Advanced Photonix, Inc. Receives World's First UL Mark Certification for Terahertz System
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Photonix(Â®) (NYSE MKT: API), the leading supplier of terahertz systems to industry, announced today that it has received full certification from Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to use the UL Listing Mark for the T-Gauge(Â®) system. Along with the UL Listing the Company also received an internationally recognized CB Test Certificate. This is the first and only Terahertz system in the world to receive the UL Listing Mark.
The newest product in the API T-RayÂ® family, the T-GaugeÂ® system, is robust, fast and easy to implement. The T-Gauge(Â®) system can be used in industrial settings for online process and quality control. The system is capable of measuring physical properties of products such as multi-layer thickness, basis weight, moisture content, subsurface defect detection, delamination detection. Our innovative instruments are non-destructive, non-contact, safe and are designed to increase productivity, accuracy and reduce material usage.
"This is a major milestone for API and our customers," said API CEO Richard Kurtz. "With the UL Mark we are raising the bar on industrial terahertz systems to a new level. This instills confidence in the durability, reliability and safety of our T-Gauge(Â®) system. Our CE approval is still pending, but we expect to receive that approval before the end of this calendar year. We look forward to greater acceptance of our nondestructive quality control systems through the strength of our UL certification."
About Advanced Photonix, Inc.
Advanced Photonix, Inc.(Â®) (NYSE MKT: API) is a leading supplier of optoelectronic sensors, devices and instruments used by Test and Measurement, Process Control, Medical, Telecommunication and Homeland Security markets. The company has three product lines: Optosolutions focuses on enabling manufacturers to measure physical properties, including temperature, particular counting, color, and fluorescence for Medical, Homeland Security and Process Control applications. The Terahertz sensor product line is targeted to the Process Control, to enable quality control, and Security markets through nondestructive testing. The T-Gauge(Â®) sensor can measure subsurface physical properties, like multi-layers thicknesses, density, moisture content, anomaly detection and some chemical features, online and in real time. High-Speed Optical Receiver (HSOR) products are used by the telecommunication market in both telecommunication equipment and in test and measurement equipment utilized in the manufacturing of telecommunication equipment. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.advancedphotonix.com.
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Survey Reveals the Power of Play in a Couple's Relationship - New Couples Massager Launched to Inject More Fun Into Intimacy
OTTAWA, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Leading Canadian brand We-Vibe(Â®) recently announced the results of a new survey that shows what men and
women really want from an intimate relationship - and it is not as
complicated as most couples might expect.
According to the new poll, conducted by International Communications
Research (ICR) and supported by the makers of We-Vibe, three out of
five (59%) men and women simply want their sex lives to be more playful
"Playfulness, humour and laughter can help couples maintain strong
bonds, as they work as conflict resolution strategies and stress
reducers," says Dr. Wendy Walsh, author of "The 30-Day Love Detox," among other books on relationships.
"These qualities can also enhance a sexual relationship, helping
couples to maintain a balance of excitement and interest in one
For couples looking for a more playful experience in their sex lives,
We-Vibe is launching the next generation the world's number one selling
couples' massager - We-Vibe 4. Worn by women while making love, We-Vibe
4 allows couples to experience a new level of shared pleasure. Created
by Ottawa-based Standard Innovation, the We-Vibe product line is
recommended by leading relationship and sexual health experts
"The big issue is sexual communication. Most of the people in this new
survey (81%) want a better sex life but only a third have ever broached
the topic of expanding their sexual script," Dr. Walsh said. "Two
things often happen in long-term monogamy. First, the sexual script is
narrowed to the point that couples are barely playing two bars with
their instrument, and secondly, once the old script loses its efficacy,
one partner checks out and the couple becomes trapped in a low desire/
high desire stand off. Both of these issues can be addressed using a
product such as We-Vibe 4."
According to Dr. Walsh, introducing a sexual wellness product like
We-Vibe 4 is an ideal way for couples to intensify a playful and
passionate experience. For those who don't know how to start the
discussion, We-Vibe is introducing an inspirational booklet called The We-Book of Delights. Found on we-vibe.com, the new guide helps couples communicate their wants and needs and
includes tips like how to introduce a vibrator into a relationship.
More About We-Vibe 4
From the makers of the world's number one selling couples vibrator,
We-Vibe 4 is based on the original We-Vibe concept - she wears it
during sex for extra stimulation and together both partners share the
vibe. Designed and tested by sexual health and wellness experts,
We-Vibe 4 is completely re-engineered with a new form and fit to take
couples to new heights of intimate pleasure. It's the most advanced
couples sexual health product ever created.
We-Vibe 4's new compact ergonomic form fits her contours, while two
powerful yet quiet motors provide intense stimulation. New features
include: an advanced remote control with intensity control, new Echo Vibe mode that takes advantage of We-Vibe 4's two independent motors, and
soft silky-smooth silicone for an improved touch and feel.
Available in two colours: purple and pink, We-VibeÂ® 4 is completely
enclosed in medical-grade silicone making the product truly waterproof
for fun in more places like the shower or bath and has an eco-friendly
USB rechargeable battery. Given the emphasis on approachable design and
high quality, body-safe materials, the We-Vibe product suite has the
backing of leading medical doctors sexologists and couples' therapists
including Dr. Mary Jane Minkin of Yale University and the "Steve Jobs
of Sex Advice," Dr. Marty Klein.
Now is the time to insert the fun your relationship needs in the
bedroom. Retailing for $159.99 CAD, We-Vibe 4 is available for purchase
on we-vibe.com and at retailers in 50+ countries around the world.
More About the New Poll
The new survey, conducted by ICR supported by the makers of We-Vibe,
included 500 men (n=255) and women (n=245) ages 25-55 who were in a
relationship. Participants were polled via phone from August 21(st) to September 1(st).
About the We-Vibebrand
We-Vibe is a world leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality,
body-safe, eco-friendly intimate products. The original and signature
couples' product, We-Vibe, quickly became the fastest selling sexual
wellness product of its type in history. We-Vibe also offers a line of
solo-use products including the Thrill by We-Vibe(TM), Touch by We-Vibe(TM)
and Tango by We-Vibe(TM). We-Vibe products are currently available in
thousands of retail locations in over 50 countries. We-Vibe is from
Standard InnovationÂ®, a Canadian company dedicated to shaping the
future of sexual health and wellness.
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Teledyne LeCroy WaveStation Generators Now Available in Bandwidths Up to 160 MHz
New WaveStation 3000 Models Pair Simple Fast Waveform Creation with High Performance and Signal Fidelity
CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Teledyne LeCroy today announces the expansion of the popular WaveStation series of function/arbitrary waveform generators to include three new models with bandwidth up to 160 MHz and 500 MS/s sample rate -- over three times more bandwidth and four times more sample rate than the existing models. The new WaveStation 3000 models come with a larger 4.3" color display, intuitive front panel, two output channels, and PC waveform editing software. WaveStation 3000 models are available with bandwidths of 80 MHz, 120 MHz and 160 MHz, each with 500 MS/s sampling rate, 14-bit resolution and 16 kpts memory per channel. Applications with greater memory needs may access 512 kpts of memory on channel 2, a feature that is standard on all new models.
The intuitive front panel provides easy access to basic waveforms and various operating modes. Users can easily create basic sine, square, ramp, pulse, and noise waveforms. The large display shows all relevant waveform parameters and waveform shapes. High performance hardware enables WaveStation to create accurate stable waveforms. In addition, the high sample rate and high resolution with low jitter and low harmonic distortion ensures the superior precision of the generated waveform.
Accompanying the WaveStation hardware is a PC software utility which simplifies waveform creation and editing. The WaveStation software runs on an external PC and provides additional waveform creation capabilities. Waveforms can be easily created, shaped and edited with the software using mathematical operators, digital filters, or by placing individual sample points. The software also provides a flexible waveform drawing tool allowing the user to create a freeform waveform sketch on the PC and output it from the WaveStation. In addition, the WaveStation waveform editing software provides the unique capability of importing waveforms captured on a WaveAce oscilloscope via USB and recreating them on the WaveStation.
With standard USB and GPIB connectivity it is easy to control WaveStation remotely or integrate it into a test system. All necessary I/O for synchronization can be accessed on the rear panel. A front panel USB port provides an easy way to save waveforms.
WaveStation provides the strong features today's engineers and technicians need, such as, more channels per unit, large color display, an extensive waveform library, and various connectivity and synchronization capabilities.
About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, NY. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.
CoolUtils Photo Viewer Streamlines Digital Camera Uploads for Busy People
MOSCOW, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoolUtils announced today the release of the new Coolutils Photo Viewer, the free tool for a comfortable transfer of photos from any camera to a computer for those who don't have time.
The more widespread digital cameras become, the less attention is paid to each shot. Too often people do not find time to sort out the photos and end up with thousands of jpeg images on their hard drives. Coolutils Photo Viewer tries to change that. This free little helper transfers photos from an SD card, or any other drive, to a computer in seconds, allowing many additional options at the same time.
Users may preview the images in either thumbnail or full-screen mode and delete bad shots right away. Then they may drag and drop the photos to the existing folders or create new ones. It is a good idea to sort photos by months and years. Additionally, the image viewer can resize selected images to a specified size in pixels, rotate them clockwise, and counter clockwise. Coolutils Photo Viewer can either copy or move the files, so users are always on the safe side.
Good descriptive names make the process of finding the right photo far easier. With Coolutils Photo Viewer, users can rename photos using templates right in the program. Moreover, Coolutils Photo Viewer creates astonishing slide shows with dozens of effects. This is the best way to show photos to friends and relatives.
While many image viewers claim to deliver great solution to users, Coolutils Photo Viewer is the only one to think about saving photos for busy people. With the ability to transfer photos from a camera to the proper folders on a PC with descriptive names, Coolutils Photo Viewer proves its usefulness to Windows users.
Coolutils Photo Viewer is free and can be used at home and in the commercial environment. It is not hungry for resources and runs fast on any Windows pc. The full free version is available at http://www.coolutils.com/PhotoViewer
Founded in 1998, Softplicity is a software development company which has gathered together a range of high-class professionals. Being consistent with its motto "Powerful but Simple", Softplicity has developed more than 40 applications which significantly ease up the routine of both professional and ordinary users. To get more information, visit http://www.coolutils.com.
Thinking Outside the Storage Box: Maxta Debuts First Software-Only Enterprise Storage Solution for the Virtual Data Center
Maxta eliminates the need for storage arrays
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxta today unveiled a breakthrough virtualization-centric storage platform that eliminates the need for external storage arrays and dramatically simplifies IT, while delivering significant cost savings. Maxta's new software platform enables the convergence of compute and storage on standard servers leveraging server-side flash and disk drives to optimize performance and capacity. Maxta's software supports all server virtualization capabilities that depend on shared storage and delivers enterprise-class data services, capacity optimization and scale-out of storage and performance.
