|By PR Newswire||
|January 26, 2014 09:00 AM EST||
ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This January Market, Simmons Bedding Company ("Simmons") reinvents the mattress industry with the introduction of a revolutionary new product line: the smart, self-adjusting ComforPedic iQ™.
ComforPedic iQ is the only mattress to use patented, clinically tested Smart Response™ Technology, a self-calibrating technology that naturally responds and continuously adapts to the body – without motors, buttons, plugs or electronics.
"ComforPedic iQ is a true industry game changer. This product gives consumers an unparalleled level of highly personalized support without asking them to lift a finger," says Jeff Willard, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Simmons. "But the real genius of the ComforPedic iQ Sleep System is in the transformational sleep it provides consumers. Who wouldn't want to fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep every single night?"
In a Temple University School of Medicine study measuring sleep quality of 20 participants, researchers compared the participants' sleep on their relatively new current mattresses to their sleep on a ComforPedic iQ™ sleep system. On average, when sleeping on a ComforPedic iQ sleep system, the participants:
- Fell asleep faster
- Spent less time lying awake
- Experienced increased REM sleep
"This is a revolutionary product, one that has the ability to truly change people's lives," says Scott Smalling, Chief of Specialty Innovations and Founder of ComforPedic. "As seen in these results, ComforPedic iQ is quite literally improving the way people sleep, giving them a natural, permanent solution to their sleep problems."
Because of its unique design, ComforPedic iQ is the first and only mattress endorsed by Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil, the Founder and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, is a long-time proponent of the importance of sleep. His website contains over 700 pieces of original content on sleep, and a number of his books and publications offer his perspective on optimum health including sleep. With five consecutive New York Times #1 bestsellers, over 10 million books in print, over 2.8 million monthly site visits and two Time Magazine covers, Dr. Weil is the global authority for advice on leading a healthy lifestyle that takes into account mind, body and spirit.
Says Dr. Weil on his endorsement of ComforPedic iQ: "I am a long-time proponent of the importance of getting enough good-quality sleep and always emphasize its impact on overall health. For those who have struggled with sleep issues, choosing the right mattress is an important step towards getting quality rest. ComforPedic iQ is the first and only mattress I have ever endorsed, because I believe the Smart Response technology provides a practical and effective sleep solution."
Simmons will launch a wide scale, multimedia advertising campaign for ComforPedic iQ in Spring 2014. ComforPedic iQ ads will run on national network and cable television, supplemented by a robust digital campaign via web, social and mobile.
Luxury Meets Technology™ in Simmons' All New Beautyrest Black® Line
This January, Simmons debuts a new twelve-mattress offering to its high-end Beautyrest Black brand. The new Beautyrest Black line pairs the signature high-quality, luxurious fabrics customers have come to expect with unparalleled, state-of-the-art technology. With this "techno-luxe" approach, Beautyrest Black introduces a new standard of modern luxury to the high-end bedding category.
"The redesigned Beautyrest Black line will combine the best of Simmons' two expertise: elegant design and technological prowess. With this "techno-luxe" approach, we are bringing Beautyrest Black – and the bedding industry as a whole – into the era of modern luxury," says Rolf Sannes, Vice President of Beautyrest Brand Management.
The full offering features line-exclusive technologies – both improved brand staples and never-before-seen innovations. Powerful innovation and luxury collide in the new Micro Diamond™ Infused AirCool® Memory Foam. This exclusive foam leverages its diamond particles' conductive properties to effectively move heat away from the body. This technology – often used by tech companies to disperse heat from powerful electronic devices – will make its industry debut in the top seven models of the Beautyrest Black line. These models contain up to 1,000 carats of diamond particles in each queen mattress.
Simmons will launch a wide scale, multimedia advertising campaign for Beautyrest Black in Spring 2014. Like ComforPedic iQ, the Beautyrest Black campaign includes national network and cable advertising, as well as a web, social and mobile-focused digital campaign. The overall campaign will stem from the line's unique ability to marry luxury and technology and challenge consumers to "Dream in Black."
New Beautyrest® Recharge® Hybrid Next Evolution of Simmons' Legendary Hybrid Tradition
Since Simmons' introduction of the industry's first hybrid mattress with the NXG line in 2008, the category's technology and consumer demand have grown exponentially. This Market, Simmons introduces its newest, most innovative hybrid line: Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid.
Building on the legacy of NXG® and Beautyrest TruEnergy®, the line's unique hybrid design fuses AirCool® Memory Foam with Micro GelTouch® with legendary Beautyrest Pocketed Coil® Technology to deliver pressure relief, comfort and conforming back support, providing a complete recharging sleep experience.
The top-of-line model includes Pocketed Micro Coils Micro Diamond™ Infused AirCool® Memory Foam. The conductive property of the 500 carats of diamond particles found in every queen effectively move heat away from the body to assist in providing cool, comfortable sleep.
