ESL Partners with Plays.tv to Provide Exclusive POV Coverage of IntelÂ® Extreme Masters
Video-Sharing Platform Will Host Unique Player Perspective Videos, Spectator Views, and Up-To-The-Minute Highlights
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and COLOGNE, Germany, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ESL, the world's largest esports organization, and Plays.tv, the video-sharing platform for gamers, today announced a strategic alliance that will give esports fans unprecedented access to the best of ESL's IntelÂ® Extreme Masters in-game action. Beginning with this week's Intel Extreme Masters competition at Gamescom, ESL will for the first time capture point of view (POV) recordings (complete with player audio) of every player and make them available shortly after matches finish, exclusively on Plays.tv, thanks to the new partnership.
"We've always wanted to have POV videos available for all our competitions, but previously it just wasn't feasible. Plays.tv has made it fast and easy to capture and upload video directly from the tournament PCs and we're excited to provide esports fans with a new viewing experience," said Nik Adams, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development at ESL. "Now, even if you followed the action live on Twitch, you'll also be able to go back and see precisely what each player was seeing and clicking on, and hear what players were saying to their teammates."
The traditional spectator-view VODs will also be available on Plays.tv first, along with exclusive highlight reels and top plays from the day's matches. Unlike traditional replays, Plays.tv records matches in video format from a player's POV, including in-game communications and mouse-clicks, and makes them almost instantly available to be watched online, from any device.
"ESL and esports are a perfect fit on Plays.tv, which already has a large, active community of pro and amateur players," said Dennis "Thresh" Fong, founder and CEO of Plays.tv parent company Raptr and the original professional gamer. "We and ESL believe that the key to continued explosive growth of eSports is enhancing the spectator experience and creating new ways for fans to engage with the pros, and this is a big step in that direction."
To catch all the IEM action throughout the current season, follow @ESL on Plays.tv at http://plays.tv/esl.
Plays.tv is a video-sharing platform and community for gamers designed to let anyone easily capture, share and watch their favorite moments with friends. Plays.tv is owned and operated by Raptr, Inc., led by CEO and co-founder Dennis Fong. For more information about Plays.tv, please visit http://plays.tv.
ESL is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the IntelÂ® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, StarCraftÂ® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, North America and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint (http://www.eslgaming.com).
About IntelÂ® Extreme Masters
IntelÂ® Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL, the competition features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II and League of Legends tournaments across multiple continents. ESL's online broadcast of the Intel Extreme Masters reaches over 20 million viewers on Twitch each season. http://www.intelextrememasters.com
About IntelÂ® Corporation
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. http://www.intel.com
ESL is a copyright of Turtle Entertainment GmbH, Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation, Counter-Strike is a trademark of Valve Corporation, and StarCraft is a trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
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D-Link Now Shipping Sphere-Shaped AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter
New USB Adapter Delivers Unique Design and High Power Amplifiers to Improve Wi-Fi Performance on a Laptop or Desktop Computer
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced it is now shipping the uniquely-shaped AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192). Designed to bring faster speeds and extended range to laptops and desktop PCs, the DWA-192 boasts 3x3 internal antennas, dual-band technology (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and speeds of up to 1900Mbps(1). The AC1900 Wi-Fi Adapter enables users to upgrade a desktop PC to the latest generation wireless AC technology - up to three times faster than previous-generation wireless N - for streaming HD movies, transferring large files, and lag-free gaming throughout the home.
"Today's computers are demanding faster Wi-Fi to keep up with applications such as streaming HD, gaming and more," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Our new AC1900 USB Wi-Fi Adapter will significantly upgrade the network speeds of a device, providing the ability to do more online and stray farther from the home router."
The DWA-192 is ideal for use in larger homes and for users who need a faster Wi-Fi connection. The AC1900 Adapter is backward compatible with 802.11n/g/a technology and works with all brands of Wi-Fi routers and range extenders making it a simple way to upgrade a laptop or desktop PC to 11AC speeds. For ultimate performance, this adapter can be used with a D-Link(Â®) ULTRA Series Wi-Fi Router to maximize home network speeds.
The AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter also features Advanced AC SmartBeam technology, which directs bandwidth to improve the Wi-Fi signal between the connected router and the DWA-192. SmartBeam provides a faster connection for the laptop or desktop that is connected to the USB adapter for lag-free HD gaming and streaming.
With USB 3.0 technology, users will also get a 10 times performance increase and better power management. Data transfer speeds will reach up to 5Gbps compared to 480Mbps on the USB 2.0 standard.
More About the AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter:
-- Fully utilize the power and speed of your Wireless AC network
-- Dual-band technology offers flexibility and versatility depending on
your connectivity needs
-- Latest Wireless AC technology delivers maximum performance and
-- Connect to wireless networks securely using the latest encryption
-- Supports WPA / WPA2 encryption for high-level wireless security
-- Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to establish a secure connection with
the press of a button
-- Supports both Windows and Mac desktops or laptops
Availability and Pricing
The DWA-192 is available now for an estimated price of $99.99 at Amazon.com, NewEgg.com and throughout D-Link's vast network of retail and e-tail outlets. Detailed specifications are available online at D-Link's website.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dlink), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/dlink) and the D-Link Blog (blog.dlink.com).
(1) Maximum wireless signal rate derived from draft IEEE 802.11ac specifications. D-Link makes no warranties as to forward compatibility with future standards or compatibility with draft 802.11ac devices from other manufacturers. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
WhirlpoolÂ® Debuts the Brand's Most Flexible Refrigerator Ever to Care for Any Family
Award-Winning Double Drawer French Door Refrigerator Redefines Storage
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- No two families are alike. They have more needs now than ever, whether it's extra snack drawers for small kids, special foods to meet changing dietary needs or even extra storage space. That is why WhirlpoolÂ® (NYSE: WHR) is introducing its most flexible refrigerator ever(1). The 26 cu. ft. Double Drawer French Drawer Refrigerator has nine purposefully designed storage zones including two self-closing refrigerator drawers to provide what families want most - more room to store and organize.
The nine storage zones comprise the PerfectPlaces(TM) System creating a special place for every family staple -from easily accessible frozen pizzas in the pizza pocket to tuck-shelves that adjust to fit taller pitchers of juice. Whirlpool brand's most flexible refrigerator ever(2) also offers two self-close refrigerator drawers, providing endless possibilities. The left drawer is temperature-controlled, with five settings, including one for thawing frozen meats. The same space can also function as a zone to keep food separate for those family members with allergy sensitivities. Plus, the drawer easily lifts out for fast cleaning. With the FreshFlow(TM) produce preserver, the right drawer is ideal for storing fruits and vegetables.
The StoreRight(TM) system keeps food fresh and helps reduce freezer burn, with advanced dual cooling technology that senses conditions and automatically adapts humidity levels, keeping food fresher longer and removing trips to the store.
"Everything we do is inspired by how families care, day in and day out, including how we design our products," said Jon Hall, senior brand manager, Whirlpool Brand. "Consumers challenged us to get the most storage and organization possible while also keeping everything in clear view. This refrigerator delivers that and more."
Available in select models, families who often entertain now have the option to add Dual Icemakers, which make more than twice the ice(3), while the Under-Lit Shelves provide 50% more brightness under the shelves to reduce shadows and help keep everything in full view.
The 26 cu. ft. Double Drawer Refrigerator (WRV996FDE) earned the title of Innovations Honoree at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Awards. The refrigerator is now available at retailers nationwide in Stainless Steel, White Ice and Black Ice, with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $3,299.00.(4) For more information, check out the new refrigerator on Whirlpool.com.
About Whirlpool Brand
For more than one hundred years, Whirlpool brand has been inspired by how people care for their families. Whirlpool brand is designing home appliances that are focused on improving how families give and get the care they need with the latest technologies and innovations- whether that means most flexible refrigerator storage for all types of family needs, induction technology for efficient cooking and easier cleaning, or laundry pairs that sense and adapt to clothes with the latest in connected technologies. Whirlpool brand is part of Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Whirlpool Corporation is also one of Habitat for Humanity's largest corporate partners for over 15 dedicated years, donating a refrigerator and range to every new Habitat for Humanity home built in North America. For more information on Whirlpool, please visit whirlpool.com/everydaycare or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/whirlpoolusa or Twitter at @WhirlpoolUSA. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com.
(1) Based on combined refrigerator and freezer storage options and adjustable features
(3) Compared to all Whirlpool french door refrigerators including WRX988SIB, WRF997SDD, WRF757SDE, and WRF736SDA with In-Door-IceÂ® system only
(4) Retailer alone determines actual price
My Real Games Celebrates Summer with Fresh New Titles
LONDON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
My Real Games is celebrating all things summer with the launch of a host of fresh new
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packed full of fun. Featuring an array of different categories, the new arrivals are
guaranteed to keep players entertained all summer long.
Nikolai Veselov, of MyRealGames.com says, "We're continually expanding the My Real
Games database and summer is always a great excuse to add exciting new titles into the
mix. The latest additions cater to a range of tastes, with time management, action, puzzle
and racing all making an appearance."
History buffs will love Monument Builders: Statue of Liberty, a patriotic new time
management challenge that calls for the construction of the world's most famous figure.
While the statue was designed and cast in France the majority of construction took place
in New York where the magnificent lady now stands. Here, engineers worked tirelessly to
create what's now renowned as a global icon. Players must guide their teams through the
building process while meticulously managing resources and employees. There are over 50
levels to conquer which makes this a great summer challenge.
Falling into the Action, Match 3 and Puzzle categories, Bubble Town is an addictive
game that features an unforgettable cast of characters. Together they set off on an
adventure of bubble-popping proportions. Can Borb Bay be saved from catastrophe? Only time
will tell! Players can choose from Journey or Arcade mode depending on individual play
Fast paced and 3D, this exceptionally realistic motocross racing game is definitely
one for the rev heads. Moto Racing players compete against seven other racers in a bid to
be crowned circuit champion. Choose from a trio of gameplay options including quick race,
career, or new career. Â Â
For summer gamers in search of entertainment on the go, Mini Race Rush is one of the
latest mobile friendly titles from My Real Games. Drivers get behind the wheel of a toy
car and race around different arenas to collect stars. These can then be used to blast,
freeze and nudge opponents out of the way! As the game progresses players can unlock new
themed levels, as well as create their own custom set of wheels. Play it on Android,
iPhone and iPad.
