MotionsTek Announces Crowdfunding Campaign in Support of Tag*it, an Innovative Tracking Technology for Smartphones and Other Small Valuables
Unique tracking device aims to debut at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New technology from MotionsTek (http://www.motionstek.com), a Taiwan-based technology developer, might put lost and found departments out of business. Tag*it is a discrete tracking device that pairs with a user's smartphone. By gauging relative motions, the technology knows when a wallet, purse, or other personal valuable is moving too far away. MotionsTek has launched an Indiegogo campaign with the objective of earning enough funding to participate in the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Learn more at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tag-it-simple-life-pure-happiness?c=home.
Considering the cost of items like designer handbags and high-end smartphones, Tag*it represents a more than worthwhile investment. Users simply insert the small tracking device inside a wallet, purse or other valuable. The potential applications of the concept are almost limitless, and the suggested retail is less than $100.
"Tag*it is 'smart' tracking technology, which makes it unlike any other tracking tool on the market," explains Tim Chiu, marketing manager at MotionsTek. "Tag*it switches to a dormant mode when there's no immediate danger, preserving battery life. The algorithm we have developed all but eliminates embarrassing false alarms. Tag*it's inertial sensor can distinguish between ordinary motion and the motion of a wallet falling to the ground, or worse, a thief slipping it out of a pocket unnoticed."
Chiu added: "Tag*it is not merely about preventing theft or loss. It's about eliminating all of the wasted time people spend just 'looking for' things. With Tag*it, people can be more productive and carefree."
Tag*it relies on low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 technology to sync the device to a user's smartphone and comes with a micro-USB cable for charging. Under normal conditions, a single charge can last a month or more. Charging takes about two hours. Via the accompanying smartphone application, all the functions and settings can be controlled with only a few swipes.
MotionsTek hopes to raise at least $40,000 toward the goal of exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas. As the largest convention of its kind, CES provides an unmatched opportunity for new product developers to make an impression on journalists and fellow innovators. Many of today's most well-known technology products debuted at the show, including Blu-ray, HDTV, Plasma screens, 3D TV and Android devices. Tag*it hopes to join that remarkable list.
As part of the Indiegogo campaign, MotionsTek is sponsoring a Tag*it giveaway to contributors who share a story in the comments section. Contributors are encouraged to share their most harrowing experiences of losing something valuable and how Tag*it will prevent a repeat. Upon successful completion of their campaign, MotionsTek plans to send a free Tag*it to at least 50 storytellers.
MotionsTek envisions Tag*it as the prototype for an entire product family, with devices and applications tailored to specific user needs. Plans are underway for tracking tools designed for sports, health care and in-home settings, among others.
The Tag*it Indiegogo campaign will conclude on June 9, so there is still ample time for consumers to express their interest in the tracking technology with a generous contribution.
Taiwan-based MotionsTek has spent several years researching and developing various applications for sensor-based technology. Tag*it has been in development since 2010. MotionsTek is happy to work together with other product designers on projects relating to sensors and smartphones.
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Ceragon Expands FibeAir® IP-20 Product Series with the Most Compact High Power Solutions for North America
Showcases FibeAir IP-20A - an ultra-high power all-indoor solution and FibeAir IP-20C HP - a high power multi-core all-outdoor solution, both supporting 2048QAM, at CTIA Wireless
CTIA WIRELESS PRE-CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Ceragon Networks Ltd. [http://www.ceragon.com ] (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless
backhaul specialist, today introduced the newest additions to its FibeAir IP-20 product
series. FibeAir IP-20A [http://www.ceragon.com/na/newproduct.asp?ID=113 ] and FibeAir
IP-20C HP [http://www.ceragon.com/na/newproduct.asp?ID=114 ] offer the most compact, high
power radios in the industry. Both solutions are designed to address the unique needs of
North American carriers, alternative access vendors and private network operators for
compact, high power all-indoor and all-outdoor configurations. These new solutions allow
Ceragon customers to build highly reliable, cost-efficient networks and ensure the lowest
total cost of ownership (TCO). Utilizing Ceragon's powerful in-house radio technology and
featuring 2048QAM, the new FibeAir IP-20A and FibeAir IP-20C HP solutions boost net radio
capacity by 35%. The amplified transmit power also improves microwave link availability
and extends reach, while using smaller antennas.
Ceragon will demonstrate its new compact, high power solutions at CTIA Wireless
[http://www.ctia2013.com ], May 21-23, 2013, booth #2270.
The NEBS-compliant FibeAir IP-20A features an enhanced version of Ceragon's powerful
RFU-A - a small footprint, all-indoor radio, which provides 6dB of additional Tx power.
Ideal for secure, long distance network deployments with demanding rack-space
requirements, FibeAir IP-20A offers unmatched resiliency, dramatically increases link
distance and allows the use of smaller antennas without compromising link performance. In
addition, this expandable solution offers versatile usage of rack-space enabling 1+1/ 2+0
in only 2RU; up to 4+0 in only 3RU; and fully protected 2+2 or 4+0 installations including
all networking and control functions in 4RU only. The compact, all-indoor FibeAir IP-20A
is the first in a series of North American solutions which will include a wireless
multi-technology node for multi-carrier, split-mount and E/V-band deployments.
FibeAir IP-20C HP is a high power North American version of Ceragon's multi-core
solution for all-outdoor applications. This unique solution allows for high
carrier-density installations in a small form factor in the 6-11 GHz spectrum bands.
Employing Ceragon's in-house RF and modem chip design, FibeAir IP-20C HP delivers 1.3Gbps
over 80MHz channels. In 30MHz channels the solution delivers 1Gbps using 4x4 MIMO
technology. Doubling the capacity over any channel bandwidth at half the power
consumption, it can significantly reduce network operators' TCO while ensuring high
quality, capacity and reliability in long distance installations. FibeAir IP-20C HP is in
deployment with a number of US-based service providers to carry high-speed wireless
broadband and 4G/LTE traffic.
FibeAir IP-20A and IP-20C HP are the latest implementations of Ceragon's Holistic
HetNet Hauling [http://www.ceragon.com/newsolution.asp?ID=28 ] (3H) vision. 3H combines
technologies, equipment and services to address the disruptive change in mobile network
paradigms, and their evolution towards data-driven, 4G/LTE-A HetNets (heterogeneous
"Our commitment to the North American market is demonstrated in the solutions we are
introducing today," said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon. "Our expanded FibeAir
IP-20 product series which features the most compact, high power radios in the industry
answers the unique requirements of North American network operators for high capacity
wireless hauling that can facilitate the expansion of 4G/LTE. Our growing North American
customer base can now benefit from a versatile set of solutions for a wide variety of
deployment scenarios. The feedback we have received from initial deployments and ongoing
customer trials is extremely positive, and we look forward to presenting the platform to
additional operators throughout the year."
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd [http://www.ceragon.com ].(NASDAQ: CRNT) is the #1 wireless
backhaul specialist. We provide innovative, flexible and cost-effective wireless backhaul
and fronthaul solutions that enable mobile operators and other wired/wireless service
providers to deliver 2G/3G, 4G/LTE and other broadband services to their subscribers.
Ceragon's high-capacity solutions use microwave technology to transfer voice and data
traffic while maximizing bandwidth efficiency to deliver more capacity over longer
distances under any deployment scenario. Based on our extensive global experience, Ceragon
delivers turnkey solutions that support service provider profitability at every stage of
the network lifecycle enabling faster time to revenue, cost-effective operation and simple
migration to all-IP networks. As the demand for data pushes the need for ever-increasing
capacity, Ceragon is committed to serve the market with unmatched technology and
innovation, ensuring effective solutions for the evolving needs of the marketplace. Our
solutions are deployed by more than 430 service providers in over 130 countries.
Ceragon Networks(R) and FibeAir(R) are trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd., registered
in the United States and other countries. CERAGON (R) is a trademark of Ceragon Networks
Ltd., registered in various countries. Other names mentioned in this publication are owned
by their respective holders.
This press release may contain statements concerning Ceragon's future prospects that
are "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These statements are based on current expectations and projections that involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that future results will be
achieved, and actual results could differ materially from forecasts and estimates. These
are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forecasts
and estimates. Some of the factors that could significantly impact the forward-looking
statements in this press release include the risk of significant expenses in connection
with potential contingent tax liability associated with Nera's prior operations or
facilities, risks associated with unexpected changes in customer demand, risks associated
with increased working capital needs, and other risks and uncertainties, which are
discussed in greater detail in Ceragon's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Ceragon's other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only
as of the date on which they are made and Ceragon undertakes no commitment to revise or
update any forward-looking statement in order to reflect events or circumstances after the
date any such statement is made. Ceragon's public filings are available from the
Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov or may be obtained
on Ceragon's website at http://www.ceragon.com
LG Collaborates With Pretty Lights On 'Around The Block' Music Video
LG UltraWide Monitors in Center of Creative Process For Musician's Latest Work
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics collaborated with Pretty Lights, the pioneering hip-hop artist Derek Vincent Smith, to create a unique music video for his latest track, "Around the Block."
The video(http://www.youtu.be/sUBzjL2XN9Q) stars LG's "UltraWide" IPS monitors, which complement Smith's musical vision and music-mixing process with expansive, cinematic screens and multitasking features.
"DJ Pretty Lights' new music video demonstrates the exceptional multitasking functionality of our uniquely proportioned 21:9 monitors," said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. "Well suited to the needs of recording artists, sound engineers and producers, the UltraWide has enough screen real estate to display mixing software, editing tools, multimedia files and a browser at the same time."
This is not a traditional product placement. Fishler explained how the music video brings Smith's artistic vision for "Around the Block" to life through the use of LG's UltraWide monitors. The concept of the video is the symbiosis between man and machine, or more specifically, between Smith and his LG monitors. With expansive screens and enhanced multitasking features, these monitors are an ideal match for Smith's unique, experimental approach to creating music and video.
Multitasking for Creative Musical Endeavors
The LG UltraWide monitor is an excellent tool for the digital environment, helping artists to perfect their beats and realize their creative vision. The monitor's 29-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio screen enables users to view and work on several open programs at the same time, making it easy to mix, edit and create. Conveniently, the 4-Screen Split feature divides the display into four segments, which can be arranged into a variety of useful configurations with just a few mouse clicks.
