Picosun Develops ALD for Graphene-Based Displays and Electronics
ESPOO, Finland, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Picosun Oy, a leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer teams up
with several prominent European nanotechnology companies and research institutes to
develop novel, graphene-based solutions for display manufacturing, flexible electronics,
and electronic component industries.
With its phenomenal physical properties, such as excellent heat and electrical
conductivity and structural strength, graphene has a huge amount of potential future
applications in several branches of industry. It is paving its way especially strongly
into flexible electrical devices, sensors, optoelectronics, and a new generation of
displays, where it can replace conductive films. Graphene is also in the roadmap of
high-performance electronics, where graphene's extreme heat conductivity can be utilized
in developing outstandingly efficient heat sink structures.
The development work for ALD-processing of graphene is a part of the EU 7th Framework
Program project QUANTIHEAT ("QUANTItative scanning probe microscopy techniques for HEAT
transfer management in nanomaterials and nanodevices"). New ALD equipment and process
development is an integral part of the project, widening Picosun's selection of industrial
ALD solutions. Picosun already offers the world-leading advancements in ALD and PEALD
tools for single wafers and batch processing, and proprietary roll-to-roll technology for
"We are pleased to collaborate with all the frontline companies and R&D organizations
in this strategically important European nanotechnology project. Combined with our
previous experience, the know-how accumulated during the QUANTIHEAT project will
strengthen our leadership in new ALD applications," summarizes Juhana Kostamo, Managing
Director of Picosun.
Picosun's world leading ALD technology enables industrial leap into the future by
novel, cutting-edge coating solutions, with four decades of innovative and pioneering
expertise in the field. Today, PICOSUN(TM) ALD systems are in daily production use in
numerous prominent industries around the globe. Picosun is based in Finland, with
subsidiaries in USA and Singapore, and a world-wide sales and support network.
The project QUANTIHEAT (grant agreement no NMP4-LA-2013-604668) is coordinated by CNRS
(Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique), France.
Juhana Kostamo, Managing Director, email: email@example.com, tel:
LG Electronics Introduces Dedicated Outside Air Solution With Energy-Saving VRF Technology
Flexible New System for Conditioning Outdoor Air Debuts at AHR Expo
NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA's Commercial Air Conditioning division has augmented its range of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) solutions with the new LG Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS).
The LG DOAS can be used in multiple settings, meeting the needs of a wide variety of end- users. It provides dehumidification of outdoor air using LG's inverter compressor outdoor units. In addition to being seismically certified by California Office of Statewide Planning & Development, this high-quality dedicated outdoor air system is designed to provide conditioned outdoor air and maximum energy savings.
The unit is designed to deliver flexibility to meet the local design conditions, complete with three different airflow rates of 2000, 1600 and 1200 CFM. The DOAS also retains external static pressure of up to 1.65 inches and offers long-lasting comfort with a fan that stays on during the defrost cycle. This innovative DOAS by LG comes with MERV 8 filters included, but the filter rack can also accommodate up to MERV 14 filters.
The versatile DOAS can be used in various settings, such as healthcare, retail, banking, hotels and residential, making it an ideal option for a variety of building needs. Its low profile design allows for seamless installation above ceilings, and web accessible controls deliver unrivaled convenience and comfort.
For more information on LG products featured at AHR Expo or for a schedule of LG's AHR Expo education sessions, visit LG Electronics booth 7923. Information on the complete portfolio of LG's Commercial Air Conditioning solutions can be found at http://www.lg.com.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning
The LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. A 2013 ENERGY STARÂ® Partner of the Year, LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances, mobile communications, and air conditioning & energy solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.lghvac.com and http://www.lg-vrf.com.
SwitchcraftÂ®, Inc. announces the official launch of their new website.
CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Switchcraft(Â®), Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of premium quality interconnect solutions for a wide range of industries including pro audio, broadcast, medical, GPS, process control and transportation, is pleased to announce the official launch of their new website.
Along with an updated look and easy to use search and navigation features, the new website includes many resources for customers to access information relating to Switchcraft's extensive product line. This includes enhanced document and drawing downloads for each product, easier access to product bulletins, digital catalogs and other product information, a distributor stock check for each product (*for participating distributors), easy to find contact information for our worldwide network of representatives and distributors, access to our Flickr image gallery and YouTube channel, plus a secondary landing page with news feed, new product banner ads, social media and video links, as well as additional links to our wide range of product categories.
Switchcraft(Â®), Inc., founded in 1946, is headquartered in Chicago, IL USA and still manufactures product at this location. In 1999, Switchcraft(Â®), Inc. acquired Conxall(Â®), located in Villa Park, IL, a leading manufacturer of harsh environment connectors and custom cable assemblies, adding to the already extensive line of Switchcraft(Â®), Inc. connector products. Switchcraft(Â®), Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary HEICO Corporation in their Electronic Technologies Division.
LDR Interactive's GRUVR Mobile App: Powering Radio Audience Engagement and Setting the Pace for Innovation in 2014
LDR App Launched recently on Miami's WFLC-FM and Singapore's HOT FM 91.3
CLEVELAND, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio broadcasting's dominant innovative interactive mobile app, GRUVR, was launched by LDR Interactive (http://www.LDRinteractive.com) just five months ago. Today, the company is proud to announce that over 120 apps have been released since August, attracting over five million user sessions. Most recently, GRUVR debuted as part of a new format launch on Miami's WFLC-FM (http://www.hits973.com) and special interactive programming on Hot FM 91.3 (http://www.radio913.com) in Singapore.
The iPhone, iPad and Android apps, created by LDR Interactive and white-labelled for each station's brand, provide listeners with a real-time interactive experience featuring live audio streams from their favorite music stations, voting for the songs they'd like to hear next, an 'open mic' feature allowing them to create instant dedications in their own voice, and extensive integration with Facebook and Twitter.
LDR's app for Hot FM 91.3 was was recognized last week with a Mob-Ex award for "Best App/Content by a Media Owner" for its best-in-class mobile application and content to engage their audience.
Launched originally through a partnership with Cox Media Group's 33 music radio stations, the app also features a novel 'alarm clock' function awakening listeners with a custom greeting including their local weather forecast, names of Facebook friends having birthdays and station contest reminders -- before automatically starting the station's audio stream.
Pioneering radio engagement technology in 2009, LDR Interactive's patent-pending technology and interactive programming is on the air at over 300 radio stations, networks, and broadcast groups in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. Since 2012, the company's clients have generated over $4 million dollars in new digital revenues and sponsorships as a result of the LDR Interactive systems.
About LDR Interactive (Listener Driven Radio)
LDR Interactive is a global leader in innovative interactive broadcast technology. Its LDR.1 and LDR.Takeover platforms are on the air at over 300 radio stations, networks, and broadcast groups in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, reaching over 85 million listeners monthly. LDR empowers listeners to become real-time collaborators in on-air programming, automatically adjusting content based on audience input. LDR's new TopicPulse system provides valuable real-time information to newsrooms and content producers on what topics are getting local social buzz. More information is available on LDR at http://www.LDRinteractive.com.
Higher Gear Launches MobileUps to 20,000 Dealership Personnel in Advance of NADA 2014 Expo
Best in class application provides comprehensive scanning ability to speed customer entry and accelerate sales
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Higher Gear - the most utilized CRM in the automotive dealership space, just released its MobileUps application to over 20,000 dealership personnel. MobileUps is available on iTunes and at the Google Play store. This mobile application collects prospect information directly from a driver's license scan. Vehicle identification numbers on new cars and trade-ins can be entered quickly and accurately by scanning either the traditional VIN barcode, the vehicle registration sticker, or even the new DataMatrix format present on many late model vehicles. MobileUps allows for the most rapid and accurate entry of an opportunity into the dealership's CRM.
"I am so pleased to see Higher Gear's mobile strategy bringing real speed into the showroom," says Robert C. Gruen, President of Higher Gear. Gruen continues, "The time it takes to buy a car is the consumer's number one complaint to manufacturers. With Higher Gear MobileUps we are speeding up the process so employees can focus on enhancing the customer's experience. This is just the first of many updates on Higher Gear's calendar. Higher Gear has always let our dealer's drive our programming direction. Our entire product works on the iPad today. As dealer's continue to demand simplicity and effective training we will continue to deliver our proven solutions.
Higher Gear will be showcasing MobileUps and a dozen more upgrades at the NADA Exposition on January 25-27 at booth #3419 in New Orleans. The future of Customer Relationship Management in the automotive space will be relying on a hybrid of dealership driven follow-up and turnkey solutions to assist in the dealership's objectives. Higher Gear continues to deliver monthly software updates and stresses the need for training to maximize any dealership customer relationship management improvement.
About Higher Gear: Higher Gear is a leading provider of Customer Relationship solutions to the automotive industry. Known for the highest in-dealership CRM usage through the use of intuitive and user friendly interfaces, The Higher Gear Group provides Internet lead management, showroom control, service marketing, integrated accountability and tracking designed to maximize every sales opportunity. Higher Gear's easy-to-use CRM suite streamlines a dealership's sales efficiency, customer prospecting and retention, customer relationship marketing and trade cycle management, and at the same time increases dealership profitability. Higher Gear makes dealerships successful by maximizing every sales opportunity. Over the last 18 months, 40% of Higher Gear's sales have been dealerships returning back to them after leaving for another provider. Most recently, a large dealer group in California returned, with the following declaration, "Higher Gear is simple, and it works!"
