Dranetz HDPQÂ® Power Quality & Energy Instruments Set the Standard for High-Definition Performance, Safety, Productivity and Usability
New Dranetz HDPQ line features best-in-class communications, ground-up focus on operator safety, remote control and set-up, recording and reporting features, higher resolution measurements with faster sampling rates, high-definition user interface, and a rugged package.
EDISON, N.J., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dranetz introduces the Dranetz HDPQ(Â®) line of hand-held power quality and energy instruments that incorporate an exceptional range of new features--all intended to enhance the user experience, as well as improve the quality of the results.
"The new Dranetz HDPQ product line, with its enhanced Visa, Guide and Xplorer models, represents a significant evolution of our popular line of handheld instruments," said Ross Ignall, Dranetz Director of Product Management. "The Dranetz HDPQ product line integrates Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, as well as USB communication technology for enhanced safety and productivity, while retaining our core, standard-setting measurement and reporting technology."
The key benefits of the Dranetz HDPQ line are:
-- Safety and Control - 1KV CAT III (arc flash safety), innovative hook-up
and lead management scheme for voltage and current inputs, remote
communications/Apple-Android apps/VNC, industry's most extensive range
of communications, and interface options.
-- High Definition - Higher sampling rates and improved data resolution -
512 samples/cycle and 1us transient capture, improved data resolution,
7" high-definition, wide-screen touch display - the largest in the
-- User Interface - Tablet-like GUI, icon driven, taskbar shortcuts,
dashboard, intelligent AnswerModules
-- Real-time Reporting - Mini-Report, snapshots, XML file - Annotations &
customizable, Dran-ViewÂ® 7 software.
-- Enhanced Dranetz Tech Support - Snapshots, Mini-Report and remote
communications provide for the sharing of files and instrument setups
with Dranetz technical support personnel and easily and quickly. Live
support available 12 hours per day - Monday through Friday.
The HDPQ product line comprises three models:
-- Dranetz HDPQ Visa
-- Power Quality (IEC 61000-4-30 Class A, IEEE 1159)
-- Harmonics (IEC 61000-4-7, IEEE 519)
-- Voltage Flicker (IEC 61000-4-15, IEEE 1453:2011)
-- Energy and Demand Monitoring
-- Ethernet, USB
-- Motor Analysis AnswerModuleÂ®
-- Dranetz HDPQ Guide - All HDPQ Visa features plus:
-- Advanced Energy (IEEE 1459)
-- AnswerModules identify Sag/Dip Directivity, Capacitor Switching and
-- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
-- Dranetz HDPQ Xplorer - All HDPQ Guide features plus:
-- 1 microsecond transient capture
WelComm, Inc. (agency): Dranetz:
Greg Evans, Account Executive Ross Ignall, Director of Product Management
Mobile Devices Bring Living Room Quality Entertainment to Hotel Rooms with SONIFI and LG 'Smart Mirroring' Collaboration
Sunstone Hotel Trial Under Way
LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SONIFI Solutions and LG Electronics USA have launched an on-property trial of "Smart Mirroring," a cutting-edge solution for hotel guests that seamlessly displays content from their personal devices on the in-room LG Smart TV.
Announced at HITEC 2014, the trial at a Sunstone Hotel property is showing how Smart Mirroring* allows for real-time guest engagement through the traveler's Android (TM) or WindowsÂ®-based smartphone by providing location-based services and delivering in-room entertainment--rivaling what is now available in most homes.
To implement Smart Mirroring on its hospitality TVs, LG Electronics is working with leading in-room entertainment provider and hospitality system integrator SONIFI(TM). The combination of SONIFI's STAY1000(TM) and LG's Smart TV technologies helps make guests' use of the Smart Mirroring capability simple and intuitive.
Creating a closed network between a Smart TV and the guest's mobile device, Smart Mirroring enables guests to watch anything on the TV that is available on their phone such as personal photos, videos and apps. Guests can even stream content to their TV using their wireless carrier's LTE bandwidth or the hotel Wi-Fi network and can be enabled with or without a set-top-box. This solution is expected to be available on LG hotel Smart TVs later this year.
Bob Combie, Vice President of Asset Management of Sunstone Hotel, said, "Guest demand for watching their own content on their smartphones and tablets has increased exponentially over the last couple of years. We see this technology as a way to satisfy them and further enhance guest satisfaction."
"We're pleased at the well coordinated effort SONIFI and LG demonstrated, and anticipate gaining significant insights on technological performance and guest feedback from the trial," he added.
Visit SONIFI during the HITEC Conference in booth #811 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 24-26. LG Electronics USA also is demonstrating hospitality TV innovations at HITEC, booth #819.
*Smart Mirroring is LG's device pairing and sharing solution incorporated into its smart IPTVs based on the Wi-Fi Alliance standard "MiracastÂ®"
WindowsÂ® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. AndroidÂ® is a trademark of Google Inc.
About SONIFI Solutions
SONIFI Solutions, Inc. is the leading end-to-end interactive content and connectivity solutions provider for the hospitality and healthcare industries. SONIFI serves nearly 1.4 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's core services include: Interactive Television, Mobility, Connectivity, and Advertising Media Solutions along with unparalleled nationwide technical and professional support services. SONIFI Solutions owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands SONIFI Solutions, The Hotel Networks and SONIFI Healthcare Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.SONIFI.com or call 888.563.8442.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $52 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. http://www.lg.com.
Holland Haptics launches Kickstarter campaign for device that allows you to hold hands with your loved ones, wherever they are
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland Haptics, a technology firm headquartered in the Netherlands, today announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for Frebble, a device that enables users to hold hands with a loved one, no matter the distance between them.
Frebble uses tactile feedback, described as "doing for the sense of touch what computer graphics does for vision," says Frederic Petrignani, CEO of Holland Haptics. "Video calling has made the world a whole lot smaller, and now Frebble is here to add a new dimension to communicating over the Internet, by helping people connect in a tangible way."
Frebble has proven extremely popular with children from 5-12 years old. It is an excellent way for parents and grandparents who live far away or must travel frequently to literally keep in touch with the children in their lives - providing that love, support and interaction so essential to healthy development.
When the ergonomically-designed Frebble is squeezed, a corresponding Frebble held in a loved one's hand will gently apply pressure to the back of the hand, simulating what the user would feel if he or she were holding hands with someone next to them.
"The paradox of today's hyper-connected world is that somewhere along the way we neglected the most important human sensory connection: touch," explains Petrignani. Frebble seeks to remedy that issue. "It's that reassuring squeeze of the hand that can be the best feeling in the world, and Frebble makes that possible wherever you are."
About Holland Haptics
Holland Haptics is an innovative technology company headquartered in the Netherlands focused on bringing the sense of touch to the Web. Founded in 2012 by a team of engineers and IT specialists, Holland Haptics has developed Frebble, a wireless electronic device that allows people to hold hands with others no matter where they are in the world. When paired with a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other internet-connected device with Bluetooth, Frebble provides the ability to hold hands online. For more information, please visit myfrebble.com or contact 415.351.2227.
SoftKinetic And Melexis First To Bring 3D Vision To Automobile Infotainment
3D Vision Enables Driver Monitoring as well as Gesture Recognition to Control Media
BRUSSELS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftKineticÂ®, the world's leading provider of 3D vision and gesture recognition solutions, together with global automotive semiconductor and sensor innovator Melexis (MELE), today announce the availability of the first Time of Flight (ToF) 3D sensor for automobile safety and infotainment markets. The MLX75023 sensor, featuring SoftKinetic technology and manufactured in Melexis' automotive-grade CMOS mixed signal process, is the highest resolution 3D sensor available. It works in full sunlight, making it the perfect solution for a vehicle's cockpit. It can be used for natural 3D gesture recognition and robust driver monitoring, bringing a new level of infotainment navigation control and safety features. Both companies will be demonstrating the new sensor at the CAR HMi event June 26-27, 2014 in Berlin.
The MLX75023 is a QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) resolution optical ToF camera sensor. Featuring SoftKinetic's patented DepthSenseÂ® 3D Imaging technology, and in conjunction with SoftKinetic's advanced image processing software, the sensor is capable of understanding the most subtle human gestures as well as the shape, size and behavior of objects and people inside the car. Now drivers can adjust the temperature and radio, or make a phone call, using simple gestures and without taking their eyes off the road. Additional capabilities of the sensor allow for driver behavior monitoring as well as context awareness, creating a safer environment for every passenger in the vehicle.
"Our unique Time of Flight sensor has created exciting opportunities for the gaming environment, augmented and virtual realities, and even the living room. Working together with Melexis we have now been able to create a sensor that is robust in full sunlight, perfect for the automobile environment," said Michel Tombroff, CEO of SoftKinetic. "We are excited about the multitude of possibilities with this sensor, and look forward to the ways car manufacturers will incorporate it into the design of their vehicles' cockpits and beyond."
"At Melexis, we pride ourselves on bringing the most innovative and technically-advanced sensors and semiconductor systems to the highly competitive automobile manufacturing environment. SoftKinetic was an excellent fit for us, as their unique ToF sensor was unsurpassed in capabilities and function," said FranÃ§oise Chombar, CEO at Melexis. "Our partnership has allowed us to be the first to provide 3D vision to the automotive safety and infotainment markets, and we are confident that these sensors will enhance life safety and change the way drivers and passengers enjoy the vehicle experience."
Additional features of the MLX75023 sensor include:
-- High Ambient Light Robustness
-- Inherently robust 3D imaging
-- Scalability of resolution, range and field-of-view
-- High frame rate
-- Minimal post-processing
Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V. (Euronext Brussels:MELE) imagines, creates and delivers innovative mixed signal integrated circuits. We engineer the sustainable future with ICs for more energy efficient systems. Melexis products address 3 functional classes; Sense, Drive and Communication. Sensors include magnetic Hall effect, Triaxis(Â®) and E-compass ICs; MEMs pressure; sensor interfaces; optoelectronic; infrared thermometers; CMOS 2D/3D image sensors; Gesture recognition ICs. Communication ICs include ISM band RF devices, TPMS, NFC and RFID transceivers; LIN bus ICs. Drive components are BLDC/DC drivers; FET Pre-drivers and BLDC Fan drivers. Melexis is proud of its participation toward reducing the human race's global environmental footprint.
