Roam Mobility unveils new unlimited talk, text and data roaming plans with rates as low as $1 per day
Roam Mobility continues to transform cross-border roaming for Canadians
with the announcement of new plans, unlimited data, and 4G LTE network
VANCOUVER, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Roam Mobility, Canada's
independent roaming replacement provider, rolled out new pricing,
plans, and unlimited data for Canadian travellers who want affordable
talk, text, and data while in the USA.
Since 2012, Roam Mobility has led the development of cross-border
solutions to help Canadians avoid roaming fees and stay connected while
travelling. In early July, the company broke the news about its new 4G
LTE network, which offers faster data speeds, enhanced coverage, and
"In two years, Roam has completely re-invented cross-border roaming for
Canadians," says Emir Aboulhosn, CEO of Roam Mobility. "Our new 4G LTE
network is powering the next leap forward in terms of roaming plans,
features, and rates."
Customers who purchase a one-time upgrade* to the Roam Mobility 4G LTE
Network for $1.95 can now access:
New Text+Data plan: The new Text+Data plan offers unlimited texting and unlimited data for
$1.95 per day. Data is throttled to slower speeds which is fast enough
for email and social media updates.
Unlimited data: Now our Talk+Text+Data, Text+Data, and Snowbird Plan all include
unlimited data. Plans that include high-speed 4G LTE data will now
provide unlimited data at a lower speed when your high-speed data is
used. So no matter how much data you use, you'll always stay connected.
Data Bolt-ons: Add high-speed 4G LTE data to any plan with our new Data Bolt-ons.
Available in 300MB for $5.95, 500MB for $9.95 and 1GB for $14.95.
New pricing: All Talk+Text+Data, Talk+Text and Text+Data rates are now just $1 per
day after your initial 14 days.**
Flex Scheduling: Now customers can buy any Talk+Text+Data, Talk+Text or Text+Data plan
for any number of days up to a maximum of 60 days.
Flexible Snowbird plan: Customers can now add 1-month increments as needed to their 3-month
Snowbird plan up to a maximum of 6 months.
The popularity of Roam Mobility's affordable, no-commitment roaming
services has soared, with major retailers across Canada including
London Drugs, Staples, 7-Eleven, Simply Computing, and many more.
*When existing customers are eligible to upgrade, they will be notified
by email. New customers can choose to upgrade. All upgrades must be
purchased directly from roammobility.com.
**Price per day for additional days of Talk+Text+Data, Talk+Text and
Text+Data plans purchased after initial 14 days, up to a maximum of 60
About Roam Mobility
Roam Mobility is a telecommunications provider focused on delivering
innovative, affordable solutions and products for mobile users around
the world. Roam Mobility was voted the Best Prepaid SIM for Canadians
by PC Magazine, and its products have been featured in the Vancouver
Sun, CBC, CTV, Business in Vancouver, and The Globe and Mail. For more
information about Roam Mobility, please visit http://www.roammobility.com, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter @RoamMobility
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Barr Group Announces Course on "Firmware Defect Prevention for Safety-Critical Devices"
One-day course highlights coding standards, code inspections, and static analysis
GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barr Group today announced an updated training calendar for 2014, adding the new "Firmware Defect Prevention for Safety-Critical Devices" course. This new course will join Barr Group's popular "Boot Camp" courses and will be offered in Michigan on September 23. This new course is ideal for those embedded software engineering teams looking to more proactively implement techniques to eliminate firmware defects early in the device development process.
Early elimination of firmware defects in safety-critical device development is critical to reduce the chance of improper device operation. For devices in the automotive, medical, aviation, and energy production industries, such defects - if not trapped and removed - can result in catastrophic consequences for the users and manufacturers of these devices. The "Firmware Defect Prevention for Safety-Critical Devices" course focuses on developing reasonable strategies to reduce firmware defects by implementing and enforcing coding standards, conducting meaningful code inspections, and using static analysis properly.
"Many development teams rely too heavily on important, but costly, downstream approaches such as testing, validation, and end user feedback to discover and remove firmware defects," said Michael Barr, CTO of Barr Group. "The proactive activities and strategies taught in our Firmware Defect Prevention for Safety-Critical Devices course are designed to trap firmware defects sooner, which is much more cost-effective and less time-consuming."
About Barr Group
Founded in 2012 and based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Barr Group (http://www.barrgroup.com) provides design, consulting, expert witness, and educational services to the embedded systems market. The company's engineering leaders are internationally-known experts in the creation and evaluation of secure and reliable embedded systems, intellectual property, and educational content.
Barr Group, The Embedded Systems Experts, Embedded Software Boot Camp, Embedded Android Boot Camp, and Embedded Security Boot Camp are trademarks or service marks of Barr Group, LLC. All other trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.
Design to Innovation (DTOI) Introduces World's First Wireless Scanner Mouse
Zcan Wireless Scanner Mouse Represents New Way of Scanning in a 2-in-1 Portable Device
Indiegogo Campaign Launches Today
HONG KONG, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Design to Innovation (#DTOI) today announced it is launching an Indiegogo (#indiegogo) campaign (http://bit.ly/zcan) to help complete the development of Zcan Wireless (#zcanwireless), the world's first wireless scanner mouse. A scanner integrated into a wireless mouse, Zcan Wireless represents a new and unique way of scanning documents, books, magazines, and more, by allowing users to easily swipe in a zigzag motion across what they want to capture. Once scanned, users can directly import to Excel and text (instead of PDF - both are editable in Microsoft Office), share to social pages or translate to speech. The campaign has a funding goal of $30,000USD.
Perfect for immediate document backup with instant scan, the Zcan Wireless Scanner Mouse can scan the portions of the areas users want, meaning they no longer have to scan the entire page like they would with a traditional scanner. Truly designed to reduce people's workloads, Zcan is the perfect wireless productivity tool (why spend time re-typing?) compared to wired versions which may interrupt fluidity of image capture.
Users can scan anything from a receipt (perfect for keeping records for tax audits in a neat way) and business cards to photos and nutritional information printed in a foreign language (which can be instantly translated). Scanned information becomes searchable, meaning users can get rid of their paper versions and box files with backup copies - users do not have to dig through a ton of paper to find the right one. And with Wi-Fi, users can even use Zcan on iPad and iPhone!
"Our Wireless Scanner Mouse is about the same size and weight as a regular mouse," said Sam Ng, business development director, DTOI. "With Zcan, users can now scan what they want while simultaneously using the mouse too. And, since it is wireless, users can install it on almost any device for use in any location."
-- Scan to Table - Zcan supports powerful scanning and editing features
which can convert an entire table into one single sheet in Excel.
-- Scan to Text - Use Zcan to edit scanned text, which is much faster than
typing it entirely from scratch.
-- Scan to Speech - Zcan helps users learn how to pronounce a particular
word or intonation. Users can use Google Translate as an audio book
tool, getting it to read aloud articles, books or even a foreign
language magazine (after it is scanned).
-- Break Down Language Barrier - Zcan supports over 199 OCR (Optical
Character Recognition) languages. With an Internet connection to Google
Translate, drag the scanned words or paragraph into the dialogue box
where it is then translated into a different language instantly.
-- Evernote - Zcan helps to track things like notes, letters or any
important notices and store them in Evernote with just one click.
-- Photos - Zcan allows users to share any scans with family or friends
instantly through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or email.
-- Specifications - Sensor: Optical sensor 1000cpi / Buttons: 3 + Dedicated
Scan / Resolution: Up to 400dpi / Scan size: Up to A3 (Upon memory
configuration)/ USB Port: 2.0 / Wireless Scanning: IEEE802.11n, g /
Wireless Mouse: 2.4GHz Digital Channel.
About Design to Innovation
Hong Kong-based Design to Innovation (DTOI), a Systech Electronics Limited company, is a team of designers and developers passionate about creating innovative products. Its flagship product, the Zcan scanner mouse, has won a number of industry awards, including a Gold Medal in Smart Gifts Design Awards' Consumer Gifts: For Workplace category and a Special Mention in Hong Kong ICT Awards' Best Innovation (Best Technology) Award. In July 2014, DTOI will be introducing the Zcan Wireless Scanner Mouse, the next evolution in productivity. For more information, visit http://d-toi.com/ and http://www.d-toi.com/zcanwireless.html.
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Contour Semiconductor CTO to Disclose Details on New Non-Volatile Memory Technology at Flash Memory Summit 2014
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Shepard, founder and CTO of Contour Semiconductor, Inc., will reveal details about the company's development of Diode Transistor Memory (DTM(TM)) technology, the world's lowest production-cost, non-volatile memory technology at the upcoming Flash Memory Summit during the panel "Life Beyond Flash: New Non-Volatile Memory Technologies," Thursday August 7 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific.
Contour's Diode Transistor Memory (DTM) technology, backed by 42 issued patents and more than a dozen patent applications, overcomes production and CapEx challenges that plague NAND manufacturers, while offering significant technical advantages over traditional NAND flash memory.
DTM is a durable and scalable technology based on phase-change memory. Its granular cross-point array reduces complexity, eliminates the block page mismatch and solves other issues that for years have frustrated developers working with the cost and constraints of developing a NAND flash memory finished product.
Contour DTM incorporates historically proven approaches and materials that reduce the mask and process steps by 65 percent compared to NAND flash technology, dramatically reducing the cost of building a memory fab and creating an unprecedented wafer production cost profile.
The $25 billion flash memory market includes consumer and enterprise products, yet experts say traditional NAND flash is nearing the end of its scalable path. With the production cost advantages of DTM, that path can be extended to support new applications, emerging and future technologies such as wearables, Internet connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).
"Our industry is struggling with increased demand for flash memory while manufacturers are challenged by the ever-increasing costs associated with building new fabs and buying production tools, so this discussion couldn't be more timely or relevant," said Shepherd. "Contour has developed Diode Transistor Memory not only to keep up with the demands of evolving applications and components, but ideally to enable them."
Contour executives will also meet with strategic partners at Flash Memory Summit to share details of the process technology and discuss next-generation development and investment opportunities.