CONTACT: Robert Gruen
iPhone 5 and 5S Users Enjoy Extended Talk and App Time with the Jackery Leaf Integrated Battery/Case Solution
Powerful and Lightweight Battery Enables Fast Charging on the Go - Jackery Leaf Doubles the Operational Time of the iPhone Battery
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackery, Amazon's #1 provider of premium portable battery products for mobile devices, announced today the release of the Jackery Leaf, the company's first powerful rechargeable battery for iPhone 5 and 5S devices that is integrated within a protective phone case.
Available in Jackery's signature orange, black, or white, the Jackery Leaf allows iPhone users to charge their phone while they are mobile due to the battery being integrated within the protective case. The Apple Certified product features a micro-USB to Lightning connector converter, so users can plug in and charge the battery and their iPhone at the same time for optimal efficiency. Full charging takes only two and a half hours. The capacity of the Jackery Leaf gives users up to 50 extra hours of operational time depending on what types of applications they are running or tasks they are performing.
"The Jackery Leaf was built to fit specifically with iPhone 5 and 5S devices within a protective case structure," said York Wu, CEO of Jackery. "A significant differentiator for our product is the battery is detachable from the case, so users can still have the benefits of our great case while the Jackery Leaf is charging. It's also a considerable value, as users get Jackery's legendary craftsmanship with two protection cases and an additional battery at a price that is very reasonable. It's this relentless focus on quality and value that has established us as the industry's number one provider of premium portable batteries."
The Jackery Leaf features a three-color LED charging status indicator for simple operation and a four-layer smart safety protection circuit. Each order includes two cases, the battery, a premium audio extension cable and micro-USB charging cable. It is available now at Amazon.com.
In 2013 Jackery established itself as the provider of the most affordable and powerful portable chargers available in the marketplace. Many of Jackery's products are compatible with Android and iOS devices and also Windows phones, various smartphone and tablet platforms, multiple gaming devices, and MP3 players. The Jackery Leaf joins the Jackery Air, Jackery Fit, Jackery Giant+, Jackery Giant, Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini products. Consumers can purchase the entire Jackery lineup at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=AZF6YB7UVA7OU or http://store.jackeryusa.com/.
Jackery is a Santa Clara, California-based technology company focused on developing premium battery products for smartphones and tablets. The company offers a lineup of four products, the Jackery Air, Jackery Giant+, Jackery Giant, Jackery Bar, and Jackery Mini, which all offer considerable charging time and small form factors for owners of the most popular smartphones, tablet devices, MP3 players and gaming devices. For more information, visit http://www.jackeryusa.com.
CONTACT: Bridget Gilbride, SS | PR, (847) 415-9333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connected Pet Device Company, Petnet, Closed Seed Funding Round
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petnet, a Los Angeles based connected pet device company, announced today that it closed a $1.125 million seed funding round. The seed series includes investments by Grishin Robotics, Kima Ventures, SparkLabs Global Ventures, and Launch Capital. The funding will be used to commercialize Petnet's first product - The Petnet Smartfeeder - an intelligent pet feeder scheduled to ship to customers in mid-2014.
Today's pet industry is $100B USD globally, and is made up of over 1 billion domesticated cats and dogs. Feeding plays a central role in the health of a pet, however, most people don't have the information or time to properly manage their pet's diet - this leads to numerous health problems. An estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the US are overweight or obese directly due to overeating and the way we feed our pets, and this is quickly becoming a global trend. Overweight pets are at increased risk for weight-related disorders such as osteoarthritis, hypertension, and many cancers, all of which can cost thousands of dollars to treat over a pet's lifetime.
Dmitry Grishin, founder of Grishin Robotics noted that, "Even the simplest things around us are quickly becoming robots these days. Through unique combinations of powerful hardware, smart software, and internet-connectivity, Petnet is a perfect example of this trend. I am confident in the company's ability to successfully tackle the worldwide pet health challenge and disrupt the multi-billion dollar industry."
Petnet has received over 10,000 orders for the Petnet SmartFeeder. This first product is a pet feeder with intelligent sensor technology, learning algorithms, and processing power that assesses the dietary requirements of a pet, creates a custom feeding schedule to meet those requirements, alerts pet owners when their pet has been fed and even reminds owners to purchase more food when they run low. The SmartFeeder can be accessed and controlled by any smartphone, tablet or computer, allowing all pet caregivers to monitor and/or adjust feeding schedules, compare their pet's diet to other similar pets, order food, and more.
Net Jacobsson, former Facebook executive and now Co-founder and General Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures stated, "Our team is a big believer in the Internet of Everything and our investment in Petnet reflects this vision and strategy. We love their SmartFeeder product, its design, features and vision to capture a global market."
Petnet was initially funded and incubated at Bolt (http://www.bolt.io), a seed-stage fund in Boston that invests capital, personnel, equipment, and expertise in hardware startups. Going forward, Petnet will use its seed investment to enhance its core feeding technology, grow its team, and develop other confidential projects, in addition to expanding commercialization of the SmartFeeder.
Having grown up in Los Angeles, Petnet's CEO, Carlos Hererra, is passionate about bringing the Massachusetts heritage of robotics to Downtown Los Angeles. He states, "LA has tremendous hardware talent with students from Cal Tech, Harvey Mudd, UCLA, and USC, but those students end up finding jobs in other cities where robotics are fostered - We are trying to change that with Petnet." Beyond creating jobs, Petnet wants to go a step further and mentor local high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Petnet's vision is to revolutionize the way people care for their pets and spark modernization of the entire pet industry. The Petnet team is comprised of talented individuals who are committed to developing innovative products designed to improve the lives of pets and pet parents. Feeding plays a central role in the life of a pet, and is the most important aspect to influence when trying to improve their health. There are numerous pet-health problems associated with things like over-feeding and/or feeding your pet non-nutritious foods. Petnet wanted to go a step beyond being a food dispenser, and get to affecting portion size, offering healthier food alternatives, allowing pet parents to create a feeding regimen that works for their pet - all while providing pet parents peace of mind - hence Petnet was born!
Contact: Carlos Herrera, 310-880-8673, email@example.com
BBVA Compass testing a new concept in drive-thru banking with remote teller units
- A banking staple is brought into the digital age
- Service being piloted at three locations in Houston
- Early customer feedback promising
HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass is testing the next generation of drive-thru banking at three of its Houston locations, where customers can summon remote tellers via devices with high-definition screens that double as full-service ATMs.
Together with the new high-tech, high-design branch prototype that the bank is deploying, the new service is helping BBVA Compass crystallize its vision for the future of the industry.
"Redefining the drive-thru experience is a change that was long overdue," said Alex Carriles, director of self-service channels for BBVA Compass. "At BBVA Compass, more than half of our branch transactions occur at the drive-thru, so we thought it was important to bring this channel into the digital age."?
Customers at the three locations can opt for full-service assistance from a teller; operate the units in self-service mode like an ATM; or select an assisted mode, where the tellers can guide them through their transactions.
The remote tellers, based in the bank's call center in San Antonio, are available during business hours and can be summoned at the touch of a button. The tellers also can identify customers as account-holders without the use of ATM or debit cards by verifying the customer's information.
Carriles said that during the pilot, customers are being asked to rate their experiences following each transaction. The feedback will help identify areas for improvement, he said, and early results are encouraging:
-- When asked about their experiences, nearly 93 percent of customers said
they "liked" or "loved" the service.
-- Ninety-six percent of customers said they would use the unit again,
while nearly 90 percent said they would recommend the service to a
friend or family member.
BBVA Compass is currently piloting its new drive-thru banking experience at the following Houston locations:
1. BBVA Compass Plaza, 2200 Post Oak Blvd.
2. Weslayan & Richmond Banking Center, 4004 Richmond Ave.
3. Medical Center, 7390 Fannin @ Old Spanish Trail
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at http://www.bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 687 branches, including 351 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration and was recently awarded the 2013 Celent Model Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at http://www.bbvacompass.com.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, Member FDIC.
SOURCE BBVA Compass
CONTACT: Ralph Evans, Corporate Communications, Tel. 205.297.3038, firstname.lastname@example.org
Record-setting coverage of new tech for work, home & play streams from ShowStoppers press event at CES
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 125 companies unboxed new technology devices and services for work, home and play during ShowStoppers @ CES 2014 - and the industry leaders, startups and innovators that exhibited at the press event are tracking record-setting print, web, TV, radio and social media coverage.
More than 1,400 journalists, analysts, venture capitalists and investors attended the 10(th) annual edition of ShowStoppers @ CES, which took place 7 Jan. 2014 in Las Vegas.
"We're tracking hundreds of news articles published in just the two weeks since the press event," said Steve Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. "That pace of coverage, that volume, is incredible. Every day brings more. The exhibitors worked hard for this success - and they lit up the radar screens for journalists."
ShowStoppers @ CES 2014 featured news and new products from interior design to 3D printing, smartphone-controlled kitchen appliances and LED lighting systems, electric bikes, three-wheeled cars that achieve 84MPG, devices that turn the iPhone into thermal imaging systems that see into walls, new tablets and desktop computers, robots, 360-degree cameras, Android-powered PCs, inflatable solar lighting, biometrics that control access to handguns, wearable devices, smart glasses, and more.
