Ballistic Body Fitness Helps Burbank Residents Take Their Health Back from Coke and Pepsi

Burbank’s Best Reviewed Personal Training Company Blends Technology and High-Touch Personal Training in 30 Day Sprint to Summer Challenge to Fight Obesity Epidemic

LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014)- According to the Journal of the American Medical Association more than one third of adults and 17% of children in America are obese.  Although obesity rates have doubled since the 1970’s they seem to have plateaued over the last few years but remain at historically high levels.

Many trends have contributed to the obesity of Americans.  Among them is the consumption of soft drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup which has been directly linked to heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, and tooth decay.

The plateau in American obesity rates may be linked to a growing trend toward healthier drink alternatives.  According to Beverage Digest, the migration from sugary soft drinks to tea, energy drinks and bottled water which began in the early 2000’s has now accelerated into 2013 and has the big players in this space getting very nervous.

Last year Coca-Cola responded to the obesity debate with a series of ads encouraging consumers to be more active, and both Pepsi and Coca-Cola are beefing up advertising budgets with hopes of reversing the trend.  In 2012 Pepsi committed to spend $500-$600 million more on their product advertising and Coca-Cola has announced that they plan to spend an additional $1 billion in advertising and branding by 2016.

One company’s solution:  Two friends in Burbank, California, who run a personal training business called Ballistic Body Fitness have blended expert high-touch personal fitness training with technology to deliver a 30 day sprint to summer fitness challenge to promote a fit lifestyle.

In 2010 Ballistic Body Fitness began by offering 90 Day Body Transformation programs that take a different approach to fitness.  Instead of simply offering personal training, Ballistic Body Fitness teaches a complete system for clients to get in, and stay in the best shape of their life.  Most program options contain specific start and end dates and focus on helping clients develop the keystone habit of exercise.

Due to popular demand, Scott and Chris decided to shorten the timeframe of the upcoming challenge to a 30 day sprint so that residents of Burbank and the surrounding Los Angeles metropolitan area could get in shape for bathing suit season.  The challenge starts on May 2, 2014 and ends on May 31st, 2014.

Ballistic Body Fitness has partnered with Trainerize to deliver the entire challenge via a super reliable and easy to use online platform.  Contestants can access their private challenge portal via any mobile, desktop or laptop device to receive:

1.      Over 64 professionally produced exercise videos delivered in daily “lean out” workout schedules over the course of the 30 day challenge.   

2.      A 30 day “Get bathing suit ready” structured diet.

3.      Daily instruction and tips for staying motivated and getting the most out of the challenge.

4.      Access to a Ballistic Body Fitness trainer to answer questions.

In addition, contestants will also receive:

1.      Two ultrasound body fat tests and full body measurements (before and after the challenge).

2.      One special grand prize of $500 cash for the winner and runner up prizes for the top male and female contestants.

According to Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Power of Habit,

When people start habitually exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. Typically people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. It’s not completely clear why…Exercise spills over. There’s something about it that makes other good habits easier.

The 30 Day Sprint to Summer Challenge is a way for residents of Burbank and the surrounding area to get motivated, get ready for summer, and develop the lifetime keystone habit of fitness.

“This is just something we can do to help, but we are a small company,” says Ballistic Body Fitness cofounder Chris Lawson.  “We’re trying to do our part to get people healthier.  If this one event can get one member of our community to develop the keystone habit of fitness, it’s worth all the effort we are going through to make it happen.”

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About Ballistic Body Fitness:

Ballistic Body Fitness is the highest reviewed personal training company in the San Fernando Valley.  Since 2009, Ballistic Body Fitness has helped thousands of men and women throughout greater Los Angeles to look and feel their best, through personal, semi-private, and group fitness training and consultation.  For more information visit or call (888)220-2236

Celebrated works of New York Street Photographer Martin Elkort to be spotlighted with a gallery exhibition and documentary film Screening in Houston, TX May 2014.

LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014) – The work of American photographer Martin Elkort will be showcased this May in a one-man exhibit at the Catherine Couturier Gallery along with a screening of a documentary about his life and work at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Primarily known for his early black and white street photography in New York during the 1940s and 1950s post-Depression era, Elkort’s work is in the permanent collections of several major United States art museums as well as many private and corporate collections. In his early years, Elkort joined the New York Photo League where he studied under master photographers. There he honed his “stealth photography” skills. Elkort captured the simple innocence of “real people” in neighborhood settings such as Coney Island Amusement Park, the New York garment district and the Lower East Side shops. Currently Elkort is 85 and resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

After 12 years of creating award-winning biographies and tribute videos for her distinguished clientele, Elkort’s daughter, Stefani Twyford of Legacy Multimedia decided it was time to turn her lens on her own family, specifically her father’s work. Twyford explains, “My father was part of a shift in American photography that gave rise to a close observation of human interaction now known as street photography. I wanted to profile his unique body of work and hopefully give a greater understanding of his and his peer’s influence on modern photography.” “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror” is an intimate visit with Martin as he shares stories about himself and the history of American photography along with major events that changed the nation. The 55-minute film features many of Elkort’s vintage and newer photographs. Insights from highly respected museum curators Anne Wilkes Tucker and Catherine Evans, along with gallery owner Catherine Couturier, provide fascinating historical context and artistic commentary.

Catherine Couturier expressed her thoughts on the upcoming events, “Through his photographs, Martin Elkort shows us a postwar New York full of optimism and innocence.  Our show at Catherine Couturier Gallery coupled with the premiere of the documentary will give us a glimpse of that age through the lens of a Photo League member who had a fascination and fondness for his subject matter.”

Marion Luntz, Curator of Film and Video at MFAH offered, “We are delighted to have American Mirror premiering at the museum.  This screening is part of our year-round film programming, during which we often feature independent filmmakers presenting their work.  Martin Elkort’s photographs are included in our permanent collection, and this insightful film encourages a fuller appreciation of his artistic vision.

Elkort’s work can be seen at and an online trailer for the film can be viewed at

Martin Elkort Photography Exhibit

A one-man photography exhibition featuring Elkort’s early and modern black and white images will be on display the month of May. The show opens May 3 and runs through May 31, 2014. Photos are available for purchase.

Catherine Couturier Gallery, 2635 Colquitt Street, Houston, Texas 77098


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 6 to 8 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) 

Tuesday through Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Documentary Film Screening: “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror”

Twyford’s documentary about her father’s life and work will be showing at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the MFAH, will introduce the film. 

Twyford will be present to discuss and answer questions about the film. 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005


Sunday, May 18, 5 p.m. Tickets are $9 with a $2 discount for MFAH members. Tickets can be pre-purchased online.

Media Contacts: Laura Pennino, Pennino and Partners 

281.286.9398, Ext. 1 or 713-419-1776 mobile,

Stefani Twyford, Legacy Multimedia, 281-381-9550,

Ice Mansion Announces the Solution to the Dilemma of the Disappearing Ice

Ice Mansion introduces the Triple Ice Sphere Mold for easy creation of large, spherical ice balls.

LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014) – Until fairly recently, the only way to cool a warm drink, and to keep it cold, was to add conventional ice cubes.  While this did solve the initial warm drink problem, it caused another issue: a drink which rapidly became watered down.

Conventional ice cubes have a large surface area in relation to their size which causes any drink they are placed in to become diluted in a fairly short time. Drink enthusiasts were justifiably delighted when the spherical ice ball maker was introduced.  Here was a way to create two and a half inch ice spheres which would last for hours in a drink.  

Unfortunately, the early versions of those ice ball makers were outrageously expensive and were found in only the most exclusive of whiskey bars.  For home use, they were only suitable for those with deep pockets.

Made of heavy gauge metal, those ice presses were great for providing entertainment while they transformed a hunk of ice into the ice balls suitable for a drink.

