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Nikon Announces FX-format Digital SLR Camera – D750

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the D750 Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera.The D750 is the first in a new line of the compact, lightweight and slim Nikon FX-format bodies offering the superior agility as well as full-scale specifications needed for high-quality imaging and pursuing those of professional models.

The D750 offers superior image quality with an effective pixel count of 24.3-million pixels, a new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor, and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. Adoption of a monocoque structure utilizing a carbon fiber composite material (new material*), magnesium alloy and a completely new layout for the internal structure have achieved a smaller, lighter, and slimmer camera that still offers a firm and steady grip.
In addition, the D750 offers superior high-sensitivity performance and AF that supports shooting in low-light conditions, enabling hand-held shooting of even scenes offering little in the way of lighting. It is equipped with advanced functions nearly equal to those of professional models, and is the first FX-format model to be equipped with a tilting LCD monitor and built-in Wi-Fi® function that add to user convenience.

The D750, which combines superior agility with excellent added value in a compact, slim and lightweight body, eliminates various limitations users face with shooting, enabling greater freedom of expression, and the ability to express their intent, with their photographic imaging. Forming a new line of Nikon FX-format models, the D750 responds to the desire of active photo hobbyists to be ever more creative and feeds their great desire to prove themselves.

D750 Primary Features

  1. The fusion of outstanding agility and an effective pixel count of 24.3-million pixels with the excellent image quality of the FX formatIn addition to being the compact, lightweight and slim camera in the history of the Nikon FX format, the D750 offers a level of agility never before seen with a deep grip that enables a firm and steady hold that was achieved by making the camera significantly slimmer. The fusion of this agility, an effective pixel count of 24.3-million pixels, and the excellent image quality of the FX format enables greater freedom of expression and the ability to better express intent with photographic imaging, and also opens the door to new shooting possibilities.
  2. Clear, high-sensitivity performance that exceeds that of high-end models made possible by a new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engineThe combination of an effective pixel count of 24.3-million pixels, the new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor, and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine achieves both excellent sharpness and superior image quality. By making the pitch of each individual pixel on the new image sensor larger, a broad dynamic range is preserved, and superior high-sensitivity performance that enables rich and smooth expression of tones with very little noise has been achieved. In addition, adoption of new algorithms with EXPEED 4 achieves faithful color reproduction and minimizes noise at high sensitivities. Specifically, the D750 even surpasses the D810 in image quality at high sensitivities, and the large pixel pitch delivers advantages in definition, depth, tonal gradation and clear color. As a result, finely balanced image quality is delivered. This superior high-sensitivity performance is also demonstrated with movie recording.
  3. Full-scale specifications that pursue those of professional modelsBecause the D750 responds to the desire of active photo hobbyists to be ever more creative, it has been equipped with functions and performance nearly equal to those available with high-end models for professional and advanced amateur photographers.
    • Advanced Scene Recognition SystemDetailed analysis of the shooting scene using scene information calculated by the 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor and the image sensor increases the accuracy of automatically controlled systems such as AF, AE, i-TTL flash control, and AWB. Faces are also detected when images are framed using the optical viewfinder.
    • Highlight-weighted meteringExposure is controlled with automatic detection of the brightest portion of the frame. This controls loss of detail in highlights (blown highlights), even when the primary subject is lit by a spotlight on a stage.
    • Highly dense 51-point autofocus systemAdoption of a new AF sensor module, and 51 focus points covering a broad range of the frame, enables certain acquisition of the intended subject. This makes for smooth autofocusing, even in low-light conditions of -3 EV(ISO 100, 20°C).
    • High-speed continuous shootingThe D750 is capable of capturing up to 100 shots*1 in a single burst of continuous shooting at 6.5 fps*2 in both FX format and DX format.
      • *1with shooting of JPEG-format images. Excluding shooting of FX-format images at an image quality setting of JPEG fine and an image size setting ofLarge (up to 87 shots possible).
      • *2Value with shooting in AF-C autofocus mode, [S] or [M] mode, shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, all other settings at their default values.
    • An optical viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverageThe viewfinder built into the D750 offers better light transmissivity and colors, makes it easier to achieve optimal focus when fast lenses are used, and is brighter. An OLED has been adopted for the viewfinder display, making it clear and easy to read.
    • A variety of movie-recording functionsA sequencing mechanism for which the same four-motor system used by the D810 has been adopted enables “power aperture” with movie recording. The D750 also responds to the needs of professional filmmakers with the ability to output uncompressed movies to external HDMI recorders while simultaneously storing them on a memory card inserted in the camera. It also offers advanced functions, such as Wind Noise Reduction and Frequency Response settings, that ensure movie recording with high-quality sound.
    • The same high level of dust and water resistance as the D810
  4. A compact, lightweight, slim, and very strong monocoque body that expands shooting possibilities with superior agilityThe D750 is the first Nikon FX-format camera for which a monocoque structure, which serves as the exterior frame that protects the internal structure with great strength, has been adopted. A carbon fiber composite material (new material), has been adopted for the front body, where important mechanisms such as the imaging unit are incorporated, and the front cover, and a magnesium alloy has been adopted for the rear and top covers.
    Use of these materials not only helps to make the camera lighter, but also ensure superior strength and rigidity. In addition, positioning of the integrated circuit board and imaging unit in nearly the same place and optimization of drive mechanism positioning have helped to make the camera significantly slimmer. This, in turn, has enabled a deeper grip for a more firm and steady hold. The great maneuverability afforded by a size suited to a variety of shooting conditions greatly expands shooting possibilities for users.
  5. The first Nikon FX-format camera to be equipped with a tilting LCD monitor that supports shooting from any angleThe D750 is the first Nikon FX-format camera for which a tilting LCD monitor has been adopted. The monitor can be tilted up as much as approximately 90° and down to approximately 75° for flexible adjustment over a broad range. As the LCD monitor does not extend away from the camera to a great extent, the compact size and great maneuverability of the D750 is maintained, even with more intuitive shooting from a variety of angles. Adoption of Nikon’s original 3-axis hinge structure and a design that gradually pushes the monitor away from the camera when it is opened to face upwards prevent obstruction of the monitor by the camera’s eyepiece, even when it is opened the full 90°. In addition, when tilted downward by 75°, the monitor swings back so that the monitor won’t touch the tripod base. You can comfortably tilt the monitor even when the camera is on the tripod. The superior operation of this tilting monitor makes live view photography and movie recording fun and easy by allowing users to change the angle of the camera with regard to the scene or subject for great freedom in choosing composition.
  6. The first Nikon FX-format camera to be equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi® function for collaboration with smart devices that enables image transfer and remote shootingThe D750 is the first Nikon FX-format camera to offer a built-in Wi-Fi®function that enables wireless communication in both directions with smart devices such as smartphones and tablets. Still images exhibiting the superior quality possible only with a digital SLR can be uploaded to a smart device via the Internet that allows users to share their images with many people using social networking services and the like. In addition, the live view screen can be displayed on a smart device, enabling use of the smart device to capture not only self portraits and group photos, but also shooting suited to a variety of applications, including remote photography when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
    • *To use the Wi-Fi® function, the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app (compatible with both iOS and Android™) must first be installed on the smart device. The Wireless Mobile Utility app can be downloaded (free of charge) from the smart device’s app store.
    • *The D750 complies with the laws and regulations of the United States, including its Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Special permission from the United States government is required to export or take the camera to countries under embargo by the United States (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria). As countries under embargo by the United States may change, please inquire with the United States Department of Commerce for additional or updated information.

