Leading International Entrepreneur moves into Royal Circles

Toronto, Canada, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR DEFENSE NEWS/ — In January of 2016, and in Amman, Jordan, Edward Bayanoti, an international businessman with interests in Property, Real Estate and Defence married Her Royal Highness Princess Aisha bint Hussein, sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan and daughter of Princess Muna al-Hussein and King Hussein. The couple had been married in Canada since December 2015.

Her Royal Highness Princess Aisha bint Hussein is the sister in law of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.

Although dated for a while prior to the marriage, unfortunately the marriage did not work and so in July 2016, according to the Royal Hashemite Court, the couple divorced, while the divorce proceedings are still on going in Canada, but expected to be finalized sometime in 2017.

Edward Banayoti currently resides in Europe, mainly between the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland. Edward Banayoti is known to be a trusted voice by so many heads of states, and many royal families.

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SEREbox.com, the original monthly subscription box with an emergency preparedness theme, celebrates its successful 1st year anniversary on February 20th, 2015

Atlanta, GA, February 02, 2015 — /EPR DEFENSE NEWS/ — SEREbox.com was the first monthly subscription box service geared towards emergency preparedness and survival gear planning available on the internet or elsewhere. SEREbox.com combines a comprehensive and innovative line of emergency planning products with an educational aspect that cannot be found anywhere else. Each month has a theme (ie: Fire, Water, Food, Protection, and etc.). They strive to find unique items that are quality made in the USA, highly functional, and extremely durable. Food is always the most popular and important item to have in a cache of emergency supplies. Therefore, special attention was paid to make sure the entire long term shelf stable food line is the best in the business. They succeeded. Their food line is unmatched because it is great tasting, fast cooking, low in sodium, and highly nutritious. Even gluten free and other specialty diet options are available to all customers.

The website has proven to be of tremendous value to families and individuals on their search for independence and freedom from reliance on other people or the government in case of any emergency or survival scenario. “This is a cutting edge Internet site far superior to anything in the marketplace,” said Ryan Bowersox, Co-Founder of SEREbox.com. “We have received a humbling amount of compliments on the concept and product itself. We expect tremendous sales growth in year two through our newly designed, convenient, and user-friendly website.”

“The response from all our customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Companies talk all the time about customer service and it seems to be just lip service. Customer service is a lost art. We really strive to make each customer happy. We have never put turning a profit ahead of doing the right thing for our customers. We have countless testimonials on our website about how we are succeeding in all our goals. We are just so pleased that our little idea has been of such use to people, and it’s so exciting. We can’t wait to see what year two and beyond brings.” said Scott Setter, President.

SEREbox.com has grown by leaps and bounds because of the great value it offers its customers. The company has a very intelligent and hardworking team of people in the greater Atlanta area. The concept and website have been featured in many publications, most notably the Winter 2014 version of “Survivor’s Edge” Magazine. The company’s website at www.SEREbox.com contains additional information on the program and how to sign up.

http://www.realworldsurvivor.com/2014/12/03/serebox-sends-monthly-survival-kits-home/#3-sample-boxes

In the Spring of 2015, SEREbox.com will launch its new product called “The Mini.” It is designed for all those subscribers who cannot afford $39 per month and need a more economical option. It will have free shipping as well.

Contact-Details: Scott Setter
info@serebox.com

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New Canadian Security Company Fighting Worldwide Corporate Espionage and Advanced Attackers

Information theft, or hacking, is extremely common in the business world. Companies with the most valuable information are under constant attack and need of sophisticated defense team. The Arc4dia team of experts has years of practical experience in the field of high-level cyber attacks and can help businesses to protect their privacy.

Snow Cover is the main defense service offered by Arc4dia. It is the first cyber security monitoring service truly aimed at advanced persistent attacks. Unlike the plethora of other services claiming to protect organizations against advanced persistent threats (APTs) while relying on the same technologies and people behind Anti-Virus, Arc4dia defense service is built from the ground up to provide a real fight against the advanced attackers using strategic and transparent techniques.

For a company with sensitive information, installing security software is not enough. Hackers constantly evolve, using new exploits to get past stationary defenses. That means a company’s defense strategy must also evolve in response. “We’ve helped clients to get rid of an attacker they didn’t know they had before we came in. The only hint the client had in a span of three years, was that they started losing critical contracts to a foreign competitor” said Roberge, Arc4dia founder.

