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."
For more information on The Paper Fox please visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Download The Paper Fox today.
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.
SOURCE Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics
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.
Global Vision Launches QCanywhere the First Cloud-Based Apps to Inspect Documents, Artwork, Print
For only $1 per inspection QCanywhere is designed to be an affordable and indispensable tool for protecting brand equity for any business
MONTREAL, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Vision, the industry leader in the development of automated proofreading solutions, today announced the launch of QCanywhere(TM), the industry's first SaaS tool for quality control. QCanywhere addresses the need for company-wide access to quality control tools to help protect brand integrity.
QCanywhere is a cloud-based business application bundle (QCapps(TM)) that is simple to access from any device. Designed for brand owners and professionals across multiple industries such as Printing, Graphic Arts, Financial, Legal, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical, these apps enable businesses to inspect documents regardless of geographic location. Reports can be generated and shared by e-mail to collaborate on quality and dramatically reduce approval cycles and time-to-market.
-- Only $1 per inspection
-- Mobile Quality Control
-- Protect brand integrity
-- Eliminate errors anywhere
-- Rapid approval cycles
-- Reduce time-to-market
-- No installation required
"The introduction of QCanywhere has revolutionized the way companies can inspect documents, artwork and print. QCanywhere enables deeper collaboration between different internal teams as well as third party suppliers," explained Reuben Malz, President of Global Vision. "By sharing QCanywhere reports through e-mail, you can bring key decision makers into the process, which translates into a more secure and faster way to bring your product to market. Since it is cloud-based, it is truly mobile, allowing users to review reports anywhere using a laptop, tablet or smart phone."
To start a free 7-day trial, visit QCanywhere.com today and experience the new revolution in quality control. Please use promo code: QC7day
About Global Vision
Global Vision is the world leader in the design and delivery of automated proofreading solutions. Its complete suite of advanced solutions featuring text-based, pixel-based and Braille inspection technologies are designed to eliminate printed artwork, text verification, and text comparison related errors, providing end-to-end security at every stage of the workflow process.
For more information, please visit GlobalVisionInc.
Ziehm Medical Shanghai Opens New Offices in Guangzhou
GUANGZHOU, China, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Second branch underlines potential of the Chinese C-arm market - business growth of 75
per cent in 2012
Ziehm Medical Shanghai (ZMS), daughter company of the German manufacturer of mobile
C-arms Ziehm Imaging, has opened a branch office in Guangzhou. The second office in the
country will allow ZMS to further increase Ziehm Imaging's brand awareness in the market
and serve customers in Southern China with an enhanced product and service offering.
ZMS has experienced rapid growth in the Chinese market over the last years and has
established its brand in the national medical devices market against large competitors
like Siemens, GE Healthcare and Philips. These successes have resulted in a 75 per cent
growth rate in 2012 and a nomination for the Healthcare Enterprise Competitiveness Ranking
Top 20 in 2012.
"We are very proud of our success story in the Chinese market over the last years. The
opening of a second office in the Southern part of the country will enable us to further
increase our footprint in the rapidly developing Chinese C-arm market," says Kevin Tang,
CEO of Ziehm Medical Shanghai Co., Ltd. "We are convinced that the combination of
innovative technology "made in Germany" and a local sales and service team will enable us
to further expand our Chinese customer base in the coming years."
Ziehm Imaging has stood for mobile X-ray-based imaging for 40 years. With its
innovative solutions, the manufacturer has played a significant role in the rapid
development of mobile X-ray technology in recent years. Since the company was founded in
1972, more than 10,000 Ziehm Imaging C-arms have been installed in hospitals and medical
facilities around the globe.
Director Global Marketing
Tel: +49-911-2172-0 http://www.ziehm.com
NTT Communications Launches Tokyo's Largest scale-Data Center
TOKYO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced that it launched on April 23 its Tokyo No.6 Data Center in Tokyo, a cost-efficient, user-friendly, disaster-resistant facility with a total floor area of 22,000 square meters, enough to accommodate approximate 3,000 racks, making this Tokyo's largest scale-data center. NTT Com will leverage this highly reliable, scalable, state-of-the-art facility to further grow its worldwide data center services, which are now marketed under the newly launched Nexcenter(TM) brand.
Corporate needs for cloud services, ICT outsourcing, disaster recovery and other ICT-related services have been rapidly growing due to the needs for ICT environment optimization and planning for major natural disasters. NTT Com operates data centers in more than 140 locations, amounting to a total server room floor area of over 170,000 square meters. Under its newly launched Nexcenter(TM) brand, NTT Com is striving to offer enhanced data center services of even higher quality than before. Tokyo No.6 Data Center is the first of several major NTT Com data centers that will combine globally standardized service agreements, service level agreements (SLA) and customer portals with special cost-reducing features, such as advanced air conditioning systems and virtual-network-based global seamless services, including hybrid clouds.
