The Slim Case is currently available for iPad and is coming soon for iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and Kindle Fire HD 7
ODENTON, Md., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- M-Edge, the Baltimore tech accessory company, has unveiled its slimmest case yet, aptly named the Slim Case. Just launched in Walmart and medgestore.com for iPad 2, 3, and 4, additional sizes are coming soon for iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and Kindle Fire HD 7.
For $39.99, the Slim Case for iPad features a protective molded shell, an elastic closure strap, and GripTrack Technology(TM), a friction-based solution for stand modes that allows the case to achieve a wide variety of viewing and typing angles.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, the Slim Case makes the perfect gift. It comes in a number of bright patterns, colors, and prints that Mom will love, including mint polka dots, pink and orange bandage stripes, purple, and red.
To sign up to be notified about these products, visit medgestore.com or follow M-Edge on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Launched in 2006 out of a basement in Baltimore, M-Edge rapidly grew to offer a variety of tech accessories for the most popular devices available - Kindle, iPad, iPhone, laptop and Android devices. Using edgy materials and premium features, M-Edge gives the tech-crazed what they want: protection, attitude, and boundary-pushing style.
Ranked #91 on Inc. Magazine's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies 2012, M-Edge products are currently available nationwide at AT&T, Best Buy, Staples, Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, and more. M-Edge has been featured in publications such as InStyle, Us Weekly, Maxim, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Mashable, and CNET, and The Today Show.
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Vuzix to Present at FSX Investment Conference in San Francisco on Friday, April 26th
Management Will Demo Vuzix Products Including the Award-Winning M100 Smart Glasses
NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X), a leading developer and supplier of smart glasses, announced today that its President and CEO Paul J. Travers and CFO Grant Russell will present at the FSX Investment conference at 1:30 PM PT on Friday, April 26(th). The conference will take place April 25(th) through 27(th) at the Ritz Carlton hotel in San Francisco and the media will have the opportunity to meet with management and demo the Company's products including its award-winning M100 smart glasses which are slated for launch this summer.
Registered investment advisors or members of the media interested in meeting with management and seeing Vuzix' industry leading smart glasses for both the consumer and enterprise markets should contact Mr. Andrew Haag at email@example.com or 1-866-976-IRTH (4784). A copy of the presentation will be available on the Investors section of the Vuzix website.
Vuzix is a leading supplier of video and cloud connected video eyewear products in the consumer, industrial, media and entertainment markets. The company's personal display products offer users a portable high quality viewing experience for industrial wearable displays, consumer digital content viewing as well as 3D, virtual and augmented reality experiences. Vuzix also provides developer software and support to enable the growth and development of AR applications for its mobile devices. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix holds over 44 patents and patents pending in the video eyewear field. The company has won 14 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (TSX-V:VZX - News, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit ww.vuzix.com.
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Visual preset browser makes previewing effects faster and easier - Dark user interface lets photographers concentrate on their photos - Program offers greater creative texture control
RALEIGH, N.C., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alien Skin Software today announced Exposure® 5, the new version of its flagship photography effects software. Exposure 5 enables digital photographers to achieve accurate film simulation, using a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface. Significantly, Exposure 5 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a stand-alone program for even greater flexibility.
Exposure 5 brings all the creative tools of traditional film photography to the world of digital, such as the look of discontinued films, darkroom tricks, and trendy lo-fi camera quirks. Popular classic films like Kodachrome, Polaroid and even Panatomic-X are accurately simulated. Hundreds of preset effects can be applied with a single mouse-click, helping photographers achieve their desired look quickly. Exposure 5 includes both Color and black-and-white processing so there's no need to switch between tools.
"With Exposure 5, a photographer's vision is the only element separating an ordinary image from an extraordinary one. Creative control and increased productivity were essential design objectives," said Terence Tay, designer of the new Exposure 5 software. "It's now much easier and faster for photographers of all levels to find the right look for their photographs."
The entire user interface has been redesigned with productivity in mind. A darker theme reduces distractions around the photo and matches other popular tools. The preset and editing panels can be hidden, to further remove distractions and allow more room for the photograph. The new visual preset browser shows how each preset will look when applied to an image. Users can see many presets at once, for quick exploration. In addition, favorites and recently used presets are just a click away.
Significantly, Exposure 5 includes many new textures for a greater variety of vintage and Lo-Fi looks. There are now separate controls for adding borders, dust & scratches, and light leaks. A new randomize option allows a user to easily explore multiple variations on a particular look.
Exposure 5 integrates with the popular tools many photographers use in their professional workflow: Adobe(®) Photoshop(®), Lightroom(®), and now Apple(®) Aperture(®). Now Exposure 5 can also be launched as a standalone application. That is especially useful for fast batch-processing or as part of a workflow that includes tools that do not support plug-ins.
To help users get started and for advanced techniques, the Alien Skin website has a library of tutorial videos and example images.
Pricing and Availability
Exposure 5 will be available in June 2013 through http://www.alienskin.com for $199 USD. Owners of any version of Exposure may upgrade for $99 USD. Free upgrades will be automatically sent to everyone who purchased Exposure 4 directly from Alien Skin Software in March 2013 or later.
Exposure 5 may be used as a standalone program or a plug-in. When it is used as a plug-in it requires one of the following host applications:
-- Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later
-- Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 or later
-- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or later
-- Apple Aperture 3 or later
Microsoft Windows users need Windows 7 or later.
Apple Macintosh users need Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
An Intel Core 2 processor or compatible is required.
A monitor with 1280x768 resolution or greater is required.
About Alien Skin Software
Alien Skin Software makes Photoshop and other plug-ins for photographers and graphic designers. The company distills advanced math and cutting edge research into simple tools that render beautiful pictures. Alien Skin software's reputation for bug-free software and friendly tech support has grown worldwide since its founding in 1993. For more information, visit the Alien Skin website at http://www.alienskin.com.
Exposure, Alien Skin Software, and the Alien Skin Software logo are registered trademarks of Alien Skin Software, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Development Kit for Cypress's New PSoC 4 Architecture Now Available Globally for Pre-Order from Premier Farnell
LONDON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Premier Farnell and Cypress Semiconductor Corp . (NASDAQ: CY) announced today that
customers can now pre-order the new PSoC(R) 4 Pioneer Development Kit from element14. The
powerful new kit costs only $25, and lets designers discover the capabilities of the new
PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture, which combines Cypress's best-in-class
PSoC analog and digital fabric with ARM(R)'s power-efficient Cortex(TM)-M0 core.
The PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is highly expandable. It includes connectors for
Arduino-compatible shields and Digilent(R) PMOD(TM) daughter cards, enabling customers to
pick from a variety of third-party expansion boards. In addition, an onboard PSoC 5LP
device serves as the programmer and debugger, eliminating the need for external
"PSoC 4 is a game-changing product that marries PSoC's unique programmable analog and
digital fabric with the powerful, economical ARM Cortex-M0 processor," said John Weil,
senior director of PSoC Marketing for Cypress. "This new PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is the perfect
development platform for this architecture because it provides tremendous functionality at
a low price. We're very pleased to partner with Premier Farnell to help satisfy pent-up
demand for this product from customers who want to be among the first to try PSoC 4."
"The PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is exactly the type of innovative product that our customers
want: flexible, cost-effective and expandable with open-source architectures," said David
Shen, Group CTO at Premier Farnell. "We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Cypress
to introduce this new product to the market and excited about the opportunities this
versatile new product brings to the design engineers. As the first channel partner taking
pre-orders for this kit, we're expecting it to be in very high demand by designers
The new PSoC 4 device class will challenge proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit
microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit devices. Cypress's platform solution PSoC
4, PSoC Creator and PSoC Components simplifies and accelerates the design process, reduces
bills of material, and provides extraordinary system value. A single PSoC device can
integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions, and "future-proofs" designs, enabling
designers to transform resources on-the-fly.
"Farnell element14 [http://uk.farnell.com ] is a high-service distributor of
technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair
including an extensive range of development kits, capacitors, resistors, connectors,
switches / relays,semi conductors [http://uk.farnell.com/semiconductors ] and cables."
For Farnell element14 Press Enquiries Contact Jen Cooke, firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: For Farnell element14 Press Enquiries Contact Jen Cooke, email@example.com, +44-113-3484904
Indian Businesses Set to Experience Printing Revolution With HP's New Inkjet Range
NEW DELHI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- New HP Officejet Pro X 500 Series Earns Guinness World Records Title for Unsurpassed
- New HP Officejet Pro Black & White Series Offers High Print Quality at a Cost
Comparable to Toner Refills
Hewlett-Packard India today unveiled the HP Officejet Pro X series and the HP
Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series - the latest breakthrough technologies that
broaden HP's Inkjet portfolio for businesses in India.
The HP Officejet Pro X500 series is recognized as the world's fastest desktop printer
by Guinness World Records[(5)], while the HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series
offers laser-like quality and performance at very low running costs, comparable to laser
These new inkjet innovations offer laser-comparable, robust performance along with
affordability, which will empower businesses to decrease running costs and greatly
increase productivity, thereby driving the adoption of Inkjets in Indian offices.
Nitin Hiranandani, Director, Printing Systems, PPS, HP - India said, "HP's new
innovations ininkjet printing technology are set to transform the office printing
environment for Indian businesses. Enterprise workgroups and SMBs have told us they
require technologies to improve efficiency and reduce costs, and that's exactly what these
devices do. They are simply designed for business."
"The HP Officejet Pro X Series leads HP's inkjet innovation for businesses by offering
manageability, professional color printing at breakthrough speed at up to half the cost of
laser printers. We at HP continue to advance inkjet innovation to help businesses succeed.
The latest HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series features high print quality and
reliability that offers businesses peace of mind at avery low cost," Mr. Hiranandani
According to InfoTrends (December 2012), business inkjet devices are expected to take
a greater share of the office printing market and Indian placements of business inkjet
devices will grow from 14.7 million in 2011 to 18.9 million in 2016 at a compound annual
growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%."[(6)]
25 Years of Inkjet Innovation
HP business inkjet printers have consistently received accolades and the new HP
Officejet Pro X Series and the HP Officejet Pro Black & White series mark new achievements
in HP's 25-year legacy in inkjet innovation. Over the past year, HP Officejet and
Officejet Pro series products have received a combined total of six awards for outstanding
A4 inkjet printing and energy efficiency. (Summer 2012, Winter 2012, Winter 2013) from
Buyers Laboratory LLC.
