"JBL Pulse will change the way you enjoy music," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. "You'll be amazed how much more immersive the listening experience can be, with a lightshow perfectly synched in brightness and color with the music."
JBL Pulse gives you music to be seen and heard combining room-filling JBL sound with an eye-catching, programmable LED light show in one portable speaker. Take your music with you wherever you go, and liven up any get-together with a Multi-LED light show. JBL Pulse is a wireless sound and vision treat for the eyes and ears that gives you new ways to enjoy your favorite tunes. JBL Pulse streams your music from any portable device via Bluetooth. Enhance the music with your choice of programmed or customizable light themes. JBL Pulse's sound is a stereo punch, clear and powerful, and portable enough to turn anyplace into a party space.
Variety is the spice of life - and JBL Pulse delivers the spice while making sure that you're always in control. From five pre-programmed light themes to many more downloadable options, you can choose to match your music or exercise your own creative touch by customizing the patterns of brightness and color. And you can change it with a single touch. Either way, the entertainment, both visual and audible, is always on your terms.
And, since it's not truly portable if you have to plug it in, JBL Pulse can go anywhere and deliver wireless fun for up to 10 hours of music or 5 hours of music and light show, thanks to its rechargeable lithium-ion battery. One less thing to worry about means the party starts now.
-- Programmable LED lights that pulse to your music wherever and whenever
-- Unrivaled JBL sound with two high-performance 40 mm drivers and a
custom-tuned bass port for clear, room-filling, high-fidelity sound
-- Wireless BluetoothÂ® stereo streaming with NFC for instantaneous
-- Pre-programmed and custom-programmed light themes control brightness and
color, pulsed to your music
-- Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for hours of wireless fun
-- The JBL app offers a simplified set-up, easy connection to your mobile
music devices, and complete control
Pricing and Availability
For additional information or to purchase the JBL Pulse (MSRP $199), visit Best Buy, Sprint or http://www.JBL.com
HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKGÂ®, Harman KardonÂ®, InfinityÂ®, JBLÂ®, LexiconÂ®, and Mark LevinsonÂ® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR. Please visit http://www.harman.com for more information.
Sylvan Learning Partners With Fingerprint To Co-Create SylvanPlay, A New Mobile Learning Network To Extend Sylvan Curriculum
Sylvan's New Mobile Network Will Leverage Fingerprint's Proprietary Mobile Technology Platform and Extensive Library of Play-and-Learn Content; Set to Release in December
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fingerprint, a mobile technology company, and Sylvan Learning, a leading provider of personal learning and tutoring services, today announced a co-development deal to create SylvanPlay, a customized mobile learning network. Set for a December launch in the U.S. and Canada and powered exclusively by Fingerprint technology, SylvanPlay supports the expansion of Sylvan's curriculum beyond the learning center, and underscores the importance of personalized mobile learning and the power of using technology and games to engage today's students.
SylvanPlay will launch on iOS and Android with a suite of four apps created by Fingerprint and its developer network. Each will foster reading and math skills for 1(st)-4(th) grade students, including an all-new original title designed by Fingerprint's innovative development team working in counsel with Sylvan's Curriculum team. In addition to its play-and-learn library of apps, SylvanPlay will also feature a parent engagement dashboard, collaborative play options, and safe chat functions enabled by Fingerprint's technology platform. Sylvan customers will also be able to access the mySylvan portal and loyalty program on the mobile network.
"The success of our SylvanSync instructional system, which combines digital lessons on tablets with teacher-led personalized instruction, highlights the tremendous potential and value in establishing an entire network of engaging mobile learning content," said Julia Fitzgerald, CMO of Sylvan Learning. "Fingerprint's mobile technology platform, experience in the kids mobile learning category and access to best-of-breed content developers is helping us bring our vision to life."
As more and more kids have access to smartphones and tablets, mobile games for kids have grown in popularity, making them a compelling avenue for inspiring learning.
-- In the last two years, 53% of kids have upped their mobile gaming
activity and it is attracting a growing number of younger players as
-- In just the past year, the average age when kids start to game on mobile
devices has decreased from nine to eight years old.[i]
-- The impact can be seen already in mobile learning revenues which have
reached $1.4 billion in North America and are estimated to reach $2.1
billion by 2017[ii] as digital trends continue to influence educational
"At this pivotal moment for both digital learning and mobile entertainment, Fingerprint is thrilled to count Sylvan, a company synonymous with education, personalized learning and a leader in innovative learning approaches, as the first North American licensed network powered by Fingerprint," said Nancy MacIntyre, CEO and co-founder of Fingerprint. "SylvanPlay affirms the growing importance of mobile learning and Fingerprint's unique ability to deliver a great play-and-learn network built for kids."
Sylvan and Fingerprint will continue to cultivate the SylvanPlay learning network with an array of Fingerprint-curated content from its fast-growing library of global edutainment titles and custom developed experiences designed to extend Sylvan's curriculum. In anticipation of rapidly scaling educational content in 2014 for Sylvan, Fingerprint Play and other licensed networks, Fingerprint welcomes best-in-class developer applications at http://www.fingerprintplay.com/developers.
About Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a mobile technology company offering a dynamic technology platform and robust content library for families with children through its own Fingerprint Play and customer networks. Fingerprint's enterprise platform solution, with an easy-to-use SDK and curated play-and-learn content from top developers around the world, enables global brands to license and develop customized and localized networks of their own. Fingerprint is funded by leading consumer tech investors including Corus Entertainment and K2MediaLabs. For more information, visit fingerprintplay.com or facebook.com/fingerprintplay. ??
About Sylvan Learning, Inc.
With over 30 years of experience and more than 800 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. As the leader in supplemental education, Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan's proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync(TM) technology on the iPadÂ® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan programs include study skills, math, reading, writing, and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. Sylvan also provides educational services to public and non-public schools. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS, visit http://www.SylvanLearning.com or Sylvan's Mom Minded blog at http://www.SylvanLearning.com/blog.
Soundboard Portable Speakers with SoundFlow Wireless Audio Now Available
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VOXX Accessories Corporationtoday announced the launch of the SoundFlow(TM) Soundboard Portable Speaker.
The SoundFlow Soundboard instantly lets consumers enjoy smartphone audio in a big way, requiring no wires, no pairing or connection. Just place any smartphone on top of the Soundboard. SoundFlow wireless audio does the rest! The Soundboard supports virtually all brands and models of today's smartphones. In fact, almost any portable device with a speaker works with a Soundboard. The Soundboard is available in 3 different colors: SP20WHBK (white top, chrome trim and black bottom), SP20WDBK (woodgrain top, chrome trim and black bottom), and SP20BKGR (matte black top, lime green trim and black bottom).
SoundFlow wireless audio technology was developed by VOXX Accessories Corporation in response to a survey they conducted showing that, of the nearly 80% of smartphone users that listen to music from their phones, most of them (55%) still use the phone's built-in smartphone speakers at times to listen to music. The SoundFlow Soundboard is an easy solution for these smarthpone users, providing enhanced sound quality and amplification over the smartphone's built-in option.
"The SoundFlow product line grew out of a simple desire: to make it as easy as possible to turn smartphone audio into sound that's big enough to enjoy out loud. The Soundboard takes this convenience one step further, by making SoundFlow completely portable," said David Geise, President of VOXX Accessories Corporation. "Just place any smartphone with music playing on top of the Soundboard to enjoy music anywhere in a big way! When you're ready to move, just pick up the Soundboard and your phone, and go. It doesn't get any easier."
The user-friendly device is easy to use for all ages and works in any environment. The lightweight speaker is perfect for listening to music in the house, on the go or even in the office. The Soundboard Portable Speaker also works great as a speakerphone--simply place your smartphone on top of the Soundboard to take calls hands-free in a group setting.
The Soundboard Portable Speaker has a total output power of 2W, with enhanced sound from its dual-ported audio design, volume controls, and a 3.5mm audio in jack (cable included). The Soundboard offers two options for power: 5V DC or batteries (3xAA, sold separately), with an LED power indicator.
The SoundFlow(TM) Soundboard Portable Speaker is available now, with an MSRP of $29.99, from many major retailers including Office Depot and Walgreens.
About VOXX Accessories Corporation (VAC):
VOXX Accessories Corporation (VAC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX), a leading, global supplier of premium speaker systems, consumer electronics products and consumer electronics accessories. The Company is the number one, premium high-end loudspeaker company in the world, the number one universal remote supplier and is also a recognized leader in the marketing of connectivity and antenna products. Its' extensive distribution network includes power retailers and all of the big box stores as well as many of the country's largest home improvement chains.
VOXX Accessories Corporation possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products ranks among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell. Brands include RCAÂ®, JensenÂ®, TerkÂ®, Acoustic ResearchÂ®,808 and SURFACE CLEAN.
For additional information, please visit our Web site at http://www.voxxintl.com/ and click on RCA or Acoustic Research for specific product info.
About Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC):
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX), a leading, global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products. The Company holds number one market share in rear seat entertainment as well as remote start systems. AEC is also a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, Location Based Services (LBS), rear observation systems, and vehicle security. Its' extensive distribution network includes power retailers and 12-volt specialists as well as nearly all of the major vehicle manufacturers ("OEMs"), both domestically and abroad.
Audiovox Electronics possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products ranks among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell. Primary brands include AudiovoxÂ®, InvisionÂ®, JensenÂ®, OmegaÂ®, AdventÂ®, Code AlarmÂ®, PrestigeÂ® and ExcaliburÂ®.
Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, Audiovox Electronics has a manufacturing facility in the United States, and a robust international footprint with offices in Europe, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela. For additional information, please visit our Web site at http://www.audiovoxproducts.com.
About VOXX International Corporation:
VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX). The Company that began as Audiovox over 45 years ago has morphed into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, and now into premium high-end audio. The Company's brands hold leading market positions across a wide-spectrum of consumer and automotive segments.
Today, VOXX International is a global company....with an extensive distribution network that includes some of the world's Fortune 500 companies and an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing brand portfolio, which is now comprised of over 30 trusted brands including AudiovoxÂ®, KlipschÂ®, RCAÂ®,InvisionÂ®, JensenÂ®, Acoustic ResearchÂ®, JamoÂ®, EnergyÂ®, Mac AudioÂ®, MagnatÂ®, HecoÂ®, SchwaigerÂ®, Hirschmann Car CommunicationÂ® and OehlbachÂ®. The Company continues to drive innovation throughout all of its subsidiaries, and maintains its commitment to exceeding the needs of the consumers it serves. For additional information, please visit our Web site at http://www.voxxintl.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Except for historical information contained herein, statements made in this release that would constitute forward-looking statements may involve certain risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements made in this release are based on currently available information and the Company assumes no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statement. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from the results suggested in the forward-looking statements. The factors include, but are not limited to risks that may result from changes in the Company's business operations; our ability to keep pace with technological advances; significant competition in the automotive, premium audio and consumer accessories businesses; our relationships with key suppliers and customers; quality and consumer acceptance of newly introduced products; market volatility; non-availability of product; excess inventory; price and product competition; new product introductions; foreign currency fluctuations and concerns regarding the European debt crisis; restrictive debt covenants; the possibility that the review of our prior filings by the SEC may result in changes to our financial statements; and the possibility that stockholders or regulatory authorities may initiate proceedings against VOXX International Corporation and/or our officers and directors as a result of any restatements. Risk factors associated with our business, including some of the facts set forth herein, are detailed in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2013.
