KVH Launches New Tracphone F33 for
Compact, Global Satellite Communications
At the 2004 Miami International Boat Show, North American mariners will be
introduced to KVH Industries, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: KVHI) new Tracphone(R) F33, one of the most
compact high-powered satellite communications system available. Tracphone F33 offers
global voice coverage and is the first antenna compatible with Inmarsat's Fleet F33
service to also provide access to not only Fleet's 9.6 Kbps data channel but also the
high-speed 64 Kbps Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS). MPDS provides a high-capacity,
always-online connection on which users pay only for the data sent and received - not for
the time online. This innovative method of connecting to the Internet via satellite
provides web access without the constraints of a pay-by-the-minute connection. The
Tracphone F33 antenna comes in two configurations: a 19" dome matching KVH's
TracVision(R) G4/4 satellite TV antennas and a more compact 14" dome for small boat
SanDisk Introduces Highest Capacity
CompactFlash Card -- First 4 Gigabyte Card That Can Be Used in Any CompactFlash Digital
SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK) today introduced the first 4-gigabyte (GB)
CompactFlash(R) card that can be used in any CompactFlash digital camera or device. The
new card can store more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures, or more than 1,000 digital
songs or 8 hours of MPEG 4 video.(a)
A Stylish Offer - Siemens Launches
the CF62 Clamshell Phone
Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens mobile) unveils its stunning new
clamshell phone - the triband CF62 - at an international product launch today in Madrid.
With a clean design and two screens - including the 65.536 color main display - the CF62
is perfect for consumers who want their phone to have a vivid display embedded in a
New EPSON Stylus Photo RX600
Scan-Print-Copy Device Creates Photo Center for Both Traditional and Digital Images in Any
EPSON Stylus Photo RX600 Not Only Scans, Prints and Copies Photos, but also
Previews and Restores Old Slides, Transparencies and Traditional Photos into Brilliant
Reprints. Epson is launching its most advanced scan-print-copy device to date with the new
EPSON Stylus Photo RX600. This photographic all-in-one is designed to not only view, scan,
copy and print photographs without a computer, but also restore old slides, negatives and
traditional printed photographs. The end results are true photographic quality prints
using Epson's superior six-color photo inks at resolutions as high as 5760 x 1440
SanDisk Announces Availability of the
World's Fastest CompactFlash Cards
Worldwide SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK) today introduced the 2 gigabyte (GB)
SanDisk Extreme(TM) and SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash(R) cards, the largest capacities
available for its comprehensive line of high-performance CompactFlash cards for digital
photographers. The announcement was made at the Photo Marketing Association International
trade show where SanDisk is showing its products in booth L-70.
Palmchip Introduces Next Generation Storage
Connectivity IP Core Supports Multiple Standards (ATA133, PCMCIA, Compact
Flash, Compact Flash Plus) on a shared bus -- saves 35 pins Palmchip Corporation, a
pioneer in semiconductor IP and system-on-chip platform technology today announced the
availability of its new StorSelect(TM) DS next generation storage connectivity IP core
with patent pending DriveSelect(TM) and SpeedSelect(TM) technology.
Tele Atlas Powers Space Machine's
Release of Navigator USA 2004
Tele Atlas, a worldwide leading provider of digital map data and location
content, announced today that it has teamed with Space Machine, Inc., to power Space
Machine's latest Release 3 of the PocketMap Navigator USA 2004. The PocketMap Navigator is
a powerful yet easy-to-use GPS navigation software for the Pocket PC that conveniently
travels with users wherever they go. With this new Release 3, PocketMap Navigator users
can now enjoy stunningly brilliant 3D visual maps with advanced text-to-speech voice
instructions at every turn for an overall satisfying navigation experience.
Siemens Mobile Phone CX65
Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens mobile) (NYSE:SI) (FWB:SIE)
launches its next generation MMS phone to the world - the triband CX65 - today in Madrid.
With a brilliant extra large, high quality 65.536 color screen and integrated video camera
housed in a appealing design, the CX65 is the smart and stylish way to capture life's best
experiences. The integrated camera makes sure that emotional moments can be captured and
sent to friends.
The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 Printer
Offers Direct CD/DVD Printing for Only $99; New High Quality Six-Color Photo Printer is
Rich with Features and Low in Price
Epson America Inc.'s latest printer, the EPSON Stylus Photo R200, is ideal for digital
imaging enthusiasts who want to print frame-ready photos and personalize home music and
movie collections at an affordable price. With an estimated street price of $99, six
individual ink cartridges, ultra-fast print speeds, and direct CD/DVD printing, the EPSON
Stylus Photo R200 is the perfect solution for versatile, high-quality home printing.
Mattel and Fisher-Price Brands Bring Hollywood to New York City at Toy
Who/What: Mattel(R) and
Fisher-Price(R) to showcase unmatched collection of new toys based on the hottest
entertainment properties from both the big screen and TV.
Depeche Mode Singer Dave Gahan's
First Ever Solo DVD To Premiere at Regal Entertainment Group Theatres, March 1st
LIVE MONSTERS, the new live concert DVD featuring Dave Gahan, of Depeche Mode, will
premiere on the big screen Monday, March 1st at 7:30 PM in exclusive screenings at select
Regal Entertainment Group (REG, NYSE: RGC) theatres across the country. The One Night
Only(TM) big screen premiere presented in REG theatres falls on the eve of the DVD's March
2nd release from Mute/Reprise.
New Affordable Database Driven
Website Building Software
Businesses will be able to build, update and maintain their sites without the aid of
costly web designers by using AutoWebBuilder Standard version. Have a strong web presence
can be one of the most important factors in determining a companys success in
attracting new clients. An effective and efficient website can aid in the customer
relationship management and customer retention. In a business environment where 80% of
your business is generated by 20% of your customers, a greater emphasizes on customer
retention and relations must be addressed for survival.