HP Officejet Pro X Series - A breakthrough Inkjet Innovation
Powered by HP PageWide Technology
- the company's next-generation inkjet platform-the HP Officejet Pro X Series
can deliver high-quality professional documents at up to 70 pages per minute in General
Office mode, making it the fastest desktop printer. The HP Officejet Pro X576/476 dw MFPs
and HP Officejet Pro X551/451dw Printers deliver high-quality professional documents at up
to twice the speed and half the cost of color lasers, allowing enterprise workgroups and
small, medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to enjoy more time and cost savings.[(1],[2)] These
devices will address the needs of work-teams with up to 15 users printing up to
approximately 4200 pages a month. Users can also print from virtually anywhere with the
latest mobile printing technologies such as HP ePrint.[(7)]Additionally, HP 970 and 971
ink cartridges feature quick-drying, long-lasting pigment inks that offer highly durable,
professional print quality, and feature optimized color mixing and paper interaction for
The HP Officejet Pro X Series include:
- HP Officejet Pro X451dw Printer - Priced at an MRP Rs. 31,499/-[(8)]
- HP Officejet Pro X551dw Printer - Priced at an MRP Rs. 37,999/-[(8)]
- HP Officejet Pro X476dw MFP - Priced at an MRP Rs. 43,999/-[(8)]
- HP Officejet Pro X576 dw MFP - Priced at an MRP Rs. 50,499/-[(8)]
HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series
According to a HP-sponsored study by Spire Research and Consulting (December 2012),
24% of refilled laser printer cartridges produced inconsistent print results such as black
spots, black stains and black lines.[(4)] 22% of the tested refilled laser print
cartridges also required troubleshooting before the cartridges were depleted, thereby
contributing to printing downtime and affecting business productivity.[(4)]
Original HP 960 Officejet ink cartridges, which are part of the Officejet Pro Black &
White 3610/3620 printing systems, yielded the highest-quality results when tested,
producing no printing error or inconsistency when compared to refilled laser printer
cartridges.[(2)] Another BLI Reliability test (March 2013) reported no malfunction or
misfeed for the Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White printing systems throughout the
12,000 pages printed.[(3)]
Compared with majority of black and white laser all-in-one printers in the same price
range the new HP Officejet Pro 3610, 3620 Black & White e-All-in-One printers come with
additional features such as auto-duplex printing, built-in Ethernet that enables Apple
AirPrint on iPad(R), iPhone(R), iPod(R) and the latest embedded printing on Samsung GALAXY
S 4 as well as HP ePrint[(7],,,[16)].
Additionally, the HP 960 Officejet ink cartridges produce laser-like black prints that
resist water, fading, and highlighter smear, while lasting for decades.[(9],[10)]Each HP
960 XL Black Officejet ink cartridge prints up to 1,600 pages and a standard-sized
cartridge is available from Rs. 595 - a very low cost when compared to laser toner
The new printers use up to 50% less energy than mono lasers with this ENERGY STAR(R)
2.0 qualified e-All-in-One printer and save up to 40% energy with the Schedule On and
Schedule Off feature.[(11],[12)] They come with an easy-to-use, 2-inch mono graphic
display and can print at ISO speed up to 19 pages per minute.
The HP Officejet Pro Black & White series includes:
- HP Officejet Pro 3610 Black and White e-All-in-One - Priced at MRP Rs.
- HP Officejet Pro 3620 Black and White e-All-in-One that comes with the fax
feature - Priced at MRP Rs. 11,999/-[(8)]
(1) For HP Officejet Pro X Series - Comparison based on manufacturers' published
specifications of fastest-available color mode (as of March 2012) and includes color laser
MFPs <$1,000 and color laser printers <$800 available March 2012 based on market share as
reported by IDC as of Q1 2012 and HP internal testing of printer in fastest available
color mode (sample four-page category documents tested from ISO 24734). After first set of
ISO test pages. Additional information is available at http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims.
(2) For HP Officejet Pro X Series - Cost per page (CPP) claim is based on the majority
of color laser MFPs <$1000 USD MSRP and color laser printers <$800 USD MSRP as of March
2012, ISO yield based on continuous printing in default mode based on market share as
reported by IDC as of Q1 2012. CPP comparisons for laser supplies are based on published
specifications of the manufacturers' highest capacity cartridges. CPP based on HP
970XL/971XL ink cartridges estimated street price. For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
(3) HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series - Based on comparison of
manufacturers published specification by BLI for a majority of black and white laser
all-in-one printers less than US$200 (including VAT) in China and India. See
hp.com/go/officejet [http://hp.com/go/officejet ] for details.
(4) HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series - Based on cost comparison study
conducted by SPIRE on HP Officejet Pro Black and White 3610 e-All-in-One series compared
with an industry-leading black and white laser all-in-one printer less than US$200
(including VAT) with toner refills from three leading refill brands available in China and
India as of November 2012. Cost comparison study based on use of original manufacturer's
laser toner cartridge plus two refills. See hp.com/go/officejet
[http://hp.com/go/officejet ] for details.
(5) For HP Officejet Pro X Series - Guinness World Records title certified for fastest
time to print 500 sheets by an office color desktop printer, April 2012. Record set on HP
X551dw and X576dw models. Details at guinnessworldrecords.com. Record attempt supervised
and verified by wirthconsulting.org. Test documents ISO 24734 from sample four-page
category test file printed in fastest available color mode for all products. Competitive
set includes laser and inkjet color desktop MFPs <$1,000 and printers <$800 as of March
(6) According to December 2012 InfoTrends report "Is Inkjet Printing Technology Ready
to Transform the Office Printing Environment?" by Zac Butcher.
(8) The indicated price is Maximum Retail Price for consumers across India. The actual
operating price in the market may be equal or lesser, and varies from region to region
according to local taxes and levies.
(9) Water resistance based on HP internal testing, using paper with the ColorLok(R)
(10) Fade resistance based on paper industry predictions for acid-free papers and
Original HP inks; colorant stability data at room temperature based on similar systems
tested per ISO 11798 and ISO 18909.
(11) Testing performed in accordance with ISO 11798:2000 information and
documentation, conducted by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, November, 2012. For
more information, see h41112.www4.hp.com/certifications/se/sv
(12) Majority of black & white laser all-in-one printers <US$200 (including VAT) as of
November 2012. Energy use based on HP/BLI testing and ENERGY STAR's published TEC data.
For details, see hp.com/go/officejet [http://hp.com/go/officejet ].
(13) Energy savings calculation assumes the device is scheduled to be off for 12 hours
per weekday and 48 hours per weekend. Reduced energy use is compared with a typical daily
usage model, which assumes devices remain in "off" mode overnight and on the weekend.
(14) Requires an Internet connection to an HP web-enabled or networked printer and
mobile device. Airprint and other device/printer connections may require wireless access
point. Separately purchased data plans and service agreements may apply. Wireless
performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point.
Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only.
(15) Compatible with Android(TM) 2.0 and later devices, and iOS 4.3 and later devices
(iPad(R), iPhone(R) 4s, iPhone(R) 4, iPhone(R) 3GS, and 3rd and above generation iPod(R)
touch). Also compatible with Windows 8 for tablet devices.
(16) Mobile device and printer must be connected to the same network to access
approximate cartridge levels. iOS devices and Windows 8 devices must have app open to
(17) Retailer availability and participation may vary by country.
Primary Media Contact: Anirudh Chouhan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 91-98999-41249
Secondary Media Contact: Shruti Sharma, email@example.com, 91-98116-85842
Cool Compute - Harnessing More Performance per Watt to Do Cool Stuff
LONDON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Industry leaders to share their latest insights on developing advanced
applications that harness the performance of parallel computing on low-power GPUs and
The LEAP conference (London, May 21-22), today announced the world-class line up of
keynotes and speakers that are ready to share their experience and insights with
developers looking to harness modern multicore mobile CPU, GPU and FPGA architectures to
build the next generation of low-energy, compute intensive applications.
The growth in GFLOPS/Watt of mobile GPUs and FPGAs is claimed to exceed Moore's law
and the parallel architectures used to achieve this are becoming increasingly programmable
for non-graphical applications. The use of software frameworks such as the Khronos OpenCL
and Android Renderscript APIs are enabling developers to make practical use of the
energy-efficient performance available on such devices to develop a wide range of embedded
and mobile applications and libraries.
"Advanced applications have to be delivered within the thermal constraints of embedded
and mobile form factors, which makes maximizing GFLOPS/Watt a priority," said Tim Lewis,
LEAP organiser. "LEAP provides a forum to explore how parallel computing can be used to
deliver this next generation of applications; from enhanced computational photography and
augmented reality to advanced encryption systems and signal processing."
LEAP provides a unique forum for mobile and embedded developers to learn, network and
discuss the latest developments in Low-Energy Application Parallelism. The event brings
together researchers, suppliers, developers and industry leaders in a unique central
London location on May 21st- 22nd. Registration is now open for both the one-day
conference (21st) and the tutorial and Khronos sessions on day two.
GPU Compute: A New Landmark for Energy Efficient Processing
GPUs are capable of superior computational power and energy efficiency for massive
data-parallel workloads. This keynote will cover the technology, its benefits and most
importantly the practical use cases that can take advantage of it.
Roberto Mijat, ARM Limited
Accelerating Extraordinary User Experiences on Mobile Devices
The growing array of sensors in your mobile are enabling a new generation of
connected, context aware experiences. This keynote focuses on the applications enabled by
this new wave of parallel processors and the APIs required to support them.
Neil Trevett, Khronos President, OpenCL Chair& VP Mobile Content NVidia Inc.
Trends in Heterogeneous Systems Architectures
Simon McIntosh-Smith, Bristol University
The Impact of Low-Power GPUs to Deliver Advances in Real-World Applications
Paul Keir, Codeplay Software Limited.
Cool Compute: Strategies for Managing Power vs Performance in Mobile Devices
Doug Watt - Imagination Technologies Limited
Renderscript Accelerated Image and Video Processing
Lihua Zhang - MulticoreWare Inc
Developing High-Performance Low-Power Solutions using FPGAs and OpenCL
Craig Davis - Altera Corporation
Accelerated Computational Photography on Mobile Processors & GPUs
Mikael Sevenier - High-Performance Imaging, Aptina Inc.
Experiences with Mobile Processors for Energy-Efficient HPC
Paul Carpenter - Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Paralldroid : A Framework for Parallelism in Android
Alejandro Acosta - High Performance Computing Group, University of La Laguna
A System for Analyzing Power Consumption in a Dual Cortex-A15 Platform
Seongho Son - Samsung Electronics, Core Technology Team
Tutorial: Formal Analysis Techniques for GPU Kernels; prove your code will work
Wed 22nd May (am). Nathan Chong from the Department of Computing at Imperial College
will present a lively and interactive tutorial aimed at OpenCL and CUDA kernel developers.
Whether working on kernels for supercomputing, finance or mobile applications this
tutorial will help developers overcome the common pitfalls in GPU programming such as data
races and barrier divergence. Using plenty of worked examples and demos to encourage
interactive discussion this session will highlight the practical benefits of using formal
verification techniques to prove that kernels are free from defects.
Meeting: Khronos UK Chapter Meeting
Wed 22nd May (pm). LEAP will host the inaugural meeting of the newly-founded UK
chapter of Khronos. This meeting will provide an opportunity for anyone using or
interested in any of the Khronos standards to meet, discuss and learn about the work of
the standards group; to share advice and techniques for using the APIs and to provide
feedback to vendors and Khronos on issues and future requirements. The session will be
hosted by the representatives of Samsung Research UK who are chairing the new UK chapter,
along with Neil Trevett, President of Khronos. This session is FREE but registration is
required as space is limited.
