File Transfer App Deliver Express Now Supports macOS High Sierra

Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver Express 2.6.4 a compatibility update to company’s hot folder based file transfer automation solution. Deliver Express supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local services. The software offers automatic email notifications, file compression, upload history and more. The app can serve unlimited users on a network. The new version makes Deliver Express a 64-bit app and introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver Express 2.6.4, a compatibility update to the company’s hot folder based file transfer automation solution. Deliver Express supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, AFP and other remote and local services. The software can run absolutely unattended and offers email notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file compression and encryption, and much more.

The new version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.13 High Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed users. Deliver Express has also been upgraded to 64-bit architecture, which improves the app’s performance and reduces the likelihood of memory-related errors.

“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 ad agencies, photographers, recording studios, printers, law offices and other users. Users only need to drop their files to the app’s hot folders and the files will be sent automatically with email confirmations issued upon delivery. Recipients can easily retrieve the items through the link in the notification email. Deliver Express offers the following key features:

Automate file delivery with watched hot folders
-Supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and other remote and local servers
Automatic email notifications
-Variable email templates
-Serve unlimited users on a network
-Submit files from both Mac and PC stations
-Automatic file compression and encryption

Pricing and Availability:
Deliver Express can be purchased from Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from US$29.95 to $299.95. The update is free for licensed customers. Trial is also available for download. Deliver Express requires macOS 10.5-10.13.

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

Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Improves File Queue Management

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.0.14, a maintenance update to company’s output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The app can serve unlimited users and offers layer versioning, preflighting, FTP delivery and more. The new version introduces background processing, improves file queue management, and fixes an issue related to exporting InDesign spreads as TIFF files.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.14, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for 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 introduces the following new abilities and improvements:

-Output Factory Server now performs most of its operations in the background, which fixes the issue of unresponsive UI during processing on macOS High Sierra.
-Users can now click the Stop button to abort hot folder watching and remove any pending files from the queue without interrupting the current InDesign file processing.
-Users can now insert specific text from InDesign layout in the variable names of output files in combination with layer versioning.
-Fixed an issue in which some advanced file naming options could not be used in combination with layer versioning.
-Fixed an issue in which blank files could be created when exporting InDesign spreads as TIFF on a network volume.

After Output Factory Server is intended to run on a dedicated machine and serve unlimited users on a network via watched hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on. Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders
-Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
-Export as single pages
Automatic email notifications
Layer versioning
-Run custom scripts
-Variable output file names
-Automatic preflighting

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. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

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

Output Factory for InDesign Is Now Available on the New Adobe Exchange

Zevrix Solutions announces that Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is now available on Adobe Exchange, a new and improved Creative Cloud marketplace. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and preflighting from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, custom scripts integration and more. Users can now purchase the software directly on Adobe Exchange which makes it easier for customers to discover and install third party plug-ins for Creative Cloud.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces that Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. Awarded 5 of 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide. The software helps users eliminate repetitive tasks through batch processing with time-saving output options.

Adobe Exchange provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Cloud products. As a unified destination that brings third-party integrations with Creative Cloud, Document Cloud & Experience Cloud under a single umbrella, Adobe Exchange will make it easier for customers to discover and install integrations that expand and enhance what they can achieve on Adobe’s Clouds.

“With Output Factory, I’ve got our magazine production down to six minutes from three hours,” says Jeff Middleton, a Toronto, Canada based graphic designer. “Once I set up all my presets, it was insane how fast it was. I load all my InDesign docs into Output Factory, press play, go grab a coffee and come back to my entire magazine.”

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

Batch processing of InDesign files
-Export as single pages or spreads
-Output files to multiple formats with one click
Variable output file names
-Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
Preflight InDesign documents on the fly
-Run custom scripts
-Preflight final PDF files

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Adobe Exchange for US$169.95 (Lite version: $119.95) as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

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

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Valley of Stars” by Niels Andersen

Valley of Stars, by Niels Andersen, thrusts the reader into the brutal and unforgiving battle against the jihadist Islamic Caliphate.

