SearsÂ® to Offer More than 1,000 Black Friday Doorbusters, Members Can Shop Early
Retailer Making Season "More Merry" with Top 100 List, Season-long Offers, Sweepstakes
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, a leading integrated retailer, has announced an early shopping gift for Shop Your Way members - access to many Black Friday deals one full week before Thanksgiving, on Sears.com from 6 p.m. on Nov. 20 until 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Nov. 21. During this online member-exclusive pre-sale event, members can log on to their Shop Your Way account at sears.com/BlackFriday during the sale to access the deals.
On Thanksgiving Day, Sears stores will open at 6 p.m. with more than 1,000 doorbuster deals on the most popular gifts of the season, through 1 p.m. local time on Black Friday.
"Thanksgiving and Black Friday doorbuster shopping is a multi-generational tradition that continues to evolve, just as the retail industry has," said Imran Jooma, executive vice president, Sears Holdings. "In addition to great deals, we're just as excited to offer innovative ways online, in-store or via a mobile device for members to conveniently get the gifts they want, no matter how they choose to shop with us."
Members and customers can get their doorbuster purchases faster and more conveniently using Sears integrated retail offerings like Free Store Pickup, In-Vehicle Pickup, and Free Anyone, Anywhere Pickup. And to ensure shoppers are getting exactly what they want, Sears offers Get Advice, which leverages online and mobile channels to tap into the experience of Sears' nationwide team of knowledgeable store associates, as well as members of the Shop Your Way community, to get advice on products and services important to them.
Sears' Black Friday doorbuster deals include the hottest brands - many exclusive to Sears - from big and small appliances and consumer electronics to apparel, footwear, tools, fitness equipment, fine jewelry, mattresses and more.
Hot Doorbuster Deals from Sears Include:
-- Save 36% on the Whirlpool 3.6 cu. ft Top Load Washer and Whirlpool 7.0
cu. ft. Electric Dryer; sale price $349.99 each, regularly priced at
-- Save $100 on the RCA 40" Class 1080p HDTV; sale price $249.99, regularly
priced at $349.99; plus members get $50 back in points.
-- Jeans for her and him - sale price $14.99 Canyon River Blues(Â®) and
Roebuck & Co.(Â®), regularly priced $30.00-$40.00.
-- All DieHard(Â®) work boots - sale price $49.99, regularly
-- Save $50, plus a Free Craftsman(Â®) drill when you purchase the
Craftsman(Â®) Home Series 3-Drawer Project Center; sale priced $99.99,
regular price $149.99.
-- Save $800 on a NordicTrack(Â®) C900i Treadmill; sale price $699.99;
regular price $1,499.99.
-- Buy four Sears RoadHandler tires and get up to $150 in value, including
an $80 mail-in rebate via an American Express award card when you use a
qualifying Sears card plus a $70 Sears Award card.
Additional ways Sears is making shopping more merry for members on Thanksgiving and Black Friday - and all holiday season - include:
-- Shop Your Way members will earn 10 percent back in points on their first
$500 of qualifying purchases made with a Sears credit card. The offer is
valid through Dec. 25, and reward points expire Jan. 31, 2015. (Valid
email opt-in is required.)
-- Sears released its Top 100 Gift List. Each week, the list will feature
new deals such as popular holiday hosting items, top techie toys,
stylish winter apparel, coveted tools, dazzling home goods and more at
-- Shop Your Way members can enter to win $5,000 in points redeemable at
Sears or Kmart through The Top 100 Sweepstakes. Plus, members can enter
the Sears Top 100 Instant Win Game for an instant chance to win a new
Kenmore refrigerator. Both are featured at shopyourway.com/Holiday. No
purchase necessary to win.
-- Right now, members can get an early look at Thanksgiving and Black
Friday deals at searslocalad.com. Accessible via computer, tablet or
mobile device, LocalAd shows deals from the Sears circulars and reveals
hundreds more in-store discounts on overstock inventory unique to
specific local stores.
Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook about Sears holiday at #MoreMerry and Shop Your Way at #MembersFirst.
About Shop Your Way(Â®
)Shop Your Way is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. Through a network of retail partners and service providers, members can shop, compare, purchase items and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also enjoy special pricing, exclusive sales, events, access to celebrity brands and sweepstakes. And through the unique social community on shopyourway.com members can research and browse products, create wish lists, poll friends and family and even get advice from experts to help choose the products and services that best meet their needs. There is no minimum purchase required for Shop Your Way members to redeem points and points can be used toward purchases across countless product categories. Download the free Shop Your Way app available on iTunes or Google Play.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at http://www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at http://www.searsholdings.com.
$99 8-Inch Nextbook Tablet with Windows Available on Black Friday
E FUN Expands Windows Tablet Line with New 8" Nextbook, Includes One-Year Office 365 Personal Subscription
WEST COVINA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E FUN, the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S.*, announces its newest 8" tablet with Windows coming to Walmart stores for $99 on Black Friday. The 8" Nextbook is the second Windows tablet from E FUN that was built in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. and Intel to make the latest technology more affordable for families. It is an incredible value with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal that includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage. The 8" Nextbook tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage as well as a bonus 16GB microSD memory card, as part of a special Black Friday promotion, that immediately doubles the unit's storage capacity right out of the box.
From editing a PowerPoint presentation to sending an email, playing a video game, watching the latest movie, or reading an eBook, the new 8" Nextbook tablet with Windows operates with ease. It features the following:
-- 8" 1280 x 800 high-resolution screen with capacitive multi-touch
-- Windows 8.1 Operating System
-- Quad-Core IntelÂ® Atom((TM) ) Z3735G Processor (2M cache, up to 1.83
GHz); 1GB DDR3L system memory
-- 16GB internal storage; expandable via microSD card up to 64GB; includes
a bonus 16GB microSD memory card in the box as part of a special Black
-- 4000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery
-- Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity options
-- Front webcam and 2 megapixel back camera with microphone
-- Micro USB port, mini HDMI port, audio jack
-- 3-axis g-sensor for apps and gaming
-- Includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal with
1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for one year and 60 Skype world minutes
-- Preloaded software including Nook for Windows 8
-- Weighs less than one pound; 8.5"x 4.6" dimensions
-- "We are thrilled to offer this amazing Black Friday deal on our newest
8" Windows tablet," said Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice
president of sales at E FUN. "Nextbook is known for offering exceptional
value to users across all categories - professionals, students and
casual users - and the Nextbook tablet with Windows is no different.
From work to home and on-the-go, the Nextbook meets all of your tablet
-- "With new products such as Nextbook from E FUN coming to market,
consumers have the choice of high quality tablets powered by an Intel
Atom processor. These tablets will offer lightning fast performance and
long battery life with a very affordable price this holiday season,"
said Erik Reid, vice president of Intel Mobile and Communications Group
and general manager of the Tablet Business Unit.
-- "Following the launch of their 2-in-1 Nextbook last month, E FUN is
maintaining great momentum by introducing an 8" Windows tablet for $99
on Black Friday," said Jordan Chrysafidis, VP of U.S. OEM Division,
Microsoft. "E FUN brings great Windows devices to market that put
productivity solutions in the hands of customers at a fantastic price
-- "Within four short years, E FUN went from launching in North America to
being the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S. in 2013," said Jean
Philippe Bouchard, research director, tablets at IDC. "We anticipate the
Windows platform to gain share going forward so this product is well
positioned to capture this growth."
The new 8" Nextbook tablet with Windows is available now on Walmart.com for $149 everyday and will be available in December at SamsClub.com. The special $99 Black Friday pricing at Walmart is available for one day only while supplies last.
* Full year 2013 tablet unit market share as per IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker Q2 2014
About E FUN
E FUN, a designer and marketer of mobile lifestyle products, entered the North American market in late 2010. Since then, E FUN has grown to be one of the leading tablet brands at retail, achieving top five market share by volume in 2013. Its ongoing product innovation and partnerships set E FUN apart from competitors and provide customers with unique out of the box experiences. Its product offerings include Android and Windows tablets, home automation devices, and wearables. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California.
The Future of Bedtime: World's First Interactive Pajamas
Pacha's Pajamas takes kids on a transformational journey of discovery
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a world of rapidly changing values, how do parents know what is best for their children? How do parents and kids truly connect in a technology and entertainment-driven culture? The ultimate solution to this changing children's entertainment landscape is called Pacha's Pajamas, the world's first interactive dreamwear line which includes an award-winning story and an Augmented Reality App. The project is currently up for funding via Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meliaspapa/pachamas-the-worlds-first-interactive-pajamas.
Featuring the celebrity talent of Mos Def, Cheech Marin, and 30 youth artists, Pacha's Pajamas is the story of Pacha, a nine-year old Latin-American girl who struggles to bring her amazing dreams to life. Using the phone/tablet's camera, the augmented reality app tracks the characters on the pajamas and images in the book, and then displays the corresponding animations, educational videos, and interactive graphics. Each interaction with the pajamas and book creates a new path for exploration of Pacha's world for the child.
When the app "sees" the Pacha's Pajamas logo, it displays Pacha's latest webisode - the world's first serial content delivered through augmented reality! The story and app promote self-discovery, self-esteem, and empathy in the context of an exciting story-world for learning about nature and the environment. The pajamas - entitled PACHAMAS - are made of 100% organic cotton and are available in infant, child and adult sizes ranging from $30-$50. In addition to the pajamas and app, parent company BALANCE is also offering an original card game featuring 48 youth leaders worldwide, in partnership with UNESCO project Youth Leader.
Pacha's Pajamas is an already award-winning children's story, winning top awards such as:
-- Parent's Choice Recommended Award
-- Academic's Choice Smart Media Award
-- Creative Child Magazine's 2013 Preferred Choice Award
-- First Place for Songwriting in the 2014 Eco Arts Award
-- People's Choice in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards
"Pacha's Pajamas, with its wonderful message of hopes and dreams, captures the emotions of parents and kids alike," says the Academic's Choice Awards.
