Fulham To Show New DirectAC LED Engines at Strategies in Light

New DirectAC Designed with Integrated Circuitry to Create a Low-Flicker, Low-Profile Lighting Component for Surface Mounted Luminaires.

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Anaheim, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will be demonstrating its new DirectAC LED Engines at the Strategies in Light conference being held here this week. The new AC direct drive unit removes the need for a driver, resulting in a cost-efficient, reliable lighting solution that is ideal for wall sconces and ceiling luminaires.

Eliminating the need for a separate LED driver gives the DirectAC LED Engines an extremely low profile that simplifies installation. The units come in a full range of wattages, from 10W to 34W, making them ideal substitutes for fluorescent luminaires. They also feature extremely low flicker to achieve CEC Title 24 requirements, and offer smooth TRIAC/ELV dimming down to 10 percent.

“We are seeing increasing demand for versatile LED luminaires that can serve as fluorescent alternatives and retrofits,” said Edwin Reyes, Product Director, LED Light Sources at Fulham. “Our new DirectAC LED Engines are designed as high-performance, low-energy units that are easy to install and offer a longer lifespan than fluorescents with a fraction of the power consumption. They are an ideal solid-state lighting alternative to fluorescent lighting.”

In addition, the DirectAC LED Engines are available in a variety of color temperatures with a CRI up to 90. The units feature a high voltage barrier lens that meets the UL 5VA flame-rating, which allow them to be used with plastic diffusers in open or fully enclosed luminaires. In addition, they can be installed in both dry and damp locations.

The DirectAC units are available in three configurations: the engine only, the engine with lens, and the engine with lens and mounting plate. All units are UL and select models are ENERGY STAR® Luminaire 2.0 listed so they qualify for most rebate programs.

The DirectAC LED Engines are available from Fulham locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious 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 Netherlands, 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

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Fusion Art Announces the Opening of the 2nd Annual “Waterscapes” International Online Juried Art Competition

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Waterscapes” international online juried art exhibition.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art (http://www.fusionartps.com) is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Waterscapes” international online juried art exhibition.

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For this competition artists, including photographers, are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of “Waterscapes”. The theme includes any art or photography which depicts any type of body of water including the ocean, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, etc. The theme includes coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, beaches, and any related seashore or lakeside subjects. It can also include rain, puddles and frozen waterscapes. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit.

The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of April 2017.

Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Digital Art & Photography” and the Best in Show winners will receive invitations to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in 2017. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2017.

Each month and quarter 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.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://www.fusionartps.com/2nd-annual-waterscapes-april-2017.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
4116 E. Matthew Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(Mailing Address: PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263)
760-832-7031
competitions@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art hosts Opening Reception for Alicia Savio’s “Dancing on Air” March 1, 2017 6-9pm

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of “Dancing on Air” by Fusion Artist, Alicia Savio. Alicia’s featured show runs through March 31st with an opening reception on March 1st from 6-9 p.m.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art (http://www.fusionartps.com) is pleased to announce the opening of “Dancing on Air” by Fusion Artist, Alicia Savio. Alicia’s featured show runs through March 31st with an opening reception on March 1st from 6-9 p.m.

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Alicia is a Los Angeles based Contemporary Latin American artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She won her first award for drawing at the young age of seven by entering a contest for the Continental Drawing School via correspondence. She then went on to participate in the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens Plein Air competition, at the age of 14, and forgot her brushes! In a panic, she improvised and painted with her fingers, taking the First Place Award. Throughout her lifelong career in the arts, Alicia’s work has been exhibited in Argentina, Canada and the United States.

Alicia’s work primarily focuses on depicting forms in movement through vibrant colors. A professional dancer herself, her dance career took her to the stages of the most renowned theatres of Argentina: El Nacional, Maipo, Astros, San Martin, and Cervantes. She toured throughout Latin America with the cast of “Tango Argentino” before traveling to the California where she fell in love with the scenery and warm climate.

Alicia’s work has been exhibited in universities, museums, privately owned galleries and feature films. She also created the artwork for the Los Angeles Tango Festival held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Recreation’s poster for “Tango Magic!” at the Hollywood Bowl.