Lakeville, MN, USA — In Niels Andersen’s Valley of Stars, watch Staff Sergeant Shirin Kirkorian, nicknamed “The Lioness,” an intelligence asset and first female to complete Ranger training and Lieutenant Colonel Abdul Qadir, a Shia, unique among Afghan officers race to find a place in the Afghan mountains called the Valley of Stars. A treasure trove of precious metals, the Valley could fund Islamic extremism for generations and ignites a ferocious struggle to secure it. The fighting could engulf the world in a gripping story of faith, conflict, intrigue, and heroism.

The tentacles of the Caliphate’s violent ideology expand across the globe and blur the lines between ally and enemy. The twisting confluence of Islamic extremism, politics, and war force the players to battle both external and internal enemies. As the scope and ferocity of the fighting expands across Afghanistan, it threatens to engulf the whole world in a gripping story of faith, conflict, intrigue, and heroism.

Author Niels Andersen is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose career took him to operating theaters around the world. From desert sands to the storied halls of the Pentagon, he taps a deep well of experience working on long range national and military strategy. As an amateur military history and strategy buff he draws on past and current events to shape his stories and blur the lines between fact and fiction. He hopes this is the first of several books in a series that highlights the extraordinary work of ordinary people in the relentless pursuit of our national defense.

Niels lives in Minnesota with his wife and family cat. In addition to writing, he works with recovering and at-risk adults to help them rejoin the competitive workforce. Between work, writing, and helping his wife with her quilting projects, he keeps very busy.

Genre – Thriller, Terrorism, CIA, Conflict, Afghanistan, Politics, Military, Intrigue, Action, War

Valley of Stars ISBN 9781506905365, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 276 page print book version, ISBN 9781506905358 is published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Niels Andersen
+1(941)921-2607
ntandersen.af@gmail.com

Output Factory Server 2.0.13 for InDesign Simplifies Workflow Management

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.0.13, a maintenance update to company’s output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The app can serve unlimited users and offers single page export, layer versioning, preflighting and more. The new version lets users edit workflow settings during processing without having to restart hot folder watching for the changes to take effect.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.13, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

The new version lets users edit workflow settings during processing without having to restart hot folder watching for the changes to take effect. For example, operators can change their preflight options or enable layer versioning on the fly – and the new settings will be applied automatically to the next InDesign file in the respective hot folder.

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

After Output Factory Server is installed on its dedicated machine, 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. Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

Print and export InDesign files automatically from hot folders
-Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
-Output to multiple formats at once from a single hot folder
-Export as single pages
Automatic email notifications
-Layer versioning
-Run custom scripts
-Variable output file names
-Automatic preflighting

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. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

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

Carpbusters Launches “Carpe Mortem” Free Newsletter

Carpbusters Inc., a non-profit conservation agency has launched a free newsletter dedicated to invasive species.

Ronda, NC, USA — Carpbusters Inc., a non-profit agency has started a free newsletter for educators, sportsmen and conservationist highlighting issues related to Invasive Species. Carpbusters free newsletter signup form.

Harvest in all forms and working with schools, youth leaders, educators and sportsmen to find practical solutions to our invasive species problems. They have a 20-year history of making a difference. Many a pond, farmyard, park and local stream have benefited from their efforts. Not to mention the students and educators who have used their website as launching point to start a project or add content to a curriculum. As they often say one less is one less. Meaning that removing one invasive species really does make a significant difference and over time it can radically change the makeup of your local flora and fauna. It really does benefit our ecosystem to remove invasive organisms and they prove it on a daily basis.

As part of their outreach they have launched a free newsletter that will entertain and educate readers about the many impacts of invasive species. The “Carpe Mortem” newsletter will feature practical ways you can help stop Invasive species like carp, feral hogs, lionfish, starlings, kudzu and so many others. “Carpe Mortem” newsletter has fun news bits and stories from the classroom, the field and around the globe. It’s a must have resource for Teachers and Sportsmen alike.

Average sportsmen/students/conservationist are our greatest weapon in the fight against invasive species. Everyone can do world changing conservation work by removing an invasive every chance they get.

Carpbusters Inc. MISSION & VISION is simple: They advocate that all conservationist and sportsmen humanly harvest invasive species. Education put into action is their way of tackling this environmentally hazardous problem. For more information, visit http://www.carpbusters.org.

Media Contact:
Robert Rice, CEO
Carpbusters Inc.
336-371-0999
info@carpbusters.org
http://www.carpbusters.org

Fulham Demonstrates Bluetooth Mesh and PoE Technology for LED Lighting Control at Light+Building

Fulham’s connected lighting controls shows the potential of Bluetooth mesh and Power over Ethernet for intelligent lighting commissioning and management.