"The complexities and high costs of traditional enterprise storage are magnified in the virtual data center," said Yoram Novick, Founder and CEO of Maxta. "After being told repeatedly that expensive storage arrays are the only way to support enterprise applications in virtualized environments, IT organizations finally have an alternative to storage arrays that significantly reduces complexity and cost. Maxta has broken the code for integrating storage and compute into a converged virtual data center."
The Maxta Storage Platform(TM) (MxSP(TM)) is a hypervisor-agnostic implementation of enterprise storage. It fully integrates with server virtualization at all levels from user interface to data management, while supporting all possible deployments of virtual data centers, including private, public and hybrid clouds. Through its software-only solution, Maxta turns standard servers into a converged compute and storage solution. This results in greater simplicity, economics and availability over decades-old external storage arrays.
According to Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at ESG, "Maxta offers all the critical features that enterprise users are typically demanding of the storage infrastructure in their virtualized environments. But, rather than being just another rack or cabinet based storage system, the Maxta solution can essentially be seen as a server-based storage app; as such it's a perfect fit for an increasingly converged, and yet heterogeneous, world where easy to deploy and use software management is crucial from both operational and economic viewpoints."
MxSP delivers best in class snapshot and clone technology. MxSP supports an unlimited number of VM-level snapshots and zero copy clones instantly without performance degradation, providing data protection without impacting production applications and instant provisioning of new VMs using VM templates. VM-level replication provides fast and affordable high availability and disaster recovery.
MxSP is optimized to utilize flash performance and hard disk capacity, eliminating the need for IT administrators to make difficult tradeoffs between performance and cost. It leverages any combination of magnetic disk drives and flash technology - including SATA, SAS and PCIe attached - to deliver competitive performance and high capacity at an attractive price for virtualized workloads.
Cost is further reduced by eliminating power, cooling and floorspace expenses of storage arrays. MxSP employs state of the art capacity optimization capabilities like thin provisioning, inline compression and de-duplication to dramatically reduce the data footprint, improving effective storage capacity and reducing cost. It provides the ability to scale compute and storage independently on-demand, one standard server at a time without having to over-provision resources. Additionally, MxSP seamlessly co-exists with other storage solutions providing investment protection for customers.
"We have been deploying Maxta in our data center and remote offices for quite some time. Maxta provided all the enterprise storage capabilites that we need without purchasing a storage array," said Soumitra Ghosh, Director of IT, Driscolls. "We appreciate the ease of installation and simplicity of operation that Maxta is delivering by completely integrating our virtualized servers as well as the rich set of VM level features."
"Maxta enabled our test and development teams to self-deploy and manage virtual machines accelerating time to market of applications and increased storage performance by 50% over our iscsi array," said Michael Leland, the Virtual Infrastructure Manager at VSS Monitoring Inc., a Danaher company (a Fortune 200 company). "From an IT perspective, it has also reduced the amount of time I spend on mundane, day to day storage management tasks."
"Maxta is all about software eating the storage array and profoundly changing the cost and complexity characteristics of the virtual data center," said Peter Levine, partner, Andreessen Horowitz. "Creating a full-feature storage array through software alone has been one of the holy grails of the storage industry. Maxta is fundamentally changing the storage landscape."
Maxta was founded by experienced entrepreneur Yoram Novick. Novick previously founded Topio, a provider of platform-agnostic enterprise-level data replication solutions and served as Topio CEO from its inception until it was acquired by NetApp. Maxta has raised $10M from Andreessen Horowitz, a top venture capital firm that provides seed, venture and growth-stage funding to the best new technology companies. To learn more about Maxta at (408) 212-9477 or email the company at email@example.com.
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LeapFrog Reveals Most Sought-After Toys For 2013 Holiday Season
The leader in educational entertainment unveils its award-winning 2013 toys sure to be the hottest picks among children this season
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today revealed its 2013 top toys wish list, highlighting this year's award winners and hottest toys of the holiday season. This year's list includes the most innovative and engaging products of 2013, ranging from the ultimate kids' learning tablet and action-packed games and apps to a revolutionary new reading and writing system, a friendly plush puppy and a hot new app toy.
"The award-winning LeapFrog products on this year's list will keep children of all ages engaged for hours as they explore new skills," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "Our talented team of designers and in-house learning experts worked closely during the development process to ensure every LeapFrog product is age-appropriate and delivers the highest-quality educational entertainment. We are extremely honored that this year's products have already received more than 60 awards globally from prestigious parenting and industry award organizations, in addition to recognition on our retail partners' hot toy lists. LeapFrog is a brand that parents trust and kids love, and there is no doubt in our minds that our products will be at the top of every child's wish list this holiday. With fewer shopping days this year, gift givers should start early to avoid disappointing that special child in their life."
"It is crucial to arm children with learning tools that help them build school skills early in life for future success," said Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos, manager of LeapFrog's Learning Team. "At LeapFrog, we believe kids learn best when they are entertained and engaged in the experience, and that learning should be continuous and go beyond the classroom. This year, LeapFrog's top toy wish list includes products that help children build comprehension skills and vocabulary, practice reading and writing, and encourage them to explore a variety of subjects such as science, technology, engineering and math, social studies and more. Gift givers will appreciate the variety of options on our holiday list and they can trust everything is age-appropriate and, most importantly, fun."
The Ultimate Kids' Tablet
LeapPad Ultra, the ultimate learning tablet for kids, is sure to top every child's wish list this season. Recommended by 97 percent of teachers to parents*, LeapPad Ultra is a new kid-tough tablet that works with an extensive library of more than 800 educational games, creativity apps, eBooks, videos, music and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog's highly experienced team of in-house learning experts. LeapPad Ultra features a seven-inch high-resolution screen, a rechargeable battery, front and back cameras and video recorders and 8 GB of memory. LeapPad Ultra also features a kid-safe web content experience, LeapSearch(TM), created in partnership with Zui(TM), a leading children's browser developer. LeapSearch is kid-ready out of the box and delivers an experience that parents can trust.
LeapPad Ultra has been named a top item on major retailers' hot toy lists, and included on holiday lists such as Time to Play's "Most Wanted" and The Toy Insider's "Hot 20," and received nearly a dozen awards from prestigious toy industry organizations such as The National Association of Parenting Publications, the Parents' Choice Foundation, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and more (MSRP $149.99, for children 4 to 9 years old).
A Learning Library Filled with Stocking Stuffers
The LeapFrog learning library features more than 800 world-class games, apps, eBooks, videos, music and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog's learning experts, and is filled with cartridge games that make the perfect stocking stuffers for every child and personality. This library is a combination of LeapFrog's top-quality educational entertainment and engaging content from the biggest names in children's entertainment, and is built against a proprietary curriculum of 2,600 skills across math, reading, science, creativity and more. Select games and apps automatically adjust the level to challenge children at just the right pace, creating a personalized learning experience as each child progresses through the content.
-- In the new Sesame Street: Solve it with Elmo, Abby and Super Grover 2.0!
game, children build problem solving skills as they play with their
-- Hello Kitty: Sweet Little Shops encourages children to build math skills
as they manage dessert shops, serve customers and meet new friends.
-- Cooking: Recipes on the Road, another new game, also helps children
build math skills as they are challenged to run the family food truck
and follow recipes, assemble dishes, measure, mix, stack food and more.
LeapFrog learning games have received awards from prestigious organizations including Common Sense Media, the Parents' Choice Foundation, Dr. Toy, The National Parenting Center, Teacher's Choice and more (downloadable apps are MSRP $5.00 and up and game cartridges are MSRP $24.99).
A Tool That Builds School Skills
LeapReader, recommended by 98 percent of teachers as a way for parents to help young children build skills that are important for school success**, is the new, complete learn to read and write solution for children. LeapReader helps children build an early foundation for literacy and academic success. With LeapReader's three essential experiences - learn to read, learn to write and learn through listening - children sound out words and read sentences, write letters with interactive guidance, and develop listening skills, comprehension and imagination through audio books, music and more. All are available in the LeapReader library of more than 150 learning experiences.
LeapReader was named a "Top Tech 12" toy by The Toy Insider and has received awards from prestigious organizations including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, the Parents' Choice Foundation, Dr. Toy and The National Parenting Center (MSRP $49.99, for children 4 to 8 years old).
An Interactive Toy and Child's Best Friend
Read With Me Scout is the latest addition to LeapFrog's popular line of Scout learning products that includes interactive plush friends such as My Pal Scout and My Pal Violet, My Own Leaptop and Chat & Count Smart Phone toys, as well as popular DVDs such as Phonics Farm, Numberland and Adventures in Shapeville Park. Read With Me Scout responds with fun audio designed to reinforce the learning. Children simply press a button on the collar and choose one of five books. As the pal reads them the story aloud, children build comprehension skills and early vocabulary. They also learn about the relationship between print on a page and the story as they turn the pages and listen to 70+ spoken questions and audio responses.
Read With Me Scout has received awards from The National Association of Parenting Publications , the Parents' Choice Foundation, Dr. Toy and The National Parenting Center (MSRP $24.99, for children 2 to 5 years old).
An App Toy That Introduces Children to Writing
The Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App is based on LeapFrog's popular Mr. Pencil character and introduces children to basic writing skills through more than 85 engaging activities. As they play interactive games and activities children practice writing letters, numbers and drawing shapes. The Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
This new app toy has received awards from the Parents' Choice Foundation, Dr. Toy and The National Parenting Center (MSRP $14.99, for children 3 to 6 years old; app included with purchase and available for download in the iTunes Store; iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPod touch 4G and iPad sold separately).
LeapFrog understands that every child is unique and with its range of fun and engaging products, gift givers will find something to fit every personality this holiday, whether they are shopping for an adventurer, speed demon, artist or even a free spirit. For more inspiration, visit LeapFrog's easy-to-use gift guide at http://www.leapfrog.com/giftguide.
The LeapPad Ultra tablet, LeapFrog learning library, LeapReader learn to read and write system, Read With Me Scout plush puppy and Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App are available online and at major retail locations. For more information, visit http://www.leapfrog.com.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at http://www.leapfrog.com.
* Results based on a 2013 survey conducted by LeapFrog and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine of 328 U.S. Kindergarten teachers who received LeapPad Ultra tablets and LeapFrog Learning Library content for non-classroom examination through LeapFrog's LeapPad Ultra Teacher Insights Study.
**Results based on a 2013 survey conducted by LeapFrog and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine of 304 U.S. Kindergarten teachers who received LeapReader Learning Systems and LeapReader Library content for non-classroom examination through LeapFrog's LeapReader Teacher Insights Study.
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Respected logistics leader takes the helm of AFIMAC Global's Canadian
TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - AFIMAC Global, a leader in the provision of comprehensive corporate security and
contingency planning services through North and South America, has
appointed Han Koren as president of its Canadian division--effective
Former president Peter Martin will retain the title of CEO and will
continue to lead AFIMAC Global. In appointing a locally based president
to run AFIMAC Canada, Mr. Martin will be better able to focus on larger
strategic initiatives and steer the global organization.
"Han Koren's respected background in the industry, deep understanding of
crisis management and security, and a proven track record of continuous
improvement with his past firms makes him a natural choice to head up
AFIMAC Canada, says CEO Peter Martin.
