Fusion Art Gallery Opens in Palm Springs, California

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its gallery in Palm Springs, California on May 4, 2016.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its gallery in Palm Springs, California on May 4, 2016.

Located at 2658 S. Cherokee Way, in the historic Backstreet Art District, Fusion Art joins an assortment of artist-owned galleries and working studios that feature diverse collections of original, contemporary art by locally, nationally & internationally recognized artists.

Founded by Chris and Valerie Hoffman, the gallery was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. Originally conceived as an online gallery that hosts international juried art competitions and exhibitions, Fusion Art has now grown to include a “brick and mortar” space in Palm Springs.

“It has always been my dream to open an art gallery and I am fortunate to now be at a point in my life to make it a reality,” said Fusion Art owner, Chris Hoffman. “I know how difficult it is for an artist to receive wall space in any gallery. A gallery has economics attached to it and is in the business of selling art. But Valerie and I also know that exposure is key to sales. So we launched Fusion Art, initially, on the web.”

“The goal,” noted Valerie, “when the website launched in mid 2015, was to give emerging and established artists the opportunity to gain experience and exposure as well as promote and connect artists with collectors and art enthusiasts.”

The website currently hosts monthly, themed, international online juried art competitions and exhibitions. The gallery gives monetary awards to the top three winners in each category and the Best in Show winners receive invitations to participate in a group exhibition to be held annually in Palm Springs. The first group exhibition will be held at the gallery in November 2016.

The gallery will showcase Chris’s art as well at the artwork of several other very talented artists including Chicago based abstract artist, Michael Goldzweig; Cleveland based Op Art artist, Evie Zimmer; Colorado based palette knife artist, Jeanie Gebhart; and Los Angeles based, Argentinean artist and figurative bronze sculptor, Alicia Savio. Both Michael and Evie were award winners in Fusion Art’s online juried art competitions.

The mission of Fusion Art is to create an online gallery seamlessly connected to the brick and mortar gallery. Fusion Art promotes and connects emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art experiences, art related education, engage in dialogue with artists, and purchase fine works of art.

The Gallery’s opening reception will be held the evening of May 4th between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
2658 S. Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-832-7568
info@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Processing of Duplicate Images

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.9.57, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by automatically eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting colors and file formats. The new version improves the processing of images placed in InDesign document multiple times, and introduces other performance and stability improvements.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.9.57, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks helping users reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and production costs, and repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

The new version addresses an issue in which an error could occur when processing images linked to InDesign document multiple times if a certain sort order was applied to image list before processing. The update also improves handling of certain Photoshop errors, as well as processing of images whose file extension doesn’t match the actual image format.

“LinkOptimizer is the one product no creative studio can live without,” says Wayne Guy from Edge Graphics studio in Lake Balboa, California. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing, batch processing… If you’re a designer or production artist, you need this.”

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats:

Resize links to match their InDesign dimensions at a target resolution.
-Reduce link size by eliminating excess image data.
Convert colors and apply ICC profile.
-Convert image formats.
-Merge layers and delete hidden ones.
-Run a Photoshop Action on each image.
-Optimize files for web and mobile devices.

As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS3-CC 2015.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

ThingLink Launches Virtual Reality Lessons App for Education

Interactive media platform ThingLink has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

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Palo Alto, CA, USA — Interactive media platform ThingLink (http://www.thinglink.com) has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

VR Lessons by ThingLink is a collection of high quality, interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.

“Virtual reality can take students to places they could only dream of visiting, but it is also an open canvas for students to imagine and build new worlds and experiences. We are making it possible for schools to use virtual reality as an engaging learning platform,” says ThingLink’s founder and CEO Ulla Engestrom.

VR Lessons by ThingLink utilizes three key feature additions to ThingLink’s core product, the image editor: audio annotations, background audio for 360° images, and the ability to connect several 360° images or videos into a one immersive story.

“Audio annotations work wonderfully in a mobile VR environment, adding depth to the overall experience of the space. For example, in VR Lessons we added the sound of the wind in the background of an image from the Norwegian tundra, and an owl howling in the image of a cold winter forest in Finland. In annotations we are using both human and computer voiced files, and students can vote which voice they like the best,” says Engestrom.

The first VR lessons have been created by ThingLink’s own content team using the company’s new VR editor. Later, educators from around the world will be able to publish their virtual reality lessons in ThingLink’s VR Lessons app.

About ThingLink
ThingLink, founded in 2010, is an interactive media platform that empowers online publishers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos, videos and virtual reality. With over 3 million content creators, ThingLink has become the most popular cross-platform solution and creative community for interactive images and videos. For more information, visit http://www.thinglink.com.

Media Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
415-259-5638
tomw@woolfmedia.com

Fulham Introduces New Programmable WorkHorse LED Outdoor Driver Family with Optional Integrated Controls

Intelligent Outdoor Drivers Designed to Interoperate with Tvilight CityManager Software for Smart City Lighting Applications, DALI, or 0-10v Dimming.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today introduced a new line of WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers that are fully programmable, and offer a variety of controls interfaces, including integrated wireless. The new WorkHorse LED drivers are the first integrated drivers for integrated remote management and are designed to work with the Tvilight CityManager web-based Smart City management platform. Fulham will be demonstrating the WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers next week in booth 3817 at LightFair in San Diego.

The universal voltage (120-277v) family of outdoor drivers come in five models, from 40W to 200W, offer programmable output from 250mA to 2050mA, are rated IP65 or better, and use the Fulham SmartSet programmer and software. They are designed for outdoor luminaire applications such as area/roadway, parking lot, parking garage, and building exteriors.

Between now and 2020, these applications, today penetrated just less than 11% by LED is expected to grow to over 60% of the market, totaling an installed base of over 100M luminaires at that time.

In addition, the WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers have integrated software to connect to the Tvilight cloud-based control system. The 802.15.4 wireless device can be quickly installed and commissioned, and the real-time software driver includes a fixture health monitor as well as the ability to read and set the driver remotely. Sensors can be added to the installation wirelessly.

