Latest Enterprise Ready Acision SDK Now Available on Forge
READING, England, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Acision SDK Enables Developers and Enterprises to Integrate WebRTC
Technology into their Web and Mobile Apps to Enhance Customer Engagement
Acision, a global leader in mobile engagement services and an industry innovator in
WebRTC technology, today announces that following a successful beta period, which was
kicked off at the WebRTC Expo in June 2014, its latest Acision SDK is now ready and
available via its forge by Acision [https://forge.acision.com ] API platform. The Acision
SDK helps businesses acquire, engage and retain customers with rich communication
With the Acision SDK, developers and enterprises can easily incorporate WebRTC
functionality, such as video and voice calling, messaging, content sharing and presence
into web and native mobile applications. For example, by using Acision's technology and
cloud-based network, retail brands, financial services or travel companies, can integrate
click-to-call, video chat or IM messaging capabilities into their online and app presence,
which can be part of a premium VIP customer offering, or used to facilitate more complex
next-generation service calls that help companies save money and improve customer loyalty.
"Enterprises, particularly those operating contact centres or with strong web or app
businesses, are always looking to enhance communication systems and technology to advance
customer engagement. With the Acision SDK, enterprises and developers can create new or
enhance pre-existing applications with Skype and WhatsApp like features. Our SDK's
multiple capabilities, means businesses can incorporate and own a differentiated, two way
communications channel with customers making interaction much more meaningful.
Additionally, users of this technology will benefit from the carrier-grade security,
reliability and expertise associated with Acision's 20+ year mobile services history,"
said Matt Cockett, EVP Enterprise, at Acision.
Supporting a broad range of iOS, Android devices and web browsers, key features
- Smarter communication: Rich messaging, presence, and audio/video API,
enabling application developers to tailor communications to their needs.
- Security: WebRTC media is secured using best-of-breed technology. Messaging,
presence, and signalling are transported over secure HTTP and WebSocket connections.
- Scalable, cloud-based solution: The Acision SDK is deployed in a secure HIPPA
certified, elastic-scaling, multi-tenant, public cloud. We can also offer private
- Speed and flexibility: The SDK allows enterprises and developers to quickly
and easily add rich B2B and B2C communications to native mobile and web apps. With the
flexible suite of services available a la carte, we can integrate Audio & Video
Session Control, Presence, Instant Messaging, Document Sharing/ File transfer and SMS
Acision connects the world by powering relevant, seamless mobile engagement services
that interoperate across all IP platforms and enrich the user experience creating value
and new communication opportunities for carriers, enterprises and consumers across the
TCL Roku TV Offers Easiest Way to Endless Entertainment
World's 3rd Largest TV Brand Offers Four Smart TV Models from 32" to 55"
CORONA and SARATOGA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TCL (The Creative Life), one of the fastest growing brands in the U.S., and Roku Inc. today announced availability of the much-anticipated TCL RokuÂ® TV line-up. TCL will offer four TCL Roku TV models: 32" 32FS4610R ($229), 40" 40FS4610R ($329), 48" 48FS4610R ($499), and 55" 55FS4610R ($649). Beginning today consumers can pre-order models from Amazon.com. TCL Roku TV models will be available from major retailers nationwide in the coming weeks.
TCL Roku TV is a new Smart TV that uses the Roku OS to give consumers quick-and-easy access to all of their entertainment from a personalized home screen. The TCL Roku TV lineup features TCL's stylish slim-frame design, advanced-panel technology, and premium LED backlighting that offers enhanced brightness and contrast.
"TCL Roku TV is the result of combining one of the world's best-selling TV brands with Roku, the U.S.'s most popular streaming platform," said Chris Larson, vice president of sales and marketing at TCL. "Working together we developed a high-quality and very affordable Smart TV that features a stylish design, access to the most streaming channels, and a user experience that can't be equaled by other Smart TVs on the market today."
"TCL is one of the best names worldwide in TVs and is quickly emerging as a popular TV brand in the U.S.," said Jim Funk, vice president of product management at Roku. "We have blended the best of both of our worlds to build a remarkable Smart TV that gives consumers a simple way to access endless entertainment whether pay TV, over the air or streamed."
TCL Roku TV simplifies today's Smart TV experience by providing all entertainment options in one customizable and easy-to-use home screen. There's no need to flip through inputs to move from favorite streaming channels to live TV or a device like a game console, as all entertainment sources are available as icons on the home screen. With more than 1,500 streaming channels, TCL Roku TV has the widest selection of entertainment of any Smart TV. Offering 200,000+ movies and TV episodes to choose from and the acclaimed Roku Search feature to find and discover across top streaming channels, TCL Roku TV is the easiest way to endless entertainment.
TCL Roku TV offers multiple ways to control entertainment, from the easy-to-use TV remote control to the Roku mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Through the Roku mobile app, consumers can control the full TV experience as well as cast personal photos, videos and music to the TV. They can also cast select streaming channels from their device to the TV.
In addition to the renowned Roku platform, TCL Roku TV models feature Full High-Definition (1080p) resolution for exceptional clarity and an advanced 120Hz refresh rate for watching fast-moving sports and action scenes. With three HDMI inputs on all four models, consumers can connect all of their favorite devices and easily access them with one click from the personalized home screen.
About Roku Inc.
Roku is the creator of a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. The Roku platform features a vast collection of entertainment channels available for streaming. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Additionally, Roku works with TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV models. The first Roku TV models are now available in the U.S. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S.
Roku is registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.
About TCL North America
TCL is one of the fastest growing consumer electronics and TV brands in North America. Founded in 1981, TCL (The Creative Life) established itself as a worldwide leader before launching in the US in 2011. TCL prides itself on offering customers high quality products with stylish design and the latest technology at a great value. TCL's manufacturing expertise, vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art China Star panel factory, allows them to make large size TVs, premium design, and leading edge technology affordable for the US consumer.
MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- uBreakiFix continues its North American expansion plan by opening its latest location in sunny Melbourne, Florida. With its dedication to industry leading repair quality, and emphasis on customer service, uBreakiFix Melbourne is ready to repair the electronic devices of this noted beach town.
"As a first time uBreakiFix franchisee, I knew Melbourne was the perfect place to put down roots, as it is a thriving community in a wonderful town. uBreakiFix Melbourne is excited to offer the same repair service and quality that has become synonymous with the name uBreakiFix, as the brand now lends itself to certain expectations, which we are thrilled to meet and even exceed." -Nick Pazar, co-owner uBreakiFix Melbourne.
"uBreakiFix is unique in its efforts to provide excellent service to every community it is a part of with each location investing in local customers and the surrounding community. "We want our customers to know that our service is backed by a national company, but we are versatile enough to adapt to the needs of the local markets our stores are in, we don't operate with a one-size fits all mentality, " said David Reiff, Co-Founder and Vice President of uBreakiFix.
Should you find yourself with a broken iPhone, iPad, smartphone, tablet, video game console, Mac/PC, we offer fast and reliable service to repair your device. uBreakiFix offers a wide range of repair options to fix the many different issues that can arise with your small electronics...and expert diagnostics are always free! Have no fear that you won't get your device back before that next important meeting or train you have to catch, we have the fastest turnaround in the industry. Enjoy a movie in a relaxed environment while you wait for your repair.
For more information on uBreakiFix Melbourne, or to schedule an interview please contact Nick Pazar, store co-owner, at (321) 802-5787 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
uBreakiFix Melbourne is located 225 Palm Bay Rd NE #191 Melbourne, FL 32904. Store hours are Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm. We look forward to meeting you!
Trim Design Space and Upgrade Industrial Efficiency with Two IO-Link Reference Designs for Proximity Sensing and Enhanced Distributed Control
Maxim Integrated integrates the benefits of IO-Link into a proximity sensor and a 16-channel digital-input hub.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new subsystem reference designs from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) provide very accurate, low-power optical proximity sensing (MAXREFDES27#) and enhance distributed control with a compact digital-input hub (MAXREFDES36#).
Modern "smart" manufacturing relies heavily on high-speed automation and superior sensing. With that comes an increased need for versatile and accurate proximity sensing--never an easy task--and more system sensor inputs. Both of these new space-saving subsystems integrate the IO-LinkÂ® standard for industrial applications. The MAXREFDES27# proximity sensor employs the IO-Link protocol to provide efficient two-way communication between a controller and a remote optical sensor. The MAXREFDES36# digital hub utilizes the IO-Link protocol to enhance distributed control, enabling 16 digital inputs to reside near binary sensors, thereby reducing expensive and bulky cabling at the PLC side and enabling higher DI density.
MAXREFDES27# Proximity Sensor
The MAXREFDES27# IO-Link subsystem reference design lets operators tune and calibrate an optical proximity sensor with excellent accuracy, up to 14 bit resolution. Integrated DC-DC low-power conversion increases system efficiency. The design is tunable and can be calibrated for different surfaces and light levels.
-- Highly integrated: board integrates the DC-DC converter, an IO-Link
transceiver, the proximity sensor, and a Renesas RL78 microcontroller
for improved efficiency, reliability, and system configurability.
-- Ultra-low power: consumes only 150mW (typ); the lower power reduces heat
dissipation, resulting in higher reliability and increased uptime.
-- Robust IO-Link performance: provides self-configuration, efficient
two-way communication between sensor and control module, and several
-- Tiny form factor: entire design fits on an 8.2mm x 31.5mm printed
circuit board (PCB).
MAXREFDES36# 16-Channel Digital Hub
Industrial control typically has a rat's nest of input wires running from various sensors to the digital-input module of the programmable logic controller (PLC). This conventional setup is difficult to troubleshoot and expensive to maintain. The new MAXREFDES36# IO-Link subsystem merges 16 of these digital inputs into its hub and eliminates 15 cables connected to the PLC. It consumes only 235mW of power and is 60% smaller than current solutions. This space-saving digital hub lets manufacturers fit more digital inputs into each system controller. It simplifies operation complexity, reduces maintenance costs, stabilizes low-power consumption, and increases uptime.
-- High integration: DC-DC power converter, two 8-channel digital-input
serializers, an IO-Link transceiver, and a Renesas RL78 microcontroller
on one board.
-- Robust IO-link performance: provides self-configuration, short-circuit
and shutdown protection, thermal warnings, and drive capability.
-- Low power: consumes only 235mW (typ).
-- Small size: 53.75mm x 72mm, fits in a standard DIN rail PCB holder and
is 60% smaller than current solutions.
-- "Proximity sensing and distributed control are two critical elements of
the industrial transformation. Utilizing IO-Link with an optical sensor
makes for a low-power, versatile sensor. By reducing the number of wires
running across the factory floor, the digital-input module lowers cable
cost and simplifies maintenance," said Reference Design Manager David
Andeen. "The MAXREFDES27# and MAXREFDES36# enable customers to create
better industrial designs quickly, reduce cost, and improve the overall
-- Pricing for MAXREFDES27# and MAXREFDES36# boards are $99 each. The
schematics, layout files, and firmware (including IODD files for
IO-Link) are free and available for immediate use.
-- For information on other reference designs, please visit Maxim's
Reference Design Center.
A hi-res image of the MAXREFDES27# and MAXREFDES36# boards is available.
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About Maxim Integrated
Maxim is the leader in analog integration. From mobile to industrial solutions, we're making analog smaller, smarter, and more energy efficient. Learn more at http://www.maximintegrated.com.
