MTS and FKFS Celebrate the Grand Opening of the World's Most Advanced Wind Tunnel
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art wind tunnel and rolling road system with the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) in Stuttgart, Germany. The inaugural celebration was held on November 3, 2014. Over 100 Government dignitaries and industry leaders participated, along with representatives from MTS and FKFS.
"Our new wind tunnel offers the most advanced technology in the world today," stated Mr. Armin Michelbach, FKFS' Wind Tunnel Operations Manager. "The new system delivers on our commitment to accuracy and repeatability. A recent customer could not believe the results and the accuracy of the tests." Mr. Michelbach is renowned throughout the industry for his wind tunnel management expertise.
Accuracy and repeatability are two of the critical attributes of the MTS Rolling Road Systems. The new three-belt/five-belt Rolling Road, with MTS-exclusive dynamic platform balance, that has been installed at FKFS is a first-of-its-kind. The platform allows for interchangeable belt configurations, minimizing the investment and maximizing the utility of the system. In addition, the high-speed stainless-steel belt technology developed by MTS is the only solution capable of meeting the demanding technical requirements of this system. The new state-of-the-art balance technology delivers unprecedented precision and repeatability for measuring aerodynamic forces on a vehicle.
"This new system enables peak measurement precision and high-accuracy model-and-wheel motion simulations," commented Bill Bachrach, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of MTS Test and Sensors. "This was a highly complex project, involving more than 150 people and 55,000 man-hours to design, test, install and commission the FKFS system. I am proud of our team's commitment to making this a success."
"We believe our expertise alongside of MTS' expertise is unmatched by anyone else in the industry," stated Pf. Dr. Jochen Wiedemann, Director of the Automotive School and chair of the Automotive Engineering Board. "Utilizing FKFS first patented technology (Fully Interchangeable Road Simulation Technology) based on a three-five belt ground system, we believe that we now have the best rolling road system in the world, which includes the newly designed balance capabilities. The data we are getting is now the best data in the world."
"MTS was delighted to participate in the grand opening for this unique system designed for FKFS," shared Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTS. "Our long-standing collaboration with industry leaders such as FKFS is one of the attributes that makes us unique. Together, we accomplished our goal to once again push the edge of technology beyond what is known."
About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation's testing hardware, software and services solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 2,299 employees at September 28, 2013 and revenue of $569 million for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2013. Additional information on MTS can be found at http://www.mts.com.
The Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) is one of the best-known German development service providers and co-operates closely with the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering of the University Stuttgart. The FKFS with its more than 170 highly qualified employees operates a variety of state-of-the art measuring and testing facilities including a full-scale vehicle wind tunnel.
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Indiegogo Invited Tintag to Their Forever Funding Program
Tintag is the Easiest, Most Complete and Reliable Solution to Track and Find Any Lost Item, Big or Small and Near or Far
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tintag, the first wireless rechargeable item tracking device, was invited by Indiegogo to continue its funding campaign on the platform by being a part of the "Forever Funding" program. Tintag ran a successful two-month Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which has surpassed its initial goal in less than a month.
The company will continue to raise funds through this new Indiegogo program, of which they are proud to be a part of. The public's response to Tintag is exciting, as the numbers show. At the end of the campaign, the initial goal has been surpassed by 40%.
During the Indiegogo campaign, Tintag has been extensively tested by members of the tech media. Steven Sande, TUAW, concluded: "From what I see from the prototype, Tintag is the item tracker you've been waiting for." Nate Swanner, SlashGear, said that "Tintag is easily the most impressive I've seen yet. Rechargeable, sleek, and more powerful than the rest, Tintag is an easy recommendation. In fact, I'd urge you to grab one, or maybe even a six-pack."
Unlike other solutions that require users to replace batteries or buy new devices (Tile or TrackR bravo), the Tintag Home Base Companion wirelessly recharges Tintag devices for four months of usage after six hours of charging. This video briefly explains what Tintag can do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvpY7oIs4Ow.
Small, wireless and waterproof, Tintag devices can be attached to any object large or small. The Tintag mobile app allows users to track and find the location of any object that has a Tintag device attached. Tintag users find lost items with the sound of a beep, the flash of an LED light, or by an action button that allows users to "ring" their phone or other paired mobile device. Headquartered in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Tintag was founded by entrepreneurs Alexandru Chis and Andrei Vig. For more information, visit http://www.thetintag.com.
Geeks set high bar for LED lighting and data protection with Guardian
Features including full color LEDs, effects cued by CPU/GPU load and temp, HDD access, receipt of email, instant messages and even in-game events
MESA, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It has long been the secret desire of every custom PC builder and many gamers to have real custom lighting options. The release of Guardian Hardware Monitor and Spectrum fans by Just a Bunch of Geeks LLC, promises to turn present PC lighting into a bygone age, dimly remembered.
Guardian and Spectrum fans keep your rig frosty, and looking cool, too. Guardian strobes LED lighting and addresses LEDs to produce truly stunning effects.
Guardian's features include:
-- Large 5" full color touch panel
-- Full feature fan control with auto and manual modes
-- Animated customizable user interface
-- Web accessible from your PC, tablet, and even your smartphone
-- Download, modify, create and share lighting effects with your friends
and the Guardian community
-- Full color, UV and even fully addressable LED strips are zealously
But Guardian isn't just about the show. At the office and at home we trust our computers with the data of our lives, that if lost, would be heartbreaking and sometimes career ending. Though rare, hard drives do fail, seemingly without warning. As a hardware monitor, Guardian routinely checks the status of RAIDs and changes in your HDDs' SMART logs, both local or remote, at home or the office, and gives timely notice of media degradation so you can replace, back-up or reconfigure before catastrophic data loss occurs.
"I have been looking for a unit such as this for a while, never seen one as awesome as this ever! I think you guys just raised the bar!" Paul Wortmann, Guardian backer
Pledges for Guardian on Kickstarter start at just under $200. Throw in a mix of Spectrum fans and LED strips, and your options top out at about $270. Delivery is scheduled for March, but for those of you who just can't wait, there is a special January delivery option.
Anite Launches Nemo Invex II Providing Greater Benchmarking Capacity for LTE, LTE-A, Cat 6 and VoLTE Smartphones
OULU, Finland, November 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Accurate, efficient, easy to use and application-rich benchmarking system
for wireless networks
Anite, a global leader in wireless network testing technology, today announces the
launch of Nemo Invex II, its latest state-of-the-art benchmarking solution for operators,
wireless infrastructure vendors, certification laboratories and regulatory bodies. Nemo
Invex II is a benchmarking system which combines powerful, intuitive software and
scalable, robust hardware to create a superior solution for benchmarking wireless networks
and devices. Easy to deploy, Nemo Invex II provides critical quality-of-service (QoS)
measurements and a wide variety of quality-of-experience (QoE) service testing.
Nemo Invex II sets the new standard for reliable and accurate measurements. Its
enhanced power efficiency reduces the power usage per test device by approximately 50%.
The innovative thermal design enables longer, uninterrupted and therefore more reliable
measurements. Improved UPS functions include back-up for scanners as well as built-in
monitoring for power, temperature and current, thus maintaining the measurement system at
optimal temperature. In addition, high power USB ports enable batteries to be charged
during long test drives.
Versatile and easy to use
With its easy to use features, Nemo Invex II offers the very latest measurement system
technology. Cabling has been reduced and the system is easy to install and use in
vehicles. It includes wireless connectivity to the management PC, built-in ambient lights
and KVM (keyboard, video and mouse).
"Anite's investment in Nemo Invex II demonstrates our commitment to the benchmarking
market", says Petri Toljamo, Managing Director of Anite's Network Testing business. "We
strive to anticipate and exceed customer requirements by developing test tools which
enable them to respond to the ever-growing information and data flow in wireless
networks", he concludes.
"Our customers are now able to improve their benchmarking processes as well as save
costs. With Nemo Invex II, they will be able to benchmark the latest mobile broadband
technologies and devices all in one test drive", adds Jussi Lemilainen, Vice President,
Product Management and Business Development at Anite's Network Testing business. He
continues, "The increasing complexity of mobile networks requires more from the test
equipment. Capacity, energy consumption and usability are key drivers for test tool
design, in which Anite is determined to continue leading the industry".
The product will be demonstrated at LTE Africa 11-13 November 2014, CTICC in Cape Town
and at LTE Americas 18-20 November, Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas. At the exhibitions,
Anite will also showcase its other Nemo products supporting LTE-A, Category 6 devices,
Carrier Aggregation and VoLTE testing.
Anite plc is a leading provider of software and solutions to the international
wireless market, supplying major device, chipset and network equipment manufacturers,
mobile operators and test houses. It provides mobile device, infrastructure and network
testing systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and on its proprietary software
and hardware products.
Its 400+ staff work from headquarters in the UK and from offices in 14 countries
across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
Anite's Network Testing business provides cutting-edge network measurement systems and
solutions globally under the Nemo brand to a wide range of customers including mobile
operators, network equipment manufacturers, service contractors and regulatory bodies.
For more information, please visit the company's web site:
RESTON, Va., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ObjectVideo, Inc., a technology and solutions company, and VIVOTEK INC., a leading brand of Internet Protocol-based surveillance products, announced the release of VIVOTEK's first video content analysis (VCA) solution for IP cameras. VIVOTEK's fisheye fixed dome cameras, including FE8174, FE8174V, and FE8173, are now available with line crossing detection, field detection, and object counting.
"It is our great pleasure to cooperate with ObjectVideo, the world's leading provider of intelligent video software," remarked Executive Vice PresidentSteve Ma of VIVOTEK. "Bearing our strong belief in generating unprecedented synergy through cooperating with partners, together with ObjectVideo, we successfully developed our first VCA application package and expanded the surveillance to business applications. Our VCA package offering is definitely to bring great benefits to our global customers."
"As one of our earliest patent licensees, we are excited to support VIVOTEK in the launch of its first homegrown video analytics solution," saidChris Capuano, General Counsel of ObjectVideo. "VIVOTEK's new VCA solution reflects the growth trend of greater intelligence at the edge in the global marketplace."
ObjectVideo has twenty patent licensees, including Hikvision, Sony, Panasonic, Pelco, Bosch, March Networks, Tyco/American Dynamics, FLIR, VIVOTEK, UDP, VideoIQ, 3VR, AgentVi, and LiLIN. ObjectVideo holds 59 US and international patents in the field of video analytics and has over 40 US and international patents pending.