FRANKFURT, Germany — At Light+Building this week, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will demonstrate new wireless lighting control technology that uses the Bluetooth mesh control stack from Silvair to provide two-way communication to smart light fixtures. Fulham also will demonstrate new Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED Linear Engine technology combining DC power and smart lighting control. The technology demonstration of lighting controls will be shown in Hall 4.0, Stand A12.

Fulham’s Light+Building Bluetooth mesh demonstration will include a Bluetooth to 0-10V LED controller and a 40W LED driver with add-on Bluetooth connectivity via a Fulham Intelligent Wireless Module. Both products will be used to control third-party sensors and wall switches, showing the promise of Bluetooth Mesh compatibility. These are some of the very first wireless LED controllers to provide two-way Bluetooth communications, enabling control commands and commissioning as well as data gathering for performance monitoring and analytics.

Bluetooth mesh can be used to enable a wireless lighting management ecosystem that can quickly pay for itself, as well as laying the foundation for centralized lighting controls as the foundation for IoT (the Internet of Things). ABI Research predicts there will be 48 billion Internet-enabled devices installed by 2021, including smart luminaires, and open standards such as Bluetooth mesh will make it possible to consolidate these devices into an IoT infrastructure. Fulham is demonstrating a prototype app that shows how sensors in luminaires can be used for additional IoT functions such as managing HVAC, alarm systems, emergency exit signs, and smart door lock controls.

Adopting Bluetooth mesh for wireless lighting controls offers a number of advantages since Bluetooth is a well-defined, open standard that promises fast, reliable performance and scalability. Mesh networking was designed for applications such as building automation, supporting many-to-many communications, and it is ideally suited for connected lighting since it can simultaneously connect sensors in hundreds to thousands of luminaires.

Fulham also will display a new PoE Linear LED Engine technology, which can be integrated into a variety of form-factors . Unlike previous generations of PoE products that can only issue commands via a 0-10v interface, the PoE LED Engine connects directly to the LED light module, providing complete two-way communication with the fixture to gather data about luminaire performance, power consumption, and operating temperature, as well as issuing commands such as on/off, diming, color tuning and timed scheduling.

Using PoE to power LED luminaires simplifies installation, since only one cable is needed for both power and controls. PoE provides the LED luminaries with a low-voltage DC power source providing up to 52W of power. This makes the luminaire more energy efficient and less costly since no conversion drivers are required.

PoE also allows makes it easier to accommodate high bandwidth sensors such as IP cameras in the same network infrastructure used to power and control lighting. With PoE, each LED luminaire has a unique IP address, making it easy to add lighting to an IoT infrastructure, including remote management over the Internet.

“We have been developing clever LED products with integrated programmability for some time. The next step toward smart lighting is to add communications to programmability, and our technology demonstrations at Light+Building will highlight some of the possibilities offered networked lighting ecosystems,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development for Fulham. “In addition to providing two-way communications for both control and data gathering, using open standards such as Bluetooth Mesh and Power over Ethernet to connect luminaires paves the way for IoT integration. LED lighting with built-in sensors creates an ideal framework for IoT infrastructure. These technologies have been requested many times by our OEMs, and we are excited to share their status.”

For more information, visit Fulham at Light+Building 2018 in Hall 4.0, Stand A12, or visit http://www.fulham.com.

#LB18
#BLEmesh4lighting
#BLEmeshecosystem

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. @FulhamUSA and @FulhamEurope.

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

LinkOptimizer for InDesign Is Now Available on the New Adobe Exchange

Zevrix Solutions announces that LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign is now available on Adobe Exchange, a new and improved Creative Cloud marketplace. Adobe Exchange makes it easier for customers to discover and install third party plug-ins for Creative Cloud. LinkOptimizer is a workflow automation solution InDesign that lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, perform color conversion, convert image formats, run actions and more.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces that LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

Adobe Exchange provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Cloud products. As a unified destination that brings third-party integrations with Creative Cloud, Document Cloud & Experience Cloud under a single umbrella, Adobe Exchange will make it easier for customers to discover and install integrations that expand and enhance what they can achieve on Adobe’s Clouds.