Mentor Graphics Extends Nucleus RTOS with Industry-Leading Capabilities for Microcontroller and Multicore Applications
WILSONVILLE, Ore., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced a new version of the MentorÂ® Embedded NucleusÂ® real time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for connected embedded devices. The Nucleus RTOS process model is expanded to include ARMÂ® CortexÂ® M- based cores. For the first time, software developers can use a single embedded operating system to increase system reliability through memory partitioning for the entire spectrum of ARM cores, facilitating code reuse across an entire product family comprising low-end to high-end devices. New in this release is a multicore framework to manage inter-process communication (IPC) and processor life cycle for complex heterogeneous system-on-chip (SoC) and enhanced Nucleus RTOS graphics capabilities with Imagination and Vivante GPU support.
Memory Partitioning for MCU Based Devices
System developers can now use a real-time operating system that is scalable to conform to resource limitations typical of microcontroller (MCU)-based devices while still providing space partitioning to improve system reliability. By using the memory protection unit (MPU) on ARM Cortex M- based cores, the Nucleus RTOS process model creates memory partitioning without the need to implement virtual memory, maintaining a lightweight operating environment that can be executed in devices with limited memory by "executing in place" out of flash devices. The Nucleus RTOS process model improves system reliability for devices with aggressive dependability requirements, and for devices with safety requirements such as those designed for industrial and medical devices.
The Mentor Embedded Multicore Framework: Industry's First Complete AMP Heterogeneous Solution
Today's complex SoC architectures combine application-class and microcontroller-class cores, driving the consolidation of heterogeneous operating environments on to a single device. To address these complexities Nucleus RTOS includes the Mentor Embedded Multicore Framework (MEMF) for asymmetric multi-processing (AMP) enablement. Based on a clean-room implementation of the functionality in "virtIO", "remoteproc", and "rpmsg", MEMF enables developers to integrate Nucleus RTOS, LinuxÂ®, and bare metal-based applications and manage the challenges associated with IPC, resource sharing, and processor control within a heterogeneous multi-OS environment. Developers can control the boot-up and shut-down of individual cores on a SoC, allowing applications to maximize compute performance or minimize power consumption based on the use case.
"Xilinx is pleased to have worked with Mentor on the development of the Mentor Embedded Multicore Framework to expand Asymmetric Multiprocessing capabilities on our Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs," said Tomas Evensen, chief scientist of embedded software at Xilinx, Inc. "The MEMF provides a scalable software framework to address the heterogeneous multi-OS computing needs of our customers who combine multiple hardened processors and soft core processors in the FPGA fabric."
Enhanced Graphics with Graphical Processor Unit (GPU) Support
Dynamic user interfaces (UI) are computationally intensive and often require the acceleration provided by the graphics processor unit (GPU) in today's complex SoCs. The Nucleus RTOS makes use of open standards to harness the power of the GPUs in leading ARM Cortex A-based SoCs with OpenGLÂ® / ES integration. Rich graphics are enabled with QtÂ® for Nucleus RTOS to generate compelling interactive UIs. For resource-limited devices, the Embedded Wizard from Tara Systems is integrated with the Nucleus RTOS for memory-efficient yet rich UIs.
Nucleus Product Information and Availability
The Mentor Embedded Nucleus product is available now, with starting list price at $5,000 (USD). To learn more and request an evaluation of the Nucleus RTOS, visit http://www.mentor.com/nucleus.
About Mentor Embedded
The Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Embedded developers can create systems with the latest processors and micro-controllers with commercially supported and customizable Linux-based solutions including the industry-leading Sourcery(TM) CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux products. For real-time systems, developers can take advantage of the small-foot-print and low-power-capable Nucleus RTOS. For more information, visit http://www.mentor.com/embedded
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.
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On Heels of Tremendous Crowdfunding Success and Film Industry Enthusiasm, First Units of the Silencer Trigger-Controlled Follow Focus System Now Shipping
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 24shots has solved the problem of how to give filmmakers and videographers precise focus control without sacrificing stability. The answer is the Silencer, a sleek and professional follow focus system that's quietly revolutionizing filmmaking. As the only trigger-controlled focus technology of its kind on the market, the Silencer makes its mark as the system of choice for low budget filmmakers to large-scale productions.
Until recently, follow focus systems have demanded a compromise on the part of filmmakers. Dial-operated systems require the videographer to take one hand off the rig, losing stability; employing a focus puller means the videographer gives up focus control entirely to another person, and loses part of the budget that could be used towards the production. Alternatives have thus far been bulky, noisy, expensive or all three. None of these choices are likely to enhance production value.
Enter the Silencer - a whisper-quiet, compact system with an intuitive, joystick-like trigger that mounts on the rig or any round object. Videographers can effortlessly adjust focus on the run with the slightest finger pressure. From a technology perspective, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the Silencer is its tri-rail system which keeps the system compact but also adds more space for camera accessories.
The Silencer is available in three models: Lite, Pro and Pro Zoom. The Silencer Lite is ideal for beginning filmmakers working with a tight budget and offers two rails and one rig setup. The Silencer Pro enables three setups, a more sensitive trigger and a faster motor. The Silencer Pro Zoom comes with an additional trigger optimized for zoom lenses and can mount to rigs in nine different ways.
In March, a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Silencer raised in excess of $80,000, blowing past the goal of $28,000. The campaign unlocked stretch goals in the process, including a 19mm rail system, gear drive, and a shoe mount option.
The Silencer's novel technology has attracted a warm response from the industry. Glowing reviews have appeared in tech publications, all remarking on how 24shots has contributed to leveling the playing field for indie filmmakers. Early reviewers and testers have likewise agreed that the Silencer is unmatched in enabling filmmakers to achieve commercial production values on even modest budgets.
Full production of all Silencer models is underway. Units are now shipping to both Kickstarter campaign backers and to filmmakers who have ordered the Silencer on the 24shots website.
We're 24shots, a group of camera gear enthusiasts who have one major goal: We want to equip you with the gear you need to face any filmmaking change that lies ahead of you. We are modernizing and innovating the filmmaking tools you use every day which means they'll work so perfectly for your needs that you will never even have to think about equipment; you just have to focus on making the best possible films.
Maxta Introduces MaxDeploy Hyper-Converged Reference Architecture built on Intel Server Boards and Systems
Addresses the Demands of Fast-Growing Hyper-Convergence Market with Pre-Validations and Performance Predictability
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxta, a leading provider of hyper-converged storage solutions, today announced the MaxDeploy (TM) Reference Architecture built on IntelÂ® Server Boards and Systems that uses Maxta MxSP software-defined storage to maximize the promise of hyper-convergence.
MaxDeploy delivers a new and flexible way of deploying hyper-converged solutions for the virtual data-center. MaxDeploy pre-defines and validates solutions running on popular server platforms to remove interoperability and performance guesswork, along with the need for proprietary hardware in hyper-converged solutions.Best-in-class technology for both compute and storage on Intel x86 servers provides simplification of management and significant cost savings for applications running on virtual machines.
The MaxDeploy Reference Architecture built on Intel Server Boards and Systems and Maxta MxSP software running in a virtualized environment, offers a variety of business benefits to partners and customers. The repeatable and standard deployment model mitigates the risk of hardware or software compatibility issues, while simplifying and shortening deployment time and training. The reference architecture serves as a starting point for a variety of hardware and software configurations to meet end user application workloads. It delivers the flexibility to choose industry standard server vendor(s), storage media type and capacity, and network switches based on end user specific needs.
Intel SSDs are also configured as part of this solution to demonstrate the interoperability of Maxta's software-defined storage with Intel SATA SSDs and traditional hard disk drives. By leveraging MaxDeploy with Intel Server Boards and Systems, enterprises now have the flexibility to scale their environment on-demand without over provisioning resources.
Maxta maximizes the promise of Hyper-convergence
Maxta maximizes the promise of hyper-convergence for customers. It fills a key market gap in a segment that is expected to grow very rapidly by enabling a very cost effective hyper-converged infrastructure solution running on any standard x86 server, using any hypervisor, while still delivering all the enterprise class data services (snapshots, clones, replication) and capacity optimization (thin provisioning, inline compression and inline de-duplication) that users would typically get in a NAS or SAN storage array. The addition of MaxDeploy reference architecture takes Maxta's solution one step further in delivering on the full promise of hyper-convergence by providing companies with pre-validated configurations, performance and peace of mind. MaxDeploy pre-validations include testing with server-side flash technology and magnetic disk drives to support a wide spectrum of cost / performance options. Maxta's VM-centric solution greatly simplifies IT management and greatly reduces storage administration by enabling customers to manage VMs and not storage.
Maxta will show its MaxDeploy converged infrastructure solutions at VMworld in San Francisco on August 24 - 27, 2014. Visit Maxta at Booth #305 to see demos of the MaxDeploy reference architecture.
"We have seen dramatic growth in interest for hyper-converged systems over the last year," said Yoram Novick, CEO of Maxta. "The introduction of MaxDeploy enables Maxta to provide our customers ease of ordering, predictability and most of all, vendor choice in hyper-converged solutions. MaxDeploy running on Intel Server Systems platforms is a strong validation that customers can realize the promise of hyper-convergence on high-performance Intel server platforms."
Yoram Novick, CEO, Maxta, Inc.
"In addition to receiving the efficiencies and cost savings of hyper-convergence, customers can now leverage MaxDeploy for pre-validated configurations and predictability of performance," said Al Diaz, Vice President and General Manager, Intel. "We believe that MaxDeploy and Intel Server Boards and Systems provide enterprises with more options for flexibility and capacity scalability."
Al Diaz, Vice President and General Manager, Intel
"Maxta's hyper-converged storage solution is an excellent fit for supporting the NCS Virtual Desktop application delivery platform for our customer base," said Mike Turicchi, Chief Product Strategy Officer of NCS Technologies. "The combined solution consisting of NexServ servers powered by Intel PCSD and the Maxta software-defined storage platform for virtualized environments, minimizes the complexity and cost for our customers, while delivering consistent and predictable performance. We look forward to a successful partnership with Maxta."
Mike Turicchi, Chief Product Strategy Officer, NCS
-- State of the Hyper-converged market
-- MaxDeploy Reference Architecture: Intel PCSD
Maxta maximizes the promise of hyper-convergence. Our software-defined storage solution gives you the choice to run on any x86 server with any drive type. The Maxta VM-centric solution simplifies IT management and reduces cost, all while delivering hyper-scale, enterprise-level data services and capacity optimization. Think outside the storage box. For more information visit http://www.maxta.com.
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About NCS Technologies, Inc.
NCS Technologies, founded in 1996, builds high quality computing solutions for government, education, enterprise and OEM customers. More than one-half million NCS computing systems have been installed around the world. Visit http://www.ncst.com.
Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus
New Mirrorless Camera Features Remarkable AF speed and tracking, 24 MP APS-C Size Sensor, BIONZ X(TM) Processor and more
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics has today introduced the stylish new 5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package.
The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed 6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds(1). It also shares the 6000's image sensor - a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor(TM) CMOS sensor - and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive combination of hardware ensures that the camera can capture still images and full HD videos in sharp focus with incredible detail.
Unique to the new 5100 is its extremely compact design, placing it among the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras in market today.
"Sony continues to innovate in the mirrorless camera space, offering products that are not only smaller and lighter than competitive DSLRs, but that consistently outperform them," said Neal Manowitz, director of the interchangeable lens camera business at Sony. "The new 5100 is a primary example, offering world-class AF speed and performance in a palm-sized body at a great price. It's powerful enough to satisfy the most experienced DSLR shooters, yet not too intimidating for the casual weekend photographer."
Fast Hybrid AF system
Borrowing from the award-winning 6000, the compelling Fast Hybrid AF system on the new 5100 camera features focal plane phase-detection AF points with an extremely wide autofocus coverage area (179 focal points) that is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination allows the camera to accurately track and respond to a subject moving through nearly the entire frame, whether shooting still images or full HD videos.