About VIVOTEK, Inc.VIVOTEK, established in 2000, has quickly taken its place as a leading brand in the security industry. Known for delivering world-class IP surveillance solutions, VIVOTEK specializes in system applications and integration. With innovative R&D teams adopting ground-breaking codec technologies, VIVOTEK provides a wide range of products, including network cameras, video servers, video receivers and central management systems. VIVOTEK (TAIEX: 3454) was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2011. In 2008, a branch office was set up inCalifornia, USA. VIVOTEK is currently working with more than 150 authorized distributors in over 80 countries. For more information, please visitwww.vivotek.com <http://www.vivotek.com/>.
About ObjectVideo, Inc.ObjectVideo is a leading innovator in intelligent video solutions with patented video analytics technologies that are licensed and deployed by leading IP video manufacturers around the world. ObjectVideo continues to advance the science of intelligent video with ongoing research and development in areas including intelligent tagging of consumer and commercial video, machine learning, and mobile video intelligence. To stay up-to-date on ObjectVideo news, please clickHERE <http://www.objectvideo.com/news-and-media/overview.html>.
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Broadcom Creates Network of More Than 40 Channel Partners to Serve Accelerating IoT and Ethernet Markets
Introduces Scalable Sales Model to Support Thousands of New Customers
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the addition of more than 40 channel partners, optimized to serve the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) and high volume Ethernet IC markets. The company's new scalable sales model provides the structure and broad ecosystem needed to meet increasing demand from thousands of developers seeking access to its growing portfolio of mass market products. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom or join the conversation in the Broadcom community.
Broadcom has added a wide variety of new channel partners including module manufacturers, value-added resellers, independent design houses, original device manufacturers (ODMs) and an e-commerce distribution channel. The global network is aimed at providing greater access to its WICED Smart and WICED Wi-Fi platforms and leading-edge RoboSwitch(TM), StrataConnect(TM) and NetXtreme(TM) Ethernet solutions.
"As the IoT market continues to evolve, we're seeing increased demand from thousands of emerging developers wanting to get their hands on our low-cost, highly integrated development platforms, modules and resource materials," said Vincent Brocato, Broadcom Senior Director, Global Channel. "By making our technology easy to use and widely available through our expanded global channel, companies both large and small now have immediate access to the technology and tools required to bring their innovative ideas to life."
In addition to its broad portfolio of turnkey hardware and software platforms, Broadcom has invested in lowering the barrier to engagement through the introduction of a comprehensive online support portal and vast library of collateral including data sheets, application notes, video tutorials, programming and product selector guides. Moderated by Broadcom experts, each of the focused online communities is structured to provide developers with a collaborative environment to share ideas, solve challenges and advance product development.
"The IoT offers a unique advantage that will spawn an entire new generation of innovators," said Aapo Markkanen, ABI Research, Principal Analyst. "Providing developers with immediate access to standardized, ultra-low-power wireless development platforms and online support communities will be instrumental in the proliferation of the rapidly expanding IoT market."
"Our relationship with Broadcom provides Mouser with a clear advantage in the rapidly evolving IoT and Ethernet markets," said Jeff Newell, Mouser Senior Vice President of Products. "Our e-commerce distribution channel will provide leading developers from around the world with simplified development platforms and modules, resulting in faster time-to-market for a broad range of IoT and Ethernet-based innovations."
"In the rapidly growing IoT space, customers will require Broadcom's market leading technology to quickly bring solutions to market, and LSR's wireless design services and certified RF modules accelerate that integration," said Dave Burleton, VP of Marketing at LSR. "LSR has utilized Broadcom's innovative technology to build powerful new Wi-Fi modules and the TiWiConnect cloud platform, all designed to offer the most integrated and simple IoT development solutions on the market."
"Broadcom is paving the way for innovation in the fast growing IoT market and we're thrilled to be a part of it," said David Friedman Founder and CEO, Ayla Networks. "As a pioneer in the IoT movement, Ayla is ideally suited to partner with Broadcom in their efforts to reach the thousands of potential developers from around the world. Together, our combined expertise provides the tools these aspiring developers need to get to market quickly and cost effectively."
For ongoing news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom's RSS Feed.
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500Â® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. BroadcomÂ® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everythingÂ®. For more information, go to http://www.broadcom.com.
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Spansion Launches Industrial-grade e.MMC Memory for Consumer, Communication and Industrial Embedded Systems
Memory Diagnostic Toolkit Supports Easy System Design and Validation
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today launched a family of industrial-grade e.MMC NAND memory products for the consumer, communication and industrial equipment markets. Offered in 8GB and 16GB densities and temperature ranges from -40C to +85C, Spansion's e.MMC NAND memory products address a growing demand for reliable, higher density storage in these markets. The new Spansion e.MMC family complements Spansion's leading portfolio of parallel and serial NOR flash memory, and SLC NAND flash memory for embedded applications.
Spansion e.MMC products use high-density MLC NAND that can be configured into modes that allow for higher reliability, better data protection and enhanced data security. The controller, firmware and product assembly is developed for Spansion's quality-sensitive embedded customer base. These products are subjected to stringent qualification and characterization at the NAND, controller and e.MMC module level to meet Spansion's world-class quality requirements.
The Spansion e.MMC S4041-1B1 family supports the JEDEC e.MMC 4.51 command set and also includes support for select e.MMC 5.0 features such as the field firmware update, health self-monitoring and automatic background operations. Spansion's rigorous testing for abrupt power failure allows for high levels of data protection in case of power disruption. The firmware is optimized for efficient performance for embedded use cases, giving the product longer useful life for its targeted customer base.
The S4041-1B1 products can be used with Spansion's Memory Diagnostics Toolkit. The Memory Diagnostics Toolkit is an engineering diagnostics, analytics, configuration and programmer toolkit intended for engineers validating Spansion's memory solutions products for their embedded applications. The toolkit simplifies the configuration and aids in validation of the e.MMC device which can lead to faster memory qualification cycles for customers.
"Embedded systems for industrial/medical, networking and durable consumer applications have stringent requirements and our customers are placing the highest priority on data protection and reliability," stated Touhid Raza, director, Spansion NAND Product Marketing and Business Development. "Like all Spansion products, the S4041-1B1 product family has been developed with those requirements in mind. Standard e.MMC interface and features make it easy to use, but its special features and interactions with the Memory Diagnostics Toolkit make it easier to validate and design in even in the most stringent platforms."
Volume productions of Spansion's S4041-1B1 products are available now in 8GB and 16GB densities. Package options include 153 BGA (0.5mm ball pitch) and 100 BGA (1.0mm ball pitch) packages. Temperature options include -25C to +85C and -40C to +85C. Spansion plans to introduce 4GB, 32GB and 64GB densities in the future.
Spansion(R), the Spansion logo, and combinations thereof, are trademarks and registered trademarks of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Ohad Yaniv, Variscite's CEO, explains the strategy behind the new System-on-Module:
"In today's market, we believe the compact VAR-SOM-SOLO presents a true synergy between an
impressive feature set and an affordable price-point. We feel the newly introduced SoM
reflects a constantly evolving embedded application concept that requires advanced
multimedia features, in a compact and cost efficient solution."
Key features include:
- Freescale i.MX6 1000MHz single Cortex-A9
- Up to 1GB DDR3, 512MB SLC NAND and 64GB eMMC
- Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz with optional 2x2 MIMO
- Bluetooth 4.0/BLE
- Full 1080p video encode/decode capability
- Vivante GPU 2D/3D graphics accelerator
- Display: 2x LVDS, HDMI1.4, MIPI DSI
- 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
- USB 2.0: Host, OTG
- Audio In/Out
- Camera inputs: MIPI CSI, parallel
- Dual CAN, UART, I2C, SPI
- Industrial temperature -40 to 85degree(s)C
- Dimensions: 33mm x 68mm x 4mm
- OS: Linux Yocto & Ubuntu, Android, WEC 7 & 2013
Availability and Pricing:
The VAR-SOM-SOLO is available now. Pricing starts at 42USD.
Contact email@example.com or +972-9-9562910 for more information.
Variscite is a leading System on Modules (SoM) and Single-Board-Computer (SBC)
[http://www.variscite.com/products/single-board-computers ] design and manufacture
company. A trusted provider of development and production services for a variety of
embedded platforms, Variscite transforms clients' visions into successful products.
Digi International Launches the XBeeÂ® ZigBee Cloud Kit
Easiest and Fastest Way for Product Developers and Makers to Create cloud-connected prototypes using XBee ZigBee technology
MINNETONKA, Minn. and MUNICH, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced the launch of the XBeeÂ® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud.
The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit is simple enough to help non-engineers get their creations connected to the cloud in 30 minutes and flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes with advanced programming and cloud-based data sets.
Built around Digi's XBee ZigBee Gateway, the XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit includes code examples and powerful tools to easily create cloud-connected projects. It includes access to the Internet which enables remote control of the device and data through a customizable application.
Each kit contains:
-- 1 XBee Gateway - ZigBee to Ethernet/Wi-Fi
-- 1 XBee-PRO ZigBee 2.4GHz module
-- 1 Development board with breadboard
-- Basic prototyping components
-- Wires, LEDs, Relay, Resistors, Temp Sensor
-- Sample Web Application (Runs on Heroku)
-- Open Source
-- Configurable Widgets
-- Integrated with Device Cloud
The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit's low price point makes it a perfect choice for professional and student prototypers and for product developers interested in quickly creating cloud-connected solutions.
"Connecting hardware creations to the Internet of Things should be easy," said Joel Young, chief technology officer for Digi. "You can build a prototype that integrates Internet connectivity into ZigBee devices based on Digi's bestselling XBee module platform. We're excited to see what great new innovations will flow from this type of prototyping capability."
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) is the M2M solutions expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry's broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi's entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi's website at http://www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).
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Silicon Motion Announces Industry's First Automotive IVI-Grade Single-Package SSD Solutions
FerriSSDÂ® Enables High performance and Reliable Non-Volatile Storage for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems
MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NasdaqGS: SIMO) ("Silicon Motion"), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, today announced the availability of its automotive grade PATA and SATA FerriSSD solutions designed for In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) systems. Silicon Motion will showcase the FerriSSD Automotive IVI-Grade Solutions at the 2014 Electronica show in Munich, Germany.
FerriSSD is designed to replace the traditional SATA and PATA hard disk drives used in a wide range of embedded applications such as automotive IVI systems. By integrating NAND flash with Silicon Motion's industry-leading controllers in a small BGA package, the FerriSSD delivers faster performance with significantly better endurance and reliability than hard disk drives. The automotive IVI FerriSSD solutions support AEC-Q100 as well as an operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.