The monitor's Dual Link-Up function caters to the multi-device requirements of today's digitally savvy artists. The feature enables users to simultaneously connect two separate devices -- such as a sound mixer and a recording device -- to the monitor. A clever efficiency booster, the Dual Link-Up helps to facilitate the flow of creative production.
Around the Block will be released on the album A Color Map of the Sun. Pretty Lights' fans can pre-order it now on CD, vinyl, or in digital format from the official website, http://www.prettylightsmusic.com.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. http://www.lg.com .
SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of its new 4K Ultra HD TVs shipping this week, Sony Electronics today launched an integrated marketing campaign celebrating the stunning color and picture resolution of 4K.
The campaign features Garth Davis, who most recently co-directed Jane Campion's critically acclaimed miniseries Top of the Lake. After seeing Sony's amazing 4K picture quality on a Sony 4K Ultra HD TV at the Sundance Film Festival, Davis was inspired to make a 4K film to allow viewers to see deeper into his imagination. Working alongside Academy Award winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, the commercial spot encompassing Davis' vision was shot on the Sony F65 and F55 professional 4K cameras. Native 4K footage from the shoot will be showcased at retail next month where it can be enjoyed in its finest detail on Sony 4K TVs.
"The Sony 4K Ultra HD TV really is a new way of looking at things, a new visual language. There is so much detail, it's almost like you can walk into the picture," said Davis. "One of the things unique to the TV is color. And the story we've been creating for this project is about celebrating color in lots of ways. With Sony 4K we are working at the highest end of technology and creativity."
"It is so nice to have a larger color gamut to work with in 4K," added Miranda. "You can extract more information and show what you may not have seen before on a TV. Working with Sony 4K truly opens up the possibilities."
A broadcast spot starts airing this week nationally (view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhcvCZtNW9s), accompanied by digital, print and radio ads, mobile media and experiential events as well as retail point-of-purchase and interactive displays. Sony will also spread the word about the new 4K Ultra HD TVs through social networks, email, direct mail, and free standing inserts.
"The campaign calls out the enhanced quality of anything one would watch on a Sony 4K TV with a picture that is four times clearer than full HD," said Patrick Bewley, vice president of Brand Experience & Visual Design at Sony Electronics. "It's the highest resolution, most immersive experience Sony has ever created, and in order to experience it, you must see it in person to believe it."
Consumers can see and experience the new Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs at a Sony Store or Magnolia Home Theater at Best Buy.
The focus on 4K is the first piece of a year-long campaign that showcases emerging and established collaborators who have been inspired by Sony technology to create unique and unforgettable stories and Sony brand experiences. All aspects of this campaign were developed with the support of Sony Electronics' advertising agency 180 Los Angeles.
About Sony's XBR 4K Ultra HD TV Series
Joining the 84-inch XBR-84X900 in market since November 2012, the new XBR-55X900A (55-inch class - 54.6" diag.) and XBR-65X900A (65-inch class-64.5" diag.) models include the following features:
-- Images become lifelike with a resolution of four-times that of Full HD
TV (3840 x 2160 pixels)
-- All content is viewed at the highest resolution possible with upscaling
to near 4K with Sony's proprietary 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine
-- All colors, including difficult blues, greens and reds, are delivered
naturally and accurately through Triluminos display quantum dot
-- An immersive picture draws in viewers with blacker blacks and excellent
contrast produced with dynamic edge-lit, LED backlighting
-- Amazing sound from the integrated 65 Watt, front-facing, magnetic fluid
speaker system complements the stunning picture
-- A cinematic experience is brought to life through Full HD 3D
capabilities with passive glasses
-- Entertainment choices are endless with Wi-Fi connectivity, including
access to the full Sony Entertainment Network suite of services
For more information, visit http://www.sony.com/4ktv.
Syncsort's New Data Integration Solutions Provide a Smarter Approach to Hadoop ETL
Two New Hadoop Offerings and DMX Innovations Bring Benefits of Better ETL through Hadoop and Better Hadoop with Enhanced ETL
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data integration solutions, today announced the availability of its Spring '13 release, including two brand new Hadoop products and breakthrough enhancements to DMX that turn Hadoop into a more robust, feature rich and easy-to-use ETL solution.
Big Data is prompting organizations to look at Hadoop to process more data in less time and for less money, but Hadoop is not yet a complete ETL solution. Syncsort's two new offerings for Hadoop - DMX-h ETL Edition and DMX-h Sort Edition are designed to strengthen Hadoop by providing the full functionality required to deliver enterprise ETL capabilities. They provide greater ease-of-use and maximize node performance compared to non-native, code-generating ETL tools. In addition, performance and connectivity enhancements to DMX expand usage by end-users and partners.
"Analyzing Big Data is critical to our customers' ability to sustain competitiveness, but the avalanche of information is breaking traditional data integration architectures ? many of the tools are too code and resource intensive and ultimately drive costs too high," said Josh Rogers, senior vice president, data integration business, Syncsort. "With our new DMX editions, we are strengthening Hadoop by providing seamless and powerful ETL and sort capabilities and at the same time, reinvigorating the value proposition of ETL by leveraging the power of Hadoop to scale core processing of Big Data."
The new DMX-h solutions take advantage of Syncsort's recent contribution to Apache Hadoop, which provides a unique level of native integration to deliver best in class data integration capabilities and Sort acceleration for Apache Hadoop distributions.
Highlights of the DMX-h ETL include:
-- Smarter Architecture. DMX-h has the only ETL engine that runs natively
within MapReduce, maximizing node performance.
-- Smarter Development. Hadoop ETL without coding. Developers can leverage
an easy-to-use Windows GUI and deploy seamlessly into Hadoop.
-- Smarter Productivity. "Use case accelerators" - a library of pre-built
templates help developers fast-track Hadoop ETL implementations.
-- Smarter Connectivity. Extends access to and delivery of all data,
including from the mainframe.
-- Smarter Economics. Smarter architecture, development, connectivity and
productivity combine to help drive results in less time and at a
fraction of the cost of other solutions.
Recent Syncsort benchmarks show significant Hadoop performance and resource efficiency improvements when using DMX-h. More importantly, the results show very predictable and sustainable throughput even as data volumes grow. Using the TeraSort benchmark, DMX-h Sort Edition achieved a sustainable throughput of over 100 megabytes per second per node (MB/S/N) delivering upwards of 2x higher throughput per node than Hadoop's native sort at 45 MB/S/N. Similarly, DMX-h ETL Edition achieved sustainable throughput in excess of 255 MB/S/N for up to 2.5x faster performance than Pig when aggregating 2TB of Web log data. In both cases, tests were run for data volumes ranging from 500GB to 2TB of data. While alternatives such as Hadoop's native sort and Pig reach a saturation point - where throughput starts to decline - at around 500GB of data, DMX-h delivered sustainable and predictable performance from 500GB to 2TB. The implications are huge for organizations, as they can more efficiently size their Hadoop infrastructure, minimize uncertainty and achieve a more predictable cost-structure as Big Data becomes even bigger.
"Hadoop is lowering the cost structure of processing data at scale, but deploying Hadoop at the enterprise level is not free, and significant hardware and IT productivity costs can damage ROI," said Evan Quinn, Senior Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Syncsort's Spring '13 release provides unique capabilities in Hadoop to help maximize savings, delivering best-in-class ETL technology at a price point that is highly disruptive for the data integration market, and more consistent with the cost structure of open source solutions."
"In tag management, we facilitate a huge number of interactions between marketers and their vendors, and as a result, we are able to see the complex journey a consumer takes prior to making a purchase. This involves a huge amount of data processing. To be competitive, we must convert the high volume of 'path-to-purchase' data captured by our platform into actionable intelligence that drives decisions by both marketers and their vendors," said Ave Wrigely, CTO of TagMan. "What's compelling about Syncsort's latest DMX product deliveries is the unique approach to replacing older code-driven approaches with a streamlined, GUI-driven way to collect, cleanse and distribute information inside and outside of Hadoop, saving time and resources and giving us maximum flexibility in preparing Big Data for business analytics and data visualization."
"Cloudera sees ETL as one of the top use cases for Hadoop ? it is essential to our mission of maximizing the value of big data," said Amr Awadallah, Chief Technology Officer, Cloudera. "We see Syncsort's new DMX-h offerings enabling our mutual customers with critical data integration and ETL capabilities which simplify ETL deployments while efficiently processing data natively on Hadoop. The CDH 4.2 release includes Syncsort's contribution to Apache Hadoop making the sort phase pluggable, enabling DMX-h, and broadening use cases on Hadoop."
Fast Start DMX-h ETL Test Drive
Anyone looking to leverage DMX-h ETL can now download a free test drive that contains everything they require without the need to set up their own Hadoop cluster. It includes a Linux Virtual Machine with Cloudera CDH 4.2 and DMX-h ETL Edition pre-installed, along with use case accelerators and sample data.
About Syncsort's Data Integration Business
Syncsort provides data-intensive organizations across the big data continuum with a smarter way to collect and process the ever-expanding data avalanche. With thousands of deployments across all major platforms, including mainframe, Syncsort helps customers around the world to overcome the architectural limits of today's ETL and Hadoop environments, empowering their organizations to drive better business outcomes<s> </s>in less time, with fewer resources and lower TCO. For more information visit http://www.syncsort.com.
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Ventev Mobile Accessories Debuts Unique iPhone 5 Battery Cases and a Portable Power Source With Rapid Charging Capability at CTIA 2013
Manufacturer of premium mobile device accessories expands power product line with accessories for iPhone 5, iPads and battery-hungry devices
LAS VEGAS and HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventev Mobile Accessories will unveil unique iPhone 5 battery cases and a 5000 mAh Li-ion portable battery charger capable of rapid charging any tablet including iPads, as well as other mobile device accessories, at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas, May 21-23, 2013. Together with the company's existing line, the products provide a full complement of stylish, high-performing accessories to navigate the ever-evolving wireless world.