Most recently, Alicia’s artistic focus has been on creating bronze dance sculptures. The delicately designed sculptures exquisitely portray both her experience and knowledge of the beautiful female form in motion. Her featured exhibition at Fusion Art, “Dancing on Air” includes both her bronze dance sculptures and her newest series of dance paintings.

Located at 4116 E. Matthew Drive, in Palm Springs’ historic Backstreet Art District, Fusion Art is one of an assortment of artist-owned galleries and working studios that feature diverse collections of original, contemporary art and photography by locally, nationally & internationally recognized artists. The Backstreet Art District is located just off Hwy 111 (behind the Mercedes Dealership and the Estate Sale).

Founded by Chris and Valerie Hoffman, the gallery was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. 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.

Please join us for Alicia’s opening reception on March 1st between 6-9pm. She will be in attendance to meet and discuss her art with all. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment. For additional information please contact Valerie Hoffman at 760-832-7031.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
4116 E. Matthew Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(Mailing Address: PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263)
760-832-7031
info@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

Monaghan’s Drug-Free Aerobika® Device Helps Reduce the Real-World Impact of Exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This study provides the first real-world evidence for the benefits of using the Aerobika® device in reducing exacerbation-related emergency department visits and hospital readmissions.

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Syracuse, NY, USA — Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC) (http://www.monaghanmed.com), today announced the publication of a study in Pulmonary Therapy showing that treatment with Monaghan’s Aerobika® device can significantly reduce the recurrence of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the crucial 30-day period following hospitalization or emergency room visits.(1) The study also showed that per-patient cost of exacerbations was significantly lower in the group using the Aerobika® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device. This study provides the first real-world evidence for the benefits of using the Aerobika® device in reducing exacerbation-related emergency department visits and hospital readmissions.

COPD is a major (and growing) source of morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilization, with hospitalization for acute exacerbations being the biggest cost driver. Once a patient experiences an exacerbation, the risk of further exacerbation is increased two- to four-fold(2), and many patients experience two or three exacerbations every year.(3-5) As many as one in five patients discharged from hospital following an exacerbation are re-admitted within 30 days.(6)

This retrospective study analyzed hospital database records for 810 COPD Chronic Bronchitis patients who were hospitalized or visited the emergency room, and showed significantly fewer patients given the Aerobika® device experienced moderate-to-severe exacerbations or severe exacerbations compared with matched controls within the critical 30-day follow-up period. The study also showed a statistically significant savings in exacerbation-related costs in the Aerobika® device group compared with the control group for moderate-to-severe and severe exacerbations. The Aerobika® device was given in addition to the patients’ regular COPD treatments.

“This is the first study to evaluate the benefits of any OPEP in a real-world setting. It provides encouraging evidence that the Aerobika® device can help reduce recurrence of exacerbations in high-risk patients over the crucial early 30-day period,” noted Dr. Michael Bauer, Pulmonary Physician, Cooperstown, New York.

Dominic Coppolo, MBA, RRT, FAARC, Vice President Clinical Strategy and Development at Monaghan Medical, explained how the Aerobika® device may provide these benefits: “During an exacerbation, airways are compromised by (among other factors) inflammation and mucus build-up. This can continue to disrupt ventilation mechanics and lung function after the event, and lead to prolonged respiratory impairment. The Aerobika® device, with its proprietary mechanism of action, helps stent open and clear excess mucus from the upper airways, and may also aid drug deposition, providing a potential mechanism of protection from exacerbations.”

The internationally-recognized GOLD guidelines(7) for COPD treatment stress the importance of exacerbation management, stating that a major treatment goal is to ‘minimize the negative impact of the current exacerbation and to prevent subsequent events.’ A recent analysis(2) predicts that the absolute number of COPD cases could increase by between 150% and 220% in the period from 2010 to 2030, with the burden of inpatient care (total annual inpatient days) growing by around 185%. This further underlines this need to address the burden of COPD exacerbations.