"Between record-breaking sales and the rapid growth of our brand awareness, 2013 was undoubtedly a monumental year for Simmons. However, we are not a company to reminisce on the success of our past, but relish in the challenge of outdoing ourselves in the future. With the groundbreaking new product lines debuting this Market, I believe it is evident we have done just that," says Tony Smith, President of Simmons.
About Simmons Bedding Company
Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company ("Simmons") is one of the world's largest mattress producers and the maker of Beautyrest®. Simmons manufactures and markets a broad range of products including Beautyrest®, Beautyrest TruEnergy®, Beautyrest Black®, ComforPedic® from Beautyrest®, and BeautySleep®. Simmons operates 19 conventional bedding manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Simmons also serves as a key supplier of beds to many of the world's leading hotel groups and resort properties. Simmons is committed to developing superior mattresses and promoting a higher-quality sleep, helping ensure consumers around the world are LIVING LIFE FULLY CHARGED®. For more information, visit www.Beautyrest.com, or follow Beautyrest on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that reflect our current views about future events. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release and are expressed in good faith. However, these forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Simmons's expectations, including, but not limited to, operational pressures, including our ability to launch new products on a timely basis, the success of our new products and costs related thereto; our product liability, intellectual property and other litigation claims; and strategic decisions, including potential acquisitions and personnel realignments. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, either to reflect new developments or for any other reason.
 The same technology incorporated into ComforPedic iQ's Smart Response technology was first introduced in hospitals to treat bedridden patients. This unique pressure relieving, recalibrating technology is used in hospitals to help alleviate discomfort and immobility illnesses.
 Andrew Weil, M.D., donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties from sales of ComforPedic iQ directly to the Weil Foundation, a not-for profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research.
For more information:
SOURCE Simmons Bedding Company
SYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US and large in-house IT organizations.
Oct. 30, 2014 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,128
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Whether public, private, or in a hybrid form, clo...
Oct. 30, 2014 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,144
SYS-CON Events announces a new pavilion on the Cloud Expo floor where WebRTC converges with the Internet of Things. Pavilion will showcase WebRTC and the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices--computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.
Oct. 30, 2014 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,159
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridsto...
Oct. 30, 2014 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,533
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...
Oct. 30, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,056
As the Internet of Things unfolds, mobile and wearable devices are blurring the line between physical and digital, integrating ever more closely with our interests, our routines, our daily lives. Contextual computing and smart, sensor-equipped spaces bring the potential to walk through a world that recognizes us and responds accordingly. We become continuous transmitters and receivers of data. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation for HP’s Printing and Personal Systems Group, will discuss how key attributes of mobile technology – touch input, senso...
Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,697
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making everything it touches smarter – smart devices, smart cars and smart cities. And lucky us, we’re just beginning to reap the benefits as we work toward a networked society. However, this technology-driven innovation is impacting more than just individuals. The IoT has an environmental impact as well, which brings us to the theme of this month’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat. The ability to remove inefficiencies through connected objects is driving change throughout every sector, including waste management. BigBelly Solar, located just outside of Boston, is trans...
Oct. 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,159
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, will examine three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics...
Oct. 30, 2014 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,546
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif...
Oct. 30, 2014 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,248
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., will show what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He will discuss opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and tec...
Oct. 29, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,504
SYS-CON Events announced today that TeleStax, the main sponsor of Mobicents, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TeleStax provides Open Source Communications software and services that facilitate the shift from legacy SS7 based IN networks to IP based LTE and IMS networks hosted on private (on-premise), hybrid or public clouds. TeleStax products include Restcomm, JSLEE, SMSC Gateway, USSD Gateway, SS7 Resource Adaptors, SIP Servlets, Rich Multimedia Services, Presence Services/RCS, Diame...
Oct. 29, 2014 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,612
From a software development perspective IoT is about programming "things," about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Yakov Fain, co-founder of Farata Systems and SuranceBay, will show you how small IoT-enabled devices from multiple manufacturers can be integrated into the workflow of an enterprise application. This is a practical demo of building a framework and components in HTML/Java/Mobile technologies to serve as a platform that can integrate new devices as they become available on the market.
Oct. 29, 2014 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,052
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An...
Oct. 29, 2014 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,572
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Oct. 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,043
SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue business and deliver exceptional experiences to their customers.
Oct. 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,106
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
Oct. 29, 2014 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,070
As a disruptive technology, Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC), which is an emerging standard of web communications, is redefining how brands and consumers communicate in real time. The on-going narrative around WebRTC has largely been around incorporating video, audio and chat functions to apps. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Alex Gouaillard, Founder and CTO of Temasys Communications, will look at a fourth element – data channels – and talk about its potential to move WebRTC beyond browsers and into the Internet of Things.
Oct. 29, 2014 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,621
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gigaom Research has been named "Media Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, will also lead a Power Panel on the topic "Choosing the Right Cloud Option." Gigaom Research provides timely, in-depth analysis of emerging technologies for individual and corporate subscribers. Gigaom Research's network of 200+ independent analysts provides new content daily that bridges the gap between break...
Oct. 28, 2014 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,648
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
Oct. 28, 2014 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,596
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
Oct. 28, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,943