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Airbee Wireless Inc.
Airbee Wireless Announces Licensing Agreement With WinEdge
POTOMAC, Md., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Airbee Wireless Inc., (Pink Sheets:ABEW), innovators of intelligent software for wireless communications, announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with WinEdge & Wireless Pte. Ltd. ("WinEdge") of Singapore to provide its UltraLite(TM) Media Access Control ("MAC") software for incorporation into the microprocessor line of WinEdge products. The UltraLite(TM) MAC is Airbee's base protocol stack product and has been successfully demonstrated to WinEdge for both file transfer and voice communication modes.
Karma Media Inc.
Karma Media Launches Largest-Ever TV Ad Campaign
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Karma Media, Inc. (OTCBB:KRMA) today announced its largest advertising and branding campaign to date with the rollout of two 30-second television commercials on CoLours Television Network, America's first multicultural television network. CoLours TV programming is available to all 19.5 million viewers of the Dish Network as part of Dish Network's basic programming package.
Bookham Technology Plc
Bookham Technology announces commencement of commercial shipments of 40 KM XFP modules
ABINGDON, U.K., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bookham Technology, a leader in optical components to enable the global communications infrastructure, today announced that it has commenced commercial shipments of a new version of its 10 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) IGF Series of XFP transceiver modules. This new version is capable of carrying traffic over 40 km of standard single-mode optical fiber at a wavelength of 1550 nm, while previous versions were designed for 10 km at 1310 nm. The XFP is an ultra-small transceiver module that was standardized by the XFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) Group to help lower the costs of 10 Gb/s optical networking applications. Because XFP modules are hot-pluggable while an optical networking system is in service, they dramatically simplify upgrade and maintenance activities and therefore lower operating costs for carriers. The commercial availability of XFP modules capable of transmission over 40 km fiber spans brings to optical fiber trunks the network cost savings currently provided by XFP modules to short reach interconnects.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp.
Integra LifeSciences Announces Acquisition of Fleetwood Medical's Sparta Implants, Disposables and Instruments
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) today announced that it has acquired the Sparta line of disposable critical care devices and surgical instruments from Fleetwood Medical, Inc. for approximately $1.5 million in cash. The Sparta line includes products used in plastic and reconstructive, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neuro, ophthalmic and general surgery. Prior to the acquisition, Fleetwood Medical marketed these product lines primarily to hospitals and physicians through a catalogue and a network of distributors.
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone Sweden lowers its SMS price for prepay customers
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone Swedens's prepay customers can now communicate even more by SMS. Vodafone Sweden is today lowering its SMS price to SEK 1.25 each and continues to offer the market's lowest SMS prices for prepaid cards -- SEK 0.75 each -- during the Happy Hour period 18.00-20.00, 7 days a week.
Volvo -- Final Results
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Trucks' deliveries rose by eight percent in 2003, totalling 75,300 trucks. The improved result stems from the success of the new Volvo FM, Volvo FH, Volvo NH and Volvo VN.
Volvo -- Press release from Lars Ramqvist
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo's Nomination Committee has informed me that there are Swedish shareholders in Volvo -- specifically several of the Swedish institutional shareholders -- who lack continued confidence in me as Board Chairman of the company. The obvious consequence for me is to resign from the Volvo Board of Directors with immediate effect.