For a limited time, Arc4dia offers Early Snow Program as a trial for Snow Cover. ESP is a program aimed to organizations that are likely to be victims of advanced targeted attacks. This program is completely free. The main benefits to the program participants: cutting edge 24/7 surveillance, evolving detection and immediate mitigation of targeted threats, and all this in transparent manner that won’t impact the running of your business.

About Arc4dia
The passionate team of researchers at Arc4dia has extensive experience in IT security in the Intelligence and Law Enforcement world with a combined talent that continuously strives to be the best in mobile security. Arc4dia protects some of the most valuable and critically sensitive information in the world, including intellectual property, manufacturing processes, military research, pharmaceutical research, and more. For more information, visit www.arc4dia.com or call 1-866-598-4317.

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West Fertilizer Storage Facility Explosion Exposes Alarming Trend in U.S. Chemical Safety and Security

As a result of on-site preliminary assessment performed by global security expert Anyck Turgeon, M-CAT Enterprises (M-CAT) is releasing three informational resources to help raise the understanding and awareness of chemical safety issues: i) a Firestorm interview revealing initial alarming on-site findings ii) a comprehensive article exposing the economics of poor chemical security practices and providing ten easily implemented recommendations iii) link to a live interview on May 29, 2013 to address other security challenges and best practices towards fire avoidance in manufacturing and/or storage facilities containing toxic and explosive chemicals such as fertilizers.

The devastating explosion at a West Texas fertilizer storage facility killing 15 people, injuring more than 200 and leveling surrounding homes and businesses in a four-block radius exposes a chilling trend in the way chemical safety is managed in the United States. According to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), chemical incidents have increased by an alarming 400 percent in the United States since 2010. “This is alarming,” says chemical security, safety and fraud expert Turgeon. “And to complicate matters, a disturbing percentage of plant managers and other respondents – nearly 25 percent – are not likely to report an incident out of fear of retaliation. This is happening globally and gets worst in other countries”.

While eyes are on Texas over this large-scale tragedy, governments and energy corporate leaders worldwide must proactively reassess their current production, transportation and safety postures, adopt more collaborative and comprehensive security compliance programs as well as provide training and tools required for staff to complete tasks safely and efficiently.

As one in three plants currently face similar safety issues, you can:

•  Review the interview completed with MCAT’s CEO Anyck Turgeon after she delivered on-site volunteer assistance at http://www.firestorm.com/Blog/west-fertilizer-plant-explosion-raises-chemical-safety-issues.html

•  Read a more comprehensive article exposing the economics of the fertilizer industry and learn ten ways to avoid chemical plant explosions by visiting : Top 10 Ways to Prevent Chemical Plant and Storage Facilities Explosions

•  Join a live webinar on May 29, 2013 hosted by Firestorm CEO Jim Satterfield, at which time Anyck Turgeon will answer questions about the current status of chemical safety in America . Register: http://www.firestorm.com/event/65-webinar-top-10-ways-to-prevent-chemical-plant-and-storage-facilities-explosions-with-anyck-turgeon

It is now time to pay attention and start adopting solutions for such preventable recurrences and silent killers, through contamination of entire communities causing long-term respiratory disease occurrences.

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Africa Intelligence Reports

Max Security, a global security consulting firm is now providing Africa Intelligence Reports. The company recently expanded its intelligence gathering operations to Sub-Saharan and southern Africa. “Africa is booming”, explains Africa Intelligence Manager Jay Radzinski, “but emerging business hubs like Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria continue to be marred by terrorism, civil unrest, and other hindrances to business continuity.”

The launch of the Africa regional intelligence package marks the first official expansion of Max Security’s growing intelligence division, after recording initial successes in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Max’s regional intelligence packages provide clients with a turnkey solution for their security information needs, keeping them informed of broad trends affecting business continuity in the long term, while alerting them to immediate threats to their specific interests.

“We provide our clients with deep familiarity of otherwise complex and volatile operating environments.” Says Intelligence Director Dor Raveh. “Clients receive everything from in-depth reports on changing political trends, to tactical alerts warning that the route to the airport has been closed.”

Max’s proven intelligence gathering capabilities stem from its’ analysts’ unrivaled ability to triangulate between a variety of sources, including social media, local media, and ground contacts. The department is comprised of a motivated, energetic mixture of experienced veterans from the Israeli intelligence and Special Ops services and a multi-national array of academics well versed in geopolitics.