Mr. Koren is an accomplished executive with more than eighteen years
experience in the business-to-business service industry. Before joining
AFIMAC Canada, he worked for several global logistic service providers,
focusing on strategy execution and continuous improvement. Most
notably, he was leader for a service provider in cash logistics and
responsible for the entire Canadian operation of more than twenty
branches and several head office departments. He holds a Bachelors
Degree in Engineering as well as an Executive MBA.
"I am looking forward to bringing the elite security services of AFIMAC
to an expanded client base across Canada, says Koren. "Going forward,
any company with security needs will be able to access a full range of
integrated services from one knowledgeable and responsive point of
AFIMAC is a leader in the provision of comprehensive corporate security
and contingency planning services through North and South America. Its
diverse capabilities include labour dispute planning & response, cargo
security & escorts, disaster & emergency response, corporate
investigations, workplace violence assessment & response, and executive
protection. With a distinguished management team and highly skilled
personnel, AFIMAC is well known for its high quality service delivery
and immediate responsiveness.
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CONTACT: or media inquiries, please contact Stephen Anderson, AFIMAC Global, 1-800-313-9170.
IO Certified Under Arizona Computer Data Center Program
Customers Add Tax Benefits to Proven Savings from IO Intelligent Control platform
PHOENIX, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, a global leader in software-defined data centers, today announced that its Arizona data centers have been certified under the Arizona Computer Data Center (CDC) program. IO satisfied the State's certification requirements as a CDC, and its IO Phoenix and IO Scottsdale data centers were approved to house qualified co-location tenants. Additionally, the IO data centers were qualified as "sustainable redevelopment projects," doubling the certification and benefits period from ten to twenty years.
Under the program, IO and its customers may qualify for exemptions from Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) and Use taxes on the purchase of qualified CDC equipment, including all state, county, and local level TPT or Use taxes. Qualified tenants must be contracted to use at least 500 kilowatts per month, for a minimum of two years.
"Because of the additional, significant economic benefits we can now offer our Arizona customer base, we are pleased to have our local data centers certified under the state's CDC tax exemption program," said Anthony Wanger, IO President and Co-Founder. "Effectively, this means that customers who choose to deploy at our world-class data centers in Arizona can experience substantial tax savings, in addition to the cost reductions already offered by the IO Intelligent Control platform. We look forward to helping existing and prospective IO customers craft deployment strategies that enable them to maximize these landmark benefits."
Recent news out of IO Phoenix operation came in August of this year, when IO announced that its modular technology had been found by Arizona Public Service (APS) to achieve 19% energy cost savings over traditional data center operations in the same Phoenix location. Having been achieved under the most strenuous environmental conditions and subject to high-resiliency customer SLAs, the study results are believed to represent a minimum in terms of expected cost and efficiency improvements. The study marked the data center industry's first and only known third-party efficiency evaluation and comparative validation between modular and traditional data center technology.
Further detail on the Computer Data Center tax exemptions program can be found at the Arizona Commerce Authority website http://www.azcommerce.com.
IO is a global leader in software-defined data centers and has pioneered the next generation of data center infrastructure technology. IO's integrated hardware and software data center technology platform offers enterprises, governments, and service providers an innovative way to deploy, provision, and optimize data center capacity anywhere in the world. IO technology lowers the total cost of data center ownership compared to traditional data centers, enabling dynamic deployment and intelligent control based on the needs of IT equipment and applications in the data center.
WDÂ® Expands My Cloud(TM) Family With High-performance Four-Bay Personal Cloud Storage System
New My Cloud(TM) EX4 Delivers Ultimate Reliability and Advanced NAS Features with Up to 16 TB of Capacity
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WD(Â®), a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today expanded its recently introduced My Cloud(TM) family of personal cloud solutions with My Cloud(TM) EX4, a high-performance four-bay network attached storage (NAS) solution for creative professionals, prosumers, workgroups and anyone looking for a reliable way to save, share, back up, stream and manage massive amounts of digital data.
"The reception for our recently introduced My Cloud personal cloud platform was extremely positive," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "Our single drive My Cloud system is the perfect solution for users that want an easy and private way to store all of their data at home and then share, save and manage it from anywhere in the world, on any device. Expanding our My Cloud platform to a four-bay system delivers the advanced features, customization capability and capacity that many of our customers are looking for."
Featuring the category leading WD Red(TM) line of hard drives specifically designed for home and small office NAS systems, My Cloud EX4 customers enjoy ultimate reliability from the trusted name in storage. WD Red drives are powered by NASware(TM) 2.0 technology, which improves drive reliability and protects customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption. Additionally, WD Red hard drives feature 3D Active Balance Plus, an enhanced balance control technology that significantly improves overall drive performance and reliability.
My Cloud EX4 provides several capacity options, allowing customers to choose from a drive-less enclosure that allows customers to customize their capacity and add additional drives as their library of digital content grows, or an 8 TB, 12 TB or 16 TB model(1). With Easy-Slide-Drive technology, My Cloud EX4 allows customers to easily install or hot-swap drives in seconds, without the need for a screwdriver, toolkit or trays. Additionally, customers can attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX4 to instantly expand their storage capacity.
Ultimate Data Protection
My Cloud EX4 arms users with multiple options to secure digital data from a potential loss by providing RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or allowing users to select from spanning and JBOD modes for even more options to manage data. Customers can also use their My Cloud EX4 to back up all of their computers and devices with WD SmartWare(TM) Pro software for PC users. Mac users can utilize all the features of AppleÂ® Time MachineÂ® backup software to protect their data. The My Cloud EX4 can also backup itself, either to another My Cloud EX4 in a different location, or to cloud services such as Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive. To ensure 24/7 data protection and reliability the My Cloud EX4 includes redundant power supplies and Ethernet ports.
Advanced Streaming and Serving
My Cloud EX4 serves as a home's digital entertainment hub, configurable for up to 16 TB of movies and music that can then be streamed to any DLNAÂ®/UPnPÂ® certified multimedia device such as gaming consoles, smart TVs and WD TVÂ® Live(TM) media players. The Twonky 7.2, DLNA-certified 1.5 media server and iTunesÂ® server make for simple streaming of large movie and music libraries.
Additionally, the integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and P2P download server provide advanced data serving options for My Cloud EX4 users.
Customers can also customize their NAS, monitor system health, manage users and energy saving features with the My Cloud EX4 dashboard, as well as use a suite of third party apps, including aMule, Icecast, Joomla!Â®, phpBBÂ®, phpMyAdmin and SqueezeCenter.
Anywhere Access to My Cloud EX4
Available for iOSÂ® and Android(TM) devices, the WD My Cloud mobile app allows users to view photos, stream video and share, save and manage files from anywhere on their smartphones or tablets. The mobile app makes file sharing and collaborating simple, allowing customers to easily email files, share files as a link, and print and open files with third party apps. The My Cloud mobile app integrates major public cloud services so that customers can easily transfer files from their Dropbox(TM), SkyDriveÂ® and Google Drive(TM) public cloud accounts.
Price and Availability
My Cloud EX4 is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online at the wdstore.com. MSRP is $379.99 USD for the drive-less My Cloud EX4, $799.99 USD for 8 TB, $949.99 USD for 12 TB and $1,149.99 USD for 16 TB. The My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download from the App Store(SM) and Google Play(TM). My Cloud EX4 comes with a two year limited warranty.
My Cloud EX4 is compatible with WindowsÂ® 8, Windows 7, Windows VistaÂ®, Windows XP, OS X Mavericks(TM), Mountain Lion(TM), LionÂ®, Snow LeopardÂ®, as well as DLNAÂ®/UPnPÂ® enabled devices.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.wd.com.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (http://www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries; WD My Cloud, My Cloud, NASware, WD Red,WD TV Live and WD SmartWare are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries; Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Lion, Snow Leopard and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license by Apple Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
 System is shipped in RAID 5 configuration, which leaves three quarters of the system capacity available for data storage. System is configurable to RAID 0, JBOD or spanned, which leaves all system capacity available for data storage. Up to 0.1TB may be reserved for non-user accessible storage.
 Dropbox, SkyDrive or Google Drive account required. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
Exar Introduces Industry's Lowest Power Fault Tolerant Transceivers with Level 4 IEC ESD Protection
XR3070-78X Devices Operate from 3.3V with +/-18V Fault Tolerance
FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high performance analog mixed-signal components and data management solutions, today announced the XR3070-78X family of ruggedized RS-485/RS-422 transceivers for harsh industrial environments. The analog bus pins can withstand direct shorts up to +/-18V and are protected from ESD events exceeding IEC Level 4. Operating from 3.3V with an industry-leading 300uA idle current, these devices consume half the power of a comparable +/-18V fault tolerant solution. The family of nine devices supports data rates up to 20Mbps in either full or half duplex configurations, and is intended for use in energy metering, building automation, security systems, process control, and other industrial automation applications.
"ESD and over-voltage events are leading causes of field failures and equipment returns in industrial communication applications," said Jack Roan, product marketing manager, Exar. "The XR3070-78X family delivers robust protection in both these areas, providing our customers with an additional measure of safety against installation errors or cable faultsand at the same time significantly reducing system power consumption."
Common practice in these applications is to route 15Vdc or 12Vac power in the same cable pack as the RS-485 data lines. Damaged cables or incorrect wiring can expose the transceiver to these voltages, which will permanently damage standard RS-485 devices. The XR3070-78X provides cost effective insurance against wiring faults up to +/-18V, and simultaneously protects against ESD events exceeding IEC Level 4. The IEC standard is significantly more stringent than the Human Body Model (HBM) ESD test commonly referenced by semiconductor device manufacturers, mainly due to the higher currents requirements.
XR3070-78X are 1-driver/1-receiver RS-485/422 devices operating from a 3.0V to 3.6V power supply (3.3V +/-10%) and are fully compliant to the TIA/EIA-485 and TIA/EIA-422 standards. The bus pins feature enhanced ESD protection to +/-15kV (+/-15kV IEC 61000-4-2 Air Gap Discharge, +/-8kV IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge, +/-15kV Human Body Model); non-bus pins are protected up to +/-4kV Human Body Model.
Product Availability and Pricing
The XR3070-78X family is available in industry standard 8 NSOIC and 14 NSOIC packages. To request samples please visit Exar's website at http://www.exar.com, or contact Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.The suggested retail price for the XR3070-78X family is $1.25 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Additional Information on the XR3070-78X family is also available online.
Additional information on Exar's Serial Transceiver products is also available online.
Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high performance, analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for the Networking & Storage, Industrial & Embedded Systems, and Communications Infrastructure markets. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and connectivity components, communications products, and network security and storage optimization solutions. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support. For more information about Exar, visit http://www.exar.com.
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The New Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons Emphasize Distance and Speed
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year that saw market share gains for Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) in the woods and irons categories, the golf club and ball manufacturer today announces a full new line of distanced-focused woods and irons products for 2014. The X2 Hot products, including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons -- each with a Standard and Pro version -- have been developed to be longer, faster and more forgiving for a broad range of golfers. The X2 Hot line of products will be available on January 17, 2014 at golf retailers worldwide and on http://www.CallawayGolf.com.