"I love Pacha's Pajamas because of the empowering message it gives children about their future and the environment," says Dr. Nooshin Razani, Pediatrician at Children's Hospital in Oakland. "This engaging story of a sweet but strong heroine coming together in song with the animal kingdom is of great value in helping kids feel able to affect their world. The story speaks to their need for an environmental hero, and my children quickly saw themselves in Pacha. As a pediatrician, I understand the accumulating scientific evidence that kids must get outdoors and into nature for their health. How to get them there is always the dilemma. Artists and entertainers are invaluable partners in the healer's quest to engage kids in the natural world."
Within the children's entertainment sector, there is a lack of positive Latin American and African American female characters. The top cartoon characters for children are white males, creating a need for powerful female protagonists. With the industry topping out at over $98 billion per year, the need is monumental.
Created by Aaron Ableman and Dave Room, an entertainment industry genius and the latter a Stanford engineer, Pacha's Pajamas came to fruition after realizing that children's entertainment was in need of more culturally-appropriate and empowering heroes for today's kids.
"Our Interactive Pajamas provide a bridge between the digital and real world that utterly captivates today's kids, while increasing their affinity for nature and inspiring them to start projects in their community," says Dave Room, CEO of BALANCE Edutainment.
"Pacha's Pajamas inspires kids to create the world they want to live in. The future belongs to those who believe in themselves and their dreams!" shared Aaron Ableman, BALANCE Edutainment's Chief Creative Director.
Since the rise in technology, children are spending more time staring at a screen than ever before. A few statistics:
-- Children subconsciously switch between platforms twenty-seven times per
-- Children experience less emotional highs and lows based on their ability
to easily correct moods (going online when bored, changing television
-- 65% of children move their devices from room to room, compared to 41% of
people not raised with the technology.
-- 54% of adolescents admit they would rather text than physically talk to
The project is currently up for funding via Kickstarter. To support the campaign, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meliaspapa/pachamas-the-worlds-first-interactive-pajamas.
About BALANCE Edutainment
Created by Stanford University Engineering graduate Dave Room and seasoned entertainment genius Aaron Ableman, BALANCE Edutainment is dedicated to bringing healthy, uplifting entertainment to children across the globe. For more information, visit http://balanceedutainment.com/ and http://pachaspajamas.com
Securus, Inc. to Exhibit Next-Generation Mobile Safety and Security Devices at ISC East 2014 Conference
eResponder, eCare+Voice and eZoom Offer Security Resellers New Opportunities to Grow Their Businesses
CARY, N.C., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus, Inc., a leader in mobile safety and security products, will attend ISC East on November 19-20, 2014, at the Javits Center North in New York City. The company will discuss how security product dealers can increase business by adding mobile security products to their portfolio.
"Our eResponder, eCare+Voice and eZoom mobile security products enable security dealers to expand their product offerings to increase revenue from both device sales and recurring monthly service," said Tom Collopy, President and CEO of Securus, Inc. "The products are a natural fit for security companies that want to improve profits while offering customers a comprehensive security product line."
eResponder is a small, easy-to-wear, shower-safe, two-way voice personal emergency response (PERS) device with exceptionally long battery life of up to two months on a single charge. eCare+Voice has GPS tracking capabilities to provide location information. Both eResponder and eCare+Voice offer fast access to emergency care specialists inside or outside and away from home to help seniors live independently and stay active longer.
eZoom is a GPS locator that provides parents with peace of mind knowing the location of their teen drivers and young children. It can also be used by individuals and businesses to protect valuables, such as vehicles, boats, motorcycles, equipment or other assets, by tracking their location. eZoom alerts users if the protected items are moved outside a customer-defined area.
ISC East is the premier security industry event in the Northeast, showcasing the latest products and services while giving participants a chance to network and make new connections. Security professionals who attend can take this opportunity to learn about how they can expand their product portfolio by visiting Securus at booth #366.
Securus, Inc. offers a comprehensive dealer program. ISC East attendees are invited to stop by booth #366 or visit http://www.securusgps.com to learn more about Securus, Inc.'s products and services.
About Securus, Inc.
Securus, Inc. (http://www.SecurusGPS.com) provides advanced mobile safety and security solutions through a network of regional and national dealers, retail outlets and online sales. The Securus M2M Technology Platform enables industry-leading mobile safety and security products for individuals, parents, senior citizens, and small businesses. Securus products include access to the T-Mobile network, which is required for device operation.
By Community Demand, JFrog Announces Private Docker Registries
Empowering Docker with an On-prem Secured Artifactory Repository
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JFrog announces Artifactory's support for secure, private Docker Registries. The company's flagship product, Artifactory, fully supports the Docker client, allowing companies to securely store their internal Docker images in a local repository within the organization's LAN. With comprehensive security features, Artifactory provides fine-grained access control, letting you define exactly who can access images in any local repository.
Docker has emerged as the "King of Containers" with more and more enterprises adopting Docker technology to run applications in data centers, on IT infrastructure and developer laptops alike. Docker's decoupling of applications from their environments is revolutionizing how software is run. However, as with any (relatively) new technology, there is still much to be done. One of the biggest concerns with Docker, impeding its large scale adoption in enterprises, is the runtime security of Docker containers. But there's another aspect of security that is receiving less attention, but is no less important - the Docker registries on which images are stored. These are generally public, so anyone can download anything. Even though DockerHub does offer private registries, enterprises are still not quite ready to upload their sensitive IP to the cloud - whether it's Docker images or applications. While there are tools available that wrap Docker registries, so that enterprises can import and run them privately within their secured LAN, having to use a dedicated tool to manage each software technology means a lot of maintenance for IT staff managing the infrastructures.
With over 800 industry-leading customers like Netflix, Oracle, CA, VMWare, Amazon, EMC and others, Artifactory, JFrog's award-winning Binary Repository Manager has supported secure, private registries for all common development technologies since day 1. With the newly added support for Docker, enterprises can securely store their internal Docker images, and implement fine-grained access control to determine who can access what. From restricting complete repositories down to restricting a single artifact, and from a group of any size down to a single developer.
"Organizations shouldn't have to integrate new tools every time a new technology emerges," said Yoav Landman, JFrog CTO. "Developers and DevOps shouldn't have to deal with new challenges to configure and maintain an ever-growing set of tools. We're a user-needs-driven company, and by adding support for Docker in Artifactory, we make it easy for our customers to adopt this technology while maintaining security and privacy within their organization."
"We pay close attention to industry requirements and listen carefully to our community and customers. Thanks to Artifactory's full support for the Docker client, using Artifactory to manage Docker images is transparent to developers, and requires no special effort on their part," said Fred Simon, JFrog Chief Architect. "Once access to Docker images is configured to go through Artifactory, developers continue to do what they do best, write code, without having to worry about where to upload or download images," Simon added.
Support for Docker is included in an Artifactory Pro Power Pack subscription, along with support for Maven, Gradle, Python (PyPi), Nuget, RubyGems, Debian, and virtually every other development technology in common use today. This is in addition to a host of other features that any modern organization doing software development, shouldn't live without.
For more information on Artifactory's support for Docker, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit jfrog.com.
Keyssa Reinvents the Connector with Kiss Connectivity
Tiny, solid-state system simplifies secure, instant data flow between devices - freeing product designers and consumers from metal connectors, cables and wireless-bandwidth limits
CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keyssa today introduced "Kiss Connectivity," a new way to transmit huge amounts of data and video rapidly between devices in close proximity, with virtually no battery drain. Keyssa's coffee bean-sized connector combines breakthroughs in mechanical design, electromagnetics, materials science, and semiconductor technologies. Because this tiny system uses extremely high frequency (EHF) signals to transmit information securely using standard protocols, it avoids the manufacturing and consumer challenges of today's other wired or wireless-network options for connecting devices. When built into tablets, laptops, smartphones or docks, it saves space and frees product designers - who are currently constrained by today's large, delicate, mechanical connectors - to create sleeker and more rugged devices. It also offers consumers a new way to share, sync, and store their content - simply and securely - without wireless networks that can be hacked.
"Connectors are a $50-plus billion industry that - unlike almost every other aspect of mobile and computer hardware design - has remained undisrupted for decades," said Eric Almgren, Keyssa's CEO. "We reinvented the connector and designed a new category of contactless connectivity that's elegant, power-efficient, and can meet the exponentially-growing demands of consumers for creating and consuming rich media. You can kiss old connectors goodbye - and say hello to a better way to move rich media across any device: instantly, securely and simply."
"For my last 25 years, I've had to struggle with delicate metal connectors that put unsightly holes in otherwise beautiful products," said Tony Fadell, Keyssa's Chairman of the Board. "Also the EMI, RFI, and ESD design issues with them have only gotten worse as communications speeds have increased over time to allow for large-file/fast-data transfer of 4K video. Wireless communications eliminated many of those connector design issues but added new ones like cost, antenna design complexity, major power consumption and customer frustration with pairing and charging issues.
Over the last three years, we designed Kiss Connectivity to eliminate both the wired and wireless communications constraints, and put it into a tiny flexible form that mobile devices demand, which is fast enough to support all modern wired protocols like USB 3.0, DisplayPort, SATA, PCIe, while remaining cost effective, ultra low power and fast to implement."
"With Keyssa's Kiss Connectivity, a designer is now freed from the design frustrations of wired connectors and customer frustrations from wireless communications. I expect Kiss Connectivity to spark an immediate wave of industrial design innovation that was previously blocked by today's connectors."
Changing the design of devices
For industrial designers, Keyssa's technology offers a new level of sophistication in connector engineering. The typical mechanical connector needed to move data from one device to another takes up significant space inside form factors. It also needs to be placed near the edge of any device, in order to create a port or contact surface.