LEAP 2013 (Low-Energy Application Parallelism) provides an opportunity to learn about
the latest advances in the application of high-performance parallel computing on low-power
multi-core CPU, GPU and FPGA processors. A world-class selection of keynote presenters,
speakers and researchers will give their insights into the latest developments, trends and
applications of this technology to help others assess and exploit its potential benefits
across a broad range of applications and platforms. LEAP is sponsored by ARM Limited and
the Khronos Group with academic support from Bristol University and Imperial College. A
full list of partners is available on the website.
CONTACT: Press Contacts: Tim Lewis (co-organiser), firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
CBN's 'Superbook Kids Bible' App Enjoys Great Success on iTunes
Superbook series is also nominated for Webby Award
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) has launched the "Superbook Kids Bible" iPhone app to support its Emmy-nominated children's television series, Superbook. Released in late March, the app has experienced phenomenal success, spending two weeks in the top ten on the iTunes Book Chart with the likes of Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and Marvel Comics.
"Our vision is to bring the Bible to the children of the world," said CBN's CEO Gordon Robertson. "Mobile devices are a tremendous way to reach people anywhere, anyplace, anytime. The Superbook Kids Bible app is a wonderful version of the Bible and a fun way for children to learn about God."
The app is a media-rich experience that helps bring the Bible to life with videos and images from the Superbook animation series as well as engaging interactive games. All content is embedded within scripture, so children can easily interact with it from within the context of the Bible. This app also includes profiles of people, places and artifacts from the Bible as well as providing Biblical answers to questions that are common to kids.
According to "Kids and Apps: A New Era of Play" study released by The NPD Group in May 2012, kids aged 2-14 use an app-capable device an average of 5 days out of each week. The Superbook Kids Bible app offers children a wonderful alternative to other apps in the marketplace, giving them the opportunity to journey through the Bible to experience the greatest stories ever told.
One of CBN's goals for Superbook is to create a high-quality series that can compete with the sophisticated animation to which children are now accustomed. A testament to this quality is that Superbook.TV (http://www.Superbook.TV) was recently nominated for a Webby Award in the Religion & Spirituality category. Facing competition from the Huffington Post and CNN, the site captures thisvision by communicating Bible stories in a whole new way through compelling interactivity.
Invisible Minicomputer Turns TV Into Multimedia Jukebox
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
New Stealth Nighthawk F-117A gives consumers total freedom
Dutch company Anaar developed a new minicomputer which makes it possible to play all
kinds of files, videos and music from the PC, tablet, smartphone or any other device
wireless on the television. The Stealth Nighthawk F-117A turns the TV into a multimedia
jukebox that opens up unlimited ways to play films and music.
The Stealth Nighthawk F-117A works almost the same as the famous Raspberry Pi
minicomputer and his half its size. However, the developers gave the device a nicer
design, which makes it look like a USB stick. By plugging it into the television, people
can stream all files from servers, hard disks and other devices to the screen and view it
by their TV remote control. Because it uses XBMC software an open platform is created,
that can play all kinds of files, without being dependent on Apple or Google. The software
will scan all media and create a personalized library. There are even playlist and
slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations.
By using Linux software, the television transforms into a real PC, which can be used
for browsing, save or open files. "This minicomputer gives users absolute freedom in
deciding for themselves what they want to play on their devices," managing director James
Ibrahim of Anaar says.
The name of the minicomputer refers to the American jets which are invisible to radar.
"When you plug it at the backside of your television, you can't see it anymore, just like
the real F-117A," Ibrahim explains.
The mini-computer can be taken and plugged-in everywhere, shares media through WiFi
and is plugged-in to the television through the HDMI- and USB-gate. Because it needs just
a little electricity, sticking it in the USB-gate of the TV gives it sufficient power.
The creative Rotterdam IT company wants to take the Stealth Nighthawk F-117A to
production this summer. Therefore it started a crowdfunding campaign on popular website
Indiegogo. Ibrahim needs 40,000 dollar to start, he expects. All investors receive a
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Sony Introduces Smaller, Lighter, Weatherproof Digital Recording Binoculars For Premium HD Video Capture
Great for Outdoor and Indoor Adventures, New Models Offer High-Performance Features Including Wide Zoom/Magnification Range from 0.8x to 25x, Auto-Focus, Image Stabilization, and 2D or 3D Capture/Playback Even in Low Light
SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From rare wildlife activity to monumental sports plays and scenic travel views, observing and capturing these "wow" moments can easily be achieved with Sony's new digital binoculars.
The DEV-50V model is the second generation of binoculars from Sony, delivering an improved and unparalleled experience. In addition to sensational observing capabilities with autofocus, image stabilization and flexible zoom capability, the DEV-50V can record full AVCHD(TM) 2.0 video( )with stereo sound or snap 20.4 megapixel still photos at the touch of a button, even after sundown with enhanced low-light capability.
"With the DEV-50V, you can observe wildlife in a way no other binoculars can achieve," said Hidenori Toyoda, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics. "Couple that with its ability to capture impressive photos and video, and you have an innovative device that outperforms the competition on all levels."
Now 30% lighter than their predecessors, the splash- and dust-resistant binoculars are a faithful travel partner for consumers to watch wildlife, sports action and more in steady, sharply-focused close-up views. Users can select the variable zoom to sweep their surroundings at low magnification before zooming in seamlessly to pinpoint a subject, such as deer in a field. Digital zoom on the DEV-50V model allows a total magnification range from 0.8x up to 25x, rivalling traditional high-powered binoculars.
Stunning new independent XGA OLED Tru-Finder(TM) electronic viewfinders deliver improved resolution and contrast for left and right eyes, resulting in a highly immersive viewing experience. In low light situations, paired with an "Exmor R(®)" CMOS sensor, the electronic viewfinder brightness on the DEV-50V model is boosted by the newly developed Hyper Gain function. Hyper Gain electronically increases brightness in the viewfinders so subjects can be quickly located and framed in dim conditions.
Unlike conventional binoculars, electronic autofocus keeps moving subjects sharply in focus at all times, eliminating the need to focus manually as your scene changes. Electronic autofocus allows the new binoculars to focus quickly and cleanly on subjects far away in high magnification and on subjects less than half an inch away when recording in 2D (minimum of 32 inches when recording in 3D). And with Optical SteadyShot(TM) stabilization (Active Mode) on board, images remain balanced and blur-free, even for viewing at high magnifications when image stabilization matters the most.
Separate images for left and right eyes are captured by a matched pair of precision G Lens optics by Sony with "Exmor R(®)" CMOS sensors and powerful BIONZ(®) processors, offering a true stereoscopic view of the world as well as a 3D mode that records scenes in thrilling 3D video for playback on virtually any 3D-compatible TV. The binoculars can be connected via HDMI(®) to a Sony BRAVIA(® )HDTV or any HD television with HDMI input for viewing images (cable sold separately). There's also a USB connection for transferring video clips to a PC for storing, editing and sharing.
Additionally, the DEV-50V model includes a built-in GPS receiver that automatically geo-tags video clips and photos. Tagged images can be viewed after shooting in online maps (requires compatible software).
The new binoculars come with a high-capacity rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV70) that allows up to approximately three hours of 2D recording on a single charge. It also includes a battery charger/adaptor, A/V connecting cable and USB cable for PC connection, as well as a lens cover, finder cap, carrying case, neck strap and large eye cups.
Sony recognizes the importance of preserving the natural environment that sustains all life on Earth for future generations. Sony strives to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of its products and business activities ("Road to Zero").
This model contains 99% recycled post-consumer material "SoRPlas" in the housing and internal components, helping contribute to Sony's mid-term 2015 Environmental Plan of achieving 5% reduction of virgin plastics (vs. 2008 levels). Sony will continue to expand the use of SoRPlas into more products.
Additionally, Sony's digital recording binoculars contribute to the conservation of biodiversity by raising awareness for the natural habitat of birds and animal species.
SOURCE Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics Inc.
CONTACT: Rachelle Arcebido of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-4155, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony Announces the Cyber-shot HX50V: The World's Smallest and Lightest 30x Optical Zoom Camera
New Compact High-Zoom Camera boasts high-resolution 20.4MP Image sensor, Wi-Fi and more
SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sony introduced the Cyber-shot(TM) HX50 camera - a powerful new compact featuring an impressive 30x optical zoom range and advanced 20.4 MP "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor. Measuring approximately 4.4"x2.6"x1.2"(1) in size and weighing in at approximately 9.6 oz.( 2), it is the world's smallest and lightest camera with 30x optical zoom capability(3).
"Despite the emergence of smart phone cameras in today's market, the HX50V model gives photographers plenty of reason to invest in a dedicated pocket camera" said Patrick Huang, director of the Cyber-shot digital camera business at Sony Electronics. "Its wide-ranging 30x optical zoom gives users more freedom to pick their shooting subject and position, and its extensive, advanced imaging capabilities give shooters the peace of mind that image quality will never be compromised - every scene will be given the color, detail and clarity that it deserves. This powerful combination of size and performance makes the HX50 an especially unique, versatile camera."
Performance and Design
To complement the extensive zoom, the new Cyber-shot HX50V model offers enhanced Optical SteadyShot (TM) image stabilization to reduce camera shake and blur at all ranges. At full zoom extension (30x) the HX50V camera offers stabilization that is approximately twice as effective as the HX200V high-zoom model introduced last year(4).
The high-resolution 20.4 megapixel sensor in the new camera is paired with a powerful BIONZ processor, allowing the HX50V camera to produce high-resolution, high-quality images in all types of lighting conditions - from broad daylight to dimly lit interiors and everything in between. Additionally, the HX50V model features exceptionally high-speed AutoFocus that can lock onto subjects at full zoom approximately twice as fast compared to the HX200V model(5).
The new HX50V camera has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, utilizing Sony's PlayMemories(TM) Mobile application, available for both Android and iOS app platforms, to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to a connected smartphone or tablet. The application also allows a connected device to be used as a handy wireless remote to control the camera - ideal for self-portraits and group shots where the photographer wants to be included.
For more advanced users who like to fine-tune the details of a shot, the HX50V camera has a dedicated exposure compensation dial and a P/A/S/M model dial for adjusting other manual shooting settings. It also features 5-blade aperture for smooth background defocusing effect and a Multi Interface Shoe for attaching compatible accessories including an electronic viewfinder, flash, or microphone. It also has a Multi Terminal for using a compatible remote control.
The camera also features a powerful X-type lithium ion battery that is smaller than any of its predecessor batteries (in Sony Cyber-shot HX series) yet delivers an impressive 400 photos from a single charge(6).
HD Video and Creative Modes
The new HX50V camera has an impressive video feature set as well, delivering stunning, beautifully crisp full HD (60p) movies that benefit from Optical SteadyShot (TM) Active mode(7) for reduced shake and image blur if the camera is in motion. The HX50V model is also compatible with TRILUMINOUS Color technology, an expanded range of vivid, ultra-realistic colors that is available on select Sony BRAVIA TVs. Content shot with the HX50V camera can be enjoyed in these vibrant colors when connected to compatible televisions.
