Panasonic Unveils New Dual Voltage Technology for Tough IP Power Tools at STAFDA

Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) November 09, 2012

Panasonic Power Tool Division, a pioneer in cordless power tool technology, announced this week at the 2012 Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) Annual Convention and Trade Show an expansion of their line of Tough IP Li-Ion Cordless Power Tools. The Tough IP line now features products with new Dual Voltage Technology, allowing select tools to be used as both 18-volt and 14.4-volt with just a switch of the battery pack. Panasonic is currently the only power tool manufacturer to have this type of technology available, making it even easier for professionals to complete a variety of jobs using just one tool.

In order to utilize the Dual Voltage Technology, construction and maintenance professionals can easily swap out the Panasonic 4.2Ah LS Li-ion battery pack or existing 14.4-volt or 18-volt batteries to achieve the desired voltage 18-volt for jobs that require longer runtime between charges and more power or 14.4-volt for jobs that require less runtime. Unlike manganese-based Li-ion batteries used in many cordless power tools, Panasonics exclusive Li-ion battery technology contains a battery overheat protection sensor that protects against excess internal heat buildup that can decrease the lifetime of the battery pack. The battery packs feature Panasonics Solid Solution technology, a proprietary process for dissolving and hardening cobalt and nickel and other key battery components, and a special heat-resistant ceramic coating layer separates cells and protects them from heat buildup. Together, the chemistry, battery design and manufacturing process add up to High capacity batteries that deliver long life.

Our top priority at Panasonic is to manufacturer the most innovative cordless power tools on the market in order to better serve our customers and help them do their jobs more accurately and efficiently while on a job site, said John Olson, Industrial Sales Manager, Panasonic Assembly Systems. With the introduction of the Dual Voltage Technology to our Tough IP line, we are providing our customers with premium tools with multiple functions, but without adding more weight to their tool belts.

This proprietary Dual Voltage Technology is now available on the Cordless

PowerPatent Hosts Free Webinar for Independent Inventors: How Computerized Tools Can Help Inventors Handle Upcoming Revisions to Americas Patent Laws

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012

PowerPatent, the company that empowers entrepreneurs and innovators to protect their intellectual property, is hosting a free webinar for inventors and entrepreneurs who are considering ways to cost-effectively patent their intellectual property.

Titled The AIA First-To-File Law: How Computerized Tools Can Help Inventors Handle Upcoming Revisions to Americas Patent Laws, the webinar is a great opportunity to learn how important revisions to the America Invents Act (AIA) will change how and when inventors should file their patents. The webinar will also discuss patent search techniques and software that can help inventors quickly prepare high quality provisional applications for their inventions.

Under the AIA, the United States is changing from a first to invent patent system to a first inventor to file patent system. This change in filing will take effect in March 2013, and has implications that will require inventors and businesses to update their patent development and filing strategies.

Webinar details

Over the course of one hour, nationally known patent attorney Bao Tran and Mark Reyland, executive director of the UIA, will examine the new law and assess what steps entrepreneurs should take to ensure their patent strategy maximizes protection of their ideas. For an inventors perspective, Dr. Phi Nguyen of MIBA Medical Inc. will share what he learned to cost-effectively develop a robust IP portfolio for his start-up company.

Some of the items well cover:

1. First to invent vs. first inventor to file: whats the difference in practical terms?

2. What is rules development and what is the official position of the USPTO in that process?

3. Best practices for using inventor notebooks in light of the new law.

4. Tips to determine which patents to file and the best way to file them using free search tools.

5. How technology can reduce the cost of writing and filing provisional patent applications.

When: Friday, September 21, 2012, 4:00 PM PDT. Register here:

About PowerPatent

PowerPatent Inc. is a privately held software applications company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Our companys products are designed and developed by a team of legal, software, user experience, and Web design professionals.

Our mission is to democratize the intellectual property (IP) ecosystem. Our tools provide a cost-efficient framework for inventors to participate in the IP system and be recognized and rewarded for their ingenuity. For more information, visit, follow us @powerpatent on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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Local Dental Marketing & Lead Generation: New IDA Plans Feature Latest Tools

(PRWEB) September 06, 2012

Internet Dental Alliance, Inc. (IDA) understands that the goal of online dental marketing is to deliver new local patients to the dental practice. Where generic web designers may provide a website and promise to drive traffic to it, IDA’s new programs feature complete online toolkits that create a stream of high-value patients to fill dental chairs.

IDA’s New Patient Marketing Machine programs include dental websites (Portals), dynamic search engine optimization (SEO), automated lead tracking, mobile web pages, listings in online Dental Directories and much more. The programs are designed to make it easy for dentists to launch internet dental marketing campaigns centered on the specific types of patients they choose, and that match their clinical skills. Doctors can select their primary focus area from more than 20 of the most in-demand and high-value dental services such as cosmetic dentistry, dentures, dental implants, orthodontics, wisdom teeth, etc.

