Y-cam delivers ‘Real Solutions’ via new Netherlands distribution partner

Richmond, London – February 3rd, 2011 -- Y-cam Solutions Ltd, the leading provider of affordable and easy-to-use remote monitoring products for residential and small-to-medium businesses, has partnered with Real Solutions Haarlem as distributor of the Y-cam range across The Netherlands.

The partnership with Real Solutions gives IT resellers across the Netherlands the opportunity to expand their value to small-to-medium-sized business customers by offering advanced, affordable and easy-to-use IP security systems.

“I'm extremely pleased for Y-cam to be partnering with Real Solutions”, comments Simon Carr, Head of Sales for Y-cam. “IT resellers have a great opportunity today to easily expand their revenues from their existing customer-base. They already understand storage and networking, so training up staff to offer IP-based security is easy. The product range is simple to get to grips with, offers real value to end-users, and now we have a great distribution partner to support new resellers and help them become experts in this area”.

“How many small business owners would not want to be able to check in on their office remotely by smartphone? Or to be sent an instant email snapshot if something happened out of hours? Their business is highly valuable to them, and more often than not, the contents and equipment they own are very painful to replace.”

Y-cam cameras come with a wealth of powerful features tailor-made for the business owner – including indoor and outdoor models, night vision capabilities, alerts if motion is detected, plus they operate without the need for a PC or Mac to be left on permanently, reducing overhead costs. Y-cam cameras can be used independently, with some models supporting on-camera recording via microSD memory card, or they can connect to virtually any NAS drive via Y-cam’s unique NAS-Ready™ feature, which enables resellers to deploy a robust security solution easily and quickly.

“The rapidly growing developing market of NAS and NVR users, in combination with the increasing usage of smartphones, is creating a real demand for easy to use and budget friendly network cameras. Y-cam is exactly what these customers are looking for. The compatibility of Y-cam with leading NVR and NAS brands like Synology and Thecus is outstanding and provides excellent value to business owners. 2012 will be the big year of home security and consumer domotica, and we are offering our partners alongside Y-cam a head start in this market” said Bob Hoefsloot, Managing Director of Real Solutions Haarlem.

“We are very excited to partner with Real Solutions” said Reint Helewaut, Regional Sales Manager for Y-cam, Benelux, “Real Solutions have a very capable and highly regarded service, and will be of valuable help to us in our program to recruit new Y-cam resellers in the Netherlands”.

Y-cam provides free VMS/NVR software for Windows and Mac, Y-cam MultiLive, which is designed to replace the need for a dedicated DVR / monitor commonly found with traditional security systems. MultiLive allows users to easily monitor and record footage from up to 36 Y-cam IP cameras, including those at different locations, on any PC or Apple Mac.

To further target smartphone-using home and small business owners, Y-cam Solutions have developed a range of free smart phone applications for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Symbian platforms. The Y-cam MultiLive app allows users to easily access and control their cameras from their phones from anywhere in the world (in addition to using any web browser), so users are never far from an opportunity to see what’s happening.

Resellers interested in exploring the opportunities offered by Real Solutions and Y-cam should contact Bob Hoefsloot, Real Solutions, Tel: +31 (0) 235 531 900. Email: b.hoefsloot@rshaarlem.com

For further press information on this announcement or any of the Y-cam product range, including review models or image requests, please contact: James Hunt, Marketing Manager, Y-cam Solutions Ltd. Tel: +44 (0)845 5000 247. Email: james@y-cam.com


About Y-cam Solution Ltd
Y-cam Solutions Ltd is a British manufacturer of affordable and easy-to-use remote monitoring solutions designed for residential and small-medium business users. Founded in 2005, Y-cam is a young and dynamic company with rapid growth and award-winning products. http://www.y-cam.com

About Real Solutions Haarlem
Real Solutions Haarlem specialises in the distribution of a diverse range of solutions for Small-Medium enterprises including IP surveillance cameras, storage including NAS (Network Attached Storage) and DAS (Direct Attached Storage) for video editing, backup solutions plus many types of Blu-Ray players and digital media. http://www.rshaarlem.com

James Hunt
Marketing Manager
Y-cam Solutions Ltd
Vision House, 3 Dee Road,
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)845 5000 247
Email: james@y-cam.com
Web: http://www.y-cam.com

Working Group on HIV Reservoirs and Strategies to Control Them

The existence of HIV reservoirs explains why an HIV cure is not yet available. Since 2003, a group of renowned researchers organize a cutting edge workshop in this topic. They have now launched a scientific web portal to encourage sharing of data.