Nikolai Veselov says, "Since the smartphone revolution we've gained a big following of
mobile gamers in search of free titles that are fun, fast-paced and keypad friendly. We're
continually expanding the mobile game line and Mini Race Rush is the latest addition to
All games are 100% free to download. With no viruses, no spyware and no in-game ads My
Real Games offers players uninterrupted entertainment with total peace of mind.
In our work places we are surrounded by a relentless cacophony of noise - electronic
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This unique noise-abatement cabinet succeeds in achieving unprecedented levels of
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Silentium Ltd. is a leading innovator in spatial Active Noise Control (ANC) technology,
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ChinaJoy 2015: Ubitus and Microsoft Demonstrate World's First HTML5 Cloud Game Streaming on Windows 10 with Edge Browser
Available for the first time as a free upgrade, Windows 10 delivers a fast and familiar experience that is more secure and automatically up-to-date and featuring new innovations like Cortana, Microsoft Edge and Xbox integration. And Ubitus, as the leader in cloud gaming technology and game streaming services, powers immersive gaming experiences for tier one carriers and service providers around the world. In collaboration with Ubitus, Microsoft is able to bring hundreds of games to the new Windows 10 platform in a very short time.
Users are able to enjoy a multitude of popular games or apps on their Windows 10 devices and with new development tools from Microsoft, developers can easily build a hosted web App from an existing web-based solution. Powered by Ubitus' GameCloud technology, the cloud gaming service is able to deliver console-quality games to end consumers quickly and efficiently without any download or installation, providing an amazing click-and-play gaming experience.
"We would like to congratulate Microsoft on the huge success of the new Windows 10 launch with the new Edge browser. Ubitus is honored and thrilled to celebrate this monumental event in a joint effort," said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus Inc. "Ubitus has always been committed to offering cutting-edge cloud-gaming solutions and services for our customers and gamers around the world. By leveraging our technological strengths underneath cloud-gaming, we are glad to be a forerunner in the much enriched, developer-friendly Windows 10 ecosystem made available by Microsoft."
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies.
Ubitus Inc. has the world's leading game virtualization technology and cloud-streaming platform. It strives to provide a more pervasive gaming user experience using top-notch technology, allowing players to play the best games at any time and any place as long as they are connected to the internet. The services are compatible across devices, platforms, and networks. It doesn't matter if the player is using a smart phone, tablet, PC, or smart TV.
As one of the leaders in cloud gaming technology and game streaming services, Ubitus has entered into long-term partnerships with top-notch international game developers, becoming the agent for many classic gaming masterpieces. It has penetrated the Japanese, Korean, US, Hong Kong, and Chinese market. It has liaised with leading telecom service providers, online service providers, and game makers everywhere to provide services to local gamers.
-- Wacom offers free tutorials, downloadable brush sets and tablet preferences as well as special offers to photographers and illustrators. All this, plus inspiring stories about stunning artwork by eleven of the world's best artists are now available on http://www.wacom.com/createmore
SINGAPORE, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacom has today launched its global promotion campaign -- 'Create more'. Targeting both professionals and experienced enthusiasts in the photography and illustration fields, Wacom offers a range of tools to inform, inspire and help them create even more. A range of high quality content and downloads including free tutorials from professional artists will be available on a dedicated website. From July 15th until December 31st artists can also benefit from a special value pack with free software and additional offers upon purchasing an Intuos Pro pen tablet. More information and links to both the detailed offer and the downloadable items are available on Wacom's 'Create more' website.
The 'Create more' campaign features eleven internationally recognized artists from around the world. They share their secrets of success in video tutorials and e-books as well as artwork and helpful hints such as brush sets or tablet preferences to use. Among them are: Miss Led, an award-winning illustrator from London; Ben Von Wong, a visual engineer and photographer from Canada; Alberto Montt, an illustrator and cartoonist from Chile; the German motion designer Robert Hranitzky; and Natalie Shau from Lithuania, who combines photography and illustration.
'Create more' inspiring artists
Brooke A. Allen, Comic Book Artist & Illustrator, USA
Robert Hranitzky, Motion Designer & Photographer, Germany
Crystal Kung, Illustrator, Taiwan
Miss Led, Illustrator, UK
Alberto Montt, Cartoonist & Illustrator, Chile
Ohagi, Illustrator, Japan
Natalie Shau, Digital Artist & Photographer, Lithuania
Guy Shield, Illustrator, Australia
Adrian Sommeling, Digital Artist & Photographer, Netherlands
Benjamin Von Wong, Visual Engineer & Photographer, Canada
Koji Yoda, Art Director & Collage Artist, Japan
Using the right tools
The most popular model in the Wacom range, the Intuos Pro pen tablet, offers ample workspace for illustrators or photo editors who need the accuracy, precision and comfort of a traditional pen or brush. It provides 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity, recognizes pen tilt, supports multi-touch gestures and features customizable ExpressKeys to give quick access to shortcuts for a seamless and speedy workflow. The innovative Intuos Pro combines Wacom's finest pen capabilities with intuitive multi-touch control, perfect for using with a Mac or PC.
Running from July 15th to December 31st, 2015, the 'Create more' campaign offers anyone who buys an Intuos Pro full access to a value pack which will include a free one year pro membership to AutoDesk Sketchbook, a 30-day membership to online video training from lynda.com and a free software package (Perfect Effects 9 Premium) from on1.
Developing ideas through the Wacom community
Users who choose to register on the 'Create more' website to receive the content, can also choose to sign up to the Wacom community. They will benefit from ongoing special offers, tips and tricks, regular newsletters with interest articles and more inspirational content from professional artists to help in training and creation.
'Create more' promotions are available from July 15th until December 31st.
More information about 'Create more' and the participating artists can be found here: http://www.wacom.com/en-sg/createmore
Images, artwork and teaser videos are available for editorial use on request.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality.
Millions of people worldwide use the wireless and battery free pressure sensitive digital pen technology to operate their smartphones, media tablets or desktop computers and express their individual creativity. The company offers its products also as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom's interface technology, called Wacom feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.
Access Fixtures Introduces New Line of Adjustable LED Wall Packs
WORCESTER, Mass., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures, a leading distributor of commercial and sports lighting, has announced the release of a new line of MaxLite adjustable LED wall packs. This new LED lighting line can be directly mounted to a wall or flat surface, and is vertically adjustable to direct light either straight down or outwards to the desired location.
"Adjustable LED Wall Packs are easy to install and offer significant energy savings over metal halide fixtures," said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. "Customers now have a more flexible option for their outdoor lighting needs."
The MaxLite adjustable LED wall packs are DLC rated and come in two available sizes: small with 13w and 29w luminaire options; and large with a 74w luminaire. These easy-to-install wall packs are perfect for parking areas, schools, hotels, hospitals and other public, commercial, or residential outdoor spaces. Constructed with pivoting heads that allow for precise direction of light, MaxLite LED wall packs provide a flexibility of use that most other wall packs cannot.
MaxLite adjustable LED wall packs have an outstanding long life of 120,000 hours, and use less energy than traditional metal halide luminaires. The decrease in energy consumption can be augmented with an optional photocell. A 5000 kelvin temperature provides bright, crisp white light for optimum illumination, a factor crucial to safety in public spaces. The versatility of these luminaires allow post-installation customization to fill in any shady spots, making them ideal for irregularly shaped areas.
About Access Fixtures
Access Fixtures offers commercial and sports lighting for less, and features light fixtures with LED, induction, eHID, PS-MH and CFL light sources that are long lasting and energy saving. With custom manufacturing capabilities, Access Fixtures can competitively build and custom finish luminaires and poles to the performance specifications required. Access Fixtures' extensive lineup of interior and exterior lighting fixtures includes products for sports, commercial, industrial, residential and hospitality applications. Luminaire types include wall packs, area lights, bollards, garage lighters, vandal resistant, exit and emergency, high bay, T5HO high bay, low bay, linear fluorescent, track lighting and grow light fixtures. For more information visit Access Fixtures at http://www.AccessFixtures.com.
Bouncer with unique vibration modes marks third offering in 4moms' infant seat line
PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 4momsÂ®, a consumer robotics company that designs and develops dramatically better baby gear, announced today the new 4moms bounceRoo(TM), the only bouncer with unique vibration modes and intensity settings to help calm and soothe babies. 4moms' latest product also entertains with a fun, natural bouncing motion created by a baby's individual movements. The 4moms bounceRoo will be available next week, starting at $99.99 at 4moms.com.
The bounceRoo provides good vibrations(TM) for babies with three unique vibration modes - bee, wave and heartbeat - and three intensity settings. The lightweight, portable and compact design is battery-operated and easy to collapse, making it easy to move around the house or take on-the-go.
The new bounceRoo rounds out the suite of 4moms infant seats. Babies like different motions, and 4moms now offers three options, including: the 4momsÂ® mamaRooÂ®, which bounces up and down and sways from side-to-side like parents do; the 4momsÂ® rockaRooÂ®, which offers the front-to-back gliding motion of a traditional swing, but in one-third the size; and the new 4momsÂ® bounceRoo(TM), which provides three unique vibrations modes.
"Our mission at 4moms is to develop dramatically better products by challenging conventional thinking," said Rob Daley, CEO of 4moms. "The bounceRoo is a dramatic improvement over the traditional bouncer - the unique vibration modes offer parents a better way to soothe their baby and the sleek design is something they will be excited to have in their home. This is only the beginning. We are planning additional product launches over the next six to twelve months."
The bounceRoo comes with an overhead toy mobile with three reversible toys, an easy-to-remove, machine washable seat fabric and a 20-minute automatic vibration shut off feature. Customers will have direct access to bounceRoo product registration and customer support from the 4moms app available for both iOS and Android devices.
The new 4moms bounceRoo is available starting at $99.99 for the Classic model and $119.99 for the Plush models. In addition to 4moms.com, it will be available at Babies"R"Us, buybuy Baby, Target and specialty retailers. It will also be available in international markets including the UK, Spain, Australia, and the Netherlands.