Atmel maXTouch T Series Controllers the Favored Choice For New Windows 8.1 Systems
New Windows 8.1 Products Released into the Market Showcase Atmel's Superior maXTouch Controller Performance
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel(Â® )Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced the company's maXTouch(Â®) T Series controllers have been designed into a substantial number of newly launched Windows 8.1 touch-enabled systems and is expected to extend its leadership position as the market adopts Windows 8.1 platforms.
Atmel leads the industry in Windows(Â®) 8 certifications as its maXTouch controllers enable the touchscreens for over 115 Win 8 and 8.1 tablets, Ultrabooks and notebooks. The first maXTouch T Series devices - the 2952T and 1664T - launched in the second quarter, provide the first single-chip solutions for screen sizes from 8.9" to 15.6" and deliver superior touch performance including active and passive stylus, enhanced moisture immunity, glove support and best-in-class noise immunity.
As a co-engineering partner with Microsoft, Atmel has developed high-performance touch controllers to meet the touchscreen specifications for Windows 8.1. The T Series exceeds all of these requirements while providing ultra-low power consumption. Atmel's maXTouch T Series devices are now shipping in numerous Windows 8.1 products including the ASUS T100, Samsung ATIV Tab 3, Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro.
"Atmel's maXTouch controllers continue to lead the market as the performance solution for meeting the stringent testing requirements of Windows 8.1," said Rob Frizzell, Director of Large Touchscreen Products, Atmel Corporation. "We expect the adoption of touch to continue growing with the release of Windows 8.1. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Microsoft to bring a superior user experience to consumers around the globe."
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
U2opia Mobile Launches Facebook without Internet with MTN, Acquires 100,000 Users in 10 Days
SINGAPORE, October 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Introduces a simple and inexpensive way for mobile users to access Facebook without
any internet or data connectivity
Singapore-based mobile technology startup, U2opia Mobile, rolled out its flagship
offering, Facebook for USSD, with MTN Nigeria earlier this month. The service enables
mobile users to access Facebook on any mobile phone, without an active Internet or data
Within a period of just 10 days, the service has acquired over 100,000 users, with
daily additions continuing at a very fast clip. The launch of the service with MTN Nigeria
takes U2opia Mobile's African footprint to nearly 100 per cent, with 8 out of 10 users in
African nations accessing Facebook through Facebook for USSD.
The instant success of Facebook for USSD is testimony to Facebook's immense popularity
in developing markets like Nigeria and the relevance of a solution that enables users to
access it on basic and feature phones, without the need for an Internet connection.
Facebook for USSD enables users to access their Facebook accounts, view/post status
messages, respond to friend requests, write on friends' walls as well as view birthday
reminders and send messages.
Mr. Sumesh Menon, CEO, U2opia Mobile added, "At a time when the largest Internet
companies are trying to address the issue of reaching users sitting outside the ambit of
mobile data connectivity, the instant success of Facebook for USSD in markets like Nigeria
proves that there is massive demand here, waiting to be tapped with the right innovative
technology. The solutions that work need to be simple, inexpensive and made-for-mobile."
Developed by U2opia Mobile in partnership with Facebook, Facebook for USSD currently
has over 11 million users across 30 countries, accessing Facebook in 7 international
languages. The product reaches the end user through their mobile carrier and U2opia Mobile
partners with 42 of the world's largest carrier groups to do this.
About U2opia Mobile
U2opia Mobile is a mobile technology company that enables ubiquitous and customised
access to the social internet. U2opia Mobile recognizes a distinct opportunity in consumer
networking and social mobility and collaborates with global internet giants and telecom
carriers across the globe to create solutions of compelling value. Since its pioneering
launch in May 2011, its flagship product, Facebook for USSD, powers Facebook access over
USSD, serving millions of users and is one of the Top ranking Apps on Facebook. U2opia
Mobile works with the largest and most innovative mobile operators in Asia, Africa & Latin
America and is managed by an experienced team with deep understanding of consumer,
internet and mobile ecosystems. With venture backing from Matrix Partners, U2opia Mobile
runs operations from Singapore, Delhi, Dubai and San Francisco.
Crank Software Introduces Storyboard Browser for HTML5 Rendering in User Interfaces
UI Developers Can Deliver In-Browser HTML5 Content Easily With New WebKit Engine
OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, today announced Crank Storyboard Browser, an extension of Storyboard Suite with a WebKit-based HTML5 renderer that allows users to bring HTML content directly into a Storyboard Application and deploy it on an embedded target.
"We see the benefits of HTML5 and wanted to bring its capabilities to UI engineers without making them outsource WebKit development, which takes months and strains budgets," said Brian Edmond, Crank Software president. "With Storyboard Browser, developers get exactly what they need - a version of WebKit that integrates HTML5 content into an easy-to-use Storyboard application."
To get a UI development tool and a WebKit-based application that renders HTML5 content, product teams traditionally must piece together a multiple-vendor solution, but with Crank Software, teams can simply use the proven Storyboard Suite with the Storyboard Browser extension for a single-vendor, seamless solution to creating the best UI possible.
Engineers who want the mobile capability, cross-browser support, and advanced APIs of HTML5 now can easily frame and control dynamic web content within their UI by using Storyboard Browser. Storyboard Browser allows teams to create a hybrid UI leveraging the native interfaces of Storyboard to gain a high-performance embedded UI along with the flexibility of integrated HTML5 content. In addition, Storyboard Browser provides a stable solution as a supported, maintained version of the open-source WebKit platform.
An Extension of the Proven Storyboard Suite Software
Storyboard Suite, the turnkey UI development software, reduces the time, costs, and headaches that notoriously come hand-in-hand with UI development by letting designers and engineers work side-by-side. Teams can develop, prototype, and refine a UI until it's perfect for a customer - both in function and in design. With Storyboard Browser, teams can continue to have success with Storyboard Suite, extending the platform to create top-of-the-line applications for UIs faster and easier.
About Crank Software
Crank Software is an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, reducing the time, costs, and headaches that notoriously come hand-in-hand with UI development by letting designers and engineers work side-by-side. Crank products manage the UI lifecycle from design to deployment. Teams can use the software to develop, prototype, and refine the UI until it's perfect - both in function and in design - and then deploy the UI for the final product. With a shorter development time and a more collaborative process, products get to market first with a higher ROI and a remarkable UI that builds brand loyalty.
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UBM Tech Launches Vertical Communities Dedicated to Advancing the State of the Art in Printed Circuit Board Design
NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, whose portfolio includes essential business and technical information for design engineers and the electronics industry, today launched PCB Designline and PCB Design Center, two vertical communities dedicated to advancing the state of the art in printed circuit board technology and design.
"The world of printed circuit board design and layout is changing rapidly," said Patrick Mannion, VP and Brand Director for UBM Tech, Electronics. "With increasing signal speeds and lower power requirements, the humble PC board, along with its layout and manufacture, has become central to a successful system design, as much as the choice of components, software, topology, and user interface. Just look at the accelerating growth of DesignCon over the past number of years."
"We're excited to be participating in these two launches," said Frank Hoschar, Chief Marketing Officer for Altium, which has taken a premium launch sponsorship for the two sites. "Like these two new communities, Altium also is dedicated to helping all players involved in the PCB industry track, understand, discuss, and respond appropriately to the constantly evolving matrices of business, technology and tool change that affect their ideas, designs, and overall success."
The PCB Designline will be a focused area within the EE Times community dedicated to helping managers, business decision makers and designers get their minds around the latest board and system developments, trends and standards, and business implications therein. Led by Senior Editor Max Maxfield, the PCB Designline will provide a rapid-interaction platform for timely blogs and contributions of topical interest.
The EDN PCB Design Center is a dedicated community built within a design engineering environment and founded upon the principles of deep board- and system-design knows how, knowledge sharing, mentorship and collaboration. Led by EDN's Senior Editor, Janine Love, the PCB Design Center provides everything from in-depth technical and how-to features to product reviews, and videos, as well as regular expert blogs, and on-going member discussions.
Both sites heavily emphasize community, exercising a targeted combination of DeusM/UBM Tech best practices to ensure engagement appropriate for each environment from the PCB community itself, from business leaders to hands-on designers.
For advertising and sponsorship opportunities on the PCB design areas please contact Jim Dempsey, VP Sales UBM Tech Electronics Media Group at email@example.com or 440.333.3040.
The PCB Designline and PCB Design Center communities are supplemented by a strong presence across EE Times' and EDN's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn networks.
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market -- engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (http://www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than thirty successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.
World's first neurofeedback-powered, mobile multiplayer game
OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Personal Neuro Devices Inc. (http://personalneuro.com/), a developer of mobile neuro applications, has launched Neuronauts,
the first ever mobile multiplayer game powered by neurofeedback.
Neuronauts is a free, fast-paced race game that combines the classic
look and feel of 1950s science fiction with modern and exciting
Players control the speed and actions of their space ships with the
power of their minds. In addition to touch and tilt controls, the game
uses a process called neurofeedback, with a Bluetooth headset that
picks up a player's neural activity.
"Neurofeedback is an excellent way to train the brain to increase mental
control, self-discipline and self-regulation," said Chad Veinotte, Director of Neurogaming at Personal Neuro Devices. "Neuronauts makes this brain training fun, social and competitive with
its multiplayer capabilities."
Neuronauts has three gameplay modes: Solo, Local Multiplayer and Online
The Online Multiplayer mode is a mobile gaming first. It allows players
to sign in to a Google account and get matched up with the next
available opponent. Any two brains from anywhere in the world can
compete brain to brain.
Local Multiplayer mode allows two players to compete with each other on
the same mobile device, using two Bluetooth headsets, the first time
this capability has ever been available for a neuro app.
In both modes, players go head-to-head in a two-minute race, vying for
the highest score. They can also grab powerups to boost their speed and
Neuronauts is free to play. The game includes Personal Neuro Devices's
proprietary algorithms that enable in-game neuro-advertising. PND's
neuro-advertising technology allows ads to be tailored to an individual
based on mood, emotional state and cognitive analysis. This pioneering
system allows for information to be displayed to the player that is
uniquely relevant to them. Ads appear only on the main menu and never
interrupt game play.