“The ability of our fledgling division to meet the challenges posed by the Arab Spring created a whirlwind in the security community,” Says Raveh, “Now, we’re out to give our clients the same solutions to enable smooth business operations in Africa.” Over the past two years, Max’s intelligence branch had become well known in the corporate security community for its ability to separate the essential issues from the non-essential, providing timely, concise updates while never hesitating to give a bottom-line assessment. These aspects, argue intel branch members, are what have caused their clients’ exodus from existing intelligence juggernauts to their young division. “We’ve become the security company that other security professionals come to for help”, explains Raveh.

In addition to intelligence services, Max’s Travel Security department has recently opened its newest regional hub in Lagos Nigeria. From Lagos, Max provides clients with a range of risk-mitigation and travel security solutions ranging from close protection to facility security consulting. “Establishing an operating hub in Lagos complimented our global reach with a local touch,” explains CEO Noam Schiller.

Additional African countries that Max provides Intel for include Ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Cameroon and Senegal. To demonstrate the Max advantage, Max Security Intelligence is offering a free trial subscription for their Africa regional package. Subscribers receive daily summaries, bi-weekly strategic reports, special reports, and alerts, provided using proven intelligence gathering techniques adapted to the African continent. Subscribers are also offered tactical monitoring subscriptions to strategic cities across the continent, including Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg.

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Nobles Worldwide Announces New Weapon Mounts and Engineer Weapon Solutions to its Product Line

Nobles Worldwide, the largest supplier of ammunition-feed systems to the U.S. military and its allies, announced the launch of the company’s new mechanically-stabilized crew-served Viper Medium- and Small-Caliber Weapon Mounts along with their Engineered Weapon Solutions and composite ammunition-feed systems for land, sea and air platforms. Nobles Worldwide products will be on display at the 2012 Association of the U. S. Army Annual Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Oct. 22-24.

The Viper Small-Caliber Weapon Mount replaces and vastly improves the MK-93 heavy machine gun mount by replacing the awkward, hand-cranked “transverse and elevation” mechanism with a patented, mechanically-stabilized, gun-mount braking system. The system enables the gunner to rapidly move from one target to another, with deadly accuracy and stability. Viper Small-Caliber Weapon Mount accommodates the 50-caliber M2/M3 guns, 40-mm MK19 grenade launchers, and 7.62-mm M240 and 5.56-mm M249 guns all on the same mount with no modifications to the host vehicle or platform. The guns can be swapped out in minutes. The Viper Medium-Caliber Weapon Mount offers unprecedented firepower with the 30-mm M230LF chain gun, the only crew-served 30 mm in the world. The Viper Medium-Caliber Weapon Mount is also interchangeable with the 40-mm MK19 grenade launder and the 50-caliber M2/M3 guns.

“The Vipers offer a significantly lower price point than remote systems. This is very important, especially in this budget-constrained market. The Vipers fit on any platform or vehicle, require little or no maintenance, reduce life-cycle costs, require minimal training and are very stable and accurate on target.” said Mark Russell, vice president of Business Development. “Both Viper variants are operationally ready today.”

Nobles also launched their Engineering Weapons Solutions business unit, which improves weapons system performance with its designs, superior engineering, magazines and ammunition-feed systems, said Russell. “From the bullet resting in the magazine until target impact, Nobles products improve weapon performance across all medium and small caliber systems,” he said. “And we’ve been doing that successfully since 1948.”

From the engineering and design successes of its feed systems equipping every “F” and “A” series aircraft worldwide, Nobles offers that to all air, land and sea-based systems requiring improved reliability, accuracy, lethality, ammunition conservation, reduced weight, lower energy needs and lower life-cycle costs. For a live fire demonstration video of the Viper Small- and Medium-Caliber Weapon Mounts visit Nobles Worldwide.

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Pioneer Services to Give Away $1,000 and Apple iPads® to Eight Lucky Service Members

Pioneer Services will make this holiday season one to remember for eight service members and their families thanks to the Mega Merry Giveaway, a sweepstakes just for active-duty or career-retired service members and their spouses. There will be four winners of $1,000 and four iPad winners—one winner of each from each military branch.