4moms (http://www.4moms.com) is a consumer robotics company that applies robotics technology along with advanced design and its deep consumer understanding to create dramatically better baby gear. The company has redefined the $8.9 billion juvenile products industry with innovations such as the 4moms origamiÂ®, the world's only power-folding stroller; the 4moms mamaRooÂ® infant seat that replicates the bouncing and swaying motions parents make when soothing their babies; and the 4moms breezeÂ® playard that opens and closes in one simple step. Based in Pittsburgh, Penn., 4moms has won the prestigious Red Dot award twice for outstanding product design and has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for each of the past four years. Internationally, 4moms products are sold in more than 52 countries including the UK, Australia, Spain, Canada and Mexico.
Polar caters accurate activity tracking based on five intensity levels
MONTREAL, July 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Polar, the maker of the popular Polar Loop has today introduced Polar Loop 2 activity tracker. The Loop 2 builds on the well-liked Polar features, design, waterproofness, and the possibility to expand to heart rate-based training. Moreover, the Loop 2 introduces vibration alerts, smart notifications, and new colors and soft materials.
Polar Loop 2 resembles the sleek and award-winning design of its predecessor, the Polar Loop, with the same illuminating display consisting of 85 individually placed LED lights. The Loop 2 will be available in the familiar Smoky Black color made of TPU and in new colors Powder White and Sorbet Pink made of soft and flexible silicon. The wristband is customizable in size, secured with a high-quality stainless steel buckle. Designed to be worn 24/7, not only does it track the user's daily activity, workouts and sleep, it gently vibrates reminding the user to move if they have been sitting for too long. The Loop 2 even displays and vibrates for incoming calls and messages as well as calendar alerts. The Loop 2 can be paired up with Polar H7 BluetoothÂ® Smart heart rate sensor for live, accurate heart rate.
People leading a hectic life balancing work, family, exercising and social life can benefit greatly from the support and guidance provided by Polar Loop 2. By filling in their personal information such as age, gender and weight and choice of activity level, the user will be presented with an individual daily activity goal ensuring the most accurate activity tracking. The smart Loop 2 carefully detects daily activity, separating into five activity intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high. It also measures steps, distance, calories and sleep with highly accurate and individualized algorithms based on thorough research conducted by Polar.
Daily activity and training details can be synched to Polar Flow mobile app (iOS and Android) through BluetoothÂ® Smart for a quick glance at the user's activity status. The Polar Flow web service will cater a more detailed analysis and a comprehensive window to the user's fitness.
Tapping into Polar Coach adds even more value to the experience: should the user be training with a coach or a personal trainer, he or she can benefit from this free online tool to conveniently connect and share workout information. Third party connectivities with MyFitnessPal, Apple Health and Google Fit generate even more added value to Polar users.
Tarja MÃ¤Ã¤ttÃ¤, Segment Manager at Polar said: "In developing the Polat Loop 2 we held on to the well-liked features such as design, waterproofness and support for heart rate-based training. We carefully listened to our customers, and many of the improvements are based on this feedback, including added vibration alerts for a gentle wake-up and inactivity alerts. Smart notifications have been well received in other Polar wearables, and now they will keep the Loop 2 users in the know as well. In addition to all this, we have introduced the desirable color options Sorbet Pink and the unique and trendy Powder White. The soft materials guarantee the bracelet is perfect to be worn day and night."
Polar Loop 2 will be available in retail stores and online in the United States and Canada in Powder White and Sorbet Pink in July and in Smoky Black in September for the suggested retail price of $149.99 CAD. The Loop 2 is expected to be available globally in Powder White and Sorbet Pink in September and in Smoky Black in November 2015.
Polar is the leading pioneer in heart rate monitoring, activity trackers and training computers. With nearly 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in innovative physiological and sports medical research, we cater to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range including wearable sports devices and activity trackers, training apps and online services. Our award-winning training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide, being sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit polar.com.
Arbor Solution Adds Fully Rugged Gladius G1052C Tablet to Its Growing Lineup for Mobile Applications
Upgrade of Model G1050 Offers Rich I/O and Connectivity As Well As Extensive Data Collection Capabilities; Perfect for POS and mPOS Environments and Other Highly Portable Uses
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Solution has added to its expanding lineup of tablets for the rapidly growing mobile market with the introduction of its Gladius G1052C 10.4" fully rugged tablet. Powered by an IntelÂ® CeleronÂ® N2930 quad-core processor, which is in the Intel Bay Trail line up, the G1052C is an upgrade of model G1050, offering both performance and specification improvements. This latest version provides improved CPU performance, outstanding graphic processing, and ultra-low power consumption.
"With a variety of data collection and identification technology modules made available and perfected on the previous vintage platform, our new G1052C tablet is perfect for many mobile and portable applications, especially POS and mPOS," remarked Brian Yurkiw, Arbor Solution vice president. "Other features making it particularly beneficial to this market are an integrated 1D/2D barcode scanner, an ISO 15693/14443A/14443B RFID/NFC reader, magnetic stripe reader (MSR), and a rear facing 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. The G1052C's multiple wireless communications, which include WiFi, Bluetooth(TM), WLAN, WWAN and GPS, facilitate real-time data transfer and processing, critical factors in POS and mPOS usages. In addition, we offer a desk dock for the G1052C that is focused specifically on POS applications."
Built Fully Rugged
Mobile applications often times can be punishing on a sophisticated piece of equipment. The fully rugged Gladius G1052C meets MIL-STD-810G military standards, offers IP54 ingress protection, and has an impressive four-foot drop resistance. Solid-rubber bumpers provide maximum impact protection for any use, whether in a sales kiosk, at a swap meet, during a trade show, or in a warehouse. Thanks to its hot-swappable external battery pack and long 8-hour battery life, the G1052C is in for the long haul, supporting a user so they never miss a sale or data entry. The unit may be operated in temperatures ranging from -4Â°F to 113Â°F, meaning it can be used outdoors in the middle of winter or during the sultry dog days of summer, and everything in between.
Ease of Use
Aiding its off-site/mobile capabilities is its sturdy, fanless, lightweight design, as well as a 23-key physical keypad, that includes four programmable function buttons for rapid manual data entry. A 10.4'' AFFS+ TFT active matrix display - with 1024 x 768 XGA resolution - offers a better visual experience. Model G1052CS is a sunlight-viewable version, for optimum outdoor usage. A 10-point projected capacitive touchscreen with exceptionally thin CorningÂ® Gorilla Glass enables more sensitivity and more accurate touch response.
For POS applications there is a specific POS cradle with three USB 2.0 ports; two RS-232 ports; one each: Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ-45 without WOL, DC-in Jack, RJ11 (cash drawer, 24V / 12V by switch), VGA port, and an optional SmartCard reader. It is also compatible with RAM mounts, delivering multi-angle adjustments.
Other POS-Type Uses
Other POS-type situations where the Arbor Solution Gladius G1052C tablet makes an ideal handheld device for gathering information are membership management in signing up new members and customer-relationship management, and the gaming industry for dealer ID management, data collection, and cash-flow management.
-- IntelÂ® Quad Core CeleronÂ® N2930 processor for high-computing
-- IntelÂ® HD graphics
-- Support for the following operating systems: Windows Embedded 7, Windows
7 Professional, Windows Embedded Standard 8.0, Windows Embedded 8.1
Industry Pro, and Windows 8.1 Professional. The G105C is upgradeable to
-- Internal and external Lithium-Ion battery packs with hot-swap
-- 2GB standard memory; up to 8GB optional
-- Integrated external Micro SD card slot
-- 32GB MLC mSATA SSD
-- I.P.A. (isopropyl alcohol) cleaning allowed
-- Standard accessories: power adapter, hand strap, external battery-1050,
-- Dimensions: 8.7" (w) x 11.57" (h) x 0.98" (d)
-- Weight: 2.64 lbs. (without two-cell internal battery)
Availability and Pricing
The Arbor Solution Gladius G1052C rugged tablet is available from authorized resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It comes in two versions: G1052C with standard display and an MSRP starting at $1,612, and G1052CS with sunlight readable display and an MSRP starting at $1,828. As with all Arbor Solution products, both may be customized to user's preference. For more information about the G1052C, click here.
About Arbor Solution, Inc. North America
Arbor Solution, Inc. North America provides embedded systems and tablets to a variety of markets. Its expertise as an Industrial PC (IPC) provider makes it uniquely positioned to provide reliable solutions through a customer-first approach. Its products are known for their high productivity, convenience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and dependability. The company is at the forefront of the technology required to conduct business in challenging applications, considering factors such as ergonomics, business conditions, and varying specialized environments. Arbor Solution North America offices are located in the US in San Jose, CA; Florence, MA; and Flower Mound, TX; and in Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The company is part of Taiwan-based Arbor Technology Corporation.
Telco Cuba, Inc. Receives The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) International Section 214 License
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTCPK: QBAN) Telco Cuba, Inc. - U.S. based mobile telecom and data connectivity service provider, Telco Cuba announced today that it has been granted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) International Section 214 license, enabling Telco Cuba to provide telecommunication services originating from The United States of America and terminating anywhere globally. Telco Cuba is now able to offer mobile cell phone service, Voice over IP (VoIP) services, and calling card services originating from the US to any global point including the 11 Million residents of the island nation of Cuba.
Furthermore Mr. William J. Sanchez states "We have successfully completed the change of our trading symbol to 'QBAN' ; this change solidifies our corporate plans on branding Telco Cuba as the leading provider of telecom services to and in Cuba.
Earlier this quarter, during our first conference call, we spelled out a roadmap that included several key milestones in our business plan. Our CEO and President, William J Sanchez had this to say - "We are pleased to announce that the FCC has granted Telco Cuba, Inc. the right to offer international telecommunication services to US based residents and customer to any destination in the world, including Cuba. This milestone affords Telco Cuba the ability to start immediately acquiring services with the results already having led to negotiations with a leading mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in The United States". We will provide further updates on our business development advances during our upcoming conference call to be held on August 3rd at 10:00AM EST.
The conference call will be listen-in only, but will include a Q&A session comprising questions submitted by current or potential shareholders. Interested parties may send their questions to ir@Telcocuba.com until 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time the day of the call. Investors may also submit questions in real time via Investorshub.com by directing the posting to the QBAN Board, subject to time restrictions, Telco Cuba will answer some of the questions submitted via IHUB during the call.
The call in number is 641-715-3580. Enter conference code 413-971 when prompted by the system. The system is configured to accept up to 1000 callers. Please call early and reserve your spot on the call.
