Tech Thursday (Feb 2) – Adobe Echosign, FaceIN, Brainshark, SlideRocket Customers name EchoSign “Best of 2011 for Contract Management

Lathem Introduces FR650: The Latest Model in the FaceIN™ Series for Time and Attendance

Brainshark Launches SlideShark Team Edition

2012 SlideRocket “Make an Impact” Non-profit Presentation Contest

 Customers name EchoSign “Best of 2011 for Contract Management

We’re thrilled to announce that Adobe EchoSign has received the Contract Management AppExchange Best of 2011 award from customers. annually recognizes top AppExchange partner solutions based on excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year, and for the fourth consecutive year, Adobe EchoSign was recognized by AppExchange customers for its ability to take customer success to new levels in satisfaction and application excellence.

The Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce solution lets customers easily send contracts for signature directly from their account, and then track their real-time execution status. The moment the contract is digitally signed, all parties receive an emailed copy of the digitally signed contract, and a PDF version is also automatically attached to the relevant Opportunity or Contact for that contract.  With Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce, our customers have taken their entire time-to-signature process from days down to minutes.

Lathem Introduces FR650: The Latest Model in the FaceIN™ Series for Time and Attendance

The FaceIN™ Model FR650 is packed full of features the first product, the FaceIN™ FR700, but without a proximity badge reader or access control capability for a complete time & attendance solution suited for today’s cost-conscious businesses.

ATLANTA – Lathem today launches the Model FR650, the latest terminal in its new line of FaceINTM Face Recognition Systems for time and attendance. The FR650 wall-mounted terminal uses ground-breaking and innovative 3D-imaging technology to identify employee’s facial features and eliminate “buddy punching” (when employees clock in and out for each other), a costly expense for many employers. With FaceIN, employees simply look at the device and within seconds, they are identified and clocked in/out, making it one of the most intelligent human verification systems on the market. And with its contactless operation, FaceIN provides a hygienic and more accurate solution than existing biometric alternatives.

The FR650 is a complete solution with the standard benefits of the first product, the FR700, but without a proximity badge reader or access control capability. The FR650 is packed full of features demanded by today’s cost-conscious businesses:

  • Uses foolproof face recognition technology to instantly identify employees
  • Provides a hygienic touch-free alternative to hand and fingerprint readers
  • Eliminates “buddy punching” and the need for cards and badges
  • Uses a standard Ethernet connection to an existing computer network
  • Supports 50 employees but can be easily expanded to 500 per device
  • Includes powerful desktop software for editing, running reports and exporting data to the most popular payroll software, including QuickBooks

Brainshark Launches SlideShark Team Edition

This Extension of SlideShark App, Which Solved PowerPoint-on-iPad Problem, Features Powerful, Multi-User Functionality to Support Teams Within Organizations

WALTHAM, Mass. — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile presentations, today announced the availability of SlideShark Team Edition. Building on the capabilities of the free SlideShark iPad app for individuals, SlideShark Team Edition provides organizations with powerful, multi-user functionality – including administrator controls, team-wide access to content and valuable usage analytics.

Launched in October 2011, SlideShark solved what had been a critical problem for millions of iPad users around the world: how to properly play PowerPoints on the device. No more flattening presentations into PDFs or toiling with conversion techniques that garble fonts, colors, animations and graphics – SlideShark lets mobile professionals view and show their PowerPoints on the iPad the way they were meant to be seen. Since its launch, SlideShark has seen a groundswell of demand – including two downloads per minute, 24×7, and a consistent ranking among the top productivity apps in Apple’s App Store.

Now, with SlideShark Team Edition, groups within organizations – such as sales teams – can apply SlideShark’s functionality on a wider scale and take advantage of new features that support centralized, secure content management.

2012 SlideRocket “Make an Impact” Non-profit Presentation Contest

SlideRocket is excited to announce the 2012 SlideRocket “Make an Impact” Non-profit Presentation Contest! $20,000 in donations will be awarded! The four (4) non-profits whose presentations get the most views and have the best story, composition and impact will each receive $5,000.

The contest begins today and ends March 19th. Winners will be announced on March 28. Presentation views can be collected all the way through March 28. While traditional fundraising methods are effective, charities that engage their donors via social media tools earn more than 40% more than their average fundraising goals.

To enter, simply create a SlideRocket presentation about the 501(c)(3) non-profit of your choice and share it with as many people as possible. The four (4) presentations with the most unique presentation views and judged to have the best storyline, composition and compelling cause will each win a $5,000 donation to their non-profit.



About Allison Midori Reilly

Allison Midori Reilly is the CEO and Founder of Stirring Media, LLC. Stirring Media, LLC is a content marketing and news production firm that provides content marketing and business blogging services to the small business market. Prior to that, she was a freelance writer, who was published in over a dozen print and online publications, such as, American City & County,, Transport Topics and St. Louis Commerce Magazine. In her spare time, Reilly is an active member of Amnesty International as well as an avid poker player.