Additionally, the 5100 camera has an extremely responsive touch screen which works with the AF system to enable Touch Focus, allowing shooters to focus by simply touching the intended subject on any area of the LCD screen - even if it's at the far edges.
The new 5100 model also comes equipped with Eye AF and Lock-on AF functions that debuted in the 7/ 7R, a Flexible Spot AF area function, and AF-A mode (automatic switching between AF-C and AF-S) that is also offered in the 6000.
HD Video Performance
The versatile 5100 supports full HD video shooting in AVCHD as well as the XAVC S(2) codec, which records video at a high data rate of 50 Mbps with advanced compression for impressive video quality. XAVC S paired with the advanced focusing system of the 5100 makes for a compelling HD video shooting solution that only a select number of cameras in market today - mirrorless or DSLR - can offer.
Additionally, with the power of the BIONZ X processor, the camera is able to read, process and output data from all of the sensor's pixels during video recording, ensuring that it produces the highest quality video possible by eliminating aliasing, moire and false color artifacts.
The new camera also features dual video recording, allowing it to simultaneously record two files - one in Full HD (AVCHD or XAVC S) and the other in lower resolution MP4 format - to a single installed SD card(2). This gives videographers a high-quality file for viewing on large screens or working on in post-processing, as well as a smaller, lower data-rate version that is ideal for uploading and sharing.
Design, Controls, Wi-FiÂ® and New Accessories
The compact new mirrorless camera features a high resolution 921k dot WhiteMagic(TM) LCD screen that can tilt a full 180 degrees upright, ideal for self-portraits. On top of the camera body, there's a zoom lever for convenient one-handed camera operation and a handy pop-up flash for tough lighting conditions.
The 5100 camera has built-in Wi-Fi, giving consumers one-touch connection with XperiaÂ® or NFC-compatible Android(TM) smartphones or tablets for instant image transfer and sharing. A single touch also activates Smart Remote Control, giving users a live image preview through their compatible smartphone or tablet, and allowing them to use the smart device to release the camera's shutter.
For devices without NFC one-touch capabilities, users can wirelessly transfer images and videos and activate Smart Remote Control through Sony's free PlayMemories Mobile(TM) application, available for the iOS and Android platforms.
The camera is also compatible with downloadable Sony PlayMemories Camera Apps, adding a range of exciting and creative capabilities. Currently there are a total of 10 different applications available with several others to be released this spring. Learn more at http://www.sony.net/pmca .
New accessories that are compatible with the 5100 camera include the style-matching LCS-EBD body case - available in three color variations - as well as the compact, easy-to-carry RM-SPR1 remote.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony 5100 compact interchangeable lens camera will be available in September 2014 in black and white in a kit with a compact, versatile 16-50mm motorized zoom lens (model SELP1650) for about $700, or as body-only for about $550.
The new camera and all compatible lenses and accessories will be available at Sony retail stores (http://www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.
Sony Lenses Assortment
The 5100 camera is compatible with Sony's ever-growing assortment of E-mount interchangeable lenses, and uses the same Sony E-mount as the acclaimed 6000, 7, 7R and 7S models, as well as all the previous 'NEX' cameras. All Sony 'FE' and 'E' lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras.
Outlined below, the E-mount family now includes 20 different models with several premium models from ZEISSÂ® and Sony's G Series Lenses:
-- E 16mm F2.8
-- E 20mm F2.8
-- E 35mm F1.8 OSS
-- E 50mm F1.8 OSS
-- E 30mm F3.5 Macro
-- E 24mm F1.8 ZEISS
-- E 10-18mm F4 OSS
-- E PZ 16-50mm F3.5 - F5.6 OSS
-- E 18-55mm F3.5 - F5.6 OSS
-- E 18-200mm F3.5 - F6.3 OSS
-- E 18-200mm F3.5 - F6.3 OSS LE
-- E PZ 18-200mm F3.5 - F5.6 OSS
-- E 55-210mm F4.5 - F6.3 OSS
-- E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
-- E 16-70mm F4 ZEISS OSS
-- FE 28-70mm F3.5 - 5.6 OSS
-- FE 35mm F2.8 ZEISS
-- FE 55mm F1.8 ZEISS
-- FE 24-70mm F4 ZEISS OSS
-- FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
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Actions Semiconductor Issues Open Letter Detailing Latest Initiatives
ZHUHAI, China, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) ("Actions Semiconductor" or "the Company"), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, is today providing an operational update and details of initiatives approved by its board of directors.
I am pleased to provide an update on certain initiatives we are taking. Some have needed and received approval by our board of directors. In the interest of providing further transparency, we are furnishing this letter to our shareholders as a press release and on Form 6-K with the SEC and have made it available on our website.
Our Headway from PMP to the Tablet Business
Actions has had significant success in the portable media player (PMP) market, where we established ourselves as the major provider of an integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution platform. That platform became the foundation of an ecosystem that encompasses over one thousand third-party application developers, value-added distributors, system integrators and brand name manufacturers in China. We succeeded by utilizing a low margin sales strategy that rapidly established a significant market share and attracted a growing number of developers to our ecosystem. Like many of the markets we target, success breeds success. If you have the leading system in the field, then third party developers find the highest return on their time from developing applications for your system rather than rival systems. Our dominant position also allowed us to better tailor our R&D efforts to meet the evolving needs of our customers. In this way, as our existing products began to experience lower selling prices, we launched newer, more advanced products at higher initial prices and margin to offset the decline in selling prices from the previous generation products brought about by the intense competition that exists in this and many of the world's chip markets.
After seeing strong potential in the rapidly growing tablet market, we entered the tablet business by employing a similar low margin sales strategy to the one we employed in the PMP market. Once again this strategy has brought meaningful success in establishing our platform. Today, the tablet business accounts for the significant portion of our total revenues. However, due to intense competition and newly announced entrants in this market, we have not been able to increase our margins as quickly as we would like. Although the tablet market experienced rapid growth in 2012 and 2013, competition among industry players along the supply chain has kept prices low. To put this in perspective, we are seeing locally-branded 7-inch tablets in China retailing below US$50. Just as with the PMP market, in order for us to maintain or increase our market share, we have to call on all of our internal R&D resources and potentially enter into strategic alliances to expand our sales channels, gain additional technical know-how and license our technologies to more developers in order to foster the continuing adoption of our platform. Accordingly, we are undertaking a number of initiatives that we expect to keep us in the leading group of tablet chip developers.
Restructuring Our Subsidiaries
During the past few years, we have established several sales and research centers throughout greater China. Our primary concern was to locate our manufacturing and research centers in close proximity to engineering talent and our sales centers near our customers. As our business expanded from PMPs into tablets, this group structure has become increasingly complicated. As a result, we have decided to streamline our corporate structure both in terms of reporting lines and re-designated several sales and research entities under our principal operating entity, Actions (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Limited ("Actions Technology").
The real results we hope for are more clarity of structure among our legal entities and success in the constant competition for engineering and management talent. We believe a more streamlined reporting line will provide our engineers with greater clarity of their goals and responsibilities as well as foster a more collaborative environment for engineers in different departments. As competition for talent increases, our engineers have also requested that their equity incentive plans reflect the performance of their individual departments and projects that they have worked on. Our new corporate structure will allow our management to keep better track of team and individual performance and issue incentives accordingly.
To view a diagram of our group structure after the restructuring, please refer to the Form 6-K furnished to the SEC today.
Potential Strategic Alliances
We expect an additional effect of our unified corporate structure to be better management access to our product development and intellectual property portfolio assets, which, in turn, could also allow us to explore opportunities in packaged license deals, joint ventures and various forms of strategic alliances with other industry players. We note that joint research and development programs, cross holding of shares and board appointments have always been a development strategy among high-tech companies, including the recent collaboration between Intel and our competitor, Rockchip. While we are not entertaining a horizontal merger with a direct competitor at this time, our management has been tasked to seek potential strategic alliance partners along the supply chain that will help us expand our sales channels, enhance our technology base and create a larger ecosystem around our platform. Earlier today, we formally established a special committee, comprising solely of independent directors, to monitor and evaluate such options and proposals. Our new group structure that better reflects the purposes and functions of each subsidiary can also facilitate the formation of strategic alliances in the future.
Corporate Structure Options
We take our duty to maximize shareholder value seriously and are exploring a number of options to accomplish our strategic goals. One option involves dual listing on an Asian stock exchange, where the investors are more familiar with our market power in the PMP and tablet sectors and could give us a better valuation. Another option involves the listing of our subsidiaries, such as Actions Technology, in Asia, which could in turn increase the valuation of our ADSs listed in the US. We believe an equity incentive plan for Actions Technology will be necessary, as our employees will see their equity incentives tied to a subsidiary whose performance can more closely track their contributions and whose value is determined in an equity market with which they are familiar. While our management and directors have no current plan for a dual listing or to list any of our subsidiaries, and there are substantial legal obstacles to overcome, our special committee will actively evaluate listing options for us and our subsidiaries. Earlier today, our compensation committee approved the establishment of an option plan based on awarding the shares of Actions Technology to our employees. This option plan envisions awarding our employees up to 15% of the equity of Actions Technology over the next five years.
Capital Structure Options
As many of you know, optimizing our capital structure is an ongoing task of management and something about which I wrote in a recent comment letter. We always have the option to repurchase additional shares if we consider our cash position exceeds our foreseeable needs. At our 2014 annual general meeting, our shareholders approved a future repurchase program. On May 6, 2014, we increased our stock repurchase program from 30 million ADSs to 50 million ADSs. As of June 30, 2014, approximately 23.2 million ADSs have been repurchased under our current share buyback program. Concurrent with this press announcement, we are also formally announcing a self tender program. Please see our press release titled "Actions Semiconductor Announces Intention to Conduct Dutch Auction Tender Offer for Its Ordinary Shares (including Ordinary Shares represented by American Depositary Shares)" for the conditions and details of the self tender.
In closing, I along with the rest of the board and management continue to be mindful of the business challenges we face and are determined to enhance our competitive position, improve our financial performance and maximize value for our shareholders. We remain confident in China's future, and expect continued, rapid economic growth. Our management team, along with our highly talented staff in China, will continue to create next generation products to meet the ever changing needs of the domestic and global markets.
Mr. Hsiang-Wei Lee
Chairman of the Board
Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
About Actions Semiconductor
Actions Semiconductor is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The Company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at http://www.actions-semi.com.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements concerning the Actions ability to maintain or increase its market share in the tablet market, establish strategic alliances to expand its sales channels, enhance its technology base, and create a larger ecosystem around its tablet SoC platform and attract and retain engineering talent. Actions Semiconductor uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are estimates reflecting current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events and involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Actions Semiconductor's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including, among others, customers' cancellation or modification of their orders; our failure to accurately forecast demand for our products; the loss of, or a significant reduction in orders from, any of our significant customers; fluctuations in our operating results; our inability to develop and sell new products; defects in or failures of our products; the expense and uncertainty involved in our customer design-win efforts; the financial viability of the distributors of our products; consumer demand; worldwide economic and political conditions; fluctuations in our costs to manufacture our products; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, test, assemble and ship our products; our ability to retain and attract key personnel; our ability to compete with our competitors; and our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and not infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Other factors that may cause our actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and that may affect our prospects in general are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recently filed Forms F-1, 20-F and 6-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Actions Semiconductor's future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, Actions Semiconductor undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect subsequent events or changed assumptions or circumstances.
