Tuesday, January 24, 2012

IDentify-It Launch US Auto Identification Website

IDentify-It online, (Oxford, UK) the UK’s internet based store for innovative auto identification products has expanded its online presence and launched a US version of its barcode scanning and labeling technologies store.

Oxford, UK, January 25, 2012 - IDentify-It online, (Oxford, UK) the UK’s internet based store for innovative auto identification products has expanded its online presence and launched a US version of its barcode scanning and labeling technologies store. The new site will offer a large range of solutions direct to US customers and includes hand held computers, bar code scanning and advice on purchasing verification equipment and wireless hand held devices.

Passing comment, Richard Atkins, Commercial Director of IDentify-It said, “As our product and application range continues to grow, it was the next logical step to expand into the US market,” he continued, “By launching a new website in the US directly targeted to US customers we can provide a better service for those customers by providing product offerings and services specifically for their needs.”

About the company, IDentify-It Limited is an Oxford based company that specializes in supplying a broad range of barcode scanning and labeling technologies. By providing products online IDentify-It Limited offers highly competitive prices to its customers and the freedom to purchase in their own time. With the backing and support of the Axicon Innovation Group, world renowned barcode verification experts, iDentify-it Limited aims to grow by developing innovative product ranges for the auto identification industry.

IDentify-It Limited encourages anyone with an interest in barcode verifiers and auto identification products to visit their new US website, the site is now live and can be accessed at - www.identify-it.com/us.html

Mathew Taylor
Algorythm Solutions Ltd
10 Torkington St
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
+44 (0)773 403 2112

New all American selection of Flag display case and Military gifts

FlagsConnections.com Competes for Military and Civilian Flag Case Demands

Deer Park, NY, January 25, 2012 - FlagsConnections.com maintains its online presence, offering flag cases, flag display boxes, flag frames, medal display cases, and many other military and flag-related accessories. FlagsConnections.com hopes their impressive online selection, combined with an intuitive, easy-to-use Web site will increase market share for flag cases, flag display boxes, flag frames, medal display cases, and other related items.

With the combination of the highest-quality and best selection of flag cases, flag display boxes, flag frames, medal display cases, and many other patriotic items, and an increased Web presence, FlagsConnections.com hopes to win a broad customer base, both domestically and abroad. While they face competition with many other online sellers, FlagsConnections.com is confident they will succeed.

FlagsConnections.com, online seller of flag cases, flag display boxes, flag frames, medal display cases, and other military and patriotic items, of Deer Park, NY, is revolutionizing how both military personnel and civilians alike shop online for flag cases, flag display boxes, flag frames, medal display cases, and related items. It will be a fight to stay ahead of the competition, but FlagsConnections.com has that true American fighting spirit!

David Elgavisch
1940 deer Park Ave Suite 372
Deer Park, NY 11729

Kasasa Changes the Face of Local Banking in Anniston Alabama

NobleBank and Trust Introduces Kasasa, a Striking Alternative to the Megabank Rollercoaster

Anniston, AL, January 24, 2012 - NobleBank and Trust asks consumers, “Do you Kasasa?” as it becomes the first financial institution in Anniston to launch the country’s most innovative financial products.

Kasasa® is a new brand of free checking and savings accounts that pays consumers to use their account with what interests them most—high interest, automatic savings, or digital downloads from iTunes® or Amazon.com®. These accounts, combined with the personal service that only community financial institutions can deliver, are offering residents a better checking account option than the megabank experience.

“Consumers deserve to wake up to happier days of banking and leave behind the nightmare of megabank fees and mistreatment. We are pleased to be one of two financial institutions in Alabama to offer these unique products,” said Anthony Humphries, president & CEO at NobleBank and Trust. “Kasasa delivers what research shows people really want but believe they can’t have—great financial products with the personal service of a community based financial institution.”

NobleBank and Trust is offering three Kasasa financial products, including Kasasa Cash®, Kasasa Saver®, and Kasasa Tunes®. All Kasasa products are free, reward-based accounts, with no minimum balance to get the rewards, no monthly service fees, online banking and nationwide ATM fee refunds.

Kasasa Cash - A free checking account that pays high interest for every month the account holder qualifies.