“The Mega Merry Giveaway is our way of thanking those who serve for all they have done for our nation, and in a way that captures the season’s spirit of giving,” said Karen Von Der Bruegge, chief marketing and retail operations officer for Pioneer Services. “The best part—other than the chance to win a thousand dollars or an iPad—is that there is no obligation and no strings attached. All they have to do is be on active duty, career-retired, or a military spouse, and they can enter to win. It really is that easy.”

Those who qualify can enter on the company’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/PioneerServices, or at www.MegaMerryGiveaway.com, which is also where they can find complete rules and details.

“We are incredibly excited for the winners to be selected December 11,” added Von Der Bruegge, “because that is when we will find out who is going to have a very merry holiday season on behalf of Pioneer Services.”

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services and award-winning education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 25 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending, offering military loans,retail lendingVA loansCertificates of Deposit, savings accounts, and award-winning financial education programs through a network of offices and on the Internet. Pioneer Services is proud to support military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

For more information, visit PioneerServices.com. For loan information, visit PioneerMilitaryLoans.com.

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Hike Metal Announces HIKE30 Series Commercial Patrol Workboat 2011 Expansion Line

Hike Metal, the Preferred Custom Commercial Workboat supplier to the Police, Sheriff and law Enforcement Departments around the world, has announced their 2011 HIKE30 Series Commercial Workboat line expansion. Our HIKE30 Series Workboats are known as the “Workhorse” of the Commercial Boatbuilding Industry “Heavy Duty Workboats”. For 2011, Hike Metal has expanded the HIKE30 Series in 2 ft increments out to 38 ft, and every one of our 30 Series Workboats comes with our 10 year written warranty. We maintain the flexibility to customize to desired lengths.

The different working environments of the variety of law Enforcement Agencies around the world require flexibility in length, and we launched our 2011 HIKE30 Series to meet their demand. Our 25 plus years of time tested and proven precision engineering and production processes for the manufacture of our HIKE30 Series allowed us to standardize our 2 ft increment extended builds. There is quite a difference when you compare the vast patrol, search and rescue conditions in the Florida Keys or along the coasts of the Caribbean and South America to that of the rivers, lakes, bays and harbors of the world, and we know, because we deliver to them all.

Our streamlined and proven Hike Hull with its 18 degree modified V, precision engineered reverse chines, Lift Strakes and its low coefficient of drag is standard on all HIKE30 Series. We manufacture one of the most agile Workboats in the industry, and our precisely engineered Hike combination brings theHIKE30 Series 30 – 38’s up on plane and up to top speeds quickly, just like a Quarter Horse, and in a variety of sea, lake, river and harbor conditions.

The HIKE30 Series 10 year warranty is the Commercial Workboat standard for Hike, and our patented and proven “Harmonic Vibratory Stress Relief Process”; a process performed during the structural welding, that minimizes the inherent weld distortion, cracking and residual hull stress found in conventional boat and shipbuilding manufacturing processes. Our patented process consistently delivers extended service life. Every weld is performed by our highly skilled welders, who are all Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certified.

Our Hike Metal ship and boatbuilding factory manufactures a variety of Workboats outside of the Law Enforcement Industry, which bolster our over-all Custom Commercial Boatbuilding performance. We are also a preferred supplier to the Fire Departments around the world for their Fire-Boats, like the heavy duty 90′ NFPA Type III Fire-Boat recently delivered to the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and the 90 ft Custom Class “A” Fire-Boat delivered to the Baltimore City Fire Department. We build many types ofCustom Commercial Work-Boats, such as “Self-Righting” Search and Rescue Boats (SAR) and Hovercraft for the Coast Guard and Custom Jet Boats like the 49” RIB delivered to the Blue Heron Company this July 4 th weekend for their Toberbory and Flower Pot Island tours, they even christened it the “Flower Pot Express”.The Hike Team takes pride in every boat, ship and vessel we build and deliver,and we’re proud to expand our rugged HIKE30 Series work boats to meet the demands of the Law Enforcement Agencies who protect and preserve our water ways around the world, and we provide every bit of personal safety and protection for them in every Workboat we deliver.

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Major Partitions Announces Silver Certification LEED-Compliance

Major Partitions is proud to announce it is LEED-compliant, continuing its leadership in environmental programs.

Built to meet high quality standards, all of Major Partitions’ products promote the reduction of waste, as well as reuse and recycling initiatives when it comes to steel and other products. Becoming Silver LEED-compliant is a major part of the future sustainability for Major Partitions, a leader in the supply of wire mesh products and services since 1888.

