Holographic Optical Technologies brings cutting-edge holograms to consumer market through upcoming Kickstarter campaign
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holographic Optical Technologies of Augusta, Georgia, innovator in the field of holographic medical imaging, is entering the world of consumer electronics with the announcement of its Kickstarter campaign. Launching on April 20(th), 2015, the campaign will introduce the company's new Voxbox and Voxbox Pro. The 8-inch and 22-inch displays will allow consumers to view fully three dimensional holograms at home for the first time. In addition to the two displays, the company will also offer a hologram production service. Users can submit nearly any set of 3D data to be made into a Voxgram hologram, such as a set of CT scans obtained from a doctor, a user created 3D model, or a 3D character downloaded from the Internet.
Voxgram holograms differ from popular holograms in several significant ways. As opposed to the classic Pepper's Ghost parlor trick, or stereoscopic images requiring special glasses, these holograms are not optical illusions - they are 3D sculptures of light that occupy physical space. Voxgram holograms project out towards the observer in front of the portable Voxbox screen, and viewers can reach into them to appreciate their physical depth and intuitively understand their information.
The picture-frame sized Voxbox viewer can be used to display holograms on a desk or mounted on a wall. The larger Voxbox Pro is a medical-grade display, and is used by physicians to view medical holograms. They are also ideal for use in architectural and engineering firms for viewing precise holographic representations of CAD diagrams and other professional grade models.
"Our glasses-free true 3D holograms engage the viewer and offer thrilling experiences for the consumer and better understanding of complex data for improved medical care. Through our Kickstarter campaign we're excited to create a community to join our 3D world," said Daniel Burman, Cofounder of Holographic Optical Technologies, in a recent interview.
This pioneering technology, developed from work by Voxel and Holorad, has already been put through its clinical paces. Earlier versions proved vital in several landmark surgeries, including the 2006 separation of 4-year-old conjoined twins in Utah. Newer versions have met with praise in the fields of neurosurgery and cardiology, two fields of medicine where accuracy is paramount. The company is working with surgeons at a leading medical university to develop new, exciting diagnostic methods and minimally invasive techniques for pediatric neurosurgery. Holographic Optical Technologies has been instrumental in the emergence of medical holography as a sub-discipline of diagnostic medicine.
Through its Kickstarter campaign, Holographic Optical Technologies seeks to raise funds not only to enter the consumer market, but also to help bring its technology into the medical mainstream. One of the campaign rewards allows users to donate medical holograms to children's hospitals in order to get this life saving technology into the hands of those who need it most. There are also options for physicians to purchase Voxbox viewers and Voxgram holograms at a discounted rate in order to bring the technology into their practices.
Stephen Hart, the primary inventor of the technology, and co-founder of Holographic Optical Technologies, has built and operated five generations of holographic printers, the most recent of which is used for the production of all Voxgram images. He originated the system and software architectures of the company's hologram printer and its hologram displays. Prior to his work in holography, Mr. Hart was an experimental astronomer at London's Imperial College of Science and Technology. Mr. Hart was looking for a way to visualize vast amounts of information from astronomical telescopes, and this desire led him to investigate holography as a potential solution. He took an experimental astrophysicist's approach rather than a classical holographer's approach, and, in doing so, pioneered a realm of holography previously believed to be impossible. More recently, this technology was used to create a hologram of the NASA Kepler Mission data, producing the world's largest transmission hologram, measuring six feet high, six feet wide, and projected to a depth of four feet, allowing entire families to walk into a hologram of interstellar space.
The future applications of this technology are limitless. From children's toys to storefront-sized holographic advertisements, true 3D holograms will soon become a part of everyday life. For more information, visit the website http://HolographicOpticalTech.com. For inquires, email PR@HolographicOpticalTech.com.
AtariÂ® Launches Asteroids: Outpost(TM) into Early Access
Open World Multiplayer Survival Experience Blasts Off On Steam!
NEW YORK, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari(Â®), one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced Early Access availability for Asteroids: Outpost(TM). The sandbox, open world, multiplayer shooter is a dramatic reboot of the 1979 arcade classic. Set in the distant future, Asteroids: Outpost updates the asteroid-blasting action of the original by putting players in the role of deep-space miners, harvesting rare ore and expanding their bases, while protecting themselves from deadly asteroid showers and claim jumpers. Watch the launch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRXSI2duZGw
To commemorate the original release of Asteroids in 1979, Asteroids: Outpost is discounted 34 percent to $19.79 for a limited time. To find out more and download Asteroids: Outpost, visit the Steam page at: http://bit.ly/AsteroidsOutpostSteam
In Asteroids: Outpost, mankind has expanded its reach into the distant corners of the solar system. Near-space vessels, heavy industry on the moon and thriving colonies on Mars extend humanity's empire into the great blackness of space. Our solar system's massive Asteroid Belt is a mother lode of resources, just waiting to be torn free and shipped home. "The Belt" is humanity's newest frontier, as wild and untamed as any that man has faced. Ambitious prospectors blast off with little more than an Outpost Module and a Mining Tool to break open fallen asteroids to find their fortunes. This bonanza doesn't come without risks and mere survival is a daily struggle. Asteroid storms bombard the surface, destroying Outposts, and hostile claim jumpers can appear at any moment. For the brave, there is a fortune to be made. For the foolish - there is only death. Welcome to the new Gold Rush.
"Asteroids: Outpost is bringing a completely new premise to the world-renowned Asteroids arcade shooter by combining survival and crafting gameplay mechanics in a multiplayer intergalactic setting," said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. "During the Early Access period, Asteroids: Outpost will build on the current gameplay while adding compelling new elements and expanding on the open world."
Key gameplay features available at the Early Access launch include:
-- Tool & Weapon Crafting - Using tech and ore, gamers craft upgrades to
their tools to create advanced weapons.
-- Base-Building & Degradation - Serving as both a player's mining
headquarters and home, bases are easily built in a square grid pattern
by crafting and connecting modular pieces.
-- Asteroid Showers - Recurring showers of smaller asteroids represent both
a source of wealth and a deadly threat, as players must shoot down
incoming projectiles to defend their claims and harvest components from
the fallen rock.
-- Resource Gathering - Mine the asteroid's surface or scavenge bases and
crash sites to gather resources required to craft and upgrade materials.
-- Terrain Exploration - Utilize in-game suits and vehicles to explore the
lunar terrain and search complex landscapes featuring craters, boulders,
cliffs and valleys, crystal formations, lava flows, gas plumes, and
-- Attacking & Looting - Bases include resource refining equipment and
storage areas that are susceptible to looting, meaning players not only
need to protect the precious resources they've collected but they also
have the opportunity to seek out and loot nearby bases.
"This is part of our new strategy. We are going to be teaming up with young and innovative studios to take a refreshing look at each game from our extensive portfolio," said Todd Shallbetter, Chief Operating Officer, Atari. "Releasing Asteroids: Outpost through the Early Access program will also help us get feedback from the community. Asteroids is the first of a long series of re-births, and we are considering doing the same for our other iconic games such as Warlords, Adventure, Tempest, Missile Command and many more."
"We've created this massive world with base-building, crafting, and blasting asteroids out of the sky and we believe this game has great potential," said Peter Banks, Executive Producer, Atari. "We also understand we need players to make this world thrive and turn this game into a super fun experience. We want players to know the game will evolve over time and this is why we are releasing the game in Early Access."
Asteroids: Outpost is developed by indie developer, Salty Games. Players that participate in Early Access are encouraged to assist in the future development of Asteroids: Outpost, and can provide feedback at http://steamcommunity.com/app/330210/discussions/.
For the latest news and releases on Asteroids: Outpost, sign up for email updates at http://www.asteroidsoutpost.com. Fans can also join the conversation by liking Asteroids: Outpost on Facebook at facebook.com/asteroidsgame, and following Asteroids: Outpost on Twitter at @Atari_Asteroids.
Atari (http://www.atari.com) is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like AsteroidsÂ®, CentipedeÂ®, Missile CommandÂ®, PongÂ®, Test DriveÂ®, and RollerCoaster TycoonÂ®.
About Salty Games
Salty Games is a new game development studio based in Los Angeles, California. The team is composed of industry veterans with decades of AAA development experience on some of the largest franchises in multiplayer gaming, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Ghost, Star Trek Online and many more. Salty Games is using Nightshade game engine developed by Arktos Entertainment Group.
Beastgrip Pro Camera Rig for Phoneographers Builds on Success of Previous Model, Adds New Products Like Depth-of-field Adapter, Wide-angle and Fisheye Lenses
CHICAGO, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beastgrip, the world's most versatile smartphone rig and lens adapter system, is getting an upgrade, and its makers are again asking for help from the Kickstarter community to make it all possible. Within just 24 hours of its launch, the campaign reached 100% of its funding goal of $50,000.
Since its introduction two years ago, smartphone photographers and videographers have relied on Beastgrip (http://beastgrip.com/) to produce exceptional imagery and tell compelling stories. The current Kickstarter campaign will fund production of the Beastgrip Pro, a major upgrade from the original model. In addition to the new model of the smartphone camera rig and lens mount, Beastgrip Co, the company behind Beastgrip, is also introducing a depth-of-field (DOF) adapter, along with extreme wide-angle and fisheye lenses. DOF adapters empower phoneographers to flex their creative muscles like never before.
"Smartphones keep getting smarter, with hardware to rival even the most advanced digital cameras and inventive software and apps to optimize photo and video production," remarked Vadym Chalenko, creator of the original Beastgrip. "Amateur and professional phoneographers are always on the lookout for products that combine easy functionality with high performance. The Beastgrip Pro more than fits that bill."
Chalenko and his team are no strangers to Kickstarter; the crowdfunding community was instrumental in bringing the original Beastgrip to market in 2013. Since then, Beastgrip Co has listened thoughtfully to feedback and requests from Beastgrip users. That feedback has contributed significantly to the design and prototyping of the Beastgrip Pro.
The Beastgrip Pro is compatible with all major smartphones, even those with protruding camera lenses. The rig is stronger and more functional than its predecessor, with five 1/4"-20 threaded mounts, a cold shoe mount and the standard 37 mm threaded lens mount. Likewise, the Beastgrip Pro is unrivaled in its versatility and ease of use. Phoneographers can adapt the rig to a variety of applications, from a simple tripod mount to a full-featured rig with LED lights and a mic.