The Neuronauts team is already hard at work on the next iterations of
the game, which will include obstacles such as asteroids and rogue
ships to shoot down, and online leader boards.
Gameplay requires NeuroSky's MindWave Mobile headset (http://neurosky.com/Products/MindWaveMobile.aspx), which uses Bluetooth to transmit real-time electrical impulses via
strategically placed electrodes to allow players to control their
"We are very please to collaborate with Personal Neuro Devices to bring
Neuronauts to market," said Stanley Yang, CEO of NeuroSky. "It's very exciting to be part of this whole new world of online
mobile game play."
Neuronauts is available for Android in Google Play. An iOS version will
soon be available.
The MindWave Mobile headset, imagined and crafted by NeuroSky, is a
simple, portable, and consumer-friendly EEG device that reads the small
electrical signals emanating from the brain. After reading these
signals, the MindWave mobile re-interprets them into a meaningful,
accessible format via the user's choice of compatible software.
About Personal Neuro Devices
Personal Neuro Devices is a neuroscience company focused on
brain-computer interface technologies. Through the collaboration of a
dedicated team of neuroscientists, software developers, gamification
experts, biomedical device researchers and graphic artists, Personal
Neuro has applied advances in neuro-imaging and psychology to create
new and exciting brain-computer interface programs and technologies.
Already available on the market are several smartphone apps which have
a wide range of stimulating mental health, education and entertainment
purposes. These include UpCake, the original neuro-game for girls, and
Transcend, a mindfulness and meditation app.
Personal Neuro Devices Inc., the Personal Neuro Devices logo,
Neuronauts, UpCake, Transcend and Psych Showdown are trademarks of
Personal Neuro Devices Inc. Other company and product names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.
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USB Plug and Play Comes to the NI LabVIEW RIO Architecture
Four new R Series devices allow you to augment your PC-based system with programmable FPGAs.
MUNICH, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced four new R Series boards (USB-7855R, USB-7856R,USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) with USB connectivity, which help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. These products, based on the LabVIEW RIO architecture, are a result of the company's continued investment in the R Series product family.
The LabVIEW RIO architecture is an integral part of the NI graphical system design platform. A modern approach to designing, prototyping and deploying embedded monitoring and control systems, graphical system design combines the open NI LabVIEW graphical programming environment with commercial off-the-shelf hardware to dramatically simplify development, which results in higher-quality designs with the ability to incorporate custom design.
"Using these new USB R Series devices, engineers and scientists can create highly customizable measurement and control systems using standard PC technology," said Jamie Smith, director of embedded systems marketing at National Instruments. "They are ideal for high-performance medical, life science and semiconductor machines."
-- Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA: Implement tasks like custom timing and triggering,
synchronization, multirate sampling, high-speed control and onboard
-- Improved I/O: Take advantage of analog input and analog output rates of
up to 1 MHz for closed-loop control tasks, as well as digital I/O (DIO)
rates of up to 80 MHz.
-- Selectable Logic Levels From 1.2 to 3.3 V: Adjust DIO levels to meet
specific application requirements.
-- Selectable Gain for Analog Input Ranges: Get more resolution at lower
-- OEM Options Available: Get the same power in a board-only form factor
with the flexibility to create your own I/O interface.
Learn more about the new USB R Series boards.
About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.
Pivotal Brings In-Memory Data Processing to Hadoop with Pivotal HD 1.1 and Pivotal GemFire XD
Pivotal Adds In-memory Real-time Transaction Processing for Closed-loop Analytics and Online Applications
SINGAPORE and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
-- Pivotal today announced that it is bringing an in-memory transactional
store to Hadoop with Pivotal GemFire XD that is tightly integrated with
Pivotal HD, a commercially supported distribution of the Apache Hadoop
-- Available on November 1, 2013, as Pivotal HD 1.1, the offering comes as
a read-write store allowing customers to build real time OLTP
applications at cloud scale on top of Pivotal HD using Pivotal GemFire
-- This offering makes it the industry's first platform for closed loop
analytics: Pivotal GemFire XD combines with HAWQ, which adds SQL's
expressive power to Hadoop to provide the industry's first production
quality platform for creating closed loop analytics solutions that
combine OLTP and OLAP, using Hadoop as the common storage substrate.
-- The announcement of Pivotal HD 1.1 with GemFire XD comes just three
weeks in advance of the highly anticipated launch of Pivotal's
revolutionary Enterprise PaaS on November 12, 2013. Registration for the
launch can be found at http://www.gopivotal.com/ThePlatform.
Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, today announced that it is bringing an in-memory transactional store to Hadoop with Pivotal(TM) GemFire(TM) XD that is tightly integrated with Pivotal(TM) HD, a commercially supported distribution of the Apache Hadoop stack.
Pivotal HD 1.1 with GemFire XD provides a read-write store allowing customers to build real-time OLTP applications at cloud scale on top of Hadoop. In Pivotal HD Enterprise, Pivotal GemFire XD in-memory data service combines with the Pivotal(TM) HAWQ(TM) query engine, which adds SQL's expressive power to Hadoop to provide the industry's first production quality platform for creating closed loop analytics solutions that combine OLTP and OLAP, using Hadoop as the common storage substrate. The Pivotal GemFire XD product brings to Hadoop the enterprise-tested GemFire technology that powers some of the most mission critical data-driven applications available, including financial services, federal government, logistics and eCommerce portals.
Businesses today need to take in a huge amount of data from varied sources, process it immediately, and use it to make critical business decisions. Failing to act on data in real-time can lead to lost sales, oversupply of inventory, and missed windows of opportunity that can threaten the very survival of the business. This trend is even more pronounced as the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) becomes the data substrate for the next generation of data infrastructures. Already a set of integrated, enterprise-scale services are evolving on top of HDFS - stream ingestion, analytical processing, and transactional serving. Pivotal GemFire XD marries a SQL in-memory data grid with Hadoop to offer high scale and makes it suitable for operational environments. When combined with Pivotal HD and HAWQ technology, enterprises can act and react in ways not achievable with traditional or existing solutions.
By combining the real day-to-day events of a business with the analytics systems that monitor business behavior, customers can act prescriptively to events while they are happening, or even predict events before they happen.
"Enterprise customers are asking for the ability to correlate and leverage data across batch data warehouses, Hadoop file systems and transaction databases in real time. With Pivotal HD and GemFire XD, we are bringing them proven advanced data technologies to begin leveraging existing systems and common languages in entirely new ways."
Pivotal, committed to open source and open standards, is a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS product, powered by Cloud Foundry, will be available in Q4 2013. Learn more at http://www.gopivotal.com. Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotal, LinkedIn, and G+.
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Easily Unleash Your Creativity With The New Polaroid Android(TM)-Powered Compact Interchangeable Lens Smart Camera Now On Store Shelves
Polaroid iM1836 Offers Point-and-Shoot Convenience with D-SLR Quality and Built-In Wi-Fi 'Share-ability' Plus 1080p Video Capture Capability
EDISON, N.J., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Polaroid iM1836 Android(TM)-powered compact interchangeable-lens smart camera, launched at CES 2013, is now available exclusively at Walmart and Amazon.com. The Polaroid iM1836 offers consumers D-SLR quality and flexibility but with the simplicity, affordability and convenience of a point-and-shoot camera allowing users to unleash their creativity, capture amazing still images and HD video, and share them instantly to their favorite social media network. Built into a compact 4/3 body with a sleek matte white finish, the iM1836 features a brilliant 3.5" touch screen LCD display to help capture the perfect image every time.
Interchangeable Lenses for Multiple Uses
Produced by Sakar International, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid iM1836 comes standard with a 10-30mm optical zoom lens, perfect for capturing those every day family lifestyle images. An additional 500mm telephoto lens will be available in November to help users easily capture far away recital images or close ups of the winning goal, and a 50mm lens will be available in early 2014.
Easy to Use Android 4.1 OS
The Polaroid iM1836 runs on the intuitive Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system making capturing and sharing great shots with friends and family seamless. The camera features built-in peer-to-peer Wi-Fi and easy-to-use photo sharing apps installed which allow users to instantly upload and share stunning, professional-quality image creations via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flikr, Vimeo and more, all at the touch of a button. In addition, the Polaroid iM1836 also features Google Play, the one-stop-shop for apps, movies, music, books and magazines, allowing consumers access to all of its over 600,000 apps and games. Wi-Fi also pairs the iM1836 with any enabled device to upload images and video through a mobile phone, PC or even an iPod Touch device.
The Perfect Shot
With auto blink detection and auto face exposure, and a detachable flash, the Polaroid iM1836 ensures a great shot every time. In addition, the camera has wide-angle panoramic capability also built-in for breathtaking landscape photography without the added cost and weight of high-end equipment. When the action calls for more than just a still image, the iM1836 also captures 1080p HD video and, with built-in HDMI output, the compact device also doubles as a portable multimedia player--just connect it to any TV or monitor to view video or photo slide shows.
"This camera has generated tremendous buzz since it first debuted at CES this year," said Sakar President Jeff Saka. "Now, we're thrilled to see it hit store shelves, just in time for the holiday season, making it perfect for capturing precious family memories and for gift-giving."
The Polaroid iM1836 is available for $299 MSRP in select Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com.
About Sakar International
Sakar International, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer electronics and accessories. With a rich heritage of technology innovation since 1977, Sakar has developed a global presence by consistently evolving alongside technology to develop on-trend, cutting edge products. Sakar licenses over forty major entertainment brands and has maintained a diverse portfolio of product offerings, including digital cameras, video recorders, karaoke machines and small appliances, along with audio, tablet, camera, smartphone and computer accessories. Sakar acquired the Vivitar brand in 2008 and has since launched a full line of photographic, optic and related accessories. Sakar is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, with additional offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Latin America, Hong Kong and China.
About The Polaroid Brand
Polaroid is one of the world's most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film. Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products. For more information, visit http://www.Polaroid.com.
Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.
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Tier-One OEM Selects Synaptics ClearPadÂ® Touch Solutions for Latest Tablet Line
Human Interface Leader Delivers 10-Finger Touch Support, Increased Portability and Power Efficiency for Latest Generation of Kindle Fire Devices
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that Amazon has selected the industry-leading ClearPad(Â®) 7300 capacitive touchscreen solution to power its third-generation 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, and the all-new 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX line of powerhouse tablets. As part of its industry leading portfolio of touch controllers for tablets and notebook PCs, users can enjoy the 10-finger touch support and benefit from the lower power consumption that is delivered through Synaptics ClearPad 7300 touch solution. By partnering with industry leaders such as Amazon, Synaptics further positions itself as the leading supplier of human interface solutions for the tablet market, which continues to be an expanding opportunity for the company.