"With the X2 Hot line, we challenged ourselves to reinvent each product to meaningfully improve distance, speed and forgiveness across every category," said Dr. Alan Hocknell, Senior Vice President, R&D, Callaway Golf. "We worked hard for every extra gram of discretionary weight, every thousandth of an inch of metal, to increase ball speed and overall distance while improving total performance, especially on off-center impact."
The X2 Hot line sits in the heart of Callaway Golf's 2014 product lineup, and each club has distance, speed and forgiveness in common. Additional context on these products and others, as always, can be found in various multimedia formats on the Callaway Media Productions page: http://www.CallawayMediaProductions.com
X2 Hot Drivers
Emphasizing the focus on distance, the X2 Hot Drivers debut the Company's Hyper Speed Face technology, with a large overall design based on player impact probability and stress distribution across the face, resulting in high average balls speeds and a lighter weight construction. Players can independently adjust the driver's loft and lie with the Company's Advanced Optifit Hosel. Loft can either be decreased by 1-degree or increased by up to 2-degrees to help optimize the launch angle and backspin. The lie angle can also be adjusted between Neutral and Draw, which will influence the directional bias. Eight total settings are available to help golfers adjust their trajectory and shot shape and unearth maximum distance gains for their game.
There are many recipes for distance -- no singular clubhead shape, size, loft, CG position, head weight, club length or swingweight optimizes performance for everyone. So Callaway is bringing options in the X2 Hot line to promote optimal distance gains for all swings. The standard version of the X2 Hot Driver is 460cc, available in 9 degree, 10.5 degree and 13.5 degree HT lofts, and comes stock with an Aldila Tour Blue shaft. The Pro version, available in an 8.5 degree offering, is 440cc, features a lower, more neutral center of gravity, and includes a 7 gram external weight. The Pro model will be available with the Aldila Tour Green shaft as the stock offering. The new product introduction retail price for both models is $349.99.
X2 Hot Fairway Woods | X2 Hot Pro Fairway Woods
The Company's fairway wood market share doubled in 2013. To keep pace in 2014 with X2 Hot, the team added the new Hyper Speed Face Cup technology that incorporates a thinner face for added ball speed, particularly on impacts low in the face. The addition of a 455 carpenter steel face cup changed the paradigm in last year's wildly popular fairway wood, yet initial testing has shown the new Hyper Speed Face Cup is adding 1.4 mph average ball speed over its predecessor. The team also improved the Internal Standing Wave, a weighting system that gives Callaway engineers an ideal CG position for distance from all impact locations on the face, and allows them to position weight close to the face without reducing its flexibility.
Callaway will offer a host of options in the X2 Hot Fairway Wood, expanding the distance and versatility offerings for various player types and playing conditions. This includes new options of the Deep Fairway Woods, which gained notoriety with Phil Mickelson's incredible birdie on the Par 5 17 en route to his 2013 Open Championship victory. Options include a 3-, 4-, 5-, 7-, 9- and 11-wood in the Standard model; a 13.5 degree, 15 degree, 17 degree and 19 degree in the Pro model, and Callaway will add to its Deep series with an X2 Hot Pro 2Deep, a 3Deep and a 5Deep offering. Stocks shafts are the same as the driver. The new product introduction retail price is $229.99.
X2 Hot Hybrids | X2 Hot Pro Hybrids
The X2 Hot Hybrids represent a huge leap in technology, performance and contemporary looks from its predecessor. Taking cues from the success of Callaway's explosive fairway woods and the staggering distance they introduced in 2013, the X2 Hot Hybrids add the Hyper Speed Face Cup and an Internal Standing Wave in a hybrid for the first time. These technologies and others have resulted in a sweet spot that is 13 times larger than its predecessor's (not a misprint), CT that is up to 22% higher on center hits and up to 30-40% higher on off-center hits. A new, more contemporary head shape, largely based on Tour feedback, complements the performance and distance technology. The X2 Hot Hybrids feature a larger face area, a straighter, flatter leading edge and less offset.
Callaway will offer a 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-Hybrid in the Standard model and a 16 degree, 18 degree, 20 degree and 23 degree Hybrid in the Pro model. Same stock shafts as the other woods products. And the new product introduction retail price is $199.99.
X2 Hot Irons | X2 Hot Pro Irons
The Standard X2 Hot Iron, ironically, sets a new standard in distance irons. These clubs have a new Deep Central Undercut that increases the face compliance to boost ball speeds and - you guessed it - distance. A stabilizing arch optimizes the stiffness distribution across the face for a great sound and feel, while moving the hot spot lower on the face (and therefore more in line with a player's impact location). Distance and ball speed are a huge part of the X2 Hot Iron story, but why stop there? High MOI along with a repositioned center of gravity and improved turf interaction have helped improve the downrange consistency by as much as 40%, easily making these the most accurate long distance irons Callaway has ever designed.
The Pro model, with a thinner face and a uniquely designed stabilizing arch that moves the weight low and central - retains high ball speeds and distance advantages, but without an undercut cavity and in a compact shape that is more appealing to discerning players. The X2 Hot Pro Iron is further differentiated through a greater progression in offset and CG height, which helps retain some forgiveness in the longer irons while making the short irons more controllable and more appealing to the eyes for better players.
In the Standard model, the stock steel shaft is a True Temper Speed Step 85; the new product introduction retail price for a steel set is $799.99. The stock graphite shaft is a lighter-weight offering than has been offered before, and the new product introduction retail price is $899.99. In the Pro model, the standard steel shaft is the Project X 95 Flighted shaft and the new product introduction retail price is $899.99.
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About Callaway Golf
Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories under the Callaway GolfÂ® and OdysseyÂ® brands worldwide. For more information please visit http://www.callawaygolf.com or shop.callawaygolf.com.
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ZUG, Switzerland, November 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The expert brand is growing stronger: The newest member of the second-largest European
federation for consumer electronics, information technology, telecommunication,
entertainment and domestic appliances is the Hungarian Bravotechgroup. As of 1 January
2014, the expert brand will be present throughout Hungary with 185 specialty retail
stores. With this development, the expert International group now includes 17 European
countries with more than 3,500 specialty stores; and the group is continuing to expand its
strong market position.
"We are very pleased about the growth in Hungary," explains expert International
managing director Dieter Mathys. "Particularly because the Bravotechgroup, with annual
sales of 80 million euros, is one of the top players on the Hungarian market." At its
headquarters in Hodmezovasarhely, the Bravotechgroup employs 315 people, has 12,500
mof storage area, and has been operating as the umbrella for diverse electronics
specialty stores, including 27 Euronics dealers. Starting in 2014, all 185 outlets will
operate under the expert brand.
In addition to expansion in Hungary, the expert International group is also
demonstrating organic growth in already developed markets. The most recent example is in
Italy: The North-Italy-based regional expert company "expert Marco Polo" is taking over
Dixons Retail Group's 96 Unieuro specialty stores with sales of 500 million euros: This
will make expert number 1 in Italy.
"Our intensive Europe-wide efforts to gain strong partners for the expert group are
paying off," says Dieter Mathys, for whom size isn't everything. Alongside growth and
strengthening the brand, the group's core activities are to extend beyond joint purchasing
in future. "We want to move away from simply being a purchasing association toward being
the leading group in first-class service and expert consulting." expert International sees
this course as the key for future success because it is the only way for expert dealers to
differentiate themselves from the competition and develop long-term profitability. The
goal is clear: "We want to set new standards in Europe with top consultancy and
Microsemi Releases Industry-leading EnforcIT Security Monitor; Advanced Security IP for Its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs
Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA and IGLOO2 FPGA Solutions Provide Deepened Layers of Security With Simple Configuration of Advanced Hardware Tamper Detection and Response Mechanisms
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced it has released EnforcIT(Â®) Security Monitor, an advanced security IP block providing additional layers of user-configurable tamper protection and responses to the most secure and lowest power FPGA product families on the market--Microsemi's SmartFusion(Â®)2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO(Â®)2 FPGAs.
With EnforcIT Security Monitor, SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 devices can be easily configured to interface with hardware security mechanisms built into the silicon of these FPGAs. When configured for reporting, EnforcIT Security Monitor can report to the FPGA a variety of internal security flags and system conditions. When configured to act autonomously, EnforcIT Security Monitor can respond to malicious FPGA threats and take action, mitigating further attack by protecting or destroying critical data and design.
"Security, reliability and performance are all critical considerations in building an effective system," said Michael Mehlberg, vice president of product management and sales at Microsemi. "Our EnforcIT Security Monitor will allow our customers to easily strike a balance between these important considerations while providing advanced monitoring, reporting and response against sophisticated FPGA attacks."
EnforcIT Security Monitor is a single, low-resource soft IP block capable of monitoring and responding to an assortment of internal security flags and system conditions. Taking full advantage of the tamper detectors and responses built into the FPGA silicon, it can be configured to report threats, act autonomously or some combination of the two allowing the user to find the right balance between security, performance and safety. Microsemi's EnforcIT Security Monitor can also be used as part of the layered solution in NSAs Commercial Solutions for Classified Program. Specific features include:
-- Seamlessly interfaces with Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2
FPGAs, the most secure and lowest power FPGAs on the market;
-- Configurable alarm actions including zeroize, lockdown, chip reset and
-- Safety controls permitting the user to delay or cancel automatic
-- Customizable clock, JTAG and timeout monitoring;
-- Logic integrity and fault detection; and
-- Runtime IP version reporting.
EnforcIT Security Monitor is released as a single component--an IP block in encrypted source form. Provided with this IP block is world-class technical support and comprehensive documentation describing the use and configuration of the product along with best practices. Customers interested in evaluating or purchasing EnforcIT Security Monitor can contact their local Microsemi sales representative for more information or email email@example.com and reference "EnforcIT Security Monitor" in the subject line.
About EnforcIT Security Monitor
EnforcIT Security Monitor provides simple, configurable, multi-layered security to Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs. Building on top of the most advanced FPGA security on the market, EnforcIT Security Monitor allows the end-user to configure additional layers of tamper protections and tamper response penalties through a single soft IP block.
The EnforcIT Security Monitor IP block is made up of a JTAG monitoring core, a clock frequency monitor core, a system heartbeat and a watchdog timer, all working together to ensure the FPGA is not under attack. Each of these four components can emit individual tamper responses. Under tamper, the user can configure various responses up to and including device zeroization.
EnforcIT Security Monitor was built using nearly a decade of FPGA protection development experience. Each component in EnforcIT Security Monitor can be independently configured for tamper monitoring and customized for response. The entire IP block utilizes less than 5 percent of Microsemi's SmartFusion2 FPGA in a typical configuration and is easily customized by the end-user, minimizing impact to development schedules without compromising on security or performance. This and other Microsemi cryptography, software and hardware products including WhiteboxCRYPTO(TM) and EnforcIT are built in the U.S. in one of Microsemi's trusted facilities.
