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Remote Management and Robust Content Filtering Prompt the Rutherford County Library System to Adopt OpenDNS

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 4, 2010

OpenDNS, provider of the worlds leading Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced that the Rutherford County Library System in North Carolina has deployed OpenDNS system-wide, on both its wired and wireless networks.

The library system chose OpenDNS for its comprehensive content filtering capabilities, coupled with OpenDNS unique ability to filter content on all devices accessing their network without complicated software installations. Using OpenDNS, anyone at a library branch accessing their networkthrough a library computer or even a cell phone using their wireless Internet connectionis subject to the same high level of protection against malware and restricted websites. This security comes with no appliance to buy and no software to install on each device accessing the network.

As an added bonus, OpenDNS helps the Rutherford County Library System remain CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) compliant. A federal law enacted by Congress in 2000, CIPA addresses concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. Says Kenneth Odom, the Rutherford County Library System Administrator that implemented OpenDNS: The service has worked perfectly. I never have to wonder what the person on their laptop near the childrens room is looking at. It just works!

Prior to choosing OpenDNS for their content filtering needs, the Rutherford County Libraries used Netsweeper, though they could only filter content on devices where the software was installed, leaving patrons own computerslike laptops and mobile devicessusceptible to online security threats and out of compliance with the librarys Internet content policies.

According to Odom, Ive never used a product or service that allowed me to manage multiple distributed networks so easily.

With the OpenDNS adoption, Rutherford County joins thousands of libraries around the world that have chosen OpenDNS to provide their employees and patrons with a faster, safer and more reliable Internet experience.

About OpenDNS

OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com.

About the Rutherford County Library System

The main branch of the Rutherford County Library is located in Spindale, NC with two satellite branches in Lake Lure and Henrietta. The libraries serve a mostly rural population of approximately 65,000.

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Parents Can Monitor and Block Mobile Access to Inappropriate Online Content for Teens and Kids with New McGruff SafeGuard Browser App

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) May 09, 2012

In todays digital age, teens and children can easily access inappropriate content online anytime, anywhere. The ubiquity of Internet-enabled mobile devices has stripped parents of their ability to control access to content. Apples popular Safari browser doesnt offer mobile parental controls. To put parents back in control, McGruff SafeGuard today announced the official launch of McGruff SafeGuard Browser

New Multi-Format Content Conversion Services from AIC, Inc.

(PRWEB) December 6, 2002

For Immediate Release

Contact: Robin Sowney

856-547-3988

<a href=”mailto:rsowney@advancedinformationconcepts.com”>rsowney@advancedinformationconcepts.com</a>

<b>Haddon Heights, New Jersey–December 4, 2002–</b>Technology offers many opportunities to present information in multiple formats. Companies can deliver information to consumers via paper, the Web, and CDs. Educational publishers and institutions also face a growing need to generate electronic learning aids and to create distance-learning materials. Although all the information may refer back to a central source, each delivery medium requires changes to the data that can include special tagging, formatting, and editing.

Advanced Information Concepts, Inc.’s (AIC) <b>Content Preparation Services (CPS)</b>, a new offering from this established information services company, offers a low-cost alternative to dedicating in-house personnel to the task of adapting information for new media. The company uses automated tools and streamlined procedures developed through years of formatting text for multiple delivery methods to provide an efficient, reliable conversion process.

“<i>We have developed extensive expertise in re-purposing information for multiple audiences and delivery platforms,</i>” <a href=”http://www.advancedinformationconcepts.com/dayna.html”>Dayna Delmonico</a>, CEO, notes. “<i>We found that companies, colleges, educational and technical publishers all recognize that they need to deliver information in many ways, but they often find that the time required to customize existing files forces them to postpone the task.</i>”

AIC is known for content creation and providing media consulting services, so the company knows first-hand that adapting information can be a major effort. Many editorial projects may focus initially on paper delivery, but most will soon require supporting complementary electronic components, from straight web publishing to interactive sites and streaming audio.