Those who wish to support Beastgrip can pledge $1 or more to the campaign. For $40, backers will receive the Beastgrip wide-angle lens and fisheye lens as rewards (lenses are compatible with Beastgrip Pro, and come with carrying bag and lens caps). Backers who pledge $70 will receive the Beastgrip Pro. Backers who pledge $105 to the campaign will receive the Beastgrip Pro, wide-angle lens and fisheye lens. For $110, backers will receive the Beastgrip DOF adapter. For $175, backers will get the Beastgrip Pro plus the DOF adapter. $210 earns backers an all-inclusive bundle. Rewards will be shipped anywhere in the world, and backers can expect to see them arrive by August.
Funds from the Kickstarter campaign will be used cover the cost of production tooling, assembly line setup and bulk ordering of the Beastgrip Pro's various machined parts, lens components and the DOF adapter. All components of the Beastgrip Pro are custom manufactured overseas and assembled by hand in Chicago.
Beastgrip Co will be developing and rolling out new products for phoneographers in the coming months and years. Among those near the end of the pipeline is Beastcam, a smartphone app set for release this summer that will augment the Beastgrip Pro smartphone camera rig.
About BEASTGRIP CO
BEASTGRIP CO is based out of Chicago, Illinois. The company was launched in 2013 with a successful Kickstarter campaign. Since then, a team of forward-thinking developers has been going strong and working on the next generation of smartphone camera rigs, the Beastgrip Pro, along with other products to be released soon.
Honor 4X Crosses 1 Lakh Registrations in 24 Hours; Sale Starts on Monday, 30th March at 2 PM
NEW DELHI, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Honor, Huawei's smartphone e-brand for digital natives, announced the first flash sale
of its flagship smartphone - Honor 4X. The registration started at 4 PM on March 24, 2015,
and will last till midnight of March 29, 2015. In 24 hours there were over 1,00,000
registrations, which is the best ever recorded in a time span of 24 hours.
The Honor 4X will officially go on sale through Flipkart.com on Monday, 30th March at
2 PM and can only be purchased by consumers who have successfully completed registrations.
The smartphone will be sold exclusively on Flipkart.com
[http://www.flipkart.com/honor-4x/p/itme5vyzpyyenmbn?pid=MOBE47FHEKGHN27Q ] for INR 10,499.
Honor would select winners from the successfully completed pre-orders through hihonor.in
and offer to them a limited addition bundle along with the phone at only Rs 1. Limited
edition Honor would include a 3000mAh power bank, premium engine headphone and colourful
Honor 4X, the world's best dual-sim 4G camera phone, is powered by a 64 bit Snapdragon
410 MSM8916 1.2Ghz quad-core CPU with A53 architecture. The phone is equipped with a 13MP
rear camera and 5MP front camera and is backed by a powerful 3000mAh battery that lasts
for approximately 72 hours. Honor 4X offers a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen. With IPS
fit-to-screen and OTP single-screen calibration, the phone can achieve high-definition
image colour rendering facilitating practical 3D game switching and stable HD movie
viewing. It runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) with EMUI 3.0 on top, and this system offers a
more intuitive, simple, clear and stylish design. The phone supports 150Mbps superfast
connection of 4G network and is more than 7 times faster than the speed in 3G network.
Other than this, the phone has 12bit ADC high-precision gravity sensor, Bluetooth 4.0,
light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, FM radio and WiFi Direct Connect, making it one
of the most powerful smartphones in this price segment.
Expressing his thoughts, Mr. Allen Wang, President of Consumer Business Group, Huawei
India said, "We plan to tap the untouched Indian consumers and emerging markets,
especially the youth with our innovative technology offering. We are thrilled to partner
with Flipkart.com once again for Honor 4X and see this as a great opportunity to provide
customers with a promising product."
Honor 6 Plus will officially go on sale later in April, 2015
Honor is Huawei's smartphone e-brand and is the world's leading smartphone e-brand.
The targeted consumers of Honor are the digital native generation, a group that spends
more than one-third of their time on the Internet for socialising, entertainment,
shopping, studying or simply staying connected. They are young, vibrant and driven by
passion. Honor brand has clocked sales of over 20 million Honor phones in 2014, accounting
for a global revenue of about 2.4 billion USD with a 24 times increase. Honor has been
expanding aggressively in global markets, and has successfully launched its products in 57
global markets within 6 months in 2014, entering the bestselling charts in most of the
European countries where it was launched. Accordingly, Honor obtains a huge user base
which has yielded powerful mouth-spreading asset. Honor products also enjoy global
aesthetics, super processing technology and massive patent support. The three basic
characteristics of Honor products are: best camera, long battery life and remarkable
craftsmanship. Honor is born for ultimate tech innovation.
Shaquille O'Neal teams with PLAYSTUDIOS on two new casino games
Maker of myVEGAS experience launches CaddyShaq and ShaqJack
Players can win real rewards from Shaq
LAS VEGAS, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PLAYSTUDIOS, the groundbreaking creator of the free-to-play myVEGAS social casino experience, today announced the launch of two new titles developed in partnership with basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal.
"We've partnered with the Big Man and we are incredibly excited about what we've created together,'' said Andrew Pascal, CEO of PLAYSTUDIOS. "When players get a flavor for how we've incorporated Shaq into our games, they are going to be amazed at how we've captured the essence of his personality. And just like our myVEGAS games, players earn real rewards as they play.''
O'Neal, a fan of the innovative myVEGAS Slots and myVEGAS Blackjack games, worked closely with PLAYSTUDIOS in developing, designing and implementing the games. Designers and animators used motion-capture technology and state-of-the-art audio to bring to life the gargantuan personality that is Shaquille O'Neal.
"Once players see the games, they are going to have some fun,'' O'Neal said. "I play myVEGAS games and their features really keep you there for a while. These games will do the same thing.''
Like PlayStudios' myVEGAS games, the Shaq games will offer real-world rewards from O'Neal himself. Players can redeem points earned on the games for rewards that include CaddyShaq-signed T-Shirts, an autographed Shaq jersey, a personalized voicemail recording from Shaq, floor seats at a Sacramento Kings game and even a chance to shoot hoops with O'Neal at his house.
The two new games are:
-- Caddy Shaq. A new twist on a traditional online slot machine where the
right spin triggers exciting bonus features including:
-- A golf course side-scroller where a player and the Big Man hit the
links at Shaqusta Country Club and try to avoid the club's
mischievous mascot, Bucky the Gopher.
-- A stack of three Shaq symbols transforms into a single Stack Shaq
Wild Symbol - which allows players to get free spins until they hit
-- ShaqJack is a new addition to the myVEGAS blackjack lineup featuring:
-- Several basketball-themed layouts, rather than a customary blackjack
-- Players can start a hot streak on The Street and then follow His
Shaqness through each professional stop of his illustrious
-- Narration by Shaq.
The Shaq games launch today on Google Play, iOS and Amazon. The games are available on Facebook.
CaddyShaq and ShaqJack join myVEGAS Slots and myVEGAS Blackjack as the only social casino apps that gives players a chance to earn real-world rewards from an exclusive collection of travel, leisure, and entertainment brands including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Wolfgang Puck, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Caribbean International and House of Blues. Rewards include complimentary hotels stays, travel packages, cruises, meals, shows, VIP nightclub access, and more.
myVEGAS is free to download and play and is currently available on iOS, Android and Kindle mobile devices as well as on Facebook.
PLAYSTUDIOS is a developer of engaging casual games for mobile and social platforms. Founded by a team of experienced gaming and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIO's first free-to-play application, myVEGAS, combines the best elements of popular social games with established gambling mechanics. Players enjoy an ever-growing collection of slot and table games and the opportunity to earn an unprecedented selection of valuable, real-world rewards from leading hospitality, entertainment, and leisure brands. Current myVEGAS reward partners include MGM Resorts International, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Wolfgang Puck, Cirque du Soleil, House of Blues, Allegiant Airlines, Sugar Factory, and the Las Vegas Monorail. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.myVEGAS.com.
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Recon Instruments Integrating Its Jet Smart Eyewear Solution With SAPÂ® AR Mobile Apps
Smart eyewear solution to increase worker efficiency and effectiveness for broad range of enterprise markets
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world's first consumer heads-up displays for sports and high-intensity environments, today announced it has been working with SAP to integrate its new Jet smart eyewear with augmented reality (AR) mobile apps from SAP SE (NYSE: SAP). Jet smart eyewear will enable workers in industries like manufacturing, field service and oil & gas to communicate clearly and access critical data at a glance, without interruption from the task at hand. Recon has been supporting SAP's development of AR mobile apps, which it anticipates will help accelerate expansion of Recon's innovative smart eyewear solution to multiple enterprise markets, helping to validate the Jet for multiple use cases beyond its core positioning in sports.
"Including integration support for SAP AR mobile apps in our Jet smart eyewear platform demonstrates the scalability of our platform in industrial markets," said Dan Eisenhardt, CEO of Recon Instruments. "One of Recon's core philosophies is that smart eyewear can deliver measurable value in specific vertical markets with specific applications. We've defined the smart eyewear category on this basis. The integration of SAP's leading enterprise application software with the core capabilities of the Jet further underscores the strength of our approach."
Read about the use of Recon's Jet smart eyewear with SAP's AR mobile apps in a blog titled "Playing to Win in Wearables" by Josh Waddell, vice president, Mobile Innovation Center, SAP SE. It highlights the outstanding opportunities, benefits and increased operational efficiencies that can be provided to enterprise customers using these technologies together.
Recon's Jet smart eyewear platform, originally designed for sports, is a stand-alone wearable computer with computing power equivalent to most smartphones on the market today. It includes a 1 Ghz dual core microprocessor, 9-axis sensor suite, on board HD camera with BT, BTLE, ANT+ and Wi-fi communication protocols, all built into Recon's highly ruggedized hardware platform.
About Recon Instruments
Recon Instruments is a world leader in smart eyewear technology for sports and activity-specific environments. Founded in 2008, Recon's award winning multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates a heads-up display with a state-of-the-art microcomputer and sensor suite. Recon's smart eyewear products run an operating system with an open SDK to empower developers to create apps for an endless variety of sports, social and enterprise use cases. With worldwide distribution and partnerships with leading technology and optics companies, Recon continues to define and evolve the smart glass category. For more information, visit http://www.reconinstruments.com.
SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.
SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Solutions, Inc. (OTC: VOIS), is pleased to announce that pre-orders of the Company's mobile BCI (Brain-Computer-Interface) will begin April 28th, 2015. The Company has completed development of what they believe to be the world's smalls BCI on the market, which interacts with smart phones and computers through the power of your mind.
Advanced orders of the BCI are available to shareholders of Mind Solutions at a discounted price of $99. The product is expected to retail for $129 when it is launched later this year. Orders can be placed beginning April 28th through the Company's website at http://www.MindSolutionsCorp.com. The Company is currently producing tutorial software that will be available for download from the company's website and due to the open architecture platform, there are over 100 apps currently on the market compatible with the mobile BCI.