SoftKinetic's vision is to give everyone the freedom to control, explore and enjoy the entire digital world through the most natural and intuitive user interfaces and machine interactions. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets, including interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care, digital signage, and medical systems. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors, modules and cameras (DepthSenseÂ® family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family), multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools (iisuÂ® family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic Studios.
Xilinx and Pico Computing Announce Industry's First 15Gb/s Hybrid Memory Cube Interface
Companies deliver high performance serial memory solution for All Programmable UltraScale devices
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Pico Computing, Inc., both members of the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), today announced the industry's first 15Gb/s Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) interface for All Programmable UltraScale(TM) devices. The XilinxÂ® UltraScale(TM) devices support the full HMC bandwidth of 4 lanes, comprised of 64 transceivers running up to 15Gb/s. Pico Computing's HMC controller IP yields exceptionally high memory bandwidth and outstanding performance/watt in a small but modular and highly scalable footprint. The combined solution enables engineers to begin 15Gb/s HMC designs for applications in domains such as high performance computing, packet processing, waveform processing, and image and video processing.
Hybrid Memory Cube is a high performance memory solution that delivers unprecedented levels of bandwidth, power efficiency, and reliability. The HMCC has developed the HMC technology specification and continues to build the ecosystem to enable its widespread adoption.
"Customers can now leverage the industry's only shipping 20nm FPGAs along with a validated IP core to bring their 15Gb/s HMC designs to market today," said Tamara Schmitz, director of technical marketing for power and memory at Xilinx. "UltraScale FPGAs are the only devices currently available that can support all four HMC lanes to enable full memory bandwidth with additional transceivers for datapath and control signals."
Pico Computing's HMC controller is highly parameterized to yield truly optimized system configurations to meet customers' specific design objectives. The number of HMC links addressed, the number and width of internal ports, clock speeds, power, performance, area, and other parameters can be "dialed in" to yield precisely the performance required.
"Pico Computing's HMC controller IP, now optimized and easily implemented on Xilinx UltraScale devices, creates an extremely efficient and flexible system solution," said Jaime Cummins, CEO at Pico Computing. "This enables both the HMC and UltraScale devices to perform at their highest levels, which in turn, enables whole new classes of high-performance computing applications."
About 20 nm UltraScale Family
Xilinx UltraScale devices deliver an ASIC-class advantage with the industry's only ASIC-class programmable architecture coupled with the ASIC-strength VivadoÂ® Design Suite and UltraFast(TM) Design Methodology. Based on TSMC's 20SoC process technology, UltraScale enables >2X realizable system performance and integration, and only consumes up to half the power relative to currently available solutions. These devices include next-generation interconnect, ASIC-like clocking, significant enhancements to the logic fabric, and 2nd generation, production proven 3D IC technology that eliminates system level bottlenecks and enables consistently high device utilization without performance degradation.
About Pico Computing
Pico Computing is the technology leader in high-performance computing. Our modular, highly scalable HPC and embedded systems solve the biggest of the big data computing challenges--from the edge to the data center to the desktop. Whether targeted to PCI Express-based HPC or standalone embedded applications, Pico Computing's massively-scalable architecture, built upon FPGA technologies, brings orders-of-magnitude performance gains, greatly reduced energy costs, the industry's smallest form factors, and simplified application design. To learn more about Pico Computing, visit http://www.picocomputing.com.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.
DataDirect Networks Announces Industry's First Federated Tiering Capability for Both DDN Lustre and GPFS Environments
WOS-Bridge Enables Seamless Cloud Tiering, Content Collaboration and Archive of Up to Hundreds of PBs of Parallel File System Data across Local & Remote Sites and the Cloud - All Within One Global Namespace
LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2014,
-- DataDirect Networks (DDN), the innovation leader for HPC and Big Data,
builds on the company's strength in managing parallel file system data
for some of the world's largest deployments with the availability of the
WOS-Bridge platform now for both DDN LustreÂ® and GPFS(TM) environments.
-- WOS-Bridge deployed in conjunction with DDN's parallel file system
appliances, EXAScaler(TM) and GRIDScaler(TM), enables users for the
first time to seamlessly manage, distribute and retain all of their data
across local and multiple data centers and the cloud within a single
namespace. DDN's unique new capability offers organizations a single
view and access to both DDN Lustre and GPFS data, while delivering cloud
benefits, including lower overall infrastructure cost, reduced
management complexity, increased service levels and the ability to scale
file systems to hundreds of PBs of capacity.
-- As data growth continues unabated putting significant strain on IT
infrastructures and budgets, HPC organizations are striving for ways to
extend the value of existing resources, collaborate and share data
across campuses, and drive higher levels of performance. Adding to the
challenge is the desire to ensure that data is kept on an appropriate
storage tier so that it is readily available when needed, but stored
cost-effectively for long-term use.
-- Unlike competitive solutions that are unable to integrate high
performance clusters with remote data centers or the Cloud, WOS-Bridge
addresses these concerns by unifying the cluster, collaboration sites
and the Cloud in a fully federated storage solution. By expanding the
capability to both DDN Lustre and GPFS environments, WOS-Bridge provides
a simple, automated platform for leveraging the cost, collaboration and
archive benefits of the Cloud without sacrificing the productivity of
high-performance local storage.
-- Built to enable seamless integration between DDN's highly scalable
parallel file system appliances, GRIDScaler and EXAScaler, and DDN's
industry-leading full spectrum object storage solution, WOSÂ®,
WOS-Bridge consolidates array views of local and remote data to allow
-- Tier workloads to appropriate resources, such as migrating less time
sensitive data to lower cost live archive or Cloud storage;
-- Replicate critical data between high performance storage platforms
and the cloud for advanced data protection and disaster recovery;
-- Access, distribute and share content across remote and
geographically distributed sites for simplified collaboration
without any tradeoffs in performance - all in a single solution with
no extra third-party data migration software.
-- With a single view of all local and cloud data, as well as automated
data movement, WOS-Bridge removes the limitations created by storage
silos, file counts or storage tier. The resulting high performance
object storage pool can scale uniformly to trillions of objects,
dramatically shrink administrative overhead, and slash TCO, all while
meeting extreme capacity and I/O performance requirements. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130223/MM65263LOGO
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WOS-Bridge Delivers Industry Leading Scalability, Performance and Efficiency with Built-In Data Migration Software
-- The core of WOS-Bridge is a data migration engine that automates and
manages data from a variety of storage platforms to a WOS storage cloud.
WOS polices distribute data through a choice of replication or erasure
coding to remote locations. Users accessing data in cloud storage or at
remote collaboration sites can view, modify and update locally through
WOS Access file gateways.
-- WOS Access is a natively integrated file system gateway to the WOS Cloud
that provides a POSIX compliant NFS and CIFS access to the data. The
file system gateway enables data access to users that do not have access
to the EXAScaler or GRIDScaler cluster.
-- WOS Access enables multi-site collaboration, data protection, disaster
recovery and lowest latency access by applications in multiple
geographically distributed locations to support global workflows.
-- Molly Rector, Chief Marketing Officer, DDN"Organizations are looking for
solutions to enable faster time to business results. DDN solutions
bring together the benefits of high performance, content collaboration
and Cloud storage into a single solution. Providing quick access to
data for business analysts, researchers and scientists around the globe
is critical to a competitive business or research organization.
Recognizing the value of tying our object storage capabilities with our
high performance storage platforms, WOS-Bridge allows customers to
achieve the performance benefits of a parallel file system for their HPC
storage needs while also gaining the benefits of low cost archive
storage, the ability to share data across geographies and the
flexibility of cloud access - all in a single solution."
-- For organizations like the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where the
cost and complexity pressures of managing multiple infrastructures
across remote sites can be overwhelming, DDN's leadership-class
WOS-Bridge provides a solution that addresses some of these concerns.
According to Shailesh M. Shenoy, Director of Engineering and Operations
for Einstein's Integrated Imaging Program:"We are deploying DDN's WOS
object storage system as a corner stone technology that will meet the
demands of our biomedical researchers and their collaborating partners.
We are providing research teams with members who are on- or off-campus
seamless access to their data sets and to hybrid on-premises and
cloud-based scientific computing resources. DDN's WOS-Bridge solution
permits us to extend WOS into our high performance storage environment,
by federating our data sets from across our research community and to
achieve retention and data protection requirements."
-- WOS-Bridge is available today and can be configured with DDN GRIDScaler
based on the newly released GPFS 4.1. Configurations with DDN EXAScaler
are expected in the next quarter.
-- More on DDN WOS-Bridge
-- More on DDN WOS
-- More on DDN EXAScaler
-- More on DDN GRIDScaler
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About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. Our data storage and processing solutions and professional services enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver business results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production, and security and intelligence organizations. Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise. For more information, go to http://www.ddn.com or call 1-800-837-2298.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Levi Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) announced a new version of its MFPsecure(Â®) pull printing software. The MFPsecure for Ricoh offering is an embedded software agent that runs natively on modern Ricoh(Â®) multifunction print devices (MFPs).
"This new product update enables 'secure delivery' support for Ricoh hardware devices, which represents an important milestone in our strategy to expand MFPsecure support across key printer vendor platforms," says John Runions, LRS Director of Worldwide Alliance Sales. "MFPsecure for Ricoh enhances our 'secure delivery' solutions and joins our existing clients for HP, Xerox, and Lexmark devices."
The MFPsecure for Ricoh software leverages the touchscreen interface on most recent Ricoh devices to let users selectively print queued documents from the robust LRS(Â®) Enterprise Output Server. Instead of submitting print jobs directly to a printer, users print to a secure personal print queue. Users can retrieve queued documents by walking up to any defined MFP and authenticating via login, Personal Identification Code or swiping a proximity card over an RFID sensor. This eliminates the problem of sensitive documents sitting unsecured in a printer output tray and can reduce the overall amount of printing in an organization.
Customers and others interested in learning about the MFPsecure product suite are encouraged to visit PullPrinting.LRSOutputManagement.com.