“We are delighted to have products like LinkOptimizer from Zevrix Solutions available on Adobe Exchange”, says Jonathan Ferman, Adobe Exchange Product Manager. “This provides users with an easy way to install products and see updates as and when they become available.”

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:

-Optimize dozens of InDesign files
-Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
-Change their resolution to 300 dpi
Convert RGB images to CMYK
Resave JPEGs as TIFF
-Run a Photoshop action on each image.

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

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Adobe Exchange for US$259.95 (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2018.

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

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

Fulham Partners with Silvair to Demonstrate Bluetooth Mesh Technology for LED Lighting Controls at Light+Building 2018

Fulham’s wireless lighting controller realizes the potential of Bluetooth mesh for intelligent lighting commissioning and management.

FRANKFURT, Germany — At Light+Building 2018, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will demonstrate new lighting control technology using the Lighting Firmware based on the core Bluetooth mesh stack provided by Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology. Fulham will be showing its Bluetooth mesh lighting controllers as well as software for smart luminaires in Hall 4.0, Stand A12.

Fulham’s Light+Building 2018 technology demonstration will display products including a Bluetooth to 0-10V LED controller and a 40W LED driver with Bluetooth connectivity via a Fulham Intelligent Wireless Module. The display will include a presentation of control using third-party sensors and wall switches in a Bluetooth mesh environment.

Fulham’s demonstration incorporates Silvair’s wireless lighting control technology based on Bluetooth mesh which gives users control and data gathering capabilities. Adopting Bluetooth mesh networking technology and Silvair’s wireless lighting control solution offers numerous advantages since Bluetooth is a well-defined, open standard that provides a fast, reliable performance, unmatched scalability, high-level security and out-of-the-box interoperability. Mesh networking was designed for building automation applications since it enables many-to-many communications. It is ideally suited for connected lighting as it can simultaneously connect sensors in hundreds or thousands of luminaires. Silvair’s Lighting Firmware based on Bluetooth mesh promises to offer a wireless lighting management ecosystem that can quickly pay for itself, as well as laying the foundation for centralized lighting controls using IoT (the Internet of Things).

“OEMs have been weighing the best approach to smart lighting controls and our partnership with Silvair marks a key step in Fulham’s demonstration of a new wireless lighting control,” says Russ Sharer, Vice President of Business Development for Fulham. “Our goal is to work with OEMs to give them a choice when it comes to lighting control. With our clever lighting products, we have already added programmability to solid-state luminaires. Support for Bluetooth mesh marks the next logical step in lighting communications as the industry moves toward truly intelligent lighting.”

“It is truly wonderful that Fulham joins us as one of our partners showing Silvair’s wireless lighting control solution based on the Bluetooth mesh technology. I am excited to see the upcoming changes in the lighting industry caused by our collaboration to bring a new generation of Bluetooth mesh enabled smart lighting components to the market.” says Rafal Han, CEO and co-founder at Silvair. “We cannot wait to demonstrate these products for the first time at Light + Building 2018. Silvair’s relationship with Fulham is an important step for making an interoperable smart lighting ecosystem a reality.”

In addition to lighting controls, Bluetooth mesh networking can be used for other IoT applications, working with sensors already located in luminaires to control HVAC systems, alarm systems, fire controls, and other building controls. ABI Research predicts there will be 48 billion Internet-enabled devices installed by 2021, including smart luminaires, and open standards such as Bluetooth mesh will make it possible to consolidate these devices into a central IoT infrastructure.

For more information, visit Fulham at Light+Building 2018 in Hall 4.0, Stand A12, or visit http://www.fulham.com.

#LB18
#BLEmesh4lighting
#BLEmeshecosystem

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. @FulhamUSA and @FulhamEurope.

Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
(323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

About Silvair
Silvair (http://www.silvair.com) provides complete and flexible lighting control solutions based on Bluetooth mesh networking technology. Component manufacturers can easily integrate them into a variety of products, flexibly choosing specific features in accordance with their customers’ needs. In addition, our intelligent lighting platform includes dedicated tools for commissioning and managing connected lighting systems in commercial buildings, effectively future-proofing them against increasingly stringent energy codes. Visit Silvair’s booth no. E80, hall 9.1 at Light + Building 2018 to see and learn more about the fully interoperable lighting control systems based on Bluetooth mesh networking technology.