AIC’s time-tested expertise in re-purposing information is easily applied to information conversion projects. These processes and tools speed the effort of tagging existing text for a developer, moving editorial material to the Web or delivery platforms such as Blackboard, or outlining text for a PowerPoint presentation designed to aid educators using a textbook.

Although AIC’s CPS uses standardized approaches to efficiently convert data, AIC treats each project as a custom service, ensuring that the final content supports their clients’ goals.

“<i>We have built AIC on personal service, and we will continue to use that model even though many content conversion processes can be automated,</i>” Delmonico states. “<i>The technical requirements may be the same, but each company has different objectives. We strive to accomplish each client’s purpose while saving them time and money.</i>”

<b>About AIC</b>

<b>Content Preparation Services (CPS)</b> is the newest offering in the AIConcepts services set, which includes <b>Press Test Service (PTS)</b>, providing private technology testing and evaluation offering the perfect pre-launch opportunity to identify and eliminate any problems which could adversely affect technology press reviews. AIC, Inc. has provided content and editorial services to technology and publishers and vendors and other corporations since 1992. Our staff includes top technical and business writers, editors, and product analysts in the industry. AIC clients include Anderson Consulting, BellSouth, CMP Media, Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IDG, Motorola, TechWeb, Reed Elsevier PLC, Symantec, Washington Post, and Ziff-Davis among others.

AIC offers a full range of services to marketing departments and press/media relations representatives, including consulting; Internet and print content creation; site development, restructuring, management; and content evolution. AIC also offers in-house and virtual training and seminars for IT professionals, technology media professionals, and technology executives who need to understand the technology media industry. For more information on AIC, visit <a href=”http://www.advancedinformationconcepts.com/”>our website</a> or call 856-547-3988.







New Multi-Format Content Conversion Services from AIC, Inc.

(PRWEB) December 6, 2002

<p>For Immediate Release

Contact: Robin Sowney

856-547-3988

<a href=”mailto:rsowney@advancedinformationconcepts.com”>rsowney@advancedinformationconcepts.com</a>

<b>Haddon Heights, New Jersey-December 4, 2002-</b>Technology offers many opportunities to present information in multiple formats. Companies can deliver information to consumers via paper, the Web, and CDs. Educational publishers and institutions also face a growing need to generate electronic learning aids and to create distance-learning materials. Although all the information may refer back to a central source, each delivery medium requires changes to the data that can include special tagging, formatting, and editing.

Advanced Information Concepts, Inc.’s (<b>AIC</b>) <b>Content Preparation Services (CPS)</b>, a new offering from this established information services company, offers a low-cost alternative to dedicating in-house personnel to the task of adapting information for new media. The company uses automated tools and streamlined procedures developed through years of formatting text for multiple delivery methods to provide an efficient, reliable conversion process.

“<i>We have developed extensive expertise in re-purposing information for multiple audiences and delivery platforms,</i>” <a href=”http://www.advancedinformationconcepts.com/dayna.html”>Dayna Delmonico</a>, CEO, notes. “<i>We found that companies, colleges, educational and technical publishers all recognize that they need to deliver information in many ways, but they often find that the time required to customize existing files forces them to postpone the task.</i>”

AIC is known for content creation and providing media consulting services, so the company knows first-hand that adapting information can be a major effort. Many editorial projects may focus initially on paper delivery, but most will soon require supporting complementary electronic components, from straight web publishing to interactive sites and streaming audio.

AIC’s time-tested expertise in re-purposing information is easily applied to information conversion projects. These processes and tools speed the effort of tagging existing text for a developer, moving editorial material to the Web or delivery platforms such as Blackboard, or outlining text for a PowerPoint presentation designed to aid educators using a textbook.

Although AIC’s <b>CPS</b> use standardized approaches to efficiently convert data, AIC treats each project as a custom service, ensuring that the final content supports their clients’ goals.