Additionally, the HX50V camera offers a variety of different creative picture effect settings that make it easy to spice up photos, movies and panoramas instantly and automatically with a range of fun, impressive artistic treatments including Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-Key and more.
With its extensive feature set, extremely compact size, and advanced performance capabilities, the Cyber-shot HX50V represents the ultimate in flexibility in a compact camera.
Pricing and Availability
The new Cyber-shot HX50V compact digital camera will be available next month for about $450. The camera and a range of compatible accessories can be purchased at Sony retail stores (http://www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.
1. CIPA compliant
2. CIPA compliant (includes Battery and Memory Stick DUO)
3. Among digital compact still cameras with optical zoom of 30x or higher. Based on internal Sony survey, as of April 24, 2013
4. Shutter speed comparison at telephoto end of zoom range; Based on Sony internal testing.
5. Based on CIPA standard, internal measurement. (At telephoto end of zoom range)
6. CIPA standard, internal measurement. Approximate figure: actual value depends on shooting conditions.
7. Compensates for blur in the direction the camera rolls; used in conjunction with electronic blur compensation
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Simplify Vision Systems With Power Over Ethernet Frame Grabbers
-NI releases two new two-port GigE Vision frame grabbers featuring Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology with the option of FPGA-enabled I/O.
-PoE technology reduces the need for additional external power supplies by powering cameras over the Ethernet bus, streamlining system design and reducing cabling complexity.
-The frame grabbers also feature advanced triggering and synchronization options such as an FPGA-enabled network trigger for performing deterministic, low-latency camera triggering over Ethernet.
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the NI PCIe-8236 and NI PCIe-8237R two-port GigE Vision frame grabbers featuring PoE technology. The NI PCIe-8237R features NI LabVIEW FPGA-enabled I/O, including isolated digital inputs and outputs, as well as bidirectional TTL lines for implementing custom counters, PWM signals and quadrature encoder inputs. It also offers advanced triggering and synchronization options, such as a low-jitter, low-latency FPGA-based network trigger as well as RTSI synchronization bus support.
Both frame grabbers are fully compliant with isolation specifications in the PoE standard to provide additional safety for the vision system and its operators. They can also interface with the latest low-cost PoE cameras on the market as well as non-PoE GigE Vision cameras with cable lengths up to 100 m.
"With these new frame grabbers, you can power a camera, perform triggering and acquire images from a single Ethernet cable," said James Smith, director of industrial embedded marketing at National Instruments. "Engineers are constantly being challenged to do more with less, so this is a huge advantage for anyone building a vision system."
NI PCIe-8236 Model Page:http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/211210
NI PCIe-8237R Model Page:http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/211152
NI Solutions for Vision Applications:www.ni.com/vision
About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI, ni.com and RTSI are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.
NI Direct Injector Driver System Enables Intelligent Fuel Delivery
The NI Direct Injector Driver System provides the power stage for off-the-shelf ECUs to control high-powered direct injectors (DIs).
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the NI Direct Injector Driver System, a full solution for engine control that are delivered to the customer ready to use. Digital command signals from an ECU are read on an NI 9411 digital input module and interpreted in a software application loaded on an NI CompactRIO controller. These digital commands are then used to schedule output signals from Drivven DI Driver modules to direct injectors.
NI DI Driver Systems come in 3-, 6-, 9- and 12-channel versions (2, 4, 6 and 8 channels, respectively, when used with piezoelectric DIs). System accessories include NI 9215 and Drivven Port Fuel Injector Driver modules so engineers can add rail fuel pressure control, synchronous pump control, analog input measurements and more.
"The NI Direct Injector Driver System has saved us thousands of dollars in development costs as a piezoelectric injector control system for our V8 diesel research engine," said Aakash Puntambekar, senior engineer for combustion system development at Navistar. "It is flexible, robust, accurate and consistent among all cylinders."
Dr. Daniel Singleton, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, added, "The product value of NI's engine control and test products is greatly enhanced by terrific customer support. With the help of NI engineers, we rapidly and efficiently implemented the NI DI Driver System for our diesel research."
About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
CompactRIO, National Instruments, NI and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.
The two category giants have joined forces to launch a first-of-its-kind ordering app that allows users to purchase physical goods straight from the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This is not just any physical good, but one of the most popular "goods" among gamers and consumers alike - Pizza Hut pizza; and pasta, wings, breadsticks and more.
The Create Your Pizza app experience can be navigated via Kinect for Xbox 360 hand gestures and voice commands as well as the Xbox 360 controllers, and marks the first of many activations including exclusive rewards planned by Pizza Hut.
"The launch of the ordering app for Xbox Live users represents a major milestone for Pizza Hut and sets the tone for ordering capabilities for not only the pizza category, but the entire retail landscape," said Kurt Kane, Chief Marketing Officer at Pizza Hut. "With today's avid gamers, entertainment fans, and busy modern families gathering around their TVs as much as they gather around a dinner table, we felt this was a natural next step for Pizza Hut as we continue to own the digital ordering experience for pizza lovers everywhere."
Through the downloadable app, Pizza Hut for Xbox 360 enables Xbox Live subscribers in the U.S. to order from the full menu, including new products, straight from their Xbox Live dashboard. Customers who download and place an order through the app by May 6 will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase. Furthermore, exclusive offers from titles including Forza Horizon, Halo 4, and Kinect Sports will also be available through the Pizza Hut App in the upcoming months.
"We're proud to launch the Pizza Hut for Xbox 360 app, which will allow hungry Xbox Live members to easily satisfy their pizza craving while enjoying their entertainment," said Ross Honey, General Manager of Xbox Advertising at Microsoft. "This innovative app from Pizza Hut makes family night on Xbox Live that much more complete."
As part of the app launch announcement, more than 2,000 Xbox employees were in attendance at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., today for the ceremonial first order placed via the Pizza Hut for Xbox 360 app. Pizza Hut and Xbox executives, Xbox's Larry Hryb (a.k.a. Major Nelson) and professional Halo® player and entrepreneur David "Walshy" Walsh introduced the launch and demonstrated the app following a memorable arrival alongside the iconic Halo Warthog. The event marked the official nationwide launch of the Pizza Hut for Xbox 360 app.
Download complete. Let's eat! The "How To" Guide for Ordering Pizza Hut via Xbox 360
-- Set up an account: download the Pizza Hut for Xbox 360 app via the apps
hub on your Xbox 360 dashboard so you never miss a minute of the action
and save your settings to order again and again.
-- Browse full menu: cruise through the complete list of menu offerings to
score delicious pizza, pasta and wings from your local Pizza Hut.
-- Get local deals: geo-targeted offers pop up on the home screen for great
deals on all your Pizza Hut favorites.
-- Build custom pizzas: scroll through the app using your controller or
your hands or voice (for Kinect users) to build a customized pizza built
like a pro.
-- Share with friends: post order screen features share order to Facebook
The pizza ordering app for Xbox 360 adds to a multitude of ordering options available to Pizza Hut customers. It all began in 1994 when a Pizza Hut pizza was the first item ever purchased via the internet. More formal "online ordering" became available via Pizza Hut in 2001, and in 2008, Pizza Hut introduced mobile ordering via text messages, which then evolved into a groundbreaking ordering app for the iPhone in 2008. Beginning in 2011, customers had the option of ordering Pizza Hut through apps for the iPad, Windows Phone and Android smartphone, along with an all-new app for the iPhone.
With a bevy of ordering options in the tech and mobile spaces and more than 6,300 restaurants across the country, Pizza Hut offers more points of access than any pizza company in America. For more information and the latest brand happenings, visit PizzaHut.com and follow Pizza Hut on Twitter via @PizzaHut.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 55 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT! Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 650,000 classrooms nationwide. In 2013, Pizza Hut is expected to surpass 4,000 WingStreet locations. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com.
Wavien, Inc. Introduces LED Based Fiber Optic Illumination Platform for Architectural and Signage Applications
Recycling Light Technology (RLT(TM)) increases brightness at low-cost
VALENCIA, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wavien, Inc. has introduced a proprietary Recycling Light Technology (RLT), LED based illumination platform suitable for architectural and signage applications at the Light Fair in Philadelphia from April 22 to April 25, 2013. The architectural illumination system is being promoted by Ushio America at Booth # 2901, and the signage illumination system will be demonstrated by appointment only. Please come by the Ushio booth or contact Harry Farrar at Cell (818)716-7522, Email for an appointment.
RLT technology significantly increases, at a low cost, the brightness available to large core, single fibers made by 3M and very flexible, small diameter fiber bundles made by Schott. Both of these fiber optics are designed for side-emitting applications suitable for replacing neon tubes without glass blowing and breakages, with the long, 50,000-hour, lifetime of LEDs. Wavien is actively looking to license this enabling technology for architectural and signage illumination applications.
Wavien's RTL technology has produced brightness improvements of up to 2.5 times using white LEDs by Cree, and is also suitable for use with multi-colored LED packages, e.g. a 4-chip package with red, green, blue, and white LEDs. Using such colored LED package and simple drive electronics with digital control, multiple colors and sequences can be programmed to achieve the desired lighting effects.
"Wavien's RLT technology increases light output up to 2.5 times for many applications with a compact, low-cost RLT reflector. The system recycles high angle light generated by LEDs, which would otherwise be wasted in conventional illumination systems, and converts it into useable output as a brighter beam. The usable LED light output is significantly boosted by the RLT reflector with no additional LED input power required and no change in LED lifetime," stated Dr. Kenneth Li, President and CEO of Wavien, Inc., who is also the inventor of the RLT technology. "With the ability to use multi-colored LED packages, an entire new line of illumination products for architectural and signage applications can be made possible with RLT technology."
About Wavien, Inc.
Wavien, based in Valencia, California, is a technology licensing company developing long-life, advanced high-performance light source solutions including arc lamps, LEDs, lasers, laser/phosphor hybrids, and plasma lamps, for the next generation of projection, consumer, and medical lighting industries. Wavien continues to make major advancements in the LED illumination market with its RLT technology.
RLT(TM) is a registered trademark of Wavien®, Inc.
LG Electronics, PTO Today Celebrate Earth Week By Engaging Youth, Launching Energy-Saving Campaign
Team ENERGY STAR® invites young people to share their 'EPIC' energy-saving stories for chance to win exciting prizes
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Earth Week, LG Electronics USA and PTO Today - an organization serving parent-teacher organizations from schools across the country - have teamed up with Team ENERGY STAR to educate American youth and families about saving energy at home.
Team ENERGY STAR teaches kids how to save energy and help protect the climate with fun educational activities, and energy-saving actions they can do at home with their families. Last year, more than 10,000 young people participated in the inaugural launch of the campaign.
For the 2013 campaign, PTO Today has created a Go Green Night kit, which helps PTO & PTA leaders plan, promote, and execute a fun family school night event around saving energy and the environment. Within the Go Green Night materials, PTO Today incorporated characters from 20th( ) Century Fox's new movie, EPIC (in theaters everywhere May 24) to help inspire young people and teach them about energy and the environment in a interactive and engaging way. The movie is a 3D computer-graphics adventure comedy about a teenage girl, who is transported to a secret universe, where there is an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. The film stars Beyonce Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, and Pitbull.
