element14 Partners with TE Connectivity to Showcase Solutions for Industrial Control and Material Handling in China
SHANGHAI, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Access from element14 the latest TE connectors, relays and passive components, and
Deutsch products for aerospace, defense and marine applications
element14 has partnered with TE Connectivity to showcase the latest products
specifically for material handling and industrial control. This will be launched in key
cities in China in the coming weeks, where customers will receive the latest product and
technology updates and demonstrations of the newest products for industrial control; in
applications such as HMI System, distributed power, logic control, safety and date, and
material handling design; motor and controllers, sensing devices, pneumatic power, and
Uma Pingali, Regional Director of North Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific, said: "We are
delighted to partner with TE to make available their newest ranges to our customers in
China. At element14, customers can easily access our extensive product offering through
our multi-channels, and this roadshow is another avenue to showcase the latest products
directly to customers in key cities in central China."
Mr Nico Sin, Director, Primary Accounts, TE Connectivity Asia, added, "Our partnership
with element14 in a variety of ways to address every channel, enables us to provide
support directly and on the ground to our China customers. This makes it even easier for
our customers to view and select all the products they need in one place, at element14."
In addition, customers will get to view over 27,000 of TE's Deutsch brand of
high-performance interconnect solutions for harsh environment applications in aerospace,
defense and marine. More details are available at http://cn.element14.com/deutsch
Electronics design engineers, engineers and buyers from CEMs, OEMs, production and
maintenance, and electronics enthusiasts who are interested in these products can contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone +800-820-5279 to join the roadshow. Customers
attending the roadshow will also get special gift vouchers to purchase the latest products
and participate in a lucky draw.
element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for
electronic system design, maintenance and repair including an extensive range of
development kits and PCB boards, semiconductors
[http://cn.element14.com/semiconductors-tools ], connectors, cables, electromechanical and
passives components; switches, relays, capacitors and resistors.
The virtues of an Electrone Americas Ltd. USB keypad with display
ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- User-friendly and cost-efficient keypads suit a wide variety of applications. They are a match made in heaven for health clubs, gyms, and yoga and martial arts studios. For martial arts studios in particular, which tend to attract a younger clientele, a keypad with display offers an easy--and forgiving--solution to monitoring attendance.
Here is a telling example of how a keypad with display can fulfill a need like nothing else. David Dye, the operator of Shuyokan Ryu Martial Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California, needed a way his students, who start at age seven, could enter their ID number directly into the Martial Arts Organizer software program. His software provider, martialartsorganizer.com, offered some hardware on their site, but no key pads. Martial arts organizer offered a bar code scanner, which was more expensive and complex, requiring students to remember their cards and scan them properly. They was also the option of an off-the-shelf keypad, which Dye tried, but the problem with that was if a number was entered wrong, there was no way of fixing the mistake. Another child's number, or a nonexistent number, would be counted on the attendance record.
Dye was clear about what he needed for optimal efficiency: a numeric keypad with a display so the student can see the numbers as entered, with a backspace key to correct errors. Once the number was inputted accurately, Dye wanted an Enter or Green button to enter the number into the software program. "Above all, I needed it to be kept simple," says Dye, "so that a seven-year-old could use it without problems. Electrone Americas was the only company I found that could do what I wanted my hardware to do. They were very helpful, and as soon as I plugged their keypad in, it worked, and alleviated the need for having a second computer." Electrone America's USB HID keypad saved the day--and the dojo--with a cost-effective, intuitive to use, and self-contained solution to an automatic attendance system.
The 735 Numeric Keypad with display suits numerous market requirements for different needs. Electrone Americas Ltd., Co. has created a keypad that will offer high quality solutions across all industries. Take advantage of the 735 USB and TCP/IPNumeric Keypads for your business's needs today.
Gaming Product and Service Provider MMOXEBR Lauches in Brazil
CHONGQING, China, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The website for MMOXEBR, a subsidiary of SoftIsland Co., Ltd, http://www.mmoxe.com.br, has finally arrived in Brzail. We are offering a 10% discount on all products from May 13 to May 20, along with an offer of a 3-BRL voucher for every purchase.
Who We Are:
Our main products including prepaid cards, Cdkeys, in-game currency and power-leveling services. MMOXE.com.br is a new website designed to provide services to Brazilian customers. We have been operating in both North America and Europe for more than 10 years on these sites:
We believe that gamers in Brazil have had shopping experiences on those sites. However, to service Brazilian consumers better, we have launched the Portuguese website in order to provide 100% satisfactory services to Brazilian consumers.
MMOXE is a one-stop sales platform for gaming products and services. Our clients can get pre-paid cards (Playstation network card, ITunes Gift Card, etc.), Cdkeys, in-game currency (MMORPG) and power-leving services all in one shopping site.
-- Bank Transfer (Bradesco, Banco do Brasil, Standner,HSBC,Itaú)
-- Credit Card
-- Fast delivery after payment confirmation.
-- 100% secure, all cdkeys are scanned from physical copies and delivered
via email. For in-game currency, we promise that you will not be
bothered by account suspension.
With over 10 years experience, we have built a solid foundation within the gaming industry, dealing with all aspects of online gaming via our trading platform. We offer better prices, localized payment methods and professional services.
SHENZHEN, China, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, will show its lineup of products at COMPUTEX 2013, Taipei, Jun. 4 - 8. The booth number of Huntkey is J1009a, Nangang Hall.
As a well-known power supply provider, this year, Huntkey will consolidate its leading position in this area and surprise customers with its latest FX Series of power supplies, including FX500SE (80PLUS Platinum), FX620M (80PLUS Bronze) and FX750GM (80PLUS Gold). At COMPUTEX 2013, Huntkey will also bring a super slim 80PLUS Bronze power supply for all-in-one PCs. There will also be 5 80PLUS Platinum server power supplies on hand, which will help to demonstrate Huntkey's professionalism and dominance in different aspects of the power supply industry.
Huntkey has provided several notebook adapters with different wattages. The latest 45W adapter for ultrabooks will make its world debut at the trade show. Huntkey is also providing several notebook adapters upgraded with better solutions and wider compatibility.
Huntkey will also be exhibiting several power banks, with different capacities, designed to meet your differing charging needs when you are on-the-go. The latest HPBA12000 provides the largest capacity with up to 12000mAh.
The latest iCarMate Car Charger Series will provide many charging solutions for your iPhone5, iPad 4, iPad Mini and more. The Huntkey Lightning to USB Cables, with different color options, will serve as a satisfactory backup for original cables.
Huntkey is also bringing several high quality power strips of different standards to meet global needs. There are also two interesting systems - the smart housing system and the TV remote control system, as well as some cutting-edge gadgets.
All are welcome to visit Huntkey at COMPUTEX 2013, Taipei!
Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1992, is a professional provider that specializes in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power supplies. Huntkey's products include power supplies (1W~250KW), power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, power banks, chargers, power supply converters, power strips, LED lights, and more. The industrial parks of Huntkey in Shenzhen, Heyuan and Hefei, which cover a total area of over 750,000 square meters, are now the largest IT manufacturing base in mainland China. Huntkey, with over 8,000 employees has set up its branch companies in Hong Kong and Japan. Its clients are found all over the world in more than 50 countries and regions, including Lenovo, DELL, Bestbuy, Exper, Vestel, Positivo, Durama, Unicoba, DSG, HCL, Carrefour, FPT, Siragon, Olidata, and others.
Ammunition Collaborates with Adobe on Ground-breaking New Hardware "Project Mighty" Smart Stylus and "Project Napoleon," Digital Ruler
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The renowned industrial design firm, Ammunition, is proud to introduce the first results of its collaboration with Adobe Systems Incorporated -- the software giant's first foray into exploring hardware products. Adobe debuted the "Project Mighty" stylus for tablets and the "Project Napoleon" digital ruler at their annual MAX conference during the May 6, 2013 morning keynote.
Michael Gough, VP of Experience Design at Adobe, used the two products onstage at the MAX conference, demonstrating the seamless integration with Adobe Creative Cloud and Kuler software, and the pressure sensitive nature of the "Project Mighty" stylus, which helps it draw a natural and expressive line and can access cloud based content via the stylus into the application at hand. In a blog post about the event, Gough wrote "Although we spend many hours a day behind the keyboard and mouse, we still often start the creative process as we did thousands of years ago with pen and paper. But with tablets and new input methods like Mighty, this is going to change - I am confident."
ANALOG FOR THE CLOUD
Ammunition's team of designers have collaborated with Adobe to produce "Project Mighty", a Bluetooth-enabled cloud pen for the iPad and iPhone, and "Project Napoleon," a Bluetooth, multifunctional straight edge for the iPad as well as accessories such as a unique desk-top charging dock that highlights the spire-like nature of the pen. "We partnered with Adobe on a variety of hardware explorations to create a holistic and thoughtfully designed product experience," said Ammunition founder/partner Robert Brunner, "We all understand tools, and the pen and ruler are the most iconic instruments embedded in our idea of drawing and writing, but they haven't been effectively introduced into the digital world. The form language, the feel, and the integration into Adobe's services and products had to be right while also creating an object of desire - something beautiful and alluring."
The simple, elegant "Project Mighty" stylus is first and foremost an incredible drawing tool made of high-end materials and finishes, with a design that incorporates architectural influences while remaining ergonomic. "The materials we're using needed to be straightforward and honest, which is why aluminum feels and looks like aluminum, and plastic looks like plastic. We wanted something simple and pure but also very different and unique," said Brunner.
Of the design, Brunner added, "the twisted hydroformed aluminum body is a smooth, flowing gesture with a slight taper toward the front giving it a nice forward movement. The plastic on the rear end and of the nozzle works great functionally by giving an antenna window and an insulation area, but also creates a good balance to the form." The twisted triangular shape is highly ergonomic and was inspired by triangular rubber pencil grips used by young schoolchildren.
The Ammunition/Adobe design team collectively sees the Project Mighty stylus as a "Cloud based pen for the post-PC world." These new physical device concepts come in the wake of big changes for Adobe as the software company announced its movement toward a more cloud-based subscription model, and continuing focus on Creative Cloud, the company's flagship offering for creative which prioritizes frictionless creative workflows across desktop, web and mobile applications. Going forward, the "Project Mighty" stylus and "Project Napoleon" straight edge could possibly provide a unique cloud-connected interface for this range of Adobe applications.
