Output Factory for InDesign Adds New Variable File Name Options

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.5.54, a feature update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and preflighting from InDesign. The software offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning and much more. The new version adds an option to ignore hidden layers when using the script label feature which lets users insert contents of selected text frames in InDesign document into variable output file names.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.5.54, a feature update to its solution to automate printing, exporting, preflighting and file delivery from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their output workflow and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

“When every second counts Output Factory is a life saver!” says Glen Saville of eponymous design studio in Hornchurch, UK. “It’s a sublime beast that saves a lot of time. I just drag my files into the job list, set them up as I want and then sit back and watch the computer do its stuff.”

The new version improves the script label feature which gives users an easy way to insert text from specific frames in InDesign document directly into variable output file names. The new update adds an option to ignore script labels on hidden layers thus allowing users to assign identical labels across multiple layers in InDesign. This feature is especially useful for automated output of multi-lingual documents as well as the projects that contain separate versions for different distribution zones.

With Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and the software will do the rest automatically. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats and offers the following key features:

Batch output of InDesign files
-Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
-Export as single pages
-Layer versioning
-Output to several formats at once
-Variable output file names
-Automatic preflight

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Light version $120, Server $700), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2015.

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

6th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition Announced by Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual “Figurative” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of June 2016.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual “Figurative” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of June 2016. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s July’s 2016 online group art exhibition.

Figurative - Art Competition

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. We suggest they send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme “Figurative” by depicting the human form and human features. “Figurative” is considered to be figures, forms and faces. We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract, but please, do not submit any erotic art. The deadline to apply to this art competition is June 26, 2016.

Winners of the “Figurative” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments. Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide their best “Figurative” art now or before the deadline. For further information: http://www.lightspacetime.com/newsletter/6th-annual-figurative-2016-online-art-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

Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Now Supports InCopy Workflow

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 1.2.14, a feature update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The software offers layer versioning, preflighting, variable file name, export as single pages and other powerful features. The new version now fully supports the editorial InCopy workflow by allowing to auto-update links in imported InCopy documents.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 1.2.14, a feature update to its solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. 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.

The new version now fully supports the editorial InCopy workflow that lets writers, editors, and designers work simultaneously on the same InDesign document, without overwriting each other’s work. The update addresses an issue which prevented from processing InDesign documents with modified links in imported InCopy files.

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine, “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

Under the 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 output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on. The software offers the following key features:

Print and export InDesign files automatically from hot folders
-Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
Automatic email notifications
Export InDesign files as single pages
-Layer versioning
-Variable output file names
-Preflight files before output
-Serve unlimited users on a network

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for US$699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput Server users can upgrade for $350. Output Factory Server runs on Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and works with Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.

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 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

Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for its July 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Red, White & Blue”

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for “Red, White & Blue,” its July 2016 international online juried art exhibition.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for “Red, White & Blue,” its July 2016 international online juried art exhibition.

Red White and Blue

In honor of the United States’ Independence Day holiday during the month of July, Fusion Art is celebrating the colors Red, White & Blue. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision using the colors Red, White & Blue. The artwork does not have to be patriotic in nature. It can include one or two or all of the colors and can be any theme or subject matter in any of the acceptable mediums. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

The competition is open to artists worldwide and all artists, regardless of location or experience level, are encouraged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Digital Art & Photography” and the Best in Show winners receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016. The deadline to apply is June 25, 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, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

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.

Fusion Art just recently opened its “brick and mortar” gallery in Palm Springs and is preparing for its inaugural group show for the online competition’s Best in Show winners in November 2016.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://www.fusionartps.com/red-white-blue-july-2016.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
2658 S. Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(Mailing Address: PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263)
760-832-7568
competitions@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

Fulham ThoroLED AC LED Retrofit Kits Receive ENERGY STAR® Certification

New ENERGY STAR Certification Simplifies Testing Process and Reduces Costs for Luminaire Makers Using Fulham’s AC Direct Drive LED Light Engines.

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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 announced that three models of its AC-powered ThoroLED LED Retrofit Kits have been tested and certified as ENERGY STAR® Luminaire 2.0 compliant.

The three non-dimming AC LED retrofit kits are designed for ceiling and wall luminaires and are available in three power levels: 10W (model TJT120010AC), 15W (model TJT120015AC) and 25W (model TJT120025AC). The AC units are ideally suited to replace the original lamps in wall sconces and common ceiling lights for field installation or as factory retrofits, and they offer at least twice the lumens per watt as fluorescent lamps. The three units also are cULus classified and because they are ENERGY STAR certified, are eligible for a number of energy rebate programs.

ENERGY STAR certification assures luminaire manufacturers that components have already been tested for photometric life and electric performance by an EPA-recognized laboratory. Using ENERGY STAR certified products reduces both testing costs and time required for certification of new luminaires. It also ensures that new luminaires will be eligible for ENERGY STAR rebates for installers where available. Fulham anticipates receiving similar certification for additional retrofit kits in the near future.

