Flat Rate International Calling Now Available with SmartVoice-IP™

November 9, 2007

Birmingham, Alabama, November 8th, 2007 — HeavyLogic®, a national VoIP provider, announces the immediate availability of Flat-Rate International Calling using the SmartVoice-IP™ Internet Phone Service.

“Another barrier broken” says Bill Kervaski, CTO and Founder. “Now our customers can call anywhere, and we mean anywhere, on the planet starting at $10.00 per month.”

“Our customers are already saving 30-40% over traditional phone service and taking advantage of our free long distance calling” adds Bill Kervaski. “Now they can conduct international affairs without worrying about their phone bill breaking the bank.”
SmartVoice-IP™ delivers enterprise features to small and medium businesses using a just add phones model.

Flat-Rate International is available for $10.00 per trunk with certain SmartVoice-IP™ packages.

For more information about SmartVoice-IP™ visit the HeavyLogic® website at heavylogic.com. Building on the company’s Innovation Everywhere™ campaign, HeavyLogic® continues to grow its array of cost effective and low maintenance IP Telephony products.

About HeavyLogic, Inc.
HeavyLogic® is a privately funded technology company focused on IP Telephony, Software Development and Systems Engineering based in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information call us at (866) 995-7277 or visit the company website at heavylogic.com.


TechBirmingham Evolves into Volunteer-Led Organization

October 29, 2007

Curtis Palmer Transitions to New Role

Birmingham, Ala., 29 October 2007 – After five years of leading the charge for economic growth through technology, TechBirmingham’s President and CEO recently informed the board of directors that he will resign his position at the end of this month. “TechBirmingham has reached a stage that will allow it to be led by its volunteer board of directors,” said Curtis Palmer. He will pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in Birmingham and remain on the board of directors.

Since TechBirmingham was created to implement its Strategic Plan developed in 2001, the not-for-profit has been at the center of a growing technology economic sector in the Birmingham region. It has made a widespread positive impact on regional technology business and, as an organization, will continue to work diligently to build on everyone’s successes.

Several members of the board’s Executive Committee have accepted leadership roles under the new structure. Drew Deaton of Cardinal Health’s MedMined will lead the TechMixer efforts. David Gray of DAXKO will organize the Executive Peer Group program. And, as part of the division of labor, Palmer will be responsible for the TechBirmingham Ecycling Day efforts and continue to work with James Childs of Bradley Arant in organizing future Entrepreneur Accelerator Programs. Additional role assignments will be made at the organization’s fall board meeting.

“It is truly an honor to have been entrusted with the responsibility of bringing many of the components of the community’s strategic plan into fruition and to be allowed to make a personal impact,” said Palmer. “It is time for me to re-enter the entrepreneur marketplace in which we have all invested so much time and talent. I remain committed to the success of TechBirmingham and all that it means to the area.”

“On behalf of TechBirmingham, I thank Curtis for his many contributions to the organization and to the community. We are excited about the new structure of TechBirmingham, its volunteer leadership from the tech community, and its focus moving forward,” said David Gray, Chairman of TechBirmingham and CEO of DAXKO. “In order to discuss the leadership’s ideas and field questions, the public is encouraged to come see what all the excitement is about at the November 6th TechMixer event at Innovation Depot.” Registration details for the semi-annual event can be found at http://www.TechMixer.org.


Register NOW for TechMixer 4.0 in November ’07

October 18, 2007

If you weren’t one of the lucky thousands who got a direct email invitation last week to the upcoming TechMixer, then this posting is for you!  You are all invited to attend our fourth TechMixer event on Tuesday, 6 Nov., where Birmingham’s technology and creative class get together to mix it up.  This time there are no booths, just good old fashioned mixing at the Innovation Depot.  The traditional format event will return in February 2008.

In the meantime, we need you to register to attend by clicking on the link below and submitting the form:

REGISTER NOW for TechMixer 4.0


McLeod Software Expands Imaging Capabilities

October 18, 2007

Birmingham, Ala. – McLeod Software, a leading provider of dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, today announced the Automated Forms Recognition ® module, a new capability for motor carriers that utilize its McLeod Document Imaging ® System. The Automated Forms Recognition module is comprised of four different engines that allow users to capture, validate and classify data accurately and easily.

