The Heart Gallery of Broward County Announces Successful 2013 and New Executive Director

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 28, 2014

The Heart Gallery of Broward is happy to announce there were 25 matches that included 10 finalized adoptions for 2013. One of the programs that had great feedback from the community was the hands-on art class that was combined with a photo shoot. The children enjoyed the entire experience. The Heart Gallery was able to obtain funding to produce electronic kiosks to display the photos of the children with a brief description on each one. These will serve to augment the traditional photo gallery exhibit and will be placed at host sites in high traffic areas to increase the organization’s awareness and mission.

“We are looking forward to an exciting 2014 with the help of our new Executive Director, Yvette DuBose,” Michael Boorom, President of the Heart Gallery commented. “Yvette’s strong background in sales and marketing and over 14 years of experience in architectural specifications in marketing and sales will bring a strong leadership to our overall mission and goals,” he added.

Yvette DuBose also worked 13 years as a board member of the ACTSO Broward and as a mentor to high school students. “My mother was a foster child and she had a positive experience in her foster home and was later adopted at age 16; it changed her life for the better. I truly believe that every child deserves to feel loved and wanted; it is fundamental to the human experience,” stated DuBose.

The Heart Gallery’s initiatives for 2014 are largely our effort to continue to grow and expand our reach through innovative programs and events. The Heart Gallery will be introducing exciting programs throughout the year for the community to learn and get involved with the organization. One of the programs is the “Ask Me Programming.” Through this program the children were asked to tell the organization what it is they wanted to experience. The feedback was great and The Heart Gallery will be implementing as many as possible over the next year. The organization also plans to start a workshop feature to the Ask Me series to teach the children anything from financial awareness to how to tie a tie. To help with all the programs, the Heart Gallery is also launching a capital campaign, Campaign 214 an ongoing fundraiser for the year in which we ask donors to donate and invest in our programs and the children of Broward County.

“We also look forward to working with J. M. Field Marketing who is one of our corporate sponsors and helps us with our marketing efforts to get our message out,” commented Yvette DuBose.

For more information about programs, services and how to donate visit our website http://www.heartgalleryofbroward.org.

About The Heart Gallery of Broward County

The Heart Gallery’s mission is to provide innovative programs that help to promote the adoption and enrichment of Broward’s foster children. It is one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country. We work closely with ChildNet and the local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. The first exhibit was introduced in April of 2007.

The Heart Gallery of Broward County is a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who are waiting to be permanently adopted. The Gallery is unique: in concept- it is displayed in many public places just like an art exhibit- and in execution- every photograph is a vibrant composition taken by a professional photographer. Coupled with a bio card that describes each child’s personality and interests, the inner spirits of these unique children are brought to life. The Gallery presents an emotional appeal to the community to help:

    to adopt
    to volunteer
    to donate money or goods

The Heart Gallery provides a solution. It raises awareness of a major need and draws the community together to help solve it.







Ridley Twp. zoners reject variances for proposed Wawa

Ridley Twp. zoners reject variances for proposed Wawa
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Campus Activism Against NSA Spying is Growing Fast
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Digital Signage Network Series From Digital-Signage-China.com On Sale Now

(PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Digital-Signage-China.com is a pioneer in the digital signage industry, and it is considered as a leader in digital media solutions. Now, the company is announcing its April Sale to show appreciation to its global customers, offering big discounts on its digital signage network series.

The company also announces the launch of some new models of digital signage players. According to the sales director of the company, they will show their new models at the 115th Canton Fair soon, which is one of the greatest trade show in the world, starting from April 15, 2014.

“Just get ready and expect to see all our digital signage network players on our updated website. We provide our clients high quality products with discounted shipping costs. Also, we are excited about the 115th Canton Fair. I think the trade show is really important because it is a great chance for everyone to get the latest products and related information in the industry,” the CEO of the company says.

The company insists on providing customers discounted shipping fees for its global customers, as well as unmatched customer service. It aims to provide a perfect digital solution that can reach all touch points of communication for targeted audiences or individuals. It brings expertise in audio-visual consulting, equipment, planning and installation.