About TelcoCuba, Inc
Founded in 2001, Amgentech -- the parent company of TelcoCuba -- has been providing telecommunication and Internet based solutions and services for over 14 years. Amgentech has generated over 7 million dollars in revenue. TelcoCuba is launching best of breed communication services including, but not limited to cell phone service, VoIP, Calling Cards in the US and between the US and Cuba. For more information visit (http://www.telcocuba.com & http://pr.telcocuba.com)
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MBX Brings NVMe SSDs & XeonÂ® D Solutions to Server Appliance Design
Integrator Poised to Incorporate Next-Gen Components in New Customer Platforms
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Server appliance contract manufacturer MBX Systems announced today that it is equipped to engineer new customer platforms with next-generation NVMe-based solid state storage and Intel(Â®) Xeon(Â®) D processor-based System-on-a-Chip products. The company has close relationships with component vendors, ensuring prompt access to new products, and has been actively testing the newest components for several months.
The technologies will accelerate performance, decrease power consumption, reduce hardware footprint and provide other benefits to ISVs and OEMs involved in network security, storage, video surveillance and other industry sectors that utilize server appliances to simplify deployment of enterprise software.
Next-Gen Solid State Storage
The expected fall availability of newest NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) flash controllers will enable the use of solid state drives supporting the NVMe storage interface standard, allowing hardware appliances to achieve data transfer speeds reported to be up to six times faster than 6 Gbps SAS/SATA SSDs. Eliminating the need for host bus adapters by connecting storage to CPUs via a PCIe link will also reduce latency and power consumption.
MBX has been building hardware platforms with SSD caching or tiering since shortly after these technologies became available. For business recovery solutions provider Unitrends, for example, MBX engineered a full line of backup appliances with category-first use of tiered flash storage that yielded 300% faster backups, 125% faster restores, 200% faster local archiving, and a 300% RPO improvement that multiplies the amount of data that can be protected every day.
Next-Gen Processor/SoC Products
The small form factor and architecture of Intel's new high-performance, low-power Xeon D processor-based SoC lineup provide a variety of opportunities to improve appliance design. Both the size of the mini-ITX board and the 128 GB memory support, for example, enable the Xeon D to be utilized for applications requiring a compact footprint or in clustered environments with multiple smaller appliances dedicated to different computing tasks.
The core design also supports exceptionally wide threading for such a small processor platform, making it ideal for high efficiency, high bandwidth appliance applications, while the Xeon D's fully integrated SoC minimizes the risk of isolated failures. That includes integrated 10GB Ethernet, again providing more functionality on a single chip as well as further shrinking the appliance footprint. Intel's 4- and 8-core Xeon D processors are available immediately, with higher-performance 16-core SKUs to come.
MBX will be exhibiting at Booth #1242 in the Black Hat USA 2015 expo running August 5-6 in Las Vegas.
About MBX Systems
MBX Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of application-optimized server appliances and cloud-ready solutions for ISVs and service providers worldwide. MBX delivers turnkey hardware systems that are 100% customized to the customer's specifications by in-house platform engineers, while also offering value-added services such as branding, software imaging, regulatory/compliance, global logistics and warranty support to relieve customers of all hardware responsibilities. That unusual range of services, along with award-winning quality, innovation and customer service, has attracted customers in more than 40 vertical industries in the past two decades. For more information, visit http://www.mbx.com.
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Baby Amaze(TM) Combines Classic Baby Role Play with Technology and Learning, Available Exclusively at Toys"R"UsÂ®
NEW YORK, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VTechÂ® continues its proven success of combining classic role play with technology, as it introduces its all-new Baby Amaze((TM)) line. Injecting innovation into traditional baby role play, the new line launches with two exciting learning dolls and a 3-in-1 stroller. Baby Amaze toys are currently available at Toysrus.com, and will be available exclusively at Toys"R"UsÂ® stores nationwide in August.
Baby Amaze is an innovative assortment that uses technology to teach nurturing concepts and developmental milestones. From a doll that plays peek-a-boo and one that learns to talk with a growing vocabulary, to a stroller that transforms into a high chair and bassinet, Baby Amaze toys foster independent play, motor skills, imagination and language development among children ages 2 to 5 years.
The Baby Amaze product line includes:
-- Baby Amaze(TM) 3-in-1 Care & Learn Stroller(TM): When little ones place
their baby doll in the 3-in-1 stroller, its smart sensor recognizes
movement and plays fun sounds and melodies. Transform the stroller into
a high chair when children can hear baby care reminders that introduce
nurturing concepts and healthy habits, while they pretend to feed their
doll. Turn the high chair into a bassinet and the doll falls asleep
listening to more than 20 classic nursery rhymes and lullabies. The
3-in-1 Care & Learn Stroller also has keys that introduce numbers,
counting, letters, colors, places and animals, as well as plays piano
sounds in music mode. With three different ways to play, this stroller
is packed with fun! (MSRP $44.99)
-- Baby Amaze(TM) Learn to Talk & Read Baby Doll(TM): Children can talk to
their baby doll to hear her repeat what is said, or read from one of the
three included vocabulary books, which features more than 70 words. The
more children speak, the more the doll will learn and repeat! The baby
doll also encourages nurturing role play by asking for her pacifier,
bottle and more. (MSRP $29.99)
-- Baby Amaze(TM) Peek & Learn Doll(TM): Cover the baby doll's eyes with
its hands to play the classic peek-a-boo game, generating adorable
reactions and interactive play. Press the four interactive buttons on
the baby doll and children will learn body parts, counting and nurturing
concepts for role-play fun. Additionally, the baby doll plays a variety
of familiar melodies on a timer for up to 15 minutes. (MSRP $21.99)
For more information, visit vtechkids.com/babyamaze. Video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/user/VTechToys/videos.
"We are very excited to partner with Toys"R"Us to exclusively launch our new Baby Amaze line and showcase VTech's expansion into the doll category," said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America. "We believe Toys"R"Us customers will recognize our commitment to innovation and our proven ability to combine traditional play with technology and learning to invigorate this classic category."
"We are thrilled that VTech has expanded its product assortment into the Toys"R"Us doll aisle as they continue to pioneer new ways to play," said Melody Young, Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Core Toy and Specialty Retail, Toys"R"Us, U.S. "As little ones take on the role of caregiver through toys that encourage nurturing imagination, Baby Amaze will surely resonate with parents and little ones alike."
VTech(Â®) is a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. As a pioneer in the learning toy category, VTech develops high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development and make learning fun. With a rich, almost 35 year history, VTech has not only established itself as a learning authority but also consistently remains at the forefront of innovation with multiple award-winning products such as the InnoTab(Â®) MAX, VTech's first children's tablet with Android((TM)) learning content, Kidizoom(Â®) Smartwatch, the first smartwatch for kids with a built-in camera, InnoTab(Â®) 3S, MobiGo(Â®), V.Reader(Â®) and V.Smile(Â®). The Learning Lodge(Â®), VTech's comprehensive app store, features a robust library of more than 800 educational and entertaining games, e-Books, music and videos with engaging age-appropriate content across the widest variety of curricula, with content expanding to offer even more titles. The company also has a broad range of award-winning infant and preschool products available in 25 different languages worldwide, with more than 100 new products introduced every year. VTech was awarded a prestigious 2015 Toy of The Year (TOTY) Award for its Go! Go! Smart Animals(Â®) Zoo Explorers Playset(TM). In order to further strengthen VTech's position as a learning authority, the company's Expert Panel, with esteemed experts in reading, language arts, science, math, and child development, consult on new product introductions and Learning Lodge content.
VTech Electronics North America, LLC is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. VTech Electronics Limited is headquartered in Hong Kong with distribution globally.
SolidRun Ltd. announces its HummingBoard-Edge computer with industry's highest feature density for IoT Smart Edge Applications.
The HummingBoard-Edge(TM) offers a large variety of features and configurations simplifying development and deployment of IoT applications.
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SolidRun Ltd. announced today the launch of the HummingBoard-Edge(TM) ; a feature rich, small and powerful, low-cost ARM computer based on Freescale's i.MX6 leading embedded processor.
The HummingBoard-Edge is the new high-end member of SolidRun's HummingBoard(TM) family. The HummingBoard-Edge incorporates unique features such as M.2 module support, eMMC storage and wide range voltage input (7 Volt to 36 Volt range) serving a variety of demanding applications.
The HummingBoard-Edge family provides the users with the highest level of flexibility enabling them to fine tune the product's processing power, memory and storage, Wireless/RF connectivity and I/Os based on their needs and target costs. In addition, it supports multiple levels of environment grades and provides an extensive set of software development tools and standard linux distributions.
Sized at 102mm x 69mm the HummingBoard-Edge condenses a large set of features and assembly build options including a choice of Single up to Quad Core MicroSOM, memory size of up to 4GB, MicroSD, eMMC, WiFi and Bluetooth, Infra-Red Receiver. GigaBit Ethernet, Four USB2.0 interfaces, Mini-PCIE with SIM Card holder for GSM modem support, HDMI with FullHD support, LVDS, Analog Audio, MIPI DSI ,MIPI- CSI-4 Camera, Parallel Camera, 36 pins GPIO Header, Real Time Clock with Backup battery and more.
"IoT product developers have many challenges to overcome" stated Dr. Atai Ziv, SolidRun's CEO "Our solutions enable OEMs and business partners to focus on the application and market, dramatically reducing the design complexity of their product".
Established in 2010, SolidRun is a global leading developer and manufacturer of powerful energy efficient System on Modules (SOMs) and mini computers. SolidRun's innovative embedded solutions are ARM processor architecture based and compact, and include comprehensive software packages, drivers and support for major operating systems. Investing in software as one of the key differentiators, SolidRun is a proud member of the OSS community and strongly believes in its principles.
For more information about the HummingBoard and about SolidRun, please contact:
MOBIA Entertainment Receives Funding to Develop League of Legends Mobile Social Application
LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --MOBIA ENTERTAINMENT, formed in June 2015, is a new mobile company focused on building state-of-the-art applications and games. The new venture is backed by strategic investors, including partner Firefly Games and Sky Ocean International Holdings.
The first application Mobia Entertainment will launch this fall is League Chat, a definitive social e-sports application for the League of Legends community. The mobile app includes live video streaming for the League of Legends 2015 LCS (League Championship Series), mobile text messaging, and community generated content.
League Chat will be the driving template to a much-needed evolution of accessibility to the competitive gaming community outside of the PC. For League Chat, League of Legends players will be able to contact friends inside and outside the game with their LoL login, interact with e-sports videos, and share personal game-related moments. Future versions will include the development of instant replay sharing, curated league of legends content and other innovative social e-sports features.
