological change; our ability to control costs and expenses; competition and our ability to successfully implement our planned growth. Additional information on these factors, which could affect our financial results, is included in our SEC filings. Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in our SEC filings that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward- looking statement. Undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement, which reflects management's analysis only as of the date of the statement. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or developments, except as required by federal securities laws.

    TRM Corporation

    CONTACT: Danial J. Tierney, Executive Vice President of TRM Corporation,
    +1-503-943-2679, or fax, +1-503-251-5473, or dantierney@trm.com

    Web site: http://www.trm.com/




    Nasdaq Agrees to Global ePoint Appeal, Sets Hearing Date

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global ePoint, Inc. , a leading manufacturer of digital surveillance and detection solutions, reported today that it has been notified by Nasdaq that the delisting of the Company's securities has been stayed pending a written decision by the Listing Qualifications Panel. The Company requested an appeal following receipt of a letter from the Listing Qualifications Staff of the Nasdaq Stock Market on July 19th stating that the Company is subject to delisting from The Nasdaq Capital Market due to violations of the Nasdaq Marketplace Rules. The Panel will consider the appeal at a hearing set for September 7.

    Toresa Lou, Chief Executive Officer of Global ePoint, commented, "We are working with our advisors to develop a plan designed to remediate the Nasdaq's concerns and preserve our listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market. In the meantime, we remain focused on our business and the opportunities at hand. We are fully committed to capitalizing on the significant surveillance market opportunities that our products address."

    About Global ePoint

    Global ePoint designs, manufactures, sells and distributes digital video surveillance systems for the law enforcement, military, aviation and homeland security markets. On the cutting edge of digital technology, Global ePoint is developing new compression technologies and next-generation, secure network digital video systems and servers for a wide range of new markets, concentrating primarily on commercial security and homeland defense applications. The Company also manufactures customized computing systems for industrial, business and consumer markets, as well as other specialized electronic products and systems. Complete vertical integration -- from design and manufacturing to sales and distribution -- allows the Company to capture efficiencies and maintain cost advantages in these growing markets, particularly homeland security. For more information, please visit http://www.globalepoint.com/ .

    This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, matters such as the Company's compliance with Nasdaq listing requirements, its appeal to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, and the continued listing of the Company's securities. These statements are based on management's current expectations and actual results may differ materially as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in the Company's ability to persuade the Panel that its Series C, D, and E financings should not be aggregated, that these financings do not raise shareholder approval issues under the Nasdaq Marketplace Rules, and that the Company was justified in filing its LAS forms after the close of these transactions. For a discussion of these and other factors that may cause actual events or results to differ from those projected, please refer to the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-KSB and quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB, as well as other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

    Investor Relations Contact: MKR Group, LLC Charles Messman or Todd Kehrli 818-556-3700 ir@mkr-group.com

    Global ePoint, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Charles Messman, or Todd Kehrli, both of
    MKR Group, LLC, +1-818-556-3700, ir@mkr-group.com, for Global ePoint, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.globalepoint.com/




    The spell is cast: PoxNora materializes

    TUCSON, AZ, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Champions answer the call and spells are unleashed as PoxNora goes live.

    PoxNora, the new online game from Octopi, a subsidiary of FUN Technologies Inc. (LSE (AIM): FUN and TSX: FUN), combines elements of collectible card games, tactical miniatures games and roleplaying games into an innovative online strategy game. Players collect Runes that represent champions, equipment, relics and spells. From a deck of 20 Runes, players summon their forces into play to battle for Nora, a vital resource used to summon additional Runes into play. Each turn players must make strategic choices in Rune placement that are vital to success.

    PoxNora allows players to upgrade their champions through experience points that are awarded for each game. These Runes can gain upgraded attributes and abilities, growing more powerful as the player's skill grows. PoxNora players can test new decks against bots and view other games in progress to learn new strategies.

    "PoxNora is going to change the way gamers view online strategy games," said Dan Kopycienski, president, Octopi. "We're doing things with Java that nobody has done before."

    At launch, the online store will have nearly 200 Runes. Starter packs ($8.49) include 30 random Runes and boosters ($2.99) contain 10 random Runes. Players can play PoxNora with pre-constructed starter decks for free.