“We take environmental initiatives very seriously,” says Thomas Marchl, President of Major Partitions. “We do not produce harmful by-products, we are LEED-compliant, and we always use recycled paint. It’s not only about producing quality products for our customers, which we’ve been doing for over 100 years; it’s also about having a positive effect on the environment in all of our processes.”

Major Partitions’ line of products includes the TA-50 Military Lockers, which offer secure military storage alternatives. These steel lockers can be fit for any large area and are ideal for storing all types of military equipment – from duffle bags and personal items, to larger, heavier gear. Furthermore, Major Partitions’ products are a perfect choice for a LEED-compliant building.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green-building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics. LEED designates the following levels of certification: certified: 40-49 points; silver: 50-59 points; gold: 60-79 points; platinum: 80 points and above.

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The Centre Club Of Tampa Charity Dinner Reception To Feature Keynote Speaker, Grand ISS Chairman General Honoré

Grand ISS is pleased to announce that the Tampa Bay Area business community will be welcoming Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré who will speak on the importance of “Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century.” The dinner event will be held at the Centre Club, 123 S Westshore Blvd., Tampa, Florida on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 5:30-9:00 pm; those attending will receive a personalized autographed edition of the General’s recent book, “Survival.” The proceeds from the speaking engagement will go to The Fisher House Foundation and the Red Cross who support our wounded warriors and their families.

The Centre Club Of Tampa Charity Dinner Reception To Feature Keynote Speaker, Grand ISS Chairman General Honoré

Over a 37- year US Army career, General Honoré oversaw the training and deployment of over 500,000 military service members. He became a familiar face in 2005, when he commanded Joint Task Force Katrina. Today he is a powerful American voice offering thought-provoking commentary on the merits of leadership and preparedness.

“The evening should prove to be a memorable experience,” said Ralph V. Frasca, Jr., CEO of Grand ISS. “The good General is a champion of disaster readiness. He will share his know-how to best prepare to stay safe and secure– a message that benefits us all. It is an honor to our community to have this opportunity to hear from General Honoré, and at the same time pay tribute to America’s military heroes and raise money for those who have sacrificed.”

This is a must-attend charity event for the Tampa Bay Area community. For more information, please call The Centre Club at 813.286.4040 or Click Here For Details!

About GRAND ISS
Grand ISS is a global solutions provider delivering integrated services in the core areas of security, risk management consultancy, private intelligence and investigatory forensics. The company serves the interests of commercial, government, and private clients by offering structured solutions that meet individualized specifications.

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Foreign Translations, Inc. Completes Dari Translation of Safety Manual for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

In December, after eight weeks of effectively managing teams working in three different countries around the world, Foreign Translations, Inc. (www.foreigntranslations.com), successfully completed the Dari translation of a safety manual for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Afghanistan Engineering District (AED). The project was awarded to Foreign Translations, Inc, through its General Services Administration “GSA” schedule with the federal government

The AED, a division of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, works to provide stability and security in Afghanistan through reconstruction and infrastructure development. As part of its efforts to stabilize Afghanistan, the AED employs thousands of Afghans and has created initiatives to ensure the majority of its contracts are awarded to Afghan nationals and firms. Focusing its efforts on increasing security and positively impacting the economy, the AED has completed a variety of different projects from facilities for Afghan soldiers and police, to water management studies and road construction.

The Dari translation of the safety manual presented Foreign Translations, Inc. with unique challenges and opportunities. With the AED contact and the Dari translators all located in Afghanistan, Foreign Translations, Inc. worked odd hours and often conducted early morning conference calls in order to accommodate the time zone differences. To provide an accurate technical translation, Foreign Translations, Inc. ensured that Dari was the native language of the translators assigned to the project, and that their areas of expertise coincided with those specified by the AED. Despite the logistical challenges presented by managing teams in different countries and time zones around the world, Foreign Translations, Inc., through its well-established quality process in place, completed and delivered the safety manual translation in less time than the three months originally estimated for the project’s completion. Foreign Translations, Inc. was honored to participate in a project to assure the safety of those working to establish a safer, more secure Afghanistan.

About Foreign Translations, Inc.
Foreign Translations, Inc. (www.foreigntranslations.com) is a 12- year old global translation services firm specializing in foreign language translation, interpreting and website translation headquartered in Greenville, SC.

