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May 31, 2021

NovAtel Inc. Demonstrates First North American Dual Mode GPS & Galileo Receiver to CSA

NovAtel Inc. (NASDAQ: NGPS), a precise positioning technology company, announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the performance of a dual mode GPS and Galileo L1/E5A dual frequency prototype receiver to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), developed under a contract awarded in September 2004.

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- NovAtel Inc. (NASDAQ: NGPS), a precise positioning technology company, announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the performance of a dual mode GPS and Galileo L1/E5A dual frequency prototype receiver to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), developed under a contract awarded in September 2004. These receivers will be ready to accept signals from the first Galileo satellites scheduled to launch later this year or in early 2006. Galileo is Europe’s state-of-the-art satellite navigation system, which is expected to be operational by 2010/12 with up to 30 satellites orbiting the earth.

NovAtel is developing two sets of L1/E5A engineering receivers and L1/E5A transmitters for the CSA for use with Galileo satellites. The receiver is being integrated into a modified version of NovAtel’s WAAS-GII system, which also includes the Euro-3M L1/L2 dual frequency GPS receiver. The signal generator is based on a previous design built for the new U.S. Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) uplink system.

“This is the first operational, near-production standard, dual mode GPS and Galileo dual frequency receiver in North America,” said Tony Murfin, VP Business Development at NovAtel. “We are particularly pleased to have the receiver working this early in the CSA program. We believe the technology we are creating here is unique, and will enable NovAtel to provide GPS/Galileo receiver solutions worldwide and, hopefully, in the ground infrastructure of the Galileo system itself.”

Currently, NovAtel supplies GPS navigational receivers to a number of national satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) around the world, including the U.S. WAAS, European EGNOS, Japanese MSAS, Chinese SNAS, and, more recently, the Gagan system in India. These complex receivers incorporate NovAtel’s Narrow Correlator® tracking technology, MEDLL multipath reduction technology and Signal Quality Monitoring, and receive and process both WAAS L1/L5 GEO and GPS L1/L2/L5 signals.

About NovAtel Inc.
NovAtel designs, markets and sells high-precision GPS and other positioning components and sub-systems used in a wide variety of commercial applications principally in the aviation, geomatics (surveying and mapping), mining, precision agriculture, marine and defence industries. NovAtel’s solutions combine hardware, such as receivers and antennas, with software to enable its customers to fully integrate the Company’s high-precision GPS technology into their respective products and systems. The Company is focused on supplying core high precision positioning technology to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators who build systems for various end market applications. For more information, visit www.novatel.com.

Certain statements in this news release, including those about the Company’s expected shipments to the CSA and into the Galileo system, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on management’s current expectations regarding NovAtel’s future business prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as ‘‘anticipate’’, ‘‘believe’’, ‘‘expect’’, ‘‘may’’, ‘‘could’’, ‘‘will’’, ‘‘potential’’, ‘‘intend’’, ‘‘estimate’’, ‘‘should’’, ‘‘plan’’, ‘‘predict’’ or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including certification and market acceptance of NovAtel’s new products, impact and timing of large orders, pricing pressures in the market and other competitive factors, maintaining technological leadership, and other factors described in our Form 20-F and other SEC filings, many of which are beyond the control of NovAtel. These factors should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and NovAtel assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Contact: Tony Murfin (403) 295-4512
Investor Contact: Sonia Ross (403) 295-4532

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ASROC Alternative Payment Processing Conference to be Held June 27-28 in London

4th Annual Conference for Alternative Internet Payments will take place during finals week of Wimbledon. Speakers include the Nigerian Embassy, Visa, The Royal Bank of Scotland, British Airways, APTA/WMATA and others.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the 4th ASROC conference to be held on June 27-28 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Centre in London.

ASROC is an e-commerce conference with a specific focus on alternative payment processing systems for internet related transactions. Alternative online payment systems include: prepaid debit cards, electronic gold, telephone cards, e-wallets, micropayments, credit cards, electronic check, ATM cards / cash cards, BOBO payments, ACH, and other new emerging payment systems. The delegates attending the event are internet retail executives, banking executives and online payment processors.

The goal of the ASROC conference is to create relationships that integrate traditional financial institutions and retail merchants with alternative payment systems. It will cover new and unique forms of online payment systems and will also discuss international forms of online commerce. The conference is designed to discuss reliable forms of online commerce.

The London ASROC event also takes place during finals week of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Speakers at this event include executives from companies, organizations and governments such as the The Royal Bank of Scotland, the Nigerian High Commission, Visa Direct, the American Public Transit Association, British Airways, NetRatings, Consult Hyperion, Mark Monitor, SEMOPS, Safe Charge Limited, InvisiPay, Eurogiro Network A/S, Osborne Clark, Thales, i4 Commerce Limited (Bill Me Later), the UC Group and others.

Two special presentations are included in this year's event. The first is from Gregory Garback, Executive Officer of Finance at the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He also serves a leadership role within the standards committee for fare collection at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). With the rapid growth of fare cards in the United States, APTA seeks to create standards for the municipalities for use with public transportation systems. Discussed will be the standards for alternative payment sysfor close to 10 Billion transactions. If agreed and accepted, such standards would create a market opportunity to tens of millions of Americans that use fare cards.

The second special presentation will be delivered by Dr. Christopher Kolade (the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom), who will discuss actions that the Nigerian Government has taken to curb internet commerce fraud and other criminal activities taking place within its borders.

For more information, please visit the website (http://www.asroc.com) or contact:
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ASROC, L.L.C.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, particularly as related to the business plans of the company, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results may differ materially from the company's expectations and estimates.

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BCI Announces the Fiber Optic, Sync/Async, Multi-Channel, AES/EBU, Digital Audio Transmission System with Custom Interface

Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) announces the new 1200E AES/EBU Digital Audio Fiber Optic transmission module. The 1200E Series transports four or eight channels of sync/async AES/EBU digital audio over a single fiber by uniquely using the time division multiplexing technique.

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) announces the new 1200E AES/EBU Digital Audio Fiber Optic transmission module. The 1200E Series transports 4 or 8 channels of sync/async AES/EBU (Audio Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union) digital audio over a single fiber by uniquely using the time division multiplexing technique. In addition, the 1200E Series can operate as a stand-alone unit or integrated with other BCI modules in a card cage. Also, the 1200E can accommodate other types of services, such as serial RS-232/422 or analog audio through a unique custom interface design.

“The 1200E represents a key technological breakthrough and it solves all of the previous concerns in the “old” AES/EBU multiplexer, including ‘pop’ sound during input switching and the requirement for synchronized AES/EBU inputs,” said BCI President and CEO, Freddie Lin.

BCI’s 1200E Series was developed to provide the highest possible quality, digital, audio, uncompressed, multi-channel transmission. Each channel operates independently from the other and features muting circuitry to provide a “pop free” output during switching of the input source - another unique feature found in BCI’s 1200E. It is also S/PDIF compatible (Sony/Phillips Digital Interface, a standard audio file transfer format developed jointly by the Sony and Phillips corporations) and interfaces with the BCIView Network Management System (see press release dated April 18, 2022). In addition, the 1200E Series supports single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cables, as well as WDM/CWDM optics.

Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) develops, manufactures, and markets leading edge, fiber optic, multimedia communication products. The company’s patented products include audio, video, and data delivery over optical fiber for advanced multimedia, broadcast, and network transmission applications. BCI’s multimedia platforms enable end-users to implement multiple applications, conventionally requiring multiple optical transceivers and fiber links over a unified platform, needing only a single optical link. For more information visit the BCI Web site at http://www.broadatacom.com or call 800-214-0222.

Contact Information:
Cristina Spence, Director of Business Administration
Broadata Communications, Inc.
310-530-1416, Ext. 240
800-214-0222
http://www.broadatacom.com

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May 30, 2021

Nebo Wireless Announces International Wireless Link for Dialup Internet Access

New Wireless device for dialup internet users outside North America This new product release from Nebo Wireless LLC, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, gives dialup Internet subscribers outside North America the advantage and convenience of wireless access at a very affordable price. Click on www.nebowireless.com for additional information.

North Andover, MA, (PRWEB) May 30, 2021 -- Nebo Wireless, LLC, a leading manufacturer of wireless modem extenders exclusively for dial-up Internet users, announces the release of an International version of its Wireless Link for selected markets beyond North America. International shipments of this product include such markets as Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines in the Pacific Rim, as well as Latin America.

According to Nebo Wireless CEO & President Dr. Ernie Lin, markets beyond North America present a great opportunity to extend low cost wireless access for dialup. “With the successful launch of our Wireless Link for dialup Internet users last year for North America, we had many requests from customers around the world for our product," Lin said. "We decided to modify our product specifically for customers outside North America. Initially, we selected a few markets in Asia and Latin America to release our international product where the demand is currently the strongest. We will continue to introduce our product to new markets as the demand for low cost wireless access continues to grow."

With this newest product release, Lin continues, “International dialup Internet subscribers can now have the advantage and convenience of wireless access in their homes and businesses at a very affordable price with nothing else to buy: no additional equipment (cards) or software downloads required and no additional service fees."


About Nebo wireless, www.nebowireless.com:
Nebo Wireless, LLC is a leading supplier of wireless solutions for dialup Internet applications. The company was founded by Dr. Ernie Lin and Dr. Adolf Giger in 2000 to develop wireless Internet technologies. The company began licensing technologies to equipment manufacturers in 2001. The company's flagship wireless PC modem extender product, the Nebo Wireless Link, uses advanced, Patented Lock-In technology that provides dial-up Internet connectivity with inherent security over a 900 MHz cordless phone channel.

The Nebo Wireless Link works similar to a cordless telephone and/or a wireless modem extender. It provides access to dialup Internet service from any room within 300 feet of a telephone jack. Using the Nebo Wireless Link, computers can be located anywhere in a home, apartment, office or even in a hotel. This product works exclusively with dial-up Internet service. For additional technical and product information, please refer to http://www.nebowireless.com/tech.html.

Contact:
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925-989-1928
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AAT Announces Better Cleaning for Plastic FOUPs, Carriers for Wafer Processing

Austin American Technology (AAT) has developed effective cleaning systems and solutions for plastic FOUPs (Front Opening Unified Pods), Front Opening Shipping Boxes (FOSBs), and other plastic wafer handling carriers and devices used in semiconductor processing.

(PRWEB) May 29, 2021 -- Austin American Technology (AAT) has developed effective cleaning systems and solutions for plastic FOUPs (Front Opening Unified Pods), Front Opening Shipping Boxes (FOSBs), and other plastic wafer handling carriers and devices used in semiconductor processing. The cleaning chemistries in AAT’s conveyorized or batch cleaning systems, plus effective media isolation technology effectively remove such contaminants as inks, fingerprints, oily spots, glue residue, and even silicone mold release agents used in initial plastic parts manufacture. The chemistries do not harm the plastics and will clean them to the required cleanliness (cleanroom) specified levels while preventing recontamination or contamination migration.

AAT’s conveyorized cleaning systems such as the HydroJet and MicroJet offer high-speed cleaning and high-velocity drying with blowers fitted with HEPA filters to preclude any re-contamination, a feature necessary in cleanroom environments and particularly in semiconductor wafer processing. Drying is fast, complete (especially FOUP doors), spot-free and residue-free, and the operator is not exposed to any of the cleaning chemistry.

AAT’s The Mega™ II is a revolutionary closed-loop, solvent regenerative, cleaning system ideal for the stringent demands of FOUP cleaning. This large-capacity batch system features quantitative ion detection and statistical process control capability and automated operation especially suited for the stringent demands of semiconductor processing. Mega™ II wash and rinse cycles incorporate a highly effective spray under immersion process, with strategically located venturi nozzles for maximum cleaning efficiency of odd-shaped parts and system components. The agitation can be controlled to handle hard to clean, tight tolerance part designs; an ultrasonics assist is available as an option for extremely tough cleaning requirements.

AAT cleaning systems for FOUPs and plastic carriers and parts offer closed loop fluids recycling and/or solvent regeneration in an environmentally responsible family of products with tight process control and flexibility. AAT cleaning systems also offer low cost of ownership and operation due to efficient operation, low solvent cost and reduced dragout, fast cycle times, and a variety of cleaning configuration options.

Austin American Technology is the recognized global leader in cleaning technology for industrial cleaning applications ranging from electronics manufacturing to specialized parts cleaning. For more information about AAT cleaners, chemistries, and other products, visit www.aat-corp.com, or contact the company at 12201 Technology Blvd. Austin, Texas 78727 USA, tel. (512)335-6400.

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New Vishay Siliconix Low-Voltage Analog Switch Family Targets Portable Systems

Devices Offer Direct Battery Operation and Choice of Configurations With Typical On-Resistance Down to 0.25 Ohms, Current Handling up to 300 mA for Load Switching

(PRWEB) May 29, 2021 -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a family of new analog switches designed for direct battery operation in portable applications. Offering low on-resistance and low-level logic control through the full voltage range of 1.6 V to 4.3 V, the new switches are aimed at end products including cell phones, set-top boxes, PDAs, and media players.

Built on the Vishay Siliconix low-voltage submicron CMOS process, the analog switches released today can switch both audio and low-voltage power in portable applications. The devices support continuous currents up to 300 mA for Reed Relay replacement and load switching. Their ability to run directly from lithium-ion battery power simplifies designs by removing the need for a voltage regulator.

All products offer bidirectional signal flow and rail-to-rail signal swing. A choice of multiple configurations -- including double-pole/double-throw (DPDT), single-pole/double-throw (SPDT), and single-pole/single-throw (SPST) -- provides flexibility to the designers of set-top boxes, video games, and medical and industrial applications.

With their low rDS(on) and low on-resistance flatness and matching, these new switches enable a significant improvement in overall signal fidelity. This is especially beneficial for low-distortion audio applications.

Low-level logic control is guaranteed throughout the voltage supply range. For example, the DG2799 DPDT analog switch guarantees 1.6 V logic at a 4.3 V power supply. The device features low on-resistance of 0.25 ohms typical at 2.7 V and switching times of 57 ns (tON) and 45 ns (tOFF). It is packaged in a QFN 16 (3x3) package that helps to reduce board space requirements.

The new DG2714 is a break-before-make SPDT monolithic CMOS analog switch that combines low-voltage operation from 1.6 V to 3.6 V, switching times of 51 ns (tON) and 33 ns (tOFF), and on-resistance of 0.85 ohms typical in a compact SC-70 package. The DG2715 and DG2716 are bidirectional SPST switches that feature low-voltage operation from a single 1.65 V to 3.6 V supply, fast switching speeds of 29 ns (tON) and 26 ns (tOFF), and low on-resistance values of 0.4 ohms typical at 2.7 V and 1.5 ohms at 1.8 V. These two SPST switches, available in the SC-70 package, also offer excellent on-resistance flatness of 0.2 ohms.

Also released today, the DG2741, DG2742, and DG2743 are low-voltage, single-supply, dual SPST analog switches with on-resistance values down to 0.4 ohms typical at 2.7 V, fast switching speeds of 30 ns (tON) and 28 ns (tOFF), and the ability to handle signals over the entire analog voltage range. On-resistance flatness and matching of 0.18 ohms and 0.08 ohms, respectively, ensure high accuracy between channels. The DG274x switches are available in space-saving SOT23 8 and MSOP 8 packages.

Link to summary table:
http://www.wallstcom.com/vishay/050525.htm

Offered in lead (Pb)-free packaging, samples, and production quantities of the new analog switches are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery in 1000-piece quantities is $0.97 for the DG2799; $0.93 for the DG2741, DG2742, and DG2743; and $0.49 for the DG2714, DG2715, and DG2716.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics) and selected ICs, and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transducers). Vishay’s components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pa., and has operations in 17 countries employing over 25,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.

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Crowson Tech's New BMP-3S Delivers "Stereo" Motion Effects for Home Theater

Designed to complement Crowson's TES 100 Couch Kit and A200 TES Stereo Amplifier, the BMP-3S (Stereo Bass Management Pre-Amplifier) delivers unprecedented steering capabilities for "stereo" motion effects. Watching a powerful stock car zoom from left to right across your display now means feelings the ground-quaking engine, racing from left to right in your seat.

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2021 -- Maker of the TES 100 (Tactile Effects System) proudly announces the release of the hotly anticipated BMP-3S (Stereo Bass Management Pre-Amplifier).

Designed to complement Crowson's TES 100 Couch Kit and A200 TES Stereo Amplifier, the BMP-3S delivers unprecedented steering capabilities for "stereo" motion effects. Watching a powerful stock car zoom from left to right across your display now means FEELING the ground-quaking engine, racing from left to right in your seat!

The BMP-3S also features effective bass management, which allows enthusiasts to capture and sum up to 3-channels of bass information (L, R and LFE) to a discrete left and right output (regardless of the soundtrack format). The BMP-3S employs high quality line-level gain circuitry to ensure any amplifier can be used with the BMP-3S and TES 100 System. Additional features allow each user to further customize his/her experience: gain control and pre-amplification (-20 to +20dB), and a variable low-pass filter (500Hz to 20Hz).

BMP-3S (Stereo Bass Management Pre-Amplifier)
Specifications:

Size: L=4.8” x W=2.0” x H=3.6”
Inputs: RCA, unbalanced Left, Right and LFE
Outputs: RCA, unbalanced Left, Right and Mono
Controls: Low Pass Filter, 20Hz - 500Hz continuously variable
Gain: -20dB (min) to +20dB (max) continuously variable
Power: 12VDC 100mA (adaptor supplied)
Weight: 1.5lbs
Price: $249

Crowson Technology, LLC
Marketing and Sales
Carpinteria, CA

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May 27, 2021

Audiofy Corporation, a Premier Digital Audiobook Publisher, Announces the Audiofy Memorial Day Special Sale: Buy a PIMSLEUR BOOKCHIP Series at the Regular Price, and Get a Popular Palm PDA for Free for a Limited Time

Audiofy Corporation, a premier digital audiobook publisher, today announced a special limited sale on a Palm PDA + Pimsleur Bookchip bundle for selected Pimsleur Language Bookchips.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Audiofy Corporation, a premier digital audiobook publisher, today announced the Memorial Day Palm + Pimsleur Sale. This limited program, which will continue until June 14, offers a Palm PDA for all customers who purchase a three-pack of Pimsleur Comprehensive Courses in any of the following languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese for the retail price ($499), significantly less than the retail price for two Pimsleur Courses on CD.

Audiofy has arranged this bundle with TechForLess, a consumer electronics wholesaler. “Thanks for TechForLess, we're able to offer new Bookchip customers one of Palm's most popular PDAs with their Bookchips,” said Peter D. Nalle, Audiofy’s CEO. “People considering Bookchips can now try them with a top-selling PDA for a reasonable price.”

The Palm Zire 31 is a besteller for Palm. It includes headphones, a charger and a bright screen that displays your Bookchip's table of contents. With excellent audio quality, the Zire 31 can play MP3 music as well.

This special offer is available only through PimsleurDirect.com and www.bookchips.com. Customers may also order by calling Audiofy directly at (215) 848-8000 ext 2 between 8-5 EST Monday through Friday.

Audiofy’s Bookchips are specially formatted SD memory cards that allow customers to listen to audiobooks on most devices that can accept SD Card media, including desktop computers, laptops, handheld PDAs and smartphones. Bookchips can be played on Windows Mobile handhelds and smartphones using Pocket PC 2002 or later, and palmOne handhelds and smartphones with Palm OS 5.21 or later. Additionally, Audiofy’s Bookchip Player offers an inexpensive alternative for customers without those devices to listen to Bookchips. The pocket-sized player weighs just ounces, and is easy to use whether you are driving, commuting, exercising or just on the sofa in your living room.

All Audiofy products comply with the “Audiobook Compatible” standard established by the Audio Publishers Association and the Consumer Electronics Association.

Contact:
Cart Reed
215-848-8000
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Women Interested in Consumer Electronics Discover First Magazine Written Especially for Them

CE Lifestyles, a new monthly magazine that shows women how consumer electronics products and services can help enhance their active lifestyles, is reaching a market other publishers have ignored.

Lincoln, NE (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 27, 2021 -- There must be a lot of "women with connections" reading magazines. CE Lifestyles, the first consumer electronics magazine written especially for women, has announced it is now on track to reach 300,000 in circulation months ahead of original projections. When the magazine launched last December, executives at Sandhills Publishing expected the new monthly publication would find a ready audience of women who were looking for smart, practical information about the latest digital products and technologies. But even they have been pleasantly surprised.

"We knew that women were already purchasing the majority of CE products on the market," says Katie Sommer, the editor for CE Lifestyles. "And we also knew that nobody else was writing material designed for that audience. We decided to go against the wave of magazines targeting 'male geeks' and deliver content to female consumers instead."

Sommer says that readers "are really responding to our content," adding that this new paradigm of women and electronics is catching some manufacturers and retailers off guard. "Forward-thinking companies are embracing the shift in the marketplace and the incredible buying power of women, but some companies are still fighting the mentality that electronic gadgets are just boys' toys."

If those companies read through the latest reports from the Consumer Electronics Association, they may want to adjust their thinking. The CEA says that women not only buy more products than men, they also indirectly influence more purchases. In fact, the CEA says women are either directly or indirectly involved in nearly 90% of CE purchases.

"That's our reader," says Sommer. "As our cover says, we're 'for the woman with connections.'" Sommer points out that women purchased some $55 billion of consumer electronic products last year and are projected to spend even more on digital goods in 2005.

Tapping into that kind of buying power is a connection that any company would love to make.

For more information about CE Lifestyles contact Katie Sommer or visit www.celifestyles.com.

About Sandhills Publishing
Sandhills Publishing is a privately held information processing company with offices in Lincoln, Neb. and Scottsdale, Ariz. The company publishes trade and consumer publications for the computer, trucking, aircraft, and heavy machinery industries.

For more information, contact:
Katie Sommer
Publication Editor, CE Lifestyles
402-458-4546
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Ron Kobler
Editor-in-Chief, Sandhills Computing Publications
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SLS International Appoints a New Distributor in Germany

Company Chooses Leading Distributor for Professional Audio Industry as It Continues International Expansion

Springfield, MO (PRWEB) May 27, 2021 -- SLS International, Inc. (OTCBB: SITI) announced today that it has selected Audio Concepts as its new distributor in Germany. The agreement is expected to significantly expand distribution of the company's products to the very large installation and touring markets in Germany.

"SLS is the perfect compliment to our existing products," said Jens Seekamp, director of Audio Concepts. "Our professional team is eager to market and grow the SLS product line in Germany. Audio Concepts has always been a leader in the professional audio industry, providing our clients with the highest level of sound, performance and reliability. Our partnership with SLS International will be a wonderful advantage for us in our industry."

As the interest of SLS Loudspeakers builds from foreign distributors such as Audio Concepts, SLS will continue adding distributors during the next year. The agreement will allow SLS Loudspeakers to pursue its interests in targeting international markets and will give it the capability to meet the needs of foreign distributors.

"We are very pleased to have Audio Concepts as our distributor in Germany," said John Gott, SLS International's CEO. "International markets represent a huge growth opportunity for SLS, and our strategy is to partner with leaders in their markets. Germany is a highly attractive market, and we believe the relationship with Audio Concepts will allow us to quickly penetrate it, as they are one of the leading professional audio distributors in Germany."

About SLS
Based in Springfield, Mo., SLS International, Inc. is a 30-year-old manufacturer and developer of new patent-pending ultra-high fidelity Ribbon Driver loudspeakers, Patented Evenstar Digital Amplifiers and sound systems for the commercial, home entertainment, professional and music markets. SLS has perfected the ribbon-driver technology enabling their loudspeakers to achieve exceptional inner detail and accuracy with 20 to 30 percent less the distortion of typical compression driver and dome tweeters. SLS speakers and systems are used in high profile venues such as NBC/MSNBC's 2002 and 2004 Olympics studios -- NBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric; MSNBC is jointly owned by GE and Microsoft Corporation -- the Recording Academy's Grammy Producers SoundTable events, and for the NAMM winter show, providing sound in the AVID Technology booth. For more information, visit http://www.slsloudspeakers.com.

Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking Statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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May 26, 2021

12 Megapixel Output Digital Cameras And Camcorders Under $200

The DigiShot12S demonstrates the fine art of packing more mega pixel power into a wafer-thin digital camera that weights only 72 grams.

(PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- 12 Mega Pixels under $200 wasn’t even in the cards a year ago but now it’s a reality. The DigiShot12S demonstrates the fine art of packing more mega pixel power into a wafer-thin digital camera that weights only 72 grams.

The Mega pixel war has reached a new benchmark with Mini Gadgets Inc. new DigiShot12S. Chief among the many features and conveniences is it’s 12 -mega- pixel output. Aiming to capitalize on the growing appetite of consumers for more and more mega pixels and less and less megabucks, DigiShot12S is extremely price friendly for armature photographers and at less than $200 MSRP it lures professionals just as enthusiastically.

John Dufresne, V.P of M.G.I, the manufacturer of the DigiShot had a different take: “ The trend for a higher mega pixel digital camera demonstrates the digital convergence technology as a paradigm-shift for and to the end-user. Consumers have got smarter, they want more for less.”

With an extensive selection of full automatic, preset and manual setting modes, aluminum shock proof housing, improved power consumption and SD, MMC slot, the DigiShot12S is the one to take with you on this summer’s vacation. The 4x digital zoom and automatic white balance makes easier to snap these hard-to-get shots.

The pictures are stored on an SD or MMC card. Newer PC’s incorporate a card reader slot. The end-user can just plug in the SD/MMC card and the pictures automatically appear on the screen. No messy downloading, no wires to connect. Pictures can also be viewed on a TV set with the provided RCA cables.

About Us: M.G.I Inc. (www.nadea.com) is in the business of designing, importing and wholesaling digital cameras from low-end web cams at 1.3mp to the all- new 10mp digishot line that includes 6.6mp and 10mp camcorders. Other amazing products include wireless MP3 players, camera binoculars, noise canceling headsets and other leading edge gadgets. Operating out of Atlanta GA. M.G.I Inc. ships by DHL for free. All M.G.I products come with a one year manufacturers guarantee.

Contact Info: Contact Info: Mini Gadgets Inc.
1005 Alderman Dr.
Suite 103
Alpharetta, GA. 30005
1-800-772-6801

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May 25, 2021

Consumer Electronics Guru Spots Hottest Back-to-School Technology Trends

Publisher of trusted camcorder and digital camera review guides highlights new trends.

Boston, MA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 25, 2021 -- Robin Liss, consumer electronics expert and publisher of trusted online camcorder and digital camera review guides DigitalCameraInfo.com, CamcorderInfo.com, and EasyCamcorders.com, has spotted the hottest trends in technology available just in time for the back-to-school season. The latest products make starting a new school year easier, study breaks more enjoyable, and fall more fashionable than ever before.

Digital cameras are becoming smaller and more travel-friendly, according to the product testers at DigitalCameraInfo.com, which is good news for the thousands of students who will take them on field trips to zoos, historical sites and museums. Budding photographers will appreciate performance enhancements including near-instantaneous start-up, longer battery life, faster writing to memory cards, quicker exporting speed with USB 2.0, and reduced shot to shutter lag.

CamcorderInfo.com reports that the welcome news for proud parents is that many telephoto zooms now exceed 20x optical—with one model boasting a 30x optical zoom—making it easier than ever to document a shy kindergartener’s first day of school, or an embarrassed freshman’s move onto campus. More compact and affordable than in years past, the new camcorder models also produce crisper images and more intense colors.

"As technology has evolved, back-to-school shopping has come to include more than just choosing new backpacks, jeans and sneakers," says Robin Liss, founder of CamcorderInfo.com, EasyCamcorders.com and DigitalCameraInfo.com. "Consumers must now rely on experienced guides to help them decide among a diverse array of new products and improved features to find just the right electronic devices for every member of the family."

Liss reports that the commute to school and soccer practice passes more quickly thanks to a new range of MP3 players designed to work with a variety of online music stores. Meanwhile, most teenagers will be begging parents for the next generation of cell phones, looking for improved picture-taking functions to trade homework help—or images of the cute new boy in algebra I.

Portable video gaming systems are also hot this season, with many manufacturers offering increased functionality and appealing not only to kids, but to women and older gamers. Continuing the gaming trend, laptop computers keep getting smaller and yet more powerful, enabling them to offer advanced gaming features.

Back-to-school shoppers can find detailed, unbiased, no-holds-barred reviews of hundreds of models of camcorders and digital cameras at www.camcorderinfo.com, www.easycamcorders.com and www.digitalcamerainfo.com. Together, the sites have helped thousands of online visitors make purchase decisions and learn how to get the most of their camcorder and digital camera equipment in every season.

About CamcorderInfo.com, EasyCamcorders.com and DigitalCameraInfo.com
Founded in 1997 by online consumer electronics advocate Robin Liss, CamcorderInfo.com is the web's largest, most comprehensive publication for camcorder reviews and articles on video production and camcorder use. Liss launched sister site DigitalCameraInfo.com in 2004 to provide a similar array of digital camera reviews, product ratings and advice to camera enthusiasts. A specialized offshoot of CamcorderInfo.com, EasyCamcorders.com debuted in early 2005 to makes it as easy as possible for novice consumers to access the best camcorder buying and usage advice available on the Internet. CamcorderInfo.com was named by Yahoo! Internet Life as one of the "50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites" on the Internet and recently landed on Forbes' annual list of the "Best of the Web."

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Microstaq Mastering Electronic Controls for Fluid-Control Industry

Microstaq’s revolutionary MEMS valve technology holds great promise for the miniaturization of flow control systems across a number of automotive, biomedical, refrigeration, aeronautical and other flow control opportunities. The company’s silicon chip-based flow control technology leverages proven silicon wafer processing techniques to create a single-structure, ‘solid state’ valve capable of controlling a range of fluids in today’s high-pressure, high-flow rate control environments.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 –- Engineers at Microstaq are betting that the tiny, silicon chip they created to miniaturize and manage the refrigerant in a car’s air-conditioner holds promise for much broader applications in autos of the future. The micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology used in the patented microvalve also shows promise for biotechnology, drug research and development, satellite control and for medical uses.

“This could be the transistor of the fluid-control industry,” says company cofounder and president Steve Booth, referring to the electronics revolution that followed the invention of the transistor.

Microstaq has been successfully testing its micro-sized electro-mechanical valves for fluid control on automotive air conditioners for the past three years at its labs in Bellingham and anticipates production to get underway within two years. Knowing that a typical automobile has 50 valves that need to be opened and closed automatically and regulated closely, and having a number of top technical experts on staff, the company is favorably positioned to develop the micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology for use in auto transmissions, braking systems and other automobile fluidic systems.

Microstaq’s microvalve technology could also be used for active cooling of complex, heat generating electronic systems such as modern microprocessors, he said. “Its portability, low cost, accuracy and small fluid volume requirements also make it ideal for analysis and mixing of pharmaceuticals,” he said.

Microstaq’s microvalve uses MEMS technology and due to its silicon material content its moving parts will not wear out. A tiny silicon wafer the size of a button controls the flow of liquids, mists and gases at high pressures, replacing a traditional valve in the air conditioning system that is larger than a spark plug. Its lighter weight and smaller size is expected to increase fuel economy and reduce power consumption in every car, truck and SUV that uses it.

Booth and Microstaq cofounder Jeff Chance believe that Microstaq’s tiny electronic chip has the potential to revolutionize automotive flow control designs and reduce auto emissions.

“Even a half-mile-per-gallon increase in fuel efficiency translates into saving hundreds of thousands of metric tons of auto emissions every year,” said Booth, also president of the company.

Microstaq’s proprietary, pressure-balanced valve design uses advanced silicon wafer processing technologies to fabricate a high-pressure, high flow capable microvalve as compared to membrane or orifice-type microvalve designs. The Microstaq valve is designed to operate in the harsh temperature and pressure environments typical to many automotive flow control systems.

“There is great potential for this microvalve to be on every car in the world,” said Chance, executive vice president and COO. “Down the road, this technology could be used for other systems such as for biotechnology, medical uses, drug research and development, satellite control, gas flow, even bicycle suspensions.”

Microstaq’s valve technology holds such great promise that the company received a $2 million federal grant in 2001 from the National Institute of Standards Technology’s Advanced Technology Program to develop its unique microvalve for a car’s air conditioner.

About Microstaq:
Microstaq (www.microstaq.com) is a privately held company founded in 2000 to bring MEMS technology to the flow control world of automotive systems. Microstaq designs, develops and manufactures high-performance MEMS silicon valve systems capable of operating in normal to extreme flow control environments. Cofounders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance were business development and sales managers in the automotive air-conditioning and engine cooling industry before founding the company to address flow control opportunities in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries. Formerly known as Alumina Micro, the company moved to Bellingham in 2002.

Microstaq recognizes the benefits of business partnerships to efficiently market its valve technology and seeks partnerships that will successfully market its flow control technology into promising business sectors.

Contact:
Jeff Chance
Executive Vice President
360-734-8220 x102
www.microstaq.com

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World’s First Service Based Computing Model is Launched - SBC Revolutionizes Service Delivery, End-user Device Management, and Offers Simplicity for Everyone

With ever increasing IT costs Boards are demanding a greater return on technology investment. SBC eliminates the PC with a simple end-device. SBC does not require end-user repair or maintenance; it is scalable, flexible and centralizes control and administration to enable audit and automation; it reduces bandwidth and risk – as simple as a telephone.