Mobia Entertainment has partnered with both Firefly Games and Grab Games to expand its technical capabilities and drive its expansion into global markets. Michael Zhang, CEO of Firefly Games, stated "We are excited to take our expertise of publishing mobile games worldwide and bring that experience to League Chat." Grab's CEO, Anthony Borquez, quoted, "Our team is ecstatic to leverage our mobile messaging technology to power League Chat and form a mobile alliance with Mobia Entertainment and Firefly Games."
In addition to League Chat, Mobia Entertainment will also be developing mobile games with its partner companies. Their first title, a licensed IP from a major entertainment brand, will be announced in the coming months.
About Mobia Entertainment: a Delaware Company formed in 2015. Mobia is a developer and publisher for mobile applications and games. Mobia's first title, League Chat, is a mobile e-sports messaging application focused on the League of Legends community, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2015.
About Firefly Games: a Los Angeles and Shanghai-based mobile game publisher founded in January of 2015 on the idea that the mobile gaming future is global and highly community driven. With a focus on mid to hardcore mobile games, their games include the top-charting Rush of Heroes and Rising Heroes. Firefly's team has a history of shaping highly influential mobile, PC, and browser games at places like GREE, Funzio, Zynga, Nexon, Riot Games, ZQGame, Gamevil, and Fun Plus.
About Grab Games: a Los Angeles-based mobile game developer formed in 2010. Grab's games have been played over 5 billion times and enjoyed by 20 million+ users. Grab's mobile games include: Legends of Mythica, AmoeBattle, Hero Havoc, the Gold Miner franchise, Penguin Patrol, and Grab Money Slots.
About Sky Ocean International Holdings: Sky Ocean is a publicly-traded holdings group with a $1.7B market cap that specializes in cultural industries, technology, real estate properties, and investments. Sky Ocean's mission has been to become a leading global entertainment group linking Greater China with the worldwide market.
NUU Mobile's Z8 Flagship Android Smartphone Now Available for $299.99
Unlocked Android phone built on Lollipop 5.0 with 4G LTE Speeds
ROCHESTER, Minn., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NUU Mobile today announces its flagship Z8 32GB version is available through online retailers including Best Buy, Target, HSN, Amazon and NUU Mobile for $299.99 MSRP. The high-performance device boasts 4G LTE speeds, full HD touch screen, Sony Optics camera for flawless selfies, dual-4G LTE SIM capability, Android 5.0 Lollipop and an impressive 1.7 GHz Octa-core processer for increased speed and functionality.
A 16GB version will be available in early August through NUU Mobile as well. Offered in the Brushed Black color only, this version will sell for $249.99 MSRP.
"We are excited to offer our customers an unlocked phone that provides top quality specs, unmatched power and all the benefits of the Lollipop operating system, without forcing high prices or locked contracts on them," said John Murtha, vice president of sales for NUU Mobile. "The Z8 is our highest performing phone yet and we are thrilled to deliver a fully-loaded smartphone that stays true to our commitment to freedom and flexibility."
Performance and Power
The Z8 features a 5.5-inch full HD display for crystal clear media viewing and sharp color contrast. The 13 MP Sony rear camera with BSI sensor and 8 MP front camera with wide-angle lens take the perfect photos in any kind of lighting. The Z8 gives users greater freedom with Dual LTE SIMs, expandable memory and a removable battery.
Functionality and Flexibility
Users can stay connected and multitask with LTE speed on the Z8, using T-Mobile and AT&T LTE networks including Cricket Wireless, Lycamobile, Metro PCS, Net10 Wireless and Straight Talk. And with Dual LTE SIM cards, users can have two phone numbers on one device, eliminating the need to carry separate phones for work and personal life.
The Z8 - 32GB will be available in Brushed Black, Brushed White and limited edition colors and patterns in the future. The Z8 - 16GB will be available in Brushed Black.
NUU Mobile Z8 features:
-- 5.5-inch FHD HD Touch screen 1920 X 1080p (400 PPI)
-- 8 MP front camera with wide-angle lens
-- 13 MP rear SonyÂ® camera with BSI sensor
-- Enabled for 4G LTE: Bands 2,4, 7, 17 (T-MobileÂ® and AT&TÂ® networks)
-- 150 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity
-- Android(TM) 5.0 Lollipop operating system
-- 1.7 GHz LTE Octa-Core processor
-- 32 GB or 16GB (depending on version) Internal ROM Storage, expandable
-- 2 GB RAM
-- 2650 mAh battery
-- Dual LTE SIM card support
-- Noise cancelling audio
-- Bluetooth 4.0
-- Gesture Controls: Tap-to-Wake, Wave-to-Mute, Flip-to-Mute, O-to-Open
-- LED notifications
About NUU Mobile
Headquartered in Hong Kong and launched in 2012, NUU Mobile designs, engineers and manufactures high quality unlocked Android(TM) smartphones. The company provides an alternative option to rigid, long-term contracts for mobile consumers by offering smartphones with the latest technology, increased flexibility and exceptional quality at more accessible prices. The brand expanded to the United States in 2014, with offices in Rochester, Minn. and Mendota Heights, Minn., and is currently growing its distribution in North and South America.
Pet Parents In For A Treat With The Retail Launch Of The Petzi Treat Cam
Amazon.com and PetSmart to offer the Petzi Treat Cam, which enables pet owners to see, speak, and treat their pets from anywhere
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- America's 82 million pet-owning homes have a reason to purr and wag their tails with delight as the Petzi Treat Cam(TM) announces its retail availability at PetSmart, one of America's largest pet retailers, and Amazon Launchpad, a new store featuring cutting-edge products from today's brightest startups. Designed to create playful, mutually-rewarding interaction that brightens the days of pets and their owners, the Petzi Treat Cam allows people to ('see') video, ('speak') audio, ('snap') take pictures, and ('treat') dispense treats to their pets remotely using any Internet-enabled smart device.
The easy-to-install device connects to home Wi-Fi and contains an HD camera, high-quality audio, and the ability to remotely dispense your pet's favorite treat at the touch of a button via the Petzi app. In addition, the iOS and Android apps allows owners to interact with other animal lovers and their pets, as well as share their pet pictures and videos via social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the company's own, soon-to-launch social "Petwork."
Available for $169.99, the Petzi Treat Cam features:
-- Sleek, safe, and durable design
-- EZ-PZ setup and intuitive interface
-- Multiple mounting options to place anywhere
-- A sophisticated treat-dispensing system, compatible with the widest
variety of treats
-- 1-3 dog or cat treats playfully ejected at the touch of a button
-- Generous treat hopper holds more than 100 of your pet's favorite treats
-- HD camera delivers up to 720p video
-- Low-light IR "night vision"
-- Wide angle viewing Rich, extended range audio
You can see it in action at http://bit.ly/1VFlZsU
A team of engineers, animal trainers, and behaviorists designed every aspect of the Petzi Treat Cam to ensure it delivers an experience that is optimized for both pets and owners. From the angle of the camera, clarity of the audio, and even the landing areas of the "treat drop-zone," every detail creates a moment of joyful play that brightens the day for pets and their parents.
Pet technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the $60 billion U.S. pet industry, which is expected to exceed $3 billion in 2015. Petzi Treat Cam is the first product from Petzila, a founding pioneer of the space who will also shortly be launching the world's most unique and engaging social "Petwork."
Petzila (spelled with one L) was founded in 2011 with the mission of bringing pets and their owners closer together through today's most popular trends and technologies. By creating a fully interactive and social experience, Petzila's first product Petzi Treat Cam will allow people and their pets to connect via the net in a mutually-rewarding way that strengthens the emotional bond.
Epson Sponsors "Between Worlds" Exhibition at Leica Gallery in Los Angeles
Black-and-White Exhibit Printed on 64-Inch Epson Stylus Pro 11880
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Epson today announced it is sponsoring the "Between Worlds" project, the latest series of Waterscapes released from renowned artist and photographer Henthorne. Partnering with Earthscape artist Andres Amador, Henthorne captured images where earth, sea and sky unite. The black-and-white exhibit was printed entirely on the Epson Stylus(Â®) Pro 11880 64-inch photo printer and is now open through Aug. 31 at the Leica Gallery in West Hollywood, Calif.
"Henthorne has a unique ability to capture water, clouds and shoreline images that lure the viewer in," said Lucie Milanes, director of marketing strategy and communications, Epson America, Inc. "Combining the distinctive talent of Henthorne's photography and Amador's sand artistry with Epson large-format printing helped to create an experience that the human eye is unable to capture on its own."
The "Between Worlds" exhibition showcases a four month long project on the wild cliffs of northern California that captures the collaboration of Henthorne's black-and-white epic exposure waterscapes combined with the earthscapes of artist Andres Amador. Balancing between minimalism and abstraction, the series captures a new intersection of ocean and earth - blending it, and in some instances, nearly obscuring it.
"In photography, the primary artistic process includes capturing and editing a photo, but it's the last step in the equation, the final printed output, that makes all the difference. When a photograph is printed it transforms an image into a piece of inspirational artwork," said Henthorne. "Printing up to 64-inches wide on the Epson Stylus Photo 11880 was critical for me to provide more depth to my work and make my photographic art engaging for the audience. Ultimately, Epson allowed me to bring my true artistic vision to life, to a place where the ephemeral meets the ethereal."
The "Between Worlds" exhibition is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. through Aug. 31. For more information, visit the Leica Gallery website. For additional information about Epson's complete line of professional printing solutions, including the Epson Stylus Pro 11880, visit proimaging.epson.com.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.
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.
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ChinaCache Unveils MPlus -- Wireless Communication Speed Optimization App
BEIJING, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ChinaCache, China's leading Internet content delivery service and total solution provider, successfully launched MPlus, the industry's first Internet acceleration product.
This is a product that provides optimization specifically for wireless communications network traffic and can be applied to e-commerce, finance, information technology, social media and other mobile Internet sectors in order to tackle the problems of slow refresh rates and poor user experience at peak times or under complex network environment for Apps.
With over 17 years of extensive platform collaboration with carriers, ChinaCache continues to lead in the mobile Internet era. The development of MPlus, as a user-friendly App product can help a company to not only quickly win a user's heart, but also keep its competitive edge against similar companies for greater development room and more business opportunities.