Flash Memory Summit, held August 4-7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is the world's largest event dedicated to flash technologies from consumer to enterprise applications.
About Contour Semiconductor
Contour Semiconductor, Inc. is a venture-backed company founded to produce the world's lowest-cost, high-volume, non-volatile memory chips. Contour is headquartered in Massachusetts, with a development facility in Silicon Valley. The company is backed by American Capital, TD Capital, Still River Funds, Eastward Capital Partners and private investors. For more information about the company, visit http://www.contoursemi.com.
About the Flash Memory Summit
Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies, and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world's largest event featuring the trends, innovations, and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and embedded systems.
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MBX Adds HP Hardware Option for ISVs' Custom Server Appliances
Base HP OEM Platforms Provide Global Coverage, Can Be Customized & Branded by MBX
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MBX Systems, a leading manufacturer of custom server appliances for independent software vendors and service providers, today announced the addition of HP Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) servers to the hardware options available to customers. As an HP OEM-Integrator partner, MBX can now build customers' turnkey hardware/software systems using HP hardware as the base platform while also customizing and rebranding HP products to meet customer needs.
Access to HP servers, storage, networking and technology services gives MBX customers a new Tier One hardware option featuring full global support, including built-in compliance with global certification standards for easy worldwide sales. Additionally, the option includes a global warranty on HP equipment that travels with the finished system and HP technical support spanning more than 180 countries to expedite problem resolution.
MBX adds critical integration and value-added services to deliver fully customized hardware platforms pre-loaded with the customer's software. Each platform is designed by the company's platform engineers to optimize the software performance and produced to order with specialty components, custom branding, software imaging, testing and more. MBX also offers logistics and inventory management services.
One MBX customer who opted to base its server appliance on an HP OEM server is a network security solution provider planning an expansion to overseas markets. MBX designed the customer's platform on a standard 1U HP ProLiant DL360 Server, adding select components including two 10Gb network adapters used to analyze network traffic. MBX is also imaging the customer's systems and testing them with a custom burn-in script, branding each unit, inventorying finished systems, and drop-shipping them to end users as needed.
"Part of our engineering and design process involves determining the best type of hardware for the customer's application and business needs. Adding HP OEM servers to our hardware portfolio broadens the choices for customers who prefer Tier One suppliers, require global coverage or both," said Jeff Luckett, MBX Director of Engineering.
"Partners like MBX play an invaluable role in the growth of our OEM program. They have the capability to provide highly customized appliance deployment programs to support the needs of OEMs and software providers," said Gary Gammon, HP Director of OEM Sales for the Americas. "As a company that is dedicated specifically to this space, MBX is an ideal addition to our OEM-Integrator roster."
About MBX Systems
MBX Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of application-optimized server appliances and cloud-ready solutions for ISVs and service providers worldwide. MBX delivers turnkey hardware systems that are 100% customized to the customer's specifications by in-house platform engineers, while also offering value-added services such as branding, software imaging, regulatory/compliance, global logistics and warranty support to relieve customers of all hardware responsibilities. That unusual range of services, along with award-winning quality, innovation and customer service, has attracted customers in more than 40 vertical industries in the past two decades. For more information, visit http://www.mbx.com.
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Powerful VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand Delivers Best-In-Class Audio In Compact Design with Integrated Subwoofer
All-In-One Design Delivers Room-Filling, High Performance Audio with Bluetooth Streaming Convenience Ideal for Media Cabinets, Bedrooms, Dorms and Other Confined Spaces
IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 Sound Bar company(1), today announced the launch of its latest home audio solution, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand. Designed for living areas with limited table or counter space but in need of big, high performance audio, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand is an ideal solution, delivering an outstanding virtual surround sound experience with tremendous bass. This latest addition to VIZIO's audio collection is now available with an MSRP of $249.99.
Great for tighter spaces like dens, dorm rooms or traditional media cabinets, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand provides a convenient audio upgrade for TVs up to 55" class. With a beautifully simple, yet sturdy design that measures only 3" in height, the sound stand was developed to support the weight of TVs up to 60 lbs. With all cables included in the box, users will appreciate an easy, streamlined set-up quickly transforming areas where a traditional sound bar wouldn't fit, offering a complete home theater for a full audio experience.
While the 2.1 Sound Stand is an excellent complement to HDTVs, it also conveniently functions as a stand-alone audio system for Bluetooth streaming. Consumers can place the sound stand in a bedroom, kitchen or living room without a TV and easily stream their favorite music via Bluetooth from their smartphone or tablet. This feature serves as a great way to fill compact rooms with full, rich audio with deep bass performance, making the 2.1 Sound Stand perfect for parties and other get-togethers.
"As the sound bar category leader, we're committed to delivering high-quality audio performance, with solutions that meet consumers' needs and accommodate all rooms in the home," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "The new 2.1 Sound Stand offers extensive bass output with its built-in subwoofer and is the versatile option consumers have been looking for. Outperforming other competitive options in its class, our sound stand delivers an unparalleled audio experience and saves on space."
When compared to competitive units in its class, the VIZIO sound stand greatly outperforms, delivering unbeatable audio performance for its size - without distortion - to produce measurable output at a low frequency of 32 Hz(3). Equipped with a powerful 5.25" subwoofer, VIZIO's 2.1 Sound Stand pumps out smooth, thunderous bass with low frequency responses that reach as low as 55 Hz. In addition, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand produces bass levels of +5 dB (at 63 Hz) and +15 dB (at 40 Hz) above competitive products(3), providing consumers with superior audio performance when stacked up against the competition. Combine that with up to 101 dB volume with less than 1% total harmonic distortion(2), and consumers now have access to rich, cinematic sound regardless of room size. The VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand is engineered with the latest in sound enhancement technologies, featuring DolbyÂ® Digital, DTS TruSurround(TM), DTS TruVolume(TM) and DTS Studio Sound(TM).
The latest offering from America's #1 sound bar company(1) joins the 54Â² 5.1 and 38Â² 5.1 Sound Bars and is available now at SamsClub.com, Amazon.com and VIZIO.com, and will continue to roll out to additional retailers such as SamÂ¹s Club, Costco.com, Target.com and Walmart.com. The 2.1 Sound Stand (S2121w-D0) is offered at an MSRP of $249.99.
(1) The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
(2 )Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.
(3 )Based on 3(rd) party testing using CEA-2010
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in North American LCD HDTV shipments(1). VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD shipments for 20101. VIZIO is now also America's #1 Smart TV company4 and large size LCD company(2) as the leading seller of 60" and larger HDTVs in the U.S. VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S(3). For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service. Since 2011, VIZIO has been awarded 31 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including 2014 Editor's Choice by Reviewed.com, "Best of CES 2014" by IGN, "Best of CES 2014" by PC Magazine and "Best of the Best 2014" by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. VIZIO's P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV also captured Reviewed.com's 2014 Editor's Choice award and was also recognized by The Verge as "Best TV of CES" for 2014 as well as awarded "Best of CES" by Complex and "Best of Show" by Wired for 2014. VIZIO also earned #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 - Home Theater and Audio, Sound & Vision's Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit http://www.VIZIO.com.
(1) DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report
(2) The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60"+, Q2 2013 units sold
(3) The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
(4) The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 - May 24 2014
Orion Telekom Selects Cambium Networks ePMP(TM) For Its IP Television Network Roll-Out
Serbia's largest ISP upgrades network to Cambium Networks' GPS sync solution
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Networks(TM), a global leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Orion Telekom to supply wireless broadband network infrastructure. The first ePMP 1000 installations for Orion will support its new IP television service offering.
With over 100,000 residential broadband Internet users, Orion Telekom is the leading private Internet service provider in Serbia and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. Since its inception in 2010, Orion's customer base and its desire for high-quality VoIP, data and video services has grown beyond what its original network could offer. In Cambium Networks, Orion has found a partner that can quickly, reliably and cost effectively increase network performance and throughput to satisfy its growing market share of enterprise and residential subscribers.
"Due to our planned expansion into IP television services across Orion's client base, we selected the ePMP 1000 platform to increase network performance. We found its performance characteristics well suited to this service offering and to our network needs, as we grow into larger and denser areas requiring a high-performance solution," said Slobodan Djinovic, CEO, Orion Telekom.
Since launching ePMP in October 2013, Cambium Networks has continued to evolve the platform with enhanced features and functionality based on direct customer feedback. In May, Cambium announced ePMP's latest release incorporating eFortify(TM), which helps customers recognize and react to external interference, and eCommand(TM), a suite of management tools to plan, provision and monitor the network. Both offer greater visibility and control over network deployment. GPS Sync, a self-interference mitigating technology built into ePMP, allows users to maximize available spectrum and manage up to three times the network capacity of non-sync solutions.
Critical portions of Orion's existing network will be replaced with Cambium Networks technology; facilitating this migration are Cambium Networks engineers, who will provide Orion with network design, optimization and system integration services.
"As operators in developing communities expand to provide carrier-class services, Cambium Networks' proven wireless broadband technology allows for operators to easily upgrade their networks and plan for future growth. We are confident that ePMP will afford Orion the right balance of performance and cost effectiveness to continue its expansion in Serbia and beyond," said Martin de la Serna, vice president sales, EMEA, Cambium Networks.
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About Cambium Networks:
Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful, easily sustainable communications networks. The company currently has over four million of its access and backhaul radios deployed in thousands of demanding networks in more than 150 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago and with R&D centers in the U.S., Ashburton, U.K. and Bangalore, India, Cambium Networks sells through a range of trusted global distributors. For more information, visit:www.cambiumnetworks.com and http://www.connectingtheunconnected.org.
About Orion Telekom:
Orion Telekom was founded in 2010 with the merger of the largest Internet providers in Serbia - Media Works, Neobee Net and SezamPro. The company was formed with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the aim of developing alternative communications resources and providing the highest possible quality of fixed-line telephony and Internet services to private and business users. Orion Telekom boasts an enviable portfolio of telecoms resources - fiber-optic cables in the major cities, the largest ADSL user base and a national CDMA frequency - and based on this we have developed our own fixed-line telephony and Internet service infrastructure.
