Tuesday, 20 December 2005

Back Of The Net For MCC International

....Local agency acts as Team Sponsor for Farnborough Town Under 14 A for the 2005/2006 Season...

Leading Hampshire-based PR and Marketing consultancy, MCC International is announcing its sponsorship of 2004/2005 North East Hants Youth Premier league winners Farnborough Town Under 14 A for the new 2005/2006 season.

Explained Gina Sharp, CEO of MCC, “As a local company we are very keen to offer as much assistance as we can within the community. We are delighted to act as Farnborough Town Under 14 A’s sponsor this year and I went along last week to the unveiling of the new team kit, carrying our logo. I thought the boys looked great – I’m convinced that wearing a high quality kit gives them the feel good factor – and that can only be a good thing in their quest to win the league again this season. All the boys put such tremendous effort into both their training and every game they play, and I think they are a real credit to their club.”

Currently after 9 games the team stands 8 points clear of its nearest rivals scoring 54 goals with only 11 against, and has progressed to the latter stages of both the League and Hampshire Cups.

Said Mark Cameron, team manager, “We would like to thank MCC for their sponsorship for the new season. We’re proud to be associated with them, and appreciate their support. We hope to repay them by lifting some silverware again this season!”

Press Release: Sensa Profiles Two Major New Projects At The Middle East Electricity Exhibition & Conference 2006

...Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 5th - 8th February 2006...

Sensa, the leading provider of fibre optic temperature sensing and monitoring solutions for critical assets around the world, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition & Conference (MEE), 5th - 8th February 2006, Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Sensa will present its fibre optic temperature sensing solution which is providing continuous temperature monitoring for power cable networks in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt.

Editorial Contacts: MCC International - sensapr@mccint.com.

Press Release: Motorola, NICE Video Surveillance Goes Wireless

...Fixed, Mobile Cameras Offer More Ways to Help Improve Safety Wirelessly...

Shaumburg, Ill., December 19, 2005 - Public safety officials have the opportunity to take the next step into the wireless world with the Intelligent Video Surveillance and Control (iVSC) solution, which lets users of the wireless system developed by Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) place cameras in locations without access to fiber optic or cable lines.

Press Release: Exosect Appoints New Research & Development Director To Manage Cutting Edge R&D Expansion Programme

...Ian Baxter To Direct Global R&D Team To Drive Innovation...

Exosect, a leading provider of environmentally conscious insect pest control, today announced the promotion of Ian Baxter to the position of Research and Development Director. The position has been made available following the rapid expansion of Exosect’s Research and Development Team due to recent product development agreements and research grants amounting to more than $1 million.

Further information on Exosect – including interviews, demonstrations, users stories and site visits is available from MCC International - exosectpr@mccint.com.

Press Release: WiredRed Adds Multiple Language Support To E/Pop Web Conferencing

...Industry Leading Multipoint Web Conferencing Software Now Localised For Many European Languages...

WiredRed, the leader in enterprise-scale real-time communication software, today announced that e/pop® Web Conferencing now supports all major European languages, including Portuguese, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and German. New language support includes localised pull-down menus, help files, and dialog boxes. With the addition of multiple language support on the client side, e/pop Web Conferencing administration and maintenance tasks can now also be accomplished in the network or system administrator’s preferred native language – a must in these times of large multi-national organisations.

Interviews, photography and an expanded case study are available from MCC International - wiredredpr@mccint.com.

Press Release: Temtec Appoints New Management Team

Temtec, a leading provider of intuitive self-service analysis and reporting software for business intelligence, today announced the following changes to its senior management structure: Chris Angus will retire from his position as CEO of Temtec at the end of 2005. In recognition of the valued contribution Chris has made to Temtec during the past seven years, he has been invited by Temtec to join the company’s Supervisory Board.

Review copies, interviews, screen shots and information are available from MCC International - temtecpr@mccint.com.