About the Aerobika® device study
A retrospective cohort study utilizing patient data from the U.S. hospital Charge Detail Master (CDM) claims database (data selection period between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015). This real-word study involved 810 COPD patients with a diagnosis of chronic bronchitis, 405 receiving treatment with the Aerobika® device and 405 matched controls, (propensity matched to reduce bias and mimic randomization). The data showed significantly fewer patients given the Aerobika® device experienced moderate-to-severe exacerbations (18.5% vs 25.7%, p=0.014) or severe exacerbations (13.5% vs 19.0%; p < 0.046) compared with matched controls over the 30-day follow-up period, with consequent reductions in costs.

About the Aerobika® Device
The Aerobika® device is hand-held, robust, easy-to-use, and drug-free with a proprietary mode of action. When the patient exhales through the device, intermittent resistance creates a unique pressure-oscillation dynamic, which expands the airways, helps expel the mucus to the upper airways where it can be coughed out, and may also aid in improved drug deposition. The Aerobika® device is designed to function independent of angle of use or flow rate, and allows for a direct aerosol pathway for patients using a nebulizer for medication delivery. The Aerobika® device has been shown to significantly improve forced vital capacity (FVC), 6-min walk distance (6MWD), and St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) score in COPD patients.(8) The Aerobika® device is available in the U.S. from Monaghan Medical Corporation, and in Canada, Mexico, and select European countries including the UK and Germany through Trudell Medical International. (http://www.monaghanmed.com/Aerobika-OPEP)

About Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC, USA)
MMC offers leading aerosol drug delivery devices and respiratory management products including AeroEclipse® II BAN, AeroChamber Plus® aVHC and the Aerobika® device exclusively in the United States. MMC’s strength lies in product development around core capabilities in mechanical design complimented by collaboration with a state-of-the-art aerosol research laboratory. MMC focuses on developing cost-efficient, outcome-based solutions for its customers. (http://www.monaghanmed.com)

References:

1. Burudpakdee C et al. Pulm Ther 2017 DOI 10.1007/s41030-017-0027-5. Pub online 6 February 2017.

2. Khakban A, et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2017 Feb 1;195(3):287-291.

3. Balter MS, et al. Can Respir J 2003; 10 (Suppl B):3B-32B.

4. Perera PN, et al. COPD J Chron Obst Pulm Dis 2012;9(2):131-41.

5. Puhan MA, et al. Respir Res 2005;6 (1): 1.

6. Shah T, et al. Chest. 2016 Oct;150(4):916-926.

7. The Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017. Available from: http://goldcopd.org (Last accessed 2 Feb 2017).

8. Svenningsen S, et al. COPD 2016;13(1):66-74.

For clinical inquiries, please contact:
Dominic P. Coppolo, MBA, RRT, FAARC
Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Development
Monaghan Medical Corporation
1-800-343-9071

Fulham CEO to Share Insights on the LED Market at Strategies in Light Investors Forum

Bob Howard-Anderson to discuss how the LED industry is evolving and how to determine which Innovations are providing true customer value.

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Anaheim, CA, USA — As the lighting industry becomes an all-LED market, customers are separating innovations that add real value from those that offer technology for technology’s sake according to Bob Howard-Anderson, CEO of Fulham Co., Inc., supplier of LED drivers and light sources. Howard-Anderson is scheduled to be one of the Investor Forum speakers at the upcoming Strategies in Light conference, being held at the Anaheim Convention Center. He will share his insights into growth in the LED lighting market, including innovations in LED retrofits and smart lighting.

“The LED market, like every maturing market, has begun to stratify into Smart, Clever and Commodity product segments, divided along the lines of true customer value,” said Howard-Anderson. “Smart lighting applications are desired, but clever products are being more readily embraced as the market for LED products grows.”

Howard-Anderson notes that clever lighting is an emerging product segment that represents a multi-billion-dollar market opportunity. Unlike fully controllable smart lighting solutions, clever lighting fills a niche for LEDs with special design features such as low-inrush current, dim to off, programmable dimming curves, and build-in NTC thermistors. LED subsystems with these specialty features are making it easier to design more efficient luminaires that deliver better quality light and save power.