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The launch of Aaj Tak on TVPlayer will enhance its channel reach via multi-platform
viewing opportunities across web, mobile and tablet, making the channel available to a
wider audience of the Indian population residing in the UK.
Aaj Tak was launched in India in December 2000 as a 24-hour Hindi News channel, which
covers India with insight, courage and plenty of local flavors. Within 6 months of its
launch, Aaj Tak emerged as India's number one news channel. Beginning with an impressive
connectivity of 5.2 million homes when launched, Aaj Tak today boasts of a reach of over
50 million homes and a channel share of more than 55% among the news channels. Its unique
style of passionate storytelling and live coverage has become its hallmark.
Aaj Tak telecasts programmes viz Dharam, Movie Masala, Mumbai Metro, Seedhi Baat, Saas
Bahu aur betiyaan etc. The editorial panel of Aaj Tak includes many renowned journalists
including Anjana Kashyap, Shams Tahir Khan, Sweta Singh, Punya Prasun Vajpayee and many
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Salil Kumar, COO, India Today Group Digital, said, "It
is great to expand our offering on to a new OTT/ IPTV platform in the United Kingdom. This
partnership will engage more audiences globally. "
Lewis Arthur, Platform Manager of TVPlayer, responds, "Our DESI pack has been an
incredible success since it launched this year; its content often representing over 10% of
all total viewing, in any given day. Our new partnership with Intoday means that we have
topical and breaking news from Aaj Tak, further strengthening our overall channel
TVPlayer is an OTT platform launched in the UK by Simplestream, which streams live TV
across multiple devices from some of the UK's favourite free-to-air broadcasters.
Launched in December 2013, TVPlayer is one of the fastest growing platforms in the UK,
with over 40 channels spanning Entertainment, Kids, News, Desi and Lifestyle.
About Aaj Tak:
Aaj Tak was launched as a 24-hour Hindi News channel on December 31st, 2000.
In the last 13 years, Aaj Tak has evolved into the Nation's Best News Channel. Aaj
Tak's focus on accuracy and timeliness of content and its innovative presentation style
have been facilitated by its strong credo of "Ankhen Khol De" journalism. This has ensured
its leadership position and allowed it to set the agenda for news broadcasting in the
country. It has been awarded the "Best News Channel" by the Indian Television Academy for
13 successive years.
Aaj Tak has won several accolades including the Abbys, RAPA, Promax, Indian Marketing
Awards, and Indian Telly Awards etc.
IRVINE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Until recently, most people could only imagine bicycling from one side of America to the other. But that dream has just proven more attainable with the success of Cathy Rogers, 57, a casual cyclist who is completing a coast-to-coast ride on a PedegoÂ® electric bike. Pedaling from Washington State to Washington, D.C. as part of this year's Big Ride Across America, Rogers will arrive at the National Mall at Noon ET on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Rogers' ride made history as it is the first recorded cross-country tour on a Pedego electric bicycle. Rogers joined her husband Paul Rogers and others on a team of hardcore cyclists as they rode to raise funds for the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific.
Rogers and the team departed Redmond, Washington on June 16, 2014, and followed a northerly path through Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois and on through Ohio and Pennsylvania, continuing to the East Coast. Biking a grand total of 3,300 miles, the team will join fans and friends to celebrate the achievement upon their arrival in Washington, D.C. "I'm a casual cyclist, and I am very proud to be the first woman to ride across the USA on an electric bike," Rogers said. "This has been so much fun. I've had such an amazing experience while achieving this bucket-list goal together with my husband."
A cross-country bike ride was always on her bucket list, and she wanted to share the experience with her husband. Though Paul is an avid cyclist, they were able to stay together throughout the ride with help from Cathy's Pedego Interceptor electric bike. They've been married for more than 35 years, and they're grateful that they were able to enjoy this adventure of a lifetime as a couple. Making the trek and surviving challenges -- including weather extremes and many 100-mile days of riding -- has brought them closer than ever before.
Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo sees this as a regular occurrence among Pedego customers. "We often sell Pedego electric bikes in pairs," he says. "Couples riding together discover a shared loved of the Pedego adventure, which can kindle renewed romance in their relationship."
Enabling her to cross 3,300 miles in just 48 days, Rogers' rugged cruiser-style bike with a powerful 48-volt battery and Kevlar-lined balloon tires proved worthy of every test. When the team raced up a hill, she was able to keep up. When they traveled great distances, she pedaled a lot, using the throttle to boost her through headwinds, over hills and to keep pace with the pack. As she has done with her professional life, Rogers made a success of this ride through excellent planning and a can-do attitude.
Bicycles have always been a part of Rogers' life passion. In college, she made cycling clothes for friends in a way that revolutionized the cycling apparel industry. "At the time, the only bike apparel was made out of wool," she said. "So I started making comfortable clothes out of bathing suit material that would stretch with the rider." She later founded Aero Tech Designs, a cyclewear company for avid cyclists.
BigRide.org is a way to honor those that have lost, fought or won the battle with lung disease. "When you can't breathe, nothing else matters." To date, the 2014 Big Ride has raised nearly $50,000 in donations. To sponsor Cathy Rogers, visit http://www.bigride.org.
About Pedego Electric Bikes
PedegoÂ® Electric Bikes, the world's premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people's lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego's stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds! Pedego "pedal or not" models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.
iStratusÂ® DayPlanner and Dropbox -- the Perfect Pair for Digital Organizing with iPhone and iPad
Dropbox, a global leader in cloud storage, has changed the way people store, share and manage files and folders. Now, iStratusÂ® DayPlanner is revolutionizing the way people work with Dropbox. This integrated and fully functional organizer and day planner app gathers, connects and securely stores personal and business data with its seamless cloud integration, functioning both online and offline. What's more, iStratus DayPlanner brings additional and unprecedented power to Dropbox with the ability to customize, personalize and organize files and folders.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Created to work both online and offline since its development began, the iStratusÂ® DayPlanner is an organization and productivity app that combines personal and business calendars, contacts, receipts, documents, voice memos and to-dos in one place. The app is comparable in many ways to the comprehensive functions of pre-digital paper-and-ink day planners, but it leverages technology that maximizes the capabilities of iPad and iPhone mobile devices and cloud data storage.
"iStratus was fundamentally designed with cloud storage and online/offline access in mind," says Mark Johns, chief technology officer of iStratus LLC. "This app supercharges Dropbox to give users more convenience, control, and security than ever before."
Users of the iStratus DayPlanner can access files and folders even without an internet connection, a major contrast to current functionality when Dropbox is used on its own, without the iStratus DayPlanner integration. In addition, a user can make changes and add new documents, files and folders while offline. When an internet connection is restored, all the offline work syncs with Dropbox. Files are stored in Dropbox and on the iPhone or iPad, through a secure tab called Cabinet in iStratus DayPlanner, which makes documents and data available any time and in any place, on the user's mobile device. "Think about getting on a plane and getting to work on documents without an internet connection," says Johns. "This app makes it possible to do your work and then have it automatically saved to Dropbox just a few hours later."
Another first-time innovation of the iStratus DayPlanner is the ability to navigate in, and search, the entire contents of a Dropbox account while offline. The search function in iStratus DayPlanner is designed to index items by name, comment, tag, and completion status, similar to how a traditional search engine functions.
"iStratus aims to support and maximize a lifestyle and work-style in a culture that is increasingly on the move," says Johns. "With high-quality Dropbox integration, iStratus DayPlanner liberates users to work from anywhere, with the reassurance that none of their data is going to slip through the cracks."
The iStratus DayPlanner is a free download at the Apple App Store during the introductory period. A nominal fee for the continuation of the calendar functionality beyond 2015 is planned. Search for iStratus to find the app, or discover more about it at iStratus.com.
iStratusÂ® LLC is a privately-owned American software development company established in 2011 and based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Committed to making people's lives easier through technology, iStratus delivers affordable, accessible, streamlined mobile applications that help people make the most of their time and effort. http://www.iStratus.com
GibbsCAM Supports ISO 13399 and Integrates Adveon(TM) Tool Library
MOORPARK, California, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT) announced today that Gibbs and Associates, developer
of GibbsCAM [http://www.GibbsCAM.com ](R) software for programming CNC machine tools and a
Cimatron company, has developed a partnership with Sandvik Coromant to integrate the
Adveon(TM) Tool Library application. Adveon has been developed in compliance with ISO
13399, which defines cutting tool data representation and exchange. ISO 13399 allows the
accurate exchange of tooling data among computer aided applications that support and
adhere to the standard, including CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM and tool management systems.
Gibbs and Associates will begin marketing Adveon integrated with GibbsCAM immediately, and
begin shipping it with the GibbsCAM 2015 release. Adveon will initially support milling
tools, and incorporate turning tools when the data becomes available. GibbsCAM users with
current software maintenance will receive Adveon free of charge. Gibbs will demonstrate
Adveon at IMTS 2014, September 8-13, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Booth E-3310.
Adveon for GibbsCAM allows users to develop their own tool library, selecting from
tools they use daily. While having all tooling data at users' fingertips provides them a
greater understanding of available tooling choices, having an overview of available
tooling provides them flexibility in selecting and maintaining the assortment of tools in
the library. The ISO 13399 cutting tool data representation and exchange standard lets
GibbsCAM users work with tools from any supplier and assures accuracy of geometric
information. Users can quickly and easily create tool assemblies, see immediate
representations in 2D and 3D, and use them for simulation with GibbsCAM's integrated Cut
Part Rendering and Machine Simulation.
The Adveon Tool Library provides three inter-related functions. First, a specially
formatted library (based upon ISO 13319) allows customers to download or enter data for
tooling items, including tool holders, adapters, cutting tools and inserts, to create a
master catalog. A second function enables users to collect and categorize the various
tooling items they use, while the third allows them to quickly and easily create tool
assemblies from these components. Applications which support the standard, can then access
the cutting tool assemblies without further searching or definition.