About Digital Signage China

Digital Signage China (Digital-Signage-China.com) has over 8 years of experience in digital signage, allowing displaying rich content quicker, easier, and more effectively than ever before. The company specializes in the manufacturing and wholesale of high-end and middle-end digital signage players, enabling many companies worldwide across all business sectors to benefit from the power of digital media communication. For more information about the business and its digital players, visit http://www.digital-signage-china.com/.







Network Media Players On Sale For Wholesale Prices By China Digital Signage Manufacturer Digital-Signage-China.com

(PRWEB) April 03, 2014

Today, Digital-Signage-China.com, a leading digital signage manufacturer from China, announced that all of its network media players are on sale for wholesale prices now. All the players are of high quality.

The media players are actually a comprehensive content management system offering a platform for any integrated digital signage system. The cloud based content management system can be set up in minutes and managed remotely by multiple users anywhere in the world.

With the development in the past few years, Digital-Signage-China.com has become a leader in the industry of network media players. The integrated digital content in its media players can include video, images, web pages, RSS Feeds, rolling ticker feeds or live TV. According to the CEO, network media players are most common among all kinds of digital signage advertising players.

“We can satisfy different requirements for media players from different customers from various countries. Moreover, we have more new designs to be released soon,” the CEO of the company says.

He adds, “We want to popularize our network media players in the worldwide. Yes, all our designs are on sale for discounted prices now. But don’t worry, they are 100% with the high-quality materials as usual. Feel at home to contact us now.”

About Digital-Signage-China.com

Digital-Signage-China.com has over 8 years of experience in digital signage, allowing displaying rich content quicker, easier, and more effectively than ever before. The company specializes in the manufacturing and wholesale of high-end and middle-end digital signage players, enabling many companies worldwide across all business sectors to benefit from the power of digital media communication. For more details, please view:http://www.digital-signage-china.com.







MTI Named EMC Mid-Market Partner of the Year for Second Year

Godalming, UK (PRWEB UK) 20 March 2014

MTI today announces it has been named EMC Mid-Market Partner of the Year 2013 by EMC’s EMEA Advisory Board. The recognition – awarded at the 2014 EMC EMEA Partner Kick-off Event – reflects significant growth in MTI’s revenues across its EMC portfolio, delivering over 100 net-new named accounts. MTI was the recipient of the same award in 2012.

EMC’s EMEA Partner of the Year awards recognise high-achieving EMC Business Partners who exceed growth expectations and demonstrate a commitment to excellence through innovation and thought leadership that support joint business goals.

Terry Beale, EMC UK Channel Director, said: “The awards recognise that MTI has excelled by delivering value to our mid-market customers and demonstrated the capability to integrate EMC products into one MTI solution, helping customers improve efficiency and increase agility. MTI is able to achieve this through its strong technical capability, which is up-to-date with the latest customer and market trends. The award to MTI of EMC Mid-Market Partner of the Year 2013 is well deserved.”

Keith Clark, CEO of MTI, said: “MTI is proud of its long-standing relationship with EMC, having celebrated our 10-year anniversary last year. This amounts to over a decade of helping a great many organisations transform their businesses with the right application of IT solutions and services. EMC’s technologies play a key role in MTI’s portfolio, and the results which have earned MTI this most recent award are testimony to the impact that this partnership continues to have in the market. It is most encouraging to see that growth has come from a combination of organic growth, as well as a large number of new accounts.”

Payment systems operator Vocalink is an example of MTI’s expertise and long-standing client relationships within the IT industry. John Hewett, Head of Infrastructure Services at VocaLink, said: “VocaLink has been working with MTI and EMC for over seven years. The products and services provided sit right at the heart of our business, making us more efficient and effective. VocaLink provides high availability and resilient payment solutions delivering class-leading payment clearing systems and ATM switching platforms, which underpin the majority of UK electronic payments industry. Data efficiency, security and speed are business critical for VocaLink. MTI provides strategic consultancy, design, service delivery and on-site training to our team allowing us to focus on our core activities.”

Ian Parslow, Senior Vice President of Sales, MTI, said: “This recognition builds on MTI’s success, which includes winning EMC’s Mid-Market Partner of the Year 2012 and EMC’s VSPEX EMEA Partner of the Year 2013. Moving forward, we will further differentiate our message with ‘One MTI’ and we will continue to build out our XaaS portfolio ‘powered by EMC’. 2014 is set to be an even more successful year with EMC, across all our practice areas.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

EMC is a trademark or registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the US and other countries.