- Leading features of Tokyo No.6 Data Center follow.
-- Accessible, cost-performance urban data center
NTT Com's new data center is just seven minutes on foot from the centrally located JR loop train line, making it highly accessible even during emergencies. The building's energy- and space-efficient design features a large rotary UPS. Racks handle equipment up to 1.5 times larger than the conventional racks, helping to lower user costs by as much as the half compared to previous rates.
-- Robust anti-earthquake designs
Tokyo No.6 Data Center's seismic isolation structure can reduce the impact of earthquakes by at most 80%. Resistance is rated to withstand forces as powerful as those generated by the unprecedented Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. An extra-strong ground helps to prevent liquefaction, and the building foundation is 1.4m higher than ground level to avoid flooding. Redundant major power supply and air conditioning systems strengthen reliability, and the facility has a direct connection to a large aseismic cable tunnel that protects lead-in cables from damage by earthquakes or drilling.
-- Top-level power usage effectiveness
Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is designed to rated at 1.2, the highest level among data centers in Japan. The facility features energy-efficient water-cooled air conditioning, low-power-loss rotary UPS, reduced-power air conditioning system through use of cooler outdoor air and efficient air-flow management to prevent the circulation of server-generated heat.
-- Flexibly customizable equipment
Equipment specifications for electric power, air conditioning, security can be flexibly customized to meet a customer's specific needs and requests, such as redundant routes for internal power supply and communication systems by using multi-free shafts in a colocation room, additional local air conditioning equipment and security gates that allow only one person at a time.
-- Annex office building
A 2,000 square meters annex office building for customers is available in Tokyo No.6 Data Center. Office-rack connection and uninterruptible power sources are available for business continuity planning and more convenient monitoring and maintenance of customer systems.
-- Scalable, high-quality network environment
The new data center uses NTT Com's Arcstar Universal One(TM) enterprise network service and other global network services for connectivity with global data centers and virtual networks to enable flexible establishment and operation of system expansion, system distribution and disaster-recovery sites.
Going forward, NTT Com will continue to offer leading-edge data center services, now under the Nexcenter(TM) brand, to help customers grow their businesses.
Molecular Imprints Ships Its Next Generation Imprint Module System Targeted For Use In Semiconductor Memory Production
Molecular Imprints will ship three of its next generation imprint systems this quarter. Two of these systems are expected to be delivered to a leading semiconductor IDM.
AUSTIN, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII), a technology leader in advanced semiconductor lithography and the market and technology leader for nanopatterning systems and solutions, today announced the shipment of the first of three advanced imprint modules scheduled for this quarter that will be integrated into MII's equipment partner's stepper systems. These modules include the latest MII proprietary Jet and Flash(TM) Imprint Lithography (J-FIL(TM)) technology which will deliver the performance required for high volume manufacturing of advanced semiconductor memory devices at sub-20nm dimensions.
"Our latest imprint module shipments incorporate enhanced magnification control and exposure technology along with better onboard resist filtration, real time precision machine controls, and an upgraded resist jetting system which significantly improve defectivity, throughput, overlay accuracy and overall cost of ownership," said Mark Melliar Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Molecular Imprints. "All these improvements were achieved while still delivering a lower cost system platform and smaller footprint. I want to congratulate our development and engineering teams for another outstanding job in product design and development and recognize the support and collaboration we received from our equipment partner. We look forward to seeing these systems in action at our semiconductor customer's production facility later this year."
About Molecular Imprints, Inc.
Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII) is the technology leader for high-resolution, low cost-of-ownership nanopatterning systems and solutions in the semiconductor and hard disk drive (HDD) industries. MII is leveraging its innovative Jet and Flash(TM) Imprint Lithography (J-FIL(TM)) technology to become the worldwide market and technology leader in high-volume patterning solutions for storage and memory devices, while enabling emerging markets in display, clean energy, biotechnology and other industries. MII enables nanoscale nano-manufacturing by delivering a comprehensive nanopatterning solution that is affordable, compatible and extendible to sub-10-nanometer resolution levels. For more information or to follow us on twitter, visit http://www.molecularimprints.com
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Molecular Imprints, Inc.
Trade-24.com Reports: Yen vs. Dollar - Gold Losing Value Fast
PARIS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The forex market [http://www.trade-24.com ] analysts of Trade-24 have recently spotted
two major trends that have been dominating the markets. The first is the collapse of the
yen. Most of the trading in the yen occurs against the USD, but JPY crosses are also
active. Pairs like the EUR/JPY, AUD/JPY, NZD/JPY and others have surged in recent months.