“Luminaires are becoming much more connected, especially outdoors”, said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “With this WorkHorse LED outdoor driver family, we provide multiple control options enhanced for simple integration and easy operation. Removing the complexity from controls is what customers are demanding.”

The WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers are designed to interoperate with CityManager software from Tvilight, which applies Internet of Things (IoT) for wireless management and control. Combining the LED drivers with the CityManager software gives users a centralized management system for outdoor lighting that provides complete remote control. When used for street, parking, or other outdoor fixtures, the WorkHorse LED driver can be remotely programmed for automated on, off, and dimming, as well as providing health and performance statistics. The drivers also can even be reprogrammed for different light sources, such as a replacement LED light source that is more energy efficient.

“More and more customers are requiring programmability, not only for manufacturing flexibility, but also for maintenance, when replacement LED light sources are more efficient and drive current has to be tuned to ensure the updated fixture light output matches the rest in that room or location,” Sharer said.

Optionally, the drivers are also available with a DALI control interface, the global IEC 62386 communications standard, and the most multivendor interoperable of any lighting control protocols. A 0-10v version is also available.

The drivers will be available in May for OEM integration into luminaires.

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of LED drivers, please visit http://www.fulham.com/product-systems/led-systems.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the U.K., China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com
http://www.fulham.com

AsTech Consulting Warns Companies That Lacking Adequate Cyber Insurance Coverage Poses Major Threat

San Francisco Based Security Firm Recommends Full Cyber Risk Assessment to Prevent Losses that Can Cost Millions.

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San Francisco, CA, USA — Losses from cyberattacks and security breaches continue to plague companies of all sizes, and while more organizations are investing in basic cyber insurance, most are woefully underinsured. According to Greg Reber, CEO of AsTech Consulting — independent cyber security experts specializing in software and IT infrastructure security — to protect themselves, companies need a comprehensive risk assessment and to work with underwriters to make sure they both agree and understand the terms of cyber insurance policies.

The history of financial losses from a cyber-attack are well documented. Target reported $252 million in expenses related to its data breach in 2013, however the company only had $90 million in cyber risk insurance. Similarly, Anthem Inc. suffered a data breach in February 2015, and the company is now providing credit monitoring and identity protection services to patients who were affected. In both cases, insurance coverage was inadequate to cover costs and additional losses from litigation and class-action suits.

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, companies are four times more likely to insure physical assets than information assets, even though the Probable Maximum Loss (PML) from loss of intellectual property can exceed $200 million. Of those surveyed by Ponemon, 52 percent see cyber risk exposure increasing but only 19 percent have cyber insurance coverage with an average limit of $13 million, and 54 percent have no plans to purchase cyber insurance.

“Executives underestimate the potential losses from a cyber-attack and are unclear how to best insure their operation against potential losses,” said Reber. “They buy cyber risk insurance, but too often the coverage is inadequate since many insurance companies rely on self-reporting when assessing areas of coverage. By being better educated about cyber risk and cyber risk insurance and taking simple preventative steps to isolate potential areas of cyber risk, companies will be in a much better position to protect themselves when they do have a security breach.”

Cyber risk insurance policy coverage is often based solely on information provided by the company and insurance questionnaires are generic and leave companies under insured. Another common issue is undervaluing the potential losses from a cyber breach, resulting in substantial losses not covered by insurance.

To ensure proper cyber risk insurance coverage, Reber recommends companies take a number of steps:

1. Assess their cyber risk to understand the specific possibilities for a cyber-attack and what data could potentially be exposed or lost. The best approach is to assume that you can’t cover all possible contingencies, so it’s a matter of when a breach will occur, not if.
2. Develop a cyber breach response strategy, including remediation and notification, to minimize potential losses.
3. Work with an experienced cyber risk underwriter that understands the potential losses from a cyber-attack or data breach and is willing to develop a policy with adequate coverage.
4. Review potential cyber risk annually, since the degree of cyber risk changes over time.

About AsTech Consulting
AsTech Consulting has been helping Fortune 1000 companies manage risk and protect vital information assets since 1997. AsTech’s technical team are true Internet security experts, providing a full suite of services focused on risk management and mitigation including Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation, Secure Development Training, Secure Software Development Lifecycle Consulting and Security Architectural Design. For more information, visit http://www.astechconsulting.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Public Relations Director, Gumas Advertising
415-259-5638
twoolf@gumas.com

Fulham Partners with Tvilight to Deliver First Smart City Programmable Lighting Solutions

New Fulham WorkHorse LED Outdoor Drivers Interoperate with Tvilight SkyLite Lighting Control and CityManager Software to Provide Cloud-controlled Lighting for an IoT World.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc. (http://www.fulham.com), a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today introduced a new technology alliance with Tvilight (http://www.tvilight.com), a Dutch high-tech company and a European market leader in sensors, wireless controls, and lighting management software, to deliver fully programmable, wireless outdoor LED systems for emerging Smart Cities. Fulham will be demonstrating the manageable LED outdoor drivers in booth 3817 at LighFair in San Diego.

The combination of Fulham’s WorkHorse LED outdoor drivers with Tvilight’s real-time broadband mesh networks enables users to capitalize on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, using the cloud to manage lighting for cities, utilities, airports, railways, and other environments. Fulham and Tvilight recently demonstrated the world’s first networked LED driver for outdoor lighting fully integrated with SkyLite, Tvilight’s intelligent wireless lighting control system. Fulham also has just released a new series of WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers that are fully compatible with CityManager, Tvilight’s cloud-based Smart City management platform for 802.15.4 networking, sensors, and lighting. Using cloud control for outdoor LED lighting also reduces installation complexity, minimizes maintenance cost, and significantly lowers operating and energy cost while increasing monitoring and control.

“Tvilight offers a true next generation management system,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “They understand that the best solutions will start, not end, with lighting control. Their approach to Smart Cities, the embrace of open standards and the development of an application ecoSystem delivers the promise of ‘lighting as a platform’ today.”