    PoxNora was developed on a modification of Octopi's Octoplex(TM) game development engine, designed for cross-platform game development and broadening the potential user base. PoxNora will run on any Java-enabled Internet browser on Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers.

    Octopi will be demonstrating the game at Gen Con Indy August 10-13 in booth 1742 and giving away collectible PoxNora trading cards featuring artwork from the game.

    For more information visit http://www.poxnora.com/ ABOUT OCTOPI

    Octopi is a leading developer of single-player and multiplayer mobile and online games. Octopi's game development engine "Octoplex(TM)" supports multiple languages, the top 100+ mobile handsets, and other platforms such as PDAs and web browsers. Octopi was acquired by FUN Technologies in January 2006.

    About FUN Technologies

    FUN Technologies Inc. is one of the world's leading online casual gaming providers. FUN's strategy is to provide its cutting-edge gaming systems to top distribution partners around the world. FUN is 51% owned by Liberty Media Corporation, and FUN's common shares are listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN".

    About FUN Games

    FUN Technologies' FUN Games division, comprised of its wholly owned subsidiaries SkillJam, WorldWinner and Octopi, develops and distributes casual games solutions with a focus on free play and cash competitions across online, mobile and iTV platforms. Its broad network of partner sites includes leading global brands, such as AOL Games, EA-Pogo, GSN, Lycos, MSN Games, Real Networks and Virgin Games. With more than 27 million registered players internationally, FUN Games hosts ten million tournaments and awards millions of dollars in prizes every month.

    FUN Technologies plc

    CONTACT: Kevin Balentine/Matt Timoteo, The Bohle Company, (310) 785-0515,
    ext. 242/212, kevin@bohle.com/matt@bohle.com




    Optelecom-NKF Wins Video Network Contract With STESA

    GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. , a leading global provider of advanced IP-video network solutions, today announced it has received a contract from Saudi Technical Engineering Systems Associated (STESA) valued at approximately $800,000 for an advanced Video over IP (Internet Protocol) security and surveillance network to be deployed at an undisclosed location in Saudi Arabia.

    Optelecom-NKF will provide system design services and, drawing on its new SIQURA(TM) product line, the Company will deliver a mission critical, fault tolerant, Video over IP transmission network for installation by STESA.

    The comprehensive system facilitates the transmission of multiple, high quality, MPEG-2 video streams over a robust Ethernet network. Optelecom-NKF will use its CS-20 technology, combining direct on-fiber connectivity with Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP; IEEE 802.1w) to produce a ruggedized, highly resilient network for video, alarm data, and audio.

    The system is capable of transmitting up to 256 MPEG-2 video streams and can accommodate approximately 2000 alarm and sensor inputs/outputs. The system incorporates both a main control center and a remote control room.

    "Our technology helps protect facilities and, importantly, people from the many threats industry and governments the world over face today," commented Optelecom-NKF's president and CEO, Edmund Ludwig. "The sensitive nature of providing security and surveillance solutions to customers often requires that we exercise the utmost discretion discussing contract awards. Nevertheless, we look forward to working with STESA to help deliver the best real-time, broadcast quality security and surveillance network possible."

    About STESA

    Saudi Technical Engineering Systems Associated is a joint subsidiary of Saudi Commercial Industrial Company (SCIC) and Thales, a leading, international, high tech group supplying electronic products and advanced systems across the Defense, Aerospace, and IT & Services markets, established in Saudi Arabia in 1982 as a limited liability company and classified as Grade I in electronic works.

    Since its formation, STESA has become one of the leading companies in its fields, specializing in security applications, telecommunication systems, radio & TV broadcasting stations, navigational aids and maintenance. STESA's capabilities range from sourcing individual components to delivering complete turnkey projects. The company provides services from design stage to efficient after-sales logistic support.

    About Optelecom-NKF, Inc.

