latest news releases from the newsroom
Enact Technology, LLC
speak4CADT Voice Recognition Software Doubles the Pace of Computer-Aided Design 'CAD'
ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Enact Technology, LLC has announced the release of its speak4CAD(tm) recognition software, the first software product that dramatically improves AutoCAD(r) productivity. There are over 3 million AutoCAD users worldwide making it the dominant CAD software. During speak4CAD's beta-user tests, productivity was measured by comparing manual drawings to those created by spoken drawing commands and dimensions. Bruce Swan, Enact Technology Senior Partner says, "We are extremely pleased at the reception speak4CAD software is receiving. One of our beta-test users, Architect Fernando Andrade's response is typical of what we're hearing from everyone now using our product. He says that speak4CAD has entirely changed the way he uses AutoCAD because it enables him to focus on drawing instead of the keyboard -- a more natural way to work."
Beneficial Holdings, Inc.
Beneficial Holdings, Inc. Announces Text Messaging Order/Payment Program
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- For the convenience and ease of its cell-phone using customers, Beneficial Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BFHJ) announces that it will make available to its consumers the ability to order and pay for product via text messaging technology. It has been reported that the global wireless market has 1.8 billion subscribers -- out of a global population of 6.5 billion -- and is on the rise. In other words, the widespread use of cell phones is continuing to increase and cell phone technology is becoming a major form of communication.
Prudential -- Video Interview
LONDON, Nov. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Indepth interview available now on www.cantos.com with Clark Manning, President and CEO, Jackson National Life (LSE:PRU).
National Cancer Awareness Foundation
Parrot Heads Turn Passion and Fun into Fundraiser
FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- If you're a Parrot Head you already know who you are. However, if you're like most people, you don't have a clue of what a Parrot Head is. Parrot Heads are avid Jimmy Buffett fans that will travel almost anywhere to attend his concert, and to attend regional or national Parrot Head conventions. It may sound like its all fun and parties, but that's only part of being a Parrot Head. The uniqueness of this fan club is that true Parrot Heads work on community service projects and do fund raising for nonprofit organizations. They do this in order to earn points to purchase concert tickets and to help better their communities in Buffett's name. The usual comment heard is that, "I joined a club for the ticket opportunity, but stayed on because I became aware of how much fun it is to give back to the community and how much I've enjoyed the comradelier of my fellow Parrot Heads." They clean up beaches, take part in Special Olympics events, give blood, collect and distribute clothing to the homeless, raise money to save lighthouses, and other projects too numerous to list.
MEDirect Latino, Inc.
MEDirect Latino Inc. Completes Negotiations of Favorable Agreements With Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
PLANTATION, Fla., Nov. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- MEDirect Latino Inc. (Pink Sheets:MLTO) (www.medirectlatino.org), the first national provider of direct-to-consumer Medicare reimbursed medical products focused exclusively on chronic diseases afflicting the Hispanic community, today announced the successful negotiation of more favorable terms of existing agreements with major manufacturers of diabetic testing products for the Company's Medicare eligible customers. Additionally, the Company confirmed a lower costs basis for the chairlifts and heating pads, which are offered as product line extensions to MEDirect Latino's customers. Details of the specific terms of the revised agreements are confidential; however, the new agreements will result in an immediate price reduction of 16% for the Company's line of diabetes diagnostic testing supplies. MEDirect Latino expects the decrease in cost of goods will directly result in an increase to gross profit of 5% or over $750,000 of additional gross profits on present projections of $15 million of annualized gross revenues. In support of the Company's national media campaign, MEDirect Latino has secured a combined multi-million dollar line of credit with its suppliers, and increased its credit terms from 30 days to 60 days. The increased payment cycle will immediately result in cash flow efficiencies exceeding 2% or a minimum of $300,000 of additional net income per annum.