MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exponent, Inc. today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 29, 2006.
For the third quarter of 2006, revenues grew 16.5% to $43,333,000, as compared to $37,192,000 in the same period one year ago. Revenues before reimbursements increased 15.6% to $40,049,000, as compared to $34,653,000 in the third quarter of 2005.
Net income for the third quarter of 2006 increased to $3,743,000, or $0.22 per diluted share, as compared to $3,515,000, or $0.20 per diluted share, reported last year. Third quarter 2006 net income, excluding $147,000 in net expenses related to FAS 123R, was $3,890,000, or $0.23 per diluted share.
EBITDAS(1) for the third quarter of 2006 increased 22.1% to $7,766,000, as compared to $6,361,000 for the same period one year ago.
On September 29, 2006, Exponent had $54 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. During the third quarter, Exponent used $12.9 million to repurchase shares, bringing the total amount used this year to repurchase shares of its common stock to $25.2 million.
"We performed very well in the quarter, reporting both strong top and bottom line results and growth in many of our practice areas. In addition, we improved our margins, continued to add more talent and focused on integrating our new hires to drive long-term growth," commented Michael Gaulke, CEO and President. "Revenues before reimbursements and excluding defense technology development increased 13% to $37.3 million this quarter from $33.0 million in the third quarter of 2005. These results were driven by good performance in our electrical, biomechanics, civil engineering, and construction consulting practices. Additionally, our defense technology development practice had a strong quarter, including the delivering of 215 MARCbots to the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office. We also received a follow-on order for additional MARCbots, which are scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year."
"As we look to the remainder of the year, we are committed to growing the business through strategic opportunities and improving our overall operating performance. In the fourth quarter of 2006, we expect to post high single to low double-digit revenue growth. Exponent continues work at maintaining its differentiated market position as a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with unparalleled technical expertise," concluded Mr. Gaulke.
For the nine months ended September 29, 2006, revenues grew 9.3% to $127,014,000, compared to $116,238,000 in the same period of 2005. Revenues before reimbursements increased 9.7% to $118,721,000, compared to $108,256,000 in the same period last year. Net income was $11,215,000, or $0.64 per diluted share, as compared to $11,476,000, or $0.66 per diluted share, reported in the same period of 2005. Net income, excluding $722,000 in net expenses related to FAS 123R, was $11,937,000, or $0.68 per diluted share.
EBITDAS(1) for the first nine months of 2006 was $22,891,000, as compared to $21,831,000 for the same period one year ago.
Today's Conference Call Information
Exponent will discuss its financial results in more detail on a conference call today, October 16, 2006, starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time/1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The audio on the conference call is available by dialing 888-830-3976 and entering reservation #8146208. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at http://www.exponent.com/investors . For those unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay of the call will also be available on the Exponent web site, or by dialing (800) 642-1687 and entering reservation #8146208.
Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions to complex problems. Exponent's multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and business consultants brings together more than 70 technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and government today. The firm's consultants analyze failures and accidents to determine their causes and provide answers to help prevent such problems. In addition, Exponent evaluates human health and environmental concerns to find cost-effective solutions.
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(1) EBITDAS is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income before income taxes, interest income, depreciation and amortization, and stock-based compensation. The Company regards EBITDAS as a useful measure of operating performance and cash flow to complement operating income, net income and other GAAP financial performance measures. Additionally, management believes that EBITDAS provides meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flow that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. This measure, however, should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute or superior to, operating income, cash flows, or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of EBITDAS to GAAP is set forth below.
EXPONENT, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME For the Quarters Ended September 29, 2006 and September 30, 2005 (in thousands, except per share data) Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Sept. 29, Sept. 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenues Revenues before reimbursements $40,049 $34,653 $118,721 $108,256 Reimbursements 3,284 2,539 8,293 7,982 Revenues 43,333 37,192 127,014 116,238 Operating expenses Compensation and related expenses 26,881 22,921 79,671 70,444 Other operating expenses 4,870 4,668 14,602 13,932 Reimbursable expenses 3,284 2,539 8,293 7,982 General and administrative expenses 2,695 2,441 8,127 6,931 37,730 32,569 110,693 99,289 Operating income 5,603 4,623 16,321 16,949 Other income Interest income, net 430 309 1,461 817 Miscellaneous income, net 378 351 879 697 808 660 2,340 1,514 Income before income taxes 6,411 5,283 18,661 18,463 Income taxes 2,668 1,768 7,446 6,987 Net income $3,743 $3,515 $11,215 $11,476 Net income per share: Basic $0.24 $0.22 $0.69 $0.71 Diluted $0.22 $0.20 $0.64 $0.66 Shares used in per share computations: Basic 15,570 16,291 16,141 16,166 Diluted 16,837 17,650 17,428 17,494 EXPONENT, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS September 29, 2006 and December 30, 2005 (in thousands) September 29, December 30, 2006 2005 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $6,722 $13,216 Short-term investments 47,272 55,682 Accounts receivable, net 51,381 46,211 Prepaid expenses and other assets 3,571 2,900 Deferred income taxes 2,345 2,156 Total current assets 111,291 120,165 Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net 29,758 29,839 Goodwill 8,607 8,607 Other assets 9,164 5,630 $158,820 $164,241 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $5,820 $4,136 Accrued payroll and employee benefits 20,005 19,910 Deferred revenues 2,113 2,364 Total current liabilities 27,938 26,410 Other liabilities 4,383 3,487 Deferred rent 1,110 1,144 Total liabilities 33,431 31,041 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 16 16 Additional paid-in capital 50,189 44,955 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 178 (93) Retained earnings 99,058 88,322 Treasury stock, at cost (24,052) -- Total stockholders' equity 125,389 133,200 $158,820 $164,241 EXPONENT, INC. EBITDAS (1) For the Quarters Ended September 29, 2006 and September 30, 2005 (in thousands) Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Sept. 29, Sept. 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Net Income $3,743 $3,515 $11,215 $11,476 Add back (subtract): Income taxes 2,668 1,768 7,446 6,987 Interest income, net (430) (309) (1,461) (817) Depreciation and amortization 920 876 2,700 2,545 Stock-based compensation 865 511 2,991 1,640 EBITDAS (1) $7,766 $6,361 $22,891 $21,831 (1) EBITDAS is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income before income taxes, interest income, depreciation and amortization, and stock-based compensation. The Company regards EBITDAS as a useful measure of operating performance and cash flow to compliment operating income, net income and other GAAP financial performance measures. Additionally, management believes that EBITDAS provides meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flow that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. This measure, however, should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute or superior to, operating income, cash flows, or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.Exponent, Inc.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Moscow CableCom Corp. today announced the growth of its homes passed network and growth in the number of active subscribers for its broadband services in Moscow as of September 30, 2006:
YTD September August Change Percent December Change Percent 30, 2006 31, 2006 (1 month) Change 31, 2005(9 months) Change Homes passed 681,594 631,369 50,225 8.0% 325,954 355,640 109.1% Terrestrial Broad- casting 137,921 127,706 10,215 8.0% 85,994 51,927 60.4% subscribers % Saturation 20.2% 20.2% 26.4% Pay TV subscribers 47,052 39,038 8,014 20.5% 15,618 31,434 201.3% % Saturation 6.9% 6.2% 4.8% Internet subscribers 74,652 62,226 12,426 20.0% 34,600 40,052 115.8% % Saturation 11.0% 9.9% 10.6%
MOCC, which operates under the brand name AKADO in Moscow, Russia, continued to expand its presence in Moscow and add new subscribers at a record rate during the month of September. In September, AKADO passed a additional 50,225 homes, and set new sales records for its key product lines -- the Terrestrial Package, Pay TV and Internet by increasing the number of active subscribers for these services by 10,215, 8,014 and 12,426 subscribers respectively. This growth includes the seasonal return of subscribers who deactivated during the summer months, but also included a record number of new subscribers. To generate some of this subscriber growth during the traditionally slow summer months, AKADO offered a temporary "half-price" Internet service fee promotional campaign from July through September, which helped to attract a record number of new subscribers. Such subscriber growth is expected to temporarily lower the average revenue per subscribers during the promotional period. The Company expects to report record quarterly revenue and a stronger rate of quarter over quarter growth in its subscriber services revenue than had been reported for the fiscal third quarters in each of the prior two years since the Company acquired AKADO.