    Optelecom-NKF, Inc., is a global supplier of network video equipment, including video servers, Ethernet switches, fiber optic systems and video management software. It delivers complete solutions for traffic management and security in airports, seaports, public transport, public space, industry parks and buildings. Founded in 1972, the Company's R&D centers have accumulated extensive knowledge of fiber optic and IP/Ethernet network technologies. Optelecom-NKF supplies top-quality equipment and is committed to providing its customers with expert technical advice and support. All products are developed and tested for LAN and WAN applications.

    Optelecom-NKF has offices in the US, the Netherlands, France, Spain, the UK, and Singapore, and expertise centers in the US and Europe.

    Investor inquiries should be directed to Mr. Rick Alpert at 301-948-7872.

    Optelecom-NKF, Inc.

    CONTACT: Rick Alpert of Optelecom-NKF, Inc., +1-301-948-7872

    Web site: http://www.optelecom.com/




    Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. Announces Planned Changes to the Board of Directors

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. ("Nam Tai" or the "Company") (NYSE Symbol: NTE) today announced that its founder, Mr. Koo Ming Kown, 62, will retire as Nam Tai's non-executive Chairman effective on December 31, 2006. Mr. Koo plans to remain on Nam Tai's Board, as a non-executive director, from January 1, 2007 until the conclusion of Nam Tai's Annual General Shareholders' Meeting to be held in June 2007, at which time Mr. Koo plans to retire from the Company's board of directors.

    The term "non-executive director" is used by Nam Tai and many other companies with roots in Hong Kong to describe a member of a company's board of directors that is not an executive officer or other employee of the company. Since Nam Tai's common shares began to trade publicly in the United States in 1988, Mr. Koo has, in various capacities, focused primarily on corporate strategy, finance and administration rather than on the Company's day-to-day business operations and business development. Mr. Koo has served in the role of non-executive director of Nam Tai since January 2005 and reassumed the position as Chairman of the Board, but maintained his non-executive status, in July 2005 upon the resignation of Mr. Tadao Murakami, who resigned from the Company at that time for health reasons. Since then, Mr. Koo has reduced his daily involvement with the Company as a move towards retirement.

    On January 1, 2007, Mr. Koo will be succeeded as Nam Tai's non-executive Chairman by Mr. Charles Chu, 49. Mr. Chu has served Nam Tai as a non- executive member of its Board of Directors since November 1992. Since July 1988, Mr. Chu, an attorney, has been engaged in private practice in Hong Kong. Mr. Chu also serves on, and as Chairman of, the Company's Compensation Committee and serves on its Audit Committee and its Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. Nam Tai's Board of Directors now comprises six members, all of whom are non-executive directors.

    The Board of Directors has approved these changes to be effective in 2007 and is grateful for Mr. Koo's many outstanding contributions to Nam Tai since its founding in 1975. Under Mr. Koo's leadership, Nam Tai has evolved from a small electronic, wholesale products trading company with beginnings in Hong Kong into a large multinational company with securities traded in the United States, having manufacturing operations based in the Peoples' Republic of China, offering advanced technologies and services and producing products on a scale and quality second to none in the world. Mr. Koo was one of the first entrepreneurs to take advantage of the shift in China's economic policy beginning in the early 1970s and Nam Tai was one of the early companies with operations located principally in China to access the US capital markets when it completed its initial public offering in March 1988. Since 1989, under Mr. Koo's guidance, Nam Tai has not only grown its business, advanced its technologies, expanded its operations and foothold in China, Nam Tai's shares have gone from trading in the US over-the-counter market where, at one period, quotations were available only from the National Quotations Bureau's "Pink Sheets," to NASDAQ, to The Nasdaq Stock Market's National Market (now known as the Nasdaq Global Market) to the pinnacle of the world's securities exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange. On the New York Stock Exchange, Nam Tai's common shares now boast an aggregate market capitalization in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The Company has generated sales of over $870 million in the four quarters ended June 30, 2006 and has paid dividends for 13 consecutive years. From Nam Tai's birth 31 years ago to date, Mr. Koo has created, instilled and shaped the vision, moral values and culture of Nam Tai and its managers and employees and established and maintained the foundation and infrastructure to position Nam Tai, through the highly motivated, trained, and dedicated young management team of its three subsidiaries, for continued success.

    About Nam Tai Electronics, Inc.