"We applaud Sandvik's leadership and initiative in implementing ISO 13399 with Adveon,
and look forward to our partnership in delivering a great time-saving solution to
manufacturers everywhere," said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice President of Sales and
Strategic Planning of Gibbs and Associates. "Adveon is a perfect fit with GibbsCAM, which
has the inherent ability to associate specific tools with machining processes and the
parts and part features the tools cut, to facilitate fast CNC programming and even faster
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over thirty years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting
edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity.
Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in
empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them.
Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that
makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal,
Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely
visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality
solution with the service and support that successful customers require.
The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning,
mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also provides fully
integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe,
surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM is Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and
Certified for Windows Vista. GibbsCAM's data exchange capabilities are able to access the
broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified
under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Program, is a Siemens Solution Partner Program-PLM
for Solid Edge product, is a Gold Tier Partner within the PTC Partner Advantage Program
and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a
number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc,
Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, DMG MORI, Haas, Index, MAG, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Okuma
and Tornos. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd., and is now operating
as a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM
software packages, visit its web site (http://www.GibbsCAM.com) or call 1-800-654-9399
(outside of North America, call +1-805-523-0004).
With 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron
Ltd., or Cimatron, is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM software solutions for
mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is
committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline
manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten
product delivery time.
Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CIMT. For more
information, please visit Cimatron's web site at: http://www.cimatron.com.
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Cadence Achieves PCIe 3.0 Compliance for PHY and Controller IP
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that its PHY IP and Controller IP for PCI ExpressÂ® (PCIeÂ®) 3.0 have passed certification tests from PCI-SIGÂ®. The solutions were tested to their full potential and complied with the full speed of 8GT/s for PCIe 3.0 technology. The compliance assures designers that their system-on-chip (SoC) designs will operate as expected.
"As a PCI-SIG member for more than 10 years, Cadence holds a valued role in the success of PCIe technology," said Al Yanes, president and chairman of PCI-SIG. "By participating in the compliance program, Cadence is helping to ensure the continued adoption of the PCIe architecture."
The Cadence PHY IP for PCIe 3.0 technology is a low power solution, enabling customers to implement a PCIe 3.0x16 solution with power consumption under 1W. It also enables seamless SoC integration by allowing customers to prototype their design and test compatibility with other PCIe devices. The unique FPGA platform for evaluation and product development offered with the solution supports the 8GT/s data rate specified under PCIe 3.0 requirements.
"With the lowest power consumption in the market, our certified solution enables customers to build extremely power-efficient designs," said Gary Dick, PCIe architect, IP Group at Cadence. "With the FPGA platform, our customers can fully test and emulate application logic before the design is implemented."
"As part of its successful PCIe compliance testing, Cadence utilized the leading-edge PCIe 3.0 test and development tools from Teledyne LeCroy," said John Wiedemeier, product marketing manager at Teledyne LeCroy. "This is the latest example of many years of partnership between the two companies on comprehensive compliance testing that enable designers to confidently integrate high-speed PCIe interfaces into their SoCs."
Cadence's PHY IP and its Controller IP for PCIe 3.0 architecture are offered as an integrated solution. When tested using the industry-leading Cadence verification IP (VIP) for PCIe technology, it can save customers months of integration and verification work.
Cadence (NASDAQ: CDNS) enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.
PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry specifications. The organization defines I/O (input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of nearly 800 industry-leading member companies. To join PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors, visit http://www.pcisig.com.
Charter to Bring 200 HD Channels, Improved All-Digital Network and Faster Internet Speeds to Customers in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado
100 percent all-digital network requires digital equipment for all TVs - customers to be notified of their conversion date and required actions one month in advance
BILLINGS, Mont., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) customers in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado will enjoy access to more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network through the end of 2014.
"By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster Internet speeds and future innovation," said Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge. "This upgrade speaks to the fact that Charter is providing our customers with the very best products at the very best value, and we've invested more than $2 billion in our fiber-rich network to make that happen."
Once the all-digital upgrade is complete for all customers, Charter will double residential Internet speeds from 30 Mbps to 60 Mbps at no additional cost.
The Mountain States all-digital upgrade is scheduled to begin in August and run through November, with groups of customers transitioning to an all-digital network on a rolling basis.
The upgrade will impact more than 35 communities including Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Canon City, Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Durango, Gillette, Grand Junction, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Montrose and Sheridan.
As part of this upgrade process, customers must take action by acquiring Charter-issued digital set-top boxes for each of their televisions.
With the use of set-top boxes, Charter customers will gain Video On Demand (VOD) access to more than 4,500 titles for every television in their homes.
Charter is making it easy for customers to receive one or more digital boxes at no cost for one, two or five years, depending on the customer's programming package and other qualifying factors. Customers can obtain these digital boxes at their local Charter store, through direct shipment where available or by calling to arrange a professional installation.
Charter will be communicating with customers about their scheduled upgrade date via direct mail, bill messages, outbound calls, and messages that will appear on their television prior to the cutover.
Charter has already completed all-digital upgrades in several markets, including parts of Texas, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, Michigan and Massachusetts. The company plans to complete the upgrade across its 29-state footprint by the end of 2014.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TVÂ® video entertainment programming, Charter InternetÂ® access, and Charter PhoneÂ®. Charter BusinessÂ® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter MediaÂ® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
Focus on Huntkey at China Sourcing Fair Electronics, August 2014, Indonesia
SHENZHEN, China, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider will unveil its innovative consumer electronics at China Sourcing Fair Electronics 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Huntkey is well known to customers by its star products: power supplies and power strips. Huntkey has been working hard on the inheritance and the innovation of its products over the past 20 years, aiming to provide its customers with solid products. Huntkey star products such as X7 900, CP350H and Jumper400 will be showcased at the exhibition. Visitors will also be able to see smart universal USB sockets PZD401, PZB404 and SZM 604 at Huntkey's booth.
Besides of providing power for your computers, Huntkey is dedicated to develop new products which can "Power your life". Huntkey Powerbank is designed to satisfy customers' needs to charge all portable apparatus like mobile phones while they are on the go. Power bank HPBA 3500 and HPBA 6000 will be unveiled as well.
Besides, Huntkey will also shed light on some other consumer electronics such as ultrabook adapter with the industry's latest outlook, colorful iPhone 5 cables and car charger S101 and D202.
Welcome to visit Huntkey booth at 1L10 during 7th - 9th, August, Jakarta International Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1995, is a professional provider that specializes in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power supplies. Huntkey's products include power supplies (1W~250KW), power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, power banks, chargers, power supply converters, power strips, LED lights, and more. The industrial parks of Huntkey in Shenzhen, Heyuan and Hefei, which cover a total area of over 750,000 square meters, are now the largest IT manufacturing base in mainland China. Huntkey, with over 8,000 employees has set up its branch companies in Hong Kong and Japan. Its clients are found all over the world in more than 50 countries and regions, including Lenovo, DELL, Bestbuy, Exper, Vestel, Positivo, Durama, Unicoba, DSG, HCL, Carrefour, FPT, Siragon, Olidata, and others.
Continuity Software Launches New Channel Partner Program - Enables VARs, SIs, Distributors and MSPs to Fully Ensure Clients' IT Service Availability
NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
AvailabilityGuard Channel Partner Program Provides Opportunity to Capitalize on
Lucrative High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) Market Opportunities
End Users Can Now Work With Local Trusted Advisors To Fortify IT Infrastructure
Against Downtime and Data Loss with AvailabilityGuard Software Suite
Continuity Software [http://www.continuitysoftware.com ](TM), the world's leading
provider of service availability risk management solutions, today announced the launch of
its global AvailabilityGuard Channel Partner Program
[http://www.continuitysoftware.com/partners/channel-partners ], designed to enable channel
partners with the industry's most powerful and proven solutions for ensuring the highest
levels of availability (HA) and disaster recoverability (DR), across their clients'
physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Continuity Software has already successfully engaged with many of the top VARs, SIs,
distributors, MSPs and consultants in select countries. Following on this tremendous
initial success, the enhanced formalized program is now open to new channel partners
around the world, enabling them to offer the AvailabilityGuard(TM) software suite
[http://www.continuitysoftware.com/products/availabilityguard-enterprise ] to customers in
their respective markets.
By adding AvailabilityGuard to their offerings portfolio, value-added reseller (VAR),
system integrator (SIs), distributor, and managed service provider (MSP) partners can
enhance and extend their relationships with current clients, while also opening up
countless new lucrative client opportunities. End users benefit as they are now able to
work with local trusted advisors to fortify their IT infrastructure against downtime and
AvailabilityGuard Channel Partner Program Benefits
The AvailabilityGuard Channel Partner Program provides Continuity Software's partners
with a Dedicated Channel Partner Champion who is responsible for ensuring each partner
- Early Roadmap Access and Influence - early access to product roadmaps
enables channel partners to improve business planning; the ability to influence
product direction helps ensure customer requirements are met today and into the future
- Demand Generation and Lead Referral Program - extensive cooperative programs
(i.e., may include co-developed webinars and seminars, co-branded collateral, white
papers, and technical documentation, email campaigns, etc...)
- Deal Registration - early deal registration initiates Continuity Software's
support of partner's sales engagement and prevents channel conflict
- AvailabilityGuard Risk-Free Assessments - to date, 100% of the organizations
that have conducted an AvailabilityGuard Risk-Free Assessment have identified
vulnerabilities and/or gaps in their IT infrastructure of which they were completely
- Sales and Engineering Training and Support - in-region, pre-sales and
post-sales support, including 24/7 online access to Continuity Software expertise;
ongoing Continuity Software led programs for training sales and support personnel; as
well as phone and/or onsite customer deployment support (as required)
"The bottom-line objectives of Continuity Software's new AvailabilityGuard Channel
Partner Program are quite simple. Our first goal is to enable our partners to enhance
their trusted advisor status, increase sales success, shorten the sales cycle, and
increase profitability," said Lior Itai, Director of Channel and Business Development,
Continuity Software [http://www.continuitysoftware.com ]. "Our second and equally critical
goal is to make it as easy as possible for IT organizations around the world to obtain and
deploy our AvailabilityGuard software in order to ensure their applications and
information services remain highly available, protected and instantly recoverable in the
event of an outage or disaster."