Mikhail Smirnov, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We continue to achieve strong penetration growth in the areas of the City that we've newly accessed, and in those in which we have already operated. This progress demonstrates the effectiveness of our sales and marketing strategies and that our customers are responding favorably to the quality and pricing of our broadband services. We expect to maintain a strong pace of network expansion and to achieve continued increases in subscriber penetration throughout our network."
About Moscow CableCom
Moscow CableCom Corp (NASDAQ NM: MOCC) is the US-based parent of a Moscow, Russia-based company that provides access to pay-TV and Internet services under the brand name "AKADO". AKADO is in the process of expanding its hybrid fiber-coaxial network in Moscow to provide residential and business customers with comprehensive broadband services in digital cable TV and radio, and high-speed data transmission and Internet access. The Company has licenses to provide its services to 1.5 million homes and businesses in Moscow, through its proprietary agreements for use of the Moscow Fiber Optic Network (MFON), the largest high-speed transportation network in Moscow. For more information on Moscow CableCom Corp. and AKADO, visit: http://www.moscowcablecom.com/ and http://www.akado.ru/.
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ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM Information On Demand Global Conference -- Applix, Inc. a global leader of performance management applications, announced today it is supporting IBM Information Server to empower customers to get more value from complex, heterogeneous information spread throughout the enterprise. With Applix TM1, the industry's leading in-memory business performance management application, IBM Information Server customers can now perform real-time analytics on critical business information.
Applix's TM1 will access information from IBM Information Server and allow all types of users to view, analyze, report and plan with real-time data from across the enterprise. With TM1's patented in-memory technology, users in every function -- from operations to sales to finance -- perform advanced what-if analytics against large, dynamic data sets with complex models faster than any other application.
"Analysis is only as good as the accuracy and timeliness of the data," said Ed Gromann, vice president, services and alliances, Applix. "IBM Information Server guarantees the accuracy and reliability of heterogeneous data, which becomes the foundation for business analysis, while Applix TM1 delivers that information in the fastest, most timely manner possible."
IBM Information Server is a ground-breaking new software platform from IBM that provides breakthrough productivity and performance for cleansing, transforming, and delivering this information consistently and securely throughout the enterprise, so it can be accessed and used in new ways to drive innovation, increase operational efficiency, and lower risk. This is vital to critical initiatives such as business performance management and business intelligence, which require consistent, complete and trustworthy information. Together, TM1 and IBM Information Server deliver robust business performance management for dynamic enterprises, providing the right information, at the right time, to the right decision makers.
"We value the contributions Applix can deliver helping customers to rapidly leverage the Information Server create unprecedented access to trusted information," said Pete Fiore, vice president, IBM Information Integration Solutions. "By collaborating with Applix, we can solve some of the most pressing information management challenges faced by organizations today."
Applix's TM1 is a complete performance management application, delivering strategic business planning, budgeting, reporting and analytics for powering analysis of financial, operational, sales, employee and other business data. Applix customers worldwide use TM1 real-time response, adaptability, easy-to-use interfaces, and low total cost of ownership, and a majority realize a 100 percent return on their Applix investments within the first six months of deployment. The annual BPM Partners "Beyond the Hype" Webcast (http://www.bpmpartners.com/events_webinars.shtml) for 2006 recognized that Applix TM1 customers had the highest level of satisfaction of any of the leading BPM solutions, suites, tools and vendors. The OLAP Survey 5 (http://www.survey.com/olap) gave TM1 the highest marks for speed of query, deployment, and data load and pre-calculation, as well as the highest ranking for overall business benefits achieved and the lowest number of technical problems.
Applix is a global leader in performance management applications that enable continuous strategic planning, management and monitoring of performance across the financial, operational, sales and marketing, and human resources functions within the enterprise. Applix is a founder of the BPM Standards Group (http://www.bpmstandardsgroup.org/) and has been recognized by numerous industry analyst groups for its technical leadership and vision in the marketplace. Applix and its global network of partners help nearly 3,000 customers worldwide manage their business performance and respond to the marketplace in real time. In mid-2006, Applix acquired Temtec International B.V., a privately held Netherlands company, to further extend performance management solutions across the enterprise. Headquartered in Westborough, MA, Applix maintains offices in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information about Applix, please visit http://www.applix.com/.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dex Media, an R. H. Donnelley company , today announced that a tentative agreement has been reached for a new three year contract between the company and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 7, which represents nearly 1,100 Dex operations and sales employees in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Washington.
The previous contract expired at midnight (MDT) on Oct. 14, 2006. The new contract will go into effect immediately, pending ratification by union members. The ratification vote is expected later this year.
"We are pleased to have reached a new agreement with the CWA without any disruption or inconvenience for our customers and our employees," said Del Humenik, general manager, Dex. "I want to thank and applaud the negotiating teams from both Dex and the CWA for their dedication to working through challenging issues and finding a way to reach agreement."
Contract talks began Sept. 18, 2006, and the two sides have been negotiating regularly since then.
About Dex Media
Dex is part of R. H. Donnelley (RHD), the nation's third largest Yellow Pages publisher with significant online local search capabilities. The company has more than 4,000 employees operating in 28 states across the United States. Every day, consumers rely on the company's more than 625 directories, online city guides and local search Web sites to find businesses that provide the products and services they need. RHD's directories, which have a circulation of approximately 80 million, are marketed under three of the industry's most recognized brands: AT&T Yellow Pages (formerly SBC Yellow Pages) in Illinois and northwest Indiana; Dex(R) Yellow Pages and EMBARQ Yellow Pages(TM) (formerly Sprint Yellow Pages(R)). R.H. Donnelley's expanding presence on the Internet now includes the Best Red Yellow Pages(R) brand at bestredyp.com(R) in its EMBARQ Yellow Pages markets, in RHD's AT&T Yellow Pages markets at CHICAGOLANDYP.com and local search services through Dex at DexOnline.com(R).Dex Media
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BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Attunity, Ltd. , a leading provider of enterprise-class software for application and data integration, and solutions in the new and fast growing Workplace Applications market, announced today support for the new IBM Information Server, ensuring joint customers derive more value from complex, heterogeneous data spread across their IT systems.
Already an IBM Business Partner, Attunity plans to work with IBM to further develop integrated solutions that support IBM Information Server and provide a scaleable, high performance framework for cleansing, transforming, and delivering information consistently and securely throughout the enterprise. IBM Information Server helps companies integrate information so it can be accessed and used in new ways to drive innovation, increase operational efficiency and lower risk.
"The powerful combination of the Attunity Integration Suite (AIS) and IBM Information Server helps customers achieve unprecedented access to the information throughout their organization," said Andy Bailey, vice president, marketing, Attunity. "We are pleased to be partnering with IBM to support this game-changing approach to information integration."
Together, AIS and IBM Information Server enable clients to achieve a critical business objective of seamlessly and efficiently connecting, transferring, joining and streaming to and from virtually any data source in real-time, subsequently having timely and actionable information on demand. Attunity supports the IBM Information Server by enabling organizations to access and integrate disparate data, as well as deliver trusted information wherever and whenever needed, in line and in context, to specific people, applications and processes. Specifically, Attunity Connect, Attunity's leading data access, integration and data-adapter product, enables organizations to access and leverage virtually any data source, including mainframe and legacy data.
Additionally, with Attunity Stream, Attunity's change data capture solution, customers can capture only the changes made to source databases and transfer those changes to any destination database, effectively and efficiently addressing the challenges of exploding data volumes and decreasing batch windows, and more importantly, providing much more timely information to decision makers. Together, the Attunity Integration Suite and IBM Information Server provide a comprehensive, unified foundation for an enterprise information architecture, and a fundamental building block for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
"We value the contributions Attunity can deliver helping customers rapidly leverage IBM Information Server and create unprecedented access to trusted information," said Pete Fiore, vice president, IBM Information Integration Solutions. "By collaborating with Attunity, we can solve some of the most pressing information management challenges faced by organizations today."
Attunity is a leading provider of software for application and data integration, as well as solutions in the new and fast growing Workplace Applications market.
Using Attunity's software, companies can seamlessly and efficiently connect, transfer, join and stream to and from virtually any data source in real-time, and subsequently use that data to rapidly configure and deploy management-focused Workplace Applications. With successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide, Attunity has over 17 years experience of providing enterprise-class software, both directly and indirectly through a number of strategic and OEM agreements with global-class partners such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Business Objects and Cognos.