"The increasing amount of technology being embedded into automobiles today- from real-time GPS, to streaming Internet multimedia content to interfacing with smartphones, requires better performing and more reliable IVI systems," said Nelson Duann, Silicon Motion's Vice President of Product Marketing. "Our FerriSSD is a high performance, highly reliable storage solution that is easy to implement without compromising safety or performance."
FerriSSD is a complete embedded storage solution, encompassing both hardware and firmware to support an array of industry-leading capabilities using proprietary technologies with features including:
-- Intelligent scan and data refresh with a built-in temperature sensor to
effectively enhance the reliability and extend the lifespan of the SSD
-- SSD LifeGuardÂ® monitor and remote firmware updatability to ensure that
each drive remains healthy and utilizing the latest firmware
-- SLC mode and Intelligent Clean, two complementary features that provide
fast data access as well as high speed sustained data transfers
-- Hardware-level quick-erase and full-disk AES encryption for enhanced
-- Full sleep/energy saver mode for lower power consumption
-- System level protection from voltage surges to avoid a potential fire
-- Every unit is tested and guaranteed to operate between -40 to +85
-- Automotive IVI compliance to the AEC-Q100 requirements
-- Package dimensions of 16x20x2mm BGA package with 1.0mm ball pitch
-- PATA or SATA up to 64GB capacity options
Silicon Motion will showcase its complete line of embedded solutions, including FerriSSD, embedded graphics and eMMC solutions, at booth #A6.431 of the 2014 Electronica show in Munich, Germany.
We are a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high performance, low-power semiconductor solutions to OEMs and other customers in the mobile storage and mobile communications markets. For the mobile storage market, our key products are microcontrollers used in solid state storage devices such as SSDs, eMMCs and other embedded flash applications, as well as removable storage products. For the mobile communications market, our key products are handset transceivers and mobile TV IC solutions. Our products are widely used in smartphones, tablets, and industrial and commercial applications. For further information on Silicon Motion, visit http://www.siliconmotion.com.
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10 November 2014, : CIAmedia, the company behind the hugely popular Caller
Identification App 'CIA' has launched Calldorado, an SDK for Android app developers that
monetizes incoming and outgoing phone calls with Post Call Ads.
With up to 70 per cent of all apps monetized by in-app advertising, intrusive ad-units
are one of the most popular revenue models. Yet with typical app usage declining over time
and consumers only regularly using as few as five apps in any given week* this leaves 60
per cent of app developers operating below the theoretical app poverty line, i.e. earning
less than $500 per app per month. In-app ad revenues only really reward apps with a
user-base in the millions.
Calldorado provides a direct incremental revenue stream by serving Post Call Ads - the
new out-of-app advertising unit that unlike conventional industry practice, serves
non-intrusive banner and native ads at the end of a phone call, together with caller ID
information. This new way of advertising simultaneously enhances the user experience to
any app, by combining additional app features (caller ID) with targeted advertising. The
ad that is served is relevant to the user's call and always shown in connection with
caller ID information, e.g. identifying an unknown caller and an option for the user to
save, rate or call back with one click.
As phone calls are still among the top user activities on smartphones (source: GSMA
intelligence, Zokem), the opportunity to display contextually relevant Post Call Ads is
enormous. With an average of 150 Post Call Ad impressions per-user per-month, Post Call
Ads will be adding substantially to the existing ad-impressions that an app may already
generate. Developers can forecast their Post Call Ad revenue by simply inserting the
number of their current installs in the Calldorado revenue calculator
Moreover, the Calldorado SDK works, regardless of whether or not the host app is open
or closed. This way even inactive users who have stopped using the app, or rarely use it,
can be monetized. Prompting the user with caller ID in the look and feel of the host app
stimulates user engagement of the app at the same time.
A number of established apps including Kim Ariyor?, CIA - Caller Identification
App[TM], Das Telefonbuch, Herold, and 11833 CallerID have already joined the Calldorado
network and are running the Calldorado SDK, benefiting from incremental Post Call Ad
revenue as well as an enhanced user experience through caller ID.
Android developers can sign up for Calldorado for free at http://calldorado.com/developers. In less than one hour developers can customize the
user interface, select the type of Post Call Ad screens they want to include in their app,
and integrate the SDK in their Android app. The screen displayed to the user after a call
is fully customizable to reflect the brand, look and feel of the host app. Install
protection ensures that a user who has installed more than one app using the Calldorado
SDK will not see Post Call Ads multiple times. The app that was installed first gets the
priority to show the Post Call Ad. Developers who adopt the SDK early will clearly benefit
from the 'first install wins' rule.
Claudia Dreier-Poepperl, CEO and founder at CIAmedia said: "The Calldorado SDK does
three important things: it adds additional incremental revenue in a way that is
unobtrusive, it wakes up apps that are experiencing declining engagement levels and
enhances the user experience by including useful caller ID information, regardless of
whether that app is a torch, a game, a social network or a utility."
*Pew Research Centre - Do people use the apps they download?
CIAmedia is the leading ad-tech company for Post Call Advertising and Call Based
Targeting. Post Call Advertising is available via the Calldorado SDK
[http://ciamedia.com/sdk ] to Android app publishers and developers who wish to instantly
generate incremental revenue from active an inactive app users. The company operates the
Calldorado network, with largely popular apps such as Kim Ariyor?, CIA - Caller
Identification App(TM), Das Telefonbuch, Herold, and 11833 CallerID using the Calldorado
SDK. CIAmedia's patented ad-technology processes a user's call behavior in real time to
provide highly relevant targeting options for advertisers. Formed in 2013 CIAmedia GmbH is
privately held with headquarters in Vienna (Austria) and a technical development center in
Copenhagen (Denmark). For more information please visit http://ciamedia.com
CONTACT: Press Contacts: CIAmedia GmbH: Christina Jorgensen, Media Relations, Phone: +45-3152-1277, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Giant PR: Tim Banks, Phone: +44(0)7771-512-057, Email: email@example.com
Qualcomm and The George Institute for Global Health Establish the China Center for mHealth Innovation
-- New Initiative Designed to Support the Development of Community Healthcare and Contribute to Mobile Health Innovation in China --
BEIJING, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its Qualcomm(Â®) Wireless Reach(TM) initiative, and The George Institute for Global Health, a not-for-profit medical and healthcare research organization dedicated to improving global health, today announced that they are collaborating on the creation of the China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) to support the Chinese central government's goal, as stated in the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2011-2015), of improving community healthcare in China.
Hosted by The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center and funded by Qualcomm Wireless Reach, CCmHI is positioned to become a world-class center for mobile health (mHealth) innovation. Working with central and provincial governments, CCmHI will help improve community healthcare in China by developing mHealth solutions, implementing clinical evaluations and contributing to strategies for the implementation and scale-up of effective and affordable mHealth tools.
CCmHI's main priorities are to:
-- Build Chinese capacity in digital healthcare development and evaluation,
including providing opportunities for student internships and
-- Develop and evaluate mHealth platforms designed to provide community
healthcare workers with evidence-based, personalized guidance about the
care of individual patients.
-- Target the 10 leading causes of premature death and disability in China.
-- Provide solutions that are effective in both urban and rural settings.
-- Assist with the integration of mHealth strategies into national and
provincial policies and guidelines.
-- Support the development and expanded use of mHealth technologies
Initially, CCmHI will conduct a landscape analysis of digital health policies, laws, standards, programs and research activities in China, all of which will inform CCmHI's pilot and flagship research efforts. CCmHI aims to develop and field test at least one mHealth program for chronic disease management in its first year, which will lead to larger scale mHealth programs in future years.
China's Twelfth Five Year Plan (2011-2015) prioritizes the development of affordable, quality, and accessible healthcare for the entire population. CCmHI will contribute to this goal through the development of innovative mobile technology solutions designed to improve community healthcare services. CCmHI aims to support the central government's deepened commitment to healthcare reform in the Third Plenum late last year, which includes improving technological advancement and development of the healthcare field and strengthening healthcare professionals' capacity.
With the rapid expansion of mobile internet connectivity across China, the potential exists to affordably create and link sophisticated digital health systems for healthcare workers, electronic health records, point-of-care diagnostics and systems that will enable regional health authorities to monitor and manage the quality and outcomes of community healthcare. Combined with consumer applications that provide tools for self-care using secure data transfer to a cloud-based server, these new digital health systems can enable solutions to healthcare delivery obstacles.
"The George Institute is proud to collaborate with Qualcomm in the establishment of CCmHI as a world-class center for mHealth innovation," said Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health and Honorary Professor of Public Health at the Peking University Health Science Center. "There is a pressing need for fresh approaches to community healthcare in China and globally, particularly in resource-poor areas. CCmHI will address this need by developing new mHealth strategies designed to improve care for individuals at high risk of stroke and other prevalent causes of premature death and disability."
"Qualcomm appreciates the opportunity to work with The George Institute to help advance community healthcare in China," said Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer, Qualcomm Incorporated. "Since 2006, Wireless Reach has led programs that leverage advanced wireless technologies to achieve economic and social impact in underserved areas throughout China. To date, these programs have directly or indirectly benefitted nearly 850,000 people. Our investment in CCmHI is part of our continuing commitment to improve the lives of Chinese citizens and contribute to the creation of an innovation-based economy in China."
About The George Institute for Global Health and George Institute China
The George Institute for Global Health is a non-profit medical and healthcare research organization with a mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide by providing the best evidence to guide critical health decisions, engaging with decision-makers to enact real change, targeting global epidemics - particularly of chronic diseases and injury - and focusing on vulnerable populations in both rich and poor countries. Established in 1999 in Australia and affiliated with The University of Sydney, the Institute today has 4 centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. It is affiliated with Peking University Health Science Center in China, the University of Hyderabad in India and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
The establishment of the China-Australia Partnership for Health in 2004 marked the beginning of the Institute's development in China. The George Institute for Global Health China was officially launched in 2007, and in 2012 it was designated an official affiliate of PUHSC. Today the Institute is one of China's leading independent health research organizations working in partnership with governments, universities, hospitals and healthcare centres across China.
Globally, The George Institute has projects in more than 50 countries, has raised more than $500 million for global health research, and has been ranked among the top 10 research institutions in the world for scientific impact by the SCImago Institution Rankings World Report in 2011-2013. For more information, please visit:
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Qualcomm believes access to advanced wireless technologies can improve people's lives. The Qualcomm Wireless Reach initiative is a strategic program that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. By working with project collaborators, Wireless Reach invests in projects that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. For more information, please visit http://www.qualcomm.com/wirelessreach.