Press Release: Pavilion Technologies Supports EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control (APC) and environmental compliance solutions, provides software solutions to answer the challenges of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) launched earlier this year. The ETS reflects the governments’ recognition that technology, not politics, will win the war against climate change. The scheme was discussed at Pavilion’s recent environmental seminar in Aberdeen where the DTI was a keynote speaker.

Interviews, photography and further information are available from MCC International - pavilionpr@mccint.com.

Wednesday, 14 December 2005

Press Release: Exosex CM Approved In A Further Three US States

...The Environmental Protection Agencies Of Oregon, Washington and Michigan Join The Growing Number Of States To Approve Exosect's Codling Moth Mating Disruption System...

Exosect, a leading technology provider of environmentally conscious insect pest control, today announced that a further three US Environmental Protection Agencies (EPAs) in Oregon, Washington and Michigan have granted regulatory approval for Exosex CM. Exosex CM is an innovative auto-confusion technique designed to reduce the damaging effects of the Codling Moth on apple, pear and walnut crops by reducing the population of the Codling Moth through mating disruption. These decisions follow the recent approval of this product by the Californian EPA.

Further information on Exosect - including interviews, demonstrations, users stories and customer site visits - is available from MCC International - exosectpr@mccint.com.

Friday, 9 December 2005

Press Release: DivX Releases New Digital Media Product Suite for Mac

...First Official DivX Encoding Software For Mac Lets Users Easily Create High-Quality DivX Videos In One Step...

DivX, Inc. the digital entertainment company that created the popular DivX media format today announced the launch of DivX 6 for Mac. The new digital media software suite which allows Mac users to easily create and play highly compressed, high-quality DivX video; compatible with millions of consumer electronics devices, has been released today and is available for download on www.divx.com.

Review copies, additional interviews and photography are all available from MCC International - divxpr@mccint.com.

Thursday, 8 December 2005

Press Release: ramsac Attributes Strong Growth in 2005 To Demand

ramsac, a leading IT solutions consultancy, today announced that demand from the SME sector for its ‘role outsourcing’ service has resulted in strong sales growth, improved customer satisfaction and a series of industry accolades throughout 2005.

For the first six months of 2005 ramsac exceeded targets for both services and product sales by 135% and 122% respectively. Projected results for the final six months of the calendar year based on October figures, suggest even stronger growth, with 170% for services and 131% for product sales. In addition to increased sales figures, ramsac recorded a customer satisfaction figure of 92%, with customer retention increasing to 93%.

Editorial Contacts: MCC International - ramsacpr@mccint.com.

Blogging Vs. Corporate Reputation

A major study into the effects of blogging on corporate reputation has been published today by analyst group Market Sentinel.

"We wanted to take a scientific approach - objectively demonstrating which bloggers have authority and an ability to affect corporate reputation," says Mark Rogers, CEO of Market Sentinel. "Using the science of citation indexing, and the Dell case study, we are able to quantify and analysis the impact each blogger has on a company's brand image and analyse the indirect influence as well as direct impact: proving that blogging has a significant affect on reputation."

Market Sentinel is a business that "uses proprietary technology to benchmark the reputations of big corporations and brands, monitors commentary on those brands in message boards and blogs and shows brand owners how to respond to challenges to their reputation."

Download the full report as a 7MB PDF here.

Press Release: US OMRI Approval Awarded for Innovative New Pest Control System

Exosect, a leading technology provider of environmentally-conscious insect pest control, today announced it has received organic verification from OMRI – the Organic Materials Review Institute – for five of its products.

The products in question represent the breakthrough process of mating disruption via sexual confusion for the following agricultural pests:

- Codling Moth (product: Exosex CM™)
- Grape Berry Moth (product: Exosex GMB™)
- Oriental Fruit Moth (product: Exosex OFM™)
- Peach Twig Borer (product: Exosex PTB™)
- Tomato Pin Worm (product: Exosex TPW™)

Further information on Exosect – including interviews, demonstrations, users stories and customer site visits – is available from MCC International - exosectpr@mccint.com.