About MTI

MTI – Managing Data Securely

MTI is a global solutions and service provider, underpinned with operational excellence and experience gained through thousands of client and partner engagements. With more than 25 years experience working extensively across public, social and private market sectors, MTI has developed proven methodologies and best practices aligned with recognised Industry Standards (ITIL, Prince2).

MTI’s consultants and specialists work collaboratively to provide holistic, tailored solutions and services across its Datacentre, Security & Managed Services Practices, whether in the corporate datacentre (private cloud), in a hosted environment or a hybrid service model. MTI aims to develop a partnership that will become a recognised asset, providing support and guidance through the myriad of choice in the market to ensure the right strategic decisions and investments are made.

More information is available at http://www.mti.com or you can follow us on Twitter @MTI_Technology.







AIS Newsletter Reports on Tough Halifax Integrity Agreement

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

As part of its $ 85 million False Claims Act settlement with the Department of Justice for alleged Stark violations, Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing have agreed to a five-year corporate integrity agreement (CIA) that requires its top managers — including the chief medical officer, chief revenue officer and service line administrator — to certify in writing that their departments comply with federal health care regulations. In the March 24 issue of Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s (AIS) Report on Medicare Compliance, one chief compliance officer calls the Halifax CIA one of the toughest he has seen.

Like other CIAs, it requires the hospital to hire and retain a compliance officer who is not subordinate to the CEO or general counsel and reports directly to the board. “Noncompliance responsibilities of the compliance officer should be limited,” the CIA notes. In another familiar move, board members are required to routinely review the compliance program and sign a resolution every time attesting that Halifax has implemented an effective compliance program that adheres to all federal health program requirements. If they can’t make that promise, board members must sign a statement that they can’t guarantee compliance and lay out their corrective action plan.

But with the requirement that hospital executives must certify their departments’ compliance, Halifax’s CIA goes a step farther. “If you have to certify something, you take it very seriously,” says Brian Kozik, chief compliance officer at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Mass. “This will hold them accountable.” He also calls the CIA “a big message to the industry and to boards. All those people who sign certifications will be more accountable. It’s spread across the organization.” The CIA should empower compliance officers everywhere because it shows the weight the federal government is giving compliance programs — specifically the importance of face time with the board and reporting, he continues.

Halifax Hospital and Halifax Staffing were scheduled to go on trial March 3 before a jury in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida when word came down of the settlement. The case is USA and Elin Baklid-Kunz v. Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing, Inc. (U.S. DC MD of Fla., No 6:09-cv-1002-Orl-31TBS).

Visit http://aishealth.com/archive/rmc032414-03 to read the article in its entirety.

About Report on Medicare Compliance

The industry’s #1 source of timely news and proven strategies on Medicare compliance, Stark and other big-dollar issues of concern to health care compliance officers, the award-winning Report on Medicare Compliance identifies and provides valuable guidance on dozens of high-risk billing and documentation problems and foreshadows the next moves of federal enforcers and their armies of RAC, ZPIC and MAC auditors. “The best information there is for hospital compliance officers,” the 8-page weekly newsletter includes insights and strategies not available anywhere else.

Since 1992, Report on Medicare Compliance has been written by Nina Youngstrom, who has a reputation for being one of the most knowledgeable journalists and incisive writers in the field. With excellent contacts at the IG’s office and at CMS, and strong relationships among industry experts and compliance officers, each issue of Report on Medicare Compliance contains exclusive, inside news. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/report-medicare-compliance for more information.

About AIS

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://AISHealth.com.