“For all types of motor carriers, the Automated Forms Recognition module transforms labor-intensive office operations into an advanced electronic document management system,” said Tom McLeod, president and founder of McLeod Software. “This new module, which reduces labor costs and saves time by expediting workflow and eliminating bottlenecks and data entry errors, is the latest in a series of product enhancements that our expanding Imaging division has designed to help customers realize the benefits of a truly paperless operation.”

McLeod’s development team designed the Automated Forms Recognition module with the flexibility to quickly capture data on unlimited numbers of forms and index documents. Weeks of paperwork can be processed in a few days without the need for manual coding and input. For example, using customized trip sheets replaces the need for sheet separators when scanning large batches of paperwork. Drivers also have the ability to import paper documents, such as bills of lading, logs and other load related documents, into the imaging system in real time.

The Automated Forms Recognition module consists of four different engines that manage and control document flow as follows:

  • Bar Code engine used to extract index information and determine document types
  • OMR ( Optical Mark Recognition) engine capable of reading Mark Sense (bubbles) to lift index information
  • Data Validation engine that ensures accuracy of index information against the operations database
  • orms Recognition engine that utilizes OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and topography technology to classify documents

About McLeod Software
McLeod Software is a leading provider of enterprise management software for trucking, logistics and brokerage firms throughout North America. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod offers dispatch, accounting, and document imaging products that give transportation-related companies the ability to increase their efficiencies, while reducing costs. McLeod Software’s integrated best-in-class software products include LoadMaster ®, PowerBroker™ and McLeod® Document Imaging. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company serves over 500 companies. For more information, contact us toll free at 877-362-5363 or visit us at http://www.mcleodsoftware.com.


Slamwire Inc. Announces the Release of Real Estate Social Network

October 10, 2007

Realtorclix.com Connects Real Estate Professionals with Clients and Each Other

BIRMINGHAM, AL October 10, 2007 – Birmingham web company Slamwire, INC has announced the release of its first major project, a social network for real estate agents called realtorclix.com. The project, in development since mid-2006, gives real estate professionals the ability to create a web presence in a three step process. After joining the site, members can create blogs, network with other agents, and advertise their listings. Currently, the site is free to use.

“Many real estate agents still have little to no presence on the Internet,” said cofounder Jarrod Morgan. “They want to take their business online, but they have no idea where to start or how much it will cost. We set out to create a solution for that problem.”

Much like mainstream social networking sites like facebook or myspace, members of realtorclix.com have the ability to communicate with each other through emails, forums, and chat rooms. But unlike their conventional counterparts, realtorclix focuses solely on becoming a network of real estate professionals.

“That’s the real power of the project. Our members can communicate with each other and help each other compete in a down market,” said cofounder Les Taylor, “Connectivity breeds success in the real estate industry.”


Realtorclix.com is a product of Slamwire, INC and is founded by Birmingham area entrepreneurs Les Taylor and Jarrod Morgan along with Matt Jaeh of Los Angeles, CA.

For more information, please contact Slamwire, INC at info@slamwire.com or visit realtorclix.com.


Systems Alliance Hires Veteran Software Sales Executive Patrick Crawford to Lead New Birmingham Office

October 10, 2007

BIRMINGHAM — Systems Alliance, Inc., a regional systems integrator providing high-value IT and business consulting services, today announced it has opened a new office in Birmingham, Alabama. The company has hired veteran software sales executive, Patrick Crawford to lead its business development efforts in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

With over 14 years of experience selling enterprise software and services, Crawford joins Systems Alliance after seven years with Computer Associates (CA), where he was consistently ranked among the company’s best-performing regional sales executives. Based in Birmingham, Crawford is a graduate of Athens State College in Athens, Alabama.