“We are seeing an increasing demand for LED retrofit kits as more building designers and managers seek out better quality lighting solutions that save them money,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Retrofitting existing luminaires to LEDs not only saves on power, but also on maintenance since LEDs last more than 10 times longer than fluorescents. Having ENERGY STAR certification for our retrofit kits gives our customers assurance that they can deliver energy-saving lighting without compromising on the quality of light or the light fixture.”

Fulham’s ThoroLED Retrofit Kits are field installable and designed to simplify conversion of existing light luminaires to long-lasting, energy-efficient LED luminaires that deliver twice the lumens of fluorescent lights with more even lighting for fewer shadows. Using LED technology provides better quality light in a long-lasting package that eliminates the need for bulb replacement. And the ThoroLED Retrofit Kits are field installable in minutes, easily replacing existing light luminaires, and they include thermal management and heat dissipation to extend the operational life of the LEDs.

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of LED engines, drivers, and modules 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

Roxanne Fawcett is Gallery’s New Featured Artist

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

Roxanne Fawcett - Artist Showcase

Roxanne’s artistic journey started out with a generous and patient family, some crazy days at UC Berkeley and a wonderful West Coast life.

If asked where her art comes from, she would say it comes from a lot of creative genetics, a smattering of really good teachers, a couple of interesting encounters with the judicial system, a healthy fear of quicksand and a natural avoidance of the traditional career path.

In describing her art Roxanne would probably use such words as ‘colorful’, ‘textured’, ‘graphic’, ‘interpretive’, possibly ‘transitional’ or ‘natural’. She tends to work in series…acrylic on canvas or paper, mixed media occasionally, messy and loose. You can find more of Roxanne’s art at http://www.rgfawcettdesign.com.

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

Donna Howard Awarded a One Month Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Donna Howard has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their site.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Donna Howard has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their site. Donna and whimsical art will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website.

Donna Howard - Solo Art Exhibition

Donna Howard 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

Market Rates Insight TrendSpotter Analysis Reveals Banks Ignoring the Data and Abandoning Potential Fee Revenue

New Analysis Using MRI’s TrendSpotter Report Shows that Reducing Fees Has Little or No Impact on Deposit Growth.

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San Anselmo, CA, USA — According to a recent analysis published by CenterState Bank, banks are reducing fees on deposit accounts despite the fact that fees seem to have little or no impact on the current increase in deposit balances. The analysis was developed using TrendSpotter, a new research tool that tracks accumulated fee trends for banks and credit unions nationwide produced by Market Rates Insight, Inc., the leader in financial services pricing intelligence for deposits, personal loans, mortgages, and fees.

According to the TrendSpotter analysis, service charges have been declining for banks of every size over the last quarter – deposit fees averaged $8.42 per month in December and declined to $7.92 the end of first quarter. At the same time, balances required to open accounts have dropped by 15 percent since December, and the average balance to waive fees has dropped 6.6 percent. The decline in deposit fees seems counterintuitive in a market climate where deposit balances are increasing as a result of behavioral economics rather than fee elasticity.

“We have looked at this all different ways and find this borderline irrational. Our only conclusion is that banks are not looking at the data,” wrote Chris Nichols, Chief Technology Officer of CenterState Bank and author of the analysis. “As long as you are not drastic, you can raise fees, lower fees or leave fees the same and you are still going to get more deposits. If you are not, it is a marketing/value problem, not a fee problem.”

As Nichols notes, that fee elasticity is negative in most markets, and even banks that have not lowered fees on deposit products are still increasing deposit balances. Banks that did not raise deposit fees for the quarter saw an increase of 2.3 percent, while banks that did raise fees increased deposits 2.1 percent, indicating that consumers are clearly not fee sensitive.

Nichols’ conclusion is that this is the perfect market climate for banks and credit unions to consider raising fees without risk. Banks that are lowering fees in order to attract new customers and increase deposit balances, and are ignoring the market data and abandoning possible revenue at a time when banks and credit unions are facing near record-low net interest margins.

About TrendSpotter
TrendSpotter is a unique tool that gives bank and credit union executives an understanding of accumulated fee trends in the marketplace. Data is extracted from Market Rates Insight’s FeeBuilder, the first database of retail deposit fees that tracks overdraft, non-sufficient funds, monthly service charges, ATM fees, wire transfer, on checking, money market, savings, certificate of deposit, and more. TrendSpotter extracts trends from the FeeBuilder database and provides a picture of fee pricing and penalties for banking products nationwide. User can overlay their own fee pricing to create a trend line that shows how the competition affects revenue, attrition, and volume for their own fee-based products.

TrendSpotter is issued quarterly on an annual subscription basis. For more information, visit http://www.marketratesinsight.com/news/MRI_TrendSpotter.aspx.

About Market Rates Insight
For over 30 years, Market Rates Insight has helped banking executives make better informed pricing decisions. The company serves banks and credit unions nationally with competitive information on deposits, consumer loans, mortgages, and fees. Market Rates Insight provides the most granular historical and refresh pricing data in the industry, helping financial decision makers plan and prepare for likely changes in rates and products. The company’s cloud-based system provides timely and precise competitive data supported by usable graphs and charts.