LRS is a privately-held U.S. company with corporate headquarters located in Springfield, Illinois, USA. Remote offices are located throughout the United States and in key geographic regions around the world. More than half of the Fortune 500 and Fortune 500 Service companies rely on industry-leading LRS solutions, with products in use in over 30 countries. Industry analyst groups recognize LRS as a global IT leader and Software Magazine consistently ranks LRS as one of the top software companies in the world. For more information about LRS, visit http://www.LRSOutputManagement.com.
LRS, LRS in the diamond device, and MFPsecure are registered trademarks of Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Ricoh is a registered trademark of Ricoh Company, Ltd. HP is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. Xerox is a registered trademark of Xerox Corporation. Lexmark is a trademark of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand and product names are trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.
Panasonic Announces Pricing & Availability Of 2014 Life+Screen AS650 Series LED HDTV
Series Featured Exclusively at Panasonic.com
NEWARK, N.J., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leader in connected HDTVs, announced today pricing and availability of its 2014 Life+Screen AS650 Series of 1080p LED LCD HDTVs. The AS650 Series features three screen sizes - 50-inch class, 55-inch class, and 60-inch class. All three screen sizes will be available exclusively via http://www.panasonic.com.
MODEL MSRP AVAILABILITY
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TC-50AS650U $1,199.99 Immediate
(49.4 inches diagonal)
TC-55AS650U $1,499.99 Immediate
(54.6 inches diagonal)
TC-60AS650U $1,699.99 Immediate
(59.5 inches diagonal)
The AS650 Series is an advanced 1080p model featuring "Beyond Smart" features and picture-enhancing functions which deliver an easy-to-use interface with stunning picture quality performance.
Beyond Smart TV
The hallmark of the Life+Screen AS650 line-up is the "Beyond Smart" concept that provides an easy-to-use interface with a variety of functions. Building on the success of Panasonic's "My Home Screen" personalization features introduced last year, Panasonic Life+ Screens completely overhaul the user interface and implement dramatic enhancements regarding learning the content preferences of individual users, breaking different content out of its silos, and making navigation far easier and more intuitive.
-- The new my Home Screen function offers a more intuitive and personalized
gateway allowing users to personalize their screen with their favorite
apps and content and access it all quickly and easily.
-- The new my Stream feature enables seamless, automatic content
recommendation. Panasonic Life+ Screens learn user preferences and
automatically recommend content that is targeted to each person.* By
using the my Button on the Touch Pad Remote, the TV conveniently learns
the user's content preferences.
-- Voice Assistant lets the user easily search for their favorite content
in a natural, conversational way.
-- my Home Cloud makes it possible to download a wide variety of content
and apps, and to gain access to places for purchasing accessories via
Panasonic's proprietary Cloud Technology.
-- Access to a wide range of Internet Apps - video-on-demand content and
applications covering everything from news and fitness, social
networking, music and online shopping and gaming.*
-- A new Remote Sharing feature also makes it possible to share video
memos, messages, and other information from my Home Screen through
smartphone devices while away from home.
* Internet service required. Available content may vary by product, model, and location, and may require fees. Specifications and product information are subject to changed.
Superior Picture Quality
The AS650 Series also maintains Panasonic's renowned quality in the area of image rendering performance with 1500 Backlight Scanning Technology which produces smooth, blur-free moving pictures of fast-moving images.
The Life+Screen AS650 Series also features a built-in Wireless LAN, Dual Core Hexa Processing Engine, 3D (two-pair of passive 3D glasses), Media Player, DLNA, three HDMI ins, two USB ports, TouchPad Remote, and is Energy Star 6.1 Certified.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Smart Life+ Screen, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2013 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand rose to number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. (http://bit.ly/19WFSpu).
Samsung Canada Welcomes Canada's Largest Outdoor LED Billboard to Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square
2014 NXNE Festival to feature interactive launch at 'Times Square North'
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada, a global leader in consumer electronics, is pleased to celebrate the launch today of Canada's largest outdoor LED billboard at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square. Individuals travelling through 'Times Square North' will now enjoy content on a 97" ft. wide by 60" ft. tall screen, equivalent to one third the size of a soccer field. The billboard will be officially launched to the public during Samsung's interactive NXNE Festival experience, and will reside above the northwest corner of the Yonge and Dundas Street intersection.
"We're excited to be able to provide visitors to Yonge-Dundas Square with a larger-than-life viewing experience," said HT Kim, President & CEO, Samsung Canada. "Whether on our Curved UHD TVs in Canadian homes, or in one of the busiest public spaces in the country, Samsung is committed to bringing beautiful, immersive entertainment to Canadians."
The new outdoor LED Billboard will serve a variety of purposes following Samsung's interactive NXNE Festival experience such as showcasing Samsung Canada's newest product launches, promotions and partner programs, community updates and helping to bring consumer experiences to life. As Samsung's latest massive interactive billboard, Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square joins other locations including London's Piccadilly Circus and New York's Times Square in offering a world class digital experience.
Samsung Canada's NXNE Concert Experience
Spectators during St. Vincent's Friday, June 20(th) NXNE performance are invited to be part of Samsung's interactive concert experience. Concert-attendees will also have the opportunity to see their #SamsungNXNE 'selfie' featured on Canada's newest LED billboard, and have a chance to win VIP tickets to the show. Some conditions apply. For more information on Samsung's NXNE activity and more, follow @SamsungCanada on Twitter and like Samsung Canada on Facebook.
About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for young minded consumers everywhere through innovation, stylish design and premium experiences. Through relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the technology industry. In 2013, Samsung was ranked #8 in the Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands while the Canadian arm was named as one of Strategy Magazine's 2013 Brands of the Year and Marketing Magazine's 2012 Top 10 Marketers of the Year in Canada. Globally, Samsung employs 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion.
Morgan Page Partners With DTS To Deliver "Against The World" Official Music Video In DTS Headphone:X Technology
Page X BitTorrent For Remix Contest
LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed U.S. producer/DJ and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page continues to explore new technologies and partnerships to push the boundaries of dance music. Last year, Page incorporated a breathtaking 3D interactive experience (originally created for Michael Jackson's "This Is It") to his 2013 tour. To support the June 24 release of "Against The World (Kill The Buzz Remix)," Morgan will partner with premier audio solutions provider DTS, Inc. and revolutionary digital platform, BitTorrent.
For the first time, DTS partners with an electronic artist to deliver their music video mixed in Headphone:X(TM) technology. DTS' Headphone:X(TM) technology allows viewers to watch the official music video for "Against The World" and hear it in immersive 11.1 surround sound over any pair of standard headphones. To hear the DTS Headphone:X difference, check out the video here: Dts.com/AgainstTheWorld.
"At DTS, we are on a relentless quest to deliver sonic fidelity," said Kevin Doohan, CMO, at DTS. "With DTS Headphone:X technology, Morgan Page's fans can completely immerse themselves in the Against The World music video and experience the music as if they are sitting in the studio with him, all over any pair of headphones."
Today, Page has joined with BitTorrent, Inc. to release the Against the World BitTorrentBundle. Fans can download the Bundle to gain access to Page's music, video, artwork, and exclusive multi-track stems. Budding producers can create their own Against the World Remix and enter them into the Against the World Remix Contest. Page has also teamed with Waves to award three handpicked producers withWaves plug-in packs, including Morgan Page's official Waves EMP Plugin Toolbox. Winners will be selected by July 21.
"Against The World (Kill The Buzz Remix)" Available June 24; Listen To Teaser Here: http://bit.ly/1uyud5r
Stay tuned in the coming months for more Morgan news.
About Morgan Page:
As an artist, DJ, songwriter and radio show presenter, Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page is ubiquitous to the dance music scene. Page has been nominated by the International Dance Music Awards for "Best American DJ" category alongside Skrillex, Kaskade, and Deadmau5 and played such festivals as Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo and countless shows in N. America's biggest clubs. A proponent of emerging technologies, Page brought to life the groundbreaking 'Morgan Page Presents Tour' - a forward thinking immersive visuals experience utilizing stereoscopic 3D technology. It's no wonder the Wynn Las Vegas tapped him for a prestigious residency alongside acts such as Avicii, Zedd, Steven Angello, and others and national satellite broadcaster, Sirius XM, gave him his very own radio show (on its 188th episode and counting.) Page's last full-length album, In The Air, debuted at #1 on Beatport's "Top 100 Albums" Chart and #6 on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart, while the single reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart and resided in the Top 10 for an impressive 25 weeks. http://www.morgan-page.com
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences--anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc(TM) standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players,game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray(TM) discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2014, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
BitTorrent Bundle is an alpha project made with and for the web's creative community. Creators can build their own BitTorrent Bundle and distribute their massive multi-media projects to 170 million BitTorrent users around the world. Each Bundle comes with a key; fans can unlock artist content with an email address or a donation. Got ideas for the next BitTorrent Bundle? You can sign up here.
Unveiling of NAO Evolution: A Stronger Robot and a More Comprehensive Operating System
PARIS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
ALDEBARAN is announcing the launch of NAO EVOLUTION, the new generation of its NAO
robot, equipped with the NAOqi 2.0(TM) operating system.
Aldebaran, the global leader in humanoid robotics, is pleased to announce the launch
of NAO EVOLUTION, the 5th and latest generation of NAO, the interactive, autonomous, and
fully programmable robot. NAO is already being used for specific research and education
purposes. Over 5000 robots are currently operating in 70 countries. With its new
functionality, NAO EVOLUTION is the next big step for the development of innovative
applications for a broad range of companies and content publishers.
NAO EVOLUTION has the most up-to-date operating system, NAOqi 2.0, now being used by
all of the company's robots, including the emotional robot Pepper. Designed for easy
natural voice interaction, the NAOqi environment includes a dialogue engine, an emotional
engine, and Autonomous Life- the system giving NAO. All robots designed by Aldebaran share
the same technologies and operating system, enabling the transfer applications from one
robot to another with a minimum amount of adaptation. In this sense, Aldebaran has
succeeded in the challenge of creating a unique "platform" available in several humanoid
forms and benefiting from the same advanced software.