In an effort to inspire kids to learn about preserving the environment, LG Electronics and PTO Today are asking youth to join Team ENERGY STAR and with help from the heroic team from EPIC, take a pledge to save energy at home. After signing up and taking the EPIC Pledge, kids are encouraged to share their EPIC energy-saving story for a chance to win prizes from LG Electronics and Fox.
"PTO Today is proud to partner with Team ENERGY STAR in an effort to bring families together to learn what we can all do to help to make our planet a better place to live - and that learning starts both at home and at school," says PTO Today founder Tim Sullivan. "Go Green Night is an easy way for kids and parents to connect with their school community about this important issue in a fun and engaging way."
"Team ENERGY STAR continues to be a great way to involve young people in two critical issues of our time - saving energy and protecting the climate," said Jill Vohr, Director of Marketing, EPA's ENERGY STAR Labeling Branch. "Finding fun ways to engage and educate kids about saving energy will make a big difference for families today and tomorrow."
James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA, said, "As a company committed to protecting the environment and educating consumers about energy efficiency, LG is thrilled to join Team ENERGY STAR for a second year and excited to provide kids who share their EPIC energy saving stories a chance to win cool LG products like smartphones, TVs and computer monitors."
Kids can join Team ENERGY STAR by visiting energystar.gov/team where they will get easy-to-download educational and interactive materials, such as a comprehensive Action Kit, the ENERGY STAR Home Check-Up, an EPIC activity booklet, and a Professor Bomba Goggles-Making Kit. Participants are also encouraged to come back and share their stories about protecting the environment by saving energy where they will be showcased on energystar.gov/changetheworld and throughout social media.
The first 200 families to submit a story to Team ENERGY STAR will receive two tickets each to EPIC, courtesy of 20th( )Century Fox. Winning submissions will win prizes provided by LG Electronics, including ENERGY STAR certified HDTVs and computer monitors, as well as docking stations, smart phones and feature phones. Top winners also will be featured on LG's billboard in New York's Times Square.
Team ENERGY STAR is part of the multi-year, EPA campaign, Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR, developed to engage Americans of all ages in saving energy, money and protecting the environment with ENERGY STAR. If every American household took part in the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Pledge, we would: Save more than 126 billion kWh/yr of electricity, save $18 billion in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 20 million cars.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helping us save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR has nearly 20,000 partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses and the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 65 product categories. In 2011 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 41 million cars -- all while saving $23 billion on their utility bills.
About PTO Today
Since 1999, PTO Today has been connecting with and serving PTO and PTA leaders and school families at schools across the country through a broad variety of print, online and in-person resources all aimed at fostering greater parent involvement in schools. A division of School Family Media, Inc., PTO Today's services include PTO Today magazine, more than a dozen "PTO Expo" conferences around the country, and the School Family Nights® series of parent involvement events. Learn more at http://www.schoolfamilymedia.com and http://www.ptotoday.com. For more information about Go Green Night, please visit http://www.schoolfamilynights.com.
About LG Electronics USA
A proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
All-New, Epic Space Adventure STAR TREK®: THE VIDEO GAME Co-Op Game Lands at Retailers Today
Console Game Brings Players Aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise as Kirk and Spock Face Down the Vicious Alien Gorn in an Original Story, as Movie Actors Reprise Key Star Trek Roles for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, 3D-Compatible Action Game
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is finally over for Star Trek fans, with the release today of the highly anticipated, unparalleled new game experience of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME from Paramount Pictures and NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Offering amazing co-op play in the roles of iconic space adventure heroes Kirk and Spock, players will board the U.S.S. Enterprise and uncover a seemingly insurmountable threat by the rapacious enemy Gorn throughout the game.
STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME features the voice talent of Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, reprising their roles from the blockbuster 2009 film Star Trek and the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness. Offering 3D-compatible adventure, STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME requires players to work together as Starfleet officers Kirk and Spock by utilizing the intense co-op play that is at the core of the game.
"This is the most expansive, authentic Star Trek experience ever developed for the video game format," said LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures. "It represents an incredible collaboration with the film creative teams, our development and distribution partners, and many true Trek fans. The result is a multi-faceted, fun-to-play new Star Trek adventure for gamers at all levels."
Utilizing talent, costume and set designs from the previous film, along with a magnificent score by Oscar® winner Michael Giacchino and his team - performed by a 100-piece orchestra - STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME offers a compelling, action-packed gaming experience. It is the most fully realized Star Trek experience possible in a video game, combining technical detail with the discovery and exploration that are true hallmarks of Star Trek. BAFTA Award winner Marianne Krawczyk wrote the original story for STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME. Also contributing their voice to the thrilling adventure of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME are Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu, Karl Urban as "Bones" McCoy, and Anton Yelchin as Chekov.
The game is available today at national retailers for players on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC download. STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME has a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and $49.99 for PC, through STEAM, Amazon.com and GameStop Impulse. STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. It is produced under license by CBS Consumer Products and distributed worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content -- including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO(TM), NARUTO SHIPPUDEN(TM), Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.namcobandaigames.com or http://www.facebook.com/namco.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
No, really, we have eight bundles of awesome gifts
FAIRFAX, Va., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkGeek understands that finding the perfect gift for Mother's Day can be a challenge, so we threw some numbers into a computer, added a bit of love, and came out with eight gift bundles. You supply the Mom, and we'll supply the gift bundle that works best for her.
It's time to reward Mom with something other than a "#1 Mom" mug. The eight gift bundles are:
-- Maternal Happiness: Minibru Coffee Mug, Sriracha Chocolate Bar, 8-Bit
Flower Bouquet, Gelato Sugar Scrub Mai Tai, and DIY I love you Bean
-- Caffeinated Mom: Bawls Mints, Caffeine Molecule Stainless Travel Mug,
Energy Gummi Bears, Caffeinated Nixie Tubes, Shower Shock Body Wash, and
Caffeinated Chocolate Marshmallows
-- Gamer Mom: Retro Video Game Cartridge Pillows, Chocolate Gaming Dice,
Pixel Heart Changing Mug, Critical Hit LED D20, Arcadean Plush
-- Doctor Who Mom: Doctor Who TARDIS Towel, TARDIS Coasters, Doctor Who
Acrylic Cup, and Doctor Who River Song's TARDIS Journal
-- Big Bang Theory Mom: Soft Kitty Singing Plush, Rutherford-Bohr Model
Atom Necklace, Bazinga Pint Glass, and Soft Kitty Mug
-- Garden Mom: DIY - I Love You Bean, Seed Bombs - Tasty Herbs, Grow Your
Own Coffee, and Desktop Dinosaur Plant
-- n00b Mom: Baby Owners Book, Lil' Vampire Pacifier, Winkel Teeter Toy,
Let's Panic About Babies Book, and Not Labeled for Retail Sale Creeper
-- Apocalypse Mom: Survival Kit in a Can, Tac Bac Bacon, Collapsible Shot
Glass, and The Zombie Survival Guide.
"Every Mom is a little different and a geek in her own way, so we created a variety of options," states Douglas Mott, ThinkGeek's Master of Merchandise Monkey. "To be fair, we wanted to make it easy for us to buy for Mom and we thought customers might want in on it."
Available on http://www.ThinkGeek.com now, the bundles are available until Mother's Day and range in price from $24.99 to $59.99.
ThinkGeek, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKNT), is the premier retailer for the global geek community. Since 1999, ThinkGeek has sought to provide tech, gadget, and toy-obsessed communities with all the things that geeks crave. ThinkGeek was founded to serve the distinct needs and interests of technology professionals and enthusiasts and today has grown to become the first choice for innovative and imaginative products that appeal to the geek in everyone. Want to learn more? Check out thinkgeek.com
Bento Box Interactive Launches New Storytelling App "The Paper Fox"
New Interactive App Conceptualized by Torsion Fork Studio, With Support from Crowd-Funding Site, Pozible, Co-developed and Published by Bento Box Interactive
LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bento Box Interactive is releasing a one-of-a-kind, immersive storytelling app entitled The Paper Fox, available worldwide today as a free-to-play download in the iTunes App Store: http://www.appstore.com/paperfox and coming soon to Android and Blackberry devices. The Paper Fox is an interactive tale of whimsical adventure, brought to life in the stunning visual style of digital origami with integrated games that will engage children and adults alike.
The Paper Fox app is a convergence of an animated storybook full of captivating characters and a dynamic adventure game with puzzles and maps. The reader chooses the fox's path and encounters lively characters and perplexing situations throughout the journey. ThePaper Fox is a free-to-play app available worldwide. The full version can be unlocked for $2.99 US.
Jeremy Kool of Torsion Fork Studios created The Paper Fox after securing crowd based funding from Pozible to further develop the concept and partial funding from Screen Australia. His unique, paper-craft-style has garnered international critical acclaim as well as a devout following on social media. One such fan is Bento Box Interactive who financed, co-developed, and published The Paper Fox.
"At Bento Box Interactive we pride ourselves on partnering with independent artists and emerging developers to bring a new kind of storytelling experience to a global audience. Torsion Fork's The Paper Fox was a perfect fit," said Scott Greenberg, CEO of Bento Box Interactive, "With the compelling story, Jeremy's unique art style, and BBI's interactive storytelling platform all in one app, we seek to entertain and delight audiences of all ages."
"Bento Box Interactive was a great partner and publisher for an independent artist such as myself," said Jeremy Kool of Torsion Fork Studio. "They were able to take my artistic vision and create a highly produced and dynamic app that truly showcases the beauty of digital origami."
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ABOUT BENTO BOX INTERACTIVE
Bento Box Interactive is an entertainment-based technology company launched by the Emmy® nominated animation production company, Bento Box Entertainment and E-nnova, a Columbia-based media company. Bento Box Interactive ("BBI") focuses on developing, publishing and marketing interactive storytelling experiences. Previous releases include "Sweet Pickles" and "Alicia Key's Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee."
ABOUT TORSION FORK STUDIO
Specializing in CG art and interactive design, Torsion Fork is the creator of the interactive book The Paper Fox. Founded in 2012, Torsion Fork has worked with some of the world's top design firms to deliver engaging CG experiences in the realms of online advertising, games and print design. Torsion Fork Studio is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Sharp® Enters US Digital LED Lighting Market With New Line Of Commercial Solutions
Superior digital lighting solutions for commercial, retail, industrial and hospitality applications
PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, launched a new portfolio of high quality digital LED lighting products for commercial, industrial, retail and hospitality applications. Sharp's initial offering includes a robust line of recessed LED troffers, LED downlights, and LED lamps. The new line of products will be demonstrated at Sharp's booth at LIGHTFAIR® International 2013.
Designed and manufactured in Sharp's Memphis, TN factory and available for shipment nationwide, Sharp LED lighting products feature energy-saving dimming options, multiple lumen packages, and numerous color and beam angle options. They are available in elegant designs with a variety of customizable finishes and colors.
"Drawing from deep expertise in electronics and a longtime focus on energy-efficient design and sustainability, Sharp is delivering better lighting solutions and better value," said Gary Feather, Vice President, LED Lighting at Sharp Electronics. "Sharp LED lighting products provide high quality light, superior color and are backed by the support you expect from a global electronics leader."
