Tailor-Made Travel Specialist Announces February Savings On Barbados Holidays

Bridgetown, Barbados is just recovering from the celebrations marking its fiftieth year of independence, and now it’s preparing for equally colourful New Year’s celebrations. 2011 has been a spectacular year for the tourist sector in Barbados, with the BTA (Barbados Tourism Authority) announcing an 8 per cent rise in arrivals over 2010. And with British tour operators having to be ever more competitive on prices because of controversial Air Passenger Duty costs, Barbados offers some of the region’s most enticing deals.

UK-based operator Kenwood Travel has deals lined up year round for travel to Barbados, but they will be saving travellers hundreds of pounds this February especially. 7 dayKenwood Travel Barbados Holidays for two adults leaving on the 11th of February can cost as little as £2887. An all-inclusive stay at the adult-only Almond Beach Club and Spa costs an impressive £4224, with savings of over £600. And a family of two adults and two children can bask in the Caribbean sun for a little over £5000.

“February is a great month for travelling to Barbados” said a representative from the company. “The midmonth Holetown festival gets you to the heart of Barbadian culture with parades and local history events. Cricket fans might also want to book seats for the 2012 Regional First Class Cricket tournament which begins in February.”

Barbados has plenty to offer all year round. Festivals are a regular fixture, with the July Crop Over festival the largest of a long list of regionally significant events. Kadooment Day parade is the explosive August finale and a must for lovers of vibrant colour, calypso music and unbridled happiness. A Caribbean centre for sporting events including volleyball, cricket, surfing, yachting and beyond, there’s always something happening in Barbados.

Barbados isn’t an island where noise and activity are inescapable, either. Tourist activity is concentrated along the south and west coasts of the island: there you will find the cosmopolitan Bridgetown, the shopping and nightlife of the St. Lawrence Gap and the beautiful but busy sands of the island’s hotel-flanked beaches. A journey further inside the island reveals its natural beauty: over a hundred different bird species, mischievous green monkeys, three species of lizards and many more diverse creatures in a forested paradise with spectacular views.

Kenwood Travel have been finding the right tailor made holidays for their customers for over thirty years. A fully bonded UK-based operator, they deal directly with airlines and hotels for the best deals on Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, African and American travel.



The Importance of a Real Estate IRA/Self Directed IRA Custodian

Are you interested to take part in different type of investment other than traditional ones like stocks, bonds and mutual bonds? How about trying real estate IRA investing? Are you looking for a real estate IRA/self directed IRA custodian to help you around?

Every IRA account must comply with the rules of IRS. The real estate IRA/self directed IRA custodian can help you understand the rules more. They will not only provide you the rules of IRA real estate investment but they will also help you process the documents needed in this investment. Therefore they are the administrator of your retirement plan.

Even if you have full control over your investment portfolio, the real estate IRA/self directed IRA custodian will still help you out to process things easier. An investor cannot process alone his investments especially if he is new in the investment industry. If you have an experienced custodian beside you then the work load will be lessened.

There are two types of custodians that you need to know about because they have dissimilarities when it comes to customer- service they provide their clients. The custodian that do not provide advices to their clients is called passive custodians. What they can do for you is to ensure that your investment will comply with the rules of IRS. On the other hand, active custodians provide his clients advices as well as offers investment products.

The custodian and the investor are partners to gain success in an investment.

If you have made your mind that you will take part in real estate investment then you must make sure that your chosen real estate IRA/self directed IRA custodian is well experienced in the investment industry. If you want to manage your real estate investment in an orderly and timely manner then you must consider the steps below.

1. It is the realtor who writes the sale agreement but when a property is bought it is under the name of the chosen custodian.

2. Investment authorization forms is needed to be filled out, make sure that your IRA custodian is with you if you do so.

3. Present the paperwork to your IRA custodian for analysis.

4. For safe keeping purposes the custodian will be the one to hold on to the deeded property as well as other important documents.

Careful assessment is needed before you transact with a custodian because there are a lot of important things that you will be entrusting him or her. Make sure that they are well experienced when it comes to IRA real estate investment. It is also okay to run a background check just to make sure that they are not fake custodians.