Using the SkyLite IoT management platform, users can manage and monitor the health of Fulham outdoor LED systems. Using Tvilight’s CityManager management software, they will be able to set the output current for the LEDs remotely to reduce errors, extend the lamp’s useful life, and simplify installation and maintenance. Rather than using photocells, the Fulham drivers will include astro-clock functionality to adapt to seasonal changes and local sunset and sunrise.

“Fulham is empowering thousands of OEMs into the connected, controlled lighting world,” said Chintan Shah, CEO of Tvilight. “They embrace our vision for open standards, and see the potential of smarter lighting controlled drivers and devices.”

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of wireless outdoor LED drivers, please visit http://www.fulham.com/product-systems/led-systems.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the U.K., China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Tvilight
Tvilight B.V. is a European market leader in professional end-to-end lighting control solutions. The company specializes in sensors, wireless lighting controls, and connected lighting management software for outdoor applications. Tvilight products create an independent open network that allows integrating a multitude of third-party applications and constitutes a reliable, future-proof base for a Smart City. Tvilight also offers sensor solutions for environmental monitoring and traffic management, taking connected outdoor lighting to a next level. Tvilight has an installed base of more than 100 projects across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.tvilight.com.

Contact Fulham:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com
http://www.fulham.com

Contact Tvilight:
Mariia Stolyga
Marketing Manager
Tvilight B.V.
Mobile: +3 (161) 567 0050
m.stolyga@tvilight.com
http://www.tvilight.com

Kathy Blankley Roman is Gallery’s Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that abstract artist Kathy Blankley Roman has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that abstract artist Kathy Blankley Roman has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist.

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Kathy Blankley Roman was born and raised in Chicago, IL and is an award winning artist known for her expressive abstract paintings. All her life she has been making art of one kind or another. After high school, she relocated to Madison, WI to attend the University of Wisconsin, in a field only loosely related to art.

She taught it at Madison Area Technical College when she returned to school there to study commercial art. This led to work in the graphic design field, freelance illustration and a return to Chicago. After her retirement in 2010, she started painting her current abstract work when studying nonobjective expressive painting with arts educator and author Steven Aimone.

Kathy continues to explore and experiment with different media and ways of creating. Ultimately, it is all about the process and the physical act of creating: becoming the brush, responding to the surface, the visceral feeling of engaging it, the discovery, the evolution of the painting as it changes; and then finding the delicate balance between intuition and intention to bring the composition to a satisfying conclusion. (http://tinyurl.com/z3vjhlw)

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Sally Tuttle is Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that California artist Sally Tuttle has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that California artist Sally Tuttle has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website. Sally is an artist specializing non-objective abstract paintings. She will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website.

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Sally Tuttle will also be promoted in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. In addition, her art will be highlighted on their YouTube channel, in an event catalogue and with an event postcard. At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition her artworks will continue to be available for viewing in the gallery’s archive.

The “Solo Art Series” consists of four month-long solo art exhibitions for established artists, who have a body of work to present to the public.

To be considered for these shows, artists were asked to submit 3 components; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. The four winning artists were selected based on the merits of all three components of their presentations. (http://www.lightspacetime.com/solo-exhibitions)

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Graphic Inspector Is Now Available for Sale on MacUpdate

Zevrix Solutions announces that Graphic Inspector, its quality control solution for images and vector graphic files, is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. Graphic Inspector provides graphic professionals of any trade – whether its print, web, photography or electronic publishing – with exhaustive info on images and vector graphics, saving the time and hassle of checking them manually.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces that Graphic Inspector, its quality control solution for images and vector files, is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. Graphic Inspector can check entire folders of files for specific attributes and errors according to user defined workflow requirements.

“I’m surprised no one else thought of it before: to display every bit of useful information about vector or raster graphic files and flag the ones that match rules you define,” writes Jay Nelson in Layers magazine, “With its combination of price, utility, and thoughtful design, Graphic Inspector is a rare gem.”

Graphic Inspector is designed to help photographers, graphic designers, publishers, printers or just anyone who needs to work with a large library of graphics and need to quickly search for a specific attribute or error. Instead of doing this file by file, which could be really tedious, users can employ Graphic Inspector to preflight batches of files with a simple drag and drop. For example, users can quickly detect files whose color mode is CMYK, format – JPEG, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile contains “US Web Coated” and so on.

Graphic Inspector offers the following key features:

Check batches of images and vector graphic files
-Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile and file size
-Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector graphics, image compression
-Complete EXIF, IPTC and GPS metadata
-Powerful checkup presets for different workflows
-Save preflight data as text

Pricing and Availability:
Graphic Inspector can be purchased from MacUpdate for US$19.95, as well as from authorized resellers. The update is free for users of version 2.x and $10 for licensed users of version 1. Graphic Inspector is free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. Trial is also available for download. Graphic Inspector requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.11.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery, and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Party Lighting Upstart Pushes to Be the Top Retailer of Party Lighting Products

The company behind the popular the LED Disco Ball makes bold changes in an attempt to be the No. 1 online retailer of party lighting goods.

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Brooklyn, NY, USA — After the release of the LED Disco Ball earlier this year, party lighting upstart NuLights Ltd is making another push to extend its presence online. Earlier this week the company rolled out changes to the company’s brand including a new logo and upgraded packaging. Now the company is focused on extending these upgrades to their website (https://nulights.co) in an attempt to be the No. 1 retailer of party lights online. “It’s a bold challenge” said the company spokesperson George Gray, “but I believe with our commitment to our product quality and creating an excellent overall customer experience we will be able to show this to future and existing customers”.

LED Disco Ball by NuLights

LED Disco Ball by NuLights

The company sells its’ party lighting products exclusively through the Amazon marketplace and since it’s release earlier this year, the LED Disco Ball by NuLights has had an overwhelmingly positive response from Amazon buyers with 16 independent 5 star reviews. Now that the company has revamped their website customers will be able to find the Amazon product listing integrated into the NuLights website and also find complementary product information that can’t be found anywhere else. For example, NuLights customers can now find comprehensive online instructions and those who opt in to the VIP group will also be able to receive videos showing use cases of the party lighting product. “These changes are only the beginning” continued the spokesperson “We have many additional resources in the works that we plan to have available on our website for our customers”. NuLights customers have referred to the product as “Entertaining”, “Fun” and “Memorizing” it has been claimed to have been used as a party light for house parties, frat parties, children’s birthday parties, and weddings. To learn more about the new LED Disco Ball by NuLights visittheir Amazon listing here (http://www.amazon.com/lighting-NuLights-outdoors-capabilities-activated/dp/B019KYVVSQ).