Exhibiting companies ranged from startups such as Canopy, Contatta, Elio Motors, Izzi Gadgets, Polar and Sen.se, to innovators such as FLIR, Geonaute, Xi3 and 3Doodler, to global industry brands Blackberry, Brother, Domino's Pizza, E-Ink, Epson, Ford, Fujitsu, General Motors, Gracenote, Honeywell, HP and Lenovo, among many.
Click here for a complete list of the exhibiting companies and the new-product news.
Click here for the press kits from the exhibitors.
Click here for links to the record-setting coverage.
The next ShowStoppers press events are:
-- ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress, 23 Feb. 2014, Barcelona -- the
seventh edition of the first, longest-running, largest and
most-productive press event for the wireless planet.
-- ShowStoppers @ NAB, 7 Apr. 2014, Las Vegas -- the 3rd edition of the
official press event for innovations in technology for the broadcast
-- The IFA 2014 Global Press Conference, 24-27 Apr. 2014 - a ShowStoppers
exclusive, as producer of the official press event at IFA and a partner
with IFA and Messe-Berlin. A unique opportunity to meet with 300 key
business, consumer, and technology journalists from around the world.
To meet the press at these events, contact Dave Leon, partner, sales, ShowStoppers, or call 845-638-3527.
Now in its 21st year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others; the official press events at IFA, NAB, GITEX and Sandbox Summit; and partners with CES, the CEA LineShow and CTIA.
Tektronix Delivers Expanded MIPIÂ® M-PHYÂ® Receiver Test Solution
Latest Update to M-PHY Receiver Test Offering Includes Full Support for HS Gear2 and Gear3, PWM Mode, Auto Calibration and Margin Testing
BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced expanded capabilities for its industry leading M-PHY Receiver test solution. The additional capabilities include physical layer receiver testing for High Speed Gear2 and Gear3, support for PWM Mode (G0-G7), auto-calibration and margin testing. Engineers developing next generation mobile devices based on the M-PHY physical layer can now use this solution to resolve design challenges and overcome signal integrity issues by performing automated conformance, product validation and margin tests with ease.
Support for HS Gear2 and Gear3 and PWM Mode (G0-G7) gives designers the flexibility to perform tests at the full range of data rates for comprehensive insights into their designs. The auto calibration support for high speed gears reduces the complexity of setup, saves time, and enables users to test devices faster. Margin testing for high speed gears allows designers to validate and stress their devices to maximum potential resulting in competitive technical specifications for their products.
"Tektronix's M-PHY receiver testing solution provides deep insights that the designers need to identify design and characterization issues early on in the product development phase," said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "This solution combined with the measurement precision of Tektronix oscilloscopes allows designers to stress the theoretical limits of their devices, test products faster in an automated environment and bring product to market in less time."
Tektronix Simplifies Complex M-PHY Testing
The MIPI Alliance's M-PHY specification provides a low-power and low cost PHY solution which is scalable and flexible enough to address existing and future mobile and consumer device markets. With its changeable gears, terminations, amplitudes and high-speed serial data rates, M-PHY presents a number of test challenges on both receiver and transmitter sides that require dedicated test solutions.
Tektronix M-PHYTX/M-PHYRX automated software, for use with Tektronix DPO/MSO70000 Series oscilloscopes, covers the full range of M-PHY transmitter and receiver test requirements and features extensive protocol decode support. On the transmitter side, test setup and execution is fully automated and requires only a single instrument. For M-PHY receiver testing a performance oscilloscope and AWG7000 Series arbitrary waveform generator are the only instruments required. TekExpress automation software delivers a convenient user interface and intuitive workflow through setup and testing.
Pricing & Availability
The Tektronix MIPI M-PHY Transmitter and Receiver test solutions with expanded receiver testing support are available now. Pricing for M-PHY Automated Receiver Solution (Option M-PHYRX) starts at $11,900 US MSRP.
Wondering what else Tektronix is up to? Check out the Tektronix Bandwidth Banter blog and stay up to date on the latest news from Tektronix on Twitter and Facebook.
For more than sixty-five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at http://www.tektronix.com.
Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
QualiSystems Expands TestShell Test and Lab Automation Platform to Enable Seamless Hybrid Cloud Testing
TestShell 5.1 enables continuous integration across traditional, virtual and cloud infrastructure
SANTA CLARA, California, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
QualiSystems [http://www.qualisystems.com ] announces the release of its TestShell 5.1
test and lab infrastructure automation platform. The enhanced version has been updated
with multiple new features to enable engineering and test organizations to manage
continuous integration across hybrid cloud environments. New features include a
collaborative self-service portal that supports automated start-up provisioning,
calendaring and tear-down of hybrid cloud test environments; enhanced test automation
scheduling and queuing; and an upgraded version of the InSight real-time business
intelligence and reporting platform.
TestShell's integrated test lab management, test workflow automation and self-service
portal capabilities with embedded self-help tools make it possible for IT departments to
offer self-service devtest access to hybrid test environments including traditional and
virtualized infrastructure as well as public cloud resources. This flexibility enables
enterprises to support migration of traditional applications and infrastructure to public
and private clouds, maximize infrastructure utilization and optimize costs by leveraging
dynamic public cloud resources.
The new self-service portal features a new dashboard to deliver a more user-friendly
and more intuitive way to work with heterogeneous test environments and topologies.
Architects can model and design test topologies and publish them to the self-service
portal. Engineering staff can reserve test topologies via the portal in just 3 clicks and
activate full provisioning automation. Engineers can collaboratively use shared topologies
and view changes made by others to the environment in real-time. Topologies can be
configured with automated tear-down provisioning once testbed activities are finished, to
return infrastructure to a baseline state and make them available once more.
Test automation has been enhanced to add greater flexibility in calendaring,
scheduling and queuing. Combined with TestShell's visual workflow design and integration
with testbed environment scheduling, engineers can build continuous integration test
processes that dramatically decrease time to market and increase quality outcomes.
The new InSight's business intelligence dashboards enable users to keep track of lab
efficiency and automated test completion in real time. InSight's enhanced job history page
displays historical data rapidly with a link to execution details.
"The latest version of TestShell makes hybrid cloud testing a reality for any IT or
technology organization that wants to take advantage of cloud agility but must also
maintain quality processes around traditional infrastructure," says Alex Henthorn-Iwane,
vice-president of marketing for QualiSystems. "TestShell now offers the ease of use,
collaboration tools, business intelligence and ease of integration of traditional and
cloud infrastructure needed to enable continuous integration for the real world enterprise
TestShell 5.1 is now available to customers.
QualiSystems offers automation and orchestration solutions that deliver agility,
productivity and cost savings to test labs, data centers, and software defined networks.
TestShell and CloudShell automation platforms automate resource management, provisioning
and testing of heterogeneous environments from bare metal to operations, development to
deployment, and legacy to cloud and SDN. QualiSystems solutions are deployed by hundreds
of service providers, enterprises, government agencies, and technology manufacturers
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Retargeting Sales Increase by 18% when Adding Mobile to Mix, New Study Finds
NEW YORK, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Key findings in myThings' study: decision making phase in mobile 13x shorter than
desktop, smartphones and tablets both play key role in campaigns
myThings, a global leader in customized programmatic advertising, announced today the
findings of a first-of-its-kind research paper on mobile retargeting. According to the
study, adding mobile retargeting to an advertiser's retargeting mix generates an
additional 18% of sales.
With its new personalized mobile retargeting solution, myThings is the first company
to offer a complete one-stop-shop for retargeting that includes desktop, Facebook and now
mobile - on both Android and iOS. It is therefore in a unique position to provide a
wide-ranging perspective on this new and exciting programmatic advertising opportunity.
Significant revenue channel: Mobile retargeting drove an additional 18% of
retargeting-generated sales, a 46% higher click through rate and a 37% lower eCPC.
Tablets and smartphones both play key roles in campaign: Breakdown of mobile
conversions had smartphones slightly ahead with 55% vs. 45%; in post click conversions,
the ratio was 53% vs. 47%. Ultimately, smartphones drive sales because of greater reach
(9x more devices according to June 2013 data from Gartner) while enhanced usability and
greater ease to finalize transactions are the main reason behind the tablet's success.
Fast movers: The mobile consumer acts fast during the decision-making phase. The time
from the last visit to conversion was 13 times faster on mobile than desktop.
Leisure mode: Unlike desktop, shopping on mobile remains strong over the weekend -
only 6% fewer conversions than weekdays, compared to the desktop's minus 30%. Similarly,
while evening shopping reigns supreme compared to daytime shopping, the trend on mobile
was much stronger than desktop with an increase rate double that of desktop (on tablets,
the rate jumped nearly six-fold).
Funnel analysis: Tablet and desktop consumers generate similar patterns related to how
deep they browse the site's funnel. The smartphone, however, is significantly different:
- Most smartphone users, 55% vs. ~40% on desktop and tablet, reach product
page (showrooming could be a possible explanation)
- 18% of smartphone consumers did not go beyond the home page (compared to ~3%
on desktop and tablet)
The study spanned over 100 million impressions across multiple campaigns throughout
Having anticipated the massive potential of mobile commerce, myThings was an early
mover in the mobile retargeting space. It began developing a highly flexible ad platform
in 2012 that is uniquely suited to the mobile world by supporting the use of multiple
identifiers across various devices.