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Mike Lee Kanarek Comes To Austin For Tactical Knife Seminar

Mr. Kanarek is a former Israeli Special Operations Group Commando, formerly was part of the Israeli anti-terrorist task force and riot control and is a 20-year veteran in full contact martial arts. Mr. Kanarek brings his knowledge and experience to the Austin, Texas, to educate civilians, military and law enforcement in reality based Israeli Defensive Tactics. Mr. Kanarek regularly teaches beginner, advanced and specialty tactics such as:

-Hand to Hand Combat
-Tactical Knife
-Combat Shooting
-Counter Terrorist Tactics
-Custom designed tactical maneuvers

The Tactical Knife Techniques Seminar will be held on October 23, 2009 from 6 PM- 9 PM, at the Austin Self Defense located in Cedar Park located on US Highway 183. Austin Self Defense will be fronting the majority of the expense for this seminar and will offer the seminar at only $69 a per person.

Owner and senior Haganah Instructor Dan Kiser with Austin Self Defense says, “Mr. Kanarek normally charges a minimum of $500 per hour for a private training session. We are offering it to our guests for only $23 an hour. This not only a huge discount, but also is an incredible opportunity to train with the best the Israeli military has to offer and for a very low investment.”

This seminar is open the public and only to individuals 18 years of age and older. Participation is limited and to a first come, first serve basis. If you are a civilian interested in improving your self defense skills, military interested in reality based tactical fighting skills or law enforcement interested in learning techniques, which may save your life if a situation goes bad, then, “you need to be at this Tactical Knife Techniques Seminar. This is a great value and an unprecedented event at our studio,” emphasizes Mr. Kiser.

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Rackspace Wins Joint Server Farm Tender To Support Ministry of Defence (MoD) Websites

Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leader in hosting, has announced it has won a three year, competitive deal to provide fully managed support to the Joint Server Farm (JSF), a secure hosting environment for Ministry of Defence (MoD) websites. The partnership will see MoD, Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force websites consolidated onto a single, virtualised infrastructure to enable easier management, greater efficiencies and scalability.

Rackspace beat 18 other companies to win the contract to support the JSF following a European Journal Competition and tender for contract. Through the deal Rackspace will provide MoD partners with the flexibility to manage and change websites quickly to meet user demand. It will also provide enhanced security from firewalls and intrusion detection devices, which constantly monitor for threats, round-the-clock access to certified engineers and a 100% network uptime guarantee, backed by its service level agreement.

Rackspace’s EMEA managing director Brian Thomson said: “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with the MoD by winning this tender in what was a hard fought pitch by lots of companies. At a time when costs and efficiencies are being brought to the forefront, we know we can truly help simplify the MoD infrastructure to meet these challenges.”

The JSF is a single infrastructure for all services, websites and applications. It currently supports a number of well-known MoD campaigns, such as the recruiting website for the Army, Start Thinking Soldier as well as the Army Pathfinder programme. It also supports Navy and Air Force recruitment campaigns, all of the cadets’ sites, a number of admin sites and facilitates small short-term public information campaign sites.

The MoD created the JSF because it had lots of disparate sites on different infrastructures, which were hard to maintain, inefficient and unscalable. With the growing influence of the internet it was also decided that a central hosting UK resource that departments could tap into for their web requirements was needed. In addition to this, the MoD was bound to meet the Transformational Government Agenda (TGA), which requires rationalisation of websites across all government departments. The MoD also moved to virtual servers for its consolidated infrastructure to provide greater flexibility when managing the sites.

Around 70% of MoD websites are currently hosted on Rackspace infrastructure and this deal extends the company’s partnership with ArmyNET, the award-winning portal which allows soldiers to keep in touch with their families.

Rackspace consolidated 67 servers to 12 physical hypervisors and 72 virtual servers by implementing virtualisation across the MoD infrastructure. This solution when combined with a raft of changes to the contract cost model, including a reduction in SAN spindle storage costs, resulted in a reduction of overall costs. It also provides greater efficiencies for power and space, with a lower number of overall servers.

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Mango DSP, a leading provider of intelligent video solutions for OEMs announced today the launch of Condor VS-8, a rack-mount 19″ 1U eight camera encoder

Mango DSP, a leading provider of intelligent video solutions for OEMs announced today the launch of Condor VS-8, a rack-mount 19” 1U eight camera encoder. The Condor VS-8 utilizes Mango’s IVS™ patent pending embedded software to deliver state-of-the-art video and audio streaming while enabling integration of 3rd party video content analysis. These capabilities enable the upgrade of existing analog systems to IP based video surveillance without running new cabling or losing the investment in analog cameras already installed.

