Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2007
Sound Advice, makers of the award-winning NoteNiks product line, today announced the launch of “Respect Our Earth”: interactive software that teaches young children about taking care of the planet and “keeping green.”
According to Sound Advice, children as young as 5 years old — kindergarteners — are prime to begin to learn how simple things like recycling, composting, solar power and re-use are used to help protect the planet.
“It’s important, and easy, to teach these things to kids early on,” said Mindy Myers, CEO of Sound Advice. “Respect Our Earth is software that shows kids how to sort trash from recyclables, do simple things like turn off lights when not in use, and get a sense of how to care for their environmental surroundings. These simple lessons set the stage for a lifetime of good habits.”
Environmental concerns have become a global issue. While there are many organizations encouraging children in green activities, “Respect Our Earth” is the first piece of interactive ecology software that teaches while it entertains.
“Respect Our Earth is an engaging and fun-filled way for kids to learn about the environment. The characters are appealing and the content is a perfect supplement to any district or home-school science curriculum,” said Colleen Kessler, author of Hands-On Ecology: Real-Life Activities for Kids.
The software, created for kids age 5 – 10, teaches basic ecology through eight interactive games. Children learn about endangered animals, conservation methods, and where and how fuel alternatives such as wind and solar energy are used. It is through playing these games that children begin to understand the earth and its many resources.
“Teachers, parents and children will all enjoy learning about, and becoming advocates for, the environment with this fabulous program,” added Kessler.
In addition to the interactive games, “Respect Our Earth” software includes printable curriculum for teachers and home-schoolers, bonus activity pages, learning certificates and a built-in web browser with up-to-the-minute news about the environment.
Concluded Myers, “The sooner today’s kids learn to take care of the earth, the better chance we all have at a green tomorrow.”
The “NoteNiks Respect Our Earth” software is both PC and Mac compatible and available for purchase at http://www.noteniks.com. The software can also be purchased in smaller “Eco-packs” with subject-specific titles such as “Recycling” and “Energy”. These titles each contain two games and corresponding curriculum.
Other NoteNiks software titles include: “NoteNiks Healthy Eating & Exercise,” interactive games that teach 3 – 8 year olds about choosing a healthy diet that includes fruit, vegetables and exercise, and “NoteNiks Monthly and Weekly Menu Templates,” a year’s worth of monthly and weekly menu grids that can be customized for school and hospital food service directors. NoteNiks products have won awards from such reputable organizations as Dr. Toy, iParenting, Creative Child Magazine and more.
For more information, call: 510-547-0125 or visit http://www.noteniks.com.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) April 18, 2007
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) April 19, 2007
Life Lynx, the leader in child identification products, announces the release of Life Lynx 360. Life Lynx 360 is portable software that resides on a USB drive. Life Lynx 360 helps families be prepared by entering their critical information into the 360 software. Then, because it’s designed as a key chain, this information is always available to the owner using any standard Windows computer. Although it started out as a means to protect children, this latest version goes well beyond just a Child ID. This new version now expands the software to encompass everyday family needs. “There are no real organizational tools out there for parents,” says Eric Wilms, founder of Life Lynx. “Parents now have a real family tool.”
Because of the success of the first release called Life Lynx, which is an Electronic Child ID, Life Lynx took that huge customer base of parents and asked those parents what their daily needs are and how software could help them with those tasks. “Life Lynx 360 is software by parents, for parents,” said Wilms.
Life Lynx 360 will store detailed medical information and complete vaccination records. It has a “Friends” list to keep your child’s friends names and parent’s phone numbers. 360 will allow you to print out a baby sitters information sheet (with instructions for the night plus, names and numbers to call in an emergency). The software has a place to store electronic DNA, scanned encrypted photos for passports and other important documents, and even lets you store details of credit card and bank information in case you lose your credit cards or in the event of a disaster at home, you will have a record of those numbers. All encrypted so that only the user can gain access to the data.