In order to adapt to mobile's cookie-less environments, the company was one of the
first retargeters to integrate with device recognition provider AdTruth, in addition to
multiple AdTruth-compatible mobile RTB exchanges.
Its mobile offering is centered on maximizing reach by serving personalized dynamic
creative ads on cookie-based (Android web) & cookie-less (iOS and in-app) inventory. In
addition, myThings is also the first to sync campaigns across mobile web and in-app
platforms within the same device. It currently supports cross-device retargeting via the
use of log-in data.
According to Benny Arbel, CEO of myThings, "We've been investing a great deal to build
a market-leading real time ad platform that can scale mobile retargeting campaigns and
drive desktop-like performance. We are excited to be the first company to offer online
retailers a mobile retargeting campaign on both iOS and Android."
Founded in 2005, myThings is the global leader in customized programmatic ad
solutions. Running personalized retargeting campaigns on desktop, mobile and Facebook, the
company personalizes over 5 billion impressions a month for top advertisers in 30 markets
including Adidas, Walmart, ToysRUs, Littlewoods, Very.co.uk, Zalando, Orange, Best Buy,
Midnight Castle - A New Free-to-Download and Play PC Game from Big Fish
SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Fish today announced the availability of its PC game, "Midnight Castle," on http://www.bigfishgames.com. "Midnight Castle" adds to Big Fish's PC catalog of free-to-play games. The game is a beautiful mystery adventure set on a magical estate inherited from your eccentric uncle, but it comes with some deep dark secrets. Developed by Elephant Games, this adventure takes you on a quest to find the Mystery Chamber. Along the way, you will play hidden object scenes, gather gold and meet interesting characters and creatures.
You start your quest by exploring you newly inherited beautiful estate. You quickly learn that you are not its only occupant. The castle is home to many enigmatic individuals, each possessing skills and knowledge beyond that of a mere mortal. More importantly, each individual holds the information that can lead you to understanding your uncle's fate...but they aren't going to give it up easily! You must search through beautiful hidden object scenes to find the quest items needed by each castle occupant. If you are successful, the occupants will reward you with gold and important artifacts that will allow you to gain entry to the Mystery Chamber.
Gold is important on the castle grounds! Use your gold to unlock additional game scenes or areas of interest. You can even sell items you find to earn more gold. However you decide to spend your gold, be sure to spend it wisely!
Should you find yourself short on gold or unable to find the artifacts needed for your quest, try your luck at the Fortune Wheel or a game of dice against the 'Grim Dealer'. You can even accept an order to help fill the cargo hold of the Airship Traders who often frequent the estate.
Not all quest items are so easy to find. In fact, some of them must be made. Fortunately, you have access to the castle laboratory in which you can craft smaller items into the more powerful artifacts you seek on your quests. However, crafting is no easy task and for this you will need the help of the castle residents.
Searching for quest items can be a busy task, and if you're lucky you may get some help! Throughout your explorations you will encounter whimsical enchanted beasts that, should you choose to care for them, will become your pets and aid you in your explorations. Each pet is unique, with special needs and treasure hunting abilities, so be sure to care for as many as you can!
Finally, invite your friends to play Midnight Castle and gift each other the necessary Gold, Gems or items you'll need to complete each exciting quest.
Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the worldÂ¹s largest producer of casual games, delivering fun to millions of people around the world through its digital distribution, mobile and e-commerce game platforms. To date, Big Fish has distributed more than 2 billion games to customers in 150 countries from a growing catalogue of 3,000+ unique PC games and 300+ unique mobile games. In 2012, the company entered the free-to-play market with top-grossing free-to-play games offered for both PCs and mobile devices, and its "Big Fish Casino" is the #1 mobile social, free-to-play casino game. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA, and Luxembourg.
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TI unveils transmitter circuit with foreign object detection for Qi wireless charging stations
Integrated WPC 1.1-compliant controller cuts component count in half, gives smartphone users greater flexibility to charge from 5-V or 12-V charging stations
DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced its next-generation wireless power transfer circuit with foreign object detection that will allow designers to bring to market 3-coil, 5-V and 12-V A6 charging stations compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) 1.1 specification. The bq500412 controller, which is shipping in volume production, requires half the components compared to other solutions. To order samples and a development kit, visit: http://www.ti.com/bq500412-pr.
Giving smartphone users an improved charging experience, the bq500412 integrates all functions required to control wireless power delivery from the charging station to a receiver circuit used in a Qi-enabled smartphone or other device. In addition to 12-V charging pads, the circuit can be combined with a boost converter to create a 3-coil, 5-V USB charging pad, while taking advantage of a Dynamic Power Limit(TM) feature to ensure quality operation independent of the power capability of the port. The bq500412 also supports an enhanced foreign object detection scheme, which makes it easier for designers to implement the requirements of the WPC 1.1 specification.
Features and benefits of bq500412:
-- Complete WPC 1.1 Qi-compliant design for 12-V, A6 charging stations with
a minimum 70-mm by 20-mm: bq500412 needs minimal components, including a
CSD97374 power stage integrated circuit.
-- Foreign object detection, as mandated by the WPC 1.1 specification,
comes standard on the controller, which features an improved algorithm
with greater accuracy of error sensing.
-- Intelligent power delivery: TI's Dynamic Power Limit technology allows
the transmitter to work from either a USB port or low-power adapter.
TI and wireless power
TI's wireless power management products and support fuel design engineers' imaginations to develop innovative, efficient wireless charging capabilities for smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics, and design wireless power charging transmitters ranging from stand-alone charging pads to those embedded in cars and furniture. The company is the leading developer of power integrated circuits that support WPC's Qi standard. TI also is a member of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA).
Availability and pricing
The new bq500412 wireless power transmitter, which is available in volume production through TI and its worldwide network of authorized distributors, comes in a 48-pin, 7-mm by 7-mm QFN package with a suggested resale price of US$2.93 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
Find out more about TI's wireless power solutions, application notes and evaluation modules:
-- Download a white paper to learn about different wireless power design
requirements, including the differences between WPC, A4WP and PMA.
-- Order the new bq500412EVM-584 evaluation module and download an
application schematic to get started on Qi-compliant wireless power
-- Video of TI's wireless power demonstrations at CES2014 in Las Vegas.
-- Join the TI E2E(TM) Power Community to ask questions and help solve
problems with fellow engineers.
TI analog for consumer electronics
TI's broad range of power management and analog signal chain products offers design engineers the high performance, low power and integration they need to create innovative and differentiated consumer electronics. TI is engineering the future with gesture recognition, touch feedback, advanced battery charging, audio, health technology and more. Learn how analog products improve how we live, work and play with TI Analog Solutions for Consumer.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
TI E2E, Dynamic Power Limit and bqTESLA are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Nickelodeon Breaks Bread with Brand-New Animated Series Breadwinners, Delivering Monday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Steve Borst and Gary "Doodles" Di Raffaele Create Original Buddy-Comedy Series Filled with Humor, Music and Booty-Shakin' Energy
BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon expands its growing roster of original creator-driven animation with Breadwinners, a brand-new series that follows two booty-shaking ducks as they operate a bread delivery service out of their awesome, jet-fueled Rocket Van. The 20-episode series, produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios, premieres Monday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), and charts the adventures of best friends, SwaySway and Buhdeuce, as they deliver bread to hungry beaks everywhere. These best buds live together, laugh together, and get into all sorts of riduckulous adventures together. Following the premiere, new episodes of Breadwinners will continue Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT), in its regular timeslot on Nickelodeon. The series will roll out internationally beginning fall 2014.
"This is our first series to come out of our animated shorts program and we are very proud and excited to bring it to our audience," said Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. "Steve and Gary have created a fresh, fun cartoon with great characters and an infectious music backdrop that we think will have kids laughing and bouncing with each episode."
Breadwinners is created by Steve Borst (Teen Titans Go!, MAD) and Gary "Doodles" Di Raffaele (MAD, Metalocalypse), who was discovered from Nick's 2012 Animated Shorts Program. This team of emerging and innovative artists delivers a funny and original series for this new generation of kids. With vast inspirations from classic buddy-comedy animation, and various current gaming, internet and music cultures, this innovative new show introduces the next duck duo who always keep their beaks up and their heads boppin'.
Throughout the series, SwaySway, the upbeat leader of the flock, and Buhdeuce, the loyal booty-shakin' co-pilot, go on crazy adventures together. From eating a loaf of Stank Bread and getting lost in the bread mines, to record-breaking attempts for most bread deliveries in one day, nothing will stop this duo from making the delivery while shaking their tail feathers.
During the series premiere, "Thug Loaf," when SwaySway and Buhdeuce have to deliver bread to the bad part of Duck Town, they accidentally lock their keys in the Rocket Van and have to befriend a gang of Biker Ducks for help. Next in "Mine All Mine," SwaySway and Buhdeuce meet the most righteous dude in the planet, the Bread Maker.
Viewers can visit Nick.com to access photos, learn about the characters and catch a sneak peek of "Thug Loaf." On February 10, fans can learn to be a Breadwinner by playing a series of 10 fast, fun and addicting mini-games, in the Big Bread Booty Bash game. Players must complete a work day as SwaySway and Buhdeuce where they mine some bread, ride the minecart, fly the Rocket Van and more without crashing, toasting or roasting. Additionally, in the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, there will be funny mini videos of SwaySway and Buhdeuce.
Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B). http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
Zenverge Partners With Simple.TV to ship Next Gen Streaming DVR
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, announced today that Simple.TV, an innovator of advanced streaming DVR products, has launched the next generation of its DVR with Zenverge's ZN200 IC in the US market.
The ZN200 is the world's most advanced quad stream content networking SoC enabling features such as streaming live HD video to four smart devices over WiFi and downloading DVR content to these devices at up to four times faster than real-time.
SimpleTV's DVR, a combination of digital TV tuner, DVR, and media streamer is designed to let consumers record over-the-air TV programming and stream those shows to multiple devices in the home, including HDTVs, tablets, smartphones and Roku boxes.
Powered by Zenverge's ZN 200 chipset and TransAll(TM) transcoding engine and leveraging Silicondust's proven hardware design, Simple.TV is delivering the next generation OTA and OTT digital media experience including Simple.TV's "TV everywhere" service, and will provide support for international broadcast standards such as DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, and ISDB-T.
"We're excited about working with Simple.TV on this innovative Streaming DVR product" said Raghu Rao, EVP of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Zenverge. "This DVR bridges the gap between over-the-top streaming video and broadcast TV by making live and recorded broadcast programming available on any connected device."
"We're extremely pleased to be partnering with Zenverge, the leader in content networking ICs" said Mark Ely, CEO of Simple.TV. "Together, we are delivering an innovative streaming DVR solution for consumers who are looking to combine the best of broadcast content with OTT streaming."
About Zenverge (http://www.zenverge.com)
Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next generation digital content and services. The company is a leading developer of Content Networking ICs built around the patented TransAll(TM) technology, a core requirement for next generation video services gateways. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
About Simple.TV (http://www.simple.tv/)
Founded in 2011 by veterans of the digital media business, Simple.TV is backed by Accanto Partners and Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Simple.TV is on a mission to bring great broadcast television to connected devices everywhere. For more information about Simple.TV, visit http://www.simple.tv
Kodak Alaris Enables Eye-Catching Backlit Displays with Enhanced Version of KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Clear Display Material
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Those responsible for creating strong visual merchandising products can now create even higher quality output with the improved KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Clear Display Material from Kodak Alaris. The media, a clear-base color transparency material for use on illuminators with built-in diffusers, leverages Kodak Alaris' improved cyan dispersion technology. With this new technology, ENDURA Clear Display Material offers a larger color gamut with the capacity for more saturated color while at the same time maintaining accurate skin tone reproduction, highlights and shadow detail. It also continues Kodak Alaris' commitment to bringing the highest quality media to the market - comprising look, durability and consistency - that's also the most cost effective and efficient for creating display materials.
"Our ENDURA Display Materials, including both this improved product as well as our KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency Display Material, provide world-class brands with trusted materials that deliver both high quality and consistency," said Dennis Olbrich, president of Kodak Alaris' Personalized Imaging business. "For our commercial customers who print display materials for these brands, this offers two benefits. First, they can assure that they will deliver the highest quality, most durable displays that translate a company's discerning aesthetics into eye-grabbing backlit displays. Second, they can create a more effective workflow, due to the media's roll-to-roll and batch-to-batch consistency, saving internal resources while more efficiently and cost-effectively meeting their clients' needs."
Coloredge, the largest provider of high-end visual brand imaging solutions, uses both wide format signage and digital screen advertising displays to enhance brand imaging for upscale retailers, consumer products, museums and sports arenas. "We do a lot of backlit printing and a significant amount is done on KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Clear Display Material," said Oneil Dial, vice president of production management at Coloredge. "We began using the new ENDURA Clear Display Material as soon as it became available. We were extremely happy with the larger color gamut. This new emulsion works great for our clients and we are thrilled with the increased richness and saturation of color."
To support the improved media, Kodak Alaris will provide customers with new technology in its ICC output profiles. Kodak Alaris will post a set of three profiles for each printer, which will offer labs the option to select from three levels of color saturation:
-- Natural Color
-- High Color
-- Max Color
Each set of profiles will enable Kodak Alaris' lab customers' clients to choose a profile which results in exactly the "look" they desire in their printed images.
The new ENDURA Clear Display Material is available now in the US and on a stock turn-over basis in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region in Q1, 2014. Customers should check with their local representatives for more specific arrival information.
This business combines a unique heritage, expertise and ongoing innovation to market high-quality imaging products and services online, in store and on mobile devices. Kodak Alaris' Personalized Imaging business consists of Retail Systems Solutions, the world leader in retail photo kiosks and dry lab systems, offering retailers a competitive advantage in the photo services market; Paper & Output Systems, offering photo specialty retailers, professional and wholesale labs, and photographers the broadest portfolio of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions; Film Capture, offering consumers and professionals an award-winning range of still-camera film products; and Event Imaging Solutions, providing digital souvenir photography services and solutions at theme parks, iconic destinations, resorts and other markets worldwide.
For more information, please visit http://www.kodakalaris.com and our blog, 1000Words. Follow us on Twitter @kodakCB, on Facebook and on Instagram @kodakcb.
About Kodak Alaris
On September 3, 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) completed its acquisition of the Kodak Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging businesses from Eastman Kodak Company and created a new company known as Kodak Alaris. The new company and its name preserve the heritage and legacy of the Kodak brand, while embodying greater speed and agility to meet market needs and changes. Kodak Alaris, which is licensed to use the Kodak brand, will focus on strategic, ongoing investments for these businesses to ensure long-term growth and success.
The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.
WiQiQi Introduces Wireless Charging Solution for the iPhone 5, Announces Early Bird Discount Offer for Preorders for as Little as $5
WiQiQi External Thin Wireless Receiver Installs In Seconds and Keeps iPhone 5 Model Thin and Lightweight
NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WiQiQi, designer of wireless chargers for Samsung Galaxy phones, is introducing the i5 thin wireless receiver for Apple iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, and iPod Touch
The iPhone 5 series is packed with the most advanced wireless features and yet it still needs to be plugged in to charge the battery. The charger wire has now been cut!
Is wireless charging useful? How many times have you forgotten to charge your phone or fumbled with the plug at night? Did you ever pull the charger out of the wall to answer a call, accidentally break the connector or dropped the phone?
The i5 wireless receiver is a more powerful (700 mAh) version of the WiQiQi Samsung receiver, with a thin ribbon and iPhone 5 compatible connector at the end. It attaches to the outside of the iPhone 5 and takes only seconds to plug the i5 to the charging port. It is smaller and thinner than a credit card and will fit under any soft case.
The WiQiQi system is so convenient and easy to use because you just place the phone on top of any Qi standard compatible charging pad and like magic, they will wirelessly connect and start charging right away.
The WiQiQi i5 wireless receiver for the iPhone 5 will be available in late February.
Suggested Retail: $30.
Exclusive $5 Early Bird Super Discount Offer
WiQiQi is offering super discounted prices for Early Bird orders placed directly on http://www.wiqiqi.com before February 20(th). The i5 wireless receiver will cost only $5 when ordered with any WiQiQi charging pad, or $15 by itself.
This unprecedented discount offer is designed to break the previous company record of 50,000 Early Bird orders for its successful launch of Samsung Galaxy compatible wireless chargers in 2013.
About WiQiQi Inc.
WiQiQi is an innovative designer of wireless power accessories for Apple, Nexus, and Samsung Galaxy phones. Its design team is based in New York and it has factories in Asia.
Since 2013, over 100,000 WiQiQi wireless chargers for Samsung and Nexus phones have been shipped.
NAPCO Technologies' iBridge "Connected Home" Product Line Adoption Signals Paradigm Shift in Consumer Marketplace
-Growth in Activations for iBridge Products During the Last Six Months, Demonstrates Increasing Adoption-
-Sets the Stage for Recurring Revenue Growth-
AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NSSC), one of the world's leading suppliers of high-performance electronic security equipment for over 30 years, today reported vibrant growth for its recently launched, iBridge Connected Home solutions.
The launch occurred approximately nine months ago and new activations have grown sequentially 62% and 45% for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2013, respectively. These SaaS-based products, which enable remote management of thermostats, locks, lighting, video cameras, security systems and small appliances via most smartphones, create a growing base of recurring revenue for NAPCO, and dealers share in the recurring revenue opportunity, creating a strong incentive to sell the product to their end users.
Richard Soloway, CEO, stated, "The trend toward technology to facilitate a connected home is clear, driving the sales growth we are experiencing for our comprehensive iBridge(TM) solution. NAPCO pioneered one of the first connected home, internet-enabled products, with the launch of the iSee Video(TM) product line, a few years ago. The first product of its kind, iSee Video gave consumers the ability to see real-time video of their homes, from any smartphone, tablet or PC. Building upon that proprietary, patented technology, we developed for iSee Video, last Spring saw the launch of the iBridge product line, the most comprehensive suite of broadband-based, connected home solutions on the market today."