With increasing frequency, OEMs are looking to Synaptics for innovative touchscreen solutions that deliver an unparalleled user experiences as the tablet market continues to grow. By leveraging Synaptics' ClearPad family of capacitive touchscreen solutions, OEMs such as Amazon can develop thinner, lighter tablets with increased portability for today's generation of on-the-go consumers, all while reducing overall total system costs.
ClearPad 7300 Key Benefits:
-- Single ASIC architecture: Enables thinner and lighter tablet designs by
reducing PCB real estate, resulting in reduction of overall total system
-- Accurate and Responsive: High sensing channel counts and advanced
algorithms enable accurate and responsive touch sensing performance over
the entire touchscreen surface.
-- Low Power Requirements: Optimized for minimum power consumption to
extend battery life and efficiency for large-format devices.
"The Amazon Kindle brand has become ubiquitous among on-the-go consumers, and we believe this next generation of tablets will offer the high-quality touch experiences that
Kindle Fire users expect," said Brian Roberts, senior director of large touchscreen solutions, for Synaptics. "We're excited to partner with Amazon as it introduces its newest line of Kindle Fire devices to the market, using our industry leading ClearPad touchscreen solutions."
Synaptics ClearPad 7300 touchscreen solution is available for mass production, and is part of the company's industry leading portfolio of touch controllers for smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs.
For up-to-the-minute Synaptics news, follow @SynaCorpon Twitter. For more information on Synaptics' products and solutions please visit http://www.synaptics.com.
As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user experience, Synaptics provides the broadest touch solutions portfolio in the industry. The ClearPad(Â®) family supports touchscreen solutions for devices ranging from entry-level mobile phones to flagship premium smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs. The TouchPad(TM) family, including ClickPad((TM)) and ForcePad(Â®), is integrated into the majority of today's notebook PCs. Synaptics' wide portfolio also includes ThinTouch(Â®) supporting thin and light keyboard solutions, as well as key technologies for next generation touch-enabled video and display applications. (NASDAQ: SYNA) http://www.synaptics.com
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Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013 Released - Fully Compatible with OS X Mavericks
HELSINKI, October 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Brings Further Improvements in Performance and Reliability
Tuxera Inc., market leader in interoperable file system technologies today released
Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013. The new version is aimed at every Mac user working in a mixed
Windows and Mac environment. It is fully compatible with Apple's new operating system OS
X(R) Mavericks, which launched at Apple's event in San Francisco yesterday.
OS X Mavericks has been already penned as the most powerful and power efficient Apple
operating system to date. The upgrade includes a major overhaul of the look and feel of
the entire platform, making it smarter and faster than any of its predecessors.
Performance boost and a package of features including App Nap that saves power while
working, interactive notification center, iCloud Keychain and more versatility in using
multiple displays all improve usability.
Apple's OS X has always had very limited support for Microsoft Windows NTFS formatted
hard drives and other storage media out of the box. By default OS X can only read files
from Windows-formatted hard drives leaving the users unable to edit, copy or delete
anything. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is the market leading solution, which brings full read-write
compatibility across platforms. Tuxera NTFS for Mac provides also the fastest file
transfer speeds while protecting user's data with a smart caching layer.
"We ensure that our customers are always up to date with the latest developments.
Tuxera NTFS for Mac underwent rigorous testing to guarantee full compatibility with OS X
Mavericks while bringing further enhancements to the performance and reliability at the
same time. Most recent improvements include faster shut-down times, simplified product key
input, signed kernel extension and more," commented Oscar Santolalla, Product Manager at
Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and
other content to be ported across mobiles, tablets, home entertainment, consumer,
industrial or any other electronics. Tuxera's industry-standard file system solutions for
Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have hundreds of millions installations.
Close collaboration with industry leaders ensures reliable compatibility and helps to set
high standard in performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. For more
information, please visit http://www.tuxera.com.
Jive Builds On The Industry-Leading Community Platform with New Facebook, Twitter and Marketo Integration, Gamification and Community Analytics
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today unveiled JiveX - a new cloud version of its industry-leading customer community platform. JiveX offers a mix of popular features like advanced gamification, search and theming, with new features like Facebook and Twitter integration that brings in social conversations into a central connected hub. JiveX also includes CRM and marketing automation system integration that aligns communities to key goals and metrics, enhanced profiles to connect company champions with the broader customer base and new analytics features that propel engagement strategies.
"Using Jive's external community platform has far exceeded our expectations, helping increase the engagement of our customers and partners by over 200 percent while reducing the time it takes to ramp up support teams," said Krissy Espindola, director of knowledge management and social support, T-Mobile. "We are excited to see the innovative updates to JiveX on a quarterly basis and the added collaborative and productive benefits Jive will be bring to customer communities."
Jive Brings the Most Advanced External Community Platform to the Cloud:
JiveX is built on Jive's powerful on-premise external community platform, which offers intuitive theming features that provides a consistent look with a company's brand, advanced search capabilities that highlight people, places and content from inside the community or from other existing systems and gamification capabilities that gives community managers built-in tools to encourage desired actions. These features along with several new enhancements in JiveX will be available to companies starting in early 2014:
-- JiveX merges activity from social streams like Facebook and Twitter with
conversations occurring directly on community sites. Companies can also
tie fan pages to a community so customers can follow, share and make
comments, which are immediately synched back to the original post.
Community managers can also integrate Twitter directly into support back
channels for a more holistic view of brand activity.
-- JiveX connects CRM and marketing automation systems like Marketo within
communities, helping companies convert community activity to leads,
opportunities and revenue. Companies can also leverage JiveX to improve
how they segment campaigns based on prospect and customer activity on
-- Point-and-click analytics blend the power of natural language processing
and sentiment analysis with the ease of pre-built templates for quickly
identifying influencers and trends. These reports help companies better
leverage customer champions, optimize customer engagement, while
decreasing issues and costs. JiveX also offers personal analytics on
every post so users, and especially customer champions and
administrators, can understand the reach their posts have, connect with
top referrers and learn how to increase their reach.
-- Similar to Jive's popular social directory for modern enterprise
portals, JiveX elevates the visibility of customer heros and champions
on community sites - utilizing their vast knowledge of the business to
influence others and lessen the support burden by answering questions.
The profile section allows members to view how they are connected to one
another and their reputation and expertise. JiveX also offers beefed up
search capabilities, including helping community members quickly look
for a specific expertise.
"Now is the right time to bring the most powerful customer community to the cloud. With JiveX, we've made it possible for companies to take advantage of Jive's constant innovation without sacrificing power, scalability or security," said Nathan Rawlins, vice president of product marketing for Jive. "Jive X transforms the way companies connect, share and learn from their customers and partners - increasing satisfaction and loyalty, reducing cost and turning customers into an extension of their support and sales teams."
JiveX was introduced alongside the Jive Fall cloud release at JiveWorld13, taking place October 23-24 in Las Vegas.
About Jive Software
Jive Software (JIVE) is a leader in social business. Our cloud-based collaboration platform connects employees, customers and partners together - helping a company increase productivity by as much as 15%* according to research performed by a top three global business consultancy firm. By combining the power of cloud, mobile, big data and proprietary collaboration technologies, Jive is transforming the way work gets done and unleashing productivity, creativity and innovation for millions of people in many of the world's largest companies. For a free trial of Jive's next generation social business platform, please visit Try Jive.
Image with caption: "JiveX merges activity from social streams like Facebook and Twitter with conversations occurring directly on community sites. Companies can also tie fan pages to a community so customers can follow, share and make comments, which are immediately synched back to the original post. Community managers can also integrate Twitter directly into support back channels for a more holistic view of brand activity." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131023/MM02668-a
Image with caption: "Point-and-click analytics blend the power of natural language processing and sentiment analysis with the ease of pre-built templates for quickly identifying influencers and trends. These reports help companies better leverage customer champions, optimize customer engagement, while decreasing issues and costs. JiveX also offers personal analytics on every post so users, and especially customer champions and administrators, can understand the reach their posts have, connect with top referrers and learn how to increase their reach." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131023/MM02668-b
New mobile product leverages Functional Search(TM) technology to connect people with the apps they need
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Quixey, the search engine for apps, launches a new product that extends its enterprise-grade app search platform to consumers for the first time. Available for the Android operating system in the Google Play store, Quixey's new mobile offering uses its powerful Functional Search technology to help people find the right app for any need.
Until now, most app search has been based on titles and keywords, so users need to know the name of an app before they can search for it. With Quixey's app search, users can describe what they want to do in simple terms. Then Quixey's Functional Search dives deep into unstructured data from the web, including reviews, social media and blogs, in order to find out what apps really do and deliver the most relevant app search results in a simple interface.
"Quixey is the gateway into a world where anything you want to do is at your fingertips, and that starts with enabling users to simply describe what they want to do, and presenting them with the best experience and results," said Guru Gowrappan, Executive VP of Product and Marketing, Quixey. "Mobile is the primary way people access information globally, but search results in the biggest app stores are still largely irrelevant and cumbersome for users to sort through. Quixey changes that."
In addition to bringing Functional Search to everyone, Quixey offers:
-- A New Way to Browse: Break out of traditional app categories and spin a
wheel to discover new apps dedicated to music, sports, work, education
and other topics.
-- Customized Trends: The latest and greatest trending apps, games and top
picks are customized for each user.
-- Sample Sort: Create and sort sample search queries by different life
functions, like Play (buy movie tickets), Work (scan business cards) and
Learn (learn Spanish phrases).
"Mobile app search is an enormous challenge; as the number of apps and functions continues to grow exponentially, app discovery has remained stagnant," said David Bettner, who developed the popular app Words With Friends. "The industry desperately needs a transformative solution. I'm excited to see how Quixey solves the problem and helps users find the apps and functions they need, when they need them."
Quixey is The Search Engine for Apps - searching mobile, desktop, web, and browser apps. Quixey invented a new type of search, Functional Search(TM), that allows users to find apps by searching for what they want to do. Quixey partners with major app stores, search engines, manufacturers, carriers and web platforms to power app search globally, while the Quixey mobile app brings the power of Functional Search direct to consumers. Quixey also provides Sponsored Apps, allowing apps to target users at the point of discovery. For more information, please visit http://www.quixey.com.