Media Contact:
George Gray
NuLights
+13235155008
george@nulights.co

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Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for its June 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Light & Shadow”

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Light & Shadow,” its June 2016 international online juried art exhibition. The gallery is accepting submissions until May 25th.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Light & Shadow,” its June 2016 international online juried art exhibition. The gallery is accepting submissions until May 25th.

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For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of light and shadow. The artwork should focus on the dramatic placement and effects of light and shadow over the canvas or through the lens. Whether color or black and white, the light and shadow in the artwork should emphasize the subject matter by giving definition and dimension thus enhancing the vivid placement of lights and darks. The competition will accept any subject matter in any of the acceptable mediums and the artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

The competition is open to artists worldwide and all artists, regardless of experience level, are encouraged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Photography & Digital” Art and the Best in Show winners receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016.

Each month Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in 70+ press release announcements, email marketing and through the gallery’s social media outlets.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://www.fusionartps.com/light-and-shadow-june-2016-competition.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263
760-537-0315
info@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

Output Factory Server for InDesign Is Now Available for Sale on MacUpdate

Zevrix Solutions announces that Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads output tasks to a central system leaving operator workstations free from conversion process, and offers batch output, export as single pages, email notifications, layer versioning and more.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions announces that its Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders.

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility, advertising agency or publishing house”, writes David Creamer in Adobe Layers magazine. “With its straightforward user experience and useful options it can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

MacUpdate began in 1996 as a forum for Mac enthusiasts to discuss and track Mac software updates and releases. Now, over a million users discover, discuss, try and purchase over 40,000 apps from over 6,000 developers. The new Enhanced Product Pages Program creates an easy way for MacUpdate members to purchase Output Factory Server in just one click directly from its existing MacUpdate listing.

Under Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. Users can create hot folders for different types of output such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, EPUB files and so on. The software offers the following key features:

Print and export InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
-Support for print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, JPEG, Flash, HTML and other formats
-Supports unlimited users on a network
Export as single pages
-Layer versioning
-Variable output file names
-Preflight files before output
Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from form MacUpdate for $699.95, as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial version is also available for download. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals achieve more while doing less through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Two Rosendin Electric Construction Projects Singled Out as “Best of the Best” for 2015 by Engineering News Record

Leading Private Electrical Contractor Key Contributor to ENR Winning Projects in Health Care and Energy/Industrial Categories.

Rosendin Electric

San Jose, CA, USA — Rosendin Electric, one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, is pleased to announce that two of the company’s construction projects have been named Best of the Best for 2015 by Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine. Rosendin Electric was a key contributing contractor on both the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay and the Stanford Energy System Innovation construction projects, which were chosen as the Best Health Care Project and the Best Energy/Industrial Project, respectively.

The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco is a $1.5-billion hospital construction project with 17 trade partners, including Rosendin Electric, led by DPR Construction. What made the UCSF Medical Center challenging was not only the scope and complexity of the project, but also the addition of plans to accommodate a new cancer-treatment center 18 months after construction began. Rosendin Electric was instrumental in working with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) team to create a detailed design using the latest BIM technology, and mapping the design for field inspection via mobile tablets. The project was finished at $200 million under budget, including $55 million in changes that were implemented without affecting the completion date.

The Stanford Energy System Innovation (SESI) project was a $380 million power systems upgrade to Stanford University’s power infrastructure to meet new, high-efficiency building standards and improve energy efficiency to existing buildings. The project included the addition of a high-voltage substation, installation of state-of-the-art solar arrays, and building a new central energy facility with the largest heat-recovery chillers installed in the U.S. Rosendin Electric was an important contributor to this project, aiding in the design-assist effort for the engineering and construction of the Heat Recovery Plant, OSHPD energy plant, new Administration building, and various site upgrades.

“There were more than 750 entries for ENR’s Best of the Best Projects and we are delighted that we had two projects selected as winners,” said Todd Mazza, Division Manager for Rosendin Electric. “Both the USCF Medical Center and the SESI project gave us an opportunity to display the latest in electrical engineering and design techniques, including computer modeling, prefabrication, and advanced solar technology. We are honored to be contributors to these types of innovative, ground-breaking projects.”

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider. With revenues surpassing $1 Billion, Rosendin Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States. With over 3,500 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Media Contact:
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
(408) 286-2800
busdev@rosendin.com

BatchOutput PDF 2.2.19 Improves Duplex Printing Reliability

Zevrix Solutions releases BatchOutput PDF 2.2.19, a maintenance update to its PDF printing automation solution for OS X based on watched hot folders. With BatchOutput PDF, users only need to drop PDFs into hot folders and the files will be printed automatically using the assigned output preset saving users the time and effort of printing the files manually. The new version improves the reliability of duplex printing and makes the app compatible with smaller monitors such as 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions announces the release of BatchOutput PDF 2.2.19, a maintenance update to its PDF printing automation solution for Mac OS X. The software allows users to print Adobe PDF files from watched hot folders saving the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

The new version addresses an issue in which user-defined duplex settings were ignored when sending jobs to certain printer models where two-sided printing is the default output option. The update also endures that the BatchOutput PDF window fully fit on a screens with 1280×720 pixels resolution, which makes the app compatible with such smaller monitors as 13-inch MacBook Pro.

“This is one of those apps that you never knew you needed until you spend a day using it,” says Glen Saville, a designer from Hornchurch, UK. “If you handle a large number of PDFs daily, this will save you a lot of time, without a doubt.”

