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Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Oregon/SW Washington Customers at No Additional Cost

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Comcast is more than doubling the speed of its “Performance 25” Xfinity� Internet tier for existing customers throughout Oregon SW Washington at no additional cost. Customers can now enjoy download speeds of up to 55 Mbps on the rebranded “Performance Plus” tier. These new speeds are effective immediately.

“We’re always looking for ways to add value for customers,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Comcast Regional Senior Vice-President, Oregon/SW Washington. “Today’s announcement, combined with our recent xFi launch, gives our residential customers more speed, coverage and control than ever before and really delivers a great internet experience.”

Earlier this month, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a new and personalized Wi-Fi experience that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. xFi gives customers who have an xFi-compatible gateway unprecedented visibility and control over one of the most important technologies in their home.

What’s more, most Xfinity Internet customers also have complimentary access to nearly 17 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. Customers can simply select “xfinitywifi” from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and enter their Xfinity ID or email and password. Hotspots can be found by either downloading the free Xfinity Wi-Fi App, available on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi.

To receive the new internet speeds, most customers only need to re-set their modems by unplugging the equipment from the power outlet. Comcast will notify any customers who need to upgrade their equipment – those who currently have a modem from the company will not be charged to upgrade their equipment while those who own their own equipment will need to either purchase new equipment or lease a modem from Comcast to receive the increased speeds.

About Comcast

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Igor's 2.0 Software Release Broadens Abilities of Power-over-Ethernet Smart Lighting

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Published on: 22nd Jun 2017


� Igor Inc., a leader of Power over Ethernet (PoE) smart building solutions, announced the release of its latest platform enhancements. These industry leading updates include the ability to control human centric tunable white lighting, support emergency lighting requirements, manage easy integration of 3rd party applications via API events, and establishes even stronger API Security standards. Igor’s rich set of new features clearly raises the bar and creates a new performance benchmark in smart building control solutions. �

Igor’s software release includes a centralized cutting-edge control system to manage Tunable White Lighting. White-tunable lights are adjustable on a scale of warm and cool lighting. The ability to adjust the Kelvin color level of capable lighting fixtures benefits occupant’s physical and mental health by utilizing the same color lighting found outdoors or in an optimal environment for the activity being targeted. 

The Emergency Lighting Support functionality is a patented solution for PoE emergency lighting to support lights connected to an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). Using our patented technology, administrators can designate emergency lights within the Igor Gateway that are served by a UPS. In the event of a power failure, the emergency lights will be prompted to turn on to a predetermined low-power level within seconds and resort to their safe level.

API (Application Program Interface) Events are a powerful new feature addition to the Igor Gateway Software. This feature empowers third-party developers to create applications to address highly specific digital ceiling requirements.  The possibilities of the API Events range from personal use to large-scale notifications. For example, a user could indicate that they want to be notified by email or SMS whenever a motion sensor in a specific area of the building is triggered during any given timeframe. When that event is triggered – such as movement in an area of the building that should not be in use – the notification is sent to the designation recipient.

As with all Igor Release updates, API Security is strengthened and updated. This security update utilizes tokens to authenticate application identity within the system to prevent against malicious users or applications attempting to gain control of the Gateway without authorization.

Learn more or request a demo to see how Igor can make your building intelligent with their easy-to-use PoE technology.

 

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CenturyLink announces additional executive leadership appointments

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MONROE, La. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE CTL) today is announcing the organizational structure and executive leaders who will report to Jeff Storey , recently named president and chief operating officer (COO) of CenturyLink upon the completion of the Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE LVLT) acquisition. These executive leaders will report to Storey effective at the time of the close of the acquisition, which CenturyLink continues to anticipate will occur by the end of third quarter 2017.

The COO organizational structure will include five business units and several functional support groups. The business units and their leaders will be:

Supporting these business units and ongoing integration activities will be the following functional support groups:

“I appreciate Jeff’s diligent work on designing and staffing his organization structure. I believe these decisions will position us well to compete in the marketplace and provide outstanding service to our customers,” said CenturyLink CEO and President Glen F. Post, III. “I am confident in the future of the combined company and look forward to bringing together the talented teams from CenturyLink and Level 3.”

“Our people have made these two great companies what they are today. I’m confident this leadership team will position the combined company for future success in delivering leading communications solutions, a world-class customer experience and profitable growth,” Storey said.