NAO EVOLUTION also has improved functionality for easy interaction between humans and
the robot and allowing developers to program complex sequences themselves:
- Improved shape and facial detection and recognition using new algorithms
- Improved sound source location using 4 directional microphones
- Refined obstacle detection and distance estimation with a detection range from
1 cm (0.39 inches) to 3 m (9.8 feet) using new sonar telemeters
- More powerful battery: 48.6 watt-hours, giving NAO EVOLUTION about 1 h 30 min
of battery life in operational mode, i.e. 30% more than the previous generation.
Although NAO EVOLUTION is the same size as before (height: 58 cm, 1.9 feet), it is
- Stronger, with metal gears in the neck, hips, legs, and ankles.
- Quieter, with soles that dampen the noise and friction of its footsteps.
- More skillful, grasping objects more easily using finger grips.
"This new phase is fully in line with our vision of eventually offering the greatest
possible number of humanoid robots for a variety of purposes" says Bruno Maisonnier,
founder and CEO of Aldebaran. "Apart from schools and universities, we would like
companies and the developer community to get hold of our robots and create applications
that will ensure the success of NAO in the future."
Now available, NAO EVOLUTION will be marketed at the following prices (not including
VAT) by region: Europe: 4,690 EUR - Asia-Pacific: 7,000 EUR - North and South America:
These packages include a full range of software and services and 1 to 3 years of
after-sales servicing and warranties.
Aldebaran, the names and logos of NAO, Pepper and NAOqi are designated trademarks of
Aldebaran in France and in other countries.
Established in 2005 by Bruno Maisonnier and with offices in France, China, Japan, and
the United States, Aldebaran designs, manufactures and sells autonomous humanoid robots to
contribute to human well-being. More than 5,000 NAOs, our first product, are used today as
a research and education platform in 70 countries around the world. Aldebaran has 500
employees involved in robot development and manufacture. Aldebaran is a SoftBank Group
company, holding 78.5% of its own capital.
The Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph, Made to Measure for Novak Djokovic
LONDON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
When Novak Djokovic selected Seiko as his watch partner, it was the new Astron GPS
Solar collection that particularly caught his eye, and Novak has worn Astron ever since.
So, what could be more appropriate than to introduce a Novak Djokovic Limited Edition
The new Seiko Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic Limited Edition is based on the new
chronograph caliber that was introduced at Baselworld 2014 to great acclaim. This
remarkable caliber, like all watches in the Astron collection, adjusts to every time zone
on earth at the touch of a button so that, no matter where Novak's quest for tennis glory
may take him, he has always the exact time on his wrist. We estimate that Novak's 2014
global travel schedule would normally require him to adjust his watch at least 60 times.
With Astron, he does not have to worry about it once.
The 8X82 caliber offers Novak two new functions - a six-hour chronograph and an
electronic function in the crown for even easier adjustment of the secondary functions.
Furthermore, the new watch is 30% smaller in size than the existing 7X caliber. This size
has been achieved by a new advance in Astron's energy-saving technology which allows the
watch to connect to the GPS network with a smaller antenna.
The Novak Djokovic Limited Edition has unique appeal, thanks to the black ceramic
bezel, the extra-strength silicon strap and the rose-gold tone of the steel case. The case
back carries Novak's name and signature with each watch's own serial number engraved
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SSE022 Caseback with Novak's signature and serial number
This new watch is part of the "wardrobe" of Seiko watches that Novak now wears. We
respect Novak as a sportsman of course, but we also respect his wide range of interests
away from the tennis court and his very varied lifestyle. So, while we cannot help Novak
win tournaments, we can help him to manage his time in every other aspect of his life.
Novak now has a series of watches, each selected from the Astron, Premier, Sportura and
Prospex collections, to suit his different activities.
The Novak Djokovic Astron GPS Solar Chronograph is a limited edition of 2,500, offered
in its own presentation box with a personal message from Novak Djokovic.
It will be released in November 2014, and will be presented at leading Seiko retail
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Novak Djokovic Limited Edition, SSE022 Caliber
8X82, GPS Solar Chronograph
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment Chronograph up to 6 hours in 1/5 second
increments Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100
Signal reception result indication
World time function (40 time zones), Daylight Saving Time function, Power save
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (without receiving a time signal and at temperatures
between 5degree(s)C and 35degree(s)C ) Case: Diameter 44.6mm, Thickness 13.3mm
Stainless steel with rose-gold color coating with ceramic bezel
Water resistance 10 Bar, Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
Band: Extra-strength silicon with three-fold clasp with push button release Glass:
Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: Euro 1,900 Limited edition of 2,500
Hauppauge updates its video gaming application to support streaming to Twitch, Ustream and YouTube
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hauppauge Digital, Inc., the leading developer and manufacturer of gaming video recorders, announced today their latest update of Hauppauge Capture application adds widely anticipated direct Internet streaming support for the HD PVR Rocket. Video streaming services such as Twitch, YouTube and Ustream are now supported for Rocket users.
The Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket has been highly praised since its launch in November 2013 for superb quality 1080p recording directly to a USB storage device or PC. Hauppauge's software update adds an entirely new level of functionality to the Rocket, an update which is free of charge to all Rocket users.
Compatible with all gaming consoles and PCs, the HD PVR Rocket is now capable of streaming directly to Twitch, Ustream and YouTube via the extremely easy to use Hauppauge Capture application for Windows. In Hauppauge Capture, a Rocket user can simply select the StreamEez tab, choose their streaming service, login and start streaming within minutes.
The HD PVR Rocket is one of few devices in the market that internally handles the data intensive encoding for streaming, using its built-in dedicated encoding processor, rather than relying on a high-spec CPU for the same task. This is a huge advantage for video gamers who want to stream their game play at the best video quality on any PC system.
Hauppauge Digital Inc is a leading developer and manufacturer of high definition video recorders plus digital TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc., PCTV Systems Sarl.and Hauppauge Digital Europe subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops high definition video recorders, digital video receivers for TV-in-a-window on a PC screen, digital video editing and video conferencing. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, Ireland and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and California. The Company's Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com. Hauppauge and WinTV are registered trademarks of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Other product or service names herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Clarion and KONI America Join Forces to Advance the 'Clarion Builds' Program
Clarion Builds' BMW 2002 Project Gains Momentum with KONI America coming aboard
CYPRESS, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America announced today the addition of KONI America as the newest 'Clarion Builds' Gold-Level premium partner on the program's first vehicle restoration project.
Clarion Builds is an innovative marketing program initiated by Clarion to tackle unique restoration projects of iconic cars and trucks in cooperation with key partners hand-selected for each individual project. The program is designed to connect with new and existing fans who are car enthusiasts, automotive sports fans, journalists, historians, and anyone with an interest in design and style, through a mix of social and traditional media.
"KONI Group is run by a truly dedicated team of automotive enthusiasts and it is great having them on board for this exciting Clarion Builds project," stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing & Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America. "KONI shock absorbers are known in the industry as the undisputed benchmarks for performance, durability and quality. In fact, it is quite telling to share that all our Clarion Builds partners were delighted when they learned about KONI joining the program and that speaks volumes about where the company and its superior products stand."
"KONI America is very proud to be a part of the Clarion Builds BMW 2002 project. As the world leader in adjustable shock absorber technology, we are excited to bring legendary KONI ride control, tuning, and handling improvement to the rebirth of this iconic European sport coupe. KONI's partnership with Clarion brings two world class brands from different specialties within the performance automotive spectrum focusing together to make the legendary BMW 2002 the best possible mix of yesterday and today," stated Lee Grimes, Automotive Product Manager at KONI America.
The first Clarion Builds project, the ground up restoration of a 1974 BMW 2002, an iconic modern classic, will be a work of art at the completion of the project. Clarion and its key partners, including KONI America, aim to bring fans and followers specific project details throughout the different phases until its full completion.
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at http://www.clarion.com.
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As a part of ITT Motion Technologies, KONI develops, manufactures and markets high performance shock absorbers for many types of private and commercial vehicles including street and racing cars, trucks, buses, RVs and military vehicles as well as railway rolling stock. ITT Motion Technologies is the world leader in the development and production of brake pads and friction materials for the transport and automobile industry. http://www.koni.com
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Windustries LLC today announces the release of the world's first virtual reality fan. The Petal Fan combines a new dimension of reality to bring gaming to the next level.
Virtual reality is becoming even more real with the introduction of the new immersive technology Petal Fan. Petal Fan is the first portable fan that responds dynamically to virtual game effects simulating the feeling of airflow one would expect in the real world. From a soft tropical breeze blowing through a person's hair while surfing a wave or a hurricane force while fighting an enemy army, Petal Fan enhances the virtual reality experience. While most virtual reality gaming is only visual and auditory, Petal Fan adds a tactile experience through the power of air.
Petal Fan uses the latest in advanced technologies to integrate into and enhance virtual reality experiences. The utilization of open source software allows developers and inventors to incorporate Petal Fan into their own virtual reality systems and software.
"We are bringing virtual reality one step closer to becoming indistinguishable from reality. This is the first technology of its kind that brings the touch sense to the virtual reality ecosystem for the average user," stated Andrew London, inventor of Petal Fan.
Petal Fan is being brought to market using crowd funding through Kickstarter.
Windustries LLC is a virtual reality peripherals development company. Established in 2014, Windustries is taking virtual reality gaming to new levels by adding real world effects to these technologies. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. http://www.petalfan.com
CABLExpress Transforms its Skinny-Trunk Fiber Optic Trunks with 18 Percent Diameter and 47 Percent Weight Reductions
Product Developments Allow for Increased Cabling Capacity in the Data Center
SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CABLExpress announced today at NY Tech Summit that it has reduced the diameter and weight of its Skinny-TrunkÂ® fiber optic trunk cables to allow for increased capacity and ease of cable management in data center infrastructure systems.
-- Reduction in overall cable diameter by an average of 18 percent across
all fiber counts
-- Decrease in weight of trunks by an average of 47 percent across all
-- Reduction of MTPÂ® breakout legs by 33 percent, from 3 mm to 2 mm
"These fiber trunks will help organizations maximize the overall efficiency of their data centers," said Lisa Belodoff, vice president of CABLExpress. "Our engineering team works in partnership with our customers to develop solutions for issues they're dealing with on a daily basis. These enhancements will not only make their jobs easier, but provide a clear benefit when evaluating total cost of ownership of the IT infrastructure spend."