To generate local leads, every page of each New Patient Portals (dental website) is automatically optimized for local search based on the dental practice address, and features geo-location data such as city name, ZIP code, county and state. In addition, each page can target up to 5 more neighborhoods, towns, cities or local areas. IDA’s unique LeadFire technology makes it possible to optimize hundreds of web pages with just a few clicks of the mouse.

“Online lead generation has become a major marketing strategy for doctors who want to grow their dental practice. Many see an increase of 5 or 10 new patients every month even up to 15 or 20,” says Jim Du Molin, founder of Internet Dental Alliance, Inc. and dental marketing guru. The dental marketing plans we offer go far beyond providing a conventional website. For example, the Web Portals are instantly customizable, and they provide market segmentation tools that allow dentists to strategically grow their practice!

For extra local web presence, dentists who subscribe to IDA’s Professional and Premium New Patient Marketing Machine packages will also get help setting up their Google Plus Local pages. Google dominates local search for consumers, so having the practice’s Google Plus Local page properly set up and optimized is one more way to find new patients who live in the area.

About Internet Dental Alliance, Inc.

IDA is the largest provider of dental directories, websites for dentists and online dental marketing tools in North America. In 2012, it completed its unique Lead Fire lead generation system, which automates dental SEO and content marketing. LeadFire technology allows doctors to begin generating new patient leads within minutes of set up. It uses organic geo-targeted local search which is customized and optimized for each dental office. The Internet Dental Alliance provides dental practices with internet dental marketing services such as dental website design and other dental management advice and resources.

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Recent Article Posted to Provides Marketing Tips for Small Businesses and Tools for Defining a Target Audience

Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 01, 2012

It has become clear that using social media as a platform to communicate with current and potential customers is a necessity for businesses of any kind. Horton Group has posted a new article small business owners can use as a reference when attempting to define their target audience. In the post they layout five essential questions small business owners need to ask themselves when searching for the best ways to communicate their brand through social media outlets. When using social media to market products or services it is critical that the message sent across is clear, relevant and directed. Properly planned and targeted marketing through social media has the potential to increase fans and followers – resulting in stronger brands and more revenue.

In todays market customers have more access to a wider selection of products and services thanks to online tools that allow businesses to disseminate information quickly. Social media has created a landscape where businesses can communicate directly to their customers and share information. How people interact with a business’ social media profile or page can tell you a lot about the need for precise communication through these online channels. High levels of customer interaction in places like Facebook or Twitter are usually a result of a social media strategy that is directed at a defined target audience.

Info-Tech Research Group Urges Businesses to Stop Coding Their Own Demise and Adopt Data Integration Tools

London, Ontario (PRWEB) July 03, 2012

Data Integration tools are no longer a nice to have but a need to have according to Info-Tech Research Group. The research firm recently published a Data Integration Vendor Landscape where they found point-to-point integration stifles growth as architectures are unable to keep up with business growth and represent weak links in mission critical integration scenarios. Informatica, IBM and SAP all ranked as Champions in a market where a hand-coding monopoly will be a business biggest hurdle to overcome.

Developer resistance and prevalent in-house hand-coding continue to be data integrations greatest competitor even though there are a number of viable vendor tool solutions in the marketplace, said Stewart Bond, Senior Research Analyst for Info-Tech Research Group. Since most companies are already integrating multiple data sources, these tools can make those integrations easier, faster to build and more robust compared to hand coding alternatives. Beyond integration, DI tools also enable companies to effectively manage multiple data sources.

Informatica, ranked as a Champion in the report, provides a unified platform that is a one-stop shop for data integration. Achieving the highest advanced feature, product and vendor scores, Informaticas unified data integration platform is designed to access, integrate, and manage any type of data on any processing platform.

Also ranked as a Champion, IBM offers a highly capable and comprehensive integration product that is backed by the flanking Sphere platform. InfoSphere Information Server supports key enterprise initiatives, such as warehousing, Big Data, Mobile Device Management, and information governance. It provides the ability to cleanse, transform, and deliver information for immediate action.

Champion vendor and recipient of the Value Award, SAP has a platform that has evolved and matured into a comprehensive portfolio with a strong product focus. With an agile and intuitive environment, SAPs platform combines all data integration and quality requirements, including development, metadata and ETL functionality, and is fully web-services enabled to support an SOA architecture.

For the full list of Info-Tech Research Groups recommendations for selecting a Data Integration Tools Vendor, visit:

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group ( is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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