Toulon, France, February 03, 2011 -- There are now many effective treatments against HIV. No longer is it a life sentence, promising to lead to the development of AIDS, and bring on a series of opportunistic infections that ultimately overwhelm the person's weakened immune system and results in their death.

Instead it is a manageable condition, one whose sufferers can still expect to live with into their sixties-but only as long as they are able to get early access to the right treatments. These treatments can reduce the amount of the virus in the body, as well as helping the immune system to recover normal functions, and help the person to remain healthy.

Unfortunately the treatments for HIV are only able to manage the disease, they cannot and will not cure it, no matter how long and how well the patient follows their course of treatment. This is because the virus is able to stay in what is known as HIV reservoirs. These are areas of the body that become infected and that the drug treatments are unable to rid the virus from. Currently it is not known why these reservoirs persist, but it is clear that efforts to find a cure would be wise to focus on this area.

It is because of the HIV reservoir effect that there is currently no cure for HIV. Instead treatment must be followed for the rest of the patient's life, because even though the anti-retroviral drugs will ‘clear’ the virus from the rest of the body, it remains dormant in the reservoir. The reservoir inevitably reinfects the whole body, each time therapy is stopped or compliance less strict.

The other major problems with current HIV treatments are the cost. Simply put, the cost of treatment can cripple a person, and that cost will have to be paid as long as they live. Some governments are working to make treatments more accessible for people, but for more than two thirds of the world's HIV sufferers, treatment is simply not possible because they cannot afford it. What these people, in fact all sufferers of HIV need, is a lifelong cure from the virus and whilst the search continues for an HIV cure, people continue to die around the world because of a lack of treatment. The cure needs to urgently be found.

The HIV reservoir workshop was created in 2003 as a forum for scientists from around the world who are involved in HIV treatment research to come together. It is a meeting place every two years for professionals in the field to meet and discuss the latest research, and hear the latest research papers and theories presented. With a varied program of topics and talks, the aim is for the sharing and exchange of information that may ultimately help lead to a cure.

This biennial reference workshop is not intended to provide public education, but is a venue for professionals who are working in the field of HIV research, including doctors, pharmaceutical researchers, biologists, treatment and policy makers who wish to work together to find a cure.

About us:
Doctor Alain Lafeuillade is Chairman of the “International Workshop on HIV Persistence, HIV Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies”. AVPS, 1208 avenue Colonel Picot, 83056 Toulon, France. Ph: 33-4-94616340. Web site: http://www.hiv-reservoir.net

Alain Lafeuillade
1208 avenue Colonel Picot,
83056 Toulon, France
E-Mail: lafeuillade@orange.fr
Tel: 33-4-94616340
Web: http://www.hiv-reservoir.net

Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer for InDesign: New Image Conversion Options

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.5.4, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows to reduce InDesign job size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new update adds new TIFF compression options and addresses some stability and performance issues.

Toronto (ON), Canada - February 3, 2011 -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.5.4, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks, significantly reducing InDesign job size, saving processing time and reducing production costs.

The new update adds the ability to save TIFF images with ZIP and JPEG compression, helping users save additional disk space and fine-tune their conversion options. LinkOptimizer now also ignores images linked to database storage and addresses some other stability and performance issues.

"LinkOptimizer makes me extremely happy!", says Nynke Tiekstra, the owner of design studio ColtsfootMedia in Friesland, Netherlands, "It converted 10000 images in a 1800 pages project saving us at least 40 hours work, and it proved to be 100% accurate."

LinkOptimizer is designed to meet the needs of ad agencies, prepress bureaus, printers and publishing houses for both print and electronic publishing. In the core of LinkOptimizer functionality is its ability to reduce the linked image size by eliminating excess image data.  LinkOptimizer reduces the image resolution, scales and crops the images in Photoshop according to their dimensions in InDesign and the target resolution specified, and reimports them to InDesign at 100%.

In addition, LinkOptimizer can automate the following tasks:
-Convert image colors using Photoshop defaults or specific ICC profile
-Apply sharpening filters
-Flatten image, merge layers and delete unused ones
-Convert image formats
-Run Photoshop actions during processing

As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing. LinkOptimizer also lets users back up images before processing or work with their copies, duplicate the original InDesign document, and convert images without relinking to InDesign.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer 4.5 can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions web site, www.zevrix.com, for US$259.95 as well as from authorized resellers. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $98.78 from previous versions. Trial is also available for download, as well as a Light version. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.6, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS5.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, Microsoft Office applications, and file delivery on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit www.zevrix.com.


Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
Tel: 858-206-0607
E-Mail: leo@zevrix.com
Web: http://www.zevrix.com