Sharp LED Lighting is Better LED Lighting
Sharp's new digital lighting products meet the most exacting standards and provide a high degree of customization. With a superior Color Rendering Index (CRI) and exceptional fixture to fixture consistency, Sharp LED lighting products produce rich, saturated colors across the spectrum to deliver the true "color of life."
Built with the industry's best LED and driver components, Sharp LED lighting products operate at high efficiency levels, combined with high levels of color saturation, yielding a CRI well above 95 for lamps and above 85 for the linear products. Sharp LED luminaires are superior to traditional source lighting products in that they consume less energy and produce less heat, resulting in additional energy savings. The products also deliver extremely long life, providing approximately 50,000 hours of operation, which dramatically reduces relamping costs.
Because Sharp LED lighting fixtures are designed, manufactured and tested in Memphis, they can be shipped quickly, reducing order fulfillment times. And Sharp's team of engineers and designers will work with customers to customize inspired solutions that best fit and highlight the space's architecture.
Ready to Ship Digital LED Lighting
Sharp's new line of LED Lighting products include:
- Recessed LEDs
-- 1' x 4' (DL-RT1RG41)
-- 2' x 2' (DL-RT2HG41)
-- 2' x 4' (DL-RT4RG4)
- LED Lamps
-- E26 and GU24 in 40, 25 and 10 degree beam angles (DL-PAR30)
-- E26 and GU24 with 40, 25 and 10 degree beam angles (DL-PAR30L)
-- E26 and GU24 with 40, 25 and 10 degree beam angles (DL-PAR38)
- Downlights (DL-DR6BD14)
-- 6" Round with 55 degree beam angle
-- Compatible with E26 and GU24
- Highbay for warehouse and manufacturing ambient lighting (DL-HB9JP8)
Future Products on Display at LIGHTFAIR®
Looking to expand its offerings in this category, Sharp is currently leveraging its technology and manufacturing foundation to create new and innovative digital lighting products and solutions for the future. Several of these products will be demonstrated at LIGHTFAIR® International 2013. Sharp will be showing two versions of a suspended solution. The first is a modular directional solution that allows for continuous runs. Units connect in a linear array allowing choice between direct or indirect. The second will provide brightness equal to that of the 2x4 recess LED troffers going up (indirect) and 50% going down (direct). Sharp will also showcase a unique edge lit suspended solution which leverages technology and components Sharp has perfected in LED TVs. Also, in collaboration with Marvell and Orama, Sharp will demonstrate the Full Semblance(TM) White Light System, which replicates the "light of nature" changing CCT from 2700K-5800K in a production 6" downlight fixture. This solution will feature the option of wired and wireless network control using a tablet.
To learn more about Sharp's current and future digital lighting offerings at LFI®, visit Sharp's booth #1353 or see current offerings online at http://www.sharpledlighting.com.
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS(®) Quattron(TM) LCD televisions and 3DTVs, AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems, SharpVision(®) projectors, Insight(®) Microwave Drawer(®) ovens, Notevision(®) multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster(®) air purifiers. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at http://www.sharpusa.com. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter and watch us on YouTube.
Maker tested, engineer approved: Introducing $45, 1-GHz BeagleBone Black open-source Linux computer
Everything you need to go from box to developing in less than 3.14 minutes
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DESIGN WEST -- With BeagleBone Black, the next-generation offering from BeagleBoard.org, everyone from electronic artists to engineers has access to a ready-to-use, 1-GHz computer for only $45. This credit-card-sized, Linux computer is an open hardware and software development platform that makes it quick and easy to transform great ideas into products. BeagleBone Black allows developers to leverage the ideas and knowledge of the highly active and engaged users of the BeagleBoard.org community who support each other from concept through development. Opportunities for innovation are endless.
It's all in the box
For only $45, BeagleBone Black includes all the necessary components in the box to connect a display, keyboard and network, providing a lower total cost of ownership than the nearest competitor and allowing for immediate development.
BeagleBone Black is based on the 1-GHz Sitara(TM) AM335x ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). TI's Sitara AM335x processor enhances the user experience by enabling an advanced graphical user interface and more than 2x higher performance than ARM11(TM)-based solutions. BeagleBone Black includes 2GB of on-board storage to run pre-loaded Linux software, as well as a USB cable to power the board. Featuring USB, Ethernet and HDMI interfaces, BeagleBone Black has the interfaces to connect to a wide variety of devices such as a mouse, keyboard or LCD display. BeagleBone Black offers designers flexibility with expansion headers, including 65 digital I/Os, seven analog inputs and access to a variety of analog and digital peripherals.
Open-source software and hardware accelerate development time
BeagleBone Black is based on production-ready hardware and software, helping developers, makers, hobbyists and students around the world speed development time. In addition, all of the components on BeagleBone Black, including TI's Sitara AM335x processor, are commercially available.
BeagleBone Black comes pre-loaded with a Linux operating system and Cloud9 IDE to kickstart development and keep the microSD slot available for additional storage. The software is optimized to help new users explore embedded Linux and become proficient quickly. The ecosystem includes free access to documentation, example code and mainline kernel support for other software distributions like Ubuntu, Android and Fedora. BeagleBone Black's kernel and driver flexibility allows users to easily integrate new hardware and software.
More than 30 plug-in boards, called "capes" by the community, are compatible with BeagleBone Black, with more capes to come. Integrating BeagleBone Black with these capes--such as 3D printers, a DMX lighting controller, a Geiger counter, a telerobotic submarine, LCD touch screens and more--extends the functionality of the board to enable an even broader range of innovative projects and rapidly accelerate the development process.
Community engagement fosters innovation
The ticket to maximizing the full potential of BeagleBone Black is to tap into the wealth of information available in one of the most active communities in the industry, BeagleBoard.org. Interact with other developers to learn, answer questions, share ideas or just watch for inspiration. By utilizing the brilliant minds and contributions of open-source developers, BeagleBoard.org members can solve their development challenges quickly.
"With all you need to get started included in the box for only $45, BeagleBone Black is a fantastic platform for hardware hackers at a great value," said engineer Limor Fried, Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year and founder of Adafruit Industries. "BeagleBone Black and the BeagleBoard.org community can help almost any electronic artist--from beginner to professional developers--easily bring their unique project concepts to reality."
Order yours today!
Do you have a creative project idea that can help change the world? Make it a reality by ordering BeagleBone Black now. A list of distributors is available at http://www.beagleboard.org/black. Initial quantities are limited. BeagleBone Black is expected to ship in volume by the end of May.
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A small group of enthusiastic engineers interested in creating powerful, open and embedded devices are pioneering new ground in open hardware and have worked together on the concept and realization of BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black, BeagleBoard and BeagleBoard-xM. The resulting open-source hardware platforms bridge desktop and embedded development, allowing developers to design to their specification and collaborate with the open source community on creative new applications. The BeagleBoard.org community has more than 5,000 members and aims to engage passionate developers and fuel their innovations, whether they are designing projects for work or fun. With publicly hosted open-source software, social media feeds of ongoing development, and an active community mailing list and live chat, developers have easy access to support and exchange of ideas. Visit http://www.beagleboard.org to get started today.
Digital Presence For Dummies® Recognized for Exceptional Content Marketing
TEMPE, Ariz., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a leader in digital presence management, today announced the company has been named a 2013 Killer Content Award winner by the DemandGen Report. The winning book, Digital Presence For Dummies®, published by Wiley and authored by Limelight senior director of marketing strategy, Jason Thibeault, demystifies the concept of digital presence with step-by-step guidance to improve online marketing. The Killer Content Awards recognize those organizations that have raised the bar in marketing and thought leadership content development and distribution. The awards were presented at this year's Content2Conversion event at the TimesCenter in New York City.
"Today, organizations need to deliver consistent digital presence across all channels. We make it our mission to help customers better engage their digital audiences everywhere, on any device," said Kirby Wadsworth, chief marketing officer at Limelight. "That's exactly why we developed Digital Presence For Dummies: to help companies build exceptional digital presence strategies and gain competitive advantage. We are thrilled to be named a Killer Content Award winner."
With more of business and life happening in the digital space, Digital Presence For Dummies simplifies the complex task of creating compelling and consistent stories across platforms. The book helps remove the barriers to a sophisticated digital presence, providing actionable insights, as well as step-by-step guidance for improving an organization's digital presence for increased competitive advantage. Since its launch in March 2013, the book has been downloaded by hundreds of organizations and has generated multiple sales opportunities for the company.
"We were impressed with Limelight's book, Digital Presence For Dummies, which in our opinion exemplifies the type of actionable content that can provide readers with the insights and guidance to drive measurable results within an organization," said Andrew Gaffney, editor at DemandGen Report. "Content marketing is most effective when it not only communicates to an audience, but engages that audience in a two-way conversation. Digital Presence For Dummies not only does that but it also educates other organizations to do the same."
For a complimentary copy of Digital Presence For Dummies, please visit Limelight Digital Presence For Dummies.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) is a global leader in Digital Presence Management. Limelight's Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform is an integrated suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, which allows organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across Web, mobile, social, and large screen channels. Orchestrate leverages Limelight's scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced features for: Web content management; website personalization; content targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage - combined with social media integration and powerful analytics. Limelight's team of digital presence experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize business results across all customer interaction channels to deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance their customer relationships - all while reducing costs. For more information, please visitwww.limelight.com and be sure to follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/llnw.
Telecommunications Industry Embraces VTech's Connect to Cell Trademarked Phrase
Shared Language to Help Consumers Understand Bluetooth Connectivity Across Brands
BEAVERTON, Ore., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The telecommunications industry, manufacturers and retailers will begin using VTech(®) Communications' trademarked Connect to Cell phrase to support common consumer understanding of cellphone syncing capabilities with home phones. Working with retail partners, VTech Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. (HKSE: 303) agreed to sub-license the trademarked descriptor to other manufacturers in support of a unified industry language.
VTech first used Connect to Cell in 2010 to describe the Bluetooth syncing capabilities of select home phone systems to make and receive calls from either a paired cellphone or traditional phone. A leading national retailer proposed standardizing the terminology for easier public understanding, as multiple manufacturers use Bluetooth technology under different names resulting in confusing descriptions for consumers. There are about 20 different Connect to Cell models sold in the marketplace, six models from VTech.
The trademarked phrase will be available to interested telecommunications brands, upon the execution of a royalty-free license agreement with VTech. Consumers will begin seeing Connect to Cell on other manufacturers' new phone models this spring. Retailers also will start to use this trademarked phrase on store signage, point-of-purchase displays and supporting materials. VTech products and packaging already use the Connect to Cell phrase.
"New technology can be difficult to understand when there are multiple terms in the marketplace," said Nicholas Delany, president of VTech Communications, Inc. "We are offering Connect to Cell as a standard term to help customers understand this helpful connectivity feature across the multiple brands. As the reliance on mobile phones continues to increase, we expect Connect to Cell to become an increasingly important tool to improve the home communications experience."