London, England (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- H2M is reinventing the delivery of computing for both the end-user and the service provider - with Service Based Computing (SBC).

H2M provides consulting, outsourcing and strategy services. This release announces H2M’s completed design of the world’s first SBC model. SBC offers the simplicity of a telephone with full PC capability – it is compatible with many operating systems and is completely secure. This announcement begins the education of the market for SBC to replace the PC, laptop and thin-client.

Service Based Computing is a relatively new concept. “SBC delivers applications and data from a …computing platform… to simple end device… SBC puts the onus of managing the computing environment on the xSP”, quoted from Chris Shipley. SBC removes today’s end-device from the network to take ownership as the end-node in the IP world – true voice and data convergence.

The M.D. of H2M, Scott E. MacKenzie, commented, “Everyday people complain about the complexity and TCO of PCs. To correct the root cause of the problem we must eliminate the elaborate end-devices used today – the PC’s time has come to an end”. SBC is the revolution in end-user interface that offers both simplicity and functionality beyond the PC - with a positive ROI.

For additional information on the subject of this release contact H2M Media Relations or visit: http://www.h2m-group.com/newsandevents/news/1925.html.

About H2M
Founded in 1998, H2M Ltd is a boutique consulting services organisation specializing in technology, process and automation for xSPs. H2M has provided innovative solutions for customers around the world. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting.

H2M Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, these statements include statements regarding the availability of H2M's SBC service and the anticipated benefits of corporate users being able to achieve discussed results. These statements are based on H2M's current expectations and anticipated marketing efforts and actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the success of marketing, selling and supporting the product; whether the product achieves market acceptance; compatibility with the technology of other products and services; the anticipated benefits of H2M’s products to its customers and end-users of the products, including their cost-effectiveness; and H2M's ability to accurately forecast customer requirements. These risks and uncertainties and others that relate to H2M's business, financial condition and future operating results, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in H2M's filings, can affect actual results. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and H2M disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Scala Delivers Cutting-Edge 3D Digital Signage

Scala expands Infochannel graphics capability with EX for Opticality 3D screens.

Exton, PA (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Scala, Inc. (www.scala.com), the world’s leading software platform for digital signage, today announced that Scala customers will now be able to build a 3D signage network, combining the remarkable 3D display technology from Opticality with Scala's leading network and scripting technologies.

Scala’s players (IC3 Player and IC3 Designer, version 7.4 or newer) can now drive 3D screens from Opticality and/or conventional screens through a single interface, while still keeping Scala's industry-leading features such as: easy scheduling, device control, billing logs, and advanced scripting. The Opticality EX will also work with Scala’s advanced network distribution software across point-to-point or broadcast networks, with system health monitoring, remote maintenance, and other applications.

“We’re taking our queue from what’s happening in the video game and entertainment worlds—people prefer a rich media environment that mimics real life. With EX support for Opticality our customers can now build networked digital display systems on par with these popular consumer environments,” said Jeffery Porter, Scala Executive Vice-President.

Our strategic partnership with Scala gives advertisers a new and innovative way to not only engage their target audience utilizing the Opticality technology, but to leverage Scala to roll it out and seamlessly connect all of their retail outlets,” said Tom Bowen-Wright, Opticality’s Executive Vice President.

Opticality offers a no-glasses-required 3D display that can display specially-prepared images and videos in 3D. Spectators experience lifelike 3D images float deep within the screen and project up to several feet outside of it. Images are visible to the naked eye, and can be seen at 120-degree peripheries. Opticality displays are based on flat-panel LCD and plasma screens, and can be modified to each vertical's unique specifications.

The Opticality EX will be available from Scala July 1st, 2005 and requires no additional Scala hardware to activate the EX.

About Opticality Corporation
Founded in 2000, Opticality Corporation (www.opticality.net) is the world's leading 3D technology company focused on developing, marketing and licensing autostereoscopic solutions. These include Opticality digital displays, networking products and content production services to the communication, retail, entertainment and scientific visualization markets. X3D Technologies GmbH is Opticality's R&D; arm and full-service European affiliate based in Jena, Germany.

About Scala, Inc.
Scala, Inc. (www.scala.com) pioneered the industry of digital signage in 1987, and is today headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with operations in California, the UK, The Netherlands and Japan. As flat panel and networking technologies catch up with Scala's vision, Scala finds itself with over a 15-year head start, helping it to win some of the largest digital signage engagements and most respectable partners in the industry. Companies that are standardizing their digital signage equipment on the Scala InfoChannel 3 platform include Tesco, Best Buy, T-Mobile, ShopRite, ASDA (Wal*Mart UK), Virgin MegaStore, Bloomberg, Kiwi, Azizia-Panda Supermarket, McKee Foods, Burger King, Muvico, Warner Brothers Movie World, RaboBank, Nedbank, Santiago Airport, Dubai Airport. A network of over 250 Value Added Resellers across the globe offer Scala InfoChannel® solutions, and constitute our sales and support force that extends to every continent but Antarctica.

Contact:
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Scala Broadcast Multimedia
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Cheryl Brinkman
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Hideki Names D’Angelo National Sales Manager

Fred D’Angelo has joined Hideki Electronics, Inc. as National Sales Manager

Tualatin, OR (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Fred D’Angelo has joined Hideki Electronics, Inc. as National Sales Manager, it was announced today by Jim Boyle, president of the company.

D’Angelo will be responsible for the overall North American sales efforts for the entire Hideki Electronics product line, including the company’s premier line of Honeywell branded weather stations. He will handle strategic accounts and manage sales activities in the mass market, outdoor, building supply, home furnishing, and electronics retail channels. D’Angelo will also oversee Hideki’s network of sales and manufacture representatives and distributors. He will report directly to Boyle.

“We are pleased to have Fred lead our national sales activities. His experience and leadership in consumer products is an invaluable asset to Hideki. He will be instrumental in our efforts to expand our product line and move into new, alternative markets,” Boyle said.

D’Angelo joins Hideki after 22 years at Fellowes, Inc., where he was North American Account Manager. D’Angelo joined Fellowes as a Senior Sales Representative in 1983, before being promoted to Corporate Sales Trainer. In his position as Global Sales Manager, D’Angelo established Fellowes’ global sales team. He served as Communications Manager, Corporate Spokesperson responsible for sales presentations, seminars, and public speaking engagements on behalf of the company.

D’Angelo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Fredonia where he was the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. D’Angelo, his wife, and two children reside in Williamsville, New York.

About Hideki:
Founded in 1989 as the consumer electronics product division of the publicly listed parent company, K&P; International Holding Ltd., Hideki has offices in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, and China. The Hideki Hong Kong office contains the company’s research and development, engineering, product development, packaging, and graphic design, while the China office houses its 10,000 square-meter manufacturing factory, which employs approximately 2,000 people. Hideki manufactures and markets of some of the world’s finest products, including analog and digital radio controlled clocks, home weather stations, timers, stopwatches, electrical outlet timers, wall clocks, projection clocks, tabletop clocks and travel clocks, calculators, plastic products, Honeywell branded weather stations, and other OEM products, such as car accessories and telephone casings, among other molded housings. The company is also a leading supplier to European importers. For more company information, see www.hidekielectronics.com

For Hideki Information, Contact:
Hideki Electronics, N.A. Office: 7865 SW Mohawk, Tualatin, OR 97062
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Sea View Technologies Is Committed to the Environment

Sea View Technologies is one-step closer to ISO14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001 Certification

Exeter, NH (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Sea View Technologies, a supply chain management company based in Exeter, New Hampshire announced today its successful completion of Phase One for simultaneous accreditations to both OHSAS 18001, Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series, as well as ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems Standard. Phase Two is scheduled to be completed in June 2005. These registrations affirm Sea View’s commitment to both environmental initiatives as well as OHSAS, the guidelines for occupational health and safety management systems. OHSAS was created to enable an organization to control its OH&S; risks and improve business performance. ISO 14001 is a set of standards issued by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland, requiring a company to develop and maintain a program to monitor, measure and improve its environmental performance through an elaborate system of audits, procedures and improvement actions.

These registrations represent a corporate wide commitment by Sea View to be an excellent corporate neighbor in all communities, improve business performance and provide for a safe, healthy environment for its employees.

About Sea View Technologies
Since its inception in 1997, Sea View Technologies has become one of the top 20 supply-chain management and asset recovery services in the United States, and ranks in the top 50 in the world. Sea View buys, stocks, recycles, and sells excess and scrap electronic material and offers comprehensive, tailored supply chain management programs for Fortune 500 global electronics and technology companies. Unique in the industry, Sea View boasts an onsite 64,320 square foot warehouse that stocks more than 80 million electronic components. The company’s expertise in European, Asian, and North and South American markets ensures clients inventory management programs that consistently deliver the highest possible returns. For more information, visit www.seaviewtech.com.

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Dan's Camera City Unveils DigiPrint Lounge Featuring 11 Photo Kiosks Powered By Lucidiom

Dan's Camera City and their kiosk provider, Lucidiom Inc., are responding to consumer's busy lives by putting digital photofinishing stations in a coffeehouse setting. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, a children's entertainment center and wheelchair accessible photo kiosk stations.

Allentown, PA (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Dan’s Camera City, one of the largest single-location camera stores in the nation, today unveiled its state of the art DigiPrint Lounge, a coffeehouse-style digital photofinishing center featuring 11 ordering stations powered by Lucidiom Inc., creator of the original Automated Photo Machine (APM). Dan’s Camera City’s DigiPrint Lounge includes free wireless Internet access (WiFi), children’s entertainment center, wheelchair accessible ordering stations and complimentary beverages.

“The DigiPrint Lounge has transformed the otherwise ordinary task of ordering digital photos into what for many now is considered a treat,” said Dan’s Camera City CEO Mike Woodland. “Our customers are raving about being able to order digital photos while sipping coffee and watching their kids play. With the DigiPrint Lounge, we’ve added the most comfortable surroundings to our pre-existing superior customer service. The result is a delightful experience for our customers and an added boost to our business.”

“Lucidiom and Dan’s Camera City are responding to today’s busy consumers who want high quality prints and other photo products, but have little time in the day to order them,” said Steve Giordano, Jr., president of Lucidiom Inc. “Lucidiom also is meeting the business needs of its customers by enabling photofinishers like Dan’s Camera City to reinforce their own brand by customizing our products. A customer who orders prints at Dan’s Camera City sees ‘Dan’s DigiPrint Station’ on our kiosk, not Lucidiom. That’s reassuring to the customer and the business owner alike. It’s not the Lucidiom DigiPrint Lounge; it’s Dan’s Camera City’s and we’re proud to be the technological force behind it all.”

Dan’s DigiPrint Lounge is the only one of its kind in the Lehigh Valley and one of only a few in the entire United States. It compliments Dan’s extensive range of ordering options from digital images including online ordering and free web albums and 10 satellite Lehigh Valley locations that contain Dan’s DigiPrint Stations. Dan’s offers superior quality prints, competitive pricing and mail back service direct to the customer’s door for 99 cents.

About Dan’s Camera
Employing 70 people, Dan's serves over 400 people every day. More than a dozen other area businesses provide drop-off and pick-up service for Dan's Own Processing. In 2002 Dan's was named the National Dealer of the Year by Photo Trade News. Product and service categories include: New and used 35mm, digital and video cameras and accessories, film and digital processing, picture frames and custom framing, pro and amateur film, darkroom and studio equipment and supplies, telescopes, binoculars, digital imaging services, wide format display signs and banners and camera repairs. We strive for excellence in service, product and operation and our success is measured by the degree of delight and duration of relationship of our customers and staff with Dan's Camera City. www.danscamera.com

About Lucidiom
Lucidiom Inc. is the leading worldwide retail provider of networked digital photo solution centers and creator of the original Automated Photo Machine (APM) – a self-service digital photofinishing station. Lucidiom’s advanced APM Network™ equips retailers with flexible, customizable photo category products and services that allow individual business visions to become profitable consumer realities. More information about how Lucidiom is bringing business into focus is available online at www.lucidiom.com. ;

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May 24, 2021

Digital Camera Shoot Out

Online resource helps consumers evaluate 6/7 mega pixel camera models

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 24, 2021 -- It is difficult to keep up with the latest innovations in camera technology. The countless models with a range of mega pixels and features, not to mention a wide variation in prices, can make buying a digital camera a confusing experience.

Digital cameras are all rated in Mega Pixels and the Samy’s Camera website, known for their photography expertise and commitment to educating their customers, has an in depth explanation of what mega pixels are and how they affect the image.

Complementing this article is a
digital camera shoot-out using a series of different 6 and 7 mega pixel cameras. These images are a useful visual resource for comparing results.

“In a way a camera is a lot like a car,” says professional photographer David McCullough, who authored the article on mega pixels. “Years ago I owned a VW station wagon that had a Porsche engine in it. But that did not make it a Porsche. It didn't drive like a Porsche, didn't look like a Porsche. Even though it had many of the same components, it was the quality of the parts and what the designers and engineers did with the various parts, which made it a VW or a Porsche. The same applies to cameras.”

Digital cameras all have lenses and sensors and they record the data for transfer to your computer or printer. But like cars, it is the design, the components and the engineering that determine how well it will function and do the job it was created for.

So which one to buy? The simple answer is that it needs to be good enough to do what you want it to do. Just as a car's specifications won't tell you everything about that car, neither will the number of mega pixels tell you if a camera is the right one for you.

It depends on what you expect the camera to do for you. Are you going to use it to take photos to email to friends and family? Do you want to make prints from your photos? If so, how large—4"x6", 8"x10" or larger? Are you going to be shooting sporting events? Do you want to take photos to submit to magazines and newspapers or for your company's publications?

The visible comparative results of the shoot-out are an invaluable resource for how mega pixels affect the quality of your images. Finding the right digital camera for your needs can turn even the most amateur snapper into a good photographer.

http://www.samys.com

Media Contact:
Sally Falkow
626 744 5381

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SplashData Updates SplashBlog to Greatly Expand the Ability for Families & Friends to Post Photos to a Shared Blog

Group photo-blogging capabilities of SplashBlog to be on display at PalmSource Mobile Summit & DevCon, with attendees posting event photos to a common blog.

(PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) May 24, 2021 -- PalmSource Mobile Summit & DevCon, San Jose, CA (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) May 24, 2021 -- SplashData, Inc., the leading developer of personal productivity applications for mobile devices, announced today a significant update to its popular SplashBlog photo-blogging solution for Palm Powered™ smartphones. The key new features include the ability for multiple users to post photos to the same blog, and a streamlined approach to subscribing to other user's SplashBlogs—enabling them to automatically download all new photos posted to the blogs to which they are subscribed to their own Palm Powered device.

The new group blogging and updated subscription features make it easier than ever for groups of families, friends, or colleagues to always have access to the latest pictures taken by the group's members. A family of Treo 650 users, for instance, can all take pictures with their on-device cameras, input captions for the images, and wirelessly post them to a shared photo-blog for everyone to enjoy. Those same users can also "subscribe" to their friends' photo-blogs, and anytime they perform a wireless synchronization, all new pictures added to their subscribed blogs will be automatically downloaded into their device's photo library.

To demonstrate the power of group photo-blogging, SplashData will provide free copies of SplashBlog to all attendees of the PalmSource Mobile Summit & Developer Conference, along with access privileges to post photos to a group photo-blog developed specifically for the conference (www.splashblog.com/devcon2005). Throughout the event, attendees will post the photos they have taken to the PalmSource photo-blog so that their friends, families and co-workers throughout the world will be able to enjoy pictures of the event and look for people they know.

"Splashblog further extends the reach of Palm OS®," said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, PalmSource, Inc. "We believe the combination of advanced wireless capabilities and the ability to share, post and subscribe to blog entries truly make SplashBlog a must-have for users of Palm Powered smartphones."

An additional new service offered by SplashData is on the SplashBlog home page. The SplashBlog.com site is now a portal that will dynamically display recently posted photos by SplashBlog users, along with links to top-visited SplashBlogs. As users create SplashBlog accounts, they can opt-in or opt-out to have their images and photo-blogs featured on the SplashBlog.com home page.

"Our goal is to establish SplashBlog as the de facto standard for mobile photo blogging by making it as quick and easy as possible for users to capture and instantly share pictures with family and friends living in places all over the world," said John Chaffee, president of SplashData. "We're delighted to see SplashBlog becoming a great new way for families and friends to stay in touch, as well as realtors displaying hot new properties for sale, and even businesses who are using the service to distribute product images to their sales people and customers."

System Requirements
SplashBlog requires a mobile device running Palm OS® 4.0 or later with a wireless data connection. A built-in camera is recommended but not required. Mobile devices without a camera can publish images from a VFS memory card (e.g., from a digital camera). Two-way synchronization is also supported, enabling images added via the Web site to be downloaded to the handheld.

Pricing & Availability
SplashBlog for the Palm OS® platform is available now at www.splashblog.com for a limited time introductory offer of $19.95 (normally $29.95). The software purchase includes access to an online photo hosting account on splashblog.com. A 30-day full-functioning trial is also available for download.

About SplashData, Inc.
SplashData is the leading developer of personal productivity applications for smartphone and handheld devices. SplashData's applications help organize and simplify the user’s life by enabling a truly mobile digital lifestyle. SplashData's top quality products and experienced management team are playing a leadership role in the emerging mobile applications market. Founded in 2000, SplashData is privately held and based in Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit www.splashdata.com or call 206-780-9184.

Copyright © 2005, SplashData, Inc. PalmSource, Palm OS, Palm Powered, and certain other trademarks and logos appearing on this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of PalmSource, Inc. or its affiliate in the United States, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other countries. These marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to PalmSource, Inc. (except as expressly permitted by a license with PalmSource, Inc.), in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits PalmSource, Inc., its licensor, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other brands and trademarks used herein are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify other products or services of, their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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SplashData
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Aptika Now Offers Topaz Systems Electronic Signature Pads Online

The North American company Aptika, specialized in ID card software and always intent on keeping pace with current security issues, has begun to offer signature pads from Topaz Systems, Inc., a leading electronic signature technology manufacturer and like Aptika, an industry leader in quality and security.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- The North American company Aptika, specialized in ID card software and always intent on keeping pace with current security issues, has begun to offer signature pads from Topaz Systems, Inc., a leading electronic signature technology manufacturer and like Aptika, an industry leader in quality and security.

Since it is now clear that biometric authentication and encryption technologies are the way of the future, Aptika is proud to announce that Topaz electronic signature pads will extend our great range of specialized hardware and further enhance our security features. Topaz Systems' e-signature products and software allow handwritten electronic signatures to be added to digital documents.

The following selection of Topaz products is now available online through Aptika’s secure website:
- SigLite™ with SigPlus Pro™ Software includes all the high-quality biometric and forensic capture techniques of a SignatureGem® tablet but with a low-cost touchpad and stylus in place of the active electromagnetic pen and sensor.
- SigLite LCD 1x5 with SigPlus Pro Software includes all the high-quality capture features of an electronic signature pad with the added feature of an LCD allowing users to see "electronic ink" under the pen tip as they sign.
- SigLite LCD Backlit 1x5 with SigPlus Pro Software includes all the high-quality capture features of an electronic signature pad with the added feature of an LCD allowing users to see "electronic ink" under the pen tip as they sign and a backlit for use in low light conditions.

"The integration of Topaz technology is an example of our continuing commitment to provide new high-performance security hardware compatible with IDpack Pro” said Aptika president Martin Bourdages. IDpack Pro is badge-printing software especially developed by Aptika to create plastic ID cards effortlessly at a very competitive price.

Available with powerful SigPlus™ software for capturing and storing signatures and data, each Topaz electronic signature pad is compatible with today's leading e-signature software to permanently bind handwritten signatures into MS Word, Excel, Access, Adobe Acrobat and variety of Internet documents.

The best solution on the market for Signature Encryption, Document Binding, Transaction Receipts, Biometric and Forensic Signature Verification is certainly Topaz Systems' range of e-signature products. Aptika has come up with a special introductory offer, with prices starting from $98.00 US. For more details, visit our website at: http://www.aptika.com

About APTIKA
Aptika is dedicated to the development and marketing of the IDpack software family and to offering a great range of ID card related products and services.

About Topaz
Topaz Systems, Inc., located in Simi Valley, CA, is a leading developer of electronic signature pads.

For more information, please contact:
APTIKA
326 Princess Street
Lachute, Quebec
J8H 3H1, Canada
Phone: (514) 288-7646
Internet: http://www.aptika.com

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Ezurio Ships the First Intelligent Version 2.0 Bluetooth Module for Wireless Integrators

Ezurio’s new Serial Bluetooth Module offers lowest cost of ownership and fastest route for Version 2.0 features of Bluetooth wireless technology.

London, UK (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Ezurio Ltd, a management spin-out of TDK Systems Europe Ltd, today announced the availability of the next generation of their Intelligent Bluetooth Serial Modules, supporting the features of the new Bluetooth Version 2.0 specification. Ezurio’s Bluetooth Modules have already found favour with many manufacturers because of their ease of integration and low overall cost of ownership, making them the Module of choice in medical, automotive and ePOS applications.

Ezurio’s latest Intelligent Bluetooth Serial Module is based on Cambridge Silicon Radio’s BC04 Bluetooth chipset and provides support for the features of Bluetooth Version 2.0. These include higher data rates over the air, lower power consumption, better rejection of interference and coexistence with Wi-Fi networks by implementing AFH (Adaptive Frequency Hopping), and improved voice quality from enhanced Synchronous Connections (eSCO).

The popularity of Ezurio’s Intelligent Bluetooth Modules comes from the fact that they provide complete Bluetooth solutions, allowing customers to treat the wireless portion of their design as a drop in solution. The Module contains a full Bluetooth protocol stack within firmware, in addition to which Ezurio has implemented a comprehensive application interface layer inside the virtual machine of the BC04 chipset. This abstracts the complexity of Bluetooth to a set of simple AT commands, similar to a PSTN modem. Coupled with a standard UART (RS-232) interface, design integration is reduced from months to a matter of hours.

The Intelligent Bluetooth Module is shipped as a Class 1 radio, with an optimised RF front end, providing ranges in excess of 250 metres outdoors, compared to less than 100 metres of competing products. This makes it particularly attractive for equipment designers. The Module incorporates a high gain, ceramic patch antenna which is largely immune to RF detuning, allowing system designers extra flexibility in designing the Module into their packaging.

The Modules are fully Bluetooth approved as end products, saving time and money for integrators. They are also lead-free and comply with the RoHS (Restrictions of Hazardous Substances) directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

To aid integration, a low cost development kit is available for designer who wants to integrate Bluetooth into their products. The new Intelligent Serial Module is designed as a pin-for-pin, drop-in replacement for Ezurio’s current range of Bluetooth Modules, providing a simple upgrade route to existing users. “In the embedded arena, product lifetimes are significantly longer than in the consumer market” commented Chris Shannon - CEO of Ezurio Ltd. “Manufacturers are only going to adopt wireless technology if they know that they will have a stable platform across the years, insulated from the frenetic development trends of the PC and mobile phone market. Ezurio is committed to providing that guarantee of stability and backward compatibility that this market demands.”

“Product designers across a wide variety of industry sectors are coming to the conclusion that Bluetooth is now a mature wireless technology and want to use it to cut the cables in their equipment. However, they realise that that integration normally needs specialist skills that they do not possess. We have opened up the market for integrated Bluetooth by taking that complexity away” said Nick Hunn, CTO of Ezurio Ltd”. We are confirming their trust in Bluetooth and ourselves by providing an upgrade path that lets designers choose Bluetooth as their wireless connection, secure in the knowledge that they can take advantage of new features as Bluetooth evolves.”


Availability

Engineering samples of Ezurio’s Intelligent Bluetooth Serial Modules are now shipping with volume production available in June 2005.

For further information on the Intelligent Serial Module, please visit Ezurio’s website at www.ezurio.com/xxx

For further information or photography, please contact:

Nick Hunn
Ezurio Ltd
www.ezurio.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8938 1011
Mobile: +44 (0) 776 8890 148
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8905 8608
Email: e-mail protected from spam bots

Images can be downloaded from our image library at www.ezurio.com/images


Notes to Editors

About Ezurio
Ezurio is a leading supplier of Bluetooth wireless solutions and has extensive experience of the mobile market. Ezurio offers complete Bluetooth Modules that provide instant, pre-approved wireless capability to a wide range of OEM customers. Ezurio’s long involvement with Bluetooth has resulted in a range of products that are acknowledged as setting the standard for Bluetooth connectivity, with extended range, low power and lowest cost of ownership. With offices in London and mainland Europe the company is dedicated to providing a complete range of short range wireless solutions to the OEM and business sector.

Ezurio is a management spin-out of TDK Systems Europe limited and is funded by 3i.

For more information, go to: www.ezurio.com

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Smart Guns Can Become a Reality with Sensor Technology

Sensor Products LLC has developed a unique sensor specifically for the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s highly publicized Smart Gun project.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Reinforcing the ability to fully customize their Tactilus® line of electronic pressure measurement systems, Sensor Products LLC has developed a unique sensor specifically for the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s highly publicized Smart Gun project. Utilizing a resistive architecture, this newly designed system is the front-runner among other candidate technologies such as magnetic rings, transponders, combination locks and fingerprint recognition devices.

The urgency of the completion of this project is self-explanatory. Since 2000, when NJIT ventured to develop this technology with the aid of government funding, 24 children and adults have been killed in 15 separate school shootings. Fortunately, engineers at NJIT see the advantages of the Tactilus® sensor system being used on firearms to determine the grip of authorized users and are making great strides to finish this mass producible prototype by early 2006. In fact, Sensor Products recently delivered the second generation of their Tactilus® Smart Gun sensor to NJIT. Find out more at www.sensorprod.com.

Not only are the individual sensing points of this new Tactilus® system a mere 0.2 millimeters thick in order to prevent any compromise of a firearm’s integrity, but are still accurate even when the user wears gloves. Additionally, the system possesses electronics that can be miniaturized to fit into the handle along with the magazine by utilizing lithium ion batteries like ones found in PDA’s and cell phones.

“To get a product of this magnitude off the ground, we essentially partner with our customers—in this case the engineers at NJIT,” said Jeffrey Stark, senior technical manager at Sensor Products. “This project is crucial for the safety of today’s society and we will work tirelessly at being creative and flexible in our designs and will provide resolution to difficult problems that may arise in the development process.”

With a velocity of up to 1,000 Hz, the embedded sensors in Tactilus® can generate pressure readings with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Its thin and highly flexible substrate material allows for easy conformability to curvaceous surfaces such as the grip of a handgun. These inherent traits make Tactilus® ideal for conforming around the handle of a firearm to provide the most thorough and accurate pressure readings possible. These robust sensors can last thousands of uses with consistent repeatability and are highly resistant to electromagnetic noise, temperature and humidity fluctuations.

The Tactilus® systems collect pressure data and send an analog signal back to an intermediary data “hub” where it is converted to a digital signal. This signal contains the collected data and is subsequently sent to an interface (software) designed for easy viewing and dynamic analysis. Tactilus® Windows-based software provides 2-D and 3-D imaging, isobar and region-of-interest viewing, longitudinal and latitudinal analysis, graphical displays of data in bar charts, pressure vs. time, linescans and histograms, statistical analysis of average, minimum and maximum pressures, total force over any selected area and more. This data may also be exported to virtually any third party software.

For demonstrations or more information about Tactilus®, contact Sensor Products at 1.973.884.1755 or visit www.sensorprod.com/tactilus.

About Sensor Products LLC
New Jersey based Sensor Products LLC, established in 1990, is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of tactile pressure sensing solutions. Their customized and off-the-shelf products are installed within all of the Fortune 500 industrial companies as well as thousands of smaller manufacturing firms. Their sensors are used in applications as diverse as tire testing to semiconductor manufacturing and from R&D; labs to space missions. Additionally, Sensor Products provides in-house and on-site stress and pressure mapping analysis, as well as a variety of regional technical seminars. Visit them at www.sensorprod.com.

Technical Contact:
Carlos Ruiz
Product Manager
1.973.884.1755 x5001

Media Contact:
Heather D. Brown
Public Relations Specialist
1.973.884.1755 x5826

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Edmonton Computer Donations and Recycling Gets Federal and Provincial Backing

Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta gets the backing of many federal and provincial politicians because of its very socially and environmentally beneficial programs.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta gets the backing of many federal and provincial politicians because of its very socially and environmentally beneficial programs.

"The Electronic Recycling Association has created an innovative approach to handling e-waste. I hope other recycling facilities in Alberta will look closely at this new service and look at ways to follow in their footsteps. The Alberta government would like to reduce the annual per capita waste going to landfills from 750 kilograms per person to 500 kilograms by 2010. I'm confident that this new service will contribute to this goal."
- Harvey Cenaiko - MLA Calgary Buffalo, Alberta Solicitor General

"In the fast e-world, obsolescence rushes in at high speed, overwhelming and endangering our lives with the technological waste. The heavy consumption in our society need be balanced with conservation and recycling effort. Our society needs the e-recycling effort, such as Electronic Recycling Association, so it doesn't loose its balance and fall into an disintegrated state. I commend the work of Electronic Recycling Association".
- Wayne Cao, MLA - Calgary Fort Constituency

"The creation of an collection depot is an exciting extension of Edmonton's commitment to recycling."
- Councillor Linda Sloan - Edmonton

"I think that facilities such as this are a fantastic idea and will well serve the Edmonton region."
- James Rajotte, M.P. Edmonton-Leduc

The electronic recycling initiative is an important movement—one that benefits our community, our country, and the greater world we live in. It addresses the interconnectedness of all things, in particular, environmental sustainability, social responsibility and community development. It also offers an excellent means for companies to start implementing corporate social responsibility practices. Working with schools, daycares and community centers, both here and in the developing world, the Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta do an incredible job to provide a fundamental service locally and globally. Edmonton is lucky to now have its own depot—let’s hope the service keeps growing across Canada!
- David Kilgour, M.P. Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont

As the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Strathcona I fully endorse the Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta's efforts to help clean up Edmonton. Recycling electronics is an important step to reducing waste in our landfills and to helping our environment. It is especially rewarding to see an organization like this move into our city where we get the double benefit of a cleaner city and more jobs.
- Mr. Rahim Jaffer, MP for Edmonton Strathcona

Managing director Bojan Paduh, a young entrepreneur from Calgary said: "E-waste is the fastest-growing type of waste thrown out by corporations as the IT industry updates products faster and faster. A new PC is now obsolete in two years and millions of them end up on landfill waste sites each year."

Every computer contains about four pounds of lead and small quantities of deadly cadmium and mercury. Other hazardous materials used in computers include hexavalent chromium, PVC plastic. All of these contribute to the poisonous cocktail of heavy metals found on landfills.

E.R.A is launching a program associated major computer and electronics retailers in Edmonton. Locations such as The Brick, WestWorld Computers, BCOM, Acrodex, and many more will be participating in ERA’s depot program. Organizations and individuals can now conveniently drop off their old computers at any of the participating locations, for donation or recycling. For a complete list of participating locations, please visit the ERA website at www.era.ca .

The ERA has many depots around the city that are accepting items, and is also offering a pickup and disposal service to any company. For the next few months, all collections of computer equipment will be done at no charge to companies wishing to donate their old computers.

E.R.A has various solutions for disposing of old PCs. Recent PC's can be given to people who cannot afford new ones, such as elderly and poor, job training tools to the unemployed, or sold to developing countries. If PC's are too old to be reused, Electronic Recycling Association will pass them onto companies specializing in dismantling them and recovering many materials including small amounts of precious gold, silver and copper.

E.R.A's priority is to reuse as many PCs as possible. Mr Paduh explained: "Reuse means the hazardous materials are not being let loose to do their worst and less new raw materials need to be extracted from the earth to make the next generation of computers and other electronic goods.

For info:
Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta
Edmonton – Computer and Electronics Depot
11404 143 Street
(780) 455-2088
www.era.ca/edmonton.htm

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XEMICS Maximizes RF Power Output with Minimal System Power Consumption

XEMICS new TrueRF™ XE1283 is a powerful combination of a full-featured ISM-band transceiver together with an ultra-low-power RISC microcontroller. This combination of high-power transmitter and sensitive receiver means the link budget exceeds 128 dB. Ranges of up to several kilometers can be achieved at low data rates, with an optimized RF layout and without external transmitter PA or receiver LNA, and with minimal power consumption.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- XEMICS new TrueRF™ XE1283 is a powerful combination of a full-featured ISM-band transceiver together with an ultra-low-power RISC microcontroller. This combination of high-power transmitter and sensitive receiver means the link budget exceeds 128 dB. Ranges of up to several kilometers can be achieved at low data rates, with an optimized RF layout and without external transmitter PA or receiver LNA, and with minimal power consumption.

XEMICS is also introducing the DP1283 ‘drop-in’ RF module based on the XE1283 circuit. The compact module (23 mm x 33.5 mm) is pre-certified to conform to ETSI / FCC regulations and is available in three frequencies.