The Company has completed taping interviews and providing due diligence for the Investment Fact Sheet, to be used for world-wide exposure of the product launch on Bloomberg Asia and Bloomberg Europe. This exposure will begin airing in April and continue through the next 2-3 months in order to make the world aware of the technology being brought to market.
"Mind Solutions is at a pivotal and exciting phase, as we transition from R&D into a revenue producing company with our cutting-edge BCI device," stated Kerry Driscoll-CEO.
Drone Maker 3D Robotics Debuts Open Source Development Platform To Advance Public App Innovation
3DR's DroneKit Development Platform Makes It Easy for Entrepreneurs and Enthusiasts to Add Custom Features or Create Entirely New Drone Apps
BERKELEY, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D Robotics (3DR), North America's largest consumer drone manufacturer, today announced the release of a new open software product called DroneKit, the company's Application Programming Interface (API) for drone app development. Downloadable for free from 3DR, DroneKit packages years of 3DR's research and development into a single robust and extensible platform which developers can use to create web-based drone apps or even apps onboard the drones themselves. DroneKit works with any vehicle powered by the APM flight code.
3DR wants to empower makers anywhere to create apps that fit their purposes. Imagine an agriculture app that surveys your land; a search & rescue app; or a football practice app. Before DroneKit, if you wanted to create any of these single-purpose apps for a drone you'd have to reinvent the wheel, building all the flight control software from the ground up. DroneKit abstracts away the hard parts of writing flight control software, leaving you a clean, modern interface to code on.
A good analogy is the smartphone: In order to make a smartphone app, you don't need to design and create a phone first. The hard part (the platform, in other words) is already done. With DroneKit, we've made the phone, so to speak. Now everyone has the creative freedom to build apps and new functions.
"Unlike other APIs for drones, there are no levels of access to DroneKit; it's completely flexible and open," noted Brandon Basso, VP of software engineering at 3DR. "The platform works on laptops as well as mobile devices. Best of all, once an app is created, the app automatically works on any computing platform--the interface is always the same."
3DR's role is to maintain DroneKit: they created the API; they fix any issues with it; they assure it works with all APM vehicles; they add experimental features from their labs and from those contributed by the global community, and make all updates available to anyone for free.
What you can do with DroneKit:
With DroneKit, you can develop apps for three platforms: mobile apps (DroneKit Android); web-based apps (DroneKit Cloud); and onboard computer apps (DroneKit Python) [i.e., for a companion computer on the actual drone].
DroneKit allows you to:
-- Fly paths with waypoints
-- Fly in spline path with fine grain control over vehicle velocity and
-- Have the drone follow a GPS target
-- Control the camera and gimbal with regions of interest points
-- Access full telemetry from the drone over 3DR Radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,
or over the internet
-- View playbacks and log analysis of any mission
Advantages of DroneKit:
-- Truly open; no "levels" of access that you get from other proprietary
-- Computer agnostic: Create an app for controlling drones on whatever
computing platform you want, and the interface is always the same
-- Works on planes, copters and rovers
-- Works on laptop computers as well as mobile devices
-- Provides web-based access to vehicle data
DroneKit powers the most successful flight control programs in the world:
-- Tower (formerly Droidplanner), hands-down the best flight planning
mobile app out there, was built on DroneKit for Android
-- Droneshare, the global social network for drone pilots, is built on
DroneKit web services
-- Project Tango Indoor Navigation is built on Pixhawk, APM and Tower
-- IMSI/Design TurboSite aerial reporting app for construction
To find out how to write your own application for UAVs, and to walk through some example apps from 3DR, please visit http://dronekit.io
About 3D Robotics
3DR is committed to helping people see their world from above. As North America's largest personal drone company, 3DR is a pioneer in making advanced, easy-to-use drone technology accessible to consumers for a wide range of everyday exploration and business applications in data analysis, mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more for agriculture, construction, infrastructure, search and rescue and ecological study. Founded in 2009 by Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and founder of DIYDrones.com, and Jordi Munoz, an engineering prodigy from Ensenada, Mexico, 3DR is a VC-backed startup with over 200 employees in North America and more than 30,000 customers worldwide. 3DR is headquartered in Berkeley, CA with facilities and offices in San Diego, CA, Austin, TX and Tijuana, Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.3drobotics.com.
DeNA and Square Enix Launch FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper in North America
Fans Can Now Battle their Way through the Most Epic FINAL FANTASY Moments
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DeNA and Square Enix (OTC: SQNXF) today announced the highly-anticipated release of FINAL FANTASY(Â®): Record Keeper(TM) in North America. The first mobile game where players are able to experience the complete FINAL FANTASY universe, FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper lets fans relive favorite moments across all past FINAL FANTASY installments and build a team of classic characters. FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Google Play for Android devices beginning today.
FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper delivers the entire FINAL FANTASY universe directly into the hands of players and fans of the storied franchise. Players can recruit favorite FINAL FANTASY heroes, including Tidus, Lightning, and Cloud, to form the most dynamic team of all time. Characters can each be completely customized and equipped to the fullest with iconic gear, powerful spells, summons, and hundreds of weapons to choose from.
Gameplay in FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper is as strategic and challenging as ever with the classic FINAL FANTASY Active Time Battle (ATB) system in place. Players battle their way through the most epic FINAL FANTASY moments, woven together for the first time on mobile with an all-new tale. Featuring skill-based interactive gameplay, players plan attacks, carefully choose tactics, and engage enemies in active time battles.
"The wait is finally over for fans who have been anxiously awaiting the release of FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper in North America," said Shintaro Asako, CEO of DeNA West. "The game truly delivers the entire FINAL FANTASY universe that players know and love in one immersive experience that won't disappoint."
"DeNA and SQUARE ENIX are proud to present the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper to players in the US," said Ichiro Hazama, Producer at SQUARE ENIX. "The mobile RPG that took Japan by storm is set to bring that same excitement to US shores."
FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper is available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Google Play for Android devices beginning today. For more information on the game, visit: http://www.finalfantasyrecordkeeper.com. To download multi-media assets, including screenshots, game logo, and more, visit the game's online press kit.
About FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 110 million units worldwide.
DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global Internet company that develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and other diversified offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: dena.com
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIXÂ®, EIDOSÂ® and TAITOÂ® branded entertainment content around the world. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUESTÂ® which has sold over 64 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDERÂ®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERSÂ®. Square Enix is a Japan-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
How an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS System) Could Save the Life of Someone Close To You
A Battery Backup Power, Inc. extended run time uninterruptible power supply provides warning and backup power to a CPAP machine during power outages
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 13(th), 2015 Johnie S. received his Battery Backup Power, Inc. 1500 VA / 900 watt pure sine wave uninterruptible power supply for his Remstar Auto/A-Flex M Series CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.
His review on the Battery Backup Power, Inc. Facebook page reads as follows, "5 Stars - I just received my battery backup for my CPAP machine and I am grateful that now when the power goes out at night I have a little warning before I'm gasping for air."
Johnie is referring to the BBP-1500A-PSW-LI uninterruptible power supply's audible alarm meant to wake him from his sleep and the 23 minutes of backup battery power automatically provided to his CPAP machine when the power outage occurs.
Uninterruptible power supplies are more commonly thought of as accessories for computers and servers, not necessarily as potentially lifesaving devices that accompany home medical equipment such as non-portable CPAP machines, nebulizers, compressors, oxygen concentrators, suction machines, and other electronically powered devices.
This viewpoint is starting to change as power grids across the United States face increasing weather, financial, and reliability challenges accompanied by in-home healthcare growth due to the aging baby boomer population. In response, Medicare Part B durable medical equipment (DME) coverage may cover or soon cover certain medical grade uninterruptible power supplies for home use like those offered by Battery Backup Power, Inc. when prescribed by a doctor.
Battery Backup Power, Inc. is based in Costa Mesa, California. The company specializes in standard and custom extended run time uninterruptible power supplies for IT systems, 3D printers, laboratory instrumentation, medical devices, race tracks, security systems and other custom uses. The Battery Backup Power, Inc. online store is available at http://www.backupbatterypower.com.
Casio Introduces New Line Of Electronic Cash Registers
New SE-S100 is a Versatile and Stylish Point of Sale Terminal with SD Card and Alpha Character Support
DOVER, N.J., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Casio America, Inc. brings style and versatility to the point of sale (POS) terminal space with the introduction of the SE-S100 line of electronic cash registers for small and medium-sized businesses. Available in three dynamic metallic colors including gold, silver, and red, the SE-S100 series offers a range of new features including SD card support, alpha character printing and a two-line operator display.
"The ability to accurately process transactions and track sales is the heart of any business," said Lawrence Sampey, General Manager of Casio's Systems Products Division. "We're very excited to offer this enhanced feature-set with the new SE-S100 and deliver on Casio's mission to merge form and function with stylish design, all in one affordable package."
With its SD card compatibility, the SE-S100 enables business owners to easily transfer product information and brand descriptors, pricing tables, and sales data from their PC to the SD card which can be easily uploaded to the SE-S100. To provide business owners with greater flexibility and additional descriptive information about the merchandise that they stock, the SE-S100 has the ability to store up to 2,000 price look ups (PLUs). The SE-S100 includes an electronic journal function which allows sales transactions and history to be stored in a built-in memory and retrieved later for analysis and financial purposes.
The SE-S100 offers the ability to print alpha characters in both English and Spanish, and features a large backlit two-line LCD screen display that enables the business owner to easily read the items on the check-out display, even in dimly lit environments. A built-in one-line customer display builds consumer confidence by providing the ability to observe and confirm transactions, thus reducing check-out errors. The alpha character compatibility, coupled with ability to input data via PC, provides business owners with an easier and more efficient method of entering, changing, and storing data.
Designed for maximum operability, the SE-S100 has an easy-to-use keyboard, ergonomic design, and quick access buttons to call up frequently used functions. A high-performance thermal printer offers quiet operation and sharp, high-resolution printing, a maximum of 10 lines per second. The drop-in paper loading makes paper roll replacement quick and easy.
Beginning in April, the SE-S100 will be available through Casio's eCommerce channel partners, select mass merchants, and on http://www.ShopCasio.com for an MSRP of $149.99. For additional information on Casio's full portfolio of POS and electronic cash registers, please visit http://www.casio.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit http://www.casiousa.com.