The Condor VS-8 is a powerful eight-channel IP Video Encoder designed to transform analog cameras to high quality IP video streams. This industry leading IP Encoder is capable of delivering DVD quality video plus advanced video analytics. The critically acclaimed Mango IVS™ software embedded in the Condor VS-8 is able to capture and encode analog video and audio while actively monitoring cameras for intruders and rule violations. Mango IVS™ provides an easy to use built-in web based interface to control all aspects of video encoding and analytics.

The Condor VS-8 IP supports H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG video compression as well as AAC and G.711 audio compression, for streaming digital media over the network. The compressed audio and video is delivered over a TCP/IP network via standard streaming protocols such as RTP/RTSP or HTTP. Each input stream can be encoded at different quality levels for recording and for live view. The image size, frame rate, resolution and bitrates are all adjustable from the remote viewing location.

Mango IVS™ is an open architecture that allows the Condor VS-8 to run video content analysis software from a variety of leading video analytics vendors. Mango DSP’s 3rd party network offers algorithms such as object detection, classification and rule violation detection. Other algorithms include image stabilization, object counting, auto tracking, and face and license plate recognition. Several analytics companies have already signed on to support the Condor VS-8 and will be available in the 2nd half of 2009.

Mango IVS™ enables integration with 3rd party IP cameras, encoders and DVRs. The Condor VS-8 can capture compressed video from the network and apply one of the video content analysis algorithms. The Condor VS-8 is supported by major video management software brands and can integrate with OEM built applications using DirectShow® or RTP server.

“OEMs and video analytics companies alike have been asking for a cost efficient solution that can extend the lifespan of existing analog installations.” said Joel Moss, CEO of Mango DSP Inc. “Condor VS-8 allows our OEM customers to deliver powerful centralized video encoding and analytics solutions at an attractive price point”

About Mango DSP
Mango DSP is a developer and manufacturer of intelligent video surveillance devices. Mango’s encoder, DVR and IP Camera technology powers many of the OEM solutions sold by fortune 500 companies in the Homeland Security, Defense, Retail, Mobile and Transportation markets. Mango’s encoder, DVR cards and IP Cameras are powered by Mango IVS™ (Intelligent Video Server) Operating System. This patent pending technology combines state of the art H.264 encoding with 3rd party analytics.

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Phoenix Fire Department Has Chosen Trellchem VPS-FLASH As Their Standard Level A Ensemble

Trelleborg-Viking, Inc is pleased to announce that Phoenix Fire Department has chosen Trellchem VPS-FLASH as their standard Level A ensemble.

This unique reusable, single skin, one layer suit is made of a new patent pending garment material developed and produced by Trelleborg Protective Products. The material is a combination of specialized rubber and plastic laminates, which together with a special woven fabric forms a strong and flexible material that offers outstanding chemical flash fire protection. Additionally, this material exhibits excellent resistance to abrasion, punctures, tears and superior chemical resistance properties.

The Trellchem VPS-Flash is fully certified to NFPA 1991-2005, with both the Flash Fire & Liquefied gas options. In addition, the following benefits come standard with each suit:
– Impact Resistant Hard Visor
– Superior Neoprene closure
– Easy Don/Doff Bayonet Cuff System
– High-Visibility Orange Color
– Anti-Fog Lens (virtually eliminates all condensation!)
– Highest material abrasion resistance

“The Trellchem VPS-Flash has met all the needs of our next Level A ensemble, which includes being certified to NFPA 1991-2005 with the Flash Fire option.” says Mr. Don Moore, Haz-Mat Program Equipment Manager for Phoenix Fire Department“With excellent abrasion & puncture resistance, along with the integrated Anti-Fog lens, unique Bayonet Glove Cuff system and excellent flash protection, this is the Hazmat Suit that will truly protect our members.”.

For more information on this suit, or to request a demonstration, feel free to contact Trellchem directly at tvi.usa@trelleborg.com, or call (800)344-4458.