New Book Release – Reflect, Renew, Refresh, The 3 R’s for an Inspired Life, by Karen Marie Lewman

Reflect, Renew, Refresh, The 3 R’s for an Inspired Life, by Karen Marie Lewman, can assist you in creating positivity in your life.

Monarch Beach, CA, USA — Karen Marie Lewman’s Reflect, Renew, Refresh, The 3 R’s for an Inspired Life is an inspirational and motivational journal with weekly photos, quotes and affirmations. It is so important to maintain balance, peace, joy and love as we go about our days. The 3 R’s will assist you in being enlivened and inspired.

“Reflect, Renew, Refresh, The 3 R’s for an Inspired Life,” was created to inspire and uplift. By using “Reflect, Renew, Refresh” as your guide, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed, challenged in your professional or personal life, have a tendency towards negative thinking, or just need to reset your balance, you are committing to positively nourish your mind, body and spirit.

“Very inspiring and enlivening. The images and ideas are Life changing.” ~P.M.

“The photographs are setting the stage to take you away to a beautiful and peaceful place. The quotes are meant to inspire you as you read them. Her inspirational message leads you to ask yourselves some questions, you are reflecting.” ~P.M.

“I have always believed in the power of positive motivation, inspiration and nourishment of one’s self. It is only then, that we can assist others. I am grateful for this opportunity to assist you in your quest for happiness, peace, love, harmony and healing.”

“Reflect, Renew, Refresh” is Karen’s 2nd book along with “Take a Moment: Inspirational Darts to the Heart” which was published in 2016. Her intention is to bring light, love and healing to others through her words, photos and affirmations.

Genre – Inspirational, Motivational, Self-Help, Affirmative, Positivity, Healing, Wisdom, Encouragement, Joyful, Quotations, Recovery, Uplifting, Well-Being, Empowering, Life Affirming, Nurturing, Prospering, Enriching

Reflect, Renew, Refresh, The 3 R’s for an Inspired Life ISBN 9781506905389, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 276 page print book version, ISBN 9781506905372 is published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Karen Marie Lewman
+1(941)921-2607
kmlthoughtsplus@gmail.com
http://www.karenmarielewman.com

BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel Now Can Save Single Sheet PDFs

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput XLS 2.5.3, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. In addition to batch printing and PDF conversion, the software lets users carry out professional PDF production directly from Excel and effortlessly repurpose Office spreadsheets for web and mobile devices. The new version lets users split Excel workbooks into single sheet PDF files while preserving the multi-page sheet structure in exported documents.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput XLS 2.5.3, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel on macOS. The only batch processing tool for Excel on the Mac market, the software helps users eliminate repetitive tasks through automation of printing and professional PDF output.

The new version adds the ability to automatically split Excel workbooks into single sheet PDF files while preserving the multi-page sheet structure in exported documents. Previous versions of the software always created single page PDF files only, which resulted in undesirable splitting of multi page sheets into single documents. The update also fixes some rare crashes and removes a redundant option to close Excel files after processing.

In addition to batch printing, BatchOutput XLS allows to carry out powerful professional PDF production directly from Excel, helping users simplify and streamline the conversion process. BatchOutput XLS is the only app on the market that brings advanced PDF creation options right to Excel users’ fingertips:

Print and export multiple Excel documents to PDF with a click of a button.
-Variable PDF file names based on user name, date, batch number and other values.
Reduce PDF file size and optimize documents for web, print or mobile devices.
Encrypt and password-protect PDF from unauthorized copying, printing and viewing.
-Apply Quartz filters to change PDF color tone, brightness and other qualities.

BatchOutput XLS is a part of the Zevrix BatchOutput product family which also includes output automation solutions for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign and PDF workflows.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for US$19.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput XLS requires macOS 10.7 – 10.13 and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 or 2016.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, digital delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions makes it easier for professionals to achieve more while doing less by automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting down on 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

Aroma Organic Packaging Systems Introducing Innovation for Manufacturers

The Aroma Organic Packaging Company is gaining new grounds in the industry with the introduction of a new packaging system organic that utilize a spray created by scientists based in California. The world is evolving at a fast pace, and there is a need for brands that are specialized in the production of items that will stay on the shelves for an extended period to preserve their products. If these products are not adequately maintained with the right materials, it could cause damage to the products which will result in loss of revenue for the manufacturers.