Gillian Lyle, marketing director for Ice Mansion, was delighted when she discovered the solution to the high cost of those early models.  “We have found that using a food grade silicone mold to create ice balls is far more cost effective than the large metal forms.  Our extensive testing proves that anyone can make ice spheres in just a few hours in their freezer at home, at a fraction of the cost of those older models.”

While primarily known as an elegant addition to a glass of whiskey, ice balls can be added to any drink. And, because they are made with simple tap water, a variety of fruits and vegetables can be included with the water to create visual interest to those drinks.

The Triple Ice Sphere Mold, by Ice Mansion, is made of FDA approved food grade silicone and currently sells for less than $20.  The robust mold, with its easy to fill caps, produces three perfect ice balls at one time.  It fits securely in the freezer, with the ice spheres ready for your drink in about five hours.

About Ice Mansion

True to its name, Ice Mansion is a company concerned with the creation of elegant ways to enhance entertaining at home, primarily through iced drinks.  It is our goal to continue to innovate in the kitchen utensil category.  Our current flagship product is the new Triple Ice Sphere Mold.

Mark Schwartz Paints Masterpieces, One Stiletto at a Time:
Short Film Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Evocative Artist at Work.

Mark Schwartz Paints Masterpieces, One Stiletto at a Time:
Short Film Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Evocative Artist at Work.

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Tampa, FL(4/15/2014)— Mark Schwartz’s new short film High Heeled Art: Extraordinary Paintings of Shoes provides a glimpse into the artist’s process and equally alluringcreative world. The behind-the-scenes footage of Schwartz bringing his famous stiletto paintings to life is as mesmerizing as the artwork itself. We follow the brush’s journey from first stroke to finished masterpiece, all the while observing the inspiring process of a renowned artist creating his most personal works of art to date. 

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The long-celebrated protégé of Andy Warhol gathers inspiration not only from the women he captures, but also from the intimate, and often sensual, relationship they have with their favorite footwear. One of Schwartz’s most expressive pieces featured in the film matches his client Joyce Echols’ bold and dynamic personality. His painting of Echols’ high-heeled pump expresses her strength and power while highlighting her lushfemininity—by capturing the spirit of the woman behind the shoe, Schwartz elevates it into art

“Painting for me is a great escape. I have always found shoes to be the most interesting of all accessories; I’m always looking for different approaches to the shoe and the way I express it on paper. The initial design or ideas happen quickly in my mind and sometimes linger for days, weeks or months before I spill them out. I work with liquid watercolors and inks: sometimes I paint with the eye dropper straight on to the paper, other times I use a brush to achieve a very fluid effect… like a watercolor left out in the rain.”

– Mark Schwartz 

Mark Schwartz Video Captures Women’s Secret Yearnings

Schwartz’s longtime celebrity clients (including Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Stone, Katie Couric, Madonna and Natasha Richardson) hold a personal fascination for his insightful, evocative and playful works, some of which are displayed in the longer format film.

About Mark Schwartz

The painter and shoe designer apprenticed under the distinguished fashion designer Roger Vivier. Through that relationship he was introduced to Andy Warhol, who became Schwartz’s biggest champion, encouraging him to explore the relationship between women and their shoes.

Schwartz’s portraits are an extension of the chic stiletto and sandal designs that he creates for top designers such as Gucci, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Cleo Bottier, Christian Lacroix and many other well-known design houses. Schwartz caters to a global clientele that includes both private and corporate clients. His new portrait series is currently available for commission starting at $1,500.

If you’d like more information or to schedule an interview with Mark Schwartz please contact: Jason Mohn

Internationally Renowned Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Edward Bove, MD to Work Collaboratively With Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Hollywood, Fla. (4/17/2014)– Edward Bove, MD is known to many of his patients as a compassionate doctor with an international reputation of someone who rises to the challenge of complicated heart cases. For the pediatric cardiac surgeons who have trained under him, Dr. Bove, cardiac surgeon at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at University of Michigan Health System, is an invaluable mentor and an innovator in the area of congenital heart disease. Now, his clinical expertise and prowess in program development will fuse with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s cadre of pediatric heart surgeons and physicians to take the hospital’s Heart Institute to next level.