Algolab Photo Vector has been
Vectorizer and image cleaner: a proven handy tool for designers and CAD/CAM
professionals to cleanup, reduce number of colors and vectorize images. The only
vectorizer compatible with Jasc Paint Shop Pro. Useful add on to Adobe Illustrator, Corel
Draw, Adobe Photo Shop, CAD/CAM systems etc.
Everything You Need to Change Baby in One
Convenient Travel Kit!
Conveniently packaged in a handy-sized kit are the 6 essentials for changing
baby, anywhere, anytime. No need for bulky baby carry-alls when youre on the go, and
no worries about finding suitable changing facilities - the Baby-On-The-GoTM Travel Kit
has all you need in one handy-sized pack, portable and disposable too!
SongbirdStore.com Advances Hearing
Songbird Hearing, Inc, has launched its latest disposable hearing aid, the
Songbird® 400 Hour Digital Hearing Aid, which uses digital technology to enable all types
of users with hearing loss to wear it without a hearing test. Hearing loss affects 28
million Americans. An estimated 80% of those people with hearing loss forego using a
hearing aid. The new Songbird® 400 Hour Digital Hearing Aid brings treatment within reach
for them. This new, digital hearing aid conquers the issues commonly cited as obstacles to
hearing aid use.
Excedent Publishes Anti-Virus Tips for Business Owners and Email
Two weeks after the MyDoom
computer virus plagued email systems all over the world, Excedent Technologies
(www.excedent.com) issued anti-virus tips and policy recommendations to business owners
and email administrators with regards to email and Internet usage. Excedent Technologies
is a provider of managed email hosting and security threat prevention for service
providers and small to medium sized businesses.
Mission's TecSonic portable PA system
gathers awards; features NXT-based flat panel speakers
New portable audio system takes advantage of acoustic, design benefits from innovative
NXT flat-panel speaker configuration that covers full frequency range from 130 Hz to 20
Revolutionary Female Product,
LaFemme, Featured in the March Issue of COSMOgirl! Magazine
LaFemme, a patented disposable female urination device (FUD)allows females of all ages
the opportunity to use the toilet while standing. The perfect product for unsanitary
MDK Partners launches Villa Traveler
Magazine and villatraveler.com
MDK Partners launches Villa Traveler to promote villa, castle, farmhouse and apartment
rentals. Villa Traveler and villatraveler.com will connect travelers with popular
properties around the world and the companies who represent them.
Lightweight pro ball camera heads now
available in the USA
Featherweight ball heads for professionals take loads in excess of 80 pounds. These
new pro ball heads from the Korean manufacturer Markins target the demanding outdoor
market, weight less than 1.28 lbs and carry loads exceeding 80 lbs.
FDA-Approved Laser Cellulite
Treatment Delivers Results Light Years Ahead of the Rest, New York, NY
Tri-Active LaserDermology (SM) is the result of the newest FDA-approved technology
incorporating Triple-Action methodology for restoring a normal balance to the skin and
outer layers, including smoothing and tightening. This new FDA-approved treatment reduces
the appearance of cellulite through the combined action of mechanical massage, localized
cooling and deep laser stimulation. The Cellulite Endermologie Center in Manhattan is one
of the first facilities to possess this new FDA-cleared treatment in the US, and the only
center in New York City with the technology.
BluffTitler DX9 Brings Affordable,
Realtime 3D Titling and Effects
BluffTitler DX9, a new realtime 3D video titling and effects program for
Windows PCs, provides quick and easy titling for desktop video, digital photography, web
graphics, multimedia presentations and VJ performances. Offers professional features at a
breakthrough price of less than $40 US.
Zen Baby DVD Wins an iParenting Media
Award - Best of the Best 2004
Zen Baby, LLC is excited to announce that its premier video/DVD for babies,
Zen Baby, is a distinguished iParenting Media Award Winner as a Best Product of 2004. Zen
Baby also recently won approval by the Dove Foundation Review Board as a video/DVD family
members can enjoy together with confidence.
LeptiSlim and Leptinal:
Breakthrough Formulas for Improved Thyroid and Leptin Function!
New products for naturally balancing the hormone leptin have encouraging thyroid and
weight loss benefits. Formulated by leptin expert, Byron Richards, CCN, these supplements
may be the answer to difficult weight loss.
AdsCleaner 2.0 released.
Multi awarded ad stopper and pop up blocker AdsCleaner is improved.
DAT Optic, Inc. Introduces
DigiREC is a powerful device that enables video and regular Television
viewing from a notebook or desktop PC. Turn a notebook into a portable TV! The compact
unit allows video capturing, viewing, and recording.
QuadraSite Internet Browser launched by Blindcop Software
Blindcop Software today announced the first public release of their free
QuadraSite browser. QuadraSite combines four browsers in one powerful program:
it allows users to create custom groups of four webpages that can be recalled with a
single click. This is a new way to browse the Internet and is only a small part of what
QuadraSite has to offer.
Password Security Audit Software
Reduces Network Security Threats ElcomSoft has released Proactive Windows
Security Explorer v. 1.0, a password audit and security test tool that makes it easy for
NT4/2000/XP/2003 systems administrators to identify and close security holes in their
networks. By running a password security test tool like Proactive Windows Security
Explorer regularly, managers can have peace of mind that the basic lock on their networks
1-Supplement.com now offering
Seasilver ® liquid supplement.