Press Release: Formosa Plastics USA Extends Pavilion Technologies Throughout its Polyethylene Business

...Two Of The World’s Largest Polyethylene Lines Now Use Pavilion’s Polymer Solution...

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control (APC) and environmental compliance solutions, today announced that Formosa Plastics Corporation (FPC), USA is expanding its use of Pavilion’s polymer control solution to four additional polyethylene production lines. This expansion is based on the success of Formosa’s first Pavilion project deployed in 2002 on two of its polyethylene lines. Formosa will leverage the new Pavilion8-based polymer control solution to increase production and enhance product quality to meet corporate goals. This brings the total number of Formosa Plastics production lines benefiting from Pavilion to six.

Interviews, photography and further information are available from MCC International - pavilionpr@mccint.com.

Wednesday, 7 December 2005

Clipping of the Week #2

All hail the video press release. Click here - www.vidpr.com/uk116-eema/ - to see our placement of a story on eID in a new video news service called Talking About IT.

We initially issued the story on November 11, as blogged here. And the coverage was generated on behalf of eema, the independent European association for e-business.

Press Release: Glacial Lakes Increases Ethanol Yields and Capacity with Pavilion Technologies

...Advance Process Control Solutions Helps Top Ethanol Manufacturer to Capitalise on Record-high Ethanol Prices...

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control and environmental compliance solutions, today announced that Glacial Lakes Energy has deployed avilion’s advanced process control to reduce variable costs and capitalise on record-high ethanol prices. The control solution was deployed on the distillation column and molecular sieve. As a result of the 4-month project, Glacial Lakes has increased its capacity by up to 10 percent, boosted yield by .2 percent and reduced energy use by up to 2 percent. This marks the second control project Glacial Lakes has deployed in less than 9 months.

“In just a year, we’ve seen an excellent return on investment from Pavilion’s solution,” said Glacial Lakes Energy plant manager, David Culver. “Pavilion enables us to control the distillation columns and molecular sieves processes, which are challenging to manage optimally and yet critical to achieve our operating objectives – more, high quality ethanol for less. Furthermore, we are able to continuously reduce our energy usage. And in today’s marketplace being able to produce more ethanol at higher yields equals real money.”

Interviews, photography and further information are available from MCC International - pavilionpr@mccint.com.

Press Release: Preferred Confirms Appointment of CEO

Preferred, a provider of benefit focused IT managed services, today announced the appointment of Stephen Agar-Hutty as Chief Executive Officer following a six month interim engagement and strong business growth during the second half of FY05.

Bringing over 20 years experience in senior IT positions, predominantly leading large IT teams most recently the leading high-street retailer, Argos, where as IS Director, he successfully led an award winning IT department.

Interviews, photography and further information are available from MCC International - preferredms@mccint.com.

Press Release: NICE To Enhance Security at De Beers Mining Operations Worldwide

...NICE awarded preferred supplier status by diamond supplier De Beers to provide smart digital video and audio capture and content analytics...

Ra'anana, Israel, December 05, 2005 - - NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), the global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract Insight from Interactions(tm) to drive performance, today announced that it has been awarded preferred supplier status by the De Beers Group, the largest supplier of rough diamonds in the world. NICE has already received orders in excess of $1 million for its advanced video security solutions, with deployment underway and the companies are currently formalizing a contract covering the supply of NICE technology to enhance security at its diamond mining, sorting and other sites around the world.

Press Release: Exosect Reveals Results of Innovative Pest Control Trials in Macedonian Vineyards

...Use of Exosex Sexual Confusion Technique reduces Insecticide Sprays in Vineyard by over 75%...

Exosect, a leading technology provider of environmentally conscious insect pest control, today announced the results of a recent trial of its innovative pheromone based mating disruption system, Exosex GBM, in vineyards in the Republic of Macedonia to control the European Grape Berry Moth pest (Lobesia botrana). This pest affects grape wine production all over the world, with 3 million acres of crops destroyed by grape pests annually, the equivalent of 1.3 billion gallons of wine.