Listed on Nasdaq , and with a worldwide headquarters in Boston, USA, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, Middle East, China and Australia, as well as through a network of local partners. For more information visit http://www.attunity.com/
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LONDON and DALLAS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A new gaming development platform from Ideaworks3D Ltd, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) brings console-quality 3D games to mobile handsets. With the new gaming platform based on Ideaworks3D's Airplay(TM) and TI's OMAP2430 processor, developers will be able to create games targeting a broad range of mobile handsets. The OMAP Gaming Platform allows developers and publishers to create a portfolio of mobile games tied to new handset releases with significantly reduced time and monetary investments.
The combined solution from TI and Ideaworks3D changes the current mobile gaming development process by allowing developers to create one game which runs on leading open operating systems, including Symbian OS(TM), Linux(R) and Windows Mobile(R). As part of this effort, Ideaworks3D will optimize and integrate its industry leading Airplay game software development kit (SDK) for TI's OMAP2430 processor which benefits TI's extensive OMAP(TM) ecosystem of leading game publishers and developers, serving handset manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide.
"The case for next generation mobile games rests on the ability of our industry to provide integrated tools and platforms that help developers diffuse their content across the widest range of mobile phones, without sacrificing game performance along the way," said Alex Caccia, CEO, Ideaworks3D. "By joining forces, TI and Ideaworks3D can now offer a fully integrated software and hardware environment that provides the optimal launch pad for tomorrow's killer mobile games."
TI's OMAP2430 processor integrates advanced 3D graphics hardware acceleration enabling mobile game developers to extract new levels of performance and enhance the game-play experience. The new OMAP Gaming Platform with Ideaworks3D allows developers to take full advantage of the powerful 3D graphics capabilities of the OMAP architectures for popular mobile operating systems.
"Mobile games are starting to emerge as a killer app with some analysts reporting as much as 66 percent revenue growth for the mobile gaming industry quarter over quarter," said Richard Kerslake, worldwide general manager for TI's 3G and OMAP processors business unit. "The OMAP Gaming Platform with Ideaworks3D demonstrates TI's commitment to provide developers with powerful tools for creating content that unleashes the capabilities of the OMAP entertainment architecture, including cool games for consumers who want gaming on the go."
TI's Mobile Gaming Development Platform
TI's OMAP2430 processor-based mobile gaming platform is a complete hardware and software package that will enable developers to optimize performance-, timing- and memory-related design factors early in the game development process. Using TI's mobile gaming platform, developers will be able to create the majority of a game before new handsets are available on the market, enabling prompt availability of games on new mobile phones as they enter the market.
TI's mobile gaming website provides additional resources for developers, handset manufacturers and operators. The site contains information on all of TI's mobile gaming developments and includes downloadable SDK and tools, and market and standards information. Visit http://www.ti.com/omapgaming to learn more about how TI is changing the mobile gaming market.
Airplay: 3rd Generation Game Tools and Middleware
Ideaworks3D's Airplay is an end-to-end software and service solution that enables mobile developers and publishers to create, connect, and deploy high performance native mobile games across multiple platforms and operating systems. Airplay, developed for over six years by Ideaworks3D Labs, is the industry's leading 3rd generation, commercially battle-tested game SDK, powering more 3D and connected mobile games than any other middleware solution in the market.
Designed to speed deployment across multiple software environments and hardware architectures, Airplay SDK incorporates Airplay System(TM), a cross- platform portability technology and run-time execution environment that delivers binary compatible game code across ARM(R)-based mobile devices. The resulting game can be deployed over-the-air to multiple operating systems and run-time environments without further porting or any requirement for additional embedded software or resident game engines on the mobile device.
The OMAP Gaming Platform, featuring the Ideaworks3D Airplay 3.0 SDK, is expected to be available in Q1 2007.
Ideaworks3D is a privately held technology and game development company headquartered in London. Founded in 1998 with a strong Oxford and Cambridge computer science and electronic engineering pedigree, the company has an unparalleled track record of creative innovation and technical leadership in the field of high performance mobile gaming. Ideaworks3D's Studio is the recipient of multiple industry accolades including two consecutive BAFTA Games Awards in 2005 and 2004 for best handheld and mobile games. More information can be found at http://www.ideaworks3d.com/ .
Texas Instruments - Making Wireless
TI is the leading manufacturer of wireless semiconductors, delivering the heart of today's wireless technology and building solutions for tomorrow. TI provides a breadth of silicon and software and over 15 years of wireless systems expertise that spans handsets and base stations for all communications standards, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, A-GPS, mobile TV and Ultra Wideband. TI offers custom to turn-key solutions, including complete chipsets and reference designs, OMAP application processors, as well as core digital signal processor and analog technologies built on advanced semiconductor processes. Please visit http://www.ti.com/wirelesspressroom for additional information.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Educational & Productivity Solutions business. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at: http://www.ti.com/ .
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LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, England, October 16 /PRNewswire/ --
- Partnership Will Deliver Breakthrough Efficiencies for Development and Cross-Platform Deployment of High-Performance Mobile Games
Ideaworks3D Ltd. and ARM (LSE: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMHY) today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a new generation of development tools and middleware for the mobile game market. As part of this effort, Ideaworks3D will license and integrate the ARM(R) RealView(R) Compilation Tools and RealView Real-Time System Model with its industry-leading Airplay(TM) game development SDK and deployment solution.
"Platform fragmentation is the bane of the mobile games industry, leading to head-ache inducing costs and complexity for both developers and publishers," said Thor Gunnarsson, VP and general manager, Labs, Ideaworks3D. "By joining forces with ARM, we can now offer fast-acting relief from the pain of handset porting, and help developers and publishers focus on the real business of making great mobile games."
"Ideaworks3D and ARM share a common dedication to creating best-in-class tools that enable developers to cost effectively deliver outstanding mobile applications, more quickly than ever before," said Bryn Parry, general manager, Development Systems, ARM. "The RealView tools, together with the Airplay solution, represent a uniquely powerful combination designed to combat platform fragmentation while delivering higher performance gaming to consumers."
Airplay, when integrated with the ARM RealView Compilation Tools, will enable faster, more compact game code, with processor-specific optimisations for all ARM architectures. Further, integration of the Airplay solution with the RealView Real-Time System Model will deliver a unique virtual platform for real-time desktop-based debugging and QA testing, well before the hardware platform is available. This development will revolutionise cross-platform game development.
Designed to speed deployment across multiple software environments and hardware architectures, the Airplay SDK incorporates Airplay System, a cross-platform portability technology and run-time execution environment that delivers binary compatible game code across ARM technology-based mobile devices. The resulting game can be deployed over-the-air to multiple operating systems and run-time environments without further porting or any requirement for additional embedded software or resident game engines on the mobile device.
"The rapid development in the capabilities of mobile handsets means tools such as the Airplay SDK are essential," said Borgar Ljosland, business development manager, Graphics Business Unit, ARM, the division that markets the Mali(TM) family of graphics processors. "It enables ARM to provide access to its latest CPU, GPU and other emerging technologies ahead of the availability of the actual game platform. This enables developers to launch content that takes full advantage of cutting-edge platforms the moment they appear. ARM has long been a key participant in evolving standards and in building the ecosystem necessary to bring rich, compelling content to the mobile world. Today's announcement of our expanded relationship with Ideaworks3D highlights this commitment."
The Ideaworks3D and ARM partnership will drive tangible benefits for the industry. Game developers will benefit from a complete tool chain for rapid and optimised code development and debugging, including automatic debug output from internal testing teams to the game engineer's desktop. Mobile game publishers will in turn realise dramatic savings by running the bulk of their QA testing on a desktop PC environment, with only pre-certification testing required on the actual handset.
Third-Generation Game Tools and Middleware
Ideaworks3D's Airplay end-to-end software and service solution enables mobile developers and publishers to create, connect, and deploy high-performance native mobile games across multiple platforms and operating systems, including Symbian OS, BREW, Windows Mobile, Linux and selected RTOS environments. The Airplay solution, developed for more than six years by Ideaworks3D Labs, is the industry's leading third-generation, commercially battle-tested game SDK.
Powered by ARM RealView Tools
The ARM RealView Compilation Tools have been researched and developed for more than 16 years to provide optimum support for the ARM architecture. The compilation tools deliver the full set of software components required to build C and C++ applications targeting the 32-bit ARM and 16-bit Thumb(R) and Thumb-2 instruction sets. The RealView Compilation Tools are developed concurrently with new ARM architectures, which enables specific optimisations for each of these ARM architectures. This concurrent process has led to a proven track record of continually improved code density and performance.