Tabtor Launches Redesigned Version of Popular Math Learning App
Upgraded Tablet-Based Tutoring App Delivers a More Intuitive User Experience
KENDALL PARK, N.J., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tabtor, developer of the instructor-led tutoring system that is revolutionizing math education worldwide, today announced the redesign of the company's tablet-based tutoring app. The improved Tabtor app, currently available for download in iOS and Android versions, now features a more intuitive navigation structure for enhanced user experience as well as gaming elements to spark learners' competitive spirit.
Tabtor has enabled students at home and in schools to measurably improve performance, increasing learning speed 50% and answer accuracy 65%. The app features multimedia tutorials and adaptive analytics that power student success. Tabtor, which pairs a dedicated tutor with a unique app to customizes lessons to meet student needs, is attracting the notice of major media outlets like The New York Times, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and Forbes because of its unique approach, which fuses the most effective elements of personalized teaching with a fun and engaging user experience.
Tabtor's patent-pending digital-paper technology allows students, at home and in schools, to share their work with Tabtor tutors who review handwritten material. The unique learning approach enables students at home and in school who excel in math to complete modules rapidly while delivering extra support to children who need help to succeed, transforming self-described "math-phobes" into enthusiastic learners. The redesigned app features a cleaner, simplified look and feel that allows new users to jump right in and start learning immediately while providing challenges and personalized attention for long-term users.
The redesigned Tabtor app also now features a leaderboard that displays usernames for the top three Tabtor learners and shows users where they rank among all Tabtor learners, adjusting for grade level. These elements can inspire healthy competition among learners and help users celebrate progress. The new navigation bar includes a display of badges and rewards earned for added inspiration and incentive to aim higher. It also contains a link to a progress report to help learners keep track of where they are in their math journey via an intuitive dashboard.
"Our goal in the redesign was to make a great app even more user-friendly and effective," said Balraj Suneja, CTO at Tabtor. "Users will find that the redesigned app has a sleek new look and more intuitive design to make learning and interaction easier than ever. We take user feedback seriously, and the redesigned Tabtor app reflects the input we've received from thousands of loyal Tabtor users, incorporated with an aim to make it simpler for users to excel in math."
Math skills are increasingly important in a more complex, evolving global economy, and Tabtor's groundbreaking approach is giving thousands of users an academic edge - while making learning fun. The redesigned app is available now at the Apple App Store for iOS devices and at Google Play for Android tablets. To learn more about Tabtor, please go to http://www.tabtor.com.
Tabtor is a flagship educational technology platform from PrazAs Learning, Inc., and is designed to completely transform the way the world looks at learning. The platform provides teachers and students at home and in school with a highly personalized learning experience, which focuses on the point of learning for each student. Currently available on iPads and recently launched on Android tablets, Tabtor is an innovative digital offering that combines best of personalized teaching with a fun and engaging learning program that supports multiple subjects. It is tailored to every student using a combination of patent-pending digital-paper technology that allows sharing and review of handwritten work, automatic grading, video tutorials, and adaptive analytics. For more information, visit http://www.tabtor.com.
New Technology Solves Minecraft Addiction and Puts Parents Back in Control
SYDNEY, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney-based technology startup KoalaSafe today launches a solution to the growing problem of internet and game addiction. With a single box, parents can now protect and manage all their children's devices with a simple smartphone interface.
"KoalaSafe helps parents restore the balance. Instead of constant fights over how much time children have spent on Minecraft or Clash of Clans, or having to check every single site and app kids are using, parents just setup time limits and the type of sites they think are OK for their kids, and Koala does the rest," says founder, Steve Pack.
"I saw it first hand with my nephew becoming more addicted to Minecraft every day. It was a constant battle for my sister to manage his time and I thought, there has to be a better way. That's when KoalaSafe was born."
Internet and gaming addiction is a global phenomenon, with 80% of kids exceeding recommended screen time limits by up to 2-3 times, up from only 25% in 2006.(()) Internet Gaming Addiction is now included in the psychiatric handbook, the DSM-5.
The company is young, but growing fast, with a recent AU$50,000 injection from Startmate, a leading Sydney tech accelerator and is already in homes all around the country. It is also among the growing number of startups taking the 1% pledge, a form of early-stage corporate philanthropy.
Zig Zag Zoom, A New Mobile Game Company Formed by Former Disney Executives to Create Fun Experiences and Drive Meaningful Global Change
LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zig Zag Zoom is a breakthrough new mobile game publisher formed by an experienced team of game makers who hail from Disney Interactive, EA, Activision, Konami, Nintendo, NHN and more.
-- Zig Zag Zoom was founded by former Disney Interactive executives Thomas
Kang (CEO), David Moon (COO), and John Pleasants (Chairman).
-- The Company is a mobile game publisher with the mission "to be a world
leading network for mobile games that Entertains, Connects, and Empowers
millions of daily users to Do Good!"
-- Doing good is good business...according to a Nielsen global survey, 55%
of respondents are willing to pay more for products and services from
companies committed to positive social and environmental impact.
mobiliz3 Publishing Platform
-- Enormous amounts of time and energy are invested into playing mobile
games. Americans spend 2 hours and 38 minutes on their phones everyday
with 50 of those minutes dedicated to playing games - the single largest
category of apps. (Source: Flurry). mobiliz3 channels this energy to Do
-- mobiliz3 is a publishing platform that invites mobile gamers,
developers, cause organizations and corporations to make a difference
through mobile games.
-- mobiliz3 has a unique engine that empowers game players to give to
causes they care about. Players earn mobiliz3 points while playing fun
mobile games. Players then direct mobilz3 points to causes of their
choice directly through the mobiliz3 platform. These mobiliz3 points
translate to dollars and fund real world activity.
Zig Zag Zoom Games
-- Tree Story (Q2/2015 Launch): A virtual pet game where players nurture
seedlings into fully- grown trees. When players' pet trees are sent to
their virtual forests, real world trees get planted! Tree plantings will
be executed through the Company's expert partners, which include the
U.S. Forest Service, Project Learning Tree, ACTrees, and the Arbor Day
Foundation. Tree Story was developed in partnership with Tree Planet, an
award winning game from South Korea that has resulted in the planting of
more than 500,000 trees in 73 forests across 10 countries.
-- Towering Oceans (Q2/2015 Launch): A 3D building game where players build
eco-friendly towers on moving ships! As players sail around the world,
they build, upgrade, and customize their vessels while managing
passengers and resources. Towering Oceans features multiple innovations
on the tower-building genre, including 3D graphics and locomotion.
-- Pop Runner (2015 Launch): An endless running game where pop stars with
parkour abilities run through iconic global locations. As players
progress through the game, the in-game world gets better and better! The
game is currently in development with Sticky Studios, the team behind
the hit movie game The Maze Runner.
-- Reel Quest (2015 Launch): A unique game that combines slot machine reels
with traditional RPGs mechanics. Reel Quest is the first non-cause game
to launch on the mobiliz3 platform that will engage a core gaming
audience and invite all gamers to Do Good!
-- Additional games to be announced.
Zig Zag Zoom Investor and Partners
-- Zig Zag Zoom has secured strategic financing from iDreamSky, the largest
independent mobile publishing platform in China. This agreement provides
Zig Zag Zoom access to distribution in China, one of the fastest-growing
game markets in the world, and a pipeline of games from Asia.
-- For Tree Story, Zig Zag Zoom is partnering with prominent non-profit and
government organizations, including the U.S. Forest Service, ACTrees,
Arbor Day Foundation, and Project Learning Tree.
-- For Towering Oceans, Zig Zag Zoom is partnering with Environmental
Defense Fund (EDF) on climate change, clean energy and other in-game
campaigns. With more than a million members, EDF works to preserve the
natural systems on which all life depends.
-- Additional partnerships will be announced throughout the year coinciding
with the launch of upcoming games.
Tom Kang, CEO of Zig Zag Zoom: "First and foremost we're an entertainment company, and our number one priority is to launch great mobile games. In addition, we want to harness the reach and engagement of mobile games by allowing players to use their playtime for good...the more you play, the more you contribute! Our games and our mobiliz3 platform provide an easy way for players to contribute to causes they care about from their mobile apps.
"We are fortunate to have a strong investor and technology partner in iDreamSky. They have one of the largest mobile publishing platforms in China, giving us exceptional access to both Western and Eastern markets."
Jeff Lyndon, President of iDreamSky: "We have known Tom, John and their team for years through our experiences working with them while they were at Disney. They have proven that they can deliver high quality, globally appealing games. Their passion to use mobile games for positive impact is great, and we support their mission 100%."
Tom Tidwell, Chief of US Forest Service: "Partnering with Zig Zag Zoom, an organization committed to positive social and environmental impact, will enable the Forest Service to increase awareness of the importance of our nation's forests and develop the next generation of conservationists."
David Moon, COO of Zig Zag Zoom: "We are excited to be partnering globally with leading developers and cause organizations to publish great games and enable players to drive change in the real world through entertainment."
-- Zig Zag Zoom web site
-- iDreamSky web site
-- U.S.Forest Service web site
-- ACTrees web site
-- Project Learning Tree web site
-- Arbor Day Foundation web site
-- Environmental Defense Fund
About Zig Zag Zoom
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Zig Zag Zoom (Z3) is a mobile game publisher built on the principle that people want to both Have Fun and Do Good. Z3's mission is to be a world-leading network for mobile games that Entertains, Connects, and Empowers millions of daily users to support the causes they care about by simply playing fun mobile games. Founded by a team of former senior Disney executives and partnered with China's largest independent mobile gaming platform iDreamSky, Z3 has decades of combined game development and publishing experience, as well as exceptional access to the Chinese market. Along with a slate of games releasing in 2015, Z3 is launching mobiliz3, a proprietary platform that empowers gamers to give to their favorite causes while playing their favorite games. Z3 seeks to change the world...one game at a time. The company can be found online at http://www.zigzagzoom.com.
Pre-Order The Samsung Galaxy SÂ® 6 And Galaxy SÂ® 6 edge From AT&T On March 27
GET THE NEXT BIG THING FROM AT&T FOR $0 DOWN ON AT&T NEXT; SAVE $50 ON SAMSUNG GEARÂ® CIRCLE(TM) WITH PURCHASE OF ANY SAMSUNG GALAXYÂ® SMARTPHONE ON AT&T NEXT
DALLAS, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting on March 27, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S(Â®) 6 and Galaxy S(Â®) 6 edge from AT&T(1) on http://www.att.com and AT&T retail locations in Black Sapphire, White Pearl or Gold Platinum and select from 32GB, 64GB or 128GB(2) storage options. Pricing starts at $22.84 per month on AT&T Next 24(3 )for the Galaxy S 6 with 32GB and $27.17 on AT&T Next 24(3) for the Galaxy S 6 edge with 32GB. ( )
Get a first look at the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge beginning March 27 at participating AT&T stores in the U.S.