Qualcomm and Wireless Reach are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
George Institute Contact:
Xiaoyun LI, Communications Coordinator, China office
Micrel and Silicon Micro Sensors Partner to Deliver Best-in-Class Megapixel Ethernet Camera for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) & Industrial Vision
MUNICH, Nov. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Â Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, andSilicon Micro Systems <http://www.smicrosensors.com/>, SMS, a state-of-the-art optical and micro mechanical sensor systems manufacturer, today announced a brand new HDR-CMOS Megapixel Ethernet Camera for Automotive and Industrial systems. The production-ready camera is designed and manufactured by camera specialistSMS <http://www.smicrosensors.com/> (Silicon Micro Sensors GmbH a daughter of First Sensor) and features Micrel's unique low emissions networking solutions.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Micrel to offer this breakthrough technology solution," saidWilhelm Prinz von Hessen, vice president Business Unit Mobility, First Sensor. "Our combined efforts hold the promise of saving lives and reducing accidents while furthering technology in the automotive arena."
"Working with First Sensor has allowed Micrel to utilize multiple elements of the Micrel's portfolio and effectively address key system requirements of state-of-the-art cameras for automotive and industrial applications," noted Wiren Perera, vice president, LAN Solutions & Corporate Strategic Marketing at Micrel.Â "Combining our low emissions networking, compact power management and stable MEMs timing solutions with the vision systems expertise for rugged environments from First Sensor has enabled an innovative solution that addresses the burgeoning demands in growing applications such as ADAS."Â
The camera, part of First Sensor's Blue Eagle's line, features light sensitive, high dynamic range (>100dB) and wide field of view (>190 degrees). Â Ideal for applications such as surround view and blind spot detection for automotive and industrial machine vision, the camera exhibits excellent resistance against harsh environmental conditions like mechanical shocks and vibrations, with a dust and water tight housing according to IP68/IP6k9k.
The Megapixel Ethernet Camera is just 26mm3 in size and significantly reduces cable harness costs by providing both Ethernet data transmission and power over the same low-cost unshielded twisted-pair wiring. Â Based on Micrel's new Quiet-WIREâ¢ IEEE standard Ethernet transceiver technology for reduced electro-magnetic emissions, it features IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet support, sub micro Amp standby power consumption with signal detect activation and fast link up. Â In addition, one ofMicrel's high voltage synchronous switching regulators <http://www.micrel.com/index.php/en/products/power-management-ics/dc-dc-switching-regulators-.html>, featuringÂ HyperLight LoadÂ® and Hyper Speed Controlâ¢ architecture, provides all the capabilities of Power over Ethernet (PoE) without incurring any additional system cost. Â Timing is provided by Micrel'sDSC1001 <http://www.micrel.com/index.php/en/products/clock-timing/oscillators/low-power-oscillators/article/1-dsc1001.html> MEMs-based CMOS oscillator, offering robust performance with enhanced frequency stability over temperature.Â
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States will require all new passenger and some commercial vehicles, to meet new rear-visibility standards byMay 2018," noted Mike Jones product marketing director, LAN business group, Micrel. "Micrel is committed to connecting the smart car. Â Advanced Driver Assistance Systems will provide the foundations for tomorrow's autonomous car, leading to reduced fatalities and advanced traffic management."
The NHTSA new rule, required in the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act, is estimated to have the potential to save between 13 to 15 lives per year and could prevent as many as 1,125 injuries annually inthe United States. Â According to a report from the U.S. government, backup accidents involving light vehicles cause an average of 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries a year in the U.S., and victims often are children and the elderly. Â Currently, children under five years old account for 31 percent of auto related deaths each year and adults 70 years of age and older represent about 26 percent domestically.Â
About Micrel, Inc.Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, MEMS-based clock oscillators and crystal-less clock generators, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located inSan Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas,Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web:www.micrel.com <http://www.micrel.com/>
About First SensorSilicon Micro Sensors GmbH is a daughter of First Sensor, which is a leading supplier of sensor solutions in the Medical, Industrial, Mobility, and Electronic Engineering & Manufacturing Services fields. First Sensor develops and manufactures high-quality, customer-specific sensor solutions as well as robust cameras for the detection of light, radiation, vision, pressure, flow, level and acceleration. The company produces in-house and along the value adding-chain from component to system level. In 2013, First Sensor achieved annual sales ofEUR109 million. Employing more than 750 people, the company is represented at 18 locations around the world.www.first-sensor.com <http://www.first-sensor.com/>
Note: Quiet-WIRE, Hyper Speed ControlÂ are trademarks of Micrel, Inc. Â Hyperlight Load is a registered trademark of Micrel, Inc.
World of Warcraft(R): Warlords of Draenor(TM) Launches in China on November 18
Live Event to Celebrate Upcoming Expansion Launch on November 16
SHANGHAI, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft(Â®): Warlords of Draenor((TM)), the fifth expansion set for the world's most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game*, will launch in mainland China on November 18, 2014. This marks the second time that Chinese players will be standing ready to join the rest of the global World of Warcraft community within a one-week global launch period for a World of Warcraft expansion.
To celebrate the upcoming expansion launch, Blizzard and NetEase will host a live event in Beijing on November 16, 2014. The event will feature videos and a discussion panel with World of Warcraft game developers. Players will also be able to experience and share the excitement of the new expansion launch via a live web broadcast and will get the opportunity to win prizes, including prepaid point cards.
"We're excited to bring Warlords of Draenor to China on November 18 and to celebrate another truly global launch," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We've packed this expansion with a ton of new content for players to enjoy, whether they're World of Warcraft veterans or totally new to Azeroth. Together with the free character boost we're currently offering, we've made it easier than ever for anyone to jump into the action."
"We are excited to be bringing the great new content and enhanced gameplay features offered by Warlords of Draenor to audiences in mainland China," said William Ding, CEO of NetEase, Inc. "I feel confident the expansion will be enthusiastically received by our passionate gaming community, and we're looking forward to kicking off the journey to Draenor with everyone at the launch event on November 16."
Warlords of Draenor adds a world's worth of exciting new content for World of Warcraft players to discover. As Azeroth's displaced heroes venture across Draenor, they will build and manage a mighty Garrison, a customizable fortress that grows with them on their journey; delve into otherworldly Draenor temples and clash in the heart of hostile orc clans' territory; fight the opposing faction for control of Ashran, a huge and dynamic Player versus Player zone featuring a variety of personal and cooperative objectives; and take on a wide array of Dungeons, Raids, Battlegrounds, Challenge Modes, and more. No matter what kind of content you enjoy, your legend is waiting to be forged on Draenor.
To help everyone prepare for the coming battle, from now until December 17, 2014, players can boost one character on their Battle.net account to level 90 immediately. In order to be eligible for this offer, players must have at least one level 60 or higher character on that same Battle.net account.
To learn more about Worldof Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor, and the limited-time free character boost offer, please visit the official website at http://www.wowchina.com.
* More than 7.4 million
subscribers as of Sept. 30, 2014
World of Warcraft's Subscriber Definition
World of Warcraft subscribers include individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. Internet Game Room players who have accessed the game over the last thirty days are also counted as subscribers. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions, and expired prepaid cards. Subscribers in licensees' territories are defined along the same rules.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft and the Warcraft(Â®), StarCraft(Â®), and Diablo(Â®) franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes eighteen #1 games(**) and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net(Â®), is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
** Based on internal company
records and reports from key
About NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading Internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops and operates some of China's most popular online games, e-mail services, advertising services, mobile applications and games, and web portals. In partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, NetEase also operates some of the most popular international online games in China, including World of Warcraft(Â®), Hearthstone(Â®): Heroes of Warcraft(TM), StarCraft(Â®) II, Heroes of the Storm(TM) and Diablo(Â®) III. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment's and NetEase's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase generally use words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," "future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment's and/or NetEase's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Blizzard Entertainment's titles generally, the popularity of World of Warcraft among Chinese players and the effect of future expansion sets on the game, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, the risk that Shanghai EaseNet will not be able to operate World of Warcraft or other games licensed by it from Blizzard Entertainment for a period of time or permanently due to possible governmental actions, the risk that Shanghai EaseNet or NetEase will be subject to penalties or operating restrictions imposed by governmental authorities in the PRC resulting from the operations of their online games, including suspension of their Internet service or other penalties, the risk that changes in Chinese government regulation of the online game market may limit future growth of Blizzard's or NetEase's revenue in China or cause revenue to decline; industry competition and competition from other forms of entertainment, rapid changes in technology, industry standards and consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as real-time strategy, action-role-playing and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Blizzard Entertainment and/or NetEase, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers who can create high quality "hit" titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, and the other factors identified in the risk factors section of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and of NetEase's most recent annual report on Form 20-F and other filings and submissions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard and NetEase, as the case may be, as of the date of this release, and none of such parties assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard or NetEase and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond their respective control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
For further information contact:
Rob Hilburger Roger Sun Cassia Curran
Vice President, Global
Communications PR Director NetEase, Inc.
Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard China 86-571-8985-2076
Lionsgate And Kabam Bring The Rebellion To Mobile Devices With The Hunger Games: Panem Rising
Role-Playing Card Game Based on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kabam, a world leader in free-to-play games for traditional players, has partnered with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, to launch The Hunger Games: Panem Rising, the official mobile game of the highly anticipated film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the two companies announced. The game is now available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices.
"As one of the most popular film franchises in history, Kabam knew we had to deliver an experience that not only dived deep into The Hunger Games universe but was also fun to play," said Mike Li, co-founder and general manager of Kabam's Beijing Studio. "From exploring Districts to recruiting and collecting fan-favorite characters from all three films such as Katniss, Peeta and Gale, fans will appreciate The Hunger Games: Panem Rising's authenticity and enjoy the strategic gameplay."
Developed by Kabam's Beijing studio, The Hunger Games: Panem Rising is an action-packed role-playing card mobile game, where players immerse themselves into the world of Panem. Assuming the role of a resistance leader, players will recruit a team to aid Katniss Everdeen in the rebellion against the oppressive Capitol. Players will be able to train and equip their squads with special items found while exploring the diverse Districts of Panem. Main characters such as Katniss, Gale and Peeta can be recruited and each have their own unique traits and abilities. Original artwork and exclusive content make The Hunger Games: Panem Rising an interactive experience like no other. Game features include:
JOIN THE FIGHT
-- Enlist hundreds of your favorite characters from Katniss, Gale, Peeta,
and Beetee to shape the rebellion and liberate Panem!
