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BURLINGTON, N.J., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 1st, 2010, Franklin Electronic Publishers, known for their innovative travel solutions, will release its new "Explorer" line of ROADIE Portable Speaker System: a small, portable, powered 3-module speaker system and 2- way communicator for mobile professionals and today's on-the-go generation. ROADIE Portable Speaker Systems use revolutionary technology that turns any hard flat surface into the speaker itself, minimizing the footprint while delivering the thunderous sound of much larger conventional speakers: a solution that finally allows portability to not compromise sound.more »

BURLINGTON, N.J., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 1st, 2011 - Franklin Electronic Publishers, known for their educational language products, launched its Speaking Spelling Bee, a new spelling device that simulates a live spelling bee experience. Franklin's Speaking Spelling Bee provides children with a meaningful, interactive, and fun way to improve both their spelling skills and their understanding of the English language. The Speaking Spelling Bee content is provided by Merriam-Webster®, America's foremost publisher of language-related reference works and the leading dictionary of the U.S. school system. more »

BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY - February 11, 2009 The New York Times and Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated (NYSE Alternext US:FEP) today announced the creation of a handheld electronic version of the award-winning card game: SET®. SET® is currently being offered on the crossword and game pages of www.nytimes.com and has quickly become one of its most frequently viewed pages. The electronic version of SET® from The New York Times and Franklin includes a color LCD display, four versions of the game (Classic, Timed, Puzzle and Arcade), multiple difficulty levels and a host of other features. It will debut at the Set Enterprises, Inc. booth at Toy Fair in New York opening on February 15, 2009. more »

BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY – June 03, 2009 Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated (NYSE AMEX Equities US:FEP), a world leader in electronic handheld information, today reported results for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. The Company reported a net loss of $7,128,000, or $.86 per share, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 compared with net income of $2,535,000, or $.31 per share, last year. The current year’s loss includes non-cash one-time charges of $4,119,000 as well as other one-time charges of $1,404,000. The non-cash charges related to impairment to the carrying value of goodwill allocated to the Company’s data conversion subsidiary, Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing GmbH (KEP) in Germany, impairment of the value of Franklin’s licensed Rolodex® Electronics trademark, the partial write-down of future tax benefits related to the Company’s deferred tax asset and inventory valuation adjustment related to the current economic climate. The other one-time charges related to severance accruals as a result of the reduction in the Company’s global workforce and other operating cost reductions and costs related to the liquidation of the Company’s subsidiary KEP.Excluding the impact of the one-time charges, the Company’s net loss for the fiscal year 2009 would have been $1,605,000. more »

BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY – August 13, 2009 – Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc. (NYSE AMEX Equities US:FEP), a world leader in electronic handheld information, today reported a net income of $123,000 or $0.01 per share for the fiscal 2010 first quarter ended June 30, 2009 up from a net loss of $1,163,000 or $0.14 per share in the same quarter last year. Sales in the current period declined 11% to $10,620,000 from $11,993,000 in the prior year. The decline in sales was primarily from the Company’s North American and European operations, with North America posting the biggest decline. Ongoing pressure from the depressed global economic climate continues to negatively impact global retail sell through. Total gross margin as a percentage of sales increased one percentage point to 50% from 49% reported in the same period last year. The Company's total operating costs and expenses decreased $1,453,000 or 22% percent, benefiting from the cost cutting initiatives implemented during fiscal year 2009. Operating income increased to $181,000 compared to an operating loss of $707,000 during the same period last year. more »

BURLINGTON, New Jersey – October 28, 2009 - Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated (NYSE AMEX Equities US:FEP) today announced the release of its new Speaking Merriam-Webster Spanish-English Dictionary, the BES-2150, a feature-packed English learning product. “Franklin understands the difficulty in learning a new language, especially when it comes to older consumers. Our feature-rich product will facilitate the English-language learning process for adults who want to learn either on their own or to use it as a supplement to their English as a Second Language courses,” says Fred Tingley, Vice President, North American Sales of Franklin Electronic Publishers. “The addition of the Merriam-Webster’s Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary, with its clear definitions and usage examples, makes this a go anywhere, learn anytime essential tool.”more »

BURLINGTON, Nueva Jersey – 28 de octubre de 2009 - Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated (NYSE AMEX Equities US: FEP) anunció hoy el lanzamiento de su nuevo Diccionario con Voz Español-Inglés de Merriam-Webster, el BES-2150, un producto para aprender inglés cargado de herramientas. “Franklin entiende lo difícil que puede ser aprender un nuevo idioma, especialmente cuando se trata de personas mayores. Nuestro producto cargado de herramientas facilitará el proceso de aprendizaje del idioma inglés a los adultos que deseen aprender por sí solos, o quieran usarlo como apoyo en sus cursos de Inglés como Segundo Idioma,” dijo Fred Tingley, Vicepresidente de Ventas para Norteamérica de Franklin Electronic Publishers. “Y su vínculo con el Diccionario de Inglés para Estudiantes Avanzados de Merriam-Webster, con sus definiciones claras y ejemplos de uso, lo convierte en una herramienta esencial para llevar y aprender en cualquier parte.” more »