Market Rates Insight is located in San Anselmo, California. For more information, see http://www.marketratesinsight.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Market Rates Insight
(415) 259-5638
tom.woolf@marketratesinsight.com

Fulham Partners with Control Network Solutions to Deliver Smart Web-Enabled DALI® Programmable Lighting Solution

CNS’s elitedali™ IoT Smart Light Management Software Provides Total Control Over Fulham’s Intelligent Programmable WorkHorse LED Drivers.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS), to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Fulham’s new line of WorkHorse LED programmable dimming DALI drivers are designed to interoperate with CNS’s elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system to provide an extensible lighting system that is easy to install, commission, and control.

Combining Fulham’s programmable WorkHorse LED drivers with CNS’s elitedali management system applies an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to lighting control. The combination of Fulham’s drivers and CNS’s DALI software provides total control over LED fixtures, including reducing input current to adjust the lumen display, managing lights to optimize useful life, adjust lighting to ensure they dim at a constant level, and even adjusting power output to accommodate different light sources. For example, with LED efficiency improving at a rate of 7 to 9 percent every six months, using the same input power for newly installed light fixtures can result in uneven lighting with new fixtures appearing as much as 20 percent brighter. Intelligent LED drivers controlled by a DALI management system adjusts the power for even illumination.

“Fulham believes the future of lighting is in programmable drivers, and DALI is the industry’s only interoperable lighting control standard today,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “CNS takes it the next step by making the system easier to install, commission, and operate.”

The Fulham/CNS smart solution for DALI controlled lighting provides flicker-free dimming down to 10 percent with real-time access to all lighting device value data. The output current can be set in increments of 1mA, and the driver can be programmed without power. Fulham’s WorkHorse intelligent dimming drivers are available in 40W and 60W units in various sizes and all use Fulham’s SmartSet one-touch programming.

“We’ve worked with many driver and ballast companies, yet Fulham’s products seem to integrate faster and easier than any other products currently available,” said Mike Welch, CEO of Control Network Solutions. “They’re truly DALI “plug and play.’ They also have a great vision for the value that smart IoT-based control systems and intelligent drivers can offer customers.”

The CNS elitedali solution is based on Tridium’s Niagara® software framework for building IoT, smart, and web-enabled software applications. It enables any suitable Niagara building controls platform to discover, commission, and control directly networks of intelligent light fixtures that conform to the DALI (IEC 62386) open standard. Value intelligent light fixture data such as the operating status of the drivers, including hours of operation, average or peak temperature, power consumption, emergency light readiness, and more are seamlessly accessible via Niagara for local or remote monitoring, management, and analytics. For facilities managers, such solutions can dramatically reduce the down time and number of site support visits.

Fulham is offering CNS partners globally direct access to their DALI-compatible driver products through Fulham’s global network of distributors. Fulham also works with a network of luminaire manufacturers that incorporate the company’s DALI drivers.

“Together these new market disruptive partnerships enable us to collectively deliver world-class IoT smart lighting solutions to customers globally,” added Sharer.

The demand for such a solution was recently showcased at LIGHTFAIR International 2016, San Diego receiving extremely positive feedback. Furthermore, the unique Fulham and CNS lighting control solution will also be discussed and demonstrated at the upcoming Niagara Summit – the industry event for all Niagara system developers, programmers and integrators.

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

For more information on CNS and elitedali smart lighting controls, please visit http://www.elitedali.com.

For more information on the Niagara Summit, please visit https://www.niagarasummit.com.

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 CNS
CNS is the creator of smart, IoT, market disruptive, building and lighting control solutions. A transformational company, CNS is based 45 minutes southwest of London, England.

Its solutions are deployed world-wide, with more than 100,000 DALI intelligent light fixtures commissioned, controlled, visualized, and analyzed in greater than 1,000,000 sq mtrs of built environment from state of the art medical facilities to factories, offices, warehouses, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.control-network-solutions.co.uk.

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

Deliver Express Is Now Available on BundleHunt Spring Bundle

Zevrix Solutions announces that its automatic file transfer solution Deliver Express is available on software discount site BundleHunt as part of its Spring Bundle. Using the site’s unique discount concept, users can purchase Deliver Express as part of a bundle of 10 top rated apps for $22 only. Deliver Express sends files automatically from watched hot folders with automatic email notifications and supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Google Storage and other major services.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces that its automatic file transfer solution Deliver Express is available on software discount site BundleHunt. Using the site’s unique discount concept, customers can purchase Deliver Express as part of a $22 bundle of 10 top rated apps. The discount lets users save up to $500 on the entire bundle. BundleHunt is operated by a group of developers, marketers and social media experts who put together bundles of high quality software, aimed at empowering the creative community.

“What’s great about Deliver Express for organizations is the unattended nature of using a hot folder,” writes Jeffrey Mincey on Mac360.com. “It’s perfect for all kinds of file delivery. Sensitive documents, encrypted files, financial information, graphic files, photographs, large files and so on.”

Deliver Express is an ideal solution for companies and users that constantly send files to specific destinations. It’s designed to simplify and streamline file transfer operations of ad agencies, photographers, recording studios, printers, publishers and other businesses. Users only need to copy files to the hot folders, and they will be sent automatically with email confirmations issued upon delivery. Recipients can easily retrieve the files through the link in notification email.