Keyssa's connector, in contrast, is the size of a coffee bean and can transfer data from any surface on a device since it's mechanically integrated into the device. Keyssa's connector is solid state, preventing RFI/EMI signal interference and eliminating metal contacts, which are prone to wear-and-tear from repeatedly connecting cables or pins.
These characteristics help consumer electronics manufacturers disruptively design and differentiate their products. Moreover, Kiss Connectivity is easy for manufacturers to design-in with their current product lines, because it supports standard protocols, and requires no programming overhead or software drivers. It also co-exists with all wireless power standards and will have configurations that integrate wired power.
Creating new consumer experiences for data transfer
For consumers, Keyssa creates a new connectivity experience that dispenses with awkward data-transfer cables and dependence on wireless networks to share, sync, and show huge files, like 4K, or Ultra HD, videos. Two Kiss Connectivity devices simply "kiss" when they are positioned close together and can exchange data in a few seconds. For example, Keyssa's connector can operate at transfer rates of up to 6Gbits per second, meaning that when supporting protocols like USB 3.0, DisplayPort, SATA and PCIe, Kiss Connectivity can download a 1GB movie in as little as two seconds.
In addition, Keyssa's connector has a power consumption that is orders of magnitude lower than wireless solutions, so it preserves battery life. It also gives people a much more secure data-transfer environment because Kiss Connectivity is a point-to-point connection, unlike network-based solutions like WiFi or WiGig.
Unleashing a new era of connectivity
Keyssa is on a mission to replace today's current connectors and will enable these types of new devices and experiences with Kiss Connectivity:
-- Mobile device to mobile device to share content in seconds
-- Mobile device to mobile device dock to seamlessly add keyboard, monitors
-- Mobile device to dock to quickly and easily sync data, songs and movies
-- Mobile device to kiosk to download movies in seconds
-- Mobile device to display to stream 4K video
Creating Kiss Connectivity momentum
For the past year, Keyssa has been working with key customers in the mobile and computing industry and in the past few months several of these partners have been building prototypes with early samples of Kiss Connectivity connectors. Keyssa fully expects to launch Kiss Connectivity products in the first half of 2015.
To date, Keyssa has raised $47 million from strategic investors including Intel Capital, Nantworks, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, and Alsop Louie Partners. With this funding and a world-class team, Keyssa is poised to scale their business to support the mobile market.
Keyssa invites all device manufacturers and content distribution companies to learn more about Kiss Connectivity at http://www.keyssa.com. To stay up to date with the latest Kiss Connectivity news, follow Keyssa on Twitter at @KeyssaTech.
Founded in 2009, Keyssa, Inc. developed its breakthrough Kiss Connectivity solution, based on a proprietary solid state connector that uses Extremely High Frequency (EHF) to provide low-power, high-speed data transfer - securely and simply. With over 100 patent filings, Keyssa reinvented the connector. Managed by an experienced team of multidisciplinary technologists and standards experts with significant operating experience, Keyssa is backed by investors including Alsop Louie, Dolby Family Ventures, Intel Capital, Nantworks, and Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center.
iPad Air 2 Confirmed To Dominate This Holiday Season, Maclocks New iPad Lock Released Just in Time
AUSTIN, Texas, November 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Maclocks has decided to jump into the holiday season a bit early and recently debuted
Cling-On, the New iPad Lock
and Security Stand Solution for the iPad Air 2. Based on trends from previous years,
predictions are high that any product released from Apple will certainly dominate the
Thanksgiving sales. This year the focus is on the new generation of the iPad, which is why
Maclocks just released the game changing iPad Lock.
As the premier designer and manufacturer of locking display solutions for all Apple
products, including iPads, MacBook air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and iMac devices, Maclocks
realized the importance of being the first to create a security solution specifically
designed for the iPad Air 2. The new iPad lock
is the only high security solution that offers peace of mind for the safety of the
new iPad while still allowing for full functionality of the tablet.
Dormitories, coffee shops, trade-show booths and businesses are ideal settings where
the new iPad can be safely displayed yet accessible with the new security kiosk solution.
The new iPad Lock, which also serves as the most secure iPad Kiosk
on the market, is a solid one piece solution with a sleek steel design. It secures
your tablet with tamper-proof screws that tighten the bracket around the narrow side of
the device, and is then locked to the stand base. It has a 90 degree screen rotation that
allows your tablet to be displayed in either landscape or portrait mode.
The sturdy tablet lock [http://www.maclocks.com/i-pad-lock/ipad-5-locks.html?p=2 ] is
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can be used as a free moving kiosk when paired with one of our security cable locks. A
unique detail is that the bracket can be locked to disable the mode rotation capability.
An additional feature is the optional swivel plate that can be added to the solution to go
under the stand for a full optimal spin.
Maclocks products have revolutionized the field of security and display products, and
the complete line of iPad and Tablet products is now available at Maclocks.com. Shop now
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EyeLock debuts myris at National Retailers November 14, 2014; Cyber security is now as easy as looking in the mirror
Critically Acclaimed iris identity authenticator launches at Best Buy, Staples, Frye's, hhgregg, apple.com
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced myris will be available November 14 at top retail locations throughout the U.S., including Best Buy, Staples, hhgregg, Fry's Electronics, online at apple.com and available for pre-sale today on EyeLock.com for $279.99 MSRP.
As the first consumer accessible iris authentication product available at retail, myris enables the use of best practices for password protocols and mitigates vulnerabilities associated with password breaches and security issues facing consumers. With myris, users can now create strong passwords and forget them. The handheld USB device uses patented EyeLock ID technology to provide convenient and secure access to devices, apps and websites that are important in our everyday lives. Authentication with myris is faster and more secure than any other biometric identifier aside from DNA.
"myris was introduced to critical acclaim at 2014 CES because it provides a solution to the #1 consumer concern - identity theft. myris delivers true digital security in a user friendly way, providing convenience without compromising security. EyeLock has made it easy and safe for consumers of all ages to access the devices and services we use most often," says Anthony Antolino, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of EyeLock. "Now, with retail partners like Best Buy and Staples, we're enabling consumers and businesses large and small to experience a world without password fatigue."
myris looks at more than 240 points in each eye to create a template unique only to you. The template is stored locally on myris and is fused to your password(s). Your iris is matched to unlock your password and allow computer log-on, log-in to websites, applications and more. myris works with Windows 7, 8, Mac OS and Chrome, and supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple's Safari browsers. The handheld device uses patented EyeLock ID technology to provide convenient and secure access to devices, apps and websites that are important in today's digital world.
myris was developed specifically for ease-of-use. To enroll, simply look in the device and it will walk the user through a simple set up process. myris will then provide secure access to digital accounts through its password management software. Key features and benefits of myris include:
-- Simple set-up and user-friendly application software allow users to
securely and easily manage all passwords and accounts through Sticky
Passwords best-in-class password management software
-- Authentication happens on the device - no personal information is
-- Video-based system for advanced identification
-- No batteries needed - fully powered through the USB connection
-- myris offers consumers multiple user capacity for individually protected
accounts - up to five users per device
-- Secure communication and military grade encryption with AES 256
-- Compatible with Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS and Chrome OS
EyeLock is a leader in iris authentication, provides the highest level of security with EyeLock ID technology. The company's proprietary, embeddable technology enables the convenient, secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's software has been integrated across consumer and enterprise platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. No two irises are alike, and outside DNA - the iris is the most accurate human identifier. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its false accept rate, ease of use and scalability. As a sponsor member of the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to providing digital privacy and next generation security.
EyeLock and Wistron NeWeb Corporation Partner to Bring Iris Authentication to the Internet of Things
License agreement marks first of its kind to embed iris authentication across ODM devices including consumer and enterprise computers
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) (TSE:6285) to embed EyeLock's patented iris authentication technology into a broad array of consumer and enterprise devices for applications across PCs, set-top boxes, network devices and automotive sectors. The partnership establishes EyeLock as the first company to have its patented, proprietary iris authentication technology embedded in original design manufacturer (ODM) devices.
Under the terms of the agreement, WNC will design, develop and market EyeLock-enabled modules, to be sold to the market-at-large, as well as incorporated into reference designs of devices for OEM customers.
"EyeLock and WNC will make iris identity authentication technology accessible to people around the world on the devices they use every day," said Anthony Antolino, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, EyeLock, Inc. "Our objective has been to change the way people access and protect their identities and the information most important to them. Delivering embedded solutions across consumer products creates easy, safe and ubiquitous identity access to the devices and services we use most," continued Antolino. "As one of the world's most recognized and innovative ODMs, our partnership with WNC brings us one step closer to that reality."
"Iris authentication technology is one of the most sought after integrated features in the market today," said Chun Lee, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development for WNC. "EyeLock's market leading technology is a valuable utility to OEM customers, the markets they serve and ultimately in helping consumers unlock even more capability from the devices and the services they bring to life. With WNC's vast reach in developing and manufacturing consumer and M2M products across networking, mobile, home, enterprise, automotive, satellite, wireless and broadband markets, WNC can greatly accelerate the time to market of this game changing technology."
EyeLock's technology provides an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the most proven way to authenticate ones identity aside from DNA. The company's advances in iris authentication have made it possible to incorporate this highly secure technology into consumer-oriented devices at scale without compromising the technology's accuracy or ease-of-use.
Electronic devices rely on passwords that are often forgotten and provide marginal security. The frequency and velocity of password breaches punctuates its vulnerability and the need to move away from password security protocols. EyeLock's breakthrough technology enables best practices of existing password protocols and sets the stage for rendering passwords obsolete. EyeLock has developed and brought to market a proprietary iris authentication technology that looks at more than 240 points in each eye, and is one of the only companies in the world to utilize dual-eye authentication.