    We are an electronics manufacturing and design services provider to a select group of the world's leading OEMs of telecommunications and consumer electronic products. Through our electronics manufacturing services operations, we manufacture electronic components and sub-assemblies, including LCD panels, LCD modules, RF modules, FPC sub-assemblies and image sensors modules. These components are used in numerous electronic products, including cellular phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, copiers, fax machines, electronic toys, handheld video game devices and microwave ovens. We also manufacture finished products, including cellular phones, palm-sized PCs, personal digital assistants, electronic dictionaries, calculators, digital camera accessories and Bluetooth(TM) wireless headset accessory for use with cellular phones.

    Nam Tai has two Hong Kong listed subsidiaries, Nam Tai Electronic & Electrical Products Limited ("NTEEP") and J.I.C. Technology Company Limited ("JIC"). Interested investors may go to the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong at http://www.hkex.com.hk/ to obtain the information. The stock codes of NTEEP and JIC in The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong are 2633 and 987, respectively. Investors are reminded to exercise caution when assessing such information and not to deal with the shares of the Company based solely upon reliance on such information.

    Nam Tai Electronics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Lorne Waldman, President of Pan Pacific I.R. Ltd.,
    +1-604-669-7800, 1-800-661-8831, for Nam Tai Electronics, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.namtai.com/




    ActivIdentity Schedules Q3 Earnings Release for August 9, 2006

    FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActivIdentity Corporation , a global leader in digital identity assurance, will announce financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2006, on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, and will host an audio Web cast of its quarterly conference call at 2 p.m. (PDT) (5 p.m. EDT) the same afternoon.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051108/SFTU161LOGO )

    The public is invited to listen to the live audio Web cast of ActivIdentity's conference call on the investor relations section of the Company's Web site at http://www.actividentity.com/. A replay of both the Web cast and the audio of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The Web cast will remain available on the investor relations section of the Company's Web site until 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on September 9, 2006. The audio replay will remain available until 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on August 12, 2006 and can be accessed by dialing 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291 and entering the conference ID number 3864925.

    About ActivIdentity

    ActivIdentity (formerly known as ActivCard) is the trusted provider of digital identity assurance solutions for the enterprise, government, healthcare, and financial services markets worldwide. The company provides the only fully-integrated platform for the secure issuance, management and use of single secure digital identities. The ActivIdentity platform allows users to access information, communicate and conduct electronic transactions anywhere, anytime, regardless of differing security requirements and authentication challenges. Solutions include secure remote access, single sign-on, large scale enterprise access card systems, and multi-channel identification and verification. More than 15 million users and 4,000 customers worldwide rely on solutions from ActivIdentity. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., the company has development centers in the United States, Australia, France, and sales and service centers in more than ten countries. For more information, visit http://www.actividentity.com/.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051108/SFTU161LOGO
    AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com ActivIdentity Corporation

    CONTACT: investors, Kristy Dennis of ActivIdentity, Corp.,
    +1-510-745-6259; or Don King of McGrath/Power, +1-941-748-9695, for
    ActivIdentity

    Web site: http://www.actividentity.com/




    Latest Walkman Players Add a Splash of Color and Stamina to Your Digital Music Experience

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony today unveiled a line of flash-based, digital music players that combine style and exceptional battery power. The new NW-E Series of Walkman(R) players comes in six different colors (pink, lime green, blue, violet, silver and black) to satisfy even the savviest fashion tastes.

    Equipped with a long, reliable battery life, the latest Sony Walkman player allows you to enjoy up to 28 hours of listening at full battery capacity. The quick-charge feature, which can provide up to three hours of playback for only three minutes of charging, works wonders for fast-paced lifestyles.

    Though compact, the players can store up to 1,350 songs on the 2GB model, 685 songs on the 1GB model and 340 songs on the 512MB model at 48kbps. A built-in FM tuner lets you listen to your favorite radio stations and remembers the most visited stations so you can easily and quickly find them.

    "The new Walkman player is a great choice for people getting introduced to digital music," said Mitch Li, digital audio product manager at Sony Electronics. "By offering the player in an assortment of bright, vibrant colors, you can personalize your music experience."