Custodians are not that difficult to find but you just not lack judgment in dealing with one. The presence of a custodian is still important because they will help you avoid getting penalties. Your chosen custodian makes sure that you will not only comply with the rules of IRS but you will also not do any prohibited transactions such as “self dealing”. Make the right choice by investing in real estate to improve your investment returns with the help of a knowledgeable real estate IRA/self directed IRA custodian.

If you need more info on Real Estate IRA Self Directed, AES (a leading real estate IRA custodian) would be happy to help you. They’ll spend the time with you to structure the Self Directed IRA or your Real Estate IRA Self Directed to fit your specific needs. Visit http://myrealestateira.com or call us at 888-683-5228

Transactions Ruled out in IRA – Real Estate Investments

We must be aware of certain limitations in everything we do. Otherwise, there are possibilities that we suffer certain consequences like imprisonment or simply meeting consequences. Rules established by our government either small or large entities are the bases of punishments. To avoid the misuse of benefits that are being offered, rules and regulations are organized. This is also done in retirement accounts. One of the retirement plans that are widely considered is Individual Retirement Account or IRA. Real estate investments, mutual funds, bonds, and stocks and the like are widely acknowledged in this plan. Unlike other retirement plans, IRA offers investment options readily leading many people to take part in it.

Though rules and regulations could be confusing and complicated in IRA; real estate investments may offer wonderful benefits. Generally, early withdrawals or acquiring distribution before the retirement age (59 ? years) are subjected to the 10% tax penalty in all retirement plans including IRA. These penalties are not only applied to your IRA account, but also to other parties who are involved. The penalty for other parties reaches about 15% of the amount involved and could go as high as 115% if not corrected.Most investors commonly misinterpret these restricted transactions. Let us further discuss them to avoid any restricted transactions.

You IRA for real estate investment should not have anything to do with disqualified parties as mandated by the Internal Revenue Service or IRS. This way, it would minimize or completely avoid conflicts of interest. These disqualified persons include you, your spouse, your lineal descendants (and their spouses) and your lineal ascendants. All parties mentioned must not take part in your IRA for real estate investment especially in managing it. Additionally, your IRA or any administrators of such are also deemed disqualified entities. Business entities like corporations, partnerships and trusts that grant 50% of the real estate is also entities that are disqualified.

With your IRA, real estate investments are widely acknowledged but the purchase of collectible and life insurances are not. Both of these investments are not financial instruments since they are non-negotiable factors and do not provide income Furthermore, granting loans are not accepted in IRA. Real estate investments may at times encounter downfalls. You may use your IRA as leverage though borrowing money is not allowed. Instead of taking out loans, you may consider taking up a real estate IRA. Rollover this type of IRA to any other IRAs. The 10% tax penalty would be applied to your IRA account if this is not done within 60 days.

If you are familiar with the transactions that are accepted, it would absolutely guide you in your IRA for real estate investment. When you are starting your IRA, real estate investments or other types could be selected. No matter what investment you take, bear in mind that having basic information is not enough. You must learn more things about this so you would have an idea if any of your decisions are restricted or not. The best tip for you is to avoid any of the disqualified parties and focus on independence. Since there are a wide variety of investment opportunities, you need to be very careful in every transaction you make.

If you need more info on IRA Real Estate Investments, AES (a leading real estate IRA custodian) would be happy to help you. They’ll spend the time with you to structure the Self Directed IRA and help you with the best IRA Real Estate Investments to fit your specific needs. Visit http://myrealestateira.com or call us at 888-683-5228

Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as They Return Home for Winter Break

Eating Recovery Center Urges Parents to be Vigilant for Eating Disorders Signs

Denver, CO, December 14, 2011 – As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will – for the first time – discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the transition to college is one of the two most common life stages in which eating disorders develop, Eating Recovery Center (http://www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com), an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, encourages parents to be vigilant for symptoms of eating disorders as their teens return home for the mid-year break.

“For many young adults, the pressures of the first semester of college can create the perfect storm for eating disorders development, and it’s easy for teens to hide behaviors from their families – particularly if they go to school far away from home,” explains Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, NCC, clinical director of Eating Recovery Center’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. “Many parents won’t see the outcome of this devastating development until their children return home for winter break.”

