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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced the availability of high-accuracy, in-the-field mapping with its new Trimble(R) VRS Now(TM) H-Star(TM) service in Ireland and Northern Ireland. A subscription to the Trimble VRS Now H-Star service gives users working in utilities, local government, natural resources, and land management the ability to obtain real-time, decimeter level accurate positions consistently and directly at the job site. With instant access to H-Star corrections on demand, field workers can be more efficient and high-accuracy mapping projects can be up and running in minutes to increase productivity. By accessing proven Trimble VRS(TM) technology, subscribers can correct data in the field without setting up base stations, and there is no need for post processing data. Mapping and Geographic Informati... (more)

Newspaper Publisher A. H. Belo Corporation Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

DALLAS, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newspaper publisher A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) reported first quarter 2009 revenues of $128.5 million and a first quarter net loss of $103.1 million or $5.03 per share. Excluding special charges, the first quarter net loss was $18.1 million or $0.91 per share. First quarter results include $80.9 million or $3.93 per share in non-cash goodwill impairment at The Providence Journal and a charge of $4.0 million or $0.19 per share related to a reduction-in-force and related costs announced in January. The reduction-in-force is part of the Company's ongoing expense reduction initiatives. A. H. Belo's reduction-in-force impacted approximately 500 employees and will save approximately $27 million in salaries and benefits annually. The Company had ($9.1) million in consolidated EBITDA and ($2.3) million in newspaper EBITDA... (more)

C.H. Briggs Company Announces Expanded Distribution Rights in New Markets

Expansion Solidifies the Company's Position as Premier Provider of Specialty Building Materials for Interiors READING, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, has been awarded expanded product distribution rights in some of the fastest growing markets in the United States. The agreement grants C.H. Briggs the rights to distribute several of its products, including DuPont(TM) Corian(R) solid surfaces and Zodiaq(R) quartz surfaces, in regions previously operated by Maryland-based solid surface distributor Carapace, LLC. C.H. Briggs will now have the infrastructure to market its surfacing products, including DuPont(TM) Corian(R), Zodiaq(R) and granite, in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Eastern Tennessee and the Florida ... (more)

H.I.G. Capital Announces Acquisition of Laser Pacific

H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private equity investment firm, today announced that one of its portfolio companies acquired the assets and operations of Hollywood-based Laser-Pacific Media Corporation, a six-time Emmy Award winning post-production facility and subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company. Throughout its twenty year history, Laser Pacific has made invaluable contributions to the field of post-production and is the latest addition for H.I.G. Capital to an expanding group of production and post-production companies which includes Wexler Video, LLC, PostWorks New York, LLC, Orbit Digital California, LLC, Hula Post Production, Inc. and Coffey Sound, LLC, all part of the Telecorps Holdings, Inc. family of companies. This consortium makes Telecorps the leader in production and post-production equipment rental, post-production finishing and other related ser... (more)

The Classic Group and S+H Construction Participating in Workshops at the 2010 Residential Design & Construction Show

LEXINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/07/10 -- The Classic Group, Inc., architects and custom home builders located in Lexington, along with S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, one of the greater Boston area's premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, have been invited to participate in workshops at the 2010 Residential Design and Construction Show (RDC). These are two of several workshops being presented at this annual show that runs April 14th and 15th at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Wednesday, April 14th 3:30PM to 5PM "Design/Build Jeopardy" with panelists Philip Bates, The Classic Group; Treff LaFleshe, LDa Architects; Gregory Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design; and moderated by Rachel Levitt, Home Design Editor, Boston Magazine. This educational and informational interactive workshop is designed to enlighten arc... (more)

Investment Advisor Reveals 2010 Broker/Dealers of the Year

DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking another milestone in its 30th year as The Voice of Independents, Investment Advisor today announced the results of its 20th annual readers' poll in which the representatives of independent broker/dealers chose the 2010 Broker/Dealers of the Year. (Logo: ) (Logo: ) Following years of economic uncertainty and market volatility in which many independent broker/dealers' margins were squeezed and their cultures challenged, nearly 5,000 voters in this annual balloting confirmed their choices of affiliation by giving high ratings to their own independent B/Ds. In voting overseen each year since 1991 by Investment Advisor's editorial staff, credentialed voters are asked to rate their own broker/dealers in 15 different cate... (more)