-- Collect hundreds of items from the world of the Hunger Games to aid you
in your fight
-- Each character has unique abilities, stats, and allegiances that will
determine your success
FORM THE STRONGEST AND SMARTEST SQUAD
-- Manage your team by expanding your squad and character's abilities
-- Upgrade and promote your recruits to make them even more powerful
EXPLORE THE UNIQUE DISTRICTS OF PANEM
-- Meet the citizens of Panem's Districts as the story comes to life on
your mobile device
-- Complete missions, recruit rebels and gain valuable collectables
throughout Panem; from the Transportation District to the Luxury
The first two installments of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, have grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10(th) highest-grossing domestic release of all time. The next installment of the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, will be released worldwide on November 21.
Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles. Kabam games are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, Kabam.com and other platforms. Kabam is the fastest growing Internet media company in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 17th fastest growing company overall in the U.S., according to Deloitte LLP. Kabam's 2013 revenues exceeded $360 million, a 100 percent increase over 2012. The company is valued at more than $1 billion, profitable, cash-flow positive, and has created four titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched to provide third-party developers access to Kabam's technology platform, distribution channels, data analytics and best practices that Kabam's in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to players worldwide. Kabam has 800 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Brothers and others. More information about Kabam can be found at http://www.kabam.com.
Lionsgate, home to The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent franchises, is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, John Wick, Warm Bodies, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions' A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films' Addicted and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. http://www.lionsgate.com
CONTACT: Alex Munson, Rogers and Cowan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-854-8297; or Carol Quito, Kabam, email@example.com, 415-987-7611
Panasonic Debuts High-End Real Pro ULTRA 3D Heated Massage Chair
Hammacher Schlemmer NYC Flagship Store to Feature Exclusive Demos Beginning Saturday
NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic announced today the launch of the Real Pro ULTRA(TM) 3D Massage Chair with 3D Technology (EP-MA73KU). The Real Pro ULTRA, the latest in Panasonic's line of high-end, critically-acclaimed full-body massage chairs, will debut tomorrow at Hammacher Schlemmer's Landmark NYC Store at Rockefeller Center (147 East 57(th) Street) and will also be available on-line at http://www.panasonic.com (SRP $8,999.99).
The Real Pro ULTRA is like having your own personal masseuse in your home, featuring a full-body massage which utilizes 3D massage technology -- multi-directional, double-heated rollers and focused stimulation for soothing hands, legs and feet.
Full-Body Massage with Relaxing, Multi-Directional Rollers
Internal sensors in this luxury, full-body massage chair create a virtual map of your body's contours to guide multi-directional rollers to precise locations along the back and spine. The rollers also help to increase circulation and stretch, soothe and relax tense, tired muscles.
Double-Heated Rollers Simulate Hot Stone Therapy
Double-heated multi-directional rollers deliver concentrated warmth and relaxing pressure to the neck, back and shoulders to simulate the relief of hot stone therapy.
UltraKnead(TM) Replicates a Masseuse's Junetsu Techniques
Rejuvenating rollers traverse the individual contours of your back - from neck to waist - to gently press, knead, loosen and invigorate tight muscles in much the same way a professional masseuse performs a relaxing, restorative Junetsu massage.
Focused Stimulation for Soothing Hands and Feet
Hand and arm massagers in the armrests, plus airbags within the chair's midsection, invigorate muscles in the hips, thighs, legs and calves to provide stimulation and relief for tired, overworked hands and feet.
Advanced Massage Settings
A convenient remote control allows you to select from six pre-set and six manual massage programs.
Pre-set massage options include:
-- Refresh: A light, revitalizing massage utilizing tapping.
-- Deep: A soothing massage course kneads and loosens tired, stiff
-- Shiatsu: Provides strong, relaxing, deep-tissue pressure and stretching
using two massage heads.
-- Hip: Sophisticated torso and pelvic massage technique kneads the back
muscles while airbags loosen the trunk muscles.
-- Neck/Shoulder: A stimulating yet soothing course relaxes the neck and
-- Lower Back: A middle to lower back massage course.
Manual massage options include:
-- Seat & Hips: Compresses and soothes buttocks, outer thighs and waist
and includes a soft, adjustable hip acupoint module.
-- Calves: Applies gentle pressure to relieve tightness and enhance
-- Arms and Shoulders: Gradually stretches shoulder muscles to remove
tension and enhance flexibility.
-- Arms & Palms: Applies targeted pressure, motion and warmth to relieve
-- Leg Stretch: Alleviates stiffness in the lower back, hips and thighs.
A unique airbag system in the ottoman portion of the chair uniformly
pressures the lower legs as they are lowered and raised in 20-degree
-- Reflexology: Delivers a professional-style, personalized foot massage.
The EP-MA73 utilizes adjustable and removable plates to sooth and
stimulate the vital reflex points in your feet to enhance energy and
blood flow throughout your body.
For more information about Panasonic's complete line of personal care products visit http://www.panasonic.com.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from Ultra HD 4K TVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Beauty, Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand ranked fifth overall -- the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.
Airwheel One Wheel Scooter Challenges "Outdated Transporter"
CHANGZHOU, China, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a newly invented, electrically powered and self-balancing transporter, the Airwheel one wheel scooter has attracted the attention of many during the "Eco-mobiel" exhibition held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Airwheel one wheel scooter is a solution for those who suffer day to day from car exhaust and traffic congestion. It is an eco-friendly personal transporter designed for an easier commute.
Once stepping on the widened and solid pedals of the Airwheel one wheel scooter, riders will be given the impetus of embracing the fresh and smooth riding experience. With "Airwheelers" spotted everywhere all over the world -- London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Beijing, New York, and even Sydney and Auckland across the Pacific -- the Airwheel one wheel scooter has brought about a new revolution for urban transportation, which will probably determine the future environment. It might last long, but the dedication will eventually be paid off by benefiting future generations.
The Airwheel one wheel scooter is an energy-saving, eco-friendly, portable, sleek and high-tech transporter for workout and short trips. With its trendy design and portability, it can be used as a cool gadget, fit into a backpack, or walked like a pet when powered on. Airwheel's casing is made of nano-tech synthetic resin which can bear a maximum load of 120kg (265lbs). Powered by a Japan-made Li-ion battery, it can travel at a top speed of 12mph to meet almost everyone's daily commuting needs. Airwheel's superior handling contributes to its worldwide prevalence as an outdoor sport gadget next to skate boards.
Airwheel gives a new interpretation of healthy workout. With its slogan "Make a Difference", Airwheel intends to save commute time as well as bring back the lost fresh air and blue sky. The Airwheel one wheel scooter is challenging the outdated transporters.
The Economist Launches Its First Ever Daily Edition, to Provide Readers with a Concise Morning Briefing
LONDON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The Economist <http://www.economist.com/digital?cid1=ELPRDPR1> launches The Economist Espresso, the first daily edition in the publication's 171-year history.The Economist Espresso was developed to serve as a complement to the weekly edition of the publication and will perform the same function asThe Economist -- distilling what's important from the news and explaining what it means, providing readers with a trusted filter on world affairs. Available via iOS and Android smartphone apps or as an e-mail, Espresso is a concise briefing designed to be read on the go.
"The Economist has a long, rich and successful history of doing things differently from other media outlets and platforms," saidJohn Micklethwait, editor-in-chief,The Economist. "This new daily briefing will expand our reach and utility as a smart guide to the forces that shape the future, as we analyse the political, economic, social, cultural and technological forces that are changing the world."
Published each weekday morning in three editions for the Americas, Europe and Asia, The Economist Espresso <http://www.economist.com/digital?cid1=ELPRDPR1> brings readers up to speed in just a couple of minutes. DisplayingThe Economist's characteristic brevity, clarity, opinion and wit, it provides an espresso shot of global analysis that can be consumed quickly as part of a morning routine.
"The Economist is already valued by its readers as the antidote to information overload," saidTom Standage, digital editor, The Economist. "Espresso does exactly the same thing, but on a daily rather than a weekly basis. Read this, and you're ready for the day."
The Economist Espresso can be accessed either via an iPhone or Android smartphone. You will be able to downloadThe Economist Espresso <http://www.economist.com/digital?cid1=ELPRDPR1> as a free app from your device's app store. If you are a free reader, you will be able to view one article of your choosing from The Economist Espresso each day. If you are an existing subscriber with a digital element or if you have purchased a subscription toThe Economist Espresso directly, you will have full access daily.
Access to The Economist Espresso is free for the first 30 days by registering on Economist.com. After the initial trial period, it is free to subscribers ofThe Economistin its digital formats. The subscription price for The Economist Espresso is Â£2.49 per month. To download the app, search for "Economist Espresso" on the App Store or Google Play, or visiteconomist.com/digital <http://www.economist.com/digital?cid1=ELPRDPR1>
About The Economist (Economist.com)
With a growing global circulation (now more than 1.55 million including both print* and digital) and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. The paper covers politics, business, science and technology, and books and arts, concluding each week with the obituary. In addition to the web-only content such as blogs, debates and audio/video programmes available on thewebsite <http://www.economist.com/>, The Economist is now available to download for reading on Android, Blackberry PlayBook, iPhone or iPad devices.
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1Tucan: "Xmas Around the World" - The Most Popular Christmas App 2014
1tucan is proud to announce the release of Xmas around the world. Wonderful new app for children that brings the joy and magic of Christmas to life!
MEDELLIN, Colombia, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albert Einstein once said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be MORE intelligent, read them more fairy tales". This was the philosophy used by 1tucan when creating the app "Xmas Around the World". This game invites children on a trip around the world to visit other continents and experience their culture and how Christmas is celebrated. But there is much more to it than that!
Xmas Around the World combines entertainment with learning. It contains all the popular Christmas legends while incorporating significant educational value. Every aspect of the app will enhance your kids' imaginations and inform them on the cultures and traditions in other parts of the world. With every new scene your child will be introduced to a new country with all their cultural differences in terms of history, music, anecdotes and all the enchanting legends. Kids discover and learn through exploration and this app allows them to explore the world.
When the app takes kids to Germany, they actually see St. Nicholas' "Naughty and Nice" list in his book. German tradition tells children "If nice, the boys and girls receive a gift, if not St. Nick's helper, Knech Ruprecht, gets to torment the naughty child with birch branches and rusty chains."
Imagination and fantasy play an essential part in the intellectual, emotional and social development of children. It has been shown that children who believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or any other legendary character display more creativity in preschool. They also have greater social understanding and skills and are better at seeing another person's perspective on things. Xmas Around the World empowers these skills and will make Christmas that much more enjoyable for you and your kids.