Dieting to avoid the “freshman 15,” stress from academic and social pressures and anxiety tied to being away from home for the first time are common triggers of first semester eating disorders development. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the mean age of eating disorders onset in the U.S. is 19. A 2006 poll of U.S. college campuses conducted by the National Eating Disorders Association found that one in five college students believe that at some point they have suffered from an eating disorder.

To help parents recognize eating disorders in college students and appropriately intervene, Eating Recovery Center highlights five winter break warning signs that may indicate their teen has an eating disorder or could be at risk for developing one:

1. Noticeable weight loss or weight gain since he or she entered college.
2. Helping with the preparation of holiday meals but not eating them.
3. Excessive exercise, even outdoors in poor winter weather conditions.
4. Withdrawal from family and friends and avoidance of gatherings, even if he or she has not seen loved ones for months.
5. Discussing college in a “stressed out” or obviously anxious manner or altogether avoiding conversations about school.

“Although parents may be tempted to send their young adult back to school, I strongly urge parents noticing any signs of an eating disorder to actively seek treatment,” explains Brennan. “With eating disorders, early intervention saves lives.”

Parents are encouraged to seek an eating disorders assessment if they notice these or other troubling behaviors in their teens while they are home for winter break. Recovery is entirely possible with early intervention and proper treatment from qualified professionals.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, and the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, our collaborative programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults. Our integrated programs offer patients a continuum of care that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. For more information please contact us at 877-218-1344 or info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or confidentially chat live on our website at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.

Shannon Fern
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Forestry Research investment welcomed by Forestry communities, claims FRA

Forestry Research Associates has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week.

Bainbridge Island, WA, December 15, 2011 – Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week.

The 10-year, $233 million project is intended to help protect forests, and the communities that rely upon them, for years to come. The project will from part of the UN’s attempts to protect forests as a source of valuable carbon absorption.

FRA, a research and consultancy organization with a focus on forestry investment and sustainability, said it was pleased to hear that more investment will go into the protecting this important industry. The CGIAR said that the initial three years of the research program will focus on agroforestry, with collaboration with the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, the Kenya-based World Agroforestry Centre and Indonesia-based CIFOR.

Forests have come to be known as natural and valuable carbon sinks, with some analysts claiming the are responsible to sequestering up to a third of carbon emissions worldwide. As a result, nations are increasingly considering safeguarding forests as one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing climate change.

FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins said, “We are hoping that this research projects will give the governments of the developing world even more of a reason to value standing forests as much as the timber they produce.”

Frances Seyfour of the Centre for International Forest Research said that the issues surrounding sustainable forestry go even deeper than this, due to their impact on communities in developing nations. He explained, “We urgently need a strong and sustained effort focused on forest management and governance, given the crucial role of forests in confronting some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, poverty and food security.”

“Otherwise, we risk the further impoverishment of the billion people who depend on forests and trees for their livelihoods, continued carbon emissions from forest destruction and degradation that already are a significant source of greenhouse gases, and loss of ecosystem services crucial to sustained agricultural productivity,” he concluded.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles with Caroline Klebl

Announcing the 200 hour & 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Beverly Hills, California from June 2nd to June 29th, 2012. Immerse deeply in the Ashtanga Yoga practice in this Yoga Certification Intensive with Caroline Klebl.

Beverly Hills, CA, December 14, 2011 – Caroline Klebl offers a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training program to teachers, aspiring teachers and all levels of yoga practitioners. Her teacher training combines the high standards of practice, required by the Ashtanga Vinyasa System with the development of teaching skills necessary to introduce students to Yoga practice safely and effectively. This certification course is registered with the Yoga Alliance and surpasses their 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training standards.

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic method of Yoga practice, which includes hundreds of yoga postures. The postures are linked by specific breath initiated movements. Ashtanga Yoga quickly increases strength and flexibility.

Yoga Teacher Training Topics Include:
Intensive practice of the postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga
The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Drishti and Oujaii Pranayama
Adjustments and Teaching Techniques
Assisting and supervised teaching
Introduction to Anatomy
Introduction to Ayurveda
Meditation instruction

The Chanting and Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

An Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Manual is supplied to each participant. To those who attend all scheduled classes, a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate is issued at the end of the course.