About Microsemi's Security Solutions
Microsemi's security portfolio includes FPGAs, SoCs, cryptography solutions, encrypted solid state drives (SSDs), intellectual property and firmware. The company also offers a comprehensive suite of security-related services, as well as design, assembly, packaging and testing services.
Microsemi's maintains a DMEA accredited facility in Phoenix, Ariz. for assembly and test and a U.S. only facility in West Lafayette, Ind. for systems security engineering. Its quality and inspection system requirements are certified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and K, MIL-PRF-38535 Class Q, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100. For more information call 765-775-1004.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at http://www.microsemi.com.
Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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"Doug Fir" Answers All Your Christmas Tree Questions
Millersville University Professor/Student Release Droid App
MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In search of the perfect Christmas tree for your family? What's the Cadillac of Christmas trees? If you want a soft-needled tree, do you have to sacrifice fragrance? And what is a Concolor? You can get the answers thanks to the new "Doug Fir Christmas Tree Guide" app - available for free for your Android phone.
"There isn't another app like this," said Dr. Christopher Hardy, a biology professor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. "I designed this systematic guide to answer the questions I had about Christmas trees. Doug Fir will help people identify trees and learn a bit about them at the same time - all from the ease of their phone."
Hardy designed this app with Millersville computer science student, Joe Marks, who graduated in May.
"The top 10 trees we cover make up 99% of all Christmas trees sold," said Hardy. These include: Concolor (White Fir), Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Arizona Cypress (Ice-cedar), Leyland Cypress and Red-Cedar.
"A Blue Spruce may look impressive in a great room," said Hardy, "but its sharp needles can draw blood and wouldn't be great in close quarters with kids. A Concolor (White Fir) is an up-and-coming tree that is both soft and very fragrant. It has the blue-silvery look of the spruce without the spruce's prickly needles."
Some fun facts from the Doug Fir app:
-- The White fir is the natural host to the "fir mistletoe," which is a
-- The pines - Scotch and White - while soft, are not as fragrant as the
-- The conical shape of Christmas trees is an adaptation to shed snow and
ice in the winter.
-- The wonderfully scented resin of Christmas trees is also the source of
the industrial solvent turpentine and the rosin used to create friction
on bows for string instruments, and improve the grip of gymnasts,
bowlers and baseball pitchers.
-- The sticky resin protects the trees from insect and fungal attacks.
-- The berry-like cones of the common juniper, a close relative of
red-cedar Christmas trees, are used to flavor gin.
-- The Fraser Fir is considered the Cadillac because of its great
looks/smell and needle retention.
And, coming soon is the Doug Fir app for iPhones.
Streambels App Brings AirPlay and DLNA to Android Phones and Tablets Supports Media Streaming to the Most Popular Smart Devices on the Market
HELSINKI, Finland, November 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Supports Media Streaming to the Most Popular Smart Devices on the Market
Tuxera Inc., the market leader in interoperable file system technologies announced
today the launch of an easy-to-use AirPlay and DLNA media streaming app for Android
users can stream music, videos and photos stored both locally and online in services
such as YouTube to the most popular TVs, set-top boxes, A/V receivers on the market.
Streambels streams effortlessly to Apple TV, AirPort Express and all AirPlay-enabled
receivers including Bose, Sony, Denon, and Pioneer among others. Thanks to an integrated
DLNA support, Streambels works also flawlessly with other popular devices such as Samsung,
Sony, LG and Philips TVs, Xiaomi Box and many more. To ensure full compatibility,
Streambels has been extensively tested and fine-tuned both in Tuxera labs and by dedicated
beta testers over the past months.
Apple supports exclusively AirPlay for media streaming from one Apple device to
another and any AirPlay-enabled receiver. There is an increasing demand for a reliable,
easy-to-use AirPlay streaming solution for every Android user. To compare, DLNA (Digital
Living Network Alliance(R)) is a platform independent streaming protocol supported already
by over two billion TVs, A/V receivers and other devices. At the moment, DLNA has a number
of interoperability and usability issues, which had lead manufacturers to introduce their
own implementations. Tuxera's answer is Streambels that works with all the popular AirPlay
and DLNA compatible devices out-of-the-box.
"We have now launched and will keep on developing a streaming app that is easy-to-use
and just works for everyone. Streambels comes with a simple, user-friendly interface that
acts both as a streamer and a media player. To make it more personal the user can change
the look and feel of the app using one of the pre-loaded background themes. All the
available receivers are automatically detected so it is easy to pick one from the list.
Since we support both AirPlay and DLNA protocols, including many manufacturer-specific
implementations, Streambels is fully compatible with the majority of smart devices already
today," said Mikko Valimaki Tuxera CEO.
"With cloud based video, music and photo services booming it is crucial to support
also the most popular online channels. Streambels users can already stream videos from
YouTube and Facebook and we are working on shipping the next release with built-in support
for Spotify, SoundCloud, and a range of online radio stations. We are constantly adding
more features based on the user feedback. So stay tuned," added Oscar Santolalla, Product
Manager at Tuxera.
About Tuxera: Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music,
pictures, videos and other content to be ported across mobiles, tablets, home
entertainment, consumer, industrial or any other electronics. Tuxera's industry-standard
file system solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have hundreds of
millions installations. Close collaboration with industry leaders ensures reliable
compatibility and helps to set high standard in performance, low power use for embedded
and mobile solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.tuxera.com
Compact statistical model extraction takes on new importance for advanced technology design
GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) revealed today that TSMC has adopted the company's advanced statistical compact model extraction tool Mystic for TCAD device analysis.
"Statistical compact model extraction is an imperative in advanced IC design, particularly at the 28nm technology node and below, where it helps to reduce design pessimism and facilitates high-sigma yield analysis and optimization" according to Dr. Asen Asenov, CEO of Gold Standard Simulations.
Gold Standard Simulation's Mystic is an advanced compact model extraction tool, which has been specifically designed for accurate statistical compact model extraction. It provides a powerful yet flexible scripted environment that enables the development of robust yet accurate compact model extraction strategies for advanced devices based on data from TCAD simulations or silicon measurement.
Compact models are an essential bridge between IC manufacturing technology and IC design for CMOS devices, and must accurately capture the behaviour of advanced devices in order to enable accurate 'right first time' design.
Mystic's highly automated technology, efficient optimization engine, and flexible data handling simplifies the creation of the large, complex statistical compact model libraries required to manage the interplay between process-induced and purely statistical variability in advanced CMOS technologies.
The complex strategies and fitting algorithms needed to extract contemporary compact models require highly flexible extraction software. By utilizing multiple back end simulators and GSS cluster computing and database technology, Mystic can tailor and customize statistical model extraction strategies for maximum accuracy in a highly application-specific environment.
Mystic is fully integrated with both Gold Standard Simulation's GARAND TCAD simulation tools and the RandomSPICE statistical circuit simulation engine.
About Gold Standard Simulations
Gold Standard Simulations is the world leader in simulation of statistical variability in nano-CMOS devices. The company's services include the physical simulation of statistical variability, statistical compact model extraction and statistical circuit simulation using "push button" cluster-based technology. For more information please visit http://www.GoldStandardSimulations.com.
TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry's leading process technology and the foundry segment's largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Company's owned capacity in 2013 is expected to be about 16.5 million (8-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from three advanced 12-inch GIGAFAB(TM) facilities, four eight-inch fabs, one six-inch fab, as well as TSMC's wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC China. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 28nm production capabilities. TSMC's corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit http://www.tsmc.com.
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Robert Tickell, Sales Lead for IBM's MidMarket business, looks at flash storage
technology in his latest article on IBM Insights:
My latest post is all about the economics of Flash storage technology. YES, I hear you
shout, just what we were waiting for. Or perhaps not. So let's make this a little more
enticing. Have you thought about what can happen in a flash?
Given these mind-blowing numbers, how do you gain competitive advantage from all of
this data? Especially when you consider the pertinent data that flies around your own
business every day, the stuff that's really meaningful for you to have to hand. Data in
your finance systems, your CRM, your ERP platform, databases, all recalled onto your
screen in an instance, no lag, no delay.
Flash storage is all about speed of business information. Supercharge that and you
empower your employees. Now, given Flash storage economics are changing at the same pace,
then you can begin focusing on:
- Extreme Performance - 6 x improvement in processing time and 12 x
improvement in CPU utilisation
- Purpose-built, highly parallel design with IBM MicroLatency[(TM)] built in
- Macro Efficiency - up to 38% lower licensing costs; 74% lower environmental
costs; and 34% lower operational costs
- Enterprise reliability with tens of thousands of read/writes
- And an IBM Flash strategy comprising $1bn in R&D spend
If your business relies on insights at every moment of every day, then it needs to
make business decisions fast and access critical information without delay. But if you're
still not convinced about the shifting economics of IBM FlashSystem storage, this might
- 570,000 IO operations delivered every second for the same wattage as a
- Move data at the rate of 3GB per second for less wattage than a travel
hairdryer (my wife's ears perked up)
- Provide a 100GB storage volume for the same wattage as a child's nightlight
In a complex business environment, it's a simple solution to help companies compete,
innovate and grow.
New Fluke infrared cameras with LaserSharpâ¢ Auto Focus deliver in-focus images for the best imaging accuracy
- Advanced wireless connectivity and the new SmartViewÂ® Mobile app maximizes productivity in the field
EVERETT, Washington, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke(Â®) Ti200, Ti300 and Ti400 infrared cameras with advanced connectivity and accuracy to maximize technicians' productivity in the field. The new infrared cameras feature LaserSharp Auto Focus, which uses a laser to pinpoint exactly where the camera should focus for precisely focused images every time.
The rugged Fluke Ti200, Ti300 and Ti400 connect to the Fluke CNXâ¢ Wireless system, allowing them to be used as a main unit to view live measurements of up to five wireless modules (e.g. AC current or voltage modules) on its screen and integrate the data into the infrared image. (Coming soon via firmware update. Users notified via SmartView software when available.)
The infrared cameras feature wireless connectivity to easily transfer images from the cameras directly to PCs, an iPad or iPhone which can then be imported into Fluke SmartView(Â®) software, a professional suite of analysis and reporting tools for optimizing and analyzing infrared images and producing professional reports.
New SmartView(Â®) Mobile App
The cameras also integrate wirelessly with the new Fluke SmartView Mobile app for iPhone and iPad. Like the desktop version, the SmartView Mobile app allows users to transfer images wirelessly for additional image optimization and analysis and to create professional reports, but now they can share information without returning to the office to create and send reports to clients or management. With the SmartView Mobile app, users can get approval for additional work needed or next steps immediately, increasing efficiency and profitability. And unlike many other apps, SmartView Mobile is optimized for both the iPhone and iPad, maximizing the productivity no matter which device is used.
Only Fluke infrared cameras feature patented IR-Fusion(Â®) technology, which merges the infrared and visual images into a single view to better discover, diagnose, and communicate problems. With IR-Fusion technology, images can be viewed from full infrared to blended views to a full visible image, to precisely document problem areas.