About CenturyLink CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

Forward Looking Statements Except for the historical and factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this communication, including statements regarding the expected timing and benefits of the proposed transaction, such as efficiencies, cost savings, enhanced revenues, growth potential, market profile and financial strength, and the competitive ability and position of the combined company, and other statements identified by words such as “will,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “seeks” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which are beyond our control.  These forward-looking statements, and the assumptions upon which they are based, (i) are not guarantees of future results, (ii) are inherently speculative and (iii) are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or implied in those statements if one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect. Factors that could affect actual results include but are not limited to:  the ability of the parties to timely and successfully receive the required approvals for the combination from regulatory agencies free of conditions materially adverse to the parties; the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the proposed transaction cannot be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the possibility that costs, difficulties or disruptions related to the integration of Level 3’s operations with those of CenturyLink will be greater than expected; the ability of the combined company to retain and hire key personnel, including reaching or maintaining mutually acceptable employment arrangements with the executives named above; the effects of competition from a wide variety of competitive providers, including lower demand for CenturyLink’s legacy offerings; the effects of new, emerging or competing technologies, including those that could make the combined company’s products less desirable or obsolete; the effects of ongoing changes in the regulation of the communications industry, including the outcome of regulatory or judicial proceedings relating to intercarrier compensation, interconnection obligations, access charges, universal service, broadband deployment, data protection and net neutrality; adverse changes in CenturyLink’s or the combined company’s access to credit markets on favorable terms, whether caused by changes in its financial position, lower debt credit ratings, unstable markets or otherwise; the combined company’s ability to effectively adjust to changes in the communications industry, and changes in the composition of its markets and product mix; possible changes in the demand for, or pricing of, the combined company’s products and services, including the combined company’s ability to effectively respond to increased demand for high-speed broadband service; changes in the operating plans, capital allocation plans or corporate strategies of the combined company, whether based on changes in market conditions, changes in the cash flows or financial position of the combined company, or otherwise; the combined company’s ability to successfully maintain the quality and profitability of its existing product and service offerings and to introduce new offerings on a timely and cost-effective basis; the adverse impact on the combined company’s business and network from possible equipment failures, service outages, security breaches or similar events impacting its network; the combined company’s ability to maintain favorable relations with key business partners, suppliers, vendors, landlords and financial institutions; the ability of the combined company to utilize net operating losses in amounts projected; changes in the future cash requirements of the combined company; and other risk factors and cautionary statements as detailed from time to time in each of CenturyLink’s and Level 3’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Due to these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the proposed combination or any other transaction described above will in fact be completed in the manner described or at all.  You should be aware that new factors may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to identify all such factors nor can we predict the impact of each such factor on the proposed combination or the combined company.  You should not place undue reliance on these forward‑looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication.  Unless legally required, CenturyLink and Level 3 undertake no obligation and each expressly disclaim any such obligation, to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed events or otherwise.

Additional Information In connection with the proposed combination, CenturyLink filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC (Registration Statement No. 333-215121) which was declared effective by the SEC on February 13 , 2017.  CenturyLink and Level 3 have filed a joint proxy statement/prospectus and will file other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction with the SEC. CenturyLink and Level 3 began mailing the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective security holders on or about February 13, 2017 . The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, dated as of February 13, 2017 , contains important information about CenturyLink, Level 3, the proposed combination and related matters.  INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED COMBINATION OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders may obtain the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and the filings that are incorporated by reference in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about CenturyLink and Level 3, free of charge, at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.  Investors and security holders may also obtain these documents free of charge by directing a request to CenturyLink, 100 CenturyLink Drive, Monroe, Louisiana 71203, Attention: Corporate Secretary, or to Level 3, 1025 Eldorado Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado 80021, Attention: Investor Relations.

 

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http://www.centurylink.com

ShoreTel to Offer SMS APIs Through Google Cloud Platform

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.� ShoreTel� � (NASDAQ SHOR), a leading provider of communication solutions that make interactions simple,� today announced it has become a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner. As part of this partnership, ShoreTel is offering an SMS API solution through the Google Cloud Launcher.

Google Cloud Launcher offers ready-to-go development stacks, solutions, and services to accelerate development. Developers are able to explore, deploy, and manage solutions with only a few clicks.

Through the Google Cloud Launcher, ShoreTel will offer developers the ability to integrate inbound and outbound SMS capabilities into new or existing applications using the SMS REST APIs of ShoreTel Summit™ . A Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) solution, Summit’s rich developer toolkits and API frameworks make it easy to embed SMS capabilities into system workflows or build custom apps for activities such as customer notifications, appointment reminders, marketing promotions, emergency alerts and more.

“The Google Cloud Platform offers a great way to expose more developers and businesses to the ease and flexibility of ShoreTel Summit,” said Mark Roberts , chief marketing officer for ShoreTel. “Summit’s flexible SMS APIs will enable developers who are creating exciting applications on Google Cloud to automate communications capabilities and create more convenient user experiences.”

To learn more about ShoreTel Summit’s SMS APIs, visit here.