Installed by NAPCO's vast dealer network, a complete iBridge system enables consumers to remotely control and schedule, all major home systems, including:
-- Small appliances
-- Motion/occupancy sensing
-- Video cameras and recorders
-- Door locks
Additionally, text, email and video notifications are sent to users, notifying them of any important status conditions or events. All of this utility is controlled by the consumer using free NAPCO proprietary apps, when using a smartphone or tablet or operating from any available internet-connected PC.
Mr. Soloway added, "Extensive qualitative consumer research completed by us has shown that the success of the connected home space will be determined by the amount of intrinsic value these products and services represent to the eventual consumer. As an example, with iBridge you can monitor an ailing parent at home remotely, either via video, motion detection or panic sensor. Should there be an emergency, after calling for help, one could remotely unlock the door and disarm the security system of the home, to assist emergency responders. The architecture of the iBridge system makes it so that any component can communicate real time with any other part of the system, making permutations of value to the consumer endless. In addition, our iBridge solution is the most sophisticated solution on the market, and simultaneously the easiest to install, thanks to NAPCO's patented G-box technology, which makes our iBridge solution plug-and-play."
The iBridge system is the most feature-rich option in the connected home category when it comes to video, delivering an unrivaled ability to transmit real-time, high-resolution and frame rate video to consumers anytime, anywhere, through any internet-enabled device. By contrast, most of NAPCO's competitors rely on limited bandwidth, cellular networks and as a result, are limited to distributing low-quality, still snapshots, rather than true video. Most impressively, iBridge is the only connected home, server-based product line in the industry, that enables consumers to record and access 24/7 video recordings of their residences, remotely, via the internet. iBridge also works with a NAPCO 7-inch, Wi-Fi, touch screen tablet, for local control. This wireless, centralized control center lets people operate their alarm systems, video cameras, electronic locking, lighting and temperature management systems, from anywhere in the home.
Mr. Soloway continued, "The trend is clear, and consumer adoption is increasing. We are still in the early stages of this paradigm shift, but consumers increasingly recognize the benefits of monitoring and controlling their home systems, from almost anywhere via their smart devices. This industry trend is further demonstrated by Google's recent $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, Inc. Some of the largest companies in the world are participating in the connected home movement, and NAPCO is excited to be part of this emerging and accelerating trend."
About NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of technologically advanced electronic security equipment including intrusion and fire alarm systems, access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of NAPCO plus three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Instruments, and Marks USA. The products are installed by security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for technical excellence, reliability and innovation, poising the Company for growth in the rapidly expanding electronic security market, a multi-billion dollar market. For additional information on NAPCO, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.napcosecurity.com
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EarthColor invests in their customers' success with an innovative digital printing system
With the state-of-the-art KODAK VERSAMARK DS6240 Printing System, EarthColor solidifies its commitment to quality print services and efficient production
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An industry leader since it was founded in 1982, EarthColor is known in the market place as a forward thinking print solutions provider committed to quick turnarounds and unparalleled quality. To better serve its customers and ensure the high standard of service for which it is known, EarthColor recently invested in KODAK's VERSAMARK DS6240 Printing System.
The state-of-the-art VERSAMARK DS6240 system provides a variable data imprinting solution for a wide variety of printed products, including tickets, tags, labels, forms, transactional documents and direct mail pieces. The VERSAMARK system was designed to allow for heavy customization of printed pieces in large volumes, and according to EarthColor's president, Bruce Wexler, it is an invaluable addition to the company's roster of technological tools: "The KODAK VERSAMARK printing system gives us another way to provide our customers with high-quality print and mail services. Whether it's a small digital run or a large web job, our comprehensive capabilities allow us to deliver the printed products our customers want with the unmatched speed and quality they expect from EarthColor."
Bruce added, "Above all else, EarthColor and the experts at am4m are dedicated to offering our customers the service and solutions they need to develop quality printed pieces that increase response rates, and the VERSAMARK system allows us to do just that."
For more information on EarthColor, am4m and its new VERSAMARK printing system, visit am4m.com/inlineimaging today.
Since 1982 EarthColor has provided customers with market-leading print services and business solutions, backed by decades of industry expertise and cutting-edge technology. Since our inception we have grown into one of the largest commercial print houses in the country, but we're more than just a printer - we're a provider of comprehensive business solutions to get all your jobs done right, on time and on budget. From our sales representatives and estimators to our production staff and technicians, the team at EarthColor is committed to bringing you and your brand the consistent, high-quality products, services and tools you need to make every job a success.
ESN Introduces the First Luxury GPS Golf Watch at the 2014 PGA Show
LAPORTE, Ind., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expresso Satellite Navigation (ESN) is proud to debut the first of their Links & Luxury Series watches at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show. The new Titanium GPS Golf Watches are equally at home on the course or on the town. The WR72 Alpha utilizes its own proprietary forged Titanium alloy that is 30 times stronger than steel, extremely light weight and is 100 percent hypoallergenic.
The WR72 is as fashionable as robust and incorporates all of the functionality that golfers have come to expect with superior materials such as a 3.5mm thick scratch resistant crystal with a dual anti-reflective treatment, stainless steel buttons and a made in the USA premium leather strap or other exotic options from Hadley Roma. Better yet, the WR72 Alpha is equipped with a rare earth metal antenna providing sub meter GPS performance, is backed by a best-in-class 2-year warranty and is available in a brushed (MSRP $249) or hand polished finish (MSRP $269).
ESN has been rewarded for their stylish designs and attention to detail. "We set out to forge a new category in the GPS Golf watch market. The WR72 Alpha is a watch that any golfer would be proud to wear while hitting the links, meeting with clients or simply out for a nice evening," said Mike Aroney, President of ESN. "If you want to build the best GPS Golf Watches you need to use the finest materials. The vision was to create GPS Golf Watches with superior styling to match our world-class performance and these are truly watches that reflect your passion for the game."
These designer Titanium watches are packed with golf features; iGolf's Preloaded Global Database (Over 33,000 Courses) including Preloaded Hazards & Lay-ups (1.8 million) and Front-Center-and-Back of the Green Distances, Shot Distance Tracking, Round Information Odometer, Tee Time Start, and a Battery-Preserving Auto-Off Feature.
Media members interested in reviewing any of the ESN products for an editorial review can visit Booth #3121 at the 2014 PGA Show, or to schedule an appointment to meet with representatives from ESN during the show please contact ESN at (219) 476-3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JawboneÂ® Announces Collaboration With The World Economic Forum For The Davos Health Challenge
DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Inspired by The Forum's focus on addressing global health challenges,
Jawbone to support delegates with UP(R) bands to raise awareness of smart behaviours
around movement, sleep and food
Jawbone(R) [http://www.jawbone.com ], a global leader and innovator in smart audio
devices and wearable technology, today announced a collaboration with the World Economic
Forum. Jawbone is supporting delegates of the 44th Annual Meeting
[http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2014 ] taking place 22
to 25 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, with its revolutionary wristband and app
system, Jawbone UP(R). Delegates can join the Davos Health Challenge and move towards
better health by using UP by Jawbone to track their activity and sleep.
"Jawbone's aim is to give people everywhere a tool to lead healthier lifestyles and
achieve their goals, and we're thrilled that the World Economic Forum is putting such
focus on the big health challenges facing the world," said Travis Bogard, vice president
of product management and strategy at Jawbone. "We're proud that The Forum will be using
UP as a tool to help people learn about themselves, and ultimately, live better."
The health challenges of the 21st century will be a main focus of this year's Forum,
who approached Jawbone to help it explore the latest wearable technologies and health
empowerment tools. Together, Jawbone and The Forum aim to inspire participants from more
than 100 countries and highlight technology's crucial role in helping to achieve and
maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The World Economic Forum will launch the Davos Health Challenge this week. The Health
Challenge will encourage participants towards physical activity, sleep and overall well
being through wearing UP24[TM] and UP bands, which will help them understand their
behaviour patterns and make smarter choices.
UP by Jawbone [https://jawbone.com/up ] is revolutionary wristband and app system that
helps you learn things about yourself and live better. UP fits effortlessly into the way
you live to help you understand how you sleep, move, eat and feel, and how those factors
affect one another. It delivers useful and engaging information through a smartphone
application that generates personalised insights to help you make meaning of the data and
achieve your goals. It's available in 28 countries.
For more than a decade, Jawbone(R) has developed human-centered wearable technology
and audio devices that solve everyday problems and help us live better. A 2010 IDSA Design
of the Decade winner, the company is the creator of the best-selling JAMBOX(R) family of
wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA(R) and ICON[TM] Bluetooth(R) headsets,
and NoiseAssassin(R) technology. Jawbone's approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with
over 430 patents filed related to Jawbone's lifestyle tracking ecosystem and its wearable
technology manufacturing processes. Jawbone is privately held and headquartered in San
Jawbone(R), UP(R), and UP24[TM] are trademarks owned by AliphCom dba Jawbone. Other
company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
exocad Software Integrates Stratasys 3D Printing to Improve and Accelerate Dental Model Production
MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Manufacturing pre-settings for Stratasys 3D Printers added to latest exocad
add-on Model Creator software release to ensure consistent manufacturing quality for
production of dental models
Stratasys Ltd. [http://www.stratasys.com ] (NASDAQ: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D
printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, announced that
exocad(R) GmbH, a global company providing dental CAD/CAM software solutions exclusively
for the OEM market, has verified Stratasys 3D Printers for the manufacture of physical
dental models in its latest software release.
