I Host Enhances e-Memories Program to Empower Digital
Camera Buffs; Photographers Upload Shots to Websites
On the Go [13th November 2003]
BEDFORD, Texas, Nov 13, 2003 /PRNewswire
via COMTEX/ -- C I Host, a global leader in Web hosting,
Internet infrastructure and software development, has
completely retooled and re-launched its e-Memories software
to capitalize on the holiday surge in digital photography.
Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host,
said, "e-Memories now can transform a photographer
into a `virtual media mogul.' This is more than an on-line
scrapbook. Version two is an on-line media center with
streaming video, blogging, family TV, digital family
trees, e-mail, slide shows, postcards, chatrooms, birthday
reminders and more."
Experts estimate the digital camera
market is a $4.5 billion industry. However less than
15 percent of camera owners have experimented with on-line
slide shows and similar products, researchers say.
"Any one of these features alone
could be priced higher than where we have positioned
the entire e-Memories `bundle,'" Faulkner said.
"The value of the product and the ease of use should
attract many holiday shoppers hoping to complement their
new digital cameras."
In addition, a person armed with a digital
photo-equipped cell phone with Internet service literally
can up load shots to their Web site on the go.
"With digital photography, people
don't buy or process film, so they are shooting more
frames," Faulkner said. "e-Memories is a great
way to display their talents."
About C I Host
C I Host (www.cihost.com), based in
the Dallas/Fort Worth market, is a Web hosting and Internet
solutions provider, domain name registrar (DNR) and
application service provider (ASP) serving 200,000 individual
consumers and businesses in 182 countries worldwide.
C I Host creates business-class Web
hosting solutions for the small- and medium-enterprise
(SME) market, with the broadest portfolio of managed
hosting and value-added services in the industry. C
I Host is accredited by ICANN to register domain names.
C I Host is HIPAA-compliant and has
passed the SAS70 audit.
C I Host has been ranked #1 in speed
by the Adoloma Web Hosting Guide. C I Host has been
consistently ranked among the Top 5 Web hosting companies
out of 16,000 around the globe by c|net's Ultimate Web
Host List, HostPulse, WebHostsOnline.com and HostChart.com.
C I Host was named among the Top 25 Web hosting companies
C I Host offers turn-key services ranging
from initial domain name registration to custom dedicated
servers for e-commerce on today's Web. The company offers
innovative packages and services to the Internet community.
C I Host operates three diverse data
centers across the United States, with its main facility
and Network Operations Center in Bedford, Texas. C I
Host also has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago
All telco-grade, tier-1 data centers
are wholly owned and operated by C I Host and consist
of redundant diesel generator backups and a temperature-
controlled secure environment with fully redundant UPS
capability. All server hardware is fully tested and
configured for optimal performance. Daily Web server
backups and full fire protection guard against any data
loss. To deliver speed and reliability, C I Host's servers
are connected to two OC-12 fiber connections, five DS-3
and two OC-3 lines from five diverse Internet backbones
for a total of more than 2.6 Gigabits of available bandwidth.
D. Kent Pingel
Public Relations Director
C I Host
888-868-9931 ext. 7006