Display Solution: Lichtstarkes E-Signage-Display mit 46-Zoll-Diagonale lieferbar

Display Solution: Lichtstarkes E-Signage-Display mit 46-Zoll-Diagonale lieferbar
Mit einer Lichtstärke von 5000 cd/m2 ist Samsungs kontrastreiches Ultra-High-Brightness-E-Signage-Display LTI460HZ01 bei einer Bildiagonalen von 46 Zoll extrem hell. So lassen sich auch im hellsten Sonnenlicht Informationen problemlos ablesen. Muster …
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… dai display di piccolo formato da 8,9 cm (3,5 pollici) fino agli schermi da 203 cm (80 pollici), alcuni equipaggiati con funzionalità a schermo tattile, capaci di garantire una luminosità di 2000 cd/m² e un rapporto di contrasto 1:5000, per …
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シャープのデジタルサイネージシステム、京阪京橋駅コンコースに採用
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Sharp Unveils First-Ever 60, 70, and 80 Class Size e-Signage LCD Modules

Camas, WA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced the availability of a new line of TFT LCD modules optimized for e-Signage (electronic signage) applications. The modules mark the first opportunity for e-Signage product designers to benefit from the proven durability and performance of Sharp LCD modules, as well as its expert, regionally-based technical support resources.

The portfolio includes a family of 60-inch, 70-inch, and 80-inch Class size LCDs, as well as specialty modules for outdoor signage, video walls, and applications that require high resolution. The modules will be on show at Display Week 2012, June 5 – 8 in Boston, MA. Learn more at http://www.sharpsma.com/lcds/e-signage.

The 60/70/80-inch Class family of Sharp e-Signage LCDs features a multi-channel LVDS interface, and all models are optimized for 24/7 operation. Full-HD (a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels) for all modules delivers images with crisp, true-to-life detail, and Sharp’s proprietary UV2A process provides wide viewing angles and high contrast. The displays are equally compatible for use in portrait and landscape mode, making them an ideal fit for virtually any location.

Displays in the 60/70/80 Class Module Family include 60-inch (diagonal) (LK600D3LBX), 70-inch Class (69.5” diagonal) (LK695D3LBX), and 80-inch (diagonal) (LK800D3LBX) products. Each Class size is available with 350 nits, 500 nits, or 700 nits of brightness. Many models have integrated driver boards for LED backlighting and pulse-width modulation dimming.

In addition, Sharp offers specialty models to meet especially demanding requirements. The 2000-nit, 60-inch (diagonal) (LK600D3LB14) high-brightness model is designed for optimal visibility in bright daylight. A second 60-inch (diagonal) module is designed specifically for seamless video walls (LD600T3SH1). The module delivers 1500 nits of brightness via an LED backlight array, and boasts a super narrow 6.5 mm bezel. An integrated local dimming feature allows it to operate with a targeted increase in contrast up to 1,000,000:1 with reduced power consumption.

For applications that require especially high resolution, like imaging for medical diagnostics or monitors for the film or advertising industries, Sharp has QFHD Resolution LCD panels available at 3840 × 2160 pixels – four times the resolution of Full-HD. This LED-backlit LCD portfolio currently includes 60-inch (diagonal) model (LK601R3LA19), with a 31.5-inch (diagonal) (LQ315D1LG91) in development.

Availability and Pricing

Product samples and pricing may be obtained through any Sharp Representative or Distributor. Sharp displays are RoHS* compliant, upholding the company’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. For pricing details on other Modules (or to schedule a sample request for the 31.5-inch diagonal LQ315D1LG91) please contact your Sharp Representative or Distributor. One-piece sample pricing for 350-nit 60/70/80-inch Class Module Family models is as follows:

60-inch Class: LK600D3LBXX    

350 nits w/LED Driver, 60Hz I/120Hz O    

$ 2,078.00

70-inch Class: LK695D3LAXX    

350 nits w/LED Driver, 60Hz I/O    

$ 3,867.00

80-inch Class: LK800D3LAXX

350 nits w/LED Driver, 60 Hz I/120Hz O        

$ 6,094.00

Sharp Customer Support

Sharp’s dedicated sales and field applications engineering team supports OEM and Integration customers throughout the design cycle. This way, each product’s unique features can be leveraged to meet the specific demands of most any industry solution challenge. For more information, visit http://www.SHARPsma.com.

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) drives innovative LCD, optoelectronics, imager, and RF components to market. The world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and business technologies look to SMA for the products, expertise, and worldwide support they need to make their visions a reality. SMA, in Camas, Washington, is the microelectronics sales and marketing division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. For more information, visit us at http://www.SHARPsma.com.

∗ The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directive took effect July 1, 2006.