The AUD/JPY skyrocketed more than 12% since the beginning of the year.
The USD/JPY has been the center of attention, exploding from the low 80's to hit near
100 last week. Although the pair has already surged more than 20%, Trade-24 analysts
forecast that the pair will extend gains to hit 110 this year, making it one of the best
opportunities this year.
Trade-24 analysts [https://www.facebook.com/trade24 ] explain the reasons to be
USD/JPY bullish (or JPY bearish): For one, the announcement of the Bank of Japan that it
would flood the market with 7 trillion yen ($73 billion) every month, buying Japanese
government bonds and other assets in Japan will hurt the yen. For another, the buying of
Japanese government bonds will diminish the yield on these bonds, prompting Japanese
investors to start buying foreign assets in order to look for higher yields. This will
increase demand for foreign currencies by Japanese investors, driving the yen even lower
in next months.
The Japanese prime minister is backing the actions of the bank of Japan, and this is
another reason indicating the JPY will plummet further this year.
Trade-24 forex trading [http://www.trade24partners.com ] analysts forecast superior
returns from long positions on currencies that have higher interest rates, like the AUD
and the NZD, against the JPY that is being printed by the BOJ. They say the USD/JPY will
also benefit from the quantitative easing monetary policy of the Bank of Japan.
Analysts are forecasting the collapse of the gold. Trade-24 staff report gold will
crush till $1270 in the next weeks on technical reasons. The main reason is that gold has
broken through its long term range sized around $250. When a range is broken, usually, the
afterward move is expected to be the size of the range.
Domob Partners with AdMob Ad Network Mediation in China
BEIJING, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Domob, the number one mobile advertising network in China*, has announced today its full compatibility with AdMob(TM) Ad Network Mediation, which offers developers an option to connect with local ad networks in China through the mediation to maximize their revenue streams from Android app inventory. AdMob Mediation provides developers with a tool to connect with multiple third-party ad networks that are supported through a simple integration. Developers are able to allocate traffic among ad networks that they have chosen based on percentage, location, and eCPM in order to optimize monetization.
One issue facing developers nowadays when they release a universal build globally is that they have to integrate different ad networks for different countries. Especially as China has become the second-largest app market, according to a Distimo report by looking at app download volume in the Apple App Store, China monetization is becoming more and more important. Distimo also found that Chinese users are more likely to use an ad-supported free app than pay for an ad-free version. With Domob fully compatible with AdMob Mediation, developers with Chinese users now have the option to send traffic to Domob to maximize fill rate and optimize eCPM.
Since it was founded in 2010, Domob has worked with hundreds of app advertisers and brand advertisers including Samsung, Bank of Communications, Yum, Ford, etc. on their mobile campaigns. "We look forward to expanding our reach through AdMob Mediation to best help advertisers achieve their marketing goals," said He Zhang, COO and co-founder of Domob.
Domob operates the largest mobile in-app advertising network in China*. With more than 360 million impressions per day, it is number one in China's mobile advertising market in terms of traffic*. The network covers over 60,000 mobile applications and 300 million smartphone devices as of March 2013. Domob is backed by Redpoint Ventures and Qiming Ventures, with $13 million in investment.
New software adds color onto 3D printed models and prototypes, maximizing the capability of color 3D printing to communicate and enable more applications
NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INSIDE 3D PRINTING CONFERENCE & EXPO, - Mcor Technologies Ltd, manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper-based Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) 3D printers, today introduced new software that prepares 3D data files for full-color 3D printing on the Mcor IRIS 3D printer.
Mcor customers can use ColourIT to enhance their 3D data files with color, texture maps, engineering labels, logos and more, by applying them directly to the surface of the 3D model. The ability to 3D print in full color enables customers to more clearly communicate their design intent, produce realistic prototypes for sales and marketing and enable applications where color is critical, such as consumer products, GIS, architecture, entertainment and medical modeling. ColourIT expands Mcor's color 3D printing capability, which began with the 2012 launch of the Mcor IRIS - a 3D printer that prints high-fidelity, photo-realistic physical 3D models in over one million colors - more than any other color 3D printer.
Used in conjunction with Mcor's SliceIT software, which slices the computer model into printable layers and enables parts to be positioned within the printer's build chamber, ColourIT applies color to the 3D digital files prior to slicing them in SliceIT. ColourIT is compatible with numerous file formats, including, STL, WRL, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DAE and PLY. After the color is applied, the model is exported as a WRL file, which is then imported into SliceIT for preparation for 3D printing. ColourIT can also check file integrity to ensure the 3D model is a waterproof manifold.
Mcor announced ColourIT today at the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in New York City, Booth #101.