SC&H Capital Advises Winner of ACG Maryland's Deal of the Year Award

BALTIMORE, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SC&H Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm to middle market businesses, served in an advisory capacity to four of the ACG Maryland's Deal of the Year Award finalists - including all three nominees in the Technology category. SC&H served as the exclusive advisor to the seller in the winning deal in the Technology category - the acquisition of Performance Technology Group by World Wide Technology, Inc. The winners were announced last night at an event at the B&O Railroad Museum. The other SC&H clients who were finalists for the award in the Technology category included New Spring Ventures' investment in Message Systems, and TeleCommunication Systems' acquisition of Solvern Innovations. SC&H served as the advisor to Message Systems and Solvern Innovations respectively. In the Services category, SC&H advised Leading... (more)

Jointwave Provides Low-Power, Low-Latency H.264 Codec for Consumer ASIC

FREMONT, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jointwave LLC, a leading industry supplier of the H.264 IP core for FPGA and ASIC, has announced that it has signed two licensing agreements to provide its video codec IP cores for consumer application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC). The company's H.264 codec IP cores, which have been widely deployed in high-end professional applications such as the medical and aerospace industries, have recently found new opportunities and success in the consumer electronics market. "Our H.264 codec has a wide range of applications and uses in the world of consumer electronics, and so we are excited to expand into this new market," said Paul Qiu, CEO of Jointwave. "We are placing our focus on a market where power consumption and latency are important factors, which is a perfect fit for Jointwave because of our experience as a ... (more)

SC&H Group Celebrates Twenty Years of Service Excellence

SPARKS, Md., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, SC&H Group, one of the area's largest accounting and consulting firms, celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since the company opened in 1991, SC&H has grown to more than 275 employees with revenues exceeding $50 million. "This is a landmark achievement of which we are extremely proud," Ron Causey, co-founder and managing director of SC&H said. Causey was once quoted as saying, "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." Back in 1991, after working for a large international accounting firm for several years, Causey and his business partners decided to take that shot, and to control their own destiny by starting their own firm. Their vision was to create a professional accounting and management consulting company where the culture would focus on the values of team work, knowledge sharing, customer retention,... (more)

Jesus Phone Makes a New Mobile AJAX Platform

iPhone, one of the most hyped products ever and occasionally called the "Jesus phone" like it was the Second Coming, is about to hit the market so Apple figured it had better say "one more thing" before it casts off. The gadget is going to be able to access YouTube content. IPhone will be the first mobile device to take advantage of YouTube's new H.264-encoded format, which is supposed to improve video quality and preserve battery life. This, and AJAX, we're told, makes it a platform, not to say the newest high school fashion accessory, although third-party programmers say they are barred from creating real applications. Apple upgraded the battery to be good for a critic-addressing, still-to-be-proven eight hours of talk time, double what rivals like RIM and Palm can do. That's supposed to translate into six hours of Internet use, seven hours of video playback, 24 hou... (more)

Showtime: Bringing the Co-Web to a Screen Near You!

The Co-Web, the collaborative, media converged Web, is upon us. The Co-Web is interpersonal; it is about getting work done together. It is much more than surfing a YouTube/Google Map mashup while Twittering with co-workers. Showtime uses those same technologies to build a Co-Web page where we all interact on the same data at the same time, see the same context and make better decisions as a result. A Showtime Co-Web application uses the same standards as a normal mashup - OpenAJAX plus XMPP, RTP/RTSP and H.264 - yet remakes the mashup as the Co-Web. For the Co-Web - It's Showtime! Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist with IBM's Emerging Internet Technology Team, has a long history working with both Web standards and implementations. He was an... (more)