EyeLock is a leader in iris authentication, provides the highest level of security with EyeLock ID technology. The company's proprietary, embeddable technology enables the convenient, secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's software has been integrated across consumer and enterprise platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. No two irises are alike, and outside DNA - the iris is the most accurate human identifier. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its false accept rate (, ease of use and scalability. As a sponsor member of the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to providing digital privacy and next generation security.
About Wistron NeWeb Corporation
Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced wireless communication products. With strong R&D and high-volume production capabilities, WNC consistently introduces innovative technologies covering a range of products including: DBS outdoor units, satellite/digital radio, networking devices (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac), CDMA/3G/LTE mobile devices, set-top boxes, digital home devices, automotive electronics, M2M products, RFID and NFC solutions, and various types of mobile-device/cellular-phone/LDS antennas. WNC's mission is to provide its worldwide customers and partners with superior products through premium ODM/JDM design, manufacturing, logistics, and after-sales services. For more information, please visit: http://www.wnc.com.tw.
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VIZIO Brings Ultra HD to Canada with Release of Award-Winning P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV Collection
New Line-Up Combines Excellent Picture Quality and Advanced Performance for the Ultimate Entertainment Experience
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV Company in the U.S.(1), today announced the Canadian availability of its all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection, offering advanced local dimming with up to 72 Active LED Zones(TM)(,) Spatial Scaling Engine technology for beautiful upscaling of HD content to near 4K Ultra HD picture quality, and VIZIO's V6 six-core processor for powerful performance. The VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection has been engineered to offer consumers excellent picture quality, delivering a comprehensive 4K Ultra HD solution. VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TVs will be available in 50", 60" and 70" class screen sizes.
Having launched in the U.S. market earlier this fall, the VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD collection has already been heralded by Reviewed.com as the Best Value 4K TV and Best Mid-Range LCD(2) TV of the year. Available initially at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retail locations and through their stores' online channels, P-Series Ultra HD TVs feature the latest technologies. With four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, the P-Series Ultra HD collection offers Canadian consumers higher detail in every picture. Full-Array LED backlighting allows for better light uniformity, offering up to 72 Active LED Zones, raising the bar for LED backlight performance. For a more vibrant, beautiful picture when compared to edge-lit LED backlight sets, each Active LED Zone in the P-Series TVs dynamically adjusts to discretely control the backlight to match content on-screen, generating deeper black levels and higher contrast levels for a greatly enhanced picture compared to edge-lit LED sets.
VIZIO's new P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection is optimized to deliver consumer entertainment in near 4K Ultra HD picture quality right out of the box for a beautifully simple Ultra HD experience. The Spatial Scaling Engine has been engineered to beautifully transform 1080p Full HD entertainment into spectacular near Ultra HD. As consumption of movies and TV shows through streaming services continues to grow, the P-Series Ultra HD Smart TVs have been fully designed to stream 4K Ultra HD from popular apps like Netflix and later this year, UltraFlix(4).
"As proven with reviews from leading U.S. technology outlets, the P-Series collection will now also offer Canadian consumers outstanding Ultra HD picture and performance," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "With 4K popularity and content options on the rise, consumers are now demanding innovations to upgrade their viewing experience. Technologies such as HEVC H.265 codec, 802.11ac dual-band WiFi, and support for the latest HDMI standards all give Canadian consumers the Ultra HD solutions that matter most."
On top of standout picture quality, P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV viewers will appreciate Clear Action Rate 960 from VIZIO. Perfect for watching a hockey game and following the fast moving action, Clear Action Rate 960 boasts an effective refresh rate of 240 Hz, ensuring viewers enjoy a crisp, smooth picture with superior motion clarity when watching their favorite fast-action scenes. Beautifully crisp images are further enhanced by Advanced Color Management and Active Pixel Tuning technologies. These critical innovations deliver color, contrast and picture detail accuracy for an outstanding viewing experience.
Committed to providing a multitude of entertainment options for Canadian consumers as the #1 Smart TV Company in the U.S.(1), VIZIO designed P-Series Ultra HD Smart TVs to support the latest standard in streaming thanks to VIZIO Internet Apps Plus(Â®). VIZIO's latest connected platform is equipped with support for the HEVC H.265 codec and 802.11ac dual-band WiFi for a more robust streaming experience that is up to 3x faster(3). These advancements enable consumers to easily stream Ultra HD content through apps like Netflix and launching later this year, UltraFlix(4), with HDCP 2.2 built-in for playback of protected Ultra HD content. Support for the latest HDMI 2.0 standards helps ensure consumers continue to enjoy their P-series Ultra HD Smart TV into the future as more consumer electronics devices enter the market, enabling playback of 4K Ultra HD content at up to 60 fps. VIZIO Internet Apps Plus offers consumers an intuitive experience with seamless second-screen interactivity through Netflix and YouTube that allows users to search for content on the corresponding app on their Android and Apple iOS mobile devices. When the TV and device are on the same WiFi network, consumers can simply click to play the content on the big screen, controlling playback on the TV from their device. VIZIO Internet Apps Plus features a multitude of popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, Yahoo! News, Flickr, Crackle, among others.
To support the excellent picture quality and Ultra HD experience in the P-Series Ultra HD collection, VIZIO engineered the V6 six-core processor. Comprised of a quad-core GPU plus dual-core CPU, the V6 six-core processor delivers maximum speed and advanced graphics processing, enabling an even faster smart TV user experience. To ensure picture quality always remains king, VIZIO also enabled VM50, a dedicated motion and picture-processing engine that beautifully renders every image, including Ultra HD content, with incredible detail.
With an established track record driving mass adoption of new technologies in the U.S. - such as LCD, LED and Smart TV - VIZIO has positioned itself to offer Canadian consumers a 4K Ultra HD solution that not only enhances the home entertainment experience but also raises the bar in terms of picture quality. P-Series carries the same beautifully simple pedigree of the VIZIO E- and M-Series Smart TV collections which launched in the Canadian market in early September 2014, but delivers a new Ultra HD entertainment experience Canadians will appreciate.
Consumers can purchase models from the VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection today in-store and online at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retail locations.
VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV Collection (MSRP)
VIZIO 50" P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (P502ui-B1) $1,139,99*
VIZIO 60" P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (P602ui-B3) $1,939.99*
VIZIO 70" P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (P702ui-B3) $2,849.99*
*PRICES NOT APPLICABLE IN QUEBEC. MSRP does not include applicable fees and taxes. Pricing may vary depending on retailer.
(1) The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 - May 24 2014
(2 )Reviewed.com 2014 Best of the Year Awards
(3) IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Maximum throughput rate of 802.11ac (1300 Mbps) is approximately three times faster than that of 802.11n (450 Mbps). Actual rate will vary, and will be subject to router model, site environment, range, Internet bandwidth and other factors.
(4 )The applications and content of the VIZIO Internet Apps PlusÂ® pictured may only be available in certain countries or languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications or discontinuation without notice.
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. VIZIO skyrocketed to the #1 shipper of LCD television in North America in Q2 2007(1), within five years from their first shipment, and has been in the top 3 ever since(2). VIZIO is now also America's #1 Smart TV company(5) and large size LCD TV company(3) VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S(4). For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service, and was awarded 19 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8(th) Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers in North America. VIZIO has won numerous awards including Reviewed.com's 2014 Best of the Year Value 4K TV, Best of the Year Mid-Range LCD and CES Editor's Choice, "Best of CES 2014" by IGN, "Best of CES 2014" by PC Magazine and "Best of the Best 2014" by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. VIZIO's P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV was also recognized by The Verge as "Best TV of CES" for 2014 as well as awarded "Best of CES" by Complex and "Best of Show" by Wired for 2014. VIZIO also earned #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 - Home Theater and Audio, Sound & Vision's Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit http://www.VIZIO.com.
(1)NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments Q2 2007
(2)NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments, Annual 2007-2013
(3) The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 60" and greater LCD units sold, Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
(4)The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
(5)The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 - May 24 2014
Available from today, Wacom's new cloud based services offer a convenient and easy way to store images and creative work or share settings between devices.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wacom is announcing the availability of Dropzone and Control Room; two new cloud based services that offer fast and easy access to images and personal settings in an increasingly mobile environment. Offering up to 2GB of free storage, Dropzone enables users to save images of their creative work in the cloud so that they are accessible from many different devices, anywhere, anytime. Control Room offers a storage service for individual Wacom pen, tablet and display settings, saving the user time on configuration when they want to use their familiar settings on a different device of the same type. Both Dropzone and Control Room are easy to use, free of charge and work independently from existing services or operating systems.
Heidi Wang, Vice President of Technology Marketing at Wacom, comments: "Through our customers' feedback and success of the Cintiq Companion, our Stylus range and software, it's clear that people work on the go and across multiple platforms. To make the change from one device to the other just a little bit easier, the new Wacom Cloud services provide users with an easy to use and safe hub for their images and familiar settings." The two services are Wacom's first step into cloud based services that in the future will provide a system to connect multiple devices with shared features in a comprehensive and user-friendly open ecosystem.
Dropzone is an intuitive service that allows users to easily store and access their images on any computer or device, at any time. It works just like a personal clipboard to quickly copy and paste images. With up to 2GB of free storage, it is particularly useful for those who like to work or connect from various locations and who create work using multiple devices. It also provides peace of mind as all images can be backed-up and saved in the event a computer's hard drive fails.
Dropzone is compatible with Windows(Â®), Mac(Â®) OSX and iOS and supports all common raster graphics image formats. Additionally, the note-taking and drawing app, Bamboo Paper for iOS, is introducing Dropzone as an integrated feature to make importing images and exporting notes or drawings even easier.
When working across multiple computers, customizing tablet settings and adding shortcuts etc. can be time consuming and complicated. Control Room allows users to save their preferred Wacom Intuos and Cintiq settings in the Wacom Cloud and access them when needed. These settings can then be uploaded quickly and easily on to another device. Control Room is compatible with many of the current Intuos and Cintiq products and is available for free in the Wacom Desktop Center, which comes with the product drivers.
