University of San Francisco Embraces Near Field Communications for Easier Door Access and Spending

Carmel, Ind. (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of contactless smart credentials and readers, and the CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, today announced the successful roll-out of near field communication (NFC)-enabled campus card credentials at the University of San Francisco (USF) for door access and spending at laundry terminals. The projects first phase was recently completed with high acceptance, and further expansion is planned. The USF solution is comprised of the CS Gold

TREQ-VMx Mobile Data Terminal Now Features 3G Cellular Communications


The TREQ-VMx mobile data terminal by Beijer Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of rugged human machine interface products, is now available with 3G UMTS/HSPA+ and CDMA EV-DO modems for faster connection speed and broader network reach. Currently used for managing delivery vehicles, truck fleets and other mobile assets, the removable TREQ-VMx with 3G capabilities allows fleet managers to access a larger communication network, quickly send and receive information and utilize more data capacity.

The 3G technology is designed by Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, developing secure embedded software for banking, wireless services, identity protection and government applications, and within its Cinterion M2M business line the full range of highly robust connectivity devices, embedded software and data management services. Gemaltos Cinterion PVS8 and PHS8 modules provide high speed, high bandwidth data communications for CDMA EV-DO and HSPA+ networks with seamless reliability extended to 2G and 3G networks as well. Offering integrated GPS technology, the modules provide precise location data plus an advanced power management system for extended operation in the field. In addition, Gemaltos Cinterion M2M modules are designed for longevity and flexibility sharing the same footprint with next generation LTE products allowing cost effective solution evolution as technology needs advance.

Additional features of the TREQ-VMx include a bright, LED lighted, 800 x 480 WVGA, 7 LCD display with touch screen, Marvell

Wayne Elsey, Founder and former CEO of Soles4Souls, Launches a new Branding, Marketing and Communications Agency

Orlando FLorida (PRWEB) August 02, 2012

Wayne Elsey, founder and former CEO of Soles4Souls, has launched Wayne Elsey Enterprises, a full service branding, marketing and communications agency for companies and non-profit organizations. Elsey built Soles4Souls into one of the fastest growing non-profits in the country and, in six years, grew it to rank in the top one percent of non-profits in the US. “I’m tremendously excited about the chance to teach the strategies and philosophies I developed that helped make Soles4Souls the success it is today. I drew inspiration from my personal struggles and triumphs in creating the three-principle system that provides the framework for our mission – Believe, Brand and Engage. When you believe in yourself, truly understand the make-up of your brand, and effectively engage the principles, practices and people involved, the sky is the limit,” says Elsey.

Wayne Elsey Enterprises is a “one-stop shop” that provides clients with strategic counsel, marketing and public relations, business plans, graphic design, direct mail, website development, social media outreach, video and audio production among other services. “Our team specializes in identifying or refining your brand, helping further define who you are and developing a road map on how to get to the next level. Together, we will help you understand your role and ultimately get on track to where you need to be,” said Elsey. According to Elsey, “Every time a customer experiences your brand, value is either created, captured or destroyed. What we do is create and capture value for clients by defining, designing and aligning customer brand experiences across all touch points to create resonant brands that capture not just minds, but hearts. My philosophy is that branding is ultimately about the creation of human meaning. Powerful brands induce emotional engagement that can be collectively experienced and shared; that is what Wayne Elsey Enterprises is all about.” For more information about Wayne and upcoming programs, please visit

About Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey is the founder and CEO of Wayne Elsey Enterprises.