And what if you if you lost your Life Lynx 360 key? Life Lynx provides a way to get that back as well. “We even help you recover your lost keys by providing a StuffBak tag,” said Wilms, “The single most asked question we had was what if I lose my key?” StuffBak is a loss protection and recovery service designed to protect today’s important mobile devices and data. Each label is uniquely serialized to provide a convenient and confidential identification method, and includes a recovery service that makes it easy and rewarding for finders who will help get your keys back. Each Life Lynx 360 Safety Key includes a StuffBak label attached to the USB drive.
Life Lynx 360 is rewarding its current customers with a pre-public release reduced price. Life Lynx 360 will be released to the general public May 1st for a suggested retail price of $ 39.95. It includes the USB drive, 360 software and a StuffBak tag.
Software developer Eric Wilms designed the original Safety Key after what he describes as the longest two minutes of his life, which occurred during a family trip to the zoo. When Wilms and his wife turned their backs for a split second, they couldn’t locate their twin daughters. After the relief of finding them playing near a drinking fountain, Wilms realized parents need an action plan for such a situation, and the Life Lynx Safety Key was born.
About Life Lynx
Life Lynx is a software and hardware development company based out of Springboro, Ohio. The company was formed in 2004 and its first product was the Life Lynx Child Safety Key. To schedule an interview or for more information about the Life Lynx company, founder Eric Wilms or about the Safety Key, contact Eric at 877-596-9539 (877-LYNXKEY) or visit http://www.safetykey.com.
StuffBak is a loss protection and recovery service designed to protect to protect every important mobile device and its data. Contact at 800-800-8257 or visit http://www.stuffbak.com.
Reston and McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2007
Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony) has reached an OEM agreement with LogiXML, Inc. to integrate the Logi 8 Business Intelligence platform into the innovative Harmony Web-based solution, which offers information management for human service agencies.
The Logi 8 Platform includes a range of BI features to deliver Harmony application data to users for reporting and analysis. Dashboards, ad hoc reports, customizable charts, graphs and report personalization are just a few of the key features that will be incorporated to enhance the value of Harmony products.
Harmony is a Web-based information management solution designed for human services organizations that provide or manage a wide array of programs and services. Harmony is unlike any other application on the market today. Employing a unique enterprise framework approach, Harmony offers exceptional capabilities, combining the strength of a comprehensive, Web-based framework with the flexibility of a user-defined, integrated application.
“We are very pleased Harmony has chosen the Logi 8 business intelligence platform,” said Arman Eshraghi, founder and CEO, LogiXML, Inc. “We are committed to making embedded, Web-based reporting and analysis as easy as possible for innovative application software vendors like Harmony.”
“We see an opportunity to instantly enhance the value of our product by integrating BI capabilities developed by LogiXML into our product line,” said Harmony President and CEO Tonya Harmon. “The Web-based Logi 8 technology is visually appealing and functionally rich. Integrating this technology into our product will provide our users with the additional BI capability they want and will help us reach our product objectives more quickly — a great combination.”
Harmony meets the combined needs of organizations involved in behavioral health care, child welfare and childcare, housing and homeless programs, juvenile justice, mental retardation and developmental disabilities, substance abuse, adult protective services, foster care and adoption, public guardianship and trustee services and other areas.
Harmony customers include public and private agencies such as government social services departments, lead agencies, managed care organizations and providers of behavioral and social services.
About LogiXML, Inc. (http://www.logixml.com)
LogiXML, the leader in interactive, Web-based Business Intelligence, empowers enterprises to turn data into business-critical information with pure Web-based reporting and analysis products. The Company offers a comprehensive platform that addresses all key areas of BI — managed reporting, ad hoc reporting, analysis and data services. Used by thousands of organizations worldwide, LogiXML products are built on standards-based technologies for easy integration, implementation and upgrade. LogiXML’s per server pricing model makes its powerful technology the most affordable BI solution on the market. Founded in 2000, LogiXML is privately held and based in McLean, Virginia.