Xmas Around the World has received overwhelming acclaim for its visual excellence and original game-play, having the ability to develop imagination and abstract out-of-the-box thinking. The reviews have been incredible. For the first time children are breaking through cross-cultural boundaries. This game is fast becoming a bestseller and will be enjoyed by entire families for many years to come.
Company to Award 2 Brand New M100 Smart Glasses at Upcoming Road Titans 300+ Cycling Challenge
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VuzixÂ® Corporation, a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, is pleased to announce today that it will be giving away two brand new M100 Smart Glasses as prizes at the Road Titans 300+ Cycling Challenge, which will be held on November 7(th), 8(th), and 9(th) in South Carolina. During the race, a few select riders will use the M100 Smart Glasses along with a new mount that connects to their bicycle helmets. The riders will be testing the mount and at the same time recording footage as well as running apps and utilizing the smart glasses to increase their performance. Vuzix expects that its new M100 accessory mount to be available for purchase within 30 days and is designed for easy and secure connectivity with many popular bicycle helmets on either the riders left or right side.
The Road Titans 300+ Cycling Challenge is a grueling test of endurance that spans three days, covering more than 300 miles and a cumulative vertical elevation of 30,000 feet, in South Carolina's Oconee County. This premiere cycling experience is one of the most ambitious cycling challenges in the US and goes through one of National Geographic's "Destinations of a Lifetime." Participants include elite professionals as well as amateurs. Top participants will receive prizes which include Vuzix' M100 Smart Glasses. For more information please visit: http://www.roadtitans300.com/.
Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix, said, "This event is the perfect venue to extend our field testing of the M100 and we are excited to give away our M100 Smart Glasses as prizes to select winners. We created the new helmet mount for bicycle riders because we believe that they can benefit greatly from the M100 and the many apps that can enhance their ride. The smart glasses have the ability to not only record activities from the wearer's perspective, but they can also display real-time video from other external wireless cameras, so the wearer can watch themselves and their sports activity. The M100 when used in sports, provides a fully operational and programmable mobile device that can deliver valuable information like ride pace, mapping with heads up directions and even heart rate, when connected to appropriate body worn sensors, all in a device that presents like an advanced HUD in a modern car. The M100 is also easily controlled through voice or gesture control making situational awareness and safety on the bike much better than looking down at a phone strapped to the handlebars. The cycling market has an untapped potential and we have sponsored a few riders to test the M100 and we look forward to seeing the breathtaking photos, data, and feedback."
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 39 patents and 10 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2014 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (OTCQB: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
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RadioShack Launches Defense Mobile Service for Veterans, Military Service Members and their Families
Defense Mobile's 4G Mobile Service Built Exclusively for the Military Community, Provides 10% of Net Profits to Military and Veteran Services
RadioShack Offers Defense Mobile at 2,500 Locations as Exclusive National Retail Partner
FORT WORTH, Texas and WESTPORT, Conn., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense Mobile's new 4G LTE mobile network built exclusively for veterans, military service members and their families is now available at RadioShack locations nationwide. Defense Mobile's branch-specific brands- ARMYmobile, NAVYmobile, AIRFORCEmobile, MARINESmobile and COASTGUARDmobile - are designed to keep members connected to their military family.
Defense Mobile is supported by a 100 percent veteran-staffed Member Care organization. In addition to mobile service, the company offers a set of value-added applications designed to benefit, honor and reward U.S. military service members and veterans for their commitment and service.
As the exclusive national retail partner, RadioShack offers Defense Mobile's branch-branded mobile service exclusively to the 51.6 million members of the U.S. military community, including those currently serving (including active National Guard and Reserve members) at more than 2,500 locations, with a direct shipping option available at other locations. The service will roll out companywide in 2015.
Veterans and military service members can also take advantage of RadioShack's long-running everyday 10 percent military discount program when they come in to purchase Defense Mobile service and phones.
The Phones You Want
The 2,500 stores offering Defense Mobile will carry the latest smartphones from top-selling brands with 1,100 of those stores offering Apple and Samsung devices including the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5.
-- Visit your local RadioShack or radioshack.com/DefenseMobile to find the
store nearest to you.
-- RadioShack has a variety of R Promise payment options to make sure you
get the phone that's best for you.
-- Well qualified customers can get the new iPhone 6 for less than $30 per
month, plus the data plan
Plans That Fit Your Needs
Defense Mobile has partnered with the nation's fastest, most-reliable and largest network operators to deliver superior 4G LTE mobile services to its members.
-- Individual and family plans are available with no annual contracts.
-- Individual plans start at $30 per month, with family plans built for two
to six members with scalable data and unlimited talk and text starting
at $110 per month.
Value-added Apps for Your Convenience
After an in-store validation of military service, Defense Mobile provides value-added applications delivered directly to the mobile device and its members. The pre-loaded or downloadable applications available include:
-- miliCASH, a robust mobile banking application with a pre-approved
prepaid MasterCardÂ® that delivers military-and-veteran-only cash back
rewards at participating merchants nationwide - coming soon.
-- miliSOURCE, a powerful application that helps veteran families discover
and obtain valuable veteran benefits and services from the VA, States,
and Veteran Service Organizations.
-- miliMAIL, a free email service providing transitioning military
personnel and Defense Mobile Members with a unique email that proudly
confirms their affiliation to the branch of service they served
RadioShack is proud to offer the only nationwide mobile service built and supported by veterans to exclusively connect veterans, military service members and their families. Visit your local store for more information.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading retailer focused on connecting customers with personalized solutions and discovering what's possible through the latest in consumer technology. The company's updated product assortment incorporates national brands, industry-leading private brand products, and in-demand mobile devices from a wide selection of wireless carriers. Customers can shop top brands in headphones and speakers, wearable technology, smart toys and DIY supplies, connected home, power accessories and home entertainment at http://www.radioshack.com or in store. RadioShack's global retail network includes more than 4,400 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico and more than 1,200 dealer stores in 25 countries. RadioShack employs approximately 27,000 knowledgeable associates globally to help customers find their technology solution. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit http://www.radioshackcorporation.com. Find RadioShack on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. RadioShackÂ® is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
About Defense Mobile Corporation
Defense Mobile provides mobile service, smartphones and apps designed to improve the lives of veterans, military service members and their families. Defense Mobile is a new nationwide 4G mobile service supported by veterans and designed for those who have served. The company offers the most popular smartphones, no annual contract plans, military-and-veteran only cash back rewards and applications that help veterans more easily manage the benefits they have earned. Defense Mobile has secured agreements to run on the largest mobile network operators, including AT&T and Sprint, so that veterans and military families receive superior coverage.
After validation of military service during purchase or activation, members receive both mobile service and value-added applications delivered directly to their mobile devices including: miliCASH, miliSOURCE, and miliMAIL. miliCASH is a mobile banking app with a pre-approved prepaid MasterCardÂ® that delivers cash back rewards at participating merchants nationwide. miliSOURCE is an app that includes information about veterans' benefits available from the VA, state veterans' departments and veterans' service organization to help our members take advantage of all the benefits they have earned. Members also receive miliMAIL, a free email service that provides transitioning military personnel and Defense Mobile members with an email account that proudly confirms their affiliation to the branch of service they served.
You can learn more about Defense Mobile at defensemobile.com or the service brands at ARMYmobile.com, NAVYmobile.com, AIRFORCEmobile.com, MARINESmobile.com and COASTGUARDmobile.com.
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Highly Anticipated MMORPG Echo of Soul To Launch In North America & Europe In Spring 2015
Adventurers Challenged to Tackle Over 1,600 Unique Quests in Battle-Intensive, Content Rich World
BERLIN, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventurers rejoice, your epic journey is about to begin! The definitive massively multiplayer online (MMO) experience is finally coming. Aeria Games today announced Echo of Soul, the critically-acclaimed free-to-play fantasy MMORPG, will be coming to North American and European players in Spring 2015. With five distinct classes, a massive game world, and a unique soul-collecting system to customize player skills, Echo of Soul is the complete MMO that fans of the genre have been waiting for. Echo of Soul will launch on PC next year but gamers can sign up for updates on the Closed Beta today on the game's site.
"Since its launch in Korea last year, Echo of Soul has been one of the top MMORPGs, with gamers praising its rich gameplay and incredible content," said June Sung Kim, CEO of Nvius Corporation, the developers of EOS. "We are excited to be able to bring this vast world and its unique Soul system to Western players next year with the launch in North America, Germany, and France."
Developed by key members of the team behind the award-winning MMO Lineage II, Echo of Soul immerses players with rich visuals, an epic soundtrack, and a vast and detailed landscape. Providing an incredible sense of freedom and adventure, gamers that choose to step into this world are faced with the promise of an exciting endeavor with thousands of hours' worth of PvP and PvE content, including quests, raids and challenges. In a feature unique to Echo of Soul, players can customize their characters by battling through dozens of solo or party dungeons, collecting their opponents' "souls" along the way. The experience continues on the go with the dedicated EOS companion app for players to stay connected to the game world and their guild at all times.
Echo of Soul is set to launch on PC next year and will be free-to-play and free-to-download. MMORPG enthusiasts can already register to the closed beta and stay up-to-date on news surrounding the game via the official teaser site, Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT AERIA GAMES
With a rapidly growing community of over 60 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and based in Berlin, Germany, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online PC, browser and mobile games in nine languages, servicing the North American, Latin American and European markets. In 2014, Aeria Games was acquired by ProSiebenSat.1, the second-largest media group in Europe. It will be merged with subsidiary ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH, but will continue to operate from Berlin - in the near future under the name of SevenGames GmbH. The company's proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible for browsers, PCs, tablets, and smart phones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games' specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. The company's diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile game titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com.
Badgeville for SharePoint Adds Business Gamification Solution to Enterprise Communities
New solution meets strong demand from customers migrating to SharePoint 2013
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Badgeville, the global leader in business gamification, today announced the launch of Badgeville for SharePoint, its next generation solution to add game, reputation, and social mechanics to SharePoint community and collaboration environments. The new product will easily integrate with SharePoint 2013 as well as the newest deployments of SharePoint Online.
Companies have invested heavily in SharePoint and are migrating to SharePoint 2013 to facilitate employee and customer collaboration, but many organizations struggle to keep their users engaged. 80% of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint and there are 150 million users. Yet only 66% of customers will use SharePoint 2013, while 28% will use SharePoint Online by the end of 2014, according to Forrester Research, Inc.Â¹ Badgeville for SharePoint is designed to leverage the large investments made in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online by creating an engaging and personalized experience.
