SOURCE: Privacy Data Systems

Privacy Data Systems

August 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Smiles Over Miles Program Issues National Call to Action

Privacy Data Systems Joins Forces With USO Chartered Centers in North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri and Metropolitan Washington D.C. to Connect 60,000 Service Members to Loved Ones

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  Privacy Data Systems, leading developer of military-grade privacy software and a founding organization of The Smiles Over Miles program, today announced a National Call to Action to reunite military with loved ones via private video, voicemail or email from anywhere in the world. In partnership with USO Chartered Centers across North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, and Metropolitan Washington D.C., Privacy Data Systems aims to distribute 60,000 Smiles Over Miles accounts to service members in 30 days.

The Smiles Over Miles '21st Century Connect Card' is a custom version of Privacy Data Systems' ePackage product, and combines the strongest form of encryption available with easy features to make sending and receiving messages simple. Service members can obtain their Smiles Over Miles accounts through participating USO Chartered Centers and gain instant access to a secure communications platform and exchange secure video, audio and email messages with just a regular web browser and webcam. 

Recent technology updates further enhance the Smiles Over Miles user experience. Military service members and loved ones can now send and receive unlimited eVideo, voicemail and email messages for one year with a Smiles Over Miles account. Service members can also share their private link to a secure video page with family and friends via social media outlets like Facebook to facilitate ongoing communication.

"We can now reach more than 1,200,000 military members served by our expanded network of USO Chartered Centers across the country," said Ray Blackburn, director of Client Support at Privacy Data Systems. "As America's military fulfill their mission to protect our country and our freedoms, we set out on our own mission to ensure that these heroes and their families have the ability and opportunity to stay connected anywhere in the world."

While Smiles Over Miles accounts are free to military service members and their families, the Smiles Over Miles program relies on individual and corporate sponsors. A $7 donation now will provide one year of Smiles Over Miles service for a U.S. Service member and his or her entire network of family and friends. To learn more about supporting the troops and their families by sponsoring the Smiles Over Miles program, please contact us at: http://www.smilesovermiles.com or call 888-957-2999. To provide a video testimonial about the Smiles Over Miles experience or search for ideas for video messages please visit: http://www.smilesovermiles.com/som_technology.asp

About Smiles Over Miles

Smiles Over Miles, a joint venture between participating USO Chartered Centers and Privacy Data Systems, brings deployed military service members and loved ones together across any distance. With ePackage™ technology developed by Privacy Data Systems, active military can easily send and receive private video messages to family and friends from any computer with an internet connection and webcam. Free Smiles Over Miles account cards are available to military service members in USO centers across North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri and metropolitan Washington D.C.

Privacy Data Systems is a developer of military-grade software built to keep sensitive information private. For more information, visit: www.PrivacyDataSystems.com

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