Approximately 1.3 million phones with Connect to Cell technology were sold in 2012, about 8 percent of all cordless phone sales. Landline phone service is not required to benefit from the technology, which can deliver better sound quality and fewer dropped calls by placing the connected mobile phone in an area of the home with strong cellular coverage. The feature also is appreciated by busy consumers who can answer from any connected phone throughout the house, ending the rush between rooms when the cellphone rings.
The technology continues to be enhanced with simple pairing and multiple compatible product combinations. For more information about Connect to Cell and VTech, visit http://www.vtechphones.com.
VTech is the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones and a leading supplier of electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group's mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high quality consumer electronic products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RAID-5 is a well-proven technique for creating hard disk arrays that can withstand the failure of a single disk drive with no data loss. But applying the same RAID-5 concepts to SSD arrays can have the opposite effect and contribute to decreased data reliability, according to Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the NAND flash, solid-state, storage and networking arenas.
Skyera's warning about the deficiencies of RAID-5 in SSD arrays has been validated by a new study from researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. That study, Stochastic Analysis on RAID Reliability for Solid-State Drives, found that RAID-5 provides insufficient data protection and error correction to prevent data loss on SSD arrays as the flash media ages and error rates increase. In fact, the study suggest that RAID-5 reduces the reliability of SSD arrays as the constant updates of parity information increase the write cycles and cause the flash SSD to wear out prematurely.
According to the study, "The effectiveness of RAID in SSDs remains debatable as parity updates aggravate the wearing and bit error rates of SSDs. In particular, an open problem is how different parity distributions over multiple devices, such as the even distribution suggested by conventional wisdom, or uneven distributions proposed in recent RAID schemes for SSDs, may influence the reliability of an SSD RAID array."
The solution, according the report, is a higher level of error correction or a better fault-tolerant scheme such as RAID-6. But implementing RAID-6 on an SSD array presents its own set of problems, specifically the higher write requirements for double parity, consuming valuable P/E cycles and shortening the life of the flash modules.
Skyera has developed a better solution to the RAID-5 dilemma with a RAID algorithm designed specifically for solid-state storage arrays that offers better data protection than RAID-6 with three times fewer writes to extend the life of flash storage. RAID-SE is another piece of Skyera's SEOS(TM) solid-state operating system that combines hardware, storage and data management into a unified solution to provide the best overall performance, cost and power consumption attributes.
The skyHawk flash controller also employs adaptive read-write techniques which reduce flash substrate degradation, controller-based compression which can reduce writes to the flash modules, and advanced wear-levelling which minimizes the amount of flash activity required during writes. The integration of the Skyera technology produces 100x Life Amplification for the flash media, resulting in an industry leading 5-year life span that surpasses enterprise standards for reliability and durability.
"Skyera engineers were well aware of the limitations of RAID-5 from the outset so designing a better RAID solution for solid-state storage without the legacy baggage of HDD RAID algorithms was a key goal from the beginning," said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Skyera CEO. "RAID-SE is an engineering triumph with double parity data protection that actually improves the durability of the flash media. This RAID innovation is another piece of the all-flash array puzzle that sets Skyera apart."
Skyera Inc. is a disruptive provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems designed to enable a large class of applications with extraordinarily high performance, exceptionally lower power consumption and cost effectiveness relative to existing enterprise storage systems. Founded by the executives who previously developed the world's most-advanced flash memory controller, Skyera is backed by key technology and financial partnerships designed to position it at the forefront of the hyper growth in the solid-state storage sector. The company was chosen by Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2012 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application. For more information about the company, visit skyera.com.
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Article One Partners Uses Tipalti's Global Payment Solution To Streamline Payment Process for Crowdsourced Team
Top Patent Research Company Saves Time and Money, Improves Scalability
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Article One Partners, the world's largest patent research community, has teamed up with Tipalti, the online automated global mass payment platform, to expand payment method and currency options and streamline the company's international payment process. Tipalti makes it fast, easy and affordable to pay suppliers in 190 countries, enabling Article One Partners, which leverages the power of global crowdsourcing to conduct important patent research, to save time and money by eliminating manual data entry.
By using the Tipalti global payment engine, Article One Partners has achieved greater scalability, expanding its international research community and improving researcher satisfaction by reducing paperwork and offering payment in virtually any local currency. With Tipalti, Article One Partners can now offer payment via ACH/direct deposit, global-ACH/international local bank transfer, paper check, wire transfer, PayPal, prepaid debit card or cash payments via Western Union.
Article One Partners works with hundreds of researchers worldwide, paying millions of dollars to its active community. Before implementing the Tipalti solution, Article One Partners' payment process became more time consuming and complex as the company grew, signaling the need for an efficient method to make mass payments on a global scale, comply with local tax and reporting regulations worldwide and streamline payment-related paperwork.
With Tipalti, Article One Partners foundan SaaS solution that makes mass payments quick and easy. The company was able to deploy Tipalti's flexible, automated payment engine by embedding a single line of code on the Article One Partners website, which provides a branded page where payees can register and choose their preferred payment method.
When Article One Partners uploads payment files, Tipalti automatically verifies payee information, performs cross-checks against government blacklists and helps ensure compliance with local payment regulations. Tipalti streamlines and automates the entire payment process - from payee registration through fund disbursement and tax compliance.
Working with Tipalti has also enabled Article One Partners to scale operations rapidly and expand worldwide. Now the company can pay researchers in their preferred methods and currencies and improve the crowdsourced team's satisfaction by reducing their paperwork burden. This has allowed Article One Partners to efficiently partner with researchers worldwide.
"We're extremely happy with Tipalti's service because it has significantly streamlined the payment process, and it has made us much more scalable," said Eric Baer, Vice President, Product and Technology at Article One Partners. "Now we can expand and scale operations more quickly, which helps us achieve our growth goals."
"Article One Partners provides an essential service that supports global innovation," said Tipalti founder and CEO Chen Amit. "We're proud to work with them to deliver a payment solution that allows the company to focus on what it does best."
About Article One Partners
Article One Partners (AOP) has revolutionized the transparency of patent data. Today, AOP is the world's largest patent research community. The company has distributed requests for prior art research to more than one million scientists and technologists using a global online human search engine. AOP is active in 188 countries, presents search requests in 10 languages and is exceptionally successful in identifying key foreign language evidence, non-textual and non-patent literature. The company is a partner to 16 Fortune 100 companies, 50 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers. AOP's client satisfaction rate exceeds 90%. AOP has a distinguished Board, led by Marshall Phelps, the former head of patents and licensing at IBM and Microsoft. Founded in 2008 by patent community leader, inventor and entrepreneur, CEO Cheryl Milone, the company's product offerings have been called "revolutionary" and "game changing" by leading authorities. In short, many consider AOP to be the new industry standard.
Tipalti's Software as a Service (SaaS) allows affiliate, advertising, monetization, crowdsourcing and crowd-funding networks to streamline payments to developers, contributors, publishers and affiliates. Tipalti supports a large number of payment methods per country, disburses payments in local currencies, handles tax-reporting requirements and fulfills the required screening of payees. For more information, visit http://www.tipalti.com.
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Complete Development Tools Platform Further Simplifies MCU Design Process
Atmel Launches Complete Hardware, Tools, Software and App Store Platform To Enable Embedded Designers to Quickly Bring MCU Designs to Market
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DESIGN WEST -- Atmel( )Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced it has further simplified the MCU design process with the launch of its integrated development tools platform, a complete hardware and software platform specifically designed to support Atmel(®) MCUs and its recently shipping ARM(®) Cortex((TM))-M4-based SAM4L family.
As software design continues to become more complex in today's embedded hardware designs, and is increasingly used to differentiate end-customer products, complete solutions that provide designers with all the necessary tools and embedded software becomes more critical. Even more, as design cycles continue to be shortened, complete tool platforms that are fully integrated and seamless to use becomes more vital--and MCU vendors must think beyond the chip. With Atmel's tools platform, design engineers can quickly evaluate Atmel MCUs and bring their products quickly to market.
Specifically tailored to allow developers to take advantage of Atmel's MCU features, including the recently shipping SAM4L ARM(®) Cortex(®)-M4-based family, the new platform consists of hardware and development tools, embedded software and an embedded 'app' store:
-- Atmel Xplained Pro
-- Atmel Studio 6
-- Atmel Software Framework
-- Atmel Gallery
With Atmel's Xplained Pro evaluation kit, designers have an easy-to-use, flexible and low-cost out-of-the-box board that includes an Atmel MCU, embedded debugger, and connectors for extension boards. When designers plug the Xplained board into their system, they can pull-up Atmel Studio 6 and Atmel Software Framework with over 2,000 ready-to-run project examples. Atmel Gallery, which is fully integrated into Studio 6, allows embedded designers to pull up a comprehensive development App Store to download third party extensions and plug-ins for their projects. To view a demonstration, click here.
"Atmel continues to think beyond the chip and is committed to providing customers with a fully integrated development platform that allows embedded designers to meet the increasingly complex challenges of their designs," said Joerg Bertholdt, Director of Marketing, MCU Tools and Software, Atmel Corporation. "Atmel's new tools platform provides designers the complete hardware and software solution for their MCU development."
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
Philips Previews SpaceWise: Mesh-Networked Wireless Controls for Open Plan Offices
Creating a "replace-in-place" integrated LED system; SpaceWise eliminates need for additional wiring and controls by embedding intelligence in the luminaire
PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As energy-efficiency, digital technology and software converge, Philips continues to prove its leadership in LED lighting by previewing the next innovation for the office with SpaceWise technology at the Philips booth #1401 during LIGHTFAIR International. Designed for large, open plan office spaces, SpaceWise is integrated with the Philips DuaLED luminaires, embedding wireless controls in each fixture to provide presence detection and daylight harvesting, allowing them to be automated. Because each fixture has its own intelligence, yet acts as part of a mesh network, the system eliminates the need for re-wiring or additional building controls, as well as the need for human intervention with the lighting system.
Lighting constitutes 30-35 percent of total energy load in commercial buildings. There are over 4.9 billion non-residential buildings in the US and over 72 billion square feet of commercial space, of which 19 percent are offices. Private offices have long been served by room-based occupancy sensors, but the cost and complexity for new controls design and wiring has been a primary barrier to adoption. Open plan offices are especially difficult to re-wire for controls due to pre-existing building zones and circuits. With two- thirds of today's office space being open plan, SpaceWise becomes a breakthrough technology to achieve deep energy efficiency where it previously wasn't possible.
Because the intelligence has been on-boarded in the Philips DuaLED luminaire, SpaceWise technology makes installation easy, accelerating adoption by making it simple enough to be suitable for both retrofit or new design applications. The SpaceWise system is not tied to pre-existing zones and functions as a stand-alone system with application appropriate granular dimming that is occupant-friendly. In addition to the energy savings inherent to Philip LED luminaires, using layered advanced lighting controls can increase energy savings by 20-30 percent for a cumulative savings of 50-75 percent.
Here's how it works:
-- Install a Philips DuaLED with SpaceWise as a 1-for-1 replacement in
typical open plan offices.
-- Users can set high, medium, or low light output per group of luminaires.