“For years, we have been assembling a pediatric cardiac team like no other in South Florida, employing some of the best physicians and surgeons in the country, to offer an array of services that cover the spectrum of cardiac diseases in children and heart transplantion,” said Frank Scholl, MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplant at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “Dr. Bove’s collaboration and expertise in program development will help us further construct and expand the program, while we continue to align our talented medical staff.”

While still a practicing pediatric cardiac surgeon and Chair of Cardiac Surgery at University of Michigan, Dr. Bove has started collaboration in a mentorship capacity with physicians at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, where he will also scrub in for highly intricate cardiac cases. He will review the program and advise on changes to help innovate and enhance its current structure.

“Having had the opportunity to lead the pediatric cardiac surgery program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for many years, I can step in with enough experience to help reorganize a bit, bring on new talent where additional expertise is needed and assist them with very complex cases,” said Dr. Bove, who has a national and international reputation in cardiac surgery with a focus on congenital heart disease. “I see in Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital a congenital heart program and a children’s hospital poised for world-class status. There is a lot of great talent here.”

With a humble and friendly demeanor, Dr. Bove is known to guide cardiac teams with poise and confidence and cardiac programs with vision and strategy. He is credited for bringing international recognition to the University of Michigan’s pediatric cardiac program, and has been profiled for performing more than 10,000 life-saving cardiac surgeries in his career. Yet, among his many roles as physician, surgeon and administrator, he finds his position as mentor to be the most rewarding of his career.

“I enjoy teaching; I get a kick at seeing my students do a great job in the operating room and the contributions they provide when they operate,” he said.

In fact, his mentorship position with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute will reunite him with one of his pupils, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Steven Bibevski MD, Ph.D., who trained under his tutelage at Michigan. The connection of Drs. Bibevski and Bove is only one example of the academic pedigree and caliber of the cardiac team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Dr. Scholl worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he performed congenital heart surgery and transplantation, as surgical director of the heart transplantation and cardiac assist device program, prior to joining Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The other members of the cardiac team were recruited from other national institutions such as Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH, The Children’s Hospital in Denver and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), or have trained in institutions such as Texas Children’s Hospital, Columbia University in New York and the University of Miami. 

On the clinical side, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute offers the entire spectrum of pediatric cardiac services for congenital and acquired heart disease. As a pediatric hospital that is part of Memorial Healthcare System, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital offers the foundation to care for congenital heart patients throughout their lives. For years, the team has offered children the life-saving technology to bridge to transplant through the use of a cardiac assist device, known as the Berlin Heart. Since they established the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant program in 2010, the team has successfully performed 14 heart transplants with all patients doing well post operation.

“Having someone of Dr. Bove’s character and reputation providing his counsel and guidance will help us focus on areas that will give the program further substance, while developing specific niche programs that will thrust Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital into true world-class status,” Dr. Scholl said.

Dr. Bove says he is convinced Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute has the right formula and mix of talent to be among the best programs in the country. 

“We all have ways of comparing how we do versus other major centers. Achieving better outcomes in terms of mortality is essential, but it goes beyond that,” Dr. Bove said. “It’s pushing the envelope and innovating. World class programs invent new ways of doing things, what others have not been able to see. Innovation separates world class.”  