Wayne Elsey speaks and consults on topics related to leadership, branding, social activism, motivation, and community engagement. A footwear veteran who achieved great success in both nonprofit and for profit organizations, Wayne offers fresh thinking on best practices and delivers cutting edge resources including an immediate social business and social media framework. He has more than 20 years of experience in public speaking for both large and small venues, and has appeared on hundreds of radio, talk, and news shows, including NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, Fox News, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

CONTACT: Patricia Schneider, patricia(at)wayneelsey(dot)com, +1-407-440-8264

Texas Energy Network (TEN) Announces Membership in Key Energy Data Standards Organizations; Releases Standards for Carrier Deployment of LTE for Energy Communications

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Citing ownership and control of the network core as a key element of service, Texas Energy Network, LLC announced today carrier deployment standards for LTE networks on the oilfield. Gregory M. Casey, Chief Executive Officer of TEN stated; “TEN is releasing these standards as guidelines for energy companies seeking to use LTE to transmit data. TEN’s network is being built to a carrier class standard and we think its important that our energy customers know what that means compared to some other service that may portend to provide critical infrastructure wireless service.” Casey was business unit head of Qwest/US West’s carrier access business before starting TEN.

The first key element of carrier class service is control of the LTE Evolved Packet Core(EPC). An LTE network uses an eNodeB (evolved node B, essentially an LTE base station), a MME (mobile management entity), a HSS (home subscriber server), a SGW (serving gateway), and a PGW (a packet data network gateway). With the exception of the eNodeB, everything is considered as part of the EPC (evolved packet core) network. At the tower the eNodeB connects to the EPC.

The MME and the HSS basically handle all duties regarding subscriber access to the network. It handles all the authentication, roaming rules for subscribers, etc. The SGW essentially acts like a giant router for subscribers, passing data back and forth from the subscriber to the network. The PGW provides the connection to external data networks. The most common data network the PGW provides a connection to is the internet.

Therefore, ownership and control of the EPC is essential. Allen Shipman, Vice President of Engineering and Operations at TEN stated, “network control is essential when providing data transmission to critical infrastructure companies such as the energy industry. If the network isn’t controlled and is maintained by a third party, its not secure and certainly not carrier class.” Shipman is noted for his architecture of the 50,000 mile Broadwing fiber network now owned by data heavyweight Level 3.

Other key elements beside ownership and control that are essential to the provision of carrier class service are: 1) ownership and control of backhaul links over licensed spectrum, 2) ringed network topology to provide system continuity in the case of backhaul failure, 3) redundant core routers in the case of failure, 4) secure tower deployment and several other design elements. These standards will be announced on TEN’s website in September.

TEN also announced membership in two key energy data standards organizations, Energistics and PIDX. Energistics is a global industry consortium that facilitates an inclusive user community for the development, adoption and maintenance of collaborative, open standards for the energy industry in general and specifically for oil and gas exploration and production. Its website can be found at PIDX provides a global forum for delivering the process, information and technology standards that facilitates seamless, efficient electronic business within the oil and natural gas industry and its trading community. Its website can be found at Greg Casey also noted “TEN is the first carrier to become a member in both organizations. Our intention is to not only efficiently transport data at high speeds but to facilitate the use of data in energy company work flows. Membership in these organizations gives us access to key energy data constituents.”

Starting first in the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford shale play, TEN is delivering 4G LTE to the oil and gas industry to enable the promise of the “Digital Oilfield”. The company’s website can be found at

Abel Communications Selected As PR Agency of Record by STX, CoPilot Live, and Presbyterian Senior Living

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 03, 2012

Abel Communications is pleased to announce that STX, CoPilot Live, and Presbyterian Senior Living have retained the growing Baltimore firm for public relations and ongoing strategic communications services. For each client, Abel will provide message development, media relations, and social media strategy and implementation.

Based in Baltimore, STX is a global sporting goods leader in lacrosse, field hockey and golf. STX ushered in the modern era of lacrosse in 1970 with its introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse stick. Abel has already helped the company tell its story of growth and category leadership in more than a dozen media outlets including The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

CoPilot Live, developed by ALK Technologies, was the first connected GPS navigation system to run on smartphones. Its award-winning navigation apps are trusted by millions of consumers around the world and are available through iTunes and Google Play. Abel has helped CoPilot Live attract reviews and features in leading tech publications such as Engadget, CNET, Macworld, and ZD Net.

Headquartered in Dillsburg, Pa., Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) has provided retirement and senior care services for more than 80 years. It operates 25 senior living communities and care programs around the Mid-Atlantic, providing services to more than 5,400 seniors in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Ohio. In a recent project, Abel helped a PSL resident 91-year-old yoga instructor Mabes Morrill land a spot on The Today Show to illustrate the vibrancy of seniors living in PSL communities.