Ventev Mobile Accessories focuses on premium mobile device accessories including universal power products with rapid- and eco-charging functionality; protective cases, smartphone pouches and tablet folios; screen protectors; styluses; and corded headsets. At CTIA 2013 the company will debut the following:
-- The Powercase line of battery cases - protective cases with built-in
portable battery chargers - provides an additional 6-8 hours of talk
time for the iPhone 5. The unique charging port design allows
uninhibited access to the device's 3.5 mm jack enabling most headsets to
fit without an adapter. The 6-hour Powercase 1500 (1500 mAh), available
in grey, and 8-hour Powercase 2000 (2000 mAh), available in black or
grey, sport a sleek, lightweight design that provides both power and
protection. The two-piece case features Ventev Mobile's signature
soft-touch finish, while the device buttons remain fully functional
through the case. The Powercase boasts an LED battery level indicator
and micro USB charging port. An on/off switch enables users to control
when the device is being recharged, and current protection prevents
-- The Powercell 5000 dual-USB portable battery charger (5000 mAh Li-ion
battery) provides 15-plus hours of additional talk time in an
extra-slim, super-lightweight design that easily fits into the pocket or
purse of those on the go. It can charge any two devices at the same time
using the consumer's own cables. The 1A port is optimal for smartphones,
while, uniquely, the 2.1A rapid port can charge iPads, tablets, and
other high-powered devices at the fastest rate possible. The Powercell
5000 can recharge from any USB port using the included cable, and it
holds its charge for over 6 months when not in use.
-- Additional new products include universal smartphone pouches (leather
and rugged) and tablet folios; shatter-proof, glass-surface screen
protectors; standard and noise-isolating earbuds; and soft-tip styluses
including an all-in-one model with built-in ballpoint pen.
"Getting through the day without technology interruptions can be quite a challenge. Our new Powercase battery cases for the iPhone 5 and the rapid-charge Powercell 5000 portable battery charger ensure devices have the power they need when they need it," said Scott Franklin, Director, Ventev Mobile Accessories Marketing. "All of our accessories, including Wallport(TM) [wall] and Dashport(TM) [car] chargers, and Chargesync(TM) colored cables, empower consumers to stay connected."
Ventev Mobile's complete online press kit with product brochure and spec sheets can be found at ventev.com. Ventev Mobile's products also will be on display at Pepcom's MobileFocus from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (the first evening of CTIA 2013) in the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas strip.
For product availability call 800.305.9772. Dealers and resellers please contact TESSCO, Your Total Source(® )for Ventev (http://www.tessco.com/go/ventev).
About Ventev Mobile Accessories
Ventev Mobile Accessories (ventev.com) is a division of TESSCO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS), Hunt Valley, Md. Ventev Mobile was created by TESSCO in 2008 to focus on innovating and manufacturing premium mobile device accessories that fulfill unmet market needs including universal power products with rapid- and eco-charging functionality; protective cases, pouches and folios for smartphones and tablets; screen protectors; styluses; and corded headsets. Ventev Mobile Accessories designs and manufactures high-performing, intelligent products for consumers navigating the ever-evolving wireless world.
TESSCO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS), Hunt Valley, Md., is Your Total Source(® )for making wireless work. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. New systems and applications are creating opportunities and challenges at an unprecedented rate. TESSCO is there, thinking in new ways for exceptional outcomes. TESSCO architects and delivers, with innovation, productivity and speed, the product and value chain solutions to organizations responsible for building, using and maintaining wireless broadband systems.
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CONTACT: Mary Lou DiNardo, TK\PR Public Relations, Inc., 212-909-0340, email@example.com; or Scott Franklin, Director, Marketing, Ventev Mobile Accessories, 410-229-1255, FranklinS@tessco.com
Xilinx Achieves PCI Express Compliance Across its All Programmable 28nm Devices
Production-ready devices with integrated blocks for PCI Express Gen2 and Gen3 enable rapid development across a diverse set of applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. today announced that its All Programmable 7 series FPGAs and Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoCs have achieved full PCI Express® compliance and are now listed on the PCI-SIG integrator's list. All of Xilinx's 28nm devices passed rigorous electrical, protocol and interoperability tests at the latest PCI-SIG event held on April 15, 2013. This marked PCI-SIG's first official PCI Express Gen3 compliance and interoperability testing since the introduction of the specification.
By leveraging 7 series FPGA and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC integrated blocks for PCI Express Gen2 and Gen3, designers can meet high system bandwidth and programmable systems integration requirements needed in a variety of markets, including communications, storage and server applications.
Virtex®-7 and Kintex®-7 families support Gen3 (8 Gbps) with links for up to x8 for high throughput data center applications, and Artix®-7 FPGA and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC integrated blocks support Gen2 (5 Gbps) with links up to x4 and x8 respectively, enabling accelerated design productivity for low cost applications such as industrial and automotive.
"Xilinx remains at the forefront of the technology with its 28nm families as the market leader in FPGA-based PCI Express solutions since the protocol's introduction," said Ketan Mehta, PCI Express product marketing manager at Xilinx. "With the industry's most robust auto-adaptive Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE) for link tuning and in-system non-destructive eye scan technology, and award-winning Vivado® Design Suite for accelerated integration and implementation our customers can achieve faster time-to-market with a PCI Express solution."
With all 7 series FPGA and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC families shipping in volume production today, designers can immediately begin evaluating PCI Express Gen2 and Gen3 solutions using targeted reference designs (TRDs), boards and kits available on http://www.xilinx.com. These kits include end-to-end connectivity and reference designs that offer DDR3, PCI Express Direct Memory Access (DMA) engines and Ethernet IP blocks. Additional soft IP cores are supported through Xilinx Alliance Program members, including Northwest Logic and PLDA.
Designers can learn more about Xilinx's PCI Express solution, including demonstration videos on DFE, in-system eye scan and high-speed connectivity, by visiting http://www.xilinx.com/pciexpress.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.
Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Artix, ISE, Kintex, Spartan, Virtex, Vivado, Zynq, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. PCI, PCIe and PCI Express are trademarks of PCI-SIG and used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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eTrak Launches New GPS+ Product Line Utilizing Patented "Hybrid Tracking System" Powered by Verizon
LAS VEGAS, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eTrak announces the release of their GPS+ line of consumer and commercial tracking products. GPS+ is eTrak's patent pending technology that integrates the usage of WIFI, cellular triangulation and GPS to achieve the most accurate positioning possible, both indoors and out.
GPS+ delivers the most accurate location available in real time directly to a Smartphone, tablet or computer. eTrak products also contain geo-fencing capability which triggers notifications if the device goes beyond preset boundaries. Additionally, the notifications provide a map and address with the location of the device.
"Small and large businesses will benefit from tracking their assets with loss prevention and cost savings," said eTrak CEO, John Harris. "They will also be able to keep their employees safe and know if they are in danger or need assistance."
Setup and the use of eTrak products is simple. Go to eTrak.com and start tracking from any Smartphone, tablet or computer and instantly see the location of the eTrak device. The eTrak consumer device is also equipped with an Emergency Panic Button that sends help requests to pre-determined recipients in the event of an emergency.
"eTrak is the size of a domino and weighs less than an ounce," Harris said. "eTrak provides the longest battery life available, and is a low cost personal emergency-response product. And with Verizon's industry-leading coverage map, it works almost anywhere."
The eTrak product line encompasses all commercial application, as well as consumer segments including health-impaired, special needs, teens and pets. eTrak also supplies custom design and development services for virtually any need or quantity.
ABOUT the eTrak GPS+ "Hybrid Tracking System"
eTrak GPS+ is the world's first and only global location management platform that works on all computer and Smartphone operating systems utilizing Wi-Fi positioning. One-of-a-kind, patent pending technology enables users to follow the exact location of the device with pinpoint accuracy on Google Maps from any computer or Smartphone. eTrak utilizes the Verizon network in the U.S., and also works in 172 countries globally. To learn more about eTrak, visit booth 6435 at CTIA or http://www.etrak.com
Perfect World Unveils New 3D Fantasy MMORPG "Holy King" in its Pipeline
BEIJING, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today unveiled its new 3D fantasy MMORPG, "Holy King," in its pipeline.
Adapted from the popular online novel of the same name, "Holy King" will run on Perfect World's proprietary "Echo" game engine. The game's vivid graphics and grand scenery will present players with an immersive fantasy world. Featuring a fantasy setting and fierce battles, "Holy King" blends various refreshing gameplay features entertaining players with the ability to devour all things as they progress in the game, a wide variety of profession combinations to choose from, flexible transformation abilities, and the opportunity to experience battles in different forms including vigorous fighters when alive and soul fighters after being slain. The special combination of the mysterious fantasy world and exciting battles will deliver an unforgettable gaming experience to players.
Mr. Robert Xiao, Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World commented, "Our new 3D fantasy MMORPG, 'Holy King,' is another proprietary work that our talented staff created, from its initial design to its research and development phases, with dedication to prioritizing players' needs. We hope the game will provide players with new exciting game content and an enhanced gaming experience."
Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator based in China. Perfect World primarily develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms. Perfect World's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive knowledge and experiences in the online game market, enable it to frequently and promptly introduce popular games designed to cater changing customer preferences and market trends. Perfect World's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," "Battle of the Immortals," "Fantasy Zhu Xian," "Forsaken World," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire of the Immortals," "Return of the Condor Heroes" and "Saint Seiya Online;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games. While a majority of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia through its own subsidiaries. Perfect World's games have also been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories. Perfect World intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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Sony Mobile's Xperia Tablet Z(TM) Now Available Worldwide
LONDON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- World's slimmest*, lightest** tablet hits shelves across the globe
- Ultimate entertainment tablet comes in 4G or WiFi and a choice of black or
- Red Dot Design Award 2013 joins growing list of accolades
Sony Mobile today announced that Xperia Tablet Z - the world's slimmest, lightest
premium Android tablet - is now available to buy across the globe through Sony's retail
and operator partners as well as online channels. The multi-award winning product - which
recently picked up a Red Dot Design Award 2013 - has received the largest number of
pre-orders of any Sony tablet to date.
Xperia Tablet Z captures the very best of Sony's technology, design, connectivity and
entertainment in a premium high-performance water-resistant tablet. It's incredibly slim
and lightweight and includes Sony's stunning and now familiar OmniBalance design that
perfectly complements its smartphone sibling - the smash hit Xperia Z. Xperia Tablet Z is
available in black or white finishes and in 4G or WiFi versions.