 About Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., is a facility of Memorial Healthcare System, the third-largest public healthcare system in the nation. It is one of the region’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly environment, supervised by the largest diversity of board-certified specialists. As an advocate for children’s healthcare and related causes, the 204-bed facility also offers community education, child safety programs and the Conine Clubhouse, a home away from home for families of hospitalized children. For more information, visit

 About the Congenital Heart Center at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center at University of Michigan is an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart conditions. U-M’s children’s heart team performs more than 900 procedures a year with a success rate consistently above 95% U.S. News and World Report ranked the U-M program in the top 10 in the country for cardiology and heart surgery. More information is available at  

Three times Award Winning Author

Three times Pinnacle award winning author documents life during infamous London Blitz

“Blitz & Pieces” by Percy W. Chattey tells the true story of one six year old’s experiences in WWII and beyond

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Hondon de loss Frailes, Alicante, Spain (4/17/2014)- “Blitz & Pieces: The True Story of How a Six Year Old Survived the London Blitz” (ISBN 1484881788), the Pinnacle Award winning autobiography by Percy W. Chattey, tells the harrowing tale of one child’s life during World War II’s notorious London Blitz.

Describing the horror of sleeping night after night in an air raid shelter, “Blitz & Pieces” documents author Percy W. Chattey’s life from his fear-filled childhood and British Army service to his numerous business adventures and successes. Providing a vivid recollection of Chattey’s life during and after W.W.II, the book strives to paint an honest picture of life during the difficult times in London’s East End.

Winning the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Autobiography, “Blitz & Pieces” has been widely regarded as a surefire addition to any World War II enthusiast’s bookshelf as well as a standout entry in the autobiographical genre. Aiming to capture the heart and soul of one man’s unique life, “Blitz & Pieces” tells an honest story of love, laughter and struggle.

Already an accomplished author, in 2013 Percy W. Chattey made history by becoming the first recipient of two Pinnacle Awards for separate books within the same session. Winning Best Autobiography for “Blitz & Pieces,” Chattey doubled up by winning Best Thriller for his novel, “Politically Incorrect.”

Beginning his writing career as a hobby, Percy W. Chattey published his first novel in 1983.  Since his initial success, “The Black Venus,”  another award winning novel for best fiction. He has gone on to write five other novels, “Motorway,” “Who Called Last Orders,” Politically Incorrect,” “Death for a Starter.” and the upcoming “Watchit”

 “Blitz & Pieces: The True Story of How a Six Year Old Survived the London Blitz” is available for sale online at

For more information on Percy W. Chattey please visit

About the Author:

Percy W. Chattey was born within the sound of Bow Bells, making him a true cockney with the cockney´s sense of humour. Moving from the East End of London in 1975, Chattey settled in the West Country with his wife and two daughters. Always possessing an interest in writing, he has contributed to magazines as well as published a number of his own novels. As an award winning author, Chattey recently became the first person to win the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement award for two separate books in a single session for his novel “Politically Incorrect,” and his autobiography “Blitz & Pieces.”  Chattey and his family have lived in their holiday home in Spain since retiring from his architectural practice in Bristol, England.


Percy W. Chattey


Phone:                 0034-6780-90197


Owens & Miller Law Firm Experiences New Growth This Spring

LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014) – Just as the ground thaws and new bits of green begin to emerge from winter’s brown earth this spring, Owens & Miller is also experiencing new growth.

Will Owens and Kimberly Miller formerly worked together at a large law firm in Raleigh and left to form their own practice in 2011. They are committed to high-caliber representation and a high degree of service to clients. Their dedication and talents have consistently achieved favorable results for accident victims.

Will and Kimberly have a broad background in civil litigation and advocating for people with injuries and disabilities. They practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including auto accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle crashes and premises liability, as well as workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability.  Partner Kimberly reports that, over the years, they have experienced increasing demand for assistance with Social Security Disability claims. Desiring to help these clients while also maintaining their primary focus on representation of clients with injury claims, Owens & Miller is proud to announce that attorney Rachel Lane Thomasson has joined Owens & Miller, of counsel, to exclusively handle Social Security Disability cases.

Please join O&M in welcoming Mrs. Rachel Lane Thomasson, Social Security Disability attorney, to their Raleigh firm. Rachel joined the Owens & Miller family this spring. Miller reports that they are proud to have her on the team to advocate for our Social Security disability clients!