Galaxy Gear(Â® )Circle((TM)) Offer
Save $50 on a Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth Stereo Headset when you buy a Galaxy S 6, Galaxy S 6 edge or any other Samsung Galaxy S smartphone on AT&T Next.(4)
Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge Features
The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge smartphones blend design with high-power performance and meaningful innovation to keep you connected, productive and entertained. The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge embody the perfect marriage of glass and metal. Additional key features include:
HP Drives Partner Growth With Channel Program Updates
NEW DELHI, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
HP today announced updates to its channel partner programs designed to help partners
capture immediate opportunities and position them for future growth. The HP Partner
Navigator Program is designed to help HP partners through HP's upcoming separation into
two companies, while additional programs, including the Partner One Alliance, is designed
to help partners drive positive business outcomes for their customers.
"As HP continues its path toward becoming two new Fortune 50 companies, we remain
laser-focused on maintaining the same commitment to the channel that our partners have
come to trust," said Neelam Dhawan, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group
and Country Managing Director, HP India. "HP is helping partners maintain business
continuity and, at the same time, capture market opportunity through a services-centric,
"Partners need to stay one step ahead of their competition, and their customers," said
Kris Rogers, senior vice president, product marketing and procurement, PCM. "HP's new
partner programs, tools and resources will enable partners to grow by competing more
effectively in key markets, while optimizing the efficiency of their business."
HP Partner Navigator Program - A commitment to HP's channel partnerships
HP introduced the HP Partner Navigator Program, which will help distributors and the
reseller network maintain business continuity through HP's separation. With resources
including dedicated HP Partner Support Centers, the HP Partner Navigator Program will
enable all HP authorized partners to continue to deliver the operational excellence and
high standards their customers have come to expect.
For HP's largest, operationally complex direct partners, HP Partner Account Operations
Managers will work directly with resourced Partner Navigators, who are named partner
employees, to address each partner's unique operational needs.
Partner One Alliance - A seamless connection between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP
HP also announced the Partner One Alliance, designed to help top partners continue to
offer cross-portfolio opportunities across companies after the separation. With the
Partner One Alliance, both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. will work together on
partner activities and maximize participation in industry channel events. Dedicated teams
in both companies will collaborate to build joint business and marketing plans around
specific solutions in key areas of the portfolios. The Partner One Alliance will be
available to all Platinum, Gold, Silver and distribution partners.
New solutions and program updates accelerate channel growth
HP unveiled key partner program updates and new solutions which will help partners
continue to drive growth now, through the separation and beyond.
New solutions help enterprise partners capitalize on growth markets
The new HP Helion Partner Marketplace is a public services cloud marketplace that
enables resellers to easily and efficiently sell, provision, maintain and invoice a
comprehensive suite of public cloud services for small and medium businesses. The HP
Helion Partner Marketplace is available now in the U.S. and will be available in EMEA and
APJ later this year.
Additionally, in FY16, HP anticipates offering new solutions, programs and tools to
help enterprise partners arm their workforce for outcomes-driven selling. These resources,
including outcomes-based solutions, HP Consulting offerings, single sales certification,
learning credits and a Datacenter Care Add-On program aim to further enable the shift to a
services-led business model.
Partner program updates promote growth in printing and personal systems
HP announced new Mobility Sales Plays focused on key verticals and a Mobility
Certification program to help partners capitalize on customers' growing need for
next-generation workforce productivity solutions.
In November, HP Inc. expects to launch a commercial partner program designed to meet
the unique needs of transactional, solutions-oriented partners and system integrators. The
new program is dedicated to ensuring HP Inc.'s continued momentum in transactional
business while driving growth in markets such as mobility and managed print services
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people,
businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning
printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers
solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More
information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
New HTC One M9 - The Only Phone With UH OH Protection - Starts Selling In U.S. At Midnight; Widely Available In Stores Beginning April 10
Beautifully designed inside and out, the HTC One M9 is the most personal, intuitive, powerful and elegant smartphone from HTC yet
BELLEVUE, Wash., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC America Inc., a leader in mobile innovation, will begin selling its highly anticipated new flagship device, the HTC One(Â®) M9 that comes with the industry-leading UH OH(TM) Protection, online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on April 10 at major carriers and retailers.
Widely considered smartphone of the year for the past two years, the third generation of the HTC One ups the ante in the smartphone category with the most personal, intuitive and powerful smartphone from HTC yet while continuing the design heritage for which the HTC One is known.
"The craftsmanship of our new HTC One M9 resembles that of a fine watch. We've retained our iconic design but made it even better while not compromising on what is important to our customers," said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America.
The HTC One M9 boasts the iconic all-metal unibody design with a new scratch resistant, dual finish that is as distinctive as it is durable. The HTC One M9 is launching in the U.S. in two stunning color options - gunmetal gray and jewelry-like, dual-tone silver with subtle gold mirror polished sides. Its beauty is only matched by its performance. The HTC One M9 is running on the latest Android(TM) 5.0.2 Lollipop release with the most advanced Qualcomm(Â®) Snapdragon(TM) 810 octa-core processor.
"According to Kantar*, HTC One owners listen to music more than the average smartphone user and so we didn't compromise on what is important for our consumers," said Mackenzie. "We kept the microSD slot and increased capacity to 2TB because you want your content with you, we made our HTC BoomSound(TM) experience even better by adding Dolby Audio(TM) to give you a surround sound experience, and while others are reducing battery size, we increased it so you can enjoy your music and movies even longer."
The HTC One M9 delivers an unparalleled personalized smartphone experience with the new HTC Sense(Â®) 7. HTC Themes offers a unique customizable home screen either by selecting from the theme collection or by creating a custom theme from a favorite photo. Sense Home is a new, intelligent widget that automatically curates apps based on your usage and location. It is contextually aware of location, time of day and what apps are preferred at home, work or on the go and will intelligently recommend apps and nearby restaurants with ratings from friends and followers.
The HTC One M9 cameras are designed to capture every moment with amazing quality. A 20 megapixel rear-facing camera delivers crisp, detailed shots and has a sapphire lens cover to protect it from scratches. The front-facing UltraPixel(TM) camera captures more light than most 13 megapixel cameras ensuring sharper, more natural and balanced self-portraits in any lighting conditions. A host of new editing effects have been added to HTC EYE(TM) Experience software include Double Exposure, Shapes, Prismatic, Elements and Bokeh.
The HTC One M9 comes with HTCBoomSound, the iconic dual front-facing speakers, now featuring 5.1 channel Dolby Audio Surround*. HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio has two modes, theatre mode and music mode. Theatre mode uses HRTF and Crosstalk Cancellation technology to create an extraordinary, cinema-style surround sound effect while watching movies. Whether listening via HTC BoomSound speakers or headphones, users will be blown away by 24-bit high-definition sound. As a hub for home entertainment, HTC Connect(Â®) makes it easy to create a multimedia experience beyond your phone. A three-finger swipe on the screen connects the phone to compatible TVs or external speakers. The integration of HTC Connect with QualcommÂ® AllPlay(TM) smart media platform and Blackfire Research(TM) wireless media technology enables high-quality content to be streamed from the HTC One M9 to multiple home entertainment devices around the house.
"We are not only delivering the best-looking, best-performing smartphone on the market, we are ensuring it stays that way with UH OH(TM) Protection," said Mackenzie. "We are the only smartphone company that has your back if something unfortunate happens or if you need to change carriers."
Purchase of an HTC One M9 includes UH OH Protection. A first-of-its-kind, UH OH Protection provides a one-time free replacement within the first 12 months of purchase for cracked screens, water damage or a different carrier variant for customers wanting or needing to switch networks. If the UH OH Protection isn't used within 12 months, HTC will give $100 in credit towards a future purchase of an HTC One.*
The HTC One M9 with UH OH Protection will be available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. It will also be available from Amazon, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, Costco Wholesale and Target. Exact specs, colors, availability and pricing of the individual carrier versions will be shared by the carriers and retailers. An unlocked version will be available on http://www.htc.com for $649, starting tonight (March 27(th)) at 12:01 AM ET, and for the first time a 12-month interest-free financing option. In addition to the Unlocked version, HTC.com will also offer carrier versions with the same payment option.
The HTC One M9 will be available with a range of unique accessories including a second-generation HTC Dot View(TM) case, which adds new color options with a transparent back. It also has cool new interactive features such as a customizable scrolling message, games and animated, holiday or make-your-own themes. Adventure seekers can pair the HTC One M9 with the IP68 water-resistant HTC Active Pro case.
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). http://www.htc.com
*Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Usage Study conducted in 4Q 2014
** Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. **UH OH Protection valid in the U.S./D.C. only. Proof of purchase required. Credit must be applied for and redeemed between 12 and 24 months after purchase. Carrier switch option limited to available devices for supported carriers/networks. Customer is responsible for carrier costs associated with carrier switch, including termination fees. See htc.com/us/uh-oh-protection for details.
Spring Into Fun with Limited Edition Nextbook Tablets with Android or Windows
Four Nextbook Tablets Now Available Nationwide at Walmart or Walmart.com for Under $200
WEST COVINA, Calif., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- E FUN, the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S.*, announces four limited edition Nextbook tablets available now at Walmart stores or Walmart.com this spring. These lightweight, sunlight readable tablets are just as ready for spring break as you are. With screen sizes ranging from 7" to 10.1", red and black models, and the option of the Android 4.4 or Windows 8.1 operating system, there is a Nextbook for everyone.
"We are very excited to offer customers several limited edition Nextbook tablets this spring," said Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice president of sales for E FUN. "Each limited edition Nextbook is the perfect size to bring on vacation, so you can surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, and play games no matter where your spring break plans take you."
Nextbook Ares 7 Android Tablet
An ultra-thin and lightweight 7" quad-core Android 4.4 KitKat tablet featuring 32GB of memory, Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in GPS module with Google Play, Barnes and Noble NOOK for Android, VUDU, Flixster, Net Nanny, CloudLink and more preloaded. Additional features include a front-facing camera, microphone, microSD card slot, microUSB port, and 3-axis G-sensor. Available at Walmart.com for $79.99, the Nextbook Ares 7 makes a great introduction tablet for kids and young adults.