Deliver Express offers the following key features:
Send files automatically from watched hot folders
-Supports FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and other remote and local servers
Automatic email notifications
-Hyperlink to file in notification email
-Submit files from both Mac and PC stations
Transfer large files easily
-Detailed delivery history

Pricing and Availability:
Deliver Express can be purchased on BundleHunt.com as part of a $22 bundle of 10 apps. Trial version is also available for download. Deliver Express requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.11.

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

SolaTrim™ Adds National Solar Distributors Inc. as Third Canadian Supplier for Innovative Solar Protective Barriers

More Canadian Solar Installers Adopt SolaTrim Protection System to Aid Compliance with Recent Pest Abatement Subrule Added to Canadian Electrical Code.

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Sacramento, CA, USA — SolaTrim™ LLC (http://www.solatrim.com), innovators in protective barriers to beautify and safeguard residential solar systems, has signed National Solar Distributors of Edmonton, Alberta, (NSD, http://www.nationalsolar.ca) as the company’s third Canadian distributor this year. NSD will be offering SolaTrim’s solar panel protection system to residential solar system integrators across Canada.

Known as “Canada’s Friendly Solar Distributor”, National Solar Distributors is a wholesale distributor of photovoltaic systems and components with more than 25 years of combined solar experience. National Solar carries a wide array of products for residential and commercial solar installations, including industrial and small off-grid installations. The company maintains a carefully cultivated inventory of high-quality, reliable, and innovative products as part of their commitment to deliver the right products at the right time at a great price. SolaTrim protective barriers are now part of the NSD product catalogue.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing on the SolaTrim product. Installers have been knocking down our doors for an attractive and robust solution to comply with new pest protection rules, and SolaTrim definitely covers all of those bases. When a homeowner commits to 25+ years of a PV system, it has to look and perform well, and SolaTrim is a big part of that.” said Matthew Lannigan, Managing Director of National Solar Distributors. “For us, it’s night and day between this any anything else on the market. This is a unique product that addresses a variety of solar installation issues and we know it will be a hit with our customers.”

SolaTrim is an all-weather aluminum barrier applied to rooftop solar array perimeters to prevent pests from nesting under the solar panels while providing a clean, finished look to any solar installation. SolaTrim provides an out-of-the-box solution that complies with the changes to Rule 50-018 of the 2015 CE Code – Part 1, which will require photovoltaic source circuits installed on or above a building to be protected against damage from rodents unless DC arc-fault protection is located at the module. An Appendix B note has also been added indicating that material such as expanded metal, solid metal, and screening can be used to enclose photovoltaic source circuit conductors as protection against damage from rodents.” (http://www.electricalindustry.ca/latest-news/1184-2015-ce-code-part-2-changes)

The SolaTrim panels come with a peel-and-stick adhesive that attaches permanently to the solar modules and requires no screws, clips or fasteners that could either fail, negatively affect the system’s appearance, or void the solar module manufacturers’ warranty. SolaTrim’s panels are stiffened by design to resist warping or bending and diamond-stamped to facilitate airflow. The adhesive has been tested to withstand extreme weather conditions, is engineered to permanently prevent birds and rodents from nesting under the solar array, and is designed to last for the life of the system.

“This is the third Canadian distribution agreement we have reached in recent months,” said Bob Smith, co-founder and President of SolaTrim. “We’re pleased to see a growing demand for our protective barrier across Canada as more solar installers appreciate the SolaTrim concept: an aesthetic barrier that can protect and beautify rooftop solar systems, prevent rodent infestation, and even resist winter ice dams and snow loads. This is definitely something Canadian Solar companies can use. SolaTrim is a great addition to any system, but with the new Electrical Code revision in effect, we are prepared to see a steady increase in demand for SolaTrim protective panels from National Solar Distributors along with our other Canadian partners.”

About National Solar Distributors
Founded in 2014 by experienced solar professionals, National Solar Distributors is a wholesale distributor of Solar PV components. Their mission is to meet the needs of the Solar Industry all across Canada for a wide variety of solar energy applications. The company carries a range of high quality modules and hardware for installers across Canada. National Solar Distributors is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, visit http://www.nationalsolar.ca.

About SolaTrim
SolaTrim LLC is an innovator in providing new solutions to protect and beautify residential solar systems as well as protect the homeowner solar investment. The SolaTrim barrier system adds an attractive skirting to rooftop solar arrays while protecting the system from pests, debris and other environmental threats. Solar integrators across the country are turning to SolaTrim as a permanent solution that will beautify rooftop solar while reducing unnecessary service & warranty calls.

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, SolaTrim is committed to developing affordable, dependable, and attractive made-in-the-USA solar aftermarket products to support America’s renewable energy initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.solatrim.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Public Relations
Palmer Ad Agency
(415) 259-5638
tom@palmersolaradagency.com

LinkOptimizer 4.9.60 for Adobe InDesign Improves Image Preview Handling

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.9.60, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows to automatically reduce the size of InDesign picture links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting image formats. The new version addresses several issues related to image preview handling and link list management.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.9.37, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing users to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version addresses an issue in which the previews for color images could be rendered in grayscale under some rare conditions. The update also fixes an error where the sort order for ignored links was incorrect when sorted by file size, as well as some other minor performance and usability glitches.