“We anticipate that sales of clever LED components will continue to increase dramatically,” added Howard-Anderson. “Most manufacturers understand that they can’t offer commodity lighting products and compete on price alone. Clever lighting components allow them to offer specialized illumination solutions with differentiated features. At Fulham, our focus has been innovation, resulting in LED products that include these clever features to help our OEM partners differentiate their luminaires.”

In addition to clever lighting, Howard-Anderson anticipates other emerging trends will drive LED sales, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), which will enable IP-controlled lighting systems, and Power over Ethernet (PoE), which will make it easier to install luminaires that can be powered and controlled using the same Ethernet connection.

The Investor Forum is scheduled to be held Tuesday, February 28. Howard-Anderson is scheduled to speak at 3:30pm.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious 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 Netherlands, 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

ISM Announces Release of New Sage 100 Extended Solution FlexiDeposit

Software Improves Functionality and Efficiency of Sage 100 Sales Order Deposit Process.

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Portland, OR, USA — ISM, a national Sage partner based in Portland, OR, announces the release of FlexiDeposit, a new Sage 100 extended solution, which works with the Sage 100 Sales Order module to improve the functionality of sales order deposit processing.

FlexiDeposit enhances Sage 100 by providing a mechanism to update Sales Order deposits to the appropriate bank code when funds have been settled.

“FlexiDeposit is the latest of our many extended solutions, which add functionality to the core Sage 100 product, enabling Sage 100 to better fit the needs and requirements of individual businesses,” said BJ O’Reilly, President of ISM, adding, “We are focused on turning our customers’ businesses into well-oiled machines and are constantly seeking to improve their processes in order to increase the ROI of their operations.”

FlexiDeposit works with credit card payments used for sales order deposits, moving the settled funds from their general ledger asset account to the Sage 100 Bank Reconciliation module, net of adjustments.

A complete list of ISM Extended Solutions for Sage 100 can be found at http://www.goism.com/sage-100-extended-solutions.

About ISM
ISM, based in Portland, OR, is a national consulting firm focused on small and medium-sized businesses, providing sales, consulting, implementation, training, technical support, and related services for the most widely used business and accounting software applications, including Sage 100, Sage X3, and Acumatica. For more information, visit http://www.goism.com or call +1-877-496-5350.

Media Contact:
Brian Dunn
877-496-5350
sales@goism.com

IPX 1031 Launches Free 1031 Library Portal and APP

Placing everything related to 1031 exchanging at your fingertips.

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San Francisco, CA, USA — IPX 1031, the nation’s largest tax deferred exchange facilitator, today announced the launch of their free 1031 Library web portal and mobile app for investment property owners. The portal and app were specifically designed as a streamlined, customer facing platform for 1031 Exchangers to evaluate their suitability for an exchange, perform property diligence and analysis, ask a quick question of a 1031 expert, or monitor their transaction online.

The new application, available for free through the Apple App and Google Play stores, features multi-dimensional real property oriented analytical tools, educational tutorials and wizards which allow Exchangers to communicate easily with their transactional coordinator and monitor their entire 1031 exchange process from the palm of their hand.

“We’re always looking for ways to save our customers time and empower them before, during and after their 1031 exchange. Usually that centers on our ability to interact with them during the exchange process, but it can also mean providing timely access to information, diligence and expertise” said Jennifer Keen, Executive Vice President of Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. “The new app and portal will include some never before seen analytical tools and wizards which will help prospective Exchangers to pre-assess their transactions, educate themselves on the process, as well as manage their transaction online.”

For more information on the 1031 Library app, visit http://www.1031library.com.

About IPX 1031
(IPX 1031) Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. is the largest facilitator of 1031 exchanges in the country and has locations nationwide. They provide their customers with a wide range of tax deferred exchange services. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortune 300 Fidelity National Financial. For more information, visit http://www.IPX1031.com.

Media Contact:
Thomas Bottenberg
1031Library.com
415-696-1076
support@1031library.com
http://www.1031library.com