Systems Alliance’s entry into the Deep South marketplace follows its expansion last year into Raleigh, North Carolina, and continues the company’s growth strategy of deploying sales and delivery staff across the southeastern United States. Site selection and recruiting activities are underway in multiple markets.

“Robust economic growth in the southeast is evident in every sector of our business: commercial, higher education, healthcare and government,” said Ric Hughes, president and CEO, Systems Alliance. “For Systems Alliance, the region is alive with opportunity, as clients recognize the value of IT as a strategic differentiator in their enterprise and seek solutions for increasing their return on IT investments.”

Hughes added, “As we expand our business across the south, we are delighted to welcome Patrick Crawford to our team. His strong local roots, relationships with many of the region’s IT executives and deep technical knowledge will prove invaluable as Systems Alliance establishes itself as a partner and trusted advisor to the region’s IT decision makers.”

About Systems Alliance, Inc.
Systems Alliance, Inc., founded in 1993, is a Maryland-based company that provides business and technology consulting services to leading corporate and public sector clients, including Condé Nast, Johns Hopkins Institutions, Random House, Inc., Baltimore County Government, Loyola College in Maryland, and the Maryland State Department of Transportation. To learn more, visit http://www.systemsalliance.com.


MEDSEEK to Participate in Microsoft Consumer Health Platform Initiative and Launches Personal Health Management ‘Pilot’ with MedStar Health

October 5, 2007

BIRMINGHAM — MEDSEEK, a leading provider of enterprise eHealth solutions to hospitals worldwide, announced today the “pilot launch” of its personal health management application with MedStar Health, the largest health system in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor. Built with MEDSEEK’s Patient Portal platform, this Web-based Portal solution enables patients, at participating MedStar hospitals and services, to take better control of their health and share select clinical information with their care providers. This unique service is intended to improve the continuity of care once the patient leaves the hospital, as well as the patient’s overall experience with the health system.

The Portal application will be demonstrated today in Washington, D.C., at the launch event for Microsoft Corp.’s Health Solutions Group consumer health platform, called HealthVault.

MEDSEEK, the first and only enterprise eHealth hospital vendor participating in this landmark event, is extending the functionality of Microsoft’s consumer health platform by facilitating access to and sharing of clinical information between the hospital and the patient’s personal health record.

The pilot launch enables participating patients to access clinical information from their inpatient hospital stay and save it to their personal health record (PHR), created on the Microsoft HealthVault technology platform, and share it with their community-based care providers. Both patient and care provider collaborate via MEDSEEK’s secure patient portal. Data interoperability is achieved utilizing the continuity of care record (CCR) standard.

According to Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft, “Industry-leading companies such as MEDSEEK have played a significant role in the development of HealthVault, by helping hospitals to enhance the patient experience and extend clinical excellence beyond the facility’s walls. Through our cooperative efforts, we will deliver solutions that empower people to live healthier, longer lives, by providing them with vital information to make better health decisions.”

With proven experience in serving over 600 hospitals across the country, MEDSEEK is dedicated to helping hospitals shape the patient experience and empower their communities to make informed health decisions.

MEDSEEK CEO Mike Drake states, “We fully support Microsoft’s consumer-directed care initiatives and share their vision to help transform healthcare. We are working together to deliver solutions to hospitals that facilitate more secure access to personal health information resulting in better care through a robust patient experience. Our role is to help hospitals improve patient satisfaction, clinical quality and best practice.”

About MEDSEEK
Birmingham, Ala.-based MEDSEEK provides healthcare organizations with Enterprise eHealth solutions to fully engage and strengthen relationships with key constituents – physicians, patients, employees, and consumers. By connecting information and communities to foster an enhanced experience with the organization, hospitals will improve community advocacy, revenue and patient acquisition/retention, physician relations, and clinical decision making. MEDSEEK’s comprehensive technology platform and strategic consulting services create the infrastructure and provide the thought leadership for hospitals to deliver the most powerful Portal solutions. With more than ten years’ experience and 600+ hospital customers, MEDSEEK has the experience and expertise to meet the diverse needs of the healthcare community. MEDSEEK also maintains offices in California and Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.medseek.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.