“LinkOptimizer makes me extremely happy”, says Nynke Tiekstra, the owner of design studio ColtsfootMedia in Friesland, Netherlands, “It converted 10000 images in a 1800 pages project saving us at least 40 hours work, and it proved to be 100% accurate.”

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

-scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign,
-change resolution to 300 dpi,
convert RGB images to CMYK with specific ICC profile,
-resave JPEG images as PSD,
-run a Photoshop Action on each image.

As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space, 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 and Adobe Exchange. 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 and Photoshop CS3-CC 2015.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud 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

Rosendin Electric Gives Desert Hills High School Students a “Day in the Life” of an Electrical Contractor

Hands-on Construction Project Highlights Vocational Tour to Give Students Information About Career Opportunities in Electrical Construction.

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Tempe, AZ, USA — Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, recently hosted students from Desert Hills High School in Gilbert, Arizona, to help them understand the scope and demands of electrical contracting and to provide hands-on experience with electrical design-build and construction project management.

The tour was offered to students participating in the regional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program developed by the Arizona Department of Education to promote education in science and engineering. Upon arrival, the students were presented with a mock construction project to complete. Designed to give students an understanding of the end-to-end requirements of electrical construction, the project included developing plans, using Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems for modeling, creating a parts list, understanding prefabrication, pricing and bidding, and more.

“We continue to see a growing demand for skilled talent in the electrical construction industry,” said Dean Howard, Business Development Manager for Rosendin Electric’s Tempe office. “Today’s electrical contractor has to understand computer modeling, logistics, finance, alternative energy, and much more. By giving students hands-on experience, we hope more will consider a career in electrical construction.”

According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, 86 percent of contractors are having difficulty finding hourly skilled construction workers. The same survey reports that 52 percent are having difficulty finding experienced professionals for positions such as project managers and supervisors. Experts predict an ongoing need for skilled labor throughout the country, including in markets with high demand for new building such as Phoenix.

Rosendin Electric executives hope this event is the first in a series of tours. The company plans to continue to work with area high schools to promote interest in electrical construction and to encourage students to pursue an internship or apprenticeship.

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 4,500 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
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PAC Plans Defeat Of Key Politicians Responsible for Illegal Immigration

Raleigh, NC, USA — Contact: William Gheen, President of Americans for Less Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) | WilliamG@alipac.us | (866) 703-0864

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ALIPAC, which played a key role in the defeat of Eric Cantor in 2014, is calling for volunteers and donors to help mount an effort to defeat four targeted politicians who support amnesty and other benefits for illegal immigrants in the GOP primaries of 2016.

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The four targeted GOP primary campaigns are state Rep. Harry Warren’s campaign for Congress in NC’s new 13th Congressional district, DC lobbyist Taylor Griffin who is challenging Congressman Walter Jones Jr. in NC’s new 3rd district, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI-2), and Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

Volunteers and donors are being asked to help make calls to core GOP households in these districts and to fund letters from ALIPAC’s President William Gheen warning Republican voters about the responsibility Warren, Griffin, Ryan, and McCain have for America’s costly and deadly illegal immigration crisis. ALIPAC also hopes to help marshal national attention on defeating these amnesty backing candidates.

“Each of these men support the US Chamber of Commerce and illegal immigrants more than American citizens,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “All four of them can be defeated this year if enough Republican voters are reminded of and educated about these corrupt politicians who support taxpayer benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens.”

ALIPAC is America’s only active Political Action Committee dedicated to fighting against illegal immigration & amnesty. The four campaigns being targeted are…

Senator John McCain: McCain is America’s most notorious illegal immigration supporting politician who won reelection in 2010 by lying to AZ voters by falsely claiming he would no longer support amnesty and would not run for reelection again. McCain then proceeded to join the Gang of Eight to pass Marco Rubio’s amnesty bill S. 744 in 2013 which was stopped by conservatives like Congressman Walter Jones in the US House! McCain’s current run for reelection in 2016 is an obvious violation of his pledge not to run again. McCain has a spoiler candidate on the ballot named Alex Meluskey but still faces a strong challenge from ALIPAC endorsed candidate Dr. Kelli Ward!

Speaker Paul Ryan: Paul Ryan has supported amnesty for illegal immigrants, dangerous Muslim refugee resettlement programs, and Barack Hussein Obama, much to the disappointment of Republican voters who gave the GOP historic power in Congress over the last few election cycles to stop Obama/Ryan’s omnibus spending bill passed last December, which funded Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty orders that 26 states are suing to stop, Obama’s dangerous Syrian refugee resettlement programs, more than 4 billion dollars in EIC tax credits for illegal immigrants, Obamacare, and Sanctuary cities. At the same time, Ryan’s despicable funding bill quadruples H-2B visas to replace US workers and flood America with more hyper immigration levels while failing to fund the border fencing promised by Congress! ALIPAC is working to support Ryan’s GOP primary challenger Paul Nehlen.

DC Lobbyist Taylor Griffin: Taylor Griffin is a former DC lobbyist who has been transplanted into NC’s 3rd district by other Wall Street lobbyists to try to defeat incumbent Congressman Walter Jones Jr. While Jones has stood steadfastly against the big DC money efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, he is now being targeted for removal by the corrupt DC insiders. A recent analysis of Griffin’s campaign finance reports by The Daily Haymaker found that more than 88% of his campaign funds are coming from outside of North Carolina with heavy hitter illegal alien amnesty backing billionaires like Paul Singer. Also of note, associates of amnesty supporter John Boehner are also funding Griffin’s attempt to unseat Walter Jones!

State Rep. Harry Warren: Harry Warren received praise from all of the Spanish language media in North Carolina last year when he was the primary sponsor of HB 328 which would give driver licenses to illegal immigrants which polls show most citizens oppose. ALIPAC fought to successfully stop Warren’s bill in the NC legislature and is now asking voters to reject Warren’s bid for higher office in NC’s newly drawn 13th Congressional district.

For more information about ALIPAC’s efforts to stop these 4 illegal alien amnesty backers from going to Washington, DC, next year, to schedule interviews, or to support these efforts, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary” by Erich Martin Hicks

Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary, by Erich Martin Hicks, was a cigar smoking, shotgun and pistol toting Negro Woman of the Wild West, who could knock out any man with one punch. A piece of historical fiction that is a must read.

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Woodland Hills, CA, USA — “A fantastic novel, of a great American heroine’s life.” 5 Star Review – Tariano (Tito) Jackson, The Jackson 5

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Erich Martin Hicks’s Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary is unlike any other story you’ve read about Mary Fields. This fictionalized story has been dramatically enhanced for your entertainment pleasures; however, ‘most’ of the stories–and the outcomes within this novel–are historically genuine.

Mary was 6 feet tall, and weighed over 200 pounds, and was the second woman in ‘history’ to carry the U. S. Mail, and the only ‘Negro’, for hundreds and hundreds of miles when she first arrived in Montana.

This feature story covers Mary’s colorful life, from the plantation where she was born a slave in 1832, to the famous Steamboat race between the “Robert E. Lee” and the “Natchez” on the Mississippi River, to her death in Cascade, Montana, 1914.

Dedicated to exploring the history of African-Americans/Blacks and shattering stereotypes, Erich Hick’s Alpha Wolf Productions, Inc. has developed a feature film documentary, Soul on a Wave which exposes the life and times of surfers of color. Erich’s first novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, was released in December 2008. The novel is a historical narrative, depicting the all-Black 9th Calvary. Known as the US military’s famed ‘Buffalo Soldiers’, which helped settle the American West in the late 1800’s. Erich has completed an accompanying screenplay for a TV mini-series, Trilogy, and Epic Feature, and has garnered support from some of HOLLYWOOD’S acclaimed Industry Producers/Directors/and Actors.

Amazon 5 Stars – The author did a tremendous job in getting facts about her life. This no doubt needs to be made into a movie or a mini-series. This book also should be placed in the educational system so history can be told how times were during slavery and post slavery.

Amazon 5 Stars – A story of a real, amazing woman who was the first Black woman to work for the U.S. Postal Service following the Civil War. The author takes us back to Mary’s childhood as a slave, and builds the story of how she overcame violent reactions to her color and size, and how so many came to love and respect her. It is a fascinating read.

Visit Amazon and GoodReads for additional reviews!

Please visit the webpage for more information at: http://www.alphawolfprods.com and for a comprehensive resume at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0902436

Genre – Mary Fields, Mail, African American, Black History, Montana, Stagecoach, Outlaws, Cowboys, Postal System, Historical, 1914, 1832

The ebook version of Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary Book ISBN 9781506901022, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 202 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901015 and Hard Copy 9781506901657 are published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One” by Frances Crossno

Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One, by Frances Crossno, is an adorable early chapter book with ups and downs and a happy ending.

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Plano, TX, USA — Frances Crossno’s Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One is a Christian novel intended for young readers who love animals, especially dogs. The story revolves around Cole, his younger brother Caleb, and their new-found friend Rachel who teaches the brothers about friendship, sacrifice, and God’s perfect love. 5 Star Reviews!

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I found this to be a great story for early chapter book readers. Cole wants a puppy and has the opportunity to work for one that he has fallen in love with at the mall’s Dog House store. But it’s just not that simple. Both boys and girls will fall in love with Cole, Caleb, Dandy and Scarlet and will look forward to a sequence. Christian values, family, and perseverance are all expressed through this tale. ~Angel Drew – Goodreads

Ms. Crossno is originally from the “piney woods” of East Texas. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Biology, with a minor in Computer Science. She has worked in information technology for over 30 years. She recently retired from Texas Instruments, and now works for the American Heart Association. Her goal in writing is to share her Christian faith – and love of God’s creatures, especially dogs. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband Bill, and her two golden retrievers “Beautiful Bear” and “Lad of Lochinvar” otherwise known as “Laddie”.