For both services a Wacom Cloud account is needed. Users can sign up at https://cloud.wacom.com where they can also download Dropzone as a native app for iOS, Windows and Mac OS.
Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is a global company with offices around the world supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organisations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place. Wacom's products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashions and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, interactive and mobile pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products as well as eDocument solutions. These all make it possible for everyone to express their creativity in digital media, whether artists, business executives or people enjoying everyday creativity.
Wacom's interface technologies are offered as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers with Wacom feel IT technologies integrated into the PC, tablet and smart phone products of many strategic partners around the world.
Popular Development Tools from IAR Systems Support Complete Atmel | SMART MCU and MPU Portfolio
With Over 1,400 Example Projects Supporting Atmel's Broad Portfolio of MCUs and MPUs, IAR Embedded Workbench Enables Developers to Bring Their Atmel Designs Faster Time to Market
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel(Â®) Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, and IAR SystemsÂ®, the world-leading provider of development tools for embedded systems, today announced the two companies have extended their partnership to include over 1,400 new example projects in IAR Systems' development tools to support Atmel's entire portfolio of world-class MCUs and MPUs (microprocessors).
Designers using Atmel AVR and Atmel | SMART MCUs and MPUs can now leverage IAR Embedded Workbench(Â®), the leading C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain, with new example projects to bring their products faster to market. With all the information available to a developer at the start of a project, including over 1,400 new examples from the Atmel Software Framework (ASF) for reference designs across a broad range of applications and Atmel's Xplained Pro family of evaluation boards, this significantly increases developers' productivity.
ASF is a large library of free source code for Atmel | SMART ARM(Â®) and AVR devices. ASF minimizes much of the low-level configuration and design required for projects to get off the ground, by providing hardware abstraction with consistent APIs, as well as high-value middleware components designed for evaluation, prototyping, design, and production phases.
"We are committed to providing simple, yet sophisticated tools for our designers' complex development," said Steve Pancoast, Vice President of Development Software and Tools, Atmel Corporation. "Since the introduction of our AVRs in the early 90s, IAR Systems has always been an important partner for us, providing world-class tools to our most demanding users. The integration of our reference application examples into IAR Embedded Workbench will reduce overall time-to-market for developers, enabling them to bring products faster to market."
"High-performance development tools are critical for success in today's advanced embedded systems designs, specifically for the Internet of Things and connectivity markets," said Stefan Skarin, Chief Executive Officer, IAR Systems. "IAR Systems' position is unique in that we are the only commercial vendor able to provide this, as well as our world-class support, across Atmel's entire range of microcontroller architectures."
Atmel 8- and 32-bit AVR MCUs. With a unique combination of performance, power efficiency and design flexibility, Atmel's 8- and 32-bit AVR MCUs deliver ease-of-use, low-power consumption and extremely high-levels of integration. Atmel's AVR MCUs complement the Atmel | SMART portfolio of MCUs and MPUs, and are optimized to help designers bring their products faster to market. AVR MCUs offer the industry's most code-efficient architecture for C and assembly programming along with more computing performance and better power efficiency.
Atmel | SMART. Atmel(Â®) | SMART ARM-based products deliver the platform for intelligent, connected devices in the era of IoT, wireless and energy efficiency. These solutions include embedded processing and connectivity--as well as software and tools, designed to make development faster and more cost-effective to bring the best-in-class products to market. Atmel(Â®) | SMART MCUs combine powerful 32-bit ARM cores with industry-leading low-power technology and intelligent peripherals.
IAR Embedded Workbench. IAR Embedded WorkbenchÂ® is the leading development toolchain for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers. In addition to the sophisticated IAR C/C++ Compiler(TM), the tools include extensive debugging and analysis possibilities, and offer the broadest device support in the industry covering more than 3,000 ARM devices. Thanks to strong partnerships with the leading microcontroller manufacturers, IAR Systems is able to deliver market-leading performance across a wide spectrum of ARM Cortex-M-based processor families. This unique independence allows customers to pick and choose among the different microcontrollers, finding the perfect choice for their needs while feeling confident they will be able to maximize the features of the selected microcontroller.
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with intelligent and connected solutions focused on the industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
About IAR Systems
IAR Systems provides developers of embedded systems with world-leading software tools for developing competitive products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit processors. Established in Sweden in 1983, the company has over 46 000 customers globally, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world's leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, please visit http://www.iar.com.
DJI Launches Inspire 1, The World's First Flying 4k Camera
DJI Inspire 1 Combines Professional features into one ready-to-fly platform
- First 4k camera designed for aerial use
- New form factor allows for full range of motion for camera
- Integrated professional tools including wireless HD video transmission
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DJI, a global leader in aerial photography and cinematography platforms, today announced the release of the DJI Inspire 1, the world's first flying 4K camera that offers midair transformation as well as a built-in wireless HD video transmitter, stabilization indoors without GPS and more camera control than ever.
This tool bridges DJI's consumer and professional products that are the aerial platforms of choice for professional photographers and cinematographers worldwide.
"We see this as the perfect combination of the Phantom and Spreading Wings series, being able to take off at the touch of a button while simultaneously giving users fine control of the images they capture," said Frank Wang, DJI's CEO.
In addition to incorporating a groundbreaking 4K aerial camera, the Inspire 1 camera maintains stability even in strong wind conditions via an integrated 3-axis gimbal.
The Inspire 1 integrates DJI's patented wireless HD transmitter, Lightbridge, and comes with a fully redesigned mobile app that runs across both iOS and Android devices, broadcasting 1080p video at a distance of 1.7km.
"The Inspire 1 is truly a first-of-its-kind product that we see easily fitting into the toolbox of professionals across a variety of industries while still being to capture outstanding images for creative and hobby use," said Eric Cheng, Director of Aerial Imaging.
With the touch of a button, the Inspire 1 takes off and will transform itself into a "V" position, allowing pilots to capture images from any angle. Similarly, the revamped "dynamic home point" function enables pilots to ensure their unit always knows where they are and can return to them safely.
During flight, the platform stabilizes itself using a downward facing "Optical Flow" camera that uses a stereoscopic image of the ground to ensure it does not drift, even when flying indoors or without GPS.
The DJI Inspire 1 also comes with a brand new 6-cell battery, enabling it to spend up to 18 minutes in the air. Pilots will be able to monitor each cell's strength through the app to ensure safe flight, in addition to DJI's signature automatic landing function in the case of low battery.
Additional features include:
-- Dual operator control
-- Gimbal and camera settings control integrated into the remote controller
-- 94-degree field of view camera limits lens distortion
-- Larger, more versatile sensor which allows for better low light
-- Improved motors, propeller design, flight controller and electronic
speed controllers (ESC) to provide more finely tuned flight controls.
"DJI will continue to find new ways to empower creators to achieve their vision like never before," said Mr. Wang.
The DJI Inspire 1 is available for pre-order through the DJI website and from authorized dealers worldwide for an MSRP to be confirmed on launch day. Learn more about the Inspire 1 by visiting http://www.DJI.com/inspire1
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DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking more reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI's global operations currently span North America, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries; for applications in film, advertising, construction, fire fighting, farming, and many other industries.
The first 'one stop shop' for Churches looking to be equipped with engagement training AND mobile apps now available with InspireHUB's simple 1-2-3 system.
DALLAS, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireHUB Inc., the first company to combine best-practices engagement training with a proprietary engagement mobile and tablet app platform, has announced the release of its affordable platform into the US, Canadian and Australian markets for Churches. Churches know that embracing technology (and in particular mobile) is something that will help strengthen their engagement and communications with their members. Yet, many have struggled to successfully keep up due in part to costs but also due to previous failed attempts at 'new technology' that have left Churches wary.
"The challenge of successful implementation is not something that only Churches struggle with," explains Karolyn Hart, COO of InspireHUB Inc. "Even the largest companies in the world have encountered this same problem. Ultimately, the difference between success and failure comes down to understanding human behavior and how your people will interact with the solution. It won't do any good to implement a new piece of technology (even if it is as simple and affordable as InspireHUB's) if you and your team are not using it correctly. For example, we teach and show our clients why the content in their mobile app must be different than their website. Furthermore, even if you get that right, you will not grow your mission if what you communicate online is different than where you actually spend your time. This teaching is the key difference that is driving success for our clients."
The InspireHUB Platform incorporates a simple 1-2-3 system that is specifically designed for the non-techy individual or organization. Steeped in human-behavior research the simply designed interface was built for the "boomer and above" market with the premise that it needed to be as easy to build and update a mobile app as it is to send an attachment in an email.
"The easiest way for me to describe what we've done with our mobile app platform is to review the evolution of the MP3 player," explains Hart. "In the beginning they were bulky, expensive, and also did things like play radio and store images. When the iPod arrived, it seemed 'too simple' but that simplicity was key! That simplification is what we are doing for web apps. Our system is simple, but it's also very sophisticated."
Donald Clark, Managing Director of InspireHUB sums up the InspireHUB platform and system this way: "We have built cutting edge, 21(st) century technology to facilitate a 2000 year old mission that unites over 2 billion people worldwide. The promise of instant, meaningful communication has existed for over a decade, but until now, no one has bridged that promise with the reality of a solution that is firstly, affordable and secondly, easily managed by non-techy staff and volunteers in real-time. Combine that with our training to ensure successful implementation and it's safe to say that InspireHUB is taking the church message and mission mobile in 2015!"
About InspireHUB Inc. - InspireHUB provides affordable solutions (which includes mobile and tablet technologies, fundraising management, best-practices training and solutions consulting) for Worthy Causes (Non-Profits and Charities) that maximizes their performance by helping them to recruit volunteers, increase member engagement and fund campaigns ranging from $10,000 to $100 million. InspireHUB can be found on the web at http://www.inspirehub.com.