Badgeville's newest product offering, Badgeville for SharePoint, is the ideal solution to motivate employees and customers to contribute to SharePoint communities and intranets to improve the quality of conversations and collaboration. With Badgeville, businesses can easily design and reward desired actions to significantly boost engagement and drive business results.
Badgeville for SharePoint features:
-- SharePoint Support: Works with SharePoint Server 2013, Office
365/SharePoint Online, Yammer and My Site profiles
-- Out-of-the-Box Setup: Simple configuration for common Badgeville
gamification use cases including Social Enterprise, Conversation
Starter, Forum Expert and Content Creator
-- In-depth Customizations: Define points, levels, badges, tracks and
missions with custom branding and visuals
-- User Insights: View granular user activity by specific action and
The new Badgeville for SharePoint product also seamlessly integrates with the company's previously announced Badgeville for Yammer - the key social solution for SharePoint users. Customers using Yammer, either integrated with SharePoint or standalone, can therefore also benefit from Badgeville's gamification solution.
Badgeville President & CEO Jon Shalowitz said there has been strong demand from SharePoint customers to add Badgeville's award-winning business gamification solution to drive user engagement and ensure that migrations to SharePoint 2013 are successful.
"Badgeville for SharePoint is an industry-first solution. No other company delivers gamification specifically tuned to SharePoint environments," said Shalowitz. "We are thrilled to be working with large enterprise customers to maximize their SharePoint investments and drive user engagement."
Â¹"Microsoft Aims SharePoint To The Cloud", Forrester Research, January 27, 2014
Badgeville is the global leader in business gamification. With hundreds of name brand customers, Badgeville brings game, reputation, and social mechanics to industry leaders and innovators including American Express, Oracle, Samsung, Bell Media, Kendall Jackson, Philips Electronics, and more. Founded in 2010, Badgeville is based in Redwood City, CA and New York City. (To learn more follow @Badgeville or visit http://www.badgeville.com)
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Get Your Edge(TM): EdgeÂ® Shave Gel and Assassin's CreedÂ® Unity Team Up to Give Gamers the Ultimate Advantage
Assassin's Creed Unity Limited Edition EdgeÂ® Shave Gel Cans Give Gamers an Edge with Promo Codes to Unlock Exclusive In-Game Content
SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EdgeÂ® Shave Gel is teaming up with Assassin's CreedÂ® in time for the highly anticipated release of Assassin's Creed Unity on November 11 to provide guys an advantage from the bathroom to the game room. Now, the brand is introducing limited edition cans featuring Assassin's Creed Unity artwork, which give gamers an edge as they play by offering exclusive access to downloadable content including swords, armor and more.
With the help of Edge Shave Gel, consumers have an advantage when getting ready for whatever lies ahead. The premium shave gel creates a protective layer of lubricating molecules that promotes razor glide, giving guys a close shave while helping prevent irritation.
"Edge does more than just give guys an advantage in front of the mirror; we're dedicated to getting guys prepped for whatever they are going to tackle," said Anthony Pietrini, brand manager of Edge, "Being competitive gamers ourselves, we know how important prep is to get a leg up on your competitors. Offering this unique content to gamers with the purchase of Edge Shave Gel is just another way for us to make sure our fans are ready for the competition."
"We know our fans are dedicated to the game," said Tony Key, senior vice president, sales and marketing Ubisoft. "However, that doesn't mean their grooming routine should suffer. Partnering with Edge to offer our consumers a promotion like this allows our gamers to get a leg up on fellow gamers, in and out of the game with exclusive content and a superior shave."
Assassin's Creed Unity Limited Edition Edge Shave Gel Cans
Each Assassin's Creed Unity limited edition Edge Shave Gel can includes a code to unlock exclusive gaming content. For more details on the content provided by each unique formulation, see below:
-- EdgeÂ® Sensitive Skin Shave Gel gives access to an exclusive
downloadable sword, contains aloe, and helps prevent nicks, cuts and
-- EdgeÂ® Extra Moisturizing Shave Gel gives access to exclusive
downloadable armor and has vitamin E and a blend of ingredients to leave
your face hydrated and smooth.
-- EdgeÂ® Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel gives access to an exclusive
downloadable Assassin's Hood, contains colloidal oatmeal, and helps
provide protection against razor burn.
In celebration of the Assassin's Creed Unity launch on November 11, Target stores will offer a complimentary $10 gift card to any customer purchasing both the Assassin's Creed Unity game and any Assassin's Creed Unity Limited Edition Edge Shave Gel can (excluding 2.75 oz). The promotion will last November 16-26.
Edge Shave Gel varieties are available at food, drug, mass and online outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.99. For more information on Edge Shave Gel, please visit the official website (http://www.edgeshave.com), Twitter @EdgeShaveZone or Facebook at Facebook.com/EdgeShaveGel.
For more information on Assassin's Creed, please visit the Assassin's Creed official website (http://www.assassinscreed.com) and facebook.com/assassinscreed.
About Edge(Â®) Shave Gel
Edge Shave Gel is committed to making sure men get an advantage in all areas of their lives, from avoiding nicks, dryness, redness and irritation in their morning shave to helping to solve life's daily irritations. With six unique formulations specially designed for every shaving need, Edge Shave Gel offers customizable comfort for all skin types. Edge Shave Gel varieties are available at mass, drug, retail and food outlets nationwide for about $2.99. Visit http://www.EdgeShave.com for more information.
About Energizer Personal Care
A leading manufacturer of razors and blades around the world, Energizer Personal Care is a subsidiary of Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It ranks as the world's second largest manufacturer and marketer of wet shave products for men and women. Energizer Personal Care markets products in over 100 countries worldwide under the Schick(Â® )and Wilkinson Sword(Â®) brands.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2013-14 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of EUR1,007 million. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com.
The new Limestone Networks CDN enables its customers to accelerate delivery of web
content, video and applications from 12 strategic high performance locations in the U.S.,
South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. These include CDN Points of Presence in Limestone
Networks' own infrastructure, and hand-picked locations from the OnApp Federation, a
global pool of cloud and CDN capacity that spans 113 cities in 43 countries. Limestone
Networks can expand its CDN coverage with any of these locations, on demand, and chose
OnApp CDN for the greater reach and flexibility afforded by its federated deployment
Limestone Networks' CDN is available now to existing customers and as a standalone
service for users of other hosting platforms. Every location provides all-SSD storage with
a minimum 2,000 IOPS, 20GB RAM and a 1.5Gbps uplink, with URL signing, password
protection, hotlink protection, geoblocking, spider blocking and SSL support as standard.
Limestone Networks will also make its CDN available to its large reseller community, as
part of its cloud and dedicated hosting reseller plans.
"CDN makes a huge difference to load times, for everything from images, CSS and
server load, which improves cost and stability too," said Kris Andersen, Limestone
Networks' Business Development Director. "We chose OnApp CDN because of the flexibility it
gives us to design services with exactly the right coverage and performance our customers
need. We can take full advantage of our own infrastructure and extend it with other
premium locations from the OnApp Federation. It gives us more control and a much better
cost profile than we'd get from reselling a legacy CDN."
"The Limestone CDN deployment shows just how easy it is to tap into the rich resources
of the OnApp Federation and create unique services based on whatever attributes are
important to your clients - location, speed, quality or price," said Kosten Metreweli,
OnApp's Chief Commercial Officer. "With the OnApp Federation you can make the best use of
your infrastructure investments and get geographic and commercial flexibility you just
can't get from traditional CDNs - as well as better margins. It's great to see Limestone
building out from their OnApp Cloud and taking their service global, and we look forward
to supporting them long into the future."
About Limestone Networks
Limestone Networks is a leading IaaS provider of on demand cloud, dedicated and enterprise
hosting services. LSN has an advanced data center which includes multilayered security,
N+1 and 2N redundancy and premium bandwidth carriers. Limestone Networks features an
industry leading reseller program, robust client management portal and end user panel,
with 24/7 passionate support.
OnApp software enables hosts, telcos and other service providers to sell the complete
range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products, from bare-bones virtual servers to
fully-automated cloud, dedicated servers, CDN, storage and more. The OnApp platform also
gives service providers on-demand access to the OnApp Federation, a global network of
cloud providers in 170+ locations, across 43 countries, connected to a real-time wholesale
marketplace where they can buy and sell compute and CDN capacity.
OnApp launched in July 2010. Today more than 3,000 service providers in 87 countries
run on OnApp software. OnApp has 140 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific and is
headquartered in London, UK. For more information visit http://onapp.com.
SynologyÂ® Invites Users to Complete Their Cloud Solutions with DiskStation Manager 5.1
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynologyÂ® America Corp. is pleased to announce the official launch of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.1. DSM 5.1 brings a number of enhancements to help users complete their cloud solutions by providing an advanced private cloud that works inline with the public cloud- allowing local storage, control, and peace of mind with convenience.
-- Deeper cloud integration- In addition to services like Google Drive and
Dropbox, Cloud Sync now adds support for OneDrive and Box. Backup is
now supported to Microsoft Azure. The Explore feature allows for
browsing for and retrieving single files from Amazon's Glacier service.
-- Sync control - Administrators can create syncing profiles. Synced files
can retain ACL permissions.
-- Note Station and DS note- Create, share, and sync digital notes and
notebooks with a browser or mobile device. It's even possible to import
notes from Evernote.
-- Improved security- Security Advisor provides reports and advice to
improve security, and can even remove known malware. AppArmor protects
system resources from malicious software. Package Center now supports
digital signatures to prevent installing tampered software usage.
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"We're excited to be making the cloud complete," said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. "By providing a more solid private cloud solution from Synology that works with popular cloud providers it allows our users to have full local control of their files- from security and productivity enhancement to improved multimedia experiences."
For local usage, DSM 5.1 brings enhancements for business users.
-- SSD cache- SSD cache is now supported for High Availability clusters.
Read-only caching now requires only one disk.
-- VMwareÂ® VAAI for NFS- Full File Clone and Reserve Space
-- Scheduled iSCSI LUN snapshots
-- Service by interface- Services can be restricted to specific network
interfaces for improved control
-- Proxy server- Speed load times for common pages, and even restrict
-- CardDAV- Address book access and synchronization between desktop and
To read more, or to get DSM 5.1, see here: https://www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.1/features
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Mobile Advertising Gets More Powerful for Canadian Marketers
EQ Works Partners with Factual to Bring Industry-Leading Location Data and Mobile Ad Targeting for More Efficient Marketing
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, EQ Works (TSX: EQ) announces its new partnership with Factual, an industry leading location and points-of-interest data company. As the first Canadian advertising company to work with Factual, EQ Works now brings to Canadian marketers the most advanced mobile audience data as part of its audience-targeting platform.