In addition to the physical changes in the Skinny-Trunk fiber trunks, the enhancements also allow for a decreased bend radius of the cabling.
"The bend radius impacts overall performance because the lower the bend radius, the lower the potential for signal loss," said Kent Goldsmith, RCDD, DCDC, engineering manager at CABLExpress. "By reducing the opportunities for signal loss and network downtime, organizations are also minimizing the risk of disrupting the critical business processes that their customers, patients or students rely on."
The enhanced Skinny-Trunk fiber trunks are part of the CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk Solution.
CABLExpress, a division of CXtec, has manufactured high-performance cabling and data center infrastructure products and structured cabling solutions for more than three decades. The CABLExpress Skinny-TrunkÂ® Solution is a comprehensive fiber optic product line that saves space and installation time while preparing layer one data center infrastructure for future generations of upgrades. For more information, visit http://www.cablexpress.com.
This unique wearable ring called Arcus is a motion tracking device offering greater
accuracy than the currently available arm-banded or bracelet motion detectors.
Users can get valuable information and insights regarding their movements while doing
sports, but the ring also provides a platform for hands-free use and control of tablets,
media players or even SmartTVs using simple finger gestures.
Arcus tracks the motion and recognizes finger gestures of users and sends this
information to smartphones or tablets, moreover, it possesses unique features such as
multi-finger support and wireless charging.
Taking Sports Tracking to a Whole New Level
Arcus can detect even the slightest finger movements, therefore it is ideal for
tracking and analyzing sports movements, such as a golf swing or swimming strokes, while
also offering the ability to control Bluetooth enabled devices and to work seamlessly with
a variety of unique mobile applications.
"It's comfortable to wear Arcus during training and it supports my Olympic
preparation." Zsofia Czellai, 2012 Kayak World Champion
Athletics isn't the only area where the motion tracking capabilities of Arcus can take
center stage, either. The ring promises to connect to a wide array of Bluetooth capable
devices, making it possible to play FPS games, control a personal media player or smart
home devices using.
Arcus includes the best features from all of its top competitors in a single product.
Not only does it offer activity tracking and sport analytics, but it supports all fingers
and provides excellent gesture recognition. The ring will support mobile connectivity and
will come with a number of ready-to-use mobile apps.
The company is launching a Kickstarter campaign to get the ring ready to roll out to
the public. There are many rewards of the campaign to choose from, with many offering
backers the chance to get their hands on an Arcus of their very own.
Arcus Motion is a custom hardware and mobile software development company. Offices are
located in New York City, while R&D resides in Budapest, Hungary. The company has
extensive experience in sensor based developments.
Software Platform Drives Performance Improvements in Baxter: Twice as Fast, Twice as Precise
BOSTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink Robotics today announced Intera 3, a major upgrade to its advanced software platform. With Intera 3, Rethink Robotics doubles the performance and expands the abilities of Baxter, one of the first human-safe robots. Rethink Robotics' latest software makes Baxter work twice as fast, with twice the precision previously possible.
Intera 3 demonstrates the power of software to deliver continuous innovation more quickly and frequently, adding ever-increasing value to Rethink Robotics' inexpensive robot. It represents a game-changing approach to automation in manufacturing--moving robotics from fixed to flexible--with software-driven robots that adapt and evolve. As the software advances, Baxter's capabilities will continue to expand, even as the physical robot remains the same--debunking the age-old idea that hardware improvements are required to enhance performance and ability.
"We've told our customers that our robots will get better and better through software," said Scott Eckert, CEO at Rethink Robotics. "If you haven't seen Baxter lately, you need to take another look, thanks to the innovation delivered by our software platform, Intera."
With Intera 3, Baxter's skill set immediately expands to a broader range of applications, including:
-- Tending to machines such as CNC lathes, ultrasonic welders and press
-- Packing and unpacking of parts and components
-- Line loading and unloading
The software will be available for all existing Baxters, and all new production beginning in mid-July.
"We needed a more flexible automation solution that can quickly and easily be modified to meet the fluctuating demands of our customers," said Scott Borthwick, production supervisor at California-based Kaiser-Permanente Optical Lab. "With Rethink Robotics, the software makes it possible for our team to train Baxter on new tasks as they arise, with no loss of productivity."
Rethink Robotics' industry-leading combination of advanced software and robust hardware brings the future of interactive robotics to market now. For manufacturers and distributors, interactive robots which can work side-by-side with humans are a workforce multiplier, freeing up human labor to focus on work best performed by people. Industry leaders in automotive, plastics, electronics, consumer goods and other markets are already deploying Rethink Robotics' Baxter, gaining new flexibility and productivity. The resulting integrated workforce delivers lower costs, increased agility in responding to market and demand fluctuations and additional resources for fueling innovation - all contributing factors to competitive advantage.
"Automation is a critical part of our strategy to drive continuous innovation," said Andy Hill, manufacturing manager at Missouri-based King Innovation. "Rethink Robotics' software-driven Baxter supports our efforts in this mission, with ongoing advances in what the robot can do."
Intera 3 will be available directly from Rethink Robotics and its nationwide network of partners. For more information, please visit http://www.rethinkrobotics.com.
Rethink Robotics, Inc. helps manufacturers meet the challenges of an agile economy with an integrated workforce, combining trainable, safe and cost-effective robots with skilled labor. Its Baxter robot, driven by Intera, an advanced software platform, gives world-class manufacturers and distributors in automotive, plastics, consumer goods, electronics and more, a workforce multiplier that optimizes labor. With Rethink Robotics, manufacturers increase flexibility, lower costs and can invest in skilled labor--all advantages in fueling continuous innovation and sustainable competitive advantage.
Committed to accelerating robotics innovation in manufacturing and beyond, Rethink Robotics' Baxter Research Robot gives academic and corporate research environments a humanoid robot platform with integrated sensors and an open software development kit for creating custom applications.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the company is funded by Bezos Expeditions, Charles River Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Sigma Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Two Sigma Ventures. For more information about Rethink Robotics, please visit http://www.rethinkrobotics.com.
Makers Of The Most Accurate, Affordable Line Of Activity Trackers With Heart Rate Introduce The New LifeTrak Core C210
Latest Addition to LifeTrak Wearables Line Boasts Automatic Activity and Sleep Tracking, Sleek Styling, Versatility and Easy-to-Use Functions to Manage Your Health and Fitness and "Follow Your Heart" to a Better Lifestyle
FREMONT, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salutron, Inc., the foremost leader in heart-rate monitoring and precise biosensing wearables, today introduced its newest activity monitor - the LifeTrak Core C210. The Core C210 tracks 24/7 activity and heart rate, including sleep, calories burned, steps taken and distance traveled, to help users get active, lose weight, sleep better and live healthy. The Core C210 offers truly automatic sleep detection and monitoring - others require users to remember to manually prompt the device when they are going to sleep, taking a nap and waking up.
Knowing and tracking your heart rate is the most important step toward improving your overall well-being, which is why LifeTrak's line of activity trackers help you "Follow your Heart" to a better lifestyle. LifeTrak activity monitors incorporate heart rate and physical motion into the calorie burn calculation, which is considered a more precise way to determine calorie expenditure. They also provide the most sophisticated science and accurate data calculation of any activity tracker on the market, giving users the ability to make more informed changes to their health.
The LifeTrak Core C210 provides an easy-to-read display, where all information is conveniently shown right on the wrist - making it easy to track all of your vitals without having to sync wirelessly with a smartphone app. Complex data is quickly processed behind the scenes, so that users only see the most important and relevant information in an easy to understand format.
Other advanced features of the C210 include:
-- Automatic sleep detection and monitoring - Knows when you fall asleep,
monitors your sleep quality and detects when you wake up, without the
need to prompt
-- Advanced Calorie Tracking - Calorie burn integrates heart rate and
activity data, resulting in better accuracy
-- Accurate Heart Rate - Heart rate detection with a simple press of a
-- 24/7 automatic tracking - Includes sleep, calorie burn, steps and
-- Enhanced Step Filtering - Removes false steps from step count
-- Dynamic Distance Calibration - Automatically identifies walking, jogging
and running motions to determine distance
-- Weekly and hourly records - View results from the past 7 days, and
throughout the day with a 24-hour chart
-- Long-lasting battery life - One year and no charging required
-- Waterproof - Fully submersible up to 90 feet
-- ComfortFit Band - Comes with reversible/interchangeable bands for full
"The launch of our new Core C210 activity tracker further solidifies our commitment to providing the most sophisticated and accurate data calculation of any activity tracker on the market," said Mike Tsai, CEO of Salutron. "Our unmatched monitoring capabilities provide consumers with the first line of activity trackers that fit effortlessly into your day and give you deeply insightful information to make lasting changes to your health."
The new LifeTrak Core C210 activity tracker is one of the most affordable on the market, at $69, and is now available for order online at http://www.LifeTrakUSA.com and Target retail stores, and next month in select retailers across the country. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About Salutron, Inc.
Salutron, Inc., is an industry leader in heart rate monitoring technology for fitness and health equipment and products. Found in gyms across the globe, the company's technology is incorporated into many name brands including, Precor, Nautilus, Star Trac, and Life Fitness. From the gym to your wrist, Salutron also offers accurate, durable and connected wearable devices for physiological monitoring on-the-go.
The wearable devices, in band and watch format, are branded under LifeTrak and SmartHealth. Salutron technology has also been incorporated into many well-known private label brands including Timex, Reebok, New Balance, Sportline and Pro-Form. Products with Salutron's technology can be found in major retailers including Sports Authority, Sport Chalet, Dick's Sporting Goods, Big 5, Best Buy, RadioShack, Frys, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Costco, and Amazon.
Additionally, Salutron develops physiological monitoring products for government agencies like DARPA, NASA, the US Army, and brings those innovative technologies to the everyday consumer. Salutron is privately held and based in Fremont, CA. More information on Salutron and LifeTrak products can be found at lifetrakusa.com or follow @MyLifeTrak.