“<i>We have built AIC on personal service, and we will continue to use that model even though many content conversion processes can be automated,</i>” Delmonico states. “<i>The technical requirements may be the same, but each company has different objectives. We strive to accomplish each client’s purpose while saving them time and money.</i>”

<b>About AIC </b>

<b>Content Preparation Services (CPS)</b> is the newest offering in the AIConcepts services set, which includes Press Test Service (PTS), providing private technology testing and evaluation offering the perfect pre-launch opportunity to identify and eliminate any problems which could adversely affect technology press reviews. AIC, Inc. has provided content and editorial services to technology and publishers and vendors and other corporations since 1992. Our staff includes top technical and business writers, editors, and product analysts in the industry. AIC clients include Anderson Consulting, BellSouth, CMP Media, Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IDG, Motorola, TechWeb, Reed Elsevier PLC, Symantec, Washington Post, and Ziff-Davis among others.

AIC offers a full range of services to marketing departments and press/media relations representatives, including consulting; Internet and print content creation; site development, restructuring, management; and content evolution. AIC also offers in-house and virtual training and seminars for IT professionals, technology media professionals, and technology executives who need to understand the technology media industry. For more information on AIC, visit <a href=”http://www.advancedinformationconcepts.com/”>our website</a> or call 856-547-3988.







Toon Goggles Signs with Malaysia’s MDeC, Adding Animated Series “Saladin” To Kids Platform’s Growing Content


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2012

Leading Online kids channel, Toon Goggles (http://www.toongoggles.com), the innovative free portal that provides valuable viewing data to content producers, has signed an agreement with Malaysia-based Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) to bring the animated action-adventure childrens property Saladin the TV series to Toon Goggles growing library of childrens content, it was jointly announced by Brendan Pollitz, Creative Director, Toon Goggles and Kamil Othman, VP Creative Multimedia Division, MDeC.

Malaysia is quickly becoming a global power in the animation industry, said Pollitz. Whether working with the studios or creating their own terrific IPs like Saladin, MDeC has been leading the way in developing and producing some of the worlds finest animation. We are very proud to be the selected on-line kids TV channel to premiere Saladin in the USA and Canada. We will be attending the forthcoming Asian Animation Summit in Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia and look forward to meeting with animation producers there and building further our, Toon Goggles, Malaysian partnerships.

The agreement sees MDeCs delivering, 6 episodes of Saladin, to Toon Goggles audiences throughout the US and Canada. An action adventure series. Targeting 8-12 year olds, Saladin features the story of the hero who became a legend. Inspired by the actual medieval statesman and warrior, Salah al-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub, the series introduces, fictional character, the young adventurer named Saladin who leaves his home city of Damascus with his lifelong friend Tarik, in search of destiny and adventures. Saladin contains heroes, villains, vendettas, drama, comedy, exotic locales, climactic swordfights, daring rescues, battling armies and a dash of romance. He is the ultimate hero courage in the face of danger, never willing to admit defeat and funny when he needs to be.

Kamil Othman said With an International Emmy nomination under its belt, Saladin has become a shining beacon of the Malaysian skill, talent and technology in Creative Multimedia. We are excited that Toon Goggles has added Saladin to its childrens programming, which we hope will open doors for more local companies to gain international exposure and further strengthen Malaysias position as a world-class creative industry hub.

About Toon Goggles:

ToonGoggles.com is the premiere 24/7 online destination for childrens entertainment. The safe and protected childrens online channel offers a vast and diverse amount of child and parent friendly cartoons (clips, trailers, episodes, games and features). Toon Goggles launched its subscriber-based service in early September, but continues to offer users limited content for free by providing an option to view up to three episodes of the platforms library of diverse content for free, including free access to all educational programming. The platform is fully COPPA-compliant (Children Online Privacy Protection Act), boasting a strictly enforced screening process to ensure that all content presented is clean, safe and age appropriate. Designed specifically for children to be in charge of their viewing experience; to watch their own personally selected programming, watching what they want, when they want and where they want. As such, Toon Goggles encourages parents to review the Toon Goggles diverse content and take part in their childrens enjoyable viewing and browsing experience.