For more information please contact:
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Allview WI7 and WI10N, Two Attractive Devices With Windows 8.1
BUCHAREST, Romania, November 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Allview, the brand of smartphones and tablets currently on the European market,
launches today at Microsoft Summit Romania the WI7, a 7" Tablet PC, and the WI10N, a
hybrid netbook. Both run Windows 8.1 and represent competitive options for productivity
and flexible use.
"Each of these two devices released today brings multiple benefits to consumers. The
WI7 is an easy-to-carry tablet that integrates a powerful Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor and
has an Office 365 Personal subscription for one year. The device's price is similar to the
cost of Office licenses purchased separately," said Lucian Peticila, General Manager,
Allview's WI7 has a 7" display with 1024x600 pixels resolution, a Quad CoreIntel(R)
Atom(TM) processor with a frequency of up to 1.83 GHz, Intel HD graphics solution, and 1GB
RAM which will perform all daily activities at the office, home or away. The Office 365
Personal subscription included for one year can be used on the WI7 as well as a PC and a
smartphone. This ensures 1TB online storage in OneDrive. The files are synchronized across
devices, with easy access and sharing.
Useful and elegant, the WI10N has a 10" display and is equipped with a reversible
keyboard dock that allows users to choose the most appropriate way of positioning. The
device is suitable for people who want an ultra portable solution that meets both the role
of tablet and netbook. The WI10N is equipped with an Intel(R) Atom(TM) Quad Core CPU with
a frequency of up to 1.83 GHz, Intel HD Graphics processor and 1GB RAM. Productivity is
complete with a keyboard with touchpad and the possibility to attach a mouse via Bluetooth
or USB port. The 6000 mAh battery and Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor ensures high performance
with low power consumption, providing a range of up to 5 hours of continuous use and up to
6 days in standby. The WI10N also includes an Office 365 Personal subscription for one
year and 1TB online storage in OneDrive.
Created in 2004, the Allview brand is present on IT&C markets in Romania, Poland,
Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Moldova, Slovakia, Greece, Serbia and
Bosnia-Herzegovina. Allview devices have a user-friendly interface, an attractive design,
the latest technical features and high performance.
By Community Demand, JFrog Announces Private Docker Registries
SAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Empowering Docker with an On-prem Secured Artifactory Repository
JFrog [http://www.jfrog.com ] announces Artifactory's
[http://www.jfrog.com/artifactory ] support for secure, private Docker Registries. The
company's flagship product, Artifactory, fully supports the Docker client, allowing
companies to securely store their internal Docker images in a local repository within the
organization's LAN. With comprehensive security features, Artifactory provides
fine-grained access control, letting you define exactly who can access images in any local
Docker [http://www.docker.com ] has emerged as the "King of Containers" with more and
more enterprises adopting Docker technology to run applications in data centers, on IT
infrastructure and developer laptops alike. Docker's decoupling of applications from their
environments is revolutionizing how software is run. However, as with any (relatively) new
technology, there is still much to be done. One of the biggest concerns with Docker,
impeding its large scale adoption in enterprises, is the runtime security of Docker
containers. But there's another aspect of security that is receiving less attention, but
is no less important - the Docker registries on which images are stored. These are
generally public, so anyone can download anything. Even though DockerHub
[https://hub.docker.com ] does offer private registries, enterprises are still not quite
ready to upload their sensitive IP to the cloud - whether it's Docker images or
applications. While there are tools available that wrap Docker registries, so that
enterprises can import and run them privately within their secured LAN, having to use a
dedicated tool to manage each software technology means a lot of maintenance for IT staff
managing the infrastructures.
With over 800 industry-leading customers like Netflix, Oracle, CA, VMWare, Amazon, EMC
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More Milestone Certifications Achieved by EMC, HP Workstation, NetApp, Promise Technology and Seneca
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Milestone video integrations with IT Infrastructure components are tested,
proven and documented for interoperability and optimized configurations
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS),
has fully reported performance certification of five more Milestone Solution Partner
solutions with IT infrastructure components such as servers, storage, and workstation
products. The companies achieving this comprehensive process with documented results are
EMC, HP Workstation, NetApp, PROMISE Technology and Seneca. <start_newscom>
The IT infrastructure, server, storage and client platforms are integral parts of a
networked video management deployment. Therefore, any miscalculations of the server or
storage requirements will impact the success of a system's operation, resulting in system
outages and downtime. To address this, Milestone works closely with IT infrastructure
vendors to ensure that their systems can be optimized for the Milestone XProtect(R)
software portfolio, helping implementations to be specified, built and delivered as
optimal systems for each customer's technical environment.
The Milestone Solution Certification for IT infrastructure products gives verification
of the components as interoperable and optimized for performance with XProtect VMS. The
certification process delivers documentation of a solution's proven maturity and quality
as assurance of system integrity and differentiation from non-certified components.
"Integrators and end users can build solutions with confidence when referencing the
tested configuration data from the Milestone certification process. The documented proof
describes how these video solutions operate within the parameters of the maximum
performance tests," says Christian Bohn, VP Strategic Alliances at Milestone Systems. "We
have been doing integration certifications for several years, and these additions continue
to build trust in Milestone solutions for both partners and customers."
Each certification project has three phases, beginning with two scenarios of a
benchmark test and a maximum performance test. Statistics from the Milestone XProtect
Recording Servers are gathered to judge the performance as a platform for video recording.
The analyzed data and findings are presented in a complete report with details on the
configuration of the test system and a summary.
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performance thresholds based on known benchmarks for best practice. The certification also
measures the maximum number of cameras, at a given frame rate, resolution and codec that
can be supported by the server and storage system. A summary report from the Solution
Certification includes optimal configuration for a surveillance system using the Milestone
XProtect VMS with the solution partner's products. This contains the solution
architecture, the performance results, use-case information, detailed system
configurations for the XProtect VMS components and the solution partner's products.
The Milestone certification results are valid for the lifecycle of the products
tested. Yearly re-certification options mean that whenever new versions are launched by
Milestone or the partner, the documentation will prove that the integration continues to
be compatible and optimized.
The Milestone Solution Finder
[http://www.milestonesys.com/Solutions/Find/Solution-Finder ] displays the wide choice of
third-party applications that are compatible with XProtect VMS. Certification also applies
to Milestone Solution Partners who develop software or device plug-ins for integration to
the XProtect software portfolio.
About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management
software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group.
Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer
installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other
systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help
organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce
Sony Network Entertainment International And Sony Computer Entertainment Unveil PlayStation(TM)Vue, A New Cloud-Based TV Service That Pioneers The Future Of Television
Access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service
Select PlayStationÂ®4 and PlayStationÂ®3 Owners Will Be Able to Preview the Service in Beta Starting This Month
SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today unveiled PlayStation(TM)Vue, a pioneering new cloud-based TV service that reinvents the television experience.
"Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation(TM)Vue," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business. "PlayStation(TM)Vue reinvents the traditional viewing experience so your programming effortlessly finds you, enabling you to watch much more of what you want and search a lot less. PlayStation(TM)Vue brings the best of live TV and a robust catalog of the latest content, always keeping you connected to what's popular, new and trending. Today's announcement builds on the historic success of PlayStationÂ®4 and demonstrates what our company is capable of when we embrace disruption and stay true to gamers."
Removing Barriers between Viewers and Content
PlayStation(TM)Vue leverages the power of the cloud to combine the live, on-demand, and catch-up TV content viewers love with a powerful user interface that delivers unprecedented personalization and simplicity.
-- PlayStation(TM)Vue immediately connects viewers to the content they want
to watch, helps them easily access their favorite shows and channels,
and recommends movies and shows based on their viewing habits and what's
-- Discovering content is both simple and powerful with PlayStation(TM)Vue.
The smart "Search" feature narrows down results quickly and intuitively,
and the powerful "Explore" function allows viewers to filter the entire
catalog of live and on-demand content by type of program, genre,
ratings, popularity, length and more.
-- PlayStation(TM)Vue delivers catch-up and on-demand TV, freeing viewers
to watch TV on their own schedules. The service makes the past three
days of popular programming available without the need to schedule
-- Viewers can save their favorite shows to the cloud without storage
restrictions or scheduling conflicts. Once viewers tag a favorite show,
they will automatically have access to episodes of that show for 28 days
so that they can watch on their own time.
-- PlayStation(TM)Vue is simple to navigate and intuitive to use. By
leveraging the power of the PlayStationÂ® platform and controller,
viewers are always one click away from quick access to watching,
finding, and discovering content.
The Best Content on TV
During the invite-only beta, PlayStation(TM)Vue will initially offer around 75 channels per market from the following major programmers, including local broadcast stations, so that viewers can enjoy their favorite movies, TV shows, and sports programs.
The following is a list of our current network partners, with additional partners to be announced in the future:
-- CBS - At launch, PlayStationÂ®Vue will offer the live linear signal from
CBS Television Network's owned-and-operated TV stations in select
leading markets in addition to on-demand prime-time programming.
-- Discovery Communications - Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet,
Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery
Family Channel and 11 more brands.
-- Fox - Fox Networks Group's portfolio of national entertainment
programming services, including - FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic
Channel and Nat Geo WILD. Additionally FOX Sports' national and regional
programming services - FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, BTN, Fox's regional
sports networks, including YES Network and Prime Ticket. The agreement
also covers Fox's owned and operated television stations.
-- NBCUniversal - All local offerings from NBC, Telemundo and regional
sports networks as well as Bravo, CNBC, E!, NBCSN, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy,
USA Network and more.
-- Scripps Networks Interactive - HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY
Network and Cooking Channel.
-- Viacom - BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, PALLADIA, Spike,
VH1 and more.