Tableau 8.2 Brings Data to the Mac and Data Storytelling to Everyone
Tableau Desktop and Tableau Public now run natively on the Mac; new Story Points feature helps people create interactive, data-driven stories
SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 8.2, an update that brings Tableau to Mac users around the world and adds a feature to help people tell stories with their data. With Tableau 8.2, Mac users will have a fully-featured analytics application that lets them ask questions of their data. Story Points will allow everyone to create interactive, data-driven stories that they can share with their organizations, networks and the world.
"Mac users now have simpler and more seamless access to their data using this new version of Tableau Desktop. It's specifically designed from the ground up to take advantage of the user interface and rich Retina displays that the Mac OS offers," said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. "Another key feature of this release is Story Points, which will help people add extra context, flow and guidance to tell a more structured story with their data."
People are drowning in data - on the web, in spreadsheets and in databases. In order to take advantage of all of that data, people need to find new ways to harness it and unearth the insights that inform decisions. Tableau Story Points provides a vehicle to tell visually compelling, interactive narratives that bring insights and actions to life.
Customers using the Tableau 8.2 beta since April have this to say:
-- "Tableau's Mac beta has allowed our creative team to collaborate closely
with our BI analysts and marketers to develop a rich collection of
professional, polished reports that showcase Allrecipes unique insights
to our sales team, partners and the food media," said Grace
Preyapongpisan, Vice President of Business Intelligence at
Allrecipes.com. "Now our talented design teams can create and share
polished, professional and insightful reports, which is critical for our
success as a business and as a brand."
-- "Our goal with deploying Tableau is a cultural change around data, where
people are able to easily get to the data quickly, ask advanced
questions, explore, tell stories and derive insights," said Anja
Canfield-Budde, Director, Enterprise Data and Analytics, with University
of Washington Information Technology. "We have been testing Tableau 8.2
to see how it will impact our existing dashboards. There are a couple of
features we are particularly excited about, specifically Story Points
and Tableau Desktop for Mac. As a large institution with diverse users
of Tableau products, Tableau Desktop for the Mac and the ability to tell
the stories behind the visualizations makes us super excited and
-- "Our clients pay us not only for our analysis, but for our guidance as
to what it means and how to interpret it so they can better connect with
their customers and grow their business," said Susan Baier, owner of
Audience Audit. "Story Points allows me to walk my clients through a
sequence of visualizations and accompanying highlights just as if I were
in the room with them. It ensures that key insights aren't lost as the
analysis is shared throughout their organizations. I am now
incorporating Story Points into every project we conduct."
-- "Story Points allows us to tell an entire visual story using just one
screen," said Veronica Simoes, General Director at Tableau Brazil
partner PATH. "We are also enjoying the improved maps and the new
connection experience that makes creating joins between tables fast and
much more intuitive."
New Tableau 8.2 features include:
-- Tableau Desktop and Tableau Public on the Mac OS: The Mac version will
have the same fast, visually compelling and powerful analytics
capabilities available on Windows. It includes support for
high-resolution Retina displays and both in-memory and live connectivity
to data sources.
-- Story Points: People will now have the power to tell interactive stories
with their data. This feature allows people to combine worksheets and
dashboards into stories that remain connected to the underlying data and
change as the data changes - or as the views and dashboards change. The
stories can then be published to Tableau Server, Tableau Online and
Tableau Public so that anyone can view and engage with them directly in
a browser or on a mobile device.
-- Visual Data Window: Tableau 8.2 will include a redesigned data
connection experience that will be simpler and more visual for users.
-- Updated maps: Maps are updated and redesigned to be more beautiful and
engaging than ever before.
-- Tableau Server Improvements: Updates to the enterprise-class Tableau
Server are designed to simplify administration and support for server
deployments and make the end-user experience even more enjoyable.
Learn more about Tableau 8.2 at http://www.tableausoftware.com/new-features/8.2.
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EcoNet's Energy Saving Wireless EV100 Vents Earn Z-Wave Certification
CLEARWATER, Fla., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of Home Automation Products, has completed the certification process for its series of wireless vents. The EV100 vent/register is officially Z-Wave certified and has been added to the growing list of Z-Wave devices recognized by the Z-Wave Alliance.
Bulogics, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA, an independent wireless automation engineering and design company, certified EcoNet's EV100 Z-Wave Vent.
The EV100 series of Z-Vent's are direct replacements for standard home forced air vents and are available in several sizes, and in two colors. These wireless controlled battery powered vents make energy management, and energy savings, simple and affordable. Any computer or smart phone can be used to control and manage the opening and closing of the vents, from anywhere internet access is available.
When used with a standard Z-Wave home automation system, the wireless Z-Vent allows direct control of heating or AC air flow to specific rooms in a home. When properly configured, the Z-Vent Energy Management System can reduce energy cost by 10% to 20%. Configuration options include the combination of occupancy schedules, activity sensors and temperature sensors. A simple example of an energy saving configuration would limit forced air flow in unoccupied rooms on a schedule. The bedroom airflow would automatically cut off when the room is empty during the day and the living area of home would have full air flow. The reverse vent control schedule would apply overnight when the bedrooms where occupied. As well as open and closed positions, the vents can be partially opened or closed with settings of 10% to 90% allowing even distribution air flow in problem areas of the home.
CarCharging Intends to Integrate Tesla Motors' Electric Vehicle Charging Technology into its Blink Network
Leaders in Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure Expand Access to Technology and Services to Benefit EV Drivers and the Industry
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services and owner of the Blink Network, one of the largest EV charging networks, announced its intention to integrate the Tesla Motors' EV charging technology into Blink EV charging stations. According to the blog on the Tesla Motors' website dated June 12, 2014, Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, stated that the company would "not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology". Mr. Musk noted that the decision to provide access to the patents is "in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology" and that "Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform".
While Tesla Motors' Model S currently includes an adaptor for the J1772(TM) connector, the standard for public EV charging stations and compatible with EVs sold in North America, CarCharging anticipates incorporating the technology of Tesla Motors' charging port into Blink charging stations as well as the Society of Automobile Engineers' (SAE) new J1772(TM) DC Fast Charging combo coupler. By integrating these charging ports and connectors with its current J1772 and CHAdeMO connectors, CarCharging will expand the charging options currently available for EV drivers, including CarCharging's network of 119 DC Fast Chargers, the largest network of DC Fast Chargers in the United States.
CarCharging is further expanding its network of DC Fast Chargers by actively working with Nissan to deploy quick chargers in key markets throughout the United States. CarCharging has also partnered with Gridscape Solutions, a software and service company that specializes in designing and developing a broad range of smart energy solutions, to integrate Nissan's DC Fast Chargers with the BlinkÂ® Network, the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink EV charging stations and all of its charging data.
"Like Tesla Motors, CarCharging believes that the market potential for electric vehicles is vast and we are dedicated to doing all that we can to assist in its acceleration," said CarCharging Founder and CEO, Michael D. Farkas. "By sharing its technologies, Tesla Motors provides CarCharging with the ability to leverage all of the locations in its portfolio and offer a solution that is compatible for all EV drivers, which is a win-win for the drivers and the industry."
CarCharging shares Tesla Motors' commitment to the development of the EV market and is also actively working with other major EV charging networks on various interoperability initiatives. CarCharging recently launched the CarCharging mobile application ("app"), the first truly interoperable app that serves as the gateway to multiple networks that operate EV charging stations from various manufacturers. The CarCharging app provides drivers with the ability to locate public Blink, GE, SemaCharge, and ChargePoint EV charging stations, and initiate and pay for EV charging sessions at GE WattStations and SemaCharge stations, that are owned and operated by CarCharging, directly from their iPhone. The app is now available for is currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is available for download from the App Store.
CarCharging also recently announced its participation in Nissan's "No Charge to Charge" promotion, which provides two years of no-fee charging with the purchase of a new Nissan LEAF with the new EZ-Charge card, an all-access card that provides drivers with the ability to initiate charging sessions on CarCharging's Blink Network as well as other major charging networks. CarCharging is also collaborating with GE's Industrial Solutions business to establish interoperability between CarCharging's Blink Network and GE's WattStation EV chargers. GE will soon allow CarCharging's Blink Network to serve as an alternative payment method for drivers and owners of GE WattStations.
About Car Charging Group, Inc.
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public electric vehicle (EV) charging services, enabling EV drivers to easily recharge at locations throughout the United States. Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA; New York, NY; and Phoenix, AZ; CarCharging's business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging.
CarCharging offers various options to commercial and residential property owners for EV charging services. Our typical business model provides a comprehensive turnkey program where CarCharging owns and operates the EV charging equipment; manages the installation, maintenance, and related services; and shares a portion of the EV charging revenue with the property owner. Alternatively, property partners can share in the equipment and installation expenses with CarCharging operating and managing the EV charging stations and providing network connectivity. For properties interested in purchasing and owning EV charging stations, CarCharging can also provide EV charging hardware, site recommendations, connection to the Blink Network, and management and maintenance services.
Through its subsidiary, Blink Network, CarCharging also provides residential EV charging solutions for single-family homes. For more information, please visit http://www.BlinkHQ.com.
CarCharging has strategic partnerships across multiple business sectors including multi-family residential and commercial properties, parking garages, shopping malls, retail parking, and municipalities. CarCharging's partners include, but are not limited to Walgreens, IKEA, Wal-Mart, Simon Property Group, Equity One, Equity Residential, Forest City, Cinemark USA, Fox Studios, Facebook, PayPal, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Mayo Clinic, San Diego Padres, University of Pennsylvania, Ace Parking, Central/USA Parking, Icon Parking, Rapid Parking, Parking Concepts, CVS, Related Management, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, City of Phoenix (AZ), City of Philadelphia (PA), and City of Miami Beach (FL).
CarCharging is committed to creating a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging and is hardware agnostic. CarCharging owns the Blink network, and owns and operates EV charging equipment manufactured by Blink, Aerovironment, ChargePoint, General Electric, Nissan, and SemaConnect. CarCharging's Level II charging stations are compatible with EVs sold in the United States including the Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-Miev, Toyota Prius Plug-In, Honda Fit EV, and Toyota Rav4 EV, as well as many others scheduled for release over the next few years.