CoreSite Supports AWS Direct Connect New Sub 1G Connections and Access to AWS GovCloud (US)
AWS Direct Connect locations in New York and Los Angeles supported by expanded connectivity for CoreSite customers in Silicon Valley, Boston and Virginia
DENVER, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CoreSite (NYSE: COR), a provider of network-dense, cloud-enabled data center solutions and the CoreSite Mesh, today announced the support of AWS Direct Connect sub 1G connections and connections to AWS GovCloud (US) Services in its data center facilities. Currently AWS Direct Connect is deployed in CoreSite's LA1 facility at One Wilshire in Los Angeles and NY1 facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. CoreSite will now support extended network connectivity for customers in Silicon Valley, Boston and Virginia. CoreSite's support of AWS Direct Connect's sub 1G connections enables customers to establish private network connections to AWS to reduce network costs, increase throughput, and deliver more consistent network performance than can be achieved over the public Internet.
CoreSite is leveraging its Open Cloud Exchange to directly connect customers in Los Angeles and New York, as well as extending network connectivity to Silicon Valley, Boston and Virginia, to provide access to AWS Direct Connect. CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange provides an on-ramp to cloud service providers across CoreSite's data center portfolio. CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange is a community of interconnected enterprises and cloud and network service providers whose members benefit from improved performance, added security and access to a marketplace of buyers and sellers located in data center campuses across the country. The Open Cloud Exchange enables customers to leverage best-of-breed cloud providers within CoreSite data centers, giving customers a predictable, secure and dynamic connectivity solution. The expanded connectivity and availability of AWS Direct Connect and the sub 1G connections is a critical offering included in the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. CoreSite will be demonstrating the Open Cloud Exchange and highlighting AWS Direct Connect availability at the upcoming AWS re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas, November 12-15, 2013.
AWS Direct Connect Sub 1G Connections
CoreSite, as a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) supporting AWS Direct Connect, is now able to provide customers the availability of sub 1G connections at speeds of 50M, 100M, 200M, 300M, 400M and 500M. These new AWS Direct Connect sub 1G connections allow CoreSite customers to take advantage of the cost-savings and performance benefits of cloud environments. Customers gain increased control over their services with dynamic bandwidth allocation that results in an optimized user experience and yields lower operating costs. These sub 1G connections are especially suited to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, helping them manage expenditures by eliminating unused IT resources. With a simple cross-connect to AWS Direct Connect that can be established in less than 24 hours, as opposed to weeks, speed and flexibility are an added benefit. Customers can achieve millisecond latency between their network and the AWS infrastructure, resulting in improved application performance and security.
AWS Direct Connect Access for AWS GovCloud (US)
CoreSite also announced that customers can leverage the Open Cloud Exchange to use AWS Direct Connect to access AWS GovCloud (US) in its data center campuses in both Los Angeles and New York with extended connectivity from data center campuses in Silicon Valley, Boston and Virginia. AWS GovCloud (US) addresses the specific security and regulatory compliance requirements of US government agencies and their contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud, combining the ubiquity and scale of the world's largest public cloud services portfolio with the dedicated security and administration of private resources. When combined with CoreSite's 99.9999% uptime, customers gain both the security and reliability needed to effectively create, store and transfer data while benefitting from the cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services.
"Today's announcements build on our long term relationship with AWS, extending CoreSite's support of AWS Direct Connect to customers and expanding access to AWS within CoreSite to five key markets across North America," said Jarrett Appleby, CoreSite COO. "The availability of AWS Direct Connect sub 1G connections in multiple markets enables CoreSite customers to seamlessly access one of the world's premier cloud service providers with minimal latency and dedicated, secure throughput for their applications."
Bob Gill, Research Director, Gartner Research
"Carrier neutral colocation providers are establishing 'colocation campuses,' which house not just enterprise colocated equipment, but interconnect it with on-premise managed hosting and cloud points of presence. Colocated enterprise compute assets can be directly connected over in-building fiber to public cloud providers, offering a lower cost, high speed, very low latency connection to cloud, providing a powerful hybrid model. This model offers the best of secure, enterprise-owned, single tenant, computing assets with the scalability and elasticity of the public cloud."
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) propels customer growth and long-term competitive advantage by connecting Internet, private networking, mobility, and cloud communities within and across its fifteen high-performance data center campuses and through the CoreSite Mesh. More than 750 of the world's leading carriers and mobile operators, content and cloud providers, media and entertainment companies, and global enterprises choose CoreSite to run their performance-sensitive applications and to connect and do business with each other. With direct access to more than 275 carriers and ISPs, North America inter-site connectivity and the nation's first Open Cloud Exchange that provides access to the "most lit" buildings and cloud "on-ramps," CoreSite provides easy, efficient and valuable gateways to global business opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.CoreSite.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond CoreSite's control, that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. These risks include, without limitation: the geographic concentration of CoreSite's data centers in certain markets and any adverse developments in local economic conditions or the demand for data center space in these markets; fluctuations in interest rates and increased operating costs; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; significant industry competition; CoreSite's failure to obtain necessary outside financing; CoreSite's failure to qualify or maintain its status as a REIT; financial market fluctuations; changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates; and other factors affecting the real estate industry generally. All forward-looking statements reflect CoreSite's good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, CoreSite disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause CoreSite's future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in CoreSite's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by CoreSite from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Vivado Design Suite 2013.3 Accelerates Productivity with Design Methodology, Next Generation Plug-and-Play IP, and Partial Reconfiguration
Vivado Design Suite 2013.3 extends design flows and revolutionizes IP ease of use
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today released the Vivado Design Suite 2013.3, featuring support for the new UltraFast(TM) design methodology, enhanced configuration, integration and verification of Plug-and-Play IP, and Partial Reconfiguration. The VivadoÂ® Design Suite is co-optimized with Xilinx's All Programmable devices and is the programmable industry's only SoC-strength design suite able to address the productivity bottlenecks in system-level integration and implementation.
Automated Support for the New UltraFast Design Methodology
To enable accelerated and predictable design cycles, Vivado Design Suite 2013.3 provides built-in automation of critical aspects of the UltraFast design methodology, providing design rule checks (DRC) guiding engineers throughout the design cycle and HDL and constraints templates enabling optimal quality of results.
Enhanced Configuration, Integration, and Verification of Plug-and-Play IP
Xilinx's Plug-and-Play IP initiative, introduced in 2012, leverages industry standards such as IP-XACT, IEEE P1735 encryption and the AMBAÂ® AXI4 interconnect protocol to accelerate integration of IP. Earlier this year, the Vivado Design Suite shattered the RTL design productivity plateau by providing the industry's first plug-and-play IP integration design environment with its IP Integrator capability.
The Vivado Design Suite 2013.3 release adds a major ease-of-use improvement with enhanced IP integration and offers over 230 LogiCORE(TM) and SmartCORE(TM) IP cores. This release upgrade allows for system-wide co-optimization of a design and Xilinx IP. For instance, designers can now share clocking resources throughout their design with connectivity IP such as Ethernet MAC or PCIeÂ®. Upgrades to the IP also provide easy top-level access to transceiver debug ports within the IP. With new capabilities to the Vivado logic analyzer, designers have full read-and-write access to their AXI system, at runtime. They can also perform hardware debug using advanced trigger feature to detect and capture complex events.
This release also further eases the IP integration with revision control systems and automates the verification flows with the Cadence Incisive Enterprise simulator and the Synopsys VCS simulator.
The Vivado Design Suite 2013.3 introduces support for Partial Reconfiguration, which has been successfully used by many customers with the ISE Design Suite. This technology enables greater usage of device resources by dynamically swapping functions on demand. Partial Reconfiguration can also result in lower power consumption and can enable field updates with no system downtime.
"Utilizing Xilinx's Partial Reconfiguration feature in Vivado for 7 series devices has empowered Trendium to achieve a successful system on chip architecture while simultaneously meeting our PCI ExpressÂ® requirements," said Stephen Frey, Firmware Engineering Manager at Trendium, Inc. "Partial Reconfiguration has allowed us to more efficiently utilize Xilinx silicon by interchanging protocol analysis modules for our Network Access Agent platform without disrupting the PCI Express link. This approach also provides a path to upgrade the existing hardware with new modules for future product enhancements."
Download the Vivado Design Suite 2013.3 today at http://www.xilinx.com/download. Sign up for or view online training for Vivado Design Suite, and take advantage of the UltraFast design methodology and the Vivado Design Suite-based Targeted Reference Designs to jumpstart your productivity.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.
Huawei Launches One-Stop BYOD Mobile Office Solution at Gulf Information Technology Exhibition 2013
-- Comprehensive portfolio to help customers advance into mobile office technologies
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the launch of its one-stop bring your own device (BYOD) mobile office solution at Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) 2013 in Dubai. Huawei's BYOD solution offers one-stop services and products for enterprise network, security, devices as well as management platforms, providing speedy and comprehensive mobile office deployment for enterprises. Covering different application scenarios such as corporate headquarters, subsidiaries, mobile offices, public places and employees' homes, the solution also enables more flexibility and consistency in the evolution to informatization among enterprise customers.
The emergence of BYOD has revolutionized the traditional workplace in recent years. As highlighted in a whitepaper published by IDC in June this year titled "Driving Business Value with BYOD", BYOD and enterprise mobility are much more than helping enterprises to maintain current IT systems. In fact, a holistic BYOD and enterprise mobility strategy can largely improve business and operational performance within the enterprise, generating sustainable competitive advantages at the same time.
Seeing a huge potential in the application of BYOD, Huawei has been conducting research and development of its own BYOD solutions since 2009. As a result of Huawei's continuous innovation and experience in ICT infrastructure, apart from speedy and comprehensive deployment, Huawei's one-stop BYOD solution showcased at GITEX 2013 highlights the following three features in terms of security, wireless network and mobile applications:
1. Integrated mobile office platform enables all-round security and total lifecycle management from enterprise data to applications, network and device.
2. 100% network coverage with absence of blind zone, as well as 20% increase of coverage area and improvement in throughput rate.
3. Flexible and secured platform for launching applications, ensuring operational synergy among different mobile office environments and devices, maintaining quality of working experience.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.
Huawei Launches One-Stop BYOD Mobile Office Solution at Gulf Information Technology Exhibition 2013
Comprehensive portfolio to help customers advance into mobile office technologies
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it had launched a one-stop bring your own device (BYOD) mobile office solution at the upcoming Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) 2013 in Dubai. Huawei's BYOD solution offers one-stop services and products for enterprise network, security, devices as well as management platforms, providing speedy and comprehensive mobile office deployment for enterprises. Covering different application scenarios such as corporate headquarters, subsidiaries, mobile offices, public places and employees' homes, the solution also enables more flexibility and consistency in the evolution to informatization among enterprise customers.
The emergence of BYOD has revolutionized the traditional workplace in recent years. As highlighted in a whitepaper published by IDC in June this year titled "Driving Business Value with BYOD", BYOD and enterprise mobility are much more than helping enterprises to maintain current IT systems. In fact, a holistic BYOD and enterprise mobility strategy can largely improve business and operational performance within the enterprise generating sustainable competitive advantages at the same time.