Genre – Puppy, Dog, Children, Christian, Christmas, Golden, Retriever, Pre-Teen, Puppies, Dogs

The ebook version of Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One ISBN 9781506901695, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 98 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901688, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Frances Crossno
+1(941)921-2607
frances.crossno@gmail.com

Author Deborah Franklin Book “Adjectives” is Changing Lives

Author Deborah Franklin wrote her first book “Adjectives,” in efforts to truly help other women pay attention to what they call themselves and answer to. Franklin’s book has created a circle of release for women worldwide no matter religion, race, or preference the book meets the needs of the heart.

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Baltimore, MD, USA — “Adjectives” is a book designed to help one heal from the inside out. Explaining how to regain or develop these principals in their life: The books helps its readers to take a practical look at complex situation and using everyday solutions to get to the desired outcome.This book can be used by an individual or a group. It was intended for women of all ages, but men can benefit as well.

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Franklin’s book “Adjectives,” has a way of helping its reader look in the mirror and accept who they are as a person. “The moment of truth and trust comes when you can start loving you from the inside out,” said Deborah Franklin.

Deborah Franklin is now looking at new ventures as a cast member of The Tea a talk show reviewing books written by African American authors. The cast members will be discussing pop culture, politics and how to better the lives of women. Executive producer of the show Max Rodriquez is also the producer of “The Harlem Book Festival” and annual event held in NYC.

Video of Live Presentation: https://youtu.be/gd51liGpkPk

Visit: http://www.deboroughs.com (Shop Online)

Media Contact:
Tam Lawrence
Roth & Lawrence, LLC
342 North Water Street Suite 617
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-856-5330
tl@rlassc.com

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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “The Sword of Ardil: The War of the Furies Book Two” by Matt Thomas

The Sword of Ardil: The War of the Furies Book Two, by Matt Thomas, is a gripping epic of a world in turmoil and the reluctant hero who can save it.

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San Francisco, CA, USA — Matt Thomas’s The Sword of Ardil: The War of the Furies Book 2 continues the saga of Luc Viamar-Ellandor, a hero who hides what he is and what he may yet become.

The Sword of Ardil The War of the Furies Book Two

With the Furies rising and the Earthbound in full possession of the Ancaidan capital, the nation of Penthar and all of existence is at risk. Luc must weigh the price of revealing the nature of his existence in order to recover the Sword of Ardil and defeat his father’s most heinous foe. To do so he will have to rally the nation and convince the world it need not fear him.

Knowledge that to the far east in the Mountains of Memory a rising darkness is stirring leaves Luc with little choice. He must announce his ancestry and hidden identity in the hopes he will be able to muster the armies of Penthar and unite the west against the gathering menace. With his memories clouded and images of a ruined city and conflict predating the rise of men pursuing him, Luc must learn to control newfound abilities knowing even a victory to the south might not see them survive the rise of the Unmaker.

Author Matt Thomas was born in 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a degree in English. He is an avid reader and writer and is actively involved in the completion of the War of the Furies. He currently resides in Northern California. Out in print by Thomas in 2015 – The Tides of Infinity: The War of the Furies Book One.

Genre – Fantasy, War of the Furies, Adventure, Romance, Magic, Sorcery, Mythology, Fiction

The ebook version of The Sword of Ardil: The War of the Furies Book 2 ISBN 9781506901589, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 410 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901572, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Matt Thomas
+1(941)921-2607
mthomas@warofthefuries.com

Botanicals 2016 Art Exhibition Results Now Online & Ready to View

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its May 2016 art exhibition, the 6th Annual “Botanicals” 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 May 2016 art exhibition, the 6th Annual “Botanicals” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online. The theme for this art exhibition is botanical & floral art and artists were asked to submit their best nonobjective or representational art for this competition.

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An international competition was held in April 2016 which determined the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 20 different countries and also received entries from 38 different states. Overall, 764 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 “Botanicals” online art exhibition follow this link: https://www.lightspacetime.com/botanical-and-floral-art-exhibition-may-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

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs!” by Angela Hartshorn

100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs!, by Angela Hartshorn, shares her thoughts on the trials and tribulations she endured in her emotional rollercoaster of losing weight.

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San Diego, CA, USA — Angela Hartshorn’s 100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs! is an easy, quick read, loaded with humor and honesty. 5 Star Reviews!

100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs

Losing weight is an emotional experience and not all of it is happy. Actually, most of it is not happy. Luckily for me I was able to take the big things that stuck to me and focus on the love and hate of each of those things.

At the age of 36 I was over 225 pounds when I decided I needed to lose weight. I really had no idea how to do it so I just made sure I did not eat every single thing I wanted, and tried to get some exercise. As I changed my lifestyle the weight began to come off and over five years I lost 100 pounds. As I went through this process I noticed there was a lot of things I hated. I found myself not nearly as happy as I thought I would be about losing weight so I began to look at those things I hated in a more positive light. In the end I created a list of 100 things I loved, and hated about losing 100 pounds. I have been able to list these things and add commentary to each one of those things. Humor has always been a coping mechanism for me and this book is a great example of how I approach just about everything in life. Good, and bad.