Channel Partner Commentary
"AvailabilityGuard is the only solution that is able to analyze our clients' complex
IT environment so that risks can be detected and eliminated long before they negatively
impact the business," said Jucheol Kim, President and CEO, Infortric
[http://www.infortric.co.kr ] (Korea). "With AvailabilityGuard, our customers can finally
sleep soundly knowing their data and business applications are protected and continuously
"Our clients are facing increasing pressure to meet the expectations of their
customers that services will be continually available," said Michael Speck, CEO, Local IT
4 You [http://localit4you.com/en ] (Germany). "Continuity Software has really helped open
doors for us in this area - with both existing and new clients."
"The AvailabilityGuard Risk-Free Assessment in particular is a real eye opener. It can
clearly demonstrate that even the most highly sophisticated IT infrastructures can have
vulnerabilities that remain hidden," echoed Laurent Caillie, Director, Local IT 4 You
[http://localit4you.com/en ] (France).
"We at Market Experts strive to team with the world's foremost technology solutions
providers in order to provide our clients with the best IT solutions available today,"
said William Weber, President and CEO, Market Experts [http://markedist.com ] (Spain). "As
a partner, Continuity Software is tops! They are responsive, deliver world-class service
and support, and consistently demonstrate their desire to help us to exceed our clients'
"Not only does AvailabilityGuard deliver one the most advanced and proven HA/DR
solutions available on the market today, it also provides a choice of deployment options,"
said Malcolm Clark, Managing Director, Recovery Assurance
[http://www.recoveryassurance.co.za ] (South Africa). "This flexibility provides our
customers with the ability to meet both their IT and budgetary requirements."
(c) Continuity Software. Continuity Software, RecoverGuard, AvailabilityGuard,
AvailabilityGuard/Enterprise, AvailabilityGuard/Cloud, AvailabilityGuard/DR,
AvailabilityGuard/Cluster, and AvailabilityGuard/SAN are trademarks of Continuity
Software. All other brand and product names in this announcement may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
The online game about homelessness created for Urban Ministries of Durham in 2011 goes mobile in 2014
DURHAM, N.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD), the nonprofit behind a game about surviving homelessness, and its ad agency McKinney announce that SPENT can now be played on phones and tablets. Launched in February 2011, SPENT continues to be played by millions of people in hundreds of countries. This and the fact that more and more people worldwide are using Web browsers on their mobile devices warranted an HTML version of the game, which was originally developed using Flash.
Players still spend more than 11 minutes on the site, where they must make the same difficult decisions about money and resources that the families and individuals served by UMD must make every single day. Whether players make it through the month, and the end of the game, with money left over or not, they're asked to share SPENT, get involved with UMD or donate via PayPal. The addition of a new text-to-give component will make it easy for phone and tablet players to support the nonprofit, as both the donation total and number of players continue to rise.
The latest effort out of McKinney for the emergency services organization is Names for Change, where anyone can buy the naming rights to 169 different items that UMD uses in their shelter every day. Share a customizable high-quality poster online, download it or order a glossy print to give as a gift, and support UMD with every cent.
-- Since February 2011, SPENT has been played more than 4 million times by
almost 2 million people in 218 countries.
-- The average time players spend on the SPENT website is 11:46 minutes,
more than half the total time U.S. adults spend playing online games
each day, according to figures released by The Wall Street Journal.
-- With SPENT, Urban Ministries of Durham has raised nearly $70,000 to date
in its efforts to provide food, shelter and a future to Durham's
Patrice Nelson, Executive Director, Urban Ministries of Durham
"Teachers and college professors have been especially passionate about using SPENT, using the game to show students the problems faced by those living in poverty. Several times each month, we get calls from teachers asking to use the game or telling us the strong emotions that it evoked in their classrooms. The game designers at McKinney used real scenarios faced by our clients and treated them with compassion and humanity, and that comes through when people play.
"When we first launched SPENT, my simple hope was that it would help affluent people in our local metro area understand a little better the wrenching choices their very poor neighbors face every day. But it's exceeded our wildest expectation, touching millions of people worldwide.
"SPENT has also raised an impressive amount of donation income, enough to end homelessness for 14 people. I know that the mobile version of the game will help SPENT find even more viewers and continue its work of raising funding and awareness to help those in need."
Urban Ministries of Durham offers food, shelter and a future to poor and homeless neighbors, helping end homelessness for 245 people in a single year. The Community Shelter offers case management and welcomes about 140 homeless neighbors every night, with 80 beds for men, 26 beds for women and nine family rooms. UMD's Community Cafe serves some 600 meals a day, donated and prepared largely by community volunteers. The Clothing Closet and Food Pantry help over 450 households per month, on average. To learn more, visit http://www.umdurham.org.
Founded in 1969, McKinney's mission is to help our clients by creating big ideas that grab people emotionally and change the way they think, feel and behave. McKinney is recognized for having one of the most innovative business models in the industry focused on delivering creativity that the influences the world. Since January 2012, McKinney has won nearly 40 major industry awards, including seven Effies, a Cannes Lion, a One Show Interactive Pencil and six IAB MIXX Awards (including Best in Show). McKinney has been recognized as one of the best U.S. agencies, one of the Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media by Advertising Age, and one of a handful of agencies setting the standard for creativity by One Magazine. The agency's clients include Sherwin-Williams, Nationwide, Nationwide Financial, Travelocity, Samsung, Mentos, World of Coca-Cola, ESPN, Mizuno USA, Hankook, Gold's Gym, CenturyLink, Dognition, Big Boss Brewing, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Urban Ministries of Durham. McKinney is part of Cheil Worldwide, one of the world's leading marketing communications networks with 59 offices in 33 countries. One agency with two doors, McKinney has offices in both Durham, North Carolina, and in New York. To learn more, visit mckinney.com and follow @mckinney.
Huntkey Delivers New Series of Part-In-One Desktop PCs
SHENZHEN, China, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to meet different users' and markets' needs, Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, has introduced its latest DIY All-in-One PCs.
Reclaim your desk and reduce the amount of space needed by up to 80 percent, compared to traditional desktop configurations. The integrated power supply means one cable is all you need, cutting down on clutter. And this new series of part-in-one desktop includes an ergonomically designed adjustable screen angle (0 to 45 degrees) and multiple stand offerings, for maximum user comfort from a compact footprint.
Fueled by smart power supply, ultrathin (38mm thick), super light (3.1kg) design, HA190/HA190-T's 19.5" adjustable (0 to 45 degrees) screen looks vivid and performs even better. Plus, it is easy to carry or install on the wall (75*75mm wall-mount bracket supported).
With HA180's minimal footprint, stylish appearance, and enterprise-level productivity, these all-in-ones are a welcome addition to either the corporate desk or house table.
Besides being widely applicable to the home and office, Huntkey PIO can also be used in the Internet Cafe. 27 inches full HD screen with full-height Independent Graphic Card supported, with an upgraded perfect cooling system, HA270 ushers in a new era of Internet Cafes.
CPU: Intel Bay Trail J1750, Dual CoreTM, up
to 2.4GHZ processor
Memory: 4GB DDR3L 1333 So-DIMM ,up to 8GB
Storage: 2.5' 500GB HDD*1, support mSATA*1
Display: 19.5", LED backlight LCD
Power Supply Unit: Adapter 19V,65W.
I/O Port: Side USB3.0*2+Rear USB3.0*2
Giga Lan *1
Webcam: 1.0MP with 2 Digital Mic
Card Reader: 3-in-1 Card reader (SD/MMC/MS)
Speaker: 2W speaker*2
Wireless Connection: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Chassis Dimension: 484*335*38mm
Size: 362*528*69mm (without bracket)
M/B: Micro ATX/Mini-ITX M/B
CPU TDP: <W (65W recommended)
Display: 21.5" Full HD LED
Power: Flex 150W, 90~264 Vac
Chassis Material: ABS
I/O Port: USB1.1*1+MIC*1
Webcam: 0.3 MP (Actual Pixel)
Speaker: 2W*2.0 Channel
18.5-inch, TW made full HD panel
Support Micro ATX/ Mini-ITX motherboard;
CPU TDP<W (65W recommended), Intel CPU Cooler
Unique outlook, individual patented design with Patent
Flex 150W only 230Vac
Webcam: 0.3MP (Actual Pixel)
Speaker: 2W*2.0 Channel
Slim DVD*1 supported, 2.5 inch HDD*1 supported
M/B: Micro ATX/Mini-ITX M/B
Display: 27" CHIMEI LED panel
DVD: Slim DVD*1
Webcam: 0.2MP (Actual Pixel)
Speaker: 2W*2.0 Channel
The Huntkey PIOs will be available in PICO, Tran Anh, Hoanlong and Sang Tao in Vietnam, Vatan in Turkey, shop.ww.kz, Logycom shop and Pulser shop in Kazakhstan, DNS shop in Russia, Massmart in South Africa, Harvey Norman in Australia and other leading computer resellers all over the world.
Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1992, is a professional provider that specializes in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power supplies. Huntkey's products include power supplies (1W~250KW), power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, power banks, chargers, power supply converters, power strips, LED lights, and more. The industrial parks of Huntkey in Shenzhen, Heyuan and Hefei, which cover a total area of over 750,000 square meters, are now the largest IT manufacturing base in mainland China. Huntkey, with over 8,000 employees has set up its branch companies in Hong Kong and Japan. Its clients are found all over the world in more than 50 countries and regions, including Lenovo, DELL, Bestbuy, Exper, Vestel, Positivo, Durama, Unicoba, DSG, HCL, Carrefour, FPT, Siragon, Olidata, and others.