The driving force behind some of the most iconic and beloved products and services of recent years, including Beats by Dr. Dre and the NOOK by Barnes & Noble, San Francisco-based Ammunition was founded to create and communicate brilliant ideas through products, brands, and their surrounding experiences. Ammunition holds the elusive key to designing products that revolutionize markets and drive businesses. In other words, they know the secret to making really cool stuff that people love and buy. Led by Robert Brunner, founder/partner, Brett Wickens, creative director/partner, and Matt Rolandson, partner, Ammunition's clients include Adobe, Nike, Kohler, Square, Lark, Barnes & Noble, and Williams-Sonoma, among others. For more information, please visit http://www.ammunitiongroup.com.
ABOUT ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com.
Industry's Smallest 18-Bit Successive Approximation Register (SAR) ADC from Maxim Integrated Saves 70% Board Space
Maxim's bipolar SAR ADC integrates a reference buffer and internal reference while offering excellent AC and DC performance.
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced that it is now shipping the MAX11156, the industry's smallest 12-pin, 18-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Available in a tiny 3mm x 3mm TDFN package, the MAX11156 integrates an internal reference and reference buffer, saving cost and at least 70% board space over competing solutions. With 18-bit resolution, this high-performance ADC features Beyond-the-Rails(TM) technology, which supports a +5V input from a single positive 5V input rail. This technology eliminates the need for negative power supplies and simplifies designs. With 18-bit resolution and a 500ksps sampling rate, the MAX11156 is ideal for automatic test equipment (ATE), industrial control systems, medical instrumentation, and robotics, where high accuracy and tiny size are paramount.
Due to its monotonic transfer characteristic, fast settling time, and lack of latency, the MAX11156 is ideal for fast, high-precision digital control-loop systems. In fact, the MAX11156 provides 18-bit resolution with no missing codes; excellent DC accuracy (0.5 LSB DNL and 2.5 LSB INL (typ)); and excellent AC performance (94.6dB SNR and -105dB THD (typ)). Additionally, the MAX11156 communicates using a SPI-compatible serial interface, which can be used to daisy-chain multiple ADCs in parallel for multichannel applications. This interface can also provide a busy indicator to simplify system synchronization and timing.
-- Reduced board space: industry's smallest 18-bit SAR ADC integrates a
reference buffer and internal reference, which saves cost and simplifies
-- Improved performance: the 18-bit performance produces 94.6dB SNR, -105dB
THD (typ), and guarantees no missing codes
-- Bipolar input range: measures a +5V (10V(P-P)) input range while
operating from a single 5V supply; simplifies external signal
-- "The MAX11156 18-bit SAR ADC offers excellent accuracy and high
integration in a tiny package," said Carmelo Morello, Senior Business
Manager at Maxim Integrated. "Its release showcases our dedication to
highly integrated SAR ADCs, 16 bits and up."
-- "Eighteen-bit ADCs are meeting the need for increased precision in
industrial and medical applications," said Colin Barnden, Principal
Analyst at Semicast. "This allows these systems to improve diagnostic
Availability and Pricing
-- Available in a 12-pin TDFN package (3mm x 3mm).
-- Pricing starts at $16.90 (1000-up, FOB USA).
For more details, please click here. For a hi-res image, click here.
Beyond-the-Rails is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
About Maxim Integrated
At Maxim Integrated, we put analog together in a way that sets our customers apart. In Fiscal 2012, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.
InfoSonics Expands its Ruggedized Lineup with Introduction of the verykool® RS75 Smartphone
SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today announced the expansion of its ruggedized line of phones with the launch of its new verykool® RS75 Smartphone.
The RS75 is powered by a 1.0 GHz processor and the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. Although slim, compact and elegant in its design, it is extremely rugged with an ingress protection rating of IP67, indicating that it is both dust proof and waterproof. The phone is also shock resistant and outfitted with tempered scratch resistant glass protecting its 3.5" LCD TFT capacitive touch screen. The RS75 has a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video conferencing, expandable external storage of up to 32GB and a multitude of connectivity and media features.
"We designed the RS75 with the everyday consumer or professional in mind," said Joseph Ram, the company's president and chief executive officer. "We crafted a phone that is ruggedized and durable, yet slim and elegant in its design. It is ideal for the buyer who is searching for an affordable smartphone that can survive the daily elements of suburban life or outdoor settings."
The Company noted the following additional details of the RS75:
-- 3G HSPA (7.2/5.76) dual band (850/1900) and 2G GSM quad band
-- Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Modem Tethering, Bluetooth,
WAP, GPS and USB port
-- SMS and MMS messaging plus push e-mail
-- Built-in FM radio, audio/video player and recorder
-- 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery
-- Speakerphone, proximity/light/gravity sensors, torch and 3.5mm audio
jack and stereo headset included
-- Hearing aid compatible (M3/T3 rating)
The verykool® RS75 is available now in two versions: a single SIM version for operator customers and a dual SIM version for the open market. Its suggested retail price is $169 (U.S.). To learn more about the device, visit our verykool® website at http://www.verykool.net/Products/RS75.
About InfoSonics Corporation
InfoSonics is a designer, manufacturer and provider of wireless handsets and related products to OEMs, carriers and distributors in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and provides after-sales support for its own proprietary line of products under the verykool® and other private label brands. Additional information can be found on our corporate website at http://www.infosonics.com and http://www.verykool.net.
Except for the factual statements made herein, the information contained in this news release consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects, as well as words such as "believes," "hopes," "intends," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "plans," "anticipates" and variations thereof, or the use of future tense, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and our actual results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, without limitation: (1) customer acceptance of the new RS75 handset; (2) our ability to continue to differentiate our products, including the RS75, from the competition; (3) extended general economic downturn in world markets; (4) inability to secure adequate supply of competitive products on a timely basis and on commercially reasonable terms; (5) inability to attract new sources of profitable business from expansion of products or services or risks associated with entry into new markets, including geographies, products and services; (6) significant changes in supplier terms and relationships or shortages in product supply; and (7) rapid product improvement and technological changes leading to changes in consumer demand for multimedia wireless handset products and features. Reference is also made to other factors detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release.
Note: All trademarks and copyrights other than InfoSonics and verykool are property of their respective owners.
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Walmart to Carry Two TP-LINK Portable Wireless Networking Products in Over 800 Retail Stores
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced a national distribution with Walmart to offer two TP-LINK portable wireless networking products in approximately 800 Walmart stores nationwide.
Walmart customers will be able to select from a pair of proven TP-LINK wireless solutions for home and business use. The set of products to land on Walmart's store shelves are the 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router (TL-WR700N) and the TP-LINK Portable Battery Powered 3G/4G Wireless N Router (TL-MR3040). TP-LINK expects both products to attract Walmart shoppers with their specific portable and mobile networking needs.
"Walmart is trying to fill a void for portable and mobile networking products as well as assess the TP-LINK value," said Lewis Wu, Country Manager of TP-LINK USA. "Should these products perform as we expect them to, there will be opportunities to offer more TP-LINK products to Walmart's customers."
The 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router (TL-WR700N) connects users in places that offer wired-only Internet. Simply plug it into a power outlet, insert the Ethernet cable into the device and it's ready to share the Internet "wirelessly" with multiple users at 150Mbps speed with superior range if the device is placed nearby. Small to fit inside your pocket, it is ideal for connecting computers, tablets, smart phones, portable gaming consoles, and other Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices while on-the-go. With a very modest price-point the TP-LINK Mini Pocket Router can fit the budget of any Walmart customer, especially for travelers and students.
The Portable Battery Powered 3G/4G Wireless N Router (TL-MR3040) is a mobile networking device that pairs with a 3G/4G USB modem. Insert the USB modem and the device will broadcast a wireless signal creating a mobile office or entertainment network for up to five devices to simultaneously access the 3G/4G mobile network. The device is the ideal travel companion, with pocket-sized design and powered by an internal rechargeable 2000mAh battery. The device is also easy to use, allowing users to rapidly set up a wireless Internet connection in as little time as it takes to plug in their 3G/4G USB router or an Ethernet cable.
Both products are available in stores beginning May 13(th), 2013.
TP-LINK is attracting a growing number of retail partners since an industry tracking report by research firm IDC noted the company is pulling away with leadership in global WLAN (wireless local area network) market share. TP-LINK now commands a 36.36% share of the worldwide WLAN market, which is almost 20 percent ahead of its nearest competitor. It is also higher than the next four competitors' market share combined.
TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO and SMB networking products and the world's No.1 provider of WLAN and broadband CPE devices, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters for Global end-users.
New LED Lamp Sets the Bar for Innovation and Price -- Launches on Kickstarter
LEWES, Del., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new project on Kickstarter appeared a couple weeks ago and is setting the bar for innovation and price in the LED linear lighting market. It's the Klauf light bar and it's in a class of its own. It uses remote phosphor for better color, brightness, fluidity, and lifetime of the fixture. It's very bright (435 lumens) and modular, allowing the light bar to be chained end-to-end or with jumpers. Uncommon these days is that all necessary cords and accessories are included.
The most intriguing thing about the Klauf light bar is its price point. At only $55 for the 12-inch high quality unit, it's more than 70% less expensive than linear fixtures from other quality manufacturers - fixtures without half of the light bar's technology. Many people are discovering the light bar, as it is nearly 80% funded and only half way through its campaign at Kickstarter.com.
The Klauf light bar gives Tech Lighting's Unilume product a run for its money. The Unilume has already received awards and high praise from the lighting industry. Klauf Lighting's light bar is priced at a fraction of the Unilume's price, with the same light output, a smaller and more modular footprint, and the cord is not an extra purchase. Larger under-cabinet lighting manufacturers, such as Kichler, WAC, Juno, and GE, must also take notice. Klauf Lighting has only begun being a strong competitor in the LED lighting industry.
For more about Klauf, or to purchase the innovative light bar, visit http://Klauf.com and click the Kickstarter link at the top of the page.