Seasilver ® is a whole food (plant-based) nutritional supplement with a
proprietary formula of ingredients and proprietary processing techniques. Seasilver ®
works in perfect harmony with Mother Nature. Seasilver ® is,
by design, the centerpiece of a Foundational Health Program in Nature's perfect balance.
Announces New Power Pack Fuel Cell Product
Medis Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDTL) announced today that its first fuel cell product
will be a new disposable Power Pack, which is scheduled to be in distribution channels by
the end of this year. "As part of our continuous marketing discussions with potential
distributors, OEMs and retail channels," said Robert K. Lifton, Chairman and CEO of
Medis Technologies, "it became clear to us that the first Power Pack product we
introduce into the market should be a disposable, low price, simple to operate product
that offers many times the power capability of disposable cell phone chargers now being
sold and has the flexibility of charging other devices, as well.
Pet Stroller Enables
Seniors to Easily Stroll outdoors with Pets
With the flagship exclusive pet accessory line Kittwalk developed by inventor Lise
King of New York, MidnightPass.com, a Marshfield, MA based direct marketer and online
retailer offers seniors (and their pets) a way to stay mobile with the Kittywalk Pet
Samsung Electronics Develops
Satellite DMB Chip for Mobile Phones Samsung Electronics has completed
development of the world's first satellite digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) chip for
mobile phones. The satellite DMB chip for mobile phones requires ultra-high integration,
and Samsung Electronics has paved the way for localization of satellite DMB components.
Satellite DMB is in the spotlight as the next generation in broadcasting formats. The
service will be accessible anywhere to users on the move via either receivers in
automobiles or handheld terminals.
BRAINY BABY VIDEOS
NURTURE WHOLE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Children do their most important learning during the first years of life, providing
the basis for all of their intellectual growth to follow. The award-winning Brainy Baby
Learning Library® is designed to encourage whole brain development -- the ability to
utilize all of the vast power of the human mind for both logical and creative thought.
Syneron Aurora for Acne Treatment
Syneron Medical Ltd., and its North American subsidiary Syneron Inc., today announced
that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510K marketing clearance to
Syneron's Aurora AC(TM) system for treatment of moderate inflammatory acne vulgaries. The
system, comprising a special applicator for acne treatment and the Aurora medical
aesthetic treatment platform, has already received CE Mark approval, enabling it to be
marketed in Europe and other regions.
X-Treck Digital Takes
Micro-R/C Racing Beyond the Next Level
Less than a year after the massively successful launch of the patented X-Treck
Programmable, the new X-Treck Digital micro-R/C racing system from Silverlit® Toys
is building on that achievement with a host of new features -- captivating R/C
enthusiasts, retailers, and the entire toy industry.
EAGERLY ANTICIPATED FINEPIX S3 PRO
PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL CAMERA
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., today unveiled one of its most eagerly
anticipated products -- the newest addition to its critically acclaimed line of
professional digital cameras -- the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro.
FUJIFILM UNVEILS SLEEK
NEW 3.2 AND 4.0 MEGAPIXEL CAMERAS
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today added two sleek new entry-level models to its
award-winning family of FinePix digital cameras. The FinePix A330 and the FinePix A340
offer faster operation times and improved power consumption with new, user-friendly menu
navigation. The cameras allow first-time digital photographers to capture great pictures
easily, while keeping the overall experience simple and fun.
Copernic Launches Copernic
Tracker, Tool for Effective Web Monitoring Copernic Tracker strengthens
Copernic's position as leader in information management solutions Copernic, an information
technology provider, today announced its new Web monitoring software, Copernic Tracker.
This new tool makes it possible to automatically monitor an unlimited number of Web pages
to stay on top of any changes or additions. Copernic Tracker even gives users the option
of receiving update alerts by email or cell phone.
Driver backup and
GoldSolution Software announces the release of Driver Magician 1.6, a unique
utility software for the Windows operating system that backs up device drivers and other
items for easy restoration after system crash. Every one is aware of how important is
device driver for computer. Without it your computer doesn't work properly. If you lose
your driver disk and you don't know what is the internal hardware of your computer, you
will meet a difficult problem to install device drivers after system crash.
G-Lock Email Processor has
Email Processor is a powerful tool designed to automatically process/parse
incoming Internet email such as bounced/undeliverable messages, subscribe /unsubscribe
requests, etc. The program is easy to use and provides a wide range of features to process
email you receive, automatically extract data and perform other actions based on the
message content. Email Processor can work with multiple POP3 internet mailboxes, filter
incoming messages by different conditions, extract any data from the message body and
message header and save it to a file of user definable format.
Hella Develops First
Headlamp Modules with LEDs
The Audi A8 W12 is the first vehicle in the world to benefit from an innovative system
developed by Hella that uses white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in vehicle sidemarkers and
daytime running lights (DRLs).
Freshwater Fish &
Saltwater Fish New Guides from Permacharts
If you have someone in you life, or maybe its yourself, thats interested
in maintaining a freshwater fish aquarium, this guide makes for a great start. Learn how
to choose between a coldwater or tropical system, how to choose the right aquarium or
tank, and about the basics of needed equipment such as filters, water, base coverings,
lighting, heating, care, and the nitrogen cycle. This chart also includes a glossary of
common freshwater fish, plants, and more. Lots of good tips on choosing fish, feeding,
breeding, problems, diseases, and therapies. Go fish!
Lycoris brings the
Linux desktop to your handheld
Lycoris, a leader in Linux-based Desktop Operating Systems, has announced Desktop/LX
Pocket PC Edition, a commercial ready Linux operating environment optimized for handheld
devices. This release is based on open standards-based Linux and delivers a complete
solution for next generation handhelds including support for the Sharp Zaurus and Compaq
Swim Spa Product Launch at
UK's National Boat & Caravan Show.