"All of our technology decisions have been made in support of making professional-class 3D printing more accessible while remaining eco-friendly," said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies. "Now, with ColourIT and the IRIS, the once niche color 3D printing capability is widely accessible with a low-cost, eco-friendly, comprehensive solution.
ColourIT is now available.
About Mcor Technologies Ltd
Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative manufacturer of the world's most affordable, full-color and eco-friendly 3D printers. They are the only 3D printers to use ordinary business-letter paper as the build material, a choice that renders durable, stable and tactile models. Established in 2004 with a talented team of specialists in the area of 3D printing, software and CAD/CAM, Mcor's vision is to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone. The company operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK and America. http://www.mcortechnologies.com.
Supermicro® Showcases Embedded Product Lines with Intel® Atom(TM), Core(TM) and Xeon® Processors
Latest Lineup of Compact, Low Power, High Performance Embedded Building Block Solutions Displayed at Design West 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing is exhibiting its latest embedded Building Block Solutions® this week at Design West 2013. The showcase will focus on motherboards and solutions that support low power Intel® Atom(TM), Intel® Core(TM) i7/i5/i3 and high performance Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 and E5-2600 product families. Supermicro will also display next generation motherboards based on the future Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200v3 product family and the future 4th generation Intel® Core(TM) processors for greater performance with lower power consumption. Complete embedded servers are featured in a variety of 1U-4U SuperChassis and new BOX PC Mini-ITX chassis offering compact form factors to short-depth, embedded server solutions.
"Supermicro is expanding our embedded product line with new motherboards, chassis and a new compact BOX PC all-in-one server, as well as support for future lower power, high performance processors," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "With a wide range of motherboards added to our server building blocks and new Intel Atom and Core processor based Mini-ITX servers, Supermicro customers have greater options and flexibility available for designing highly energy efficient, application optimized embedded solutions."
Embedded Server Building Blocks
-- 18+ embedded motherboards (MB) on display including the new X10SLQ and
X10SLH-F Micro-ATX motherboards
-- X10SLQ supports next generation Intel Graphics Controller with
HDMI/DP/VGA/DVI, 3x independent displays
-- Low power, small footprint uni-processor (UP) MBs supporting Intel Atom
and Core processors (X9SCAA, X9SBAA-F, X9SPV-M4, X9SCV-QV4)
-- High-performance UP MBs supporting Intel Core or Xeon processor E3-1200
and E5-2600/1600 product families (C7B75, C7H61, X9SCM-iiF, X9SAE-V,
-- High-performance dual-processor (DP) MBs supporting Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 product families (X9DRD-EF, X9DR7-TF+, X9DRE-TF+, X9DRL-EF,
-- New Mini-ITX enclosure CSE-101i, 1U CSE-504-203B, 1U Front I/O
CSE-505-203B, 2U CSE-825MTQ-R700LPB SuperChassis and a 4U
CSE-842XTQ-R606B supporting Supermicro's optional Battery Backup Power
Embedded Server Systems
-- New Mini-ITX BOX PC SYS-1017A-MP, compact, low power system featuring
6.5W Intel Atom N2800 processor, 1x 2.5" HDD bay, up to 4GB memory, 1x
mini PCI-E expansion slot, 3x display output options and a VESA mount
bracket, ideal for digital signage applications
-- 1U compact, short-depth SYS-5017A-EF, featuring low noise and ECC memory
ideal for networking, file sharing and security appliances
-- 1U compact, short-depth SYS-5017A-EP, with multiple mini PCI-E expansion
options ideal for wireless access gateway, file and application services
-- 1U SYS-6017R-MTLF with a live demo of a Digital Security and
Surveillance (DSS) application supporting four security cameras
Visit Supermicro at the Design West, Embedded Systems Conference exhibits in San Jose, CA April 23(th) through the 25(th) at the McEnery Convention Center in Booth #1123 or browse Supermicro's total line of high performance, high-efficiency Embedded server solutions at http://www.supermicro.com/Embedded.
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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
Supermicro, SuperServer, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Intel, Atom, Core and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Compared to the traditional ES 90W Notebook Adapter, the ultra edition is mainly improved in five aspects:
1. The conversion efficiency is increased to 89%, 2% higher than ES 90W.
2. The stand-by power is lower than 0.2W, whereas the stand-by power of ES
90W is lower than 0.3W.
3. The size is reduced by 21.9%, compared to the traditional edition.
4. Bended tips save space, compared to the straight tips of the initial
5. The output voltage of 19.5V allows for applicability to more laptop
computers, compared to the output voltage of 19V adopted by the initial
edition, as well as most traditional notebook adapters.
