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Markland Technologies Completes $6.5M Acquisition of Homeland Security Company
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:MKLD), an integrated homeland security company (www.marklandtech.com), today announced that it has completed the purchase of Virginia-based Science and Technology Research Inc (STR) (www.str-inc.com) for $6.5M in cash and stock. STR is the sole producer of the U.S. Navy's Shipboard Automatic Chemical Agent Detection and Alarm System (ACADA). The Navy deploys the "man-portable" point detection system to detect all classic nerve and blister agents as well as other chemical warfare agent (CWA) vapors.
Prudential PLC Scrip Dividend
London, UK, Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) (LSE:PRU) announces that the reference price for the fully paid extra shares to be issued to shareholders who elected for the scrip dividend alternative for the 2003 interim dividend is 460.85 pence per share.
Bitfone Brings Over-The-Air Firmware Update Solution to Symbian Ecosystem
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bitfone Corporation (www.bitfone.com), a leader in over-the-air (OTA) firmware update technology for mobile phones, today announced it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program, enabling Bitfone to expand and promote the value of OTA updates to the Symbian OS market. Bitfone demonstrated a fault-tolerant OTA update of a Symbian OS handset with their mProve(tm) solution at the 3GSM World Congress in early 2003.
McDATA Qualifies Emulex's Newest LP10000 HBA with Its Sphereon Switches and Intrepid Directors
COSTA MESA, Calif., October 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the world's leading supplier of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs), announced today that its latest HBAs have been qualified by McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq:MCDTA) (Nasdaq:MCDT) for use with its Sphereon(tm) switch family and Intrepid(tm) Director family running Windows, Solaris and Linux operating systems. This recent McDATA qualification includes support for Emulex's LP10000 and LP10000DC HBAs, as well as the LP9802 and LP982 HBAs.
Bitfone to Extend IBM's Websphere Device Management Software with Over-The-Air Updates to Mobile Phone Firmware
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bitfone Corporation (www.bitfone.com), a leader in over-the-air (OTA) firmware update technology for mobile phones, today announced it will integrate its mProve(tm) solution into IBM's Websphere device management software. The combined solution is aimed at helping service providers more efficiently update software on devices remotely - an increasingly important feature as the use of wireless devices rises. The two companies will jointly market the solution. Websphere device management software incorporates IBM Tivoli technology.
Electrolux: Evaluation of refrigerator factory in Greenville, MI, USA
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Electrolux (Nasdaq:ELUX): The evaluation of a plant in the U.S., mentioned earlier today in the Group's nine-month report, refers to the refrigerator factory in Greenville, MI. The plant has weak financial performance and other production sources are being considered, including a move to Mexico.
Volvo Reminder about press conference
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo (Nasdaq:VOLVY) (Other OTC:VOLVF) (Other OTC:VOLAFK) would like to remind you about the press conference in conjunction with the release of the Volvo Group's third-quarter interim report at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 23, 2003, at Volvo's head office in Goteborg. The press conference will be held in English on this occasion and will be broadcast live on the Internet.