About ShoreTel, Inc. ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR) provides businesses worldwide with communication solutions that make interactions simple. From business phone systems, unified communications and contact center solutions to a fully hosted voice and SMS development platform, ShoreTel delivers flexibility and ease for companies looking to increase productivity and drive innovation. ShoreTel offers solutions in the cloud, onsite or a hybrid of both, giving customers the freedom to choose the best fit for their business needs now and in the future. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. , ShoreTel has offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit shoretel.com.

ShoreTel, ShoreTel Summit and the ShoreTel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ShoreTel, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved. Google Cloud Platform is a trademark of Google Inc.

Press contact: Angela Allison for ShoreTel shoretel@teamlewis.com

 

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IDT Corporation to Sell Gibraltar Based Banking Unit

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NEWARK, N.J.� IDT Corporation (NYSE IDT), a global provider of communications and payment services, today said that it has agreed to sell its IDT Financial Services Holdings Limited subsidiary (IDT Finance) to JAR Fintech Limited (JAR), a Gibraltar entity controlled by JAR Capital Limited, a UK based wealth and asset manager authorized and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

IDT Finance is the sole shareholder of IDT Financial Services Limited, a Gibraltar -based bank and e-money issuer, providing prepaid card solutions across the European Economic Area. IDT Finance Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), and its sale to JAR is subject to GFSC approval, as well as the approval of the Gibraltar Minister with responsibility for financial services.

The agreed-upon purchase price consists of the value of IDT Finance’s net assets at closing plus an additional amount of approximately £3 million.

About IDT:

IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), through its IDT Telecom division, provides telecommunications and payment services to individuals and businesses primarily through its flagship BOSS Revolution® and Net2Phone® brands.  IDT Telecom’s wholesale business is a leading global carrier of international long distance calls.  For more information on IDT, visit www.idt.net.

All statements above that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate,” “target” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors.  Our filings with the SEC provide detailed information on such statements and risks, and should be consulted along with this release. To the extent permitted under applicable law, IDT assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Washington State Customers at No Additional Cost

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Comcast is more than doubling the speed of its “Performance 25” Xfinity� Internet tier for existing customers throughout Washington at no additional cost. Customers can now enjoy download speeds of up to 55 Mbps on the rebranded “Performance Plus” tier. These new speeds are effective immediately.

“We’re always looking for more ways to add value for our customers in Seattle and everyone else we serve in Washington,” said Amy Lynch, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast in Washington. “Today’s news, combined with our recent xFi launch, give our customers more speed, coverage and control than ever before and really delivers a great overall internet experience in their homes.”

Earlier this month, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a new and personalized Wi-Fi experience that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. xFi gives customers who have an xFi-compatible gateway unprecedented visibility and control over one of the most important technologies in their home.

What’s more, most Xfinity Internet customers also have complimentary access to nearly 17 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. Customers can simply select “xfinitywifi” from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and enter their Xfinity ID or email and password. Hotspots can be found by either downloading the free Xfinity Wi-Fi App, available on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi.

To receive the new internet speeds, most customers only need to re-set their modems by unplugging the equipment from the power outlet. Comcast will notify any customers who need to upgrade their equipment – those who currently have a modem from the company will not be charged to upgrade their equipment while those who own their own equipment will need to either purchase new equipment or lease a modem from Comcast to receive the increased speeds.

About Comcast

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

AnaVation Named a 2017 Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work

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RESTON, Va.� AnaVation, a leading provider of intelligence collection and processing, analytical systems and big data infrastructure solutions to Federal Law Enforcement, Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Research and Development (R&D) organizations in the United States Federal Government, is pleased to announce it has been named one of the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for the second straight year. AnaVation also recently announced it was honored as one of the 2017 50 Great Places to Work by Washingtonian Magazine.

The Washington Business Journal selected the winning organizations based on anonymous survey responses from employees regarding team dynamics, manager effectiveness, and trust in leadership, among other aspects of employee engagement. The rankings of the 85 winners will be announced on June 22 at a special awards event at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.

Washingtonian Magazine chose winning companies based on their commitment to work/life balance, number of opportunities to learn and grow and levels of autonomy given to staff, and other benefits, with data acquired through a survey of a representative sampling of employees given the most weight.

“We take these awards as confirmation of the job we are doing as an employer,” said Rena Barner , Director of Talent at AnaVation. “The satisfaction and fulfillment of our employees is critical to our success as a company and the validation of the work we are doing to continue building an employee-focused culture at AnaVation is greatly appreciated.”