For detailed information about the curriculum and to register for this course visit www.sourceofyoga.com

Caroline Klebl is a dedicated Yoga instructor, who learned the Ashtanga Vinyasa method over the course of 9 years from Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She teaches Yoga Teacher Training Programs within the US and Internationally. Over 250 students have graduated from her Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Caroline Klebl
Source of Yoga
262 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
+91 821 428 2686

Prepay Nation Announces Partnership with Airtel Nigeria

Airtel to offer international mobile top-up through Prepay Nation’s North American and European retail channels.

Philadelphia, PA (USA), Wednesday – December 14, 2011 — Prepay Nation, one of the fastest growing providers of international airtime transfers for prepaid mobile operators in emerging nations, has announced an alliance with one of Africa’s largest mobile service providers, Airtel Nigeria. Through the partnership, individuals living in the US, Canada, and Europe will be able to transfer small currency values to Airtel Nigeria customers in the form of airtime minutes, from a diverse array of convenient retail locations.

The partnership will provide the significant and growing Nigerian expatriate community in North America and Europe—estimated at over 5 million individuals—as well as those with loved ones living and working abroad in Nigeria, with access to instant International Mobile Top Up (IMTU) service through Prepay Nation’s retail distribution network ( http://www.prepaynation.com ). The service provides a vital avenue through which customers can support their Nigeria-based friends, colleagues, and loved ones, instantaneously replenishing their mobile airtime minutes from a nearby partner retailer.

“We are proud to join forces with Airtel Nigeria,” said Sarah Feidt, Head of Marketing at Prepay Nation. “Our services bring great value to mobile customers, and Airtel Nigeria is exactly the kind of operator whose dedication to their customer base makes us a natural fit. We’re also pleased to serve the Nigerian diaspora, which remits an estimated $20 billion annually; being able to send small amounts to their loved ones instantly in the form of airtime minutes will no doubt be extremely valuable to this supportive demographic.”

Airtel Nigeria is the Nigerian arm of Bharti Airtel Limited, an international global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa and over 200 million customers, 50 million of whom are in Africa. The company offers mobile voice and data services, as well as fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, and other enterprise telecom services. In June of 2010, Airtel entered the African market with the purchase of Zain Africa, a leading mobile operator and developer of telecom operations across the continent. Since then, Airtel has enjoyed substantial growth, and has continued to innovate; the company recently announced plans to upgrade 250 of its diesel-powered Nigerian base stations to operate on solar power.

“This partnership is yet another example of our commitment to our Nigerian customers, and our dedication to continual and reliable growth and improvement,” said Deepak Srivastava, ED and COO of Airtel Nigeria. “Our customers rely on us to provide top performance and services that enhance their lives, and making IMTU available through Prepay Nation is one more way that we’re accomplishing that.”

Nigeria, with over 90.5 million mobile phone subscribers, is the largest mobile market in Africa; Airtel Nigeria’s 16 million customers represent over 17% of the market. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.ng.airtel.com.

About Bhati Airtel Limited:
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers 3G voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers globally. In rest of the geographies it offers mobile voice & high speed wireless internet. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by Business Week. Bharti Airtel had over 238 million customers across its operations at the end of October 2011. For more information, visit http://www.airtel.com

About Prepay Nation:
Prepay Nation is a fast growth company in the business of enabling micropayments from one person to another across international borders. Prepay Nation utilizes the prepaid mobile ecosystem to transfer values in the form of international airtime remittance. With mobile operator partnerships in Central America, South America, Caribbean, Asia, and Africa, and a varied distribution channel spanning the US, Canada, and Middle East, Prepay Nation offers its innovative services to expatriates who financially support their loved ones back home. Prepay Nation’s unique business model, highly scalable processing platform, and interconnectivity with mobile operators, allows for instantaneous and no-fee transfers for the consumers and an opportunity to generate significant revenues for the distributors. For more information, visit http://www.prepaynation.com

Press & Media Contact:
Fady Sahhar or Sarah Feidt
XtraGlobex, Inc
1800 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
fady.sahhar@xtraglobex.com / sarah.feidt@xtraglobex.com

Ludus Tours, Adam Dailey Named San Diego’s Most Admired CEO Finalist

Adam Dailey, CEO of Ludus Tours, was named a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s list of the Most Admired CEO’s in San Diego.