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Adobe Announces Launch of New Creative Cloud Offerings in India
NEW DELHI, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Full Creative Cloud Offering is now Available, in Time for Customers to Enjoy
Major Updates Delivering Hundreds of new Features in the Latest Versions of Adobe's
Industry-Defining Desktop Tools
Adobe has announced new launches of Adobe(R) Creative Cloud(TM), the company's
flagship offering for creatives. Creative Cloud for individuals and Creative Cloud for
enterprise join Creative Cloud for teams, launched in March, completing the full Adobe
Creative Cloud membership options available for sale in India. Adobe Creative Cloud is a
subscription-based service that includes more than 30 tools and services enabling
professional-grade content creation and delivery across print, web, mobile apps, video and
Simultaneously, at Adobe MAX the Creativity Conference being held this week in Los
Angeles, the company announced a significant update to Creative Cloud, introducing
stunning versions of Adobe's next generation of desktop applications including Adobe
Photoshop(R) CC, InDesign(R) CC, Illustrator(R) CC, Dreamweaver(R) CC and Premiere(R) Pro
CC. Adobe's desktop tools, previously known as Creative Suite (CS), are now branded CC to
reflect that they are an integral part of Creative Cloud and have been reinvented to
support a more intuitive, connected way of creating. In addition, Behance, the world's
leading online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can
showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure.
"Adobe Creative Cloud's advanced capabilities are making it a hit with the worldwide
creative community: more than a half million paid members, and well over 2 million free
members have signed up for Creative Cloud since it was launched globally in April 2012,"
said Umang Bedi, Managing Director, Adobe South Asia, "Creative Cloud is dramatically
changing how creative professionals and businesses publish finished work, and deliver
enhanced services that build and power websites, mobile apps, tablet publications, online
portfolios, and content for virtually any medium and device. Among the upgrades available
is inbuilt support for ten Indian languages in Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, so this is
good news for creative professionals in our market."
Popular Indian motorcyclist and photographer and one of the earliest users of Adobe
Creative Cloud in India, Sundeep Gajjar 'The Motographer' said, "Creative Cloud is a great
idea and I am using multiple products on my 23,000-km motorcycle ride across Australia
right now. I use Lightroom and Photoshop for editing and managing my photos. I also use
Dreamweaver to do small tweaks on the trip website at http://www.theGrandAustralianRoadtrip.com. I couldn't imagine better photo management
software than Lightroom. I just can't work without it! It's got all my workflow completely
Adobe also announced that the company will now focus its creative software development
efforts on the Creative Cloud. While Adobe Creative Suite(R) 6 products will continue to
be supported and available for purchase, the company has no plans for future releases of
Creative Suite or other CS products. "Focusing development on Creative Cloud will not only
accelerate the rate at which Adobe can innovate but also broaden the type of innovation
the company can offer the creative community," explained Umang Bedi.
Adobe is facilitating the transition to Creative Cloud with attractive pricing plans
and promotions for individual members, teams and enterprise customers. For more details,
visit http://www.adobe.com/in. Adobe will continue to sell licenses for all CS6
products via electronic download from adobe.com and participating resellers.
This milestone update to Adobe Creative Cloud brings everything together in one place,
simplifying the creative process from start to finish. It gives the very latest versions
of the tools and services our customers love, coupled with more efficient ways to
collaborate and share work with the creative community.
Core features include:
- Desktop, Web and Mobile Access. Creative Cloud allows users to stay
connected with workgroups and the creative community via their desktop, website, or
mobile device. With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world gets its own
centralized hub where ideas, files, fonts, settings, notifications, and team members
are connected and organized. Join group folders to work collaboratively; track updates
and comments to shared files; stay connected to work on Behance; get notified when app
updates are available and download the latest updates; and access favorite colors,
fonts and settings, wherever you are.
- Integration With The World's Leading Creative Community. With Behance now
integrated with Creative Cloud, members will be able to publish their own portfolios,
follow other creatives, publish work-in-progress from within a growing number of CC
apps and solicit feedback from the worldwide creative community. Over 1.4 million
creatives globally are part of the Behance network.
- Synchronize, Store, Share and Collaborate. All files and assets will be
automatically synchronized between the desktop, cloud and mobile devices. A designer
can take a photo on their iPad, use Photoshop Touch to refine the photo while on the
go, then access that file, via the cloud, and use Photoshop CC on their Mac or Windows
PC to further enhance the image. Designers can designate shared folders and invite
others to collaborate on files. Edits are stored with version history so users can
share their files with confidence. Individual members receive 20GB of storage.
- Seamless Publishing. Creative Cloud members have access to the services
necessary to publish highly personalized portfolio web sites using Behance ProSite,
high-impact digital magazines for iPad using Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) Single
Edition, and PhoneGap Build to create and publish mobile apps for any device. Adobe
Typekit features an unmatched library of old-classic to new-favorite fonts for use on
websites - and, with this update, creatives can use many of these same fonts directly
in their desktop applications.
New Family of CC Desktop Applications Available Exclusively to Creative Cloud Members
Hundreds of new features are included in these latest versions of Adobe's
industry-defining desktop tools. Innovations include:
- Photoshop CC, will ship with new sharpening technologies and designer
workflow enhancements. Camera Shake Reduction removes blur from images that would have
otherwise been lost due to camera movement. All-new Smart Sharpen makes texture and
detail pop, and Adobe Camera Raw 8 adds even more powerful photographic controls to
straighten and perfect images. Photoshop CC is the first Adobe desktop application to
include the ability to post files directly to Behance from within the application,
showcasing work immediately and integrating peer feedback into the creative process.
- For designers, the Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new level of
creativity with type. Move, scale, and rotate text characters knowing that it remains
editable. This feature works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator
also enables painting with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern, and Scatter
brushes can contain raster images, so designers can create complex organic designs
quickly, with simple brush strokes. A new, modern architecture for InDesign CC
turbocharges performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse(TM) CC - a tool for
designers to create and publish HTML websites without writing code - allows clients to
make edits to a published website, which can then be reviewed, approved, and updated
by the designer.
- For video customers, Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes dramatic new editing
features, customizations and improvements to help editors work efficiently. Premiere
Pro CC integrates powerful color workflows, with the addition of the Lumetri(TM) Deep
Color Engine to easily apply rich color grading looks. A high-impact version of Adobe
After Effects(R) CC brings motion graphics and visual effects artists more creative
possibilities and allows them to work more easily in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline
with Maxon Cinema4D integration. There are also all-new versions of Adobe SpeedGrade
CC, Audition(R) CC, Prelude(TM) CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
- Web designers and developers can look forward to significant advances in
Adobe's family of Edge tools and services. The latest Edge Animate CC lets web
designers create animated and interactive content with amazing ease and precision,
Photoshop CC to Edge Reflow CC that will enable creatives to build web designs in
Photoshop that can easily be turned into responsive web sites. Dreamweaver users can
look forward to the most up-to-date CSS and properties via the intuitive visual
editing tool, CSS Designer. And Adobe Flash(R) Pro CC features a modern, modular
64-bit architecture rebuilt from the ground up to be fast and reliable.
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International Display Advertising Is The First To Market Table Top Advertising Network That Enables Advertisers To Access Their Target Audience
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Display Advertising, Inc. (OTC PINK: IDAD) ("Display Ads"), is the entity responsible for all global advertising and sales for Display Points and its first-to-market table top advertising network that enables Advertisers to strategically target their captive audience with touch screen displays.
IDAD focuses on engaging consumers in destination locations such as restaurants, bars, hotels and other consumer venues. Display Points has formed strategic partnerships with an international OEM, international network Management Company and numerous advertising groups. Display Pointsstands at the cutting-edge of the Digital-Out-Of-Home (DOOH) space because of its interactive capabilities. Also, the network is place-based, meaning it exists in a specific venue outside of the home. The value of place-based media is that it reaches consumers in a precise location, in a particular frame of mind, and often very close to the point of purchase.
The Display Points device has a small 5"x7" footprint which allows it to fit on any table or bar and with an attractive design and high-resolution display complementing any setting. The interactive touch screen allows customers to interact with the display through multi-page ads, games, real-time news, weather, sports scores, movie times, restaurant promotions and menu specialties. Display Points' innovative touch screen also enables two-way communication allowing venues to add email addresses to their database right from the table and using SMS and text messaging to interact and communicate with customers.
Display Points updates automatically and wirelessly allowing venues to adjust advertising to fit the time of day. Content is delivered daily to the units through one secure router installed at each venue by Display Points and will handle all units at each venue.
In short, with Display Points, advertisers can deliver their message to a highly targeted audience while they are engaged in their daily routine. Unlike traditional on-premise advertising or out-of-home advertising, Display Points provides all the benefits of online digital communication, the ability not just to deliver a static ad message, but also to engage their audience and generate leads. A Nielsen media research study in 2009 showed that 4 out of 10 households are equipped with DVR devices and of that group 91percent of DVR owners' skipped commercials. As a result, traditional TV advertisers are hungry for an effective substitute and digital out-of-home ads appear to be one of the solutions.
Dave Hazzard, President of International Display Advertising, Inc. stated, "Our research has shown that six views are required for a lasting impression. Display Points delivers six impressions in a single average visit! This makes Display Points advertising one of the most effective ways to reach customers. With an average dinner lasting at least 45 minutes to an hour our ads will be seen multiple times at a longer duration than other ad mediums!"
About the Company; International Display Advertising (IDAD) owns the international rights to market, distribute and sell the proprietary interactive digital media of Display Points an interactive digital media company that competes in the Digital-Out-Of-Home (DOOH). IDAD has also developed a location-based Internet advertising platform called Display Points Plus that allows restaurants and advertisers to coordinate efforts outside the venue. IDAD is focusing on engaging consumers with on table browsers/displays in destination locations like restaurants, bars, hotels, and other consumer venues, thus creating a place-based media platform. IDAD enables advertisers to access their target audience in venues where they are captive, out-of-home, and ready to spend money. Unlike web browsers with ad blockers, mobile devices with pull interactive ads, or TV with DVR, IDAD places "browsers" on restaurant tabletops and in consumer venues where ads cannot be blocked. Within this IDAD offers advertisers a targeted and measurable consumer interactive media vehicle they can customize by market and venue to assure the most efficient buy. Consumers will be exposed to a combination of informational content (weather, news, sports scores, movie times etc.) restaurant promotions and menu offerings and advertising. IDAD provides advertisers all the benefits of online digital communication, the ability not just to deliver a static ad message, but also to engage their audience.
