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Friday, 27 May 2011











 


Focus Multimedia’s Award Winning Driving Test Software Now Available for Download from DownloadBuyer.com!

Aylesbury, UK, May 27th 2011, DownloadBuyer.com, the online software superstore, has announced the release of the downloadable versions of Driving Test Success Hazard Perception Test and Theory Test for Car Drivers from the UK’s bestselling Driving Test Software makers, Focus Multimedia.

The announcement marks an important  milestone for Downloadbuyer.com as this is the first time Focus Multimedia have made their flagship driving test software available from a 3rd party download reseller. “We are extremely proud to have been appointed Focus Multimedia’s first, and currently, only download reseller.  Their high quality products and unbeatable value are a welcome addition to our ever expanding catalogue”  Said Jon Silvera, Managing Director of Downloadbuyer.com

 Focus’ Driving Test Success Hazard Perception Test provides you with vital practice and understanding of just what constitutes a developing hazard. The software accurately simulates the DSA’s Hazard Perception Test, giving you the preparation you need to help you pass first time. Packed with hundreds of test simulation video clips and exclusive, high quality video clips, you can sit mock tests under exam condition and gain experience in realistic test settings.

Main Features:
  • Unlimited mock tests.
·         Hundreds of test simulation video clips.
·         Realistic test settings including main roads, town and city centres, dual carriageways, residential streets and country roads.
·         Built in anti-cheat detection
·         Exam hints and tips
·         Easy to use intuitive user interface
·         No time restrictions or subscriptions – one payment only


The Driving Test Success Theory Test for Car Drivers from Focus, is a comprehensive and easy to use software that contains all the latest Theory Test questions from the DSA. With interactive case studies, hints and explanations, unlimited mock tests and the latest edition of The Highway code, this will give you the confidence and help you need to pass your test first time!

Main Features:
  • Unlimited mock tests.
  • Contains the latest official DSA questions and answers.
  • Interactive case studies.
  • Hint and explanations.
  • Contains the latest edition of The Highway Code.
  • Easy to use intuitive user interface.
  • No time restrictions or subscriptions – one payment only.

"Driving Test Success is the UK's best selling revision aid for learner drivers and bikers, and we're delighted that our customers can now choose to download our software instantly through Downloadbuyer.com. Research shows that many learners leave their revision until the last minute, so here is a quick, convenient and cost effective way for them to prepare for their Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test." Said Grant Hughes, Business Development Director, Focus Multimedia Ltd. He continued "The Downloadbuyer.com team have many years' of experience in selling high quality software, they have great customer service, and I can recommend them without hesitation."

Availability:
Both products are available now as a download from http://www.downloadbuyer.com/Focus_Multimedia/42/d for £8.99 inc as a special introductory offer.

About Download Buyer:
Downloadbuyer.com is an online software specialist presenting hundreds of well-known titles to consumers and small to medium businesses for PC and Apple Mac. Downloads are generally delivered to your desktop in just a few minutes and as such can be up-and-running in no time. This, along with Instant Live Chat, low prices, an easy-to-use website and a very responsive & comprehensive customer service ethic, Downloadbuyer.com is rapidly becoming a popular worldwide destination for software buyers.





Thursday, 26 May 2011


Draw. Paint. Animate.

Crazy Talk Animator Delivers A One Of  A Kind Animation Tool For Digital Artists Everywhere.

NORTHAMPTON, UK, May 25th, 2011  - Reallusion, Inc., an award-winning developer of video creation software for real-time 3D animation, introduces a powerful animation pipeline for CrazyTalk Animator, the revolutionary 2D Animation desktop studio designed for professional storytellers, aspiring animators and now; digital artists.

CrazyTalk Animator is an innovative animation engine that has been built from the ground up and designed specifically to avoid neck-breaking frame-by-frame editing. With its universal face and body templates and its real-time puppeteering capabilities, CrazyTalk Animator delivers unprecedented ease and speed in animation.

Now digital artists everywhere can exploit the powers of drag & drop content creation with real-time puppeteering, to animate any kind of image or artwork in a matter of minutes. Artists no longer need to worry about complicated pipelines and time-consuming tasks as CrazyTalk Animator’s highly automated design allows for quick and easy character creation, face & body fitting with customizable motion controls.

Artists can import their vector, draw, paint or photographic artwork by simply dropping their content directly into the main CrazyTalk window for further fitting. Props and characters can then be easily created and saved inside the content library for future projects. Additionally, users can use realistic facial morphs with body sprite segments to generate animations with preset mouth, eyes, and hand libraries. Another great feature allows the audio data to be turned into phonemes that trigger instant facial animations. This audio lip-sync allows for a streamlined animation process that can be further enhanced with preset emotions and detailed expression commands at any time.

Changing positions of any image or painting is now so easy thanks in part to FK and IK editing which provide authentic character posing. Characters can be freely puppeteering with mouse and slider controls that allow speed and style customization on the fly. Users may even take advantage of real Z-depth layering and camera manipulation to create their own unique scene perspectives.
Graphic Artists can also make good use of the CrazyTalk Animator community marketplace, which can expand their content library and speed up daily production, with unique character designs to enhance any project.