Tektronix Waveform Monitors Meet 4K Needs of Production, Post-Production and Broadcast Markets
Customers Can Easily Upgrade Their WFM/WVR8200 and WFM/WVR8300 Waveform Monitors and Rasterizers to Support 4K
BEAVERTON, Ore., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, today announced that its WFM8200 and WFM8300 waveform monitors and WVR8200 and WVR8300 rasterizers can now be easily upgraded via software to support 4K, eliminating the need for customers to purchase costly hardware replacements in order to shoot, prepare and deliver 4K programming.
"4K is taking off and all the companies involved in the production and delivery of 4K content - from camera manufacturers to post-production houses to broadcasters - are investing in new 4K-related equipment as cost-consciously as possible. Recognizing this, we engineered these popular waveform monitors and rasterizers to be easily upgraded to meet customers' 4K requirements and to save them money," said Eben Jenkins, General Manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "Our WVR8300 recently met the needs of Brazil's Globosat, which used it as part of its comprehensive effort to ensure that its ongoing 4K coverage of the World Cup was as pristine and picture-perfect as possible."
The WFM8200 and WFM8300 waveform monitors and WVR8200 and WVR8300 rasterizers can perform a broad range of 4K measurements including four tile displays of waveform, picture, vector, gamut and eye diagram for YPbPr formats. These comprehensive measurement capabilities enable users to reduce the time to isolate, diagnose and remedy system issues and design faults.
The software upgradeable platform at the heart of each model uses a high-performance architecture designed from the outset to support the throughput requirements of 4K content. Their outstanding combination of capabilities, features, performance and upgradeability make them ideal for meeting the 4K requirements of equipment manufacturers, post-production houses, broadcasters and other video service providers (VSPs). Customers can continue to purchase the equipment they need for their existing requirements, secure in the knowledge that when the time comes to roll out 4K, they can easily upgrade. This level of investment protection is a direct result of Tektronix commitment to staying ahead of the technology curve.
Pricing and Availability
The Tektronix 4K software upgrade (option 4K) for the WFM8200 and WFM8300 waveform monitors and the WVR8200 and WVR8300 rasterizers is currently available worldwide. Upgrading is simple and can be accomplished in the field using an available field upgrade kit. Pricing starts at $5,000 U.S. MSRP. More information is available at http://www.tek.com/baseband-video-test-solutions.
Being able to support wide 2K/4K format coverage is important for post-production houses and other companies that must handle a variety of content types. Tektronix will continue to develop additional software upgrades to include 2K formats for its WFM7200 and WVR7200 and additional 2K/4K formats for its WFM8200 and WFM8300 model waveform monitors and WVR8200 and WVR8300 model rasterizers.
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For more than sixty five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at http://www.tektronix.com.
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Yonder & Beyond Launches as Early Stage London Technology Incubator
LONDON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Yonder & Beyond
[http://www.asx.com.au/asx/research/companyInfo.do?by=asxCode&asxCode=QRL ]* (Y&B), a
global tech incubator, launches today, having raised an initial $1.5m for its portfolio of
tech-based startups, delivering innovative services predominantly across mobile. Headed by
British tech investor Shashi Fernando, former CCO and Executive Director of HTC
Corporation, Y&B aims to create a world leading global digital service incubator with a
pedigree in mobile, content and technology, and is based in London, Perth and LA. Y&B has
just announced a deal that will lead to its listing on the the Australian Stock Exchange
(under the stock ticker QRL:ASX) in the coming months.
Y&B initially houses four businesses that it has incubated for over a year:
Y&B's mission is to act as an incubator with an emphasis on providing operational
support to accelerate new and disruptive services. Y&B seeks to provide businesses with
more efficient and data driven tools as well as access to global partners and consumers
with practical and intuitive solutions to their every-day needs. The services that are
being nurtured within Y&B all have operational and consumer synergies enabling them to
create a halo effect around one another.
CEO Shashi Fernando said: "Our mission is to identify, incubate and build up exciting
and disruptive teams and businesses that have the potential to make a difference on a
global scale. One of the biggest problems faced by startups is the skills gap, the lack of
real experience growing new services at speed as well as limited global relationships and
partnerships. Y&B's portfolio companies benefit from a management team that have that have
delivered on deals and launched products across the world with countless operators,
manufacturers and media and entertainment companies."
"We aim to offer operational support to strengthen each startup's offering and bring
them to market quicker. With this approach we enable early stage businesses to maintain
focus on developing superior products that will get access to market through Y&B's
As part of its ASX re-compliance process Y&B is securing additional funding of $5
million in 12 weeks to accelerate the growth of its existing and future portfolio
About Yonder & Beyond [http://www.yonderbeyond.com ] Yonder and Beyond is a one of a
kind incubation company, built of exceptional proven C-level executives and entertainment
industry leaders, who are evolving the concept of incubation and investment to daily
"hands on" delivery, input and extensive business support. The team have a track record of
creating world-class technology solutions and growing businesses from start up to exit.
Yonder & Beyond (Y&B)
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Researched and designed with the help of business partners, Vexilor is an agile POS that is more than an iPad App. Vexilor is an enterprise level POS solution using tablets that are not only designed to look sleek and enhance any business environment, but are also custom manufactured strong enough to withstand rough handling and a range of indoor and outdoor business settings.
Enterprise level businesses used to be held back by the expenses associated with purchasing, installing, and maintaining legacy POS systems. For less than the costs businesses were traditionally spending on three or four legacy POS stations, Vexilor V10 tablets can create five or six of the same. Businesses have been able to speed up cash-out times, decrease table-turn times, and increase operational efficiencies across multiple industries.
The V10 Gen 2 Vexilor tablets build upon the well-received V10 Gen 1 tablets and are designed to meet the growing demands of enterprise businesses. A built-in magnetic stripe card reader (not just a dongle) for processing transactions involving Givex gift or loyalty cards and coupon redemptions is one of the enhanced business features of the Vexilor V10 Gen 2 tablets.
The V10 Gen 2 tablets can easily be mounted to serve as workstations or customer facings screens. Powered over Ethernet (POE), they don't rely on secondary power cords or bulky wall warts, it's as simple as plugging in one cable and businesses are ready to go. More stable than WiFi, Ethernet gives operators peace of mind when running their businesses, no more worrying about splitters, chargers, or unstable internet connections.
"The enhancements to the Vexilor V10 Gen 2 tablets are a result of Givex working closely with our clients to deeply understand their business needs and demands of their respective industries, and working to always evolve with those needs and demands" saysGraham Campbell, SVP Product Development at Givex. He furthers "the Gen 2 Vexilor V10 tablets speak to Vexilor's agile development, and our commitment to help businesses unleash their full potential."
Vexilor is being used by businesses in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, andmainland China.
Global Garment Care Leader Introduces Its First Widely Distributed Special Edition Iron
WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rowenta, the leading manufacturer of high-performance small home appliances, announces the launch of the brand's first widely distributed special edition iron: The DW4 Project Runway Iron. This new addition to Rowenta's premiere garment care line provides consumers with the most stylish and effective iron available on the market, influenced by its long-standing relationship with Project Runway.
Rowenta has been the official garment care sponsor for the past five seasons of Project Runway, each season of Project Runway All-Stars and is now an official sponsor of Tim Gunn's new series, Project Runway: Under The Gunn. All contestants on the aforementioned series use Rowenta products as essential tools in completing their original garments. Furthermore, Rowenta Brand Ambassador, Althea Harper, first became acquainted with Rowenta's wide range of products during her time on "Season 6" of Project Runway; she has remained aligned with the brand for the past three years.
"Rowenta is excited to launch the DW4 Project Runway Iron," said Michele Lupton, Marketing Communications Director, Groupe SEB USA. "Our steam irons, steam stations and garment steamers have been the official garment care products utilized on Project Runway for the past five seasons. The launch of the DW4 Project Runway iron allows the Project Runway viewers to get closer to their favorite show."
The DW4 Project Runway Iron boasts a trinity of advanced technology, fashionable aesthetics and an ergonomic design. The iron features a unique Autosteam distribution system that automatically adjusts the steam output to match the selected temperature or fabric. The iron also includes an advanced safety feature; the 3-Way Auto Shut-off turns the iron off in eight minutes if left vertically and turns the iron off in thirty seconds if left horizontally or is tipped over.
While the DW4 Project Runway Iron is a special edition, the features of product that consumers expect from the brand remain true to traditional Rowenta irons. Product features include:
-- Microsteam 300 Scratch Resistant Stainless Steel Soleplate - highly
polished stainless steel provides a smooth surface with excellent glide;
perfect steam diffusion; rounded shape at the rear to go back and forth
-- Microsteam Precision Tip - delivers steam and pressing into
-- Vertical Steam - allows iron to be used in upright position to remove
wrinkles from hanging garments or drapes
-- Burst of Steam - steam is concentrated at the tip to remove
hard-to-reach wrinkles from difficult fabric
The DW4 Project Runway iron will sell for $69.99 and will be available in September 2014.
For more information on the new DW4 Project Runway iron and other Rowenta products, please visit:
ROWENTA(Â®) is the leading manufacturer of high-performance small home appliances. Technology and design are at the core of each and every one of our products. Rowenta USA is headquartered in West Orange, NJ and is a division of Groupe SEB USA.
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HARMAN Introduces a New Generation of Infinity Reference Series Loudspeakers
The award-winning loudspeaker brand founded in 1968, reborn for 2014
STAMFORD, Conn., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, ushers in a new generation of its groundbreaking Infinity loudspeakers. The new Infinity Reference Series, winner of the iF Product Design Award for 2014, encompasses loudspeakers from bookshelves to subwoofers.
"More than 45 years ago, the Infinity brand blended aeronautical-based design with state-of-the-art audio technology. It turned heads even then," said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Division, HARMAN. "Now, Infinity has returned with the all-new Infinity Reference series of loudspeakers destined to, once again, redefine your listening experience with Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm cone technology and our most advanced waveguide to date."