About Harmony (http://www.harmonyis.com)
Harmony is a Web-based software application for information management in human service agencies that provide or manage a variety of complex programs and services. Harmony is clearly different from competing solutions, combining the flexibility of an application built “from the ground up” with the convenience, cost efficiency and ease of implementation of a commercial off-the-shelf (or COTS) product offering immediate, “out of the box” functionality.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) June 11, 2007
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
MSI (Multi-Systems, Inc.), a hospitality technology solutions provider with a focus on property management software and solutions, is pleased to be an active partner and participant in the opening of the new Ronald McDonald House at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and if that child is ill, it can often take a community. Ronald McDonald House at Phoenix Children’s Hospital furthers its commitment by providing a safe, loving environment for families that travel and wish to remain close to their child during their treatment. MSI has long been supportive of Ronald McDonald House by providing both property management software solutions and a time commitment.
“We provided MSI’s Enterprise Property Management Software in a true ASP environment to run and operate the original Phoenix Ronald McDonald House, and we have done it again for the new one. Community is one of MSI’s core values, and partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities allowed us to make the volunteers’ [at the house] lives easier through enhanced property management software technology, as well as make guests and patients comfortable in a room we designed and furnished,” said Tim Tiller, MSW, President, MSI.
MSI adopted a room at the new Ronald McDonald House as part of its continuing relationship within the community, and the property management software company’s team, lead by Kim Gollehon, Executive Assistant, took this activity to heart.
“I enjoy working for a company that is proud to participate in its community and truly takes that commitment to heart. It makes me feel good to know that when a family has a child at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, they can at least be comfortable in their surroundings and close by,” stated Gollehon. “This was a labor of love for all of us.”
“I think the biggest reward, for me, was the end result – the completion of the room. It is really easy to write a check to charity; it’s another thing to participate actively. It was great to see the amazing team we have at MSI come together and volunteer, sharing their talents, muscle, and dedication for our community, so sick children and families can have a home away from home that is incredibly rewarding,” stated Donna Martin, Sr. Account Executive.
The new house boasts 18 guest rooms, many of which are decorated and furnished by Phoenix corporations. The original 45-room Ronald McDonald House on Roanoke Avenue, which is still open, had to turn away many families because of overcrowding last year. It is the hope of the staff at the house they never have to turn a family away again.
Ronald McDonald House Executive Director, Nancy Roach commented, “The new House will allow us to meet the community’s demand for our services for many years to come. We are very fortunate to have partners like MSI who have worked so hard to create a loving, comfortable environment for families who have traveled to Phoenix with sick children and need a temporary home away from home.”
The Ronald McDonald House Charities is just one local organization benefiting from the property management software company’s time and talents. MSI’s founder and CEO, Rick Munson, sits on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Crisis Nursery. Crisis Nursery’s mission is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing protection, support and opportunities to troubled families and their children. Tim Tiller, MSW and President of the property management software company, is privileged to hold a position on the Board of Directors for Central Arizona Shelter Services also known as CASS. CASS’ mission is to empower men, women and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services. MSI, as a company, firmly believes in giving back and encourages all team members to participate in something that is larger than they are. In an effort to provide associates outreach opportunities, the property management software company has created an internal Humanities Committee. Whether it’s helping an associate or someone else, we’ve found it incredibly rewarding to participate in a bigger picture. For more details on MSI and its property management software and technology, please visit http://www.msisolutions.com.
About Multi-Systems, Inc.
Serving the hospitality industry since 1990, MSI (Multi-Systems, Inc.) is a leading supplier of hotel technology and property management software solutions. With an installed customer base of nearly 3,000 hotels and resorts throughout North America, MSI is one of the largest privately-held providers of fully-integrated property management, sales, marketing and catering, point of sale, web booking, and centralized corporate services. MSI specializes in “total system solutions” for management companies and hotel chains by providing central reservation and property system integration. For more information on MSI, visit http://www.msisolutions.com.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix
For the past 20 years, Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix has offered a comfortable, welcoming and affordable haven for families who come to this “home-away-from-home.” The families stay for days, weeks, sometimes months at a time, while their children undergo medical treatment at Valley hospitals. They are asked to pay just $ 10 a day to stay at the House, but no family is ever turned away because of its inability to pay. The Phoenix House can accommodate up to 45 families at any one time and serves more than 1,200 families a year. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix is a non-profit organization supported by individual, corporate and foundation donations. For more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix visit http://www.rmhcphoenix.com.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 12, 2008
Vorex, Inc., a leading provider of web-based software tools to increase productivity and efficiency, has released Vorex Online Survey V. 1.4 for both public and private K-12 school systems as well as higher education facilities such as Universities, vocational Universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, technical colleges and career colleges. The new web-based Vorex Online Survey software provides educators and administrators with the ability to easily create and distribute professional-grade, fully customized online surveys and forms in a cost-effective manner.