The trial was carried out in conjunction with the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food in Skopje, University "Ss Cyril and Methodius"- Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on table grapes in Kavadarchi. This is the first time that pest control using mating disruption techniques has been used in Macedonia.

Further information on Exosect - including interviews, demonstrations and users stories - is available from MCC International - exosectpr@mccint.com.

Press Release: Innos Ltd Appoints Dr Alec Reader and Professor Philip Nelson To The Board Of Directors

Innos, the UK’s leading research and development company for innovations in nanoscale technology, today announced the appointment of Dr Alec Reader and Professor Philip Nelson FREng to the board of directors.

The appointment of Dr Alec Reader coincides with his promotion to the role of Sales & Marketing Director. Since bringing his 24 years experience in micro and nano-electronics to Innos in late 2004, Dr Reader has been instrumental in delivering on Innos’ commitment to bridging the gap between industry needs and academic expertise and firmly establishing its reputation for R&D expertise in the UK and near Europe.

Interviews with Innos, photography and further information are available from MCC International - innospr@mccint.com.

Friday, 2 December 2005

Ad of the Week

From our friends at Ipswitch, Inc...

Press Release: Datanet's Back-Up Services Puts Customer In Control

...Datanet Offers Customer Backup Service To Keep Data Secure...

Datanet, the UK's leading Business ISP, today announced that it has set up innovative server back-up options to give customers control over what, when and how often their vital business data is backed-up. In addition to offering high quality hosting and co-location facilities in it's state-of-the-art data centres, Datanet also offer customers the option of backing up their hosted servers to a second secure location.

Datanet has long recognised the need for vital business data to b protected, stored and backed-up in a variety of ways and locations. As companies face ever increasing threats to their data, from virtual attacks through to physical damage, Datanet is constantly updating its offering to ensure customers have the best possible options for keeping data safe.

Interviews, photography and further information are available from MCC International - datanetpr@mccint.com.

Thursday, 1 December 2005

Press Release: Ipswitch Brings Streamlined Web Interfaces, Major Security Upgrades, New Packaging And More To Its IMail And ICS Solutions

...Company Says SMEs Have Global, Pent-Up Desire To ‘Exchange’ High-Cost Enterprise Products That Also Lack Integrated Anti-Spam And Anti-Virus Safeguards...

Ipswitch, Inc. the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced a sweeping product initiative which brings four significantly enhanced, next generation Ipswitch IMail and Ipswitch Collaboration Suite (ICS) solutions to market, all available immediately in 25, 100, 250, 1,000 and unlimited user versions.

The messaging and collaboration product family has expanded to include Ipswitch IMail Server 2006 and IMail Server 2006 Secure Edition and Ipswitch Collaboration Suite 2006 Premium and Standard Edition all offering superior price/performance, scalability and total cost of ownership advantages over all leading alternatives. Ipswitch’s new offers dedicate a focus on SME preferences, moreover, Ipswitch IMail Server 2006 Secure Edition and ICS 2006 Premium Edition come standard with integrated protection against spam, phishing attacks and viruses.

Review copies, interviews, screen shots and appendices describing these new Ipswitch products are available from MCC International - ipswitchpr@mccint.com.

Clipping of the Week # 1

Welcome to the first part of a new, irregular series in which we highlight press coverage generated here at MCC that has made a particular impact on the clients' business, or the media in general.

This week: a fantastic piece of coverage from the latest Computer Reseller News - set up as an exclusive. The quote from Lee Bevan went down particular well with our client, TallyGenicom.

"TallyGenicom has helped us to achieve a major jump in sales. On top of offering the highest margin of any printer manufacturer, the amount of rebate we have received from the Commission for Life has been fantastic, as we get money from every consumable sold."