For further information regarding International Display Advertising, Inc., please contact our Investor Relations Line at: (424) 278-4033
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The agreement covers the provision of IFE content for all mainscreen, personal TV and
audio video on-demand (AVOD) systems installed across the airline's fleet. The content
package includes latest release and classic Hollywood movies
[http://www.ifeservices.com/services/in-flight-entertainment/movies ], Filipino films, TV
shows and audio.
IFE Services [http://www.ifeservices.com/about-us ] is also supplying iPads that
passengers in business and economy classes will be offered on trans-Pacific flights. Each
iPad includes a regularly updated package of Hollywood, classic and international movies,
TV shows, music albums and casual games as well as the airline's Mabuhay magazine.
"We're delighted to be working with Philippine Airlines to bring the best possible IFE
experience to their customers," said CEO of IFE Services, Andy McEwan. "We look forward to
a long and mutually beneficial partnership with this progressive and innovative airline."
IFE Services is a leading provider of in-flight entertainment solutions to the airline
industry. Its focus on quality and innovation is supported by a strong commitment to
customer service and investment in the latest systems and technologies.
IFE Services supplies a full range of services to enable its clients to provide a
first class entertainment experience to passengers. They include movies, TV programmes,
audio, games, apps, safety and destination films, portable entertainment systems, onboard
publications and AVOD technical support and management.
IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide of over 50 airlines and cruise
ship operators. The company's headquarters are in Cheshire, UK with regional offices
located in Madrid, Singapore, Santiago, Johannesburg and Irvine, California.
IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel Entertainment Group.
IFE Services Ltd
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Bramasol Announces Customer Analytics and Retention Solution and Oracle Database Migration Program -- Both Offered in Support of SAP HANA®
Bramasol to showcase new solution at SAPPHIRE® NOW in Booth 2518
ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bramasol, Inc., an SAP gold channel partner and provider of solutions and services focused on mid-to-large-sized companies, announced today during the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference continued development and focus around its practice in support of the SAP HANA® platform. Formally announced in early 2013, Bramasol's practice for SAP HANA includes: services and offerings to support: migration of the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse on Oracle databases to SAP HANA; running COPA (profitability analysis), materials requirement planning (MRP) and the SAP® 360 Customer solution in real-time using accelerators for SAP HANA; implementation and support of SAP Business Suite software powered by SAP HANA; and development of applications built on SAP HANA that leverage the revolutionary platform. Bramasol continues its momentum in support of SAP HANA with the launch of Bramasol's Customer Retention and Analytics solution and provides an overview of its Oracle Database Migration program.
Bramasol's Customer Retention and Analytics solution was developed from the ground up to provide actionable insight in understanding customer retention and attrition for subscription-based model businesses. In this market, customer retention is one of the primary and highest concerns, as it only takes a few minutes to cancel a plan, move to another provider, or search for a better deal in the market. With this kind of churn, businesses struggle with designing timely offers, intervening at the moment of a services call, or circumventing the cancellation of a subscription. Bramasol's solution analyzes and visualizes the data, both structured and unstructured, to provide a comprehensive view of the customer. With this solution, businesses will have increased opportunities to deliver timely offers, incentives and packages that customers actually desire and value. Business leaders view insightful dashboards and reports to make real-time decisions, and can predict the financial implications and likely success of future campaigns before offers are presented to customers.
Bramasol delivers deep expertise for SAP applications and consolidation of landscapes for SAP HANA. Bramasol's Oracle Database Migration Program provides an end-to-end process that helps customers achieve the lowest risk and optimal performance for a cost-effective migration while defining the short and long-term value of SAP HANA for businesses. This evaluation begins with Bramasol's transformation workshop that educates customers on the true business benefits of the SAP HANA platform. The workshop reveals how companies can benefit by moving from traditional database platforms such as Oracle Database and Engineered Systems to SAP HANA. Next, Bramasol provides a business readiness assessment evaluating infrastructure, processes and code including the version and patch level of systems and other prerequisites. The readiness assessment is the foundation for developing strong business value use cases that are easily demonstrated in a proof of concept with the goal of delivering a long-term strategic roadmap. Finally, once a path has been chosen, Bramasol provides guidance for sizing requirements and software and then delivers the implementation including the planning/blueprint, execution, migration and go-live, knowledge transfer and support. Bramasol offers migration programs additionally for Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2.
"We recognize that SAP HANA is having a profound impact on the market and we have invested deeply in both solution development and staff expertise," said David Fellers, chief executive officer, Bramasol. "We are prepared to support new and existing customers and add differentiated value because of the depth and breadth of our capabilities and knowledge. We are thrilled to launch a new product into the market leveraging the power of SAP HANA and are demonstrating to customers very quickly how this can impact their bottom-line."
To learn more, visit Bramasol in booth 2518 at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held May 14-16 in Orlando.
About Bramasol, Inc.
Bramasol delivers business solutions for mid-to-large sized companies throughout the U.S. and India as an SAP gold channel partner. Bramasol specializes in developing, selling, implementing and supporting SAP software within seven industries: high-tech software; high-tech OEM; manufacturing for industrial machinery and components; telco, wireless, and internet services; professional services; life sciences; plus, developed and offers a unique solution based on SAP software for sports and venue management. Product expertise spans solutions including SAP Business All-in-One, SAP BusinessObjects(TM) , SAP Business ByDesign®, SAP HANA, cloud, and mobility. Deeply rooted with support for SAP solutions, Bramasol began as SAP's first channel partner in 1996 and continues to drive thought leadership innovation today and invests in support of the latest SAP technologies. Putting customers in the forefront, Bramasol has the depth, strength and expertise to deliver high quality, cost-effective solutions, solving the toughest challenges. http://www.bramasol.com/
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Texas Instruments Delivers The Power And Versatility of Light To Developers With New DLP® LightCrafter(TM) 4500 Evaluation Module
Latest development kit joins growing collection of ready-to-use DLP-powered tools for a variety of current and future applications
DALLAS and MUNICH, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP(®) Products today announced DLP(®) LightCrafter(TM) 4500, the newest offering from TI DLP that empowers developers with all the tools necessary to bring award-winning, intelligent display DLP technology and the power of light together to create real-world products and solutions for a range of industries. Joining the original DLP LightCrafter - DLP's most successful development kit to date - and other available DLP components, DLP LightCrafter 4500 offers a targeted feature set for easier creation of portable and stationary 3D measurement tools for machine vision and quality control scenarios, medical imaging devices for dental and retinal scanning, spectrometers, augmented reality devices, and more. With Texas Instruments' 0.45-inch WXGA resolution DLP4500 chipset at its core (available now as a standalone product in two configurations), and a high brightness, 150 lumen LED light engine, the compact DLP LightCrafter 4500 is capable of helping turn ideas into prototypes, and prototypes into products, faster.
"Our goal at DLP Embedded is to empower the developer community, from hobbyists up to university and corporate R&D teams, with the opportunity to meet and exceed their goals by using the intelligent display capabilities of DLP technology," said Mariquita Gordon, business manager, DLP Embedded. "DLP LightCrafter 4500 delivers on that promise, and together with our full line of offerings, will further prove how accurate, high speed light steering is able to achieve so much more than just traditional projection."
In addition to the DLP4500 chipset, DLP LightCrafter 4500 incorporates the new DLPC350 digital controller that brings the chipset's more than 1.03M micromirrors to life. An available structured light mode allows for one-to-one mapping of the input data to the micromirrors, and pattern rates up to 4225 Hz per second (up to 120 Hz with 24-, 27-, and 30-bit RGB patterns), while a video projection mode offers programmable color adjustment, color space conversion, and digamma. Additionally, the DLPC350 can produce two input/output trigger signals for synchronization of multiple cameras, sensors, and other peripherals, as well as enable interactive display capabilities with moving objects. A full connectivity suite of mini HDMI, USB, I2C and 24-bit RGB FPD-link ports makes it easier to combine DLP LightCrafter 4500 with other devices to further enhance usability and product integration. A Linux-based GUI provides users with fast access to adjust settings when DLP LightCrafter 4500 is connected to a PC.
"Our team has performed extensive work around lithography-based 3D printing, and other projects, using a number of Texas Instruments DLP's development products," said Prof. Jurgen Stampfl, Vienna University of Technology. "The high quality and performance of DLP technology has allowed us to move us forward from simply researching 3D printing to actually starting our own 3D printer business, and we eagerly await DLP's newest offering and its potential for our needs."
DLP LightCrafter 4500 will be available for purchase in summer, with a suggested retail prices of US $1299. To learn more, please click here. The standalone DLP4500 chipset is available now for purchase in either a 200 or a 500 lumen-capable configuration. For pricing and ordering details, please visit TI.com/MEMS. Additionally, you can experience the full line of available DLP chipsets and development platforms in person at Laser World of Photonics, from May 13-16, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Throughout the show, TI DLP will be co-exhibiting with our valued partners at booths/stands #301 and #207 in Hall B2.
About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Since 1996, Texas Instruments' award-winning DLP technology has powered the world's top display devices to deliver higher resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including intelligent display technology. With DLP's intelligent display capability, users can interact with content in a diverse range of applications, such as automotive, medical and interactive projection. DLP's technology spans movie theaters (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico(TM)-enabled mobile devices, the ability to display images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 8 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra-high speeds. With this speed advantage, DLP enables applications unheard of by competing display technologies. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit http://www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
Vumii's Family of Long Range Surveillance Camera Systems Featured at IFSEC
Accuracii Solution Ideal for Protecting Borders, High-Risk Perimeters
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Vumii(TM) Imaging, Inc [http://www.vumii.com ]., a global developer and manufacturer
of innovative high-quality thermal and near-infrared illumination cameras, will showcase
its Accuracii [http://www.vumii.com/accuracii ] family of long range dual-channel thermal
surveillance camera systems at the Opgal [http://www.opgal.com ] booth #5c90 at IFSEC in
Birmingham. The Accuracii camera systems combine two advanced video channels on an
integrated ruggedized 360degree(s) pan-tilt positioner to deliver continuous covert
security and maximum situational awareness.