San Diego, CA (USA), Wednesday – December 14, 2011 — Adam Dailey, CEO of Ludus Tours, a travel and hospitality company that focuses on major global sporting and cultural events, was named a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s list of the Most Admired CEO’s in San Diego. Dailey was honored at the December 8 awards ceremony at Paradise Point Resort and Spa.

Dailey founded Ludus Tours in 2003 with a few credit cards. Since that point, Ludus has grown to become the #2 Fastest Growing Travel Business in the country (Inc. 500) and was named as the 4th Fastest Growing Business in San Diego (San Diego Business Journal). Ludus Tours was also named among the top 25 Jobs Where People Love Their Work by MSN.com.

“To be named a finalist was a really great honor,” said Adam Dailey, CEO of Ludus Tours, “I am thankful for the amazing group of people that make up our Ludus family. San Diego is such a hot bed for ideas, entrepreneurship and innovation – to get any award among my peers locally is a big deal.”

Dailey has been quoted as an expert in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, the L.A. Times and more. He is a board member of the San Diego chapter of Entrepreneur Organization (EO).

Dailey moved Ludus Tours ( http://www.ludustours.com ) to San Diego in November 2010 and has since quadrupled his staff and hired top industry executives. Under Dailey’s leadership, Ludus Tours has transitioned from a small start-up company to an organization generating more than $4 million in annual sales and opened an office in London, England.

About Ludus Tours:
Ludus Tours provides complete travel, tour and hospitality packages to the world’s premiere sporting and cultural events, including the 2012 Summer Games in London, the 2012 U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, among others. In addition to their travel services, Ludus Sports offers corporate branding, marketing and retail opportunities within each of their events. Since 2003, Ludus has helped thousands of individuals, families and organizations with their accommodation and hospitality needs. Ludus is the Official Hospitality Provider for over 16 National Governing Bodies including USA Swimming, USA Volleyball, USRowing and others. Ludus Tours is based in San Diego, CA with offices in London, UK. For more information, please visit http://www.summergames.travel.

Press & Media Contact:
Ashley Hernandez, PR
Ludus Tours
1501 Front Street #107
San Diego, CA 92101 – USA

Estonia Adopts GuardTime Digital Signatures

GuardTime, today announced that the Estonia Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications signed a memorandum of co-operation, according to which Estonia will start looking for opportunities to implement digital signatures in e-state information systems.

Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday – December 14, 2011 — GuardTime ( http://www.guardtime.com ) creator of the Keyless Signature technology used to provide indisputable proof of time, origin, and integrity for electronic data, today announced that the Estonia Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications signed a memorandum of co-operation, according to which Estonia will start looking for opportunities to implement digital signatures in e-state information systems.

“GuardTime’s technology allows documents to be signed easily and securely, making forgeries and changing an already signed document without the signer’s consent impossible,” said the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Juhan Parts. “Estonia’s ambition is to be the most secure e-states in the world and GuardTime provides significant alternatives in the realization of Estonian public sector security measures,” Parts added.

The digital timestamp technology was developed by Estonian scientists AhtoBuldas and MärtSaarepera. GuardTime provides a mathematically based digital signature service that proves authenticity of documents and data. GuardTime’s technology is already used by companies both in and outside of Estonia, but Estonia is progressive with its information technology and is the first country in the world to adopt Keyless Signatures in the public sector.

According to GuardTime Estonia ( http://www.guardtime.com ) CEO Raul Vahisalu, cracking digital timestamps is mathematically impossible and signatures cannot be forged or changed without the author’s consent. “These reasons make it a perfect data protection solution for countries, which have to keep their data secured on one hand, but also make it accessible to citizens. We are very keen to start co-operation,” said Vahisalu.

The first Estonian public sector organization working on implementing GuardTime’s signature is the National Archive of Estonia. “For long-term storage, ensuring authenticity is one of the key issues,” said LauriLeht, head of the National Archive’s digital preservation bureau. “Implementing timestamps for digitized documents coming into the archive and signing internal materials gives an objective proof that the files have not been changed by unauthorized users,” added Leht.

GuardTime’s digital signature ( http://www.guardtime.com ) can be verified by a code published in the Financial Times that contains a hash value, date and time record. In Estonia, GuardTime’s technology has already been adopted by SEB Bank.