In such a short time, CrazyTalk Animator has already received wonderful reviews from power users, software magazines and general artists. By breaking the rules of traditional animation, CrazyTalk Animator has empowered people with the ability to visualize their ideas and storytelling with every day media.

Reallusion has created a specially designed landing page for draw and paint artist to visit, and learn all about great features and applications for graphic artists.

Thursday, 19 May 2011










NCH Software Appoints Channel Assist Ltd as UK Business Development Agency


Partnership Agreement to Consolidate and Increase UK Sales

Southampton, UK, 19th May 2011; Channel Assist, a leading business development agency in the technology sector, has concluded a partnership agreement with NCH Software. NCH Software is a leading provider of audio, video, business, telephony and other software utilities worldwide.

The partnership has been developed in order to promote and develop retail sales revenues for NCH Software within the UK.

With a wealth of business development experience, Channel Assist will focus on expanding revenue streams in the UK for NCH Software. Channel Assist will represent and strengthen the NCH Software brand by working with established distribution partners to develop routes to market on behalf of NCH Software. Under the agreement, Channel Assist will also add to their partner’s growth strategy with a proactive PR and Marketing campaign.

“NCH have a fantastic direct sales model and we are excited that they have selected Channel Assist to build and deliver their retail solution in the UK,” stated Victoria Satterly, Business Development Manager, Channel Assist. “Establishing NCH as a retail brand is our key focus and we will leverage our PR, marketing and business development expertise to ensure we succeed for them in both the PC and MAC markets.”

“We are very excited to be teaming up with Channel Assist to broaden the retail presence of our software into the United Kingdom,” said Peter Lupton, CEO, NCH Software. “The UK is already one of the largest markets for NCH Software in online sales, and we hope our brand of reliable, easy-to-use software will be equally well received in the shops.”

The Channel Assist/NCH Software agreement commenced on May 1st 2011.

About NCH Software:

NCH Software offers more than 80 easy-to-use audio, video, business, and telephony/VoIP software solutions that improve productivity and usability for small businesses and consumers. Focused on specific needs, they produce software with all the bells and whistles of typical brands, but without the complexity. NCH Software provides users with what they need at a price they can afford.  This approach generates more than four million unique visitors and nearly three million downloads per month from the company's website - NCH Software.


About Channel Assist:

Channel Assist is a business development agency specializing in the software and consumer technology sectors. Channel Assist was set up in 2005 to address a gap in the market for professional representation services and incorporated in 2007. As a company we strive to add value to our partner’s growth strategies by professionally and innovatively developing channel breadth and depth to optimize revenue streams. We deeply value our industry relationships and market knowledge and endeavour to assist our partners with channel development in any which way we can.
The Channel Assist team has over 40 years combined business development experience. We have an eclectic background spanning channel development, distribution, brand development, product management and new media. It is this wealth of experience that underpins the creative approach with which we tackle the market and develop new revenue streams. Stepping outside of traditional mainstream opportunities we strive to seek out ways of developing business that are often left of field. www.channelassist.co.uk

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Paragon Software Launches Affiliate Program to Promote its Best-in-Class Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite – the All-in-One Data Safety and Hard Disk Management Tool for PC Users and Home Offices
Guaranteed thirty-percent sales commissions during three-month introductory period for affiliates who enroll prior to September 1, 2011

FREIBURG, Germany, May 17, 2011Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery and data migration solutions, today launched a multi-level affiliate program to benefit IT consultants, industry associations and bloggers who recommend and sell Paragon Software Group’s award-winning products, including the company’s flagship Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite, to their own reader and sales networks.  New affiliates are invited to join the program before September 1, 2011, to be eligible for a special 30 percent commission rate on monthly sales.
Paragon Software is the leading supplier of data backup, disaster recovery and data migration solutions to the PC market since 1994, while its best-selling Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite has been named by the U.S. edition of PC Magazine as “the most powerful of all hard disk management programs” available on the market.
Benefits for Affiliates:
  • Guaranteed 30% commission in revenues for the introductory period of three months for new affiliates who join before September 1, 2011.
  • 30% commission in revenues every month, if signed before September 1, 2011, and if generated sales meet stated requirements, including proof (in the form of a screenshot or link) of product advertisements or high product ratings placed on the affiliate’s site.
  • Attractive banners in multiple sizes.
  • Dedicated Program Management and Technical Support.
Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite has been named Editors’ Choice by the U.S. edition of PC Magazine in both March 2010 and March 2011 for being the only partition manager with built-in support for SSDs and large-capacity hard disks, and the only Windows-based tool that can manage and resize HFS+ partitions.  Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite has been described in the latest issue of the Italian PC Magazine, as “a wonderful, all-encompassing utility.” Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite was also named by the U.K. TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner in March 2011 for its easy-to-use interface, partitioning features and extensive data backup functions.
To begin generating a considerable revenue stream using your blog or website to promote Paragon Software’s family of solutions, please visit http://www.paragon-software.com/partners/affiliate/index.html.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011



Swann Security Launches New OutbackCam – Perfect for Monitoring Remote Areas

Weather resistant anti-corrosive casing / Colour daytime viewing / Easily transfer video to PC / Viewing angle 55°/ Night vision up to 32ft
Milton Keynes, 11th May 2011, Swann Security, the global leader in “Plug & Play” security monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce the new OutbackCam.