Seeing a huge potential in the application of BYOD, Huawei has been conducting research and development of its own BYOD solutions since 2009. With BYOD technologies, Huawei aims to create new business opportunities for customers from all industries, helping them evolve steadily into advanced mobile office technologies. As a result of Huawei's continuous innovation and experience in ICT infrastructure, apart from speedy and comprehensive deployment, Huawei's one-stop BYOD solution showcased at GITEX 2013 highlights the following three features in terms of security, wireless network and mobile applications:
1. Integrated mobile office platform enables all-round security and total lifecycle management from enterprise data to applications, network and device:
-- With an integrated mobile office platform, internal and external
cross-platform security protection enables support on multiple
authentication, one-time configuration and unified distribution of the
proxy providing customers with 5A (anyone, any device, anywhere,
anytime, anything) experience.
-- The solution ensures zero data leakage and adopts sand box technology to
separate private data from corporate information. An end-to-end
encryption covering the whole process from user applications to network
equipment has been incorporated in the solution to effectively secure
against information espionage. The segregation of corporate and private
data can safeguard the company's information while maintaining easy
access to personal data, ensuring a smooth user experience.
-- The full life-cycle device management feature manages the life cycle of
mobile devices, from purchase to deployment, operation and recycling.
The security protection also extends to full life cycle management, from
access authorization to employee resignation or loss of device, ensuring
a secured life cycle of devices.
2. 100% network coverage with absence of blind zone, as well as 20% increase of coverage area and improvement in throughput rate:
-- Through refined planning and verification of the WLAN, the BYOD solution
is able to achieve 100% network coverage with no blind zone at any time,
enhancing overall network experience.
-- Due to the smart antenna's sophisticated industrial design, the coverage
area of a single access point is 20% higher than industry average. Less
number of access points is needed, reducing the complexity of network
planning as well as deployment costs.
-- The multi-user business throughput rate is 20% higher than equivalent
industry products which can increase network performance, improve user
experience and enhance satisfaction.
-- The solution offers different energy-saving solutions tailored for
different scenarios, saving up to 20% of energy consumption which can
lower operating costs and increase energy efficiency.
3. Flexible and secured platform for launching applications, ensuring operational synergy among different mobile office environments and devices, maintaining quality of working experience:
-- Providing a flexible, secure launching platform for launching
applications, single applications can be delivered across multiple
platforms. Mobile applications and relevant data are synchronized,
ensuring easy expansion and consistency among different business
-- Only a single key is needed to switch between different devices and
network applications, reducing the possibility of service interruption.
Adopted in different working scenarios, this feature aims to improve
work efficiency of users.
-- Personal office desktop profiles can be mobilized through mobile desktop
cloud. Users can access the same desktop profile from any locations and
enjoy the complete set of data with unchanged user experience. Devices
can be switched in a plug-and-play mode without interrupting the
applications running on the desktop.
-- Consistent business experience can be enjoyed on multiple devices,
reducing adaptation time, improving work efficiency and enhancing user
Huawei's BYOD solution was launched and showcased at Huawei's booth at GITEX 2013 from October 20-24, 2013. Experts from Huawei will be available to share and discuss the ICT trend and insights into the BYOD industry.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.
Big Fish Brings Android Games to Its Millions of PC and Mac Players
Big Fish Android Developers Can Now Monitize On More Than One Billion PCs and Macs Without Extra Development Work
SEATTLE, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Fish, the world's largest producer of casual games, has just added the ability to offer any Android game, free-to-play or premium, to its worldwide PC and Mac audience. Powered by BlueStacks' technology, Big Fish can now satisfy its 80 million+ PC and Mac players' pent-up demand for popular games, previously only offered on smaller screen mobile devices, and brings them to a full-screen native PC or Mac experience.
"Big Fish is now able to offer Android games to the more than a billion consumer PC and Mac 'devices' worldwide," said Paul Thelen, Founder and CEO of Big Fish. "This is a win for both our customers and game developers. Android developers can, for the first time, access a huge player base through Big Fish's global PC and Mac app store. And our customers on PC and Mac will now be able to enjoy many new games previously not available to them, including hundreds of hit free-to-play games not supported natively on PC or Mac."
Game developers launching games with Big Fish can make their Android games playable on PCs and Macs within the Big Fish PC and Mac app store by simply implementing Big Fish's ecommerce APIs. Working with Big Fish, Android developers will introduce their popular games to a new audience, increasing revenue and brand exposure.
"This deal is a huge win for mobile developers who want to offer their games to PC or Mac players without having to do any work," said BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma. "There is no one bigger in the casual gaming space than Big Fish and there are many developers that we have worked with in the past interested in this new market opportunity."
Big Fish has one of the largest worldwide developer networks in casual games, with more than 140+ exclusive partnerships. By enabling Android games for a PC and Mac audience this network will continue to expand, especially with mobile-only free-to-play developers.
Big Fish has distributed more than two billion casual games to PC and mobile devices around the world since the company was founded in 2002. The largest contributor of growth in the last two years has come from an expansion into mobile and free-to-play businesses.
About Big Fish
Founded in 2002, Big Fish <http://www.bigfishgames.com> is the world's largest producer of casual games; dedicated to bringing engaging entertainment to everyone, anywhere, on any device. Through its proprietary, data-driven platform, millions of consumers seeking engaging entertainment easily discover and play PC, Mac and mobile games created by Big Fish's network of more than 140 exclusive development partners and its in-house Big Fish Games Studios. The company has distributed more than 2 billion games from a growing catalog of 3,000+ unique PC games and 300+ unique mobile games. Big Fish's games are played in more than 150 countries on a wide variety of devices. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA, and Luxembourg.
BlueStacks was founded in 2009 to bring the energy and creativity of the mobile app world to every type of device. The BlueStacks Network now reaches over 100 million users through direct downloads and mobile and PC integrations with Lenovo, Asus, Intel, AMD, MSI and the Fonelink service. BlueStacks is funded with 13M from Intel, Andreessen-Horowitz, Radar Partners, Redpoint, Ignition Partners and Qualcomm. Join their more than 1.2 million Facebook fans at Facebook.com/BlueStacksinc, or on Twitter at @BlueStacksinc
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X: Professional Technology for Permanent Results at Home
LONDON, October 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Hair Removal Laser 4X is Tria Beauty's latest innovation in its line of
professional quality, at-home laser hair removal solutions. This newest model is Tria's
best hair removal laser yet. Proven through dermatologist-led clinical studies, the Tria
Hair Removal Laser 4X delivers up to 70% hair reduction just three weeks after the second
treatment. With permanent results realised in as few as three months, the Tria Laser 4X is
the most effective solution available for at-home permanent hair reduction.
The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X delivers professional results in the privacy and
comfort of your home using technology only previously available in professional salon
treatments, and at a fraction of the cost. This is the only clinically proven at-home hair
removal laser featuring a patented diode laser-technology preferred by nine out of 10
dermatologists. Designed to be even easier to use than previous models, the Tria Laser 4X
features a new and exclusive Pulse Counter and treatment guide, enabling more confident
and accurate treatments and delivering better results in a shorter time period.
How does it work?
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X uses professional strength diode laser technology to target
and disable the hair follicle for permanent results. Once disabled, the hair follicle
loses its ability to regrow hair and eventually falls out, leaving behind only smooth,
silky skin. For optimal results, the Tria Laser 4X should be used every other week for
three months at the highest setting that you can tolerate, and in just 12 weeks, you could
enjoy permanent freedom from the endless rigours of waxing and shaving.
The quick and easy to use handheld, cordless device can be used safely on the face and
body to achieve permanent hair reduction from head to toe. The Tria Laser 4X is suitable
for use on those with light to medium skin tones and dark hair. The device features an
automatic sensor to prohibit use on incompatible skin types and has been designed to
unlock only after the safety check has been carried out.
The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X retails for GBP375.
To enhance your Tria Laser 4X experience , Tria SmoothStart Calming Gel
comforts and cools skin prior to using the Tria Hair Removal Laser, helping you to treat
at a higher intensity to encourage the fastest results possible. RRP GBP25.
Since 2003, Tria Beauty has been revolutionising the home-use aesthetics industry with
state-of-the-art, light-based skincare solutions that bring professional technology out of
the clinic and into the comfort and privacy of the home. Learn more about Tria Beauty by
Canatu Releases New Transparent Conductive Films with Ultra-Low Reflections and Record Flexibility
HELSINKI, October 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
During FPD International (23-25 October in Tokyo, Japan), Canatu
[http://www.canatu.com ] will be launching its new Generation 5 product family of CNB(TM)
transparent conductive films for touch sensors, paving the way for high-contrast touch
displays and revolutionary printed, flexible, foldable and 3D-shaped touch-enabled
electronics products. Canatu's high-quality CNB(TM) films serve touch module and display
companies in the rapidly-expanding markets of mobile phones, tablets, cameras, wearable
consumer devices, white goods, home appliances and automotive.
Due to record-breaking stretchability and flexibility down to 1 mm bending radius,
CNB(TM) films give consumer electronics companies long-awaited design freedom. With
ultra-low reflections and virtually zero haze, the film improves contrast of flat and
flexible touch displays and enhances outdoor readability. High contrast further enables
the use of lower backlight power to increase battery life by up to 20%. Canatu's
Generation 5 CNB(TM) films have the highest transmission of any carbon nanomaterials, with
96% transmission at 150 ohms/square sheet resistivity, and almost perfect color
neutrality. Therefore, CNB(TM) films result in touch displays with crisp images, vivid
colors and non-visible touch sensor patterns. Canatu recommends laser ablation for fine
patterning and silver traces, enabling fast turnaround in product development and reducing
design and investment costs. CNB(TM) films are green carbon technology, not using toxic
wet chemistry, and pass all consumer electronics environmental tests.
CNB(TM) film is based on Carbon NanoBud(R) material and on Direct Dry Printing(R)
(DDP), Canatu's patented method for manufacturing transparent conductive CNB(TM) films
directly from carbon gases. CNB(TM) films are produced on substrates in sheet or
roll-to-roll form in one single process step.
"With the launch of our Generation 5 CNB(TM) films we are now entering the touch
market. Electronics hardware companies and brand names are seeking ways to differentiate
products, reduce production costs and increase product performance. Existing materials
such as silicon, metals and metal oxides are expensive, not flexible, stretchable or
transparent, and require complex and bulky support structures. Moreover, these traditional
technologies are reaching their performance limits," says Risto Vuohelainen, CEO of
Erkki Soininen, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Canatu, says: "We have now
ramped up production in Helsinki, Finland, and are taking orders for CNB(TM) films and
sensors for high-quality, flexible, 3D-shaped and flat projected capacitive touch
applications. We also have numerous customer projects underway, and our technology is
being evaluated by over 40 companies worldwide. Our high-volume CNB(TM) film manufacturing
plant is planned to open in 2014."