The infrared cameras are Bluetooth-ready and include wireless connectivity to PCs, GPS positioning and recording, streaming video, ruggedized capacitive touch screen for quick menu navigation, IR-PhotoNotesâ¢ Photo Annotation System, field-changeable rechargeable smart batteries with charge level indicators, and high temperature measurements up 1200 degrees Celsius (Ti400 model only).
The Fluke Ti200, Ti300, and Ti400 infrared cameras are available now. Some features mentioned may be available at a later time as free upgrades. For more information, visit: http://www.fluke.com/middle-east
For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 71569, Dubai, UAE, call (971) 4 446 5050, fax (971) 4 4579 373, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com/middle-east
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.
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SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CacheBox, Inc. has announced the availability on controlled release of their CacheAdvance(TM) application acceleration software. CacheAdvance enables 5-25x improvements in application throughput and processing with no disruption to a company's compute or storage infrastructure.
Announcing the controlled release of CacheAdvance, CacheBox CEO, Lorenzo Salhi, said "Business users demand peak performance from their applications but the storage solutions that serve applications data have not kept pace with processing capabilities or user expectations. CacheAdvance provides greatly increased performance at low-cost and with no disruption to existing systems. It is our first step in developing a comprehensive solution to address the performance needs of complex applications and big data workloads."
Marcin Ozga of Dorsey Metrology International, an early user of CacheAdvance said: "CacheAdvance allowed us to increase the number of authenticated users working actively with Drupal almost ten-fold without additional storage - that represents a very significant cost saving to our company." CacheBox's internal testing of CacheAdvance shows 5-25x performance improvements can be achieved depending on the application workload.
CacheAdvance is a software-only, application centric solution that removes application input/output (IO) bottlenecks in a targeted manner. It works by monitoring application IO requests and intelligently determines which data to accelerate to provide optimal performance and user experience. CacheAdvance is interoperable with any SSD from any vendor.
About CacheBox, Inc.
CacheBox is a privately funded, early stage global company with offices in Silicon Valley and Pune India that is focused on using it's advanced application centric architecture to vastly improve application performance. The CacheBox team includes software and storage industry veterans from companies such as sTec and Symantec /Veritas. For more information, visit http://www.cachebox.com
Seiki Ships 55-inch Class 4K Ultra HD TVs For Sears
Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Model Only Available at Sears Online and More Than 500 U.S. Retail Stores
DIAMOND BAR, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To expand its current portfolio of 4K Ultra High-Definition television (Ultra HD TV) line, Seiki Digital, Inc. (http://www.seiki.com), announced today the addition and availability of its 55-inch class 4K Ultra HD TV (SE55UY04). The new model is an exclusive model sold only through Sears online and more than 500 brick-and-mortar U.S. retail stores. The new Seiki 55-inch 4K model is currently available for $1,499 MSRP.
The latest 55-inch class model joins the current Seiki 4K Ultra HD offerings available through Sears which include a 39- and 50-inch models. The 55-inch set features a panel resolution of 3,840-by-2,160, and an input refresh rate of 120Hz on a 1080p signal and 30Hz on a 4K signal via HDMI 1.4 standard cable.
"In June, Seiki and Sears teamed up to introduce the 39-inch class 4K Ultra HD TV model, and demonstrated how it can be used for 4K digital entertainment as a TV or a PC monitor," said Frank Kendzora, executive vice president, Tongfang Global, Inc., for Seiki Digital brand. "Sears will be an exclusive authorized retailer offering the Seiki 55-inch class 4K model. With the new model and Sears, Seiki is staying at the forefront of introducing an immersive 4K Ultra HD experience to consumers, and offering the best value in large-screen 4K Ultra HD TVs with exceptional build quality."
Seiki 4K Ultra HD TV was recently recognized and presented with the ninth annual POPULAR MECHANICS' Breakthrough Awards as one of the top ten products setting benchmarks in design and engineering today.
The Seiki 55-inch class 4K model features a thin piano black finish bezel, 54.6-inch diagonal panel size, built-in digital and analog channel tuning, USB port for displaying 4K photos via USB flash drive, and multiple video and audio connections to support current standard and high-definition video content. The model is also packaged with an HDMI 1.4 standard cable.
For all of its Ultra HD TV models, Seiki offers the industry's first one-year, no-nonsense, replacement warranty through its U.S.-based technical support at (855) MY-SEIKI.
About Seiki Digital, Inc.
Seiki (pronounced "SAY-key") represents a new way of thinking in consumer electronics. Seiki offers straightforward, reliable digital entertainment experience that is affordably priced and backed by the industry's most comprehensive customer support.
Featuring the industry's first one-year, no-nonsense, replacement warranty, Seiki markets a full range of high-definition LED televisions that feature 4K Ultra HD and Full HD 1080p resolutions. Seiki 4K Ultra HD TV was recognized and presented with the ninth annual POPULAR MECHANICS' Breakthrough Awards as one of the top ten products setting benchmarks in design and engineering today.
The company also markets an audio product line that includes multi-channel stereo sound bar solutions and portable Bluetooth(Â®) speaker models. Seiki products are available at select authorized national in-store and online retailers. For more information about Seiki and its complete list of North American retail partners, please visit http://www.seiki.com.
Case-Mate Announces Nationwide Launch of Premium Designer Smartphone Cases at Sprint
ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Case-Mate, the international design company known for creating fashion-forward mobile accessories for smartphones is excited to announce the launch of its premium designer smartphone cases for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices in over 1,100 Sprint stores across the U.S. Starting November 8(th), Sprint will begin offering its shoppers a curated assortment of Case-Mate's premium crafted cases with a dedicated brand showcase designed to enhance the case shopping experience.
Inspired by looks ranging from glamorous and chic to vintage and classic, the Case-Mate collections will be merchandised similarly to other fashion accessories, providing customers with a more intuitive way to select a case that complements his or her style. Each Case-Mate case has been individually crafted using some of the world's most sophisticated materials, sourced specifically for their unique and superior accents, patterns, colors or textures.
"We believe that a well-designed smartphone case is an extremely important complement to a person's overall fashion and style aesthetic - as important as any other personal accessory such as a pair of shoes, eyewear, or jewelry," said Shashi Reddy, founder and CEO of Case-Mate. "We're proud to partner with Sprint and offer their customers a new shopping experience for smartphone accessories."
"Sprint's new partnership with Case-Mate gives our customers access to premium designer fashion cases that were previously only available in high-end department stores," said David Owens, Vice President of Product Development, Sprint.
The dedicated brand showcase features a broad array of Case-Mate's most exquisite smartphone cases for the Apple iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 5c, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The featured cases from Case-Mate range from products crafted from genuine mother of pearl to hand-painted tortoiseshell and exotic hardwood cases for both men and women.
Pricing and Availability
Premium Case-Mate cases will be available at Sprint stores, starting November 8(th), with prices ranging from $30-$150.
In 2006, Case-Mate began with a simple desire - to craft a portfolio of fashionable personal accessories defined by a thoughtful approach to elegant materials, detailed assembly, and finishing detail. Today, our products are sold in over 70 countries and it still remains our passionate belief that well-made accessories should be timeless in quality, worthy of admiration, and the perfect complement to a lifestyle of personal refinement. See what inspires us at http://www.case-mate.com
i-Free Unveils New and Improved "Wallet": NFC Mobile App Now Stores Contactless Transport Cards and Discount Coupons
MOSCOW, November 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
i-Free has unveiled new functionality in its "Wallet" mobile app. From now on, a
contactless transport card can be loaded on "Wallet". In 11 Russian cities, public transit
passengers can enjoy the convenience of paying fares by lightly touching their mobile
phone to a validator device. The same app will also be used to acquire, store and manage
discount coupons. Using NFC technology and QR codes, "Wallet" is now officially available
for 8 smartphone models from HTC and Philips.
i-Free introduced Russia's first fully functional NFC Wallet app, which comes built
into smartphones, in May 2013. The app uses i-Free TSM (Trusted Service Manager) platform,
which has been certified by MasterCard. The MasterCard certificate authorizes the remote
issuance of MasterCard Mobile PayPass(R) payment cards to mobile phones anywhere in the
world. Today, i-Free TSM platform is the only certified solution of its kind in the CIS,
and one of the first in the world.
Clients of TCS Bank were the first to try out the i-Free "Wallet" with bank cards
loaded onto smartphones earlier this year. MasterCard, i-Free and TCS are currently
offering the first 100,000 users a gift of $5 each, as an incentive for early adopters of
the Mobile PayPass card technology,
In addition to the bank cards, i-Free "Wallet" now accepts and stores contactless
transport cards. This enables the user to pay public transit fares in 11 Russian cities.
In addition to the contactless bank and transport cards, i-Free "Wallet" can be used
to store all kinds of discount coupons. The i-Free platform enables users to purchase a
variety of coupons with a single click right inside the app using any bank card that has
been loaded into the "Wallet".
"Developing the underlying technology platform, and the "Wallet" app that's based on
it, we are striving to make the everyday usage of NFC smartphones not only useful and
convenient, but fun, as well" said Kirill Gorynya, CEO of i-Free Innovations. "We are
positive that users will soon appreciate the new level of convenience that the "Wallet"
brings. They won't need to carry multiple cards, wait in line to buy a ticket, or hoard a
pile of paper coupons. All of it is now available in your smartphone."
Hubbell Lighting's Prescolite Outshines The Competition With New LED Downlights
GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today three new high performance Prescolite LED solutions for downlighting applications--a high output architectural D2LED Series fixture using Xicato's new LED module, an AC line voltage LiteBox LED downlight module (LB6LEDA8L) and a commercial grade wall wash LiteFrame LED fixture (LC6LED). Prescolite's new products bring an exceptional combination of outstanding light output, high efficiency, beautiful color, and greater affordability; making them perfect for a variety of commercial, retail and institutional applications.
Making an outstanding fixture even better, Prescolite has added a high output version (1200 lumens) using Xicato's ultra-efficient Rev C module to its award winning 2" specification grade LED downlight D2LED Series. With Prescolite's revolutionary high output D2LED, it's now possible to experience a whole new dimension in lighting design for architectural applications--minimal aperture size, 32W CFL/75W halogen MR16 equivalent light output, high efficiency, and perfect illumination from ceiling heights up to 20 feet. The 2" aperture size allows designers and architects to create ceilings with a clean, unobtrusive appearance. The high output fixture is also available in the D2LED wall wash and A2LED adjustable to provide a full family of downlighting options.
Prescolite has added to its LiteBox LED downlight products with the introduction of the LB6LEDA8L. The LB6LEDA8L is the premiere downlight solution for new construction as well as retrofit applications with existing 6" recessed housings. The LiteBox's high 825 lumen output and distribution are comparable to a 65W halogen BR lamp, while consuming only 13 watts of energy, making it the perfect energy efficient choice for light commercial environments. The downlight is available in 3000K with an 80+ CRI; provides flicker-free dimming to 15% with most standard dimmers; is suitable for temperatures up to 25(o)C and wet locations; comes in several trim colors; and can be configured as a fire rated fixture or cylinder. The AC line voltage version LB6LEDA8L will have a lower price point, is ENERGY STARÂ® qualified (in white) and complies with California Title 24 requirements when used with the DBXQL housing.