MEMSIC Introduces the World's First Monolithicandwafer Level Packaged (WLP) Three-axis (3D) accelerometer
ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Â MEMSIC Inc., a leading MEMS sensing solution provider, announced today the availability of its MXC400xXC, the world's first monolithic 3D accelerometer, and also the first 3D accelerometer to utilize WLP technology. The technology breakthrough in combining the 3D IC sensor with full WLP translates directly to a 60percentÂ reduction in cost and a 50percentÂ reduction in size, enabling a new generation of mobile consumer devices including phones, tablets, toys and wearable devices.
The key to this breakthrough is MEMSIC's proprietary and patented thermal accelerometer technology, in which the MEMS sensor structure is etched directly into standard CMOS wafers, enabling the world's only CMOS monolithic solution. This technique uses thermal convection of heated gas molecules inside a sealed cavity to sense acceleration or inclination, and has been used for many years in MEMSIC's products for automotive stability control and rollover detection, digital cameras, projectors and many other applications. MEMSIC's designers have now taken the technology to a new level by combining 3D sensing with full WLP while keeping the same small size and low cost.
The MXC400xXC offers a number of benefits to system designers of space- and cost-sensitive consumer devices. In addition to offering the world's lowest cost, the device provides 12-bit resolution on all three axes, programmable FSR ofÂ±2g/Â±4g/Â±8g, an 8-bit temperature output, plus orientation/shake detection. With a package size of 1.2 x 1.7 mm, board space is reduced by 50percentÂ over industry-standard 2x2 mm solutions. And like all MEMSIC thermal accelerometers, the MXC400xXC has no moving parts, making the sensor structure extremely robust to shock and vibration (withstands shock in excess of 200,000g with no change in sensor performance).This is critically important to wearable and many consumer applications.
Dr. Yang Zhao, MEMSIC CEO and Founder, commented, "While we have been supplying thermal accelerometers for more than a decade, the MXC400xXC is a real breakthrough in sensor design, signal processing architecture and MEMS WLP. This is the industry's first and only monolithic 3D accelerometer with full WLP technology, enabling us to achieve a new level of size and cost, which are critical for mobile consumer devices."
PRICE AND DELIVERY
The MEMSIC MXC400xXC Three-Axis Accelerometers are priced at $0.19 each in 100,000 piece quantities and is available in sample quantities now.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
MEMSIC Inc.One Tech Drive, Suite 325Andover, MA 01810Tel: 978-738-0900Fax: 978-738-0196Email: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
MEMSIC Inc., headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, designs and manufactures advanced semiconductor MEMSIC sensors and sensing system solutions. It is the only pure play MEMS company in the world that has full capabilities in both MEMS sensor components and sensing system integration. MEMSIC products include MEMS sensors, magnetic sensors, electronic compass, MEMS flow sensors and systems, MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) systems and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). These products cover a wide range of markets and applications including FAA certified avionic, high precision industrial, critical automotive, plus high volume mobile and consumer applications.
Casio Continues To Drive Innovation In Music With The Introduction Of Two New Digital Keyboards
Available Exclusively At Target, the CTK-2090 and LK-175V Offer Full Sampling Feature-Set
DOVER, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. today announced the debut of two new digital sampling keyboards - the CTK-2090 and LK-175V. These introductions are the latest in Casio's long history of developing innovative sampling keyboards for young musicians.
"The next time you hear your favorite song on the radio, you may hear a guitar riff or a drum beat that sounds somewhat familiar. More and more artists today are using bits and pieces of existing music to create their own unique combinations; this is called sampling," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Musical Instruments Division. "Casio's newest sampling keyboards give young musicians that are just starting to dabble in this area the features they need to produce music much like their favorite artists."
Nearly 30 years ago, Casio introduced the SK-1, an 8-bit sampler, which broke new ground in terms of portability and cool sounds; but it also offered the ability to synthesize sounds starting from a neutral waveform, envelopes, vibrato, portamento, rhythms, and sampling. Today, the CTK-2090 and LK-175V digital keyboards build on that pioneering innovation to enable users to layer up to five different sounds to create their own tracks; these are two new introductions within the Sound eFX series of keyboards. Both keyboards have two sampling modes: short and full. Short Sampling Mode allows users to create up to five sounds 0.4 seconds in length, whereas Full Sampling Mode allows users to create one two-second sound. With a built-in sampling microphone, users can also sample their voice and other ambient sounds to create a variety of sampled tones and effects for later use.
Casio's electronic musical instruments offer a comprehensive feature set geared to enrich the learning experience. Both the CTK-2090 and LK-175V are outfitted with Casio's Step-up Lesson System, which enables beginners to learn 152 built-in songs, phase-by-phase, at their own individual pace. With the LCD display, students can learn both music notation and correct hand positioning, while Casio's innovative lesson system evaluates performance so users can track their progress. And with the LK-175V, users can practice with the help of the lighted 61-Key Piano Style Touch-Response keyboard making learning both fun and entertaining.
Additional features include a 92mm X 40mm LCD display, 150 built-in rhythms, 400 built-in tones, 110 built-in songs, USB port, and more. Each model also comes with a music stand, song book and X stand. The CTK-2090 for $169.99 and the LK-175V for $199.99 will be sold exclusively at Target locations nationwide beginning in September. To learn more about Casio's portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit http://www.CasioMusicGear.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit http://www.casiousa.com.
Crestron RL And Polycom CX8000 To Use Sharp's 80-inch Class AQUOS BOARD(TM)
MicrosoftÂ® Lync Room Systems include Sharp's interactive display with Crestron RL(TM) and PolycomÂ® CX8000 group collaboration solutions
MAHWAH, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announces that its 80-inch (diagonal) AQUOS BOARD(TM) (PN-L802B) Interactive Display System can be purchased as part of the Crestron RL and the Polycom CX8000 group collaboration solutions. The interactive display comes as part of Crestron and Polycom's Lync Room System that is primarily geared toward enterprise solutions. The SHARP 80-inch AQUOS BOARD has been qualified as part of Crestron RL and Polycom CX8000's Lync Room Systems.
"Microsoft Lync has become the gold-standard for modern office settings and Sharp is proud to provide an LED display system for the Crestron RL and Polycom CX8000," said Gary Bailer, SIICA's Director of Product Management. "The PN-L802B offers all of the features that make collaboration across business easy and intuitive. With longtime partners CrestronÂ® and Polycom, we've helped create a comprehensive solutions program to fit the collaborative demands of virtually any enterprise."
Sharp's PN-L802B system offers a vivid high-definition (1920x1080), high-impact LED backlit display, making it ideal for use as a digital whiteboard, a critical aspect to collaboration systems. The 80-inch display is one of the larger models to operate with this particular meeting room solution by Crestron RL and the Polycom CX8000 for Microsoft Lync, which other models includes the 55-inch class and 65-inch class displays.
"Lync has quickly established itself as the new universal standard for meeting rooms," said Steve Samson, Crestron Executive Director, Business Development. "We're excited that Sharp has developed a world class multi-touch, large-format display that takes these Lync Room Systems to the next level in medium-sized and large meeting rooms."
In addition to its massive, LED backlit display screen, the AQUOS BOARD serves as a multipurpose business tool with the included Sharp Pen Software(TM). Its unique interface can be used as a data display for presentations, as well as command and control and data viewing. When used in collaborative settings, the display system can also act as a remote tool to conduct webinars and video conferences, as well as an interactive signage monitor for wayfinding and other interactive applications.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS(Â®) LED HD and 4K televisions, Insight(Â® )Microwave Drawer(Â®) ovens and Plasmacluster(Â®) air purifiers. Sharp has been named one of the Most Admired Brands in America and one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally.
Sharp is the #1 selling brand in the U.S. for 55+ inch Commercial Integrated Touch Displays through B2B Sales Channels*. Sharp's professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.
*According to NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Large-Format Commercial Displays Report, May 2014.
For more information about the complete line of Sharp professional displays, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit http://www.sharpusa.com/monitors.
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Now, Angels in the Sky 's audience is going to grow even more: the game is now available for iPad (with an iPad optimized version of the game) and is being introduced to two new markets: China and Japan.
In addition to expanding the game's international market as well as players' compatible device options, the developers have also made significant improvements to the game's user interface.
To celebrate the game's popularity and these new enhancements, AitS will be discounted for a limited time only--new players can download the game for $2.99 (Angels in the Sky usually retails for $6.99).
Angels in the Sky is the first game for iOS powered by the much-anticipated Unreal Engine 4.
Unreal Engine is a celebrated animation engine for mobile games, and its newest incarnation has revolutionized graphics and animation potential on the small screen.
This has allowed AimToG, the developers behind the game, to create an incredibly detailed, futuristic Shooting Action experience for players.
Players take on the role of gunner in a futuristic, airborne combat ship, and are tasked with taking out enemy combatants and bosses before the ship's shields are depleted.
Success is a matter of risk management, strategic weapons choices, and the player's ability to perfect their timing and identify tactics to take out the enemy.
The greatest risks will lead to the greatest rewards, so only the most courageous and skilled gunners will excel in their mission to annihilate the enemy.
Angels in the Sky offers players the opportunity to design their own play style by customizing their ship's onboard weapons systems, upgrading their guns, improving their shields.
The game is available now in the iTunes App Store, and for an as yet undetermined period of time, will be offered at a discount. Download AimToG's breakout hit Angels in the Sky today, and experience SF shooting action on iOS like it has never been experienced before.
Goldgenie Now Taking Pre-orders for 24ct Gold iPhone 6 Range with Lifetime Warranty
LONDON, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Goldgenie, a London-based luxury gift and specialist gold plating company, were the
first to embellish the iPhone 3 in 24ct Gold when Apple first launched the groundbreaking
device in 2007. Having built a large international following amongst luxury connoisseurs
and celebrities for their customisation and craftsmanship, Goldgenie know from experience
that when a new iPhone launches, demand for their luxury customised 24ct gold iPhones
Due to Goldgenie's established special relationships with premium Apple resellers, a
limited number of iPhone 6 smartphones have been reserved for Goldgenie's pre-ordering
clients, available for customisation immediately after Apple's release date. Goldgenie are
now taking pre-orders online and over the phone to ensure their customers receive their
luxury customised iPhone 6 smartphones soon after Apple's launch.
Due to high demand, it would be wise to place an order now, not only to avoid
disappointment; Goldgenie are also making an enticing exclusive offer to early-bird
customers who pre-order the iPhone 6 - a guarantee that for them, it will remain the same
price as their current customised iPhone 5s range, irrespective of how much the price of
the phone increases by. They are also including a lifetime warranty on both the
customisation and device itself, guaranteeing complete satisfaction.
Goldgenie are also guaranteeing availability of the new customised iPhone 6 at the
existing 24ct Gold iPhone 5s range, so prices start at GBP2,197.50 or $3,700 to customers
who place a 50% deposit before the launch. The balance will be due at the time of Apple's
release and Goldgenie will work hard to deliver their exquisite customised versions soon
after. The iPhone will be available in Goldgenie's classic 24ct Gold, Rose Gold and
Platinum Elite editions and a specific limited collection designed for the Gulf region,
celebrating their contribution to global commerce and business development, which will
also be available for pre-order today. Each iPhone will also come complete with its own
Luxury Cherry Oak presentation Box. Goldgenie had over 1,436 luxury customised iPhone 5s
orders within the first 3 months of Apple's launch and are now preparing to ensure clients
who pre-order are the first to receive their luxury iPhone 6 soon after it becomes
U-verseÂ® with AT&T GigaPower(SM) Launches Today in Dallas, Fort Worth and Surrounding Cities
Speeds up to 1 Gbps Available on the Fastest 100 Percent Fiber Network in the Metroplex
DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine downloading 25 songs in the blink of an eye. It's now a reality for parts of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities.* U-verse with AT&T** GigaPower is here.