"We are happy to provide our dental lab customers with the opportunity to use our
exocad dental CAD software integrated with Stratasys 3D Printers. This is aimed at
enabling them to improve performance and maximize the value of their technological
investments," said Tillmann Steinbrecher, General Manager and CEO of exocad GmbH. "exocad
means freedom of choice, providing options for integration and customization."
Known for its speedy operation and ease of use, exocad software is fast becoming one
of the most popular open CAD software solutions for dental lab technicians. With the
exocad validation, customers who run the latest exocad Model Creator software release will
have access to Stratasys manufacturing pre-settings to 3D print models. This validation
enables a seamless digital dental workflow in which dental labs quickly take intra-oral
scans and digitally design and create accurate, smooth dental models on Stratasys 3D
"As a leading OEM branded dental CAD/CAM software, exocad is known for its fast and
intuitive operation, allowing dental labs to maximize productivity and minimize training
costs," said Avi Cohen, Director of Global Dental, Stratasys. "Fueled by the dental lab
industry's ongoing quest for highly flexible, cost effective, and 'future proof'
CAD/CAM solutions and our ongoing commitment to enable a continuous workflow in the
clinical setting, we have worked together to create what we believe is the best fitting
solution. Together with exocad GmbH, we have designed modules to combine previously
disparate workflows to a single, seamless, and easy to use solution."
exocad GmbH (http://www.exocad.com) is a dynamic and innovative software company
committed to expanding the possibilities of digital dentistry and providing OEMs (Original
Equipment Manufacturers) with flexible, reliable, and easy to use CAD/CAM software for
dental labs. Founded in 2010 as a spinoff of the world renowned Fraunhofer Organization
[http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/about-fraunhofer.html ], by the team that created the
Fraunhofer IGD Dental CAD Platform, exocad GmbH has an exclusive license for Fraunhofer's
Dental CAD technology, developed by exocad's founders during their research at Fraunhofer
IGD. exocad DentalCAD has been chosen by leading OEMs worldwide for integration into their
dental CAD/CAM offerings, and tens of thousands of exocad DentalCAD licenses are being
sold each year. For more information and a list of exocad reseller partners, please visit http://www.exocad.com.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot,
Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The
company's patented FDM(R) and PolyJet(TM)3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and
manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D
printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys
subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the RedEye
digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1700 employees, holds over 500
granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20
awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: http://www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com
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actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those
anticipated in these forward-looking statements include, among other things: the company's
ability to efficiently and successfully integrate the operations of Stratasys, Inc. and
Objet Ltd. after their merger as well as the ability to successfully integrate MakerBot
into Stratasys; the overall global economic environment; the impact of competition and new
technologies; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which
the company operates; projected capital expenditures and liquidity; changes in the
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Sogeti UK Announces the Availability of REWARD, a New Rapid Application Development Service
LONDON, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Sogeti combines its development and testing experience with a combination of onshore
and offshore resources to deliver a new cost-effective agile approach to delivery
Sogeti UK [http://www.uk.sogeti.com ], a leading provider of professional technology
services specializing in application and infrastructure management, software testing, and
high-tech engineering, today announces the availability of a new technology service; Rapid
Engineering With Agile Rightshore(R) Delivery (REWARD) [http://uk.sogeti.com/reward ] is
Sogeti UK's innovative approach to rapid application development that is designed to
deliver new applications and services quickly, while saving on costs, without impacting
the quality of projects.
Designed by experts at Sogeti UK, REWARD [http://www.uk.sogeti.com/reward ] is based
on a unique fixed-price delivery model that combines agile development with a balanced
onshore and offshore team to ensure close client contact and cost effective development.
The development of this service comes as a response to deliver greater flexibility to
UK clients, outside of the usual formal change control processes which add cost,
complexity and time to projects. REWARD is highly responsive to customer and user needs as
it offers customers the ability to implement and enable agile development internally,
better manage development costs and accelerate projects.
Drawing on experience across many platforms, applications and devices, as well as
partnerships with industry-leading technology vendors, this service offers a new approach
to deliver high-quality complex projects, on time and on budget.
With over 1000 skilled software engineers, all with extensive experience of Java, .NET
and other programming languages as well as vast expertise in leading technologies,
Sogeti's new REWARD service seamlessly integrates with existing agile testing services,
providing clients with a complete agile approach across their delivery processes.
Jamie Browning, Software Development Manager at Catlin comments: "Major strategic
projects take the focus of our current resources, but we find that demand for smaller
bespoke development is increasing. The Sogeti REWARD service allows us to increase the
level of delivery of additional projects by using their rapid agile application
development service. As an end-to-end solution it takes you through analysis of
requirements, development of the product, to testing and post-release support. Being able
to work with an extended team of high performing individuals, means that I can preserve
the standards and processes that are needed for us to support delivered applications in
the future. It means I do not have to compromise on quality in order to deliver the best
service possible to my customers. It also means I can offer an increased level of
capability to my customers by taking advantage of the scale that Sogeti provides."
Mervyn Jackson, Director of Application Development and New Technologies of Sogeti UK,
concluded: "We're delighted that Sogeti's range of services is growing from strength to
strength. Being able to deliver high quality agile development has added a new service
line which complements our already established testing services, and offers our clients a
unique solution. We are really excited about REWARD's potential and it's fantastic to see
key clients, like Catlin, already reaping the benefits."
Sogeti is a leading provider of technology and software testing, specializing in
Application, Infrastructure and Engineering Services. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions
around Testing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Mobile, Cloud and Cyber Security,
combining world class methodologies and its global delivery model, Rightshore(R). Sogeti
brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and has a strong local
presence in over 100 locations in Europe, USA and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information
please visit http://www.sogeti.com.
Lara Irwin at Sogeti UK
Early Smartphone Upgrades Now Available For AT&T Customers
Upgrade to a New Smartphone for $0 Down with AT&T Next; Lower Monthly Bill with New Mobile Share Value Plans
DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Loyalty pays with AT&T.* Available now, existing customers on 2-year service agreements** can upgrade to the hottest new smartphone for $0 down with AT&T Next. At the same time, they can move to our new Mobile Share Value plans and start realizing significant monthly rate plan savings, featuring unlimited voice and text, and the ability to add smartphone lines for $25 per line per month, all while enjoying the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network.
AT&T customers on a two-year agreement as of January 18, 2014 are eligible to upgrade to AT&T Next six months into their contract. To check their eligibility, customers can dial *NEW# and begin to take advantage of this early upgrade opportunity in AT&T retail stores, and online at http://www.att.com.
"We want our customers to have the best smartphones, on a high quality, blazing fast and reliable network, all at a great value," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility. "It's a win-win - customers get the latest devices with $0 down on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network with significant savings on their monthly bill when they sign-up for our Mobile Share Value plans."
* 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.
** For existing consumer and select small business customers currently on a 2-year agreement. All customers on a 2-year agreement as of January 18, 2014 will be eligible to upgrade once they have completed their first 6 months of service. Customers who sign up for a 2-year agreement after January 19, 2014 will benefit from new, shorter upgrade timeframe of 20 months. Individual account details vary. Customers can check eligibility by dialing *NEW#.
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.
Advanced HDHomeRunÂ® Plus Boxes Incorporate ZN200 SoC, Allowing HDTV Viewing on All Connected Screens
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, announced today that SiliconDust, innovators of next generation TV tuners, has incorporated Zenverge's ZN200 system-on-a-chip (SoC) into their latest HDHomeRun and Simple.TV Branded Network Attached TV tuner products, the HDTC and STV2 series. Available in ATSC/DVB-T DVB-T2, ISDB-T, QAM/DVB-C and CableCard versions, these advanced HDHomeRun products enable viewers worldwide to watch and record digital and HD television from any IP device within the home network, including computers, smart phones, tablets, game consoles, smart TVs and more. Features will also include remote stream access from mobile devices outside the home network.
The ZN200 is the world's most advanced quad stream content networking SoC that enables features such as streaming live HD video to four smart devices over WiFi and downloading DVR content to these devices at up to four times faster than real-time.
SiliconDust's innovative HDHomeRun network design connects TV tuners to the home router allowing access anywhere in the home.
"We are pleased to add the latest SiliconDust products to our ever-growing list of media gateways around the world, enabling our vision of advanced content networking and convergence in the home," said Zenverge's EVP of Worldwide Sales and Business Development, Raghu Rao.
SiliconDust CEO Theodore Head commented, "Our New Transcode line of HDHomeRun tuner products implements the DLNA DMS Tuner Profile with industry-leading content networking technology from Zenverge, so that now anyone worldwide can have live TV access on any screen in the home."
The HDTC-2US devices are shipping now in the US and include two new models for North America, including the HDHomeRun and Simple.TV brands. New devices including DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C Unencrypted Support are planned for Europe, UK, South East Asia, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia under both the HDHomeRun and Simple.TV brand names. Additionally we will see ISDB-T devices introduced in the South American markets in the future.
About Zenverge (http://www.zenverge.com)
Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next generation digital content and services. The company is a leading developer of Content Networking ICs built around the patented TransAll(TM) technology, a core requirement for next generation video services gateways. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
About SiliconDust USA, Inc.