The XE1283 and DP1283 are intended for low-power sensing networks with an emphasis on battery-powered (down to 2.4V) applications where outstanding battery life can be achieved if full use is made of the controller’s power-saving modes. For example it would be suitable for automated meter reading (AMR), home automation and access control as well as voice and data over RF.

Compared to an embedded 80C51 core the XEMICS CoolRISC™ core consumes only 1.2 mA at 4.9 million instructions per second, (more than a factor of ten lower). Additional power-reducing circuitry includes a BitJockey™ ‘wireless UART’ which buffers transmit and receive data.

Like other members of the XE1200 family, the XE1283 offers a link budget higher than all competitors, which assures highly reliable point-to-point communication under even the most demanding conditions, and exceptional range (in excess of several kilometers). The XE1283 transmitter is capable of +15 dBm output power and a receive sensitivity down to -113 dBm (@ 4.8 kbit/s and 0.1% bit error rate). The high-performance transceiver operates in the 433, 868 and 915 MHz Industrial Scientific and Medical bands at data rates from 1.2 kbit/s to 152.3 kbit/s.

The XE1283 includes a Barker encoder (11-bit chip sequence) which offers additional link robustness for low-data rate applications, making it ideal for low-data rate long-range links such as pager car alarms, automotive remote controls and two-way security systems.

The XE1283 and DP1283 support the European Konnex standard (fixed bit rate of 32.7 kbit/s) for wireless Konnex networks or expanding wired networks using RF bridges.

TrueRF™ technology enables a low-cost external component count (elimination of the SAW filter) whilst still satisfying ETSI and FCC regulations.

About XEMICS
XEMICS is a privately owned fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in Switzerland and a worldwide sales and customer support network. XEMICS delivers a range of advanced short-range, customized and standard, wireless connectivity solutions to a global customer base. XEMICS is a leading designer and provider of Wireless RF transceivers and Bluetooth® applications, data acquisition, communication products, CODEC's and GPS receivers. With a focus on high-quality low cost solutions XEMICS provides a combination of ultra-low power technology and innovative IC design.

For further information, please contact:
Florence Amez-Droz
Public Relations Manager
XEMICS Switzerland
Phone: +41 32 729 4170
Fax: +41 32 729 4001
E-Mail: e-mail protected from spam bots
Website: www.xemics.com

Trademark Information:
Bluetooth® is a SIG trademark, used under license by XEMICS. TrueRF™, BitJockey™ and CoolRisc™ are XEMICS’ trademarks.

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Arco Electronics Moves To Larger Location

Leading passive components manufacturer recommits resources and staff to industry.

Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Arco Electronics, an industry leader of passive components, announced today it has moved to a larger facility located in Southern California. The move is part of a larger strategic plan for the company focusing on client service and a broader industry reach.

The move to this 20,000 square foot facility will allow Arco Electronics to expand its inventory to offer more products for its customers. Additionally, Arco Electronics will increase its staff to provide better customer service. Due to overwhelming demand for direct purchasing, Arco recently began offering online ordering capabilities and the new facility will help the timely fulfillment of online orders.

Along with the move, Arco Electronics also announced industry veteran, John Drake will be leading the company into this new phase. Drake, a leader in the component industry, has extensive experience rebuilding reputations and will provide the leadership Arco Electronics needs to reach its goals.

When asked about Arco Electronics, Drake said, “I am pleased to be a part of Arco Electronics and look forward to providing the best customer service with the best possible capacitors. For the last fifty-years, Arco Electronics’ capacitors have always been a popular choice and we will ensure this continues for fifty more.”

Arco Electronics has been serving the electronics industry for 50 years and offers a wide variety of capacitors. Arco Electronics currently manufactures a full line of mica capacitors, chip mica capacitors, ceramic capacitors, tantalum capacitors, polyester and metallized polyester film capacitors, and band pass filters for Bluetooth, LAN, WAN, GPS and other applications.

About Arco Electronics
Based in Camarillo, California, Arco Electronics has been a leading manufacturer of passive components for over 50 years. Able to offer same-day service and delivery, Arco Electronics prides itself in the highest customer service capabilities. Arco Electronics currently manufactures a full line of mica capacitors, chip mica capacitors, ceramic capacitors, tantalum capacitors, polyester and metallized polyester film capacitors, and band pass filters for Bluetooth, LAN, WAN, GPS and other applications.

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Sensor Products Inc. Introduces IDEA® for Real-Time Nip Analysis

IDEA® is designed specifically for nips up to 70 inches (178 cm) in length, is the evolutionary result of years of experience analyzing nip rolls in the paper, textile, film and foil industries.

East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Sensor Products Inc. maintains a strong reputation for its ability to develop customized products on request for its clientele. The IDEA® real-time nip analysis system is the newest product developed by the company based on the demands of industry professionals. In fact, IDEA®, which is designed specifically for nips up to 70 inches (178 cm) in length, is the evolutionary result of years of experience analyzing nip rolls in the paper, textile, film and foil industries.

This electronic nip analysis system is the first to evaluate small nip rolls in real-time. IDEA® is perfect for assessing the nip width of machines like printers, laminators and coaters that have soft covers and operate at pressure ranges from approximately 10 to 700 PSI (1 to 50 kg/cm²). The system is a portable, battery-operated integrated electronic sensor element and software package that calculates nip width between rolls with unprecedented speed, accuracy and consistency.

The IDEA® system consists of a series of sensors that are evenly distributed across the face length of the roll. As the nip closes, nip width information is transmitted instantaneously to a laptop, through which a variety of easy to interpret formats are generated. Depending upon the face length of the roller set and user preference, the system allows for spot-checking with a single sensor or a sensor array evaluation of the entire width of the roll for more comprehensive analysis.

IDEA® is advantageous to industry professionals because it allows for standardization across divisions and facilities for monitoring and calibrating equipment. Even more, the system eliminates human visual subjectivity from the realm of nip measurement.

IDEA® product manager Carlos Ruiz said, “Even though nip width has been used to perfect product quality for decades, this is the first real-time electronic system available for smaller machines with rolls under 70 inches (178 cm). I am confident that users will find this new sensor system extremely helpful in optimizing maintenance procedures, prolonging roll life, and improving overall product quality.”

For more information, contact Carlos Ruiz at 1.973.884.1755 x5001.

About Sensor Products Inc.
New Jersey based Sensor Products Inc., established in 1990, is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of tactile pressure sensing solutions. Their customized and off-the-shelf products are installed within all of the Fortune 500 industrial companies as well as thousands of smaller manufacturing firms. Their sensors are used in applications as diverse as tire testing to semiconductor manufacturing and from R&D; labs to space missions. Additionally, Sensor Products provides in-house and on-site stress and pressure mapping analysis, as well as a variety of regional technical seminars. Visit them at www.sensorprod.com.

Technical Contact:
Carlos Ruiz
Sensor Products Inc.
Product Manager
1.973.884.1755 x5001

Media Contact:
Heather D. Brown
Sensor Products Inc.
Public Relations Specialist
1.973.884.1755 x5826

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Getting the Lead Out - European Regulations Force Electronics Companies to Clean up, Impact Local Manufacturers and Distributors

Consumers will soon have the comfort of knowing that their next laptop, cell phone and microwave may be free of hazardous components. Meanwhile, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are scrambling to re-engineer their supply chains.

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -– Consumers will soon have the comfort of knowing that their next laptop, cell phone and microwave may be free of hazardous components. For that they can thank the European Union, for issuing the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive that takes effect in the summer of 2006.

The RoHS directive limits the amount of lead and other toxic substances that electronics manufacturers can use in their products. While the EU directive doesn't have the force of law in the United States, many U.S.-based electronics manufacturers are expected to adopt the EU standards for all of their products, not just those intended for sale in Europe.

Though this may come as good news for consumers, the EU directive has manufacturers and distributors scrambling to re-engineer their supply chains. As one of the top North American electronic component distributors, Allied Electronics must also manage the implications of the directive.

“While Allied does not manufacture or design products, many of the components we sell end up in products sold in the European Union,” says Lee Davidson, president of Allied Electronics. “Very soon, our customers will want to know if the products they spec into their designs are ‘RoHS compliant.’ It will be our job to make sure that they have easy access to this information.”

One potential dilemma that distributors like Allied can expect to come out of the RoHS directive is the various transition plans of their suppliers. For example, some manufacturers have introduced new lead-free designs to existing parts, while others plan to identify compliant products by package labeling.

“The challenges of transition are substantial. Distributors and manufacturers will have to work very closely to ensure the migration to RoHS complaint product is seamless to the customer,” says Davidson. “We have taken a stance that we will be an industry leader in providing the latest information on RoHS for both our customers and our suppliers. We want everyone to have the information they need so our customers can make the right decisions when buying products from us.”

At Allied, multi-functional project teams have been established to sort through the EU directives and to work with its 300+suppliers to come up with solutions, in hopes that this approach will minimize any disruption in the supply chain and to customers.

“Allied is committed to conducting business in an environmentally friendly manner,” says Davidson. “We fully support the objectives of the directives and are working hard to ensure we provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about compliance.”

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics’ headquarters is located in Fort Worth, Texas with 57 sales branches across the United States and Canada. Allied is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world leading catalog component distributor. Electrocomponents has operations in six continents and headquarters in Oxford, England. For more information, visit www.alliedelec.com.

Contact:
Roxanne Martinez (817) 595-8566

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nLayers and Bladelogic To Host May 26 Webinar Featuring ITIL Expert

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- nLayers, the leader in real-time discovery and resource optimization, and BladeLogic, the leading provider of data center automation software, today announced they will host a Webinar to discuss how IT organizations can leverage discovery and automation techniques to define and implement ITIL initiatives for their data centers. The interactive discussion will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. PST/2:00 p.m. EST, and feature ITIL expert Dick Szymanski, who brings more than 20 years experience in customer support and service to his current tenure as CEO and founder of America ITIL. Vijay Manwani, CTO and co-founder of BladeLogic, and Stephanie Piche, nLayers’ director of marketing, will co-present.

This Webinar will serve as a forum to discuss the new advancements in tools that are driving automated change and propelling interest in configuration management solutions as IT organizations look for ways to gain visibility and control of their environments. Attendees will walk away with a clearer understanding of the steps organizations must take in order to meet ITIL and ITSM framework initiatives and learn how auto-discovery, mapping and automation can be used to successful planning of these initiatives.

If you would like to register for this event, please visit the nLayers website at www.nlayers.com, or contact Julie Tangen at 831-420-3511 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

About nLayers
nLayers’ flagship product is nLayers InSight, an agentless appliance that automatically discovers and maps the relationships and dependencies between applications and infrastructure components to provide a “living” model of the IT environment. Unlike the limited, “snapshot” views offered by other discovery technologies, nLayers’ time-based, three-dimensional model allows IT organizations to continuously track resource dependencies, demand, usage and service levels in real-time. For nLayers’ customers, this model serves as the foundation for a wide range of critical IT initiatives, including change and configuration management, IT governance, capacity planning, business service management, and business continuity planning. nLayers is a privately held, venture-funded startup headquartered in San Jose, California, and at www.nlayers.com.

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Mindjaz Announces "Revolution," its Developing its Own Innovative MP3

Mindjaz announced today that it is developing its own innovative MP 3 player to be launched in the fall.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Mindjaz announced today that it is developing its own innovative MP 3 player to be launched in the fall. Although no details were included in its announcement, the company state three primary objectives, portability, maximum storage and a new state of the art techno-design. The company also declined to disclose the name of its new player, however developers are working under the product code name of ?Revolution?. ? Our goal is to help consumers connect their digital life with our products?, a company spokesperson said, ? and to really do that we have to make sure that our products meet their expectations of state of the art technology?, he said. Although the company distributes consumer electronics products from other manufacturers, particularly Apple's iPod and players from Sony, the spokesperson stated that there are no plans to discontinue offering these products once its own player is released. ? We can't truly connect people around the world by offering only our products?, said Zachary Stroud, CEO. ? We have to be willing to really compete with our competitors by offering their products as well as ours, and its our responsibility to make sure our products are at better prices and are of better quality then theirs at the end of the day ?, he said.

The company did not give a specific release date for the new player, or specifics about the player itself other than to say that it will be available in the fall and that it will be state of the art. A spokesperson for the ?Revolution? product design team stated that the technology in the product will be groundbreaking and likely to turn Silicon Valley heads, ? we're going to prove that great product design and state of the art technology doesn't have to begin and end in California?, she said, ?the big boys will learn that others can join the party too?. Mindjaz has state it expects the new player to cost between $100 to $200 dollars, although optional features could raise the price slightly higher. More information about ?revolution? will be made available over the next several months and will be available at eh company's website www.mindjaz.com

About Mindjaz
Based in New York City, Mindjaz is an emerging new age Consumer Electronics technology and multi-media firm that develops, manufactures, and markets Computers, Electronics, Games and Software. Mindjaz also develops interactive electronic content for its products developing unique Entertainment, Animation and Publishing properties. Mindjaz is igniting a new era of integrated multi-media digital technology that offers its customers a full range of content and products to enjoy.

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May 23, 2021

Dish Network Satellite TV Gives a Boost to Their Service

Has entertainment really gone into the next level? Discover how a company named Dish Network gave a boost to their service to offer more to the consumers.

(PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Entertainment in the home is one of the up and coming methods for bringing families home and together more often. Dish Network Satellite TV provides the savings and entertainment packages that combine to give the family a central entertainment package that are both affordable and yet something the whole family will enjoy at the same time. Dish Network Satellite TV provides many benefits that complete your home entertainment package with free installation services, free satellite systems, with options that include free DVR equipment, free HDTV equipment, easy to upgrade plans, even options that include movies on demand so you never have to leave your house when it is movie night again!

Dish Network is a satellite system service that provides you with the ultimate in entertainment. You can have it professionally installed for free, no matter where you live in the country, in town, in your home, or even in an apartment. Enhanced entertainment is what Dish Network provides to those who don’t have the option of cable services, and for those people who want the best entertainment value for their hard-earned dollar.

What are the benefits of Dish Network satellite services?
• You will find various music channels so if you are studying, cleaning the house, or if you want to relax in a bath your favorite music channels are just a click away without all the commercials!
• For bringing entertainment into the home, even on a budget, Dish Network provides more channels, more movies, more shows for the prices that are much lower than cable services.
• Dish Network now offers local channels so you never have to worry about missing out on news or local entertainment channels.
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Speedline Technologies to Showcase Leading Industry Solutions at Nepcon Thailand 2005, with Niche Tech (2004) Co. Ltd.

Speedline Technologies, the global leader for single-source process knowledge, solutions, and service to the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, will showcase the industry’s leading solutions and technologies at Nepcon Thailand 2005, Booth No. 4D29, Bangkok, 16-19 June 2005.

FRANKLIN, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Speedline Technologies, the global leader for single-source process knowledge, solutions, and service to the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, will showcase the industry’s leading solutions and technologies at Nepcon Thailand 2005, Bangkok, 16-19 June 2005.

Speedline Technologies will host ongoing exhibits and demonstrations of the solutions in Booth No. 4D29 throughout the Exhibition, including:

· The MPM AccuFlex stencil printer, ideally suited for moderate volume high-mix printing at a cost-effective price, combines accuracy and unparalleled flexibility in a compact footprint. Providing only what is needed for efficient and precise printing, the AccuFlex offers electronics manufacturer a full range of options for future expansion. Designed for production of about 8,000 boards per week with two or more product changeovers per shift, the system easily handles boards from 3" x 2" to 23" x 20" and is capable of printing 12-mil pitch devices with consistent accuracy.

· The accurate, flexible, and configurable Camalot XyflexPro dispensing system features a calibration-free linear gantry drive system, small footprint, and ability to meet any application need through easy-to-add options. Whether dispensing micro dots of silver epoxy, solder paste for high-frequency devices and wafer-level packages, adhesive for 0201 components, or underfill for flip chip packages or flip chip on board, the XyflexPro system provides the required accuracy to maintain ultimate process control.

· The MPM Gel-Flex™ Tooling System is an innovative and cost-effective answer to the challenge of supporting the circuit board during the stencil printing process. Consisting of non-conductive polyurethane elastomer gel enclosed within a durable membrane shell and mounted to a magnetic base, Gel-Flex tooling is a true conformal board-support system. The compressible gel material provides gentle compliance to delicate bottom-side components and leads while providing firm support for the entire board surface. This tooling system is available for AccuFlex, AP Excel, Ultraprint 2000, and UltraFlex BBP printers. It is also available as an upgrade for those printers as well as the AP Series, Ultraprint 400 and Ultraprint 500 platforms.

For more information, contact Mr. Kwa Siong Soon, Speedline’s Business Manager, or Mr. Phermphoon Ekpho, Niche Tech (2004)’s MD.

Speedline Technologies: The Process Knowledge Leaders
Speedline Technologies is the global leader for single-source process knowledge, solutions, and service to the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA, the company sells five, best-in-class brands – Accel® microelectronics cleaning, Camalot® dispensing systems, Electrovert® wave soldering, reflow soldering, and cleaning equipment, MPM® stencil and screen printing systems, and Protect® global services, support, and training solutions. For more information, visit Speedline Technologies at http://www.speedlinetech.com or contact:

· In Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots;
· In the USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots;
· In Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots.

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New LED Driver and Sequencer Launched by Dialog Semiconductor to Enable Complete Programmability of 18 LEDs

New universal LED controller provides complete programmability of up to 18 LEDs for the control of lightshows, backlights and signal LEDs in cellular handsets, handheld games, and other portable devices requiring varying light sequences. The new DA9026 IC allows the control of sequences of LED patterns including combined RGB LEDs, with programmable variables such as pattern, repetition rate and intensity of each LED – this is done entirely within the device, removing the need for dedicated processing power.

Kirchheim/Teck, Germany (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Dialog Semiconductor Plc (NASDAQ: DLGS, FWB: DLG) has launched a new universal LED controller which provides complete programmability of up to 18 LEDs for the control of lightshows, backlights and signal LEDs in cellular handsets, handheld games, and other portable devices requiring varying light sequences. The new DA9026 IC allows the control of sequences of LED patterns including combined RGB LEDs, with programmable variables such as pattern, repetition rate and intensity of each LED – this is done entirely within the device, removing the need for dedicated processing power.

The DA9026 universal LED controller especially addresses the growing complexity of LED management in applications such as clamshell handsets, lightshows, backlights (keypad and LCD) and signal LEDs. This is in response to a growing trend for the display or lights to flash in appropriate sequences to ringtones, music or different callers for example. In addition, for phones used in handsfree kits in the automotive environment, it allows manufacturers to control and customize the handset backlight to match color and level of illumination of the car’s dashboard display.

Dialog Semiconductor has addressed these needs with this universal LED driver and sequencer. Unlike other devices it can control up to 18 single color LEDs or six RGB LEDs – or any combination of single and RGB. It can also store and replay (from on-chip memory) 15 light sequences with programmable start and end points, without the need for external components and controlled using a simple 2-wire interface to upload sequence and command data. A comprehensive PC-based development tool allows handset manufacturers to create and program the control code required to generate these sequences.

Other key features include fading and dimming functionality without the need for baseband processor support, brightness correction for true RGB color, and an integrated step-up converter to generate the higher voltages required for high intensity blue, green and white LEDs. The 4-bit current control enables 4k color options per RGB channel, and the DA9026 is optimized for lithium battery supplies.

One of the most significant benefits of having everything contained in one chip and only requiring two-wire control is the ability to improve reliability in clamshell type cellular handsets – instead of requiring multiple control lines across the flip mechanism only two signals are required to control up to 18 LEDs. The DA9026 will typically preload sequence data in the device RAM on power-up, and then the only communication required subsequently will be to activate the required sequences.

Another important feature of the DA9026 is its high current capability, ideal for generating high brightness levels. It can supply 4.8V at up to a maximum of 420mA to provide a regulated power source for large display configurations of up to 18 LEDs, with consistent color generation capability for all the LEDs, even as the battery discharges. When the LED voltage does not need to be greater than 3V, the LED driver can be directly connected to the battery.

The DA9026 universal LED controller is available now and packaged in a 24-lead 4 x 4mm QFN package.

A product demo is available at www.vegaschip.net.

Information about Dialog Semiconductor
Dialog Semiconductor develops and supplies power management, audio and imaging technology, delivering innovative mixed signal standard products as well as application specific IC solutions for wireless, automotive and industrial applications. The company’s expertise in mixed signal design, with products manufactured entirely in CMOS technology, enhances the performance and features of wireless, hand-held and portable electronic products. Its technology is also used in intelligent control circuits in automotive and industrial applications. Dialog Semiconductor Plc is headquartered near Stuttgart, Germany with additional design facilities in the UK, the USA, Austria and Japan. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) and on the NASDAQ (DLGS) exchanges.

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SyberWorks Selected by the American Contract Bridge League to Develop Online Bridge Education Content through the SyberWorks Hosted e-Learning Solution

SyberWorks, a leader in custom e-Learning Solutions and the Learning Management System industry, announced today it has been selected by the American Contract Bridge League to develop online bridge education content and host its online bridge training programs using the SyberWorks Hosted e-Learning Solution.

(PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Linda Granell, Director of Marketing for the American Contract Bridge League says, “One of the key factors in membership recruitment and retention is the quality of the bridge club directors who oversee the games. A well-trained, highly knowledgeable director is more likely to run games that are both fun and efficient, leading to satisfied players who are more likely to return to the club.”

Granell says, “Many potential and current directors, however, are unable to take advantage of the education programs we present at our tournaments because of their schedules and other commitments. Web-based learning management systems technology solves this problem because people can access the training from any computer with an Internet connection. Last year, attendance was about 300 for the club director course and 150 for the update course. We were confident that using a web-based learning management system to provide training would help us do a better job in reaching our 3,200 bridge clubs in North America and 5,570 accredited club directors.”

Rick Beye, Chief Tournament Director, states, “Our rules and regulations change frequently, yet there is no requirement that a club director be re-certified. A director could have passed the exam 10 years ago, never directed a game, and open a club tomorrow. This will be a great way for that director to brush up. Dynamic, engaging online training will make it easier for directors to polish their skills and to be refreshed on the latest changes in the rules and procedures.”

Granell continues, “We evaluated several vendors and found that the SyberWorks Training Center Hosted e-Learning Solution offers a feature rich environment for a reasonably priced IT infrastructure investment. We felt like they partnered with us right from the start. The staff was zealous in answering all of our questions and responding to our needs, and they continue to do so today. We liked that SyberWorks is a solid company in the e-Learning space. We’re even more impressed now that we have experience with the online course development staff.”

David Boggs, CEO of SyberWorks, states, “We are excited to be working with American Contract Bridge League. This relationship will give our top-notch course development staff an opportunity to showcase their skills by developing fun and interesting online content. We look forward to developing their online library of bridge education content.”

About the American Contract Bridge League
The American Contract Bridge League (www.acbl.org) was founded in 1937. Today it is the largest bridge organization in the world, with more than 160,000 members living in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda. A not-for-profit organization, the ACBL determines the recognized rules of bridge, sanctions clubs and tournament games, and encourages participation at all levels of proficiency and experience. The American Contract Bridge League supports 2.5 million tables of bridge in play annually in clubs and tournaments, an additional 200,000 tables online, 3,200 bridge clubs, and 1,100 bridge tournaments annually. The American Contract Bridge League certifies bridge directors, teachers, and player achievement through masterpoints. The American Contract Bridge League sponsors three North American Bridge Championships annually, each attracting up to 8,000 players and the School Bridge Lesson Series Program for more than 4,000 children annually.

The History of Bridge
Bridge traces its origins to the British game of whist, first played in the 16th century. It may be named for the Galata Bridge in Istanbul, which British soldiers crossed during the Crimean War of the 19th century to reach a coffeehouse where they played cards. Contract bridge, as we know it today, began in the 1920s when Harold Vanderbilt came up with the early scoring system.

About SyberWorks
SyberWorks, Inc. (www.syberworks.com) is a leader in the custom e-Learning Solutions and Learning Management System industries for Fortune 1000 corporations, higher education, and other industries. Located in Arlington, Massachusetts, the company serves the expanding 11 Billion dollar e-Learning segment*. Since 1995, SyberWorks has developed and delivered unique and economical solutions to create, manage, measure, and improve e-Learning programs at companies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the world.

*“2003 e-Learning Survey”, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, London, United Kingdom, 2003.

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Jennic Announces Partner Program to Drive Adoption of IEEE802.15.4/ZigBee Solutions

Jennic has announced its partner program to help the company meet the diversity of requirements of the low power wireless sensor market. Customer applications range from remote building management, automatic meter reading and asset tagging to supply chain management and hence, the delivery of semiconductor solutions based on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards requires different skills and domain-specific knowledge. Jennic’s new partner program will address this variety of needs and drive adoption of the technology. The partner program is designed to help OEMs reduce time to market and the cost of entry to the wireless sensor market.

Sheffield, UK (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Jennic has today announced its partner program to help the company meet the diversity of requirements of the low power wireless sensor market. Customer applications range from remote building management, automatic meter reading and asset tagging to supply chain management and hence, the delivery of semiconductor solutions based on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards requires different skills and domain-specific knowledge. Jennic’s new partner program will address this variety of needs and drive adoption of the technology.

The partner program is designed to help OEMs reduce time to market and the cost of entry to the wireless sensor market. Commenting on the need for such a program, Jim Lindop, CEO and founder of Jennic, said, “With many analysts talking about growing adoption rates of distributed wireless sensing across a wide range of applications, we need to ensure that manufacturers have access to the hardware and software technology, as well as design and test capability. In addition, the requirements of different geographic areas must be addressed.”

He added, “In contrast to the one-stop shop approach, our partner program brings together a matrix of sector specialists to build the most suitable solutions for specific needs in each region. As part of this program we are announcing the first of our agreements – with ZigBee network protocol stack providers, design houses, and network test tool providers. We will be adding more as we build up our partnerships network.”

The initial members of the partner program include ZigBee protocol stack provider Luxoft Labs; product design and development consultancies Pera and Scientific Generics; and wireless sensor network test equipment provider Daintree Networks.

Luxoft Labs, one of East Europe’s largest design outsourcing companies, helps their customers and partners to create complete sensing and control solutions for machine-to-machine, building and industrial automation applications by providing enabling software, hardware designs and customization services. Luxoft Labs’ ZigBee stack implementation is based on the TinyOS operating system optimized for low power and resource constrained devices.

Scientific Generics is a leading international product design and development consultancy based in Cambridge, who are experts in developing products that fundamentally change the competitive landscape. Specific experience includes the development of integrated wireless solutions and the application of wireless sensor technology in the areas of tracking and location systems, metering systems and seismic monitoring systems.

Pera is one of the most successful innovation companies in Europe for leveraging European funding to help industry innovate, achieving step changes in productivity and cost reduction. By developing market leading products and novel manufacturing processes, particularly in the area of wireless applications development, it helps UK and European sectors move further ahead of their global competition. With over 50 years of manufacturing expertise Pera is recognised by industry and government alike as one of Europe’s most effective business support organisations.

Daintree Networks is a leading provider of test equipment for this sector, and its sensor network analyzer is a powerful visualization and analysis tool for the development and deployment of 802.15.4 and ZigBee based products. Supporting direct connection to the JS24Z121-EK single chip evaluation system, the analyzer works seamlessly with Jennic’s development platform enabling developers to have ready access to a comprehensive analysis and test tool set.

About Jennic
Jennic is a fabless semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution into new applications. Its expertise in systems and software combined with world class RF and digital chip design provides low cost, highly integrated silicon solutions for the low power short range wireless data market with a focus on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards. The company’s products include state-of-the-art low power wireless microcontrollers, transceivers and low cost development platforms. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, and employing over 60 people, Jennic is privately held and has a track record of successful silicon chip development for wireless applications over the last nine years.

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Deadline to Lead-Free: Design Chain Associates, LLC and EPTAC Corporation Announce a Major Education Milestone

Design Chain Associates, LLC and EPTAC Corporation have educated three thousand people from over eleven hundred companies in the electronics industry throughout North America and the world on complying with environmental legislation and requirements like RoHS and WEEE.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2021 -- Design Chain Associates, LLC and EPTAC Corporation have educated three thousand people from over eleven hundred companies in the electronics industry throughout North America and the world on complying with environmental legislation and requirements like RoHS and WEEE. Carlos Simental, Sr. DfX Engineer of Input-Output Corporation in Houston, TX was identified as the 3000th attendee and as such will receive a free pass to a future DCA/EPTAC seminar of his choosing as well as $500 worth of free consulting services from either DCA, or EPTAC, or both.

As of August 13, 2005, many European Union (EU) member states will require electronics manufacturers to finance and take back product that is no longer in use via the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive, or WEEE (2002/96/EC). On July 1, 2021 the European Union, via the “restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, or RoHS, directive (2002/95/EC) will begin restricting the material content of electronic products being shipped within and into the EU. On the same date, China will also restrict material content, and six months later, on January 1, 2007, California will for certain electronic products. There are several elements and compounds affected. The most common is lead (Pb). “Lead-Free” is not just about manufacturing; it is not just about doing business in Europe; and companies cannot wait until 2006 to get started. Materials suppliers are shipping compliant products today and competitors are preparing for the transition now.

The current series of seminars ends on June 16th in Detroit, with interim seminars in Chicago and Boston. You can sign up at http://www.pcbshows.com/leadfree. The next series will begin later this year. Stay tuned at http://www.designchainassociates.com.

About Design Chain Associates, LLC
Design Chain Associates' consulting services help Electronics OEMs speed product time-to-market, reduce supply chain risks, and lower costs while increasing engineering and procurement efficiency. DCA offers a variety of consulting services related to RoHS and environmental compliance, including public and private seminars, product impact evaluation, personalized training, material composition acquisition, component engineering, Green BOM analysis, and competitive advantage analysis. San Francisco-based DCA has a local presence in other high-tech regions of the country such as the Austin/Houston corridor and the Boston region as well as around the globe through local associates. For more information, visit DCA on the web at http://www.designchainassociates.com.

About EPTAC Corporation
EPTAC Corporation has been providing companies with the very latest in electronics production training since 1987. With several thousand students trained and certified, EPTAC continues to offer companies training in basics such as component identification and electrostatic discharge, all the way to advanced surface mount technologies and process automation. Founded in 1987, EPTAC offers a variety of training and certification programs to individuals and companies throughout the United States and Canada. EPTAC has developed an identity in the industry as a company capable of providing quality training and professional solutions to firms involved in electronics production. The company has grown from a single training program to providing over twenty-five (25) recurring training and certification classes and seminars. The programs that EPTAC currently delivers are based on industry standards such as IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, IPC-7711 and IPC-7721. For more information, visit EPTAC on the web at http://www.eptac.com.

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May 20, 2021

Don’t Let Dust Slow You Down

Gain an advantage in PC gaming by keeping your computer dust-free.

Branchburg, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- An avid computer gamer may be able to outrun armies, villains, Lamborghinis and linebackers; however, the one element that they can not escape is dust. The smallest amount of dust, an amount barely visible to the naked eye, can wreak havoc on the internal components of a computer, as it will form an insulating blanket settling on and corroding the computer’s delicate circuitry. This will eventually lead to an overall breakdown or loss of performance, brought on by overheating and premature decay. Dust also has the ability to conduct electricity, posing the threat of a short-circuit at any given time.

For a cost-effective and reliable solution, computer users of any level can turn to Falcon Safety Products and its Dust-Off® brand of computer / personal electronics cleaning products. Dust-Off® comprises an extensive line of cleaning products, including compressed-gas dusters, assorted cleaning wipes and a microfiber Screen Shammy.

“Breakthrough technologies, products and evolving game titles, such as those showcased this week at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, have brought PC gaming to a new level,” said Ken Newman, Director of Marketing for Falcon. “Today’s PC gamer has a significant dedication not only to the games themselves but to their equipment. Having the proper accessories at hand necessary for the effective preventative maintenance of that equipment will not only add years to the life of the system, but give the gamer a significant advantage over his or her competition.”

When utilized correctly, the Dust-Off® compressed-gas duster gives the user the ability to safely blast dust from the computer’s internal components without having to directly touch the delicate circuitry. In some cases, PC cooling fans and vents accumulate so much dust, that they render themselves useless. Simple short blasts from the compressed-gas duster will quickly and effectively clear any debilitating dust from the fan blades and cooling vents, furthermore allowing the proper circulation of cool air, needed to keep the inside of the computer at an operating temperature.

Founded in 1953, Falcon Safety Products, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Central New Jersey. A world leader in compressed-gas technology, Falcon manufactures a diverse line of products including the Dust-Off® brand of computer / personal electronics cleaning products and signal horns for the marine, sport and safety markets. For additional information, please contact Falcon Safety Products, Inc. at 908-707-4900 or visit www.falconsafety.com.

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May 19, 2021

Laserpod Available to U.S. Buyers at Planetlava.com

Novelty lamp offers users a light show in the convenience of home

Beaver Falls, PA (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- The Laserpod is fast becoming known as the “lava lamp of the 21st century.”


The novelty lamp, designed in Great Britain by light artist Chris Levine, has been available in the United Kingdom for the past year, and has quickly gained a following.