The ES 90W ultra edition is equipped with 8 different tips. So if you buy an ES 90W ultra edition, you can use it on almost any laptop of different brands.
Tip No. Compatible Notebooks
The Huntkey ES 90W Notebook Adapter - Ultra Edition will be available in PICO, Tran Anh, Hoanlong and Sang Tao in Vietnam, Vatan in Turkey, shop.ww.kz, Logy.com shop and Pulser shop in Kazakhstan, DNS shop in Russia, Massmart in South Africa and other leading computer resellers all over the world.
Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1992, is a professional provider that specializes in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power supplies. Huntkey's products include power supplies (1W~250KW), power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, power banks, chargers, power supply converters, power strips, LED lights, and more. The industrial parks of Huntkey in Shenzhen, Heyuan and Hefei, which cover a total area of over 750,000 square meters, are now the largest IT manufacturing base in mainland China. Huntkey, with over 8,000 employees has set up its branch companies in Hong Kong and Japan. Its clients are found all over the world in more than 50 countries and regions, including Lenovo, DELL, Bestbuy, Exper, Vestel, Positivo, Durama, Unicoba, DSG, HCL, Carrefour, FPT, Siragon, Olidata, and others.
World's First USB 3.0/WiFi Mixed Signal Oscilloscope With Protocol Analyzer Introduced by USBee.com
USBee QX captures up to 32 days of traces and displays protocols in human readable format to save man-days of debug time
TEMECULA, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USBee.com, the website for CWAV, has introduced the first PC-based mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) integrated with a protocol analyzer utilizing USB 3.0 and WiFi technology. The USBee QX is a 600 MHz MSO with 24 digital channels and 4 analog channels, resulting in the highest integrated MSO in the PC-based test instrument category. While competitive MSOs provide protocol decoders that display data in complex HEX format, the USBee QX utilizes a protocol analyzer to display serial or parallel protocols in human readable format using a packet presentation layout. By eliminating the tedious tasks of constantly converting HEX data to meaningful interpretations, firmware developers and verification engineers are more productive in their debug process, saving man-days or man-weeks of effort.
With a large buffer memory of 896 Msamples coupled with data compression capability, the USBee QX can capture up to 32 days of traces, allowing developers to find and resolve the most obscure and difficult defect. The USBee QX includes popular serial protocols such as RS232/UARTs, SPI, I2C, CAN, SDIO, Async, 1-Wire, and I2S that are typically costly add-ons for benchtop oscilloscopes. In addition, the USBee QX has the unique capability to support any custom protocol, utilizing APIs and Tool Builders that are integrated into the USBee QX software.
With protocol packets to wire behavior on a single time correlated screen; external triggering with multiple test instruments are no longer needed, enabling the capture of symptoms and root cause in a single trace. The new WiFi capability in the USBee QX allows the test set-up to be in the lab while the developer or engineer is at their desk. WiFi also creates electrical isolation of the device under test to the host computer.
With a price of $2495, the USBee QX is 85% lower price than equivalent benchtop MSOs. Being extremely small, portable, and affordable, every firmware and electronic hardware engineer or firmware developer can have a debug system at their disposal, eliminating wasted time for scheduling lab time or accessing shared test instruments. CWAV will be demonstrating the USBee QX at the Embedded Systems Conference, from April 22 - 25 in Booth 2233.
About CWAV, Inc.
CWAV, Inc. is founded on the belief that highly integrated PC based test instruments can have more capabilities and be easier-to-use than legacy standalone test instruments. CWAV has won the ACE Award for Ultimate Product of the Year in the Test and Measurement category. Its newest flagship products incorporate four test instruments in one integrating a protocol analyzer, logic analyzer, oscilloscope and signal generator in a small, portable, cost effective form factor that allows every hardware, application or firmware engineer to have one on their desk or in their carrying case. CWAV products are focused on the embedded system market. Product can be ordered from usbee.com or any of CWAV's distributors; TestEquity or Test Equipment Connections.
For more information, visit usbee.com or call (951) 694-6808.
ESCORT Inc. Poised to Achieve Major Radar Industry Milestone with 5 Million Ticket "Saves" for Users
Leading the way are multi-award winning ESCORT Live(TM) real-time ticket protection smartphone app and 'Connect & Protect' combo including the PASSPORT 9500ix(TM) radar detector
WEST CHESTER, Ohio, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESCORT Inc. (ESCORTinc.com), today announced that its multi-award winning ESCORT Live(TM) ticket protection app and 'Connect & Protect' combo including the category leading PASSORT 9500ix(TM) radar detector, are on their way to achieving more than 5 million shared saves, another major industry milestone.
The drive to 'Connect & Protect' is based on industry experts' agreement that using ESCORT's ticket protection app in combination with the industry's best radar detector, the PASSPORT 9500ix, offers the most comprehensive and complete radar and laser alert notification available.