For more information on available career opportunities at AnaVation, visit https://careers-anavationllc.icims.com/jobs

About AnaVation: AnaVation is a trusted partner delivering high-value, cost-effective solutions that solve the most complex technical and analytical problems of our customers. AnaVation provides enterprise-wide IT engineering services including intelligence collection and processing, analytical systems and big data solutions to Federal Law Enforcement, Intelligence Community (IC), Research and Development (R&D) organizations as well as Civilian Agency customers in the United States Federal Government. AnaVation is focused on delivering state-of-the-art engineering solutions to solve customers’ most difficult technical problems.

Contact: Aimee Medonos Principal, Strategic Capture AnaVation marketing@anavationllc.com

 

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Multi-room Music Now Available on DISHandrsquo;s Hopper DVR

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DISH today launched DISH Music, a mobile app powered by DTS Play Fi technology that gives customers the ability to sync music throughout their home using one central control. This new feature uses TV audio systems connected to Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 DVRs, as well as DTS Play Fi enabled speakers, to play music from personal libraries on mobile devices and popular streaming services, like Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora and TIDAL.

“It can be both difficult and expensive to achieve synchronized and high-quality whole-home audio,” said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management. “DISH Music is a great whole-home sound solution designed to meet the needs of our customers, as it works with existing audio equipment and is available at no additional cost.”

DISH Music turns DISH’s Hopper DVRs and connected Joeys into music streaming zones controllable from Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. Using the app, customers can choose to sync the same music across rooms, or play different content in each zone. Televisions will display the metadata for the music being played, such as the artists, song name and music service.

Additionally, DISH Music can wirelessly pair with DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers connected to the same wireless network. DTS Play-Fi boasts the largest ecosystem of whole-home wireless partners, including Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Definitive Technology, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Paradigm, Phorus, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus Faber, Thiel Audio and Wren, with products from Elite, Integra, Pioneer, Onkyo, Soundcast, SVS Sound and more forthcoming.

Music services available with DISH Music currently include Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Napster, Pandora, SiriusXM and TIDAL. Users must have accounts to access content from these services, when required. DISH Music will also play from personal libraries on mobile devices and is compatible with DLNA media servers.

The DISH Music app is available for download today in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon app marketplace.

About DISH

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.528 million pay-TV subscribers, as of March 31, 2017, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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Cleo Continues Its Innovation Excellence with Real-Time B2B Integration, Expanded Visibility in Latest Release

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Cleo, the global leader in managed file transfer and multi enterprise integration solutions, announces its latest release of the Cleo Integration Suite (CIS), which further delivers the real time integration and enhanced visibility businesses require for critical B2B processes across cloud and on premise deployments.

Version 5.4.1 of the Cleo LexiCom®, Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo Harmony® solutions and Version 4.8 of the Cleo Clarify™ solution enable real-time business transactions like inventory look-ups and price quoting, and deliver real-time operational visibility by providing a seamless handoff of information between data movement and data transformation processes. The result is real-time B2B integration enabling proactive performance and a faster time to business value.

This real-time integration is further augmented by the Cleo Dashboards™ module, which delivers a consolidated, up-to-the-minute view of these end-to-end data transactions for business and IT users. Businesses can easily track EDI and non-EDI data across every integration process, ensuring transactions meet customer SLAs and industry mandates.

Cleo’s latest CIS release also delivers advanced EDI, cloud enablement for SaaS and tech-enabled services companies, and big data connectivity, including:

“There’s so much value for businesses to gain when they have complete visibility into their data movement processes, and the real-time integration delivered in this latest Cleo release ensures that value with up-to-the-second reporting and proactive decision-making,” said Mahesh Rajasekharan, Ph.D., CEO of Cleo. “The single-platform Cleo Integration Suite already offers the most flexible B2B integration deployment options in the marketplace; now it helps deliver those B2B outcomes faster.”

“Real growth happens when organizations understand and support advanced integration throughout the business ecosystem,” said Jorge Rodriguez, Cleo’s senior vice president of product development. “Cleo’s tight product integration enables successful end-to-end data transactions – and visibility into those transactions – across B2B, application, cloud, and big data patterns. Companies can rest assured knowing what’s going on within the business when it matters most – as it happens.”

About Cleo

Cleo delivers the easiest integration software for applications, partners, cloud, and big data while equipping IT with the administrative control needed to ensure security and high availability. For over 40 years, thousands of companies of all sizes, from small shops to the largest global enterprises, have trusted Cleo to integrate their critical information workflows. These companies use Cleo integration software and managed file transfer solutions to manage over $275 billion in transactions every day. Cleo provides a library of 900 pre-built configurations that automates your deployment of complex information integration. Harness the power of the Cleo Integration Suite to transform your business. For more information, call +1.815.282.7695.

