Aeris Communications Receives 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award

SANTA CLARA, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014

Aeris Communications, the Made for Machines technology and service provider, announced today that it has received a 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine, the leading publication covering the machine-to-machine market.

Aeris was recognized for powering SimplyHomes Assistive Living technology that communicates with multiple sensors to observe activities of daily living, and proactively alerts caregivers and loved ones of changes in behavioral patterns. Text, email, or phone alerts can then be generated by a single event, a combination of events, or by inactivity. SimplyHome can also monitor wellness priorities ranging from blood pressure and glucose levels, to weight and medication management.

As a result of this solution, the need for just-in-case staff time is eliminated, saving programs such as Medicaid millions of dollars, while giving families peace of mind and providing the elderly and disabled the medical support needed without sacrificing quality of life or independence.

Receiving the M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award is testament to our technology and industry leadership, said Raj Kanaya, Chief Marketing Officer at Aeris. We pride ourselves on our uniquely flexible and reliable network built exclusively for machines, enabling SimplyHome to deliver this innovative solution that makes home health care more affordable and improves the quality of life.

The solutions selected for the M2M Evolution Product of Year Awards reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine to machine market today, said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of M2M Evolution Magazine. It is my honor to congratulate Aeris Communications for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving M2M industry.

It is my pleasure to recognize SimplyHomes home care solution powered by Aeris, an innovative solution that earned Aeris the 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award, said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. I look forward to seeing more innovation from Aeris in the future.

This is the second time that Aeris has been honored with the M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award, which was previously given to the company for recognition of the work with Novariant GeoSteer. The winners of the 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award will be published in the third quarter edition of M2M EVOLUTION MAGAZINE and on

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About Aeris

Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things as an operator of end-to-end M2M services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to deliver profitable M2M services. Among our customers are the most demanding users of M2M services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our “Made for Machines” technology and services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Visit for more information.

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the worlds leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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Law Firm Evolution: Coolidge Wall Chooses Nextpoint to Provide Litigation Services

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014

The Dayton, Ohio law firm of Coolidge Wall Co. LPA has chosen Nextpoint to be the firm-wide provider of in-house eDiscovery collections, review, and trial presentation technology. By joining the Nextpoint Select Partner Program, Coolidge Wall will simplify litigation support for its small and medium-sized clients. With the benefit of Nextpoint training, the Firm can begin collecting, processing, reviewing, and stamping electronic evidence for litigation the moment a matter is launched.

Founded in 1853, Coolidge is a full-service business law firm based in Dayton, Ohio with more than 30 attorneys practicing in Business, Real Estate, Tax, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Estate Planning. Coolidge Wall relies on Nextpoint to assist in the management of a number of complex matters. In one recent matter involving multinational parties and voluminous data, Coolidges overseas clients were able to securely access the hosted Nextpoint litigation platform in order to quickly identify documents that were vital to the defense of the matter. We were able to provide multiple users with access to the relevant the data. Our client was able to identify pertinent documents, while redacting our own privileged documents in the cloud environment, says Richard Talda, lead trial attorney and the firms Litigation Practice Group Chair. Talda added: Nextpoint has been the right tool at the right time for many of our most complicated matters.

Thanks to those experiences, the firm has now chosen Nextpoints cloud-based litigation technology for their in-house solution. Nextpoints Discovery Cloud platform gives the firms lawyers unlimited data storage, immediate access to evidence, unlimited processing power, and the vital evidence management technology they need. And thats all at the lowest price point in the industry.

Nextpoints all-new Nextpoint Select Partner enterprise pricing program makes eDiscovery, trial, and social media archiving services dramatically more efficient, affordable and accessible to all. The Select program offers tiered pricing, lower costs, dedicated support, and predictable billing for matters of all size. And as social media and website content is increasingly important in all types of matters, Nextpoints industry-leading cloud collection software gives Coolidge staff the ability to capture and process any type of web content for litigation.

Through the Select Program, Nextpoint is now part of the Coolidge Wall team, helping the firm move to the next level of in-house capabilities. We at Nextpoint have enjoyed working with Coolidge Wall for a long time now and we are thrilled they are now part of the Nextpoint Select Program, says Nextpoint CEO Rakesh Madhava. Our goal is to make litigation technology that is powerful and cost effective for all types of law firms, and I believe Coolidge Wall is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this technology.

Changing the Conversation in eDiscovery

The growing cost to process, review, and produce evidence for litigation is a major concern for law firms and their clients. The Nextpoint Select Partner Program is changing that dynamic. Nextpoint Select offers complete training and support to ensure Select partners can use the platform effectively and control the cost and complexity of any matter.