Toon Goggles is available on all smart phones and tablet computers for viewing anywhere, at any time. Toon Goggles iOS app is available for download in the iTunes App Store and for Android in the Google Play Store. Most recently, Toon Goggles became available to download for free in the KIDO’Z App Store, the Toon Goggles app includes 100’s of videos that have been divided into six categories; girl, boy, comedy, action, pre-school, and educational and the childrens entertainment platform can be found on the Meep! and Kurio7 Childrens Tablets.

Link to download the Toon Goggles iOS App:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/toon-goggles-cartoons-for/id491158457?mt=8

Link to download the Toon Goggles Android App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toongoggles.a&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEwMiwiY29tLnRvb25nb2dnbGVzLmEiXQ..

We feel that children should be able to view cartoons based off their own likes and interests. We make it simple for them with six different category offerings and an easy keyword search box. At Toon Goggles, children can create their own Facepage and add their favorite cartoons to their Toonstrip for future viewing. We want children to be in charge of their viewing experience and watch the content they want, when they want and where they want. As such, we encourage parents to review Toon Goggles and participate in their childrens viewing and browsing experience.

About Multimedia Development Corporation:

The Multimedia Development Corporation is an organization established to steer Digital Malaysia and drive MSC Malaysia. Its key role is to help drive the adoption of ICT and Digital Technology for the country. MDeC is also tasked with advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and helping to further the pervasive use of multimedia and digital technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.mdec.my







Rauland-Borg Offers NASA Video Content with Telecenter CPS Multimedia System

Skokie, IL (PRWEB) March 30, 2005

Rauland-Borg, the leader in communications and media management solutions for K-12 schools, announced today that it will include popular National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) educational videos with the purchase of its multimedia Telecenter® Curriculum and Presentation System (CPS) . The selection will include NASA’s acclaimed Destination Tomorrow™, Connect™, Science Files™ and Kids Science News Network™ series.

The programming, created by the NASA Langley’s Center for Distance Learning, uses the administration’s research in aeronautics, atmospheric sciences and space. “Companion materials, available directly from NASA, include teaching guides, 30-minute programming, interactive web projects and news programming.” stated Ken McQuillen, Product Manager for Telecenter CPS. “Together with the onboard NASA videos, these programs are engineered to inspire student interest in math, science and technology.“

The NASA suite includes a full range of programming for K-12 classrooms:

NASA’S Kids Science News Network (KSNN)™, one-minute “newsbreaks” promoting curiosity among K-4 students by answering “Why is the sky blue?” questions.

NASA SCIence Files Series™, a highly engaging Emmy-award winning series of 60-minute videos designed to enhance teaching of math, science, geography and technology for grades 3-5.

NASA Connect™, an integrated package of math, science and technology programs, incorporating 30-minute broadcasts, hands-on and web activities for grades 6-8.

Destination Tomorrow™, intended for older students and adults, is a series of 30-minute educational programs that focuses on medical breakthroughs, new technologies, past achievements and advanced aerodynamics.

Telecenter CPS is a centralized multimedia management system that enhances education and student achievement by delivering educational videos/programming to the classroom or individual learner. CPS is a single, easy-to-use portal for teachers, integrating existing media libraries (DVD, VHS, and LaserDisc) with streaming videos (digital video files) into a single unified system. The video content can be delivered over an in-house RF network to televisions/projectors and/or streamed over the data network to the classroom workstation (PC or Mac). Designed for individual schools or entire districts, Telecenter CPS uses a comfortable web-based interface that transforms any classroom or workstation into a threshold for engaged learning.

Rauland-Borg has been a leader in school communications systems since the 1930s and in multimedia systems for K-12 facilities for more than 15 years. Today, Rauland-Borg continues to deliver the best in state-of-the-art communications technology to school systems around the country. For more information on Rauland’s full line of Telecenter systems, visit http://www.rauland.com or call 800-752-7725.