The OutbackCam Camera and Video Recorder is the only product of its kind in the Swann Security range. It is specifically built to withstand the harshest weather conditions, and is the ideal security observation system for your front and back garden or any rural location. The camera and recorder are both housed in an anti-corrosive, waterproof, lockable shell meaning that recording quality will not deteriorate in bad weather.

The OutbackCam is battery operated so can be installed in any area as required. Date and Moon Phase stamping ensures that you know exactly what time of day or night the image or video was captured. With motion activated recording, the camera automatically switches on when motion is detected, meaning you don’t have to wade through hours of ‘dead’ footage.

With night vision up to 32ft/10m and a tree strap included, you can now monitor and record almost any location!

Features:
  • Durable casing with waterproof seal and battery powered portability that can operate in most weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Record clear photos with the 2 megapixel camera or videos at 30 frames per second.
  • Powerful night vision up to 32ft/10m.
  • Track the exact recording time with day, time and moon phase stamping.
  • Set and forget with long lasting battery operations and motion activated recording.
  • Mounts to trees, posts or flat surfaces for areas you want to monitor such as fields, forests, yards, farms, leisure activities etc.

Price & Availability: The Swann OutbackCam has a SRP of £99.99 inc and is available from Maplin or for further sales information please email: uksales@swann.com.au


CAMOUFLAGE YOUR LAPTOP WITH THE NEW COLOURS FOR THE VERTICAL FROM STM!

London, UK, May 11th, Leading Australian bag manufacturer, STM Bags has announced the release of two new colours for the vertical.

The vertical laptop shoulder bag organises and protects your computer and accessories throughout the day. With the main compartment lined in soft corduroy fleece and high density foam, you can be certain your digital cargo will get 360° protection at all times. The removable, padded shoulder strap provides you with a comfortable carry for the whole day.

Already available in black, the vertical is now available in mushroom and sage. The vertical features:

  • High density foam padded laptop compartment
  • Designated padded iPad pocket
  • Quick accessed zippered pocket
  • Organisational panel for accessories
  • Removable padded shoulder strap for easy carrying
  • Comfy foam grab handle

Price & Availability:

The STM vertical is available now at the following prices:

Small: £49.95
Medium: £54.95

For stockist information please go to: http://www.stmbags.com/



Wednesday, 4 May 2011







Paragon Software Removes Barriers Between Unsupported File Systems For Windows and Mac OS X Users Running Dual Operating Systems, Including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Northampton UK, May 4, 2011Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions, today announced the release of two cross-platform technologies – NTFS for Mac® OS X 9.0 and HFS+ for Windows 9.0, designed to eliminate barriers between Windows and Mac operating systems, and ease data manipulation and data transfer for dual boot users.  Simple to install, Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 9.0 is a standalone application that adds NTFS file allocation system support to Mac OS X, including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and allows partitioning operations with NTFS volumes under Mac OS X.  Paragon HFS+ for Windows 9.0 is an application based on a special driver that allows the operating system to access and manipulate HFS-formatted files.
Paragon Software was the first software developer to implement a full set of drivers with complete read/write access to partitions of any file system – including Paragon NTFS for Linux, HFS+ for Linux, NTFS for Mac, ExtFS for Mac, HFS+ Browser for Windows, and ExtFS Browser for Windows.  Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 9.0 and HFS+ for Windows 9.0 are based on Paragon’s own unique Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology – specifically developed to provide full access (read/write, format, etc.) to volumes of the most popular file systems (NTFS, HFS+, FAT, Ext2/2FS, etc.) under various platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux and DOS).
Key Features of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 9.0 include:
§  Full support of the latest Mac OS Lion.
§  Fast volume transfer speed.
§  Full read/write access:  Modify existing files, delete files and create or copy new files.
§  Easy to install:  The driver is easily installed through a user-friendly wizard.
§  Easy to use:  Mount any NTFS partition like a native one – no need to perform special commands to gain access.
§  Create and repair NTFS partitions under Mac.
§  Non-Roman characters and languages:  File and folder names in national languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian.
§  No system degradation during data transfers.
§  No limitation to maximum file/partition size (must be within Mac OS X and NTFS specifications).
§  HFSX/HFS+ partitions read access for Windows users

New Key Features of Paragon HFS+ for Windows 9.0 include:
§  Support for journaling
§  Greatly improved stability
§  Unified Installer for 32 and 64 Bit systems
§  Files and folder with “.” as the first symbol of file name are shown as hidden
§  USB 3.0 ready

Availability:
The products are available for USD 19.95, EUR 14.95 or GBP 12.95 each. Both technologies are also available for licensing to manufacturers of data storage systems.  For more information, please contact us at technology@paragon-software.com.