Friday, July 1, 2011

UrbanHitchhiker. com Breaks Down Barriers To Carpooling

UrbanHitchhiker. com Breaks Down Barriers To Carpooling

UrbanHitchhiker. com has added a users ratings feature to their carpool matching service.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 16, 2005

UrbanHitchhiker. com has added a new feature to their innovative carpool matching service - ratings. Now users can rate and leave comments about each other once they have shared a ride together. "We started this site to help reduce the barriers to ridesharing by making it more convenient and protecting people's personal information. This new feature is one more tool people can use to decide if they want to carpool with some one," said Stephen Watters, co-founder of the site.

UrbanHitchhiker. com, launched in October 2005, is a carpool matching service that uses mapping technology to help users search for and post rides. The use of maps allows users to easily and quickly find others in their area with similar travel plans. Detailed addresses are not displayed and registered users can contact each other through the site without divulging their contact information to arrange compensation and neutral meeting points.

Carpooling is an effective way to alleviate high gas costs, traffic and air pollution, but it can be difficult to find people that make similar trips, and it's not a good idea to pick up total strangers. UrbanHitchhiker. com helps people overcome these obstacles by making it easy to search for other users and providing a forum for potential carpoolers to build trust.

Through our unique interface and protection of personal information, UrbanHitchhiker. com strives to provide a service that will make carpooling a comfortable and money - saving form of transportation.

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RFID Revolution Introduces Enterprise Pricing for Its RFID Technology Training

RFID Revolution Introduces Enterprise Pricing for Its RFID Technology Training

Web-based RFID training helps organizations leverage RFID technology to drive efficiencies. New Enterprise pricing reduces cost of training large, geographically dispersed groups.

Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) July 14, 2010

RFID Revolution, provider of RFID Essentials, an interactive, Web-based training tool for organizations exploring or adopting radio frequency identification technology (http://www. rfidrevolution. com), is pleased to announce its new Enterprise License (http://www. rfidrevolution. com/enterprise. html) for organizations wanting to familiarize groups of ten or more employees with RFID fundamentals. Companies or government agencies planning to scale up their RFID initiatives can now realize substantial savings when purchasing RFID Essentials for large groups of employees and trading partners. Such groups are usually geographically dispersed and functionally diverse, comprising operations, information technology, finance, and engineering.

“RFID technology (http://www. rfidrevolution. com/education. html) has the potential to transform industry and commerce by driving operational efficiencies,” said Leslie Downey, Principal and Founder of RFID Revolution. RFID Revolution developed its RFID Essentials Web-based training to enable manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, and government agencies to achieve more successful pilot projects and roll-outs, and think more creatively about how they can use RFID. “Getting the project team members and stakeholders up to speed early in the project helps build consensus and minimize false starts,” said Downey.

RFID Essentials has been well received by leading organizations including IBM, Michelin, Northrop Grumman, and the U. S. Air Force. In about eight hours, on their schedule, users acquire a comprehensive understanding of RFID technology; and how to apply it, measure its financial contribution, and systematically plan a pilot. Developed by top experts, this interactive and visual online RFID training (http://www. rfidrevolution. com) includes more than 20 actual applications delivering return on investment--in the supply chain, asset tracking, and other environments. Its exclusive YouTag Virtual Workshops give users the equivalent of hands-on experience with realistic RFID tags and readers, on their PC. Two real-world case studies challenge users to think through how to evaluate alternative RFID investments.

The RFID Essentials Enterprise License features a fixed fee for a full year of course access for a group of ten, 75, or 300 users, and larger groups. The effective price per user reflects a substantial discount from RFID Revolution’s individual subscription price of $595. For example, a $15,000 fee purchases access for 75 users, representing a 66% discount. 

Goodyear and the U. S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) are taking advantage of the new Enterprise License to train many more people and accelerate their RFID initiatives. USTRANSCOM is working to achieve full visibility of the supply chain it manages for the U. S. Department of Defense.

Goodyear purchased its Enterprise License from AIAG, RFID Revolution’s distributor in the automotive marketplace. Many of AIAG’s members have used RFID in the manufacturing process for years and are now evaluating the technology for inter-company applications like tracking returnable containers. AIAG is promoting the development of standards for industry-wide use of such applications.

“Goodyear chose RFID Essentials Web-based training to help a group of engineering and marketing professionals develop RFID working knowledge—at their pace and without incurring travel cost. With the new Enterprise pricing for groups, the course is even more cost effective,” said Peter Suh, New Concepts Manager at the company. “We wanted a learning resource that was engaging, that would help people really learn. RFID Essentials is interactive and visual, much livelier than a book.”

Vienna, Virginia-based XIO Strategies offers RFID Essentials to the U. S. Department of Defense and civilian branches of the U. S. Federal Government as part of its supply chain consulting services. The company will soon be offering the new Enterprise pricing on its GSA schedule.

For more information, contact RFID Revolution, at +1.301.589.9791, or visit our website at http://www. rfidrevolution. com (http://www. rfidrevolution. com).

About RFID Revolution

Based in the Washington, D. C. area, RFID Revolution LLC provides radio frequency identification training (http://rfidrevolution. com/RFID-Essentials/demonstration) and market strategy consulting services. Its leading-edge, Web-based training, RFID Essentials, provides professionals in end-user organizations with comprehensive working knowledge quickly and conveniently, so they can advance their organization’s RFID initiatives and accelerate return on investment. Its market strategy consulting services are aimed at helping companies with emerging RFID solutions drive revenue growth. The company co-founded and administered the first RFID industry awards event in North America, the RFID Excellence in Business Awards, at RFID World 2007, and sponsored and administered the second Awards event, in 2008.

RFID Revolution will feature its RFID Essentials Web-based training at the Air Force AIT/IUID Warfighter Conference (http://conference. cdotech. com/ait/files/AFAITIUIDWarfighterConference. pdf), on July 27 and 28, in St. Louis, Missouri.