Transparent Pricing with No Commitments
Pricing and packaging details will be revealed at commercial launch but PlayStation(TM)Vue is changing the rules for how people pay for subscription TV.
-- What you see is what you pay - fair and competitive price that is
transparent with no hidden fees or charges.
-- No contracts - maximum flexibility as PlayStation(TM)Vue will be offered
on a month-to-month basis without any penalty or customer service
hassles for cancellation.
-- No equipment or installation charges - with broadband internet service
and a PlayStationÂ®4 system or PlayStationÂ®3 system, there's no need to
install or rent any additional equipment.
PlayStation(TM)Vue will begin an invite only beta preview during November for select PlayStationÂ®4 and PlayStationÂ®3 owners, with a phased rollout starting in New York followed later by Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. The service will also become available on iPadÂ® shortly thereafter, and later on more Sony and non-Sony devices.
PlayStation(TM)Vue will launch commercially during the first quarter of 2015.
About Sony Network Entertainment International LLC:
Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) founded in April 2010, drives the vision, strategy and execution for network services across Sony Group, to offer consumers compelling, connected entertainment experiences across a variety of network enabled devices. Headquartered out of San Mateo, California SNEI's operations span globally across San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, London, Tokyo and more. Through PlayStationÂ®Network and Sony Entertainment Network, SNEI offers a bevy of exciting services including PlayStationÂ®Store, PlayStationÂ®Plus, PlayStation(TM)Vue, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and more. With over 56 million active viewers registered to our network and FY13 revenues exceeding 200 billion yen, SNEI is a core Sony business which continues to grow at breakneck speed as a leading provider of cutting edge digital entertainment experiences.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.:
Recognized as a global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStationÂ®3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system, the PlayStationÂ®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the PlayStationÂ®4 computer entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since it launched PlayStationÂ® in 1994. PlayStationÂ®2 further enhanced the PlayStationÂ® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3 is a computer entertainment system that incorporates the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PlayStationÂ®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PSN(SM), that includes PlayStationÂ®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation viewers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, develops, publishes markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in their respective markets worldwide.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "PS4" and "PS3" is a trademark of the same company.
iPadÂ® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
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Skylanders Trap Team(TM) On Store Shelves Now - Franchise That Pioneered The Toys-To-Life Category Introduces Another Groundbreaking Innovation
DUBAI, November 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Capture Evil, Unleash Good! Skylanders Trap Team Lets Fans Trap and Play as Villains
Skylanders Trap Team Revolutionizes the Gaming Industry, Offering the Full AAA Console
Experience on Both Tablet and Console -- for the First Time Ever
Behold, Portal Masters! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is pleased to announce that Skylanders Trap Team
is officially available at major retailers across the G.C.C regions today on Xbox 360(TM)
and Xbox One(TM) video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation(R) 3 and
PlayStation(R) 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo's Wii(TM) system, Nintendo's Wii
U(TM) system, and a completely unique adventure available on the Nintendo 3DS(TM)
hand-held system. The launch of Skylanders Trap Team also ushers in the complete console
gaming experience on Tablet , introducing a Starter Pack that supports iPad(R), Kindle
Fire and Android tablets.
Skylanders is available in Toys Store,Toys R Us,Virgin Megastore, Hamleys,
Carrefour,Lulu centres, Sharaf DG
Details of the Skylanders Innovation:
"The franchise was built on a foundation of creativity and innovation," said Eric
Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "And with Skylanders Trap Team, we're taking that
that tradition of innovation to new heights. For the last three years we've allowed kids
to bring their toys to life in a video game, and this year, we're letting them reach into
the game, and pull characters out into the physical world by letting players trap and play
as the villains. Skylanders Trap Team is also the first console game to simultaneously
bring the entire AAA experience to tablet devices. Overall, we think Skylanders Trap Team
represents our most magical innovations yet. But most importantly, it's just a great
The latest installment of the franchise that pioneered the Toys-to-Life genre is
already poised to become one of the top family games this holiday. Toys R' Us(R) recently
named Skylanders Trap Team as one of the "Fabulous 15" on the company's 2014 Holiday Hot
Toy List, while Target named Skylanders Trap Team to their Top Toys for the Holidays List.
In addition, the game was featured in Toy Insider's Hot 20 Holiday Toys of 2014, which
highlights the most sought-after and anticipated items of the holiday season.
The game, continues to lead and evolve the category with Skylanders Trap Team by
letting fans seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pull them
out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Once they've
defeated the villains, players will be able to place a Trap into the new Traptanium
PortalTM to capture them. Players can then send villains back into the game where they can
play as them to fight for good, reversing the magic. They will also be able to hear the
villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys.
To celebrate the launch, Portal Masters also visited some of the most iconic landmarks
on Earth to ensure they are safe from the villains of Skylanders; bad guys were trapped in
front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in a capsule on the London Eye, up the Kampenwand
mountain in Germany, below the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and overlooking the Sydney
Portal Masters everywhere can get into the Skylanders Trap Team spirit by taking
advantage of exclusive Skylanders products at retailers nationwide:
Skylanders Trap Team introduces heroes known as Trap Masters that wield powerful
Traptanium(TM) weapons used to defeat Skylands' most notorious villains including Kaos, as
well as brand new Core Skylanders characters and reposed fan-favorite Skylanders
characters. The game also features a variety of elementally aligned Traps with unique and
interesting designs. In addition, Skylanders Trap Team welcomes Skylanders Minis, 16 small
but powerful Skylanders now fully playable, who join the battle against Skylands' most
nefarious villains. Coming to fans worldwide on November 1, Eon's Elite collectors' toys
feature never-before-seen decoration with a distinct, metallic finish and a golden base
that sets them apart from other Skylanders toys.
Skylanders Trap Team is compatible with more than 175 unique toys from all previous
games -- Skylanders SWAP Force(TM), Skylanders Giants(TM) and Skylanders Spyro's
Adventure(R) -- every character also will be able to defeat and trap villains using
Traptanium Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections.
About the Franchise
The award-winning, $2 billion franchise pioneered the Toys-to-Life(TM) category in
2011 with the debut of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(R). The game originated a new play
pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In
October 2012, Skylanders Giants(TM) further evolved the genre and added the mega-sized
Giant Skylanders and LightCore(R) characters to the collection of interaction figures.
Skylanders SWAP Force(TM) launched in October 2013 and introduced an all-new play pattern
- swapability. It was the top selling kids' videogame franchise of 2013 worldwide, and is
now one of the top 20 videogame franchises of all time . Skylanders Trap Team(TM) reverses
the magic of bringing Toys-to-Life -- incredibly letting kids pull characters out of the
digital world into the physical world. For more information, please visit: http://www.skylanders.com and Activision.com/presscenter.
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading
worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure
products. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United
Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands,
Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the region of Taiwan. More information
about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press
release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or
strategies regarding the future, including statements about Skylanders Trap Team(TM) are
forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to
differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this
release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk
factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any
subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release
are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as
of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard
assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These
statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or
Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of
which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from
(c) 2014 Activision Publishing, Inc., SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM, SKYLANDERS
SPYRO'S ADVENTURE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SKYLANDERS COLLECTION VAULT,
TRAPTANIUM, TRAPTANIUM PORTAL, PORTAL OF POWER, LIGHTCORE, TOYS TO LIFE, and ACTIVISION
are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
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2 According to The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track and Activision Blizzard internal
estimates, including toys and accessories.
3 According to The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track and Activision Blizzard internal
estimates, including toys and accessories. All time since NPD and GfK Chart-track began
Activision Blizzard Inc
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In addition to building prototype concepts, the ProJet 1200 is ideal for small, precise and detail-rich casting patterns. Factory calibrated for reliable and accurate operation, the micro-SLA ProJet 1200 integrates enhanced LED DLP (Digital Light Processing) laser technology to print 30-micron (0.03mm) layers at a resolution of 56 microns (effective 585 dpi), which results in extremely fine feature detail and smoothness and makes it suitable for building production components such as electronic connectors. The printer also boasts a diverse range of uses outside of engineering markets, such as jewellery making or in dental applications.
Designed for bench-top use, the low-maintenance printer measures 230 x 230 x 356mm and offers a build volume of 43 x 27 x 150mm and a vertical build speed of 14mm per hour. The printer integrates a UV curing station and an all-in-one material cartridge with built-in print window. The printer uses 3D Systems' VisiJetÂ®Â FTX Green material, which is a durable and rigid material that was created especially for the ProJetÂ 1200 for high-quality plastic prototyping and casting patterns. The material burns out cleanly in the UV curing process to leave ash-free castings.
The machine is simple to set up with an installation process on a Windows-based PC much like a standard 2D printer with easy connection to LAN networks. The software also offers built-in STL CAD file format verification.
The 3D Systems ProJet 1200 and VisiJetÂ FTX Green cartridges are available now from RS stock in EMEA andAsia Pacific regions. Prices for the 3D printer starts at aKRW 6,086,820.032.
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 ended31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.
Samsung Electronics Partners with Christie's Hong Kong to Unveil Special-Edition Artisan Curved UHD TV
HONG KONG, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced a partnership with Christie's to auction a stunning, gold lacquer-painted 78" Curved UHD TV. The beautiful piece combines innovative technology with intricate design, and will be on public display during the preview of Christie'sHong Kong autumn auction beginning on November 20. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Orbis, a global non-governmental organization (NGO) with the mission to improve access to high-quality eye health.
<http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20141113/8521406788> Rising Korean artist Sung Yong Hong with the Special Edition 78" Samsung Curved UHD TV. "The Samsung Curved UHD TV is an artistic creation, but this collaboration withSung Yong Hong elevates it to a true work of art," said KK Park, Executive Vice President and head of Sales & Marketing, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics." The TV is the centerpiece of every home, and we are excited to share this work of art with the clients of Christie'sHong Kong. TV is a part of all cultures and we hope that everyone can enjoy watching it. We are also very proud to support Orbis, as they work towards the prevention and treatment of the causes of avoidable blindness."