Offering the fastest broadband speeds available to consumers in and around the metroplex, the all-fiber AT&T GigaPower network will deliver upload and download speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.
"We're proud to introduce U-verse with AT&T GigaPower in the Dallas-Fort Worth area today," says Hardmon Williams III, AT&T's vice president and general manager for North Texas. "DFW residents and small businesses will be thrilled with the speeds of this new technology, which will make their lives easier and enhance their Internet experience. Work is done more efficiently, family entertainment comes faster, and sharing news and video with friends is effortless. Welcome to the AT&T GigaPower network."
In the Dallas area, speeds up to 1 Gbps on the AT&T GigaPower network are now available to residents and small businesses in Highland Park and University Park. Also starting today, speeds up to 100 Mbps are available in parts of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities - Allen, Arlington, Euless, Fairview, Granbury, Irving, McKinney, North Richland Hills, Weatherford and Willow Park. Customers in these areas can upgrade to speeds up to 1 Gbps by the end of 2014.
Customers on the AT&T GigaPower network can access the fastest upload and download speeds available from AT&T. Whether they are connecting to the cloud for videoconferencing, online gaming or other services, ultra-fast Internet access will improve the customer experience.
The AT&T GigaPower network will continue expanding to new areas, reaching more residents and small businesses across North Texas through the end of 2014 and beyond.
Consumers in eligible areas have several choices of Internet speeds and bundling offers on the AT&T GigaPower network. Speeds up to 100 Mbps start as low as $90 per month, and speeds up to 1 Gbps are as low as $120 per month, for residential customers.*** More information can be found at att.com/gigapower.
The company is also introducing a $100 wireless bill credit promotion for AT&T consumer wireless subscribers when they purchase U-verse with AT&T GigaPower. Plus, U-verse with AT&T GigaPower residential subscribers can get an additional $100 wireless bill credit for each new qualifying line of AT&T wireless service.****
The AT&T GigaPower network offers:
-- The ability to watch more than 100 live channels in and out of home,
watch video on-demand TV shows and schedule DVR recordings, on more than
30 smartphones and tablets.
-- The fastest Internet speeds available to consumers in and around the
metroplex. With gigabit speeds, you can download a TV show in less than
three seconds and an HD online movie in less than 36 seconds.*****
-- Access to cutting-edge TV services that include an enhanced DVR with 1
terabyte of hard drive storage and can record five shows at the same
AT&T invested more than $6.55 billion in its Texas wireless and wireline networks from 2011 through 2013. AT&T has proudly served Texas for 134 years and employs more than 35,500 people across the state.
The AT&T GigaPower network launched in Austin, Texas, in December 2013, and high demand exceeded expectations. As a result AT&T announced a major initiative in April to expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower fiber network to up to 100 cities and municipalities across 25 markets nationwide. Today's announcement means U-verse with AT&T GigaPower is now available to tens of thousands of customers across the Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth markets. So far, AT&T has committed to deliver the AT&T GigaPower network to Charlotte, Greensboro, Houston, Miami, Nashville, Overland Park, Kan., Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio and Winston-Salem.
Additionally, AT&T committed that upon approval of its proposed acquisition of DIRECTV, the company will expand the AT&T GigaPower network to an additional 2 million customer locations. All of these 2 million locations are over and above what the company announced in April.
* Limited availability in select areas. May not be available in your area. Expanding availability during 2014. Go to att.com/gigapower to see if you qualify.
** 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.
*** U-verse with GigaPower Premier offer is available with your agreement to participate in AT&T Internet Preferences. AT&T may use your Web browsing information, like the search terms you enter and the Web pages you visit, to provide you relevant offers and ads tailored to your interests. Different prices apply for small businesses.
**** Receive $100 wireless bill credit for each new qualified postpaid line of consumer wireless service that is activated with new or existing AT&T GigaPower 100 Mbps high speed internet or greater service. Must be active and in good standing on both services for 45 days from date of bundling services. Credit will be received within three bill cycles. Other restrictions apply. Offer ends 11/8/14. See store for details.
***** Speed/time estimates are examples. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors, customer device capabilities and use of other U-verse services. For more information, go to http://www.att.com/speed101
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 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 global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers 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.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
Goldgenie Now Taking Pre-orders for 24ct Gold iPhone 6 Range with Lifetime Warranty
LONDON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldgenie, a London-based luxury gift and specialist gold plating company, were the first to embellish the iPhone 3 in 24ct gold when Apple first launched the groundbreaking device in 2007. Having built a large international following amongst luxury connoisseurs and celebrities for their customisation and craftsmanship, Goldgenie know from experience that when a new iPhone launches, demand for their luxury customised 24ct Gold iPhones outstrips supply.
Due to Goldgenie's established special relationships with premium Apple resellers, a limited number of iPhone 6 smartphones have been reserved for Goldgenie's pre-ordering clients, available for customisation immediately after Apple's release date. Goldgenie are now taking pre-orders online and over the phone to ensure their customers receive their luxury customised iPhone 6 smartphones soon after Apple's launch.
Due to high demand, it would be wise to place an order now, not only to avoid disappointment; Goldgenie are also making an enticing exclusive offer to early-bird customers who pre-order the iPhone 6 - a guarantee that forthem, it will remain the same price as their current customised iPhone 5s range, irrespective of how much the price of the phone increases by. They are also including alifetime warranty on both the customisation and device itself, guaranteeing complete satisfaction.
Goldgenie are also guaranteeing availability of the new customised iPhone 6 at the existing 24ct Gold iPhone 5s range, so prices start atGBP2,197.50 or $3,700 to customers who place a 50% deposit before the launch. The balance will be due at the time of Apple's release and Goldgenie will work hard to deliver their exquisite customised versions soon after. The iPhone will be available in Goldgenie's classic 24ct Gold,Rose Gold and Platinum Elite editions and a specific limited collection designed for the Gulf region, celebrating their contribution to global commerce and business development, which will also be available for pre-order today. Each iPhone will also come complete with its own Luxury Cherry Oak presentation Box. Goldgenie had over 1,436 luxury customised iPhone 5s orders within the first 3 months of Apple's launch and are now preparing to ensure clients who pre-order are the first to receive their luxury iPhone 6 soon after it becomes available.
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GUESS Watches, SEQUEL AG and Martian Watches(TM) announce cooperation
A synergy of fashion and smart technology
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GUESS Watches, an international fashion watch leader, and Martian Watches(TM), an award-winning California-based smartwatch developer, announced today a global strategic partnership to develop interactive, voice-command wrist accessories. In the presence of GUESS' distribution partners that service over 100 countries across the globe, SEQUEL's Chief Operating Officer, David Yim, and Martian Watches President, Stan Kinsey together outlined a vision of smart wearables, "powered by Martian", that create a synergy of Fashion and Technology. The announcement was made today at SEQUEL's global distributor conference at The Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. The companies expect to announce specific products by early 2015.
"We are excited to partner with Martian Watches," said Cindy Livingston, President and CEO of SEQUEL. "Of the smartwatch developers we've observed, Martian has captured what we believe is the essence of blending fashion with intelligent features. Their technology will help make our sexy designs, "smart"--not just smartwatches that try to mimic the smartphone. It's the beginning of an era where wrist accessories will be able to do much more than tell time."
Founded in 2007, Sequel AG is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland with satellite offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Norwalk, Connecticut. Sequel AG is a member of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, and a global licensing agreement gives Sequel AG the exclusive distribution rights for GUESS Watches worldwide. Sequel AG distributes GUESS Watches in over 100 countries worldwide through a network of distributors and 20,000 retail points of sale. For more information, please visit http://www.guesswatches.com.
Martian Watches is an Irvine, California-based developer of fashion-focused wireless technologies that are reshaping how we communicate with friends, family and the world. The Martian engineering team has an extensive history in Bluetooth development, having created the world's smallest system-on-chip solution for Bluetooth wireless systems. Martian is best known for their two award-winning lines of smartwatches, Martian Voice Command and Martian Notifier. For more information on Martian Watches, please visit http://www.martianwatches.com.
DSA Phototech LED Light Boxes Showcasing Groundbreaking "The Heart of Los Angeles" Art Installation at Los Angeles Union Station
In conjunction with the station's 75th anniversary, Los Angeles Union Station is currently presenting an art exhibition entitled "The Heart of Los Angeles". DSA Phototech LED Light Boxes were chosen to help showcase thirty distinctive photographic works of art created by five talented artists.
CARSON, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LED Light Boxes from DSA Phototech were selected to showcase the groundbreaking "The Heart of Los Angeles" exhibition at Los Angeles Union Station. The exhibition was launched this past May as part of the station's 75(th) anniversary celebration.
"The Heart of Los Angeles" consists of thirty photographic artworks from five accomplished artists: Suzanne Adelman, Sam Comen, Kevin McCollister, Jim McHugh and Catherine Opie. These photographs showcase Los Angeles Union Station's role in the community in a variety of ways, ranging from the station's cultural significance and architectural heritage to transit usage and the station's social relationship with surrounding neighborhoods.
As this art installation will be on prominent display for one year, it will be seen by thousands of visitors. Through DSA Phototech's LED Light Boxes, visitors to the station will view the works of "The Heart of Los Angeles" in an optimal fashion thus enhancing the overall viewing experience.
Heidi Zeller, Creative Services Manager at LA Metro, noted, "The quality of work DSA Phototech provided was excellent and presents the artists' work in a truly lovely manner. Plus, we've found the light boxes to be very user-friendly. They are an elegant and streamlined solution to enhancing a high profile public transit space."
DSA Phototech's Hidden Hinge LED Light Boxes provide bright and even illumination that is ideal for both graphics and artwork, and they can be placed in a wide range of locations. The durable and lightweight aluminum frames have an ADA-compliant frame depth of 3.875." Their concealed hinge doors allow for rapid change outs and make the Light Boxes very easy to use. Additionally, the two-lock system provides an added level of security.
Made in the USA and featuring a two-year warranty, DSA Phototech's Light Boxes are UL-listed for safety and code compliance. This cutting-edge LED light box solution features extremely low operating and maintenance costs and is rated for 100,000 hours.
About DSA Phototech
In business for over 35 years, DSA Phototech is a leading manufacturer of visual presentation solutions offering the most extensive selection of edge lit and backlit illuminated LED light boxes, fluorescent light boxes, and digital signage on the market today. DSA also produces custom products including large format sizes, light panels, and other creative graphic solutions for both indoor and outdoor use. Light boxes are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and finishes including recessed, menu board, directory, and kiosk-ready models. A dedication to manufacturing excellence ensures high quality for every product. More information is available at http://www.lightboxes.com.
TI speeds Power over Ethernet development with next-generation PSE controller
Two-layer evaluation module and reference design simplify PoE design in network video recorders and Ethernet switches
DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Easing design for rapidly growing Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ:TXN) introduced a two-layer PoE power sourcing equipment (PSE) evaluation module and TI Design based on TI's new TPS23861 PoE controller. The high-performance quad-port controller and reference design significantly reduce development time and cost when creating PoE-enabled network video recorders, IP phone switches and wireless base stations. For more information and to order samples, visit: http://www.ti.com/poedesign-pr.
-- Reduces PoE development costs: The TPS23861 evaluation board features
two controllers with associated circuitry on a two-layer printed-circuit
board (PCB), minimizing material and build costs that often occur when
using multiple boards.
-- Easy to use, "plug and play" operation: The evaluation module is also
offered in auto mode, eliminating the need for host control.