Apps can only continue to enjoy use by meeting the user's expectations for functions, speed and quality. An App will be inevitably favored by users if it can provide high speed access and a smooth experience instead of having complications and lag time.
ChinaCache's MPlus makes a technology breakthrough in wireless transmission optimization. Through technological approaches of smart caching, terminal identification, dynamic data reduction, application protocol optimization and transmission protocol optimization, it enhances the transmission efficiency of mobile networks by 60%, transmitting dynamically high-quality data content in the shortest possible time. In addition, through the integration of a carrier's rear-end flow resources, MPlus takes another technological approach by combining the flow cell and mobile products together in order to form a customizable comprehensive traffic package, so as to enhance the performance and efficiency.
The brand new comprehensive traffic solution and leading-edge feature for the end-user wireless traffic cost reduction provided by MPlus turn out to be the perfect combination of physical acceleration and marketing power. MPlus has won the "Best Innovative Product Award" from "IT Times." It has also been applied by several well-known Internet companies, such as photo social media software Nice, In, and outpatient medical service platform "Good doctors online."
Experience the quality
Nice, with its "brand name filter" as the main selling point, has gained millions of users only a few months after being launched online. With a massive number of photos being shared by users, image refresh rate has become a big issue for Nice. ChinaCache took advantage of its professional network acceleration experience and applied MPlus to increase performance at Nice. By tapping into their extensive resources and high-quality network nodes, they optimized the deployment of mobile network environment and content adaptation for Nice, so that hijacking phenomenon within the mobile network was reduced for Nice's mobile terminals, while the image response time and thumbnail image table refresh rate were significantly improved.
In, another photo social media software, shares the similar issues with Nice. During the period of rapid increase of number of users, In uses MPlus to allow users to quickly open high-definition photos even in a cellular network environment to further enhance the user experience and their satisfaction, thus cementing their leading role in the sector of photo social media software.
The past two years saw the online medical service has crowded with many competitors. The acceleration service provided by ChinaCache MPlus allows "Good doctors online" users to safely and quickly consult with doctors, make appointments and follow up after hospital discharge.
MPlus will continue to evolve based on user needs.
Speck Releases Its Slimmest, 360Â° Military-grade Protective Folio Case
CandyShell Wrap features a dual-layer flip cover for all-around defense
SAN MATEO, Calif., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Speck, the creator of award-winning slim protective cases for smartphones, tablets and laptops, today announced CandyShell Wrap, a durable folio case featuring patented dual-layer design that wraps the iPhone in 360 degrees of protection. CandyShell Wrap is a design milestone for Speck, who engineered the all-around, dual-layer construction so that it exceeds military-grade protection standards, but only adds a total of .24 inches in thickness to the phone.
As smartphone screens get bigger, so does the risk of damage from drops, bumps, and scratches. CandyShell Wrap was created for the growing number of smartphone users opting for a case that incorporates a protective cover for the screen. It extends Speck's patented CandyShell design to a new, full coverage, 360Â° protective case using an innovative flip cover.
"This is the first time we've applied our military-grade protection technology to a folio for a phone," said Bryan Hynecek, Speck VP of design. "That means that the dual-layer design you trust to protect the rest of your iPhone now wraps around the screen, so it's safe knocking around down at the bottom of a bag or in a pocket with keys and pens."
CandyShell Wrap was cleverly designed to solve the problems with many folio cases on the market today. Some of its thoughtful details include:
-- Dual-layer protective flip cover shields phone screen from scratches,
bumps, and drops for 360Â° defense.
-- A rubber hinge allows for easy one-handed use, and doesn't cover up the
camera when it's folded back.
-- A locking latch keeps the cover on tightly so hard or sharp items can't
get in between the cover and glass and cause damage.
-- Calls remain connected when the cover is closed so you can talk freely
or use the speaker without opening the case.
-- Complete, all-around protection means no edges are left exposed, a
raised bezel protects the screen from impact, and rubberized covers
shield the volume and power buttons.
CandyShell Wrap is available today at http://www.speckproducts.com at $49.95 for iPhone 6 and $59.95 for iPhone 6 Plus.
Speck is an award-winning leader of mighty slim protective cases for the world's top smartphones, tablets, and laptops. From iPad cases and iPhone cases to Samsung Galaxy cases and everything in between, we design cases that are slim, good looking and most importantly, the most effective protection possible. Our roots are in the heart of Silicon Valley, at the intersection of design and technology, inspiring forward-thinking innovation to craft masterfully engineered and patented designs. It's all in the details; we create our cases to enable you to go more places and enjoy more from your mobile devices. Get to know us at speckproducts.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Nextbook Flexx 8 Windows Tablet Introduced at Walmart.com
E FUN Expands Flexx Family of Windows Tablets with New 8" Nextbook for $99.99
WEST COVINA, Calif., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- E FUN announces the newest member of its Flexx family of tablets, the Nextbook Flexx 8. This 8" tablet, powered by Windows and Intel, is an incredible value with an included one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for one year and 60 Skype world minutes per month for one year. The Nextbook Flexx 8 is available now at Walmart.com for $99.99 and users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free* starting July 29.
"Our new Nextbook Flexx 8 tablet updates the highly popular 8" Windows tablet that was offered on Black Friday last year," said Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice president of sales at E FUN. "With this introduction, we continue to offer consumers the exceptional value that the Nextbook brand is known for."
Designed for users across all categories - professionals, students and casual users - the Nextbook Flexx 8 Windows tablet has everything they need to stay entertained, connected and informed from almost anywhere. Whether it's downloading apps from the Windows Store, or playing Xbox games, music and videos, the Flexx 8 operates with ease.
It features the following:
-- 8" 1280 x 800 IPS screen with capacitive multi-touch
-- Quad-Core IntelÂ® Atom(TM) Z3735G Processor with 1GB of system memory
-- 32GB internal storage; expandable via microSD card up to 64GB
-- Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity options
-- Front webcam and 2 megapixel back camera with microphone
-- Micro USB port, micro HDMI port, audio jack
-- 3-axis g-sensor for apps and gaming
-- 4000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery
-- Weighs less than one pound; 8.46"x 4.84" x 0.35" dimensions
The Nextbook Flexx 8 ships with the Windows 8.1 operating system, and includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal featuring full, installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for a rich offline experience. Use Skype to video chat; plus store, share, access and edit your photos and files online across your devices with 1 TB of OneDrive online storage free for one year.
*See Windows.com/windows10upgrade for availability and other details
About E FUN
E FUN, a designer and marketer of mobile lifestyle products, entered the North American market in late 2010. Since then, E FUN has grown to be one of the leading tablet brands at retail, achieving top five market share by volume in 2013. Its ongoing product innovation and partnerships set E FUN apart from competitors and provide customers with unique out of the box experiences. Its product offerings include Android and Windows tablets, home automation devices, and wearables. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California.
Get set for the world debut of cross-platform gameplay between World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360
EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is over and the battle lines are drawn as Wargaming announces World of Tanks is now available globally on Xbox One. Custom built for the platform, World of Tanks on Xbox One fully harnesses the power of the console and brings a world first to gamers with cross-platform play between the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game. With the addition of stunning enhanced graphics and a new Player versus Environment (PVE) mode, the new generation of tank warfare has at last arrived.
World of Tanks on Xbox One delivers an amazing first-to-market function for console tankers with never before seen cross-platform multiplayer tank battles on Xbox. Furthermore, with a single Xbox Live account sign-in between the two platforms all tech tree progress and in-game research is preserved, no matter which Xbox console a player is using to access the fight.
"Across all platforms, World of Tanks has one of the most dedicated online communities of players and we are expanding that community as we break new ground with this revolutionary cross-platform play functionality on consoles," stated Denny Thorley, SVP of product development, Wargaming. "With this technological innovation we are able to bridge the battle between Xbox One and Xbox 360 tankers, and we're excited to offer players their first-ever opportunity to play across the two, together and seamlessly."
World of Tanks cross-platform gameplay delivers another innovation with voice chat between platforms and shared achievements through a single Xbox Live account. The game also ramps up the combat with enhanced graphics and lingering battle damage thanks to the heightened Havok damage physics.
The all-new "Proving Grounds" PVE mode debuts, providing the perfect entry point for new tankers and an excellent practice arena for existing tankers. Finally, players will be able to share every glorious victory via the full slate of social and streaming support offered on the Xbox One platform.
For more information about World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360, visit:
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal http://www.wargaming.net.
We trust them with our most personal questions, photos, stories and secrets. They never leave our sides. Most of us have slept with our phone(1). And nearly 1 in 5 people would be more willing to give up seeing their significant other, showering or sleeping than having to go without their smartphone for a weekend(1). Now that's devotion.
But let's face it, most of the time, these relationships are one-sided. Our phones simply aren't as devoted to us as we are to them. They desert us with a dead battery when we need them the most, embarrass us during important meetings, and pester us while we're driving, demanding we take our eyes off the road to pay attention to them. And needless to say, most of the time, our phones rarely match our personal style. No wonder less than half of people say they are happy with their phone.
At Motorola, we believe everyone deserves the choice of a better mobile relationship. One that is personal, fulfilling, stands the test of time and fits your budget.
Your phone should know you by the sound of your voice, but also realize when you want to be left alone. It should offer a customized look that perfectly complements your individual style. It should keep you safe with easy-to-access, hands-free control. It should grow with you, learning your preferences and habits, getting better over time. And it certainly should be with you for the long haul: durable, water-repellent, and backed up with lifetime customer service.
Today we are announcing the next generations of our most popular phones -- Moto G and Moto X -- giving you the mobile relationship you never knew existed. The new phones feature best in class cameras, meaningful software experiences and personalization options - all at exceptional prices.
The new Moto G: The phone that's always there for you.
The new Moto G is ready to weather any storm with you, literally, thanks to IPX7-rated protection and Corning Gorilla Glass, so you're safe from accidental drops into water(2) as well as unsightly scrapes and scratches on your display. With an all-day battery(3), it won't ever bail on you when you need it most and it's ready to capture new memories with a flick of the wrist with a 13 megapixel camera. Personalize Moto G with Motorola Shells available in a variety of colors. And now, Moto G can complement your personal style even more with customization options on Moto Maker(4), our online design studio where you can pick the colors, memory and accents to make your phone as unique as you are. New in 2015, we're expanding Moto Maker into Brazil, where Moto G was the best-selling device for a year.