Now anyone can swim non-stop in their own garden without digging a pool. In the
Signature Swim Spa from Coventrys Midland Spa & Hot Tub the water flows so
swimmers can swim-on-the-spot in this 4.3 x 2.3 meter swimming-machine spa. It
doubles as a 6-seater spa bath. Users can exercise and then chill out for just £15,995.
For the National Boat, Caravan & Outdoor Show theres a special show price of
£14,995 on Midland Spas stand 5786B. Show visitors can save £1000 and enjoy the
fun of their luxury spa and swimming machine.
Sentry Security Systems
announces new Sentry H Series 480fps DVR. Superb image quality, up to
480fps display and record video speed Sentry Security Systems Inc would like to announce
the release of the new Sentry H480/16, a 480 frame per second (fps) display and recording
Digital Video Recorder. The Sentry H480/16 is the perfect video surveillance solution for
critical security applications that require up to 16 cameras and real-time
video recording and playback.
The most unique product since the light bulk
The owners of OZONELite, David W. deMartino, William C. Stone and Andrew
M. Fortney, are proud to introduce this titanium dioxide-coated, energy efficient light
bulb. Being brought to the American public for the first time, the titanium dioxide coated
OZONELite's technology is one of the most safe and effective ways to clean indoor
air. Titanium dioxide is widely used in other countries, including Japan, due to its
bactericidal effects on strains of bacteria such as penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (staph infection) and Escherichia coli (E-coli).
Twentieth Century Fox and
Sorrent Launch ALIENS: Unleashed
Sorrent Expands Beyond Mobile Sports Titles with Newest License from FOX
Twentieth Century FOX L&M's Wireless Entertainment Group (NYSE:FOX), and Sorrent, a
leading mobile entertainment publisher, today announced the launch of ALIENS:
Unleashed(TM), a first-person shooter that follows a thrilling, original storyline
conceived from the "ALIENS" movie franchise. This new license builds on
Sorrent's successful relationship with FOX and is part of the company's strategic
expansion beyond sports titles. ALIENS: Unleashed is available immediately to Get It
Now(R) subscribers of Verizon Wireless.
RealSpeak Word Solution
ScanSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), the leading supplier of speech and imaging solutions,
today introduced RealSpeak(TM) Word 1.0, a new speech solution for electronic talking
dictionaries. RealSpeak Word provides a highly natural-sounding English voice that
supports vocabularies up to ten times larger than competing products with no memory
RedSky Mobile delivers GPS Module
for Nintendo® Game Boy® Advance Today RedSky Mobile Inc. announced its
Pioneer Personal Navigation GPS module for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Utilizing the
rich multimedia features of the Game Boy Advance, the Pioneer Personal Navigation System
takes navigation and GPS to a whole new level.
X3D is Here. - Vizx3D v.1.0
X3D Authoring Tool is Released.
Virtock Technologies Inc. has announced the release of Vizx3D v.1.0, a new
real-time 3D visualization tool and web3D authoring platform that is the first to create
content in X3D, the new ISO standard for real-time 3D graphics.
Systems announces the release of Startup Sentry 2.0
Digital Widget Systems announces the release of Startup Sentry 2.0, the
award-winning system management tool designed to track and report on every startup
application, service and driver set to load or launch when your system starts. Startup
Sentry alerts you to new, hidden and potentially wasteful or dangerous startup items
installed on your system.
Phelios Releases PC
Game Shareware Abracadabra
Phelios, Inc, announced the release of their new game, Abracadabra, which was
made with their game engine, PTK.
TORNADO introduces new
range of Wireless LAN Turbo Mode 108 Mbps products
TORNADO introduces a new supplement to its product range: the TORNADO 802.11g Wireless
LAN products. With this new supplement TORNADO fulfils the great demand of broadband users
that are interested in implementing wireless networking in their SOHO environment.
WinZit!® is a straightforward, fast, and easy-to-use cryptographic /
compression / decompression utility that includes built-in support for standard algorithms
such as DES/Lucifer (56-bits), BLOWFISH (448 - bits), GOST (256 - bits), PP2048 (2048 -
bits), AES (256-bits), PP72 (72 - bits), TEA (128 - bits),
TWOFISH (256 - bits).
Easytemplates Flash Website Kit
EasyTemplates Flash Website Kit is a new, easy-to-use software package that
enables users to create animated Flash websites for Free. The Kit includes a collection of
uniquely designed Flash website templates that can easily be customized.
WHEELSHIGH-TECH WATER GUN KITS FOR BICYCLES
St. Petersburg, FLFebruary 4, 2004The freshest new concept to make a
splash at American International Toy Fair 2004 is "Water
Wheels"self-contained, pump-operated squirt gun kits for bicycles. "Water
Wheels" is the creation of Timothy P. Englert, a 43-year-old engineering designer in
St. Petersburg, FL. Mr. Englert will display this new product and a fully-operational
prototype Feb. 15-18, 2004, at booth #5756, Level One, at Jacob K. Javits Convention
Center in New York City.
New Version of Mydoom.b (Novarg)
Kaspersky Labs , a leading information security software developer has
detected a new version of Mydoom, the latest Internet worm - Mydoom.b Kaspersky Labs has
already received several reports of infections by
this malicious program. Our analysts believe that Mydoom.b is probably
using machines infected by the original Mydoom to propagate. Therefore,
the computer community may be facing a much more serious outbreak than
the one caused by Mydoom.a
20 viruses January 2004
Mydoom unarguably led the virus hit-parade in January. The worm appeared on
January 27 and accounted for more than three quarters of all infections. In fact, within a
week Mydoom beat all the statistics produced by Sobig.f, last year's leader.