"Xperia Tablet Z has received an incredibly positive response since it was announced
and this is demonstrated by the strong pre-orders the product has received," said Tomokazu
Tajima, Senior Vice President, Head of UX Creative Design and Planning, at Sony Mobile
Communications. "We believe we have created the ultimate tablet experience and one that is
uniquely Sony. Who else would design a tablet that can be used as a media center, a TV
remote control - as well as sync seamlessly with Xperia Z and be submerged for 30 minutes
Xperia Tablet Z is also the best connected tablet available and continues Sony's
unique one-touch function story using NFC. No other company is making it easier to enjoy
content between multiple products such as TVs, speakers and smartphones than Sony.
A number of companion accessories are also available from Sony Stores and registered
retailers including a charging cradle, an LCD Screen Protector and stylish leather
Carrying Cover that comes in black, white or red.
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading
global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information
technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music,
pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be
the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia(TM)
smartphone and tablet portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony
technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of
networked entertainment experiences. For more information: http://www.sonymobile.com
*Verified in 10 tablet class at time of announcement in February 2013
**Verfied in 10" tablet class with water resistance at time of announcement in
Nissan And Sony PlayStation® Announce Biggest Ever GT Academy Program For 2013
Online competition phase to be run on exclusive Gran Turismo®6 demo
Become the next 'NISMO Athlete' to race for Nissan
FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan Americas and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC revealed that the groundbreaking GT Academy televised competition will return for a third season in North America. GT Academy 2013 will be the biggest yet, with more competitors than ever before anticipated. The preliminary online qualifying element of the competition will run from July 2 to July 30 on a demo of the just announced and all-new Gran Turismo(®)6 (GT6(TM)) game exclusively on PlayStation(®)3. Pre-registration will be available June 11- July 2.
Since its inception in Europe in 2008, GT Academy's acclaimed virtual-to-reality competition has attracted over two million entries, with gamers and motor sport fans battling it out on Gran Turismo for the chance to become real Nissan racing drivers. For the past two years in North America, more than 450,000 online gamers have competed. Six former winners of the competition, which now runs globally in Europe, the USA, Germany, Russia, and the Middle East and South Africa, are now NISMO Athletes competing in top-level racing for Nissan.
Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox, revealed the plans for GT Academy 2013 today. Speaking at the famous Silverstone Circuit, during an event at which the latest version of the famous Gran Turismo game was announced, he said: "Every year of GT Academy has provided excitement and firsts, and 2013 will be no exception. The selection process and Driver Development Program are now so robust that we are turning out some genuinely fast racing drivers. At its core GT Academy remains a highly-accessible route into professional motor racing for people who would otherwise not have the opportunity. Unearthing genuine driving talent from the world of gaming is a real example of digital age performance and the innovation for which Nissan is famous. We are predicting that more people than ever will enter the competition this year on the stunning new GT6 demo."
Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, explained: "GT Academy is a fitting platform for the Gran Turismo community to preview GT6 for the first time, as we aim to bring the worlds of virtual and reality closer than ever. We are very proud of this partnership with Nissan, and we have aimed to make a very appealing and accessible competition featuring a range of their cars. The challenges, even at this early stage of the competition, are designed to improve people's race craft before they even make it to driving real cars. We have also incorporated the Silverstone circuit for the first time in Gran Turismo. This should ensure that competitors will arrive at Race Camp better prepared than ever."
With the online qualification rounds offering a sneak preview of Gran Turismo 6, and the NISMO athletes blazing a trail in motorsports around the world - including Spaniard Lucas Ordonez (2008 winner) and England's Jann Mardenborough (2011 winner) racing at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours for Nissan - this season sets the stage for the most talent-stacked competition ever. North America's 2012 champion Steve Doherty is competing in a Nissan GT-R in the Blancpain Endurance Series abroad. With that foundation of racing success, the entry levels for this year's video and on-track driving skills competition are expected to reach an all time high.
The format of GT Academy North America has the 32 fastest PlayStation gamers from across the continent compete in the National Finals at a location to be announced soon. Once 16 finalists advance, the action will then make the transition from the virtual world to real Nissan sports cars in the intense televised final at Silverstone Circuit, now the established home of the GT Academy Race Camp.
The winners of each of the GT Academy competitions will then be put through an incredibly intensive and thorough Driver Development Program, rated among the best in the world, in order to qualify for the ultimate competition prize - a full season racing a Nissan GT-R GT3 NISMO in a top-level championship.
About the Gran Turismo® Franchise
Gran Turismo® celebrates its 15(th) anniversary in 2013, having first appeared internationally in 1998. The multi-award-winning franchise has been the most successful ever for PlayStation®, and in 2013 it also surpassed worldwide sales of 70 million units. Various iterations of Gran Turismo havebeen created for PlayStation® , PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 and PSP (PlayStation® Portable), and have always been regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulators ever created due to true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and design. Since the inception of Gran Turismo, famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital Inc. in Japan have revolutionized the racing category as we know it today. His offerings provide the most realistic driving simulation in the industry and a unique medium for automotive manufacturers to showcase their products. Gran Turismo®5, the latest iteration of the game, was released in November, 2010 and has sold 10 million units worldwide.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at http://www.NissanUSA.com and http://www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation®2, PSP and PS3(TM) systems for the North American market. Based in San Mateo, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American operations.
Google TV Devices with Vivante GPU Cores Ready for Android Jelly Bean Update
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Google I/O -- This week during the Google I/O developers conference, Vivante Corporation, providers of the world's smallest, fastest and coolest mobile GPU cores, announced product readiness for the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system update. Today's Google TV(TM) products featuring the Vivante GC1000 IP cores ready for the update include the Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, the VIZIO Goggle TV Co-Star(TM), the NETGEAR NeoTV(TM) PRIME, the Asus CUBE, the Hisense Google TV, and the Lenovo Smart TV (sold in China).
Built from the ground up for mobile and deployed in many of today's Android Jelly Bean smartphones, the Vivante GC1000 IP cores are integrated into the Marvell® ARMADA® 1500 SOC provided on the Google TV platform. The Vivante graphics cores perform complex computational processing for the latest 3D graphics and dynamic composition application programming interfaces (APIs) used to create eye popping user interfaces, realistic 3D games, GPU accelerated web applications, and live social media content. Android Jelly Bean performance is optimized with triple buffering and GPU compute as well as composition enhancements for fast, smooth and responsive user interface interactions.
"From games to productivity apps, music to movies, Android is rapidly becoming the OS of choice for the convergence of mobile and Smart TV technologies," said Wei-Jin Dai, Vivante President and CEO. "Vivante GC1000 cores are optimized for low-power Android devices and provide the performance required for butter smooth graphics performance of even the most complex apps and games."
The rapidly-growing Google TV ecosystem including hardware manufacturers, software providers and developers are charging towards providing Interactive, on-demand and web-based media content that is best experienced when accelerated by a GPU. By combining low power, high performance graphics processing with industry initiatives like HTML 5, GPU media processing, natural user interfaces (NUI), and interactive web apps, the consumer experience is becoming more dynamic, responsive and engaging.
Smaller - Faster - Cooler: Vivante Corporation, a leader in multi-core GPU, OpenCL(TM), CPC Composition Engine and Vector Graphics IP solutions, provides the highest performance and lowest power characteristics across a range of Khronos(TM) Group API conformant standards based on the ScalarMorphic(TM) architecture. Vivante GPUs are integrated into customer silicon solutions in mass market products including smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, consumer electronics and embedded devices, running thousands of graphics applications across multiple operating systems and software platforms. Vivante is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with additional R&D centers in Shanghai and Chengdu. For more information, visit http://www.vivantecorp.com.
Vivante and the Vivante logo are trademarks of Vivante. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
Audio Precision Adds Rub & Buzz And Leak Detection For Comprehensive Electro-Acoustic Test
AP extends capability of the acoustic response suite test with Rub & Buzz and Air Leak detection tests for loudspeakers, creating a one-analyzer test solution.
BEAVERTON, Ore., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, today announced the availability of new Rub & Buzz and Air Leak detection acoustic tests for electro-acoustic devices using the APx series of audio analyzers.
The new Rub & Buzz and Air Leak detection tests are in addition to existing acoustic tests such as energy-time curve (for gating reflections in non-anechoic environments), frequency response, distortion of individual harmonics, impulse response, and impedance, and are compatible with all APx models.
APx Acoustics Tests enable makers of audio products to use a single analyzer platform through the entire product life cycle, from electronics and acoustic design through incoming driver QC and final assembly.
APx Rub & Buzz
APx Rub & Buzz is a fast, effective test for common loudspeaker defects such as misaligned voice coils or particles trapped in the magnetic gap. A chirp stimulus is used to drive the speaker under test over its full frequency range, while the analysis captures high crest-factor defects that common audio tests cannot detect.
APx Modulated Noise for Air Leaks
APx Modulated Noise Air Leak detection is designed to help manufacturers ensure the integrity of loudspeaker enclosures in production. As customer expectations demand ever-higher sound pressure levels and extended low-frequency response from small packages, air leak detection on the assembly line becomes more important. APx Modulated Noise can rapidly detect leaks by modeling the defect as amplitude modulated noise emanating from the enclosure.
"One analyzer for acoustics and electronics saves time and money, but it has to be the right analyzer, with hardware that can meet the demands of electronics test, features that meet the needs of R&D and production applications, and a UI that people can actually use," says Tom Williams, VP of Sales and Marketing. "With Rub & Buzz and Air Leak detection added to our existing acoustic and electronic test capability, APx is that platform."
Price and availability
The Rub & Buzz and Modulated Noise Air Leak Detection option is immediately available as SW-SPK, with a list price of USD 750 in the U.S. SW-SPK is required to enable these tests on all APx analyzers.
About Audio Precision
Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test. Since 1984, AP has offered high performance audio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide design and manufacture all types of consumer, professional and industrial audio products. For more information, visit http://www.ap.com/
ST. INGBERT, Germany, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Metaregistry(TM) RRPproxy(TM), a division of the Key-Systems GmbH, will present
its registrar and reseller solutions for new top level domains (TLDs) at this year's
WHD.india in Mumbai from May 27-28. Jochen Kieler, Chief Business Development Officer of
Key-Systems, holds a speech on RRPproxy on May 28, starting at 14:40 pm in Ballroom B.
By using the Metaregistry RRPproxy, the technical and financial investments for the
implementation and offering of numerous new TLDs are minimized. RRPproxy enables the
unified management of domain portfolios with over 300 existing country-code and generic
TLDs, as well as pre-orders under over 700 new extensions such as . through one portal.
"RRPproxy will offer all new gTLDs with open registration concept in all launch phases
for domain registration. The portal provides a comfortable, complete package for handling
new gTLDs," states Alexander Siffrin, CEO of the Key-Systems GmbH.
WHD.india visitors have the chance to win coupons for RRPproxy's services at the
company's booth. In addition, an iPod nano is raffled on every trade show day. Trade show
participants are welcome to visit our team at the booth or to arrange an appointment by
e-mail (email@example.com) in advance.
Key-Systems, a Gold Partner of WHD.india, currently manages more than three million
domains for more than 70,000 retail/corporate customers and 1,800 resellers worldwide. The
company is the second largest registrar for generic domains such as .COM in Europe and one
of the 15 largest worldwide, in relation to the number of managed gTLD domain names
(source: webhosting.info). Key-Systems is a member of the KeyDrive S.A. holding.
Motivity Labs Launches New Cloud-based Mobile Testing Services
HYDERABAD, India, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Enables Enterprises, App Developers to Certify Mobile Apps Without the Cost of Setting
up a Test Lab
Motivity Labs, a leading mobile application development and certification company and
the exclusive Microsoft mobile certification lab worldwide, today launched mTaaS, a new
cloud-based mobile testing service within the company's mCloud. Designed for enterprises
of all sizes as well as for software developers, the new service allows the testing and
certification of applications on mobile devices from any major carrier, without the cost
of setting up a test lab.
With mTaaS's component testing approach, companies can now test and certify mobile
applications in a consistent way (including testing email and device performance) at an
affordable cost. Customers can focus on their core product development and rely on mTaaS
for both initial and ongoing testing needs.
"With the shipment of mobile devices now exceeding those of PCs, mobile devices have
become an integral part of the enterprise and ensuring the security of accessing network
resources is now a major concern for IT departments," said Prabhakar Reddy, President and
CEO of Motivity Labs. "As the number of mobile devices proliferates and new versions and
models are being released at shorter and shorter intervals, ensuring that mobile apps work
on the latest devices has become a challenge. Our mTaaS offering provides an affordable
way for companies to test their apps on all the latest devices, without the expense of
setting up their own test lab."
With mTaaS, enterprises such as OEMs, ISVs and carriers have the capability to take
any third party app and put it through comprehensive testing (including functional,
regression and rendering on variety of devices) in a cloud-based, simulated environment.
Motivity's expertise, cloud testing environment and access to a variety of devices makes
the service appealing to a range of enterprises.
"As we manage multiple platforms and OEMs, we are constantly looking to optimize the
usability of key features for our customers. We depend on Motivity Labs to provide an
independent comparison of key features across all our vendors. Motivity Labs evaluates
each vendor and creates a "best practice" document that highlights the best-in-class
implementations by feature. Motivity's EAS, MDM and Security expertise has enabled our
company to drive a higher level of customer satisfaction and vendor compliance. Motivity
Labs help to make our products better for our customers," said Todd Thayer, wireless
For companies who take their apps to platforms and then create APIs for use by others,
mTaaS allows them to ensure quality of their product apps by testing and certifying on all
the latest mobile devices. Motivity Labs automate the entire process, with test cases put
through automated tools on different platforms as required and supplemented by physical
testing by its expert testing team and backed by 24/7 service and support.
mTaaS builds on Motivity Labs work with Microsoft in device information security and
email synchronization, with whom it has been partnering since its founding in 2009
including the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program (EAS) to identify smartphones and
tablets that are enterprise-ready. Its work with Microsoft has included authoring the
certification guidelines for the EAS Logo Program along with Microsoft, as well as testing
configurations that can include any number of devices in multiple locations of Exchange
servers and on multiple carrier networks.
About Motivity Labs:
Motivity Labs is a software development and certification company with offices in the
US and in India. It was founded by a team of successful entrepreneurs with broad
experience in the mobile, wireless, enterprise and consulting sectors. Motivity Labs is a
portfolio company of Naya Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that invests in
mobile and SaaS startups in the US and India. As a software development partner with Naya
Ventures, the Motivity Labs team is constantly exposed to the latest in the mobile and
Motivity Labs collaborates with customers to define technology strategy as well as
provides application development, testing and certification services. Our team members
have worked with global enterprises, wireless device manufacturers & operators and
RadioShack Expands Partnership with Maker Media, Reveals Dozens of New Do-It-Yourself Products
DIY Expansion Includes New Cobranded Products with Maker Media
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Maker Faire Bay Area, RadioShack announced a major partnership expansion with Maker Media, the creators of MAKE Magazine, Makezine.com, and Maker Faire, to better serve the DIY community. Maker Mediaand RadioShack will be teaming up to collaborate on an expansive DIY product lineup, exclusively carried at RadioShack and Maker Shed, including kits, robotics and tools.
"DIY is part of RadioShack's DNA," said Dawn Callahan, vice president of merchandising, responsible for the DIY product category at RadioShack. "We're grateful to be part of a wonderfully loyal community of makers, and we listened when they told us how we can help bring their ideas to life. We're excited to deliver on that feedback with an expanded assortment, including cobranded products with the smart folks at Maker Media, as well as other products on makers' wish lists."
"Adding to the popular Make line of kits, like 'Getting Started with Arduino' the new cobranded product lineup from Maker Media and RadioShack combine Maker Media's strength in cultivating and growing the maker movement with RadioShack's strong retail footprint and DIY heritage," said Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Maker Media. "Our new cobranded products are designed to give makers a path to making while they continue to develop their skills and push the limits of their creativity."
The new cobranded product lineup will be available in-store and online exclusively at RadioShack later this year. In addition, MAKE Magazine will join the MAKE book lineup and will be available in stores this fall. RadioShack has an exciting lineup of additional DIY products that are available now, and with more to come throughout the summer and fall.
Discovering RadioShack's DIY Resources
RadioShack regularly surveys DIY customers to refine its product offering. As a result, the company added Arduino microcontrollers as well as hundreds of new parts and tools to its stores and website in 2012. Similarly, the newly announced products deliver on things makers told the company they desired most from their neighborhood DIY resource, including RadioShack-branded:
-- ColdHeat Soldering Tool, available now
-- Expanded assortment of Light-Emitting Diodes (LED's), available now
-- New collection of Youth Hobby Kits focused on building your own RC and
robotics, available now
-- Electroluminescent (EL) Wire, Tape and Flex Strip LED's, available in
-- U Mold moldable plastic, available in August in two sizes
-- New line of Mini PC Microcontrollers that have video and Wi-Fi
capabilities, available in the summer
In addition, RadioShack will be re-launching XMODS, which are DIY remote control car or truck kits that customers can build, tune, and race, which will be available this fall.
For more about RadioShack's DIY products and to find projects, visit RadioShackDIY.com and makezine.com/weekend projects. Be sure to also check out the company's YouTube channel to find related videos, including the "DIY Update" and "How to Choose a Soldering Iron."
Attending Maker Faire Bay Area, May 18-19, 2013? Stop by the RadioShack tent to learn how to solder, have your picture taken with life-size DIY props, recharge your phone, or shop our on-site store.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack(® )offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs more than 34,000 knowledgeable and helpful sales experts globally. RadioShack's retail network includes more than 4600 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, 1500 wireless phone centers in the United States, and more than 1000 dealer and other outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit http://www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit http://www.radioshack.com. RadioShack(®) is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
About MAKER MEDIA
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.
Analysts and Investors Contact: Bruce Bishop, +1-817-415-3400, Bruce.Bishop@RadioShack.com, or News Media Contact: Media Relations, +1-817-415-3300, Media.Relations@RadioShack.com
Maker Media Press Contact: Vickie Welch, +1-415-806-0999, firstname.lastname@example.org
K-TOR® Announces Pocket Socket 2 Hand Crank Generator
COLCHESTER, Vt., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- K-TOR, LLC, designer and manufacturer of portable power generators, announced today the release of their second-generation Pocket Socket hand crank generator, the Pocket Socket 2. This affordable human powered generator features a standard outlet interface, which provides backup energy and emergency power to a wide range of electronic devices.
A more than 120% increase in blackouts annually in the US in recent decades has left more and more Americans looking for a backup power supply when the grid goes down. The patented technology inside the Pocket Socket 2 and all K-TOR portable generators enable the efficient conversion of human energy into a 120 Volt power source.
Communication equipment and medical equipment are some of the most important items to keep running during emergency and off-grid situations. The Pocket Socket 2 can charge smartphones, tablets, GPS equipment, handheld radios, digital cameras, medical equipment and much more. From the jungles of the Amazon to the street of New York City the Pocket Socket 2 supplies critical power to electronic devices when they need it most.
"The Pocket Socket has been a successful product for K-TOR," comments K-TOR founder Ken Torino, "We have customers all over the world using our hand crank generator in a wide range of environments and it's been fascinating to witness the places our products have been and the purposes they've served."
The Pocket Socket 2 retails for $64.95 online and is available online at http://www.k-tor.com. The new unit incorporates the learning from long term testing and customer feedback since the launch of the original K-TOR Pocket Socket. New packaging, labels, materials, and molded grips are just a few of the updates that have been made to the second generation Pocket Socket.
A yellow color scheme for the label and rubber band match the primary use of this product in emergency situations. Also visible to the customer, the plastic surface has been patterned to make it easier to grip. Other, less visible, updates include a newer stronger polycarbonate plastic, a stronger power train and improved electronics.
K-TOR believes no one should have to be without access to electricity. As a result they have developed a patented technology that efficiently converts human bio-mechanical energy into a 120 volt electrical power source. Their hand crank generators are the first products in a line of human energy generators. Highly anticipated is K-TOR's pedal power generator, which will be released later this year.
Troy Apps Bets It All on Native Apps for Mobile Business, Rejects HTML5
With moves by Facebook, LinkedIn and others to embrace native apps for mobile, Troy Apps CEO provides five reasons going native will continue to dominate
SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Troy Apps Software, a premier developer of native iPad® catalog and training apps, sees the move to native apps by big players such as LinkedIn, Facebook and others as the beginning of a landslide movement away from the use of web-based HTML5 for successful mobile business strategies.
"Many companies view their mobile strategies as their highest priority in 2013," says Michael Trautt, CEO of Troy Apps Software. "There is a sense of urgency with the companies we meet with to get their teams equipped with native iPad apps. And for good reason - native apps shorten sales cycles, provide better training, save resources and they are so popular and easy to use that employees quickly adopt them, ensuring ROI for enterprise just in terms of increased productivity alone."
Troy Apps strongly recommends native apps and Apple® iOS for clients moving to mobile and seeking control, instant loading, superior user experience and security. In fact, the company believes that native apps using iOS will dominate the enterprise mobile market. With no reliance on Internet or cloud solutions, native apps are reliable and fast. This, combined with excellent user experience provided by iOS, are the reasons many big players have opted for native apps instead of HTML5 to ensure success for their mobile strategies.
Troy Apps' CEO, Michael Trautt, outlines five reasons native iPad apps will dominate mobile business strategies:
1. Run Locally on Mobile Device - No Internet Connection Required: Native
apps using iOS require no network or Internet connectivity. Work anytime
anywhere: trade shows, airplanes, at the beach or in the subway. Native
apps are truly mobile giving users the freedom to get the job done.
2. Superior Performance and Integration with Device Hardware: With a native
app there is no waiting to load. Graphics and photos are displayed
instantly. Smoother scrolling, more fluid motion, and highly efficient
functionality enhance the user experience and significantly increase
3. On-the-spot Order Taking, Embedded Demos and Rich, Digital Product
Catalogs: Outside sales reps or staff at tradeshows can access
graphically rich product catalogs that offer the beautiful motion iOS
allows. Orders can be filled out on the device immediately, with no worry
about connectivity or bandwidth because the forms, demonstrations and
media are embedded on the device. This is the promise of a completely
mobile tool for doing business. With no reliance on the cloud and
connectivity, sales reps and executives have greater control over
meetings, orders, presentations, demos - and never have to wait on
4. iPads Are First Choice Among Fortune 500 and With Employees: The iPad
dominates the B2B market with 92 percent of Fortune 500 using the iPad.
Why? iOS is the leading mobile platform in the U.S. and provides a high
level of security you can not get with other tablets. iPad users also get
a boost in productivity by having access to very simple-to-use tools.
iPad users are generally more engaged with their mobile devices. iPad
continues to be the most popular tablet with consumers due to its ease of
use and "cool factor", and this helps enterprise and employees easily
transition to using the iPad for business.
5. Perfect for Learning Exercises, Training and Manuals: For corporate
training and e-learning, native apps using iOS are preferable due to
their ability to be customized, remain secure and offer a smoother
user-friendly platform. iPad users are accustomed to accessing
information on-demand, and native apps provide this instant access along
with a superior user experience. Native mobile training apps can be used
anywhere to study, use tutuorials, take quizzes and tests - offline and
securely. The ability to replace expensive printed materials with digital
content that is always current and up-to-date, will be a game-changer for
About Troy Apps Software
Troy Apps Software develops premier native iPad catalog apps with a combined fluency in mobile, enterprise IT and network connectivity. For more than 20 years our team has worked with companies to evolve their print materials. Our native iPad apps turn printed catalogs, training materials, brochures, and presentations into rich, interactive mobile applications that increase sales, shorten sales cycles and significantly reduce printing and marketing costs. Troy Apps develops in Apple iOS and integrates rich images, videos, navigation, search, zoom and more. With Troy Apps and Apple hardware, catalogs, training materials and presentations evolve into advanced, interactive sales tools. http://www.troyapps.com. VIDEO. 760.930.9200
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Razer Launches Atrox Arcade Stick With Support From Fighting Game Community
Beta Testing Concludes, Customizability and Build Quality Set Razer Arcade Stick Apart
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Razer(TM), the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360®, the final product following an extensive beta testing program.
Tested by some of the world's best pro-gamers and Fighting Game Community members all over the world, the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is constructed with modders and tournament gamers in mind. Featuring premium quality Sanwa(TM) components, the 10 highly responsive buttons and a precision eight-way joystick allow gamers to strike instantly and surely, game after game, while maintaining peak performance and reliability.
An extremely moddable controller, the inside of the arcade stick platform opens up at the touch of a button, making the Razer Atrox a breeze to customize for all tastes and play styles. Users can swap in their own personal designs for a unique look, while also getting access to the internal compartments and honeycomb structure for easy screw mounting.
The easily accessible internal compartment of the Razer Atrox reveals dedicated slots to store an included alternate bat top joystick, the detachable cable, and a screwdriver for modding, giving gamers plenty of room for storage as they travel around dominating FGC events.
"Following a huge beta testing program, we're confident that we've built an arcade stick enthusiasts will love," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "We know that the Fighting Game Community is huge on modding their arcade sticks, and that is why we made the Razer Atrox extremely mod friendly. We are excited to see what extreme mods the Razer Atrox will be the base for."
About the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360®
Arcade gaming has come a long way since its glory days- an era woven into the fabric of gaming history as one that paved the way for innovation, and also one that brought us bittersweet nostalgia. Hours spent at the arcade honed the gamer in you; for every coin you inserted, every combo you executed, every hit you took, and every ultra you unleashed in return - you became a better player. And this is the approach we took when designing the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick.
Years upon years of collective gaming experience from pro-gamers and you, the Razer community, have culminated in the ultimate Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360. Engineered and refined to perfection through countless prototypes and an extensive beta testing phase, the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is crafted to allow advanced modification - With internals and storage easily accessible at the touch of a button, the joystick, all 10 buttons and the top panel are fully interchangeable for full customizability. And that's just the beginning.
Featuring genuine Sanwa hardware and an ergonomically authentic arcade layout, the Razer Atrox represents the pinnacle of precision and reliability and is the definitive Arcade Stick for tournament-grade gaming.
Forged from the fires of an arcade gaming legacy, the Razer Atrox is, in the most primeval sense, Bred to Fight.
U.S. $199.99 / EU EUR199.99
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Worldwide - June 2013
-- 10 tournament-grade Sanwa buttons
-- Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top and additional bat top
-- Interchangeable top plate allows for custom artwork finishes
-- Fully accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
-- Honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
-- Storage room for alternative bat top joystick and more
-- 13 ft / 4 m detachable USB cable
-- Screwdriver included for modding
-- 2.5 mm audio jack for headset use on Xbox LIVE
For more information about the Razer Atrox, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/atrox.
Razer(TM) is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.(TM) All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Bang & Olufsen Launches New all-inclusive, Surround Sound Speaker System
Combining compact aesthetics and outstanding acoustic innovation to deliver high-end surround performance in one simple package
STRUER, Denmark and DEERFIELD, Ill., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bang & Olufsen, the global provider of high-end custom made audio and video products, today announces the launch of a cutting-edge, surround sound speaker system that presents an entirely new category of speakers to the Bang & Olufsen product portfolio. The BeoLab 14 surround speaker system will revolutionize the marketplace as it is a conveniently packaged, all-inclusive solution that delivers compact aesthetics, exceptional sound quality and a high-end surround sound performance. BeoLab 14 is available in a 4.1 or a 5.1 digital surround sound set up, with up to six individual active speakers, each with its own amplifier, resulting in an unprecedented level of sound quality despite the speakers' compact shape. BeoLab 14 can also be used with all other television brands, so it is non- exclusive to just Bang & Olufsen televisions.
"With its competitive price point, convenient set up, multiple placement options, hallmark design, and robust sound performance, we believe BeoLab 14 will resonate with many music lovers and style seekers who may not yet own a pair of world renowned Bang & Olufsen speakers," states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. "With the introduction of BeoLab 14, it's never been easier for customers to enjoy home cinema without compromising one's interior decor."
BeoLab 14 builds on Bang & Olufsen acoustic engineers' on-going achievements in packing stunning performance into surprisingly small volumes. The satellite speakers are diminutive circles of anodized aluminum with exchangeable fabric covers in a selection of colors, (white, black, silver, dark grey, red and petroleum blue) and integrate easily into even the most stringent interior design schemes. The sculptural subwoofer contains separate amplifiers for all speakers in the system, and delivers bone-bouncing bass from a beguilingly slender footprint. BeoLab 14 comes in a full array of placement options that includes wall and ceiling mounts as well as floor and shelf stands, BeoLab 14 is ready to fit in visually as it stands out acoustically.
BeoLab 14 was designed for consumers who want to add quality surround sound to their home viewing experiences, but still have demanding expectations about their interior design. "The launch of an all-in-one surround speaker system is an important new step for Bang & Olufsen," states Bang & Olufsen CEO, Tue Mantoni. "It builds on our core approach that sound matters in everything that we do. Now we bring genuine Bang & Olufsen sound to anyone who wants the advantages of surround without having to hide away the subwoofer."
BeoLab 14 connects seamlessly to all Bang & Olufsen televisions, but is also just one plug away from lifting any other TV or AV receiver into a new level of sound performance. "Providing easy integration for people who do not own a Bang & Olufsen TV, but still want to achieve a high-quality Bang & Olufsen sound experience, has been a particular focus for the team," adds Mantoni.
Tuned with expert listening panel
The compact new speakers have been put through the same demanding development process as all other Bang & Olufsen products. "BeoLab 14 is the result of a lot of work with our Listening Panel," says Jens Rahbek, Senior Sound Engineer in the R&D department. "Even with the very best components, sound is a subjective experience. We tune our speakers in a process that includes hours of listening - by different people, in different room environments, at different stages of development - in order to achieve sound that is as close as possible to what the original artist intended."
Up to 6 active speakers - each with separate amplifiers
BeoLab 14's strong sonic performance is due to its sculptural subwoofer, with 280 watts of dedicated power for its 8" downward-facing driver, the active sub delivers ample bass tones at the lowest frequencies - (down to 26 hz). The stylish sub also contains connections for five active satellite speakers (along with five individual 140 watt amplifiers with separate equalizers for each of them), a very capable Digital Signal Processor, Adaptive Bass Linearization (for cultivated bass, no matter what the peaks), room adaptation switch, line sense, Power Link connections for Bang & Olufsen components, and an A/V multi-connector for other components.
Bang & Olufsen separates the satellite speakers' active 2.5" treble and midrange drivers from their dedicated amplifiers, which results a rich, large sound experience that can fill an entire room, while occupying minimum physical space. Just under 16 cm in diameter, the satellite speakers are just as impressive to decorate with as they are to listen to. The closed cabinet construction is built around a milled aluminum frame - just like the systems Bang & Olufsen creates for Audi, BMW and Aston Martin - to eliminate resonance with style and precision.
BeoLab 14 is available in two versions: one with subwoofer and four satellite speakers (for Bang & Olufsen TVs, whose on-board speakers function as the center speaker in a surround setup), the other with subwoofer and five satellite speakers for all other brands.
The new BeoLab 14 surround sound speaker system is available at Bang & Olufsen stores worldwide in June 2013. MSRP is $3995 USD (for 4.1 solution) and $4395 USD for the (5.1 solution).
Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and design excellence through its long-standing craftsmanship tradition and the strongest possible commitment to high-tech research and development.
Still at the forefront of domestic technology, Bang & Olufsen has extended its comprehensive experience with integrated audio and video solutions for the home to other areas such as the hospitality and automotive industries in recent years. Consequently, its current product range epitomizes seamless media experiences in the home as well as in the car and on the move.
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DreamWorks Animation Makes Mobile History With the Turbo Racing League App and the $1,000,000 Shell-Out
GLENDALE, Calif, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) redefines a snail's pace and makes mobile history with the action-packed Turbo Racing League App and the $1,000,000 Shell-Out Contest Presented By Verizon. The game, which is inspired by DreamWorks Animation's upcoming summer film Turbo about a snail who gains super-speed, will feature the first contest of its kind to shell-out one million dollars in total cash prizes.
The Turbo Racing League App from DreamWorks Animation and PikPok® features the thrill of racing in the palm of your hands and is available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android handsets and tablets, and Windows Phone 8. Players can rocket to the finish line like shell on wheels as they drift around corners, perform crazy stunts, collect tomatoes and grind rails to earn performance upgrades and improve their race times. The game is available on all mobile carriers, however, fans who play the game on a Verizon device will have access to exclusive content from the film as well as unique game customization options and insider tips and tricks on game play.
"Turbo Racing League perfectly captures the high-octane excitement of the film, and players of all skill levels will love the detail and depth that went into creating this addictive racing game," said DreamWorks Animation Head of Global Interactive Chris Hewish. "The basic game play is easy enough for everyone to enjoy, but the added complexities of the advanced maneuvers and the $1,000,000 Shell-Out will have racers vying for a lot more than bragging rights!"
To compete for real cash prizes in the $1,000,000 Shell-Out Presented By Verizon, eligible* players must achieve Daily Goals or obtain sufficient tomatoes throughout the game to unlock access into the weekly Contest. Once in the race, players can show off their driving skills on specific Contest race tracks during an eight week qualifying period of weekly Preliminary Races starting on May 16, 2013 and continuing until July 7, 2013. Each week, the ten fastest racers will win cash prizes up to $25,000.
Each of the eight weekly first place finishers will earn an invitation to the Grand Finale Race Event in Los Angeles to compete against each other for the chance to earn the title of Turbo Racing League Champion and the Grand Prize of $250,000! The final race will be held in Los Angeles on July 17, 2013, in conjunction with the theatrical premiere of Turbo.
The Turbo Racing League App features:
-- Nine Unique Race Tracks to Test Your Skills
-- Special Race Events: Time Trials, Limited Fuel, Slalom and Rival Races
-- Thousands of Performance and Design Combinations: Shell Upgrades, New
Paint Jobs and Neon Glows
-- Leaderboards highlighting how you rank against your friends and all the
-- Ability to record your greatest race moments, watch on instant replay
and share with your friends
-- Optional Facebook and Twitter posting to show off your pimped-out Shell
and best scores
*Turbo Racing League $1,000,000 Shell-Out Contest begins on May 16, 2013 and ends on July 17, 2013. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Airtime, message & data rates may apply for app download & use. US Adults only. VOID in AZ, IA, LA, ND and VT. Age restrictions and other eligibility requirements apply. For complete Contest eligibility requirements, rules, terms and conditions, please visit: http://www.turbomovie.com/shelloutrules.html. Sponsors: DreamWorks Animation LLC, 1000 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91201 and Prodigy Design Limited/Pik Pok- Level 7, Willbank House, 57 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand.
Racing into theaters from Twentieth Century Fox on July 17, Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 26 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.
PikPok is a leading publisher of great games across mobile, tablet and desktop. With a portfolio of original, licensed, and third party developed properties, PikPok delivers games that appeal to all consumers with pick-up-and-play gameplay, high-quality art, and immersive audio design which provide rich game experiences. PikPok has released multiple critically and commercially successful games including the popular Flick Kick® series, BAFTA nominated Super Monsters Ate My Condo(TM), Slam Dunk King(TM), Into the Dead(TM) and more. Steal a moment, and play a game from PikPok. For more information on PikPok, please visit http://www.pikpok.com and http://www.facebook.com/pikpokgames.
Mortenson, Hunt and Saunders Collaborate Using Textura on Denver International Airport's South Terminal Redevelopment Program
Three Industry Leading Contractors Form Tri-Venture and Rely on Textura Construction Payment Management to Increase Efficiency.
CHICAGO, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that a tri-venture formed by three leading General Contractors, Mortenson Construction, Hunt Construction Group and Saunders Construction, Inc., increased collaboration using Textura's solutions while working on Denver International Airport's South Terminal Redevelopment Program (STRP).
"The three contractors were awarded different parts of the contract but decided it would be more efficient to work together," said Stuart Williams, South Terminal Redevelopment Program Manager, Denver International Airport. "They needed a solution that would allow them to increase visibility, make the approval process more efficient and speed up the payment process. All the parties involved use a variety of different solutions for different purposes, and they selected Textura to allow them to collectively increase collaboration."
Textura-CPM connects all the project stakeholders online, reducing paperwork associated with a construction project and automating inefficient manual processes. By centralizing the information in a single database, project collaborators have access to more accurate information in real-time, an essential feature of success for a project as large and complex as the South Terminal Redevelopment Program.
The $544 million South Terminal Redevelopment Program is comprised of three independent, yet physically integrated, projects. The STRP includes the design and construction of a 519-room Westin hotel and conference center, a public transit center that includes a Regional Transportation District commuter rail station and a public plaza that will serve as a venue for entertainment, art, relaxation and restaurants.
"Textura is extremely proud to be a part of this monumental project," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation. "It's a testament to the power of our solutions that the Denver International Airport and three of the nation's top contractors selected Textura to help them increase efficiency and collaboration for this major undertaking."
About DIA South Terminal Redevelopment Program
Denver International Airport's $544 million South Terminal Redevelopment Program marks the continuation of the original vision of the airport. The Program will create an on-site hotel and a public transit center that will accommodate a rail line connecting DIA with downtown's Denver Union Station. Visit http://www.flydenver.com/southterminalredevelopmentprogram for more information.
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle - from takeoff, estimating, design and pre-qualification to bid management, submittals, LEED(¨) management and payment - on a single, integrated platform.
Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. http://www.texturacorp.com
King Builds on the Success of Candy Crush Saga Unleashing its Top 10 Facebook Game, Pet Rescue Saga, on Mobile this Summer
King announces it now has more than 70 million daily players across all platforms and three top 10 Facebook games
SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- King, the world's leading cross-platform, bite-sized games company, today announces that it is releasing its popular, top 10 Facebook game, Pet Rescue Saga, on mobile early this summer. The game, which is the third largest overall game on Facebook with more than 6 million daily players (DAU), will be available on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and on Google Play for Android devices. Pet Rescue Saga becomes King's third Saga game to be released on mobile and will further position the company as a leader in mobile games alongside their hit mobile title, Candy Crush Saga, which is one of the most popular titles across Android and iOS in many major markets seeing over 500 million gameplays a day on mobile alone.
The company also announced that has more than 70 million daily players across all platforms. The company currently has three top 10 Facebook games with Candy Crush Saga (15.5M DAU), Pet Rescue Saga (6M DAU) and Farm Heroes Saga (4.8M DAU). King's games have taken the number one application and game slot on Facebook and top grossing app positions on iOS and Android, clocking over 21 billion gameplays per month across mobile, social and online.
"We are completely humbled to have three of our games among the top 10 on Facebook and seeing that our games are attracting over 70 million daily players and 21 billion gameplays a month across all platforms," said Riccardo Zacconi, CEO and co-founder of King. "Pet Rescue Saga's fun puzzle challenges have proven to be extremely popular since its release in October. The game quickly became one of the most prevalent games on Facebook and is one we are confident will translate well to mobile."
Pet Rescue Saga will launch on mobile with over 72 levels, providing a seamless gameplay experience across mobile and Facebook. Players will be able to play the game anywhere, anytime - ensuring their leaderboards, scores and progress are fully synchronized regardless of device.
Pet Rescue Saga features more than 10 cute, animated pets in dire need of help from all kinds of mayhem across a fantastic Saga land that includes both fairytale and urban landscapes. Boosters allow gamers to clear columns or individual blocks in various ways to make their way through each episode, which includes 5-10 different types of puzzle levels. Players must remove the required number of blocks or save enough pets to move on to the next level. To play Pet Rescue Saga now on Facebook in preparation for the launch on mobile, please visit http://Apps.facebook.com/petrescuesaga.
King is the world leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games, with more than 21 billion gameplays per month globally. King offers 150 exclusive games in 14 languages through mobile, Facebook and the website http://www.king.com. The company has offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Hamburg, Malta, Malmo and San Francisco. For more information, visit http://about.king.com.
Nexon and Crytek Sign Deal to Operate Warface in Japan
TOKYO and FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Crytek and Nexon continue expanding the Warface
brand across Asia
Crytek is set to further expand the Asian audience for their free-to-play FPS,
Warface, announcing today that they will be partnering with leading online publisher NEXON
Co. Ltd to bring the game to PC players in Japan.
"Expanding Warface to Japan is a very important step for us," said Cevat Yerli, CEO &
President of Crytek. "Since it's a global IP, this move perfectly underlines our strategy
in sharing the game's unique action with gamers around the world. Nexon is a very trusted
partner; they have shown us tremendous results in South Korea, where Warface just entered
Open Beta after receiving highly positive feedback from gamers during Closed Beta, and we
are sure that they will play a key role in ensuring Warface's success in Japan as well."
The news that Warface will be coming to Japan is yet another achievement for both
Crytek and the game's publishers after hitting ten million users in Russia and successful
Closed Beta phases in Europe and South Korea.
SADA Systems is now a provider of "Customer Success Services (CSS) for Google Apps, approved by Google."
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SADA Systems announces it is now a provider of "Customer Success Services (CSS) for Google Apps, approved by Google."
In order for SADA Systems to deliver CSS, SADA must meet essential criteria as a Google Apps Premier Reseller, specified by Google, for delivering a consistently high standard of support and advisory services for Google Apps. SADA can now offer Google Enterprise's high-caliber services offering, which includes enhanced technical support, proactive communication, advice and consultancy for Google Apps.
SADA's approach merges long-time experience in technical support and ongoing account management with Google Apps deployment expertise. A few of SADA's CSS services includes the provisioning of 24x7x365 Helpdesk support, proactive change management strategies, regular service reviews and 3 tiers of escalation assistance. A dedicated Account Manager from SADA will oversee the delivery of each of these elements to ensure the customer has the best possible Google Apps experience.
"SADA is proud to be a Google Apps Premier Reseller eligible to provide this service to our current and future enterprise clients," said Tony Safoian, President and CEO of SADA Systems. "Our participation in the CSS for Google Apps program is part of our commitment to being optimally aligned with Google to ensure our clients' success and satisfaction with Google Apps."
About SADA Systems
Founded in 2000, SADA Systems, Inc. is a privately-held global leader in providing cloud computing and strategic IT solutions to organizations worldwide. SADA is a Google Apps Premier Enterprise Reseller and Microsoft Partner holding Gold Competency with proven expertise in enterprise consulting, cloud platform migration, custom application development and change management services.
Listed on INC 5000 America's Fastest Growing Private Companies 5 years straight and ranked Top 20 in Los Angeles Business Journal Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, SADA prides itself on continuous innovation, strong partnerships and exceptional service.
For more information, visit http://www.SADASystems.com.
Axcelis Receives Significant Order For High Performance Upgrade From Leading Chip Manufacturer
BEVERLY, Mass., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that it has received a multiple system upgrade order from a leading semiconductor manufacturer based in Asia for Axcelis' new GSD Series High Performance End Station upgrade, designed to significantly enhance system productivity and process performance. The order is valued over $1.4 million. The foundry deployed the upgrade to increase manufacturing capacity in order to meet customer demand, and immediately realize lower operating costs.
"For over 35 years, Axcelis has been committed to providing long term value to our customers," said Robert Mahoney, vice president, global service solutions and quality for Axcelis. "Our award winning Global Support Solutions program is designed to optimize implanter productivity and process capabilities, to maximize the return on their capital investment. A key component of this program is our Performance Upgrades program, which allow for the continuous improvement of our customers' installed base. The new High Performance End Station upgrade is doing just that, with customers in high volume production reporting significantly improved productivity, higher reliability, measurably reduced particulate levels and enhanced yield."
High Performance End Station Upgrade
The GSD Series High Performance End Station upgrade is one of over 1,000 Axcelis upgrades designed to increase productivity, improve yield, reduce cost of ownership and extend system lifecycle. The High Performance End Station upgrade includes innovative new in-vacuum wafer handling hardware that reduces wafer transfer time for increased productivity, and improves wafer handling precision and repeatability which greatly influence yield. New features also streamline set-up and alignment for ease of maintenance. This upgrade is available for the GSD platform high current and high energy systems, as well as many SEN implanters. For more information this upgrade, and many others, please visit the company's Knowledge Center or contact an Axcelis account representative.
Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 35 years. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. The Company's Internet address is: http://www.axcelis.com.
New Approach to Website Security: High-Tech Bridge launches ImmuniWeb® Beta
GENEVA, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
High-Tech Bridge SA, a leading Swiss information security company recognized as one of
the market leaders and best service providers in the ethical hacking industry by Frost &
Sullivan in 2012, is pleased to introduce ImmuniWeb(R) Beta [http://portal.htbridge.com ].
ImmuniWeb(R) [https://www.htbridge.com/immuniweb ] is a next-generation web
application security assessment solution with Software-as-a-Service delivery model. It is
a unique hybrid of cutting-edge web security scanner and accurate manual web application
Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of High-Tech Bridge, says: "Today many SMBs are unfairly
prevented from securing their websites due to budget, internal technical skills or
administrative restrictions. We are glad to launch our innovative SaaS ImmuniWeb(R) that
enables SMBs to secure their websites in simple, efficient and cost-affordable manner.
Starting today the service will run in Beta mode during some time in order to get feedback
from our customers and probably add some additional features and options they will
Marsel Nizamutdinov, Chief Security Research Officer, adds: "I am very glad that after
several years of our hard work we can finally announce the launch of ImmuniWeb(R). This
will enable anyone to benefit from our skills, experience and research
[https://www.htbridge.com/pages/research ] in the domain of web application security.
Moreover, other similar products that make information security simple, efficient and fair
are currently being developed. Our Corporate Management invests a lot into Research and
Development and will continue to do so in the future to assure permanent growth and
Frederic Bourla, Chief Security Specialist, comments: "According to the recent ISTR
2013 study from Symantec, SMEs are now clearly a prime target for hackers. In 2012
businesses with fewer than 250 employees were targeted by nearly one third of worldwide
cyber-attacks, which is approximately twice as much as the previous year. And from our own
experience those figures are probably slightly lower than the reality in Switzerland, so
we are now pleased to offer SMEs the opportunity to address this trend."
ImmuniWeb(R) Beta is currently available to the holders of Invite Codes distributed by
High-Tech Bridge. It is also possible to leave a request for Invite Code on ImmuniWeb(R)
The World's First 4K Smart TV with Google TV Software
HONG KONG, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Multimedia" or "the Group", HKSE stock code: 01070) is pleased to announce that the Group's new 4K Ultra High Definition TV will be available for customers with the latest Google TV software. MoVo UD, TCL's 4K Smart TV with Google TV, was demoed at the 2013 Google I/O conference.
MoVo UD is 4K by 2K ultra high definition TV and will be available for customers later this year. MoVo UD will be powered by the new version of Google TV with the latest Android 4.2.2 that was unveiled at the 2013 Google I/O. The device will have applications and features including Google Voice Search, Chrome, Google Play and YouTube.
Mr. Zhao Zhongyao, Chief Executive Officer of TCL Multimedia, said, "The core value of TCL brand is to introduce innovation and creativity into life, bringing the ultimate pleasure to consumers. Looking ahead, TCL will continue to enhance its core competence by capitalizing its cutting edge product technologies and innovations."
About TCL Multimedia
Headquartered in China, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE stock code: 01070) is one of the leading players in the global TV industry. TCL Multimedia is engaged in the R&D, manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronic products comprising television and audio visual products. Its ultimate holding company is TCL Corporation. According to the latest DisplaySearch report, the Group's global LCD TV market share increased from 4.8% in 2011 to 5.8% in 2012, and thereby lifted its ranking to No.4. The Group has ranked No.1 in the PRC LCD TV market with a market share of 18.0%.
Gameloft Announces its First Three Games with Google Play Game Services
Modern Combat 4 Update Live Today on the Google Play Store - Dungeon Hunter 4 and Asphalt 7 Updates Coming Soon
PARIS, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft(R), a leading global publisher of digital and social games, today announced
that three of its popular games will be made compatible with the newly announced Google
Play game services from Google. Google Play game services will enhance the Android gaming
ecosystem, bringing global leaderboards, achievements, and advanced social features.
Gameloft's popular FPS, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is the first Gameloft title to receive
these new features, and is available today on the Google Play store. Dungeon Hunter 4 and
Asphalt 7: Heat will also be updated with Game Services in the coming weeks.
"Working closely with Google, we have leveraged these new tools to enhance the game
experience for our millions of Android players," says Baudouin Corman, Vice President of
Publishing for the Americas. "The new Google Play game services give players more options
to connect with their friends and share their gaming experiences. We're thrilled to be
part of the launch."
Google I/O attendees can get a first glimpse of the new versions of Modern Combat 4:
Zero Hour and Asphalt 7: Heat on the show floor. The two titles, with Google Play game
services integration, will be showcased at a Gameloft kiosk during the event.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has established
itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for
all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, set-top boxes and
connected TVs. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt(R), Real
Football(R), Modern Combat and Order & Chaos(R), and also partners with major rights
holders including Marvel(R), Hasbro(R), FOX(R), Mattel(R) and Ferrari(R). Gameloft is
present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over
Gameloft is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (NYSE Euronext: GFT.PA, Bloomberg: GFT FP,
Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the
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LG Electronics to Update Google TV with Latest Android Jelly Bean OS
With Support for the Android NDK, LG Smart TV with Google TV Will Provide Access to Larger, More Diverse Selection of Apps and Games
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced that its Google TVs will be updated with the latest version of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS). LG is showcasing Google TVs with the new operating system at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco this week.
Available in the third quarter, the update will enable customers to enjoy more applications, including games that provide a greater level of interactivity and advanced graphics.
In addition to boosting overall performance, the latest Jelly Bean update supports the Android Native Development Kit (NDK), so LG Google TV owners can have the widest, most diverse selection of apps to choose from. Smartphone apps designed using the NDK will run on LG Google TV with little to no modifications. With NDK compatibility, users can now play more games on the bigger LG Google TV screen. This level of compatibility makes it easier for developers to enter the burgeoning Smart TV app market.
"LG Google TVs with the latest Jelly Bean operating system and NDK support will deliver an enhanced user experience and access to more great apps," said Havis Kwon, president and CEO of the LG Home Entertainment Company. "In addition to enabling users to enjoy advanced Android apps, the latest OS will also provide developers with new opportunities in the Smart TV arena."
Users will also benefit from LG's exceptional remote control options, which will make it easier to interact with the vast amount of content available on LG Google TV. In addition to the intuitive functionality of its Magic Remote Qwerty, LG will introduce a free remote control app that can turn any Android smartphone or tablet into a two-handed, touch-sensitive game controller. LG's new controller app is the ideal control solution for the large number of interactive games set to arrive on the upgraded Google TV platform as it provides a level of control necessary to play more complex games such as football and racing simulations.
The latest update will also include LG's patented "3D Game Changer," bringing a dimension to interactive games never seen before. The LG 3D Game Changer feature produces a fully immersive effect by displaying 2D games in enhanced 3D mode, for an effect previously available only in movies filmed with 3D equipment.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will be available as an over-the-air download for existing LG Google TVs in the United States starting in the third quarter.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.