From the compact bookshelf R152 speakers to the top-of-the-range floor-standing R263, the heart of the Infinity Reference family of loudspeakers is the CMMD(TM) (Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm) transducer technology. This proprietary process yields a durable ceramic surface to the aluminum cones and results in an ideal stiffness to weight ratio while helping to move resonances up in frequency and out of the pass-band of the drivers. The three-way models R263, R253 and RC263 utilize a unique flat-piston CMMD(TM) midrange driver that helps reduce diffraction in the critical high and mid-frequency bands. The 1-inch CMMD tweeter found in all full-range models is mated to an advanced waveguide. The combination provides seamless integration with the CMMD midranges and woofers to provide smooth coverage across a wide listening area. The tuned ports and internal cabinet bracing help the CMMD woofers deliver powerful and extended deep bass response.
The RC263 center channel is unusual for its price range in that it is a three-way model. The flat-piston dedicated midrange driver renders dialogue and vocals with unmatched clarity and precision bringing movies and music to life. Both the RC263 and the smaller RC252 center channel loudspeakers are sonically matched to the companion floorstanding, bookshelf, and surround speakers, allowing you to create the ideal system solution for your needs, with a slender profile that allows for flexible placement within any entertainment system.
The RS152 Surround Channel loudspeaker is ideally suited for multi-channel music and home theater. Its sound is unlike any other surround channel loudspeaker because its design is like no other. The reason is the patented Hemispherical Soundfield Technology (HST(TM)), whose combination of driver positioning and waveguide pattern control provides remarkably balanced coverage across a 180-degree hemispherical listening area without the typical "hot and cold" frequency inefficiencies found when mounting traditional loudspeakers on the wall. The end result is a loudspeaker with extremely flexible on-wall placement capability that maintains consistent performance over a wide area even when listening from far off to one side. The RS152's integrated keyhole wall-mounting, slender design and elegant details provide a rich appearance that blends well with any decor.
Holding up the low end, both SUB R10 and SUB R12 powered subwoofers in the Infinity Reference Series start with a fiber-composite driver mated to a high-power digital amplifier. The solid 0.75" (19 mm) construction of the tuned-port subwoofer cabinet with its internal edge-to-edge windowpane bracing provides a firm foundation to reinforce the tight, punchy bass required for high-resolution digital surround and modern popular music. The combination of unyielding structure, high-output digital power, and robust driver provides powerful, deep bass response that will make your music and movies come alive. A full complement of controls including variable crossover, level and selectable LF trim allows fine-tuning to suit any listening environment and personal taste.
Throughout the Infinity Reference lineup, computer-optimized driver positioning and crossover network integration result in ideal performance and lifelike imaging and soundstage, making it seem as if the performers are right in the room with you.
HARMAN Infinity Reference Series Loudspeakers
-- 9 new speaker models for flexible system configurations
-- Flat-piston midrange drivers in R263 and R253 floor-standing and RC263
-- CMMD(TM) tweeters with advanced waveguides
-- CMMD(TM) high-output woofers with tuned-port enclosures
-- Fiber-composite high-output subwoofers with tuned-port enclosures
-- Patented Hemispherical Soundfield Technology (HST(TM)) maintains
consistent surround performance even when listening from far off to one
-- Subwoofers feature level, crossover, phase, LF trim and auto power
-- Computer-optimized driver positioning and crossover network integration
-- Sleek, contemporary enclosure design
-- Waveguides and woofers feature black chrome trim rings
-- Rich black wood grain finish cabinetry with hidden fasteners
-- Proven acoustic superiority through rigorous testing and real-world
-- Designed and engineered in Northridge, California
HARMAN (NYSE:HAR) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With 15 leading brands, including AKGÂ®, Harman KardonÂ®, InfinityÂ®, JBLÂ®, LexiconÂ® and Mark Levinson Â®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a global workforce of 15,200 people and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last 12 months ended March 31, 2014.
ATP Introduces advancedMLC (aMLC) Technology at Flash Memory Summit 2014
TAIPEI, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATP, the leading manufacturer of embedded Flash and ruggedized SSD and DRAM modules, introduces its latest technology,advancedMLC, also known as "aMLC". Developed by ATP, aMLC is an advanced firmware technology uniquely implemented onto ATP's NAND Flash products to vastly improve the endurance and performance of these storage devices while using mainstream MLC NAND to provide the best cost effective solution for any read/write intensive applications. ATP will showcase this technology and related products at the Flash Memory Summit 2014 fromAugust 5 to 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, booth# 516.
<http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20140725/8521404212> The Benchmarking of MLC, eMLC and aMLC Endurance and performance are the two critical factors for a NAND Flash storage device to meet the demanding industrial operating requirements. However, system and product designers often have to make compromises to fulfill the necessary criteria due to the inherent high cost of SLC NAND Flash components. To address this requirement, ATP introduces aMLC technology by implementing its unique firmware to manipulate four states of MLC into two states, which dramatically widens the disturbance margins among NAND Flash cells. In addition, aMLC can provide more than 13x (40K P/E) higher endurance than traditional MLC NAND, with write performance close to SLC. As such, aMLC is best suited for any write intensive application requiring competitive Drive-Write-Per-Day over Cost (DWPD/Cost).
To learn more about ATP aMLC technology and its latest NAND Flash reliability solutions, ATP will deliver a presentation session on "Innovative Reliability NAND Flash Solution Selection and Configuration", onThursday, August 7th, from 2:40-3:55PM at the Flash Memory Summit conference.
The ATP initial aMLC product lines include mSATA, SlimSATA, and 2.5" SSD, with others to follow. For further details contact your local ATP representatives, or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
Epson Now Shipping SureColor F7170 Dye-Sublimation Printer
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America today announced the Epson(Â®) SureColor(Â®) F7170 64-inch production dye-sublimation printer is now shipping. The SureColor F7170 joins the complete line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the F6070 and F7070, and integrates true roll-to-roll support for unprecedented levels of performance, reliability and image quality for the fabric production and soft signage markets. The complete SureColor F-Series line is now available for purchase through authorized Epson Professional Imaging F-Series resellers.
"We have been using the SureColor F7170 to create samples for a wide range of apparel manufacturers and converters, as well as for printing handbags and makeup bags, and printing for costume houses and the entertainment industry," said Steven Moreno, co-owner, MY Prints. "Our customers want more and more colorful prints beyond the limited scope of colors and repeat sizes provided with screen printing. The SureColor F7170 allows us to produce full color, watercolor gradated images without having to compromise image quality by cutting colors."
The SureColor F7170 leverages the Epson PrecisionCore(TM )TFP(Â®) print head and Epson UltraChrome(Â®) DS ink system to deliver high-quality printing, superior dot control, precise and repeatable performance, and excellent longevity for a range of dye-sublimation applications.
In addition, a new, highly accurate take up reel and substrate system delivers winding accuracy between zero and .19-inches on transfer paper rolls for digital textile applications, including soft-signage products such as decorative table tops and runners, as well as POP banners and light way exhibit displays. Other roll-to roll fabric applications that customers can create include home furnishings, fabric patterns, trendy apparel manufacturing, and more. Built for increased productivity, the SureColor F7170 also features a high-capacity ink tank system with refillable tanks to allow continuous printing through a full roll of media, as well as a new post-platen heater for faster drying times.
More about the SureColor F7170 Printer
The Epson SureColor F7170 offers a new highly accurate take up reel that allows for maximum uninterrupted production runs with minimal maintenance downtime. The printer also comes with a Wasatch SoftRIP TX that enables users to start printing sellable output immediately out of the box with specialty features for textile printing. The F7170 is fully compatible with Epson's line of dye-sublimation transfer papers, including DS Transfer Production paper, DS Transfer Adhesive Textile and DS Transfer Multipurpose. The SureColor F7170 is designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome DS Ink and not with other brands of inks or cartridges(1).
Availability & Support
The SureColor F7170 is currently available for $19,995 MSRP and includes a standard Epson Preferred(SM) Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service. For more information, visit proimaging.epson.com.
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://www.Epson.com.
(1) Using Epson ink is important for reliable performance and high image quality. Epson offers voluntary recycling of spent ink cartridges.
Note: EPSON, Epson UltraChrome, MicroPiezo, TFP, and SureColor are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson Preferred is a servicemark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
Allwinner A33, World's First $4 Quad Core Tablet Processor, Now in Mass Production
ZHUHAI, China, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After its announcement during Computex 2014, Allwinner A33 has now kicked off mass production in July. Quad-core tablets based on A33 are now available to end users worldwide in various resolutions and sizes (6.95", 7", 7.85", etc), and also come with different functions (ATV, DTV, 2G, etc), priced from $30 to $60.
Targeted at the entry-level tablet market, the A33 is a quad-core processor combining four power-efficient Cortex-A7 CPUs with the proven Mali400MP2 GPU architecture. A33 includes the following features:
-- Pin-compatible with A23 dual core
-- Four Cortex(TM)-A7 CPUs and Mali400MP2 GPU
-- 1080p video playback and capture
-- Integrated MIPI DSI controller, up to 1280x800
-- SmartColor display technology
-- Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec
-- Ultra-low power consumption
Touted as the most cost-effective quad-core processor for tablets, the A33 reference pricing (with companion PMIC) is expected to be only $4.
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SmartColor, unique to Allwinner processors, is a kind of image post-processing technology used to deliver more gorgeous and eye-pleasing visual effects by enhancing image saturation and providing skin tone protection.
Robust Video Playback, Outstanding FHD Compatibility
Video processing has always been a competitive edge of Allwinner processors. Allwinner A33 packs a new-generation video engine that supports 1080p@60fps video playback and capture.
Results from Antutu Video Tester, a tool released by Antutu to rapidly test the video process capability, show that tablets based on Allwinner A33 consistently rated about 500 points (higher scores indicate better video process capability). In addition, A33 tablets get over 90 percent passing rates while main competitors can only decode about 40 percent.
Ultra Low Power Consumption: 300 hours standby
A33 achieves low power through a balanced combination of several features: ultra energy-efficient Cortex-A7 CPU cores, an advanced fabrication process, optimized DVFS technology, and a unique Talking Standby mode that allows extremely low power consumption during voice calls.
Test results indicate that the power consumption of tablets based on the A33 quad-core is lower than its quad-core and even most dual core competitors. When using a 4,000mAh battery, tablets with the A33 has 300 hours of standby, equivalent to 6.5 hours of local 1080p video playback.