It is now available in the U.S., courtesy of Planetlava.com, an online marketer of lava lamps and inflatable furniture.

According to Ted Novak, promotional director for Planetlava.com, the Laserpod is reminiscent of lava lamps — made popular during the hippy generation of the 1960s — with an updated twist for the 21st century. Laserpod uses electronic lasers and blue and purple LEDs [light emitting diodes, combined with a rotating Swarovski crystal, to transmit a brilliant light show.

“It’s really something to look at,” Novak said. “The lasers point up into the crystal and all the facets make random patterns on the ceiling and walls.”

Novak added that users interact with Laserpod by placing such items as glass, crystal or clear plastics on top. “It produces an almost surreal lighting effect that continually evolves in time,” he said.

The Laserpod comes in a cylindrical-shaped aluminum casing. The kit includes a set Swarovski crystal, a ridged glass refractor lens, two different electroplated domed diffusers (short and tall), a DC adapter, instructions and a “Book of Light” leaflet.

For the best experience, the Laserpod should be activated in complete darkness. This allows users to view the “subtler, more meditative and organic beams,” according to Planetlava.com.

With the diffusers on top of the alloy cylinder, the effects are contained and Laserpod becomes a soothing ambient lamp.

Laserpod is also portable and can function for up to eight hours on three alkaline AA batteries.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.planetlava.com.

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GPS Receiver Communications Simplified with NMEA-0183 Protocol Software Tool

Steelwater Solutions Corporation today announced that configuring, monitoring, and repair of NMEA-0183 based products, including GPS receivers, has been greatly simplified with the release of its GPS Express 3.x NMEA-0183 protocol software tool.

Desoto, IL (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 19, 2021 -- Steelwater Solutions Corporation, a personalized electronic and software engineering firm, today announced that configuring, monitoring, and repair of NMEA-0183 based products, including GPS receivers, has been greatly simplified with the release of its GPS Express 3.x NMEA-0183 protocol software tool.

GPS Express provides the ability for the user to view, scan, transmit, receive, and log NMEA-0183 based serial data, with features such as color coded information, parity calculation, time stamps, graphics, error indicators, and Steelwater Solutions Corporation's esMapMaster™ technology.

"We find GPS Express to be a tremendous timesaver in our work with the NMEA-0183 protocol and see its benefits with the expanding influx of GPS technology and use of the NMEA-0183 protocol in the marketplace," says Robert D. Carter, President of Steelwater Solutions Corporation. "We needed and developed an inexpensive, but highly functional, tool for use with those products."

A free, fully functional, 20-day trial download of GPS Express, along with further information, pricing, and screenshots are available at http://www.steelwater.com.

Steelwater Solutions Corporation provides personalized turnkey electronic engineering services and products, including custom-designed software, firmware, and hardware. "Utilizing our proprietary online esProcessor™ technology, we can provide quotations quickly for our electronic and software engineering services and products," says Carter.

GPS Express, esMapMaster and esProcessor are trademarks of Steelwater Solutions Corporation. NMEA-0183 is a protocol developed by the National Marine Electronics Association, http://www.nmea.org. For more information about Steelwater Solutions Corporation and its products and services, visit http://www.steelwater.com.

Contact:
Robert D. Carter
Steelwater Solutions Corporation
(877) 338-0361 phone
(866) 205-6250 fax
www.steelwater.com

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Tiny Silicon Chip Developed by Microstaq Will Revolutionize Car Technology

Microstaq’s MEMS valve technology will miniaturize automotive flow control systems and has the potential to revolutionize the entire world of flow control in the same way the transistor changed the electronic world.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 –- Microstaq engineers here have developed a tiny, silicon chip capable of controlling the refrigerant system in a car’s air-conditioner, and this chip’s broader applications hold the promise of a fluid controls revolution similar to one that rocked the electronics world with the invention of the transistor.

The Microstaq silicon valve is a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) product designed specifically for fluid control across a number of flow control applications. This tiny silicon wafer, about the size of a button, can control the flow of liquids, mists and gases at high pressures and high flows, replacing a traditional valve as large as a standard flashlight. Its lighter weight and smaller size coupled with its true linear flow control characteristics have the potential to lead to increases in vehicle fuel economy while reducing power consumption in every car, truck and SUV that uses it.

Microstaq has been testing the fluid-control microvalve on automotive air conditioners for the past three years at its labs in Bellingham, 90 miles north of Seattle, and anticipates production to get underway within two years.

Company cofounders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance believe that their patented technology has broader applications for vehicle stability control, transmission systems control and other automobile fluidic systems.

“In a demanding world marketplace, product miniaturization matters,” said Booth, also president of the company. “The market emergence of transistors, for instance, revolutionized the electronics industry through the miniaturization of electronic products. Now our powerful new silicon-based microvalve MEMS technology promises to revolutionize the fluid control world just as the transistor changed the electronics world.”

A typical automobile has 50 valves that need to be opened and closed automatically and regulated closely, he noted. In addition to controlling pressure, fluid-control valves regulate the rate the flow of fluid i.e. how brake fluid, transmission oil, refrigerants and other fluids are used in the car. Replacing the bulky mechanical valve devices with Microstaq’s tiny electronic chip has the potential to revolutionize automotive fluidic systems designs, leading to improved vehicle mileage and reduced automotive greenhouse gas emissions.

Its cost, size, weight, durability, performance and component integration capability offer strong benefits for auto manufacturers and automotive systems suppliers.

“It offers exciting cost savings for manufacturers and suppliers, coupled with increased product functionality and environmental benefits,” Booth said. “Even a half-mile-per-gallon increase in fuel efficiency could translate into eliminating hundreds of thousands of metric tons of auto emissions every year,” he added.

Microstaq’s proprietary, pressure-balanced valve design uses advanced silicon wafer processing technologies to fabricate a high-pressure, high flow capable microvalve as compared to membrane or orifice-type microvalve designs. The Microstaq valve is designed to operate in the harsh temperature and pressure environments typical to many automotive flow control systems.

“There is great potential for this microvalve to be on every car in the world,” added Jeff Chance, executive vice president and COO.

Microstaq’s valve technology holds such great promise that the company received a $2 million federal grant in 2001 from the National Institute of Standards Technology’s Advanced Technology Program to develop its unique microvalve for a car’s air conditioner.

About Microstaq:
Microstaq (www.microstaq.com) is a privately held company founded in 2000 to bring MEMS technology to the flow control world of automotive systems. Microstaq designs, develops and manufactures high-performance MEMS silicon valve systems capable of operating in normal to extreme flow control environments.

Cofounders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance were business development and sales managers in the automotive air-conditioning and engine cooling industry before founding the company to address flow control opportunities in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries. Formerly known as Alumina Micro, the company moved to Bellingham in 2002.

Microstaq recognizes the benefits of business partnerships to efficiently market its valve technology and seeks partnerships that will successfully market its flow control technology into promising business sectors.

Contact:
Jeff Chance
Executive Vice President
360-734-8220 x102
www.microstaq.com

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Syntax’s Olevia LCD TV Selected to Display Interactive Content on New Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s Websites

CKE Restaurants has selected Syntax’s 42-inch Olevia LCD HDTV to display dynamic interactive content on their newly launched carlsjr.com and hardees.com websites. Streaming across the virtual Olevia LCD HDTV is the new “too hot for TV” extended version of Paris Hilton’s Carl’s Jr. commercial.

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), one of the fastest growing manufacturers of LCD TVs, today announced that CKE Restaurants has selected Syntax’s high-value Olevia(tm) LCD HDTV to display a variety of dynamic interactive content on their newly launched Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s websites.

Launched today, the websites located at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com feature a real time virtual living room that gives site visitors a familiar setting to view movie trailers, flashy commercials, and play video games. Streaming across the virtual Syntax Olevia 42” LCD HDTV is the new “too hot for TV” extended version of Paris Hilton’s Carl’s Jr. commercial, which is exclusively available for viewing now on these two websites.

The Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s websites are completely interactive with games, product information, the ability to control the TV through a remote, and a contest page. In addition to Syntax’s Olevia LCD TV being featured front and center in the virtual living room at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com, Syntax has provided eight 26” Olevia LCD TVs for promotional contest prizes on the two websites.

“We are really impressed with the topnotch real time, interactive web technology incorporated into these new websites,” said James Li, Chief Executive Officer, Syntax Groups Corporation. “Our Olevia LCD TV in these virtual living rooms showcases the latest in entertainment content and products, and we are really excited to be featured on these cutting edge websites.”

About Olevia LCD TVs
Syntax's "Olevia" widescreen LCD TVs deliver top quality images through premium specifications, high quality LCD panels, stylish design, plus true affordability and superb customer support. With models ranging from 20" to 42", Olevia TVs can also be used as multimedia displays by connecting the TV’s VGA input to a personal computer. Syntax is now incorporating its proprietary "iDEA" (Innovative Digitally Enhanced Architecture) technology into Olevia TVs to provide exceptional image enhancements including dynamic brightness and contrast controls, pure edge enhancement, advanced sharpness control, dynamic noise reduction, black level extender, white peak limiter, flesh tone control, adaptive luma control and an advanced digital sound processor. Sporting Syntax’s attractive black bezel design displaying elegance and versatility, the richly featured Olevia LCD TVs present a compelling, yet affordable digital TV that can be enjoyed for many years.

About Syntax Groups
Headquartered in Southern California, Syntax Groups Corporation (www.syntaxgroups.com) is a complete vertically integrated R&D;, manufacturing and channel sales-driven multinational company of high value consumer electronics and computer technology convergence products for the post-PC era. Through its joint venture company, DigiMedia (www.digimedia.com.tw), formed in Taiwan with Taiwan Kolin Company (TSE:1606.TW, www.kolin.com.tw), Syntax Groups controls a powerful end-to-end supply chain including R&D; and manufacturing of backlights for its LCD TVs, optical engines for LCoS TVs, strategic relationships with leading TFT LCD suppliers, mass production manufacturing of LCD TVs and LCoS TVs, quality control, channel sales, marketing and distribution with a solid back-end customer support program. Syntax sells its fully-featured Olevia LCD TVs through a rapidly growing channel network of national and regional retail stores in North America plus distributors and consumer-direct online partners, and internationally in Southeast Asia. To support the dramatic growth of its operations and expanding employee base of 100 people, Syntax relocated its corporate headquarters into larger premises located at 20480 E. Business Parkway, City of Industry, CA 91789.

Syntax Groups Corporation and Olevia are trademarks of Syntax Groups Corporation.
Syntax Groups Contacts:
Allyson Arguello
909/859-8646
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Class in Session for NITEK Training Room

Doors opened on a new training center located at NITEK headquarters this past week. Training on live CCTV lab and knowledgable instructors help students reach new certification.

Rolling Meadows, IL (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- Doors opened on a new training center located at NITEK headquarters this past week, as its first class commenced this past Thursday, May 12th.

NITEK is currently offering a Certified Installation Program course. This one-day class is intended to unveil the security products available today and to build an open architecture for the security systems of tomorrow.

This course is designed to benefit a range of security industry professionals, including system designers, consultants, cabling designers, cabling specifiers, cabling installers, cabling technicians, as well as end-users.

BISCI has reviewed the Certified Installation Program's curriculum. Attendees who are awarded a NITEK Certified Installation Certificate will also receive six continuing education credits (CEC) from BISCI. These credits can be applied towards renewing BISCI level 2 Technicians, or RCDD registration.

Course curriculum for the Certified Installation Program includes the following: Understanding Video Signals, Camera Design and Considerations, How to Choose Lenses and Housings, History of Video Transmission, UTP Video Infrastructure, The Fundamentals, System Comparisons, Converging Technology, Market Segments and Opportunity.

Although there are no specific class prerequisites, it is recommended that the attendee have a working knowledge of security terminology to fully benefit from this comprehensive training program. Class content addresses a wide array of topics relevant to the professionals designing and installing CCTV networks. The hands-on training reinforces terminations of UTP cabling techniques and practices. All tools and training materials are provided.

Attendees who successfully demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the NITEK Certified Installation Program curriculum are awarded NITEK certification. This qualified group of individuals play an intricate role in the assurance of a certified NITEK installation system warranty.

For more information contact the NITEK Certified Installation Program Coordinator e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit http://www.nitek.net/niteku

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SLS International's Speakers Installed In North Carolina's Oldest Catholic Church

SLS International (OTCBB: SITI) announced today that its loud speakers and sound systems were installed in St. Paul's Catholic Church, North Carolina's oldest Catholic Church. Located in the city of New Bern, the Church has installed multiple SLS Loudspeakers in its new sanctuary. F.C. Schafer Consulting spearheaded the installation of the top-of-the-line audio system in the new and contemporary, semi-circle shaped auditorium.

New Bern, NC (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- SLS International (OTCBB: SITI) announced today that its loud speakers and sound systems were installed in St. Paul's Catholic Church, North Carolina's oldest Catholic Church. Located in the city of New Bern, the Church has installed multiple SLS Loudspeakers in its new sanctuary. F.C. Schafer Consulting spearheaded the installation of the top-of-the-line audio system in the new and contemporary, semi-circle shaped auditorium.

"I specifically chose SLS because of the ribbon technology and the fact that we were able to get an excellent sounding speaker that was not too big but gave us the coverage we needed," said Schafer, president of F.C. Schafer Consulting. "We have been so pleased with the support from SLS throughout the project. They went a step further, not only providing us with a cost effective system for St. Paul's, but they were involved through the final stages of testing and tuning. SLS also assisted us by custom modifying the floor speakers, which were placed on a concrete-stone step."

With the chancel more centered, and the congregation surrounding the celebrants on three sides, Schafer was faced with many challenges. The fairly reverberant room had to be bright enough to support an electric organ with multiple speakers, which led to obstacles maintaining speech and musical intelligibility.

"The congregation needs to be able to sense that the celebrant is speaking from the chancel and the choir is singing from the choir loft, which is off to the side," added Schafer. "We were able to do this by taking the speakers near the choir and leaning them forward. By positioning them this way, they fill up the first third of the room. The remaining speakers are aimed to fill the far seats on the other side of the chancel. When a celebrant is speaking in the front, the sound is directed from the chancel."

Founded in 1821, St. Paul's now houses a school, convent, cemetery, family life center and rectory. The new 1,200-seat facility, which tripled the seating of the church, has five weekend services in addition to its weekly morning masses. It also features strikingly modern architecture and is in a large, park-like setting.

About SLS:
Based in Springfield, Mo., SLS International, Inc. is a 30-year-old manufacturer and developer of new patent-pending ultra-high fidelity Ribbon Driver loudspeakers, Patented Evenstar Digital Amplifiers and sound systems for the commercial, home entertainment, professional and music markets. SLS has perfected the ribbon-driver technology enabling their loudspeakers to achieve exceptional inner detail and accuracy with 20 to 30 percent less the distortion of typical compression driver and dome tweeters. SLS speakers and systems are used in high profile venues such as NBC/MSNBC's 2002 and 2004 Olympics studios -- NBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric; MSNBC is jointly owned by GE and Microsoft Corporation -- the Recording Academy's Grammy Producers SoundTable events, and for the NAMM winter show, providing sound in the AVID Technology booth. For more information, visit http://www.slsloudspeakers.com.

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May 18, 2021

Textware Solutions Announces Instant Text Mobile – Offering Much Faster Text-Entry on a Palm Powered PDA

Textware Solutions announces Instant Text Mobile for Palm OS, offering a very fast and accurate solution for those who use a PDA for text-entry.

Burlington, MA (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) May 18, 2021 -- Textware Solutions announces Instant Text Mobile for Palm OS. The new program offers a very fast and accurate solution for those who use a PDA for text-entry: composing emails, taking notes or preparing documents. The program makes text-entry so much easier that it is very likely to encourage many users to do a larger share of their text-entry work directly on the PDA, rather than on a desktop computer.

Textware is a leading supplier of solutions for very fast text-entry, with Instant Text for Windows – the leading text expander solution in Medical Transcription – and the Fitaly keyboards on Palm Powered and Windows Mobile PDAs. The Windows version of Instant Text was the first program to put the power of Textware's proprietary “Jump Ahead” technology at PC users' fingertips, enabling them to enter only a few letters and then quickly select desired words and phrases from a list. This same capability is now made available to those who use Palm OS devices.

“With Instant Text Mobile, a thought which may take 1/10 of a second to form, three seconds to say, and six to ten seconds to type will now take just under a second to enter on a PDA,” said Jean Ichbiah, president of Textware Solutions. “The PDA has always been the most natural place to take notes and compose emails because it is always with you. Now it is also one of the quickest and most accurate means of text entry as Instant Text Mobile delivers a very fast way from thought to text."

With other input technologies, it is often difficult to keep up while taking notes on a handheld. Many users end up using cryptic notes and a variety of abbreviations created on the spot to speed up the process. The resulting documents are often difficult, if not impossible, to understand afterwards—often by their own authors.

Instant Text Mobile avoids these problems by letting users enter fully intelligible words and phrases with only a few letters, while never requiring users to memorize predefined abbreviations. A user just enters a few letters and Instant Text flashes choices of complete words and phrases. Thus, the letters trf, tfo, trfo, tfm, tft, tftion, among others, will produce the word "transformation" as a choice, and therefore, there is no need to remember any shortcut. Any of those combinations works and a single tap enters the word on the PDA.

But words are just one "expansion" by Instant Text. As letters are being entered, they may also produce a phrase. In an attorney's glossary, for example, "natc" typed right in the middle of a sentence might yield a word like "naturalistic" but also the phrase "notwithstanding anything to the contrary," a phrase identified from the first letters of different words. The use of phrases results in major keystroke savings. For that reason, the glossaries supplied with Instant Text Mobile contain thousands of phrases that are frequently used in everyday letters, memos, and emails: phrases such as “I would like to receive,” “you are going to,” “on the other hand,” “whether or not,” and “for your review.” Instant Text Mobile also includes a very easy-to-use interface, making it simple to add new phrases to a glossary within seconds.

"Instant Text Mobile offers word completion with a twist,” said Tanker Bob, a writer and product reviewer for MobileTechReview.com. “The software can be as simple or as deep as you like. It can simply complete words as you start them, or you can use your own 'shorthand' to leverage its smart text-pattern-matching engine and dramatically cut your actual writing time and effort."

Instant Text Mobile is available at the Textware Solutions www.textware.com web site, for US$29. An introductory price of $25 applies until the end of September.

About Textware Solutions
Textware Solutions, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is the leading producer of solutions for increasing the speed and accuracy of text entry in desktop computers and handheld devices. The company's flagship products for mobile devices are the Fitaly virtual keyboards for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Palm OS, and FitalyStamp, an overlay keyboard for Palm OS devices. Both Instant Text for Windows and Instant Text Mobile use the company's patented “Jump Ahead” technology.

Additional Information – Demo – Editorial Copies
More information on Instant Text Mobile and a fully functional demo are available online at the following links:
http://textware.com/itmobile/itmobilemanual.htm
http://textware.com/itmobile/itmobileoptions.htm
http://textware.com/itmobile/itmobilesetup.exe

Journals, editors, reviewers, Palm web sites and user groups are invited to request a complimentary editorial registration by email addressed to e-mail protected from spam bots.

Contact:
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785-273-9660
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VideoRay Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Purchased by Monterey Bay Aquarium

Underwater Robot to assist in Aquatic Husbandry and Specimen Collection / Environmental Monitoring at Monterey Bay Aquarium

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- VideoRay announced that its VideoRay Pro III, has been delivered to Monterey Bay Aquarium, and has been hard at work! It has already been used for removing a 160 pound tuna from one of the exhibit tanks - with a giant green sea turtle that had attached itself to the fish.

After the VideoRay was delivered, VideoRay President Scott Bentley stopped by with Bill Martin, another VideoRay expert, to explain demonstrate usage and maintenance of the unit and some future directions, including the use of the unit with a scanning sonar, driven by a laptop computer, and internet operation. The VideoRay was flown in a huge exhibit tank that was closed for renovations, and a group of Monterey Bay Aquarium employees and volunteers took turns learning techniques for observing and collecting fish and other aquatic creatures.

The VideoRay ROV will allow the aquarium to react more rapidly when items need to be removed from exhibit tanks, without the delay and expense of mobilizing divers. It will also be used in the open waters outside the aquarium for observation and specimen retrieval, inspection work, and field investigation. Initial tests confirm that the VideoRay does not seem to bother or repel aquatic life, and its low cost and long "bottom time" makes it an ideal tool for scientific study.

Chris Gibson e-mail protected from spam bots
VideoRay LLC Director, Marketing
Phone: 610.458.3000

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The Simple Solution to Going Wireless - The New Drop in Transceiver Module from XEMICS

XEMICS has just released a DP1205 'drop-in' module operating in the unlicensed 433 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz bands. The DP1205 module is based upon the XE1205 transceiver and offers a simple, cost-effective way to make any wired application wireless.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- XEMICS has just released a DP1205 'drop-in' module operating in the unlicensed 433 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz bands. The DP1205 module is based upon the XE1205 transceiver and offers a simple, cost-effective way to make any wired application wireless.

Using the module is as simple as connecting it to an SPI-bus enabled microcontroller and adding an antenna. The module is fully tested and ETSI/FCC pre-certified and can operate out of the box with simple configuration.

Although the module is very simple to use, it still offers exceptional performance and flexibility. With a 128dB link budget (4.8 kbit/s, 0.1% BER), a pair of modules can communicate over distances in excess of several hundred metres. Some customers have reported in excess of several kilometres line-of-sight. Other key specifications are 15dBm transmit power, 152.34 kbit/s maximum RF data rate, 14 mA receive and 45 mA transmit typical current consumption.

Rob Whittaker, XEMICS’ Business Unit Manager ISM wireless stated ''The DP1205 enables customers to rapidly develop and deploy high-efficiency narrowband ISM solutions. The DP1205 module is a high-performance choice for customers wishing to RF-enable their products".

New features in the DP1205 include a 16-byte FIFO data buffer, an SPI-bus data link, and an enhanced AFC algorithm, all of which contribute to reduced host-controller overhead and thereby lower system cost.

The DP1205 module fully meets the requirements for 25 kHz channel spacing and adjacent channel power of less than -37dBm and is ideal for applications operating in the 433-868-915MHz band such as alarms, security, automatic metering, services and controls.

The modules are available in a surface-mount, manufacturing-friendly package that supports automated assembly and IR reflow. The overall dimensions of the module are 18.5 mm wide x 30.5 mm long.

With the highest link budget in its class the XEMICS TrueRF™ narrowband transceiver, the XE1205, has a superior range with no external LNA or PA. Compared to a similar product, the link budget is 15dB better. The DP1205 is available from below $12.50 in volume.

AboutICS
XEMICS is a privately owned fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in Switzerland and a worldwide sales and customer support network. XEMICS delivers a range of advanced short-range, customized and standard, wireless connectivity solutions to a global customer base. XEMICS is a leading designer and provider of Wireless RF transceivers and Bluetooth® applications, data acquisition, communication products, CODECs and GPS receivers. With a focus on high-quality low cost solutions XEMICS provides a combination of ultra-low power technology and innovative IC design.

For further information, please contact:

Florence Amez-Droz
Public Relations Manager
XEMICS Switzerland
Phone: +41 32 729 4170
Fax: +41 32 729 4001
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Website: www.xemics.com

Trademark Information:
Bluetooth® is a SIG trademark, used under license by XEMICS.
TrueRF™ is a XEMICS’ trademark.

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Klatu Releases Portuguese Version of eCommerce Solution - Klatu introduz uma versão portuguese de sua solução do comércio eletrônico

Klatu's E-Commerce solution is now available in Portuguese, the platform's third language, following English and Spanish, and directed towards the Brazilian marketplace.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Klatu's eCom application does not associate the country and language so consumers can transact in either Spanish or English regardless of the country. Besides Brazil's 158 million people, there may be as many as 5.5 million expatriot Brazilians living outside of Brasil.

Consumers prefer to transact in their native language and do not always speak the language of their residence country. Additionally, most U.S. e-stores only permit transactions in English. To accommodate these customers, Klatu added multi-lingual functionality and relies on CNET Channel's DataSource(tm) multilingual product information.

While English is the international language of business, a multilingual Web site is a competitive advantage and buyers are usually grateful for the accomodation

Portuguese functionality has already been implemented in the Latintech.net [ www.latintech.net ] and AVP Multimedia's [www.avpmultimedia.net ] e-stores.

About Klatu
Klatu delivers complete international e-commerce business solutions throughout Latin America. Since 1999, Klatu Inc. has focused on IT and Consumer Electronics resellers and is the only international ASP solution provider. eCom, the underlying engine integrates CNET's highly structured content and images with pricing and availability information from major supply chain partners. The functionality includes product pricing and availability, multiple payment methods, a pricing engine, product filtering, multiple INCOTERM pricing, landed-cost pricing, multiple languages, and currencies. The resulting solution is powerful, affordable, and easily customized to a customer's requirements. For more information, please visit www.klatu.net or e-mail us at info2klatu.net .

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May 17, 2021

A New Specialist Alliance Integrates Electronic and Mechanical Development

Electromechanical and electronic products, mainly for the industrial market, are now being developed by Mercutech incorporating embedded processing, electromechanical parts and data communication via cable or wireless.

Pretoria, South Africa (PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -- A group of electronic and mechanical specialists have decided to form an alliance under Mercutech by which they can apply their expertise and mutual cooperation to efficiently develop specialised products incorporating embedded processing, electromechanical parts and data communication via cable or wireless.

It is primarily people who make good product development - people who are skilled, experienced and have a passion for what they are doing. A small group of such people have just formed an alliance under Mercutech, based in Pretoria. They are not only specialists in their field but their knowledge base and experience also overlaps and with their flexibility their cooperation runs smoothly and efficiently.

A good product is primarily developed by people and then linked to a company name.

Recent years have seen increasing personnel turnover and dwindling job security but also a new brand of small but successful businesses, formed by those who have done great work for big and not so big companies.
Such people will continue with the same quality of work while their previous employer retains its name but with different people. Often that name and it’s products slowly change their image without the original employees. Because it’s the people who make the product, not the company’s name.

The Mercutech alliance is linked to its people because they have not been employed but formed an alliance on the grounds of good mutual understanding and cooperation.

The electronics specialist has close to 3 decades of experience in electronic design and development after some training as electrician and later obtaining his BSc (Eng) in Pretoria which he followed up later with an Hons.(Eng) in control system design. He served a number of companies with new product designs some of which are patented.

The electronics and RF specialist has a wide spectrum of expertise: from heavy current and electrical system protection to analog and microelectronics. He also developed a patented RF tag protocol in an R&D; team.

The mechanical specialist has mostly been involved in innovative R&D; by designing and developing electromechanical devices. His approach is marked by flexibility and dedication supported by a wide field of knowledge in his field as well as business management and a wide range of subcontractor contacts.

With these specialists working together like a well oiled machine, products like smart electromechanical test jigs, industrial monitoring systems or other specialised intelligent products can be developed to a high standard in an efficient way.

Contact:
Erich
http://www.mercutech-electronics.com

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May 16, 2022

AudioFeast Teams with SanDisk to Deliver the Ultimate MP3 Player Experience

Digital Radio Service Enhances the New SanDisk Sansa with the Best Solution in Digital Music and Talk Programming

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- AudioFeast, the leader in digital radio for MP3 players, today announced its service will ship pre-bundled on the new SanDisk Sansa™ e100 series of small, portable digital music players. Now available at select national retailers, the new line of MP3 players use embedded flash memory to store many hours of digital music and includes an SD card slot for additional storage capacity. Consumers who purchase the new flash-based players will now have a complete, ready-to-use portable audio solution, allowing easy accessibility to AudioFeast’s expansive selection of music and premier talk and entertainment radio programs.

AudioFeast is the easiest way to keep your MP3 loaded with today’s best music, news, sports and entertainment programs. The commercial-free digital radio service offers a blend of over 400 programs, including over 100 channels dedicated to music alone. SanDisk Sansa customers are able to try the service for 60 days free of charge, and then continue to receive the service for as low as $3.99 a month.

“In addition to providing high-quality sound, expandable storage capacity and a carefully crafted industrial design, we want our listeners to have access to a broad range of listening content,” said Eric Bone, director of retail product marketing at SanDisk. “To do this, we partnered with AudioFeast to offer one of the easiest to use, best commercial-free radio programming available for MP3 players.”

AudioFeast enables SanDisk listeners and consumers to discover fresh music and talk by aggregating programming from 100 content partners, including the most popular Internet radio stations, nationally syndicated talk, entertainment and sports shows and an assortment of independent media outlets and programs from around the globe, including the BBC, NPR, Sports Byline, Discovery and A&E;, to name a few. AudioFeast subscribers select their favorite channels at www.audiofeast.com, and the content is refreshed each time they sync their MP3.

“SanDisk is a very important addition to AudioFeast's fast-growing family of technology platform and marketing partners," said Nancy Anderson, CEO of AudioFeast. "The SanDisk-AudioFeast bundle delivers incredible value to consumers and is a great way to jump start their digital music experience.”

About AudioFeast
AudioFeast is the first to market digital radio service that easily brings commercial-free music, news, sports and entertainment programming to MP3 players, portable devices and PCs. Built on its patent pending Virtual Broadcast Network, AudioFeast delivers popular radio programs to a variety of portable devices, and over networks, with far greater ease-of-use, reliability and cost efficiency than traditional distribution methods. Founded in 2002, the company is privately funded. For more information, visit www.audiofeast.com.

About SanDisk
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.

Media Contact:
Alison Williams
Krause Taylor Associates for AudioFeast
408-918-9091
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Click the Right Link and CellForCash.com will Donate $3 to Special Olympics Every Time You Sell an Old Cell Phone for Cash

Special Olympics athletes will benefit every time people sell their old cell phone for cash – and click the link on the CellForCash web site

Ocala (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- WWW.CellForCash.com, a partner in the Recycle for Special Olympics initiative, has come up with a new way for people to express their support for Special Olympics athletes – click a link on the www.CellForCash.com website and donate $3 to Special Olympics every time they sell an old cell phone for cash.

RMS Communications Group Inc., the company that operates the www.CellForCash.com web site, announced earlier this year that it would partner with Special Olympics throughout the year on a number of fund-raising initiatives. The program could raise significant revenue for Special Olympics athletes if enough people click the web site link when they sell their old phones.

“We are proud to be affiliated with Special Olympics, and this $3 per phone promotion has the potential to raise significant dollars for these very worthy athletes,” said James Mosieur, chief executive officer of RMS Communications. “We hope everyone who visits www.CellForCash.com to sell an old cell phone will click the link.”

The link, which is identified by the Special Olympics logo, is prominently displayed on the web site.

While the U.S. lags behind much of the industrialized world in phone recycling, American consumers tend to upgrade their phones more often than people of other nations. The result: About 130 million wireless phones that could end up in landfills each year if they are not recycled.

Selling old cell phones and clicking the Special Olympics link on the www.CellForCash.com website offers an opportunity for people across the country to support athletes with intellectual disabilities, helping them gain acceptance in their communities while achieving in their sports.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Intellectual disabilities can be caused by any condition which impairs development of the brain before or during birth or in early childhood. More than 250 causes have been discovered, but they account for only about 25% of the causes of intellectual disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, there are 170-190 million people living with intellectual disability, making it the largest disability in the world. Unfortunately, members of this group are often misunderstood, stereotyped and discriminated against.

About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round sports training and athletic competition and other related programming for more than 1.7 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries, Special Olympics has created a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. Visit Special Olympics online at www.specialolympics.org.

About RMS Communications Group Inc.
Since 1985 RMS Communications Group, Inc. has been a leading wireless wholesaler with customers all over the world. It supports the wireless industry with innovative services designed to help service providers, wireless agents and corporate customers get the most out of their wireless devices. More information can be found at http://www.RMSComm.com or at www.CellForCash.com.

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New 42” and 50” High-Definition (HDTV) Plasma Displays Flourish in Endoscopy, Radiology, Neurology, Microscopy, and Operating Room Applications

New HDTV Plasma displays provide increased performance in crucial medical applications.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Scientific Vision Systems announced the availability of the latest HDTV compatible Plasma Screen Displays, ideal for the most advanced medical applications. The new displays provide high-definition images for medical professionals in many fields including Endoscopy, Radiology, Neurology, Microscopy, and Surgery.

The new plasma displays save considerable space and can be wall-or ceiling-mounted; the displays are only 3.5 inches thick and are available in either 42-inch or 50-inch diagonal screens. Plasma displays feature higher resolution and contrast ratios than either CRT or LCD display technologies.

Plasma displays are ideal for surgeons since they take up so little space in the already cramped operating room and deliver large-screen ultra-sharp imaging. The new technology has found ready acceptance in endoscopy, radiology, neurology, microscopy, and, of course, the operating room. Radiology and medical teaching professionals find the new monitors valuable for consultations and precise visual presentations. The displays meet the NTSC standards and are HDTV and PC-compatible. They are also forward compatible as new video formats emerge.

According to Dick Wheeler, President of Scientific Vision Systems, “The field of plasma technology is moving very quickly. We currently offer 42” and 50” displays, but dimensions and feature sets change with every new model introduction. Although endoscopy is one of the biggest applications, neurology, microscopy, radiology, and surgery are other specialties with a large demand for plasma displays. As a crucial link in the medical equipment supply chain, our goal is to constantly offer the best quality plasma screen technology with the latest feature sets.”