With both long range and midrange models, Accuracii camera systems are ideal round the
clock surveillance tools for protecting borders and high-risk perimeters. This
configurable family of systems has several thermal options including three cooled cameras
or a continuous zoom uncooled thermal camera in addition to HD or SD color choices with a
range of lens options.
With industry standard communication protocols and easy installation and integration,
Accuracii provides government organizations, seaports, airports, power utilities, and
commercial properties with a versatile and economical solution that offers excellent
remote observation and surveillance capabilities at distances of up to 20 kilometers day
"This latest platform is based on more than 30 years of experience and innovation and
utilizes our uniquely engineered components for maximum image quality, visual details,
situational awareness, user friendliness, and 24/7 threat assessment," said Chris Ruttle,
CEO, Vumii. "These new camera systems further enhance our expanding line of surveillance
products by delivering long range day and night continuous zoom performance, high thermal
sensitivity, and brilliant daytime color images while withstanding harsh outdoor
Accuracii XR is available with MWIR 640x512 cooled 15 microm detectors and three high
quality zoom lens options or an innovative LWIR 640x480 uncooled 17microm detector coupled
with a 25-225 mm continuous-zoom lens. The uncooled thermal camera provides a much lower
total cost of ownership as compared to a cooled thermal camera, by eliminating the need to
have scheduled maintenance.
Accuracii ML uses state of the art 17microm 640 x 480 thermal technology and features
either a 15-100 mm continuous zoom head or a 45/135 mm dual field of view head for day and
night operation and a 1/4" CCD camera for daytime operation. Accuracii ML, providing
superb 24/7 night and day performance, is ideal for both detection and assessment of
Visit Opgal [http://www.opgal.com ] at IFSEC International [http://www.ifsec.co.uk ]
in Birmingham, UK May 13 - 16 at booth #5c90 to see Vumii Accuracii, as well as the entire
portfolio of Vumii surveillance products and solutions.
About Vumii Imaging, Inc.
Vumii Imaging, Inc [http://www.vumii.com ]. delivers a broad spectrum
[http://www.vumii.com/product-overview ] of cooled and uncooled thermal, laser and LED
near-IR, and visible security camera systems that enable its customers to detect,
recognize, and identify security threats during the day or in complete darkness. Vumii is
a technology innovation pioneer delivering easy to use products with innovative
capabilities that enable the best quality night-vision video, utilizing superior image and
signal processing, high quality components, and unique product design. Vumii works closely
with its global customers to easily integrate its technologies to protect seaports,
airports, critical infrastructure, public utilities, military bases, government sites, and
borders. Vumii products and solutions are available worldwide through leading integrators
and technology partners. For more information, visit http://www.vumii.com.
The New Xperia(TM) ZR Waterproof* Smartphone with Superior Sony Engineering
LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Sleek and durable smartphone with the highest level of water-resistance
for filming in Full HD underwater
- Capture perfect photos and videos in any conditions with the 13 MP fast
capture camera with HDR video and "Exmor RS for mobile"
- Generous 4.6" HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for sharp and
bright viewing experience
- Widest range of NFC-enabled accessories for the greatest choice in one-touch
sharing and viewing experiences
"The Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full
potential of their smartphone. By combining Sony's leading camera technology with the
highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment." said Calum
MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. "Bringing together
the best of Sony's leading technology, media applications and easy one-touch connectivity
with the largest ever range of NFC-enabled accessories, the Xperia ZR delivers the unique
smartphone experience that people can expect from Sony."
The ultimate in durable design
Xperia ZR is precision-crafted to handle whatever life throws at it. With its sleek,
yet durable design, the Xperia ZR is your perfect companion in and out of the water. As
well as being dust-resistant, this waterproof* phone
is IP55 and IP58 compliant, so you can keep it
submerged in 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Combined with its dedicated
camera key, the waterproof capabilities let you shoot videos in Full HD or snap pictures
underwater, capturing the sharpest visuals. The camera key also allows you to shoot even
from a locked screen, meaning you'll never miss a moment again.
Featuring Sony's "Exmor RS for mobile" image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for
both photos and videos, the Xperia ZR captures perfect pictures and videos, no matter what
the conditions. Superior Auto mode combines Scene Recognition with high quality
performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot
with the most optimal settings. And when you want to capture action fast, simply turn on
burst mode to shoot an unlimited number of images at 15 frames per second.
Xperia ZR also features Battery STAMINA Mode which significantly improves the standby
time of your smartphone by four times or more** by automatically shutting down
battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the
screen is back on.
The solid yet comfortable styling of the Xperia ZR is matched by a choice of classic
and fresh colours - black, white, pink and mint - each allowing you to express your
High quality viewing experience
Enjoy entertainment on the go with the super-sharp 4.6" HD Reality Display powered by
Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 using the contrast enhancement technology expertise from Sony's
range of BRAVIA TVs, which together with the beautifully designed OptiContrast(TM) panel,
delivers a beautiful high quality viewing experience.
The OptiContrast(TM) panel reduces reflections and provides clearer viewing, even in
bright sunlight, and creates a seamlessly black surface when the phone is turned off. By
eliminating the sensor layer and integrating the sensor on the lens, responsiveness of the
screen is increased, so now your touch is both more effective and more intuitive. And with
Sony's unique prediction filter to help better detect the movement of your finger,
scrolling on the Xperia ZR is reassuringly smooth.
Consistent Sony media entertainment experiences
The "WALKMAN", Album and Movies applications enable discovery of online and offline
content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content. The
"WALKMAN" application provides access to all your downloaded music, a library of over 20
million songs to explore from Music Unlimited*** and Facebook social integration. The
Movies application provides access to over 150,000 movies and TV series from Video
Unlimited***. The Album application enables easy access to Facebook friends' photos and
browsing photos by location. A new feature of this app is 'Faces' which recognizes and
sorts the faces in your photo album so you can tag existing contacts or add names to
Ease of sharing and enjoyment
One-touch functions let you easily share music, photos and videos from your smartphone
to the widest range NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and TVs.
- 4.6" HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for sharp and bright
- 13MP fast capture camera with "Exmor RS for mobile" and HDR for perfect photos
and videos in any conditions
- Waterproof* and dust-resistant (IP55 /IP58) for the ultimate in durable design
- Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 2GB RAM for
- Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life
The Xperia ZR will launch in various global markets from Q2 2013 (availability will
vary by market).
For the full media kit and detailed specifications, please visit:
*In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia ZR is protected against the ingress of dust
and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i)
protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance
with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in
compliance with IP58. The phone is not designed to float or work submerged underwater
outside the IP55 or IP58 classification range that may lead to your warranty will being
void. Find out more http://www.sonymobile.com/testresults
** Based on testing done with default settings, default accounts and applications for
Skype(TM) and Twitter downloaded to the phone. The more applications installed, the bigger
the effect of Battery STAMINA Mode.
FOR MEDIA INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
For more information, images and videos please visit:
Sony Mobile Communications, Global Communications & PR department
General Press: +44(0)208-762-5858
Next Generation BeagleBone Available from element14 in China
SHANGHAI, May 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Open hardware enthusiasts can be the first to receive this more powerful platform
element14 has launched the much anticipated newest member of the BeagleBone family in
China. This lower-cost, higher performance BeagleBone Black development platform, based on
TI's Sitara AM3358 processor, is made exclusively for China. It features an ARM
Cortex(TM)-A8 processor running at 1GHz, an onboard HDMI, and delivers double the memory.
Available from element14 for immediate despatch at cn.element14.com
[http://cn.element14.com/2313800?CMP=PRR-APC-13-0013 ], order code 2313800, it can be
ordered at RMB399.
BeagleBone Black provides outstanding value for China customers as its enhancements
allow developers and hobbyists to experience faster processing and access up to four
expansion boards or capes, augmenting functionality and enabling a wide variety of
combinations. It ships with Angstrom Linux in its onboard Flash for easy connection and a
quick start, under 5 minutes, to evaluation and development. It supports other operating
systems such as Ubuntu, Android and Fedora. It is available at http://cn.element14.com/2313800
"element14 is delighted to partner with Embest and Texas Instruments to bring this
latest generation of the BeagleBone family exclusively to China," commented Uma Pingali,
Regional Director - North Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific. "BeagleBone is one of the most
popular open source hardware platforms ever developed and its enhanced features and lower
cost, will help even more design engineers develop applications quickly and efficiently."
element14 [http://cn.element14.com/?CMP=PRR-APC-13-0010 ] is a high-service
distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance
and repair including an extensive range of development kits and PCB boards,
semiconductors, connectors [http://cn.element14.com/connectors ], cables,
electromechanical and passives components; switches, relays, capacitors and resistors.
element14 Launches the Latest Ranges from Fluke, Renesas, TE Connectivity, TI and Vishay in the 5th Season of its India Electronics Roadshow
BANGALORE, India, May 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Access the latest MCU and DSP products, plus the Beaglebone Black and
Renesas GR Sakura
element14 has launched the latest products from Fluke, Renesas, TE Connectivity, Texas
Instruments and Vishay in a multi-city road show this week. During the stops in major
cities such as Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, customers will receive the
latest product and technology updates on MCUs, DSPs, connectors, electromechanical and
passive components for applications in alternative energy, industrial automation, LED
lighting and medical electronics, and more.
element14 will launch the much anticipated newest member of the BeagleBone family, the
lower-cost, higher performance BeagleBone Black development platform, order code 2291620.
Based on TI's Sitara AM3358 processor, it features an ARM Cortex(TM)-A8 processor running
at 1GHz, an onboard HDMI, and delivers double the memory. In addition, element14 offers a
wide range of the newest analog products, MCUs and DSPs from Texas Instruments.