-- IEEE-compliant: The TPS23861 passes the University of New Hampshire's
Interoperability Lab and SIFO's test suites.
-- Thermal design flexibility: The TPS23861 consumption does not exceed 400
mW in any operating condition. The external FET architecture allows the
design engineer to select the FET that best meets size, cost, and
-- Enhanced reliability: The four-point detection feature avoids system
damage by preventing erroneous start-up.
For custom power management programmability and configuration, the TI Design's motherboard provides interfaces for two optional boards, the MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad(TM) and USB-to-GPIO Interface Adapter, which are both available in the TI eStore.
Leading PoE technology and design
With state-of-the-art semiconductor products and extensive systems expertise, TI enables manufacturers to quickly deliver higher-performance PoE products to end-equipment designers. TI is a founding member of the PoETec Consortium and University of New Hampshire's PoE Consortium. TI has been instrumental in IEEE's 802.3bt task force to deliver a higher power PoE standard. Visit TI's PoE page or the IEEE 802.3 series on the Power House blog to learn more about TI's commitment to PoE innovation.
Availability, packaging and pricing
Available now in a 28-pin TSSOP package, the TPS23861 PoE PSE controller is priced at US$3.40 each in 1,000-unit quantities. The TPS23861EVM-612 evaluation module is available for US$299 and includes a downloadable PI Commander graphical user interface. A fully tested and proven TIDA-00290 PoE reference design with schematic, bill of materials and design files is also available for download.
-- Check out TI's extensive line of PoE solutions.
-- Stay up to date on and contribute to the formation of the new IEEE
standard for PoE with TI's IEEE blog series on the Power House blog.
-- Find dozens of PoE reference designs for any application in the TI
Designs PowerLab(TM) Reference Design Library.
-- Ask questions and help solve problems in the Power over Ethernet Forum
in the TI E2E(TM) Community
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, LaunchPad, and PowerLab are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Arcane Soul: Mobile's Newest RPG Action Phenomenon for iOS and Android
SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The developers at mSeed have just released a new action-packed RPG for mobile devices running iOS and Android operating systems. Arcane Soul is a polished fantasy RPG designed for mobile gamers with a desire for fast-paced action, fluid combat, and careful character development.
Players can choose from three playable characters. Two of the characters, Luke and Ellisa, wield swords and magic with unique and intimidating skill, providing players with a well-rounded introduction to game play.
After completing ACT4 a dual dagger wielding elf named Lith (an archer), is unlocked, and players can experience her unique style of gameplay as well.
The game balances RPG elements and breathtaking action, allowing players to develop their characters through combat, collecting loot, and distributing stat points according to their preferred play style. Players will have 47 skills in total (for all three characters) to master.
There are 24 weapons and 12 armor items with 45 random options, and items are classified into 5 classes (Normal, Magic, Rare, Unique, Legend).
Arcane Soul promises to deliver mobile gamers with richly rewarding hours of play. The 2D animated combat is visually stunning, with great care taken to design uniquely beautiful characters and a wide variety of intimidating and original monsters for the trio to battle. Combat takes place at a smooth 60 FPS rate, allowing the visually appealing graphics to live up to their full potential.
The game will reach out to RPG fans around the world with a staggering nine languages available: English, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Russian. The game offers multiple modes of play: in Adventure mode there are three level of difficulty (Easy, Normal, Hard), and Challenge modes include 'Defense mode' and 'Survival mode'.
Arcane Soul is available now in the Google Play Store as well as in the iTunes App Store, and is free to download.
About mSeed Co., Ltd.
mSeed Co., Ltd, based in Seoul, South Korea is making their big splash onto the App Store with Arcane Soul. mSeed hope their users experience a phenomenal experience through fantastically designed and action packed games for the iOS and Android platforms.
R&D Tax Savers Releases Robot Quartet, a Collection of Articles for Companies Analyzing Robot Purchases
Duet of Robot-Related Conferences to Accompany Quartet, September 9 and 18.
SYOSSET, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R&D Tax Savers has now published a quartet of robot R&D tax credit articles. The Robot Quartet (http://www.rdtaxsavers.com/robot) includes:
1. Industrial and Warehouse Robots Article
2. Medical and Surgical Robots Article
3. Service Robots Article
4. Food Processing Robots Article
It is important for companies that are analyzing robot purchases and integrating robots into their business to know that they are typically entitled to an R&D Tax Credit.
R&D Tax Savers has over 40 years of robot and robot component experience which includes grippers, end of arm effectors (EOAs), injection molding, robotic welders, semiconductor insertion systems, vision systems, and a wide variety of industrial, warehouse, and packaging robots.
The quartet follows R&D Tax Savers' previous robot articles which include:
-- The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of the Massachusetts Robotics Cluster
-- The R&D Tax Aspects of the Baxter Robot
-- Rapid Robot Technology Advancements Supported by R&D Tax Credits
-- The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Drone Commercialization
In harmony with the Quartet of Articles is a Duet of Conferences where R&D Tax Savers will be speaking. R&D Tax Savers will be speaking at two conferences; one focused on food processing robots and the other on industrial and warehouse robots.
The industries highlighted in the Quartet articles are experiencing unprecedented innovation and growth. Robots are increasingly being added to increase quality and productivity. Federal and state tax incentives help fuel this growth for both the Robot Makers and Robot Purchasers.
About R&D Tax Savers:
R&D Tax Savers was founded by Charles R. Goulding, Attorney/CPA, in order to assist clients with qualifying for the R&D tax credits available to them. R&D Tax Savers is passionate about R&D. Since 1981, the R&D tax credit has helped stimulate American innovation. R&D Tax Savers is proud of the role it plays in helping companies grow by quantifying and monetizing their ingenuity.
TI introduces multiphase Vcore solutions with advanced PMBus(TM) interface and smart power stage
VR12.5/VR12-compliant DC/DC controllers and NexFET(TM) smart power stage deliver highest efficiency in smallest footprint
DALLAS, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a complete multiphase core voltage (Vcore) power management system solution for enterprise servers, storage and high-end desktop applications. Compliant with Intel's VR12.5 and VR12 voltage regulation specifications, the TPS53661, TPS53641 and TPS53631 DC/DC controllers and CSD95372B and CSD95373B NexFET smart power stages are a state-of-the-art, digital multiphase solution to power the latest Intel(Â®) Xeon(Â®) processors. The complete solution features industry-leading efficiency at up to 95-percent in the smallest footprint. For more information, samples and an evaluation module, visit http://www.ti.com/tps53661-pr and http://www.ti.com/csd95372b-pr.
The TPS53661, TPS53641 and TPS53631 DC/DC controllers support 6-, 4- and 3-phase operation respectively, and incorporate TI's advanced D-CAP+((TM)) control architecture and a feature-rich PMBus command set. The CSD95372B and CSD95373B synchronous buck NexFET smart power stage integrate an intelligent driver and power MOSFETs in a compact 5-mm by 6-mm package. Together, the products provide a complete multiphase Vcore system solution with superior transient performance, industry-benchmark telemetry accuracy and outstanding system reliability.
TPS53661, TPS53641 and TPS53631 key features and benefits
-- TI's D-CAP+ architecture offers ultra-fast transient response. Its
inherent design eliminates beat frequency.
-- Dynamic current sharing and cycle-by-cycle current limit ensure robust
multiphase regulator operation.
-- Hybrid analog and digital topology delivers lowest quiescent power
consumption, fastest dynamic performance and ultimate flexibility.
-- Industry's smallest 5-mm by 5-mm package.
CSD95372B and CSD95373B key features and benefits
-- Integrated current feedback with 3-percent accuracy eliminates the need
for inductor DC resistance (DCR) sensing.
-- High power density with best-in-class thermal performance.
-- Optimized package footprint with DualCool((TM)) packaging option,
facilities easy layout and enhanced heat sinking.
Availability, packaging and pricing
The multiphase Vcore power management solution is available in volume now from TI and its authorized distributors. The TPS53661, TPS53641 and TPS53631 DC/DC controllers are offered in a 40-pin QFN package and priced at US$3.80, $3.30 and $2.80 in 1,000-unit quantities, respectively. The CSD95372BQ5M and CSD95373BQ5M NexFET smart power stages are offered in a 12-pin SON package and priced at US$1.05 and $0.90.
Find out more about TI's power management portfolio:
-- Design a complete power management system online with TI's WEBENCH Power
-- Search for solutions, get help and share knowledge in the Power
Management forum in the TI E2E(TM) Community.
-- Download power reference designs from TI's PowerLab(TM) Reference Design
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.
WEBENCH is a registered trademark and D-CAP+, NexFET, DualCool, TI E2E and PowerLab are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
OM/ONE - World's First Levitating Bluetooth Speaker Creates Gravity-Defying Listening Experience
OM/ONE Combines Excellent Sound Quality, Elegant Design and Levitating Driver Technology to Pioneer New Personal Audio Design
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OM Audio, developers of advanced audio products enabling consumers to enjoy and connect with music like never before, today announced OM/ONE, which is the world's first levitating Bluetooth speaker. To get one delivered before the Holiday season visit http://www.omone.com.
As practical as it is eye-catching, the OM/ONE has exceptional sound quality and easily connects wirelessly to all major smartphones, tablets and computers. When detached, the hovering orb acts as a portable speaker that can be taken on the go. The built-in microphone transforms the OM/ONE into a conference room phone of unparalleled styling and fidelity.
"In a world full of speakers that look and sound the same, the OM/ONE stands out from all the rest," said David DeVillez, Founder and CEO at OM Audio. "Prior to our crowd-funding campaign we traveled Silicon Valley getting feedback from some prominent entrepreneurs and musicians and we've been very humbled by the praise we've received. We're looking forward to getting these in the hands of consumers this holiday season."
OM/ONE creator and audio engineer DeVillez was the former Director of Operations, R&D and Engineering at Velodyne Acoustics. One of his design breakthroughs is the OM/ONE levitating driver for hearing every high and low with no external distortion.
Listeners can enjoy the OM/ONE by itself or pair it with another OM/ONE for true stereo sound. It can power on/off, pair/dis-pair and answer call/hang-up with the push of a single button.
Early Reactions from Tech Entrepreneurs and World-Class Musicians
"As a music lover, I've tried out a lot of speakers and the OM/ONE stands up to the best personal speaker technology and sound out there...and it floats...in the air! Pretty cool. I bought two of them already, one for the office and one for personal use," said J Sider, Founder and CEO of BandPage.com.
"I didn't believe it until I saw it - there's something weird about walking toward a beat, only to realize that it's coming out of a rotating orb, floating in mid air. That's some cool shit. This will make a great gift," said Jack Conte, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter for the band Pomplamoose and Founder and CEO of Patreon.
"The OM/ONE is one of the coolest products I've seen on Tilt. Not only is it a Bluetooth speaker with amazing sound quality, but it levitates! Beautiful design with great sound - I can't wait for mine to arrive," said James Beshara, Co-Founder and CEO of Tilt.com.
-- World-class audio fidelity
-- Pair two OM/ONEs for true stereo sound
-- Bluetooth 4.0
-- Conference calling with built-in Type 1 Microphone
-- Orb is portable for music on the go
-- On/Off Touch Sensor
-- Up to 15 hours of continuous play
-- Charging cable & stand
Pricing and Availability
OM/ONE introductory MSRP is $179. To receive an OM/ONE by Holiday visit http://www.omone.com to purchase the levitating speaker.
A portion of the proceeds from the crowd-funding campaign will go to Immunity Project, a non-profit initiative dedicated to developing a free HIV vaccine.