Kasasa Saver - A free, high interest saver account linked to a Kasasa Cash checking account. The interest and ATM fee refunds earned in the Kasasa Cash account are automatically deposited into the Kasasa Saver account when the account holder qualifies. The balance in the Kasasa Saver account also earns a high rate of interest.

Kasasa Tunes - A checking account that rewards consumers with digital downloads from iTunes® or Amazon.com® when they qualify.

To receive the Kasasa account benefits, each monthly qualification cycle account holders are asked to do a few simple things like, receive an eStatement, access online banking, use a debit card a minimum number of times, and have an electronic transaction (such as direct deposit) post and clear their account. If an account holder does not meet the qualifications in a given month, NobleBank and Trust will alert the individual, who will be eligible the following month for the benefits.

“Extensive research has shown us that consumers would prefer to do business with community financial institutions, but feel they would lose access to products,” continued Humphries.

“Kasasa is opening people’s eyes to a new banking model where no sacrifices are necessary. It’s a win-win because account holders get innovative products and personalized service.”

In 2009, Kasasa was piloted in six other markets across the U.S. In just the first two months of offering Kasasa, participating community financial institutions reported growth rates upwards of 150% on new account openings and 372% in deposits at institutions focused on deposit growth.

Kasasa is being introduced with an aggressive, highly engaging marketing campaign. It comes to life through a fresh mix of eye-popping advertising, the likes of which exceed the typical megabank’s high-budget programs. The ads feature America’s top slam poets www.kasasa.com/news-and-media/advertising riffing lyrical threads around the theme of “Do you Kasasa?”

Kasasa is distributed to NobleBank and Trust from BancVue, the leading provider of innovative products, dynamic marketing, and data-driven consulting solutions to community financial institutions nationwide to help them win the war against the megabanks.

For more information on Kasasa accounts, consumers can visit www.noblebank.com or www.kasasa.com/noblebanktrust.

Do you Kasasa?
Kasasa® is the first national brand of the most innovative checking accounts available today. The accounts, offered exclusively by the finest community financial institutions, are designed to be the first and only accounts that actually take an interest in their account holders by paying them to use their account with what interests them most—high interest, cash back, automatic savings, money to donate to charity or iTunes® or Amazon.com® downloads. Kasasa, developed and distributed by BancVue, marries innovative banking products with the personal touch of community financial institutions. For more information, visit www.kasasa.com.

About NobleBank and Trust
NobleBank and Trust, a community bank serving Calhoun County and the surrounding areas, was founded in October 2005 on the principles of personal relationships, trust, service and integrity. The bank has grown to over $165 million in assets by offering quality banking products complemented by the latest technology available. NobleBank and Trust has four locations - 1509 Quintard Avenue in Anniston, 646 Valley Cub Drive in Alexandria, 1868 Highway 78 East in Oxford and 100 South Main Street in Piedmont. For more information please visit www.noblebank.com or call 256-741-1800.

Katie Weathers
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(404) 791-8245

AAA champions US real estate as alternative investment option

A growing number of European investors could be turning to US real estate as an alternative investment this year, according to AAA.

Boston, MA, January 25, 2012 - A growing number of European investors could be turning to US real estate as an alternative investment this year, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The assertion comes in response to a report in the US about the popularity of US real estate among European investors who are growing less and less trusting of European assets. AAA, an alternative investment advocacy group, said that it is easy to see why US real estate could be more attractive than European real estate at the moment, in light of the ongoing Eurozone crisis.

“Quite simply, Europeans are finding it difficult to hold any confidence in their joint currency and its value,” stated Anthony Johnson, AAA’s analysis partner. He added “if the worst should happen and the Euro collapses, so could several property markets, and the value of the currency itself of course.”

Economists in the US claim that Las Vegas is proving a particularly attractive option due to its ‘brand’. Jed Kolko, a property analyst working for Discovery Bay in California, told the Las Vegas Review Journal: "The United States in general looks like a safer investment bet than Europe."

He added that property prices in Las Vegas have also dropped to very appealing levels in the past few years, with some having fallen by 60 per cent from their peak before the recession took hold.