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SMART Names Select Resellers to Bring SMART kapp(TM) to Market
SMART announces launch partners for SMART kapp((TM)) during initial three month rollout
LAS VEGAS, NV, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading collaboration company and global
provider of visual collaboration solutions announces that 13 of its
North American resellers have been named select partners with a 90-day
sole right to sell SMART kapp((TM)) digital capture board in North America, unveiled for the first time
yesterday at InfoComm in Las Vegas.
Designed to replace old-fashioned dry-erase boards and flipcharts, SMART
kapp is as easy and intuitive to use as its predecessors. But with
SMART kapp the user can instantly transfer what's written on the board
to any device, share this content in real-time via the mobile
application to anyone, anywhere in the world, and capture and save
anything written or drawn on the board in JPEG or PDF format, in the
cloud or to USB. In addition to all of its 21(st) century utility, SMART kapp adds a cool, clean, contemporary design
statement to any office or workspace.
"SMART kapp is unlike any product SMART has produced, or the market has
seen," says Neil Gaydon, CEO, SMART Technologies. "We looked to
partners who were equipped to handle pre-orders and early sales as we
ramp up production and distribution. After we hit mass production we'll
be looking to widen that partner group and onboard our entire channel
and new partners, too."
Early partners are offered a three-month sales exclusive in North
America with SMART kapp as well as support through training, marketing,
advertising and promotion.
SMART is proud to launch SMART kapp with its following partners:
-- Sharp's Audio Visual
-- Collaboration Solutions
-- Tierney Brothers
-- The Whitlock Group
-- Smarter Systems
-- Presentation Products
-- Data Projections
-- Applied Electronics
-- The Chariot Group
-- AVI Systems
-- Xerox Audio Visual Solutions
"We're thrilled to be among the first to offer this breakthrough
product," says Jim Tierney CEO of SMART kapp Select Partner Tierney
Brothers Inc. "SMART kapp is a great piece of contemporary office
design and it is sophisticated collaboration technology that's easy and
intuitive to use. We are looking forward to deploying SMART kapp
throughout our organization."
As of today, SMART kapp is available for pre-order through any of the
SMART kapp Select Partners. Establishing a pre-order ensures that the
buyer will be one of the first recipients of the SMART kapp board when
they ship later this summer.
At the end of the three-month period, SMART kapp will be made available
to a wider range of channel partners.
About SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired
collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning
group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive
experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software
and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and
remains a world leader in interactive displays.
Certain information contained in this press release, including the SMART
kapp digital capture board product and the impact of such product on
collaboration activities and on the dry erase board market, may
constitute forward-looking information or statements including product
release dates and product features. By their very nature,
forward-looking information and statements involve inherent risks and
uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks that predictions,
forecasts, projections and other forward-looking information and
statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue
reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could
cause the actual results to vary materially from the forward-looking
information or statements. We do not assume responsibility for the
accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking information or
statements. Any forward-looking information and statements contained in
this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary
Microsemi and Ultra Communications Collaborate to Enable High Reliability, Ruggedized Transceivers for Defense and Commercial Aviation Applications
UltraComm X80 Fury Transceivers Validate Sustained 5G Performance for Microsemi's Leading Mainstream SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its customer Ultra Communications (UltraComm), an innovative developer of highly compact and robust photonic components for harsh environment applications, has successfully interoperated its X80 Fury transceivers with Microsemi's SmartFusionÂ®2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOOÂ®2 FPGAs, validating the robustness of its mainstream SERDES transceivers.
In selecting Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs for this interoperability exercise, UltraComm has achieved the goal of broadening the solution ecosystem for its ruggedized transceivers that maximize component density, performance and I/O functionality to meet the strict requirements of next-generation defense and commercial aviation applications.
"The fact that UltraComm, an innovator of leading-edge ruggedized subsystems for high reliability and high availability applications, has selected Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA and IGLOO2 FPGA families to conduct interoperability testing is an extremely valuable benchmark for customers," said Shakeel Peera, senior director of SoC product line marketing at Microsemi. "In less than a year after its launch, and 1,500 active customer engagements later, SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 continue their upward trajectory with tremendous market acceptance. The successful UltraComm tests are further validation of the benefits SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 mainstream features deliver."
Independent interoperability tests by UltraComm have proved the strength of Microsemi's SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 SERDES for applications that require the highest reliability, lowest power and highest security. These tests demonstrate the value of integrating Microsemi's FPGAs and UltraComm's breakthrough optical module-based transceivers in defense and commercial aviation systems giving developers the ability to increase performance while reducing size, weight and power (SWaP) to achieve lower total cost-of-ownership advantages and deliver unrivaled security and reliability. The complete test report fiber optic documentation is available online at http://www.microsemi.com/ultracomm-interop-report.
"The successful interoperation between SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 SERDES along with UltraComm's X80 Fury transceivers gives our mutual customers in the mission-critical defense and aviation markets a platform upon which to build a high reliability end-to-end fiber optic-based data transport solution," said Chuck Tabbert, vice president, sales & marketing at UltraComm. "Our leading X80 platform excels at providing a rugged transceiver for harsh fiber optic environments."
Customers in diverse markets can readily take advantage of the unique differentiation Microsemi's FPGA family offers, including the estimated $250 million defense and aviation market segment that can use this class of products. According to an IHS Technology Q4 2013 report, the military and civil aerospace total available market is approximately $500 million.
For more information on Microsemi FPGAs, visit http://www.microsemi.com/fpgas. Customers can also contact Microsemi's sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,400 employees globally. Learn more at http://www.microsemi.com.
About Ultra Communications
Ultra Communications (UltraComm) supplies highly compact and robust photonic components for harsh environment applications, such as satellites, military airframes, UAV, missiles and cell phone base station applications. We have developed a hybrid IC and optoelectronic integration approach that features: Standard planar manufacturing of photonic packages, Single chip integration of multiple functions--transmitters, receivers and built-in-test, high speed digital (12.5 Gbps) or RF photonic components, ability to optically monitor Vertical Cavity Surface Emitter Lasers (VCSEL) on a per-channel basis, high resolution OTDR ASICs, and operation over a wide temperature range and in radiation environments. Ultra Communications is headquartered in Vista, California (in the greater San Diego area). Additional information is available on the web at http://www.ultracomm-inc.com.
Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to its customer Ultra Communications (UltraComm) successfully interoperating its x80 Fury transceivers with Microsemi's IGLOO2 FPGAs and selecting Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs for its interoperability exercise, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Visual and Imaging Systems Division Introduces 60" Slim Display Wall Cube at InfoComm
LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Electric Visual and Imaging Systems Division will unveil its newest display wall cube - the 60" Slim Cube - at InfoComm this week. This space-saving cube is an alternative to LCD flat panels designed specifically for applications that require near-zero bezel, true 24/7 continuous operation, and a low total cost of ownership. The new VS-60HS12U Slim Cube will be on display in Booth #C-8308 at InfoComm in Las Vegas, June 18-20, 2014.
The rear-projection LED display cube measures only 20.5 inches deep, which is approximately 26 percent slimmer than Mitsubishi Electric's similarly sized, conventional rear-projection LED display cubes. Additionally, depending on how it is installed, the footprint depth of the cube frame stand can be as shallow as 15.2 inches.
"Our Slim Cube offers near-zero bezel, giving the display wall image 85 percent less of a grid than most LCD panels," said James Chan, director, marketing and business planning, Mitsubishi Electric Visual and Imaging Systems Division. "Most importantly, Mitsubishi Electric's Slim Cubes offer a factory-rated 60,000 hours of lifetime continuous operation - more than double the lifetime of LCD panels - reducing the long-term cost."
"Some integrators choose LCD monitors in rooms with limited real estate and budgets, only to find that gridlines are distracting and LCDs are not robust enough for 24/7 operation," Chan added. Mitsubishi Electric's VS-60HS12U Slim Cube offers a better alternative: it is slim enough for the smallest control and operations rooms; it has almost zero-bezel for easy-to-see, clear video and data across the entire wall; and because they are so long-lived, the overall total cost of ownership is low.
Mitsubishi Electric's new LED rear-projection cubes are the only display wall engines that can run continuously without unnecessary interruption resulting from product attrition or performance degradation. Additional information on the Slim Cube is available at http://www.mitsubishi-displaywall.com.
About Mitsubishi Electric US Visual and Imaging Systems Division
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., the Visual and Imaging Systems Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. markets data wall display systems, industrial printers, and digital photo printers. More information on the Visual and Imaging Systems Division is available at http://www.me-vis.com.
In addition to display walls and printers, Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings' principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, solar modules, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. There are 50 locations throughout North America with approximately 3,600 employees. Additional information is available at http://www.MitsubishiElectric-USA.com.
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New Stylus from Adonit Brings Pixelpoint Technology to Digital Artists.
The Jot Touch with Pixelpoint(TM) combines a discless fine point tip with features like pressure sensitivity and shortcut buttons.
SHANGHAI, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adonit today launched the Jot Touch with Pixelpoint(TM), their latest pressure sensitive stylus for digital artists. The new stylus features an updated design including a fine point tip made possible by Adonit's patented Pixelpoint(TM) technology, as well as shortcut buttons and pressure sensitivity. And thanks to Adonit's recent collaboration with Adobe, it's also the first third-party stylus that's Creative Cloud connected.
Digital artists familiar with Adonit's Jot styluses will recognize plenty of features in the Jot Touch's latest iteration, but third-party integration with Adobe Creative Cloud is a first in the stylus industry. Users will be able to access their files saved in Creative Cloud, copy and paste between devices and take advantage of Adobe's color inspiration service, Kuler.
But it's the fine point tip that truly sets this stylus apart from others. Using Pixelpoint(TM) technology, Adonit was able to create an incredibly precise, uncommonly small fine point tip. When paired with a Jot-Ready App on any Bluetooth 4 iOS device, the Jot Touch with Pixelpoint(TM) offers pressure sensitivity and shortcut buttons that put key features within easy reach. "The Jot Touch with Pixelpoint(TM) is the next evolution of the earlier Jot Touch," says Kris Perpich, Adonit's Chief Experience Officer, "By bringing Creative Cloud and Pixelpoint(TM) together, we're making giant leaps toward unifying mobile, desktop and cloud-based workspaces into a new digital studio."