Mafia for PlayStation2
in Stores Now
Gathering, a publishing subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:
TTWO), announced today that Mafia for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system is
in retail stores in North America and the English language PAL version of the title is
available in Europe. The non-English language PlayStation (R) 2 versions will be available
in Europe on February 13th. Mafia for the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft will be
in stores in March in both North America and Europe.
M&S Systems' MC2000
Whole-house Home Audio
Introduced national in 2003 and named one of Home Automation's Top 50 Products of
2003, the M&S MC2000 is a 16-source/10-zone system, which combines multi-room audio
and intercom features into one product
on the same network.
Satellite P15 Series Delivers Power and Performance
Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) today introduced the newest members of its
Satellite(R) P15 notebook series, the P15-S470 and P15-S420. Designed for students,
families and consumers, the Satellite P15 Series combines Toshiba's expertise in mobile
computing, hardware design and digital convergence. With eye-popping graphics and built-in
stereo speakers, the Satellite P15 Series provides a theater-quality experience whether
watching DVDs or playing computer games.
Simulations Introduces VEX
Six Sided Simulations is pleased to introduce VEX, the first collectible card game in the
world for one or more players with a theme of flags. VEX (from the word Vexillology) is
actually a set of 15 different games using the same full color flag cards as a base. Each
card of VEX, and there are now 1000 cards, contains over a dozen pieces of information
about the flag of a single political entity. Included in each box of VEX are 60 different
cards, and unlike other CCGs, there are no rare, common or uncommon cards. Each box
includes rules to over five games, with varying degrees of difficulty, each playable with
a single deck.
3D game content creation
Caligari, award-winning producer of 3D modeling and animation software again
expanded its 3D game content creation environment, gameSpace, with the release of version
1.5, the company announced today. The new version includes support for three leading game
engines, additional game export formats and a variety of time-saving, workflow-enhancing
features. Caligari also announced availability of a level exporter, sold separately, which
enables gameSpace to be used as a level creator and editor.
Specification Version 4.0 is Released
Wider Bus Width, Highest Clock Frequencies Available, and Dual Voltage Operation Are
Ideal for Cell Phones and Digital Cameras. Version 4.0 of the MultiMediaCard
specification, offering wider bus width, dual voltage operation and the highest transfer
speeds available, was introduced today by the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA), a
standards organization that promotes the worldwide adoption of MultiMediaCards (MMCs). The
new, feature-rich version 4.0 specification represents a major expansion of the
MultiMediaCard standard, opening new levels of sophistication and marketing opportunities
to the digital imaging and mobile phone industries.
Global IP Sound
Releases New Version of Acoustic Echo Canceller
Global IP Sound, the leading provider of embedded, voice-processing technologies,
today released an update of GIPS AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) for PC-based softphones.
GIPS AEC Version 1.3 is enhanced to improve performance when "double-talk"
occurs for enhanced voice quality to enable hands-free Internet conferencing and
collaboration using a PC's built-in or external microphone and speakers.
Microtune Introduces the Industry's
First 1-GigaHertz Single-Chip Tuner Microtune(R), Inc. (Pink Sheets:TUNE)
today introduces the MicroTuner(TM) MT2121, the industry's first 1-GigaHertz (GHz) silicon
tuner that enables cable set-top boxes and residential home gateways to support
bandwidth-intensive video and home networking services.
Ltd. Demonstrates New RLDRAM II Development Board
HyWire Ltd. today announced it will demonstrate its new HySee RLDRAM(TM) II- based
development board at DesignCon 2004, February 2-5 in the Santa Clara Convention Center at
Micron Technology's booth 924. The HySee board is a complete development environment for
designs using high-performance RLDRAM II devices. It's composed of a Xilinx Virtex-II 8000
and two Virtex-II 2000 FPGAs to emulate an RLDRAM II-based search engine and its
interfaces. This demonstration also includes HyWire's HyVal tester board that interfaces
to the HySee board to allow users to test and exercise a system design. The combination of
the two boards provides users the ability to design and test RLDRAM II-based systems for
an eventual move to ASIC production.
Industry's First UART With Real Time Data Error Detection and 256 Byte FIFO
SC28L202 offers High Speed, Low Power and Dual Channels Ideal for Portable and
Handheld Applications. To support the ever-increasing speed and complexity in today's
designs, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG) (AEX:PHI) today announced the industry's
first Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) with 256 Byte FIFO and real time
error detection. The SC28L202, the newest member of the Philips IMPACT line of
communication devices, is a 2-channel UART operating at high speed with low power
consumption -- operating at both 3V and 5V over the -40 to +85 C degree temperature range.
These features make the SC28L202 ideal for use in portable and handheld applications where
power requirements are a key consideration. Utilizing all of the features of the IMPACT
line UARTs, the SC28L202 is also suitable for use in telecom/networking, mobile
communication/computing, consumer, industrial control, medical and security applications.
Semiconductor Industry's First Single Chip For LCD TV
The TDA15500 Provides Highly Integrated and Cost-Effective Support for the
Low-End LCD Global Television Market. Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG)(AEX:PHI) today
announced the launch of its TDA15500 single chip solution for low-end LCD (Liquid Crystal
Display) TV sets. The TDA15500 is the first single system chip solution that provides
manufacturers of LCD TV sets features such as video decoding, picture improvement,
de-interlacing and scaling, sound entertainment and a microcontroller with teletext. The
technology behind the TDA15500 is derived from Philips' Ultimate-One-Chip (UOC) third
generation solution and Philips' scaler expertise. The high integration level of the
single chip and the solution's resulting lower cost enable manufacturers, with the help of
a reference design, to compete effectively and offer affordable LCD television sets to the
Sonexis, Inc. (www.sonexis.com) has announced general availability of Sonexis(TM)
ConferenceManager 4.0, the company's award-winning, integrated audio and web conferencing
system. The new version expands the ability of Global 2000 companies and government
agencies to collaborate more cost-effectively, easily and securely. Sonexis
ConferenceManager 4.0 introduces new collaborative capabilities including application
sharing and audio recording and playback, adds integration with Lotus Notes to its
existing integration with Microsoft Outlook for scheduling and contact management, and
adds another layer of security with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) support.
Enters Color Display Driver Market
for Wireless Handsets
Dialog Semiconductor Plc (NASDAQ: DLGS, Prime Standard: DLG), has announced its entry
into a new product area by offering color display driver integrated circuits (ICs) for
wireless handsets to its customers in this key target market. Aimed at the growing number
of color display handset manufacturers in Asia, the new products are available from Dialog
Semiconductor as a result of technology licensed from Optrex, and MOTIF, a joint venture
between Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and InFocus(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: INFS).
GlobeTel Announces Launch
GlobeTel Communications Corp. (OTCBB:GTEL), today announced the launch of MagicPhone
Beta Program, the latest VoIP product that GlobeTel has added to its growing line of
international, value added IP products and services.
GlobeTel will pick 200 hundred Beta Customers and these 200 Beta Customers will receive
500 free calling minutes anywhere in the Continental United States. All calls after the
first 500 free minutes will be billed at 2.5 cents per minute and International calls will
be billed at the GlobeTel wholesale rates.The customers will have to purchase an IP
adapter that connects to their Internet service for a one time charge of $79, with a
90-day money back guarantee. After the Beta Program has finished, different plans will be
made available for purchase on the MagicPhone website.
Fonix Voice Interfaces Soon
Available for PlayStation2
Fonix(R) Corp. (OTC BB: FNIX), an international provider of easy-to-use voice interfaces
for devices and systems, has joined the Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) Tools
& Middleware Program to integrate Fonix voice command interface solutions into
PlayStation(R)2 game titles. Fonix anticipates selling its voice command solution for
PlayStation(R)2 to global game developers early in 2004.
Software Application for Digital SLR Camera Users
DO Labs, a software company focused on research in image processing to
enhance image quality, today announces DxO Optics Pro, a revolutionary software solution
designed for professional and expert photographers. DxO Optics Pro delivers genuine and
perceptible quality improvements by automatically correcting images for distortion,
chromatic aberrations, vignetting, blur (lack
of perceived sharpness)
Protection Filter Introduced by Affinity Internet
Affinity Internet, a web hosting services provider, announces today the
introduction of an enhanced server side mail filtering technology designed to shield
customers from unsolicited e-mail also known as spam. The solution is designed to protect
customers on Affinity's ValueWeb (www.valueweb.com), HostSave (www.hostsave.com), WinSave
(www.winsave.com) and Bigstep (www.bigstep.com) hosting brands from receiving unwanted or
Sharp Introduces Two New
17-Inch Desktop LCD Models
Sharp Systems of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today
announced two new additions to its LCD monitor line-up: the LL-T17D4 and the LL-171A. The
full-featured 17-inch LCD monitors deliver professional performance at competitive prices,
and provide users with cost flexibility for their features. The LL-T17D4 is a
full-featured professional monitor, while the LL-171A brings a stylish new design to
Sharp's monitor family.
Offers Latest Intel Processors on Select Dimension Desktops, Dell Precision Workstations
Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) today began offering new Pentium 4 processors to performance-minded
customers on select Dimension(tm) desktops and Dell(tm) Precision workstations. All of
these processors feature Hyper-Threading technology and utilize an 800MHz front side bus
to ensure strong performance across a wide variety of applications.
OPTIO S40 Digital
camera paves the way for digital newcomers
GOLDEN, Colorado (February 2, 2004) Will 2004 be the year you go digital? The
new PENTAX Optio S40 is a 4 megapixel, 3X zoom digital camera that is loaded with the
features to help you on your way! Sporting a sleek aluminum design and the signature,
compact dimensions of the PENTAX Optio digital brand, the Optio S40 features an exciting,
new help function. Offering simple-to-understand explanations in a regular or
enlarged font for easier viewing, the help function guides new, and old hands,
through the cameras array of digital features with a simple touch.
WinGuides has released Privacy Guardian v2.0, a safe and easy-to-use Windows
privacy protection tool that securely deletes Internet tracks and program history
information stored on your computer. Privacy Guardian guarantees your privacy by
permanently erasing all traces of your Internet and computer activities. Information from
every website you visit is stored on your computer in hidden Windows locations, including
temporary files, cookies, the Windows registry, and the index.dat file. Web browsers
provide partial privacy protection by allowing some temporary Internet files and cookies
to be deleted. By contrast, Privacy Guardian cleans out all of these hidden files, and
makes them unrecoverable.
Advanced MP3/WMA Recorder is a directly and real-time sound recorder
software, which offers professional recording features with mp3 and wma support. Advanced
MP3/WMA Recorder makes a complete sound recorder studio of your computer. With Advanced
MP3/WMA Recorder you can record sound from microphone, streaming audio from the Internet,
or music played by Winamp, Windows Media Player, Quick Time, Real Player, Power DVD,
Flash, games, etc. Sound quality of the recordings remains excellent, or sounds even
better for Advanced MP3/WMA Recorder reduces noise. Advanced MP3/WMA Recorder is able to
automatically detect the recording formats your sound card supports and then set the
application's parameters for the best possible performance. Your recordings are then saved
as Mp3,Wma or Wav files.