Rachel is a skilled Social Security Disability attorney who has focused her career solely on Social Security Disability law. For over five years, she has successfully represented literally hundreds, if not thousands, of Social Security clients at administrative law hearings across the state of North Carolina.

Will and Kimberly got to know Rachel while working in the trenches together previously at a high-volume law firm in Raleigh. They know firsthand Rachel’s sincere dedication to her clients. Her unique skill set in helping those who have been deemed permanently disabled is a perfect complement to Owens & Miller’s existing practice in which many clients are suffering from serious and often disabling injuries.

Rachel is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.  Rachel truly enjoys practicing Social Security Disability law. She says, “The genuine gratitude I receive from a client after I helped secure benefits makes the work more than worthwhile.” Practicing Social Security disability law adds fulfillment to her life. “People seeking Social Security Disability are often dealing with the most stressful situation they will ever face. Providing guidance to help them emerge from distress is important and something I have found very rewarding.” 

Kimberly and Will are excited about Rachel joining the firm to handle Owens & Miller Social Security Cases, thus allowing Kimberly and Will to continue to focus on representing clients with auto accident, truck Accident, motorcycle accident, workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. If you or a loved one has any questions whatsoever regarding Social Security Disability, please give us a call at 919-719-2750.

To find out more or to contact Owens & Miller or Rachel Lane Thomasson of Raleigh, NC, call (919) 719-2750, or visit  

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William D. Owens
Phone: (919) 719-2750
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SOMOSTV’s channel invites you to spend time with your family and friends for the holiday

LIGHTNING RELEASES: MIAMI, Florida (4/17/2014)– ViendoMovies carefully selected its programming to bring the audience and their families closer together during the Easter holiday. The channel offers varied and entertaining, feel good, light comedies taking advantage of the good spirit that takes place during Easter.

ViendoMovies dynamically customizes its on-air look to highlight important calendar dates and festivities to appeal to its diversified and bicultural audience. This adaptability has resulted in a unique bond with viewers and an expectation about how the channel evolves its approach of celebrating the cultural contributions of Latinos.

Enjoy the long weekend with the best choice to watch originally produced in Spanish language cinema starting April 18.

Stay connected with ViendoMovies, the 24 hr. commercial free channel owned by SOMOSTV, on Facebook ( and Twitter (


ABOUT VIENDOMOVIES: ViendoMovies is a Pay TV channel that broadcasts contemporary Spanish-language films 24 hours a day with no commercial breaks, with a culturally relevant Premium on air look. ViendoMovies is produced in the USA for the US Hispanic and Puerto Rico markets and is part of SOMOSTV LLC. For more information please visit us at and

Tabernus to Showcase Advanced Data Erasure Solutions at Infosecurity Europe 2014

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Cardiff- UK (4/17/2014)- Certified Data Erasure specialists Tabernus will exhibit at Infosecurity Europe2014 from 29th April- 1st May. The event is being held at Earls Court in London.

Over the past month the EU has updated its 9 year old data protection laws with stronger safeguards for citizens’ personal data. The new European data protection laws mean that companies found in breach of users’ personal data rights will risk fines of up to 100 million euros. With the EU clamping down on new laws its essential that organisations have the correct procedures and safe guards in place, Tabernus can provide the safest method in doing so.

At InfoSec 2014 Tabernus will spotlight their recently CESG CPA Certified software v7.0, along with their Tabernus Enterprise Erase USB Kits and other software offerings.

The latest version of Tabernus USB erasure hardware products include the latest ADISA verified SSD erasure methods and are ready to use out of the box, they require no installation of software and can all erase offline without need of a HASP key making data erasure effortless.

For more information on any of Tabernus products or for a demonstration on the latter visit Tabernus at booth L61.

 “Tabernus is pleased to be at InfoSec for the 3rd consecutive year. It’s a great opportunity to meet with customers old and new and to run through the great product and business developments in which have been conceived over the past 12 months,” comments Daniel Dyer, VP of European Operations. 