“We are extremely pleased to unveil Vorex Online Survey software to school educators and administrators to better close the gap in communication between the schools and their student body – as well as effectively reach parents,” said Mike Salem, President of Vorex, Inc. “Our new SaaS solution is the most cost-effective and highly efficient method of issuing surveys and obtaining instantaneous results and accurate information. We are providing a true solution for school systems seeking to interact with both parents and students in a paperless, eco-friendly format,” concluded Salem.
The robust functionality of the new Vorex Online Survey software is illustrated by the following features:
Absolutely no additional software, hardware, or computer programming knowledge is needed to use Vorex Online Survey — it runs as a software-as-a-service online.
Choose from 17 different question types ranging from check-boxes, yes/no answers, rating scales and comment fields.
The built-in Spell Check feature ensures a professional presentation.
Auto-skip questions based on respondents’ answers.
Automatically inserts respondent’s answer into subsequent questions.
The survey can expire on a specified date or after a pre-determined number of responses are received.
Allows information sharing with multiple co-workers or different school departments.
Effectively organizes results — create one or hundreds of customized folders to store results.
Easily exports a survey and accompanying results into different formats such as Excel, Word, HTML, or PDF document.
Control access to the survey with optional password requirements.
Post survey results on a secure, password protected web site.
For schools that do not have a web site, or have a limited access web site, Vorex provides a free portal web site that is fully maintained. School educators and administrators have full access to the provided portal web site. They may then direct students or parents to go directly to the portal where survey respondents will enter a unique code for each survey – thereby immediately directing the respondent to the related survey.
As high school teacher Reem Khodr states, “A solution that truly bridges the gap between the school and students — as well as parents — has been long overdue. Finally with Vorex Online Survey, school systems can engage parents regarding their child’s education, gather feedback from students, or collect votes for budget allocations or school elections. School systems will surely gain invaluable insight using the accurate and up-to-date information this web-based survey tool provides,” concluded Khodr.
Visit http://www.vorexsurvey.com/education_institutions/ for more information.
About Vorex, Inc.
Founded in August 2007, Vorex, Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is a leading developer of advanced user-friendly online solutions for businesses. The company strives to provide affordable solutions that will increases both organizations and corporations’ productivity and profitability.
Mike Salem, President
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ISLANDIA, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 24, 2008
“John Walsh is a great match for CA’s Internet security businessboth have a tenacious drive to protect consumers on- and off-line,” said George Kafkarkou, senior vice president and general manager, Internet Security Business Unit for CA. “Together we’ll raise awareness of protecting consumers of all ages against the increasingly sophisticated and organized world of cyber crime.”
“I am honored to team with CA’s Internet Security business, a group whose products and vision reflect a strong commitment to protecting consumers and stopping cyber criminals dead in their tracks,” said John Walsh. “CA’s campaign addresses the most crucial issue our society faces in a Web 2.0 world; protecting our loved ones from the cyber creeps. I look forward to working with CA to promote consumer awareness and keeping predators and fraudsters away from our children and families.”
CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 is currently available at http://shop.ca.com and from CA resellers, including major retail outlets, nationwide.