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Toon Goggles Moves Into Live-Action Content!


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2013

Leading streaming kids TV entertainment platform, Toon Goggles (http://www.ToonGogglesinc.com) has signed a new content-agreement with Australias widest broadcast and radio brand asset company, Southern Cross Austereo, to add its first live-action childrens series, The Workers to its growing library of accessible kids and parent friendly content.

Under the new agreement, Southern Cross Austereos, The Workers is now available throughout the US and all of North America to subscribers on the Toon Goggles platform and all other of its many viewing platforms.

The first 13-initial episodes are available now (Fruit Salad, Firefighter, Building) including a series of 5 stimulating and move inspiring music videos. An additional 37 episodes, including 15 musical videos are set to roll-out throughout the year. Targeting 2- 8 year olds, each episode of The Workers is designed to engage young audiences and their families through memorable songs and dances, imaginative activities, games, exciting visuals and humorous narratives.

Southern Cross Media are experts in broadcast content creation, said Brendan Pollitz, Creative Director for Toon Goggles. The Workers is a fun, dynamic live-action series with learning, educational, and musical elements that all kids are sure to relish. We are thrilled to launch our live-action category with this entertaining series which showcases the same kid and parent friendly values we so highly regard as important for our audiences.

Following the announcement Tim Stuart, Executive Vice President, Distribution Southern Cross Austereo said “The appetite for childrens live-action programming continues to grow rapidly worldwide and simply put, working with the professional and dedicated team at Toon Goggles is a perfect fit for us.

Toon Goggles is available on all smart phones and tablet computers for viewing anywhere. The childrens entertainment platform can be found on the Meep! and Kurio7 Childrens Tablets in addition to Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P, and all of Sony’s new Xperia smartphones delivering Toon Goggles content for children available in Google Play app store and available to download for free in the KIDO’Z App Store.

About Toon Goggles:

ToonGoggles.com is the premiere 24/7 online destination for childrens entertainment. The safe and protected childrens online channel offers a vast and diverse amount of child and parent friendly cartoons (episodes, games and features). Toon Goggles launched its subscriber-based service in early September, but continues to offer users limited content for free by providing an option to view up to three episodes of the platforms library of diverse content for free, including free access to all educational programming. The platform is fully COPPA-compliant (Children Online Privacy Protection Act), boasting a strictly enforced screening process to ensure that all content presented is clean, safe and age appropriate.

Toon Goggles is available on all smart phones and tablet computers for viewing anywhere, at any time. Toon Goggles iOS app is available for download in the iTunes App Store and for Android in the Google Play Store. Most recently, Toon Goggles became available to download for free in the KIDO’Z App Store, the Toon Goggles app includes 100’s of videos that have been divided into six categories; girl, boy, comedy, action, pre-school, and educational and the childrens entertainment platform can be found on the Meep! and Kurio7 Childrens Tablets.

Link to download the Toon Goggles iOS App:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/toon-goggles-cartoons-for/id491158457?mt=8

Link to download the Toon Goggles Android App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toongoggles.a&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEwMiwiY29tLnRvb25nb2dnbGVzLmEiXQ

Link to download the Toon Goggles for Sony App featuring exclusive content to Sony

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toongoggles.b&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS50b29uZ29nZ2xlcy5iIl0

About Southern Cross Austereo:

Southern Cross Austereo is one of Australia’s most diverse broadcast media brands with a portfolio of assets across metro, regional and digital radio, regional TV plus an impressive presence online. It’s combined geographical coverage has potential to reach 95% of Australian’s. In metropolitan areas, Southern Cross Austereo engages approximately five million Australian’s each week. Regionally, the combined radio and TV offer has a potential audience of 8.34 million people which is close to 40% of all Australian’s.

Southern Cross Austereo’s expertise in content creation, intergrated multi-platform campaigns, strategy, research and experiential events allow the business to offer advertisers compelling entertainment solutions