BatchOutput PDF offers reliable, robust and affordable solution for users of any trade, whether it’s print, publishing, graphic design, education or financial sector:

Print PDFs automatically from watched hot folders
-Create hot folders for different print settings
-Work with other programs while BatchOutput PDF runs in the background
-Detailed output history
-Specify password for encrypted PDFs
-Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

In addition to the single-user version of the program, Zevrix also offers BatchOutput PDF Server that can serve unlimited users on a network.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$24.95 (Server version $99.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Mac Apple Store. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.11 (some features require Mac OS X 10.7 or later).

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

New Conventional Charter Captain’s Special Fishing Reel from KastKing®

KastKing® creates an affordable conventional round baitcasting reel with the needs of charter boat, party boat, and head boat captains in mind.

Eposeidon KastKing

Garden City, Long Island, NY — KastKing, a division of Eposeidon, Inc., (http://www.eposeidon.com) located on Long Island, New York, has introduced a new round conventional baitcasting reel for the professional fishing charter market – the KastKing Rover B Charter Captain Special.

KastKing Rover B without levelwind

The KastKing® Rover B Charter Captain Special series in 40, 50, and 60 sizes comes without a level-wind line guide and are equipped with 6 premium shielded stainless steel ball bearings, carbon fiber drag washers, instant-stop anti reverse, 5.3:1 gear ratio, precision machined brass gears, centrifugal brake, hard anodized aluminum alloy spool and side plates, stainless steel components, and line-out alarm clicker.

KastKing Rover B with upgraded handle, knobs, mainshaft, centrifugal brake, reinforced alloy side plates

“We have met with many fishing guides and captains around the country for their input. Our objectives were to help them keep their operating costs down and provide durable tackle, which also translates to savings,” says Tom Gahan, Marketing Director at Eposeidon, Inc. “We originally set the stage with KastKing® braided line. It sells for less than half of competing brands and is as good as or better than anything out there. It will be the same for the KastKing® Rover. We are not the first to have a non-levelwind reel. But, we can safely say we’re the first to offer a quality reel of this type at this price point with so many features such as carbon fiber drag. We listened to the professional fishing public, and the KastKing Rover Charter Captain’s Special is the result.”

KastKing Rover B

The all new KastKing® Rover, has several upgrades from the original RXA model with all new and improved features including: carbon fiber drag washers, centrifugal brake, hardened stainless steel main shaft, non-slip foam grips on dynamic strengthened handles, reinforced side plates, and an ergonomic thumb release line out bar. Rover is also available with a level-wind line guide in all sizes for those who want that feature. Rover reels are available right or left-handed models and are saltwater approved.

“I chose the 60 size for fishing off the East End of Long Island where I commonly use eight-ounces of sinker weight when bottom fishing. The KastKing Rover B 60 should be perfect for inshore work on saltwater species such as fluke, sea bass, and porgies. In addition, this reel should have no problem with school sized stripers, bluefish, and also redfish and large catfish,” says Capt. Tom Mikoleski of Grand Slam Charters in Montauk, NY and author of Bass Buff- A Striper Fishing Obsession Guide. “The reason for the ‘no level wind’ is twofold. Firstly, it’s something else that can break, and in addition, newbies can very easily get their fingers pinched between the level wind guide and the frame when using a level wind reel. Now this can’t happen. It’s a safety factor for clients.”

KastKing® Rover will be initially available through http://www.Amazon.com/KastKing and other online retailers. MSRP ranges from $62.98 to $67.98 for 40, 50, and 60 sizes and will be discounted to sell in the mid-$40 to mid-$50 range based on size.

KastKing is a division of Eposeidon, Inc.

ABOUT EPOSEIDON:
Eposeidon (http://www.eposeidon.com) brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality fishing tackle products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines, which include KastKing®, an ICAST 2015 Best of Show award-winning brand, fishing line, fishing reels, and fishing rods, MadBite fishing lures, fishing tools, and accessories, KastKing® Ecooda Pro Series reels, and other fishing tackle products, to meet individual fishing equipment needs. Eposeidon is headquartered in Garden City, Long Island NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products in more than 140 countries.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Director of Marketing
Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.
Main Office: 1-855-830-7430 Ext. 1002
Direct Line: 631-369-0063
tgahan@eposeidon.com
http://www.eposeidon.com

Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm Presents Charitable CSR Based Event “Bowling with a Purpose” in Milwaukee, WI

Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm is creating new ways to business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin while giving back to its community at large. Using corporate social responsibility as a means to create positive change.

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Milwaukee, WI, USA — Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm is creating new ways to business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin while giving back to its community at large. Using corporate social responsibility as a means to create positive change.

BUILDING BUSINESSES IN MILWAUKEE
Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm located downtown Milwaukee in the 3rd Ward will be hosting its first annual charitable event promoting entrepreneurship and small business growth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the event will take place on July 15th 2016.

Bowling with a Purpose will be held at the Bayshore Mall IPic Theater sponsored by IPic Theater and Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm. In attendance will be leading local small business owners, nonprofit organizers, and corporate leaders; who support the advancement of small businesses, nonprofit awareness, and financial literacy in Milwaukee.

Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm is seeking to collaborate with corporations based in Wisconsin in effort to demonstrate corporate social responsibility– CSR creates innovation, sustainability, and employee and customer engagement. Most importantly, community engagement is a viable solutions to maintain a meaningful relationship with consumers and tackling major social issues.

COMMUNITY BUSINESS GIVE BACK: CSR
Where: IPic Theater & Entertainment at Bayshore Mall
When: July 15th, 2016 Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact: Tam Lawrence, TL@RLAssc.com, (866) 611.6341 Ext 101

CORPORATE INVOLVEMENT
Corporate Social Responsibility is more than just donating money or printing double-sided to save trees, it’s about contributing to the health and welfare of society, operating transparently and ethically. More importantly, this way of operating should be embedded in the business, rather an afterthought.

Roth & Lawrence’s signature projects are often developed in partnership with local nonprofits, chambers, and the firm’s corporate clients.

WHAT’S GOING ON?
Nomination(s): small businesses, start-ups, community organizations and nonprofit groups will have an opportunity to submit their need assessment, growth plan, impact statement to be nominated as a GIVEBACK candidate. The giveback candidates will be rewarded with up to 40% of the monies paid by the winning team.