About John Walsh
John Walsh is internationally recognized as the host of TV’s “America’s Most Wanted;” the groundbreaking television program that has helped take down more than 1,040 dangerous fugitives during the past 21 years. John Walsh has dedicated his life to fighting for justiceincluding his proudest achievementprotecting the nation’s children. John and his wife, Rev
Wheaton, IL (PRWEB) February 24, 2009
The Monetta Young Investor Fund (http://www.younginvestorfund.com, NASDAQ: MYIFX) has established a partnership with Kidnexions (http://www.kidnexions.com), which offers a kids savings and money management software program, called KidsSave. The software is designed to help kids keep track of their money and encourage saving through reward incentives. Shareholders currently invested in the Monetta Young Investor Fund are eligible to receive a 45% discount for the KidsSave software program.
“The KidsSave software program is a great way for kids to have fun tracking their savings,” says Bob Bacarella, Monetta’s president. “A basic key in teaching financial literacy is to encourage kids to become involved in the saving process to reach their goals.”
Kidnexions was founded on the idea that kids learn best when engaged in interesting and relevant activities that are connected to their everyday lives. The co-founders of Kidnexions are John and Karyn Hodgens. Karyn Hodgens resume includes a B.A. in Child Development and a Masters of Arts in Education, with a specialization in Elementary Mathematics. With a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, John Hodgens is presently employed as a software engineer.
The Monetta Young Investor Fund is a no-load mutual fund designed to get kids involved in the investment process with an innovative portfolio structure, a financial literacy program and tuition credits that may be applied at over 225 colleges nationwide. The minimum investment is $ 100, with the establishment of a $ 25 monthly automatic investment plan.*
For more information on KidsSave software, please visit http://www.kidnexions.com or for more information on the Monetta Young Investor Fund, please visit http://www.younginvestorfund.com or call 1-866-YNG-INVESTOR (964-4683).
*An Automatic Investment Plan does not assure, and does not protect against, a loss in declining markets. Such a plan involves continuous investment in securities regardless of fluctuating price levels and investors should consider their financial ability to continue purchases through periods of low price levels.
Monetta Financial Services, Inc. is the investment advisor to the Monetta No-Load Mutual Funds. It is the sponsor of a college saving program that includes college Tuition Rewards/Credits, student scholarships, financial literacy program and incentive driven college savings plan.
The Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-800-Monetta, or visiting http://www.monetta.com. Read it carefully before investing.
Limiting the purchase of individual stocks to companies that produce products or provide services that are recognized by children or teenagers may be a risk if this sector underperforms, which can be significantly affected by the performance of the overall economy, interest rates, competition, consumer confidence and spending, and changes in demographics and consumer tastes. The portion of the Fund that invests in underlying ETF’s that track the Index will be subject to certain risks which are unique to tracking the Index. By investing in ETF’s, you will indirectly bear your share of any fees and expenses charged by the underlying funds, in addition to indirectly bearing the principal risks of the funds. Please refer to the prospectus for further details. All investments, including those in mutual funds, have risks and principal loss is possible.
While the Funds’ are no-load, management and distribution fees and other expenses may apply.
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Bristol, UK (PRWeb UK) April 20, 2009
21 April 2009 — Like most legal teams dealing with childcare and family law, the Cornwall Children and Adults team work reactively. Caseloads may vary enormously, but the need for fast and efficient processing leading to an early conclusion of proceedings is a consistent requirement. In order to support their work, the Cornwall Legal Services team selected Iken Case Management software with automated Time Tracking Software, which was implemented in 2007. Additional Court Bundling software and a range of Childcare workflows were integrated into the solution soon afterwards.
Stuart Cohen, Legal Officer at Cornwall explains: “In childcare cases in particular, speed is of the essence. The legal team needs to react quickly to deliver structured, evidence-rich documents in the first instance to progress the case quickly through court and minimise the impact on the child and families involved. With the Iken system we can see the case history straight away, and we’ve got immediate access to it.”
The team at Cornwall are also discovering the benefits of using Iken’s electronic Court Bundling software, which automates the indexing, sectioning and pagination of bundles to support child protection and other litigation. These bundles are created by Iken and may either be distributed electronically or printed out for more traditional paper-based distribution; they are now saving Cornwall Council over