The Airplay SDK will incorporate a Real-Time System Model created with the RealView System Generator, a tightly integrated member of the RealView series of tools, which enables platform providers to rapidly generate instruction-accurate virtual prototypes that are fast enough to interact with in real time. The speed of the generated virtual prototypes is comparable to the speed of currently available mobile devices, making it possible to test application software as it will appear on the end device, months before hardware is available.
The Airplay 3.0 SDK, featuring ARM RealView Tools, will be available for commercial licensing in Q1 2007 from Ideaworks3D, a member of the ARM Connected Community.
Ideaworks3D is a privately held technology and game development company headquartered in London. Founded in 1998 with a strong Oxford and Cambridge computer science and electronic engineering pedigree, the company has an unparalleled track record of creative innovation and technical leadership in the field of high performance mobile gaming. Ideaworks3D's Studio is the recipient of multiple industry accolades including two consecutive BAFTA Games Awards in 2005 and 2004 for best handheld and mobile games. More information can be found at www.ideaworks3d.com.
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analogue functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
About the ARM Connected Community
The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.arm.com/community.
Key messages for journalists and analysts:
- For mobile games to be successful, they need to be available for a wide variety of gaming platforms, at the time the game platforms are released.
- Currently, porting games to new mobile platforms is a largely manual, time-consuming and error-prone task.
- The Airplay game development and deployment solution from Ideaworks3D not only allows game developers to run and test their games on mobile platforms before the hardware is available, it also delivers a cross-platform portability technology and run-time execution environment that deliver binary compatible game code across ARM technology-based devices.
- The Airplay solution is integrated with the ARM RealView Compilation Tools and the RealView Real-Time System Model, for faster, more compact game code that is optimised for all ARM architectures, and for real-time desktop-based debugging and QA testing.
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FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics , was awarded Law Enforcement Technology's 2006 Innovation Award in the Training category. The awards recognize outstanding companies whose products have best responded to law enforcement challenges with creativity and innovation. General Dynamics received the award for its Mobile Tactical Trainer (MTT) -- a mobile, reconfigurable facility that can be used by SWAT teams, law enforcement personnel, first responders and other agencies to prepare for urban tactical response operations. The award was given on Sunday, October 15, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Boston, Mass.
"With the ever-increasing threat of urban terrorism and additional emphasis on homeland security, the nation's civilian law enforcement agencies require new, advanced tactical training devices to stay prepared," said Fred Pickens, senior director of integrated instrumentation at General Dynamics Information Technology. "We are pleased that Law Enforcement Technology has recognized the value of the Mobile Tactical Trainer to provide officers and special response teams with a flexible and cost-effective training solution."
Essentially a mobile "shoot house," the MTT's integrated instrumentation provides controllable, interactive targets and realistic environmental conditions (such as smoke, sounds and smells of combat). The MTT can also record every movement for immediate playback during after-action review, which is critical for maximizing the benefits of training exercises. The MTT can be designed to replicate residential, multi-family, commercial or multi-story buildings, and supplies a unique environment for mission and task rehearsal exercises while supporting mandated in-service training requirements.
About General Dynamics Information Technology
General Dynamics Information Technology, which is a combination of the former Anteon and General Dynamics Network Systems, is a top-tier systems integrator that provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil and commercial sectors. With 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company has the customer knowledge, domain expertise and proven performance to manage large-scale, mission-critical IT programs. As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology utilizes its deep mission understanding to deliver proven IT services and enterprise solutions that enable customers to achieve their expanding mission requirements, meet enterprise goals, and accomplish business objectives on-time and on-budget. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at http://www.gdit.com/.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,900 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information about the company is available at http://www.generaldynamics.com/.General Dynamics Information Technology
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DALLAS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, Texas consumers can have one service from Verizon that includes traditional phones, wireless phones and airtime-free calling between Verizon Wireless and home phones. The new service, Verizon Complete Freedom, combines voice mail systems so there's only one place to check for messages -- and provides it all on one bill.
Coupled with any of Verizon's high-speed broadband Internet access and television entertainment options, Verizon offers Texans a true "home run" bundle of family telecommunications services.
"We're bringing together the two premier calling services from Verizon and Verizon Wireless to create a calling plan that will appeal to busy households that communicate a lot, customers who want the best value for their communications dollar, and those who clamor for simplicity," said Bob Ingalls, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Communications.
[Editor's note: Hear Bob Ingalls discuss Verizon's edge over competitors at http://newscenter.verizon.com/assets/audio/Ingalls-Competition.mp3]
Calling between the Verizon home phone and the family's Verizon Wireless handsets will not be charged against airtime allowances. In addition, customers will get OnePoint Voice Mail with wireless notification. The wireless notification feature automatically sends a text message to Verizon Wireless handsets when a voice message is left either at the Verizon home or Verizon Wireless numbers; there is only one mailbox to check. Billing for all services is integrated on Verizon's ONE-BILL(R).
Verizon Complete Freedom debuts with monthly access pricing starting at $99.94 for both home and wireless services. Customers can choose from three home wireline calling plans: Verizon Freedom Essentials, Verizon Freedom and Verizon Freedom Extra, each with unlimited domestic any-distance calling and various combinations of calling features. To qualify for Verizon Complete Freedom in Texas, customers must select from either an America's Choice(R) calling plan from Verizon Wireless starting at $59.99 for monthly access, or an $89.99 FamilyShare(R) plan. Families may add up to three additional lines to any Verizon Wireless Family Share plan for $9.99 a month each.
"Verizon Complete Freedom gives families what they want most -- convenience and the ability to stay connected while on the go," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Combining this new service with our existing family share calling plans from Verizon Wireless provides a complete and affordable package for families to talk as much they want."
Customers can order Verizon Complete Freedom by calling 888-311-7622, by going online at http://www.verizon.com/verizoncompletefreedom, or by visiting kiosks located in Verizon Wireless stores at Vista Ridge or East Plano. ONE-BILL(R) requires that both the Verizon wireline and wireless accounts be in the same name and that the account balances be zero at the time of enrollment. Credit cards can be used to pay off any balances for instant qualification. Online bill payments will only be available via the verizon.com Web site.
With Verizon Complete Freedom in its quiver, Verizon can now offer Texans a bundle of wireline calling, wireless, Internet and entertainment video services for as little as $160.92 per month in Texas. Bundles can include either Verizon Online DSL or Verizon FiOS Internet service, where available, and either DIRECTV all-digital entertainment service or FiOS TV, where available -- all at attractive, competitive prices.
Verizon's FiOS TV offers more than 30 high-definition channels and over 3,000 on-demand movie titles. In areas where FiOS TV is not yet available, Verizon offers DIRECTV with access to more than 250 channels of all-digital TV programming, more than a dozen high-definition channels, local channels in 142 markets, as well as all the popular premium channels, pay-per-view offerings and its exclusive NFL SUNDAY TICKET(TM) subscription package.
For more information about Verizon Complete Freedom, visit http://www.verizon.com/verizoncompletefreedom.
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/.
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PARIS, October 16 /PRNewswire/ --
- SOMFY prendra en compte en 2006 une augmentation exceptionnelle de la contribution apportée par FAAC.
La société italienne FAAC, dont SOMFY détient 34 %, vient d'annoncer la vente par sa filiale irlandaise d'un terrain et d'un bâtiment situés à Dublin, à un consortium d'investisseurs qui réalisera une importante opération immobilière.
La bonne tenue du marché immobilier local permet à FAAC de réaliser une très forte plus-value sur cette cession, d'environ 84 millions d'euros après impôts.
Par le jeu de la mise en équivalence, SOMFY intègrera dans ses résultats 2006, pour sa quote-part de 34 %, un supplément de résultat net d'environ 28 millions d'euros. Rappelons que la contribution de FAAC a été de 9 millions d'euros en 2005, sans éléments exceptionnels particuliers.
Somfy est le leader mondial des moteurs et automatismes pour les ouvertures et les fermetures de la maison et du bâtiment. Ses principaux marchés sont la France (30% du chiffre d'affaires de l'exercice écoulé), l'Europe du Sud (19%), l'Allemagne (14%), l'Europe du Nord (14%) et l'Amérique (11%).