Allwinner A33, World's First $4 Quad Core Tablet Processor, Now in Mass Production
ZHUHAI, China, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After its announcement during Computex 2014, Allwinner A33 has now kicked off mass production in July. Quad-core tablets based on A33 are now available to end users worldwide in various resolutions and sizes (6.95", 7", 7.85", etc), and also come with different functions (ATV, DTV, 2G, etc), priced from$30 to $60.
Targeted at the entry-level tablet market, the A33 is a quad-core processor combining four power-efficient Cortex-A7 CPUs with the proven Mali400MP2 GPU architecture. A33 includes the following features:
* Pin-compatible with A23 dual core * Four CortexTM-A7 CPUs and Mali400MP2 GPU * 1080p video playback and capture * Integrated MIPI DSI controller, up to 1280x800 * SmartColor display technology * Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec * Ultra-low power consumption Touted as the most cost-effective quad-core processor for tablets, the A33 reference pricing (with companion PMIC) is expected to be only$4.
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SmartColor, unique to Allwinner processors, is a kind of image post-processing technology used to deliver more gorgeous and eye-pleasing visual effects by enhancing image saturation and providing skin tone protection.
Robust Video Playback, Outstanding FHD Compatibility
Video processing has always been a competitive edge ofÂ Allwinner processors. Allwinner A33 packs a new-generation video engine that supports 1080p@60fps video playback and capture.
Results from Antutu Video Tester, a tool released by Antutu to rapidly test the video process capability, show that tablets based on Allwinner A33 consistentlyrated about 500 points (higher scores indicate better video process capability). In addition, A33 tablets get over 90percentÂ passing rates while main competitors can only decode about 40percent.
Ultra Low Power Consumption: 300 hours standby
A33 achieves low power through a balanced combination of several features: ultra energy-efficient Cortex-A7 CPU cores, an advanced fabrication process, optimized DVFS technology, and a unique Talking Standby mode that allows extremely low power consumption during voice calls.
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Based on Texas Instrument's 1 GHz Sitara(TM) AM335x ARM Cortex-A8, the VAR-SOM-AM3_V2
packs an impressive feature-set, a wide variety of interfaces and industrial operating
temperature range, all the while sustaining a firm focus on minimizing the overall system
The VAR-SOM-AM33 suits embedded applications across a multitude of market segments,
such as automotive, IoT, lighting, agriculture and industrial. The new V2 enhanced
connectivity features are based on TI's FCC/CE certified dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
with optional MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0 / BLE that can achieve effective bit rates of 100
Mbps, together with extended wireless range.
The new VAR-SOM-AM33_V2 is fully pin-compatible with the previous VAR-SOM-AM33 Rev 1.
Both revisions will continue to be in mass production supporting Variscite's longevity
commitment for the entire product portfolio.
VAR-SOM-AM33_V2 main features include:
- TI AM335x 600, 800 and 1000MHz Cortex-A8
- 128 to 512 MB DDR3
- 128 to 1024 MB NAND Flash
- 2D/3D graphics acceleration: Power VR SGX 530
- RGB display 1400 x 1050 24-bit
- 10/100 Mbps Ethernet + 10/100/1000 RGMII
- Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 / 5GHz with optional 2x2 MIMO
- Bluetooth 4.0 / BLE
- USB 2.0: Host, OTG
- Audio In/Out
- Industrial temperature -40 to 85degree(s)C
Evaluation kits and samples are available to order now.
In over a decade Variscite has taken a leading position in the System-on-Modules (SoM)
design and manufacture market. A trusted provider of development and consulting services
for a variety of embedded platforms, Variscite transforms clients' visions into successful
That's why Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced the release of an application that will make its business-class printers and multifunction products (MFPs) Google Cloud Print Ready.
With the Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print web printing services, organizations can print from smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices without the need for expensive and time-consuming print servers and drivers, potentially achieving significant hardware and software-related savings.
Ricoh is focused on information mobility - helping customers make information accessible to those who need it, when they need it to make critical business decisions - and this app is the newest example of how workers can easily access, transform and manage information.
The solution enables businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and schools to leverage the capabilities of business-class document services at a lower cost. For example, the Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print web printing services is ideal for elementary schools where many students use cloud-friendly Google Chromebooks. Designed to leverage cloud apps, the laptops are tightly integrated with cloud-based applications in the Google ecosystem, including Google Cloud Print and the Google Docs office productivity suite.
"We've tried the Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print web printing services, and we just love it," said Kelly Spaeth, Business Manager at Sea Crest School in Half Moon Bay, Calif. "Rather than investing in print servers and having to load print drivers on all of our devices, we've started using Google Cloud Print and now our teachers can immediately print their work to any nearby Ricoh MFP. This has enabled us to spend less time worrying about IT connectivity issues and gives our teachers more time to focus on education."
The Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print web printing services may be purchased directly from Ricoh, and installation entails a quick and simple operation by a Ricoh technician who embeds a Java applet, often from a remote management console. Invited users or authorized guests can then print directly from their Chrome web browser or other Cloud Print Ready application.
"Our business is information mobility, and that means removing obstacles that stand between a user and the information they need to make critical business decisions," said Matt Sakauchi, Vice President, Technology Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print web printing services is a wonderful example of that and a great complement to our already wide array of mobile printing applications. It's another way we're making information work for our customers in today's dynamic business environment."
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,236 billion yen (approx. 21.7 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
New Board Adds E-mail Alerts Based on Security and Energy
NEW ORLEANS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton announced today the release of the 20A30-1 Omni Notifier, adding immediate e-mail notification to your smartphone or tablet.
This board is an attachment to the Omni and Lumina automation systems including OmniPro II, Omni IIe, Omni LTe, Lumina Pro, and Lumina. For zero fees, homeowners, business owners, facility managers and more can be notified immediately based on security or energy occurrences such as intrusion, temperature change, arming/disarming of security system, etc.
As an added benefit, the Omni Notifier board connects to internet time synching. Now your Leviton keypads, Touchscreens, and thermostats can be the most accurate clocks in the home or business.
"The Omni Notifier provides a new way for you to stay in touch with your home or business 24/7," said Jay McLellan, President of Leviton Security & Automation. "Our powerful automation systems have long been controlled via mobile apps and even telephoned homeowners and business owners, but now without any monthly fees, they can receive e-mails and text messages as well."
When a pre-defined event occurs, your Leviton automation system can be programmed to send an e-mail message. Many cellular carriers convert e-mails to SMS alert messages, allowing instant notification to smartphones. Up to 8 e-mail addresses can receive alert messages and can be filtered based on message type. You can customize specific notifications for up to 100 different scenarios, in addition to the standard system alerts like arm/disarm, intrusion, etc. Custom messages can include information like "Billiard room in use", "Liquor cabinet opened", "Humidity in wine cellar above 70%", "Pool is being serviced", etc.
The Leviton Omni Notifier, part number 20A30-1, is now available in all markets.
About Leviton Security & Automation
Leviton Security & Automation (formerly HAI) creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, Leviton Security & Automation offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices - from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products - through touchscreen interfaces and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at http://www.leviton.com/automation, http:// http://www.facebook.com/Leviton, or http://www.twitter.com/LevitonSA.
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit http://www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton,http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.
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Raptr Introduces Ultimate PC Gameplay Video Recording and Streaming Platform for AMD and Nvidia Users
Surpasses Rival Offerings with Support for 25x More Games, Extends Experience to Include Seamless Uploading, Sharing and Community
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raptr, a leading online service for PC gamers, today introduced a major update that elevates gameplay video capture to a new level. Foremost among the advancements is the ability to record or stream gameplay video with virtually no degradation of system performance thanks to hardware encoding support across both AMD- and Nvidia-based graphics processors (GPUs). Equally important, today's Raptr update adds a complete solution that goes beyond simply recording video by facilitating the seamless uploading and sharing of videos to create a truly social experience around the gameplay moments users want to save and celebrate.
Dubbed the Game Video Recorder (GVR(TM)), Raptr's video capture solution includes the ability to stream or record gameplay videos of any length. The new Instant Replay feature leverages the GVR functionality and enables users to save up to 20 minutes of gameplay even after it's happened. Other new features include automated uploading and sharing of recorded gameplay, and an online destination where gameplay clips are shared and curated via the Raptr community of 30 million gamers. Both the GVR and live streaming functions in Raptr are supported across more than 5,000 games, compared to 169 games supported by Nvidia's GeForce Experience.
"Watching recorded and live-streamed PC gameplay footage has quietly become a massive trend involving tens of millions of viewers and billions of hours spent watching," noted Raptr co-founder and CEO Dennis Fong. "But to date, only a modest fraction of gamers actually record and stream some of their gaming exploits, because the tools haven't been easy, accessible or resource-efficient enough. We're excited to be improving the process and experience in all of those areas, and at the same time offering nearly universal support for all the latest GPUs regardless of manufacturer. This marks another big step forward in our ongoing effort to help make PC gaming consistently awesome."
As part of both the GVR and streaming features in Raptr, users now have the option of including their own real-time reactions to the in-game excitement by using the webcam and microphone in their PC to create a picture-in-picture effect. Recording or streaming with Raptr has virtually no impact on system performance, and works equally well on all late-model AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. For recorded gameplay, users simply select the clips they want to share post-game, label them with hashtags and upload them automatically to Raptr.com, with one-click sharing to Facebook and Twitter.
Raptr is the fastest-growing PC gaming service in the world. The Raptr software, which is entirely free, is designed to make PC gaming consistently awesome. The software enables gamers to get the best performance possible out of their rigs and games by automatically optimizing their game settings, enabling video capture and streaming in a simple and resource-efficient way, keeping drivers up to date, and offering intra-game communication across thousands of games. Raptr has tens of millions of users in dozens of countries, and attracts more than two million new sign-ups each month. The company is led by CEO and co-founder Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com). Raptr was founded in 2007 and is backed by investors Accel Partners, Founder's Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information about Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com and/or follow @Raptr.