About Scientific Vision Systems (SVS): SVS is one of the leading medical video equipment distributors in the United States and is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. The company represents such leading medical video vendors as SONY, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, and Elmo.

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ALS Consulting and Trowbridge Group Merge to Form Global Sourcing Advisory Firm

Top Global Advisory firm created from the merger of US-based Trowbridge Group and European-based ALS Consulting.

Dallas, TX / London, UK (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- The Trowbridge Group, a leading outsourcing consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas, and ALS Consulting, a European shared services and outsourcing consultancy, announced today the completion of a merger agreement. The new global company, named Alsbridge, combines the expertise gained through decades of cumulative experience in the management of Outsourcing and Insourcing programs. The founding partners are pioneers within the Outsourcing Industry and were instrumental in the development of the IT and business process outsourcing structures familiar to practitioners today. The combined contract value of all deals negotiated by Alsbridge executives exceeds $50 billion.

Established capabilities and unique services enable Alsbridge to provide balanced and objective world-class advice throughout the outsourcing lifecycle. Alsbridge offers comprehensive outsourcing and insourcing services ranging from strategy development and solution design to vendor selection and execution. Their experience ranges across multiple business verticals in Information Technology, Human Resources, Procurement, Customer Relationship Management, Finance & Accounting, and other business processes.

“We have proven global and vertical industry experience that comes from working on some of the world’s biggest outsourcing contracts and insourcing programs,” says Ben Trowbridge, managing partner of Alsbridge North America. “As former CEOs and Big-4 managing partners, we truly understand the financial, operational and executive perspective around successful outsourcing and insourcing programs as well as in hybrid combinations of the two strategies.” Alsbridge clients now have access to advice and support in both Europe and North America.

Outsourcing continues to grow amongst Global 500 and mid-sized companies due to increased global competition as they strive to maintain company profitability and shareholder value. Gartner Dataquest predicts worldwide BPO revenue to grow from a projected $131 Billion in 2004 to $161 Billion in 2006.

“In Europe and Asia, we are seeing a steep increase in sourcing activities across a variety of industries such as manufacturing, telecom and retail,” comments Tim Lloyd, managing partner of Alsbridge Europe. “Governmental organizations are also jumping on the bandwagon by adopting sourcing strategies to improve their efficiency.”

“In Europe and Asia, we are seeing a steep increase in sourcing activities across all industries, from large companies and also from smaller players,” comments Tim Lloyd, managing partner of Alsbridge Europe. “By forming a global company, we are uniquely positioned to help those companies take full advantage of the benefits of their insourcing and outsourcing activities.”

About Alsbridge
Alsbridge (www.alsbridge.com) is the premier global Outsourcing and Insourcing advisory firm with headquarters in North America and Europe. Alsbridge advisors average over 15 years of experience, specializing in Outsourcing and Insourcing transactions focused on leading change while managing business transformation and risk through innovative deal structures. Alsbridge provides clients with unmatched experience and in-depth industry knowledge in reducing costs, improving service levels and maximizing shareholder value. With world-class Outsourcing and Insourcing excellence, Alsbridge assists clients by providing a balanced view of value-driven SG&A; sourcing solutions that support the business objective and ensure long-term future success. Our advisors come from “Big 4” firms with extensive experience in building and managing complex deals including multi-national, BPO, IT, HRO, and offshore arrangements.

Decisions regarding Outsourcing or Insourcing, the use of a Traditional Contract or Joint Venture, or how to effectively Program Manage a service or contract implementation, are challenges resolved by Alsbridge everyday.

For more information please contact:
Alsbridge North America: Derek Toone: (1) 214-69-6410.
Alsbridge Europe: Josee Mallet: 44 (0) 207-272-0666.

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ASG Announces the New BioCert® Guardian™ Polished Gold Finish Fingerprint Doorlock and BioCert® Local Partner Program

Adding to its line of popular BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door locks, Artemis Solutions Group, today announced the immediate availability of the BioCert® Guardian™ Polished Gold Version. Additionally the company announced its new "BioCert® Guardian™ LockSmith Reseller Program" specifically aimed at local and regional security specialists.

Freeland, WA (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Artemis Solutions Group (ASG) announced today the introduction and immediate availability of the BioCert® Guardian™ in Polished Gold Finish at $259.95.

The BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock is one of the biometric security products marketed by ASG through its web sites at www.artemis-usa.com, www.biometricdoorlock.com and www.fingerlock.net and internationally through its' partner IBSL at www.biometriq.com.

"When we introduced the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint doorlock in December of 2004, at $199.95 I knew we had a winner. I had no idea how dramatic the response would be and just how popular this product would actually become. In the last 5 months the BioCert® Guardian™ sales have far surpassed the sales of any single biometric product in our 4 year history.

The BioCert® Guardian™ has become our signature product and is poised to set new standards for home and small office convenience and security.

With the introduction of the "Polished Gold" BioCert® Guardian™ at $259.95 we now offer a more diverse product line and are poised for rapid growth of sales within the design conscious home owner segment." states Amy Jones, Director of North American Sales for ASG.

The BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock runs exclusively on battery power and is quickly installed in a standard ANSI door preparation with little modification required. Most people can have the BioCert® Guardian™ installed and running in a matter of minutes.

Powered by 4 AA batteries, it can be operated for up to a year without changing the batteries. Fingerprint enrollment is quick and easy. Up to 138 users can be enrolled directly on the BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Biometric Door Lock at the door. Easy to install, use and maintain the BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock is being installed world-wide by customers ranging from homeowners to small businesses looking to secure server rooms or executive offices.

Perfectly suited for single door, stand-alone implementation, the BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock was expertly designed for ASG by the engineers at Adel Group (Shenzhen IDEAL Microelectronics Co. Ltd.) and is marketed globally under the registered BioCert® brand name owned by ASG.

"The amazing team of executives and engineers at Adel have provided our global distribution network with quality products for years and proven themselves to be the market leader in fingerprint recognition technology. We have relied upon their engineers to design and manufacturer for us some of our best selling products including our previously sold BioCert FS-300, FS-310, FS-400 and FS-500 series of locks.

With the release of the BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock proudly 'Powered By Adel Fingerprint Technology' at US$199.95 in December, we broke all price barriers to the home and small business consumer.

Now, next-generation technology and security is available at a price that anyone can afford and global sales of this amazing product are growing exponentially. You can look to see future products from IBSL & ASG proudly developed through our partnership and Powered by Adel fingerprint technology" says Mac McGolpin, Operations Director for Intelligent Biometric Solutions, LTD. (HK)

Located in Hong Kong, Intelligent Biometric Solutions, LTD. (IBSL) is a joint venture between Artemis Solutions Group (ASG) and AsiaManCo (AMC). IBSL provides management of direct contacts with Artemis' partners in Asia, sourcing, packaging, and logistics support for ASG's operations in the Americas as well as providing centralized distribution to a rapidly growing global network of resellers and distributors of biometric and smart card security products.

IBSL's responsibility for global distribution of ASG's branded BioCert® and BioSaf® products involves a broad range of solutions incorporating fingerprint biometric and smart card security features.

"Our next goal with the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock is to introduce it to the local locksmith and security partners in the America's and offer them a quality product that they can sell with pride. This is why we are announcing our new "BioCert® Local Partner Program" for locksmiths and security professionals.

The BioCert® Local Partner Program allows ASG and IBSL to support the local security professional who already owns the face-to-face relationship with the customer and presents them with a new set of unique security products to offer their customers incorporating highly secure biometric features.

We have had tremendous response to a soft-rollout of this program nationally in the US as well as in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Now it is time to take it to the streets and roll the program out globally." states James Childers, CEO of ASG and Executive Director (US) of IBSL.

Approved entry into the BioCert® Local Partner Program offers established local security professionals "BioCert® Partner Authorized" status to resell, install and support the BioCert® Guardian, as well as Lucky Technology's iGuard Security Appliance and the unique BioSaf® line of fingerprint safe products. (ASG is an authorized distributor of and proud to support Lucky's iGuard Security Appliance in the United States, Canada, Central and South America's)

Approved BioCert® Local Partner Program participants will be listed on ASG's home page and will have access to additional advertising, installation tools, product support and dedicated contacts within ASG.

Highlights of the program include special pricing, incentives and a dedicated toll free line for support. Additional features of the program will be added in the coming months along with new and innovative products incorporating secure biometric and smart card functionality.

ASGs "BioCert Local Partner Program" is open to qualified locksmiths, home builders, security dealers and installation professionals through an application process.

Please contact ASG at www.artemis-usa.com for more specific information regarding this program in North, Central and South America.

Security professionals interested in this program internationally beyond these countries should contact IBSL at www.biometriq.com for more information and the availability of the program in their area.

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Allied Electronics Recognized as Key Distributor Among Manufacturers

Three Manufacturers Recognize Allied as Distributor of the Year for 2004

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Allied Electronics, a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced that it received several recognitions from manufacturers this month.

Three leading electronic component manufacturers, Abbatron, Qualtek and Schaffner, recognized Allied as their 2004 Distributor of the Year. Another leading manufacturer, Shurter, recognized Allied as its 2004 Catalog Distributor of the Year.

“It is an honor to receive these awards from our supplier partners,” said Lee Davidson, president of Allied Electronics. “Allied’s growth and success can be attributed to our focused approach of putting the customer first. We intend to continue this success throughout 2005.”

In addition, Allied received the following recognitions from other manufacturers:
- 2004 Outstanding Sales Achievement Award from Alpha Wire
- Gold Level Distributor Award for exceptional sales growth from Keystone Electronics
- Presidential Elite Award for consistent sales growth from Ohmite
- Special recognition for surpassing $1 million in sales from NKK Switches
- Special recognition for outstanding customer acquisition from E-T-A Circuit Protection and Control

Allied Electronics stocks more than 135,000 electronic and electromechanical products from over 300 world-class manufacturers. For more information on Allied Electronics, visit http://www.alliedelec.com.

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics’ headquarters are located in Fort Worth, Texas with 57 sales branches across the United States and Canada. Allied is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world leading catalog component distributor. Electrocomponents has operations in six continents and headquarters in Oxford, England.

Contact:
Roxanne Martinez, Marketing Campaign Manager
817-595-8566

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May 15, 2022

Mercury United Electronics Leads the Industry with Low EMI Spread Spectrum Oscillator Technology

With The FCC's tougher EMI emmissions requirements getting more difficult to acheive, many electronics products are having to be redesign with ferrite beads, adding sheilding and by ground planing the circuit. What do you do after these don't work? Here's your solution:

(PRWEB) May 14, 2022 -- Mercury United Electronics, Inc. leads the way with the new release of the smallest Low EMI Spread Spectrum clock oscillator available today. This package measures 5 x 3.2 x 1.2mm with a 4 pad ceramic surface mount base that is a drop-in replacement for most existing 5 x 3.2 conventional clock oscillators. The EMI reduction is up to 12dB and there is no need to re-spin the board.

The 3HM53 Group “R” series is available at +3.3V with a fixed frequency range from 6.000MHz to 160.000MHz at both commercial (0C to +70C) and industrial (-40C to +85C) temperature ranges. The typical start-up time is only 2mS while the cycle-to-cycle jitter is typically +/-250pS. This out-performs the larger packaged programmable spread spectrum oscillators offered by others.

A frequency modulation technique is used with a modulation carrier frequency in the KHz range that is transparent to the oscillator frequency. The controlled modulation process can be configured down from the nominal frequency (down spread) at -0.5%, -1% or -3%. This is recommended where over-clocking is a problem. A center spread type is also available at +/-0.25%, +/-0.5% or +/-1.5%.

Pricing is less than $2.00 per unit at volume quantities with a lead-time of only 5 weeks for custom frequencies. Call us today to experience our outstanding quality, service & support.

About Mercury:
Mercury, established in 1973, is well reputed for its ability to provide custom solutions for frequency control applications. Products include crystal resonators, crystal filters, GPS references, timing modules and a variety of crystal oscillators -including Clocks, VCXO’s, TCXO’s and OCXO’s. Mercury is a privately-held and an ISO-9001 certified company, with three production facilities located in Taipei, Taiwan (Mercury Electronics Ind. Co., Ltd); Jiang Su, China (Mercury Crystal Technology Inc.); Rancho Cucamonga, California USA. (Mercury United Electronics Inc.)

Contact information:
Art Trejo / National Sales Manager
Mercury United Electronics, Inc.
10823 Edison Court
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Tel: 909-466-0427
888-310-8382
Fax: 909-466-0762
Website: http://www.mercury-crystal.com

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May 13, 2022

Sean "Jay Z" Carter and Kimora Lee Simmons Join up to Make Cover of Urb1 Magazine's #2 Issue

Jay Z and Kimora Lee Simmons will be the major duo featured on the cover of URB1 Magazine. URB1 Magazine the first magazine to cover the Hip Hop Fashion scene within the streets of the United states. Retailed at URB1Mag.com, it is also trying to become the first magazine to literally offer enough Hip Hop Fashion shopping discounts inside it's magazine to cover it's retail.

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- Urb1 Magazine has announced their #2 issue's cover will be none other than Sean "Jay Z" Carter and Kimora Lee Simmons. The company will be prepared to launch the May-June issue in late May. URB1 Magazine's #2 issue will be a collector's item for shoe collectors, Hip Hop music fans, and any people in Urban and Hip Hop culture that have a special interest for the fashion.

URB1 magazine's founder and co-owner, Rodrick Rainey announced to the public "URB1 Magazine does not want to represent only 1 side of the Urban and Hip Hop Fashion culture. The staff and I really put forth an effort to show the best of both sexes inside this URB1 publication. Mr. Carter and Mrs. Lee-Simmons are two of the Hip Hop fashion industry's leaders right now. The style and passion they've brought to the table easily deserve this cover."

Sean "Jay Z" Carter, a Hip Hop music and fashion pioneer, is one of the founders and co-owners of Rocawear clothing company. URB1 Magazine, which is retailed at www.Urb1Mag.com, will talk about the status of Jay Z's coming formal wear clothing line, his watch collection, Rocawear, Rocawear Jewelry, and even more.

Kimora Lee Simmons, who's the foundation for Baby Phat clothing, will have an article that penetrates the surface of many projects she's currently involved in. Leading the "Chic" movement in more than just Urban and Hip Hop fashion, her line has crossed all barriers of women's fashion. Involved in multiple jewelry and accessory products, Baby Phat, her own fragrance, and more, Urb1 Magazine is a must for women of style.

Sold at Urb1Mag.com exclusively, URB1 Magazine has outdone other independent magazines in sales many times over, thanks to it's original theme and content. Over 2,000 subscribers signed up for the magazine in January alone.

When asked how the magazine does so well, the founder, who prefers to be called "Rod" said "I don't know how we do this well. No major fashion labels or industries support us, but they'll see the light later when they have to come to us. Right now I'm just focused on bringing a magazine with 52 pages or better of hot content. Of those 52 (pages), maybe 4 will be advertisers, and we'll probably keep it that way for a while."

As a bonus to buying the magazine, subscribers to the publication have won over $1500 in fashion merchandise that ranges from jewelry to sneakers.

Also featured in the magazine is a 'monthly discount' which will be worth more than the subscription's cost. Currently featuring a discount code for DrJays.com in the #1 issue (Chicago's Bump J on cover), it saves the readers from paying shipping, handling, and tax fees on their purchases. On average, shipping costs $5.75 on a 1 item shipment, while URB1 Magazine costs $4.50 per copy, or $30 for an 8 issue subscription.

Everyone who shops online agrees this magazine is well worth the value it's being retailed at. Currently no physical stores are retailing URB1 magazine on their stands due to the overwhelming online response. Urb1 Magazine's President of Operations has said URB1 is trying to work with a limited amount of high traffic, major Urban and Hip Hop fashion chains to present the magazine available for retail beyond Urb1Mag.com.

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OGM Moves to Larger Facility to Accommodate LED Marine Light Expansion and Company Growth

Demand continues to grow for OGM’s innovative LED Navigation lights, prompting the company to expand its facility

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- Orca Green Marine Technology Corporation, innovators of LED Navigation Lights and LED Lighting Systems, recently completed its move into a larger facility and has expanded its production capacity to keep up with growing demand. The additional production facilities along with added staff will accommodate the company’s continued growth in the coming years. “We are excited about the growth OGM has experienced over the last few years,” said Hobie Caldwell, OGM CEO and co-founder. “Because of the strong growth, we have had to move a number of times during the past couple of years. This new facility is flexible enough to expand our operations without having to move and disrupt the business as we continue to grow.” The new location will be home to OGM’s production, warehouse and office staff. It also provides an extensive R&D; Lab to enable the engineering department to support new custom LED projects and contracts.

About OGM (www.orcagreen.com)
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, OGM designs and markets LED Navigation lights for power and sailboats in its vision of bringing emerging and environmentally conscious technologies to the marine market. OGM’s line of products brings this new technology to the boater, addressing their biggest issues of power consumption and reliability. The company is the leader of LED technology in the marine market with innovative, reliable products based on customer input. Products are currently available online at OGM’s website, www.orcagreen.com, and at a growing number of channel partners worldwide.

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BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited Was Newly Awarded Outstanding Honours by Authoritative Semiconductor Industrial Associations and Committees

BCD Semi’s wafer fab Shanghai SIM-BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd presents superior performance to be awarded officially

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited (BCD Semi) inherits with the principle of offering the best products and services to meet customers’ demands consistently. Recently, BCD Semi’s wafer fab Shanghai SIM-BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (SIM-BCD) obtained the following outstanding honours by all of the staffs’ endeavours:

Compared and assessed by the China Semiconductor Industry Association and China Development Research Institute of Electronics and Information Industries, SIM-BCD newly win the honour of ‘Top Ten Major Integrated Circuits and Discrete Device Manufacturing Companies in China in 2004’.

Issued by the National Development and Reform Committee, SIM-BCD ranks ‘Top 100 China Electric Electronic Devices and Components Trade Enterprise’.

Awarded by Shanghai Science and Technology Committee and Shanghai Local Government, regarding project ‘Development of CD-ROM/DVD Motor Drive Circuit Serial’ (Issue number: 2004-040-036), SIM-BCD achieved ‘Shanghai Scientific and Technological Progress Second Prize in 2004’.

BCD Semi is an analog and mixed signal solution company which provides products and foundry services to worldwide customers. With design and manufacturing operation based in Shanghai, China, BCD Semi designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance, cost-effective analog ICs for various applications. Products include Linear Regulator, Switching Converter, Standard Linear, Motor Driver, and Audio Power Amplifier.

BCD Semi's wafer fab focuses on Bipolar, BiCMOS, and BCDMOS technologies. In addition to serving its own product needs, the fab also offers foundry services to both fabless IC design companies and Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDM).

BCD Semi's target markets are best served with the leverage of design and proprietary process technologies. By having its own wafer fab and being located in the fastest growing consumer market, BCD Semi has the most competitive edge in addressing the market demands.

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OnScreen Technologies Announces First Commercial Deployment of its Living Window

OnScreen Technologies Inc., (OTCBB: ONSC) a leading provider of innovative signage technology and solutions, announced today that it will be deploying living window(TM) signage with wireless capability to Lithia Motors (LAD) for a corporate test in up to 6 of its 88 locations.

Safety Harbor, (PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- OnScreen Technologies Inc., (OTCBB: ONSC) a leading provider of innovative signage technology and solutions, announced today that it will be deploying living window(TM) signage with wireless capability to Lithia Motors (LAD) for a corporate test in up to 6 of its 88 locations.


Under the terms of the agreement, Lithia Motors will operate the living window(TM) signs for the 30 day test period. During the trial period, Lithia has agreed to provide OnScreen with feedback regarding all aspects of its experience with the trial of the living window(TM).

OnScreen's CEO, John "JT" Thatch stated, "We are extremely pleased to announce this first commercial field test with a potential customer for living window(TM). The automotive retail market was among the top targets for this product from its inception, and we envision a great opportunity for large on-site, `see-through' promotion and signage. We continue to aggressively market our cutting edge signage technology to automotive retail operators as well as other retailers, and look forward to a long-term and mutually rewarding relationship with Lithia Motors. The value of our eye-catching, innovative signage capabilities is continuing to gain traction in the marketplace."

Bob Striplin, Vice President of Marketing for Lithia Motors commented, "We look forward to being one of the first customers in the sampling of this new technology and are anxious to see what the living window(TM) can do to increase traffic and generate more sales for the locations that we've chosen to deploy the living window(TM) solution. We are also excited to test the wireless modem feature of the living window(TM) as it provides us the ability to instantly manage the content of messages sent to our dealerships, a significant competitive benefit."

About OnScreen Technologies, Inc.
OnScreen Technologies, using a revolutionary patent-pending technology, is developing next generation LED video displays to provide communication solutions for both commercial advertising and government agency signage markets, including The Department of Transportation, Homeland Security, law enforcement, and emergency responders. The onscreen(TM) technology produces LED display signs that are lighter, brighter and less expensive to install and support than current LED signs in the marketplace. More about OnScreen technologies is available at http://www.onscreentech.com, http://www.RediAlert.com, http://www.rediad.com, and http://www.thelivingwindow.com. ;

About Lithia
Lithia Motors, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 and Russell 2000 Company that sells 25 brands of new vehicles and operates 88 stores and 176 franchises in 13 states in the Western United States and over the Internet through "Lithia.com-America's Car & Truck Store." Lithia also sells used vehicles; arranges finance, warranty, and credit insurance contracts; and provides vehicle parts, maintenance, and repair services at all of its locations. Lithia retailed 98,331 new and used vehicles and had $2.7 billion in total revenue in 2004.

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Smart Box Design Updates and Re-Launches 9 Men's Morris Game for Palm OS Handhelds as Triples, the Classic "Capture and Defend" Strategy Game

Smart Box Design announces the launch of the newly updated Triples game, a remake of its popular 9 Men's Morris "capture and defend" strategy game for Palm OS devices.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) May 12, 2022 -- Smart Box Design announces the launch of the newly updated Triples game, a remake of its popular 9 Men's Morris "capture and defend" strategy game for Palm OS devices. Triples, or Mühlespiel as it’' called in its German edition, is a popular game played in homes and pubs throughout Europe.

Triples should be considered a must-have for those who enjoy strategy games, such as Chess and Othello. To win, players must successfully complete a row of three round stones on a grid of concentric boxes. Each time a row of three, or a Triple, is completed, the player can select which of their opponent's pieces to capture. The game requires strategy when originally placing stones on the grid at the onset of the game, or the opponent can easily trap the player's pieces and systematically "pick them off." It also requires strategy throughout the game to intelligently select which stone to move during each turn, and which piece to capture when a Triple is made.

Triples features five levels of play, as the computerized opponents become more challenging at each successive step. Players are automatically promoted to the next level as their skill increases. The game allows for multi-player gaming and delivers high-resolution graphics and enhanced sound effects. For those who are unfamiliar with the game, Smart Box Design has integrated in-game playing and strategy tips, plus official rules and winning strategies to improve the player's game.

"9 Men's Morris has continued its success as a very popular game in Germany and throughout Europe where players grew up with the game," said Todd Sherman, Smart Box Design's president. "We believe this new Triples version, with easy-to-follow directions that can get you up and playing within minutes, will be a great introduction to the game for those who aren't as familiar with it—particularly our American customers."

A free trial version is available at http://www.smartboxdesign.com/triples.html and can be purchased for US$14.95.

About Smart Box Design
Smart Box Design LLC, based in Seattle, Washington, was formed in 2003 by game industry veterans who share a common vision of creating exciting, high-quality, strategy games for mobile users. Smart Box Design licenses, develops, and publishes games for Palm and Pocket PC powered handheld devices. The company's games include Triples, which is sold worldwide, Farkle, the dice-rolling classic, which has been localized into German, and WordPop!, a best selling strategy, puzzle, and word creation game.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Kevin Doel
785-273-9660

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May 12, 2022

Ultradata Selects Sensory Speech Recognition Chip for Road Genie® Hand-Held Navigator

Low-cost GPS alternative accepts voice input via Sensory IC.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Sensory, Inc., the world leader in embedded speech technologies today announced shipments of the RSC-4128 speech recognition IC for use in the Ultradata Road Genie® Audio Navigation System.


Voice-Enabled Traveling Companion
Utradata Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:ULTR) selected the Sensory RSC-4128 for the Road Genie Audio Navigation System. "This low-cost, easy-to-use highway travel product provides real benefits in price and simplicity," said Monte Ross, CEO of Ultradata. "Our earlier generation product named the Talking Road Wizard was a hot seller, using and providing voice output in addition to electronic display. With Sensory's voice recognition technology, users now may speak their commands for a truly hands-free experience. For example, when in the FOOD category, you just say 'McDonalds' and it responds, 'McDonalds, four miles, exit 165, east one mile.'"

The handheld Road Genie provides customized verbal directions and driving times to services and towns across the continental U.S. It has over 80,000 services near highways, and over 100,000 pre-programmed city-to-city directions that can be called upon as needed by the user. The Road Genie retails for less than $60, and may be ordered on the web from www.roadgenie.com.

Low Cost Speech ICs
Sensory's RSC-4128 is the latest in the RSC line of speech micros, allowing manufacturers to replace their existing 8-bit microcontrollers with a voice-enabled solution. According to Todd Mozer, Sensory's CEO, "Adding speech I/O is becoming increasingly popular for the next generation of user interfaces in consumer electronic products; Ultradata’s Road Genie is a great example of how innovative companies can improve their user experience with our technologies."

The RSC-4128 is a powerful 8-bit microcontroller inside a voice recognition system on chip (including 16-bit ADC, DAC, digital filtering, RAM, ROM, output amplification, timers, comparators and more). Sensory's FluentChip™ software runs on the RSC series chips and allows for high-accuracy speech recognition, speaker verification, speech compression and output, music synthesis and more. Sensory's Quick Tools (Quick T2SI and Quick Synthesis) allow rapid vocabulary development, and tools from Phyton (www.phyton.com) enable software coding and testing with an assembler, compiler, and in-circuit emulator working together under an integrated development environment. Though full-featured, the RSC- 4128 ICs are extremely low cost, selling for under $2 in large volumes.

About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc., (www.sensoryinc.com) based in Santa Clara, CA, is the world leader in embedded speech technologies. Sensory is a profitable private company offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. The company's products are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including telephones, home automation, toys, remote controls, automotive, security, and learning aids. Sensory's customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden and Sony. Additional Sensory offices are located in Portland, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vienna.

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Jennic Appoints Mike Clancy as VP, Worldwide Sales to Exploit Potential in the Wireless Sensor Market

Jennic, a fabless semiconductor company focused on chips for wireless sensor networks based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard, has appointed Mike Clancy as VP of worldwide sales. He joins from Wolfson Microelectronics, where he increased sales to $120 million over 16 successive quarters.

Sheffield, UK (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- As part of its strategy to exploit the low power wireless sensor market – forecast by West Tech Research to exceed 550 million units in 2009 – fabless chip firm Jennic has appointed Mike Clancy as VP worldwide sales. Clancy joins the company from Wolfson Microelectronics, where as vice president of worldwide sales he increased sales to $120million over 16 successive quarters.


Mike Clancy has over 20 years semiconductor industry experience in senior sales and management roles. He was a key member of the team that saw Wolfson transition from a services company through a public offering in 2003. Prior to that Clancy held a senior international sales position at GEC Plessey Semiconductor where he was responsible for all sales activity in the Asia Pacific region.

Jim Lindop, CEO and founder of Jennic commented, “Based on our strong track record in engineering Jennic has developed a single-chip solution for wireless sensor networks based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard that is smaller, cheaper and lower power than other solutions. I look forward to Mike bringing his firmly established experience and track record in sales to take our technology to market. He has had particular success in major companies in Asia and I have every confidence in him building a first class worldwide sales channel for Jennic.”

About Jennic
Jennic is a fabless semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution into new applications. Its expertise in systems and software combined with world class RF and digital chip design provides low cost, highly integrated silicon solutions for the low power sort range wireless data market with a focus on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards. The company’s products include state-of-the-art low power wireless microcontrollers, transceivers and low cost development platforms. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, and employing over 60 people, Jennic is privately held and has a track record of successful silicon chip development for wireless applications over the last nine years.

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Insurance for All Your Gadgets

Here in the 21st century our lives have become more and more reliant on mobile items. As we go through our days, keeping a mental log of everything we have and where we have it becomes more and more difficult. Want it Bak boast that they can give you an 80% chance of getting your lost items back.

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Here in the 21st century our lives have become more and more reliant on mobile items. As we go through our days, keeping a mental log of everything we have and where we have it becomes more and more difficult. It is inevitable that some things get lost. In fact as stated in a recent research “Around 62,000 mobile phones were left in London taxis during the last six months. That's an average three phones per taxi, according to a survey of licensed London cabbies by the Taxi Newspaper and Pointsec Mobile Technologies. Absent minded and drunken travellers also forgot 4,000 laptops and 5,000 PDA’s when exiting cabs”.


Lost and found company, Want it Bak boast that they can give you an 80% chance of recovery. The service is based around the belief that most people are actually honest and will do the right thing if a method is offered to them. This feel good factor is enhanced by the added incentive of a reward for doing the right thing.

How does Want it Bak work? Simple. You purchase a range of security tags each with their own unique id number. You register them with Want it Bak and that’s it. If you ever lose the item and someone finds it they contact Want it Bak directly using their website or their 0800 number and they arrange a courier to pick it up and return it to the owner for a small admin charge.

The "Finders" themselves are offered a basic reward of £10 gift pack of Want it Bak Labels. Additionally the finders may also receive gift vouchers, shop discounts, trial packs and much more. Customers may also offer an optional CASH reward to Finders as a thank you to the person for taking the time to contact Want it Bak.

Like most things these days there are no guarantees of course, but just the knowledge that for a small price you can have an additional type of insurance that works when you need it to and at least have some chance of getting back your valuables or data.

www.wantitbak.com for more information.

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May 11, 2022

PhatWare Products Support Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0

PhatWare's software supports Microsoft's recently updated operating system with well-known mobile applications.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) May 11, 2022 -- PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces support for Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Pocket PCs and Smartphones. The announcement, made at Microsoft Mobile & Embedded DevCon 2005, assures users of Pocket PCs and Smartphones running Windows Mobile 5.0 they can use PhatWare's products.

"Windows Mobile 5.0 offers Pocket PC users increased productivity with mobile access to critical data and a powerful and personalized multimedia experience," said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare. "We are proud to announce that PhatWare products will further enhance the user's experience by providing increased productivity and personalization with our handwriting recognition and notes software that integrate with Windows Mobile 5.0."

PhatPad and PhatNotes Professional Edition are the two of PhatWare's award-winning applications that are immediately compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PCs and Smartphones. Other PhatWare Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC and Smartphone products, including CalliGrapher, the well-known award-winning handwriting recognition software, will soon support Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0.

PhatPad is an award-winning notes organizer for Microsoft Windows-based Pocket PCs, Tablet PCs and desktop PCs. The application allows users to draw pictures, jot text notes, combine pictures and text and create simple animation on a virtual scratch pad. The program uses digital ink technology, which provides a very smooth ink flow, and includes a basic shape recognition engine. While working with the note editor, PhatPad offers standard editing commands, a 39-color pen palette, and variable pen width and page size. In devices with a camera, PhatPad allows pictures to be taken within the program. Users can export notes and drawings as bitmap, png or jpeg images.

PhatNotes is an award-winning notes organizer for Microsoft Windows-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones, desktop PCs, and Palm OS-powered mobile devices. PhatNotes allows users to create notes and organize them by type, subject, and creation and modification date. PhatNotes provides powerful text search, document security and e-mail capabilities. PhatNotes' interface to the Contacts Database gives users quick access to e-mail addresses and contact information. PhatNotes comes in different versions designed specifically for primary use with different types of devices.

"We are pleased that PhatWare was able to easily and rapidly make PhatPad and PhatNotes compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0," said Chris Hill, group product manager for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "Windows Mobile 5.0 was designed to provide increased platform flexibility and enhanced support for our partners applications, while maintaining a familiar, consistent development platform and user experience."

For more information about PhatWare and its products, to download trial versions, or to purchase software visit www.phatware.com.

About PhatWare Corporation
Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking, and database and network management software development. PhatWare Corporation is a founding member of Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC) - a unique partner program developed by Microsoft Corp. to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development, and provide leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful mobility solutions to market - a Microsoft Certified Partner, Microsoft Windows Embedded partner and Microsoft Tablet PC premier partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit www.phatware.com.

* PhatWare is a registered trademark of PhatWare Corp. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:
Billi Cruse
Dittoe Public Relations
317-202-2280 ext. 17
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World’s First Motorcycle Heads up Display Building Worldwide Network

The first-ever Heads Up display for motorcycles gains world-wide exposure

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- The makers of the first-ever Heads Up Display System for motorcycle riders have just added four more countries to a growing world-wide distribution network. Motion Research Corporation is proud to announce that its SportVue MC1 is now available for sale in Italy, Great Britain, South Africa, and the Ukraine, as well as in the US.