About OM Audio
OM Audio designs and creates unique personal audio products. Its proprietary processes enables users to customize their OM Audio device to create the most personalized experience possible. For more information, please visit OM Audio.
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SupermicroÂ® New Ultra Series SuperServerÂ®, FatTwin, SuperBladeÂ® and SuperWorkstation Solutions Highlight Performance, Efficiency and Scalability at Siggraph 2014
High Performance Green Computing Solutions for 3D, CG, VFX and Interactive Media Provide Massive Processing Capacity in Cluster-Based Data Center & Cloud Environments
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its latest solutions for the 3D, CG, VFX and Interactive Media Industry this week at Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The convergence of art, science and physics in blockbuster cinema and digital interactive entertainment is driving demand for greater levels of realism at higher resolution and within tighter production schedules. At the show Supermicro will exhibit its new 1U Ultra Series Green SuperServerÂ®, FatTwin(TM), and SuperBladeÂ® platforms featuring dual/quad processor support, high memory capacity and up to 12x GPUs in 4U or 30x GPUs in 7U. These high density compute solutions combined with energy efficient architecture innovations and new Titanium Level high efficiency (96%) digital power supplies maximize performance per watt, per dollar, per square foot for any scale production facility facing extreme projects and rigid deadlines.
"Supermicro server building block solutions are perfectly optimized for the compute intensive workloads generated by the explosion of digital media," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Our high performance green server solutions ranging from new Ultra Series 1U/2U SuperServers, 2U TwinProÂ² to 4U GPU and 4-Way, 4U FatTwin and 7U SuperBlade offer the widest range of computing platforms optimized for cluster-based computing in Data Center and Cloud environments. Combining our high performance, enterprise class computing solutions with our innovative Green Computing architecture and new Titanium Level high-efficiency digital power supplies we are providing next generation 3D, CG, VFX studios the most cost-effective, energy efficient and scalable supercomputing platforms for large scale digital content creation services."
-- 1U Ultra Series SuperServerÂ® - 10x 2.5" hot-swap HDD/SSD Bays
(SYS-1028U-TR(4/4T/T/TP)+) 4x 3.5" hot-swap HDD Bays
(SYS-6018U-TR(4/4T/T/TP)+), dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ® next generation E5-2600
family processors, 24x DIMMS up to 1.5 TB, flexible networking options
4x 1GbE (-TR4+) or 4x 10GBase-T (-TR4T+) or 2x 10GBase-T (TRT+) or 2x
10G SFP+ (TRTP+), dual SuperDOM, optional TPM Platform Security Support,
redundant Titanium Level high-efficiency (96%) Digital Power Supplies
-- 2U TwinProÂ²(TM) SuperServerÂ® (SYS-2028TP-HC1FR) - 4x nodes each
supporting, dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ® next generation E5-2600 family
processors, up to 1TB in 16x DIMMs, onboard Infiniband 40GbE FDR or dual
10GBase-T, mSATA and SATA-DOM with SuperCap support, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x16)
LP slot, 2.5" LSI3108 SAS3 12Gb/s or 3.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap HDD/SSD bay
configurations and redundant Titanium Level high-efficiency (96%)
Digital Power Supplies
-- 2U TwinProÂ²(TM) SuperServerÂ® (SYS-2028TP-HC1FR) - 4x nodes each
supporting, dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ® next generation E5-2600 family
processors, up to 1TB in 16x DIMMs, onboard Infiniband 40GbE FDR or dual
10GBase-T and SATA-DOM with SuperCap support, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) LP
slot, 2.5" LSI3108 SAS3 12Gb/s or 3.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap HDD/SSD bay
configurations and redundant Platinum Level (95%+) or Titanium Level
(available on NVMe or OEM SKUs) high-efficiency (96%) Digital Power
-- 2U Dual-Node EX DP 32x/48x DIMM SuperServerÂ® (SYS-2028UT-BTNRT) - dual
IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor E7-8800 v2 / E7-4800 v2 / E7-2800 v2 family
(15-Core), w/ QPI up to 8.0 GT/s, 2x NVMe HDD bays and 8x hot-swap 2.5"
SATA3 HDD bays, up to 2TB ECC DDR3, up to 1600MHz in 32x DIMMs, 2x PCI-E
3.0 x16 FH/HL slots, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 MicroLP card, dual 10GBase-T ports,
Redundant 1280W Platinum Level (95%+) Digital Power Supplies
-- 4U 4-Way 96x DIMM SuperServerÂ® (SYS-4048B-TRFT) - Quad IntelÂ® XeonÂ®
processor E7-8800 v2 / 4800 v2 family (up to 15 Cores and 155W), up to
6TB DDR3 1600MHz ECC RDIMMs and LRDIMMs in 96x DIMM sockets, 24x 2.5"
hot-swap SAS3/SATA3 HDD or SSD (selected RAID/HBA cards) 48x 2.5"
hot-swap HDD/SSD optional, Redundant 1620W Platinum Level (94%+) Digital
-- 4U DP 8x GPU SuperServerÂ® (SYS-4027GR-TRT) - dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ®
processor E5-2600 v2 family (up to 150W TDP), up to 1.5TB ECC DDR3, up
to 1866MHz; 24x DIMM sockets, 8x GPU/Xeon Phi(TM), up to 48x 2.5"
hot-swap SAS2/SATA3 HDD bays, 2x 10GbE LAN, 1x Dedicated LAN for IPMI
Remote Management, Redundant 1600W Platinum Level (94%+) Digital Power
-- 4U FatTwin(TM) 8x 3.5" Hot-Swap HDDs per U (SYS-F627R3-RTB+) - 4x nodes
each featuring dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor E5-2600 v2 family, up to
1TB ECC DDR3, up to 1866MHz; 16x DIMM sockets, 8x 3.5" hot-swap SATA HDD
Bays, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16 (LP) + 1 Micro LP, 2x GbE LAN ports, IPMI 2.0
remote server management via dedicated LAN port, Redundant 1280W
Platinum Level (95%) Digital Power Supplies
-- 4U FatTwin(TM) Dual-Node 12x GPUs (SYS-F647G2-FT+) - 2x hot-plug nodes
each supporting dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to
130W TDP), 12x GPUs (6x per node) up to 1TB ECC DDR3, up tov1866MHz; 16x
DIMM sockets, 6x 2.5" hot-swap SATA HDDs, front I/O with dual GbE LAN
and IPMI 2.0 remote server management via dedicated LAN port, and
Redundant 2000W Platinum Level (94%+) power supplies
-- 4U/Tower 5x GPU SuperServerÂ® (SYS-7047GR-TRF) - 5x GPUs (NVIDIA
Maximus(TM) certified), dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ® E5-2600 v2 series processors
(up to 150W TDP), up to 1TB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5" drive bays
-- 7U SuperBladeÂ®
-- 4-Way Processor Blade (SBI-7147R-S4F FDR 56G / SBI-7147R-S4X 10GbE)
supporting quad IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor E5-4600 v2
-- 3x GPU SuperBladeÂ® (SBI-7127RG3) - Supports 3x NVIDIA Tesla K20X
GPUs in the SXM form factor, dual IntelÂ® XeonÂ® E5-2600 v2 series
processors, up to 256GB memory and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support.
10x blades in 7U SuperBladeÂ® enclosure scales to best density (180x
GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (256 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U
-- 2x GPU SuperBladeÂ® (SBI-7127RG-E) - Supports 2x GPUs, dual IntelÂ®
XeonÂ® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to 256GB memory, 1x SSD or
1x SATA-DOM, and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U
SuperBladeÂ® enclosure offers high density (120x GPUs and 120x CPUs)
and performance (178 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack
Visit Supermicro at Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada August 12(th) through the 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Booth #713. For more information on Supermicro's complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions, visit http://www.supermicro.com.
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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
SupermicroÂ® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block SolutionsÂ® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT GreenÂ®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
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Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio
- Specialized Connectors and Power Solutions Meet the Needs of Broadcast and Video Professionals -
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized as a storage and backup media technology leader, Maxell Professional Media is excited to announce the addition of new professional camera accessories to its current product portfolio. Built with the commitment to high quality and durability, the products mark Maxell's entry into the professional camera accessories market.
"Our decision to venture into the camera accessories segment was an organic one," said Patricia Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell. "Being a data storage and backup media leader for decades has enabled us to develop an intimate understanding of the needs of broadcast and video professionals. Our focus remains on providing our customers with affordable, reliable, high-quality professional tools that help them do their jobs the best they can. Our new camera accessories were developed with that goal in mind."
Power Shoe Adapters
Maxell's Power Shoe Adapters were developed to maximize the potential of the camera shoe mount. The 3-Way Power Shoe Adapter (HS-D) is the entry level offering, featuring three cold shoe mounts. When mounted, the HS-D will allow the camera operator flexibility to use multiple additional camera accessories, such as radio mics, wireless receivers, on-camera lights, etc.
The HSBM-12W and the HSBM-36W are the mid-range and high end offerings in the Power Shoe lineup. Similar to the HS-D, the HSBM 12W has three additional cold shoe mounts, but has the added feature of an NP-F type battery mount, one power tape compatible input, and one hirose input. The HSBM-36W has three additional cold shoe mounts as well, and provides top-end power via a BP-U type battery mount, one power tap compatible input, and one hirose input. Both provide a dedicated source to power hungry on-camera devices.
All of Maxell's Power Shoe Adapters mount to any and all cameras with a cold/hot shoe.
Maxell's Shoe Clamp (HS-C) is a single cold shoe adapter designed to conveniently connect to the handle of most cameras, and/or a camera rig. With a locking clip, the lightweight shoe clamp allows the user to mount an additional piece of on-board hardware simply by clipping to the handle of their camera or rig. The Shoe Clamp features a super lock tight clamping mechanism and heavy foam inner ring to fit most camera handles/rigs.
Specs for the Power Shoe Adapters and Shoe Clamp can be found here.
The 4-way Power Connector (PC-MF4) provides one male power tap compatible connector to four female power tap compatible receptors, allowing the user to run additional hardware off a single battery connection. The Male/Female Power Connector (PC-MF) is a single male-to-female combined and fully customizable power tap compatible power connector which, once plugged into a device and powering the equipment it's been wired to, provides another female socket.
USB Charge Adapter
Armed with a power tap (male) compatible connector on one end, and a 2 amp USB connector on the other, the USB Charge Adapter (SP-PCUSB) allows the user to re-charge any smart device off of their camera battery, therefore making the camera a back-up power source. The USB charge adapter cable will recharge a smartphone, tablet or other smart device, making it an essential tool for anyone shooting in remote locations where the only available power source is the camera battery.
Full product information for the Power Connectors and USB Charge Adapter can be found here.
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full line manufacturer of digital media products for professional, data storage and consumer markets. Maxell has been recognized for over forty years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products. The company offers a full line of optical and tape based media storage products including SD Cards, Flash Memory and a complete line of accessories.
4000+ Reasons Why Travelers Will Love their Mobile Devices Even More This Year - Marriott Expands Mobile Check-in and Checkout Services
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its global mobile strategy, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) is announcing a significant expansion of the company's popular mobile check-in and checkout feature. Now, ten additional brands - The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection, Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Marriott Executive Apartments* - are joining the nearly 500 properties of the company's flagship Marriott Hotels brand in providing mobile check-in and checkout to guests. With these latest additions, these services are immediately available at 1,200 properties worldwide, and will be live at more than 4,000 hotels worldwide by year-end.
Marriott is laser-focused on delivering the mobile services travelers told the company that they want most and making these services as widely available as possible. The company is rapidly introducing mobile services that improve the travel experience by giving guests added convenience and greater choice, while giving hotel staff the opportunity to deliver an even higher level of service. When it comes to fulfillment, the company's hotels have achieved a near perfect success rate in executing a half-million mobile check-ins to date, leading to nine out ten guests saying they will use it again.