This challenge was identified by the Aroma Organic Packaging Company and has motivated the brand to work on an innovative product that will ensure the preservation of products for a more extended period. The packaging system which utilizes a spray and designed by the Aroma Organic Packaging Company was put together by a team of scientists from California. These packaging items are available in clear cans, plastic paper, and metal. The essence of the spray is to help the product to retain its excellent form for an extended time and prevent it from getting spoilt.

The ingredients used in producing these preservatives are sourced from fresh fruits and sealed adequately into clear cans which will be used by different producers to ensure the preservation of their products and keep it in good shape for the consumption of their clients. Use of these packaging materials will help producers to maintain their stronghold on the market and promote their brand image.

The Aroma Organic Packaging Company is founded by the renowned billionaire with incredible business acumen, Tarik Freitekh and his long-time associate, Ahmed Sary. The reputable billionaire who has various investment portfolios across all vibrant sectors of the economy is renowned for his ability to discover new opportunities saw an opportunity in the manufacturing industry and want to help more manufacturers with a viable solution that will control the wastage of products when they are not preserved very well. It is a known fact that firms that are into production lose a significant part of their revenues when their goods are messed up and ruined. The introduction of the aroma organic spray which is available in various can sizes will help different producers to preserve their products and ensure they make more money.

For more information, please visit http://www.keeparoma.com.

Media Contact:
Francois HUYNH, PR Manager
PRGLOBALMEDIA
408-427-3005
fhuynh@prglobalmedia.com

Mi Rancho® Names Dennis Cole Director of Retail Sales

Industry Veteran with 30 Years of Food Sales and Distribution Experience Selected to Expand Mi Rancho’s Retail Channel.

San Leandro, CA, USA — Mi Rancho® (http://www.mirancho.com), a Bay Area food innovator in the production and global distribution of tortillas and Mexican foods, today announced the appointment of Dennis Cole to the position of Director of Retail Sales. Cole will replace the retired Frank Palladino, who launched Mi Rancho’s retail expansion in 2010. Cole brings 30 years of retail sales and distribution experience to Mi Rancho, mostly in the food and grocery business, and will assume responsibility for Mi Rancho’s expanding retail sales channel.

Cole comes to Mi Rancho from Peet’s Coffee, where he served as Operations Manager – DSD/CPG Grocery Division. Over the past three decades, Cole has worked for a variety of name brands such as Pepsi Cola and Kraft Foods. He also has extensive experience in tortilla sales and distribution having managed retail sales for one of the largest tortilla suppliers in the United States.

“We are delighted to welcome Dennis to the Mi Rancho family,” said Manuel Berber, owner and President of Mi Rancho. “Dennis knows the tortilla business and has the expertise we need to build sales through retail outlets across California and the western US. His tenure in the business also means he has the contacts and expertise to help us expand to other regions when the time comes. Mi Rancho maintains a high standard, both in the quality of our products and in our business relationships, and we know Dennis has what it takes to open the right doors for the Mi Rancho brand.”

“When I was approached about the opportunity with Mi Rancho, I recognized the opportunity to promote an amazing product line,” said Cole. “The Berbers have a real passion for the business and for the quality of their tortillas, and I welcome the challenge of helping promote Mi Rancho as a premium tortilla brand up and down the west coast.”

Mi Rancho has been producing high-quality specialty foods since 1939 and has always used the finest ingredients and centuries-old production methods to make authentic tortillas.

About Mi Rancho
Mi Rancho® is an innovator in the specialty foods market specializing in tortillas and Mexican food products. Founded as a family-run Mexican bakery and grocery store in Oakland in 1939, Mi Rancho started to expand in the 1950s, providing tortillas to local restaurants. Today the company remains family owned and operated by the third generation of the Berber family, with plans of succession to the fourth generation currently working within the company. Mi Rancho produces 4.5 million tortillas each day or 1.3 billion tortillas each year, serving various segments including foodservice, retail, industrial, and international. Despite Mi Rancho’s growth, the company is still operated with a passion for excellence and a commitment to produce the best quality tortillas made from local California ingredients.