The powerful, patented SportVue display system mounts onto full-face helmets and gives riders a view of speed, rpm, and gear. The data appears in a helmet-mounted display, focused at infinity. This breakthrough technology frees the rider from distracting glances down at dash-mounted gauges. Radar-detection and navigation features will be available soon. For more product information, go to www.sportvue.com.

As the world-wide network for SportVue distribution grows, individual dealers in the US and Canada are also sought for a limited time. For details of a special new dealer sign up program, call (206) 352 – 1771 ext. 118 or e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots.

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New online Version of e-learning Course on "Hazardous Area Instrumentation"

Abhisam Software releases a new online version of its industry acclaimed e-learning course on "Hazardous Area Instrumentation"

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Abhisam Software is pleased to announce the release of the online version of its industry acclaimed e-learning course on "Hazardous Area Instrumentation". The online version will be hosted on Abhisam's servers and will allow access to the entire course to anybody with a PC and an internet connection. The learner can access the entire course online, along with the self assessment test and glossary. The course contains over 150 pages of rich animation, graphics, photos and images which explain the concepts of
Hazardous Area Instrumentation in detail.

This course is the same as the earlier CD based course, except that it is based on the pay per view model, which means that upon payment of a registration fee ( US$99 only) a learner gets a login & a password which would allow access to the whole course for one week. This is quite economical for those who do not required to have a permanent copy of the course with themselves.

Nothing needs to be installed on the learner's machine to view the course. All that is required, is a good internet connection and a good browser (IE 5.5 or higher with Flash enabled). The learner can access this course from anywhere on the globe, since nothing is machine specific.

A login/password allows access to the same course from the office PC, laptop, PDA or an internet kiosk while on the move.

For more information please send a mail to e-mail protected from spam bots or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Further information is available at www.ex-protect.com/hazonline.htm

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RFID Workforce Exceeds 1.3 Million by 2015

RFID Tribe released a 40 page report to provide a clear picture of where people work, how they innovate, the challenges they face and the roles they play in RFID technology.

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- RFID Tribe has released a report on the RFID workforce, “The RFID Workforce: Mining the RFID Technology Gold Rush”


The 40 page report provides a clear picture of where people work, how they innovate, the challenges they face and the roles they play in RFID technology.

RFID Tribe created this in-depth report on the RFID workforce – the first report of its kind. This report describes those individuals taking advantage of an emerging technology – radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

The RFID industry is currently undergoing rapid development and explosive changes. Market research firms predict the market for RFID products and services will reach $7 billion range by 2008. And with mandates from both major retailers and government entities, many more companies are expected to embark on the RFID technology journey. Similar to the California gold rush, many see the opportunity, join the market and stake their claim in the RFID technology landscape. Some will discover success, while others will find success elusive.

Despite the industry growth and increasing adoption of RFID technology, information regarding the RFID workforce is lacking. Data is scarce regarding the people heavily involved in RFID technology - the RFID workforce. Information about the people working with RFID and the workforce driving the industry is just as vital as information about the technology itself.

The RFID Workforce Report contains ten year forecasts of the RFID workforce size by geographic region, by segment and by function from its current size to its growth to over 1.3 million individuals by 2015. The report addresses the broad spectrum of the RFID workforce from vendors, end users, academia and the government segments. The report includes 22 charts, graphs and exhibits. The report contains a list of 330 RFID vendor firms. It also includes footnoted references to secondary research.

The RFID Workforce Study used a survey tool to collect RFID workforce data. 103 individuals responded to the survey and provided input regarding the RFID workforce. RFID Tribe conducted follow up interviews to clarify answers provided and to collect qualitative information. RFID Tribe also used data from the RFID Talent and Career Center found on RFID Tribe’s website.

The RFID Workforce Report paints a picture reflecting the unique perspective of those involved with RFID technology. The report provides a clear picture where people work, how they innovate, what motivates them, the forces (market, social and economic forces) driving them, the challenges they face, their concerns and the roles they play in RFID technology. The report evaluates the landscape for RFID training, learning and skills certification of the RFID workforce. The RFID Workforce Report investigates the challenges and issues that RFID technology workers face. The report offers insight into the RFID workforce, provides conclusions and predicts its future direction.

Mark Johnson, RFID Tribe President said, “The RFID Workforce Report investigates the challenges and issues that RFID technology workers face. The report offers insight into the RFID workforce, provides conclusions and predicts its future direction.”

The RFID Workforce Report contents are found on the RFID Tribe website at www.rfidtribe.com

About RFID Tribe:
RFID Tribe, a global organization with local chapters, is a radio frequency identification (RFID) collaboration forum. The group of industry experts collaborates on RFID and sensor technology, standards, venture capital, products, solutions, industry trends, people and events. RFID Tribe serves as an engine for ideas, people and capital.

For more information about RFID Tribe, please visit http://www.rfidtribe.com or contact RFID Tribe at 214-808-1352.

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Ordering Products from Allied Electronics is Smart, Easy and Simple

Request an Allied Catalog Online Today and Enter to Win a Smartphone

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Ordering electronic components and electromechanical products through Allied Electronics is smart, easy and simple. And for a limited time, customers who request a catalog online through Allied’s website will be automatically entered to win a palmOne Treo 650 smartphone.

Allied’s 2005 catalog features 135,000 products from the world’s best manufacturers, all of which is ready to be shipped the same day you place your order. When you order from Allied, you will not only save time and money, but you will also receive exceptional customer support. With 57 branches throughout the United States and Canada, Allied offers product and sales support when you need it. Just call 1-800-433-5700.

From now until September 30, when customers request a catalog online, they will be automatically entered to a drawing for a palmOne Treo 650 smartphone. The smartphone makes it easier than ever to stay connected by combining a compact mobile phone with email, an organizer, messaging and web access – not to mention an MP3 player, digital camera and a vibrant color screen.

“Like the smartphone, ordering from Allied can simplify your life. Using our catalog, customers can find what they need quickly and easily and have it shipped the same day they order it,” says Rob Birse, director of marketing. “It’s all a part of our commitment to putting the customer first.”

Ranked among the top North American electronic component distributors by Electronic Business, Allied has been serving customers for over 75 years.

For information on Allied Electronics or to request a catalog and enter to win the smartphone, visit us at: http://www.alliedelec.com/alliedguide.

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics’ headquarters are located in Fort Worth, Texas with 57 sales branches across the United States and Canada. Allied is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world leading catalog component distributor. Electrocomponents has operations in six continents and headquarters in Oxford, England.

Contact:
Roxanne Martinez 817-595-8566

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May 10, 2022

Marble Blast Races out of the Garage onto Xbox Live Arcade

The first Torque Game debuts on Xbox Live Arcade. GarageGames today announced that Marble Blast is available for download on Xbox® Live Arcade (XBLA), a new social experience that brings popular retro classics and broad appeal games directly to your Xbox® video game system over the Xbox Live™ service.

Eugene, OR (PRWEB) May 10, 2022 -- GarageGames today announced that Marble Blast is available for download on Xbox® Live Arcade (XBLA), a new social experience that brings popular retro classics and broad appeal games directly to your Xbox® video game system over the Xbox Live™ service.

In Marble Blast, a fast-paced arcade-style action game, players race against time as they navigate marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, collecting treasure along the way.

For the Xbox version, GarageGames has cranked up the cartoon look to the max drenching the visually rich landscape by fully exploiting bump mapping, specular lighting and stencil shadows. Optimized to work on the Xbox controller there are nine challenging new levels, 12 craftily hidden Easter eggs, along with Xbox Live Arcade leader board high scores that take full advantage of the all new scoring system with ever elusive gold times.

“Getting to leverage the graphics capabilities of Xbox lets us demonstrate some of the power of Torque on a console,” says Pat Wilson, GarageGames Lead Programmer on XBLA Marble Blast. “Torque is an extremely solid platform to develop on, so we could focus on fine-tuning the fun of Marble Blast on Xbox Live Arcade.”

“Players looking for a quick action hit are definitely going to find it with this next-gen marble racing game, and they can easily download it directly on Xbox Live Arcade,” says Jay Moore, Evangelist for GarageGames. “Beginning with ‘Learning to Roll’ all the way to ‘Schadenfreude,’ the only level with a difficulty rating of 11, Marble Blast provides a serious challenge to any gamer’s skills.“

The Xbox Live Arcade disc is free ($4.99 U.S./$7.99 Canadian for shipping and handling.) Microsoft will send the disc to enable your Xbox console to play free trials of the games, including Marble Blast. The full version of Marble Blast is available by download for only $19.99. More information about Xbox Live Arcade can be found at http://www.xbox.com/livearcade.

About Marble Blast:
Marble Blast is an arcade action game with simple yet addictive gameplay, suitable for players of any age. In the rich cartoon landscape of Marble Blast, players will race their marbles through moving platforms, dangerous hazards, sparkling treasures and power up enhancements in an effort to complete each course in record time. The hazards players will face in Marble Blast include powerful fans, whirling tornados, land mines, pinball-style bumpers, narrow catwalks, moving pistons, dizzying chasms, and more.

About Xbox Live
Now in its third generation of transforming and uniting Xbox game communities, with more than 300 games planned by end of holiday 2005 and now with presence in 24 countries worldwide, Xbox Live has set the bar for online games entertainment. As the first global, unified online console games service, Xbox Live continues to take online gameplay and entertainment to unprecedented heights. With a rapidly growing global community, Xbox Live offers best-in-class games, intelligent matchmaking, tournaments, unique programming and integration with Xbox.com — there is simply nothing else like it. The service continues to provide more and more ways for members to meet, interact and stay engaged with each other.

About Torque Game Engine:
The Torque Game Engine is a cross platform commercial quality AAA game engine with seamless indoor / outdoor rendering engine, state of the art skeletal animation, drag and drop GUI creation and a built-in world editor. TGE also features the latest in scripting, geometry, particle effects, exhaustive documentation and award-winning multiplayer networking code. TGE started life as the technology behind Dynamix's Tribes series and is currently being used by thousands of developers around the world to make innovative games such as Marble Blast, Orbz and ThinkTanks.

About GarageGame:
GarageGames mission is to change the way games are made and played. GarageGames provides the technology, community and market to empower game makers to build commercial quality multiplatform games. Known for bringing the Torque Game Engine to independent developers for $100, GarageGames is located in Eugene, Oregon and on the web at www.garagegames.com and is the annual presenter of IndieGamesCon (Oct. 7-9, 2005).

©2005 GarageGames.com, Inc. Marble Blast, Torque and Torque Game Engine are the trademarks of GarageGames.com Inc. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Live, the Live Logo, and the Xbox logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

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Mr. X Expands Studio Space, VFX Team

Effects Studio Continues to Grow, Adding VFX Supervisor Evan Jacobs as well as Increasing Production Space by Over 20%

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 10, 2022 -- Effects studio Mr. X continues a theme of rapid expansion, bringing on a new Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, as well as growing the company's considerable production facility by over 20%.

Evan Jacobs Joins Mr. X
VFX veteran Evan Jacobs has joined Toronto based animation and visual effects facility Mr. X as a new Senior Visual Effects Supervisor. His first assignment in his new role will be REVOLVER, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, which wraps principal photography in Austin, Texas next week.

"We've been undergoing a steady expansion over the past few years, and are delighted to add Mr. Jacobs to our team," says Mr. X founder Dennis Berardi. "It's extremely gratifying to find ourselves busier than ever -- filmmakers come to us because we bring more than technical problem-solving to the table. We strive to be partners in the creative process, utilizing our digital tools to help them take their vision to the next level. These latest expansions ensure that we will continue to do so for our clients."

"I've known Dennis and his team at Mr. X for some time now," says Jacobs. "They've been building a great reputation for quality work, so when he approached me about coming to Toronto I couldn't pass it up."

Jacobs joins Mr. X from Venice-based Digital Domain, where he spent the last two years. Earlier, he supervised the visual effects for the 2004 indie sensation What the #$*! Do We Know?!, which became the third highest-grossing documentary that year.

"Evan brings a wealth of knowledge to our company," adds Berardi. "Not only does he have a solid understanding of the latest digital techniques, but he brings a tremendous amount of experience in the practical side of visual effects, including miniatures, motion control and mechanical effects. Most importantly, he can translate all the technical jargon into a creative language filmmakers can understand."

An eighteen-year veteran of the visual effects industry, Jacobs began his career at the legendary visual effects studio Boss Film Studios, working on The Hunt for Red October. He later went on to co-found Los Angeles-based miniatures and effects facility Vision Crew Unlimited, where he earned an Emmy Award™ nomination for "From the Earth to the Moon." During his eight years acting as Vision Crew's Executive Producer and Effects Supervisor, Jacobs contributed to such films as Armageddon, The Mummy, Dinosaur and Titanic.

A Significant Expansion in Production Space
Meanwhile, Mr. X is also expanding its facility, increasing its production space by over 20%. "We've been adding to our resources in every area recently, including: artists, disk space, a more powerful network, and more workstations," says David Singer, Operations Manager for Mr. X. "This expansion will allow us to develop with the growing demand for our services."

Earlier this year, Mr. X delivered visual effects for Assault on Precinct 13 as well as Ice Princess, and they're currently in production on a full slate of films, including Four Brothers, the Greatest Game Ever Played, Happily n' Ever after, a History of Violence, Where the Truth Lies, Revolver, the Perfect Man, and Truth, Justice and the American Way.

Who is Mr. X?
Bringing together a unique mix of artists, filmmakers, VFX supervisors, and programmers, Mr. X specializes in partnering with filmmakers to provide story-driven visual enhancements. The artists and creative minds at Mr. X are known for their superb, photo-realistic achievements in CGI, their skills in digital matte painting, VFX compositing, and Post/VFX supervision, as well as for their realistic digital creations of epic-scale and otherwise impossible stunts. With a studio equipped with a rare mix of the latest imaging technologies, the team at Mr. X is committed to pushing the limits of the digital realm, and in making the impossible, possible.

With credits on dozens of distinguished projects including Assault On Precinct 13, Ice Princess, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Dawn of the Dead (2004), Wrong Turn, Blizzard, Ararat, The Sweet Hereafter and many more, Mr. X helps to define the very look and feel of a film. For more information on Mr. X, please visit their website at www.Mrxfx.com, or for pictures or interviews, please contact Dennis Berardi at (416) 595-6222, or via e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots.

For pictures of Mr. Jacobs, as well as for images from Mr. X's recent projects Ice Princess, Assault on Precinct 13, or public relations materials, bios, or further backgrounders, meanwhile, please contact publicist Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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SINO-US Security Business Meeting Held In Beijing

"What is the impact of the Sino-US Security business meeting?" Security business people may ask.

(PRWEB) May 10, 2022 -- SINO-US Security Business Meeting spondored by CSPIA and held by Beijing Halberd Technology Co., Ltd. took place on Feb. 23th, 2005. The delegation of SIA consists of 6 delegaters including CEO, professional, layer and consultant.


The guests are interviewed by reporter from “www.hc360.com.” Speaking of this visit to China, they believe that such kind of meeting would not only help enterprises both Chinese and American know the market well but offer more opportunities for them. Through bilateral communication the security industry of two country would be more developped and prosperous.

The delegation from US also expect that such kind of activities like this should be more to know each other better. (source from hc360.com).

We, www.cctv-camera.cc, have witnessed the potential competitiveness of Chinese surveillance camera, digital video recorders products, etc.

Cctv-camera.cc is owned and operated by T.T. International (Hong Kong) Technology Co., Ltd. T.T. International is a CCTV equipment producer and exporter based in China.

For more information please contact Darren at e-mail protected from spam bots

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Dunedin WiFi

Techies across the country are keeping an envious eye on a historic town in Florida. The city of Dunedin, Florida will join the ranks of the elite few to have WiFi on a metro-wide scale.

(PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- Techies across the country are keeping an envious eye on a historic town in Florida. The city of Dunedin, Florida will join the ranks of the elite few to have WiFi on a metro-wide scale.

On Thursday, May 5th, the city announced that Citi WiFi Networks, will install a network that will cover the 10-square-mile-city. In the first hours after the announcement, residents were already pre-subscribing for service.

City residents wishing to join the Priority Subscriber's list can call 727-822-1630 or go online to citiwifi.com. The list will allow Citi WiFi to target areas of the city for priority installation.

High-resolution pictures available.

To request interviews, please contact kim justice 727-209-1745 or at e-mail protected from spam bots.

Kim justice is a freelance writer for savvy buzz.

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May 09, 2022

Aloft Technologies Today Announced the Introduction of the World’s Most Comfortable, Technologically Advanced, Lightweight Aviation Headset

Aloft Technologies today announced the introduction of the world’s most comfortable, technologically advanced, lightweight aviation headset, weighing only 1.5 ounces. The Clarity Aloft Headset provides patented self-molding ear tips to achieve superior sound clarity and comfort, while providing 35-45 decibels of passive noise reduction.

(PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- Aloft Technologies today announced the introduction of the world’s most comfortable, technologically advanced, lightweight aviation headset, weighing only 1.5 ounces.


Aloft Technologies has succeeded in merging the most advanced technologies from the fields of hearing science, aviation communications, and performance audio into one streamlined aviation headset design, the Clarity Aloft Headset. The Clarity Aloft Headset provides patented self-molding ear tips to achieve superior sound clarity and comfort, while providing 35-45 decibels of passive noise reduction.

“A distinct feature of the Clarity Aloft pilot headset is the patented self-molding foam ear tip that expands in the ear canal providing a snug and comfortable custom fit,” says Bill Waterman, President of Aloft Technologies. “The viscoelastic ear tip foam is highly engineered to provide performance characteristics dramatically better than the ordinary foam earplugs found on competitor headsets.”

The Clarity Aloft Headset utilizes proven components derived from hearing aid technology and professional audio noise canceling microphones. This provides the best elimination of noise in the critical speech frequencies, without the bulk and uncomfortable clamping pressure of conventional aviation headsets. The Clarity Aloft Headset offers full spectrum noise reduction, lightweight freedom, and unsurpassed sound quality, providing the perfect combination of features today’s aviators are demanding.

Offered for the first time at AirVenture Oshkosh, the Clarity Aloft Headset has performed beyond the expectations of aviation enthusiasts, and is considered the next generation of headset design. The Clarity Aloft Headset is available in the U.S. and through international distributors in France, Germany, and the UK.

For additional information contact Aloft Technologies at 612-747-3197 or visit www.clarityaloft.com

Aloft Technologies, headquartered in Maple Grove, MN, produces high quality, technologically advanced aviation products. For information contact Aloft Technologies at 612-747-3197 or visit www.clarityaloft.com

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Cut The Cord With XEMICS’ “Environmentally Friendly” Bluetooth® ACLBlue™

XEMICS’ ACLBlue™ reference design combines a true 1.8V with ultra low current consumption guarantying the lowest power Bluetooth® solutions on the market. The XE1431 in association with the CX72303 Bluetooth radio enables a ''Flash'' based application to be built for under US$8 BOM cost in volume.

(PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- XEMICS’ ACLBlue™ reference design combines a true 1.8V with ultra low current consumption guarantying the lowest power Bluetooth® solutions on the market. The XE1431 in association with the CX72303 Bluetooth radio enables a ''Flash'' based application to be built for under US$8 BOM cost in volume.

This complete Lead-Free Bluetooth Drop-in Module makes the development of an ultra low power Bluetooth data device very simple. The embedded Bluetooth controller in the XE1431 independently executes significant parts of the Bluetooth protocol stack and allows the development of application layer software without the need to validate the Bluetooth protocol stack integrity. Thanks to the high level of flexibility, the XE1431 is a perfect fit for any data application where continuous software updates, of the higher layers, are vital to keep up to date with the latest Bluetooth implementations on the market.

The small form factor reference design targeting the cable replacement market is based on XEMICS' XE1431 Bluetooth application MCU and the CX72303 radio. All hardware is embedded to provide a complete solution from antenna through the full Bluetooth stack, up to the application layer. The ACLBlue is designed for portable devices, and the power consumption at 3V is less than 15mA (slave) for a DM1 data link operating at 115kbit/s in continuous transmission.

The range can be up to 10 meters with a very low-cost strip antenna and the design comes as a small 28 x 16 mm PCB that fits into the smallest solutions. It has multi purpose I/Os for push-buttons, as well as LED indicators. The ACLBlue PCB is fully compliant with an “Environmentally Friendly” Lead-Free process.

About XEMICS
XEMICS is a privately owned fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in Switzerland and a worldwide sales and customer support network. XEMICS delivers a range of advanced short-range, customized and standard, wireless connectivity solutions to a global customer base. XEMICS is a leading designer and provider of Wireless RF transceivers and Bluetooth® applications, data acquisition, communication products, CODECs and GPS receivers. With a focus on high-quality low cost solutions XEMICS provides a combination of ultra-low power technology and innovative IC design.

For further information, please contact:
Florence Amez-Droz
Public Relations Manager
XEMICS Switzerland
Phone: +41 32 729 4170
Fax: +41 32 729 4001
E-Mail: e-mail protected from spam bots
Website: www.xemics.com

Trademark Information:
Bluetooth® is a SIG trademark, used under license by XEMICS.
ACLBlue™ is a XEMICS’ trademark.

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Aries Electronics Has Announced the Development of a CAC Adapter That Converts a 160-Pin QFP Package With .65 mm Pin-to-Pin Spacing Into a 160-Pin Through-Hole Array

Aries Electronics, an international manufacturer of standard, programmed and custom interconnection products, has announced the development of a new Correct-A-Chip adapter that converts a 160-pin QFP package with .65 mm pin-to-pin spacing into a 160-pin through-hole array.

Frenchtown, NJ (PRWEB) May 8, 2022 -- Aries Electronics, an international manufacturer of standard, programmed and custom interconnection products, has announced the development of a new Correct-A-Chip adapter that converts a 160-pin QFP package with .65 mm pin-to-pin spacing into a 160-pin through-hole array. With this adapter, the QFP package can be used in boards designed for the through-hole footprint of a Yamaichi footprint socket, resulting in a more reliable connection than with a QFP socket.


The UL94V-0 rated adapter is constructed with a .062” thick, glass filled FR-4 material with 1 oz. copper traces. The male pins are brass alloy 360 per ASTM-B-16 plated with 200 u” tin over 100 u” nickel per QQ-N-290, and are both soldered and pressed into the body, providing a rugged and reliable solder connection. The extremely low profile of the adapter provides extra room for mounting the component in space-restricted applications.

This adapter is part of Aries’ line of Correct-A-Chip intelligent connectors, which can modify and upgrade existing designs without changing existing PCB layouts.

Pricing for a Correct-A-Chip 160-306045-10 is $25 in quantities of 50. Delivery is three weeks ARO.

For additional information, contact Aries Electronics, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. Tel: 908/996-6841; Fax: 908/996-3891; E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots; Web: www.arieselec.com, Data sheet #18098 www.arieselec.com/products/18098.pdf.

Reader Service Inquiries: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Frank Folmsbee, Aries Electronics, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Frenchtown, NJ 08825.

Editors Note: Headquartered in Frenchtown, NJ, Aries Electronics, Inc., manufactures an extremely broad range of custom and standard interconnection and packaging products for electronics. Industry leading products include Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) test sockets for DIP, PGA, PLCC and SOIC devices; the Correct-A-Chip™ product line of "intelligent connectors"; adapters and connectors; several patented concepts for BGA (ball grid array) and LGA (land grid array) sockets; and an extensive array of high frequency test and burn in sockets. The company also specializes in meeting custom requirements for its customers.

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Editorial Contact: Rebecca Simon or
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Ergotron Launches into Pro A/V with New Product Introductions at InfoComm

New Portfolio of Constant Force (CF™) Products Sets New Standard for Pro A/V Reseller Profitability and Customer Ease of Use

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- A select portfolio of new mounting solutions offering the broadest compatibility with the widest range of digital displays will be introduced to systems resellers and other Pro/AV professionals by Ergotron at the June 4-10 Infocomm show (Booth #3089). The new AV Communications products, each enabled with Ergotron’s proprietary Constant Force (CF™) technology, include:

• The Ergotron MC Large Display Mobile Cart - addressing all the concerns facilities managers of corporate campuses, conference centers and meeting rooms have been faced with in determining appropriate mounting of large (31" – 61" diagonal and weighing up to 150 lbs) flat panel displays: The Ergotron MC provides complete flexibility to move the display to the audience versus moving the audience to the display. With its 20" inches of effortless height adjustability and integrated tilt adjustability, the MC provides the best ergonomically correct positioning of the display for both the seated and standing audience. With Ergotron’s CF weight adjustable lift technology integrated, the MC is designed to work with any monitor from 32" – 61" and weighing up to 150 lbs and will be right at home in conference rooms, lobbies, meeting rooms, the board room, offices, informal gathering areas and other signage applications. The Ergotron MC will be available in the third quarter, 2005, at a MSRP of $499.00.

• The Ergotron TM Large Display Tilting Wall Mount offers a flexible alternative to rigid wall mounts for large flat panel displays such as LCD TV and plasma screens used in presentation, conference room, hotel, digital display and other Pro/AV applications. The Tilting Wall Mount can mount most large flat panel displays weighing up to up to 175 lbs, and ranging from 32" – 61" in diagonal dimension. The Tilting Wall Mount, with availability in mid-June, has a MSRP of $129.00.

• The Ergotron WM LoProfile Large Display Wall Mount provides the same wide compatibility with displays (32" – 61"; up to 175 lbs) as the Ergotron TM, in a sleek, wall-hugging stationary format. Offered at $99.99, the Ergotron WM will be available in August.

• The Ergotron LX Wall Mount Arm provides extreme flexibility in LCD display monitor placement with up to 360° arm rotation around the base, 180° side-to-side display pivot motion, 24" reach extension, and 9" of vertical range lift. The Ergotron LX Wall Mount Arm is the ultimate organizational device for communal computing areas such as reception desks, and lab and research facilities, where moving the display out of the way is just as important as ensuring good line of sight viewing. The Ergotron LX Wall Mount Arm is compatible with monitors weighing 5 to 20 lbs, and up to 20" in diagonal dimension. The LX Wall Mount Arm, available for sale in early July, will have a MSRP of $169.00.

• The Neo-Flex™ Wall Mount Lift is the perfect vertical lift for virtually any display monitor up to 20" and 20 lbs. Offering 5" of height adjustability, the Neo-Flex Wall Mount Lift allows computer monitors to be placed in the unconventional spaces frequently required in today’s digital signage and surveillance deployments. At an MSRP of $49.00, the Neo-Flex Wall Mount will be available in August.

“We’re thrilled to offer the right products, at the right price, to the commercial A/V segment,” said Lee Schalk, VP of North American Sales for Ergotron. “The CF™ advantage ensures resellers need a minimum of SKUs to meet their diverse projects’ mounting needs. The lower on-hand inventory costs, faster, easier installation, and compelling price points of these exciting CF products contribute enormously to reseller profitability.”

Each new product incorporates Ergotron’s Constant Force (CF™) motion technology. CF™ converts a conventional spring’s linear force curve into a constant flat force through the entire range of lifting or pivoting motion for a flat screen monitor, LCD TV or Plasma Screen or other digital display. As a result, users exert much less effort to noiselessly adjust their computer display or television, and the commercial AV industry can be assured of robust reliability in each display and monitor installation, without inflated mounting project costs.

“For years, companies like Ergotron, who make ergonomically helpful and human factor- oriented products for commercial applications, have been asked to prove the Return-on- Investment to justify the expense,” says Joel Hazzard, President and CEO of Ergotron. “Those days are over. With CF™ technology, Ergotron’s new products provide the ultimate ergonomic experience, at “less than or equal to” pricing, when compared with non-ergonomically correct product competitors. We’re confident the Pro A/V community will embrace this technology.”

For more information on Ergotron’s new products, call your Pro A/V dealer or visit www.ergotron.com or call Ergotron sales at 1-800-888-8458.

About Ergotron:
Ergotron® products have been improving the human interface with digital displays since 1982. Ergotron’s portfolio of digital display mounting solutions includes wall and desk mount arms, desk stands, mobile carts, floor stands, pivots and vertical lifts. With the introduction of CF™ lift and pivot motion technology, Ergotron’s products require less user effort to achieve more motion. Each Ergotron product is designed to enhance the viewing experience, reduce stress and improve productivity in today’s computing and entertainment environments. Based in Saint Paul, MN with five subsidiaries in Europe, Ergotron has 2004 revenues exceeding $68 million, 275 employees worldwide, and representation in 67 countries.

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Beige Bag Software Announces a Formal Agreement with Zuken for Use of B2 Spice Analog and Simulation in New Promotional CADSTAR Bundles for the Americas

Beige Bag Software, Inc., innovative circuit design tool designer, has signed a formal agreement with engineering consulting company Zuken, for the inclusion of their flagship B2 Spice circuit simulation software in Zuken’s new CADSTAR promotional bundles for the Americas.

(PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- Beige Bag Software, Inc., innovative circuit design tool designer, has signed a formal agreement with engineering consulting company Zuken, for the inclusion of their flagship B2 Spice circuit simulation software in Zuken’s new CADSTAR promotional bundles for the Americas.

B2 Spice Professional CS has been designed to directly integrate with Zuken’s desktop PCB design solution, CADSTAR, providing analog, digital and mixed mode circuit simulation. They Beige Bag is currently in process of advanced development for further integration into the CADSTAR design environment. Coding for the first stage of integration has already been completed. Beige Bag is also planning to release B2 Map CS a collection of tools for the automatic mapping of simulation models for CADSTAR user libraries.

B2 Spice has been in use by CADSTAR users for many years. This agreement, however, takes the relationship to a new level and represents the beginning of a formal agreement between Beige Bag Software and Zuken.

For more information about B2 Spice visit www.beigebag.com and for additional details on CADSTAR promotional bundles for the Americas go to http://www.cadstarworld.com/americas

Notes to editors:

About B2 Spice Version 5:
Beige Bag recently released version 5 of B2 Spice, which includes new features such as virtual instruments, "live circuit" mode with interactive parameters, redesigned user interface, animated schematics, circuit wizards to automatically generate circuits, and much more.

CADSTAR bundles for the Americas:
CADSTAR Basic is available from $4,995 per seat, node-locked or networked, and CADSTAR Professional starts from $8,995 per seat, node-locked or networked. One year maintenance is included free of charge on both bundles.

About Beige Bag Software:
Beige Bag Software has been providing affordable and innovative circuit design tools since 1990. Beige Bag Software is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, USA and has a network of dealers covering over 40 countries. Beige Bag’s flagship product, B2 Spice, enables engineers to simulate analog, digital, and mixed-mode circuits. Further information and a free trial download is available from our website http://www.beiegebag.com.

About Zuken:
Established in 1976, Zuken has evolved into a provider of solutions that maximize the efficiency of the design and manufacturing processes of electronics companies around the world. Zuken holds a leading global share of the PCB/MCM/HIC software market in the field of electronic design automation (EDA). In addition to its longstanding experience as a provider of innovative solutions for PCB design, Zuken’s expanded portfolio encompasses proven solutions for the development of information technology (IT) infrastructures. Listed on Level 1 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the company is headquartered in Japan and has development, sales and support centers in 10 countries including the US, Germany, UK and France. Zuken's customers include the world's top 30 electronics manufacturers from automotive to aerospace, communications to consumer electronics, and medical to military.

For further information please see our website: www.zuken.com

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“World’s Best” to Feature Foster Rad

Foster Rad provides Laser Engineering Exhaust Systems to motorsport enthusiasts, and markets the LASER product line exclusively

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- New Line Media Solutions is pleased to announce the selection of Foster Rad for its innovative, educational television series, World’s Best. The company will be featured in a segment on “Performance Exhaust Systems” in the Sportbike Performance Series.


Foster Rad is partner with the Laser Engineering Company that provides Laser Engineering Exhaust Systems to motorsport enthusiasts. Foster Rad markets the LASER product line exclusively and is dedicated to providing superior customer satisfaction, excellent dealer development and live technical support. Its main value is to serve motorcyclists and inspire with excellence.

The Laser systems for automobiles, motorcycles, scooters and SuperSide sidecar racers are made from the world’s finest materials. They are unbending, high-quality, high-performance exhaust systems which supply enthusiasts with new technology, dynamic styling and enhanced performance. Their fit, function and durability are designed to endure years of demanding use.

Foster Rad, based in Queens, NY, through its entrepreneurial spirit and values, for the past 29 years has maintained its passion for innovative designs and fine craftsmanship with close attention to the customers’ needs.

For more information, see www.fosterrad.com

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Westinghouse Qualifies Macro Sensors As Approved Source for LVDT Valve Position Sensors for Steam Turbines

Macro Sensors (www.macrosensors.com), a manufacturer of LVDT-based linear and rotary sensors, gaging probes, support electronics and related instrumentation, is now a Siemens Westinghouse-approved vendor for LVDT position sensors used on Westinghouse steam turbines. The LVDTs are implemented for position measurement on governor valves, throttle valves, reheat/stop valves, interceptor valves, and many other control valves.

(PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- Macro Sensors offers a variety of its Linear Variable Differential Transducers (LVDTs) linear position sensors in configurations from 2 to 20 inches long and with different outputs to satisfy the requirements of both current and legacy turbine installations. Macro Sensors manufactures exact replacement LVDTs that are form, fit, function equivalents with the same electrical and mechanical specifications as Westinghouse stock units. The Company also provides a full array of non-standard and custom-designed units for OEMS and system integrators. All popular units are available from stock, with attractive pricing for electric power utilities and turbine control systems integrators.


Macro Sensors also offers an easy cross-reference guide for exact Westinghouse OEM replacement LVDTs and units that work with existing OEM control systems and updated retrofitted controls. It can be downloaded from Macro Sensors’ web site at www.macrosensors.com/pdf/crossref-010703b.pdf. For more information, contact Eileen Otto at [email protected] or go to the web site at www.macrosensors.com.

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May 06, 2022

Top Ten stupid Skype usernames exposed by The Skype Owl

From the obscene to the unintelligible, Skype users across the world are showing their creativity (or mental imbalance) in their choice of Skype username. The Skype Owl, in association with Skype-headset-reviews.com, has nominated its Top Ten Stupid Skype Usernames and is inviting readers to submit their favourites for inclusion on the list, at www.skype-headset-reviews.com/usernames

England, May 2005 – From the obscene to the unintelligible, Skype users across the world are showing their creativity (or mental imbalance) in their choice of Skype username. The Skype Owl, in association with Skype-headset-reviews.com, has nominated its top ten Stupid Skype Usernames and is inviting readers to submit their favourites for inclusion on the list, at www.skype-headset-reviews.com/usernames

Skype, the company that allows free calls over the Internet is fast becoming a global phenomenon and over 100 million users have subscribed to date, all of whom must identify themselves to the world via their Skype username. The names make for interesting reading.

The Skype Owl has been having a hoot trawling literally millions of such usernames to come up with its top ten, but with such a choice on offer, it needs the public’s help. The Skype Owl’s choice can be found at www.skype-headset-reviews.com/usernames

If you have seen a Skype username that you think needs to be announced to the world, please submit it to e-mail protected from spam bots. There is no material prize for inclusion on the list, but the Skype Owl urges you to take the most personal gain you can out of this unique and special experience.

About Skype-headset-reviews.com and The Skype Owl

Skype-headset-reviews gives independent reviews of the many headsets that are available to use for VoIP calls, plus anything else we find of interest from the world of VoIP. We are not affiliated to Skype itself. The Skype Owl is a plastic outdoor motion sensor and is not affiliated to Skype.com either, but he wishes he were.

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FlexLink AB Acquired by ABN AMRO Capital

FlexLink AB, a global leader in factory automation systems for the fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics and telecom sectors, announces its acquisition by ABN AMRO Capital, one of Europe's leading private equity providers.

Göteborg, Sweden (PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- FlexLink AB, a global leader in factory automation systems for the fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics and telecom sectors, announces its acquisition by ABN AMRO Capital, one of Europe's leading private equity providers. FlexLink was acquired via a management buy-out from EQT, the private equity funds group that had originally acquired a 90% interest in FlexLink from AB SKF in 1997.

Under EQT’s ownership, FlexLink underwent comprehensive development, which resulted in FlexLink becoming a leading supplier of industrial automation equipment to production facilities in the global manufacturing and assembly industry. FlexLink today has a large and well-diversified customer base and has developed from a supplier of components to offering complete automation solutions for production processes.

FlexLink, founded in 1980, has 540 employees, with head office in Göteborg and business activities in 50 countries, including its own sales offices in 21 countries. In 2004 FlexLink achieved EBITDA of EUR 18 million in 2004 on turnover of EUR 125 million.

Johan Bjurström, Nordic Head of ABN AMRO Capital, said the company had prospered under its previous ownership but had further potential for geographic growth and to lead consolidation in its sector - key investment criteria for ABN AMRO Capital. "FlexLink is well positioned for future growth, as factory automation systems continue to develop in sophistication in response to the increased use of robotics and the growing need for flexibility in manufacturing," he said.

Fredrik Jönsson, FlexLink’s CEO, stated, "After FlexLink’s strong development during EQT’s time as an owner, I am convinced that with ABN AMRO Capital as new owners we will have the best possible preconditions to continue our growth during the coming years. We have built a platform for continued strong growth consisting of a leading range of products for the global market."

ABN AMRO Capital is the global private equity business of ABN AMRO, with teams operating in 10 countries worldwide including the Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Australia.

Netherlands-based ABN AMRO is a leading international bank with total assets of EUR 608.6 bln (as at 31 December 2021). It has over 3,000 branches in more than 60 countries and territories, and has a staff of about 100,000 full-time equivalents worldwide. ABN AMRO is listed on the Euronext and New York stock exchanges.

EQT is a group of private equity funds that manages just below EUR 6 billion in equity in 7 funds. EQT Partners, acting as investment advisor to all EQT funds, has offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Frankfurt and Munich. In total EQT has invested in 37 companies, with a combined enterprise value of approximately EUR 13 billion.

For more information, visit www.flexlink.com; or contact Mats Nilsson, Corporate Communications, Tel. +46-(0)31-337 12 20, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots. In the United States, contact Paul Jarossy, Marketing Manager, at FlexLink Systems, 6580 Snowdrift Road. Allentown, PA 18106, tel. +1.610.973-8200, fax +1.610.973-8345.

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Local Team Practices for Laser Tag Championships

Lazer Park to host regional qualifying laser tag tournament.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- On May 13, 2005, Lazer Park in Times Square, New York City, at 6 p.m., teams will compete in a Regional Qualifying Tournament for the Lasertron World Championships laser tag competition. Stealth’s Bombers, composed of New York City players, hopes to compete for their portion of the $10,000 prize pool.


Over 20 teams with players ranging in age from 11 to 50 are expected at the World Championships. To be eligible for the World Championships held in August in Buffalo, NY, teams must first compete and qualify at one of 11 Regional Tournaments. Lazer Park was selected as a regional location for the tournament from amongst 85 Lasertron laser tag-equipped sites in the United States.

Members of Stealth’s Bombers have been playing laser tag together for 8 years. Regular players at Lazer Park, they have always been able to outplay and outscore most local competition.

“We kind of grew up playing laser tag. We were excited at this opportunity to play against players from around the country,” noted team captain, James Sorrentino.

Eight to ten area teams will compete for an opportunity to attend the Regional Tournament. Stealth’s Bombers is expected to be a top contender for the local crown.

“The Championships are a great program. I’m proud that some of our New York City players may be amongst the best in the world,” said Lazer Park facility owner, Marc Epstein.

The Lasertron World Championships is the first tournament to offer a cash prize since the mid 1980’s when one company controlled 90% of the laser tag marketplace. Once thought of as an entertainment fad, laser tag has surged worldwide in the past two years. There are over 600 laser tag facilities in North America alone with millions of players around the world.

Laser tag is a sport where players wear high-tech vests and attempt to tag opposing players in a space-age arena. A computer keeps track of scoring to determine a winner.

Players may still sign up for the Regional Tournament at Lazer Park. Lazer Park, a family entertainment center featuring a laser tag arena, arcade and virtual reality games, has been open for business since 1997.

Contact:
Marc Epstein
Lazer Park
163 West 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
212-398-3060, ext. 60
Cell: 917-691-2266
FAX: 212-302-3891
www.lazerpark.com

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SchmartBoard Signs Italian Distributor

Veratim to Supply Italian High Tech Community with Schmartboard

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- SchmartBoard, a company who manufacturers a new type of tool to help engineers, students, and hobbyists create electronic circuits, has signed Italian distributor Veratim to supply Italy with the SchmartBoard product line.

According to Luca Lugari of Veratim: “We chose SchmartBoard because they had an excellent idea of letting engineers develop their prototypes with SMD components using their electronic circuit building block technique. Professional engineers are our usual customers but the low cost of these SchmartBoards will allow us to market to schools and hobbyists, which we consider to be a new opportunity for our Veratim. “

According to Neal Greenberg, SchmartBoard’s VP Sales and Marketing, “We have received numerous e-mails from people in Italy who have wanted Schmartboard. We are happy to finally find a partner to make Schmartboard available to people in Italy to support industry, academia, and individual hobbyists there.”

The Schmartboard solution allows one to in a matter of hours to put together a board and instantly make modifications as one needs to. Schmartboards are pre-traced printed circuit boards that are connectable like building blocks. We call this patented product, “Electronic Circuit Building Blocks”. They allow one to build electronic circuits on a SchmartBoard block by block, and then connect the blocks together to form a functional board. Because the boards are pre-traced, the need for wire jumpers is minimized, as opposed to breadboards or other brands of prototyping boards.

About SchmartBOARD (www.schmartboard.com)
SchmartBOARDTM is committed to helping engineers, students and hobbyists develop electronic circuits faster, easier, and less expensively than previously possible. Schmartboard’s patent pending Electronic Circuit Building Blocks makes this possible. More information about Schmartboard can be found at www.schmartboard.com

About Veratim (http://www.veratim.it)
Veratim born in 1996 from more 10 years experienced people on the Embedded Market, we distribute Hardware/Software tools to main Italian Companies in Aerospace, Automotive, Telecom, Industrial, Medical giving both technical and commercial support.

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May 05, 2022

FamilyFriendlyPodcasts.com Provides Safe-Haven for Podcast Listeners

Over 6 million people have downloaded podcasts, but many people receive quite a shock when they realize the podcast is "R" or "X" rated. FamilyFriendlyPodcasts.com is a directory of podcasts without foul language, sexual situations or positive drug promotion, with sample podcasts for each show.

(PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- According to an April 2005 study by Pew Internet & American Life Project , “More than 22 million American adults own iPods or MP3 players and 29% of them have downloaded podcasts from the Web so that they could listen to audio files at a time of their choosing. That amounts to more than 6 million adults who have tried this new feature that allows internet “broadcasts” to be downloaded onto their portable listening device.”


That’s the good news. The bad news is that many podcasters, in their enthusiasm to exercise their freedom of speech (and freedom from FCC regulations), have chosen to create programs with adult content and language. That is why 1st Podcast Publishing, the first Family-Friendly Podcasting Station, has created FamilyFriendlyPodcasts.com their newest service - a no-cost, ‘safe for the whole family’ Podcast Directory in podcast format, which will allow listeners to sample previewed podcasts prior to subscribing.

Podcasting is still in its infancy. Podcasts are like internet radio shows that people can download and listen to on portable players, like iPods and MP3 players. People utilize podcasting as an excellent tool in combination with blogging (web logging) to help increase search engine ranking. For example, when 1st Podcast Publishing’s Comedy Clip of the Week was converted from an audio blog into a podcast, hits went from less than 100 to 2000 in 2 weeks.

“One podcaster listed in our Directory made an interesting observation”, says Penny Haynes, President of 1st Podcast Publishing. “He stated that podcasts seemed to be divided into two groups: “R” and “X” rated podcasts, and religious podcasts, with very little in between. FamilyFriendlyPodcasts.com wants to fill that gap by providing an oasis of safe programming. The podcasts listed in FamilyFriendlyPodcasts.com will be free of foul language, sexual situations, and positive drug promotion. Both listeners and podcasters who are concerned about the usage of ‘adult language and situations’ in podcast programs will have a place to post and review shows.”

Listeners can search through the alphabetical directory at http://www.FamilyFriendlyPodcasts.com, or they can subscribe to the “Latest Listing” podcast version at http://www.FamilyFriendlyPodcast.com.

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BEIKS Introduces Woman Calendar, Ovulation Tracker for Natural Family Planning, to Windows Mobile Pocket PCs and Updates Windows PC Version

BEIKS announces it has launched a version of its popular Woman Calendar fertility tracker for Windows Mobile PDAs and an updated version for desktop PCs with several new features. Woman Calendar enables women to accurately predict fertility and period cycles and offers a means to efficiently manage a "natural family planning lifestyle."

Dallas, TX (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) May 5, 2022 -- BEIKS LLC, the world leader in reference and language titles for mobile devices, announces it has launched a version of its popular Woman Calendar fertility tracker for Windows Mobile PDAs and updated the version for desktop PCs with several new features. Woman Calendar aims to help women and families practicing Natural Family Planning by enabling them to accurately predict fertility and period cycles. Whether the goal is to become pregnant or avoid pregnancy, plan a trip or simply keep away from the artificial chemical contraceptives, the Woman Calendar offers a convenient and powerful means to efficiently manage a “natural family planning lifestyle.”

Anyone with a Windows-based desktop or laptop computer can use the PC version of Woman Calendar for natural family planning, enabling users to record information regarding menstrual cycles, OB/GYN appointments, personal notes, and other information that can be used to make wise decisions. Depending on the ovulation prediction method (temperature or calendar) selected by the user, the Woman Calendar will chart the results and predict current and future fertility and period dates. Woman Calendar will also print the standard ovulation charts such as the ones used by OB-GYN doctors.

For those with active lifestyles or who travel regularly, it is even more convenient to carry Woman Calendar on a handheld computer. Palm OS users have relied upon Woman Calendar for years, and now Windows Mobile Pocket PC device users will also be able to record and track their fertility cycles accurately with the newly released Woman Calendar for Pocket PC. The mobile versions of Woman Calendar combine mobile data access with the ability to synchronize data between the handheld and Windows PC versions, allowing users to maintain and access their records anytime/anywhere.

“More and more people turn to Natural Family Planning every day for making wise decisions about when and how to have children,” said Svilen Stoyanov, product manager for Woman Calendar at BEIKS LLC. “Software applications for ovulation calendars and fertility prediction help individuals take better control of their lives. Amazingly, a large percentage of our customers who have purchased Woman Calendar are men, demonstrating that they are very involved in the family planning decisions in their households.”

The stand-alone Windows version of Woman Calendar retails for $19.95, while the handheld versions retail for $14.95. A bundle of the Windows version with a handheld version retails for $24.95.

Woman Calendar can be found, downloaded and purchased from the product page on the BEIKS Web site at http://www.beiks.com/woman.

About BEIKS LLC
BEIKS LLC (http://www.beiks.com) is a privately-held company with headquarters in Dallas. The company specializes in developing and distributing essential applications for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®, Windows CE®, Sharp Zaurus® and J2ME®. Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its BDicty Dictionary Reader, one of the most popular dictionaries for handheld devices on the market. Beiks' product list now includes a growing catalog of over 250 titles across all major mobile platforms. Those include the award-winning BEIKS Dictionary Reader dictionary series, games such as NetWalk and Karateka, the Wall Street Financial Assistant business calculator, the Woman Calendar personal organizer and many others.

Contact:
Kevin Doel
TalonPR Inc.
785-273-9660
e-mail protected from spam bots

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Parrot Cellular and RecycleforCalifornia.com Join Together to Collect Old Cell Phones

The phones can be turned in at any Parrot Cellular location

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Parrot Cellular, an exclusive agent for Cingular Wireless which operates more than 85 retail outlets throughout Northern California, announced today it will partner with RecycleForCalifornia.com to collect used cellular phones at all its locations throughout the state.


RecycleforCalifornia.com, an industry-funded statewide cell phone recycling initiative, will pay a cash amount for each collected cell phone that has a re-marketable value, and 50% of the funds raised will go to support local charities. Phones that are not re-marketable may be donated to shelters, senior groups or other emergency services, or will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.

“We’re very excited about this program,” said Matt Fidiam, Parrot Cellular’s CEO. “It not only benefits local charities, but it also assists in preserving the environment and bringing communications to people who could not otherwise afford it.”

Conrad Melancon, program director for RecycleForCalifornia.com, said there are more that 500 million used cellular phones in the U.S., with 100 million more being replaced each year.

“This cellular phone collection program will help raise money for use in the community and help keep hazardous materials out of our landfills,” Melancon said. “Many of these cellular phones will be sent oversees to countries where a cellular phone may be the only means of long distance communications.”

All cell phones will be accepted under the program. Phones should be deactivated and personal information should be removed prior to being turned in at any Parrot Cellular location.

About Parrot Cellular
Parrot Cellular is an exclusive agent for Cingular Wireless. With more than 85 locations throughout Northern California we are one of the largest wireless retailers in the state. For more information on Parrot Cellular, or to find the store nearest you, please visit www.parrotcellular.com or call 1-800-700-TALK.

About RecycleForCalifornia.com
Recycle for California.com is an industry initiative developed specifically to combat the growing problem of waste generated by the improper disposal of old cell phones. All consumers, businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities are encouraged to participate in this no-cost program. For more information on how to become involved with RecycleForCalifornia.com, please go to www.RecycleForCalifornia.com. You may also contact Conrad Melancon directly at e-mail protected from spam bots or 916-983-7701.

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ACOM EMR Releases Rapid EMR v.3.6 with Automated Outcomes Assessment Tools, Enhanced Handwritten Data

Newest version of ACOM's advanced electronic documentation and reporting software system offers chiropractors new easy-to-use diagnostic and notes capability, as well as popular outcomes assessment tools that generate greater report clarity and enhanced patient retention.

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Further establishing the software as a must-have clinical diagnosis and case document management and reporting system, the ACOM Electronic Medical Records Division (ACOM EMR) http://www.acomemr.com has introduced an enhanced version of RAPID EMR with new power and convenience features designed to streamline notes and reports, save time and money, and get chiropractors paid faster with fewer disputed claims, it was announced today by ACOM Vice President Gregory T. Church.

“Chiropractors are under mounting pressures from insurers, regulators and patients for concise, direct, error-free documentation throughout the treatment reporting and follow-up cycle,” Church said. “RAPID EMR 3.6 addresses these pressures, impacting all aspects of a practice and beyond.

“Reimbursements and private patient payments come in faster and more reliably, patient retention improves, and the professional quality of the documents leads to a more positive image and greater respect for the chiropractic field overall. Meanwhile, RAPID EMR alleviates the paperwork burden that can consume 40-60 percent of the professional’s time.”

RAPID EMR 3.6 streamlines the Outcomes Assessment process with four comprehensive assessment methodologies as well as adds a powerful Inking capability with flexible handwritten input options. Outcomes Assessment tools include:
- Visual Analog Scale sliders to indicate overall condition as well as grade of pain and rate of progress. When completed, the selections create a graph that is stored as a visual record of patient progress.
-The Neck Disability Index questionnaire, which generates a report that is associated with a graphic representation.
- The Oswestry Index, for establishing current level of disability based on low back pain.
- The 24 Roland-Morris questions, which measure improvement from the first day and from the last visit. It also has an associated graphic.

RAPID EMR’s new Inking capabilities are especially valuable in optimizing the software for the highly portable tablet computer environment. Inking enables:
-The ability to scribe notes on the tablet computer screen with a pen device, save the notes in the patient record and produce them on demand in printed form
- The ability to pinpoint areas of pain or muscular-skeletal anomalies interactively and in multiple colors
- The ability to simulate mouse-clicks in selecting check-boxes from symptom and treatment lists
- The ability to navigate the entire RAPID EMR system using the associated pen device.

RAPID EMR 3.6 also incorporates a launch navigation element that automatically calls the specific case form for each of five types of cases: accident, workers compensation, workers compensation-auto, slip-and-fall, and wellness. Only the intelligent fields and associated intelligent paragraphs relevant to the specific type of case are included on the form.

RAPID EMR’s filing system has been refined, updating and reorganizing tabs for patient document recovery and also allowing users to import data from a variety of sources. If they choose, users can store signatures for document signature automation. All RAPID EMR reports are generated through Microsoft Word and moreover, the software has been more closely integrated with Microsoft Outlook, enabling on-the-fly scheduling to the appointment book.

“In every type of endeavor outside the health care field, it has long been accepted that automation is the key to getting more work done, faster and cheaper,” Church said. “Health care has been slow in catching up but now, by automating virtually all of the notes and reports functions and permitting them to be accomplished in real time, RAPID EMR 3.6 frees its users to focus on practice growth, profitability and more effective use of professional and personal time. In doing so, it establishes an outcomes-driven practice.”

About ACOM Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, the ACOM Electronic Medical Records Division is part of ACOM Solutions, Inc. The division was formed to develop and market diagnostic, reporting and document management solutions for chiropractors and other medical specialties. Its flagship product is RAPID EMR, a graphically oriented software tool that automates note-taking and report-writing customarily required by insurers for payment of claims. Now in its 21st year of business, ACOM develops, markets and implements advanced modular software systems for e-document management, e-payment management, B2B e-commerce management and e-purchasing management domestically and through overseas partners. Corporate headquarters are in Long Beach, California, iSeries Division headquarters are in Duluth, Georgia, and regional offices are located in several major U.S. cities. For information on ACOM EMR, phone 866-286-5315 or visit www.acomemr.com.

Contact:
Gregg Church
562-424-7899
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Victor Wortman
310-393-6281
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Dugway Proving Ground Boosts Chemical and Biological Weapons Defense Systems Testing Capabilities With Addition of Electrophysics® Jade VLWIR Cameras

Jade VLWIR cameras will be used to track, study and analyze the behavior of clouds of gas.

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- The Dugway Proving Ground, controlled by the United States Army Test Command (TECOM), recently outfitted its chemical and biological weapons defense testing equipment with the first of potentially multiple Electrophysics Jade VLWIR cameras. The Jade cameras will be used at the Dugway facility to track and analyze the behavior of clouds of gas, ultimately providing US Government and Military personnel the ability to prepare and respond in the event of chemical or biological warfare.

The mission of Dugway is to test US and Allied biological and chemical defense systems, perform Nuclear Biological Chemical survivable testing of defense material, provide support to chemical and biological weapons conventions and operate and maintain an installation to support test missions. Dugway is located approximately 80 miles west-southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in Tooele County.

“Electrophysics is proud to support the mission of the United States Army Dugway Proving Ground.,” said Chris Alicandro, Director of Sales for Electrophysics. “With the widest spectral response available on the market, ranging from 7.7µm to 11.0 µm, the Jade VLWIR will vastly improve Dugway’s testing abilities, giving them a significant advantage in the analysis of target signatures and other experiments in the long wavelength spectrum.”

The Jade VLWIR incorporates a high QE 320x256 Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) focal plane array, state-of–the-art 14-bit digital electronics and frame rates up to 240+ frames per second in full frame mode and 6000 frames per second in sub-windowing mode. In addition, the Jade VLWIR features a RS-422 digital interface, compatible with Altair, a powerful, real time, image capture thermal analysis system. The Jade systems will eventually replace older mechanical scan based systems.

Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced near infrared, night vision and thermal imaging systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company’s exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.

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May 04, 2022

New Netdeposit Product Branding Alligns Company with C21 Marketplace Experience - Fourth Generation Products Deliver the Power and Promise of Check Electronification Today

NetDeposit, Inc. (www.netdeposit.com), an innovator in Check 21 software and leading provider of franchise-building software solutions for the financial industry, has just completed corporate re-branding activities to deliver better-defined solutions to financial institutions, and reflect industry advancements in the C21 Marketplace.

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- NetDeposit, Inc. (www.netdeposit.com), an innovator in Check 21 software and leading provider of franchise-building software solutions for the financial industry, today announced the company has just completed corporate re-branding that includes new product names and a redesigned Web site. These re-branding activities deliver better-defined solutions to financial institutions, and reflect industry advancements. There is an acknowledged trend whereby major cash management banks are taking advantage of the revenue generating and customer relationship building opportunities of the Check 21 environment - The C21 Marketplace. NetDeposit, founded with a mission to design revolutionary software solutions to leverage Check 21 legislation, enables financial institutions to benefit from the new opportunities that exist in the C21 Marketplace.

NetDeposit’s NetCapture™ and NetConnect™ family of products work in conjunction with financial institutions’ existing paper payment platforms, to provide complete distributed capture and electronic processing. The NetCapture software product family powers a financial institution’s remote check capture strategy.
• NetCapture Business: Industry-leading remote corporate capture platform
• NetCapture ICL: Secure landing zone for accepting deposit and cash letter files from a financial institution’s image-enabled corporate customers and correspondent banks

The NetConnect software product family delivers a platform to concentrate, process and connect electronic check data to internal posting and external clearing channels.
• NetConnect Decision Gateway™: Centrally routes items for electronic image presentment, IRD or ARC clearing
• NetConnect IRD: Prepares items, bundles, and cash letters for printing X9.100-140 compliant Image Replacement Documents (IRDs)
• NetConnect ARC: Enables financial institutions to take full advantage of the Accounts Receivable Conversion (ARC) clearing channel

"NetDeposit is the leader in providing new technology that helps banks win new business and customers in the Check 21 environment,” said Danne Buchanan, NetDeposit CEO. “Our new product names clearly communicate and reaffirm our commitment to provide both remote capture products, as well as provide advanced options that electronically connect to legacy bank systems and to optionally clear items through image presentment, IRDs or ARC.”

NetDeposit’s product suite is built on a platform designed for security and scalability. The products are designed to deliver mission critical enterprise transaction processing. With more than three years of production experience, NetDeposit’s NetConnect and NetCapture product families deliver the power and promise of check electronification to financial institutions.

About Netdeposit, INC.
NetDeposit, Inc., an innovator of Check 21 software, through its Franchise-Building Technology Platform, delivers the power and promise of check electronification to financial institutions, third party processors and corporations. NetDeposit’s NetCapture™ and NetConnect™ solutions help financial institutions take advantage of the new marketplace enabled by enactment of the Check 21 legislation -- the C21 Marketplace. The company’s solutions include tools for distributed capture as well as sorting and routing of electronic items. For over three years, NetDeposit has been remotely capturing and electronically routing items, and currently powers two of the nation’s largest IRD print networks. The company has processed millions of electronic items.

NetDeposit is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION), located in Salt Lake City, UT and San Mateo, CA. For information call 1 (801) 273-6067, email: e-mail protected from spam bots or visit www.netdeposit.com.

NetDeposit, NetConnect, NetCapture, Decision Gateway, Remote for Business, and C21 Marketplace are trademarks of NetDeposit, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT. All other brand and product names are registered trademarks, trademarks or servicemarks of their respective holders and are gratefully acknowledged. All specifications subject to change without notice.

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SLAPPA ShockShell Case for the iPod mini

SLAPPA is excited to announce a new storage case for the iPod mini that not only protects, it is very fashionable as well. The ShockShell comes in a variety of designs and colors to suit every personality. SLAPPA's patent-pending CORE3 Technology combines the strength of aluminum and resiliency of EVA to create the ultimate iPod mini case, don't miss it

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Total Impact Industrial Ltd, a leading manufacturer of storage units for digital products, today announced the release of their newest storage product, the SLAPPA® ShockShell™ Case for the iPod mini.


The SLAPPA ShockShell Case for the iPod mini is expanding SLAPPA’s current line of iPod storage products. Similar to SLAPPA’s other award-winning products in its attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship, the ShockShell contains many unique features of it’s own, including:

Our Patent Pending CORE3 Protection™, a SLAPPA innovation in design and protection, featuring:
- Soft EVA interior
Aluminum core
Rubberized PVC outer body

- Cut-out access windows for iPod mini screen and click wheel
- Bottom Port Access

Accessory Port
Accessories Adaptor Plug (AAP)
Removable Belt Clip

- Stylish Design

The ShockShell was specially designed using one of SLAPPA’s newest innovations, CORE3 Protection™, which provides 3 layers of shock-absorbing defense without sacrificing style. The Accessory Port located on the back of the case is designed to accommodate the included Accessories Adapter Plug (AAP). All ShockShell accessories have been designed to slide conveniently on to the AAP, further enhancing the functions of this case.

The SLAPPA ShockShell is offered in 6 different designs, each offered in a variety of colors to suit the diverse personalities of SLAPPA’s customers. Each design has been incorporated into the PVC outer body, ensuring it can never rub off and its appearance will remain as sharp as the day it was purchased.

“This is the first iPod mini case of its kind to combine protection and fashion”, says Christina Leclerc, Vice President of Marketing. “We’re very proud that SLAPPA will be the first to offer such a storage case. It’s an affordable and practical solution and it’s certainly a case that is long overdue.”

The SLAPPA ShockShell Case for the iPod mini is now available to pre-order now for 15% off at the www.SLAPPA.com website. Product will ship on June, 2005. Individual ShockShell case, $34.99 MSRP. Tri-packs available for $84.99 (mix-and-match any styles).

About Total Impact Industrial
Total Impact Industrial Ltd. is a manufacturer and distributor of digital storage cases and accessories for digital products that are sold under the “SLAPPA” brand name. SLAPPA products have been recognized as “ground breaking” and “the best available”, and can be found at retail outlets around the globe.

Total Impacts innovative team continues to produce quality style savvy designs for digital gear, such as CD/DVD storage cases. For more information on SLAPPA, visit the website at www.slappa.com.

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McObject Boosts Russian Market Presence with New Distributor and Web Site

To further penetrate one of the world’s most important software markets, McObject announced it has signed SySoft, a Moscow-based development expert and current McObject Solution Provider, as distributor of its eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database and related technology in Russia and Russian Federation countries. McObject has also launched a new Russian language Web site at www.mcobject.ru.

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Since 2004, SySoft has provided development and training services for eXtremeDB licensees. Among other projects, SySoft recently added Unicode support into eXtremeDB for a major Japanese consumer electronics company, enabling the customer to meet its aggressive development schedule for a new eXtremeDB-based personal MP3 player.


In addition to McObject projects, SySoft has built a successful embedded systems consultancy, providing board support package (BSP) development, software porting and customization, hardware modeling and prototyping, firmware development and other services to a client roster that includes major European and Silicon Valley technology companies.

Under the new agreement with McObject, SySoft adds marketing and sales of McObject software to its Solution Provider responsibilities, becoming McObject’s key business partner in Russian-speaking lands.

“SySoft has distinguished itself as a Solution Provider in the past year, and has proven itself adept at capitalizing on the growing embedded systems development market that is emerging in Russian Federation countries,” Steve Graves, McObject CEO and co-founder, said.

“Clearly, SySoft’s high level of technical expertise, track record of completed projects, and demonstrated business acumen auger well for its new role as McObject distributor, and we have high hopes for this relationship,” Graves said

About SySoft
Founded in 2002, SySoft is a privately held software engineering and consulting company with strong expertise in providing eXtremely reliable embedded software solutions. SySoft assists its customers all along the product development life-cycle – from requirement analysis and specifications, to testing, maintenance, and personnel training – employing the best practices of software design, development and testing every step of the way.

SySoft’s experts have a wide variety of technical and scientific backgrounds. They ably meet the requirements of projects including development of BSPs and device drivers, real-time data processing, system integration and real-time embedded applications, in industries ranging from telecommunications to industrial automation and consumer electronics. SySoft’s offices are located in Moscow, Russia. For more information, see www.sysoft.ru and www.mcobject.ru.

About McObject
Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Tyco Thermal Controls, F5 Networks, Genesis Microchip, Motorola and Boeing. McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to providing innovative technology and first rate services to customers and partners. The company can be reached at +1-425-831-5964, or visit www.mcobject.com.

McObject and eXtremeDB are registered trademarks of McObject LLC. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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American Entertainment Content to Launch on Chinese Cell Phones

World's largest market to receive massive influx of popular entertainment content.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- In a historic contractual agreement, International Television for Asia (ITA) has signed an agreement with Beijing China Cartoon Media Group Co. LTD (BCCM) to deliver games, screensavers, cartoons, interactive play, music and film promotions, fan clubs, music videos, and other content under the banner of "color messaging" to China Mobile, the largest cell phone company in the world.


Chinese cell phone users sent just under 200 billion instant text SMS & MMS messages in 2004 are projected to exceed well over 250 billion messages in 2005.

"As 3G phones become more the standard in China the possibilities are endless", said Sander Johnson, president of ITA, "but with the advanced cell phone technology currently popular in the China, multimedia messages can be viewed on a majority of cell phones today."

"The industry is driven by the teen and young adult population," he added. "With the sophistication of the Chinese cell phone market, games and animated messaging will generate excitement and substantial buying interest. There is a huge audience for this type of instant multi-media products and we see games, videos, shorts, cartoons, and celebrity screen savers as the next great wave of entertainment driven demand in China".

As an American entertainment company, ITA is specializing as an aggregator and publisher of content both available now and co-produced and co-developed, all for the China market space. When asked if ITA will publish and market products outside of that space, CEO and Chief International Counsel Michael R. Polin said, "We might, but why spend resources and management to establish markets for these great products when we have such strong partners in the world's largest market. The demand in China already surpasses that of any other country and we have the strategic alliances to be a main player".

With its Chinese partners, ITA localizes licensed foreign content and delivers it to the China marketplace through multi-media channels including, television, cell phones, internet, and publishing. However, this BCCM contract is aimed directly at the booming Chinese cell phone market.

Together, ITA and BCCM are introducing a world of Western imagery, gaming innovation, and pop culture to the young and tech-savvy Chinese cell phone market, making the world a smaller place, and available in the palm of their hands.

"We are right now signing agreements with American and European content companies to immediately begin providing already formatted cell phone content to our China partners," said Polin, "but the Chinese have a great interest in localizing and formatting foreign cartoons, film and video shorts, music videos and games not currently cell phone ready, which creates an entire development aspect to our business model. Thus, ITA is rapidly expanding our catalogue of China appropriate content that can be formatted and localized in China for cell phone display".

"We have already secured award winning animation and popular cell phone games from companies in the U.S and will continue to acquire such products for the China markets. The agreements are revenue sharing with total transparency for all parties and designed to be fair and profitable for all involved." Polin said.