Corporate vs. Small Businesses: build your team of 4 players (pairing) a corporate team will be paired with a small business team– and (assigned) a lane. The winning team will be able to pick one of the three entities select for the giveback a nonprofit, small business, or a startup to donating up to 40% of their registration fee.

REGISTRATION:
Pick 4 Registration: Select 4 individuals to represent your company or organization. Now that you’ve selected your Pick 4 TEAM- visit the online application http://www.RLAssc.com select the [tab] labeled Bowling Event once you’ve completed our online form, you will receive an invoice for $99.00 per person with additional options.

VENDING:
Vending with a Purpose: Is a sure fire solution to gain brand visibility and consumer loyalty. Consumers are more likely to support brands associated with common social issues. Visit http://www.RLAssc.com for more details on how your company can get involved [tab] labeled Bowling Vendor.

REGISTRATION STARTS
Registration starts April 20, 2016 online visit http://www.RLAssc.com

MEDIA PARTNERS
Exposure Magazine: http://www.Exposure-Magazine.com
Urban Wall Street Journal Newspaper
Riverwest Radio: 104.1 FM MKE VIBE every Saturday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: https://rothlawrence.appointlet.com

Let’s Build Community Social Responsibility Opportunities?
Ms. Lawrence the founder of Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm is looking for ideal collaborations working to improve the quality of life for those in Milwaukee and its surrounding areas. Creating the experience!

Media Contact:
Tam Lawrence
Roth & Lawrence Public Relations Firm
342 North Water Street Suite 617
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Office: (866) 611-6341 Ext 101
Email: TL@RLAssc.com
Website: http://www.RLAssc.com

Angel Sessions Music is Releasing New Singles, Feed My Sheep and The Great I Am DiscaL Remix Worldwide

After the release of Angel’s new album, Know Them by Their Fruits released November 21st 2015, comes two new singles that are already making a buzz in the music industry on radio stations and magazine. Know Them by Their Fruits won an award for best Contemporary Gospel song from the Akademia Music Awards.

Feed My Sheep and The Great I Am DiscaL Remix - Angel Sessions

Los Angeles, CA, USA — Urban Gospel recording artist and songwriter Angel Sessions is releasing her new single “The Great I Am DiscaL Remix” on April 7th 2016. Angel’s fans from all around the world have supported her music over the years and Angel continues to give her fans new music to enjoy. The Great I Am Remix is a up tempo house music with a hint of R&B mix rolled up in Angel’s urban Gospel sound. The song can also cross over to mainstream radio stations, and Angel’s fans will get a different sound on this new record. Angel Sessions has been in the industry for 20 years. She currently has 11 albums including a movie soundtrack that was released. Her new single will be on all digital online stores where music is sold. The Great I Am Remix has already been featured in the Hype Magazine, and her current single release sample is on YouTube and has received over 23 thousand views in 4 days! Angel is excited to share yet another hit record for all of her fans and to those who will here of Angel Sessions for the first time. Feed My Sheep/The Great I Am both are written by Angel herself. Currently Feed My Sheep which is also releasing on the same record, is on the top 50 R&B/Soul charts at #12 on SoundCloud and has remained on the charts for 6 weeks straight. Angel Sessions is excited to be invited to the Gala red carpet event on April 21st 2016 to celebrate for her song winning Don’t Let Go and her current winning song, Know Them by Their Fruits.

Media Contact:
Demetrius Guidry
Angel Sessions Music
510-266-2268
angelsessions1@gmail.com
http://www.angelsessions.com

Engage PEO Deepens Southwest U.S. Presence With addition of Nicole MacKenzie, Vice President of Sales for Arizona

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Nicole MacKenzie as vice president of sales for Arizona.

Engage PEO Logo

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Nicole MacKenzie as vice president of sales for Arizona. Mackenzie will be responsible for expanding Engage’s presence throughout the state and partnering with insurance brokers to continue to introduce Engage’s suite of HR and benefits solutions to organizations across the country.

“We want to continue to broaden Engage’s reach and impact in the Southwest market,” said Jay Starkman, Engage PEO’s CEO. “Nicole’s networks and expertise will help us do just that. We are excited to welcome her to Engage’s growing team.”

MacKenzie brings more than 17 years of sales and marketing experience to Engage, which includes serving in senior roles for national and regional PEOs. Prior to joining Engage, Nicole held a number of business development positions for national companies targeting the insurance, healthcare, retail and education industries, among others.

“I am very pleased to join Engage, which has become a key strategic partner to small and mid-sized businesses in the Southwest and all over the country,” added MacKenzie. “Given mounting healthcare law compliance and other issues facing employers, now is the perfect time for insurance broker partners and their clients to look to a highly capable PEO solutions provider like Engage.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

Award-Winning Novel Star Racers Could Redefine the Graphic Novel

Sci-Fi novel Star Racers won the prestigious National Silver Medal for Best Science Fiction at the 2016 IPPY Book Awards.

Star Racers - Martin Felando

New York, NY, USA — The Independent Publisher Book Awards, affectionately known as the IPPY Awards, is considered one of the highest honors for independent publishers and authors worldwide.

Sci-fi fantasy novel Star Racers is about battle jet pilots racing to save their planet. The novel is unique in that four concept artists created 130 pages of illustrations and artwork, creating a new kind of graphic novel.

Star Racers is a 76,000 word novel intended for teens and young adults.

Author Martin Felando’s debut novel Star Racers is the winner of the National Silver Medal for Best Science Fiction at the 2016 IPPY Book Awards.

Concept artist J.C. Park from South Korea created the front book cover illustration.

Back of the book illustration of Star Racers villain Maelae created by concept artist Piotr Foksowicz of Poland.

Back of the book illustration of Star Racers villain Maelae created by concept artist Piotr Foksowicz of Poland.

Concept artist Piotr Foksowicz from Poland created over 60 in-book illustrations and the back cover illustration of Maelae.

19 year old concept artist Zheng Wei Gu from Singapore created in-book illustrations for characters Sashi Oon, Pinky, and a warrior princess Waif Doll.