Nextbook 8 Android Tablet (Black & Red Models)
A slim and sleek 8" (7.85") quad-core Android 4.4 KitKat tablet with 16GB of memory expandable via microSD card, Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in GPS module. Preloaded content includes Google Play, Barnes and Noble NOOK for Android, VUDU, Flixster, Net Nanny, CloudLink and more. Dual cameras, a microUSB port, miniHDMI port and 3-axis G-sensor make the Nextbook 8 perfect for entertainment. Available in black at Walmart.com for $69.99 and limited edition red in Walmart stores for $79.
Nextbook 10.1" 2-in-1 with Windows in Red
Get more done at home and on-the-go in style! The limited edition 10.1" 2-in-1 tablet with Windows 8.1 in red comes complete with a magnetic detachable POGO keyboard. This versatile tablet features a 1280x800 IPS screen, quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1GB DDR3 system memory, 32GB storage memory, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi, front and rear cameras, miniHDMI, microSD, microUSB, 3-axis G-sensor and more. Includes a one-year subscription for Office 365 Personal with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage. Available in Walmart stores for $179.
* Full year 2013 tablet unit market share as per IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker Q2 2014
About E FUN
E FUN, a designer and marketer of mobile lifestyle products, entered the North American market in late 2010. Since then, E FUN has grown to be one of the leading Android tablet brands at retail. Its ongoing product innovation and partnerships set E FUN apart from competitors and provide customers with unique out of the box experiences. Its product lines include the Nextbook line of Android tablets and patented APEN line of digital and touch pens. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California.
aLLreLi Technology: We are Confident On The Prospect For Sales Of The GALAXY S6 Phone
LONDON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- aLLreLi Technology announced the introduction of its new line of Flip and Wallet Case products specifically designed for Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones, and aLLreLi Marketing team created a pre-sale promotion called "1 dollar for 1 Case". There are more than 1000 customers pre-ordered S6 Cases within 4 hours.
"We are thrilled about our innovative product and successfully launch of our Galaxy S 6 Flip & Wallet Case specifically for Samsung Galaxy S6, we believe the sales of S6 Phone will be greater than previous galaxy series phones," aLLreLi Technology CEO,Kerry Smith remarked.
He disclosed that aLLreLi will design more accessories for the S6 as soon as possible, and will create more "one for one" promotion with customers who showed tremendous support for aLLreli products (allreli.com/deals.html).
aLLreLi Galaxy S6 Wallet Case
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Samsung and TeleHealth Services Announce Completion of New Patient Care Solution to Cut Costs of Interactive Patient Engagement Solutions in Half
New array of Samsung Smart LED hospital televisions and SmarTigr interactive patient engagement solutions provide healthcare facilities with cost-effective technology solutions to enhance patient satisfaction, operational efficiencies, and care management.
RALEIGH, N.C., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of hospital televisions and interactive patient engagement solutions, announced through their partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the completion of a new patient engagement solution called SmarTigr. To help hospitals and health systems improve both the patient experience and patient-provider communication, the SmarTigr utilizes the Smart TV functionality of the Samsung healthcare televisions combined with the clinical features of TeleHealth's iTigr patient engagement solution. Through this collaboration, hospitals across the country can experience new levels of patient engagement while achieving greater operational and cost efficiencies.
The new SmarTigr patient engagement solution dramatically lowers the cost of hospital patient interactive systems while expanding both clinical and non-clinical applications available including electronic whiteboards, patient portal registration, internet access, and additional patient education and entertainment options. Innovative advances in interoperable TV and Tigr patient engagement systems make it not only possible, but very practical for hospitals.
"Any hospital can get started quickly and powerfully," said Dan Nathan, senior vice president and general manager of TeleHealth Services. "The process is now simplified with a Tigr system and selecting the right TV every time hospital televisions are purchased. Samsung's new Hospital Smart TV allows TeleHealth Services to bring a sophisticated interactive patient care platform to every hospital utilizing their existing wiring and without the use of a set-top box. This significantly streamlines the implementation while providing substantial cost savings. The new functionality supports hospitals in meeting Meaningful Use criteria, establishing efficiency in communications between patients and clinicians, and advancing community health programs."
Samsung and TeleHealth Services first formed a partnership in 2010 to engineer, manufacture and distribute cutting-edge hospital televisions to the healthcare market. "The synergies between providing meaningful interactions with patients, and the heightened awareness around patient satisfaction made this a seamless partnership," said Jonas Tanenbaum, vice president of sales and marketing, hospitality TV at Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "TeleHealth Services is a leading healthcare technology innovator with a proven track record of architecting interactive education solutions that help patients manage their health and aid hospitals in reimbursement initiatives. We see this collaboration as the next phase in our joint quest to promote quality healthcare solutions and a more satisfying experience for patients."
"As outcomes-based payments begin to account for a greater portion of hospitals' revenues, patient engagement, population health management and patient satisfaction will continue to increase in importance. We have partnered with Samsung to leverage Smart TV features to aid healthcare administrators in achieving their patient engagement and experience objectives," said Nathan. "Television-based entertainment, education and communication are key components of the patient experience. With the shared vision of our two companies and the power of the Smart TV for healthcare, these components become inseparable, allowing hospitals to provide a richer patient experience than ever before."
To receive a demonstration of the new SmarTigr interactive patient engagement solution on the new Samsung Smart TV healthcare television at HIMSS please visit booth #8121.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.:
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit http://www.samsung.com for more information.
About TeleHealth Services:
With more than 2,500 healthcare clients across the country, TeleHealth Services is the nation's leading provider of integrated technology and communications solutions for the healthcare market. Combining 50+ years of healthcare expertise and partnerships with industry leading manufacturers, TeleHealth Services is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of hospital technology solutions that includes:
-- Interactive patient education platforms
-- Comprehensive hospital television systems
-- Bedside patient entertainment solutions
-- Comprehensive design, implementation, and service packages
-- Flexible financing solutions
-- Complete healthcare audio visual solutions
Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation. Telerent, founded in 1957, operates as a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc. For more information on TeleHealth, call 800-733-8610, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.
Stugan Adds High-profile Game Developers from Minecraft, King Digital Entertainment and Elsewhere to Mentor Line-up
Swedish Games Accelerator Extends Deadline to April 15, 2015 and Adds an Early-bird Round for Submissions - Allowing for Review Panel Feedback
STOCKHOLM, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stugan, the games accelerator launched by Sweden's most influential video game developers and entrepreneurs, today announced its initial line-up of mentors, workshop speakers and content for accepted applicants. The initial roster includes a well-rounded, highly respected cast of games industry professionals spanning across development, design, production, monetization, venture capital, marketing and more. Current mentors include:
-- Jens Bergensten (Jeb_), lead developer of Minecraft at Mojang.
-- Tommy Palm, co-founder and CEO of Resolution Games and long-time Swedish
games industry veteran.
-- Oskar Burman, general manager of Rovio Stockholm and one of Sweden's
most well-known figures within the games industry.
-- Christofer Sundberg, founder and creative director of Avalanche Studios.
-- Paul Bragiel, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and
managing partner and co-founder of I/O Ventures.
-- Alexander Ekvall, director of product at King Digital Entertainment
overseeing production for Candy Crush Saga and other hit games.
"We're excited to have such prominent games industry players shepherding Stugan's inaugural batch of participants. The team is also seeing a great amount of support and interest for participation from Sweden's leading games companies like King Digital Entertainment, Mojang and others," said Tommy Palm. "We've received some great applications so far and look forward to seeing how the final group of applicants shapes up."
Stugan also announced the extension of its application deadline through April 15, 2015 to give applicants an opportunity for feedback on initial submissions. With this, applicants who submit their entries by the last day of March will be provided feedback from the review panel and allowed to resubmit their entries to increase their chances of admission.
Stugan will be accepting 20 aspiring game developers, who will spend eight weeks over the summer of 2015 with all expenses paid in a traditional "Stugan" (cabin) in the Swedish countryside. They will be supported and mentored while building their games and will eventually present their work to potential publishers, sponsors and investors. Unlike traditional accelerator programs, all participants will keep the rights to the games they work on.
The application process is simple and includes a 90 second video, where applicants present themselves and their game idea, along with a short written description of themselves, the game and the goal they want to reach. Applicants can be for games developers across any platform and from anywhere in the world. To submit an application and see additional program details go to http://www.stugan.com.
Stugan is a non-profit organization that organizes the annual accelerator program for aspiring game developers. The word Stugan means "the cabin" in Swedish and is also a throwback to the name of the first Swedish commercial computer game made in 1978. Stugan leverages the expertise of the established Swedish game industry and aims to provide opportunities for shepherding up-and-coming game designers and developers through development, publishing, marketing and more for ensuring a successful games launch. Stugan is supported by individuals including Oskar Burman, general manager of Rovio Stockholm; Tommy Palm, co-founder and CEO of Resolution Games and Christofer Sundberg, founder and creative director at Avalanche Studios. For more information visit http://www.stugan.com and on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/stugan_
King Digital Entertainment and Candy Crush Saga are trademarks of King.com Ltd. Other trade names are trademarks of their respective owners.
New Synopsys ASIP Designer Tool Speeds Development of Application-Specific Instruction-Set Processors by 5X
Automatic Generation of the Software Development Kit in Parallel with the Hardware Model Enables Rapid Architectural Exploration to Optimize ASIPs for Power, Performance and Area
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
-- Synopsys' ASIP Designer automates the design of application-specific
instruction-set processors and programmable accelerators
-- Leverages Synopsys' proven ASIP tool technology that has been used by
more than 50 companies to design hundreds of successful products
-- Unique "compiler-in-the-loop" feature enables use of application code to
optimize ASIP architecture for performance and power
-- Integrated LLVM-based compiler front-end and OpenCL kernel language
support enables efficient compilation of C, C++ and OpenCL-based
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) today announced availability of its new ASIP Designer tool that speeds the design of application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) and programmable accelerators. ASIP Designer's language-based approach allows the automatic generation of synthesizable RTL and software development kits (SDKs) from a single input specification, accelerating the processor design and verification effort by up to 5X compared to traditional manual approaches. ASIPs are deployed in a wide range of signal-processing intensive applications, including wireless base stations, mobile handsets, audio processing, image processing and cloud computing.
"Using Synopsys' ASIP tools we've developed and deployed a full line of highly differentiated AudioSmart products. These products are based on the Conexant Audio Processing Engine, or CAPE, a Conexant-designed DSP," said Saleel Awsare, vice president and general manager at Conexant. "Application-specific architecture optimizations make CAPE highly efficient for far-field voice and audio playback processing, and Synopsys' tools assure ease of creation and programmability. By continuing to invest in ASIP tool technology, Synopsys is helping Conexant create market-leading domain-specific products."