Canatu is a leading developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive films and
touch sensors for an entirely new class of touch applications. Canatu's transparent
conductive films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon
NanoBud(R)), and a new, single-step manufacturing process combining aerosol synthesis of
CNB material and Roll-to-Roll deposition by Direct Dry Printing(R). Canatu offers consumer
electronics companies increasing design freedom with its innovative patents. http://www.canatu.com
CONTACT: For additional information, please contact: Erkki Soininen, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Canatu Oy, tel. +358-40-574-1504
M-Edge Launches Cases and Accessories for Apple's Latest iPad Mini and iPad Air
M-Edge's accessories feature premium materials and functionality on their bestselling case styles
BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Apple announcement today, leading tech accessory brand M-Edge launches cases for the new iPad mini and iPad Air. The products are currently available at medgestore.com and retailers nationwide including Wal-Mart and BJ's.
The Stealth series is an array of cases available for the new iPad mini and iPad Air. The line features three case levels: Stealth, Stealth 360, and Stealth Pro Keyboard Folio. Each Stealth case has a durable, patent-pending MultiFit(TM) silicone mount and achieves infinite stand angles using M-Edge's patent-pending, friction-based GripTrack(TM) technology.
The Stealth 360 also offers a fully rotating mount that achieves landscape and portrait stand positions while the Stealth Pro Keyboard Folio includes a modular, detachable magnetic Bluetooth keyboard. The keyboard slides to any position desired and can be used with or without the case.
Jonathan McCune, Product Manager for soft goods & electronic accessories says, "The Stealth line is made with premium materials, enhanced colors, and offers extreme functionality. Made with buttery smooth, soft-touch coated leather, each Stealth case is comfortable and colorful with versatility for any occasion."
The Stealth and Stealth 360 are available for $39.99 to $59.99. The Stealth Pro Keyboard Folio is available for $79.99 to $99.99. For more information on the latest products, announcements, and news, follow M-Edge on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Launched in 2006 out of a basement in Baltimore, M-Edge rapidly grew to offer a variety of tech accessories for the most popular devices available - Kindle, iPad, iPhone, laptop and Android devices. Using edgy materials and premium features, M-Edge gives tech-crazed consumers what they want: protection, attitude, and boundary-pushing style.
Ranked #91 on Inc. Magazine's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies 2012, M-Edge products are currently available nationwide at Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Staples, AT&T, Nordstrom, and more. M-Edge has been featured in publications such as Good Housekeeping, Maxim, Us Weekly, InStyle, The New York Times, CNET, Mashable, and TechCrunch, and The Today Show.
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DALLAS, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that it will offer iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular on Friday, November 1, and iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi + Cellular later in November. AT&T has the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network** and offers qualified customers the ability to buy these new iPads with no money down. AT&T also has a variety of long term and occasional use mobile internet plans.
"Each year, more of our customers want iPad to connect to our mobile internet," said Ralph de la Vega, president & CEO, AT&T Mobility. "We offer the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, and are giving our customers the most flexible plans to connect to that network."
iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner--making content even more immersive. iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The new iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.
Data plans available for these new iPads include AT&T Mobile Share, with which you can add a tablet to a sharable bucket of data for $10 per month, and pay-per-use plans ranging from a 250MB day pass for $5 to a 30-day, 5GB pass for $50.
Customers can buy iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular at all AT&T retail locations beginning Friday, November 1. For complete details on pricing, please visit http://www.att.com/ipad.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**4G LTE speed claim based on national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse(Â®) brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Broadband World Forum - From Connection to Redistribution, Sagemcom Offers a Range of Gateways Enabling End-to-end Gigabit Access
PARIS, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
AT THE BROADBAND WORLD FORUM, SAGEMCOM PRESENTS A RANGE OF RESIDENTIAL GATEWAYS
ENABLING END-TO-END GIGABIT ACCESS WITH SERVICES AT THE CUTTING-EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY
The new Sagemcom residential gateways provide very high speed access suitable to the
network of the service provider (ADSL2+/VDSL2 compatible with G.Vector & bonding, LTE, PON
or DOCSIS), and several wireless connections, WiFi, including the latest ''802.11ac''
standard offering wider coverage and reliable use.
These gateways integrate a new generation of highly powerful processors as well as a
Sagemcom in-house middleware suite which is open, and fully modular.
Incorporating these advanced technologies allows accessing to services distributed
from end-to-end with gigabyte-plus bandwidth. This also enables to transcode and
distribute live or recorded video content on all screens in the home (TV, tablet,
smartphone, PC, etc.).
Thanks to this comprehensive range of next generation products provided by Sagemcom,
operators can offer the latest innovations available on the market, combining high
performance, new services and high level of scalability.
"We work on the engineering and the design of our products by integrating the best of
new technologies, meeting our customers' needs. The diversity of our range allows us to
propose increasingly comprehensive and entirely customizable products. Thanks to the
diversity of connection means, speeds above 1 Gigabit and the integration of
latest-generation software, the Sagemcom residential gateways provide concrete solutions
to the needs of the home ultra-connectivity, for an enhanced user experience," says Ahmed
Selmani, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom Broadband SAS.
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband
(digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals),
telecoms and energy (smartgrid and energy management) and document management (printing
terminals, software and solutions, digital production workflow) markets.
With a revenue of around 1.3 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,600 people on five
continents; currently a European leader on most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to
become a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value. Sagemcom has
provided support for its clients for the last 25 years by preparing and implementing their
energy management projects, and by deploying secure and sustainable metering solutions,
from meters to information systems. http://www.sagemcom.com / http://www.facebook.com/SagemcomOfficial / https://twitter.com/Sagemcom_group
OpenXcell Moves to Next Orbit of Growth, Launches Orderhive, App Testing, App Marketing and Increases Employee Strength
HICKSVILLE, New York, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
OpenXcell focuses on complete business model rather than only be a part of it by
getting excellence in complete business process of design, development, testing and
marketing applications. The success of Orderhive, a SaaS based App justifies it.
OpenXcell has evolved as a prominent mobile app developer in iPhone, Android, iPad and
windows app development today. With a rich mobile and web app development experience, the
company has served more than 300 clients till date while working for more than 700
projects since its beginning. With expertise acquired in app design and development over
time, OpenXcell has always been known for its app development and designing services. The
company has delivered outstanding results in a number of mobile apps and games that went
on to become run away successes and establish OpenXcell's name as a trusted mobile app
developer [http://www.openxcell.com/mobile-application-development.html ].
However, with time and increasing maturity in app development standards, OpenXcell
realized that customer is looking for end-to-end solution which can make their business
model successful. To answer this underlying demand and requirement for app business
solution, OpenXcell acquired expertise in mobile games and App QA & marketing by a
dedicated team of app marketers. "We have realized that just building a great UI/UX and
making it run with great app programming is not enough today. Creating glitch free apps
and presenting it to the right sect of users is equally essential to make an app
successful these days." says Jayneel, managing director of OpenXcell.
Jayneel is correct in realizing the need for proper mobile app testing and marketing
services. IOS has been very specifically about the about the quality of apps from the
beginning. Now with iOS7 in the game, the designing and testing aspects calls for a lot of
experience in iPhone and iPad apps. Even in Android the focus on app quality has gone up
and demands rigorous app testing. Along with that, the ever growing fragmentation in
Android is also driving demand for thorough mobile app testing services for enhanced user
Along with mobile apps and games testing
[http://www.openxcell.com/testing-services.html ], OpenXcell is giving weightage to
effective app marketing as well. The company recently announced to provide app marketing
services which derives from its extensive experience in app marketing in the last 2-3
years. OpenXcell has already been very active in conducting webinars and creating white
papers focused on app monetization for the leading mobile platforms. OpenXcell is already
known as a fantastic internet marketing company and it is using its legacy in its app
marketing services to establish itself as a prominent mobile app marketing India company.
With a 360 degree experience that OpenXcell acquired in the last 4-5 years; the
company has been able to evolve into an end to end service provider in mobile app
development services. Now, one can easily rely on OpenXcell from designing an app to
making it a success with effective app marketing techniques. OpenXcell is determined to
provide these services with no hassles at all and hence it has recently doubled its
workforce count as well. The new team is marked by an increased headcount for iPhone and
Android developers along with a dedicated app marketing team to take the company to new
Apart from its core competency, OpenXcell has also ventured into creating a SaaS based
software for inventory management called Orderhive [http://www.orderhive.com ].
Orderhivesolves the major challenges that are common in multichannel order and inventory
management system. Orderhivehas been conceptualized, developed, tested and now marketed by
Evolution of entities dealing in the technology industry is a must for survival. While
some verticals can do away being moderately flexible; the ones dealing with mobile apps
must learn and evolve at a greater rate. OpenXcell has been able to do that till date and
has set itself as an example.
OpenXcell technolabs is a leading offshore mobile app developer and web app developer.
The company holds the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification and also a member of
OpenXcell technolabs provides mobile app testing and is also known for cloud based
inventory management systems. Visit http://www.openxcell.com to know more.
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SmartFocus Launches New Product Enhancements to Help Marketers Deliver Smarter, Personalized Marketing
Company enriches real-time online customer experiences with enhanced reporting, recommendations, sites and social in the cloud
NEW YORK, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
SmartFocus [http://www.smartfocus.com ] , a global leader in real-time, personalized
cloud marketing, today announced the availability of its October 2013 Product Release.
This release highlights innovations such as new Dashboards with Live Benchmarks, a new
Rapid Deployment Kit for the integration of advanced real-time recommendations, enhanced
web forms that support real-time automated campaigns, and expanded social hashtag search
functionality. In addition, the company announced the launch of the SmartFocus Developer
Portal, which will help developers easily integrate to and develop extensions for the
SmartFocus cloud marketing platform.
"At SmartFocus, we're proud of our track record of delivering innovative capabilities
to our cloud marketing platform," said Brad Wilson, CEO of SmartFocus. "With more than 50
new features available, this further extends our capabilities in the areas of analytics,
real-time recommendations, cross-channel marketing, and partner integrations."
"With SmartFocus, we have built even stronger, more profitable relationships with our
growing customer base. Our customers expect us to provide them with an incredible customer
experience, whether in-store or online," said Claire Higgins, online marketing manager of
Selfridges. "We now have a more targeted approach to our digital marketing, which enables
us to engage thousands of customers. SmartFocus really understand us as a brand and
supports us in delivering our CRM strategy."