Prescolite has also introduced a wall wash version of its LiteFrame Commercial fixture (LC6LED) as well as an option for integral remote emergency battery backup. The 6" LED commercial downlight has a 1000-1600 lumen output and uses either 36, 54, or 72 low power Nichia LEDs, specifically mixed to provide a minimum of 80+ CRI with 3 SCDM color consistency. The fixture is wiHUBBÂ® compatible; is ENERGY STARÂ® qualified; has a minimum 50,000 hour life at 70% lumen maintenance; and comes in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K temperatures.
About Hubbell Lighting
Hubbell Lighting is one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America. The company provides a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets. Hubbell Lighting brands include Alera Lighting, Architectural Area Lighting, Beacon Products, Columbia Lighting, Compass Products, Devine Lighting, Dual-Lite, HomeStyle Lighting, Hubbell Building Automation, Hubbell Industrial Lighting, Hubbell Outdoor Lighting, Kim Lighting, Kurt Versen, Prescolite, Progress Lighting, Security Lighting, Spaulding Lighting, Sportsliter Solutions, Sterner Lighting Systems, Thomasville Lighting, and Whiteway. Hubbell Lighting: one name, distinctive brands, limitless lighting possibilities. For additional information, please visit http://www.hubbelllighting.com and follow Hubbell Lighting on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
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The Cartesian Co. printer EX(1) is a desktop device, using inkjet technology to print
in elemental silver on a range of different surfaces in the same way an inkjet printer
does. It makes printing complex circuits simple and quick, allowing you to create anything
from a gamepad remote control to wearable technology in a matter of minutes.
Ariel Briner, Co Founder and Head of Electrical Design at Cartesian, explains: "There
is a real barrier into the world of complex circuitry, and Cartesian Co. wants to make
electronics accessible for the every day person - giving them the power to bring their
ideas to life through creativity and experimentation. We've been thinking about how to
design a printer that creates circuit boards for four years now and developed the EX(1)
over the last 9 months, and we hope the Kickstarter community will feel as passionate
about the project as we do".
The EX(1) has two inkjet cartridges and prints onto a base material - the "substrate"
- in the same way an average desktop printer would. However, instead of ink the EX(1) lays
down two chemicals that mix together and produce silver nano particles, leaving a silver
image on the substrate. The EX(1) can print on both conventional circuit board materials
and various types of plastic, glass, wood, ceramic, silicone and even fabric and paper.
The ability to print flexible circuits on such a variety of different surfaces means that
people can be more creative and experimental with electronics than ever before.
Isabella Stephens, a Cartesian Co-Founder, explains: "We want to change the way people
think about electronics, the same way as 3D printers changed the way we think about making
physical objects. Until now making circuits at home has been a frustrating and
time-consuming process often involving lots of chemicals, but with the EX(1) you have the
freedom to instantly test your ideas without the monotony of making a PCB by hand, the
time spent wiring it on a breadboard or the days spent waiting to get your design back
from a board house".
The EX(1) has stylish hardware, easy-to-use software and provides an intuitive user
experience, so there's nothing holding you back from creating whatever your heart desires
- you can even solder the circuits or use conductive glues to join circuits together.
While you have control over every printing variable, the EX(1) includes tools to make
creating electronics an easy process, while at the same time allowing the more experienced
pros to push boundaries and experiment.
Print Area: 17.5cm x 8cm
Printer Size: 41.2cm Wide x 31.2cm Deep x 16.6cm High
Printer Weight: About 6kg with full cartridges
Useable substrates: Paper, a variety of plastics, fabric, wood, stickers, and many
more to be tested
Cartridge yield: Depends strongly on size, quality of prints, and substrate used, but
generally in the order of dozens of boards
Cartesian Co. created the EX(1) after feeling sick of making PCBs by hand. The team
set out to find a way to effortlessly make circuits quickly with a minimum amount of user
input. After trying all the conventional methods such as milling, iron-on transfers and
photo-resist they found all these processes took too long, didn't give good results or
were just ill suited. This inspired them to stop trying to replicate others' methods and
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LG Electronics' New Hospitality Smart IPTV Provides Guests Access To Personal Content
Advanced Pro:Centric platform offers more options for guests to enjoy content away from home
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA, the industry leader in hotel- and guest-centric display solutions, is helping hotel operators transform the in-room guest experience with a the next generation of interactive TVs that interface seamlessly with guests' smartphones and tablets for a personalized big-screen viewing experience.
Introduced today, LG's new commercial-grade LP870H series LED Smart IPTVs (Internet-protocol televisions) are built around the advanced Pro:CentricÂ® platform designed to deliver an enhanced, interactive guest-room experience.
"Hoteliers want technology that gives their guests choices - whether it's using social media or watching a movie from their personal multimedia library. The LG 870H series features the most advanced platform we've introduced to date, and the most options for viewers," said Richard Lewis, senior vice president, research and technology for LG's U.S. R&D subsidiary.
Available in 42-, 47- and 55-inch class sizes, the edge-lit LP870H TVs feature a Full HD 1080p display in an ultra thin cabinet with a stunning slim bezel. These Internet-connected TVs include an embedded web browser and interactive applications support. They also feature LG's EcoSmart(TM) technology for reduced power consumption and improved energy savings.
Capitalizing on the emerging trend of leisure and business travelers viewing content on their own devices in hotel rooms, LP870H televisions are designed for "second screen" support and include Wi-Di(TM), Wi-Fi Direct(TM) and LG's Smart Mirroring technologies, which are used to pair guests' mobile devices. This enables guests to view their own content on the large LED screen - directly with the TV or via an imbedded application from a system integrator partner.
LG Smart Mirroring is a simple-to-use pairing process to connect the guests' device to the TV without using the hotel's Wi-Fi network bandwidth and enables the guest to view videos and other content from their smartphone or tablet direct to the TV in full HD resolution. It allows users to transfer content back and forth between their device and the TV for a seamless entertainment experience on either platform. For example, users can switch from viewing a YouTube video on their phone to viewing it on the large screen, simply by pairing the two devices and then continuing to control the video via the phone.
The flagship of LG's hospitality TV line, the LP870H series is built around the enhanced Pro:Centric platform with support for Java, Flash and HTML software to deliver one of the widest ranges of partner interactive applications available in the hospitality market. Through an advanced platform design, the LP870H series provides uniform services and functionality across both RF (radio frequency) and IP (Internet protocol) networks, enabling the TV to operate in both network types, while allowing integration of the set top box client to avoid additional hardware costs associated with traditional two-piece solutions.
The LG LP870H series also benefits from the innovative Smart TV features consumers have come to expect from LG, with a full web browser, Skype camera, and an array of smart apps. Users can easily navigate the Smart TV ecosystem using the intuitive point-and-click LG "Magic Remote."
The Pro:Centric Advantage
Pro:Centric technology, a standards-based applications platform designed to enable hotels to easily communicate up-to-the-minute information, introduces new ways for hotels to communicate with guests. Hoteliers can now customize the entire in-room experience providing guests with an Interactive Electronic Program Guide with advanced channel search and selection capabilities. Guests can also check the weather or book room service, spa services and golf course schedules at the touch of the remote.
With built-in b-LAN(TM), as well as all other FTG system providers, Pro:Centric-enabled TVs with Pro:Idiom, the digital rights management system that assures the availability of high-value HD content in hospitality settings, eliminate the need for an added card to provide this function.
LG's LP870H series is ENERGY STAR(Â®) qualified and incorporates LG's EcoSmart features, which allow for multiple manual and automatic options for energy conservation, providing an ideal solution for lodging environments looking to save on energy costs. EcoSmart includes the following energy saving features:
-- Dynamic Power Savings - reduces power consumption and optimizes picture
-- Static Power Savings - allows the installer to set the preferred power
-- Intelligent Sensor - allows integrators to program the display to
respond to the ambient light in the room and automatically reduce
brightness and energy output under most circumstances
About LG Electronics USA
The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.LGSolutions.com.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
Panasonic Announces New Portable Speaker Systems Designed With Industry-Leading Playback Time
The New SC-NA30 and SC-NA10 Wireless Speaker Systems Offer up to 20 hours of playback and provides a smartphone charging feature
NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced the introduction of the SC-NA30 and SC-NA10 Portable Wireless Speaker Systems which offer the longest playback time currently available on a wireless speaker(1), unrivalled sound quality, smart networking and elegant designs that offer ultimate portability. The SC-NA30 and SC-NA10 compact speakers enable users to complement their lifestyle with outstanding portable audio. Both speaker systems can be purchased online at http://www.shop.panasonic.com.
"As Panasonic continues to expand the offerings for home and portable audio systems, we're pleased to introduce the new NA series which is perfect for enjoying music at home or on-the-go," said David Fisher, Product Manager, Home Entertainment Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "Panasonic understands that listening habits differ from person to person and the new NA Series provides users with the highest quality audio, intelligent networking coupled with convenient designs to suit our customers' audio preferences and lifestyles."
With up to 20 hours of playback, both the SC-NA30 and SC-NA10 boast the longest playback time currently available on a wireless speaker and provide outstanding connectivity options for greater ease of use. Compatible with the Panasonic Music Streaming application, the SC-NA30 and SC-NA10 connect to a user's smart phone or tablet, enabling instant access to a library of favorite music with the simple touch of a button. Near Field Communication (NFC) compatible, the SC-NA series can easily be synced to a smartphone or tablet: a simple touch of the smart device to the speaker will enable connection. Additionally, smart devices can be connected via BluetoothÂ® technology, so you can easily stream content to enjoy the sound of rich, full music on the wireless speaker.
Panasonic's commitment to end-to-end audio technology ensures that the new NA Series offers unrivalled sound quality in a portable form. Despite its compact design, the SC-NA30 packs an incredibly powerful audio capability. Two front 2-inch speakers and an integrated subwoofer reproduce a naturally expansive sound, as well as deep, robust bass. A double passive radiator protects the bass from unwanted vibrations, further enhancing the audio quality. The SC-NA10 houses two front 1.6-inch speakers for crisp, clear vocals and a single passive radiator to help deliver great quality, undistorted bass.
Like the SC-NA30, the SC-NA10 also benefits from components which drive the speaker cone more efficiently producing powerful audio, usually associated with much larger speaker systems. Panasonic's XBS Master sound processing technologies can also be found in both the SC-NA30 and SC-NA10. This technology delivers even more power, clarity and accuracy by amplifying low frequencies, eliminating unwanted sound and minimizing distortion.
Equipped with an integrated microphone, the Panasonic SC-NA30 and SC-NA10 can also act as a speakerphone allowing a user to receive calls in between music playback. With long-life, re-chargeable batteries housed within the SC-NA series portable speakers, a user can easily charge their smartphone or tablet via USB cable, even when music is being played, to keep the music going all day.