Author Angela Hartshorn is a 42 year old woman who has been described as a chocolate chip cookie with a dash of Tobasco sauce. She spent over five years losing 100 pounds, and has since successfully NOT kept all the weight off. She takes one day at a time, and has been known to have several months of bad eating at a time, but has been able to keep her weight under control by her own standards. As the 100 goal line was approaching she felt a deep need to share her thoughts with others who may be experiencing the same things. She enjoys spending time with her family, learning new things, and eating cupcakes.

Genre – Honest, Humorous, Weight Loss, Struggle, Love, Hate, Cupcakes, Food, Frustration, Happiness

The ebook version of 100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs! ISBN 9781506901091, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 94 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901084, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Angela Hartshorn
+1(941)921-2607
hartshornangela@yahoo.com

Fusion Art’s “Leaves & Petals” International Online Juried Art Exhibition Opens May 1, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its May 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Leaves & Petals.”

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its May 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Leaves & Petals.”

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Opening on May 1st, the “Leaves & Petals” exhibition features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. The Best in Show winners include Elizabeth Burin for her watercolor, “Magnolia Spotlight,” and Margaret King for her digital art, “Red Lily.”

Both Elizabeth and Margaret are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of May 2016 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to participate in Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, CA, in November 2016.

Other “Leaves & Petals” award winners include Second Place winners, Sara Bardin for her acrylic on canvas, “Red Velvet” and Jean Burnett for her digital art from photography on canvas, “Sleeping Beauty.” Third Place awards were given to Aisha Ismail for her watercolor, “The Forest Bed” and Youri Chasov for his digital painting on paper, “Mount5.”

The international juried competition was held from March 6th through April 24th and received entries from artists in over a dozen countries including the US, Canada, England, India, Australia, Pakistan, France, Russia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website until May 31, 2016.

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.

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. An additional unique opportunity Fusion Art provides to the monthly Best in Show winners is an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016.

To view the exhibition, and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art’s website, http://www.fusionartps.com.

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

ThingLink Launches 360/VR Editor to Embed Multimedia Content in Panoramic Virtual Reality Images

New Virtual Reality Editing Suite Is Being Packaged for Professional Users With Special Offer for Educators Following Introduction of ThingLink VR Lessons.

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Dublin, Ireland — Interactive media platform ThingLink (http://www.thinglink.com) today announced the release of its new 360/VR multimedia editor that allows users to annotate 360 images and 360 videos and view them in virtual reality. The company is introducing its new 360 image editor during the Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin.

ThingLink’s 360/VR image editor allows users to annotate 360 panoramic images with text, image, and audio annotations as well as web embeds for mobile view. Audio and video annotations play as the viewer aligns a pointer with an icon that is displayed in the picture. The tool is ideal for online publishers, journalists, marketers, educators, and others who want to add rich content to virtual tours, news, sporting events, retail experiences, educational programs, or any application where annotated content can enhance the virtual reality experience.

Users also have capability to create a multi-spacial navigation experience by connecting several 360 images or videos together. This allows them to create truly immersive experiences, making viewers feel as though they are moving from one space to another. The new 360/VR editor also includes a new automatic icon creation feature that make the story creation even faster.

“Virtual reality is rapidly gaining popularity in online publishing, education, and marketing, and ThingLink’s 360/VR Editor is a powerful, cost-effective way to enhance any mobile VR experience,” said Ulla Engestrom, founder and CEO of ThingLink. “Our editor makes it possible to add in-depth information to a virtual documentary, enhance a tour of a property for sale, explain strategies in virtual games, expand VR lessons for use in the classroom, and do so much more. And built-in engagement tracking and statistics can help content creators refine their VR experience and provide metrics for future VR applications.”

The new VR/360 editor will be included as part of ThingLink’s new Premium business package ($1,500/year), which provides online publishers with a multimedia tagging platform that supports customized text, audio, video, and more, complete with engagement analytics. Advertisers and marketing creative teams who would like to integrate customized call-to-action options such as eCommerce experiences in the mobile VR view also can work directly with ThingLink’s New York-based VIP services team.

Schools have a special version of the new 360/VR editor that is being bundled with the recently launched ThingLink VR Lessons, which is a collection of high-quality, interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The 360/VR is included with the Premium school subscription package, starting at $500 per year per school.

To get a promo code for reviewing VR editor or VR Lessons, please contact: press@thinglink.com

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

Call for Entries – 6th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual “Animals” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of May 2016.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual “Animals” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of May 2016. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s June 2016 online group art exhibition.

Animals - Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. We suggest they send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme “Animals” and submit their best representational or non-representational art, which will include any living animals, organisms, mammals, birds, insects and any animals that may also live in water. The deadline to apply to this art competition is May 27, 2016.

Winners of the “Animals” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments. Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition. Interested artists should provide their best “Animal” art now or before the deadline. For further information: https://www.lightspacetime.com/newsletter/call-for-art-6th-annual-animals-online-art-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