By adopting Nextpoint eDiscovery and litigation technology, legal departments, law firms, and all litigation-related service providers can move to an affordable, effective, cloud-based service, leaving outdated legacy software behind. While the technology powering most litigation is more than 30 years old, Nextpoint’s patented technology platform is built on a modern cloud computing architecture that delivers unlimited computing power, unlimited processing power, and unlimited data storage at one predictable price.

To find out if Nextpoint Select is right for your organization, please contact us, visit our pricing page, or watch one of our free demos.

CMT Celebrates 30 Years of High-Tech Business Evolution

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Computer Media Technologies (CMT) opened its doors in the heart of the Silicon Valley in 1983, just as the first rudimentary notebook computers were trickling into the marketplace and the 3.5-inch floppy disk was a novel idea, still a year away from introduction.

The floppy disks heyday has come and gone, but CMT is celebrating its 30th anniversary today as a high-growth technology solutions provider that continues to evolve with the constantly changing IT industry. CMT CEO Kurt Klein has guided the companys progression from specializing in magnetic data storage media during the early days to its current aggressive launch into cloud computing, which has helped CMT grow its customer base by 40 percent in the past year.

Its nothing short of amazing to think about where CMT is today compared to its founding 30 years ago, said CMT CEO Kurt Klein. We have been able to evolve our business through the years to stay attuned to our customers needs, even as technology changes almost instantaneously today.

As technology continues to advance, one principle hasnt wavered for CMT we continue to focus on helping our customers increase productivity and devote more resources to their core business objectives by delivering leading-class, cost-effective IT solutions. Its thanks solely to the dedication of our tremendous employees and the loyalty of our customers, partners and distributors that we are celebrating a major milestone today.

To commemorate the anniversary, CMT and its employees are donating 30 pounds of food for each employee to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, more than 1,500 pounds total. CMT also supports the food bank, which provides food to an average of a quarter-million people each month, with an annual employee Thanksgiving food donation drive.

Its firmly engrained in our culture to support community charitable efforts, and the Second Harvest Food Bank performs incredibly important work to combat hunger in our area, Klein said. We are honored to help Second Harvest assist those who are struggling to put food on their tables.

CMT has accelerated its growth with the introduction of CMT Cloud Solutions in May 2012, which affords customers the freedom of choice to deploy enterprise and data storage solutions in the cloud, on-site and in hybrid environments. CMT has also enhanced partnerships with leading IT manufacturers and cloud solution providers such as Symantec, NetApp, Cisco, Quantum, Brocade, VMware, Savvis and PeakColo.

According to Klein, those partnerships have been crucial to CMTs growth over the years, especially as it has launched the cloud computing offerings in addition to its mainstay enterprise-class solutions.

We congratulate CMT on celebrating this 30th anniversary and continuing to provide our mutual customers with invaluable service and support, said John Eldh, Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, Symantec Corp. Symantec values our partnership with CMT and looks to many more years of mutual success.

CMT is an old-timer compared to Peak, but we share the same commitment to give our customers enterprise cloud solutions that are scalable, create true business value and meet the highest industry standards, said CEO Luke Norris of PeakColo, founded in 2006. We congratulate CMT on its 30th anniversary and look forward to building a partnership that will benefit customers for many years to come.

For more information about CMT, visit or call 1-800-969-4CMT.

About CMT, Inc.

Computer Media Technologies (CMT) delivers high-performance, cost-effective solutions in cloud computing, IT infrastructure and managed services for businesses. For 30 years, CMT has provided customers with secure, flexible and reliable IT solutions that evolve along with their business goals and needs. CMT maintains the highest levels of partnership accreditation with leading IT manufacturers and cloud solution providers, including Symantec, NetApp, Brocade, Quantum, Cisco, VMware and PeakColo. To learn more about CMTs broad range of expertise and services, including its comprehensive CMT Cloud Solutions portfolio, visit or call 1-800-969-4CMT.

About Peak

PeakColo is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners. White-labeling PeakColos cloud services as their own, resellers and agents rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand without capital expenditure, enjoying a faster route to profitability. With Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2 compliant data centers in six geographies across the United States and in Europe (Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, and the United Kingdom), PeakColo offers a cloud environment that contains tens of thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of storage for public, private, hybrid and disaster recovery solutions. PeakColo is VMware vCloud

Are Independent Hotel Operators Leading the Way in Driving Property Management System Evolution for Greater Flexibility, Increased Functionality and Service?

(PRWEB) August 14, 2012

Independent hotel operators are known for creative entrepreneurship, operating standards, and marketing practices. Their hotels are free-standing businesses without corporate mandates or support, and their success is based on making sound decisions, especially when selecting technology partners. Maestro empowers hundreds of high-touch independent operators and hotel groups to grow their business and stay ahead of the competition with innovative technology backed by the industrys most reputable Diamond Plus service.