SmartFocus Analytics Introduces Dashboards with Live Benchmarks
SmartFocus delivers powerful analytics [http://smartfocus.com/our-solutions/analytics
] that enable marketers to visually analyze campaign performance and customer behaviors
through a series of intuitive dashboards. A new component within the platform is
SmartFocus Dashboards with Live Benchmarks, which enable marketers to benchmark their
campaign performance against the performance of other similar campaigns that have been
executed across the company's cloud marketing platform. To achieve this, the system
continually analyzes more than five million campaigns being run each year on the platform
to provide comparative benchmarks in real-time. Each benchmark is aggregated and fully
anonymized so that all customer and user information remains completely private and secure
at all times. SmartFocus Dashboards will initially be available to all users in beta mode
and will be generally available at the end of this year.
SmartFocus Advisor Enables Easy, Rapid Deployment
SmartFocus' recommendations technology, SmartFocus Advisor
[http://smartfocus.com/our-solutions/advisor ], offers pre-configured rules and analytics
to help marketers continue to deliver personalized recommendations via the web and email
that are based on the preferences and behaviors of their customers. With a newly developed
and easy-to-use Rapid Deployment Kit, recommendations can be quickly and easily deployed
well as pre-built connectors for leading eCommerce platforms like Magento.
"To support Ridestore.com's expansion across Scandinavia, our website needed to be
able to provide visitors with a more personalized, online experience," said Linus
Hellberg, founder of Ridestore.com. "With SmartFocus, we were able to quickly integrate,
test and configure SmartFocus Advisor with Magento - all with minimal effort - to get
recommendations up and running on our site quickly. In only a few days, SmartFocus Advisor
began boosting our online conversion rates. We are really excited to be able to provide
our customers with richer, more relevant experiences that also enable us to drive new
revenue opportunities and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty."
SmartFocus Sites Increases Customer Engagement with Site Triggers
Within its intuitive drag and drop interface, SmartFocus Sites
[http://smartfocus.com/our-solutions/sites ] now enables marketers to increase real-time
engagement by automating email and SMS campaigns when customers visit a site. This release
also provides support for Google Analytics, as well as enhanced reporting that provides a
deeper understanding of web page performance and customer preferences.
SmartFocus Social Hashtag Search Makes Campaign Monitoring Easier
To help marketers execute their multichannel marketing strategies, SmartFocus Social
[http://smartfocus.com/our-solutions/social ] now supports the latest enhancements made by
social media platforms - making it is easy for marketers to extend the reach of their
marketing campaigns and integrate content into key social channels like Facebook and
Twitter. This release expands the availability of hashtag search functionality for
Facebook. Marketers can now search Facebook and Twitter hashtags and review their results
within the SmartFocus platform.
SmartFocus Launches the SmartFocus Developer Portal
The SmartFocus Developer Portal [http://developer.smartfocus.com ] has been designed
to help integrators, solution partners and customers build and launch integrations with
the SmartFocus cloud marketing platform. The portal helps developers to access software
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Smart device & App provide indoor & outdoor tracking in over 30 countries
STOCKHOLM, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Wonder Technology Solutions (WTS), a Swedish-based technology startup, has launched
Trax: GPS Tracker for Children & Pets, a brilliant new smart device and application that
lets users locate their children and pets at anytime and from anywhere. Trax combines
advanced GPS and sensor fusion technology to provide indoor navigation capabilities and
more precise, real-time outdoor tracking.
Designed for smartphones, mobile devices, and computer, Trax enables parents and pet
owners to stay connected with loved ones at playgrounds, malls, schools, amusement parks,
walking trails, and just about any other place. Trax is fitted with a durable and
waterproof silicone case that withstands drops, laundry machines, water, mud, snow and
other environmental factors. It also includes smart technology that sends push alerts when
a child or pet leaves a designated area, the battery is low or the device is dropped or
exceeds a pre-determined speed.
"We developed Trax GPS tracker because parents and pet owners need an easier-to-use
and smaller device to stay close to loved ones. The development of indoor navigation makes
Trax particularly unique and useful," said Fredrik Danelius, Co-Founder & CEO of WTS.
The Trax GPS tracker can be located through a free App that features real-time
tracking, safe zones, and augmented reality. The App also allows for unlimited and
time-scheduled safe zones. For example, one safe zone can be activated while a child is at
school and a different zone when a child is at a park. The App also gives others access to
Trax GPS tracker during a specific period of time, for example when a dog is with a dog
walker or when a child is with a nanny.
Pricing and Availability
WTS is partnering with Telenor Connexion to bring the Trax GPS tracker to over 30
countries in 2013, with additional countries in 2014. Through October, Trax: GPS Tracker
for Children & Pets will be available at pre-order pricing of US$219
[http://trax.myshopify.com ], which includes two years of data, free roaming in over 30
countries, and free international shipping.
Trax GPS trackers will ship in November, and the Trax App will be available in the App
Store and Google Play. Apps for Windows Phone and tablets are in development.
After launch Trax will be sold under the name SkyTrax in the United States and
distributed by Skytech Security Services.
WTS - Wonder Technology Solutions is a Stockholm-based startup founded in 2012. WTS is
committed to improving the lives of people by providing products and services that are
reliable, fun, intuitive, and smart. WTS seeks to revolutionize location-based services
through smart technology and innovative design. Its first product, Trax: GPS Tracker for
Children & Pets, will launch worldwide in 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.trax4you.com.
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Rand McNally Releases New HD 100 Device Industry-wide
Device leverages fleets' technology investment, provides HOS functionality and more
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Rand McNally made its revolutionary new HD 100 device available to transportation companies and professional drivers via the company's fleet sales organization and at select travel centers. The HD 100, a small black box about the size of a deck of cards, is designed to pair with tablets, phones, and the company's IntelliRouteÂ® TND(TM) 720 GPS device, to create a fully functioning mobile fleet management solution.
Called a "game changer" by industry experts, who have noted that the HD 100 will "change the way that operations and individual drivers have thought about future of ELD usage,"* the device provides electronic Hours of Service (HOS) recording, vehicle inspection reporting, text- and dispatch-integrated messaging, plus driver performance monitoring capabilities. Features are dependent upon the service plan selected.
"The device will solve many industry problems - a cost effective, simple solution, that meets the needs of the market while being platform agnostic," said Jim Rodi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications, Rand McNally. "It's a home run for the industry, helping fleets and drivers alike with meeting the upcoming ELD implementation mandated by MAP 21 while leveraging their current in-cab technology investment."
Designed to work seamlessly with a variety of mobile devices, the HD 100 plugs into a truck's on-board diagnostics port and records the truck's GPS position along with critical vehicle-specific information such as engine diagnostics and driving behavior. The device - roughly 3 3/4 inches by 4 1/2 inches - can be installed in less than 10 minutes. Currently compatible with the IntelliRouteÂ® TND(TM) 720, the HD 100 will be available for iOS and Android devices, by the end of the year.
Drivers will interact with the HD 100's HOS and messaging functions through an application that they download and run on their mobile device or via Rand McNally's IntelliRouteÂ® TND(TM) 720 truck GPS device.
Just as with the company's premier enterprise solution, TPC 7600, and the robust yet cost-effective single-box device, the TND(TM) 760, the HD 100 allows data integration with nearly thirty third-party dispatch and transportation management applications via Rand McNally Connect software.
The company also announced that starting next month, the HD 100 will be availalable in retail travel centers - Travel Centers of America (TA) Pilot, Love's - and some online outlets at a price of $299, including six months of service**. TA also will offer a bundled package -- an IntelliRouteÂ® TND(TM) 720 truck GPS and an HD 100 device value priced at $599.99.** The HD 100 is on display at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition this week in booth #611.
For more information on Rand McNally's mobile fleet management services, call 1-800-789-6277 or visit randmcnally.com/fleet.
*Eric Harley, Red Eye Radio
**Six months of the E-Log service plan is included with the purchase of the device or bundle; additional features via more robust service plans are available for purchase. The HD 100 requires a service plan to operate.
Prices are USD. Applicable taxes not included.
About Rand McNally - Rand McNally is the country's most trusted source for maps, navigation, and travel content. For more than 75 years, Rand McNally has been an innovator in the Commercial Transportation market, from mileage and routing software to mobile fleet management solutions. Learn more at randmcnally.com
IntelliRoute and Rand McNally are registered trademarks and TND is a trademark of RM Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Rand McNally.
Synology Introduces The New DS214play, Optimized for Multimedia
BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synology America Corp. is excited to announce its first media-centric DiskStation, the DS214play. The play is the first DiskStation to launch with dedicated hardware acceleration, specifically for video transcoding. The DS214play can stream multiple 1080p video codecs, and is still able to handle a variety of additional processor-heavy tasks.
The DS214play has a 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU with integrated floating-point unit (FPU). By utilizing an efficient new chipset, with 1GB of RAM, the play makes smooth work of multimedia functions; with read/write speeds above 100 MB/s. Additionally, the play comes with two hot-swappable drive bays, using Synology's new tool-less caddies, making installation and maintenance quick and easy.
At the core of the DS214play is Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager 4.3 (DSM 4.3); making it every bit as useful in a working environment as it is in the home. With DSM, users have access to a full range of utilities, applications, and multimedia packages. The play supports features that include:
-- Video Station - Users can create, customize, and play video libraries?
-- Photo Station 6 - A powerful and beautiful new way to organize, share,
and display photos?
-- Audio Station - Enables users to store and play music at home or on the
-- Media Server - Seamlessly streams content to any DLNA-compliant devices
The DS214play is also a great tool for securely storing, and sharing data. With 256-bit AES encryption on shared folders, it's possible to keep data private for their intended recipients. File Station's folder link-sharing lets users easily share content without having to set up user permissions, and Cloud Station with selective sync allows users to keep files, file-types, and folders in sync on all devices.
"We are really excited to add the DS214play to our product lineup," said Thadd Weil, public relations manager at Synology America Corp. "For the first time, Synology is offering a product that puts media content first, while being extremely capable in all other regards."
For more information, please see:?http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS214play
Availability:? The Synology DS214play is now shipping globally, and will be available in the United States over the next few weeks.
MSRP for the DS214play: $369.99
Founded in April of 2000, Synology Inc. is a leader in next-generation Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers for the home and small to medium sized business markets. Specializing in both hardware and software for network attached storage devices; Synology products are feature-rich, easy-to-use, energy-efficient, reliable and affordable. All Synology product investments are enhanced with product warranties, free software upgrades and 24/7 online support.
Visit http://www.synology.com for more information. ?Synology has a global presence with regional offices in the US (Bellevue, Washington), and the UK (London, England), Germany (Dusseldorf), and Taiwan (Taipei).