Johnson added, "Unlike the film and music industries before it, the new cell phone content industry in China is being established with multiple safeguards and complex tracking to insure royalty payments and accountability, which should provide content developers with great confidence".

Beijing China Cartoon Media Co., LTD (BCCM)
Beijing China Cartoon Media Co., LTD (BCCM) is engaged in the development of the Chinese cartoon culture industry. The company has strong government resources, a clear business model, a team with
strong professional experience and the support of industrial capital. With the cartoon industry as its basis of business operation, it aims to build a new type of cultural enterprise that integrates film and television, entertainment, cell phones, internet, media, education, publishing and commercial promotion.

For many years, the company has worked to promote the development of the cartoon and the digital entertainment industries, undertaken three award giving events for short animation films commissioned by China Television Association, successfully conducted three sessions of China Cartoon Industry Forum with far-reaching influence at home and abroad.

The company has cooperative relations and business transactions with the organizing committees of the five large international animation festivals and the animation market. Together with the Chinese Copyright Association and the Chinese Copyright Protection Center, the company has established the Chinese Animation Property Right Protection Alliance. Beijing China Cartoon Media Co., LTD is the long-term strategic partner and the commercial platform of the Cartoon Commission of China Television Artists Association.

International Television for Asia (ITA)
ITA is an American Entertainment Company with a distinct focus on entertainment, education, and animation for the children and teen/young adult markets of China though multi-media channels including, television, cell phones, internet, and publishing.

ITA is an aggregator of content and acting as publisher for the content being sent to and developed in China

The ITA corporate and international strategy is fourfold: one, to import the best of foreign media into China; two, co-produce with its Chinese partners, indigenous animation for the Chinese television, cell phone and internet markets as well as deliver these programs directly into the Childrenfs school system, retail markets of China, and to the international markets; three, to co-produce additional episodes of existing first class family entertainment animation from North America and Europe for the Chinese and international markets; four, to export to the international markets the best of the 21st century Chinese animation and pursue distribution and co-production for these shows outside of China (ITA recently sponsored the Chinese entry in the 2005 Red Stick International Animation Festival that won the top prize for professional 3D animation).

ITA business models include sales and marketing of cell phone content, streaming Internet, Television Programming, Publishing, Merchandising, CD-ROMs, and DVD Home Video packages.

Contact:
International Television for Asia (gITAh)
Michael R. Polin, Esq.,
CEO
858 350 4225

Sander K. Johnson
President
562 983-8013
One World Trade Center
8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90831

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Syntax Groups and One Easy Loan Launch Program to Help Student Loan Holders Streamline Their Financial Futures

Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), manufacturer of the high-quality, affordable Olevia(tm) brand of widescreen HDTV-ready LCD TVs, and One Easy Loan, a student loan consolidation company, today announced the kickoff off of a unique promotional giveaway program designed to help college graduates cope with the cost of repaying student loans at a time in their lives when they are also starting careers, families and setting up households.

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), manufacturer of the high-quality, affordable Olevia(tm) brand of widescreen HDTV-ready LCD TVs, and One Easy Loan, a student loan consolidation company, today announced the kickoff off of a unique promotional giveaway program designed to help college graduates cope with the cost of repaying student loans at a time in their lives when they are also starting careers, families and setting up households.


Syntax Groups, one of the fastest-growing manufacturers of LCD TVs, has teamed with One Easy Loan to reach recent college graduates and others with college loans to create awareness of the benefits of student loan consolidation, and the imminent increase in student loan interest rates this July 1st. Beginning May 8th Syntax and One Easy Loan will invite those who hold student loans to share information about their views of certain products and services. One Easy Loan will giveaway $500 each day to one registered participant. Additionally, Syntax will give away one 37-inch Olevia LCD TV each week for the 13-week program.

College loan holders interested in participating in the promotional program will be directed to (www.horizonsgiveaway.com) where they have the opportunity to register to win as well as to recommend the program to friends with student loans. Participants are under no obligation to apply for or buy anything to win the cash or TV giveaways.

Surprisingly, not everyone who has college loans knows about loan consolidation, or the benefits that it can provide. “These loan holders are our employees and our customers. It is in everyone’s best interest to help them secure a solid financial future,” said James Li, Chief Executive Office, Syntax Groups Corporation. “We are very excited to be a part of this program with One Easy Loan.”

Beat Interest Rate Increases & Reduce Loan Repayment Costs
Interest rates on student loans are reset once a year based on the rate of 91-day Treasury bills. This rate is set at the U.S. Treasury’s final May auction. Based on the increases that have occurred this year in the Treasury bill, experts fully expect student loan rates to rise. Those who consolidate their student loans before July can also potentially decrease their monthly payments by as much as 58%, making loan repayment more manageable.

About Syntax Groups
Headquartered in Southern California, Syntax Groups Corporation (www.syntaxgroups.com) is a complete vertically integrated R&D;, manufacturing and channel sales-driven multinational company of high value consumer electronics and computer technology convergence products for the post-PC era. Through its joint venture company, DigiMedia (www.digimedia.com.tw), formed in Taiwan with Taiwan Kolin Company (TSE:1606.TW, www.kolin.com.tw), Syntax Groups controls a powerful end-to-end supply chain including R&D; and manufacturing of backlights for its LCD TVs, optical engines for LCoS TVs, strategic relationships with leading TFT LCD suppliers, mass production manufacturing of LCD TVs and LCoS TVs, quality control, channel sales, marketing and distribution with a solid back-end customer support program. Syntax sells its fully-featured Olevia LCD TVs through a rapidly growing channel network of national and regional retail stores in North America plus distributors and consumer-direct online partners, and internationally in Southeast Asia. To support the dramatic growth of its operations and expanding employee base of 100 people, Syntax relocated its corporate headquarters into larger premises located at 20480 E. Business Parkway, City of Industry, CA 91789.

Syntax Groups Corporation and Olevia are trademarks of Syntax Groups Corporation.

Syntax Groups Contacts:
Allyson Arguello
909/859-8646
aarguello @ syntaxgroups.com
-or-
Pattie Adams
909/859-8432
pattieadams @ syntaxgroups.com
www.syntaxgroups.com

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Electrophysics® Awarded Contract For Seven High Performance Infrared Cameras By Naval Air Warfare Center (NAVAIR) Weapons Division, China Lake

Emerald InSb based IR cameras to be integrated into MANPAD (Man Portable Air Defense) Program.

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Electrophysics, a leader in infrared imaging solutions, is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded a contract by NAVAIR Weapons Division, China Lake, for a total of seven Emerald MWIR-InSb infrared cameras. The cameras will be integrated into NAVAIR’s MANPAD program, designed specifically for force protection.

NAVAIR, a military leader in the research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E;) of guided missiles, advanced weapons, and weapon systems, provides the operating forces of the Navy and Marine Corps, other activities of the U.S. Armed Forces, and foreign allies with effective and affordable integrated warfare systems and life-cycle support to ensure battlespace dominance. NAVAIR features several locations across the United States and employs nearly 32,000 military and civilian employees, manages approximately 150 acquisition programs and maintains over 4,100 aircraft in active inventory, including 96 individual type/model/series.

By arranging the cameras in a circumference, NAVAIR will create a highly advanced measure of force protection from MANPAD systems. With the use of special stitching software, each camera will be used to produce a 360° Field of View capable of detecting the infrared signatures of shoulder fired missiles and small arms fire, the most common forms of MANPAD. Upon detection, the information would immediately data linked to deployed aircraft which can execute appropriate countermeasures.

Each Emerald features a large format 640x512 focal plane array, is responsive in the 3-5 µm wavelength “midwave” band and exhibits a typical NETD figure of less than 20mK, which allows users to detect minute temperature differences at great distances. The Emerald MWIR also incorporates a 14 bid digital output which will be directly interfaced into a custom software program. In addition, the Emerald’s compact one-piece design improves the overall portability of the system.

Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced near infrared, night vision and thermal imaging systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company’s exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.

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Prince Joins Oregon Scientific

Mark Prince, 35, has joined Oregon Scientific, Inc. as National Sales Manager for the company’s youth electronic and educational toy products group, it was announced today by Bill Uzell, Executive Vice President of the division.

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Mark Prince, 35, has joined Oregon Scientific, Inc. as National Sales Manager for the company’s youth electronic and educational toy products group, it was announced today by Bill Uzell, Executive Vice President of the division.

Prince will be responsible for sales activities for the group’s full product line with major retailers in the United States and Canada, and will manage sales efforts in retail channels including sporting goods, electronics, office super stores, bookstores, apparel, and other specialty channels. In addition, Prince will oversee a network of independent reps and distributors. Based out of the company’s East Coast office in Massachusetts, Prince will report to Steve Jackson, Vice President of Sales.

"We are excited to have Mark join our sales team,” Jackson said. “His experience in the electronics industry is a tremendous asset to Oregon Scientific as we continue to expand our electronic learning product line and offer our new teen and tween tech products.”

Oregon Scientific is well known in the toy industry for its electronic learning products with licensed lines from Mattel, Inc. for Barbie and Hot Wheels. This year, as the company launches its Batman products licensed through Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and the exciting, new Oregon Scientific ATC1000 all-terrain helmet camera and the new My Pix digital photo album, Prince will be part of the sales efforts for a tremendously expanded product line.

Prince arrives at Oregon Scientific from Casio, Inc where he served as Director of Sales and Marketing of the Electronic Musical Instrument Division, and later as Director of Marketing for the Consumer Products Division including Music Instruments, Portable Televisions, Disc Title Printers, and Label Printers. Prior to that, Prince held marketing director positions with the product development firm Design Continuum and at the professional audio and DJ products company Numark Industries, where he helped create and launch the ION Audio brand. Earlier in his career, Prince worked in the specialty sporting goods channel as a representative with the Volant Ski Corporation.

Prince holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University and earned his undergraduate degree from Bennington College.

About Oregon Scientific:
Oregon Scientific, Inc. was founded in 1991. It is a division of the Hong Kong listed parent company, IDT International Limited. The company is one of the world's leading designers and marketers of award-winning, upscale personal electronic products, offering families of products that all incorporate the company's advanced liquid-crystal display (LCD) technology, for use at home, in business, while traveling, and during recreational time. Oregon Scientific is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon. The company maintains a toll-free consumer assistance center at 1-800-853-8883 to provide product information and available store locations. The website address for further company information is www.oregonscientific.com.

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May 03, 2022

New Oscilloscope Provides Sophisticated Features – Without the Price Tag

The growing need for a high-bandwidth, full-featured oscilloscope - without the premium price – is intensifying for advanced, high-speed electronics testing

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 3, 2022 -- With advances in high-speed digital circuitry, many engineers require a powerful digital oscilloscope that can perform a variety of test and measurement functions including multi-channel operations at high acquisition speeds, scalable memory settings (without sacrificing speed), and real-time waveform persistence that offers insight into waveform behavior over time.


Unfortunately, a digital oscilloscope with this array of features often comes with a prohibitive price tag. As a result, engineers are forced to cope with outdated and underpowered equipment, which can result in serious setbacks in R&D;, quality control, delivery schedules and customer satisfaction.

With this in mind, Yokogawa, an innovator in test and measurement equipment, is offering its signalXplorer DL9000 Series of high-bandwidth, high-speed digital oscilloscopes – without the premium price tag. Features include 1 and 1.5 GHz bandwidth with four analog channels; scalable memory that maintains high-speed acquisition; and real-time statistical representation of waveforms. The series includes a high-definition 8.4” LCD, memory purge, the ability to save up to 2000 waveforms into history memory, along with advanced display capabilities.

The DL9000 series starts at $10,995, a considerable value compared to high-performance oscilloscopes that have less memory yet are 25-65% more expensive.

High-speed waveform acquisition is provided by two main components: The A/D conversion section includes cascade-type 2.5 GS/s 8-bit converters that are run in parallel and designed for low power consumption. The signal processing circuits generate display data and also perform high-speed waveform and parameter calculations.

Unlike oscilloscopes that offer fast acquisition modes but place limits on the amount of memory used in such modes, the DL9000 Series allows engineers to choose as much memory as necessary for a given measurement.

The series provides four-channel, parallel signal processing for board-level testing via a proprietary Advanced Data Stream Engine (ASDE). As such, the DL9000 can perform 9,000 acquisitions/sec/channel @ 12.k word memory using one or more channels; with all four channels this is equivalent to 450 million points/sec.

Thousands of waveforms per channel can be simultaneously displayed through a new waveform accumulation system. This function utilizes the History memory of the oscilloscope to provide valuable insight into occurrences on other channels during an anomaly, along with the ability to replay or manually step through acquisitions to find the cause.

The images displayed through accumulation on the oscilloscope can be viewed in multi-color or single-color-multi-intensity modes, where the color or intensity changes based on the frequency of waveform events. These images provide visual information about waveform behavior over time, similar to older analog models.

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PocketGoddess.com Re-launches with Brand New Look, Offering More Mobile Technology News & Reviews with a "Feminine Touch"

PocketGoddess.com, a popular Web site that offers news and reviews of mobile technology devices and software, has been re-launched with an entirely new look, format and expanded content.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) May 3, 2022 -- PocketGoddess.com, a popular Web site that offers news and reviews of mobile technology devices and software, has been re-launched with an entirely new look, format and expanded content. The Web site's new tagline is, "Handheld news and reviews with a feminine touch."


The new PocketGoddess site will feature a wider variety of news, reviews, and articles than ever before. Continuing in its tradition of delivering some of the best Palm OS reviews available, readers will also see new content relating to Apple iPod/digital music, digital photography, and mobile gaming with the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.

PocketGoddess.com also features a new search feature that can be used to locate any keyword, making it easier than ever to find the news and reviews necessary to help consumers make informed buying decisions.

The new site also encourages its readers to post comments to each article so that it serves as a community of enthusiastic mobile technology users who provide their own "spin" and expertise when breaking news or product reviews are published.

In celebration of the re-designed Web site, PocketGoddess is offering a wide variety of prizes to those who register in the Forums section of the Web site. The prizes were donated from many sponsors of PocketGoddess.com:

* Astraware - Five winners will each receive the game of their choice
* Beiks – Ten winners will each receive a copy of Woman Calendar
* Boxwave - Seven winners will each receive the screen protector or miniSync of their choice
* DDH Software – Two winners will receive copies of HanDBase
* Electric Pocket – Three winners will each have their pick from BugMe! Notepad, Busker MP3, or Ringo
* MDM Software – Three winners will receive either Centipede & More Classic Games, Directions on-the-go, or Madden 2005
* Proporta - Two winners will each receive a $30 voucher to their online accessory store
* QuickVerse - Ten winners will receive a copy of QuickVerse PDA 2005 for Palm OS or Windows Mobile
* Smart Box Design – Six winners will win their choice of games which include Farkle, WordPop! and Triples
* SplashData – Six winners will each get one of the company’s software products, including SplashBlog, SplashWallet, SplashID, SplashMoney, SplashShopper, and SplashPhoto
* StylusCentral – One winner will receive a Cyclops stylus/pen/laser pointer

"I'd like to thank the teams with Ashby Group and Rohdesign for their outstanding work in completely overhauling the PocketGoddess site," said Jen Edwards, founder and editor-in-chief of PocketGoddess.com. "They did a phenomenal job and I'm extremely pleased with the results. Now we have a site that's easier to use and more interactive than ever before."

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Weblogs, Inc., (WIN) The World’s Largest Blog Publisher, Announces the Publication of an Interview Between Engadget Editor Peter Rojas and Microsoft Founder Bill Gates

Weblogs, Inc., the largest publisher of professional blogs, announces the publication of an interview between Engadget Editor Peter Rojas and Microsoft Founder Bill Gates.

New York, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 2, 2022 -- Today Weblogs, Inc. (www.weblogsinc.com), the largest publisher of professional blogs, announces the publication of an insightful interview between Engadget Editor (Engadget.com) Peter Rojas and Microsoft Founder Bill Gates.

In part one (http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000440041962/) of this two part interview series published today on www.Engadget.com, Peter Rojas spoke one-on-one with Bill Gates about: the launch of the next Xbox console, Media Center PC, whether or not Microsoft is going to come out with a competitor for the PlayStation Portable, Microsoft's mobile strategy, and the future of Windows Mobile.

Tune in tomorrow for part two of Peter Rojas' comprehensive interview with Bill Gates on: HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, IPTV, Windows Media Center, and why Tablet PC has struggled so much.

About Weblogs, Inc.
Weblogs, Inc. (www.weblogsinc.com) was founded on January 1st, 2004 with the mission of creating industry-leading blogs across hundreds of content niches. In thirteen months the firm has created more than 75 blogs in partnership with over 70 bloggers who are enthusiastic about writing in their fields of interest. This network of blogs has attracted blue-chip advertisers such as Google, Suzuki, HP, Bose, Palm, Microsoft and Audible. The firm also raised an angel round of funding in March of 2004 from Internet pioneer Mark Cuban.

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May 02, 2022

Kagan Research Releases Exclusive Study on the Economics of HD Cable Networks

Several early high definition TV cable network entrants are banking on the burgeoning growth potential of the HD market. In spite of current limitations on bandwidth, programmers are ready to capitalize on what could be an explosive area of growth. A few networks already offer a full array of HD programming completely distinct from what’s available on either cable's or satellite's current channel lineups, while others are delivering merely a high-def feed of their current standard def lineup. Whether cable networks focus on an HD simulcast or a channel with new content, all programmers must eventually move viewers from analog-based programming to digital.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- The first edition of Kagan's Economics of High Definition Cable Networks 2005 signals the beginning of a new era fusing dedicated cable networks with HDTV-quality programming. This timely databook offers a clear assessment of market opportunities, revenue prospects and programmer/operator partnerships driving this technology toward a higher level of viewer adoption. "The market is still nascent for HD cable networks. Currently over twenty non-broadcast networks are offering HD programming on a daily basis, up from just six in the years between 1998 and 2003. 2005 has already seen the launch of another HD network: ESPN2 HD - a simulcast of ESPN2 - launched its service on January 6. Going forward into 2005, plans are under way for launching nine additional HD networks, as detailed in this book,” said Kagan Research Associate Patrick Johnson. http://www.kagan.com/pub/hdcn1

The eight networks classified as pure HD services, are expected to grow revenues at a CAGR of 88% over the next 5 years and produce total revenues of $943 mil. The bulk of the revenue in 2009, Kagan estimates, will come from ESPN HD with HDNet and Discovery HD taking second and third, respectively. “We define pure HD networks as those that receive a license fee for their HD content and are not merely simulcasts,” said Johnson.

On the expense side, Kagan estimates that by 2009, total expenses for the pure HD networks will be $627 mil. or $5.26/subscriber. The 2009 per sub figure will be 68% lower than the 2005 figure of $16.43. Through 2009, we expect total expenses to increase at a CAGR of 42%; while expense per sub should decrease at a CAGR of 25%.

With over 16 mil. digital sets shipped to retailers since 1998, more than 12 mil. of which are HDTVs, movement to advanced compression technologies such as MPEG-4 and VC-1 under way and HD awareness among consumers at record levels, the vision of an all-digital/HD country is taking hold.

Some key factors on the side of HDTV cable network growth:
- More than 12 mil. HDTV sets have been sold to U.S. consumers; bringing penetration of HD sets into TV households to 10%.
- On the broadcast side, 1,373 stations are now broadcasting in digital in 211 markets serving 99.98% of TVHHs.
- DBS operators garnered 672K HD tier subs in 2004; this is expected to reach 11.5 mil. by 2009, Kagan estimates.
- Network migrations to high-definition feeds are prompted by the limited amount of bandwidth available on cable systems and satellite transponders.
- MPEG-2 remains the dominant codec in the market; however, a migration to MPEG-4 and/or VC-1 is just around the corner.

Economics of High Definition Cable Networks 2005 features:
• an examination of eight existing pure HD networks;
• exclusive Kagan 10-year projections for HDTV to 2015;
• a technical primer and an historical timeline;
• details on HD network launches and ownership;
• ROI forecasts based on a number of factors, including license fees;
• profiles of pure HD networks, simulcast networks and HD spinoffs of basic cable networks.

Kagan has published its annual databook on the subject titled:
Economics of High Definition Cable Networks 2005
186 pages. 58 tables & 18 charts.
For more information:
http://www.kagan.com/pub/hdcn1

Table of Contents:
-Executive Summary
-HDTV Projections
-Technical Primer
-HDTV Timeline
-HD Network Launches and Ownership
-License Fees
-Network Profiles-Pure HD Networks
-Network Profiles-Simulcast Networks
-Basic Cable Networks and HD Spinoffs
-Glossary

About Kagan Research, LLC
For over thirty-five years media and communications operators, content programmers and developers and investment advisors have relied on Kagan Research for expert intelligence, independent analysis and leadership in media business research from tech to finance. Kagan's consulting and publishing services offer exclusive financial data and analysis, relevant market advisories and accurate 5- to 10-year projections for TV, radio, cable, DBS, wireless, movie and sports sectors, as well as insightful perspectives on emerging media technologies, digital communications and advertising.

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i9Check’s Electronic I-9 Form Completion Software to be Made Available at the UPS Stores

i9Check, the leader in I-9 form completion software, teams up with The UPS Stores to solve the problem of remote I-9 form completion

Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- i9Check LLC is pleased to announce its agreement with the UPS Stores where the UPS Stores will offer i9Check’s sophisticated electronic I-9 form completion software to process a company’s I-9 forms for remote new hires.


In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act required all U.S. employers to verify the employment authorization of all employees hired after November 6, 1986. These verifications are recorded and maintained on the I-9 form for each employee; companies must be ready to present them to a Department of Homeland Security or Department of Labor agent in the event of an audit. Preparing, reviewing, and correcting I-9 forms is a tedious but essential task-- failure to comply could lead to civil penalties, fines, and even imprisonment.

Remote new hires pose a difficult scenario for companies who do not have a local branch office to meet with the new employee and process his/her I-9 form. While I-9 regulations permit 3rd parties to complete the I-9 form on behalf of an employer, companies have a difficult time referring their new hires to knowledgeable representatives who can competently complete the form. It is in this specific area that Human Resources departments struggle to maintain I-9 records for each remote employee. Too often record-keeping is poor or non-existent.

The i9Check/UPS Stores partnership solves this problem. There are over 3,300 USP Stores across the country, and Human Resources departments can now refer their remote new hires to a local UPS Store to complete the I-9 form. UPS Store representatives will access the i9Check software to quickly produce an I-9 form that is complete and legally compliant.

Because of its user-friendly design, i9Check software simplifies the I9 form completion process by guiding users to proper completion of the I-9 form. Help tips, drop-down menus, and sample documents are readily available to guide the user through the entire process. Created by a team of I-9 legal counsel and IT experts, i9Check software provides protections against discriminatory and illegal conduct. Companies sending their new hires to the UPS Stores can be confident the I-9 form will be completed properly.

U.S. companies working with a large number of remote new hires can now comply with I-9 employment eligibility regulations with ease. The combination of i9Check’s expert I-9 software with the UPS Stores’ strong presence across the country will enable companies to finally get a grip on the vexing problem of remote I-9 form completion.

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QSI Corporation Releases New Version of Qlarity Foundry™ and Qlarity™ for Graphic Operator Interface Terminals

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, has released the latest version of Qlarity Foundry™ and Qlarity™ Firmware for its family of award-winning human-machine interface (HMI) terminals — the QTERM-G70, QTERM-G75, QTERM-G55 and QTERM-Z60.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, has released the latest version of Qlarity Foundry™ and Qlarity™ Firmware for its family of award-winning graphic operator interface terminals — the QTERM-G70, QTERM-G75, QTERM-G55 and QTERM-Z60.

“The most significant enhancement in version 2.31 is the AutoHelp function,” said Jeremy Richards, Senior Software Engineer, “AutoHelp aids programmers by dynamically displaying textual help and making suggestions.”

Other significant new features include Object Inheritance, AutoDoc, Workspace Resizing, Multi-Object Edit, Error Stepping and Parenthesis Matching, Win32 Command Line Compiler, Workspace Locking, new APIs and new objects.

- Object Inheritance – When creating new objects that are based on other objects, there is no need to copy and maintain two code bases. Simply add the unique code to the new object and all of the base code remains in the source object. Changes in the code of the source object are inherited by the other objects.

- AutoHelp – Displays function parameters and their descriptions, suggests possible completions for object properties and methods and suggests valid values when entering function parameters on the right hand side of an assignment statement or comparison expression.

- AutoDoc – A major overhaul of the AutoDoc system provides improved documentation, links to related items, tables describing parameters and enumerated items, improved formatting and sample code snippets. In addition, AutoDoc now supports keyword searching and displays Qlarity code samples and installed tutorials.

- Workspace Resizing – Applications that were created for 320x240 screens can be resized for 640x480 screens, or vici versa. Some objects (e.g. bitmaps) cannot be automatically resized.

- Mutli-Object Edit – When selecting multiple objects in your workspace, the properties window now shows the properties common among the selected objects. The values in these properties (e.g. background color) can be changed and all selected objects will inherit the change.

- Error Stepping and Parenthesis Matching – Errors in your programming code can be sequentially stepped through by pressing a hot key rather than double-clicking each error. In code view, parentheses are now underlined to aid in matching.

- Win32 Command Line Compiler – Compile BFF files without launching Qlarity Foundry and exporting the workspace.

- Workspace Locking – Prohibits workspaces from being overwritten if the same workspace is open in multiple instances of Qlarity Foundry on the same machine.Objects for alphanumeric key entry, grouping related items and pop-up windows have also been added.

- New APIs have been created to aid in finding object pixel regions, setting color palettes, searching for pattern matches and replacing a string after is has been found

- Objects for alphanumeric key entry, grouping related items and pop-up screens have also been added.

Qlarity Foundry™ is free of charge. To download and try version 2.31 of Qlarity™ and learn more about QSI’s operator interface offerings, visit www.qlarity.com.

About Qlarity
With Qlarity™, designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry™, a PC-based design tool provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to a Qlarity-based operator interface terminal. Qlarity Foundry is free of charge. To try Qlarity today visit www.qlarity.com.

About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified, and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. Custom or semi-custom terminals withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity, and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Research and Markets: Pinpoint Growth Sectors in the World Market for Consumer Electronics

Research and Markets http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c16675) has announced the addition of The World Market for Consumer Electronics to their offering.

Dublin (PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c16675) has announced the addition of The World Market for Consumer Electronics to their offering.

The World Market for Consumer Electronics report provides a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market for consumer electronics on a global scale. It provides the latest retail sales data (1998-2003), allowing you to identify growth markets at the regional and national level. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of the factors influencing the market – be they product development, pricing or distribution issues.

Forecasts to 2008 illustrate how the market is set to change. Product coverage includes CDs, cassettes, in home audio, personal audio, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, camcorders and digital cameras.

Why buy this report?
- Get insight into trends in market performance (historic and forecasts)
- Pinpoint growth sectors and trends and identify factors driving change
- Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands
- Use this research as a starting point for exploring new business opportunities

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c16675

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May 01, 2022

iPodResQ Announces Flat Rate iPod LCD Replacement Program

iPodResQ announced today a new iPod Flat-Rate LCD replacement service as part of their iPodResQ repair program. The new service offers all iPod owners a quick and easy way to fix the display on their iPod with iPodResQ's premier service and nationwide convenience.

Olathe, KS (PRWEB) May 1, 2022 -- The price for the flat-rate LCD replacement starts at $114.00, and includes a custom iBox sent to the customer’s location in the continental U.S. via overnight courier to pickup the iPod for overnight delivery back to the iPodResQ service center. iPodResQ will receive the unit, install an LCD the same day, and return the iPod back to the customer overnight. Additionally, the LCD is installed by an Apple Certified Technician and there are no core charges or other charges even for broken or damaged LCD's. To get started, customers simply call 1-877-Pod-Repair or visit www.ipodresq.com. For customers in Alaska, Hawaii, or any other international location the service is provided at a nominal additional cost to cover additional shipping expenses.

"We have been able to negotiate excellent pricing on iPod screens and have developed a new LCD screen repair program that offers our customers complete assurance of the repair quote and turn-around time. For example, our most popular repair is for the 4th Generation iPod LCD and we have been able to reduce our price about $50. Our all-inclusive program includes a brand new screen (not a “pull” or refurbished unit), the 3-way overnight shipping, and the custom iBox. We carry the LCD’s in stock and we anticipate a huge response to our lower prices." said Ryan Arter, President of iPodResQ. "It’s unfortunate to see so many iPods that come in damaged, but we are here to offer a sensible solution when your iPod AppleCare warranty does not."

For computer resellers and repair centers, iPodResQ offers discounted rates on products and services. Dealer inquiries are welcome on bulk-rate LCD purchases. Additionally, computer dealers can send overflow service work or seamlessly outsource their entire iPod repair operation. Volume discounts are available for schools, corporations and government agencies.

About MacResQ
MacResQ was founded in 1994 with the premise that there is a better way to purchase, maintain, upgrade and repair your Mac. MacResQ customers realize extreme value by using any of our repair services. PowerBookResQ, iPodResQ and PowerMacResQ offer premier nationwide, 24-hour turnaround service in the U.S. InkResQ provides high-quality replacement ink and toner cartridges to Mac and PC users throughout the world at unbelievable prices. MacResQ.com is the place where price barriers are destroyed and support for all makes and models of Mac systems is available from people who enjoy using a Mac as much as you do.

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Schmartboard Announces Affiliate Program

Schmartboard to pay a 20% commission to affiliates

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) May 1, 2022 -- Schmartboard, a company that develops electronic circuit building blocks, has announced an affiliate program. The SchmartBoard system is a unique electronic circuit prototyping tool. Electronic engineers, engineering students at major universities and electronic hobbyists, use the product.


According to Neal Greenberg, SchmartBoard’s VP Sales and Marketing: “Schmartboard has become the choice of many engineers, hobbyists and universities over the past 18 months. Most of the Schmartboard sales have come through word of mouth from customers who have evangelized our product. We wanted to put together a way for our expanding cast of evangelists to be rewarded. By putting our banner on their website and directing people to SchmartBoard through the banner, they will now have an opportunity to earn a hefty 20% commission should the click-through turn into a sale.”

People who are interested in becoming an affiliate should go to: http://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=7367. Although the program is open to everyone, those involved in electronics or engineering are the target affiliate partners.

About SchmartBOARD (www.schmartboard.com)
SchmartBOARDTM is committed to helping engineers, students, and hobbyists develop electronic circuits faster, easier, and less expensively than previously possible. Schmartboard’s patent pending Electronic Circuit Building Blocks makes this possible.

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New Vishay Siliconix -150-V and -200-V P-Channel Power MOSFETs Save Space for Active Clamp Configurations

New P-Channel Power MOSFETs Offer On-Resistance Down to 1.2 Ohms in SC-70 and SOT-23 Packages

(PRWEB) April 30, 2022 -- A family of new -150-V and -200-V p-channel power MOSFETs that offers space-saving solutions for active clamp configurations was released today by Siliconix incorporated (NASDAQ: SILI), an 80.4%-owned subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH).

While p-channel MOSFETs for active clamps offer a simpler alternative to n-channel clamp implementations, until now the majority of devices suitable for this application were available only in larger packages such as the SO-8 and DPAK. With the new devices in the SOT-23 and SC-70, Siliconix brings together small size and on-resistance values at least 80% better than the nearest competing devices.

Built on Siliconix's advanced p-channel TrenchFET technology, the compact dimensions of these new p-channel power MOSFETs reduce board space requirements to enable smaller overall product design without sacrificing performance. Because p-channel drive circuitry is less complicated than that of n-channel solutions, these new devices also allow designers to implement smaller, lower-cost active clamp designs in small and intermediate-sized power converters.

The power MOSFETs released today are intended for primary-side active clamp circuits in dc-to-dc converters for telecom, datacom, and industrial products. With on-resistance values ranging from 1.2 ohms to 2.35 ohms, these power MOSFETs represent industry-best on-resistance for their respective footprints.

In addition to these devices in the SC-70 and SOT-23, Siliconix is releasing two PowerPAK SO-8 devices for the same application. The -150-V Si7439DP offers on-resistance of 0.09 milliohms, while the -200-V Si7431DP is rated for 0.174 milliohms.

Samples and production quantities of the new devices are available now, with lead times of 12 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery in 100,000-piece quantities starts at $0.20.

Siliconix is a leading manufacturer of power MOSFETs, power ICs, analog switches, and multiplexers for computers, cell phones, fixed communications networks, automobiles, and other consumer and industrial electronic systems. With 2004 worldwide sales of $466.1 million, the company's facilities include a company-owned Class 1 wafer fab dedicated to the manufacture of power products in Santa Clara, Calif., and a Class 1 wafer fab located in Itzehoe, Germany utilized under a lease arrangement. The company's products are also fabricated by subcontractors in Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, and the United States. Assembly and test facilities include a company-owned facility in Taiwan, a joint venture in Shanghai, China, and subcontractors in the Philippines, China, Taiwan, and Israel.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics) and selected ICs, and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transducers). Vishay's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pa., and has operations in 17 countries employing over 25,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.

TrenchFET and PowerPAK are registered trademarks of Siliconix incorporated.

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