We are incredibly excited to work with STX, CoPilot Live, and Presbyterian Senior Living because each company brings innovative products and ideas to the market, said Abel Communications President Greg Abel. STX is an outstanding brand recognized as the leader in lacrosse and has ambitious goals to expand globally; CoPilot Live is among the top-reviewed navigation apps on the market; and PSL is one of the largest and best-run network of senior communities and care programs in the country. As Abel Communications grows, these are exactly the types of category leading brands we intend to represent.

About Abel Communications

Abel Communications is a results-driven public relations firm that helps companies and organizations reach their most important audiences. With offices in Baltimore and Harrisburg, Penn., we offer a range of services including strategic communications planning, media relations, social media strategy and implementation, and video production. By working collaboratively with clients and putting our journalism background and instincts to work, Abel helps businesses generate buzz for their brands and leads for their products and services. We support clients in several industries, with a focus and strength in technology, healthcare, sports, and professional services. For more information, please visit

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Cornhusker Capital Lead Advisor for FSH Communications in Acquisition of Fox Telecom

Chicago, IL & Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

Cornhusker Capital is pleased to announce that it served as the lead financial advisor to FSH Communications (FSH), a leading national communications services provider, in its successful acquisition of Fox Telecom, a Rocky Mountain telecommunications service provider since 1989. The announcement was made by Raymond McGaugh, Chairman of Cornhusker Capital, and the transaction was led by Reginald McGaugh, Founder & Managing Partner of Cornhusker Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

We are extremely pleased with the acquisition of Fox Telecom, said Mike Tatom, Executive Vice-President & Partner of FSH Communications. We look forward to significant growth opportunities with Fox Telecom and we truly appreciate the team at Cornhusker Capital for identifying this target and effectively managing the process to complete this deal.

This acquisition was a perfect fit for FSH Communications and their partners, said Reginald McGaugh. FSH Communications is a leading provider of communications, digital merchandising and access services for consumer and business customers in over 28 states. We look forward to assisting FSH Communications in pursuing additional strategic acquisition opportunities in the telecommunications services space.

About FSH Communications:

FSH Communications is a leading national communications services provider headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional offices in the states of AZ, CO, MN, NE, and WA. FSH serves every state in the Western US OVER 1.2 million square miles of territory. In 2004 FSH Communications acquired the payphone and inmate calling services assets of Qwest Communications International, Inc. Since that time, FSH has completed a handful of other acquisitions focusing on low voltage and telecommunications services providers. FSH provides telecommunications installation (business lines, cable, DSL & WiFi Hotspots, among other), maintenance and repair; telecommunications management; call center service and support; channel partnerships; and content management. For more information, please visit

About Fox Telecom

Founded in 1989, Fox Telecom is a leading telecommunications services integrator. Fox Telecom is the initial service provider company to offer fixed rate pricing for installation and repair service to AT&T small business systems in the western region of the U.S. In the Rocky Mountain region, Fox Telecom has installed more than 3,200 systems, serviced 16,000 repair tickets and 11,000 MAC orders for AT&T/Avaya/Lucent. Fox Telecom continues to use this model to successfully support small businesses, as well as fortune 500 companies, throughout the United States. This includes servicing, installing and training for telecom and video systems, wiring and wireless systems as well as end user peripheral nodes. To learn more, please visit our website at

About Cornhusker Capital, LLC:

Cornhusker Capital, LLC is an investment banking and merchant banking services firm focusing on financial advisory, capital raising for both debt and equity, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) advisory, employee stock option plans (ESOPs), and restructuring services for business services entities. Cornhusker Capital has highly experienced advisors focusing on the lower end of the middle market with a sweet spot that is typically those companies under $ 200 million in revenue; and greater than $ 1 Million in trailing twelve months earnings before interest depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). Our principals and Advisory Board has more than 100 years of collective deal making experience. For additional information, please visit our website at