The Jot Touch with Pixelpoint(TM) can be purchased at Adonit.net.
Adonit was formed when five guys across two countries launched the company with Writer, one of the ï¬rst iPad keyboard cases on the market; their line of Jot styluses followed one year later, when a Kickstarter campaign launched the company into growth mode. Today, they have customers in 100 countries worldwide, and have sold over 2 million Jot styluses.
As Adonit grows, so do their goals and services. The company has recently partnered with Adobe and Evernote to bring styluses and software to digital artists and notetakers. What started with a stylus has turned into something new: a group of likeminded makers leading the charge to build a new digital studio.
Epson Partners with NewWave Technologies to Better Serve Document Imaging Resellers
National Distributor of ECM Technologies Now Offers Entire Epson Document Scanner Line to VARs, System Integrators, Service Bureaus, and OEDs
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson(Â®), a leading provider of exceptional performing business imaging solutions, has partnered with NewWave Technologies to distribute the complete line of Epson document scanner models, ranging from the portable Epson WorkForce(Â® )DS-30 to the very high performance Epson WorkForce(Â®) DS-860 desktop scanner. NewWave Technologies, Inc., is a nationally recognized distributor of ECM technologies specializing in document and data management hardware, software and support services.
"Epson is thrilled to team with NewWave to bring our full document scanner line-up to their most discriminating customers," said Mark Pickard, senior product manager, Document Scanners, Epson America, Inc. "Epson has introduced a range of new scanner models and programs this year, and we are confident that this partnership will demonstrate Epson's commitment to the market."
NewWave Technologies will distribute the full line of document scanner solutions, including:
-- Epson WorkForce DS-560 Wireless Document Scanner: Wirelessly scan
critical documents to smartphones, tablets, PCs or Macs, as well as
directly to cloud services(1) from a PC or Mac(Â®). The DS-560 delivers
speeds up to 26 ppm(2) and includes a 50-page ADF to quickly scan stacks
-- Epson WorkForce DS-760 Document Scanner: A robust and reliable
workhorse, the DS-760 offers high performance speeds of up to 45 ppm(2),
an 80-page ADF and a high daily duty cycle. In addition, it offers TWAIN
and ISIS compatibility for use with existing professional document
-- Epson WorkForce DS-860 Document Scanner: Designed for situations where
speed is critical and dependability is paramount, the DS-860 delivers
scans up to 65 ppm(2), and features auto paper size detection and
dynamic skew correction to prevent paper jams and avoid downtime. It
also includes an 80-page ADF and 6000-page daily duty cycle.
-- Widest Range of Flatbed Document Scanners: From the Epson WorkForce
DS-6500 delivering scan sizes of 8.5" x 40" two-sided or 8.5" x 11.7" on
the flatbed, and speeds up to 25 ppm/50 ipm(3); to the Epson WorkForce
DS-70000 delivering scan sizes of 11.7" x 100" two-sided or 11.7" x 17"
on the flatbed, and speeds up to 70 ppm/140 ipm(4), all Epson workgroup
flatbed document scanners are packed with features that maximize
productivity in busy workgroups and departmental scanning applications.
"The solution provider channel that works with NewWave depends on us to provide technologies that are efficient, reliable and meet its clients' needs," said Tom Boyle, vice president, Marketing and Business Development, NewWave Technologies, Inc. "Epson document scanners offer a robust combination of features and functionality, and we are confident these products will enhance the solutions offered by our imaging resellers."
About NewWave Technologies, Inc.
NewWave Technologies, Inc., is a nationally recognized distributor of ECM technologies specializing in document and data management hardware, software and support services. NewWave markets its products and services exclusively to the ECM Solution Provider Channel, delivering high technology products from leading manufacturers that scan, capture, manage and archive business critical information. Visit NewWave at http://www.newwavetech.com.
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://www.Epson.com.
(1)With Epson Document Capture software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac, or via the Epson Document Scan app on Android(TM)/iOS devices.
(2)Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi in Black-and-white, Grayscale or Color Mode, using the USB interface.
(3)Scan speed based on letter-size paper; 300 dpi from when page scan begins.
(4)Scan speed based on 200 dpi, letter-size, in black-and-white or color.
Note: EPSON and WorkForce are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
The 3D Systems products now stocked by RS in China and South East Asia include a range of 3D printers, 3D scanners and cartridges, comprising: the second generation Cube(R) plug-and play 3D printer; the CubeX(R) desktop 3D printer; and the Sense(TM) 3D scanner. Also available to pre-order from RS, for delivery from July 2014, are the very latest third generation Cube(R) 3 and CubePro(TM) 3D printers.
Cube(R) 3 is the only dual material, plug-and-play, child-safe IEC 60950 certified 3D printer that is easy to use. The printer is supplied with two starter cartridges in neon green and white, and 25 designs to start printing quickly. Cube 3 delivers up to two times faster print speed and accuracy than other printers on the market for printed parts up to 6" cubed. It prints in two materials and up to two colours, simultaneously using compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics. Both materials are available in 23 different colour cartridges. Instant material loading makes it easier than changing an ink cartridge. The new non-clog technology and moisture-lock cartridges ensure long shelf life and total material usage, improving print quality and sustainability.
The professionally capable CubePro(TM) is the only triple material, controlled print chamber engineer's desktop 3D printer. It prints 2.5 times larger than any other desktop prosumer and hobbyist printer (10.8" x 10.45" x 9.5" or 275 mm x 265 mm x 240 mm), and guarantees faster, more precise prints with easy feed cartridges for prolonged material life. In addition to ABS and PLA plastic, CubePro also supports a new engineering grade nylon material, perfect for end-use applications.
Cube 3 and CubePro both offer multi-colour and multi-materials, ultra-high resolution settings of 70-micron thin print layers to give smoothness and fine detail, faster print speeds, and printing on-the-go from a smartphone app to be released by 3D Systems when product shipments begin. Both printers feature a colour touchscreen with an intuitive user interface and LEDs highlighting prints in action, and are equipped with fast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The second generation Cube(R) is a simple plug-and-play printer offering 3D printing capability with fast print speed and high accuracy for printed parts up to 5.5" cubed. Cube prints in two materials, compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics, available in a variety of colours. It offers a choice of print mode fill density: light, medium and solid in both PLA and ABS plastics with optional easy, peel away supports for the most complex prints. Certified to IEC 60950 for safe-at-home use, Cube uses a smart cartridge system that detects material type automatically based on the cartridge, so no adjustment of the print settings is required. RS is stocking PLA cartridges for Cube in a range of nine colours.
CubeX(R) is a desktop 3D printer, offering the largest print volume in its category and mono, dual or triple-colour printing. CubeX provides professional printability with 1,070 cubic inches of space, or 10.8" x 10.45" x 9.5". There are several options for print modes, including a choice of accuracy: High Definition (125 Micron), Crisp Definition (250 Micron) or Standard Definition (500 Micron), and a choice of print fill density: light, medium or solid. CubeX prints in both PLA and ABS plastics, and is available in multiple colour options: the basic CubeX single colour: CubeX Duo, offering dual colour and materials; and CubeX Trio, the top-of-the range triple colour, multi-material option. Like all 3D Systems printers, CubeX uses the smart MoistureLock cartridge system. Ten CubeX PLA cartridge colour options are available to purchase from RS.
Sense(TM) is the first 3D scanner designed for the consumer and optimized for 3D printing. Sense is handheld, and delivers precise instant physical photography, processing data in seconds for an instantly 3D printable file. It comes with an intuitive user interface with easy and automated zoom, track, focus, crop, enhance and share tools. Sense can scan objects ranging from 20mmÂ³ to 3mÂ³, making it possible to capture people, objects and places on the go.
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.
Qualcomm Powers World's First Commercial LTE Advanced Category 6 Smartphone
--- Snapdragon 805 processor and Gobi 9x35 LTE Advanced Cat 6 modem featured in the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A smartphone in Korea---
SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that the Qualcomm(Â®) Snapdragon((TM)) 805 processor and Qualcomm(Â®) Gobi((TM)) 9x35 modem are powering the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in Korea, the world's first commercially available LTE Advanced Cat 6 smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A smartphone is the first commercial mobile device to feature the Snapdragon 805 processor and Gobi 9x35 LTE Advanced Category 6 modem, enabling Ultra HD video capture and playback, connectivity for mobile web streaming and downloads and a leading-edge graphics and gaming experience for consumers.
"The Korea launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A, the world's first commercial LTE Cat 6 smartphone, will usher in a new class of premium mobile computing experiences for consumers," said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, QCT. "With this device, consumers will now have the ability to more easily capture and share stunning 4K video while enjoying gaming that brings console-quality experiences to the smartphone."
The Gobi 9x35, the industry's first commercial 20nm cellular modem and Qualcomm Technologies' fourth generation 3G/LTE multimode modem, is the first commercially available modem to support LTE Advanced carrier aggregation for both LTE TDD and FDD Category 6. The modem is backwards compatible with major cellular technologies including WCDMA /MC-HSPA, CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev. B, GSM/EDGE and TD-SCDMA. The solution also features the WTR3925 transceiver, the mobile industry's first commercial 28nm RF chip, which supports the major 3GPP-approved radio frequency bands and carrier aggregation combinations on a single chip. The LTE Cat 6 device is designed to provide consumers with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and more efficient power consumption.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A featuring the Snapdragon 805 processor will be the first commercial smartphone to deliver several leading edge experiences, including:
-- The ultimate Ultra HD connection: The Snapdragon 805 processor supports
a rich Ultra HD experience enabling users of the device to capture and
share Ultra HD video and stream to external devices, including HDTVs.
-- Console-quality gaming: Qualcomm(Â®) Adreno((TM)) 420 GPU includes
hardware tessellation and geometry shaders to support stunning,
console-quality graphics at lower power consumption and memory
bandwidth, for a beautiful gaming experience.
-- Advanced photo processing: The Snapdragon 805 processor supports the up
to 1.2Gpixel/s image signal processor (ISP), allowing devices to take
incredibly high resolution photos and enjoy cutting-edge
post-processing, even in low light conditions.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A smartphone will be commercially available beginning mid-June in Korea.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Gobi, and Adreno are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.