Sesame – smart lock that changes the world

Palo Alto, CA, March 27, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock, raised more than seven times of its funding goal on Kickstarter. Launched on Kickstarter on Feb. 25, 2015, Sesame has raised more than $760,000 from backers all over the world.

The smart lock, which allows users to control their door with a smartphone app, attracted thousands.

Connected to users’ phone via Bluetooth, Sesame allows users full control of the lock, even to the exact angle a lock turns. With the optional Wi-Fi Access Point that connects Sesame to the Internet, users don’t even have to be physically near Sesame. The remote control feature allows people to send access to their friends and keep track of whether the door’s locked wherever they are.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/Singapore/Norway/Sweden Markets.

With market of Internet of Things (IoT) expanding rapidly, backers are turning more and more attention to smart gadgets that make their life easier. Founded by two students from Stanford University, CANDY HOUSE Inc. designs and manufactures products that inspire a minimal yet joyful lifestyle.

“People will carry less and less things when leave the house, that’s the trend,” said Jerming Gu, founder of Candy House.

Wallet, keys, and cell phone. People used to bring three things when they leave home. Now walltet is gradually replaced by keys. The Starbucks app pays your green tea frappuccino, you Venmo money to a friend for getting late-night pizza, you hop on a Uber without worrying about cab fare or tip.

“With Sesame, the next thing to disappear are the keys,” said Gu.

Contact-Details: CANDY HOUSE Inc.

Gold Star Manatee Limousine Service in Bradenton Celebrates 23 Years Service

Since 1992, visitors and residents in Florida’s Manatee County have been able to rely upon Gold Star Limousines for a memorable, pleasant, first-class limousine experience.

Bradenton, FL, March 27, 2015 (Straight Line PR) — Over the last twenty three years, Gold Star Limousines of Manatee County has served thousands and thousands of happy customers throughout the Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota county areas of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Luxury and style are the hallmarks of a transportation business that gets people to their destinations or events promptly, discreetly and safely.

Gold Star Limousines of Manatee County was founded in 1992 to serve the greater Sarasota and Tampa areas of Florida’s Gulf Coast. “In the last twenty three years we have literally serviced thousands and thousands of customers needing everything from airport transportation, weddings, birthdays, concerts, corporate events and bachelor/bachelorette parties,” noted Kathy Walker, Director of Marketing for the company.

Walker is in the enviable position of loving everything about her job and the customers she serves. “Over the years, we have gotten pretty passionate about our community and helping our customers plan the important milestones in their jobs and lives,” she explained. The company’s limousine services ( ) have continued to evolve over the years, now allowing them to offer a range of vehicles suitable for any event.

Walker was drawn to the liairport transportation, weddings, birthdays, concerts, corporate events and bachelor/bachelorette partiesmousine business, largely because of her love of working with people. She is most definitely a “people person”.

“It is very exciting for us to help customers plan for the theater, symphony, restaurants, museums and numerous attractions and important events. I love this community and all that it has to offer. Over the last 23 years many of our customers are like family, as we have celebrated so many wonderful milestones together with them,” she enthused.

Potential customers can get a glimpse of the Gold Star Limousines service in a brand-new YouTube video at

Gold Star Manatee offers a fleet of luxury limousines to clients in the greater Tampa and Sarasota areas. The company recommends that customers reserve their limousine as far in advance as possible, to ensure that it will be available on the date and time required.

All drivers are experienced, courteous, licensed and insured professionals who have worked for Gold Star Manatee for many years.

Gold Star Manatee ensures that there is never a shortage of transportation for any prospective customers who would like to rent a luxury limousine ( ). This is crucially important for busy seasons, such as holidays, Christmas and New Year.

“Reliable transportation is an essential part for whatever event planning people are making,” Walker stated. “We look forward to working with our customers for another 23 years.”

About Gold Star Limousines of Manatee:
Gold Star Limousines of Manatee maintains a large fleet serving several of the Tampa Bay Area’s top corporations, celebrities, VIP’s, hotels, and meeting planners. Gold Star clients and guests enjoy the freedom to make the most of their time whether traveling for business or leisure. The company continually strives to go beyond transportation, to give its guests the best experience imaginable, and become their most trusted transportation partner. Contact Gold Star Limousine at (941) 748-4466, online at on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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Kathy Walker
Gold Star Limousines
P.O. Box 14236
Bradenton, FL 34280

Author Jane Thompson Releases Her New Novel “Applied Biology: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder”

A young woman with bipolar disorder (manic depression) escapes from Hitler’s euthanasia program and starts a battle to shed light on the procedure. She interests those in power, and sheds light on the crime. Later she runs to England, where she attempts to involve Churchill and Eisenhower in stopping Hitler’s murder, and she ends up in the French Resistance.

Georgetown, TX, USA (March 27, 2015) — Join author Jane Thompson on a journey through the frustrating, agonizing and deeply personal world of mental illness in her new novel, Applied Biology: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder (now available through Amazon and Kindle). Link:

In a candid style and with compassion for bipolar disorder sufferers, Thompson chronicles the struggles, failures and, ultimate triumphs of her protagonist as she fights for her life as a mentally ill person in a society that believes in the euthanasia of the mentally ill.

“It is the tale of a woman who cheats death and goes up against Hitler, getting those with power to power to speak out against his deadly program,” writes Thompson.

Claudia managed to escape the soldiers who were determined to trap and kill her from the asylum. She goes to work to publicize the ugly truth and Hitler is forced to take his killing program underground.

Claudia escapes Germany and goes to England, where she tries to work through Churchill and Eisenhower to stop Hitler’s reign of terror. Finally, she ends up in the French Resistance where she fights the battle up close and personal. We do not know the end of Claudia’s and her family’s story, but it is a tale of Nazi Germany told from a different perspective, from the inside out.

It details the uphill battle to fight and live in a totalitarian society with your life on the life on the line. It is a suspenseful, humanitarian tale told with humor and grace. All the love Claudia shows to the world is enough to make her a courageous and unforgettable heroine.

The target audience for this novel is those who suffer with this diagnosis and those who love those who are afflicted. It will ultimately teach people courage and hope.

Thompson has worked as a social worker, teacher, paralegal and writer. She holds bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She wrote for the publisher of a political encyclopedia and served as a medical writer for a training corporation. She has had 20 short stories published, has written about bipolar disorder in Sugar and Salt: My Life with Bipolar Disorder, The Rookie’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder and Flying Buttresses: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder.

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Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Improves Alternate Layouts Handling

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.5.18, a maintenance update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, output history and more. The new version addresses an issue in which a bug in InDesign installation could result in incorrect output results.

Toronto (ON), Canada (March 27, 2015) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.5.18, a maintenance update to its solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide by offering batch processing with powerful and time-saving output options.

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Production Manager of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

The new version addresses a bug in InDesign installation that can prevent Output Factory from retrieving the list of document’s alternate layouts. This error could result in incorrect output page range, erroneous file names and other issues. Output Factory now informs the user about the installation error, its possible consequences and steps to take to resolve the problem.

With Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and the software will do the rest automatically. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats and offers the following key features:

Output multiple InDesign files with a single click
Export as single pages
-Output to several formats at once
-Output layer combinations as single files
-Update modified links automatically
-Variable output file names
-Preflight files before processing and skip errors
-Detailed output history

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Light version $120, Server $700), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.10 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2014.

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

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada