March 14, 2022

SmartCode™ Corp. Announces The World's Smallest NFC RFID Tag For Mobile Phone Interaction

SmartCode™ Corp. world's smallest NFC (Near Field Communication) RFID tag provides the NFC community worldwide to develop new and innovative NFC RFID solutions. SmartCode™ Corp. world's smallest NFC RFID tag provides a significant cost reduction in deploying NFC RFID solutions.

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- SmartCode™ Corp., the world leader in low cost, high performance RFID tags and readers, announced today the world's smallest NFC RFID tag at the CeBIT conference held in Hannover, Germany. SmartCode Corp. world's smallest NFC RFID tag supports the NFC standard for Near Field Communication. The NFC RFID standard is supported by Microsoft, Panasonic, MasterCard International, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Texas Instruments, Visa International, LG, LogicaCMG, Siemens, JCB and Logitech.

The new NFC RFID tag provides an excellent form factor solution, so more and more applications can be built with far more flexibility for embedding the NFC RFID in everyday readable items.

Continuing SmartCode Corp.'s world's first RFID/GPRS/CDMA Readers, the new NFC RFID solution will extend SmartCode Corp. offerings with the usage of a RFID-equipped mobile phone as a stand alone RFID Reader. By empowering consumer mobile phones with RFID Readers, consumers will enjoy an easy and robust solution to identify items and collect information simply by waving the mobile phone near a NFC RFID tag. SmartCode Corp.'s NFC RFID tag will communicate with the RFID-equipped mobile phone, and instruct the mobile phone to download information trough the phone's GPRS connectivity.

“We are delighted to continue our leadership in the RFID market with the world's smallest NFC RFID tag." Said Avi Ofer, SmartCode Corp. President, "NFC RFID represent a great value for consumers for near field interaction with everyday items. We are happy to work together with the world leading cellular phone manufacturers such as Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Motorola, Philips, LG, Panasonic and Siemens as well with other world leaders such as Microsoft, Visa and MasterCard in advancing the widespread of the NFC RFID Standard."

SmartCode's world's smallest NFC RFID tags will enable the widespread of NFC RFID by reducing the cost of implementing NFC RFID, side by side with a variety of new and innovative solutions utilizing the small size of SmartCode's NFC RFID tags. NFC opens up myriad new opportunities for consumer lifestyles. It will enable people to effortlessly connect digital cameras, PDAs, set-top boxes, computers and mobile phones. With NFC it is possible to connect any two devices to each other to exchange information or access content and services – easily and securely. NFC technology bridges today’s connectivity gap. It enables the simple transfer of information -- from phone numbers to electronic transactions -- and allows people to interact with their environment without needing to navigate complicated menus or perform complex set-up procedures.

Imagine seeing a poster advertising a concert with your favorite band. By flashing your mobile phone or PDA near the poster, you download information about the event from the NFC RFID tag in the poster. After finding out more about the concert, you can immediately buy tickets and store them electronically on your handheld device. On the night of the concert you can access the venue without ever having the need for a paper ticket. More than just a wireless connection, NFC is a basic tool allowing you to instinctively interact with your electronic environment.

Until toady, the prices of RFID tags of an average of 50 cents, have created a cost barrier for companies worldwide to adopt the RFID solutions. With SmartCode™ Corp.’s exclusive patented manufacturing technology, SmartCode™ Corp. can manufacture these RFID tags at a price level of 5-10 cents, in large volumes.

About SmartCode™ Corp.
SmartCode™ Corp. is a leading RFID developer that has developed a revolutionary, patented, and cost effective RFID manufacturing technology. Our Patented technologies enable us to intelligently replace the current inefficient Barcode technology. Our patented technologies enables us to manufacture a very large number of RFID tags at a fraction of the cost of today's traditional RFID.

SmartCode™ Corp. introduces a cost-effective approach to dramatically reducing our clients Total Cost of Operation (TCO) and increasing their Return On Investment (ROI).
SmartCode™ Corp. enables companies to receive 100% real time visibility of their products across their entire supply chain. SmartCode™ Corp. is headquartered in New York, NY with offices in London, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and a R&D; Center in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Learn more about SmartCode Corp. at www.smartcodecorp.com

SmartCode™ is a Trademark of SmartCode Corp. Other marks used are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Forward looking statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including those statements that refer to The SmartCode™ Corp.’s plans, prospects, expectations, strategies, intentions, hopes and beliefs, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to SmartCode™ Corp. today, and SmartCode™ Corp. assumes no obligation to update these statements as circumstances change. There are risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, market acceptance of our technologies, the competitive nature of our market, SmartCode™ Corp. ability to retain and increase revenue from existing clients and to execute agreements with new clients, and SmartCode™ Corp.’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel.

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March 10, 2022

Fastrax Develops New Edition of iSuite 3 Software Development Kit for Sony GPS Chipsets

Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, today announced that Fastrax will add support for selected Sony GPS chipsets to the iSuite 3 Software Development Kit (SDK), and that this new iSuite 3 SDK version has been licensed to Sony Corporation.

Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, today announced that Fastrax will add support for selected Sony GPS chipsets to the iSuite 3 Software Development Kit (SDK), and that this new iSuite 3 SDK version has been licensed to Sony Corporation.

The Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK addresses the challenging issues of reducing time to market in order to capture market share in the rapidly growing segments of location-aware products, as well as reducing the bill of materials cost in consumer goods and industrial tracking devices. Fastrax iSuite technology may be used to rapidly modify the features and functionality of a GPS receiver. Receiver performance can now be tailored to match the requirements of any usage scenario, support for new protocols and devices can be added easily, and power management can be tuned intelligently to match the application specification.

Additional iSuite SDK Toolkits containing pre-packaged application source code libraries will further shorten the time to market of A-GPS, wireless communication, In Vehicle Navigation sensor, data logging and DGPS-enabled location-aware products.

Lower bill of materials cost and price elasticity are key drivers for higher volumes of location-aware products. The Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK can significantly reduce the bill of materials as well as non-recurring expenses by utilizing the spare CPU and memory resources in the GPS receiver. Tracking device control and recreational product application software can now be executed on the GPS receiver baseband CPU, thus eliminating the separate controller with its memory and other supporting components from the design. Products with fewer controllers and components will have a shorter design and testing cycle, take up a smaller footprint, consume less power and, most importantly, provide a more cost-effective design.

iSuite technology enables remote on-the-fly reprogramming of GPS receiver firmware and application software. This can significantly reduce product maintenance costs and improve customer satisfaction.

"This is a very exciting development for Fastrax, as it marks the first time that a fully functional GPS SDK will be available on several platforms. It is testimony to the true openness and portability of the iSuite 3 SDK architecture and the iSys Operating System. This will allow us to offer iTrax(TM) OEM GPS receivers based on Sony chipsets to our iSuite SDK customers, thus increasing the choice of hardware platforms available to them,” said Mr. Matti Räty, President/CEO, Fastrax.

The Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK will support Sony CXD2951 and CXD2956+CXA3355 GPS chipsets and will be available during the second half of 2005.

iSuite 3 SDK users can utilize industrial-strength ARM® RealView® development and debugging tools for efficient embedded software development. The iSuite 3 SDK is designed for high portability and easy application development. These capabilities are enabled by the portable multitasking real-time operating system iSys(TM) OS, iSuite SDK APIs, and the powerful and extensible iTalk communication protocol.

The high portability and usability are demonstrated by a unique platform simulation function that allows developing, running and debugging the iSuite 3 SDK application code in a Microsoft Windows XP® environment with Microsoft Visual C++ .NET® tools, and then recompiling the same source code base for the embedded GPS processor. The option to begin development in a Microsoft Windows XP® environment with familiar development tools will allow for a short learning curve and will enable full integration between the GPS solution and PC or other host CPU-based applications with the iSuite architecture.

Microsoft Windows XP® and Microsoft Visual C++® are registered trademarks of Microsoft® Corporation. ARM® and RealView® are registered trademarks of ARM Limited.

Fastrax contact:
Mr. Matti Räty
President / CEO
Tel. +358 400 431 124

Fastrax agency contact:
Netprofile Tech PR
Ms. Christina Forsgard
Tel. +358 9 6812 080

About Fastrax Ltd
Fastrax provides industry-leading receivers and software solutions for optimal utilization of GPS (Global Positioning System) and other GNSS location services (Global Navigation Satellite Systems). Fastrax transforms GPS technologies into highly scalable iTrax and iSuite solutions with open interfaces, combined to ultra low power consumption and miniature hardware design. With industry-leading performance, Fastrax GPS receivers navigate continuously even in extreme conditions. Receivers are ideally suited to both industrial location applications and high-volume consumer products such as cell phones and sports accessories. Fastrax Engineering Services provide expert services in application design. Headquartered in Finland and founded in 1999, the company is privately owned and backed by leading venture capital investors CapMan, Eqvitec, Startupfactory and Innocap, with a strategic investment by Suunto Corporation, a subsidiary of Amer Group, a leading global supplier of sporting goods equipment. More information: www.fastrax.fi

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide satellite navigation infrastructure funded and controlled by the U.S. Department of Defense, originally developed for U.S. military purposes. GPS provides satellite signals that enable GPS receivers to calculate their exact position and velocity. The GPS infrastructure has three segments. The space segment consists of 24 satellites that orbit the earth every 12 hours. The control segment consists of tracking stations located around the world, with the master control station located at Falcon Air Force Base in Colorado. The user segment consists of GPS receivers and users utilizing the information provided by the system. GPS is widely used in applications such as marine navigation.

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March 09, 2022

Atmel and Celoxica Co-Develop ESL Design for Next Generation Processors

New Design & Synthesis Tools Are First Enabling Reconfigurable Hardware-Accelerated Processors

(PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions and Celoxica® Ltd, the leading provider of C-based design and synthesis solutions, announced today cooperation that extends Electronic System Level (ESL) design to a family of dynamically reconfigurable processors currently under development at Atmel. These new backend tools are being developed for a new generation of processors based on Atmel’s FPSLIC® technology that is planned for introduction later this year.

Tools from Celoxica’s ESL portfolio, the DK Design Suite and Agility Compiler will synthesise hardware accelerators from highly complex algorithms described in C or SystemC. Celoxica will also provide its HW/SW co-design technology and board-level integration technology to offer Atmel customers a seamless implementation flow. The tools are new to the industry because they allow for dynamic reconfiguration.

“On-demand, on-the-fly software and hardware programmability is becoming increasingly integrated and pervasive in modern systems development,” said Guy Lafayette, marketing manager at Atmel. “It is critical that we empower existing and new customers to efficiently harness this potential. By using design tools from Celoxica we can easily migrate to ESL and enable our customers to better explore the design space, evaluate partitioning trade-offs and efficiently map complex designs onto a device.”

More than 4 years of research undertaken at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has led to this cooperative development. Researchers from the Academy’s Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) collaborated with both Atmel and Celoxica to define and prove the flow from algorithm to implementation. “By utilising using C-based design and synthesis from Celoxica we have demonstrated ease of design and lower cost of design coupled with production grade implementation,” said Jiri Kadlec, head of the Department of Signal Processing at UTIA. “We have also demonstrated increased functional density of user designs and decreased power consumption by taking advantage of dynamic reconfiguration.”

“We’re delighted to be working with Atmel and UTIA in this important area of research, design and development,” said Jeff Jussel, vice president of marketing for Celoxica. “ESL design coupled with high-level synthesis delivers the productivity and efficiency gains that designers and modern reconfigurable architectures demand. By working with Atmel, we will extend design support to include not only high speed, high quality custom HW/SW implementations but also pre-compiled IP that further reduces the burden of complex design and verification.”

About Atmel
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry’s broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions. Focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets, Atmel ICs can be found Everywhere You Are(SM).

About Celoxica
An innovator in Electronic System Level (ESL) design, Celoxica supplies the design tools, boards, IP and services that enable the next generation of advanced electronic product design. Celoxica technology raises design abstraction to the algorithm level, accelerating productivity and lowering risk and costs by generating semiconductor hardware directly from C-based software descriptions. Adding to a growing installed base, Celoxica provides the world’s most widely used C-based behavioural design and synthesis solutions to companies developing semiconductor products in markets such as consumer electronics, defence and aerospace, automotive, industrial and security. For more information visit: http://www.celoxica.com

About UTIA
The Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) is a research institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. It is concerned with the research in the field of control, information and computer sciences including in particular system theory, data processing and random processes from the point of view of mathematical modeling, decision-making, automatic control and signal processing. Our aim is not only to cope with theoretical aspects of algorithmic design, but also to help the industrial partners to solve the implementation issues in all their complexity. For more information, visit: www.utia.cas.cz/ZS

© Atmel Corporation 2005. All rights reserved. Atmel®, logo and combinations thereof, FPSLIC® and others, are registered trademarks, and Everywhere You Are(SM) and other are trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

Celoxica and the Celoxica logo are trademarks of Celoxica, Ltd. All other brand names and product names are the property of their respective owners.

Information:
Atmel's FPSLIC product information may be retrieved at: http://www.atmel.com/products/FPSLIC

For further information, please visit: http://www.atmel.com

For more information, contact:
Jeff Jussel
Celoxica Ltd.
+1 512 795 8170

Karen Tyrrell
VitalCom Marketing & PR
+1 650 366 8212 x204

Allan Edwards
Neesham PR
+44 (0) 1442 879222

Guy Lafayette
Atmel
+33 (0) 4 42 53 72 30

Clive Over
Atmel, USA and Asia
+1 408 451 2855

Veronique Sablereau
Atmel, Europe
+33 1 30 60 70 68

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March 07, 2022

Winegard Company, Holder Of 60 Patents Over The Years, Awaits Issuance Of Another US Patent

Awaits Issuance Of Another US Patent For its Best Selling Off-Air Antenna, The Squareshooter™
The United States Patent Office has approved the Applied Technology for this outdoor High-Band VHF/UHF Digital/Analog/HDTV antenna system and issued a notice of allowance.

Burlington, IA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 7, 2022 -- Winegard Company announced today that an important step in protecting its new products and technologies has occurred in the patent process for the SquareShooter™ SS-1000 and SS-2000 series of digital Antenna Platforms. Bob Howell, Director, Distribution Systems/Off-Air Antenna Business Group for the Winegard Company said, "The formal examination is officially over for the SquareShooter and we expect issuance of the US patent this summer. The application is on its way the US patent office to be assigned a date of issuance, so we’re well on our way to getting the patent issued."

The patent will cover both the SquareShooter™ SS-1000, selected as an Honoree in the 2004 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase and the SS-2000, a more powerful version equipped with the new Winegard digital preamp, extending the SquareShooter™ range up to 40 or 50 miles away from the transmit source.

Howell continued, "The right Off-Air DTV/HDTV Antenna is now a necessity, not an accessory. Getting the best Off-Air picture starts with the choice of the best antenna for today’s reception challenges. The single largest contributing factor to successful digital antenna installation and DTV/HDTV reception today still remains the ability of the metropolitan/suburban consumer to buy an antenna that deals with multi-path or reflected signal. This is a huge issue and significant challenge for digital antenna manufactures and professional installers."

The SquareShooter antenna platforms were specifically designed for digital reception of these reflected signals. Its primary market is in metropolitan/suburban locations where line-of-sight to the transmit tower is blocked and the only signal they can receive comes from a bounced signal, such as off a building.

With the addition of the new digital preamp to the SS-2000, the SquareShooter now delivers even more reception power to the very important metropolitan/urban market. This is the biggest segment of the HDTV market and was not currently being served well by existing digital antennas until the release of the SquareShooter™ SS-1000 last year.

Howell continued, "Although only 16 inches square, The SquareShooter™ Series was specifically designed to receive and resonate VHF and UHF transmissions from reflected broadcast signals by allowing the antenna to be pointed at another reflective source to capture the reflected signals and still be able to resonate quality DTV/HDTV signals."

There is a huge need in this market for an outdoor antenna that successfully addresses these issues. The SquareShooter Series of outdoor High-Band VHF/UHF Digital/Analog/HDTV Antenna System are the only digital antenna platforms on the market today that can do it. As evidence of this, the introduction of the SquareShooter™ SS-1000 was the only time in the 50-year history of the Winegard Company that a product was pre-sold before it was available; the SquareShooter™ SS-2000 is the second. This is a true testament to the need and acceptance of these unique and innovative new antenna platform designs.

If you’d like more information about this topic, link to a SquareShooter flash file with specs, pictures, video and text testimonials on field testing and more at: http://winegard.com/offair/s2shooter/flash/squareshooterflash.htm. To schedule an interview with Bob Howell, please call Michael Sherman at 319-754-0604, send an email to e-mail protected from spam bots or visit www.winegard.com

About Winegard Company
Winegard Company is widely considered an innovator and pioneer in product design, performance and assembly and has consistently adapted to meet the challenges of the ever-changing electronics market. It remains committed to continuous improvement in the quality, cost and delivery of its products and services to effectively meet all of its customer’s needs and currently designs and manufactures more than 1,000 different products in four product lines distributed in all states and worldwide, including:
• Satellite Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter.
• Mobile Television Reception Products: RV, Trucking, and Marine applications. Satellite systems ranging from manual crank-up models to automatic satellite tracking systems with GPS/DVB. Off-air antennas including bi-directional and omni-directional VHF/UHF/FM antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
• Off-Air Antennas: From DC to 5.8 gigs AM/FM/VHF/UHF Antenna Systems, Distribution and Pre-Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
• Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
• Two-way Fixed/Transportable Mobile Satellite Internet Systems: offers real-time IP, video, voice, audio and data communications virtually anywhere, anytime.

Contact:
Michael Sherman
Tel. 319-754-0604
Cell Phone: 901-351-9861

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March 02, 2022

New Digital Solutions for Health Care Providers: EMR/ EHR revised

Health Office solution company Comtech Networks focuses on assisting medical offices to comply with new rules, regulations and guidelines.

Long Island, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 2, 2022 -- Star Trek’s Doctor’s would have been amused, but for today’s medical practitioners, a tablet PC, which retrieves medical data from a server is just one available technical tool, helping them to increase data security and reduce administrative costs. Service companies now offer customized solutions for each individual medical office, following the goals of the paperless office, the EMR (electronic medical records) guidelines and President Bush’s new pledge for an “US Electronic Health Record System (EHR)”.

Comtech Networks, based in Long Island (New York) is a prime example of a specialized health office solution provider. The company is focused on the improvement of procedures and standards in medical offices from 1-40 doctors. After initial assessments, Comtech Networks suggests various software and -if necessary -hardware solutions, which are focused around the practice manager’s needs and include as much or as less digital/ electronic change as necessary.

“Our main goal is to increase the profitability and productivity of the medical office,” says Jim Carpenter, CEO of Comtech Networks, “The result is a win-win situation for everybody. Digital Medical Office Solutions is about the simplification of office procedures, reduction of costs, increase in payments, decrease in errors and a clear enhancement of data security.”

In accordance with the government’s new initiative, Comtech recognized some time ago, the importance of “incorporating health information technology”. As President Bush recently said, it is time to “wring out the inefficiencies” of our “19th century paperwork system”.
The services Comtech is offering to a health care provider include:
• The design of a completely automated office (in cooperation with Greenway Medical Technologies)
• The integration of a document management solution (in cooperation with SRS Software)
• a customized “minimal solution” to achieve compliance

Already under the regulations of the 1996 HIPAA (“Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”) every medical practice was required to comply with the new privacy and security rules, which started to be latest enforced in 2004. During this period, Comtech has successfully assisted numerous medical practices across the United States in their transition to an efficient modern office environment. Jim Carpenter proudly points out, that “…most of our customers have been impressed by our passion for details – that is: finding the right solution for their individual situation. There is a difference between a 3 provider OB/GYN practice and a 15 doctor medical center – so you always need a customized approach from a local expert.”

Now, Comtech is ready to take its services a step further and to make every doctors office in the North East ready to become part of the “New National Electronic Health Care Network” and connect them to President Bush’s proposed “regional hubs”. Comtech still works with many of its original customers, but the IT service company is confident that it will increase its customer base remarkably, once the mainstream practitioners realize the benefits and business sense of adopting an EMR/ EHR.

About Comtech Networks:
Comtech Networks provides digital solutions for the medical office, through assessment, analysis, and implementation of customized systems. Comtech offers partial or complete solutions for EMR (Electronic Medical Record), document management, scheduling, billing and general IT challenges.

Since 1996, the Long Island (New York) based company has focused on the needs of the medical office. Gaining outstanding expertise with HIPAA compliance challenges, Comtech Networks is now focused completely on helping every medical office in the North East to become part of the National Electronic Health Care Record Network (EHR).

Comtech Networks was established in 1988 and provided premium system development, infrastructure support, and project management expertise to a variety of markets. In this time Comtech successfully supported technology intensive organizations such as Citigroup®, Citibank®, Blockbuster Video, Stony Brook University Hospital, Sony, and Prodigy.

For more information please visit www.gocomtech.com or contact:

Media Contact USA:
Wigbert Boell
WebdaK Group
+1-917-353-2222

Comtech Networks
3 Technology Drive
Stony Brook Technology Center
Setauket, NY 11733
Tel: 631-941-9400
Fax: 631-941-4494
www.gocomtech.com

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March 01, 2022

Sensor Systems Can Improve Quality of Life for Millions

Dynamic pressure measurement technology helps podiatrists, chiropractors, orthopedists and other professionals evaluate and diagnose a diverse range of plantar problems such as diabetic foot, ulcerations, hammertoes and neuromas. Early signs of scoliosis and other conditions can also be detected.

East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) March 1, 2022 -- Through recent advances in its Tactilus® plantar pressure measurement technology, Sensor Products LLC is now positioned to assist podiatrists, orthopedists, chiropractors and other medical professionals in making the best diagnoses and recommendations for their patients. Essentially, the emergence of technologies like the Tactilus® foot platform and insole systems is critical to the well-being of millions of people.

For instance, diabetes is the fifth major cause of disease-related deaths in the United States. Out of the estimated 18.2 million Americans affected, 4.5 million will suffer from plantar problems like degenerative foot disorder and complications due to neuropathy such as bunions, hammertoes, Charcot feet and more. Experts on the disease stress comprehensive foot care for amputation prevention and overall comfort for diabetes sufferers. Orthotic devices and appropriate footwear play a large role in the quality of life for these patients.

However, diabetics aren’t the only demographic subjected to pain caused by plantar pressure abnormalities. In fact, about 100 million Americans experience biomechanical plantar problems caused by obesity or arthritis-induced heel pain, heel spurs, hammertoes or neuromas. By utilizing Tactilus® foot platform and insole electronic pressure measurement sensors, professionals can easily detect, diagnose and monitor patients with these and other plantar abnormalities. Visit www.sensorprod.com for more information.

“These new analysis systems are the most advanced in the world and can be dedicated to innumerable applications,” said Carlos Ruiz, Tactilus® product manager. “The link between technological advancement and human quality of life is ultimately exhibited because of the diverse global populations the Tactilus® systems can potentially benefit.”

Employing user-friendly software, the foot platform and insole sensor systems generate in-depth statistical information and dynamic 2-D and 3-D profile images for such medical and ergonomic body mapping needs as: diabetic and neuropathic patient screening, orthotic and prosthetic efficacy profiling, pronation/supination impact evaluation during bi-pedal locomotion activities, pre- and post-surgical comparative analysis, ulceration detection, degenerative foot disorder monitoring, ray hypermobility diagnosis, and early scoliosis detection. With unprecedented speed and accuracy, the systems comprehensively profile plantar pressure distribution and magnitude.

The Tactilus® foot platform analysis system enables professionals to perform dynamic pressure profiling in order to evaluate shoe-to-ground interaction related to the diabetic foot, pronation, foot arch and weight-bearing capabilities and assess impact effects in bipedal locomotion activities of both feet, either exclusively, or in relation to each other. The platform detects body motion (foot-knee-hip) to effectively profile any abnormalities. In addition, densely packed sensors in the Tactilus® platform analysis system offer the user high resolution images and a modular architecture.

The Tactilus® insole systems are advantageous in their basic design by assessing foot-to-shoe interaction. The foot insole is comprised a thin and highly durable substrate material and ranges in size from unisex US 1.5 to 10.5 (EUR 33 to 44). The insole sensor collects precise data for determining pedal pressure points and assessing athletic plantar implants in activities ranging from standing and walking to running, jumping, skiing and skating. Working at speeds up to 500 Hz, this system’s velocity is unmatched by any other technology.

Both the Tactilus® foot platform and insole analysis systems possess robust sensors which can endure thousands of uses with consistent repeatability, and are highly resistant to electromagnetic noise, temperature, and humidity fluctuations. The full-scale Windows-based software provides isobar and region-of-interest viewing, graphical displays of data in bar charts, line scans and histograms, statistical analysis of average/minimum/maximum pressures, total force over any selected area, analysis view of all nine major foot zones, pressure vs. time and more.

Demonstrations of Tactilus® analysis systems can be requested by contacting Sensor Products at 1.973.884.1755 or at 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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February 28, 2022

Free Wi-Fi Blankets San Francisco's Marina District

AnchorFree Wireless has announced the launch of a free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) hotzone in the heart of San Francisco’s prestigious Marina district. Consumers can access the Internet wirelessly at no cost indoors and outdoors on a 4-block region of Chestnut Street.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Last year, in his state of the city address, Mayor Gavin Newsom said, “We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service.”

“AnchorFree is pioneering Mayor Newsom’s vision of free wireless Internet service for every San Franciscan”, said David Gorodyansky, President of AnchorFree Wireless. “Today San Franciscans have the freedom to use our free wireless Internet service in the heart of the Marina district.”

The Wi-Fi hotzone is located along Chestnut street, the commercial portion of the Marina district, which has numerous restaurants and cafes. Free wireless Internet service is available along Chestnut Street indoors and outdoors between Fillmore and Scott Streets. Users can access the free service using wireless enabled laptops and PDAs.

To view a map of the Marina district hotzone, please visit http://www.prweb.com/prfiles/2005/02/04/205822/ChestnutMap.jpg

In May of 2004, AnchorFree launched a Wi-Fi hotzone in downtown Palo Alto, California. The Marina district Wi-Fi hotzone is located approximately 30 miles from the downtown Palo Alto hotzone.

AnchorFree is actively seeking sponsors to offset the cost of maintaining free Wi-Fi in the heart of the Marina district.

About Us
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Co-founders David Gorodyanksy and Eugene Malobrodsky had a clear vision in 2003: to give consumers an affordable and widespread way to access the Internet outside of their homes and offices. Company President David Gorodyanksy and AnchorFree Wireless have been featured in over 15 media publications. For further information, please visit www.anchorfree.com

AnchorFree President David Gorodyansky is available for immediate interview.

Press Contact:
Denis Hiller
(650) 669-2772

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Gillaspy Associates to Showcase Engineering and Network Test Solutions

Network Test Solutions at the Real-Time Computing Conferences in Boulder and Salt Lake City
Gillaspy Associates, a leading sales organization for high-speed data SAN/LAN network analysis instrumentation will present test solutions from Finisar, Connecticut Technology Products and other leading manufacturers at the Real-Time Computing Conference in Boulder, CO March 1st and Salt Lake City, UT March 3rd

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Gillaspy Associates will have local representatives on hand at the Real-Time Computing Conference in Boulder, CO March 1st and Salt Lake City, UT March 3rd. They will be showing the latest engineering and network test solutions including: Finisar's high performance Bus Doctor SATA/SAS test solutions and Connecticut Technologies ESCON analyzer.

The Finisar Bus Doctor analyzer offers the following features:
Each Bus Doctor is designed to work with multiple busses. By connecting a Bus Doctor bus pod to the analyzer, you configure the system to be a dedicated protocol analyzer for that bus. This means that you can use a single analyzer with many different busses. It also means that you only need to use one common user interface and tool-set to work with many different busses.

The Bus Doctor software application provides you with high-level dialogs that allow you to create very powerful triggers within moments by selecting options from pull-down lists and other click-able selections. You may also create custom triggers by using our 12 level trigger sequencer. For each level of the sequencer you may select from high level options or down to signal-level detail. The sequencer includes two timers and two counter levels.

Bus Doctor analyzers can capture up to 256 million events in their dedicated trace buffers. You may partition the buffer into segments to work with multiple traces in the buffer at the same time.

The Bus Doctor's advanced core technology tailors the software and hardware to whichever bus pod is attached to provide you with the display, decode, filtering, triggering, and analysis tools necessary for the specific protocol. For more information on the Bus Doctor go to: http://www.protocoltools.com/busdoctor

Connecticut Technology’s ConnTech 2000:
The ConnTech 2000 model ESC is a compact, low-cost, powerful ESCON Generator/Analyzer/BERT Tester that provides all the line testing, frame generation and analysis tools you need to expand your ESCON networking capabilities now - without compromising your long range development aims.

CTP's modular design lets you deploy equipment strategically to support your growing Wide Area Network. Use a PC as the host-control for any number of ConnTech 2000 units, or travel to remote data-storage sites with the ConnTech 2000 and your favorite notebook PC stowed conveniently below your flight seat. Choose the approach that best serves your current needs, knowing that the units you buy today can be upgraded tomorrow to address your future needs. For more information on the ConnTech 2000 go to: http://protocoltools.com/escon

"Our goal is to provide the best R&D; and Network test solutions for our customers. Finisar and Connecticut Technology are great examples of companies with outstanding test products we provide,” said Joe Gillaspy, President – Gillaspy Associates.

Free Show Tickets
Register on our website for free tickets to the Real-Time Computing Conference in Boulder, CO March 1st http://www.protocoltools.com/boulder and Salt Lake City, UT March 3rd. http://www.protocoltools.com/saltlakecity

About Gillaspy Associates
Since 1997, Gillaspy Associates has built a solid reputation for developing strong relationships with our customers by providing them with quality solutions and ongoing support. Our products and services include: Analysis instrumentation, testing, training, and consulting services. We have solutions for protocols such as: Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet, Escon, iSCSI, SCSI, Sonet, PCI Express, PCI, CPCI, USB, 1394, ATM, VoIP, 802.11. Gillaspy Associates headquarters is in Camarillo, California, USA.

For more detailed information, product configurations and pricing please contact Gillaspy Associates at 805-987-1718 and on the Internet at http://www.protocoltools.com

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February 23, 2022

Keyspan Adds USB 2.0 and Cat5E Solutions to Family of ZIP-LINQ Retractable Cables

Keyspan, America’s #1 brand of USB connectivity products, is expanding its family of ZIP-LINQ retractable cables. Shipping this month, the new USB 2.0 and Cat5E ZIP-LINQ™ retractable cables will retail for $14.99

Richmond, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- Keyspan, America’s #1 brand of USB connectivity products*, announced it is expanding its family of ZIP-LINQ retractable cables. Shipping this month, the new USB 2.0 and Cat5E ZIP-LINQ™ retractable cables will retail for $14.99

The USB 2.0 retractable cables connect a computer to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. The cable is just four inches long when retracted, yet it extends to four feet. It supports data transfer rates of 480 Mbps. The USB 2.0 retractable cables are available in three versions for use with devices that have USB "B" connectors, mini USB 4-pin connectors, or mini USB 5-pin connectors.

The new Cat5E Ethernet retractable cable connects your computer to a 10/100 Ethernet network and extends to five feet. The cable features Evernew flat Cat5E cabling with twisted pair construction.

"Customers will appreciate the high-performance and small form factor of these new ZIP-LINQ cables,” noted Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. “Plus our ZIP-LINQ line offers an unmatched breadth of retractable cabling solutions.”

ZIP-LINQ cables are available to resellers at Ingram Micro and D&H.; Consumers can purchase the cables at CDW, PC Connection, Amazon.com and other leading computer products retailers.

The ZIP-LINQ line of cables is a result of Keyspan's partnership with Cables Unlimited, a Concord, California-based manufacturer and distributor of cables. Keyspan and Cables Unlimited are collaborating to market ZIP-LINQ cables in the United States.

Keyspan products provide “Connections for Your Computer.” Keyspan cards, cables, hubs and adapters provide reliable connectivity solutions for the home, school and office. Editors can reach Keyspan at 510-222-0131 The Keyspan website is located at http://www.keyspan.com

Contacts:
Mike Ridenhour, Keyspan, 510-222-0131 x102
Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-215-8463

* NPD Distributor Hardware Accessory Report shows that Keyspan is the top selling brand of USB connectivity products for the last three years.

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Vertical Plug-In PCB Connectors With Rising Clamp Terminals

Camden Electronics has launched a new range of vertical plug-in PCB connectors that feature rising clamp terminals for secure connections in a wide range of electrical and lighting applications.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- Camden Electronics has launched a new range of vertical plug-in PCB connectors that feature rising clamp terminals for secure connections in a wide range of electrical and lighting applications.

The new CTB92VE series female connectors are available in sizes from 2 to 20 poles and provide polarised connections for cables with the corresponding PCB mounted male header. The new 3.81mm pitch connectors offer vertical cable orientation and complement the existing CTB92HE series that provides horizontal oriented cable entry.

Moulded in green UL94V0 flame retardant PA68, the new CTB92VE series connectors feature professional rising clamp terminals to provide secure connection of cables. Contacts are 5 microns tinned phosphor bronze with 5 microns nickel copper flash brass clamp. The captive M2 clamp screw is zinc plated steel colour passivated and tropicalised.

Rated for operation at 130/450V and 10A nominal current, the CTB92VE series features insulation resistance >=5Mohms and dielectric strength >=1250V AC/60s. Maximum cable entry is 1mm² with maximum operating temperature of 110 C. UL, VDE and IMQ approvals are pending.

Camden Electronics Ltd., based at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, is a leading manufacturer & supplier of PCB terminal blocks, fuses & fuseholders, sealed lead acid batteries, LEDs, miniature switches, interface modules, enclosures, IC & PLCC sockets and relay bases for the electronics, telecommunications, lighting, and electrical industries. The company has ISO 9002 accreditation and exports a significant proportion of its production to Europe and the Far East.

Information from Camden Electronics Ltd., 15 Porters Wood, Valley Road Industrial Estate, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PQ, England. Tel.: +44 (0)1727 864437 Fax: +44 (0)1727 855400.
Web site: http://www.camdenelec.com

Press information from: Tim Jennings, Marshall Jennings PR Ltd, Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY, England. Tel: +44 (0)118 988 0288 Fax: +44 (0)118 988 0388

Web site: http://www.mjpr.com

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New OmniCheck Monitoring System Provides Cost-Effective, Redundant Check on Temperature and Belt Speed in Electrovert Reflow Ovens

Speedline Technologies’ new OmniCheck monitoring system delivers a cost-effective, redundant check on process temperatures and conveyor belt speed for its Electrovert line of reflow ovens.

Franklin, MA (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 --Speedline Technologies’ new OmniCheck monitoring system delivers a cost-effective, redundant check on process temperatures and conveyor belt speed for its Electrovert line of reflow ovens.

The solution also provides both extensive data tracking and monitoring capabilities of the process parameters. The OmniCheck system is immediately available as an option on the new Electrovert OmniExcel® series ovens, or as an upgrade to existing, installed equipment, including the OmniFlo® series.

Configuration and use is easy and intuitive. Each recipe may be individually configured, and requires only a one-time set-up. Each time an assembly recipe is loaded into the system, the OmniCheck will also load and become operative.

Operators can specify alarms and set points to direct the system to take a specified action – audible alarm, hard stop, soft stop, or ignore – if any of the redundant thermocouples (TC’s) or the redundant conveyor speed exceeds the process band setting.

The system includes process temperature probe with a TC mounted within each heating and cooling zone. This TC will monitor the process temperatures and give an additional level of process monitoring with independent alarms and data logging. Conveyor speed is also independently monitored from the system conveyor speed control.

Operators may also enable the OmniExcel’s extensive data logging feature to capture redundant monitoring data for later review. This standard feature within all OmniExcel ovens will log all system set points, actual, and process data into a user specified file. For security, the entire system is password protected.

To maximize uptime, convenient RemoteTech™ software allows direct access to the all OmniExcel systems. Once access is allowed to the equipment, Speedline experts can view the operating equipment conditions in real time from the support center. This enables the support center to remotely diagnose and solve equipment and application problems, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Speedline Technologies officially introduced the new OmniCheck monitoring system at the APEX 2005 Expo, held February 22-24, 2005, in Anaheim, Calif. The system is available immediately from Speedline distributors and representatives. For additional information, contact Speedline Technologies at 1-508-520-0083 or visit http://www.speedlinetech.com.

About Speedline Technologies
Speedline Technologies is the global leader in process knowledge and expertise for the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company markets five best-in-class brands — Accel microelectronics cleaning equipment; 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. Speedline was named as the “2005 Surface Mount Technology Company of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan.

For more information, visit us at http://www.speedlinetech.com, or contact us at:
· 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;
· 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;
· Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411

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nCipher Selects XJTAG for Boundary Scan Test Solution

XJTAG selected ahead of competition due to its price, reusability of scripts, speed of test development and real-time support. XJTAG utilised to test and debug PCBs for nCipher’s hardware security modules. nCipher’s contract manufacturing partner (Hansatech) using XJTAG for testing production boards.

CAMBRIDGE, England (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- XJTAG Limited (www.xjtag.com), a specialist test tool developer and part of the Cambridge Technology Group, has been selected by nCipher, a leading provider of IT security solutions, to provide a boundary scan test system to test and debug the printed circuit boards (PCBs) for their hardware security modules.

nCipher has licensed the XJTAG boundary scan development system for use by its engineering team at its headquarters in Cambridge, England, where its range of hardware security modules (HSMs) are designed and developed. The XJTAG System will also be used by nCipher’s contract manufacturing partner, Hansatech, for testing production boards.

“We started looking at boundary scan solutions in mid 2004. The constant drive for product improvement forces our circuit boards to become ever smaller and by using Ball Grid Arrays (BGAs) and other JTAG-compliant devices we are able to mount more complicated devices onto the circuit board. The connectivity and manufacturing of these more densely populated boards are difficult to test by traditional methods,” said Colin Domoney, digital hardware design engineer at nCipher.

“We opted for the XJTAG Development System as it offered us a best practice solution for testing our boards, allowing nCipher to better manage production costs and ensure a more reliable end product. XJTAG was also half the price of the nearest alternative whilst still offering all the features we required.”

nCipher provides hardware and software solutions that enable organisations to implement best practice IT security by addressing the technical challenges of using encryption. Many of the world's leading organisations - from Microsoft and Barclays Bank to PricewaterhouseCoopers and the U.S. Navy - rely on nCipher to help deploy a sound e-security infrastructure.

nCipher's products are particularly well suited to organisations with high volumes of security-sensitive transactions, such as banking and financial institutions, government departments, e-retailers and online service providers. nCipher’s HSMs support IT security industry encryption standards and protect the cryptographic keys that must remain an absolute secret for encryption to have any benefit.

“As the IT security market continues to develop, we need to constantly re-engineer our products to introduce the very latest technology,” added Colin Domoney. “With XJTAG, we have a modern, flexible solution that can test a high proportion of the circuit including JTAG and non-JTAG devices. It enables us to test and debug our boards in days as opposed to weeks, run connection tests and port device-centric test scripts across different products ­ saving valuable development time. XJTAG also allows us to test and program flash chips in a fraction of the time it took us previously.”

To ensure that the benefits afforded by XJTAG are available through the prototyping stage and into production, nCipher has licensed XJRunner ­ a production-optimised version of the XJTAG System minus the development capability ­ for use by its contract manufacturing partner, Hansatech, at its facility at King's Lynn, England.

Tim Murrell, senior electronics engineer for Hansatech Limited, who is based at the King’s Lynn facility, said: “XJTAG represents the biggest single step in test diagnostics that I have seen in years. It is an extremely versatile and flexible boundary scan solution, which, unlike some JTAG test products, integrates seamlessly with other test equipment. It will enable us to significantly improve the yield for the nCipher HSM prototype batches and early production runs. There is also considerable interest from our other customers ­ particularly those that are manufacturing densely packed circuit boards populated with flip chips, ball grid array and chip scale devices.”

The powerful and easy-to-use XJTAG Development System is designed to cut the cost and shorten the development cycle of electronic products and provides a unique solution that can test JTAG as well as non-JTAG devices. XJTAG can test a high proportion of a circuit including BGA and chip scale devices, SDRAMs, Ethernet controllers, video interfaces, flash memories, FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), microprocessors and many other devices. XJTAG also enables In-System Programming of FPGAs, CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices) and flash memories.

The XJTAG Development System provides a fully integrated environment, which can migrate seamlessly through the product life cycle from early design to field support and repair. XJTAG enables circuit designers to shorten the development cycle and prototyping process by facilitating early test development, early design validation of CAD netlists, fast generation of highly functional tests and test re-use across circuits that utilise the same devices. XJTAG test scripts are also re-usable and portable across different boards due to the novel device-centric approach that the designers have adopted.

For more information about the XJTAG Development System, please contact XJTAG Limited, The Irwin Centre, Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, Cambridge CB3 8AR, UK. Telephone +44 (0) 1954 213888, facsimile +44 (0) 1954 211565 or email e-mail protected from spam bots. Alternatively visit www.xjtag.com.

About XJTAG (www.xjtag.com)
XJTAG Limited is a specialist design and test tool developer. Its JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) development system offers a competitive solution for designers and developers of electronic circuits. Utilising XJTAG allows the circuit development and prototyping process to be shortened significantly by facilitating early test development, early design validation, fast development of functional tests and test re-use across circuits that utilise the same devices. The company is based in the UK at The Irwin Centre, Dry Drayton, Cambridge.

About the Cambridge Technology Group (www.cambridgetechgroup.com)
Cambridge Technology Group is a holding company with three wholly owned subsidiaries - Adiabatic Logic Limited, Cambridge Technology Consultants Limited and XJTAG Limited. Adiabatic Logic (www.adiabaticlogic.com) was set up to exploit a portfolio of secured patents in the low power technology arena. Adiabatic Logic’s patented Intelligent Output Driver (IOD), launched in May 2003, delivers significant (up to 75%) power savings in chip I/O for portable devices such as laptop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), MP3 players and smartphones.

Cambridge Technology Consultants (www.camtechconsultants.com) offers its clients ­ companies such as ARM, AT&T;, BOC Edwards, Celoxica, Co-operative Group, Fujitsu, Marconi, Mitsubishi Electric and IPWireless ­ a broad range of services from high-end applications to innovative product development and technical consultancy skills. For ten years, its multi disciplinary team of hardware and software engineers have provided cost-effective solutions from concept through to pre-production.

What is JTAG?
Advances in silicon design, such as increasing device density and, more recently, ball grid array (BGA) and chip scale packaging, have reduced the efficacy of traditional electronic circuit testing methods. In order to overcome these problems and others; some of the world’s leading silicon manufacturers combined to form the Joint Test Action Group (JTAG). The findings of this group were used as the basis for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standard 1149.1: Standard Test Access Port and Boundary Scan Architecture and subsequently the standard became known as JTAG.

Media contact (for XJTAG):

Martin Brooke
Martin Brooke Associates
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 244500

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Single-Channel Signal Conditioner Supports LVDT, RVDT or VRT Half-Bridge Sensors

Macro Sensors, a manufacturer of LVDTs, RVDTs and related instrumentation, introduces a new single-channel DIN-rail mounted modular signal condition that supports LVDT, RVDT or half-bridge inductive sensors.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- Designed for out-of-the-box use, the LVC-2412 signal conditioner can be specified to work from either 24V DC for operation with systems using PLCs or mini-PLCs or from 12V for use in mobile and vehicular testing systems. Units offer a choice of three analog outputs: 0 to +10V DC, 0 to 10V DC or 4 to 20 mA current loop.

Unlike most other low voltage DC-operated LVDT signal conditioners, the DC input power of the LVC-2412 is isolated from its analog outputs, which allows the unit to be connected in either a 4-wire fully isolated I/O configuration or in a 3-wire common ground system.

The LVC-2412 is packaged in a DIN-rail mounting thermoplastic case with recessed screw-clamp terminals for all connections and 20-turn, front-panel accessible span and zero adjustments. Movable coarse gain jumpers allow units to operate over an LVDT full scale output signal range greater than 50 to 1. The external zero control permits output offset adjustment from – 100% to +100% of full scale output.

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February 21, 2022

The HDTV Tuner Makes 'The Year of HD' Available to Everyone

New website, The HDTV Tuner, de-mystifies HDTV.

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs teamed up with Sony president, Kunitake Ando, during his keynote speech at Macworld Expo in San Francisco to tell the world that 2005 would be the year of high definition video and TV.

He may well be right. Shipments of High Definition televisions and set-top boxes are gaining momentum and content providers like Dish Networks and DirecTV are stepping up their marketing activity. HDTV content is increasing rapidly with most major television content providers making high definition versions of their most popular programs.

However, for the consumer, buying HDTV equipment and signing up for a service can be a complicated and daunting process. HDTV, like many new technologies is riddled with confusing acronyms, complicated explanations, and far too much information. A quick search for HDTV-related websites reveals that most sites are aimed at enthusiasts with a high-level of technical understanding. There are precious few targetted at consumers who want to know more about HDTV and about whether tehy should be investing hard-earned cash in high definition equipment.

New website, The HDTV Tuner (http://www.the-hdtv-tuner.com) aims to remove the confusion and uncertainty by providing surfers with a clear, accurate and easily digestible information on the technology, the equipment, and the available content to enable anyone with an interest in HDTV to find and easily understand the information they need.

In addition to the website, users can sign-up for the free monthly newsletter, to keep up to date on developments, and use the sites RSS feed to view updates in a news reader.

The HDTV Tuner can be found at http://www.the-hdtv-tuner.com

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February 15, 2022

Click fraud threat looms

Jessie Stricchiola, president of Alchemist Media helps businesses detect problems and negotiate pay per click refunds from search engines due to "click fraud"

February 15, 2022 [Associated Press]

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Like thousands of other merchants, Tammy Harrison thought she had struck gold when hordes visited her Web site by clicking on the small Internet ads she purchased from the world's most popular online search engines.

It cost Harrison as much as $20 for each click, but the potential new business seemed to justify the expense.

Harrison's delight dimmed, though, when she realized the people clicking on her ads weren't really interested in her products.

She was being victimized by "click fraud," a scam that threatens to squelch the online advertising boom that has been enriching Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and their many business partners.

The ruse has different twists, but the end result is usually the same: Merchants are billed for fruitless traffic generated by someone who repeatedly clicks on an advertiser's Web link with no intention of ever buying anything.

Harrison figures she has spent about 200 hours documenting the mischief that drained her budget and diverted customers to a competitor, costing her an estimated $100,000 in sales.

"Click fraud has gotten out of control," said Harrison, who sells computer software to doctors. "It's stealing money from my pocket. It's just as bad as someone walking into a store and taking a television."

Estimates vary widely on how much click fraud is going on in the $3.8 billion search engine advertising market.

"Click fraud exists, but it's mostly a big paranoia," said Chris Churchill, chief executive of Fathom Online, a San Francisco firm that studies the spending patterns on search engine ads.

Others believe anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent of the clicks are made under false pretenses.

"Click fraud is like a big elephant standing in the middle of the living room," said Lisa Wehr, president of Oneupweb, a search engine advertising consultant. "Everyone sees it and knows it's there, but no one is quite sure what to do about it."

Both Google and Yahoo acknowledge the perils of click fraud, but believe improved internal controls and the increased vigilance of advertisers will prevent the problem from escalating.

"We are always worried about it, but it hasn't been a material issue so far," said Google chief executive Eric Schmidt.

After recently expanding its staff to patrol click fraud, Google broke up a scheme that had generated several thousand bogus transactions, chief financial officer George Reyes told analysts earlier this week.

Yahoo also has been shoring up click fraud protections, said Patrick Giordiani, a senior manager for the company's advertising subsidiary, Overture Services.

Such reassurances from search engine executives aren't surprising, given how much they stand to lose if advertisers curtail spending, said Jessie Stricchiola, president of Alchemist Media, which helps businesses detect problems and negotiate refunds.

"There's some serious positioning and politicking going on," she said. "Click fraud isn't going to destroy the industry, but it's not going away either."

Harrison said she didn't know a thing about the problem until a former employee formed a rival firm and started to repeatedly click on her ads as a competitive tactic. The fraudulent clicks frequently exceeded spending limits Harrison had set, knocking her ads out of the display rotation.

The search engines have issued refunds to cover the bogus clicks, but Harrison says those payments don't compensate for missed sales opportunities.

In November, Google filed a lawsuit that revealed the search engine can't even trust some of its own advertising partners.

Houston-based Auction Experts International never responded to claims it collected at least $50,000 in illegitimate commissions by clicking on the ad links that Google delivered to its Web pages.

But the site shut down and Google won a default judgment against one of its principals.

The suit won't be Google's last to combat click fraud, said Palo Alto attorney David Kramer, who represents the company.

Stricchiola believes it's only a matter of time before advertisers become so exasperated with click fraud that they file a class-action lawsuit against a major search engine.

The incentives for click fraud have increased along with the money devoted to search engine advertising -- a concept that didn't exist until Overture Services introduced it in the late 1990s.

Such advertising, Google calls it AdWords, works like this: The search engine auctions off the right to have advertising links displayed when designated words, such as "vacation Hawaii," are included in a search request. The top bids get the most prominent display on Web pages.

Once widely ridiculed, the idea has turned into a fast-spreading craze as more merchants realized substantially higher returns on search engine ads than on more traditional marketing campaigns conducted through the Yellow Pages, direct mail and newspapers.

By 2008, industry research firm eMarketer expects $7.4 billion to be spent on search engine advertising, up from just $108.5 million in 2000.

The success of search engine advertising has substantially raised prices, too.

In mid-1999, advertisers paid Overture an average commission of 11 cents per click. By the end of last year, advertisers were paying an industrywide average of $1.70 for the hundreds of keywords tracked by Fathom Online.

The cost of prized search terms runs much higher. For instance, the top price for mesothelioma, a cancer that spurred scores of lawsuits linking the illness to asbestos exposure, recently stood at $51 per click, Fathom said.

Higher prices have turned click fraud into a cottage industry.

Some swindlers have hired cheap overseas contractors to sit in front of computers and click on targeted links all day.

Others are developing sophisticated software to help automate and conceal click fraud.

On the other side of the fence, entrepreneurs like Dmitri Eroshenko are trying to develop technology solutions to counteract click fraud.

"This has become a real cat-and-mouse game," said Eroshenko, who runs Clicklab in Miami. "Advertisers are going to have to accept a certain level of click fraud as a cost of doing business."

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Serious Cardz are Just the Tonic for Group DCA

DCA Obtain Exclusive Pharma Industry Rights to Technology for Interactive Promotion and Education

New York (PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- Serious USA, Inc, the leading publisher of interactive CD Cardz™ announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with Online healthcare communications company Group DCA. This move gives Group DCA’s four companies exclusive pharmaceutical industry rights to SERIOUS’ CD Cardz technology.

Through the CD card, which Group DCA will launch to the pharmaceutical industry in early 2005, a number of customized applications can be accessed. These include interactive e-detailing sessions, online advisory boards and market research, using the Group DCA proprietary interactive online software package known as DIAGRAM (DIAlogue GRAphics Motion). Future applications may also include use as a credit card for the distribution of points for gift redemption, cash honoraria and even the fulfillment of samples.

“We are very excited about our new partnership with SERIOUS and what this CD card will mean for pharmaceutical marketers,” said Robert O. Likoff, CEO of Group DCA. “Marketers will now have an opportunity to use an entirely different medium – an attractive and convenient credit card – to provide interactive, value-added programming and promotions to both healthcare providers and patients.”

“We have launched commercial CD Card applications in many industries,” commented David Brown, CEO of SERIOUS, “but see huge potential in the pharmaceutical area, where the product has not yet been used. We are delighted to partner with one of the industry’s most successful communication developers. This is definitely a ‘remedy’ for success.”

Group DCA (http://www.groupdca.com), formerly Dot Com Advisors, is a privately owned company established in 1999 by pharmaceutical industry veterans Rob Likoff and Jack Davis and information technology veteran Ken Crain. Group DCA wrote the DIAGRAM proprietary software package used by each of its three companies to create interactive online programs. To date, DIAGRAM has powered over 250 interactive sessions, engaging more than 250,000 participants in more than 60 international pharmaceutical brands.

In 2004, Group DCA launched three independent companies designed to serve the increasingly diverse communications needs of pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals: Graphic Details (online promotion), Insight Exchange (online education), and Park Street Research (online market research) that serve the company’s established client base, which includes 15 of the top 20 pharmaceutical corporations worldwide.

SERIOUS was founded in London in 1997, as a digital music production facility for film, television and multi-media with a state-of-the-art, digital recording studio and interactive design department. In 2000, taking advantage of its in-house creative and technical capabilities, SERIOUS launched its CD Cardz™ technology. In addition to their current partners of the NFL, NBA, Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC, SERIOUS has produced custom CD Cardz for New-Line Cinema (The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers), Warner Brothers, (The Matrix – Reloaded), NPG Records (Prince Fan Club Card), ESPN and Campbell’s.

For more information about SERIOUS USA, visit http://www.serious.com

For information on Graphic Details, please visit http://www.about.gdetail.com
For information on Insight Exchange, please visit http://www.about.insightexchange.com
For information on Park Street Research, please visit http://www.about.parkstreetresearch.com

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MedicTag, LLC Announces Expansion and Acquisition of Distributors for its New Medical Alert Product

MedicTags increased sales spurs expansion and optimistic outlook for this new company challenging the established medical alert industry.

(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- MedicTag, LLC a newly formed company in Deposit, NY is producing and distributing a patent pending USB (Universal Serial Bus) device that stores personal emergency information. The innovative device has the capacity to store and display critical information used by emergency personnel and can be carried on a key ring.

MedicTag was created by Edward Ricci, a disabled Vietnam veteran, to provide his elderly mother with a way to carry all her emergency information, medical conditions, medications and emergency contacts with her at all times. It proved so popular with everyone who saw it that he partnered with Mark Tucker, a prominent local business owner to form a company, patent and distribute the device.

The company originally unveiled the product last October at the National EMS Expo in Atlanta, Georgia to an overwhelmingly positive response from EMS professionals and will be on display again this March at the EMS Today conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The company began selling the device, simply called MedicTag, last fall and has been pleased to experience steadily increasing sales from the very beginning. The product uses a USB flash drive to store emergency information such as identification, existing medical conditions, medications, doctors, surgeries and emergency contacts. MedicTag uses a simple software menu that makes it very user friendly and the device will work with any USB-capable computer.

Medical bracelets, ID tags and jewelry are routinely looked for by EMS personnel and first responders to determine a patient's special medical needs. MedicTag is hoping that its USB device will establish a leading presence within the industry because unlike the bracelets that offer just an alert of a medical condition, the new product will provide detailed emergency medical information a patient. Information that is essential to rapid diagnosis and proper treatment of a patient in a life threatening situation.

The company said the device will be of particular value to first responders because they will be able to insert the USB drive into any computer, many EMS units now have laptop computers in their vehicles, and immediately gain access to a person's emergency information even if the patient is unconscious. Changes to the information stored on the device can be made quickly and easily, whenever necessary, allowing the information to always be kept up to date.

Since many of those that have the greatest need for this device are on limit or fixed incomes, the company has made every effort to keep the price to a minimum. At $39.95, available locally and through on-line stores, they provide safety and security at an affordable price.

MedicTag has recently acquired new distributors in the US and is negotiating with distributors in Canada and the UK. The company has plans to translate the software for distribution in predominantly Spanish speaking counties and hopes that continued increases in sales will allow it to expand, providing what may be a life saving service to people worldwide. The company said expansion would increase its work force requirements, providing sorely needed jobs in the upstate New York area.

MedicTag, LLC is a privately held company located in Deposit , New York.
http://www.medictag.com

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Secure RF Wireless Fingerprint Access Control

21st Century Locks, Ltd. is pleased to announce that they have teamed with Microlatch Pty Ltd to introduce Secure RF Wireless Fingerprint Access Control to the U.S.A.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- 21st Century Locks, Ltd. is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Microlatch Pty Ltd to introduce Secure RF Wireless Fingerprint Access Control to the U.S.A.

Biometric access control in itself is not unique but integral to this Australian engineered and manufactured solution is an element not available from anyone else. Incorporating fingerprint technology this new system is wireless and does not need a card to be activated making it the first of its kind. All you need is your finger!

The MicroLatch fingerprint reader has the database housed in the same unit that can be easily installed wherever it may be required.

Mr. van Gils, VP Sales & Marketing 21st Century Locks, Ltd says that, "A wireless fingerprint access system has many advantages over other systems. They are cost-effective as the scanning modules cost less enabling replacement of Keypad or PinPad units in all current applications."

"Biometric, and specifically fingerprint technology, surpasses KeyPad and card based systems because they don't require the user to remember a PIN or to use a card which can be lost or stolen. With no cards to buy and administer businesses costs are greatly reduced making the MicroLatch system a very cost effective solution for secure access control".

The MicroLatch PAC-18 has a wireless fingerprint unit combined with an electronic door strike and an RF Receiver to create a very secure and simple, stand-alone access system.

"In addition to the PAC-18 users can select from a full range of components that allow them to tailor a system which is suited to their particular needs" said Mr. van Gils. "The MicroLatch components can easily be integrated into 'Smart Home' solutions and can also be used to control boom gates, garage doors, cabinets and alarm systems etc."

"We believe electronic access and identification integrating wireless fingerprint will be the most common form of door entry and access control in the near future," said Mr van Gils. "Over time keys and cards will simply disappear."

About: 21st Century Locks, LTD. http://www.21stcenturylocks.com is a Columbus, Ohio, based company specializing in biometric fingerprint access control solutions for commercial, government and residential use.

About MicroLatch Pty Ltd - http://www.microlatch.com Microlatch are leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of cost-effective biometrics security, access control and identification technologies, with an emphasis on portable and stand-alone battery operation to enable flexible installation whilst maintaining high-security protection.

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February 11, 2022

OPIX (Optical PC/104 ISA bus eXtender) Now Available

Hardent is pleased to announce that its Optical PC/104 ISA bus eXtender is now available.

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) February 11, 2022 -- The OPIX offers a completely transparent way of interconnecting a standard PC/104 CPU card and one or more remotely-located I/O cards using optical fibre. This permits the I/O card(s) to be located away from the CPU card (up to 2km), without requiring any modifications to the existing software or hardware. The use of an optical link with a high-speed protocol (patent pending) provides complete electrical isolation while allowing continuous fault detection from both ends.

Although targeted at industrial sensing and control applications, the OPIX lends itself well to any application where remotely locating part of the PC/104 stack would be advantageous. For non-ISA applications, bus adaptation cards in conjunction with an OPIX pair can be used to connect a remote PC/104 stack to a PCI or cPCI system for low bandwidth applications.

A development kit including two OPIX cards, configuration software, cables and a year of technical support has been packaged for the benefit of first-time users of the OPIX solution.

About Hardent
Hardent is a privately held international engineering firm headquartered in Montreal, Canada and with an office in France. Hardent's mission is to help its clients focus on their core competencies by providing them with the best electronic solutions possible.

For more information on the OPIX (and other products available from Hardent), please visit: http://www.hardent.com/products

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February 10, 2022

Sensory Introduces Adaptive Artificial Intelligence™

New technology allows products to learn and modify behavior over time.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Sensory, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of embedded speech technologies, today announced the arrival of Adaptive Artificial Intelligence™ for the RSC-4x Family of speech processors. This new technology empowers developers to create products that learn over time and display life-like personalities. Adaptive Artificial Intelligence™ (Adaptive AI™) is optimized for small, embedded footprints, making it perfect for low cost consumer electronics, toys and games. “With the advent of Adaptive Artificial Intelligence, interaction between humans and machines takes the next big step.” said Bill Teasley, Sensory VP-Engineering, “For example, home automation systems can learn and automatically anticipate the preferences of the user, such as for temperature and lighting. An entertainment robot can grow from a baby to a mature individual with unique personality characteristics and preferences based on its experiences. Adaptive AI™ brings life to products and products to life.”

The Brains Behind Adaptive AI™
Adaptive Artificial Intelligence™ technology is a methodology based on statistical pattern recognition expressed as reinforcement learning. Dr. Michael Mozer, an internationally recognized expert in machine learning, developed this concept to enable machines to better meet the social and physical desires of people. Products imitating real life behaviors are a growing market as evidenced by the recent trend in entertainment robots in the forms of dogs and people, and dolls that provide interactive experiences. Adaptive AI™ enables such products to simulate life-like characteristics with captivating personalities that change over time. For instance, a product may get hungry or sleepy, have specific food preferences, or tend to be excitable or grumpy. It can even allow unique “birth characteristics” for each unit, and along with the unit’s unique experiences over time, result in no two units being exactly alike.

Adaptive AI™ may also be used to enable a light switch or a thermostat to learn a user’s preferences for patterns of use and settings and meet those desires automatically. No extensive product setup is required. A short period of usage teaches the product the user’s preferences, and as the user’s preferences change over time, the product will learn these as well.

New IC’s Support Adaptive AI™ Algorithms
Sensory’s RSC-4x Family of microcontrollers with speech input/output (I/O) capabilities now also support the Adaptive AI™ technology. Powered by Sensory’s new FluentChip firmware suite of speech recognition, speech synthesis and music synthesis technologies, these low cost IC’s selling for under $2 in volume can handle recognition vocabularies of up to 40 speaker independent words. All the necessary ROM, RAM, and other hardware are contained on chip, including a general-purpose microcontroller and powerful 16 bit A/D converter. By replacing the existing microcontroller, a Sensory RSC-4x Family chip can add intelligence and personality, speech input (recognition) and speech output (talking), with an incremental cost of under $1. The RSC-4x Family opens these technologies up to a new generation of consumer products, with user interface features that were never before affordable.

About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc., based in Santa Clara, CA, is the world leader in embedded speech technologies. Sensory offers a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech & music synthesis, speaker verification and other voice and audio technologies. Sensory’s customers are leaders in consumer electronics and include Avon, Fisher-Price, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Matsushita, Mattel, MGA, Mitsubishi, Radica, Sega, Sharper Image, Sony, Tektronix, Toshiba, Uniden, and many others. Interactive Speech™ line of low-cost ICs includes the award-winning RSC Series (general purpose microcontrollers for speech I/O), SC Series (music and speech synthesis) and the SVC biometric voice chips. Sensory’s software products are available on a range of hardware platforms from microcontrollers to DSPs. Sensory’s Internet address is www.sensoryinc.com

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Remote Knowledge Houston Announces the rk3000 Monitoring and Tracking System Assisting Captain Bissell on The Voyage of Hope Around the World Sailing Mission

Les Bissel suffered astroke in 2002 recovered and is now sailing around the world in a 28 ft sailboat on a crusade for stroke prevention.and remote knowledge of houston supplied thr rk 3000 gps to monitor the voyage worldwide

(PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Les Bissell is a man on a mission – he calls it a “Voyage of Hope” – and thanks to 21st century technology, we can all follow along with him.

In early spring this year, avid sailor and athlete Bissell set sail in his 28-foot sloop, Hope, from Annapolis, Maryland, on a three-year voyage around the world. This is not one of those “just because I can” or “get away from it all” adventures. It’s more of a “because I still can” celebration.

Bissell, who at age 37 suffered a sudden, severe stroke in January 2002, is sailing the globe to heighten awareness about strokes – the signs, symptoms and recovery – and to give courage to all current and future stroke victims. Having won the hard fight to recover, he is partnering with National Stroke Association (NSA) to spread the message of hope.

Now Bissell is out there on the ocean, accompanied only by and an amazing global tracking and communications system donated by Houston-based Remote Knowledge, Inc.

The rk3000 marine telematics device installed on the Hope by Remote Knowledge keeps the sailors in touch with their land-based team around the clock and around the world through the Iridium satellite network and SiRF GPS technology, delivering a seamless global communications platform. The rk3000, while offering continuous monitoring and reporting of Hope’s activity, also provides location-based services such as two-way text messaging, allowing Bissell to communicate the instant he requires assistance.

“The safety and peace of mind provided to Les Bissell by these combined technologies are truly extraordinary. National Stroke Association is also excited about the possibility that these communications systems can help Les and NSA increase the awareness about stroke around the world,” said James Baranski, CEO of NSA.

Bissell and NSA share the same goal with the “Voyage of Hope”: They want to attract media attention to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of stroke. According to NSA (www.stroke.org), nearly 80 percent of strokes are preventable, one-third occur in persons under age 65, and stroke is the third largest killer in the USA.

Because of Remote Knowledge’s rk3000, the person who reads about the voyage in a newspaper or magazine or sees the story on television can follow up by going online to www.voyageofhope.org, reading about Bissell, tracking the trip, and learning about strokes

Update on Voyage of Hope, February, 2005
Hope Captain Les Bissell reports via e-mail that he is in New Zealand, visiting a friend, taking a break from the sea. He is at the Bay of Islands, near the town of Opua, New Zealand.

Next stop: Tonga, then Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, and on to various stops in the Indian Ocean, around the tip of Africa into the South Atlantic and interesting ports of call, heading north until Hope reaches home, Annapolis, Maryland, in about two years.
Bissell ends the e-mail with praise for the boat’s communication system: “Love the RK (Remote Knowledge) equipment. I highly recommend it!”

For more information on Remote Knowledge, Inc., access www.rkiq.com. For details on Iridium Satellite LLC, access www.iridium.com.

For media information, contact:
Tommy Holmes, 713-839-1883,
Allie Rasmussen at Remote Knowledge, 281-599-4947, or
Marty Vogt at Remote Knowledge, 281-599-4945

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February 07, 2022

Global Resource Enterprises, LLC Announces that it Has Been Appointed Official U.S. and Middle East Agent for the Latest Hi-Tech Emergency Alert Warning System

C.A.T.S. is a network that allows Mobile phone users world wide to register individual locations to their mobile phones so that emergency warnings can be sent to those phones if an emergency occurs in that area. As well as being able to alert the public, the system can alert businesses and can be accessed by schools, colleges, hospitals, the utilities and the emergency services to broadcast information and to communicate internally and between departments.

(PRWEB) February 7, 2022 -- Recently there have been critical situations around the world where the CATS network could have proved a lifesaver had it been installed. The system has been built to run on global platforms and can be up and running anywhere in the world within a matter of weeks. Next month, representatives from our partner in the U.K. will be visiting the US to discuss the system with interested parties in Washington D.C.

C.A.T.S. is a network that allows Mobile phone users world wide to register individual locations to their mobile phones so that emergency warnings can be sent to those phones if an emergency occurs in that area. As well as being able to alert the public, the system can alert businesses and can be accessed by schools, colleges, hospitals, the utilities and the emergency services to broadcast information and to communicate internally and between departments.

C.A.T.S. is an important tool in the global war against terrorism. Never before has there been a 24/7 media channel that can deliver information directly to the public in any one given geographical area within seconds. In the event of a serious incident, subscribers receive a detailed and informative sms text message relative to the area that they have registered on their cell phone which informs them of what course of action to follow.

The C.A.T.S. network is the first sms text message global news network that has been especially built to get critical information to members of the public in seconds.

C.A.T.S. is a global media emergency news channel that the emergency services have access to, allowing them to send critical information to members of the public who have registered on the C.A.T.S. network. If a serious threat or incident occurs within a particular area then messages can be sent to all the phones that have registered that particular area on the network quickly.

If an alert is sent out related to any of the zip codes that you have registered on the C.A.T.S. U.S.A. network, you will receive a detailed and informative sms text message from the appropriate department with desired actions about the incident in the area.

In addition to C.A.T.S., Global Resource Enterprises, LLC will introduce TextSite which is a web based texting system that can hold any amount of names and mobile phone numbers in it’s database. By having a textsite an organisation can communicate quickly with large amounts of people thereby saving considerably in communication costs. TextSite is a very efficient method of communication as a large group of respondents can be sent a message at the click of a button (just like an email can be copied to many people). Because the message is sent as an sms to mobile handsets the respondents can be anywhere in the world and they will receive the message rapidly and efficiently.

Eazytext Communications Ltd, who developed the hi-tech system with the help of Government funding also sells emergency mobile phones for children, the elderly and the disabled, and have recently launched (in the U.K.) the national Childwatch and Community Network which enables all UK communities to have their own SMS text messaging emergency alerting system for the protection of children and as a tool in the "fight against crime". Global Resource Enterprises, LLC is an international business development and strategic partnering firm in the Washington, DC area.

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February 02, 2022

Gillaspy Associates to Demonstrate Latest Lab and Protocol Development Tools via Live Web Presentations February 16th-18th

Gillaspy Associates is now taking registrations on its website http://www.protocoltools.com/webinar for the up coming live presentations of their latest releases of protocol analyzers and engineering test suites.

Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- Gillaspy Associates, a leading sales organization for high-speed data SAN/LAN network analysis instrumentation is now taking registrations on its web site for the up coming live presentations of their latest releases of protocol analyzers and engineering test suites. Presentations include: 10 Gigabit Network Emulator/Delay Generator,VirtuaLUN Fibre Channel Target Emulation System, SATA/SAS test solutions, Xgig Analysis Solutions for Storage Area Networks (SANs), Extreme SCSI Development System and 2nd Generation PCI Express Analyzer.

Gigabit and ten gigabit network emulators/delay generators are used to test networks, network equipment and applications in a lab environment. Our ten-gigabit Network Emulators can delay signals by up to 1600 milliseconds, and inject errors at rates ranging from 10-2 to 10-15. Network Emulators enable real world error testing with advanced error injection features such as programmable burst length, multiple error types and stochastic error modeling. Customers are using our Network Emulators to validate voice and video applications, simulate satellite networks, emulate service level agreements, and conduct disaster recovery planning. http://protocoltools.com/10gigabit_network_delay_generator

The VirtuaLUN Fibre Channel Target Emulation System provides a virtual, configurable environment for testing Fibre Channel infrastructure devices at a fraction of the cost of deploying physical disk arrays. A 4-Gbps VirtuaLUN will be available later in 2005. A 2-Gbps version is available today. With the VirtualLUN Fibre Channel HBA infrastructure engineers, as well as SAN software developers can test and demonstrate performance in a seemingly infinite number of real-world environments, without deploying costly disk arrays. http://www.protocoltools.com/virtuallun

Our new SAS/SATA protocol analyzer features new "Expert" software that allows users to quickly troubleshoot and resolve SAS protocol implementation problems. We also have new SAS Verification Suite (SVT) software that provides validation tests that cover the PHY, link, transport and application levels of the SAS protocol. http://www.protocoltools.com/sata_sas

Xgig is a scalable, portable, protocol analyzer platform for 1,2,4 and 10Gb Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet (iSCSI and FCIP) SANs. Xgig is a combined software and hardware package that streamlines the resolution of events that cause performance problems. Xgig enables users to design, implement, test and evaluate SANs and their components by automatically analyzing captured traces for errant behaviors and providing extensive performance analysis capabilities. Along with its key analysis capabilities for Enterprise SANs, Xgig is also a key product in interoperability and compliance testing, and is used by Fibre Channel OEMs and Vendors to make sure that their SAN equipment adheres to Fibre Channel industry standards. http://www.protocoltools.com/xgig

The Extreme SCSI Development System is a comprehensive Fibre Channel and SCSI Test and Development package. Containing five components, this package allows for complete peripheral evaluation capabilities, unsurpassed statistical gathering, performance benchmarking, and manufacturing test. Coupled with our unique Failure Analysis package and Test Script Generator for manufacturing, it's easy to see why this great value is the most popular of our SCSI software packages. http://www.protocoltools.com/extreme

The new PCI Express analyzer has advanced features, including more memory channels and cross-sequence triggering. It is designed specifically for high-speed, multi-lane, multiple protocol serial buses such as PCI Express. The scalable PCI Express analyzer is a system that delivers the test capabilities required by today's PCI Express vendors and provides test solutions that meet today’s performance demands. http://www.protocoltools.com/pci-express

"We always aim to provide the best development test solutions for engineers and IT professionals. By offering these live web demos we can immediately make available the latest advancements in test and measurement. For 2005 we are providing the finest test solutions and support in the industry," said Paul Kirk, Sales Engineer of Gillaspy Associates.

Pricing and Availability
Gillaspy Associates solutions are currently shipping to leading edge customers. Register on our website for a demonstration at http://www.protocoltools.com/webinar For more detailed information, product configurations and pricing please contact Gillaspy Associates at 805-987-1718 and on the Internet at http://www.protocoltools.com

About Gillaspy Associates
Since 1997, Gillaspy Associates has built a solid reputation for developing strong relationships with our customers by providing them with quality solutions and ongoing support. Our products and services include: Analysis instrumentation, testing, training, and consulting services. We have solutions for protocols such as: Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet, Escon, iSCSI, SCSI, Sonet, PCI Express, PCI, CPCI, PMC, PCI-X, PC104, VME, USB, 1394, ATM, Voip, 802.11. Gillaspy Associates headquarters is in Camarillo, California, USA. http://www.protocoltools.com

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Heads Up Display for Skydivers on the Horizon

World's first Heads Up display for skydivers now in testing.

(PRWEB) January 2, 2022 -- Skydivers will soon get their hands on the technology used by military pilots. A high-tech display unit has been combined with a powerful data system to produce the world's first Heads Up display for skydivers.

Alti-2 Incorporated is now testing the new Titan SportVue™, a pairing of the popular Alti-2 data systems for skydivers and Motion Research Corporation's patented Heads Up display. Titan SportVue gives skydivers a view of their altitude, speed, wind direction, and other critical information in a helmet-mounted personal display focused at infinity. This breakthrough technology frees the skydiver from glances down at wrist-mounted displays.

"The technology is really exciting!" says Motion Research company president Dominic Dobson. "Alti-2 enjoys a lot of respect and market share in the skydiving industry, and we're pleased to work with them to offer our SportVue Heads Up display technology to skydivers all over the world."

The SportVue technology is already in use by motorcyclists. The SportVue MC1 unit for motorcycles is available at Sportvue.com or Amazon.com. SportVue for bicycles debuts later this year.

About Motion Research Corporation
SportVue is a trademark of Motion Research Corporation, an information display and monitoring solutions provider for various applications such as sports and industrial applications. Founded in 1993, Motion Research Corporation continues to innovate new products and applications based upon its patented technologies: a head mounted Personal Display (PD) and the Autonomous Personal Data Recorder and Transmitter (APDRT) system. The company welcomes inquiries from interested businesses and manufacturers.

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January 28, 2022

Robotics News - First Robot Rap Video in History

People have growing concerns and questions regarding the recent wave of new robotic advances. Do robots have thoughts and feelings? Do they dream? More importantly, do they leave the seat up when going to the restroom?

(PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Robots appear to be making fresh new inroads into the lives of people everywhere. Once relegated to research projects or to narrow vertical industries such as manufacturing, they have reached the tipping point and are now set to invade our very homes. As usual, the entertainment industry proves to be the messenger of a fresh new perspective on robots.

According to Robert Oschler, webmaster for the popular RobotsRule web site at http://www.robotsrule.com/, which provides information and video on the latest robot news, there is a building need for public information regarding our new robot counterparts. "The technologically inclined long have had web sites and instructional videos to help explain the inner workings of a robot's servos, gears, and electronics. It is now time to address the average citizen's questions regarding robots."

In a breakthrough of miniscule proportions, two of our new small electronic citizens have decided to make their feelings known in a two-minute rap, dance, and exercise video. The staggering implications of this video are about to be felt in the health, fitness, and hip-hop industries. Chrome and Dome, two Robosapien robots with a need to be heard, have released the first episode of their new show. Speaking for the digital duo, Dome, had this to say, "The Chrome and Dome Show(tm) is our way of letting the public know that we are just like them; one foot high, made of plastic, and looking desperately to spend some quiet quality time with a toaster."

For more information and to view the video, please visit http://www.robotsrule.com/html/robot.php

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EEMBC Validates DENbench™ Digital Entertainment Benchmark Suite With Certified Processor Scores From AMD, Analog Devices, Freescale, and IBM

Specific algorithms in the DENbench™ suite test the speed at which processors compress and de-compress audio, video, and still images.

EL DORADO HILLS, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- AMD, Analog Devices, Freescale, and IBM today demonstrated their support for EEMBC’s new Digital Entertainment benchmarks by becoming the first four companies to publish certified scores for processors tested against the new DENbench™ suite.

Comprising more than 65 benchmark tests, EEMBC’s DENbench suite gives developers of set-top boxes, PDAs, mobile phones, and in-car entertainment systems a sophisticated new set of tools for evaluating the performance of embedded processors in their systems. Specific algorithms in the suite test the speed at which processors compress and de-compress audio, video, and still images. Other algorithms focus on encryption and decryption algorithms commonly used in eCommerce applications.

The first processors to undergo the challenges of the new benchmarks are the Analog Devices ADSP-BF533, AMD Geode NX1500, Freescale MPC7447A, and IBM 750GX. These processors represent a wide range of performance, power, and price characteristics, and therefore, help to validate the effectiveness of DENbench.

For each processor, EEMBC reports individual results for each of 69 benchmark algorithms and associated datasets as well as a series of consolidated scores that provide a snapshot of performance in specific test groups, such as MPEG decode, MPEG encode (both integer and floating-point), Cryptopgraphy, and still image processing. An overall “DENmark” score provides a single-number performance rating for the entire DENbench suite.

Score details for all four processors tested against the new benchmarks are available for free at www.eembc.org.

“EEMBC’s release of these new benchmarks and the publication of these scores from AMD, ADI, Freescale, and IBM is very timely given the rapid growth of the digital entertainment market,” said Will Strauss, founder and president of Forward Concepts. “These benchmarks provide a comprehensive interpretation of a processor’s system performance running a wide variety of digital entertainment code, and they have been constructed to allow apples-to-apples comparisons among a wide range of processors.”

Like other EEMBC benchmarks, the new DENbench suite works with a proprietary test harness that allows the benchmarks to be adapted easily to any type of microprocessor or microcontroller platform. In addition to simplifying the test of running the benchmarks, the test harness ensures that a standard method is used for measuring performance and controlling the embedded processor target platform.

“Systems designers will interpret the DENbench scores being published today depending on how they prioritize design considerations such as speed, efficiency, power consumption, and price,” said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. “The various consolidated scores that the benchmarks produce become most useful, in fact, when used to calculate how much a processor’s performance ‘costs’ in terms of several different metrics.”

About EEMBC
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor submitted for EEMBC® benchmarking is tested for parameters representing different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking, consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and microcontroller-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL).

EEMBC’s members include:
Altera, AMCC, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC, ARM, Atmel, CEVA, Cirrus Logic, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, General Dynamics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel, Intrinsity, IPFlex, LSI Logic, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mentor Graphics, Metaware, MetroWerks, MIPS Technologies, National Semiconductor, NEC Electronics, Nokia, Oki Electric Industry, palmOne, Patriot Scientific, Philips Semiconductors, PMC-Sierra, Qualcomm, Raza Microelectronics, Red Hat, Renesas Technology, Rockwell Collins, Samsung Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, StarCore, Stretch, Sun Microsystems, Symbian, Tao Group, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Time Warner Cable, Toshiba, Transmeta, VIA Technologies, and Wind River Systems.

DENbench and DENmark are trademarks and EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

EEMBC Contact:
Markus Levy
EEMBC
1.530.672.9113 (voice)
1.530.672.9439 (fax)

Agency Contact:
Bob Decker
Wall Street Communications
1.415.409.0233 (voice)
1.650.618.1512 (fax)

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January 27, 2022

NextUp.com Finds iPods® Aren’t Just for Music Anymore!

New survey results clearly show that portable devices such as iPods and other MP3/CD players are increasingly popular for listening to text, not music.

Clemmons, NC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) January 27, 2022 -- NextUp.com (www.NextUp.com), a leader in providing quality Text-to-Speech (TTS) software, today announced the results of its latest Customer Survey, designed to take the pulse of the portable device market and aimed at customers for its popular TextAloud™ product. TextAloud uses the power of voice synthesis to "speak aloud" documents, web pages, e-mail and more, with text seamlessly converted into spoken audio you can hear on your PC, or save to MP3/Windows Media files for easy playback on portables like the iPod®, Rio®, iRiver®, PocketPC®, and dozens more.

Conducted over a two-week period in late November 2004, the NextUp Customer Survey provides an intriguing look at the way Text-to-Speech software is changing the way people work, study, drive, and relax. TextAloud enables NextUp customers to listen to everything from eBooks, to study materials, work notes, web sites, e-mails or articles -- "on the go," and from the convenience of their portable devices.

"iPods are really hot in some surprising areas, ranging from students learning away from class, to lawyers proofreading documents during their commutes," comments Ken White, CEO of NextUp.com. "Music and leisure may be driving the iPod explosion, but we won't be surprised if ambition and work ethic are what sustains it."

With this in mind, NextUp conducted a series of online surveys with its TextAloud customers in order to gather feedback on their use of TextAloud with their portable devices, and to discover ways in which the company could continue to make the product more useful and accessible to this exciting and rapidly growing marketplace.

Survey Results at a Glance
The 2004 Survey of Portable Customers covered users' answers to questions about TextAloud, its use with Portable Devices, customers' portable brand preferences, their preferred locations for listening to text on the go, and much more -- with some surprising results:

• Perhaps one of the most surprising results of the survey was the fact that most TextAloud users -- nearly 70 percent -- purchased their portables solely for text use! eBooks, study, and news proved to be the most popular activities (at 40, 26 and 15 percent respectively), with TextAloud increasing information retention and providing a unique way to ‘read' for enjoyment's sake across the boards.

• With iPod® in a slight lead, a rich array of portable brands like Rio®, iRiver®, IPAQ®, and many more help TextAloud users get more out of their day.

• Also surprising was the fact that more than 65% of all portable users who responded to NextUp's survey use their MP3 players for significant listening to text-to-speech documents -- nearly 20% doing so a whopping 81 to 100% of the time!

• Portable TextAloud users certainly love their cars! Survey results clearly show that today's portable users are always seeking to maximize their time, to listen to their text while they drive (over 57%), work out, or get out of the house (over 22%).

The results are clear: MP3 players aren't just for music anymore!

About TextAloud 2.0
TextAloud is a full-featured Text-to-Speech tool offering direct support for Word, PDF and HTML formats, as well as advanced pronunciation tools, an Internet Explorer Plug-In for easy listening of favorite web pages -- and more.

Hailed by critics and users alike, TextAloud is priced at just $29.95, and is compatible with systems using Windows® 98, NT, 2000 and XP. The program is available for fast, safe and secure purchase via http://www.NextUp.com.

NextUp.com also offers TextAloud with optional premium voices from AT&T; Natural Voices™, NeoSpeech and Cepstral® for the most natural-sounding computer speech anywhere.

About NextUp.com
NextUp.com, a division of NextUp Technologies, LLC, provides award-winning Text-to-Speech software for consumers, business customers, educators, and those with visual impairment or learning disabilities.

In addition to TextAloud, NextUp.com markets other innovative Windows software designed to save time and deliver vital information. NewsAloud™ is a talking personal "news agent" that finds the stories users want, and then reads them aloud or to portable MP3 files. WeatherAloud™ is a weather application that lets users select and listen to personalized weather forecasts, while StocksAloud™ reads stock updates and related news headlines aloud for specific companies of interest.

Note to Editors: Evaluation copies of TextAloud 2.0 -- as well as limited packages including a portable audio player presented to reporters for their reviewing convenience -- are currently available upon request. To receive a review copy, or for more information on NextUp.com or TextAloud, please contact Rick Ellis via www.NextUp.com.

Meanwhile, for images, logos, box shots, or other information or artwork on TextAloud 2.0, please contact publicist Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043.

All companies and products referenced in this press release, including TextAloud™, iPod®, Rio®, iRiver®, Windows®, and more are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:
Rick Ellis
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AValonRF and XteQ Announce Availability of AvalonRF Rugged PDA

with Integrated Wireless Link and GPS, to be Demonstrated at AFCEA
AFCEA 2005 offers the first public opportunity for AvalonRF to demonstrate file transfer between two V38R Rugged PDAs, transmission of images and realtime messaging using the TR430 RF link

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- AValonRF presents its Rugged PDA with integrated Wireless Link and GPS at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451.

AFCEA 2005 offers the first public opportunity for AvalonRF to demonstrate file transfer between two V38R Rugged PDAs, transmission of images and realtime messaging using the TR430 RF link.

This Ruggedized PDA unit can be used as a low cost handheld device for short range UAV, UGV, USV, and for various other Military, Industrial and Security applications.

Other applications - Public Safety PDA with biometrics, DUI, Speeding and parking ticket generation capability; Patrol Vehicle Component

XteQ, Inc. has partnered with AvalonRF and has developed a Windows CE.NET driver that interfaces the AValonRF TR430 radio to the newly released Viewsonic V38R industrialized PDA. The TR430 Driver provides an operating system interface by which applications running on the V38R can use the TR430 wireless transceiver. Included onboard the TR430 is a GPS receiver which permits the PDA user to determine their location, and with a suitable mapping application, the position of other V38R users.

The V38R Rugged PDA with the TR430-2G integrated Wireless link is running Windows CE.

Includes a daylight readable 3.5” display, biometrics, bar code reader, camera/flash with a 2GB SD card storage, microphone and speaker, USB, RS232, IRDT, 802.11g, Bluetooth and GPS. Has a Replaceable battery that lasts for 8 hours.

The TR430 Driver software integration project completed with XteQ, Inc., a company also known for their aerospace and military mission critical multi-channel intercom systems. A network version of the driver is in the works. That version will enable networkable applications access to V38Rs through the TR430 RF links to bring applications such as Internet browsing, streaming media, and VoIP communications.

AvalonRF digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.
Approximate size and weight of each module: 60mm x 33mm x 9mm, 14 grams.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:
- RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers
TR423-1 76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver
TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS (This module in integrated in the PDA)
TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS
TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS
TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

- Interfaces
Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC
Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board
Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface
Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)
MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.
Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

- Modules: General & Mechanical
Power - 5V-10V unregulated
Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm
Weight - approximately 14 grams
About XteQ
XteQ, Inc. is an original equipment manufacturer of multi-channel dedicated voice conferencing equipment and a provider of integrated wireless and VoIP solutions for its military and aerospace customers.

About AValonRF Inc.:
AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. AvalonRF also designs and produces wireless terrestrial "last mile" mobile UHF, narrow band, high data rate, 802.22 based solutions. AvalonRF intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at www.avalonrf.com.

More information about XteQ is available online at www.XteQ.net
AValonRF Contact:
Tommy Orpaz
Vice President, Business Development
AValonRF, Inc
San Diego, CA (619) 401-1969

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The Radio Experience of Seattle Acquired by Broadcast Electronics

Broadcast Electronics and The Radio Experience finalize a merger of datacasting technologies that will enhance broadcasters' HD Radio and RBDS text services. New products to support "now playing" song title and artist information datacast to text-enabled receivers.

Quincy, IL (PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- Broadcast Electronics announced today that it has acquired the assets of The Radio Experience, a Seattle radio datacasting company operated by media visionary Allen Hartle.

Hartle is widely credited with the U.S. resurgence of Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), an analog FM text-on-radio service also known as Radio Data System (RDS) that has seen widespread adoption by broadcasters in the Europe. He will join Broadcast Electronics as Director of Development, Broadcast Data Services.

“By joining our resources with Allen’s and The Radio Experience, BE is reinforcing our leadership position in the future of radio data as a means for stations to build listenership and enhance revenue,” said John Pedlow, President of Broadcast Electronics, the largest U.S. radio-only manufacturer of studio and transmitter located in Quincy, Illinois.

Major broadcasters such as Infinity, Susquehanna, Entercom and ABC have been using The Radio Experience to enrich listenership since 2002. Broadcasters are currently running applications developed by the firm to send “now playing” information to text-enabled RBDS radios, HD Radio™ receivers and station websites.

“When I envisioned our products being overlaid onto BE’s existing products, I saw that the sum is greater than the parts,” said Hartle. “Our next step is to broaden the radio data applications for broadcasters who want to create brand loyalty, and revenue, in their local markets.”

BE will leverage assets from the acquisition to enhance the broadcaster’s data offering over RBDS, the web and HD Radio, a transformational digital technology that is providing U.S. broadcasters with new opportunities in datacasting.

BE was the first to market with second-generation HD Radio technology integrating digital audio and data. The company also was the first to market with a data management system for HD Radio and RBDS.

Product-line integration is in process, with new product offerings resulting from the acquisition scheduled for announcement and availability at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) spring convention in April, 2005.

The Radio Experience will maintain its current business offices and research and development facility near Seattle, Washington.

About Broadcast Electronics
Broadcast Electronics (BE) is the premier provider of mission-critical solutions for over-the-air and Internet radio. BE products encompass program generation, audio and data management, inter-facility transport, and analog and digital transmission. For more than four decades, BE pioneering developments have set industry standards for innovation and reliability, while providing broadcasters with new options for operational productivity and income generation. BE is headquartered in Quincy, Illinois, and is represented worldwide by a network of local representatives.

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Sencore Sponsors ISF/HAA/RTI Home Theater Certification Classes in Dallas

Sencore Electronics is sponsoring a five day “Maximizing Home Theater Performance” certification seminar in Dallas, Texas. In this seminar you will learn what makes a good home theater, including pitfalls to avoid, check lists to follow, and ways to build your installation business. You’ll learn how the entire room ambiance including the video image, sound quality, room acoustics, and RF distribution are as much a part of the home theater environment as the electronic components themselves. Plus, you’ll receive extensive hands on training on how to efficiently use the right tools, and make measurements that eliminate guesswork and subjective decisions.

(PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- Days 1&2: Producing Picture-Perfect Video ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Certification Seminar.

This portion of the seminar addresses critical issues surrounding the video display and digital television. Attendees will gain a full understanding of the systems approach to electronic imaging and learn how to accurately reproduce visual images from all video sources.

Day 3: Modern RF Design & Installation RTI (RF Training Institute) Certification Seminar
The goals of the RF course are to prepare students to choose and place antennas with predictable success and tackle the challenges of today’s multi-room distribution systems.

Days 4&5: System Setup for Superb Sound HAA (Home Acoustics Alliance) Certification Seminar
HAA promotes the correct and most effective use of acoustical design and calibration techniques. Students learn strategies to achieve the critical acoustic goal of uniform modal distribution.

Students will receive certifications from the Imaging Science Foundation, Home Acoustics Alliance, RF Training Institute, and Sencore upon successful completion of the seminar. Course materials and lunch are included in the price of the seminar. Space is limited.

For full course outline and training schedule, visit http://www.sencore.com or call 1-800-736-2673 (int’l: 1-605-339-0100)

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Euroquartz Launches New Low Voltage SMD Oscillators

Frequency control products specialist, Euroquartz Group has launched a new range of low voltage 7 x 5mm surface mount clock oscillators to meet increasing demand for low current consumption devices.

(PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- Frequency control products specialist, Euroquartz Group has launched a new range of low voltage 7 x 5mm surface mount clock oscillators to meet increasing demand for low current consumption devices.

Euroquartz's XO91 series now features versions that operate with 1.8 and 2.5V supplies, complementing existing 3.3 and 5V models. These low voltage SMD oscillators are ideal for use in a wide variety of applications including hand held and battery powered communications equipment, PDAs, GPS and wireless LAN. Maximum current consumption for the new low voltage oscillators ranges from 8 to 25mA for 1.8V parts and from 10 to 30mA for 2.5V devices depending on frequency.

The XO91 series oscillators comprise a TTL/CMOS compatible hybrid circuit and a miniature quartz crystal enclosed in a low profile 7 x 5mm ceramic package. The high quality design and materials used in the manufacture of this field-proven oscillator provide secure and reliable operation while mass production methods ensure low costs.

Available in the frequency range from 600kHz to 125MHz, the XO91 series SMD oscillators are suitable for vapour-phase, infrared or epoxy mount techniques. Tristate function is provided as standard and can be disabled as required.

Four frequency stability ranges are available encompassing ±10ppm (0 to 50deg C), ±15ppm (0 to 70deg C), ±25ppm (-40 to +85deg C) and ±50ppm (-55 to +125deg C). Specifications include duty cycle of 50% ±10% as standard (50% ±5% available), 15pF CMOS output load (less than 50pF available), 10 LSTTL output load, start up time of 5ms maximum (1.8 to 32MHz) or 10ms maximum (32 to 125MHz) and ageing of ±5ppm maximum in first year. Three operating temperature ranges are available covering commercial (-10 to 70deg C), industrial (-40 to +85deg C) and military (-55 to +125deg C) applications.

With annual turnover of £3.5million and a current growth rate of 12.5% per annum, Euroquartz group provides major OEMs with a global manufacturing and supply facility for all types of quartz crystals, oscillators, filters and frequency control products.

For more information, please contact: Euroquartz Ltd/Frequency Products Ltd, Blacknell Lane Industrial Estate, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7HE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1460 230000, Fax: +44 (0)1460 230001, Web: www.euroquartz.co.uk

Press enquiries to: Tim Jennings, Marshall Jennings PR Limited, Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY, UK. Tel: +44 (0)118 988 0288, Fax: +44 (0)118 988 0388. Web site: http://www.mjpr.com

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January 26, 2022

Fuji Novel Batteries “Reverse Current Prevention” Protects Devices From Harm

The Only Alkaline Batteries to Offer this Superior Equipment Protection Feature - Fuji Novel Batteries, one of the largest manufacturers of batteries for portable electronics and digital cameras worldwide, is pleased to offer a specially engineered “reverse current protection” feature in its Fuji Novel D-Size and C-Size alkaline batteries. This feature actually blocks the completion of negative-to-negative current in batteries that are connected in series, thereby virtually eliminating potential damage and premature discharge from reverse current in incorrectly installed batteries.

(PRWEB) January 26, 2022 -- To prevent the possibility of two negative terminals from touching each other if they are improperly inserted, Fuji Novel LR20 (D-size) and LR14 (C-size) alkaline batteries have specially-designed resin protrusions on their negative face to ensure that negative-to-negative contact is incomplete, and therefore no current conduction can occur. This feature prevents both the inadvertent and the deliberate installation of batteries where both negative terminals can touch, which, at worst, can send a potentially harmful surge into the device.

“We are very pleased to once again lead the industry by providing this reverse current protection in our C and D-Size Alkaline batteries – the batteries most likely to be connected in series, and therefore, in greatest need of protection,” noted Russ Bongiorno, Vice President of Marketing at Fuji Novel Batteries. “Fuji Novel has been an innovator and a pioneer in the battery marketplace for decades. The reverse current protection innovation is just another example of the forward thinking that we bring to the industry.”

All Fuji Novel Alkaline batteries offer superior performance characteristics. Today's portable consumer electronic products like digital cameras and MP3 players are more sophisticated and require more power. As today's high-tech handheld electronics incorporate higher-speed digital processing, their hunger for battery power grows dramatically. Therefore the demands on portable power sources, especially Alkaline batteries, are skyrocketing.

State-of-the-art techniques and materials enable Fuji Novel to produce batteries of the highest quality and longest life to meet the needs of today’s consumer electronic devices. Through the use of an innovative technology that incorporates an advanced cathode material with more electrolytes in its Alkaline batteries, Fuji Novel ushered in a new era of high performance portable power. In fact, recent independent tests conducted by the ACTS Testing Laboratory, showed that Fuji Novel AA batteries outlasted recognized battery brands.

Fuji Novel meets the highest manufacturing standards, ensuring superior product performance worldwide. All Fuji Novel batteries undergo rigorous quality control tests that ensure exceptional operation and superior consistency, providing outstanding value for consumers every hour of every day in a myriad of portable power uses all over the world.

For over 50 years, Fuji Novel Batteries has been recognized as a market leader and innovator in the hyper-competitive battery industry. Fuji Novel pioneered the launch of Carbon Zinc battery technology in 1950, and was first to develop and market a line of Manganese batteries, launching the product line in 1969. An environmentally-conscious company, Fuji Novel was the first battery manufacturer to produce 100% Mercury Free Formula and Cadmium-free batteries. Fuji Novel manufacturers and markets batteries under its own internationally-recognized brand, and is the leading manufacturer of private-label batteries worldwide.

For more information about Fuji Novel Batteries, visit their Website at www.fujinovelbatteries.com, or in North America, call toll free at 800-224-3854.

Media Contact:
John Lonsdorf
R&J; Public Relations, LLC
(973) 331-1070

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Celoxica Joins Synopsys in-Sync Programme for Verification and Implementation

System-level and Custom IP Designers Benefit from Flow Development Connecting Celoxica’s Suite of ESL Design Tools to the Synopsys Design Compiler Family

(PRWEB) January 26, 2022 -- Celoxica, a leading provider of C-based design and synthesis solutions, today announced design flow development through the Synopsys® in-Sync® programme. This development formalises the interoperability between Celoxica’s Agility Compiler and DK Design Suite with the Design Compiler® synthesis solution from Synopsys, Inc.

Celoxica’s design tools for system level co-design and the rapid development of custom intellectual property cores from C-algorithms, enable designers to retain their single source C files through design exploration, verification and implementation. Celoxica’s ESL approach provides the capability for the automatic generation and synthesis of IEEE compliant RT level VHDL, Verilog and FPGA netlists from ANSI-C or SystemC algorithmic descriptions.

“Celoxica’s tools have become a distinctive part of the ASIC/ SoC design flow, now that it connects to the leading hardware implementation flow,” said Jeff Jussel, vice president of Marketing for Celoxica. “Linking the Celoxica ESL tools to Synopsys’ Design Compiler tools is an important step in realising the full potential of ESL design.”

The development and verification of tool interoperability is being managed through the Synopsys in-Sync programme. The initial focus is the optimisation of RTL generated from Celoxica’s tools for Design Compiler tools.

“For years Synopsys has initiated programmes of its own and worked with standards bodies and industry organisations to advance tool interoperability throughout the electronic design automation industry,” said Karen Bartleson, director of Interoperability at Synopsys, Inc. “Through the in-Sync interoperability programme, Synopsys enables EDA vendors to identify and implement interoperable design flows that maximise the productivity of our mutual customers.”

About Celoxica
An innovator in Electronic System Level (ESL) design, Celoxica supplies the design technology, IP and services that define Software-Compiled System Design, a methodology that exploits higher levels of design abstraction to dramatically improve silicon design productivity. Celoxica’s products address hardware/software partitioning, co-verification and C-based synthesis. Established in 1996, Celoxica offers a proven route from complex algorithms to hardware, and provides a portfolio of ESL design tools that deliver significant productivity advantages for digital signal processing applications such as imaging, electronic security and communications. For more information, visit: www.celoxica.com.

Celoxica and the Celoxica logo are trademarks of Celoxica, Ltd. Synopsys, Design Compiler and in-Sync are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc.

All other brand names and product names are the property of their respective owners

For reader enquiries please contact: Jeff Jussel, vice president of marketing, Celoxica Limited, 66 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RX, United Kingdom, telephone +44 (0) 1235 863656, fax +44 (0) 1235 863648.

For more information about Celoxica, visit www.celoxica.com

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BB-Shopping Is One of the Best Resources for Mobile Phone Accessories, Ipod Accessories

One Place Resource for Ipod Accessories and other Consumer Electronic Gadgets

(PRWEB) January 26, 2022 -- iPod Mini Arm Band
If you are a person who enjoys jogging or running and owns an iPod Mini, you can't do without the iPod Mini Armband. The lightweight armband keeps your iPod Mini secure and lets you conveniently adjust the volume or select songs or create new playlists.

The iPod Mini Armband uses the optional neoprene arm band for wearing the lightweight iPod Mini. It is the perfect item for keeping the iPod Mini secure while running or working out. Feel free to take your iPod Mini while hiking, jogging or simply running errands.

Apart from taking the iPod Mini jogging or working out at the gym, you will find that it is a useful accessory to start conversations with a compliment generating neoprene armband. Apart from its utility factor, the iPod Mini Armband looks good.

For iPod Mini users, the iPod Mini Armband is indeed a `must have`. Jogging and running are sports where the concentration must be focussed on the physical activity. When you exercise it's not convenient to hold the iPod the whole time -- so you need the arm band. In fact, it becomes like a part of you. It's not easy to make your own and there are no armbands which fit iPods in particular, so this is the only option.

If you plan on using your iPod Mini while exercising, you need to get this great arm band! Use the optional neoprene arm band to wear your lightweight iPod Mini -- perfect for keeping iPod Mini secure while running or working out.

Some users feel that velcro is a safer bet than the provided iPod clip. In fact, there’s nothing that suits this high quality device more than velcro with a high quality leather band. The velcro closer holds tight and doesn't slip while you are jumping around or running on the treadmill. It fits so nicely on the arm that you will forget you are even wearing it.

One of the side benefits is that the armband also serves as a wonderful theft deterrent. Putting it on is enough to prevent theft or loss. Before a theft could be completed, it would be noticed by the wearer.

You will find the armband very convenient and comfortable. It compliments the iPod very nicely and slides very smoothly on it.
Rest assured, your money will be well spent when you purchase the iPod Mini Armband. Once you have it, you won't want to leave home without it!

We at www.bb-shopping.co.uk can help you get the best quality mini ipod arm band for enjoying your jogging pleasure.

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January 25, 2022

AvalonRF and PerceptiVU Demonstrate Remote Video Target Tracking Systems at AFCEA

AvalonRF and PerceptiVU will be demonstrating the capability of AvalonRFs wireless technology combined with PerceptiVU's Video Target Tracking systems at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2022 -- AvalonRF and PerceptiVU will be demonstrating the capability of AvalonRFs wireless technology combined with PerceptiVU's Video Target Tracking systems at AFCEA West 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451

The combined technology is ideal for applications that require tracking from remote platforms such as UAV, UGV, USV, Robotics, Remote Controlled Weapons, Remote Controlled Machine Guns and Remote Controlled Guns.

AValonRF presented Digital wireless long range links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

AvalonRF digital links used are divided into a payload systems and various ground systems:

Payload systems:
- Includes a command & control transceiver, GPS, MPEG4 video and a telemetry transmitter (Module A + TR430-3G or TR430-2G)
Size: 60mm x 33 mm x 20mm. Approximate weight of the payload system: 28 grams

· Ground Systems (various options)

- Basic Ground System - Includes a command & control transceiver, GPS, MPEG4 video and a data Receiver (Module D + TR430-3G or TR430-2G)

- V38R Rugged PDA with TR430-2G, running Windows CE.
Includes a daylight readable 3.5” display, biometrics, bar code reader, camera/flash with a 2GB SD card storage, microphone and speaker, USB, RS232, IRDT, 802.11g, Bluetooth & TR430-2G/GPS. Replaceable battery lasts for 8 hours. Low cost handheld device for short range UAV, UGV, Robotics and USVs

- HMPC-1.6 Wireless helmet mounted wearable computer, running Windows XP Embedded (or Linux) (includes Module F, Module D and TR430-3G x 2 (for diversity). Optional Module C for TCP/IP + USB + on board DVR) Hands free, light weight (under 1Lbs) ground station operating with Rockwell/Collins KEO HMD display. Allows operations of a UAV while in motion.

- TA-8D, TA12D, or TA-16D tracking antenna system. A combination of 8, 12 or 16 RF transceiver modules (see below), RF power amplifiers and diversity electronics. Allows very long-range communications with a UAV, UGV or USV from an airplane, vehicle or boat in fast motion and undetectable, unhackable and unjamable data/video/audio links among moving planes/vehicle/boats.

- Any other customer desired topology or configuration

PerceptiVU's video Target Tracking technology is designed to track objects such as cars, boats, aircraft and people. The purpose is to zoom in and automatically follow the object of interest very closely to obtain high-resolution imagery of the object of interest.

Automated Motion Tracking software (AMT) is the latest software to be offered by PerceptiVU, when the system senses a target in motion within the fixed camera scene, a pan-tilt-zoom camera tracks the target as it moves within the scene. Cars/people in parking lots/public places, after-hours surveillance, perimeter security and defense, and port security.

AvalonRF will also present its micro transceiver modules, compression and decompression micro modules, Network interface micro modules, and wearable computer micro modules.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:
- RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers
TR423-1 76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver
TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS (This module in integrated in the PDA)
TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS
TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS
TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

- Interfaces
Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC
Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board
Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface
Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)
MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.
Module F - CPU, running Windows XP (news - web sites) at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers
- Modules: General & Mechanical
Power - 5V-10V unregulated
Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm
Weight - approximately 14 grams

About AValonRF Inc.:
AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. AvalonRF also designs and produces wireless terrestrial "last mile" mobile UHF, narrow band, high data rate, 802.22 based solutions. AvalonRF intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at www.avalonrf.com.

More information about PerceptiVU is available online at http://www.PerceptiVU.com

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Fingerprint Recognition Technology Makes Door Lock Keys a Thing of the Past

This release announces the new M28 Fingerprint Door Lock. An innovative security device that combines a conventional door lock with high precision biometric fingerprint recognition technology.

(PRWEB) January 25, 2022 -- Doors have locks to keep unauthorized people out of course. Unfortunately, the reality is that door keys get lost, duplicated, or even worse… stolen. MATA BioTech has developed a biometric door lock designed to recognize the authorized user’s fingerprint in order to open a door, making conventional keys unnecessary.

In these troubling times when security is of critical concern, the M28 Fingerprint Door Lock delivers an improved solution to an age old dilemma. The M28 is easily installed on just about any standard door and provides businesses and homeowners with peace of mind, knowing that only the fingerprints of authorized users can access the lock.

Forget about fumbling for your keys. Simply place your finger on the door lock and in less than 3 seconds, it recognizes you and you’re in. Never worry about losing keys or unauthorized duplication…ever! More importantly, secure any room with the most unique key on earth… your fingerprint.

How does it work? The user gently presses their finger against the sensor surface. This sensor is connected to a microprocessor inside the lock. The information from the scan is analyzed. If verification of the fingerprint is successful, the lock mechanism opens allowing you to turn the handle and open the door. Initially, a fingerprint is scanned and enrolled right on the lock, and it is instantly converted into a mathematical template. This template is a data representation of the fingerprint. It is stored in the memory of the lock, and later used during verification.

“Its a common problem that happens to all of us; we misplace, lose, or have even had our keys stolen,” said Dr. Olman Mata president of MATA BioTech. “It’s a simple fact, keys, pin codes, passwords, or proximity cards are convention access methods that can be stolen, lost, or passed on to unauthorized users. Biometric methods cannot be stolen lost or copied. Your fingerprint is unique and no one can steal that from you.”

The M28 Fingerprint Door lock can store up to 10 fingerprints, and has the unique ability to enroll and delete individual fingerprints from its memory without having to erase all stored fingerprints. All this is easily and quickly done right on the lock, without the need of a computer link, or technical knowledge. Three identical mechanical keys are included to manually open the door if so desired.

Very easy to install and even easier to operate. It can replace just about any door knob or door handle using the door’s existing bore hole. Solid heavy duty construction yet stylish in design, it is made from durable zinc-alloy metal. This lock is suitable for home or office and requires no hard wiring or complicated door modifications. The M28 is powered by four standard AA alkaline batteries that are included. Battery life is 8 months to a year depending on usage. When the battery power is low, the unit produces an audible warning signal. The lock will even operate dozens of times before the batteries are fully depleted. When the batteries are removed and replaced, the enrolled fingerprints remain in memory.

Dr. Olman Mata integrates his knowledge of human biology and electronic circuitry to design and manufacture affordable innovative biometric devices. The company is also known for the G10 fingerprint drawer lock, and they are also developing a biometric briefcase with fingerprint recognition technology. MATA BioTech is based in Southern California. For more information, visit www.matabiotech.com or call 1-877-782-4336.

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DDH Software Announces the Release of HanDBase Online Runtime Builder for Windows Desktops

Simple-to-use mobile application builder now adds desktop option, enabling developers to easily build custom applications for Windows Mobile, Palm OS, and Windows Desktops.

Wellington, FL (PRWeb via MobilityNewswire) January 25, 2022 -- DDH Software, developers of the award-winning HanDBase relational database program for mobile devices, has just released HanDBase Online Runtime Builder. The new database development tool enables users to create freestanding Windows Desktop PC companions for handheld runtime solutions.

For nearly three years, DDH Software has been selling its runtime builder solution for Palm OS devices. Early last year, the company added support for Windows Mobile / Pocket PC applications as well. With the HanDBase Runtime Builder, thousands of customers have discovered how easy it is to design freestanding relational database runtime applications. Without having to learn any programming languages, users can create stand-alone applications based on the HanDBase databases they design.

"We've watched with excitement as users have created a myriad of stand-alone applications with the HanDBase runtime designer,” said David Haupert, president of DDH Software, Inc. “Some have created a product that they now sell to their customers, while others have used it to distribute a unique branded database application to their employees and students.”

Giving users a turnkey custom-branded solution is a high priority for many of DDH Software’s clients, and now they are able to create database solutions for both major handheld platforms—complete with a desktop companion for making changes to data on the desktop.

The desktop companion offers full support for editing databases, filtering, searching, and browsing, as well as flexible features for importing and exporting data to other file formats. Additionally, customers can interface with DDH Software's many flexible synchronization conduits to provide bi-directional data synchronization between handheld and desktop, and a myriad of desktop database management systems. These additional conduits are available in individual and unlimited licensing arrangements and are sold separately.