Improving the relevancy of every ad served to mobile users, the data identifies audiences based on locations they are near, retail chains visited in the past, and numerous behaviours including shopping, travel, dining and entertainment preferences. EQ Works then tailors messages and serves the right mobile ad based on this context, making every mobile interaction more targeted, engaging and informative.
"Mobile advertising is exploding, and marketers can't settle for mobile 1.0 solutions any more," said David Katz, EVP of EQ Works. "Our goal is to better interpret mobile interactions to help advertisers reach their audiences when and where they are most likely to engage with the message. Our mobile targeting platform enriched by Factual's database allows us to do just that with meticulous detail."
Advertisers can now deliver different ads to consumers based on how close they are to an electronics store, for example, or target people who have visited a car dealership in the last seven days. Advertisers can reach their most desired audience segments when they are at related places, or even at their competitors' locations. This level of targeting is now possible in Canada, and changes the game for mobile marketers.
"The additional context we derive from location aligns well with EQ Works' data-driven audience-centric approach to mobile marketing," stated Bill Michels, SVP Product and Partnerships for Factual. "Factual is the leading provider of global data and location targeting capabilities and we're excited to be partnering with EQ Works to bring these capabilities to the Canadian market."
According to a recent study by eMarketer, by the end of this year mobile advertising in Canada will have grown 70 per cent over last year to over $550 Million, and is expected to grow to over $2 Billion in 2018. (source: eMarketer, March 2014) More than ever, it is important to make mobile advertising more targeted and compelling for consumers, and this is precisely what EQ Works in now doing with Factual.
Factual's massive database includes information from over 65 million businesses and points of interest across 50 countries in 29 languages. More specifically in Canada, Factual has information on more than two million businesses and points of interest.
About EQ Works
EQ Works (http://www.eqworks.com) provides a smarter way to engage audience with the most advanced mobile advertising platform in Canada. The company uses EQ Personas across channels to provide a high resolution view into the audience segments that are most valuable to advertisers, and that make all mobile, video and display campaigns perform better. EQ Inc., operating as EQ Works, is the owner of the trademarks EQ Works, Agency First and Hercules.
Factual is a data company that helps make sense of what's happening in the physical world, enabling developers, publishers, and advertisers to build more relevant and personalized mobile experiences using the context of location. Factual's real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual's Geopulse products, built on top of its Global Places data, provide industry leading real-time location targeting and location-based audience capabilities. For more information, visit http://www.factual.com.
SOURCE EQ Works
CONTACT: Linda North, NorthPR (for EQ Works), 416-708-8012; firstname.lastname@example.org
ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series
ASUSTOR introduces the newest model in its AS70T series, the AS7004T, a high-performance tower model NAS designed for demanding enterprise and multimedia applications. Its cutting-edge hardware allows for ultra high-definition 4K playback, S/PDIF high fidelity audio, blazing access speeds, ultra-quiet operation and much more.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its new AS7004T tower model NAS. The 4-bay AS7004T model is the most compact model in the AS70T series and features a storage capacity of up to 24TB. Powered by an IntelÂ® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB), the AS7004T features blazing read and write speeds of over 112 MB/s along with 2 gigabit Ethernet ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and 2 eSATA ports for added expansion possibilities. Additionally, the AS7004T boasts a specialized cooling system featuring a single extra-large fan and dedicated heat pipes that work with the ingeniously designed disk tray vents to allow air to flow from the front to the back of the device, effectively cooling the CPU and hard disks. Furthermore, the ADM smart fan control mechanism effectively controls the fan speed, providing an extremely quiet operating experience. The AS7004T's powerful hardware and rich variety of multimedia output functionality make it the optimal choice for prosumers looking to create the ultimate home entertainment center.
"In addition to using only the highest quality of enterprise-grade hardware, ASUSTOR has always made the protection of user data, the highest priority," said Johnny Chen, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. "The AS7004T is equipped with disk tray locks that users can lock without using any special tools. This helps to ensure that hard disks will not be accidentally ejected during operation, giving users peace of mind."
The AS7004T comes built-in with the latest ADM 2.3 (ASUSTOR Data Master) operating system which features newly refreshed graphics and a significantly smoother browsing experience. ADM's support for Windows AD and ACL permissions allows for efficient management and quick integration with business environments. Furthermore, support for SMB 2.0 increases Windows networking performance by 30%-50%. With regards to multimedia, users can install the latest version of the XBMC multimedia player (XBMC 13) from App Central to enjoy ultra high-resolution 4K and 10-bit movies. No matter if for work or for play, the AS7004T's elite performance and stunning multimedia functionality make it a NAS device that you are sure to marvel at.
The AS7004T comes with a 3 year warranty and is available for purchase globally.
Key Features for the AS7004T
-- IntelÂ® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
-- 2GB DDR3 RAM (Expandable to 16GB)
-- 3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s) Ports
-- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports & 2 x eSATA Ports
-- 1 x HDMI 1.4a Ports
-- 1 x S/PDIF Port
-- LCD Display
-- Infrared Receiver
-- Supported Volume Types: Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID
6, RAID 10
-- Supports Hard Disk Hot Swapping and Online RAID Migration
-- Maximum Supported Capacity of Hard Disks: 24TB
-- Disk Tray Locks
More information please visit: http://www.asustor.com
Founded in 2011, ASUSTOR Inc., a subsidiary of ASUSTeK Computer Inc., is a leading innovator and provider of private cloud storage (network attached storage) and video surveillance (network video recorder) solutions. ASUSTOR is devoted to providing the world with unparalleled user experiences and the most complete set of network storage solutions possible.
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei today announced its sponsorship of Engadget Expand NY 2014, which runs from November 7-8 in New York City. During the event, Huawei will showcase its innovative Huawei Ascend Mate2 and complimentary Huawei TalkBand B1, which was just announced for the U.S. market. Huawei will also be showcasing two new devices, the Huawei Derby and the Huawei Sunshine.
Engadget Expand attracts more than 10,000 attendees and gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite tech innovators and science luminaries on stage, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices on the show floor.
Launched in June 2014, Huawei will be demonstrating its Ascend Mate2 smartphone at Engadget Expand. The Ascend Mate2 provides consumers with incredible features and big value. It offers a powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and a long-lasting 3900mAh lithium polymer battery that lets consumers stream 3 movies, surf the web for 12 hours, talk for 25 hours or listen to 100 hours of music on a single charge. It also comes equipped with unique power-saving technology that improves performance by more than 30 percent versus other smartphones in its class. With a large 6.1-inch, CorningÂ® GorillaÂ® Glass 3 IPS screen, and lightning-fast LTE Cat4 connectivity, the Mate2 is perfect for non-stop entertainment.
In addition to the Ascend Mate2, Huawei will also be showcasing the three latest additions to its portfolio:
-- Talkband - Available in true black, the Huawei TalkBand B1 is the
perfect hybrid talk and track companion for mobile devices. It is a
wireless activity tracker and Bluetooth headset in one that connects to
a mobile device to track activity time and progress including steps
taken, mileage and calories burned.
-- Huawei Derby - Available in black, the Huawei Derby provides users with
a high-end mobile experience and equipped with Android(TM) 4.4 (Kit
Kat). The smartphone features a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8926
processor, along with a 5.5-inch high definition in-cell display and a
5MP front-facing camera. The Huawei Derby will launch in Q2 2015.
-- Huawei Sunshine - Available in black, the Huawei Sunshine comes equipped
with Android(TM) 4.4 (Kit Kat). The smartphone features a 1.2GHz
quad-core Qualcomm MSM8926 processor, along with a 5-inch high
definition in-cell display and a 8MP front-facing camera. The Huawei
Sunshine will launch in Q2 2015.
Huawei will be located at Booth 9 in the North Hall of the Javits Convention Center in New York City from November 7 to 8, 2014.
About Engadget Expand
Engadget Expand NY 2014 (http://www.engadget.com/expand) is Engadget's third annual conference and is designed from the ground up for technology fans. This consumer event gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite technology and science luminaries on stage, talk directly with Engadget editors, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices at the show floor exhibition. Expand NY takes place on November 7-8, 2014, in the North Hall of the Jacob K. Javits Center, located at 655 W 34th Street (at 11th Ave.) in New York City.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group
As at the end of 2013, Huawei's products and services are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. Huawei ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei's three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices, home devices and cloud services. With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.
For more information, visit Huawei Consumer BG online: consumer.huawei.com/us
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TalkBand B1 combines wearable smartband and Bluetooth headset
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei's TalkBand B1, the world's 1(st) fitness tracker with an integrated Bluetooth earpiece and the perfect hybrid talk and track companion for mobile devices, will be available beginning November 14 in the United States through GetHuawei.com, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, and Fry's Electronics.
The TalkBand B1 is the perfect balance between work and play: A wireless activity tracker and Bluetooth headset in one, a hybrid that connects to your mobile device so you can talk and track activities effortlessly. The TalkBand B1 wirelessly tracks activity time and progress, including steps taken, miles covered and calories burned. It intelligently records the duration and quality of sleep, and has a smart alarm and nap functions to help improve rest.
With an embedded Bluetooth(TM) 4.1 wireless earpiece, the TalkBand B1 features fast pairing and enables up to seven hours of continuous calling. The TalkBand B1 is designed to support wireless calling on both Android 4.0+ and iOS 5.0+ compatible devices, and syncs effortlessly via NFC.
TalkBand B1 is made of hypo-allergenic, sweat-resistant and anti-UV materials to prevent aging and discoloration and features and includes a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display. The device has a fashionable bendable curve design that fits perfectly around the wrist, and the earpiece sits securely within the band and is easily removable when needed. With a 90 mAh battery, the TalkBand B1 lasts six days without the need to recharge, and takes only two hours to charge using the integrated USB connector. The TalkBand also comes with added security features that alert the wearer by vibrating if the TalkBand is more than 10 meters away from the synced smart device.
The TalkBand will be available in the United States starting November 14 in the true black color, with more colors available within the year, at a suggested retail price of $129.99 USD. Meet the multi-tasking, fitness-tracking, call-taking, music-streaming wearable you've been waiting for. Live life, balanced. To learn more about the TalkBand B1, visit http://talkband.gethuawei.com.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group
As at the end of 2013, Huawei's products and services are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. Huawei ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei's three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices, home devices and cloud services. With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.
For more information, visit Huawei Consumer BG online: consumer.huawei.com/us
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