-- When the first occupant enters, the lighting zone illuminates to a
-- As each occupant arrives at their workstation, fixtures in the immediate
area turn up to full brightness.
-- When people leave their workstations, the fixtures gently dim to
-- Daylight harvesting occurs automatically, dimming if there is ambient
light from windows or other sources, saving even more energy.
-- The lighting zone turns off after the last person leaves automatically.
"The need for this type of technology is acute when you consider that in the US alone over 85 percent of buildings were built before 1984 and have not undergone a lighting upgrade--and of those that have, only about one percent use occupancy sensors, meaning lights are on all day," said Bruno Biasiotta, president and CEO of Philips Lighting Americas. "With SpaceWise technology and intelligent luminares, we can make adoption of these energy saving LED systems easier and more intuitive, helping organizations take advantage of next generation technologies to meet sustainability and energy goals."
With SpaceWise, Philips takes LED efficiency to new levels by providing intelligence and dimming capabilities tuned to specific applications needs in an LED luminaire for advanced performance and deeper energy savings. SpaceWise will be available in Q4 of this year and future capabilities in development include real-time user insights, as well as enhanced advisory services like demand response and virtual commissioning.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at http://www.philips.com/newscenter.
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CONTACT: Silvie Casanova, Philips Lighting North America, 978-659-7467, Silvie.Casanova@philips.com
Solutions for Visually Impaired Users: Infovox4, New Version of the All-In-One Local & Portable Talking Companion
MONS, Belgium, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Innovative yet simple and all-in-one product for seamless access to written
information, no matter where the user is, at home, in the office or on the move using
different computers is now moving. Infovox4 uses Acapela speech synthesis, speech empowers
any PC with pleasant voices, transforming any written text into speech, in real time.
> Windows 8 support
> Improved intelligibility at high reading speed using the new "small and fast" Colibri
voices, based on a brand new technology developed by Acapela Group.
> Possibility to modify pitch with the new Colibri voices.
> On/off switch for verbose mode that expands acronyms, abbreviations and datum.
> Add and remove voices at any time and free of charge, using the new Download Manager
application. > Menu-based GUI for easier navigation using screen reader applications.
> 26 languages / 62 voices including Australian English (voice:Tyler) & Swedish dialects
Scania (voice Mia) and Gothenburg (voice Kal).
Includes both a portable USB solution and 3 local installations, which follow users as
they work on different PCs.
- Portable usage from USB allows immediate access to any computer, without
need of installing locally or admin rights
- Local installations will function even without a USB plugged into the computer
- Possibility to transfer local installations to and from the USB at any time
The end user has access to all voices in all languages included in the license - with
different genders and voice personas - so that user feels fully comfortable with the
voices that become daily companions. The choice between languages provides access to
information in foreign languages as well as language learning.
infovox4 is packaged with several useful applications, that can be easily launched
from the infovox4 LaunchPad application. The NVDA screen reader help the user accessing a
computer when no other screen reader is pre-installed. The Speech Creator enables easy
creation of MP3 files for personal use, from any text file. The Pronunciation Editor
allows easy management of lexicons and exceptions, to fine tune and customize the way
names and exceptions are pronounced. The Download Manager allows to add and remove voices
locally. The Voice Manager allows to create new voices with particular settings. The
Configuration Wizard will guide step by step through installation and configuration of
infovox4 on the computer.
About Acapela Group : Acapela Group invents speech solutions to vocalize content with
authentic & original voices that bring more meaning & intent. Over 100 resounding
synthetic voices in 30 languages are ready to vocalize your content into a natural and
pleasant audio result, by turning written input into speech. http://www;acapela-group.com
Acapela's repertoire includes voices of characters or celebrities, voices with accents
or specific dialect attributes, voices that sing or tell stories, voices that can adopt
different moods, voices for all ages and all languages. Because one voice cannot answer
all and any needs, we aim to provide a resounding repertoire. And we can create the voice
you need. Just for you. This is Acapela bespoke expertise. http://www.acapela-group.com
WD® Shipping World's First 5 mm 2.5-Inch Hard Drive
First in a Family of High-performance and Slim Drives for Ultra-portable Devices Feature Innovative Mechanical Designs and Solid State Hybrid Drive Technology
IRVINE, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WD(®), a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and world leader in storage and connected-life products, today announced it is shipping the world's first ultra-slim 2.5-inch, 5 mm hard drives and solid state hybrid drives (SSHD), which are designed for integration into the slimmest devices and space-constrained computing environments. With 500 GB of storage capacity and models with high performance-enabling solid state hybrid drive technology, this slim product line helps to address the tradeoffs system designers often make between capacity, physical size and performance.
"With the launch of our new WD Blue(TM) 5 mm ultra slim hard drives and our WD Black(TM) SSHD products, currently shipping to OEMs, WD is delivering to our customers a variety of solutions that maximize storage capacity and volumetric efficiency, as well as performance and system responsiveness, for consumers," said Matt Rutledge, vice president of WD's client computing business unit. "Our engineering team took a clean-sheet approach with 5 mm to deliver an ultra-thin hard drive that enables a world of possibilities and applications for mobile computing and beyond."
WD designed the new WD Blue and WD Black 5 mm drives to enable new levels of device portability. The new drives are aimed to increase internal storage capacity while enabling it to fit into smaller device slots. In addition, the slimmer and more portable the device, the more vulnerable the hard drive is to user-induced stress. To battle this, WD has designed key enablers to the 5 mm form factor:
Ultra-slim Form Factor - 5 mm height with compact connector offers system designers a greater degree of chassis design freedom. This ultra-slim form factor reduces weight by up to 36 percent compared with a standard 9.5 mm drive.
Best-in-class Acoustics and Shock - WD's best-in-class acoustics use technologies that reduce noise when the drive is active or idle. The WD Blue and WD Black 5 mm drives deliver unprecedented operation and non-operation shock specifications with 400 G and 1000G, respectively.
Edge Card Technology - WD designed the connector and board utilizing cell phone miniaturization technology to maximize the mechanical sway space in the hard drive and ensure shock performance.
Edge Card Connector - WD Blue 5 mm hard drives also feature the first application of a new small form factor SFF-8784 edge connector. This new connector receives power from and interfaces with the host I/O bus via the SATA interface connector SFF-8784.
StableTrac(TM) - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations which enables consistently higher performance.
Dual Stage Actuator - Leading-edge enterprise dual stage actuators provide two actuators that improve positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.
Price and Availability
Shipping today to select industrial distributors and OEM customers in 500 GB capacities, WD Blue 2.5-inch 5 mm hard drives, (model: WD5000MPCK) has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $89.00 USD. WD Blue 2.5-inch 5 mm hard drives are covered by a two-year limited warranty. WD Black SSHD versions are currently shipping to OEM's and integrators with both WD proprietary hybrid technology and industry standard SATA I/O technology. More information on WD Blue 2.5-inch 5 mm hard drives may be found on the company's website at http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=800#tab11.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.wd.com.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (http://www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries; WD Blue, WD Black, StableTrac and NoTouch are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for transfer rate or interface, gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.
Halcyon Software Announces Document Management System v4 for IBM i
PETERBOROUGH, England, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Halcyon Software [http://www.halcyonsoftware.com ], the global leader in systems
management software, has announced the immediate availability of Document Management
System v4 for the IBM i platform. This comprehensive document management solution will
significantly reduce costs by automating document workflow and delivering reliable and
rapid archiving, retrieval, packaging and distribution of documents held in spooled files
on the IBM i system.
This latest release adds several significant new functions including the ability to
easily port and convert documents from traditional document management systems including
Spyview, Open Text, Magellan and Robot/Help Systems. It also has a reliable methodology
for migration, including the creation and copying of configurations to multiple IBM i
An intuitive, web-based front end simplifies and speeds up the handling of archived,
indexed spooled files and enables users to apply notes and export data without requiring
specialist IBM i skills, improving visibility of key information to personnel. Data can
also be remotely accessed from any location using laptops, smartphones, tablets and other
mobile devices using the Apple iOS, Android or Windows operating systems.
According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director at Halcyon Software: "This
new release for Document Management System will streamline document workflow and increase
efficiency across the enterprise. It provides organisations with a cost effective way to
convert to Halcyon whilst minimising manpower resources and costs. In addition,
integration with both Apple and Android devices enhances our product proposition, ensuring
that our solutions remain at the forefront of technology."
Document Management System
[http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/products/document-management-system/index.html ] v4 also
allows the creation of multiple form overlays and templates on spooled files. This enables
organisations with different operating divisions, brands or companies to centralise the
generation of a wide range of documents including purchase orders, invoices, despatch
notes and insurance schedules. The software automatically formats and displays the correct
company name and address details in each case.
Data can be exported across different types of archived spooled files as soft copies
and emailed in a variety of formats including PDF, HTML and TXT format. In addition,
Document Management System has a segmenting and bundling function that enables subsets of
large reports to be created and distributed to pre-defined recipient lists.
Document Management System v4 is available immediately and product pricing is tiered
and based on IBM processor groups. Furthermore, Halcyon operates a fair pricing policy so
that if an IBM customer increases the Commercial Processing Workload (CPW) of their
hardware in the future, they will be protected against additional licence and maintenance
fees. Halcyon software is not priced on a CPW basis.
About Halcyon Software
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software
solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems,
core applications and processes. They support IBM enterprise-class systems, including
IBM(R) i and AIX(R), as well as Windows(R) and Linux(R) platforms. Halcyon solutions are
used world-wide by large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector data centres as well
as small to medium sized organisations to ensure that vital IT systems, business
applications and services are available 24/7. With regional offices in Peterborough UK,
Philadelphia USA, and Melbourne Australia, Halcyon also has an international network of
partners and distributors supporting Europe, the Americas and Asia Pac. For further
information please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com
Epson to Feature SurePress Digital Label Press at FTA's 2013 Forum and INFO*FLEX
Epson Representatives on Hand to Demonstrate Impressive Color and Reliability of Leading High-Quality, Short-Run Digital Label Press
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Who: Epson will be
Forum. The FTA
2013 Forum and
combine an in-
program with a
What: Epson will be
L-4033AW is an
easy to operate
with White ink
easier and more
on clear and
a wide variety
When: The conference
1. The exhibit
hall is open
29 and Tuesday,
April 30 from
1:30 to 5:30
p.m. A social
event is on
29 from 5:30 to
Where: Marriott Marquis
and Marina, San
Why: The Epson
- High Quality Labels: Epson's
acclaimed MicroPiezo(R) inkjet
technology with variable-size
droplets as small as three
picoliters provides ultra-
precise drop formation and
placement to deliver smooth
gradations, remarkable color
quality, and sharp detail for
easy bar code readability, plus
crisp small type and line work
- Industrial Quality Inks: Seven-
color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
Black, Orange, Green, and
White), durable, water-based,
resin-coated pigment inks
provide superior adhesion and
reproduce an unmatched color
- Versatile Substrate Support:
Prints on a range of standard,
including gloss, semi-gloss,
matte, film, and clear and
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://www.Epson.com.
Note: EPSON, SurePress and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.