©2017 Cleo. All rights reserved. Cleo is a trademark of Cleo. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Meditation Expert Lynne Goldberg To Launch New Meditation Lifestyle App, andquot;Breetheandquot;

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Certified meditation coach and founder of the popular meditation app, OMG. I Can Meditate!, Lynne Goldberg , is announcing the official launch of the next generation of the app which will be re named Breethe.�

Breethe builds on the success of OMG. I Can Meditate! as one of the world’s top meditation apps and the easiest way to meditate, and now sets its sights on becoming the definitive companion app to help people enjoy a lifestyle of calm and balance. As more and more people are experiencing the benefits of meditation, they are seeking to integrate these benefits into all aspects of their daily lives.

Breethe accompanies users throughout the day – from morning wake-up to bedtime, and everything in between – providing them with supportive tools and guidance every step of the way, to keep them on track with their practice.  In addition to new content and features, the app has been completely re-designed to reflect the new brand.

“We are so excited to launch Breethe. Our goal has always been for the app to be a meditative companion; with you wherever you go, just like your breath.  That’s why we think the new name is so fitting,” said founder Lynne Goldberg .

Although the name has changed, all previous content and features from OMG. I Can Meditate!, plus much more, remain. All existing users of OMG. I Can Meditate! will be automatically updated into the new Breethe app. For new users, Breethe is now available in the Apple app store, on Google Play, and via the web at breethe.com.

About Lynne Goldberg :

Lynne was once a Type-A, stressed out business executive who experienced the benefits of meditation first hand after a string of devastating life events sent her in a downward spiral. Through the power and practice of meditation she was able to transform her life and get back on a healthy, happy life path. Since then, she has been spreading the practice of meditation and mindfulness wherever she can, and has helped nearly a million people learn to meditate.

For more information, please visit Breethe.com, and follow along on social media at @BreetheApp.

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https://breethe.com

Rockbridge Growth Equity Acquires Kings III Emergency Communications

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Rockbridge Growth Equity, a Detroit based private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Kings III Emergency Communications (Kings III), an industry leading emergency monitoring solutions provider.

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas , Kings III provides an all-inclusive turnkey emergency monitoring service for building owners and property managers providing the proprietary hardware, installation, monitoring and maintenance services for on-site emergency phones. The company monitors help phones for more than 23,000 customers across the United States and Canada . Its solutions are available for use in elevators, at poolside, in stairwells, in parking garages, on parking lots, at AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators), in parks, greenbelts, stadiums and arena locations.

“We always look for investments that have an attractive value proposition and exciting growth opportunity, this along with Kings III’s loyal customer base and its core values, made it a natural fit with Rockbridge,” said Brian Hermelin , Managing Partner, Rockbridge Growth Equity. “We’re excited to partner with Kings III and leverage the world-class sales and marketing expertise within our Family of Companies to help the company with its expansion.”

Kings III is unique because it is fully integrated to provide turnkey services. The company not only designs, engineers and manufacturers the equipment, Kings III has a state-of-the-art, ETL listed 24/7 Emergency Dispatch Center staffed with operators with a higher level of certification than what is often required in 911 emergency response centers. Operators are Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher (AEMD), CPR and HIPAA certified, providing a key differentiator in the industry. Delivering a reliable and best of breed solution, coupled with exceptional customer service, Kings III has an industry-leading customer retention rate.

“The partnership between Kings III and Rockbridge Growth Equity represents an exciting new chapter for Kings III and one best described as an unparalleled opportunity for accelerated growth,” said Dennis Mason , CEO of Kings III. “We are passionate about the service we deliver to our customers, the values we live by in delivering them and the employees dedicated to making it all happen. We look forward to working together with Rockbridge to deliver unrivalled emergency monitoring to an ever-growing customer base.”

Kings III joins the Rock Ventures and Rockbridge Family of Companies which includes other high-growth businesses with expertise in technology, sales and marketing, security monitoring and real estate. These companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender; Protect America, a national provider of wireless home security systems, fire protection and home automation solutions; Connect America, a leading provider of emergency alert products catering to the aging population across the United States ; Rock Connections, a national strategic marketing company specializing in outbound and inbound client service for numerous online, technology and other businesses; Bedrock, a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial and residential space.

The deal closed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 .  Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP served as legal counsel to Rockbridge Growth Equity. Raymond James acted as financial advisor and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP as legal counsel to Kings III.

About Rockbridge Growth Equity Founded in 2007, Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC is a Detroit, Michigan -based private equity firm that invests in financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. Rockbridge owns equity stakes in Northcentral University , Protect America, Connect America, RapidAdvance, Gas Station TV, ABUV Media and Robb Report, and is affiliated with other leading businesses in its target sectors including Quicken Loans, the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Title Source and Fathead. Since its inception, Rockbridge Growth Equity has managed more than $500 million of equity in its portfolio of companies. For more information on Rockbridge Growth Equity, visit www.rbequity.com.