Concept artist Gordon Studer from San Francisco created over 20 abstract sci-fi icons. His artwork is appears in each of the 65 chapters, as well as the front cover and book spine.

Over 42,000 likes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starracersnovel

E-book and paperback available on Amazon: http://amzn.com/B01BXYM8C4

Website: http://www.star-racers.com

Media Contact:
Martin Felando
Star Racers
917-855-4075
martinfelando@gmail.com
http://www.star-racers.com

PDF Checkpoint Is Now Available for Sale on MacUpdate

Zevrix Solutions announces that its PDF preflight and conversion solution PDF Checkpoint is is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, converts to images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. Users can convert PDF colors, compress images and check documents for errors. The program is equally suitable to process hundreds of files as well as single PDF documents.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces that its PDF preflight and conversion tool PDF Checkpoint is is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, converts to images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is an ideal program for users who need fast, affordable and easy-to-use solution for efficient PDF workflows.

“It’s a great idea to enable color profile conversion in PDF files so easily,” says Miles Linklater of design studio 24pt Helvetica in Vancouver, Canada. “PDF Checkpoint saves me a lot of time when submitting ads for large magazines.”

The new Enhanced Product Pages Program creates an easy way for MacUpdate members to purchase Package Central in just one click directly from its existing MacUpdate listing. MacUpdate began in 1996 as a forum for Mac enthusiasts to discuss and track Mac software updates and releases. Now, over a million users discover, discuss, try and purchase over 40,000 apps from over 6,000 developers.

PDF Checkpoint is designed to automate and simplify PDF workflows of publishers, ad agencies, prepress houses, printers and graphic designers. The program offers the following key features:

Automatically preflight and convert multiple PDF files.
-View all PDF fonts, colors, images and metadata at a glance.
-Create preflight profiles for various job types.
Convert PDF color mode using ICC profiles.
-Route files by preflight results into success and error folders.
-Split files into single page PDFs.
-Save PDF as images with specific resolution, color and page scale.
-Preserve transparency when exporting to TIFF and PNG.

Pricing and availability:
PDF Checkpoint can be purchased from form MacUpdate.com for $40, as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial version is also available for download.. PDF Checkpoint is bundled with free Graphic Inspector software (a $20 value). PDF Checkpoint requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.11 (some features require Mac OS X 10.7 or later).

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Engage PEO Expands Midwest Team Adding Ryan Thoma as Vice President of Sales

Engage PEO today announced the continued expansion of the company’s national sales team with the addition of Ryan Thoma in the Midwest.

Engage PEO Logo

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the continued expansion of the company’s national sales team with the addition of Ryan Thoma in the Midwest. As vice president of sales, Midwest, Thoma will support Engage’s growing sales activities in Illinois, northwest Indiana and across the region, building upon the company’s relationships with insurance broker partners and clients nationwide.

“The Midwest economy continues to strengthen, which means that it’s a great place for PEOs, especially Engage, to grow organically,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Ryan fits the Engage sales team perfectly. He’s a successful PEO sales professional with long-standing relationships in the region with insurance broker partners and businesses. We are excited to have him on board. He rounds out Engage’s top-tier Midwest team.”

Thoma has 20 years of sales experience, including more than a decade working as a senior sales consultant for a national PEO. He also served in regional sales management roles for Aflac in Maryland, Delaware and Illinois. Thoma received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and experienced team,” added Thoma. “Engage is a PEO with a reputation for setting the bar very high in every area of the company, especially its sales and service teams. I know clients and brokers will be in great hands here.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

Colorado Becomes 3rd State to Pass AutoErase Legislation

Wrongful arrest of Hollywood entertainment industry exec, Charles Belk, is inspiring automatic expungement legislation across the nation. Colorado becomes the third state to pass #AutoErase legislation which requires that arrest records are automatically erased of innocent individuals wrongfully arrested due to mistaken identity. The bill, HB16-1265 – “Expungement of Arrest Records Based On Mistaken Identity,” was introduced and championed by Rep. Jovan Melton and Rep. Daneya Esgar.

Denver, CO, USA — Colorado becomes the third state to pass #AutoErase legislation which requires that arrest records are automatically erased of innocent individuals wrongfully arrested due to mistaken identity. The bill, HB16-1265 – “Expungement of Arrest Records Based On Mistaken Identity,” was introduced and championed by Rep. Jovan Melton (D-Aurora) and Rep. Daneya Esgar (D-Pueblo) and co-sponsored by Sen. Michael Johnston (D-Denver) and Sen. John Cooke (R-Greeley). Colorado joins North Carolina and Illinois in passing a piece of criminal justice reform legislation that was born out of the wrongful arrest of Hollywood independent producer and entertainment industry executive, Charles Belk.

On August 22, 2014, Charles Belk was mistakenly identified as an armed bank robber because he fit the description of a tall, bald, Black male. He was handcuffed, detained, taken to the police station, booked, denied a phone call, denied being told his charges, denied immediate access to an attorney, jailed for six hours for Armed Bank Robbery and Accessory to Armed Robbery and held under a $100,000 bail. Although he was released later that night and given a Certificate of Detention, which indicated he was only detained and not arrested, an arrest record appeared on the Sheriff’s website and a state legal process had to be followed to get the arrest record sealed and destroyed. Since his arrest, Belk launched a nationwide effort, through the non-profit he founded, fittingthedescription.org, and his #AutoErase Initiative, to educate and inform those about the perils of wrongful arrest records, and engage legislation to alleviate the burden and costs incurred by the innocent to remove those arrest records.

#AutoErase legislation has been signed into law in both North Carolina and Illinois, and is currently pending legislation in 11 other states (Rhode Island, Connecticut, Michigan, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, South Carolina, and Nebraska).