All Specification values quoted are Typical values. LED: Light Emitting Diode. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display. Sharp is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation.







Forest Square Shopping Center Chooses Formetcos LED Message Center to Promote Their Businesses

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

The Owner of Forest Square Shopping Center was looking for ways to enhance his shopping center’s presence in the marketplace and to appeal to customers in a very competitive shopping area in Atlanta, Georgia. In evaluating their marketing dollar expenditure, they realized that their main objectives were three fold. They needed to help their tenants attract more customers which would in turn increase revenue for them, they needed to attract new tenants to promote the available retail space and they needed to create more exposure for the retail space that is hidden from the main road. After evaluating these objectives, the Forest Square Shopping Center realized that the best advertising medium would be an LED Electronic Message Center. This would allow them to rotate multiple advertisements, showcase special promotions for the different businesses in the plaza, and create awareness by bringing attention from passing motorists. By teaming up with Whiteway Neon-AD and Formetco, Forest Square Shopping Center has a new look and extremely happy tenants.

“We are very pleased with our electronic message board that we purchased from Formetco. They have been great to work with and have surpassed our expectations from start to finish. Our tenants are now able to advertise their products without having to buy expensive Atlanta Media time. Also, this sign will support us in our leasing efforts as we solicit new tenants,” said Philip Sunshine, General Partner at Buford Clairmont Co., Ltd.

“We are elated that Whiteway and Buford Clairmont Co. decided to partner with Formetco on this project. This location is great for this type of advertising and offered Formetco the opportunity to help a key partner with their advertising needs,” said Jeff Frazier, Director of EMC Sales at Formetco. Visit http://www.formetco.com/emc for information regarding LED video displays.







Legal Tip Kiosks Offer Fresh Advertising Opportunities

York, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014

For lawyers, vast changes in advertising mediums make it difficult for them to effectively promote their services. Livewire Digital, in partnership with Blue Zebra Kiosks, is giving attorneys a new, powerful alternative—dedicated kiosks that offer legal tips to consumers.

Placed in areas where pedestrians congregate, these interactive kiosks allow users to confidentially inquire about legal situations where they might need the help of an attorney. By selecting a category, such as workers comp, medical malpractice, or wills, individuals can receive legal advice on the screen and view a recommended lawyer’s name for each area of specialty. The person can then choose how to receive the information.

“Our kiosks provide legal information and lawyer referrals to consumers,” says David Entin of Blue Zebra Kiosks. “These kiosks are located in high foot−traffic locations, such as shopping malls and medical facilities. Consumers can easily find information on a specific legal topic and instantly get a printout, text, or email with useful legal tips and referrals for attorneys and related services.”

Livewire Digital partnered with Blue Zebra Kiosks, providing multiple screens and graphics that attract consumers. The centerpiece of Livewire’s contribution is its unique eConcierge® platform and content management system, which allows the kiosk client to monitor activity and safeguard and update the information seamlessly from a remote site. Livewire also provided the easy-to-use interface, functional design spec, screen flow and design layout, along with the requirements for the kiosk hardware and necessary interfaces.

Livewire Digital’s CEO, David McCracken, says, “We know that information kiosks like Blue Zebra’s are becoming more and more necessary, providing instant information for all types of businesses. In this case, not only do we provide an inviting, user-friendly interface for this innovative marketing tool, our software allows the client to continually customize sponsorships differently for each kiosk, as sponsorship agreements change and new locations are added.”

Blue Zebra chose to introduce their kiosk in a select market where they felt these legal information kiosks could prove the value of their product. They continue to add more kiosks in the test market and plan to expand to other markets in the near future. The kiosks have a small footprint, are practically silent, use very little electricity, and do not share the host’s Internet connection. Attorneys pay to advertise on the kiosks, and host locations receive a monthly fee. To learn more, check out this video.

About Livewire Digital

Livewire is the Power to Connect, creating software solutions for kiosks, digital signage, and online and mobile applications, all managed from its eConcierge® Content Management System. Livewire’s many turnkey solutions increase revenue and productivity for its customers, while lowering overhead and providing seamless integration. Livewire provides cutting-edge software, hardware consulting, and system integration, bringing the necessary puzzle pieces together to increase customer engagement and create a better end-user experience.