"Media experts continually name ESCORT as the leading innovator and designer of the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market," said Dave Smidebush, ESCORT Vice-president of Marketing. "Our newly announced 'Connect & Protect' campaign provides drivers a best-in-class windshield mount radar detector that, when connected with the award winning ESCORT Live(TM) ticket protection app, provides ticket protection technology and road awareness unmatched in the industry."
The new 'Connect & Protect' combination of the world's best radar detector and ticket protection app helps drivers to drive safer by giving them the most advanced and complete driving information of what is in their driving environment.
PASSPORT 9500ix real-time detector alerts provide in-range notifications for all radar and laser enforcement guns, while the ESCORT Live(TM) ticket protection app supplies longer range speed trap, red light and speed cams alerts, and other driving data such as speed limit changes, live traffic and more.
The 'Connect & Protect' benefit of the windshield mount 9500ix is its seamless connectivity to the award-winning ESCORT Live(TM) ticket protection app using the driver's smartphone (Apple or Android). Once connected, drivers have instant access to real-time shared alerts passed through the Live(TM) app network.
Already hugely successful, the ESCORT Live app has directly helped drivers know in advance more than 4 million times of upcoming traps and speed guns - the 'Connect & Protect' drive is pushing to soon roll over 5 million saves.
"With ESCORT Live(TM) drivers are made aware of potential targets ahead of time allowing them to drive smarter and avoid being surprised or react unexpectedly," said Smidebush. "ESCORT Live(TM) helps drivers to drive safer."
For more information about ESCORT Live(TM), the PASSPORT 9500ix(TM) radar detector and ESCORT's complete line of premium automotive accessories, visit ESCORTinc.com or call 800.433.3487.
About ESCORT Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, the patented ESCORT Live(TM) real-time ticket protection network, ESCORT MobileTV(TM), Guardian Alert reverse obstacle detection systems, Entourage GPS-enabled navigation and tracking products, ESCORT QuickStart(TM) and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO, Pro and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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NETGEAR 802.11ac Router Goes Faster And Farther With Beamforming+
R6300 WiFi Router and A6200 WiFi USB Adapter now have Beamforming+ for optimal wireless performance for video streaming, downloads and online gaming
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (http://www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced support for Beamforming+ (http://www.netgear.com/80211ac) on the NETGEAR R6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router and the NETGEAR A6200 802.11ac Dual Band WiFi USB Adapter (http://www.netgear.com/landing/fastestwifi/). Beamforming+ is also available through a free firmware upgrade for current NETGEAR customers of the R6300 WiFi Router and the A6200 WiFi USB Adapter. The new router firmware improves WiFi performance and range when connecting to other WiFi devices. You'll see even more improvement in WiFi performance and reliability when you connect your R6300 Router to a PC or laptop configured with an A6200 Adapter or with an 802.11ac device with Beamforming support. A second R6300 acting as a client bridge would also provide a higher performance solution for critical video over WiFi applications.
NETGEAR Beamforming+ is a smart, signal-focusing technology that extends coverage, reduces interference and dead spots, and boosts the speed of your 802.11ac WiFi connections. Beamforming+ refers to NETGEAR's implementation of the Beamforming standard with a fine-tuned WiFi design for improved WiFi range and performance, which the company demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
NETGEAR Beamforming+ recognizes the location of a wireless device on your network and directs the WiFi signal directly at the device, constantly checking and tracking moving devices such as your mobile phones and tablets. This targeted approach amplifies the WiFi signal by adjusting the phase of the transmitted signal, delivering stable WiFi connections for voice and video. The result is a highly tuned WiFi network that optimizes overall wireless performance and delivers the experiences you want, such as fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming.
"Beamforming is the next big thing in WiFi signal technology, and NETGEAR is proud to bring it to you on our market-leading 802.11ac wireless products. 802.11ac is the wireless standard you need to support the increasingly heavy demands on your network for voice, video and data," said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR director of product marketing for retail networking products. "With NETGEAR Beamforming+, we raise the bar further by providing significant improvement in performance, especially at long distances where connection speeds and reliability are challenging. Our test data demonstrates that when we enable Beamforming+ on our R6300 WiFi Router, we see performance increase by 60 percent at a distance of around 50 feet when connecting to an 802.11ac device."
802.11ac for the World's Fastest WiFi Connections
The next evolution in wireless technology, the upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard is the world's fastest WiFi, providing Gigabit WiFi speeds so you can download web content faster and synchronize large video or music files more quickly. The increased speed of 802.11ac technology is ideal for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets by providing three times the performance for a similar amount of battery consumption of devices using the current 802.11n WiFi standard. As a result, many companies are now releasing smartphones with 802.11ac WiFi, such as the Samsung Galaxy S®4 and the HTC One®, with additional 802.11ac-enabled smartphones, tablets and TVs from other leading manufacturers anticipated to debut in the coming year.