About Kings III Emergency Communications Kings III Emergency Communications is a Texas -based provider of class-leading emergency communication solutions for thousands of emergency phones within elevators, poolside, stairwells, parking areas and more. The all-inclusive turnkey solution includes equipment, installation, maintenance and 24/7 monitoring at their in-house ETL listed Emergency Dispatch Center for one low price. Celebrating more than two decades of service, Kings III solutions reduce risk, liability and costs while providing a value-added service for customers across North America . For more information on Kings III Emergency Communications, visit www.kingsiii.com.

 

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L-com Expands Portfolio of Outdoor Cables for Industrial Ethernet Applications

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. L com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has added several new families of outdoor cables for use in Industrial Ethernet, manufacturing, process industry, outdoor and direct burial applications.

This new cable family is comprised of five series of outdoor cables: Category 6a, Category 6a shielded, Category 6 shielded, Category 5e shielded and Category 5e shielded LSZH.  All of these cables are designed to support Ethernet cable runs outside. They feature a polyethylene (PE) jacket that provides moisture and UV protection outdoors, with some series also boasting a CMX UL burn rating. 

These outdoor rated cables feature 23 AWG or 24 AWG solid conductors and are EIA568 color-coded for compatibility with standard installations. Shielded versions feature an overall foil shield to protect against EMI/RFI interference.  The low-smoke-zero-halogen (LSZH) series provides an added level of safety for applications where the combustive toxicity of PE may be hazardous. These cables can operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +75°C, depending on the cable type, and some are suitable for direct burial.  All series are available off the shelf in 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 feet lengths. Custom lengths are available upon request.

“The addition of these outdoor cables gives L-com one of the most comprehensive portfolios of in stock outdoor and industrial Ethernet cables in the industry.  With Cat6a, Cat6 and Cat5e available in shielded, unshielded, LSZH, high-flex and direct burial versions, these new lines are sure to exceed your outdoor cabling requirements, whatever they may be,” said Dustin Guttadauro , Product Manager.

These new outdoor cables are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

For more information about this release, please contact:

Peter McNeil L-com Global Connectivity 17792 Fitch Irvine, CA 978-682-6936 x1174

About L-com Global Connectivity:

L-com Global Connectivity, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass. , is ISO 9001: 2008 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics company.

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ATandT Announces New Initiative to Combat Cyberbullying and Unveils ATandT-produced Film, 'There's A Soul Behind That Screen'

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� AT&T1 is launching a new education effort to help students, parents and educators tackle the cyberbullying crisis. The effort shares valuable tools and resources and encourages parents to stay involved in their children’s online lives.

The initiative debuts in New York City and will feature a groundbreaking AT&T-produced film, “There’s a Soul Behind That Screen.” After the screenings, a panel including NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito , AT&T SVP for the East Region Marissa Shorenstein, Common Sense’s Senior Parenting Editor Caroline Knorr , and founder and board member of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, Jane Clementi , will discuss the cyberbullying crisis, digging into social media technology, the warning signs for parents and how to best support a child who has experienced cyberbullying. A parent guide for understanding the film and safeguarding children against cyberbullying, produced by Common Sense Media for this campaign, will also be distributed at each event.

Last year, AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation conducted a first-of-its-kind poll of New York City teens and parents on cyberbullying. Findings showed parents are largely unaware of what’s happening under their own roof. While nearly 50% of New York City-area teens have experienced cyberbullying, only half of those told their parents.

“The impact of cyberbullying on our youth has become pervasive and alarming. We simply can’t allow this crisis to destroy more lives and families. AT&T is hoping to give parents, educators and students the tools to combat this epidemic,” said Marissa Shorenstein, SVP, AT&T-East Region. “We’re working first with the New York City Department of Education, the New York City Council, and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to start a dialogue that will support parents, their children and educators to lead positive change in our communities.”

The film compiles award-winning short films made by high school students who participated in the 2016 All American High School Film Festival Cyberbullying Invitational based on their own cyberbullying experiences. Common Sense Media and the Tyler Clementi Foundation worked with AT&T to provide parents and educators with the tools necessary to address this issue.

“The Cyberbullying Invitational last year was inspiring. Through filmmaking, students could send a powerful message on the dangers of cyberbullying. We’re bringing these poignant stories back – to even more students across New York State ,” said Jane Clementi , founder and board member of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. “Each unique voice and perspective in the film can inform and help stop this epidemic.”