Maestro is by far the most comprehensive, customizable system we use

When independent operators want the most comprehensive, reliable, property management system (PMS) suite, they turn to NORTHWIND. Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) uses flag-mandated PMSes for its Hilton, IHG, and Marriott properties, but it relies on NORTHWINDs Maestro System for its independents. A 32-room boutique requires a different type of system from a 600-room full-service property. Customization and reliability are essential factors when choosing a system for an independent, said Todd Hotaling, LHMs Corporate Director of Revenue Management. A PMS needs to provide customizable features that support an independents unique offering, whether it is specific guest preferences, room types, or payment processing. Greater system flexibility enables us to combine best practices from multiple brands to maximize revenue and service at our independents. LHM operates many brands and systems and Maestro is by far the most customizable system.


When Benchmark Hospitality International launched its lifestyle brand, Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, it turned to NORTHWIND. We use Maestro in the cloud at 70% of our properties. All are full-service luxury boutique properties, said Darrin Pinkham, Benchmark Vice President of Information Technology. Maestro made it possible to host all our properties in Benchmarks own virtualized Private Cloud data center platform. This saves our owners money by not having to purchase premised-based servers and provides us with greater network/data security and PCI compliance. We trust NORTHWIND.

Warren Dehan, President of NORTHWIND-Maestro PMS, said, The success of our clients is the motivating force behind every action at NORTHWIND. We are in partnership with our users to provide the best technology and most effective support services possible to make their operations more profitable and efficient.

Maestro Guest Loyalty Developed for Independent Hotels, Resorts and Multi-Property Groups

Maestro is a fully-integrated PMS that utilizes a single-image database as the foundation of its innovative new Guest Loyalty Module for independents. The module gives operators robust loyalty program benefits and functionality to compete with high-profile programs that were only available to chains. It automates the complex process of points tracking and redemption to minimize errors and save operators money. The system lets independents create loyalty programs with perks that reflect their unique brand and services. It is mobile and social media optimized offering an online site for guests to sign-up, manage profiles, and track and redeem reward points that strengthen their relationship with the hotel and increases profitability with direct bookings for lower cost.

Maestro empowers high-touch independents to grow their business with innovative technology

Multi-Property Solutions Maestro empowers hotel groups with enterprise-wide system solutions that deliver true centralized management controls on a single database. This enables closer property coordination, cross-property booking and upsell capabilities, and consistent guest recognition at all touch points for all properties.

Online, Social, and Mobile Maestro’s Web Connection suite increases profitability and reduces costly third-party dependency with direct bookings for guests, groups, owners, travel agents and corporate business. The ResWave real-time, integrated booking engine enables guests and groups to book rooms, suites, activities, amenities, spa and dining online, from mobile devices, Facebook, landing pages, and email campaigns.

Maestro Cloud Hosted Solution – Independent operators are turning to hosted systems to reduce staff, trim hardware investment, simplify PCI-compliant cardholder security, and ensure 24/7 access to property data. Maestro delivers a robust, stable hosted solution that increases profitability and productivity.

At IHM&RS in New York November 1013, visit NORTHWIND-Maestro at booth # 2850

For a demo of the Maestro Property Management Suite featuring the ResWave Booking Engine, please contact NORTHWIND at 1.888.667.8488 or email info(at)maestropms(dot)com.

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Maestro Property Management Solution

Enhance guest service, improve efficiency and maximize online and offline revenue with Maestro PMS, the industry’s most robust and flexible resort software and boutique hotel software solution empowering leading full-service hotels, luxury resorts, multi-property groups, conference centers, condominiums and timeshare properties. Solutions include Front Office (PMS), Accounts Receivable, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Sales and Catering, Multi-Property Management, Condo and Timeshare Owner Management, Spa and Activities, Web Booking Engine, Real-Time Yield Management, Dynamic Packaging Golf, CRM, Guest Experience Measurement, CRO, GDS Two-Way XML Connectivity or Integration, Membership, Work Orders, Fine Dining and Retail POS, Online Table Reservations with Web Booking, Concierge and Guest Experience Measurement. The Maestro PMS is database independent (ODBC Compliant) and is deployed via Windows, UNIX, Linux, Terminal Services, hosted and Web platforms.


NORTHWIND is recognized in the hospitality industry for its standard setting Diamond Plus Service and robust integrated Maestro resort hotel software technology. With over 30 years experience dedicated to developing technology solutions for the hospitality industry, NORTHWIND is a partner who understands you need a scalable, flexible PMS that works the way you do. Maestro applications are engineered for operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real-time environment for the utmost operational efficiency, productivity, control and profitability.

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