Renesas will showcase the GR Sakura Full, an Arduino [http://au.element14.com/arduino
]-compatible board based on RX63N series 32-bit MCU, which has on-chip flash memory and
enhanced communication functions, including an Ethernet controller and USB 2.0
host/function, order code 2311256. Also view the latest MCUs and MPUs; RL78 and RX210
Ravi Pagar, Regional Director of South Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific, said: "Through
these roadshows we bring our suppliers and their newest products directly to our
customers. As we continually expand our award-winning technology solutions, and
extensively stocked product offering, it makes it easier for our customers to access all
the products they need in one place, from element14."
element14 will present from Fluke the newest digital multi meters, clamp meters,
electrical testers, power quality tools, thermal imagers and scope meters. Its
revolutionary VT02 Visual IR thermometer, order code 2254306, provides the convenience of
a digital camera with a thermal heat map at breakthrough affordability.
Electronics design engineers, engineers and buyers from CEMs, OEMs, production and
maintenance, and electronics enthusiasts who are interested in these products can contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone +91-80-4000-3888 to join the roadshow. Customers
attending the roadshow will also get special gift vouchers to purchase the latest
New Triple-Play Platform Connects Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32-bit Embedded ARM
LONDON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Low cost Embedded Pi board from element14 provides 3-in-1 design functionality for
engineers, students and Makers
element14 today launched the low cost triple-play Embedded Pi platform that bridges
the massively popular design worlds of Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32 bit embedded ARM.
One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi [http://www.newark.com/pi ]
accessories to be launched this year, Embedded Pi is available through Newark element14
and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and
element14 in Asia Pacific.
The new platform allows the Raspberry Pi to interface directly with Arduino shields.
It features a STMicroelectronics STM32F103 microcontroller, is supported with easy to use
design examples and users can download CooCox development tools, a free and easy-to-use
ARM development tool environment for Cortex-M MCU. Raspberry Pi and the STM32 MCU can work
independently or in conjunction with each other to control the Arduino shields or other
- Embedded Pi works as a hardware connection bridge between Raspberry Pi and
- Embedded Pi works as a base platform and the STM32 controls the Arduino
- The Embedded Pi STM32 can control the Arduino shields, and the Raspberry Pi
works as the GUI or command line console to send commands/data to and receive data
from Embedded Pi.
Embedded Pi connects to the GPIO on the Raspberry Pi and is form factor compatible
with both 5V and 3.3V Arduino shields, selectable with jumpers. The 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3
STM32F103 MCU operates at 72MHz, with 128KB Flash, 20KB RAM, motor control, USB, and CAN.
The free to download eclipse based Coocox development tools provide users with an easy
to use development environment for ARM Cortex-M and includes an IDE, OS, flash programmer
and in circuit emulation capabilities.
David Shen, CTO of Premier Farnell, said "We are seeing revolution and convergence in
the electronics and computer programming domain as the barriers to entry in terms of cost
and design-entry continue to fall. With Embedded Pi we have developed a truly flexible
hardware and software development platform that makes it quick and easy for developers to
bridge between the popular worlds of Raspberry Pi, Arduino and ARM Cortex-M series MCU."
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Premium Online Content Added to the ARTHRO Mentor(TM) Training Curriculum
CLEVELAND, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
After performing various hardware and software upgrades to the ARTHRO Mentor,
Simbionix is now pleased to announce the addition of a comprehensive training curriculum
designed for orthopedic and sports medicine programs.
ARTHRO Mentor [http://simbionix.com/simulators/arthro-mentor ] is an advanced
arthroscopic training simulator, which provides an unlimited resource of cases and tasks
for hands-on arthroscopy training in a safe and controlled environment. This Industry
leading advanced simulator was recently upgraded to include MentorLearn(TM)
[http://simbionix.com/training-management/mentorlearn ], Simbionix' web-based simulator
curricula management system. ARTHRO Mentor with MentorLearn provides access from a remote
location 24 hours-a-day 7 days-a-week.
Arthroscopic surgical techniques require a high level of skills which may take years
of training using traditional methods. The new comprehensive ARTHRO Mentor training
curriculum now being introduced teaches the basics for various arthroscopic procedures and
contains a set of online courses for the following procedures: Diagnostic knee
arthroscopy, Microfractures, ACL reconstruction, Bankart repair and Rotator cuff repair.
The courses all include step-by-step explanations accompanied by videos of live procedures
performed by leading physicians. After viewing didactic material, physicians may practice
performing the procedures on the simulator. The product's virtual reality capabilities
combined with tactile feedback are designed to improve the ability to teach and train
surgeons, while achieving clinical proficiency in the safest, most efficient manner
"The premium content we added enhances the didactic value of the simulator," said
Inbal Mazor, Simbionix VP of Global Marketing. "We are working on additional content and
courses for the benefit of our clients, and enriching the training offering of this
advanced simulator. On top of that, we are continuing our investment in the ARTHRO Mentor
and are developing several new shoulder modules expected to be released later on this
Stop by Simbionix booth #711 at the upcoming ISAKOS
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hands-on experience of the ARTHRO Mentor and the new training curriculum.
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of simulation, training and education products for medical professionals and the
healthcare industry. The company is committed to delivering high quality products,
advancing clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes.
The "Healthcare IT Market By Application [Provider IT (EMR, PACS, CPOE, RIS, CDSS,
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Healthcare IT has the potential to generate valuable information to improve workflow,
safety, and efficiency within healthcare organizations. The ability to capture, store,
exchange, and analyze medical information in electronic form will improve healthcare in
many ways. Healthcare IT provides benefits such as improved patient care, increased
engagement of patient in healthcare, improved population-based knowledge, development of
new tools for medicine, and augmented administrative efficiency.
In this report, the HCIT market is segmented on the basis of its:
- Delivery Mode, and
The HCIT market, by application is segmented into provider (clinical information
technology and non-clinical information technology) and payer, while the market by
delivery mode is further categorized as on-premises, web-premises, and cloud-premises. The
healthcare information technology by component comprises of hardware, software, and
North America (U.S. and Canada) commanded the highest share of the Healthcare
Information Technology Market due to firm government support in terms of investment and
incentives, growing demand for integrated healthcare IT systems to achieve high return on
investment, growing patient consumerism for quality care and ensure safety, and rise in
aging population. President Obama's administration has spent $32 billion in 2012 on
electronic health records. In addition, the Obama administration has provided incentives
to implement EHR. For instance, in 2011, around 176,000 doctors registered for the
Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, receiving a total of $2.5 billion in
incentives. However, the Asia-Pacific market is slated to grow at the highest CAGR as
healthcare organizations in the region are actively moving towards digitization to ensure
patient safety and care, and to streamline workflow systems in large healthcare
In addition, growing healthcare cost in developed countries has strengthened the
growth of the Healthcare IT Market
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of patients to suitable medical tourism destinations, where medical cost is lower as
compared to their native regions. For instance, a hip replacement that costs $43,000 in
the U.S. could cost $12,000 in Singapore and just $9,000 in India, which encourages
patients to choose India as a medical destination. This increases the demand for HCIT
solutions to streamline workflow and manage patient information.
The Key Players in the Market are:
- McKesson Corporation (U.S.)
- Epic (U.S.)
- Cerner Corporation (U.S.)
- Carestream Health Inc. (U.S.)
- Athenahealth Inc. (U.S.)
- Siemens Healthcare (Germany)
- Medical Information System Inc. (U.S.)
- Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (U.S.)
- GE Healthcare (U.K.)
- Agfa Healthcare (Belgium)
- NextGen Healthcare Information System
- LLC (U.S.)
- Phillips Healthcare (The Netherlands), and
- Hewlett-Packard (U.S.), among others
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Patent Pending for Innovative Business Fleet Innovations on a Pioneering and First of it's Kind Technology, PEAK Mileage Capture Dongle
LONDON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Fleet Innovations experts in fleet, mileage capture, development and consultancy has a
patent pending on the GPS dongle technology to help capture mileage.
Managing director Alex Baker, of Fleet Innovations, has created a USB dongle that can
plug into a car's cigarette lighter and record journey information and currently has a
patent pending on the technology.
The PEAK mileage capture dongle was developed to make mileage expense claiming fairer
and more accurate. Some small businesses and freelancers don't even bother completing
mileage claims but they take so long and tracking the actual business mileage is
For larger companies the benefits are enormous, with the PEAK mileage capture dongle
all claims are accurate so it eliminates overestimating of miles that can result in firms
being investigated by the HMRC and heavy fines being handed out. HMRC are directing
ever-greater resources towards tackling inaccurate business records, including mileage.
The current fine for getting it wrong is up to GBP18,000 per driver - with unpaid taxes
also payable on top.
Alex Baker said: "We're trying to make the process of mileage expenses quick, simple
and accurate. The dongle is about the size of a USB memory stick.
"You plug it in to the USB port or the cigarette lighter of a vehicle. Every time you
do a journey it just records where you drive."
The dongle can then be plugged into a computer to download the information and drivers
can highlight which journeys they are claiming for, drivers can easily separate private
mileage so you just submit your business miles in your claim.
Alex Baker added: "What would normally take about one hour, takes five minutes."
"Mileage has always been the holy grail as it is such a difficult thing to capture.
Many businesses have started to use GPS technology by installing a black box in the car
but it's too Big Brother."
Simon Mayo on BBC Radio Two, recently interviewed Alex Baker, on his Friday afternoon
show talking about his innovation.
Alex added: "The total opportunity goes into millions. As long as you've got a
cigarette lighter, it will work."
Amongst it's other offerings FLEET INNOVATIONS(R) provides PEAK Mileage Capture(TM),
which uses a state of the art GPS/USB dongle for accurate mileage recording and expense
reporting. The dongle is easily placed in the car and accurately tracks each journey. Our
unique solution enables trips to be uploaded to our servers showing the exact trip taken.
The driver then simply indicates if the trip is business or private.
Fleet Innovations is part of the Dreamtek Group of Companies that together represents
a comprehensive supplier of technology, video and photography solutions and services for
both the corporate and creative markets.