For more information, visit Mi Rancho on the web at http://www.mirancho.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Director of PR, Gumas Advertising
415-621-7575
twoolf@gumas.com

Output Factory Server for InDesign Improves Preflight Email Alerts

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.0.12, a maintenance update to company’s output workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The app can serve unlimited users on a network and offers layer versioning, preflighting, single page export and more. The new version improves handling of email alerts triggered by preflight errors and addresses issues related to corrupted workflow files.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.12, a maintenance update to company’s output automation software for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

The new version improves the app’s ability to send email notifications when preflight errors are detected in InDesign documents. The update addresses an issue in which notifications weren’t sent if some advanced preflight options were selected. In addition, the new release automatically fixes malformed workflow files and improves import of workflows created with earlier versions of Output Factory Server.

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “The setup process is simple and users experience is very straightforward. 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
-Export as single pages
-Automatic email notifications
-Layer versioning
Run custom scripts
-Variable output file names
-Automatic preflighting
-Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder

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. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

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

City of Paso Robles Reaches 1,000 Solar Home Installs

Last month, Paso Robles resident Dan Robinson applied for a solar energy permit. Little did he know that his application would be the 1,000th alternative energy permit filed in the city of Paso Robles.

Atascadero, CA, USA — Last month, Paso Robles resident Dan Robinson decided he wanted to save money and do the right thing when he called Solarponics and applied for a solar energy permit to install solar on his home. Little did he know that his application would be the 1,000th alternative energy permit filed in the city of Paso Robles. With Mr. Robinson’s solar install, Paso became the first city to reach 1,000 installs in San Luis Obispo county.

“These seven panels on my roof can do the same for me as a multi-billion dollar power plant… with no pollution,” says Mr. Robinson. “Solar makes so much sense on so many levels. It’s the right way to go.”

Solar energy first became popular in the late 1970’s when President Carter installed solar water heating panels on the White House. At the time, electric rates hovered around a low of 5¢/kWh. Solar electric and solar water heating systems were still quite a bit more expensive than ulitily-purchased energy.

Since the mid, California has seen a nearly 300% increase in the price of energy, currently averaging 19¢/kWh, while solar energy prices have dropped significantly, making solar electric far more affordable than grid-tied energy today.

Nationally, solar installs in the U.S. have grown from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2008 to an estimated 34GW today. Paso Robles has gone from under 20kW of solar installs in 2008 to over 6 megawatts (MW) of residential solar today. This equates to more than $50 million in collective energy savings for Paso Robles homeowners over the next 20 years.

“Even with the recently imposed solar panel tariffs, solar energy continues to be a significant money-saver. The more energy rates increase, the more solar makes sense. And rates are always increasing.” says Kristian Emrich, Solarponics vice-president.

To celebrate the 1,000th residential solar energy install in Paso Robles, Solarponics is donating solar powered systems for electric golf carts to north county schools, and converting those electric golf carts to solar-power.

“Five years ago, we could not have imagined reaching this milestone…1,000 solar roofs in Paso… 10,000 county-wide. And now, here we are. Our vision is to see renewable energy systems on every single structure in the county. So, there’s a lot of work to do still,” says Mr. Emrich.

About Solarponics
Solarponics is the Central Coast’s go-to renewable energy installer, helping businesses and homeowners save money and achieve energy independence. Solarponics has installed over 5,000 energy systems throughout the county since 1975. The longest continuously owned and operated solar company in California, Solarponics is still privately owned and locally operated. For more information, visit http://www.solarponics.com, or like them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/solarponics).

Media Contact:
Frank Scotti
Solarponics, Inc.
805-466-5595
frank@solarponics.com
http://www.solarponics.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Connections” by Jennifer Dixon

Connections, by Jennifer Dixon, is a deeply personal memoir about how music can help us get past grief and loss of those closest to us.

ACT, Australia — Jennifer Dixon’s Connections begins with a brief description of the author’s life detailing the connection to music that she shared with her sister Maureen.

After losing her sister, during a 500-mile trek: Santiago de Compostela (commonly known as ‘The Camino’), as she was attempting to walk into oblivion, she experienced the astounding power of music to transcend her grief and re-connect her with her sister and her own life.

When her brother-in-law and her mother died, just four years later, the author embarked on her second Camino and was provided with yet more proof of the healing power of music and its positive affirmation of life. The story is peppered with music tracks and these are listed at the end, together with mention of some of music’s other therapeutic effects.