The new Moto X family: Finally, phones that love you back.
Announcing two editions to offer you even more choice:
Moto XPlay With up to 48-hours of battery life and a water-repellent design, Moto X Play will love you back day and night, rain or shine. Stay connected on your commute, at work, at play and whenever you need it most--and still have enough battery to get you into the next day. Take brilliant photos and stunning videos with its 21 megapixel camera, and show them off on the edge-to-edge 5.5-inch HD display. And living up to its name, get all the power you need for gaming, streaming and multi-tasking at the speed of life with a QualcommÂ® Snapdragon(TM) processor.
Moto X Style Looking for a phone that doesn't compromise, offers powerful performance, and looks gorgeous all at the same time? Then the bold new Moto X Style is for you. We certainly wouldn't call it "Style" if it didn't complement yours, offering more customization options than any other phone on the market. Make yours a true reflection of you by choosing from a variety of vibrant colors or authentic materials including new Saffiano leather and real wood with unique grains. Immerse yourself in entertainment with an expansive 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display that's enhanced by rich stereo sound. And when your battery needs a boost, the world's fastest charging smartphone(5) will get 10 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging with TurboPower. With all three of these new smartphones, we've used some of the most advanced camera technologies available, so Moto X Style now boasts one of the best cameras in the industry. You can take crystal-clear photos and video with the 21-megapixel camera or look your best in selfies or video chats with the 5-megapixel front-facing camera featuring a wide angle lens and selfie flash.
In the US, it will be available as a Pure Edition because you are getting an end-to-end Moto experience that hasn't been possible until now. With universal banding, you can now use the same phone on any US carrier. Plus, buying directly from Motorola means you get a cleaner version of Android, without clutter and bloatware.
How to buy & pricing that fits
This is our biggest Moto G launch yet, with availability in more than 60 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific starting today. Check your local websites for pricing, but one thing is certain, we've made sure that every Moto phone is offered at an amazingly competitive price and delivers premium value.
Moto X Play will be available starting in August in various countries across Europe, Latin America and Canada (sorry, it won't be available in the US, but we'll have more choices for you all later this year). Moto X Style will be available in countries across Europe, Latin America and North America starting in September. We'll share news for Asia Pacific, including more on China and India, later this year.
(1 )Motorola Global Smartphone Relationship Survey, July 2015
(2) Designed to withstand immersion in up to 3 feet/1 meter of fresh water for up to 30 minutes provided the back cover is properly sealed. Not designed to work while submerged underwater. Do not use while swimming, or subject it to pressurized streams of water. Not dustproof. See Motorola.com for details.
(3) All battery life claims are approximate and based on a standard mixed use profile. The mixed use profile is based on Motorola devices on major 4G LTE networks with excellent coverage and includes both usage and standby time. Out-of-box settings are applied to the mixed use profile to project battery performance. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.
(4) Moto Maker not available in all markets.
(5) Based on average smartphone charging rate (mA) in the first 15 minutes and over the entire charging cycle. Tests compared other 2015 premium smartphones with >= 2500 mAh batteries using their in-box rapid charging solution. Testing as of July 2015.
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Terra Holdings Launches First NYC-Based Residential Real Estate Apps For Apple Watch And iPhone iOS
Developed for Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property, the Apps Launched July 2015 in the Apple App Store
NEW YORK, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Terra Holdings, one of America's largest privately-held real estate services companies and the parent company of Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property, has announced today that it has launched the first residential real estate apps on the Apple Watch and iPhone for Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property respectively. Each app will allow buyers and their partner a uniquely personal and collaborative search experience. Featuring residential properties in the areas and towns where they specialize, Brown Harris Stevens' app will cover New York City, the Hamptons, and Palm Beach, Florida. Halstead Property's app will cover New York City, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Connecticut. More than 100,000 properties can be found on these Apple Watch and iPhone apps.
"We are proud to launch an innovative new real estate experience on the Apple Watch and iPhone," stated Arthur Zeckendorf, co-owner and co-chairman, Terra Holdings. "Our mission has always been to provide an unparalleled level of service to Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead clients, and in developing collaborative new apps, we aim to exemplify that commitment."
The two apps will offer users the option to link their profiles with a partner of their choice. After selecting specific property features, smart collaboration tools will make it easy for the pair to communicate privately, share listings and receive personalized recommendations from their broker. The apps also offers a unique collaboration tool in which a property that is marked as a favorite by one partner will receive a half-heart icon that can only be made whole when both partners agree on the same potential home. Each property can be viewed on their Apple Watch and iPhone with an array of photos including a map view and floor plan.
"We've placed a unique focus on streamlining the real estate process for partners in a collaborative and private way, which will add another level of ease for our clients," stated Alan J. Kersner, chief operating officer, Terra Holdings. "We are eager to provide a level of service, speed and ease that no other real estate firm has ever offered."
Customers can discover properties on their iPhone and Apple Watch and view photos, floorplans and easily map the listings locations. The apps provide instant alerts for new listings and updates on "favorited" properties, such as price changes and open house information; users won't miss a thing.
"The Terra Holdings Apple Watch and iPhone apps feature fast and intuitive filtering tools to help our clients zero in on the perfect property more quickly," stated James G. Cahill, chief information and technology officer. "The goal is to simplify the real estate search process by using Apple's most personal device and their latest technology innovations."
About Terra Holdings:
Terra Holdings, LLC is one of America's largest privately-held real estate services companies. Terra Holdings is the market leader in luxury residential real estate sales, rentals and property management in New York City as well as a leader in commercial property services, appraisals, consulting and insurance. With a total staff of more than 1,000, Terra Holdings is the parent of a group of nine major real estate companies that provide a broad spectrum of services to clients in the Metropolitan New York area and Florida with access to buyer and sellers throughout The United States and around the world.
About Brown Harris Stevens:
Brown Harris Stevens, established in 1873, is the premier provider of residential real estate services. The company has offices throughout New York City, The Hamptons, Palm Beach and Miami. Brown Harris Stevens offers more luxury residential exclusives than any other firm and serves as the exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, Inc., a subsidiary of Christie's International PLC, the world's oldest fine arts auctioneer. Please visit http://www.BHSUSA.com
About Halstead Property:
As one of the top residential real estate brokerage firms in the New York metropolitan area, Halstead Property has more than 1,200 sales and rental agents located in premier retail storefront offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut. In addition, the Development Marketing Division of Halstead Property is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for many new developments in the tristate area and through the Property Management Division, Halstead manages more than 25,000 residential units within 250 buildings. To learn more, please visit http://www.halstead.com.
Latest Release of Visibility Software Adds New Security, Session Intelligence, Inline Bypass and Advanced Capabilities for Mobile Carriers
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions, today announced the availability of version 4.4 of its market-leading visibility software, GigaVUE-OSÂ®. This release is at the heart of Gigamon's Unified Visibility Fabric and GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform offerings and offers a range of new security, session intelligence, inline bypass and advanced carrier-specific capabilities.
"Networks have become the most critical of business and IT assets, and now more than ever, having strong security and pervasive visibility into all network traffic is paramount," said Ananda Rajagopal, Vice President of Product Line Management at Gigamon. "These new GigaVUE-OS capabilities enable customers to deploy GigaSECURE, the industry's first Security Delivery Platform, which provides pervasive visibility of network traffic, users, applications and suspicious activity, and simultaneously delivers it to multiple security devices without impacting network availability."
New Session Intelligence: Application Session Filtering (ASF),
Application Session Filtering is a new, patent-pending GigaSMART(Â®) application that comprises a key pillar of the GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform. ASF provides a powerful filtering engine that identifies applications based on signatures appearing within packets that form the application flow of network traffic. Once positively identified, ASF extracts the entire session corresponding to the matched application flow from the initial packet to the last packet of the flow, even if the match occurs well after the first packet. This allows an administrator to forward specific "traffic of interest" to security appliances thereby optimizing their operational efficiency and improving overall performance.
The capability is especially useful in extracting entire sessions of interest corresponding to Web applications (such as YouTube, Netflix), business applications (such as database SQL traffic, Outlook emails with attachments) and many others. The ability to filter entire sessions of such traffic significantly enhances the productivity of security appliances.
New Security Features: Enhanced SSL Decryption
As part of continuing expansion of the popular GigaSMART SSL Decryption application released last year, the latest version of software adds support for TLS 1.2, SHA256 and increases the number of supported keys up to 4,000. With SSL traffic accounting for up to a third of all traffic in many networks, and network attacks via SSL expected to grow significantly, decryption of SSL traffic is becoming increasingly important to connected security devices to function more effectively. In addition, the capability to service chain SSL decryption with Application Session Filtering allows security appliances to gain advanced visibility into encrypted sessions flowing throughout the network.
New Security Features: Inline Bypass Advancements
Another key pillar of the Security Delivery Platform is the inline bypass capability that provides the flexibility needed to deploy security functions either inline or out-of-band. GigaVUE-OS 4.4 introduces the ability to perform asymmetric hashing of inline security tool groups. This capability is especially useful for those security tools interested in tracking conversations, such as those from a specific endpoint or conversations to a specific target destination, etc.
Empowering Carriers: New White-Listing and GTP Correlation Capabilities for Intelligent Subscriber Awareness
GigaVUE-OS 4.4 extends the scale of white-listing with support for up to 500,000 subscribers per white list per GigaSMART engine. Mobile carriers can create custom whitelists of specific subscribers using their IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) that can be used to identify security threats to a specific subscriber, attach value-added services to a specific subscriber, or conduct real-time analytics for a premium subscriber at scale. Stateful filtering on new EPC interfaces used in an LTE core network as well as traffic corresponding to GTP versions allows mobile providers to implement both intelligent subscriber awareness and advanced filtering to keep up with the growth in mobile traffic.
GigaVUE OS 4.4 is available now from authorized Gigamon channel partners worldwide.
Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric(TM) architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Gigamon's technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive and dynamic intelligent visibility of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies and centralized management, the Gigamon GigaVUE portfolio of high availability and high-density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to management, analysis, compliance and security tools. Gigamon has been designing and building traffic visibility products since 2004 and its solutions are deployed globally across vertical markets including over half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies. Learn more at http://www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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KODAK PIXPRO(TM) SP360 Action Camera Amongst The First 360-degree Cameras To Provide Interactive, Immersive Videos On YouTube's 360-degree Video Support
Prepare to be transported into the newest realm of 3-D immersive video and interactivity on virtually any smart device or computer with the SP360 Action Camera
LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee of KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, and creator of the highly regarded SP360 Action Camera, now works on YouTube's recently launched support for 360-degree videos. With so much excitement over the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera, countless gleaming reviews and praises by tech and lifestyle editors, it's no surprise that the SP360 would be on the forefront of leading technology helping YouTube content creators to share their world with 360-degree videos.
As developers look for new ways to create and share 360-degree interactive videos, the SP360 is one of only a handful of 360-degree cameras, compatible with the newly launched YouTube 360-degree format. Using the PIXPRO free PC and Mac desktop editing software for the SP360, video enthusiasts can now transcribe any video created with the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera with a press of a single button to the YouTube 360-degree format and upload content seamlessly to their YouTube channel.
"The unique, single lens of the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera enables you to capture a spherical image, easily creating a highly interactive 360-degree video," said Paul Meyhoefer, Vice President of Marketing for JK Imaging Ltd. "Using the PIXPRO software to transcribe these videos, YouTube now easily allows anyone to share full interactive 360-degree videos with all their followers. We are extremely excited to have worked with YouTube to help support a platform for users to be able to create and share the next generation of interactive video."
This exciting announcement is a testament to the changing landscape of video as we know it. Viewing flat, one-dimensional videos from one point-of-view is quickly becoming a thing of the past, with social media and fan engagement demanding more from content creators. JK Imaging is very pleased to be at the forefront of this technology with a 360-degree camera that answers what content developers are asking for, a way to create interactive video without stitching video from multiple cameras. The ability to be on the cusp of such change with pivotal technology only sparks the drive and ambition of a talented team of dreamers at JK Imaging to begin to look beyond this and see where the next wave of technology and smart product will take them.
About JK Imaging, Ltd.
JK Imaging, Ltd., is a privately held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California with additional sales offices worldwide. The executive team is comprised of experienced sales and marketing officers with extensive backgrounds in digital imaging and global distribution. JK Imaging, Ltd. services North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, visit http://www.kodakpixpro.com
Popcards Launches First-Ever Photo Greeting Card App That Literally Pops With An Augmented Reality Video Experience
The Popcards App lets consumers create personalized, printed greeting cards with a video message. New Users to Receive FREE Popcard.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Popcards, the newest innovation in greeting cards since the digital photo, is a free app now available in Apple and Android app stores. With the Popcards App, you can create printed greeting cards that come to life with an augmented reality video experience. With the app the user can simultaneously take a photo and record a personal video. The photo is printed on the greeting card with a personal message. The greeting card can then be scanned using the same Popcards app bringing the card magically to life.
Popcards will forever change life's memorable moments including, holidays, birth announcements, weddings, special invitations and more by offering beautiful greeting cards that pop with a video experience. Consumers can now have the visual, video component social media channels provide, with a lasting greeting card memento they can save forever.
"As innovators in the printing industry, we've developed Popcards to incorporate augmented reality technology with printed greeting cards. Today, we can expect to see personal images and videos, together with print, to announce or celebrate life's big moments. In the future, no one will ever send just a photo greeting card again," says Popcards inventor Kurt Johnson.
Popcards is powered by technology from Layar, the leading developer of augmented reality software for the printing industry.
Creating a Popcard is easy. See directions below or watch the video here.
1. Download the free app from iPhone or Android app stores.
2. Open the app, select "Create," then start the camera.
3. The cameral takes 5 stills, then starts recording the video.
4. Select one of the still photos for your greeting card.
5. Choose a themed template and write a personal message.
6. Cards are printed and shipped in 1 business day for as little as $1.69
7. Using the same app, scan the still photo and watch it Pop with the video
To try Popcards for free, download the app in Apple and Android app stores then use Promo Code: tryitfree
Popcards are the newest innovation in Greeting Cards that combine both a photo and video in an augmented reality experience. Imagine getting a birth announcement in the mail from your best friend. There is a photo on the announcement with an icon that says, "View with Popcards", a downloadable iOS or Android app. You scan the photo with the app and it instantly comes to life with a video of the mother introducing her new baby to the world.
There are lots of applications: a Holiday Greeting Card with a video of a family's personal message, a Save the Date Announcement with a video of the couple in love, a Graduation Announcement with a video of the graduate talking about college plans, or a simple Thank You card with a personal video from the bride and groom.
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Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Product Line Receives Performance Boost
New Hardware Revisions are Released Maintaining Existing Price Points
CAMPBELL, Calif., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) -
Press Release Highlights:
-- Barracuda increases the performance across the Barracuda Load Balancer
ADC product line without any price increases.
-- Barracuda doubles the port capacity of its Load Balancer ADC models 340,
440, and 540, to help cost-conscious organizations deploy hardware-based
server load balancing to their critical internal IT and customer-facing
-- For high performance web application security, Barracuda Load Balancer
ADC model 840 includes hardware-based Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
acceleration to support higher transactions per second and SSL
Barracuda announces today that it is increasing the capacity and performance of its Load Balancer ADC models without increasing prices. With this announcement Barracuda is doubling the port capacity of its Load Balancer ADC models 340, 440, and 540 to help cost-conscious organizations deploy hardware-based server load balancing to their critical internal IT and customer-facing applications. Additionally, Barracuda Load Balancer ADC model 840 includes hardware-based SSL acceleration to support higher transactions per second for high performance web application security and SSL offloading.
"We have long felt that most of the incumbents in the server load balancing space have priced their products outside the ranges accessible to many organizations who still require scalability, redundancy and security for their internal IT and customer-facing applications," explains Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. "Disrupting this space is why we entered this market over eight years ago, and it's why we're continuing to push these economics with these hardware revisions today."
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC combines server load balancing, access control, and application security. Hardware improvements include:
-- Throughput - Increases the throughput on model 340 from 1Gbps to 1.2
Gbps. Doubles the throughput on model 440 from 1 Gbps to 2 Gbps, and on
model 540 from 2 Gbps to 4 Gbps.
-- Networking Ports - Doubles the number of 1GbE networking ports on models
340 and 440 from 2 ports to 4 ports, and model 540 from 4 ports to 8
ports. The increased ports from 2 to 4 ports on the models 340 and 440
enable them to support the higher throughput, redundant link
aggregation, and additional flexibility to physically isolate VLAN
-- Hardware-based SSL Acceleration in Barracuda ADC model 840 - Increases
the performance of enforcing web application security for SSL encrypted
web transactions and offloading SSL operations from backend application
-- No Changes to Pricing - The latest hardware revisions feature the
highest performance-to-price ratio with the most robust networking
For more information, please visit http://cuda.co/loadbalanceradc.
Pricing and Availability
The latest hardware revisions for the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC are available immediately. Barracuda Load Balancer ADC list pricing starts at $1499 USD. Energize Updates for Barracuda Load Balancer ADC start at list price $249 USD. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at list price $349 USD per year. Featured model list prices are below:
Ports Throughput Global Server Load
Balancing Integrated WAF Hardware SSL Hardware List Price
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340 4 1.2Gbps $1,999
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440 4 2Gbps X $3,999
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540 8 4Gbps X X $6,999
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840 8 10Gbps X X X $19,999
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International pricing and availability vary by region.
Barracuda Load Balancer Product Family
Serving different types of data center architectures, the Barracuda Load Balancer product family includes the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC - providing consolidated delivery and security, and the Barracuda Load Balancer FDC -delivering high throughput traffic distribution. For more information about the Barracuda Load Balancer product family, please visit http://cuda.co/appdelivery.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the potential benefits and functionality of the Load Balancer ADC. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and that could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company's business and financial results include, but are not limited to customer response to the Company's products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.
Microsemi Collaborates with Mikroprojekt to Introduce Fully Deployable Human Machine Interface Kit Using SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs
Design House Utilizes Microsemi Devices as Platform for Showcasing IP and Design Capabilities
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance and Mikroprojekt, an IP design house specializing in FPGA IP cores and systems for display, video and graphics applications, today announced the availability of Mikroprojekt's compact and high performance human machine interface (HMI) platform. Based on Microsemi's SmartFusion((TM))2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, the highly-integrated kit provides an easy-to-use platform to develop HMI solutions with touch screen displays. Such solutions can be deployed across a wide range of industrial and building automation, digital signage, vending machine, medical, automotive and appliance applications.
"We are pleased Mikroprojekt's team sees the value and uniqueness of our SmartFusion2 FPGAs to enable Mikroprojekt to create innovative, compact HMI products for customers while serving as a platform to showcase its IP and design libraries," said Bruce Weyer, vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi. "Mikroprojekt's high performance HMI solution demonstrates the accelerated adoption of SmartFusion2 as we continue to expand Microsemi's collaborations with design houses catering to emerging applications and markets."
Mikroprojekt developed a SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA-based HMI kit comprising of hardware, IP and software. The kit offers a compact hardware platform with add-on video input support, IP cores designed for high performance HMI touch screen display and an easy-to-use WYSIWYG GUI editor tool with pre-designed HMI templates.
"Using Microsemi's SmartFusion2 devices to develop our solution provides our engineers with easy access to pre-packaged IP and hardware, in addition to exceptional features like low power, compact size, reliability and security--all with a high level of integration," said Damir Jezic, Ph.D., managing director at Mikroprojekt. "The unique capabilities of SmartFusion2 allow our team to streamline the design process, shorten time-to-market, and reduce design costs and risks while providing Mikroprojekt a platform to showcase our leading capabilities to customers."
"The global market for touch screen based HMI solutions is estimated to grow to around $10.57 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 14.7 percent," said Chaitanya Kumar, senior strategic consultant from IndustryARC. "Demand from relatively new segments such as building automation, smart homes, digital signage, automotive and medical devices apart from the industrial automation sector is playing a major role in the overall market growth."
Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs
SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs integrate inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 megahertz (MHz) ARM Cortex-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM and industry-required high performance communication interfaces, all on a single chip. Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs are designed to address fundamental requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in critical communications, industrial, defense, aviation and medical applications.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif, and has approximately 3,600 employees globally. Learn more at http://www.microsemi.com.
Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements to the availability of Mikroprojekt's compact and high performance HMI platform based on Microsemi's SmartFusion2 FPGA devices, and the potential effect of the foregoing on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.