Hong was commissioned by Samsung for his expertise in Ottchil, a Korean lacquer painting technique that dates back to the Neolithic Era, and for his ability to apply a traditional art form onto modern materials. Just as it was once used to preserve valuable ancient artefacts, Hong's use of Ottchil was deliberate and symbolicÂ - to preserve those cherished moments of entertainment that TVs deliver.
The cutting-edge TV was designed by Hong in connection with the theme, "Memory of TV." It features iconic scenes and famous characters from television, which are brought to life through intricate gold-lacquered paintings on the TV's rear face.
"We are always looking for distinct premium pieces, and Samsung has truly delivered with its one-of-a-kind artisan Curved UHD TV," saidEric Chang, Deputy Chairman of Christie'sAsia. "The design is breathtaking, and we are excited to present such a unique productÂ - our first-ever home electronics product for auctionÂ - to our valued guests and clients."
The one-of-a-kind Curved UHD TV will be displayed among other art by leading Asian artists at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, West Wing Hall, beginningNovember 20.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales ofUS$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit http://www.samsung.com <http://www.samsung.com/>.
Samsung Electronics Partners with Christie's Hong Kong to Unveil Special-Edition Artisan Curved UHD TV
One-of-a-kind premium piece designed by rising Korean Artist Sung Yong Hong to be sold for charity during Christie's Hong Kong autumn auction
HONG KONG, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced a partnership with Christie's to auction a stunning, gold lacquer-painted 78" Curved UHD TV. The beautiful piece combines innovative technology with intricate design, and will be on public display during the preview of Christie's Hong Kong autumn auction beginning on November 20. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Orbis, a global non-governmental organization (NGO) with the mission to improve access to high-quality eye health.
"The Samsung Curved UHD TV is an artistic creation, but this collaboration with Sung Yong Hong elevates it to a true work of art," said KK Park, Executive Vice President and head of Sales & Marketing, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics." The TV is the centerpiece of every home, and we are excited to share this work of art with the clients of Christie's Hong Kong. TV is a part of all cultures and we hope that everyone can enjoy watching it. We are also very proud to support Orbis, as they work towards the prevention and treatment of the causes of avoidable blindness."
Hong was commissioned by Samsung for his expertise in Ottchil, a Korean lacquer painting technique that dates back to the Neolithic Era, and for his ability to apply a traditional art form onto modern materials. Just as it was once used to preserve valuable ancient artefacts, Hong's use of Ottchil was deliberate and symbolic - to preserve those cherished moments of entertainment that TVs deliver.
The cutting-edge TV was designed by Hong in connection with the theme, "Memory of TV." It features iconic scenes and famous characters from television, which are brought to life through intricate gold-lacquered paintings on the TV's rear face.
"We are always looking for distinct premium pieces, and Samsung has truly delivered with its one-of-a-kind artisan Curved UHD TV," said Eric Chang, Deputy Chairman of Christie's Asia. "The design is breathtaking, and we are excited to present such a unique product - our first-ever home electronics product for auction - to our valued guests and clients."
The one-of-a-kind Curved UHD TV will be displayed among other art by leading Asian artists at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, West Wing Hall, beginning November 20.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
SensoTRACK, a Breakthrough Wearable Sports, Fitness and Vitals Monitoring Device, Now Offers Stereo Music Functionality
Only Sensogram's device precisely monitors heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and more in real time
PLANO, Texas and BERN, Switzerland, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensogram Technologies (http://www.sensogram.com), an international research and development company, today announced the addition of music functionality to its SensoTRACK sports, fitness and vitals monitoring device. SensoTRACK now offers users everything they demand: fitness and activity tracking, precise vitals monitoring, secure data capture, detailed data analysis, location-based information and music. The fully wireless system incorporates music without affecting the vitals monitoring alert system and the virtual trainer functionality. Plus, SensoTRACK (http://www.sensotrack.com) features variable music settings, including full stereo and mono channel sound.
The SensoTRACK update also adds temperature-sensing functionality to its already extensive list of parametrics. The device is weatherproof and comes in six colors: blue, yellow, green, red, black and orange. Current plans call for limited device availability by February 2015 and full-scale production in the second quarter of 2015. The suggested list price will be $245 per device; however, SensoTRACK is available for pre-order now through December 12 on Kickstarter (http://www.sensotrack.com/kickstarter) for just $199.
"We have been developing SensoTRACK's embedded stereo music capability for some time," said Dr. Vahram Mouradian, founder and chief technical officer, Sensogram Technologies. "Our Kickstarter backers, in particular, were vocal in suggesting that we add music now, so we did. SensoTRACK provides ample storage space for a user's digital music file library, thus allowing the music to play directly from the device. Beyond supporting the device's standalone capability, the design contributes to battery life."
Dr. Mouradian continues, "Our goal is to offer the marketplace a unique, accurate and reliable device. No other product currently available can deliver the measurement precision SensoTRACK does - and do so across such a full range of fitness and wellness indicators."
To see a chart that compares SensoTRACK's features to competing wearable devices, please visit http://bit.ly/1wSX09Q.
SensoTRACK fits snugly on the wearer's left ear. A detachable right earpiece delivers the stereo component. Users can enjoy music as they exercise, while the device wirelessly senses, monitors and tracks their performance. Beyond real-time heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and temperature, SensoTRACK monitors parameters such as calories burnt, step count and geophysical location. Users also can input their own values to track. After data upload via a secure connection, SensoTRACK presents data in a user-friendly dashboard display on a device of their choosing.
About Sensogram Technologies
Sensogram Technologies, an international research and development company, designs, produces and markets wearable, intuitive, easy-to-use wireless mobile devices for medical and wellness markets. Its innovative biosensors allow real-time, continuous, remote and mobile monitoring of human vital signs and physiological parameters. To learn more, please visit our website at http://www.sensogram.com or call ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ+1 469-955-3500.
ThinkGeek Creates a SuperNova - a BluetoothÂ® Speaker and LED light show
The exclusive GeekLabs creation is an explosion of lights and sound
FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkGeek (NASDAQ: GKNT) is proud to launch the newest product from its GeekLabs Division - The SuperNova Light Cube LED BluetoothÂ® Speaker. The SuperNova combines a powerful Bluetooth speaker with a brilliant LED light show that features 36 different patterns.
ThinkGeek engineers have placed a high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker in the base of the SuperNova to provide listeners with a superior auditory experience. Music can be played wirelessly via a favorite Bluetooth-enabled device or old-school through the standard audio port. On top of the speaker sits an array of LED lights and prisms. Each light prism simultaneously transmits, refracts, and projects the LED light below it, creating a mesmerizing light show.
"We wanted people to create their own sensory experience with one simple device," says Ty Liotta, aka DJ Bossman of GeekLabs. "The SuperNova lets users select from any of 36 different patterns so they can set the right mood for any situation."
Since the light show acts independently of the music, the SuperNova's LED prism array can be experienced even when the music isn't playing, making it the perfect accessory for someone who is looking to add some color to their environment without disturbing the neighbors.
Available now at ThinkGeek.com for $99, the SuperNova is sure to light up your holidays with cheer, while simultaneously putting your neighbor's plug-in reindeer display to shame.
Learn more at Thinkgeek.com/product/1f26.
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Huntkey Introduces SZN Series of Universal Power Strips with Child Protection
SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no doubt that curious children are the sources of happiness in family, yet they might sometimes turn into the trouble-makers in daily life: electrical plugs, outlets, switches. Children are interested in touching and playing with the equipment on floor, which may do harm to their little hands. How to keep your beloved babies far away from those incredible dangerous? With the child protection design, Huntkey's SZN smart power strip series ensure your children receives the best safe care.
The reason that we say the Huntkey SZN smart power strip is an excellent helper for busy parents is not only because the pin holes are with a very safety design, which are covered by safety shutters for the protection of your babies, but also because the Huntkey SZN series have the one-piece copper bar structural design and the double break switch to confirm the safety of all your electronic products and all your family members.
Besides the thoughtful design, the most attractive advantage of Huntkey power strip is that all the Huntkey products are produced under a strict quality management system. The certifications include VDE, STQC, BS, CSA, so the quality of Huntkey SZN power strip have been proved by tests in different markets.
For those fans of mobile products, Huntkey SZN smart power strip has also double smart USB ports, suitable for cell phones, MP3, PDA, digital cameras and other digital products. When you and your lover are enjoying your free time with babies in your arms before the TV, and find your mobile phones or tablet PC going out of power, it is annoying. But with Huntkey power strip in home, you don't need to look around for the mobile charger any more. You could get the USB port to charge your mobile phones conveniently and would never miss any important call or email.
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The Huntkey power strip SZN series will be available in PICO, Tran Anh, Hoanlong and Sang Tao in Vietnam, Vatan in Turkey, shop.ww.kz, Logycom shop and Pulser shop in Kazakhstan, DNS shop in Russia, Massmart in South Africa, Harvey Norman in Australia and other leading computer resellers all over the world.
Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1992, is a professional provider that specializes in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power supplies. Huntkey's products include power supplies (1W~250KW), power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, power banks, chargers, power supply converters, power strips, LED lights, and more. The industrial parks of Huntkey in Shenzhen, Heyuan and Hefei, which cover a total area of over 750,000 square meters, are now the largest IT manufacturing base in mainland China. Huntkey, with over 8,000 employees has set up its branch companies in Hong Kong and Japan. Its clients are found all over the world in more than 50 countries and regions, including Lenovo, DELL, BestBuy, Exper, Vestel, Positivo, Durama, Unicoba, DSG, HCL, Carrefour, FPT, Siragon, Olidata, among others.