Though born in the UK, Jennifer Dixon has lived elsewhere for most of her adult life. Nonetheless, she is still proud of her Geordie roots. Currently living in Canberra as an Australian with a strange accent, Jennifer is married and has two grown-up children. She has worked in France, Germany and Italy. She has also lived in Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Zimbabwe and Mexico. Jennifer has a degree in Sociology and a diploma in Counselling Theories and Skills and has worked variously in several bi-lingual secretarial positions within Europe, as a Court Reporter, and as an Administrative Assistant in Social Services (UK). She earned a Black Belt in judo at nineteen; has walked the 500-mile Camino (Santiago de Compostela), in Spain, twice; plays the guitar, dabbles in painting; adores languages and etymology; is very attracted to the culinary arts; cannot live without abundant laughter and, regards music as a miraculous and indispensable gift of the universe.

Genre – Music, Life-force, Connections, Poetry, Travel, Grief, Walking, Re-evaluating, Dreams, Revelations, Thermodynamics, Re-connection, Healing

Connections ISBN 9781506905006, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 244 page print book version, ISBN 9781506904993 is published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Dixon
+1(941)921-2607
jjasdixon@hotmail.com

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “The 3 R’s of an Inspired Life: Reflect, Renew, Refresh” by Karen Marie Lewman

The 3 R’s of an Inspired Life: Reflect, Renew, Refresh, by Karen Marie Lewman, can help you inject positivity into your life.

Monarch Beach, CA, USA — Karen Marie Lewman’s The 3 R’s of an Inspired Life: Reflect, Renew, Refresh is an inspirational, motivational journal and calendar with weekly photos, quotes and affirmations. It is so important to maintain balance, peace, joy and love as we go about our days. Sometimes though, it is not easy.

“Reflect, Renew and Refresh, The 3 R’s for an Inspired Life,” was created to inspire, uplift and give hope to those going through challenging times. Whether it is an illness, a financial hardship, relationship issues, depression, unhappiness in your personal or professional life or any problem that needs solving, “Reflect, Renew and Refresh” can help.

I have always believed in the power of positive motivation, inspiration and nourishment of one’s self. It is only then, that we can assist others. I am grateful for this opportunity to assist you in your quest for happiness, peace, love, harmony and healing.

I currently live in Monarch Beach, CA with my loving husband of 33 years. I am so appreciative of his support, guidance and love through the years. We give thanks to be able to Reflect, Renew and Refresh by enjoying daily runs and hikes along the beach, watching the waves, being in nature and being together.

“Reflect, Renew and Refresh” is my 2nd book along with “Take a Moment: Inspirational Darts to the Heart” which was published in 2016. My intention is to bring light, love and healing to others through my words, photos and affirmations.

Genre – Inspirational, Motivational, Self-Help, Affirmative, Positivity, Healing, Wisdom, Encouragement, Joyful, Quotations, Recovery, Uplifting, Well-Being, Empowering, Life Affirming, Nurturing, Prospering, Enriching

The 3 R’s of an Inspired Life: Reflect, Renew, Refresh ISBN 9781506905389, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 276 page print book version, ISBN 9781506905372 is published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Karen Marie Lewman
+1(941)921-2607
kmlthoughtsplus@gmail.com

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Alpha Channels Processing

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 5.2.5, a maintenance update to company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust colors and more. The new version addresses an issue in which alpha channels in PSD and TIFF files could be deleted during processing. The update also recognizes color profile in additional designated system locations.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces LinkOptimizer 5.2.5, a maintenance update to its image processing automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

The new version addresses an issue in which alpha channels in PSD and TIFF files could be removed during processing when using settings presets created with earlier versions of LinkOptimizer. The update also ensures that ICC color profiles stored in the Recommended folder of ColorSync settings are available to the user.

“Today LinkOptimizer batched a huge book project and another magazine project in minutes vs. hours. Now I can take the afternoon off and drink beer,” says Brian Donahue, owner of Bedesign studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Thanks for freeing up my afternoon, rather than doing production work.”

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:

-Optimize dozens of InDesign files
Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
-Change their resolution to 300 dpi
Convert RGB images to CMYK
-Resave JPEGs as TIFF
-Run a Photoshop action on each image.

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

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2018.

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