    To simplify the music management process, these new devices support AAC (non-DRM), MP3, WMA (non-DRM), and ATRAC(R) music files. They are compatible with the Sony CONNECT(TM) online music service and include SonicStage(R)CP software to import, manage and transfer music collections.

    Equipped with a built-in 2.0 compatible USB connector, you can link directly to a PC for faster charging and information transfers. In addition to storing music, the players can also be used as a mass storage device for saving data.

    For additional flexibility, the new Walkman player's distinctive one-line OEL (organic electroluminescence) display accommodates both left-handed and right-handed users alike. With its ability to rotate the orientation of the display, track and title names, the time and date, plus other information can now be viewed how ever you prefer.

    The devices come with black or white earbud headphones. To enhance the sound, you can set the equalizer to match the type of music you are listening to (jazz, pop, heavy or custom) or simply turn it off.

    Pricing and Availability The latest Walkman music players come in three different capacities: * The NW-E002F player has a total capacity of 512MB, comes in blue and will cost around $70; * The NW-E003F player has a total capacity of 1GB, comes in silver and pink and will cost around $100; and * The NW-E005F player has a total capacity of 2GB, comes in black, violet and lime green (exclusively at Sony Style stores) and will cost around $130.

    The players will be available in August at http://www.sonystyle.com/, in Sony Style retail stores nationwide, and at authorized dealers across the county.

    Sony Electronics Inc.

    CONTACT: Linda Barger of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-2986,
    linda.barger@am.sony.com; or Joslyn Beloff of Burson-Marsteller,
    +1-212-614-4664, joslyn.beloff@bm.com, for Sony Electronics Inc.

    Web site: http://www.sonystyle.com/




    AT&T Wins $4.8 Million Contract With Oshkosh Truck Corporation

    OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. today announced that it has won a $4.8 million contract with Oshkosh Truck Corporation , a Fortune 1000 global leader in manufacturing and marketing specialty trucks and truck bodies for defense, fire and emergency and commercial markets.

    Under the terms of the five-year agreement, AT&T will deliver a portfolio of sophisticated networking solutions to ensure that Oshkosh Truck has superior disaster-recovery capabilities and to help the company protect and preserve its mission-critical applications, in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.

    The AT&T solution will provide Oshkosh Truck with enhanced network reliability and redundancy by connecting the company's primary and secondary data centers to a single converged self-healing network that can ensure a continuous flow of critical business data. Fully managed by AT&T, the solution aligns with AT&T's customer-focused convergence strategy, enabling Oshkosh Truck to seamlessly integrate future applications and communications services.

    "AT&T gives us a reliable multiprotocol solution to support our critical applications and improve our business continuity for our data centers," said Mike Guzowski, vice president, information systems, Oshkosh Truck Corporation. "We feel confident in the security that AT&T provides for us as our business continues to grow."

    John Blossom, director of information technology, added, "No one is immune from disaster. But AT&T's solution enhances our sense of security and gives us peace of mind."

    About Oshkosh Truck Corporation

    Oshkosh Truck Corporation is a leading marketer of specialty trucks and truck bodies for defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, and fire and emergency. Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Truck Corporation has manufacturing operations in 10 U.S. states, Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, the U.K. and Mexico. The company currently employs over 8,000 people worldwide. The company's major brands -- Oshkosh(R), Pierce(R), McNeilus(R), Medtec(TM), Geesink(R), Norba(R), Jerr-Dan(R), CON-E-CO(R) and London(R) -- are considered leaders in their markets.

    Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss .

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 57.3 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at http://www.att.com/ .

    All rights reserved. Subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. provide products and services under the AT&T brand.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Tom Hopkins of AT&T Inc., +1-312-230-4889 (Office), or +1-312-
    953-1164 (Mobile), or thomashopkins@att.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/

    page 1     page 2     page 3     page 4     page 5     page 6     page 7    

    News archive of October 2017
    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31 



    News Archives of August 2006
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31  

    News Archives other dates
        2017:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2016:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2015:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2014:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2013:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2012:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2011:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2010:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2009:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2008:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2007:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
        2006:   Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec    
  •  
    0-C     D-L     M-R     S-Z