Somfy : Nicolas Duchemin - Tel : +33-04-50-40-48-49
Shan : François-Xavier Dupont - Tel :+33- 01-44-50-58-74
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CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Dynamics Technology Ltd. (TSX-V: DDY) announced today that it has opened an office in Denver, Colorado, to serve the large number of upstream oil and gas companies with operations in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. The expansion will provide local access to Decision Dynamics' real-time Wellcore drilling operations/well lifecycle management suite and Oncore project cost management software, both designed to improve efficiency, cost controls, compliance and decision making.
Wellcore is a comprehensive integrated suite that provides real-time visibility of all drilling-related data from initial prospect to well abandonment as well as cross-department tools such as AFE, project planning, rig scheduling and electronic permit filing, providing a common interface and automated data population across all applications. The Wellcore platform includes Wellcore SMB and Wellcore CBM, special editions tailored to the needs of small to medium oil and gas companies (SMBs) and coal bed methane (CBM) operators, respectively.
Oncore is the first application that tracks labor, equipment, materials and other costs for capital and operations/maintenance projects by line item in real time, providing benefits including real-time visibility into project cost status, the ability to assess comparative contractor performance, and cost tracking against any mix of parameters.
"Our new Denver office puts us in the heart of the Rocky Mountain E&P action and gives local operators a direct pipeline to our sales and services teams," said Mark Amelang, Decision Dynamics Executive Vice President. "This will allow us to increase our market penetration in the area and ensure that local customers receive the best possible service and support."
Decision Dynamics also has offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and in Houston, Texas.
About Decision Dynamics Technology Ltd.
Decision Dynamics Technology Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative knowledge capture, workflow management, reporting and analytics software solutions to the energy sector, including major oil and gas and electrical power companies. Its flagship products include Oncore, a project cost management solution that provides real-time cost information, contract validation and approvals for operations management and capital projects; and Wellcore, a well lifecycle management solution that provides oil and gas companies with business visibility and operations agility. The Company has also developed X-Core, a patent-pending, fully integrated, end-to-end data modeling and application development system that can be leveraged across vertical markets. Decision Dynamics is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The Company's head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It operates wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries in the United States with offices in Houston, Texas, and Denver, Colorado. Decision Dynamics trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "DDY". For more information visit http://www.ddytech.com/ .
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BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, October 16 /PRNewswire/ --
- Growing Service from iBasis Brings Competitive Pricing on International Calling to International Markets; Reduces Calling Rates By Up to 30 Percent
iBasis (Nasdaq: IBAS), the global VoIP company(TM), today announced major enhancements to Pingo(R) (http://www.pingo.com), its online prepaid calling card service. Now customers around the world can purchase the Pingo service with international credit cards, make payments in four currencies, view Pingo rates in more than 38 other currencies, and interact with the Pingo website and hear automated voice prompts in five languages.
With the new features, Pingo becomes a global prepaid calling product, bringing to international markets the same competitive rates and convenience features that have fueled its growth in the U.S. Also, Pingo announced that it has reduced calling rates to 125 countries by as much as 30 percent. The enhancements and rate reductions make Pingo the most competitively priced, easy-to-use service of its kind, providing consumers in the more than 35 countries where Pingo is available a convenient way to save money on international calling.
"With Pingo, iBasis offers consumers around the globe the highest quality and most convenient pre-paid international calling service in the world," said Ofer Gneezy, president and CEO of iBasis. "The world's largest telephone providers already save money by putting much of their international voice traffic on the iBasis Network. With Pingo, consumers all over the world can also directly benefit from our low-cost, high-quality VoIP service."
iBasis, one of the world's leading carriers of international telephone calls, operates the most extensive international Voice over IP (VoIP) network with direct service to more than 100 countries and offering voice quality equal to, and often exceeding, the traditional phone network. In addition to taking advantage of iBasis' superior purchasing power to offer low calling rates, Pingo provides easy-to-use features such as PINpass PIN-less dialing, on-line call history reporting, automatic recharging, which can be set by the customer, and Refer-a-Friend program that offers Pingo customers US$5 bonuses when they refer a friend who joins the service.
New features recently added to Pingo include: - Multi-lingual Website and Phone Prompts: Customers can now select one of five languages, English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Portuguese, as their default language when viewing the Pingo website and for the automated phone prompts when they use the Pingo calling platform; - Global Credit Card Processing: Residents anywhere in the world can now purchase the Pingo service with valid credit cards or other payment services such as PayPal(R). - Billing in Multiple Currencies: Consumers can now choose to be billed for Pingo usage in U.S. Dollars, Canadian Dollars, British Pounds or Euros; - Rate Listings In Multiple Currencies: Calling rates may be viewed in more than 40 different currencies, allowing consumers to easily compare Pingo's low rates to other services; - Reduced rates to more than 125 destinations worldwide. Examples of rate decreases include calls from the U.S. to India, reduced 30% to 8 cents per minute; United Kingdom to Pakistan, reduced 49% to 5.2 pence per minute; Israel to the U.S., reduced 24% to .436 ILS; and Canada to France Mobile, reduced 28% to .163 CAD. For a full listing of Pingo's low rates, go to http://www.pingo.com.
Taking advantage of The iBasis Network, Pingo enables consumers to realize the cost-savings of VoIP or Internet telephony from regular fixed or mobile phones without any need for additional hardware or software. Pingo offers consumers high-quality long distance service on a prepaid basis, along with a host of convenient usability features. Pingo customers save on calls to both landline and mobile phones in almost every country. Mobile phone users in particular can save as much as 90 percent on international calls by using Pingo's toll-free access and lower rates. Pingo minutes can be purchased with credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal, at http://www.pingo.com. Customers can access Pingo from toll-free and local access numbers in 35 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, the U.K., France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Russia, and Thailand.
Founded in 1996, iBasis (Nasdaq: IBAS) is one of the world's leading wholesale carriers of international long distance telephone calls, and a provider of retail prepaid calling services including the Pingo(R) web-based offering (http://www.pingo.com) and disposable calling cards sold by major distributors and stores across the U.S. iBasis customers include large carriers and innovative new service providers including AT&T, Verizon, China Mobile, China Unicom, IDT, Qwest, Skype, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, and Yahoo!. In 2005, the Company carried 7.8 billion minutes of international traffic. The iBasis Network is the most extensive international Voice over IP network in the world, with over 1,000 points of presence providing direct service to more than 100 countries utilizing technology that assures high call completion and voice quality equal to -- and often exceeding -- the PSTN. iBasis' worldwide headquarters are in Burlington, Mass., USA. Additional information is available at http://www.ibasis.com or by calling +1-781-505-7500.
iBasis and Pingo are registered marks, The iBasis Network and the global VoIP company are trademarks of iBasis, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) a leading provider of wireless location and messaging software, today announced it will release its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2006, on Thursday, November 2, 2006, after the market closes. A full text copy of the release will be disseminated at that time, followed by a conference call to discuss the results at 5:00 PM EST.
The company's chairman, president and CEO Maurice B. Tose and senior vice president and CFO Tom Brandt will host the call. A question and answer session will follow management's presentation.
To participate in the call, dial the appropriate number below shortly before the 5:00 PM start time. Ask for the TeleCommunication Systems conference call hosted by Mr. Tose, with Conference ID#: 35467986. The teleconference dial-in numbers are as follows:
Domestic callers: 1-866-700-7173 International callers: 1-617-213-8838
The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously on the company's web site, http://www.telecomsys.com/. Investors are advised to go to the web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.
A replay of the call will be available later that evening, beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and will be accessible until November 9, 2006 at 07:00 PM EST. The replay call-in number is 1-888-286-8010 for domestic callers and 1-617-801-6888 for international. The access number is 97929412.
ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit http://www.telecomsys.com/.
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DALLAS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and Mistral Software Ltd. are introducing a virtual CD changer (VCDC) reference design built on TI's Aureus(TM) audio digital signal processors (DSPs). This reference design could help replace the traditional mechanical CD changer in the future, which has a high rate of defects among car parts. VCDCs rip and store CDs, making them less expensive, easier to use and more reliable than traditional CD-changer audio systems. To the user, however, the look and feel is identical to that of a traditional CD changer. This reference design supports multiple audio formats, several media interfaces and premium surround sound, offering manufacturers the flexibility to build multiple products with different functionality from the same board. TI will be demonstrating their VCDC reference design at the Convergence(R) Conference and Exhibition in Detroit Oct. 16-18. (For more information please visit http://www.ti.com/performanceaudio8 .)