TechSys is pleased to announce availability of version 4.0 of its award winning
product WinCal. As we say, it is your personal photo calendar, Certificates and
advertisements design and publishing tool. Using WinCal you can very easily design and
print your own photo calendars and or photo adverts. All you need is good photographs, a
high quality color printer, WinCal and a bit of Imagination. The end result - a dazzling
photo calendar / advert in the matter of minutes.
Cool C Introduces Talking
Cool Conversations (Cool C), today announced the release of Cool C
Interactive Speech software. This unique software will convert most any computer into a
talking computer. Computers that you can talk to have always had a place in science
fiction now, Cool C is making them a reality. The program, utilizing the Microsoft
Speech Engine, makes it possible for any Windows-based PC to verbally respond to spoken
questions/comments from users. Cool C Talking Computers can function as speaking virtual
tutors or talking encyclopedias, or as a computerized assistant giving you important
Drums on Demand Releases
Vol. 2 Loop CD
Drums On Demand® has announced the release of Volume 2 a companion
CD to the companys popular first volume of live session drummer loops. The new CD
includes nearly 800 royalty free loops in 35 Songs Sets® comprising several new features,
including more loops per Song Set and many longer loops. Currently available in 24- or
16-bit Acidized WAV format, Volume 2 also features more odd-time signatures;
Song Set BPMs ranging from 56 to 200 (specifically created to fill in some gaps on Vol.
1); plus, brushed-based jazz and country Song Sets.
Efficient computer memory
management is now only a click away. MemOptimizer is the award winning memory
optimizer from Pointstone Software. The newest version adds a host of new features
including automatic optimization before loading memory intensive applications, a unique
system to prevent important programs from being interrupted, improved performance, and
more efficient optimizations.
IllusionSoft releases Version 1.1 of SoftBanking -- an application that
allows users to import their transactions from homebanking accounts and manage their
money. SoftBanking is a personal income and expense-tracking program, supports all the
features required for basic home accounting needs and includes a powerful wizard to import
any homebanking files. You can create custom categories to assign your transactions, setup
multiple users, generate monthly and yearly charts for spending, income and account
balance. Additional features include support for multiple accounts, record filtering,
password protection and more.
Computer Game for Stress Relief
TimelessNow.com Inc, a stress
management education and software company located in Beaverton Oregon, has developed,
tested and launched an incredible computer software series called relax rejuv. This
series offers a program for Professionals in high stress work environments, for Kids with
learning challenges or behavior problems, for the Sports minded individual desiring to
increase performance levels and reduce risk of injury, for Healthcare Professionals
wanting to enhance their treatment with clients and for Everyone dealing with the simple
pressure of daily life.
Webcam-to-Palm video server
Firepad has released FireProducer Desktop Edition, an inexpensive home
version of its webcam-to-Palm video server software. Now consumers can monitor their home
or child from anywhere in the world on a Palm handheld organizer. Priced at $49.95, the
application allows users to send live video from any 16-bit USB webcam to any wireless
Split, Croatia February 1 2004--Polar, a leading provider of software
components with full source code, has just released new product, Polar Converter Component
1.0, the first component that fully supports new WordML document format as well as HTML,
TXT, RTF and DOC formats.
Kodak Ultima Picture
It's not hard to create a long-lasting inkjet photo print - as long as you store the
print in dark, low-humidity conditions. Trouble is, few people enjoy their pictures this
way. Eastman Kodak Company's Tech Brief for January examines the delicate balance of paper
and ink that help picture-takers enjoy home-printed digital pictures the way most people
view photos: in a picture frame, in an album, or as an unmounted snapshot stuck to a
refrigerator. Kodak scientists developed a universal inkjet photo paper to meet those
demanding conditions: New KODAK Ultima Picture Paper with COLORLAST technology.
- Logitech® Flight Force joystick for playstation
January 2004 (Newstream) -- Logitech is introducing its latest controller for
the PlayStation®2 - the Logitech® Flight Force joystick - during this week's 2004
International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With a suggested retail price of
$49.99 in the U.S., this force feedback joystick lets gamers experience the sensations of
flight combat, including weapon recoil, explosions and other effects, in compatible games
for PlayStation 2.
Sandisk memory stick 2 GB
January 2004 (Newstream) -- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today
introduced a 2 gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Memory Stick® PRO, the highest capacity
available in this card format. SanDisk also introduced the first Memory Stick PRO Duo
cards that it has designed and manufactured. The new cards were introduced at a press
conference at the Consumer Electronics Show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in
Booth #23062, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center.
Cars - Newest Aston
Martin, Jaguars, Volvos and Land Rover
Ford Reveals Newest Aston Martin, Jaguars, Volvos and Land Rover at 2004
North American International Auto Show. January 2004 (Newstream) -- The latest in luxury
vehicles - featuring some of the fastest, safest and most technologically advanced cars in
the world - will be introduced at the
2004 North American International Auto Show.
- Philips key0109 camcorder
Today at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Philips Electronics
expanded its popular Infotainment product line with the unveiling of its latest Key Rings
(KEY019, KEY010). Offering consumers the latest technological solutions in compact
designs, Philips KEY019 digital camcorder and KEY010 2.0 mega pixel camera bring a
completely new level of style and wearability to portable electronics. "With the
addition of the KEY019 and KEY010, Philips Infotainment line now enables consumers
to capture still memories and record special moments for later viewing, said Des
Power, Senior Vice President, General Manager Regional Business Management and Marketing,
Philips Consumer Electronics, North America.