About Trelleborg-Viking, Inc.,
Trelleborg-Viking, Inc., with US Operations based in Mansfield, MA, is a leading Global designer, manufacturer & distributor of Chemical Protective Ensembles (including four certified to NFPA 1991-2005), Protective Shelters, Hoods and Dry Suits. Trelleborg’s full line of products sold under the brand names of “Trellchem”, “Viking” & “TrellTent” have been re-defining PPE & Hazmat Diving for over 75 years. For further information, please visit either www.trellchem.com or www.vikingdiving.com, or email them at tvi.usa@trelleborg.com.

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Pioneer Services announces grand prize winner of the “Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes”, thanking service members for their sacrifice and awarding a U.S. marine a $5,000 home entertainment system

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, announced today the grand prize winner of the “Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes.” Lance Corporal Brandon Unis of the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed in Georgia, has won a brand new home entertainment system, including a 52-inch Bravia® LCD Flat Panel HDTV, a Blu-Ray player, home theatre receiver, PlayStation® 3, and $200 in gift cards for games or movies.

Pioneer Services launched the Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes in June 2008, for active-duty and career-retired service members, and military spouses. There were also three monthly winners during the sweepstakes period, each of whom received a 16-gigabyte Apple iPod Touch, valued at $399 each.

The Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes is one way that Pioneer Services, which exclusively serves the military community, is thanking service members and military families for their sacrifice and efforts on behalf of the country.

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services, personal loans, and award-winning financial education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 20 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending, and supports military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

(c) 2008 Pioneer Services. No purchase necessary to enter or win. For a complete list of rules and details, visit SOsweepstakes.com. Sweepstakes ended on September 2, 2008. “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. “Bravia” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. This Promotion has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc. or Sony Corporation.

For more information, visit PioneerServices.com. For loan information, visit PioneerMilitaryLoans.com.


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Markansas Enterprises specializes in safety and self defense products to protect your home and family

Who hasn’t seen the press about all the muggings, rapes and killings in cities across the United States? Have there been any of these crimes in your city or town? Have you personally been affected by crime? Do you know anyone attending college today? Can you imagine the fear they are experiencing? Are you afraid to walk along down a street or in a parking garage? Is anyone you know looking for ways to adequately protect themselves?

Today, everyone is touched, one way or another, by crime. They have either been faced with crime or know someone that has. The larger percentage of these crimes are committed against women, children and our senior citizens. It is time to fight back.

Markansas Enterprises has been in business for more than a year. We are proudly and steadily building safety relationships with satisfied customers all over the United States.

Our websites include products that serve, not only our law enforcement agencies, but also, the general civilian population. These products include tasers, stun guns, pepper sprays, telescopic batons, child safety products, college safety products, security cameras to protect your home and businesses and many others.

You are sure to find a product to Protect Your Home and Family. Have a look around our websites. There are hundreds of items to choose from. You can also sign up for a Newsletter to keep abreast of safety topics and product specials. 

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Distributive Management, the leading provider of management dashboard software for project and program management

Distributive Management, the leading provider of management dashboard software for project and program management, hosted a live Webcast event in partnership with Paul Solomon, author of the book Performance-Based Earned Value. The presentation was held on November 13th, 2007.

“The webinar uses real-life examples to teach organizations how to re-shape their traditional Earned Value Management (EVM) activities to incorporate performance-based techniques,” says Don Baxter, Distributive Management Sales Executive.

Solomon offers up for discussion a revolutionary approach to adding Quality to your traditional earned value techniques to help projects meet technical, schedule and cost objectives. The webinar turns to Distributive Management’s dashboard software, DataDrill EXPRESS, to bring Solomon’s illustration to life with personalized key performance indicators, management dashboard views, alerts and analysis.

“We’ll review the deployment and use of a core set of Performance-Based Earned Value® metrics and give direction on how to use Web dashboards to improve your project performance,” says Baxter.

The one-hour event is being offered to the public at no charge. To register for this event, please visit Distributive Management’s web site, www.distributive.com.

About Distributive Management and DataDrill

Distributive Management is the leading provider of performance management and measurement solutions for use in projects and across the enterprise. DataDrill enables companies to more easily and more effectively implement measurement in support of project management, performance reporting, process improvement and initiatives like CMMI. DataDrill is being used in a wide range of industries, including defense, software/IT, technology, telecommunications, banking, and insurance. DistributiveDataDrill’s clients include Accenture, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, GEICO, General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, Raytheon and Titan.

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EPR Defense News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the defense news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

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