ASIP Designer enables users to explore multiple processor architecture alternatives in minutes. Using a single input specification in the nML language, the tool automatically generates both the synthesizable RTL of the processor as well as an SDK that includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, instruction set simulator, linker, assembler, software debugger and profiler. This ensures consistency of the hardware and the SDK at all stages of the design process. The patented compiler generation technology includes an LLVM compiler front-end and support for the OpenCL kernel language. Immediate availability of the compiler enables users to run their C, C++ and OpenCL application code on the automatically-generated instruction-set simulator as soon as the nML-based description is available. With this unique "compiler-in the-loop" approach as well as the extensive profiling capabilities of the debugger, ASIP Designer users can rapidly analyze and explore ASIP architectures and instruction sets to find the optimal power and performance design points for the target application.
ASIP Designer also automatically generates a SystemC-based transaction-level model, allowing pre-silicon software development using virtual prototypes such as those designed with Synopsys' Virtualizer(TM) tool set. A common and easy-to-use flow from RTL generation to instantiation in the HAPSÂ® FPGA-based prototyping system, in addition to the automatic generation of JTAG-based on-chip debug logic, enables designers to integrate the ASIP into the system-on-chip (SoC) design and connect the prototype with real-world I/Os to validate the hardware-software integration.
A wide range of example ASIP designs for highly differentiated architectures, provided in nML source code, allows designers to quickly start designing their own ASIP that targets their specific application requirements.
"ASIPs offer distinct advantages over standard DSPs and fixed hardware in many data plane and signal processing applications," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and prototyping at Synopsys. "Synopsys' new ASIP Designer tool, built on proven technology used in hundreds of products in the market, helps design teams speed the development of custom processors and programmable accelerators tuned to their specific application. ASIP Designer gives users the ability to explore and optimize processor architectures for the best power, performance and area, giving them a distinct advantage in creating highly differentiated products."
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) is the Silicon to Software(TM) partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15(th) largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, and is also a leader in software quality and security testing with its CoverityÂ® solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at http://www.synopsys.com.
Noteburner Launches M4V Converter Plus v5.1.0 to Fix iTunes 12.1 Compatible Issue
NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NoteBurner Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a new version of NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Windows v5.1.0 on March 20, 2015, which perfectly supports the full 64-bit iTunes 12.1. What's worth mentioning is that all NoteBurner programs work well with both iTunes 12.1 and Mac/Windows latest operation system.
iTunes had updated to v12.1 which now is a full 64-bit application on 64-bit editions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista. With this update, all iTunes companions or plug-ins in the market fail to recognize iTunes. Whereas, NoteBurner Inc., as a professional DRM remover software provider which always keeps pace with iTunes new version and customers' requirements, swiftly responses to the updated iTunes 12.1, to be the first one to launch a new version to support iTunes 12.1 and solve the incompatible issues.
This newly released version of NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Windows mainly aims at solving the problem that NoteBurner cannot launch iTunes 12.1 successfully, as well as fixing the converted video resolution problem if customizing size option as auto and same as source conversion does not always keep the original resolution.
As a vast majority of people have upgraded to the latest version of iTunes 12.1 automatically or manually, the incompatible issue troubled all of them and brought much inconvenience. In line with the principle of pursuit of excellence and customer first, NoteBurner Inc. has been struggling for days, and finally released a new version to support iTunes 12.1, which puts NoteBurner in a leading position among other similar software in the market.
NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Windows Features
-- Remove DRM from iTunes M4V movie Rentals & Purchases.
-- Convert iTunes M4V to plain MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, MPEG, MP3, AAC...
-- Keep all audio tracks (include AC3 Dolby 5.1 Audio) and Multilanguage
-- Transfer to Android/Windows devices, TV, game consoles.
-- 20X conversion speed with 100% original video quality preserved
-- Fully customizable output profiles to fit various devices.
For more information about Noteburner M4V Converter Plus for Windows, please visit: http://www.noteburner.com/m4v-converter-plus-for-windows.html
Price and Availability
It costs $44.95 to get the full version of NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Windows. The program runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (32-bit & 64-bit) perfectly.
Noteburner Inc. promises life-long free updates, free technical support and 60 days money back guarantee if not satisfied with the product since purchased.
By now, NoteBurner has won rave reviews and brought the best experience to users. And, NoteBurner Inc. commits to offer users the fastest and most useful DRM removal software and promises no efforts would be spared to make the program better by adding new features and fixing bugs.
Broadcom Launches First HD Satellite Set-top Box SoC for China
New Chip with AVS+ Decoding Supports Market Transition to High-Definition Broadcasts
BEIJING, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CCBN 2015 - Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a new high definition (HD) set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) for China's free-to-air (FTA) satellite market. As the momentum to deploy HD programming in China increases, Broadcom's BCM7228 chip enables satellite TV operators to roll out more advanced services and additional HD satellite broadcast transmissions through the integration of Audio Video Coding Standard (AVS+) decompression. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
Broadcom's BCM7228 SoC is compliant with the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) standards for compression. It also provides state-of-the-art Conditional Access (CA) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) security to protect the rights of content providers. Broadcom will demonstrate the BCM7228 HD STB SoC at CCBN in Beijing, March 26-28.
"Broadcom has developed customized set-top box technology for operators in China to upgrade their subscribers to high-definition satellite TV services at minimal cost," said Dan Marotta, Broadcom Executive Vice President & General Manager, Broadband & Connectivity Group. "Our latest offering is a highly secure chip that supports the advancement of the Chinese satellite TV market from standard to high definition broadcasts, which is forecast to grow steadily over the next five years."
Key Features of the BCM7228 SoC
-- Reduces design complexity, size and system cost to accelerate deployment
of HD satellite STBs
-- Meets network content protection requirements set by SARFT
-- 1080p AVS+ decode and display
-- High performance CPU and graphics engine
-- Over 750 DMIPS application CPU
-- Over 300 million pixel/second graphics engine for 2D graphic
-- Design supports China DTH tuner and demodulator
-- 16-bit DDR3 support for optimal cost/performance technology
Broadcom's BCM7228 is currently sampling.
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Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500Â® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. BroadcomÂ® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With one of the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everythingÂ®. For more information, go to http://www.broadcom.com.
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Samtec to Demonstrate 28 Gbps FireFly(TM) with Anritsu MP1800A BERT at OFC 2015
- High-quality Signals Generated by BERT to Highlight Link Performance of 12-channel 28 Gbps Product Family -
RICHARDSON, Texas, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company (OFC booth #1309) and Samtec, Inc. (OFC booth #1849) will be conducting optical transmission technology demonstrations in the Samtec booth during OFC 2015, to be held in Los Angeles, March 24-26. The demonstrations will use high-quality signals generated from the Anritsu MP1800A BERT Signal Quality Analyzer to highlight the link performance (up to 28 Gbps) of Samtec's new 12-channel, 28 Gbps FireFly(TM) Micro Flyover System(TM).
The superior signal integrity up to 32 Gbps of the MP1800A BERT enables Samtec to measure and optimize the FireFly 28 Gbps x4 and x12 product performance quickly, easily and accurately. The instrument's integrated Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) supports output of high-quality, low intrinsic jitter signals. The MP1800A also provides a built-in High Sensitivity Error Detector (ED) with best-in-class input sensitivity and fast Auto Adjust function.
Samtec's FireFly product family includes x4 bidirectional, and x12 unidirectional and bidirectional variants to cover data rates from 1 to 28 Gbps. FireFly features the smallest form factor in the industry, taking up 1.82 square centimeters of PCB space and only 7.40 mm tall with the cold plate heat sink. It connects to the board through a high-speed, state-of-the-art 0.50 mm pitch edge card connector along with a 0.80 mm compression connector/latching mechanism, which makes installation fast, easy and secure. FireFly modules can be placed next to the processor for greater signal integrity and can send signals outside the box up to 100 meters.
Samtec is an international supplier of interconnects, cable assemblies and design solutions. Products include high speed board level interconnects, high speed cable assemblies, optical systems, IC packaging and microelectronics expertise, the industry's largest variety of board-to-board interconnects, rugged and power systems, micro rugged interconnects and sealed products. Samtec provides full channel system support, streamlining and optimizing the signal path, from the IC to the board, any point in between and beyond. Phone: 1-800-SAMTEC-9 (800-726-8329), http://www.samtec.com
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.
CONTACT: Anritsu Contact: Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing, Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org, 972.761.4625; Agency Contact: Patrick Brightman, 3E Public Relations, email@example.com, 973.263.5475; Samtec Contact: Kevin Burt, Kevin.Burt@samtec.com, 408.217.5143
New USB 3.1 End-to-End Test Suite Provides Comprehensive Solution for Transmitter, Receiver, Protocol, and Cable/Connector Testing
Automated Physical Layer Test Package Simplifies USB3.1 Compliance Testing
CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the QPHY-USB3.1-Tx-Rx package for automated USB 3.1 transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) compliance testing, characterization, and debug, creating a unique and comprehensive USB 3.1 test suite. With the new test package, USB 3.1 testing can be performed on both Gen1 (5 Gb/s) and Gen2 (10 Gb/s) devices under test according to the latest USB 3.1 specifications. Tx testing is performed using a high-bandwidth 16 GHz oscilloscope while Rx testing is performed using the Protocol Enabled Receiver and Transmitter Tolerance Tester (PeRT(3)). The new QPHY-USB3.1-Tx-Rx software leverages the QualiPHY automated test framework which provides connection diagrams, automated oscilloscope operation, and report generation.
Integrated Transmitter/Receiver Test Solution
Combining the powerful capabilities of a Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope with the unique features of the PeRT(3), creates an integrated Tx/Rx solution. For example, the QPHY-USB3.1-Tx-Rx software will fully automate Tx testing by requesting the DUT to change compliance patterns for each test, and the receiver calibration process is completely automated by allowing the oscilloscope to communicate directly with the PeRT(3). This combination simplifies the test process and saves time. The QPHY-USB3.1-Tx-Rx software provides one unified interface for performing both Tx and Rx testing. Competitive solutions require different test environments and complex, multi-instrument setups which complicate the testing process and add cost.
Beyond USB 3.1 Physical Layer Testing
Teledyne LeCroy is the only test and measurement instrument provider that offers a complete line of USB 3.1 test solutions covering transmitter, receiver, protocol, and cable/connector compliance, characterization, and debug. All USB 3.1 testing can be accomplished with a single point of procurement and support. In addition to the transmitter/receiver test solution, the test suite also includes the Voyager M310C protocol analyzer and the SPARQ network analyzer.