Innocent people in Colorado, as well as throughout the country, are wrongfully charged each day with a felony or misdemeanor crime because the charges were issued as the result of mistaken identity (i.e., misidentification by a witness or law enforcement, confusion on the part of a witness or law enforcement as to the identity of the person who committed the crime, misinformation provided to law enforcement as to the identity of the person who committed the crime, or some other mistake on the part of a witness or law enforcement as to the identity of the person who committed the crime), or because someone else used their information. Because the responsibility to remove a wrongful arrest record falls on the charged individual, he or she is burden with the expenses and time required to handle such a task. If a person does not have the erroneous arrest record removed, it can greatly affect his or her ability in the future to get a job, a loan or certain licenses. This bill requires that a court shall expunge the arrest and criminal records information of a person who was arrested as a result of mistaken identity and who did not have charges filed against him or her.

“This is an incredible piece of legislation, and so many Coloradoans probably do not fully understand or are unaware of the perils of having a wrongful arrest record,” Charles Belk said. “But even more incredible, as I travel from state to state, is to see the true advantage of bipartisanship and how a body of elected officials can be so effective when they work together across party lines, as was the case with this bill and members of the Colorado General Assembly.”

Four bills were introduced in 2016 in the Colorado General Assembly aimed at “rebuilding trust” between police and the community, and have received bipartisan support, in an effort organized by Rep. Angela Williams (D-Denver). The other three bills are – HB16-1264, prohibiting the use of a chokehold unless self-defense; HB16-1263, expanding the definition of profiling; and HB16-1262, addressing officers hiding a serious offense, resigning and applying for a job with a different police force. ” All four bills have passed both chambers, and the #AutoErase Bill was the first to do so.

Fitting The Description, a 501.c.3, tax exempt, non-profit organization, was established to help build awareness of wrongful detentions and arrests that occur each day because an individual “fit the description.” The organization helps educate and inform others about the perils of wrongful arrests records, and advocates for alleviating the burden and costs incurred by the innocent to remove those arrest records.

Charles Belk was born and raised in Durham, NC, and is a producer at and president of I Will Make You a Star Productions, a Los Angeles-based, social/digital marketing and production company. He is also the founder and executive director of Fitting The Description Inc. Charles Belk is a graduate of Durham Hillside High School and received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, an MBA from Indiana University, and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Harvard Business School.

Media Contact:
Mark Williams
Fitting The Description Inc.
PO Box 93181
Los Angeles, CA 90093
213-632-6390
mwilliams@fittingthedescription.org
http://www.fittingthedescription.org

Call for Entries – Solo Art Series 3 – “An Opportunity to Shine”

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) announces their third Solo Art Series Competition – “An Opportunity to Shine”.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) announces their third Solo Art Series Competition – “An Opportunity to Shine”. This competition will result in a series of 4 separate monthly solo art exhibitions beginning on May 15, 2016 and continuing through September 14, 2016.

Solo Art Series

The gallery invites online submission of all 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection for one the Gallery’s monthly solo art exhibitions. The gallery encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit their best representational and non-representational art to this competition. There is No Theme for this “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.

The top 4 entry packages will be featured online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of May, June, July and August 2016. The deadline to apply to the “Solo Art Series” Art Competition is May 5, 2016.

The LST Gallery website averages 70,000+ visitors a month with more than 225,000+ page views. Out of those visitors, 80% are new visitors to the website. Being juried into the Solo Art Exhibition Series should result in an increase in visitor traffic to the artist’s website.

In addition to the above, winning artists being accepted into the “Solo” Art Series will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements and wide-spread social media marketing and promotion in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s solo art exhibition. There will also be a video of the winning artist’s artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel.

There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement package. Winning solo artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue and Press Release for their art portfolio.

Artists provide us with your best representational and non-representational art on or before the deadline. Apply online here https://www.lightspacetime.com/solo-series/current-solo-competition.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Fulham Receives Class P Listing for 60W LED Drivers from Underwriter Laboratories

This New Class P LED Driver Certification Reduces Cost and Time-to-Market for Luminaire Makers.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced that its Class P LED Drivers have been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), giving luminaire manufacturers a standardized platform for testing and evaluation of LED drivers. With this UL certification, luminaire manufacturers can develop new products using Fulham’s Class P drivers and reduce cost and shorten time-to-market by virtually eliminating compliance testing.

With this type of UL certification, Fulham can now offer manufacturers Class P LED drivers that can be used as alternates in their products without the need for extensive compliance retesting. Fulham’s first UL listing is for its constant current, 60W LED driver with outputs available from 700mA to 1600mA with 0-10V dimming. Additional LED drivers are expected to be listed in the near future.

UL is the first Standards Development Organization to offer a Class P Driver program for LEDs. The program provides guidelines for evaluation and driver testing with ratings for standardized LED construction.

“Fulham is only the second LED manufacturer to meet the UL standards for Class P driver listing,” said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director, LED and Emergency Drivers, for Fulham. “Our ongoing goal is to help our OEM customers stay ahead of the market. With UL Listing for our Class P drivers we can provide our global partners with units that have been pre-tested for compliance so they can deliver their own luminaires quickly and cost-effectively.”

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of LED drivers, please visit http://www.fulham.com/product-systems/led-systems.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the U.K., China, India and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
+1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com
http://www.fulham.com

“Landscapes” 2016 Art Exhibition Results Announced by Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its April 2016 art exhibition, the 6th Annual “Landscapes” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its April 2016 art exhibition, the 6th Annual “Landscapes” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online. The “Landscapes” theme was considered to be any art which depicted the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’ and related landscape subjects for inclusion into this art exhibition.

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An international competition was held in March 2016 which determined the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 28 different countries and also received entries from 37 different states. Overall, 738 entries were judged for this art competition.

Congratulations to the artists who have been designated as this month’s category winners, along with the winning Special Merit and Special Recognition artists. The gallery commends all of the winning artists for their artistic skill and their creativity, as this online art exhibition is indicative of their creativity.

To proceed to the galleries 6th Annual “Landscapes” online art exhibition follow this link: https://www.lightspacetime.com/landscapes-online-art-exhibition-april-2016.

Each month Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts themed online art competitions for 2D and 3D artists. All participating winners of each competition have their artwork exposed and promoted online through the online gallery and through social media to thousands of visitors each month.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com