GuardTime’s founders invented an algorithm that mathematically proves the time, location and integrity of electronic data at rest and in motion. GuardTime’s Keyless Signatures ( http://www.guardtime.com ) enable enterprises to switch to a cloud compute model with confidence, maintaining an independent audit trail of all data and related activities while complying with regulatory and legal admissibility requirements.

About GuardTime:
GuardTime was founded with the goal of solving one of the biggest problems in computing: how to be sure electronic data is authentic. GuardTime’s Keyless Signatures provide proof of origin and that not a single bit of the data has changed since a specific point in time. The verification of the signatures can be done offline without reliance on keys, secrets, or the existence of a trusted third party. GuardTime’s mission is to change the world to one where Keyless Signatures are ubiquitous and a natural part of the everyday data lifecycle, whether on disk, in transit, or in the Cloud. The company was recently selected as co-winner of the Innotribe $100K Start-Up Challenge, honoring the company as one of the world’s most promising financial technology start-ups. Visit http://www.guardtime.com for more information about using Keyless Signatures for signing your data.

Director of the Division of Information Technology Architecture at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
+372 513 7174

Head of the National Archive’s Digital Preservation Bureau

Press & Media Contact:
Raul Vahisalu, CEO
GuardTime Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia
+372 509 0385

ArivisWebView Allows 3D Image Viewing of Gigabyte Images in Web Browsers

First of its kind, WebView3D can visualize volumetric data.

Seattle (USA) / Berlin (Germany), Wednesday – December 14, 2011 — Arivis ( http://www.arivis.com ), the leading provider of software for the visualization and analysis of high-dimensional image data of almost unlimited size, today announced beta version of WebView 3.0 with 3D rendering.

WebView3D is a new SaaS-based tool that allows users to view, manipulate, annotate and collaborate on multi-gigapixel images and render 3D image stacks using popular and common Internet browsers. WebView 3D is part of ArivisWebView, a modular framework for image visualization and annotation on the Internet.

In short, WebView3D visualizes volumetric data. For example, in a life sciences or medical application WebView3D could be used to show large computer tomography scans over the web.

“The idea behind WebView3D is to allow for the easy sharing and manipulation of volumetric data and large 3D images such as those generated by microscopical or X-ray computed tomography, or industrial CT scanning, for example,” says Arivis founder Christian Götze. “Size is never an issue. Our products incorporate, combine, manage, visualize, and analyze image data, independent from its origin, dimensionality and dimension.”

WebView3D ( http://webview3d.arivis.com/ ) takes advantage of the platform-independent WebGL interface based on OpenGL standards and freely available on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and the open source Opera browser. WebView3D support for Microsoft Explorer is forthcoming. (No plug-ins necessary.)

The ArivisWebView framework ( http://www.arivis.com ) also provides a layer of collaboration tools such as marking annotations directly on regions of interest, editorial tracking by author, time and date stamping, and archiving. For example, Boston doctors can share virtual pathological slides from a cancer patient and get a second opinion by specialists from Berlin without having to download or upload the massive file locally.

Although WebView3D can be used for sharing and viewing 3D images in life sciences, neuroscience, and biotechnology, its applications are not limited strictly to applied sciences.

Using the new WebGL technology, WebView3D can render interactive 3D data quickly and at high resolution quality in standard web browsers. Being a standard compliant solution, the 3D technology can be implemented in any web application and interact with existing systems or used in third-party applications.

WebView3D will be available as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, or sold as server software. The beta version can be demoed by visiting: http://webview3d.arivis.com/.

About Arivis:
With offices in Berlin, Germany and Seattle, Arivis products incorporate, combine, manage, visualize, and analyze image data, independent from its origin, dimensionality and dimension. Its software solutions are designed to give users fast and easy access on any pixel images from scientific sources as microscopes and computer tomographs (CT). The company provides modular software systems for scientific image processing and image analysis, finding solutions for a cost-effective and time-efficient processing of nearly indefinitely large, complex image data and in cases where conventional software fails because of excessively large image data. For further information, please visit http://www.arivis.com.

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Press & Media Contact:
Victor Cruz, Principal
MediaPR.net Inc
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18055 Rostock – Germany
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