In 2012, NETGEAR was the first to announce an 802.11ac product family to take advantage of the upcoming standard. The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router is the industry's first 802.11ac router offering Gigabit speeds and supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1750 Mbps (450 Mbps @ 2.4 Ghz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps @ 5 Ghz 802.11ac). The R6300 is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to provide optimum interoperability with legacy WiFi devices and maintaining maximum performance on 802.11n wireless networks. The NETGEAR A6200 WiFi Adapter is the industry's first-to-market 802.11ac dual band WiFi USB adapter that enables you to easily upgrade your existing PC or laptop to 802.11ac performance.
January 2013 Retail Tracking Service data from global information company The NPD Group shows NETGEAR to be the market share leader, in both units and dollars, in 802.11ac wireless routers.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part I - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 10 through 29, in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2013. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Marvell Smart Bulb Residential Platform Provides Complete, Open Solution for Smart Lighting
Marvell's new ultra-low-power controller and wireless control technologies enable low-cost, energy-efficient intelligent LED lamps for the mass market
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced the availability of its Smart Bulb Residential Wireless Platform, which provides a cost-effective, open, end-to-end solution for manufacturers developing smart lighting systems that adhere to Energy Star power consumption requirements. The new Marvell Smart Bulb Residential Platform - featuring the new Marvell® 88EM8511 low-power AC/DC controller and wireless microcontroller embedded inside a smart LED bulb - is a highly integrated System on Chip (SoC) environment that results in a 50 percent reduction in the number of integrated circuits (ICs) compared to a typical wireless connected bulb. The first products based on this open platform are Smart bulbs from Leedarson connected to home gateways from Zonoff.
The Marvell platform includes a low-cost, simple ZigBee® remote control or a dedicated Wi-Fi-to-ZigBee lighting bridge based on Marvell's MC200+8782 Wi-Fi microcontroller module. The Platform fully supports a wide array of ZigBee protocols and is accessible by mobile devices via Wi-Fi. Additionally, Marvell's open architecture allows the Smart bulb to be connected to multi-service home gateways offered by large retailers and service providers or directly to wireless routers when Wi-Fi is embedded in the Smart bulb itself.
"Turnkey Marvell LED solutions like the new Smart Bulb Residential Platform are furthering the rapid, mainstream adoption of Smart lighting by enabling manufacturers like Leedarson and Zonoff to quickly deliver a wide range of new lighting products," said Kishore Manghnani, vice president of Green Technology Products at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "With its advanced portfolio of innovations, Marvell is able to provide the ICs for end-to-end lighting solutions that feature a low price point and help reduce the consumption of energy resources around the world."
Other technologies built on the Smart Bulb Residential Wireless Platform include:
-- Integrated Smart bulb product and remote control from Leedarson
-- Additional bulb development by Eastfield and other ODMs
-- Multi-service home gateway and lighting control software from Zonoff
-- Home light controller app for phones and tablets created with Marvell's
Kinoma® software platform
"We chose to work with Marvell on our latest Smart lighting designs because its highly integrated LED power supply ICs and low-power wireless technologies helped us develop a Smart bulb with a low bill of materials cost that meets the Energy Star consumption requirement. We are excited that this collaboration allows us to bring cutting-edge lighting technology to consumers at an affordable price," said George Xu, Vice President of Leedarson Corporation.
"The quick and easy process of connecting Zonoff's home gateway with the Leedarson bulb based on Marvell's Platform is a testament to its open nature. Moreover, the Platform enables us to simply update software over the air," said Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff. "Systems like this, built on Marvell's Smart Bulb Residential Platform, are truly Smart, offering manufacturers and consumers alike the best lighting innovations in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly product."
Marvell will showcase the Smart Bulb Residential Wireless Platform at LIGHTFAIR International, April 22-25, 2013. For more information about Marvell's LED reference designs, visit http://www.marvell.com/led-lighting.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit http://www.Marvell.com.
Marvell, the M logo and Kinoma are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. ZigBee is a registered trademark of the ZigBee Alliance. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
WD® 3.5-Inch SAS WD XE(TM) Hard Drives Offer Flexibility, Extension Of Datacenter Hardware Investments
New 3.5-Inch WD Performance Adapter Readies 2.5-Inch SAS Drives for Legacy 3.5-inch Datacenter Storage Systems
IRVINE, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WD(®), a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in storage, today announced a new 3.5-inch SAS hard drive solution for legacy datacenter storage systems with the release of the WD XE(TM), 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM SAS hard drive, now available mounted in a 3.5-inch WD performance adapter. Shipping immediately, the WD XE hard drives provide best-in-class performance, low power consumption, and an easier upgrade path for existing 3.5-inch storage systems.