Arrange a meeting with Tabernus today to learn more on how Tabernus data erasure products can protect your organisation.

To learn more about Tabernus’ electronic data erasure software and hardware solutions please visit or

Note to editors:

About Infosecurity Europe

Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest Information Security industry gathering. Featuring over 350 exhibitors, the most diverse range of new products and services, an unrivalled FREE education programme and 12,500 unique visitors from every segment of the industry, it is the most important date in the calendar for Information Security professionals across Europe.

About Tabernus

Tabernus is a leading provider of certified data erasure software and hardware solutions used by companies of all sizes to completely remove all data from hard drive storage devices.  With headquarters in Austin, Texas, its European offices are in London and South Wales.

Established in 2002, the company now offers easy to install and operate data erasure tools as both software and hardware solutions.

Tabernus has been formally certified for government use to securely erase protectively marked data after independent testing carried out by QinetiQ, a British global defence technology company under contract to the Government’s Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG).

Tabernus partners include the OEM, Defence, Public/Private Sector, Health Care and IT Recycling and Disposal sectors.

For North America please call the Sales and Operations team at 1-888-700-8560 or email:

For UK and Europe please call the UK based Sales and Operations Team direct at +44 (0) 845 689 1350  or email:

For more press information, please contact:

Kathryn Dempster, PR for Tabernus, Swansea, UK: +44 (0) 845 689 1350 or email:

BLE iBeacons Now Integrated With Noxel Android Digital Signage Solution

Digital Signage Industry’s Most Powerful Android Player Includes Embedded Bluetooth Low Energy Transmitter For Proximity Marketing, Retail Intelligence

LIGHTNING RELEASES: SINGAPORE (4/18/2014)– Two of today’s hottest technologies — iBeacons and Android – are combined in a unique and powerful new digital signage solution now shipping from Noxel.

The new Noxel Xtream A700 player includes an embedded iBeacon, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module that can be used by retailers and brand marketers for indoor positioning and location-specific push messaging to smartphones.

The A700 is the most powerful Android-based digital signage player on the market, with a Quad Core ARM-A9 processor, embedded 3D Mali 400 GPU, built-in WiFi and available expansion storage. Fast computing and embedded graphics processing ensure digital signage content creators can drive networked screens with HD quality video and smooth motion graphics messages.

The A700 is the newest player running on top of Noxel’s Xtream cloud digital signage content management system. Noxel’s browser-based Software as a Service platform removes the complexity from digital signage operations, allowing users to simply select from a range of Android players, create a Noxel user account and activate the signage service.

“Putting an iBeacon on what’s probably the most powerful Android digital signage player available and then managing that in the cloud is what I think sophisticated network operators are now looking for,” said Farbod Sadeghian, CEO of Noxel.

“Using Android gives our customers a very cost-effective, stable and rapidly evolving platform” added Sadeghian.” Integrating BLE means the messaging delivered on Xtream-powered screens can also be targeted down to the shopper smartphones and also provide intelligence on consumer behavior.”

Noxel has in-house creative and technical teams to develop mobile applications that can use iBeacons for advertising and location mapping.

Noxel’s suite of Android-based players as well as a solid-state running embedded Linux device, all work off the Xtream platform — a well-established content management system used by more than 200 companies, across a dozen countries.

Noxel Xtream is a cloud-based service that gives users full control to create and manage their digital signage networks from anywhere, just using a browser. Xtream’s key features include real-time system monitoring, comprehensive reporting capabilities, triggered content support, a widget galley and friendly user tools that include an intuitive layout designer. Access and user rights can be assigned individually and the system has been designed to be highly secure.


Noxel Xtream is a state of the art digital signage technology that features simplicity and convenience in one single platform. With a selection of powerful Android-based players, Noxel Xtream allows anyone to build cost-effective and high impact signage networks in a matter of minutes.

For more about Noxel and the Xtream digital signage platform, please visit

NOXEL Media:
Alfred Giovanni
Contact number: +65-3158-6590