Many automotive consumers are interested in using a USB memory key to listen to their own music in their car and would like to have in-vehicle music storage capabilities, allowing them to burn and store their music files in their vehicle's audio system. Additionally, many consumers are interested in premium surround sound and the ability to play non-standard audio formats such as MP3.
High Speed CD Ripping and Simultaneous Listening
The VCDC reference design was developed with high-speed encoding technology to rip CDs at a high rate and store it to a fixed or removable storage device. The solution can achieve a ripping/encoding rate of 4x real time or faster depending on the CD mechanism. A 4x encoding rate means that a 60 minute CD can be stored in 15 minutes. The end user experience is further enhanced with the simultaneous decoding feature, meaning the end user can listen to audio while CDs are being ripped.
Alternative Audio Formats and Media
The VCDC reference design can be configured to work with the most common compressed audio formats, including MP3, WMA, MPEG4-AAC and ATRAC. The VCDC solution can also be configured to include a number of fixed and removable media options, such as NAND flash, USB and SD. The fixed NAND flash is useful for storing ripped CDs in the car until they are overwritten, as well as for advanced features, such as time-shifting radio. Removable media options, such as USB and SD, allow the user to take their ripped CD content out of the car to be played back on a home stereo system, as well as give the user the ability to import compressed audio that has been stored on a home computer or digital music player.
Increased Reliability and Reduced Cost
By replacing the mechanical CD changer with solid-state components, the VCDC reference design eliminates moving parts and reduces the overall component count of an automotive head unit. This results in a more dependable, less expensive head unit versus traditional mechanical CD changers. To further reduce system cost, the Aureus DSP directly controls the peripherals, such as the CD loader, NAND flash, USB and SD, eliminating the need for a microcontroller.
Premium Surround Sound
The Aureus family of DSPs has a heritage in the home AV receiver market and is used by manufacturers, such as Harman Kardon, Onkyo and Yamaha. The VCDC reference design can offer all the surround sound decoding and post- processing features that would be found in a home AV receiver. The Neural Surround decoder is supported, allowing the user to listen to an XM HD Surround broadcast in their car with full surround sound audio. In addition, TI's Perfect Playback compressed audio enhancer provides a fuller, richer sound from a compressed audio source, such as MP3, WMA or AAC. Premium surround sound algorithms from audio companies, such as Dolby, DTS, SRS Labs and Audyssey Labs, also are supported by the VCDC reference design.
The VCDC reference design is available today from Texas Instruments and Mistral Software. Mistral offers custom software and hardware design services to help tailor the VCDC solution for a particular application and form factor. The combination of the reference design and custom software services allow manufacturers to bring products to the market quickly. The Aureus generation of audio DSPs is currently available and is Q100 automotive qualified.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
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ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At IBM Information On Demand 2006, Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), a world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced that Cognos and IBM customers worldwide are gaining greater insight into business performance through tighter product integration. Building on its Global Strategic Alliance and long-term relationship with IBM, Cognos and IBM continue to focus on helping customers succeed with optimized business intelligence products for IBM.
"The strength of the Cognos and IBM relationship helps IBM clients improve performance, lower costs, and capitalize on their IBM hardware, middleware, and software investments," said Pete Fiore, vice president, IBM Information Integration Solutions. "Our global strategic alliance delivers powerful solutions with flexibility, functionality, and ease of use. This relationship also furthers the goal of providing an on-demand real-time BI environment -- one that delivers information when it is needed, and in the format that best suits that need."
Cognos and IBM joint customers are seeing increased integration between Cognos performance management solutions and IBM middleware technologies. As a result, customers are gaining greater visibility into their business operations and performance by reaching more information at a deeper level. This gives organizations, such as ACOSS, Canadian Tire, City of Albuquerque, Clarins, Department for Work & Pensions (UK), Dubai Municipality, ELM Resources, Fiskars Brands, Inc., Gordon Trucking, Harry-Brot, MessageLabs, Nova Scotia Department of Health, and University of Wollongong, a more complete picture of business data and enables them to more confidently drive the business.
"Cognos allows us to give our users the power to select meaningful metrics specific to measuring individual performance," said Pierre Vedel, senior vice president/CIO of ELM Resources.
"In addition, Cognos ensures interoperability with our existing IT environment, helping us increase ROI with other technologies such as IBM Websphere Portal solutions. As a result, we can help financial aid offices at colleges and universities across the U.S. get the specific information they need to better manage the student loan process."
"Cognos allows us to put information in the hands of our users to help them make better business decisions about products, marketing, and operations," said Francois Boiteux, director of organization and information systems, Clarins. "We can see a high level view of information down to a detailed level of specific metrics, using IBM's Datastage (formerly Ascential) to pull from a variety of data sources, including IBM DB2 400. As we continue to expand our deployment, we are glad to have the support of both IBM and Cognos."
"With Cognos, our professionals across marketing, finance, sales, operations, and other key departments can now confidently act on information rather than spending time trying to locate it," said Carl Try Jr., manager of eCommerce and Advanced Technologies, at Fiskars Brands, Inc. "Central to the decision to implement Cognos was the Cognos strategic partnership and close working relationship with IBM and JD Edwards. The fact that they integrate so seamlessly is a huge benefit to our organization. Moving forward, we plan to use Cognos and IBM to power our vendor and customer extranets, further strengthening our relationships with those two audiences."
"Our strategic partnership with IBM continues to drive business value throughout our customers' extended enterprises," said Dave Laverty, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Cognos. "We've made great progress executing our Global Strategic Alliance, and our joint customers are seeing great value resulting from tighter alignment from our organizations. Combining Cognos 8 BI's one-product, one architecture vision with the strength of IBM hardware, software, and services delivers a powerful infrastructure for making better business decisions."
Cognos is a diamond sponsor of IBM Information On Demand 2006 this week in Anaheim, Calif., exhibiting at Booth D501. For more information on Cognos and IBM joint solutions, visit http://www.cognos.com/solutions/data/ibm/index.html.
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Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes. Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com/.
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WIXOM, Mich., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Vision, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: INVI) today announced that it has received an order for a SharpEye(TM) inspection system from Liquavista, a Netherlands based company. The SharpEye(TM) inspection system will be used to inspect Liquavista's new display architecture based on Electrowetting cell technology. Integral Vision's SharpEye(TM) product provides analysis of functional and cosmetic defects in the display to assure quality in the manufacturing process.
"We are very pleased to have Liquavista as a customer and look forward to being a part of this new display technology so well suited for portable and mobile applications," said Charles J. Drake, Chairman and CEO of Integral Vision, Inc.
Background on Liquavista BV
Liquavista was founded in 2006 by a team which originates from the world famous Philips Research Labs in Eindhoven. The company is backed by Philips and New Venture Partners who have recruited an experienced CEO, Mark Gostick to lead the company.
Based on technology invented by Rob Hayes & Johan Feenstra, in 2002, Liquavista uses advances in materials and technology to create Electrowetting displays that offer significant advantages over existing and emerging display technologies.
Producing bright, colorful images, which show video content at very low power, Liquavista's products offer excellent indoor and outdoor viewability and are ideally suited for a wide variety of portable and mobile applications such as MP3 players, watches, cameras, phones, DVD players and automotive applications. Liquavista's early applications, which enable bright vibrant colors in simple displays, are expected to enter the market early next year.
About Integral Vision
Integral Vision, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: INVI) , an ISO 9001 registered firm, offers display inspection technology that provides analysis of functional and cosmetic defects in the display to assure quality in the manufacturing process as well as verification of the final product. Integral Vision has been inspecting displays since 1992 and is an industry leader committed to providing automated solutions to the quality issues Microdisplay, OLED and LCD manufacturers face in today's competitive marketplace. More information can be found at Website: http://www.iv-usa.com/ .
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HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vonage America Inc., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp. , a leading provider of broadband telephone service, today announced that it is partnering with AccuWeather.com, The World's Weather Authority(TM), to offer free U.S. weather forecasts for Vonage customers in the United States. Vonage subscribers can call 700-WEATHER from any Vonage enabled device and get current weather conditions, 5-day forecasts and severe-weather warnings provided by AccuWeather.com. Customers can access weather forecasts for business or vacation travel simply by entering any U.S. 5-digit zip code.
"Making life more convenient for customers is our goal," said Michael Tribolet, president of Vonage America Inc. "We're thrilled that we can give all Vonage users the added convenience of accessing dependable weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com."