With the Marriott Mobile app, check-in and checkout is simpler. Marriott Rewards members receive a push notification on their Apple iPhones or Android devices after 4 pm on the day before their arrival alerting them they can check-in. Then they receive an automatic notification when their room is ready. Communicating in advance means the hotel is prepared for their arrival. Because payment information is stored within members profiles, guests simply walk up to the expedited mobile check-in desk where their pre-programmed key card will be waiting for them.
At the end of their stays, guests receive a push notification alerting them that mobile checkout is available. Upon completion, guests will then be prompted to provide an email address where their bill should be sent, allowing them to confidently bypass the front desk. Mobile check-in and checkout are available in five languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Mandarin.
Leading with its flagship Marriott Hotels brand, the company continues innovating in the mobile space. The brand now offers mobile service requests in fifteen markets in North America, where hotels are serving as "mobile incubator" laboratories for the future. For example, guests at these hotels can use a drop down menu of the most typical service requests, such as extra towels and pillows, or chat directly with hotel staff using a mobile app. The company will offer these and other mobile services to its Marriott Rewards members at the Marriott Hotels brand beginning early next year.
"You cannot separate the mobile experience from the personal interaction between guests and our hotel associates. When executed flawlessly and consistently, they complement each other and enhance the overall experience," said George Corbin, senior vice president, Digital. "In our testing of mobile service requests so far, 86 percent of guests who used the feature have chosen to chat directly with hotel associates, illustrating how much guests appreciate the personal interaction using their mobile devices, and nearly nine out of ten guests gave the experience a very high positive rating."
Recently, the company's award-winning Marriott Rewards became first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted, mobile offers using beacon technology. Participating hotels send members, who opt-in, push notifications on their mobile devices as they pass by "hot spots" within the property. Called LocalPerks, offers are tailored to the property, ranging from food and beverage to spa to golf. Future plans for LocalPerks include Marriott Rewards' offers available locally in the neighborhoods surrounding participating hotels.
*Mobile check-in and checkout is available at all Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments and at a select but increasing number of Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection, Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites properties.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, over 4,000 properties and 690,000 rooms in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. For more than 80 years, the company has been committed to guest satisfaction. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott RewardsÂ® and The Ritz-Carlton RewardsÂ® program, which together surpass 45 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at http://www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://www.marriottnewscenter.com.
Tapinator's "Angry Shark Simulator" Launches on Google Play
NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM) today announced that its game, "Angry Shark Simulator," has launched on Google Play. The game is a new and innovative spin on Tapinator's 3D simulator engine.
To coincide with this year's Shark Week, beginning August 10(th), Tapinator has released its latest game Angry Shark Simulator for the Android mobile platform. Shark Week is a television event hosted by the Discovery Channel, which originally attempted to raise awareness for the species by portraying live footage of the animal. Since then it has morphed into a cultural trend, and is now the longest-running program event on cable. A large portion of Shark Week's relevance comes from viral marketing on social networks.
Drawing inspiration from Shark Week and pop culture focused on sharks, such as films, Tapinator set out to create a game in which the user plays as a shark, and harnesses its almost mythological awesomeness. Each level consists of an amazing 3D environment, which must be traversed in order to find unwitting victims to eat, as well as the pesky hunters who attempt to rid the waters of your menace. To take a bite and try out Angry Shark Simulator, please navigate to the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapinator.angry.sharksimulator3D.
The game is coming soon to iOS and the Amazon App Store.
To view Tapinator's portfolio, please navigate to the iOS, Google Play, or Amazon App Store and search for "Tapinator." Or, for a full listing of Tapinator games with links to each app store, please go to Tapinator.com.
Tapinator (OTC: TAPM) is a developer and publisher of mobile games on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. The Company focuses on operating its own titles, publishing properties where it holds substantial ownership positions, and making strategic investments into promising mobile companies. Tapinator's owned and operated portfolio includes over 40 mobile gaming titles that, collectively, have over 23 million users. A number of these titles have risen to the top of the mobile leaderboard charts and have been featured by the Apple, Google, and Amazon App Stores. Founded in 2013, Tapinator is headquartered in New York, with a major office located in Lahore, Pakistan. For a full listing of Tapinator game titles, please go to Tapinator.com. For further financial information on the Company, please go to OTCMarkets.com/stock/TAPM. For live updates, please like us on Facebook at facebook.com/Tapinator or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Tapinator.
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Sharp Grows A4 Color Lineup with New Desktop MFP Designed for Demanding Workflow Environments
Powerful features plus connectivity to network services and cloud services enable businesses to be more productive
MAHWAH, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today released the new MX-C301W desktop color MFP, offering outstanding color output combined with flexible workflow capabilities, all in a compact footprint that fits on a small desk. In addition to copy/print/scan/fax capabilities, standard features include wireless connectivity, AdobeÂ® PostScriptÂ® 3(TM) printing and a 7" diagonal touch-screen control panel.
This advanced addition to the Sharp compact desktop series offers a true multitasking controller with a 30 ppm print engine, enabling businesses to speed through copy/print/scan/fax operations. This new desktop model also supports the Sharp OSAÂ® platform that simplifies integration with partner network applications and the Sharp Cloud Portal Office document storage/sharing service. Compatibility with the SharpdeskÂ® Mobile free app enables simplified scanning and printing from smartphones and tablets.
"More and more small businesses and workgroups are asking for high quality document capabilities that have the flexibility to connect with the latest technologies," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Operations, SIICA. "The MX-C301W helps address this need with a desktop solution that not only provides business quality output, but is loaded with standard features, such as wireless connectivity, a touch-screen control panel and robust security protocols."
The MX-C301W is equipped with standard security features including Security Sockets Layer (SSL) Encryption, confidential printing, secure fax and advanced encryption standard (AES) 256-bit encryption. Additionally, the MX-C301W is able to erase the temporary memory on its hard drive by overwriting encrypted data up to seven times, as well as an end-of-lease feature to overwrite all data.
The Sharp MX-C301W desktop color MFP is available for purchase or lease beginning August 12, 2014.
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About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Pro Series document systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp document systems feature the Sharp OSA(Â® )development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan(2) technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.
For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit http://www.sharpusa.com/documents.
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Retina-X Announces Update to Mobile Spy: Version 7.0
Mobile Spy Takes Online Safety and Security for Children and Businesses to the New Level
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Spy, the most advanced monitoring software for mobile devices, announced today the launch of Mobile Spy Version 7.0. The newest and most innovative version of the software now makes it easier than ever for parents to protect their children and for employers to safeguard their companies.
Mobile Spy silently monitors and records all smartphone activities such as SMS text messaging, call information, contacts, videos, photographs, browsing history, and much more. The newest version now features a brand new website interface and user-friendly control panel that records all messages sent and received in a multitude of popular messaging applications such as KIK, Viber, Skype, Line, Fring, ChatOn, and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). Additional new capabilities also include recording multi-media messages (MMS), voice memos, and transferred Dropbox files for full-coverage, accurate monitoring.
"We are thrilled to announce that the new generation of Mobile Spy fills a void that both employers and parents alike would not possibly be able to fill themselves," said James Johns, CEO of Retina-X Studios. "Mobile Spy v7.0 serves as a single resource for both parties to monitor the mobile activity of children and employees without constant surveillance or supervision, thereby protecting the child's innocence and the employer's assets."
The latest and most innovative version of Mobile Spy comes from its parent company, Retina-X StudiosÂ®, a world leader in mobile phone, computer, and network tracking. Retina-X hosts a suite of monitoring software tools including PhoneSheriff, NetOrbit, AceSpy, and SniperSpy all with varying features to meet consumer and corporate needs.
"In addition to its mission to enhance productivity in the workplace, Retina-X Studios is dedicated to keeping children safe on their computers, tablets, and smartphones in this digital age," Johns continued. "It provides a higher level of care for parents who can also use the software to track a mobile device from any location."
Using the new Mobile Spy, conscientious employers can ensure corporate security and know their workforce is productive. Employers can track phones to ensure company devices are not being used for personal affairs through GPS software that pinpoints their location on a map that is visible from the Mobile Spy user's remote location. The same technology can be used by parents to locate a child and rest assured their children are protected from strangers and potential dangers wherever they go.
Besides remotely capturing photos, videos, and monitoring emails and other messaging with its sophisticated tracking software, Mobile Spy allows phone logs to be reviewed live from any web browser through its secure online control panel. The professional software system functions silently, while providing a full level of online monitoring and protection. Mobile Spy also has the capability to switch on a stealth phone camera and voice recorder to allow everything that is going on to be seen and heard from a remote location. These state-of-the-art capabilities ensure the safety of children for consumers and the productivity of a workforce for employers.
Available across five different smartphone platforms, Mobile Spy's new version operates on all contemporary smartphones including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry, with versions for Symbian and Windows Mobile also available. International versions of the new Mobile Spy are also now in six different languages. In addition to English, the updated Mobile Spy is offered in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and German. Pricing starts at $49.97 for a three month standard license. For more information on their new release, visit their website at http://www.mobile-spy.com.
Retina-X Studios (RXS) designs and develops tools that let parents and employers monitor their child or employee's PC, network, or Smartphone. Retina-X's suite of over 6 products offers a solution for everything from cyber bullying to monitoring efficiency in the workplace. Important activities such as Facebook activity, keystrokes typed, chat conversations, websites visited, files opened and much more can all be viewed in real time.
HGST And NEC Deliver Proven Performance For Scalable SQL Server Appliances
New Reference Architecture Built on Enterprise-Class NEC Servers and HGST PCIe SSDs give 24x7 Mission-Critical Data Center Operations a 173 Percent Boost in Performance with up to 8.8 TB of High-Performance Flash Per Server
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise storage leader HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), today announced a PCIe SSD Appliance for MicrosoftÂ® SQL ServerÂ® - a performance-driven reference architecture built on NEC Express 5800 scalable enterprise server series and high-performance HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage. This appliance not only demonstrates a tremendous boost in performance, but also reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by significantly cutting rack space and power requirements when compared to previous generation solutions.
The PCIe SSD appliance delivers more than twice the compute power of the previous generation 4CPU platform in a single 4U server, reducing rack space requirements by 69 percent and power consumption by 27 percent. The inclusion of HGST's FlashMAX II devices injects up to 8.8TB of high-performance flash per server, for a near doubling of logical scan rates to 8.2GBps that tackles even the largest SQL workloads. With features once only found on mainframe or UNIX servers, this new appliance delivers significant and predicable performance, as well as scalability, to keep pace with the changing demands of today's enterprise data center operations.
"HGST is pleased to work with NEC to provide customers with this validated reference architecture and solution that has proven performance," said Mike Gustafson, senior vice president and general manager, HGST Flash Platforms Group. "With the need for high-performance being a driving force in data center operations, the FlashMAX II was built from the ground up to provide unconditional and consistent levels of IOPS across a broad range of applications and workloads at all capacity utilization levels."
"NEC is excited about this announcement of the reference architecture combining our Scalable Enterprise Server and HGST FlashMax technology, providing secure and scalable capacity with unmatched performance," said Tomoyasu Nishimura, general manager of NEC IT Platform Division. "We have a proven track record with HGST FlashMAX II technology, and we look forward to bringing this appliance as well as others to the market with a superior value proposition."
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HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. HGST addresses customers' rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Datacenter, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. To find out more about HGST enterprise-class HDD, SSD and SW solutions, please visit http://www.hgst.com.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
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