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Enhanced Vision Introduces the Acrobat HD, a Flexible High Definition Magnifier Offering Independence for the Visually Impaired
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.enhancedvision.com For the last five years, Enhanced Vision's popular Acrobat CCTV has been a mainstay in classrooms, offices, and homes, providing visually impaired individuals with effective up close and distance magnification. Taking this proven solution one step further, they've now introduced the Acrobat HD, giving the low vision community extraordinarily sharp high definition images while retaining the same features and compact flexibility as its predecessor.
The standard definition Acrobat has a 480i camera, similar to many CCTVs on the market, but the Acrobat HD ups the ante to a crisp and cool HD 720p, giving consumers a beautiful display. With images this sharp and vibrant, blurry letters and light glare are not a problem, even at high magnification levels. True color representation and better text readability offer the user a more enjoyable reading experience. High quality visuals and sleek portability make this the ultimate low vision solution.
With high definition being the new standard for desktop magnifiers, the Acrobat HD delivers industrial grade visuals capable of picking up tiny, minute details from the smallest microchips, to imperfections in fine jewelry, or the inner workings of a delicate pocket watch. The Acrobat's Sony HD camera eliminates the glare and distortion that would degrade an image with increased magnification, allowing the user to zoom all the way in without a loss in quality. Conversely, it can be refreshing to adjust the magnification on a busy picture and discover details that were invisible to the naked eye.
Field of View
The large 27" screen holds a clear, sharp image even at magnification levels up to 90x. A large field of view easily fits the entire 6 column width of a large newspaper; Users no longer have to keep moving the paper or book around, making the experience effortless and relaxing. This is the first time Enhanced Vision has offered a 27" flat screen CCTV, providing low vision users with a viewing area capable of fitting large or even multiple documents, all with room to spare.
The Acrobat HD is available in long or short arm options, offering flexibility for almost any situation or environment. The Sony HD auto focus 3-in-1 camera can be moved around for up close or distance viewing, making this an ideal low vision solution for schools and offices. Point the camera at yourself for a mirror image, making grooming and putting on makeup easier than ever. Carrying cases are available for the 22" and 24" Acrobat HD, providing convenient pick up and go portability. Powerful magnification with vibrant clarity, along with flexibility and convenience, make Acrobat HD the definitive desktop CCTV.
About Low Vision
Currently, more than 15 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a visual impairment, such as Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma, which makes daily activities like reading, writing, and working a real challenge. Considering that this number is expected to double within the next decade, leading eye care specialists agree that video magnification is an effective low vision solution. Enhanced Vision continues to design the most powerful and affordable low vision magnifiers available, with the intention of restoring confidence in the lives of anyone who yearns to see clearly.
About Enhanced Vision
Enhanced Vision is the leading developer of innovative low vision magnifiers designed specifically for people who struggle with low vision due to macular degeneration, and/or other visual impairments. The company offers a comprehensive line of electronic magnifying solutions, giving thousands the chance to regain their visual independence by providing the ability to read, write, watch TV, and other activities they used to cherish. Products like the portable Pebble handheld give users the ability to travel anywhere with an all-in-one adjustable magnifier. Enhanced Vision's new High Definition CCTVs feature text-to-speech technology, giving users the option of having documents, books, and magazines read aloud. All of these products are designed and built at the corporate office in Huntington Beach, California. Enhanced Vision products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment Announce Epic(TM), the New, Official Game Inspired by the Upcoming Animated Feature from the Creators of Ice Age
Leading mobile game developer, Gameloft, brings the next blockbuster film from Blue Sky Studios to life on smartphones and tablets
PARIS and LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft(R), a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Fox Digital
Entertainment, a division of 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment, have today announced
an exclusive partnership to launch a new game for the upcoming animated adventure EPIC.
From Blue Sky Studios, the creators of the beloved ICE AGE series and the hit film RIO,
this 3D animated adventure will take audiences on an amazing and magical journey through a
secret world of hilarious creatures, visually spectacular locations and incredible aerial
battles. The ground-breaking, photo-real animation in the film will make audiences wonder
if this hidden world might really exist...perhaps even in their own backyard. The highly
anticipated animated film, EPIC, begins its worldwide theatrical rollout May 15, 2013,
with the film's US release taking place on May 24, 2013.
"We are thrilled to be working again with Fox Digital Entertainment and Blue Sky
Studios to bring their latest animated adventure to smartphone and tablet gamers", says
Gonzague De Vallois, Gameloft's Senior Vice President of Publishing. "The great success of
our prior partnership, Ice Age Village, which has been downloaded over 50 Million times to
date, is a testament to the amazing animated worlds Blue Sky Studios creates, and that we
are proud to bring to gamers."
Players will find themselves magically transported into the secret universe of the
Jinn and Boggans, whose battle lies at the heart of EPIC. There, they will interact with
characters from the movie, grow and nurture their own forest kingdom, and fight back
against the Boggan blight in action-packed battles filled with acrobatic and elegant
combat, all presented through beautiful 3D visuals and animations.
"The game will be a noteworthy compliment to the upcoming film. Fans will be able to
engage with the characters and world of Epic in an adventure game for phones and tablets,"
said Rick Phillips, SVP of Mobile for Fox Digital Entertainment. "Gameloft has done a
superb job bringing Blue Sky Studios' vision to life for gaming fans around the world."
This marks the second official game partnership between Gameloft and Fox Digital
Entertainment for a Blue Sky Studios film. Ice Age Village(TM), first launched in April
2012 has been played by over 50 Million people around the world on iPhone, iPad, iPod
touch and Android devices.
Epic will be available on smartphones and tablets worldwide this May, in time for the
film's theatrical release.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has established
itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for
all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including
Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set-top boxes and connected TVs. Gameloft operates
its own established franchises such as Asphalt(R), Real Football(R), Modern Combat, and
N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R), and also partners with major rights holders
including Marvel(R), Hasbro(R), FOX(R), Mattel(R) and Ferrari(R).
Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and
employs over 5,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (NYSE Euronext: GFT.PA, Bloomberg: GFT FP,
Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the
About Fox Digital Entertainment
Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE) is a division of 20th Century Fox that is dedicated to
creating new and innovative content for emerging distribution channels. FDE develops and
produces video, applications and games based on both original concepts and extensions of
existing Fox intellectual property. The group has produced a number of award-winning
products, including THE SIMPSONS TAPPED OUT, ICE AGE VILLAGE, ANGRY BIRDS RIO and GLEE
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PortableApps.com and Custom USB launch the PortableApps.com Carbide flash drive
The Safest, Most Secure USB Flash Drive on Earth: military-grade hardware encryption, 5 years of commercial USB antivirus, 5 year warranty, portable software, personalized, and incredible
NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PortableApps.com, the world leader in portable software, and CustomUSB, a leading memory products manufacturer, have teamed up to produce the PortableApps.com Carbide, the world's most secure, safe, compatible, and functional hardware-encrypted USB flash drive. Carbide combines military grade hardware encryption, a universal PIN code unlock, 'everything'-proof construction, personalization, a full suite of portable software, 5 years of award-winning commercial USB antivirus protection, and an industry-leading 5-year warranty into a flash drive like no other.
Securing data on the go is a top concern for individuals, businesses and governments. To that end, the Carbide uses AES 256-bit hardware encryption using an SHA-256 hashing cryptographic algorithm. The drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified as well as IP57 and MIL-STD-810F, so it's not only secured from hackers, but it also resists water, dust, shock and physical tampering. If a third party enters the wrong PIN multiple times, the data will be rendered inaccessible. Additionally, the drive is filled with epoxy, so an attempt to disassemble it to get at the data results in the physical destruction of the memory chips.
Unlike most encrypted drives that only work with Windows and Mac, the physical PIN code entry on the side of the drive allows for universal compatibility. The drive can be unlocked and used with nearly any device with a USB port including Windows, Mac and Linux computers; Android devices with USB on the go support; televisions; photo printing kiosks and more. And, since the encrypted drive is unlocked before being plugged into the computer, you're protected from both physical and software keyloggers that could be waiting to learn your drive's password.
In addition to the physical and security defenses of the Carbide drive, the drive is also protected from viruses by ClevX DriveSecurity(TM) powered by ESET. The award-winning ESET NOD32® antivirus engine scans any change to the drive's content for viruses, spyware, trojans, worms, rootkits, adware and other Internet threats. And Carbide includes a full 5-year license for DriveSecurity, years longer than other high-end flash drives, with a retail value of over $40 all by itself.
On the productivity side, the Carbide comes with a full suite of portable software that works on any Windows computer as well as Mac and Linux machines with the Wine compatibility layer. The suite of software includes the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition web browser, the Microsoft-Office compatible LibreOffice suite, the Photoshop-compatible GIMP photo and image editor, the Adobe Illustrator-compatible Inkscape vector image editor, the Scribus desktop publishing suite, Pidgin instant messenger, KeePass secure password manager, Sumatra PDF reader, CoolPlayer+ media player and more. The software is all managed and automatically kept up to date through the award-winning PortableApps.com Platform. Over 300 additional free apps are available in the included app store.
"The PortableApps.com Carbide is quite simply the most secure and useful USB flash drive ever sold and CustomUSB has helped us put everything together. It's exactly what we were looking for in a portable software and hardware solution and we're thrilled to be able to make it available to security-minded people all over the world," said PortableApps.com founder John T. Haller.
"The software is top-notch. The platform is very intuitive and easy to use," said Vadim Molo of CustomUSB. "It's been a real pleasure working with John and the PortableApps.com team."
The PortableApps.com Carbide is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes starting at under $90. Custom laser etching of a name or URL is included at no additional charge. The drive is backed by an industry-leading 5 year warranty and includes a 30-day no-hassle return policy. Carbide is packaged in a high-quality gift and storage tin. The drive is available for immediate purchase directly from: http://worldsbestflashdrive.com/
Custom corporate builds with custom casing, branded software and volume pricing are also available by contacting PortableApps.com.