“Every parent wants desperately to protect their child from being bullied. Unfortunately, our 24/7 digitally connected world is making it easier for young people to bully each other, making it more critical than ever before that we address it,” said Common Sense President and Chief Operating Officer Amy Guggenheim Shenkan . “Here at Common Sense, we are dedicated to empowering families with the tools they need to both prevent and tackle cyberbullying. Our childhood development expertise and groundbreaking research informs this work and we are thrilled to partner with AT&T on such an important initiative.”

AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation have aligned with the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Education, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Common Sense Media to screen “There’s a Soul Behind That Screen” for parents in all five NYC boroughs.

“In the era of the Internet, bullies everywhere have taken their efforts to the digital level, causing undue depression, anxiety, and psychological stress for thousands of victims across the country. Cyberbullying has spiraled into an epidemic – and it must be stopped,” said New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito . “As I announced earlier this year during my State of the City address, we must work to tackle cyberbullying at its roots. The Council is proud to partner with the Mayor’s Office, The Tyler Clementi Foundation, Common Sense Media, and AT&T to combat cyberbullying through this joint initiative. Here in New York City , we want to make it clear that bullying of any kind is unacceptable.”

“Thank you to Speaker Mark-Viverito and the City Council for their continued partnership in addressing cyberbullying — an issue we are all working diligently to address,” said NYC Schools Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth Rose . “We commend the work of AT&T and Common Sense Media in using student voices to make change and empower students in creating positive school climates.”

“Cyberbullying is taking a terrible toll on our children and is one of the most pressing issues of our time,” said Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin . “We need to listen to our kids and learn to recognize the warning signs. This compilation of films by high school students is a genuine step towards understanding and stemming this terrible epidemic.”

The Siena College Research Institute is joining the effort by launching the AT&T/Siena Upstander Program. The program is a statewide series of events in which Siena College students will inform high school students, teachers and school administrators of the dangers of cyberbullying and empower the high school students to become Upstander ambassadors. Siena students will facilitate workshops for students in high schools across the state that will provide them with the tools and resources they need to combat this issue in their communities. The program will feature “There’s a Soul Behind that Screen” and conclude with school-wide assemblies to build awareness, share best practices and promote the Upstander culture.

“We are thrilled to work alongside AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation to empower high school students to share their stories, connect with Siena students on a peer to peer level, and become leaders of the Upstander movement in their schools and communities,” said Don Levy , Director, Siena College Research Institute. “This program is at the heart of Siena’s mission as a Franciscan college and we are committed to assisting high school students, their parents, and schools to move from being victims and bystanders of cyberbullying to being Upstanders and ambassadors in combating this pervasive issue.”

We’ll share more soon on upcoming fall events to be held in Brooklyn , Queens , the Bronx , on Staten Island , on Long Island and across Upstate New York. The AT&T cyberbullying program, with screenings of “There’s a Soul Behind that Screen,” will also come to other states later this year. Until then, parents, educators, community leaders and students can download materials – including the film – at soulbehindthatscreen.org.

AT&T is also empowering teens to rise above online negativity and abuse through its social-first campaign, Later Haters. Influencers that teens love and trust will drive the movement on their social platforms – Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube. AT&T hopes to encourage young people to use their mobile devices as a force for good.

1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About The Tyler Clementi Foundation The Tyler Clementi Foundation, guided by the life and story of Tyler Clementi , works to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities. We promote safe, inclusive and respectful social environments in homes, schools, campuses, churches and the digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth and their allies.

Through educational partnerships, research, public dialogues and awareness programs, the Tyler Clementi Foundation fosters empathetic, constructive discussions of respect and dignity for youth and families, at all levels of society.

*About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation’s best data network* and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property, LLC. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Common Sense Common Sense is committed to making kids the nation’s top priority. We are a trusted guide for the families, educators, and advocates who help kids thrive. We provide resources to harness the power of media, technology, and public policy to improve the well-being of every child.

**Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q4 2016 + Q1 2017 across 121 markets.

 

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Spectralink Brings Award-winning Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Research to Cisco Live! Las Vegas

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BOULDER, Colo. Spectralink Corporation, the global leader in enterprise mobility solutions, is bringing its PIVOT SC (8744) enterprise grade smartphone and portfolio of flexible, scalable DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) solutions to Cisco Live! Las Vegas 2017. At the show, the company is also distributing a 2017 research report on the PIVOT SC’s advanced camera barcode scanner capabilities and celebrating the award winning status of this solution.

A CISCO SolutionsPlus Preferred partner, Spectralink will be demoing the ruggedized PIVOT:SC in Booth 2933 that is based on the Android™ OS, with Google™ certification. It will also be showing its DECT portfolio with multiple IP, digital and hybrid handset options to flexibly meet the needs of mobile workers. Both product lines integrate with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and Cisco Hosted Cloud Solution (HCS). The PIVOT:SC also supports Cisco Spark to bring together people, processes and data that enhance productivity and improve collaboration.