While demand for 3.5-inch, high-performance enterprise-class hard drives slows, a need remains for an alternate high-performance storage device as a transitional solution for legacy systems. WD XE hard drives offer best-in-class sequential performance and provide a compelling upgrade for datacenters migrating away from legacy drives nearing end-of-life.
"Delivering up to 50 percent higher capacity, similar or better maximum sequential performance, higher reliability and up to 67 percent lower power consumption versus 3.5-inch, 15,000 RPM drives, the new WD XE drives are the answer for data center server and storage solutions needing a transition strategy," said Rich Rutledge, senior vice president of WD's datacenters business unit. "IT managers now have a worry-free migration path to the latest enterprise performance drives from WD, while preserving their chassis and solution investments."
WD XE 2.5-inch SAS hard drives in 3.5-inch performance adapters feature:
Highest performance in its class - WD XE delivers ultra-fast 6 Gb/s transfer rates, best-in-class sequential data rate of 204 MB/s, and outstanding random I/O performance;
Low power consumption - This 3.5-inch SAS drive delivers up to 67 percent lower power versus 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM drives, which can result in substantially lower total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing capacity and reliability;
Form factor - 2.5-inch drive mounted in 3.5-inch performance adapter for ease of upgrade and ultra-cool operation;
Dual port, full duplex connectivity - Offers higher reliability, performance and data availability by eliminating single points of failure, designed for high-availability datacenter systems;
NoTouch(TM) ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit; and
Industry's highest reliability rating - 2 million hours MTBF.
Price and Availability
The WD XE SAS enterprise hard drives in 3.5-inch performance adapters, shipping in capacities ranging from 300 GB to 900 GB, (models: WD3001HKHG, WD6001HKHG, and WD9001HKHG); are available through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD XE hard drives in performance adapters range from $229.99 to $599.99 USD. WD XE drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty. More information about WD XE enterprise hard drives and limited warranty terms may be found on the company's website at http://wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=10.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.wd.com.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (http://www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
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Video Equipment Market to Reach $3.8 Billion in 2017
CHESHAM BOIS, England, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
News has emerged that the overall infrastructure of the video equipment market will
progressively increase and reach as much as $3.8 billion dollars in 2017. According to a
[http://advanced-television.com/2013/03/04/video-equipment-sales-worth-3-8bn-by-2017 ] by
Advanced Television, video recorders, which represent the fastest growing component of the
video equipment market, are growing at as much as ten per cent each year. The news is
likely to be welcomed by companies like RCB Logic [http://www.rcblogic.co.uk ], which has
more than ten years technical experience supporting and developing the broadcast and video
Whilst the overall video equipment market is growing at a rate of six per cent
annually, certain segments or sub-segments of the market are rising at quicker or slower
rates. Whereas video encoders grow at ten per cent each year, classic video servers, which
are experiencing a high rate of integration, are increasing at approximately three per
cent a year.
Talking about the significant progression within the market, Adarsh Krishnan, senior
analyst at ABI Research told Advanced Television:
"Significant consolidation is taking place within the video infrastructure hardware
space. In addition to the well-publicised acquisition by smaller Arris of larger Motorola
- creating a more healthy and diverse company - Harmonic recently spun off a small and
low-margin business to Aurora Networks. Mature hardware companies, including Cisco,
Ericsson, and even Huawei are all turning their focus to higher margin services business
as new entrants compete in well understood sections of the equipment space."
In the wake of the prolific rise in the sale of video equipment which is expected to
reach $3.8 billion in 2017, up from $2.8 billion in 2012, capital investments in video
production may well increase. One example of capital investments in the video production
market increasing is the recent purchase by Content Partners of a 50% interest in the CSI
television franchise. The announcement
has been cited as marking a major milestone for a speciality financial company that
is "quietly transforming the way that producers, artists, directors, and even major
financial firms buy and sell the rights to future cash flows from film, television, and
It certainly seems that as video equipment becomes increasingly advanced, the
broadcast production market is becoming more lucrative to investors, meaning that
companies such as RCB Logic are likely to see an increase in their extensive range of
RCB Logic [http://www.rcblogic.co.uk ] is one of the UK's leading independent
providers of audio, video and IT integration products and services. Having been appointed
as the main dealer for Gefen, ViewCast and Aja Video, RCB Logic is able to provide
products at great value and share its exceptional product knowledge.
RCB Logic Limited
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