PortableApps.com is the world's most popular portable software solution allowing users take their favorite software with them. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc) or cloud drive and lets users carry their favorite desktop software with them and use it on any computer. With millions of users worldwide, hundreds of apps, and over 300 million downloads, PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go. PortableApps.com is a venture of Rare Ideas, LLC. http://portableapps.com/
CustomUSB is a service oriented custom memory products manufacturer. In 2012 alone we produced more than two million USB drives for customers ranging from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. We also do project management and manufacturing for customers who are looking to create USB product replicas and USB based retail products. In December of 2011, we have launched a web store allowing customers to buy cool, high-capacity flash drives for personal use. We are also an exclusive custom USB flash drive supplier for SanDisk and PortableApps.com. http://customusb.com/
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Mozilla® and Firefox® are registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation and are used under license. Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator are registered trademarks of Adobe. PortableApps.com is not affiliated with Adobe. Microsoft Office is a registered trademark of Microsoft. PortableApps.com is not affiliated with Microsoft. DataLock Secured USB drive and DriveSecurity powered by ESET portable antivirus application incorporates technologies licensed from ClevX, LLC. DriveSecurity and DataLock are trademarks of ClevX, LLC. ESET and NOD32 are registered trademarks of ESET Noth America.
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Huawei's First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Lands in U.S.
Huawei W1 offers overall package with unbeatable value to consumers; Launch follows sponsorship announcement of highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour
PLANO, Texas, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the sponsorship announcement of the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour, Huawei today announced its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone - Huawei W1 - will be available this month online at Walmart.com and at select Walmart stores in the United States.
"We are proud to deliver a premium smartphone experience to customers at a competitive price point," said Todd Greenberg, General Manager, US Windows Phone Sales at Microsoft. "The new Huawei W1 is a great addition to the Windows Phone 8 portfolio of devices in the U.S. with its impressive battery life and availability in Walmart stores."
The Huawei W1 features a speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor, optimized battery technology, a gorgeous 4'' IPS LCD touch screen made of Gorilla® glass that looks great even in sunlight, and 5MP camera with 0.3MP front-facing camera, LED flash, 4X digital zoom, auto focus and a quick access button. Powered by Windows Phone 8, the device offers a truly personal smartphone experience to fit unique needs and provide quick access to the people and things customers care about most.
"The Huawei W1 brings consumers a truly compelling alternative to what's currently in the marketplace - a device that is competitively priced with an unlimited *30-day no-contract plan," said Michael Chuang, Executive Vice President at Huawei Device USA. "The addition of the W1 to our smartphone portfolio in the United States gives consumers access to a wider range of Huawei smartphones at a competitive price that makes sense to consumers."
On May 15, Huawei will launch the "Huawei W1 'Make it Yours' Music & Mobile Sweepstakes." Fans of the Huawei W1 and Jonas Brothers will be able to enter to win the smartphone, tickets to attend Jonas Brothers Tour concerts across the country, and a chance to meet the band in person. Last month, the company announced it will be the presenting sponsor for the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour.
About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device's focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a "Business-to-People" (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: http://www.huaweidevice.com.
BEIJING, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GDS announces that it has begun taking orders for its Shenzhen Data Center, which is scheduled to enter service later this year.
The brand new 15,000 sqm facility will be the only Tier 3 data center in the Shenzhen CBD. Strong interest has already been registered by financial institutions centered around the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and by large enterprises with national and regional headquarters nearby.
Conveniently situated adjacent to the border crossing, the facility is also attracting interest from customers seeking diverse and cost-effective facilities to back up their presence in Hong Kong.
GDS is building a unique value proposition based on its proven IT service capability and a cluster of high availability data centers in all of China's major economic and financial centers.
Following the highly successful launch of GDS Shanghai #1 last year, GDS will be the only service provider to offer customers a total solution for their data center requirements in both of China's financial market hubs.
William Huang, Founder and CEO of GDS, commented: "We have had important customers and operations in Shenzhen for over 10 years. The forthcoming launch of our new facility will enable us to significantly expand and upgrade our local presence. It will synergise with our existing presence in Shanghai and Beijing and the capability we are building to serve our customers in Hong Kong."
Established in 2000, GDS Limited is a leading provider of high-availability IT services, based on world-class data center infrastructure, to customers with business-critical IT operations in China. GDS provides consulting, integrated solutions, high-availability IT managed services, hosting services, and cloud computing. GDS serves the banking, securities, energy, manufacturing, logistics and internet industries as well as government agencies. GDS operates 15 data centers in 6 major economic hubs in China.
Your Next Car's Electrical System Will be Designed Completely Over the Internet!
CHENNAI, India and BURR RIDGE, Ilinois, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
British company Cadonix is proud today to be launching a ground breaking product that
will change the way automotive design is performed.
Introducing Arcadia, the world's first cloud-based general & automotive CAD tool,
offering schematic design, animated circuit simulation & analysis, electrical networking,
harness design and full design rule checking.
Using a fine balance of cloud back-end and HTML5 front-end the team at Cadonix have
achieved what would have thought to be impossible even a year ago, fully scalable vector
graphic CAD editing at an enterprise level all accessible from a compliant web browser.
Traditionally such software required a large client footprint, network based licensing
servers, a large IT support presence and was file-based with long response times from the
software manufacturer to upgrade features and functionality. In a single blow Cadonix have
removed all the customers pain points to present a scalable, future-proof solution.
Offering an end-to-end solution from conception to fully produced harness design,
cutting lists, bill of materials and design rule reporting from anywhere an engineer cares
to be located, Arcadia offers a quantum leap in flexibility over the competition. For ease
of distribution, licence management and minuscule footprint Arcadia is set to be a hit
with IT support as well as engineers. There is even an Arcadia 'app' to keep those
engineers and service technicians on the road happy by providing full access to their
schematic and harness designs; hinting a mobile future for the platform.
Currently launching right now at the 13th annual Electrical Wire Processing Technology
Expo in the Milwaukee - USA, Arcadia is proving that UK companies can still turn out world
class engineering solutions. With several of the biggest UK and international automotive
companies interested in the product, it looks like the next car you will be driving could
well have been designed using Arcadia.
When asked, a company founder, Andrew Armstrong stated that harness wiring was merely
the beginning of the toolset that will be provided by Arcadia and that CAD and design
management tools for all industry sectors are on their way, including aeronautical, rail
and military wiring solutions.
Oclaro Offers High-Power 633 nm Single-Mode Red Laser Diode for Biomedical, Inspection and Measurement Applications
System designers can increase measurement speed and accuracy using new 100mW HL63163DG laser
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc.( )(NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced the release of the HL63163DG red laser diode at 633 nm wavelength providing 100 mW single-transverse-mode optical output power for the biomedical, inspection and measurement marketplace. The Oclaro HL63163DG red laser presents a compact alternative to existing bulky Helium-Neon (He-Ne) gas lasers that exhibit lower energy efficiency.
Leveraging existing technologies used for Oclaro lasers in the 637 to 642 nm range, the focus in developing the HL63163DG laser was to enable system designers to increase measurement accuracy, stability and speed essential for biomedical and inspection applications, while reducing power consumption and footprint. These laser performance characteristics have traditionally been experienced only while using large He-Ne gas lasers. The newly-introduced HL63163DG now offers low power consumption of only 0.4 W at 100 mW operation in the 633 nm wavelength band, and comes in a highly-compact 5.6 mm-diameter TO industry-standard package.
"We expect to see the HL63163DG laser cannibalize the He-Ne gas lasers market since we've been able to shrink the laser size and lower the power consumption without compromising the performance attributes needed for the biomedical and inspection markets," said Takayuki Kanno, President, Oclaro Japan and GM of the Modules and Devices Business Unit. "The industry has long been waiting on a semiconductor laser solution, and Oclaro was able to overcome the design challenges to offer a laser diode capable of delivering a high power 633 nm beam."
Oclaro offers one of the industry's broadest, most comprehensive portfolios of high performance, visible and near infrared laser diode products, ranging from 1 mW to 2 KW, and 405 nm to 1500 nm, based on more than 30 years of innovative laser heritage. The company will showcase its portfolio of visible and near-infrared laser devices, and VCSEL products and technology at the Laser World of Photonics conference, May 13-16, 2013, at the Messe Munchen Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany. Visit Oclaro at Hall C1, Booth 370.
Oclaro customers will have access to working samples of the HL63163DG red laser starting now, with volume production expected to begin in August, 2013. For additional information or sample requests, please contact any one of the Oclaro sales office.
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets. The company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.
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Latest Philips Offering Reduces LED Count in Retrofit Lamps by 50 Percent
Philips Lumileds latest innovation in mid-power LEDs achieves up to 140 lm/W efficacy
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON 3535 2D, which combines two LED chips in a package to enable reduction in LED count and cost of designing retrofit lamps, consumer downlights and diffuse industrial lamps. Best-in-class efficacy of 140 lm/W is achieved for cool white light at 4000K and minimum 80 CRI.
"This is an exciting breakthrough, because lighting designers can take advantage of a high lumen package with high efficacy while using significantly fewer chips per fixture," says Rahul Bammi, VP of Product Management at Philips Lumileds. "For example, a 50W PAR20 lamp can be achieved using only four LEDs. Alternatively, a 40W A19 lamp that previously required 14 LEDs can now be created using only six."
The new mid-power LEDs are offered across a full spectrum of correlated color temperatures (2700K-6500K) with a minimum CRI of 80. Versions with CRI 70 for outdoor applications and CRI 90 for high end indoor applications are planned for future release.
The LUXEON 3535 2D line operates at 0.5 - 1W, delivering up to 130 lumens in the compact 3535 form factor. Rated at 100mA, the LUXEON 3535 2D can be driven up to a maximum of 200mA. The LUXEON 3535 2D supports ENERGY STAR® certification requirements up to 25,000 hours at 85 degrees C and 150mA.
In addition to the expansion of its mid-power offering, Philips Lumileds also introduced its first low-power LED solution today, the LUXEON 4014. This rectangular LED is a high efficacy LED that was designed to specifically address linear and omnidirectional lighting applications such as under-cabinet and cove, refrigerator lighting and the retrofit LED market. Delivered in a 4.0x1.4x0.7 mm footprint, the LUXEON 4014 line can achieve an efficacy of 160 lm/W at 4000K and CRI of 80.
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