"We're pleased to be able to provide our uniquely accurate forecasts to Vonage subscribers," said Jim Candor, AccuWeather Senior Vice President of New Media. "Instead of having to wait for a weather forecast, Vonage subscribers can access the latest weather information anytime and free of charge."
AccuWeather.com is providing weather data to Vonage via synthetic speech markup language (SSML) AccuWeather's forecasts, which cover every location in the U.S., are translated by Vonage into a realistic-sounding synthetic voice that subscribers hear when they call 700-WEATHER for a forecast.
Vonage is a leading provider of broadband telephone services with over 2 million subscriber lines. Our award-winning technology enables anyone to make and receive phone calls with a touch tone telephone almost anywhere a broadband Internet connection is available. We offer feature-rich and cost-effective communication services that offer users an experience similar to traditional telephone services.
Our Residential Premium Unlimited and Small Business Unlimited calling plans offer consumers unlimited local and long distance calling, and popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and voicemail - for one low, flat monthly rate. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through national retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target and is available to customers in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please visit http://www.vonage.com/.
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage(R) is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp.
About AccuWeather, Inc.
AccuWeather, The World's Weather Authority(R), presents accurate, localized forecasts and severe weather bulletins via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print to over 106 million Americans each day. AccuWeather delivers a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and informs millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 20,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC's owned and operated stations, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Visit http://www.accuweather.com/ for more information.
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agile Software Corporation , a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Wayne-Dalton has implemented Agile Advantage, the latest version of Agile's PLM solution suite designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A global organization with over 50 company-owned distribution and manufacturing facilities across the U.S., Canada and France, Wayne-Dalton is a worldwide leader of residential and commercial garage doors and openers. Wayne-Dalton selected Agile Advantage to improve product visibility throughout the enterprise and manage the product record throughout the lifecycle.
"It was important for us to implement a system that we could get up and running quickly and could immediately improve our visibility into the product record," says Jeff Hughes, Senior Product Engineer at Wayne-Dalton. "In the past we used spreadsheets and could not manage our product record efficiently. Agile Advantage provides us with one central repository enabling us more visibility of our products across the lifecycle by Wayne-Dalton as well as our vendors, resulting in faster responses to engineering changes. Agile also provides us the high degree of coordination and control over our products necessary to deliver high quality products to our customers."
Wayne-Dalton is a market leader known for developing innovative products that far exceed industry standards. With a long-term focus on quality and meeting its customers' needs, Wayne-Dalton has expanded globally with contract manufacturing partners in China and facilities in France. By expanding globally Wayne-Dalton recognized that its previous system did not have the capacity to provide one system of record for its new products, creating barriers to collaboration across its disparate business units, and subsequently resulting in product quality issues and delays in bringing new products to market.
After an extensive market analysis, Wayne-Dalton selected Agile as its PLM provider because of Agile's domain experience in the electronics and high tech manufacturing sector and for its proven track record in helping small and medium size business develop products across global operations.
Agile Advantage provides Wayne-Dalton more control over their product lifecycle and improves quality by streamlining the process of reviewing, commenting, and approving documents to create products. Agile Advantage also enables Wayne-Dalton to improve their communications with their line contract manufacturers and vendors between multiple locations by providing easy and seamless access to the product record.
"Agile Advantage provides Wayne-Dalton with visibility, management, and collaboration for new and changing product record information across the product lifecycle and the extended supply chain," says Craig Livingston, Agile vice president and general manager of SME solutions. "Agile also provides Wayne-Dalton with improved product quality and faster time to market by tightly integrating customer, product and quality regulatory information into Agile. Wayne-Dalton has seen great success so far with Agile Advantage and we're proud that Agile Advantage is playing a key role in their production of innovative and high quality products."
Agile Advantage, designed specifically to meet the PLM requirements of small and medium enterprises, continues to deliver on the characteristics that have made Agile Advantage the leading PLM solution for small and medium size customers: ease of management, ease of implementation, quick time to benefit, low total cost of ownership, and flexible licensing options that take into account limited IT resources, including Agile OnDemand-a Software as a Service (Saas) option-as well as more traditional licensing.
About Agile Software Corporation
Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise-class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. Small and medium enterprises including Colubris Networks, McAfee, Ondine Biopharma, OnStor, Sonic Innovations, Visx, as well as large and global enterprises such as 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare and ZF are among the over 10,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer products, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. Agile OnDemand is a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of the Agile Advantage solution. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit http://sme.agile.com/ .
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DALLAS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AXCESS International Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: AXSI) , a leading provider of Dual-Active(TM) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) solutions announces a new, revolutionary wireless tracking and sensing technology called The Enterprise Dot(TM). Based on a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design, the patents-pending technology yields the world's lowest cost and smallest multifunctional wireless sub-micro device for delivering visibility oriented data about the assets operating in and around the enterprise. Dot(TM) facilitates the capture, processing and delivery of previously unavailable real time information for dramatic improvements in supply chain visibility, mobile asset management, physical asset security and access control, and industrial condition monitoring. The low cost and flexibility to use existing supply chain infrastructure results in a very low total cost of ownership, yielding short term ROIs for customers. Industry analyst Forrester Research forecasts the RFID and sensor related markets to grow to $11.6 billion by 2012.
The first product AXCESS will deliver using the new technology will be a software definable, battery-powered Dot-OEM module for product manufacturers, small enough to be embedded into a variety of things such as computers, test equipment, medical equipment, credential cards, pallets, and cartons. The module, about the size of a quarter is priced at less than $5 per unit and is being sold now for delivery in 2007.
"We took our years of experience in analyzing the market needs being addressed by passive RFID, active RFID/RTLS, and wireless sensor products and created a simple, powerful, flexible, and inexpensive world class one-of-a- kind platform," stated Allan Griebenow, president and CEO of AXCESS. "Two years ago we began this dramatic step to bring forth the promise of an Internet of Things. The Dot(TM) opens up a new world of real-time data collection and management capabilities in the enterprise."
Current RFID, RTLS, and wireless sensing technologies face prominent barriers that prevent them from addressing the majority of today's application needs. These barriers include: cost, interoperability, size, and reliability. While existing wireless tags and sensing nodes meet certain needs, the Enterprise Dot(TM) has been developed to surpass these barriers and solve the reliability issues of passive RFID, the connectivity problems of sensors, provide interoperability between standards, enable a store and forward capability for monitored data, and reduce the cost and tag size of active RFID/RTLS, while opening up dramatic new applications.
The Dot(TM) technology incorporates a powered software definable wireless transceiver which is compatible with multiple global regulations including the RFID EPC Class I, Gen II standard and is expected to make supply chain tagging more reliable while opening up new applications in sensing and security. Memory and sensor inputs enable the Dot(TM) to be tailored to each specific data capture need. Devices built on the Dot(TM) platform will enable widespread and reliable automatic identification, locating, tracking, protecting and monitoring of personnel, physical assets, and vehicles. Bringing together the new functions of the Dot(TM) and building on the current AXCESS wireless infrastructure for enterprise management creates an open architecture for multiple sources of data to be acquired to deliver previously inaccessible business intelligence.
"The Enterprise Dot(TM) technology fits the market demand for a single multipurpose tag that provides data on the asset in question, location tracking, protection, sensor logging, and alerting combined with a flexible interface tailored to the need," said Dr. Ben Zoghi, Professor and Director of RFID/Sensor Convergence Lab at Texas A&M University.
The Dot(TM) technology will extend AXCESS' existing time to market advantage. It further eclipses competing architectures such as Wi-Fi based and battery-assisted passive RFID where size, cost, signal robustness and power management are problematic. The company has continued to see the market grow for its existing ActiveTag(TM) RFID/RTLS/sensing system solutions. Third quarter revenues were up 5% over the second quarter. Year-to-date revenues have already surpassed the total revenue for 2005.
The active RFID and RTLS portions of the enterprise Dot's capabilities are built on the successes of ActiveTag(TM). AXCESS' patented ActiveTag(TM) RFID/RTLS and sensing systems today use small, battery-powered tags (generically called "dual-active" tags) that when automatically activated, transmit a wireless message typically 30 to 100 feet to hidden palm size receivers. The receivers are connected via standard network simultaneously to the enterprise system software, the existing security alarm equipment, and standalone middleware and end-user software provided by AXCESS under the OnlineSurpervisor(TM) label. The systems are used for a variety of enterprise productivity applications including automatic personnel access control and tracking, automatic vehicle access control and payload management, automatic asset management and protection, as well as special purpose sensing. Automatic exception-based email alerting and paging is offered for rapid response to security related incidents. Additional information on the Enterprise Dot(TM) is available on the Company's Web site at http://www.axcessinc.com/.