Kolko added, "There are great deals in Las Vegas. San Francisco is also a global destination, but there aren't great real estate deals like you have in Las Vegas. So it's a combination of global destination and affordability,"

AAA supports all kinds of alternative investments, with emphasis on ethical schemes in developing countries. An example is the forestry plantation investment scheme run by Greenwood Management in Brazil, which gives investors the chance to buy up small sections of plantations, on which non-native managed forests are grown under a sustainable model.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

Colorado Real Estate Brokers to Benefit from New Metrolist Partnership

Denver’s Largest MLS Teaming With Hillside Software To Provide Full Suite Of Real Estate Tools

Denver, CO, January 24, 2012 - Metrolist®, the largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) serving Colorado, announced it has entered into a partnership with Hillside Software®, a provider of Real Estate Technology Software Systems, to deliver a variety of technology tools to Front Range real estate professionals.

Metrolist will provide Virtual Office, Hillside’s flagship product, along with other online tools--available to its 14,000 members as of January 4.

“Hillside Software has been a market leader in Denver for over 15 years,” said James T. Wanzeck, Metrolist Board Chairman and President of RE/MAX Masters, “and this arrangement allows us to make the firm’s top products available to all of our members. The partnership will enable real estate brokers to better serve the needs of today’s home buyers and sellers.”

Greenwood Village-based Hillside Software has developed a full suite of real estate software ranging from MLS productivity tools to online marketing services for real estate brokers.

“We’re excited to be able to bring Virtual Office to real estate brokers with Metrolist,” said Alex Levy, Hillside Software President. “With the economic recession and slower housing market, our customers are looking for ways to maximize their budgets while still delivering top-notch services for buyers and sellers. Our partnership with Metrolist will allow this to happen in 2012.”

As part of the agreement, Metrolist will augment its services with a set of MLS tools from Hillside Software that includes Virtual Office, a comparative market analysis (CMA) package, a client e-mail alert system, and statistical analysis software. These products, combined with the most accurate housing data available from the MLS, will make Front Range real estate brokers better able to manage the complexities of today’s market.

“Many of our 14,000 members are already familiar with Virtual Office,” said Mr. Wanzeck. “Now they’ll get the professional level package as well as Hillside’s market statistics tool with their Metrolist membership. We’ll be able to deliver more value in 2012 to real estate professionals and give them powerful tools.”

Other Hillside Software products like online marketing and website packages will be made available from the Metrolist Marketplace for purchase.

“When combining the MLS productivity tools with the other ancillary products we offer, Colorado brokers will have very powerful options to grow their businesses,” said Mr. Levy. “This is a very exciting time for us and we’re proud to have been able to put together this important partnership with Metrolist.”

Contact Information:
Melissa Olson
Sr. Manager, Marketing and Sales

About Metrolist
Metrolist is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor-owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate agents and brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. More information about Metrolist is available at www.metrolist.com.

Dan Mahoney
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Lucky Kat TV Website Earns the Coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

Lucky Kats, Inc. proudly announces its website, luckykattv.com, has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval.

Tempe, AZ, January 24, 2012 - Lucky Kats, Inc. proudly announces its website, luckykattv.com, has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. PTPA Media enjoys North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with more than 40,000 parents.

Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner’s Seal; it is evidence of product excellence as evaluated by unbiased parent consumers.
Lucky Kat TV was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA Seal. Because independent parent volunteers evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Their CEO, Sharon Vinderine has appeared on more than 40 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.

Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is an exciting achievement for a product or service geared to families, children or parents. “Lucky Kat TV is thrilled to accept this important affirmation of the work we do to provide a safe and fun online environment for kids,” said Tammy Schroeder, President of Lucky Kat TV.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

About Lucky Kat TV:
Lucky Kat TV is an edutainment gaming and video website designed to entertain children in a safe and creative environment. Kids are encouraged to use their imaginations and develop their ideas no matter how big or how small.  In additional to reinforcing fundamental academics through Standards based games and activities, Lucky Kat TV also teaches children critical thinking skills through “Lucky Kat’s 4 Steps to Success”. Visit Lucky Kat TV online at http://www.luckykattv.com

About PTPA Media Inc.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

Lucky Kat TV Media Contact Information: Scott Kelly, Black Dog Promotions, scott@blackdogpromotions.com or 480.206.3435

PTPA Media Contact Information: Janine Streiter, Tel: (905)738-1447 x240. For more information visit www.ptpamedia.com.

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284