Since Spectralink joined the SolutionsPlus program in early 2016, the relationship between Cisco and Spectralink has strengthened to offer a comprehensive and diverse portfolio. Cisco and its partners can offer customers the only Cisco-certified enterprise mobility solutions that include the PIVOT:SC, DECT handsets and servers, handsets, accessories and support – all directly available on the Cisco Global Price List (GPL). These solutions empower mobile workforces in healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.

“Spectralink is very pleased with our growing relationship with Cisco, and we’re looking forward to participating in our second Cisco Live! Las Vegas event,” said Ashish Sharma , CMO of Spectralink. “Our enterprise mobility solutions have been beneficial to Cisco and its partners in helping their customers mobilize their workforces.”

The PIVOT:SC camera/scanner’s speed and accuracy was recently verified by independent research conducted by The Tolly Group, who compared the PIVOT:SC 8744 to the Zebra MC40. Test results showed that the Spectralink PIVOT:SC had a faster average scan time than the dedicated hardware-based Zebra MC40. Testing also showed that the Spectralink PIVOT:SC recognized more symbologies than Zebra at 37 to 24, and could match Zebra’s scanning accuracy when angled 15 degrees. To view the report, click here. Copies will also be available in the Spectralink booth.

In addition, The PIVOT:SC and its new camera/barcode scanner were recognized with a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award from TMC, a global, integrated media company. These awards recognize the most innovative and highest quality IP communications brought to market, or updated, in the past year.

About Spectralink: Spectralink leads the enterprise mobility market with industry’s most deployed mobility solution portfolio optimized for mission critical healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality applications. As the enterprises transition to mobile workflows, Spectralink is at the forefront of the industry transformation through its innovative end-to-end mobility portfolio. Designed for challenging RF environments, our mobile solutions enable enterprises to streamline their workflows and deliver a positive customer experience. To protect our customers’ investments in UC platforms, we offer the best interoperability in the industry with the leading call control platforms. Since 1990, Spectralink has deployed millions of mobile devices worldwide – providing enterprises with the industry’s most reliable, high quality and secure mobility solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.spectralink.com/.

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Jeremy Douglas Director, Client Engagement Catapult PR-IR Direct: 720-974-2858 (US MST) Main Office: 303-581-7760 ext. 16 (US MST) jdouglas@catapultpr-ir.com

 

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Natural Language Voice Assistants and Contextually Aware Systems Crucial for Improving In-vehicle Infotainment Experience, finds Strategy Analytics

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� Regularly conducting user experience benchmarks of infotainment systems to test the usability of a variety of in vehicle tasks, the In vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics has added five new systems to their ratings table over the last year. These include Chevrolet 2017 Volt, Baidu CarLife, Honda 2017 Civic, Mercedes Benz 2017 E Class and Volkswagon 2016 Golf.

Click here for report “In-Vehicle Infotainment UX Benchmark Ratings Update: 2017 Chevrolet Volt is Highest Rated New System”: https://www.strategyanalytics.com/access-services/automotive/in-vehicle-ux/reports/report-detail/in-vehicle-infotainment-ux-benchmark-ratings-update-2017-chevrolet-volt-is-highest-rated-new-system#.WUpJlOsrKM8

Key report findings include:

“OEMs still have room to innovate within in-car infotainment, particularly in relation to the HMI they are in a unique position to implement. But again, implementing novel HMI for the sake of being new and different is not a winning strategy,” commented Derek Viita , report author and senior analyst. “We have found that novel experiences such as the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class steering wheel thumbpads are difficult to use and often abandoned for other HMI modalities early in tasks.”

Added Chris Schreiner , Director, Syndicated Research UXIP, “Poor voice recognition was a common pain point among all systems benchmarked over the past year, with the exception of CarPlay’s Siri and Android Auto’s Google Assistant. The successful rollout of natural language voice assistants and contextually aware systems will be crucial for improving the on-board infotainment experience going forward.”

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America , Europe and Asia , Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com.

About In-vehicle UX

Our In-vehicle User Experience (IVX) service investigates UX innovation opportunities in the connected vehicle.  By understanding the emerging behaviors, needs, motivations, use cases, pain-points and “must-have” experiences of lead adopters and future target consumers, IVX delivers a roadmap to help you design the optimal experience.  IVX forms part of the User Experience Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics. Through both syndicated and proprietary user-centric research capabilities, UXIP delivers strategic insights and analysis on how to optimize the user experience of new and emerging technologies. Click here for more information.

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US Contact: Derek Viita , +1 617 614 0772, dviita@strategyanalytics.com

European Contact: Diane O’Neill , +44(0) 1908 423 669, doneill@strategyanalytics.com

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