SiliconDust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV devices for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, SiliconDust continues to introduce revolutionary designs that enable TV viewing from all displays on a home or office network. SiliconDust works with OEM companies to integrate RF to IP custom solutions. For more information about SiliconDust USA, Inc and HDHomeRunÂ® products and solutions visit http://www.hdhomerun.com.
Mango Cell Launches Voice and Internet Services for Travelers Going to USA
GURGAON, India, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Mango Cell, a brand of Wizie Mobile and MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) in US
under an agreement with Sprint, with offices in US and India, launched voice and internet
solutions for travelers going to US from India. Mango Cell is the first MVNO to launch its
services in India unlike other companies who are resellers of sim cards.
Mango Cell has come up with plans starting at just Rs. 1299 and offers free incoming
calls while in US and call back to India at just Rs. 6.49/min. They provide pre-activated
US phone numbers along with smart phones and provide a lot of freebies. They do offer
3G/4G/LTE data connection with nationwide coverage.
Mango Cell also understands that today's leisure or business travelers have more than
1 Wi-Fi enabled device and hence offer the first of its kind - Mobile Hotspot Device,
which will allow travel suppliers to connect to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices and hence no
longer need to search for free Wi-Fi while in US. They will have Internet in their pocket
which will be pre-activated and works from the moment they land into US. It is designed to
be a completely turn-key solution which utilizes Sprint's nationwide 3G network, as well
as its turbo-charged 4G LTE and 4G (WiMAX) networks. For large SME's, MICE and Corporate
Implementation, the solution can be completely branded with wholesale pool of minutes or
"From India, there are about 3 million passengers traveling to US every year and today
everyone needs a voice or data solution while they are traveling. While for voice we offer
superior network coverage and best plans, we have more faith on our Hotspot Solution. It's
said that by 2020 the data business is going to grow 1000% and as we all know, there are
tons of techies traveling from India to US, and they all struggle to get Internet while in
US. They need to stay in hotels or Coffee shops of search for free Wi-Fi for catching up
with work and family. We are bridging the gap by providing them a Hotspot, which they can
turn on the moment they arrive into US and they have data in their pocket," said Moondeep
Aggarwal, President, Wizie Mobile.
"Sprint offers an ideal solution for hospitality companies looking to deliver a mobile
broadband solution to customers traveling in the U.S.," said Mike Thursby, Manager -
Wholesale Business Development at Sprint. "We are excited about enabling Wizie to offer a
value-added service that is in high-demand and provides an optimal customer experience."
Wizie has joined the newly created Enablement Program from Sprint Emerging & Wholesale
Solutions. Specific verticals, including the travel and hospitality segments, are ideal
for growth opportunities and Wizie has significant expertise and channel capabilities in
the travel segment. Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions is working with companies like
Wizie on creating new revenue streams and value for customers and has the tools,
enablement and support structure necessary to further 'mobilize' their businesses.
Wizie, through its subsidiaries, is a global leader in offering world class technology
and solutions for travel industry. Wizie is headquartered in Michigan, USA and has been
offering technology services and solutions to the travel industry across 5 continents for
over 15 years. For more information you can logon to http://www.mangocell.com
[http://www.mangocell.com ] or call +91 124 430 9464.
Primary Media Contact: Vikas Kannan, email@example.com, 91-124-4309464
LG Scores At Sundance Film Festival With 100-Inch Class Laser TVs In LG Music Lodge
Exclusive Lounge Hosts VIPs for Sunday's Football Playoff Action on Giant LG Screen
PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA is working with the Music Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival to create an exclusive lounge where VIP attendees can watch the conference championship football games on LG's 100-inch class (100 inches measured diagonally) Laser TV. All day on Sunday, Jan. 19, guests will be able to cheer on the remaining playoff teams vying for a spot in the "Big Game" early next month in New Jersey.
"With a massive 100-inch class screen and FULL HD picture quality, our Laser TV is perfect for sports and large viewing parties," said Kyle Kiang, director of home entertainment brand marketing, LG Electronics USA. "In the spirit of the festival we wanted to offer attendees a cinematic way to enjoy the games on Sunday."
In addition to the playoff excitement on Sunday, the LG Music Lodge will host performances throughout the Festival by various artists who will use LG's 100-inch class Laser TV as a backdrop display for music videos to the exclusive crowd. In its 10 years at Sundance, the Music Lodge has become an outlet for celebrities and music fans to hang out by the fireplace or step onto the stage for an impromptu performance. Expected celebrity guests include Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, Aubrey Plaza, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Kendrick, Rooney Mara, Shailene Woodley, Lance Bass, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, amongst others.
Laser TV: Full HD Picture Quality, Ideal for Home Entertainment Centers
To help create a cinematic experience at home, LG developed the Laser TV, which combines a 100-inch class screen, superb picture quality and premium features. The Laser TV boasts a Full HD 1080p resolution and 150 nit brightness, so images will pop in both light and dark environments. The six layered custom screen is configured to deflect ambient light and help produce better picture quality.
LG's Laser TV is a "short throw" projector system - with only 22 inches between the light source and the screen, it displays a crisp widescreen HDTV image more than 8 feet measured diagonally. Unlike standard ceiling-mounted projector systems, the Laser TV can be positioned near the floor or ceiling offering flexible installation options. LG also has a custom stand which positions the projector at the perfect height and distance from the screen for users looking for a simple install.
The LG Laser TV features Smart TV capabilities, giving users their choice of content options from providers like Netflix, VUDU, YouTube and more*. It also works with LG's proprietary Magic Remote that features gesture recognition and point/click capability. From a design perspective, the custom screen features LG's minimal bezel and protrudes less than an inch from the wall, making it aesthetically desirable for any home entertainment center. Lastly, LG's Laser TV features HDMI, AV, RGB and USB connections, amongst others.
The LG Laser TV is on sale now through select retailers nationwide at the suggested retail price of $8,999. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com/us/tvs. For more information about the LG Music Lodge please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. http://www.lg.com
About the LG Music Lodge
The Music Lodge began in 2004 as an annual music and media event to provide an outlet for celebrities and music fans that want to drop-in and hang out at the roaring fireplace with a drink, or step onto the stage to jam for an impromptu performance. The Music Lodge is where actors have traditionally found a unique outlet for their musical talents onstage while their thespian skills are showcased on the festival's silver screens. Over the years, the stage has entertained such acts as Foo Fighters Jonny Kaplan & Rami Jaffee with Darryl Hannah, John Legend, Sting and band members of: Collective Soul, Guns n'Roses, The Doobie Brothers, The Doors, Patrick Monahan of Train, Elijah Wood, Jeff Daniels, Creed Bratton, Paul Reiser and hosted celebrity visitors including James Franco, Alicia Keys, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Dakota Fanning, Tommy Lee, DeadMau5, Neil Young, Paul Simon and many more over the past decade.
CONTACT: LG Electronics USA, Clara Chang, email@example.com, (201) 816-2011; or LG-One, Ashley Kleinstein, Ashley.Kleinstein@lg-one.com, 212-880-5266; or For Music Lodge, Emilie Erskine, firstname.lastname@example.org, (323) 476-1050
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RadioShack Brings One of Its Newest Concept Stores to Largo
Newly Remodeled Store Opens Tomorrow, Featuring Top Brands and Interactive Experiences
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RadioShack will open the company's second Florida concept store in Largo on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. This RadioShack has been a part of the Pinellas County community since the store opened in its original Clearwater location more than 40 years ago in 1973. The newly relocated store can now be found in the East Bay Plaza in Largo at 5395 East Bay Drive.
All concept stores in the company's portfolio feature an upgraded shopping experience, which showcases the company's new look and incorporates interactive areas designed to help shoppers improve their technology profile. Some features include:
-- A speaker wall controlled by in-store tablets where customers can shop
and compare 13 different speakers
-- Interactive displays that enable shoppers to compare products, including
headphone demo stations where they can listen with leading brands like
SOL REPUBLIC, Skullcandy and Beats by Dr. Dre; a remote control (RC) toy
exploration center; and a GoPro camera display, demonstrating the
capabilities of several camera models
-- Technology that makes shopping interesting and playful, such as
touchscreens and apps to help shoppers understand product benefits
-- Newly configured displays highlighting in-demand brands like Apple, HTC
and Samsung, as well as mobile carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon
-- Helpful, informative RadioShack staff who can answer shoppers' questions
about hundreds of products and services and direct customers to the
items that meet their specific needs
-- A Do-It-Yourself station where consumers can plan projects with the
helpful advice of store associates
RadioShack is opening a select number of these highly experiential stores in neighborhoods throughout the nation. Largo and Boynton Plaza are the first concept stores to open in Florida. These new stores reflect the company's strides toward reinvigorating its stores, revamping its product assortment and repositioning the brand.
Neighbors are invited to come see the newer, brighter RadioShack and pick up an instant savings coupon good for $10 off any $40 qualifying purchase, while supplies last. Customers can also check in to the store on Foursquare to claim the deal for a limited time.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack(Â® )offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs approximately 30,000 knowledgeable and helpful sales experts globally. RadioShack's retail network includes approximately 4,300 company-operated stores in the United States, over 270 company-operated stores in Mexico, and approximately 1,000 dealer and other outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit http://www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit http://www.radioshack.com. RadioShack(Â®) is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
News Media Contact: Media Relations, +1-817-415-3300, Media.Relations@RadioShack.com