Toys - Sparkle
High Wycombe based award winning Toy Company Feva are excited to launch at
the UK Toy Fair January 2004 their captivating range of the Sparkle Fairies. This striking
collection includes six fairies, six pixies and a magical unicorn reflecting a new
generation of fairy themes. Each beautiful fairy has her own little pixie necklace and
includes glitter gel wings, magic wand and brush, hair and body glitter gel and real hair.
Snowy the Unicorn and carriage has innovative light up features, glitter gel wings,
lip-gloss and magic wand and brush to reveal secret surprises!
Canon EOS-1D Mark II camera
With Super Bowl EOS-1D Mark II cameraVIII as an imminent and fitting
backdrop, Canon today announced its newest and the worlds fastest
professional digital SLR: the high-resolution, high-speed EOS-1D Mark II camera.
This camera establishes new benchmarks for quick response, flexible control, imaging
excellence and RAW image management (through included software solutions that rival costly
stand-alones and plug-ins) for professional digital photographers whether they are
capturing the next "immaculate reception" on the gridiron, or a team of
bridesmaids attempting to pick off the bridal bouquet at a wedding reception.
Kaspersky Anti-Hacker version 1.5
Kaspersky Anti-Hacker is a personal firewall, which provides full-scale
protection for Windows computers against hacker attacks and unauthorized
access. The solution monitors all network and application activities, as
well as filtering all incoming and outgoing data packets, thus ensuring
the confidentiality of all data on the PC.
Adobe Photoshop Album V2.0
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Album 2.0, a
dramatic upgrade packed with new features and usability enhancements that allow consumers
to quickly and easily find, fix, share and preserve digital photo memories.
More info here
Kenwood DT-7000SDTS-7000 tuner
Kenwood, the first consumer
electronics company to bring SIRIUS® (Nasdaq: SIRI) digital satellite radio to
the automotive aftermarket, introduces the first dedicated home tuner for SIRIUS radio
here today at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association Expo.
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm
Nikon the world leader in photography, today announced the world's first AF-S VR
Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED lens with Nikon's advanced Vibration Reduction (VR)
technology and highly regarded Silent Wave Motor technology incorporated into a compact
design that is easily hand held.
More info here
Audiovox takes new product development seriously. Each year we bring to market a
variety of new and innovative products both in our core
businesses and in new markets.
More info here
Solar Expertise - L'Oréal
With Solar Expertise, a totally new suncare range, LOréal Paris is the driver of a
new trend in the constantly changing solar universe. An occasion to review the evolution
of our complex relationship to the sun
More info here
Dell Inspiron 8600 notebook
With the most powerful mobile graphics solution ever offered in its Inspiron
notebook line, Dell announced its newest multimedia notebook, the Inspiron 8600. "The
Inspiron 8600 is a dream machine for multimedia enthusiasts," said Jay Parker,
director of notebook marketing, Dell product group.
Pioneer High Definition
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced today the addition of High Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections on four Pioneer Elite high definition plasma and
projection displays which include, the PRO-1000HDI, PRO-800HDI, PRO-730HDI, and
Kodak EasyShare DX6490
Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled its most advanced EasyShare digital camera
to date, the Kodak EasyShare DX6490 zoom digital camera. With its unique combination of
sophisticated features, exceptional performance, and US$499 suggested retail price, it
establishes a new price-to-performance benchmark for 'advanced amateur' photography,
giving more people the opportunity to shoot like a professional.
Hoodia Diet Tabs
Pfilzer (Viagra!) has obtained the distribution rights for a drug based on the
Hoodia cactus. Why? South African researchers did research on the food eaten by the San
people. They discovered they did eat parts of the Hoodia cactus to suppress their appetite
during hunting trips. The bad news: it can take 3-4
years before the drug will be on the market. The good news: an USA based
foodsupplement manufacturer has released a Hoodia based foodsupplement.
More info here
Sony Vaio desktop PCV-W1
Sony leads the European consumer electronics market yet again with the continental launch
of its new PC-TV the most eagerly anticipated
product in years. Already a success in Japan and in the US, this new
VAIO W1 Desktop continues the Sony custom for innovation.
Sony KV-32HQ100 (FD Trinitron,
Super Fine Pitch picture tube)
Sony Europe today announced the first television in Europe to utilise an FD Trinitron,
Super Fine Pitch picture tube. The flagship HQ100 series features a radical new television
design, with the picture tube framed within a black surround supported by brushed
aluminium pillars, and will feature two models; the KV-32HQ100 and larger KV-36HQ100.
More info here
Sony CLIÉ PEG-UX50 handheld
This new CLIÉ PEG-UX50 handheld device integrates both Wi-Fi ® (IEEE 802.11b)
and Bluetooth ®(TM) wireless technologies. The device represents the first in Sonys
anticipated line of many that will enable users to access Web-based content and to
communicate via the Internet.
Sony Aibo ERS-7 robot (dog)
Sonys lovable companion, AIBO, is entering a new phase in its evolution
with the birth of the ERS-7. A quantum leap in technology has taken AIBOs
companionship abilities to new heights. Becoming more entertaining than ever, AIBO also
boasts enhanced communication skills and new levels of functionality.
More info here
Canon PowerShot A80 camera
Canons rugged new four-megapixel PowerShot A80 Digital Camera combines brilliant
image quality, crisp Canon optics, and advanced features including a 3X optical zoom and a
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor in an affordable and easy-to-use package.
Canon Sure Shot AF-10
Stylishly wrapped in its contoured champagne-silver case, Canon's new Sure Shot
AF-10 Date compact camera makes high quality picture-taking as easy as point and shoot.
Weighing in at a mere 5.6 ounces (without batteries), the AF-10 Date camera puts the power
of Canon optics into any user's hands, allowing them to capture clear and brilliant images
during life's big moments.