The online Runtime Builder site was designed to be fast and easy to use, and many applications can be developed in minutes. Customers interested in trying the solution before purchasing can go online and build a one-day evaluation version of any application with all features available to them.

Licensing for either the Windows Mobile or Palm OS version of HanDBase Online Runtime Builder is US$599.99, which includes unlimited, royalty-free distribution of applications created using the program. Windows Desktop solutions can be created for an additional US $299.00. For those who aim to create application suites to run on Windows desktops and Palm OS and Windows Mobile handheld platforms, the cost is US$999 when purchased at the same time.

Visit DDH Software’s Web site to learn more about the HanDBase Online Runtime Builder: www.ddhsoftware.com/runtimebuilder.html

More about DDH Software:
DDH Software, Inc. is the maker of the award winning HanDBase database and forms software for both the Palm and PocketPC. Their software helps companies to mobilize corporate data efficiently and easily. We can be reached by phone at (561) 967-3668. More information here: www.ddhsoftware.com

Media Contact:
David Haupert
DDH Software
561-967-3668

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Smart Box Design Launches a Windows Mobile Version of WordPop!, an Acclaimed Word Game for Handheld Devices

Company also updates WordPop! for Palm OS with new sounds and expanded lexicon.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) January 25, 2022 -- Smart Box Design announces it has launched a version of WordPop!, its challenging word creation game, for Windows Mobile devices. The Windows Mobile version features audio and visual effects designed to take advantage of the high-resolution screens and audio capabilities of the latest devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 2003 platform, such as the Dell Axim, HP iPAQ and Toshiba e-series devices. The company has simultaneously upgraded the Palm OS version with new sound effects and additional words.

Those who enjoy word games such as Boggle and Scrabble will find WordPop! an addictive new part of their PDA game collection. Players are challenged to create words and use strategy skills to rack up high scores. The game requires players to take a strategic approach to assemble various combinations of words on a game board comprised of randomly placed letter tiles. The object of the game is to clear the board by creating words from the letter tiles. As each word is formed, the tiles in the word are removed and the remaining tiles fall into the vacated spaces and create new word possibilities.

A strategic approach to the game is essential to winning. Players need to plan ahead in order to clear the board and move on to the next round. To increase the number of word possibilities, players can also rotate the board to rearrange the letters.

Reviewers of PDA games are already raving about the new version of WordPop!:

“The glory of this game is that it may be played on all different levels by all different ages and skill levels,” said Tim Hillebrand, a contributor to Pocket PC Magazine. “The developers of this product all used to work for an educational game company and have transferred those skills to Smart Box Design which shines through in the creation of this fun and instructive program.”

“I love word puzzles, and this one is truly enjoyable,” exclaimed Judie Hughes, product reviewer with The-Gadgeteer.com, a popular online outlet for news and reviews of mobile technologies. “If you enjoy word puzzles, give this one a try.”

WordPop! was designed for players of all ages and skill levels. The breadth of the games’ word list allows players to push the limits of their vocabularies and creates an excellent educational tool for parents and educators. WordPop! has three difficulty levels, Easy, Medium, and Hard, to accommodate both novice and advanced players. Each level also offers a distinctive experience, giving players the choice of playing a relaxing game or challenging their intellect.

Smart Box Design developed WordPop! with a host of options to enable players to keep track of their progress. The game offers a “Best Words” screen, which displays the highest-scoring words created by the player and “High Score” screens to show the number of rounds accomplished and points scored.

“I have been thrilled with the response by Palm OS users to our initial release of WordPop!, and I’m looking forward to watching it become a classic word game on Windows Mobile devices as well,” said Todd Sherman, president of Smart Box Design. “The attention to detail that we put into all of our games is truly demonstrated in the newest versions of WordPop!”

Detailed information about WordPop! and a free trial version are available at http://www.smartboxdesign.com.

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 OS and Windows Mobile handheld devices. The company has previously released 9 Men's Morris and Farkle Dice, which are sold worldwide and localized into German.

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

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January 24, 2022

PhatWare Announces Upgrades to PhatPad - Award-Winning Notes Organizing Software

PhatPad 2.1 Offers Several New Features Including Animation Mode; Vertical and Horizontal Auto Scrolling; and Improved Overall Functionality

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB via Mobilitynewswire) January 24, 2022 -- PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces the upgrade to its award-winning notes organizer for Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs, Tablet and Desktop PCs. The application turns any Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC or Tablet PC into the ultimate notepad. The user can draw pictures, jot text notes, or combine text, drawings and pictures to increase their personal and professional productivity.

PhatPad 2.1 features the Animation Mode that allows users to open handwritten notes and pictures as an animation clip. The program will automatically “flip” through pages of notes at a specified speed, providing the user with a quick preview of the “live” notes. For example, a user can draw a map of street directions, adding new streets on each page of notes and have the ability to view them in animation for quick reference.

“The new version of PhatPad brings greater functionality to an already award-winning product,” said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corporation. “The new Animation Mode gives users the convenience to quickly preview their notes, bringing increased efficiency to notes organizing.”

Additional features of PhatPad 2.1 include improved shape recognition that now supports arrows; customizable vertical and horizontal auto scrolling; a new command to duplicate a note’s pages; and the ability to scroll the page with the stylus.

“PhatPad 2.1 exemplifies PhatWare’s continuing commitment to deliver a very unique and compelling productivity application to users of Windows Mobile-based devices,” said Julie Wymetalek, manager of the Mobility Partner Advisory Council at Microsoft Corp. “New features, such as Animation Mode, demonstrate the power of Windows Mobile and its ability to provide a great platform that industry partners can continue to build upon.”

PhatPad can be used with CalliGrapher and/or PenOffice to convert handwritten notes to the digital text. CalliGrapher and PenOffice handwriting recognition products are sold separately but are also available as PhatPad software bundles at a discounted rate.

PhatPad 2.1 is priced at $29.95 and is available for purchase on PhatWare’s Web site, www.phatware.com, and from PhatWare’s authorized resellers. A free upgrade is offered to registered users of PhatPad 2.0. Registered users of older versions of PhatPad can purchase the product for $14.95.

About PhatWare
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, and Microsoft Windows Embedded partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit www.phatware.com.

* PhatWare is a registered trademark of PhatWare Corp. Other product, company, or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

PRESS CONTACT:
Billi Cruse
Dittoe PR
317-202-2280 ext. 17

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January 22, 2022

egrips® Announces New Accessory Custom-Designed for OGO

Flexible Innovations Limited, a leader in the development of advanced materials, announces an egrips® custom designed to perfectly fit the OGO, a dedicated text, instant messaging, and email messaging device sold by Cingular/AT&T; Wireless.

(PRWEB) January 22, 2022 -- Flexible Innovations Limited is selling egrips® for the hot new OGO text messaging device from Cingular/AT&T; Wireless. Now you can personalize your text messaging device and get a great feeling grip as well.

egrips® are stylish, super grippy appliqués that adhere to your OGO, giving it a unique look and providing a better grip, to keep it from slipping out of your hand or off your console. egrips® for the OGO feel great to hold and are available in designer colors and patterns.

egrips® is made of an easy to clean, durable, silicone based material that also protects your OGO from scratches and scuffs. With an egrips® applied to your OGO, you can individualize your OGO and keep it securely in your hand at the same time.

Visit www.egrips.com for more information.

Cost and Availablity:
egrips® for the OGO are priced at $12.95 for the full set and $9.95 for the short set. They are available at www.egrips.com in black, silver, cheetah, chartreuse, pink sparkle, and purple sparkle designer patterns.

About egrips™
Flexible Innovations Limited, a leader in development of advanced materials, created egrips® technology, a very thin silicone based product with unique features. egrips® safeguard mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, and other handheld electronic devices from potentionally damaging falls by giving users a better grip. With egrips® attached, devices don’t slide out of user’s hands or off the edges of slippery surfaces. egrips® work with a wide variety of handheld devices including cell phones, smart phones, Palm Pilots, OGOs, Pocket PCs, portable CD and DVD players, remote controls, cordless phones, GameBoy units, GPS units, messaging devices, MP3 players, notebook computers, photography equipment, portable medical equipment, professional grooming products, scanners, and two-way radios. Visit www.egrips.com.

About OGO
OGO is a hand-held device sold through Cingular/AT&T.; It features a clam shell design with a full QWERTY keyboard for easy typing and a color screen. Now you can chat with any of your instant messaging friends, send an email to anyone, and text message to both domestic and international numbers with one device. Service starts as low as $17.99 per month for unlimited usage, available nationally in the OGO Service area.

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BatMax Starts Production and Sales of the World's First Battery Life Extender for Mobile Phones.

BatMax, the first cellphone battery life booster that extends the mobile phone battery life and reduces charging time is now in production and is currently being shipped to both U.S. and international retailers and wholesalers.

(PRWEB) January 22, 2022 -- Specifically created for modern mobile phones with color display, camera, internet access, Bluetooth, games and enhanced multimedia functionalities, which require high energy, BatMax answers the battery life demands of the actual handsets and future 3G mobile phones market with high-speed data rate and video communication.

Old and new rechargeable batteries can benefit from BatMax and the product is compatible with all mobile phones.

BatMax is based on the IonXR, a new exclusively developed nanoceramic material, resulting from years of laboratory research. BatMax foil slows down the loss of capacity of Ni-CD, Ni-MH, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries and thus provides improved battery performance.
• Extends the battery life from 30% up to 2X and offers more talk time and stand-by-time.
• Accelerates the charging time up to 40%.
• Rejuvenates the current batteries and restores performances.
• Prolongs the total battery life span with up to 30% longer lifetime (battery cycles).
• Eliminates the battery "memory” effect.
• Protects the battery from electrical variations of cigarette-lighter adaptors by regulating and filtering the current.
• Saves money by delaying the need for purchasing new batteries.

BatMax is a small (1.14 x 1.92 in) rectangular sticker which is installed in seconds by the user on the mobile phone battery. Users just need to turn-off the mobile, remove the battery and attach BatMax to the battery or the cellphone. After re-assembling and turning on the mobile phone, BatMax starts its effect on the battery and users will notice a battery life improvement after 5 to 10 charging cycles.

BatMax is packaged with an English-Spanish-French language installation manual. BatMax suggested price is: $12.95.

About BatMax Corporation
Founded in 2004 in USA, BatMax Corporation was formed to identify, develop, manufacture and market innovative high quality wireless communications and computer products. BatMax main innovation and focus is the research and development of technologies for intelligent mobile energy products, accessible to the largest number of users. By improving energy products and reducing electrical needs for more than a billion cellular phone subscribers and millions of computers and electronic devices users, BatMax will naturally contribute to the prevention of the energy demands and the protection of the environment. BatMax IonXR technology is always improving and new products for different applications are coming soon.

For additional information, please contact:
Alain Aisenberg / Tel: (305) 865-1400 Email: e-mail protected from spam bots
Or browse our web site: www.batmax.com ;
Samples are available on request.
Images can be downloaded at www.batmax.com/press-kits.php

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EDT Now Offering Free Monthly i-LiNE Training

While other lighting control manufacturers offer training for a few hundred dollars per person, EDT has made a commitment not to charge for its training.

Longview, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2022 -- Electronic Design Technology is pleased to announce its new i-LiNE Training Program which will be held on a regular monthly basis beginning February 2005 in addition to the periodic Road Seminars throughout the United States.

While other lighting control manufacturers offer training for a few hundred dollars per person, EDT has made a commitment not to charge for its training. “We offer our training seminars for free because our desire is to eliminate the financial hurdles for a company to get their people trained”, stated Don Johnson, EDT Sales and Marketing Manager / Training Coordinator. “Most companies who can afford training from other manufactures can only afford to get one or two people trained. EDT is making it possible for everyone in the company to receive training. Our facility offers an excellent training environment with the additional benefits of being able to visit the manufacturing department where we manufacture the i-LiNE products.”

Basic and Advanced i-LiNE Training courses are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the EDT facility in Longview, Texas. To register for training, log on to www.edt.biz and click the “Register Here!” button on the right hand side of the page.

About EDT
EDT (www.edt.biz) is a quality leader in the design and manufacture of automation and control products for the commercial and consumer markets. EDT specializes in innovative, value driven engineering solutions, including a full line of lighting control, energy management, environment control and gateway solutions. EDT’s i-LiNE Lighting Control System is the system of choice in the HGTV 2005 Dream Home on The Reserve on Lake Tyler.

For more information, contact Don Johnson ( e-mail protected from spam bots ) at 866-753-4180, extension 210 at Electronic Design Technology.

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January 05, 2022

AValonRF Announces the Availability of Module A, a Micro MPEG4 Encoder Module

AValonRF, Inc., announces the immediate availability of it’s Micro MPEG4 Encoder module AFCEA West Expo 2005 February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, CA, USA, Booth 1451

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 5, 2022 -- AValonRF, Inc., announces the immediate availability of it’s Micro MPEG4 Encoder module at AFCEA West Expo 2005 - February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, CA, USA, Booth 1451

The Micro MPEG4 Encoder Module is an advanced MJPEG/MPEG1 /MPEG2/MPEG4 video compression module. It includes a video & audio Codec, a video & audio pre-processor DSP with a real time clock and OSD, a video compression ASIC and a transport stream post compression DSP.

The MPEG4 Encoder chip used is the WISchip GO7007SB of WIS Technologies, which is a multi-format video encoder chip. The CCIR601/656 video is compressed into MPEG-1/2/4, MJPEG, H.263, or GoStream™ formats. The WISchip GO7007SB of provides perfect A/V synchronization; improved error resiliency for irregular H-sync and V-sync video sources, and employs a motion-adaptive de-interlacing scheme to ensure optimal video quality. Designed for multimedia PC, DVR/PVR, STB, video conferencing, surveillance, and MPEG-4 enabled DSC/DVC applications; the WISchip G07007SB takes image quality to a new level, while delivering D1/VGA streaming video at 30 fps.

Typical Applications for the module:
· Wireless video links
· Wireless UAV/UGV/USV links
· Wireless IP cameras (with TR430-3G/Module C)
· Digital Video Recorders
· In-Car Video Systems

Module A – MPEG4 Encoder Features are:
· NTSC/PAL video input with a maximum resolution of 720x480 at 30 frames/sec.
· Electret microphone input
· Video pre-compression processing
– Eliminate thermal camera noise
– Reduce camera/image jitter
– Electronic zoom
– Add time stamp + on-screen display
– Detect a no-change in image
· Video compression (user adjustable)
– Variable output data rate
– Variable frame rate
– Variable latency
· Camera PTZ controller output
· Small and low weight (60mm x 33mm, 14gram)
· Low cost

Module A Optional features:
· Real Time Clock with battery backup
· PTZ control
· Audio Electret microphone amplifier and 1.2W power amplifier

Our products for the Security and Military markets are:
Systems -
· V38R - Rugged daylight readable PDA with biometrics, 2D bar code scanner, camera, RFID, 200kbit/sec long range encrypted wireless link, GPS and two way audio. Runs Windows CE®.
· LC618 Wireless Lapel Camera and microphone
· HMPC-1.6 Miniature Wearable Computer with integrated wireless links and GPS. Runs Windows XP® Embedded
· Micro miniature UAV/UGV/USV wireless video, telemetry & control links
· TA4, TA8, TA12, TA16 Tracking Antenna system with no moving parts

Micro Miniature Modules:
· TR430-2G – 200Kbaud (optional 325Kbaud) long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio
· TR430-3G – 1.53Mbaud long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio
· Module A - MPEG 4 Encoder (Compression)
· Module D - MPEG 4 Decoder (Decompression)
· Module C - TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA
· Module F – CPU, DRAM, AGP Display controller, 4.5GB HDD & WIFI/ZEGBEE/GSM/GPRS.

About AValon RF Inc.:
AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:
Tommy Orpaz
Vice President, Business Development
AValonRF, Inc
San Diego, CA
(619) 401-1969

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