Both the SC-NA30 and SC-NA10 feature a contemporary design based on classic Hi-Fi style. The SC-NA30 has a slim and stylish Silver or Black body featuring a stainless mesh over the speaker and classic volume, bass and treble controls. The SC-NA10, available in silver, is similarly sleek and includes a compact, purse-like cover to allow easy portability, indoors or out. The NA10's cover also acts as a stand for the speaker.
The Panasonic SC-NA10 is now available online for MSRP $199.99. The SC-NA30 will be available on http://www.shop.panasonic.com in mid-November for MSRP $299.99.
1: As of 26(th) Aug, 2013
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions including products from VIERA Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Personal Care and Dental Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2013 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. (http://bit.ly/17ezCDI).
To learn more about the company's products, visit shop.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at http://www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
Xi3 Corporation Opens Retail Presence at Fashion Place Mall; Utah Consumers will be First to Play Xi3's PISTON Console as Public PISTON Gameplay begins Saturday, November 16
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi3( )Corporation today announced it has launched a retail presence at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray, Utah, Xi3's first foray into the retail marketplace.
The company also announced today that interested gamers will get the first chance to play on Xi3's PISTON(TM) Console (PC), which will be on display and available for public gameplay at Fashion Place Mall beginning Saturday, November 16 and throughout the Holiday Season.
"Given the support we've received from the state and the fact that we're based here in Salt Lake, we thought it only fair to allow Utah gamers and families to get the first shot at playing the PISTON Console," said Jason A. Sullivan, Xi3's Founder, President and CEO. "We believe consumers will find PISTON to be the perfect upgrade for their homes. We invite everyone to come to our retail presence to check out for themselves why there's been so much anticipation and excitement for the PISTON Console."
Xi3's retail presence is located at the western-most end of Fashion Place Mall near such notable retailers as Crate & Barrel, H&M, Eddie Bauer and the Apple Store, as well as the popular Cheesecake Factory restaurant.
Xi3 Announces Holiday PISTON Lounge at Fashion Place Mall
Additionally, Xi3 announced today that it will host a Holiday PISTON Lounge at Fashion Place Mall in the space immediately to the west of Xi3's retail location.
This PISTON Lounge will be deployed during the 2013 Holiday Season, starting Saturday, November 16 and will be open during regular mall hours. The Xi3 PISTON Lounge will feature large, high-definition displays, each driven by an individual PISTON Console, and will allow consumers to experience firsthand PISTON game play.
Gamers, non-gamers and families interested in testing out the PISTON Console can sign-up for evaluation time slots beginning immediately at the Xi3 retail location at Fashion Place Mall or online at http://playpiston.com/.
About the PISTON Console
Xi3's PISTON Console (PC) marks the beginning of a new category of computer gaming/home entertainment systems. Roughly grapefruit-sized, the PISTON
-- can drive up to three monitors simultaneously (with support for up to 4K
-- is powerful enough to run the most popular games,
-- is beautifully designed, yet built for future upgradeability,
-- uses a fraction of the electricity of most gaming computers or consoles,
-- can also run the most popular home entertainment software programs and
Built upon the patented and award-winning Xi3 Computer Architecture, the PISTON Console won numerous awards when it was first unveiled at the International CES trade show in January 2013. The PISTON Console will begin shipping on November 29, 2013.
About Xi3 Corporation
Formed in 2010 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Xi3 Corporation utilizes "The Power of X" to bring its building block approach to the world of computing and computer gaming, an approach Xi3 applies internally and externally to hardware solutions and software applications.
The shape of the three-sided single piece casing, the end plate, and the overall shape of the PISTON Console, as well as Xi3, PISTON and "The Power of X" are trademarks and unique trade dress of Xi3 Corporation.
David Politis, Xi3 Corporation, 801-534-4403, politis@Xi3.com
Diebold Introduces Cash Recycling ATMs To UniCredit's Fleet
ATMs reuse customer-deposited cash to enhance availability for leading European bank
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is adding cash recycling capabilities to the automated teller machine (ATM) fleet of UniCredit Banca, part of UniCredit Group, one of Europe's leading commercial banks operating in 20 countries. A three-year hardware and maintenance services agreement will add approximately 970 Diebold Opteva(Â®) ATMs across UniCredit's network. More than half of the terminals will be Opteva Flex Performance(SM) Series ATMs featuring deposit automation and full cash recycling capabilities, which enable customer-deposited cash to be reused in future withdrawal transactions.
Based in Milan, Italy, global banking and financial services company UniCredit operates more than 9,000 branches. Its core markets are in Italy, Austria, Russia and southern Germany.
"Adding cash recycling capabilities to our ATM fleet will help reduce our operational costs and administrative responsibilities by extending the time between ATM replenishments. This welcomed efficiency will allow our staff to focus more attention on our customers," said UniCredit Bank's Head of IT Support. "In addition, with the ATMs reusing deposited cash, our self-service channel will be more readily available to serve our customers."
Using the deposit automation capability of Diebold's Opteva Flex Performance Series ATMs, customers can complete rapid, envelope-free cash and check deposits. This streamlined experience delivers the convenience of teller-like transactions at the self-service channel. With the implementation of full cash recycling capabilities, the ATMs will also reuse customer-deposited cash for withdrawals, extending UniCredit's cash cycle and enhancing ATM availability. To accept and recycle cash, the ATMs validate deposited notes, detect counterfeits, check note fitness, and sort and denominate cash for dispensing.
"With cash capacities three to four times higher than standard deposit automation terminals, Opteva Flex Performance Series ATMs enable cash management efficiencies and promote ATM uptime," said Dave Wetzel, vice president and managing director, Diebold Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Coupled with cash recycling capabilities, the higher capacity of the ATMs will reduce staffing needs for UniCredit, as well as third-party courier and service costs for managing and replenishing ATMs."
Diebold will deploy 210 ATMs to UniCredit's fleet this year, including 160 cash dispensers and 42 cash recycling ATMs. The company is forecasted to install and implement an additional 380 ATMs in both 2014 and 2015, including 130 cash dispensers and 250 cash recycling ATMs each year.
UniCredit is one of Europe's leading commercial banks with strong roots in 20 European countries. Our network, which is present in roughly 50 countries, includes more than 9,000 branches and about 150,000 employees (as of June 30, 2013). In the CEE region, the group operates the largest international banking network with about 3,600 branches. For more information, visit http://www.unicreditgroup.eu.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at http://www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.
Sharp Previews New Lineup Of Mid-High Volume Monochrome Workgroup Document Systems
New family of versatile MFPs raise the bar for productivity and offer customers more choices
MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, unveils a new family of six mid-high volume monochrome MFPs. The new Advanced Series and Essentials Series make it easy for businesses to choose the performance and features best suited for their environment.
The new Advanced Series document systems represent Sharp's newest technology and are designed for customers with demanding workflow environments that need superior performance at speeds of 36ppm, 46ppm and 56ppm. These amazing new MFPs refine the user experience with Sharp's leading-edge 10-inch table-style touch-screen and other innovative features that include an integrated retractable keyboard, wireless networking, true AdobeÂ® PostScript(Â®) 3(TM) and available high capacity paper handling for longer uptime. The Advanced Series also provides access to Sharp Cloud Portal Office, a revolutionary new cloud storage service enabling businesses to collaborate seamlessly with Sharp document systems and AQUOS BOARD(TM) Interactive Display Systems, as well as with smart phones and tablets.
The Essentials Series document systems are designed for cost conscious customers and offer features common to competitive models in this class. The Essentials Series provide full multifunction capability (copying, network printing and network scanning) at speeds of 36ppm, 46ppm and 56ppm.
"This new family of monochrome MFP products has been designed to support today's busy office environments, offering high productivity, powerful multitasking, off-premises cloud support and more," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Offering both an Advanced Series and an Essentials Series allows Sharp Dealers greater flexibility in balancing their customer's business needs within their budget requirements."
Convenience and Productivity Features
Sharp's built-in wireless networking on the Sharp Advanced Series, in conjunction with the free Sharpdesk(Â®) Mobile app, offers convenient printing and scanning for guest users, without having to access the company's corporate network. The "Point-to-Point" mode establishes a direct wireless connection to mobile devices, which is isolated from the wired LAN.
Both the Sharp Advanced series and Essentials Series offer a range of paper handling and finishing options to accommodate virtually any size office environment.
Sharp's standard End-of-Lease feature can overwrite all document and user data, which helps protect business and personal information at time of trade in.
The new MX-M365N, MX-M465N and MX-565N Advanced Series and the MX-M364N, MX-M464N and MX-M564N Essentials Series monochrome document systems will be available for purchase Q1 2014 via authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp(Â®) MFPs feature the Sharp OSA(Â®) development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan(2) technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass, to enhance scanning reliability and help preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering one of the most secure suites of MFP applications.
For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit http://www.sharpusa.com/documents.
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Sharp Enters New Segment With Desktop Color Document Systems
New Color Document Systems Offers Professional Quality in Space-Saving Desktop Design
MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, will launch a series of desktop color documents systems designed to save space and provide professional output. The new color systems will combine a compact design with the features and value that small businesses and workgroups demand.
"These latest models are designed for small businesses or individual departments that require a compact, efficient, and affordable color document solution," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Solutions Group. "We've recognized a growing demand for smaller models that are capable of handling more sophisticated tasks and at a greater volume. In return, we've expanded our lineup to meet this need and complement our existing line of products."
Sharp's two new models, the MX-C250 and MX-C300W desktop color document systems, are capable of output speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm) and offer print, copy, scan and fax features to enhance day-to-day workflows. The compact sizes of these models make them easy to fit into tight workspaces without sacrificing the advanced technology that provides professional quality output. The design of the MX-C250/C300W series was achieved using breakthrough technologies developed internally by Sharp, which include a high performance lens, downsized scanning unit, side-by-side toner cartridges and a reduction in overall parts.
The MX-C300W also offers a wide array of standard wireless features that will help streamline business. Users can easily scan or print from up to 5 wireless devices such as a PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet simultaneously. With Sharpdesk(Â®) Mobile or standard wireless communication protocols, users can easily communicate with the MX-C300W without the hassle of a wired connection. Users no longer have to transfer files or images to a local machine prior to printing. Additionally, wireless connectivity enables the document system to be placed in locations that may not have a wired network outlet.
"We're very proud to include so many innovative features in these smaller units and still make them cost-effective for small businesses and individual use," said Marusic. "Most previous space-saving color copier/printers were networkable but primarily suited for personal use. These models expand our current market offerings by incorporating a full set of office-friendly features with top performance capabilities."
Both machines also meet the demanding Energy Star standards and come with other 'energy saving' features, such as rapid warm-up times, low power consumption, and automatic switch-off.
The new MX-C250 and MX-C300W desktop color document systems will be available for purchase mid-December 2013.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Pro Series document systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp(Â®) document systems feature the Sharp OSA(Â®) development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan(2) technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.
For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit http://www.sharpusa.com/documents.
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