About AXCESS International Inc.
AXCESS International Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: AXSI) , headquartered in greater Dallas, TX, provides Enterprise Dot(TM), Dual-Active(TM) RFID (radio frequency identification) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for asset management, physical security, sensing and supply chain efficiencies. The battery-powered (active) RFID tags locate, identify, track, monitor, count, and protect people, assets, inventory, and vehicles. The patented technology enables applications including: automatic "hands-free" personnel access control, automatic vehicle access control and logistics management, automatic asset management, and sensor management. AXCESS is a portfolio company of Amphion Innovations plc. Additional information on AXCESS is available on the Company's Web site at http://www.axcessinc.com/.
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NETANYA, Israel, October 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced today that it has received a P.O. from Rafael to design and provide avionics systems. Purchase order value is $1,200,000, covers development and supply of prototype units. Production units order is expected to follow during 2007.
This contract, with Rafael, is added to other successful development and production of sophisticated avionics products contracts with one of the major defense integrators in Israel.
Commenting on the contract, Major General (Res.) Herzle Bodinger, RADA's president and CEO said, "We are proud to be contracted by Rafael, one of our strategic customers and a leading Israeli defense industry, for such advanced avionics products. This contract shows the confidence RADA gained at Rafael as a reliable avionics design and manufacture house."
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. is an Israel based company involved in the military and commercial aerospace industries. The Company specializes in Avionics systems (Digital Video Recorders, Ground Debriefing Stations, Stores Management Systems, Flight Data Recorders, Inertial Navigation Systems), Trainers Upgrades, Avionics systems for the UAV market, and Electro optic cameras for airplanes and armored vehicles.
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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amdocs , the leading provider of software and services to enable integrated customer management and the intentional customer experience(TM), today announced that its Qpass digital commerce platform has processed more than $1.5 billion worth of premium content, representing over 590 million transactions since 2003.
"This significant milestone is another demonstration of Amdocs' global leadership in converged digital commerce," said Michael Matthews, chief marketing officer of Amdocs. "The explosive growth and increasing momentum we've experienced this past year can be attributed to strong consumer demand for digital content supported by the continued evolution of Amdocs' Qpass platform, including the recent launch of Qpass 6. Amdocs is best-positioned to enable the world's leading service providers and media companies to leverage digital commerce to help increase profitability."
During the first six months of 2006, Qpass, Amdocs Digital Commerce division processed close to half a billion dollars of premium content with an average quarterly growth rate of 12 percent. The average price per transaction at the end of June 2006 was $3.17, up from $2.54 a year ago, mainly driven by an increase of mobile games sales and the addition of new video content.
Although ringtones continue to represent the largest single category of premium content revenue; mobile games, video services and new types of applications -- such as ringback tones, mobile chat and mobile television -- are the fastest-growing categories. Premium content transactions processed through the Qpass platform in the first half of 2006 can be divided into the following categories:
Ringtones: 54% Games: 19% Graphics: 12% Other content (including messaging, information, office and productivity): 12% Video: 2% Ringback tones: 1%
The Qpass platform, part of the Qpass Digital Commerce Solution, is the industry's leading platform for connecting service providers and media companies to consumers. The platform helps service providers and media companies realize new revenue streams and increase profitability from rapidly expanding converged digital commerce opportunities. By efficiently managing the digital commerce lifecycle, the platform allows companies to deliver a personalized customer experience across all devices and points of interaction.
Analysis of usage statistics from the Qpass platform reveals that both "on-portal" services (i.e. content sold under a service provider's brand and originating from its web site), as well as "off-portal" or direct-to-consumer content sales continue to grow. In 2004, only about one percent of total retail dollar volume processed by Amdocs' Qpass came from off-portal transactions. Since the beginning of 2006, off-portal transactions accounted for more than 32 percent of total retail dollar volume. Amdocs' Qpass expects continued growth from off-portal revenue, especially in light of its recent launch of OpenMarket Exchange, the financial system for direct-to-consumer commerce. Amdocs estimates that off-portal transactions will grow to the 40 percent level by the end of the year.
"Demand for content services continues to grow at an exponential rate, and off-portal content will also continue to grow as a percentage of total content downloads. Wireless carriers must be ready to support the increasing data traffic volumes, as well as understand how to monetize it," said Paul Hughes, Vice President of Communications Software Strategies at the Yankee Group. "Amdocs and its Qpass Digital Commerce division are in an industry-leading position to help carriers achieve the goal of delivering content efficiently, which in turn creates an increasingly "sticky" application, while monetizing it, so that the carrier and the content provider capitalize on the successes of the growing digital supply chain."
Amdocs combines innovative software and services with deep business knowledge to accelerate implementation of integrated customer management by the world's leading service providers. By delivering a comprehensive portfolio of software and services that spans the customer lifecycle, Amdocs enables service companies to deliver an intentional customer experience(TM), which results in stronger, more profitable customer relationships. Service providers also benefit from a rapid return on investment, lower total cost of ownership and improved operational efficiencies. A global company with revenue of more than $2 billion in fiscal 2005, Amdocs has approximately 15,000 employees and serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit Amdocs at http://www.amdocs.com/.
This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs' growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business segments it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2005, filed on December 28, 2005 and our quarterly 6-K furnished on February 15, May 15 and August 15, 2006.
Media Contacts: Amdocs Runi Krishnamurty Access Communications for Amdocs Tel: +1-917-522-3507 E-Mail: email@example.comAmdocs
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ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, October 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ECtel, a leading global provider of Integrated Revenue Management(TM) (IRM(TM)) solutions, today announced that it will host a teleconference on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 10:00 am ET (09:00 am CT, 07:00 am PT, and 5:00 pm Israel time) to discuss its third quarter results, which will be released earlier that day.
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Eitan Naor, President & CEO and Ron Fainaro, Senior Vice President & CFO will co-host the call. To participate, please request the ECtel Q/3 2006 Earnings Results Conference call, at one of the following numbers:
In the United States: 1-866-652-8972 In Israel: 03-9180610 In the United Kingdom: 0-800-917-5108 All Other International Callers: +972-3-9180610
A Webcast replay will be available on the Company's web site at: http://www.ectel.com/
ECtel management looks forward to your participation. About ECtel
ECtel is a leading global provider of Integrated Revenue Management(TM) (IRM(TM)) solutions for communications service providers. A pioneering market leader for over 15 years, ECtel offers carrier-grade solutions that enable wireline, wireless, converged and next-generation operators to fully manage their revenue and cost processes. ECtel IRM(TM) Product Suite features the world-leading fraud and revenue assurance products, FraudView(R), RAP and CashView(R), that minimize operator revenue leakage across networks and operations support systems (OSSs). ECtel serves prominent tier one operators, and has more than 100 implementations in over 50 countries worldwide. Established in 1990, ECtel maintains offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit http://www.ectel.com/
Certain statements contained in this release contain forward-looking information with respect to plans, projections or future performance and products of the Company, the occurrence of which involves certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the reoccurrence of sales to existing customers, the ability to recognize revenue in future periods as anticipated, the possible slow-down in expenditures by telecom operators, the unpredictability of the telecom market, product and market acceptance risks, ability to complete development and market introduction of new products, the impact of competitive pricing and offerings, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results of operations, dependence on several large customers, commercialization and technological difficulties, risks related to our operations in Israel and other risks detailed in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ECtel undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Contacts: ECtel Ltd. Ron Fainaro Senior Vice President and CFO Tel: +972-3-9002102 Fax: +972-3-9002103 Email: Ronf@ectel.com ECtel Ltd. Dana Rubin MarCom Manager Tel: +972-3-9002656 Fax: +972-3-9002103 Email: Danar@ectel.comPhoto: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010807/FLTU015LOGO ECtel Ltd.
CONTACT: Contacts: ECtel Ltd., Ron Fainaro, Senior Vice President and
CFO, Tel: +972-3-9002102, Fax: +972-3-9002103, Email: Ronf@ectel.com. ECtel
Ltd., Dana Rubin, MarCom Manager, Tel: +972-3-9002656, Fax: +972-3-9002103,