The Voyager M310C is a multifunction platform with integrated USB Exerciser option supporting both host and device emulation up to 10 Gb/s line speed, which allows the user to transmit custom packets with low-level control of headers, payloads, timing and link states and error injection. Along with Type-C connectors, the Voyager M310C supports power delivery in analyzer and exerciser modes, including the ability to act as either source or sink as a power delivery end point.
The Teledyne LeCroy SPARQ Signal Integrity Network Analyzer can be used to measure insertion loss, impedance, and crosstalk measurements on USB 3.1 transmitters, receivers, and cables. The SPARQ is a TDR/TDT-based analyzer that easily measures S-parameters with just a single button press, and at a fraction of the cost of a VNA.
Teledyne LeCroy's coordinated USB 3.1 test solutions ensure the right support for every stage of development, debug and compliance.
QPHY-USB3.1-Tx-Rx is available for $8,000. Oscilloscopes capable of testing USB 3.1 start at $158,900 and a PeRT(3 )capable of testing USB 3.1 starts at $182,000.
About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.
QualiPHY, Teledyne LeCroy's automated test engine, is designed to reduce the time and effort needed to perform compliance testing on a wide array of high-speed serial buses. QualiPHY is the most intuitive and efficient tool available for performing serial data compliance testing. Selecting a new standard or test setup is done without leaving the main screen, and the user can start testing with a single button press. QualiPHY may be executed directly on the host oscilloscope, or it may be run on a computer located anywhere in the world, accessing the oscilloscope via LAN/WAN connections. The framework offers flexible reporting including pass/fail indications and screenshots from pertinent tests.
Teledyne LeCroy Introduces New LabMaster and WaveMaster Oscilloscopes for Testing Next-generation High-speed Electrical and Optical Links
CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Teledyne LeCroy today announced significant enhancements to the two highest performance oscilloscope product lines in the company's portfolio. From the introduction of the 30 GHz WaveMaster 8 Zi in 2009 to the 100 GHz LabMaster 10 Zi available today, these award-winning oscilloscope platforms have advanced Teledyne LeCroy's technology leadership by aggressively pushing real-time bandwidth and sample rate boundaries. The new LabMaster 10 Zi-A delivers improved performance in effective number of bits and baseline noise along with the industry leading jitter measurement floor. The new WaveMaster 8 Zi-B features increased sample rate, lower noise, enhanced processing capabilities and the latest version of Teledyne LeCroy's advanced oscilloscope user interface, MAUI. Both the LabMaster 10Zi-A with the flagship 100 GHz model and the WaveMaster 8 Zi-B are debuting at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in Los Angeles, California today.
LabMaster 10 Zi-A
The LabMaster 10 Zi-A series of real-time oscilloscopes builds on the success of the LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope series. The new models include significant improvements in signal fidelity and noise performance. With these enhancements, Teledyne LeCroy achieves industry leadership in jitter measurement floor, while maintaining leadership in bandwidth (100 GHz), sample rate (240 GS/s) and intrinsic (sample clock) jitter (50 fs). The LabMaster 10 Zi-A's exceptional modular ChannelSync architecture lets users build oscilloscopes with up to 80 channels, with better than 130 fs channel-to-channel jitter -- no other oscilloscope can specify this level of performance. Serial data and optical modulation measurement toolkits, including SDAIII-CompleteLinQ and Optical-LinQ provide a rich set of tools for advanced analysis. A new PAM4 analysis package is the first software package available for real-time oscilloscope analysis of systems using PAM4 signaling. These analysis capabilities coupled with the performance enhancements make the LabMaster 10 Zi-A the most capable oscilloscope on the market for engineers designing next-generation high-speed electrical and optical links.
WaveMaster 8 Zi-B
The Teledyne LeCroy WaveMaster 8 Zi-A has established itself as a workhorse oscilloscope platform for the most demanding measurement challenges in high-speed electronics, optical communications, and scientific research. The updated WaveMaster 8 Zi-B enhances the capabilities of its predecessor with lower noise, higher sampling rates, deeper acquisition memory, and the next generation of Teledyne LeCroy's MAUI oscilloscope user interface. SDA 8 Zi-B Serial Data Analyzer models are specifically configured for testing today's high-speed electronics systems, with the most advanced eye and jitter analysis toolkit, additional acquisition memory, and a true hardware serial data trigger. When coupled with Teledyne LeCroy's comprehensive set of standard-specific analysis options, the SDA 8Zi-B is the ideal tool for testing, characterizing and debugging USB3.1, PCI Express, DDR memory, MIPI M-PHY and D-PHY, and many other applications.
Pricing and Availability
LabMaster 10 Zi-A system US list prices start at $215,885. LabMaster 10 Zi-A systems include either an MCM-Zi-A or SDA MCM-Zi-A, along with at least one acquisition module, and are available with bandwidths ranging from 20 GHz to 100 GHz. Delivery time is approximately 6-8 weeks ARO.
WaveMaster 8 Zi-B and SDA 8 Zi-B oscilloscopes are available with bandwidths ranging from 4 GHz to 30 GHz. WaveMaster 8 Zi-B US list prices start at $75,600; SDA 8 Zi-B US list prices start at $90,600. Delivery time is approximately 6-8 weeks ARO.
About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.
BEATGASM Partners with Coors Light During Miami Music Week for Social Contests, Giveaways and More
The BEATGASM Hotel Takes Over Clevelander South Beach to Host a Unique Mini-Festival Celebrating Their Debut
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BEATGASM, the first free electronic dance music streaming web player of its kind, has taken over Clevelander South Beach and transformed the iconic venue into an unforgettable mini-festival with a collection of recognized chart-topping talent that can only be rivaled by Ultra Music Festival itself. From March 26-29, The BEATGASM Hotel will host over 120 world-renowned and emerging DJs from around the globe with no charge of admission.
The BEATGASM Hotel presents itself as more than a music-streaming platform, uniquely providing guests with an opportunity to connect with artists and brands in a more intimate and affordable environment. Recently BEATGASM has partnered with Coors Light to bring together various social events, promotions and artist interactions.
In addition to promotional takeaways and social contests, BEATGASM Hotel is bringing snow to South Beach - giving a VIP refresh opportunity like never before in the Coors Light "Cold Section". People are encouraged to follow the hashtag #reFRESHMIA for a chance to virtually experience this exclusive mini-festival.
"Our partnership with BEATGASM is a dynamic component of our reFRESH initiative where we engage our consumers as they pursue their passions," said Brian Reames, Field Marketing Manager for MillerCoors. "This experience will be truly unique and provide the perfect opportunity to support our consumer's desire to push things forward, find sociability and share epic moments."
"We want to connect with brands and products that are in line with what our listeners like. We've worked hard to create an event that celebrates great music and the spirit of Miami," said Jeff Rimmer, President at BEATGASM. "Partnering with Coors will amplify the mini-festival experience at The BEATGASM Hotel, giving people a chance to interact with one of their favorite brands."
To gain free access to The BEATGASM Hotel, download the BEATGASM app on iOS or Android. Within the Profile section of the app, there is a QR Code to scan for free entry. People without an iPhone or Android phone can sign up for the web player at http://www.BEATGASM.com. The BEATGASM Hotel is a 21+ event.
About Coors Brewing Company
Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery's original and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (Coors.com, Facebook.com/CoorsBanquet), still brewed exclusively in Golden using only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light (CoorsLight.com, Facebook.com/CoorsLight, @CoorsLight on Twitter) was introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (KeystoneLight.com, Facebook.com/KeystoneLight) is one the country's most popular economy beers. Coors Brewing Company operates in the United States and Puerto Rico as part of MillerCoors, a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.
BEATGASM, the ultimate electronic dance music experience, gives people the ability to stream their favorite EDM artists and tracks anytime, anywhere through connected devices. With a variety of streaming and DJ-curated stations, BEATGASM provides a tailored listening experience based on user preferences including genre, energy and mood. BEATGASM allows users to both follow their favorite artists in real-time and explore dance music from around the world with the tap of a finger. BEATGASM will be partnering with newly formed record labels, established industry leaders and A-List DJs to bring together a mobile streaming EDM experience like never before. Recognized by The Miami News Times, Dancing Astronaut, EDMInsider, The Daily-Beat and countless other media outlets, BEATGASM is poised to take the EDM world by storm. Join the movement by downloading the mobile application on the iTunes store. To learn more please, visit https://www.beatgasm.com/.
For more information on BEATGASM, visit BEATGASM.com. For VIP media passes, interviews, images or other materials related to The BEATGASM Hotel, please contact Mason Lopez, Raker Goldstein PR, 212-863-4183, firstname.lastname@example.org or press@BEATGASM.com.
OtterBox Helps Avoid 'Uh Oh' Moments with HTC One M9 Cases
FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Oops" moments are inevitable, which is why HTC unveiled Uh Oh(TM) protection for the recently announced HTC One M9. HTC One M9 owners get $100 toward the purchase of their next HTC One device if they don't need a replacement within the first year. Committed to protecting HTC fans' investments, OtterBox announces the trusted, rugged protection of Defender Series and the simplicity of Alpha Glass premium glass screen protectors for HTC One M9, available now.
"The Uh Oh protection plan from HTC is an innovative, industry-leading program for smartphone users," said OtterBox President and CEO Pete Lindgren. "OtterBox is proud to be a part of the Made for HTC(TM) program, and our new cases help keep phones running strong and cash in consumers' pockets."
Defender Series protects the HTC One M9 against bumps and drops with legendary triple-layer defense. A built-in membrane blocks the vibrant display from scratches and scuffs without interfering with touch sensitivity. The rugged HTC One M9 case features a polycarbonate shell and shock-absorbing slipcover to defend against dust and drops, while the precision-cut form factor ensures all features and functions remain intact. The included holster-style belt clip allows for easy access on belts or straps and doubles as a display stand.*
Alpha Glass, available in Clear and Privacy, provides stand-alone protection for the HTC One M9 to guard against display scratches and cracks. Alpha Glass Clear offers immaculate clarity, while Privacy conceals side views from peering eyes. This fortified, anti-shatter glass defends the high-resolution display, while reactive touch technology retains full touchscreen sensitivity. The HTC One M9 screen protector is easy to install, with an included application tray for a precise, bubble-free experience.
Defender Series and Alpha Glass for HTC One M9 are available now on otterbox.com and select retail locations. For more information and availability, visit otterbox.com.
Starting in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox(Â®) has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.** Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices is the result of precision engineering, diligent testing and continual technological advancement, giving technology users the confidence to make the most of their mobile world. OtterBox is a seven-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.
For more information, visit otterbox.com. Protecting your mobile world.
* Defender Series NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against bump, drop and shock.
** No. 1-selling smartphone case source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 1/2014 - 12/2014