Additional Features

  • The latest Picture Control system, which enables flexibility in every aspect of image adjustment
  • A TFT LCD monitor for which an RGBW array has been adopted for a bright and clear display, and with which monitor color balance can be adjusted
  • The first FX-format model to be equipped with seven special effects modes that allow users to easily enjoy expressing themselves with effects possible only with digital imaging
  • Three image area options for still images that allow for adjustment of the angle of view of the lens using the camera
  • Multi-area Mode Full HD D-movie with two image area options
  • A time-lapse photography function that allows for simple, in-camera creation of time-lapse movies
  • Dual SD memory card slots that enable more efficient handling of data
  • Built-in flash capable of controlling multiple flash units with wireless multiple flash-unit photography
  • Except where noted, all specifications provided apply to use at an ambient temperature of 23° C (± 3° C) with a fully charged battery, in accordance with Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards.
Nissan LEAF Taxi Rome

First Electric Nissan LEAF Taxi Arrives In Rome

Nissan and the taxi company Unione Radiotaxi of Rome are making electric vehicle history in Italy.

For the first time in Italy two zero-emission, Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will operate in Rome as part of the Taxi 3570 fleet. The taxis will be supported by a unique mobile quick charging station, developed in conjunction with Nissan to provide ultimate flexibility.

“We are very proud to be the first in Italy to introduce zero-emission taxis with our Nissan LEAF. Thanks to our experiences abroad we have no doubt about this being the ideal vehicle for Taxi operators,” said Bruno Mattucci, Nissan Italy Managing Director. “Moreover, the Nissan quick charging station makes battery recharging easy and convenient. With zero emissions and ultra-quiet running, electric taxis make life in the city better for citizens, tourists and taxi drivers.”

Nissan LEAF has been in use as taxis across Europe in Lisbon, Amsterdam, Newcastle (UK) and Barcelona. Taxi Electric in the Netherlands have already covered over 1.5 million km on its Nissan LEAF fleet, with zero mechanical breakdowns or flat battery situations.

The goal of the partnership between Nissan and Unione Radiotaxi of Italy is to transform the taxi service in Rome, where traffic conditions are tough and the air quality poor, to be cleaner and more sustainable.

The agreement also includes the installation of a static Nissan CHAdeMO quick charging station in the HUB of Taxi 3570 at Fiumicino Airport. The CHAdeMO quick charger is able to recharge vehicles from 0% to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

The taxis are supported by an innovative mobile quick charging system, developed in conjunction with FCS Mobility – converting a Nissan NV400 into a mobile charging station. The unique van-based station has batteries on board to provide clean renewable power to the LEAF taxis in the city when necessary. With 130 lithium-iron-tetraphosphate batteries, holding 100 kWh of renewable solar energy, the CHAdeMO compatible NV400 conversion can charge one of the Taxi 3570’s LEAF from 30% to 80% in just 15 minutes. Recharged using renewable sources, the NV400 conversion gives Taxi 3570 full freedom across Rome, where EV infrastructure is still in the development phase.

NISSAN CONTRIBUTION TO E-TAXI PROJECT FOR ROME

Nissan Italy and Taxi 3570 will support and train “eco taxi drivers” in collaboration with LUISS University Master in Eco Mobility. Eco mobility training will improve the quality of life and savings of Taxi 3570 drivers who run overall more than 500,000 km per day on the streets of the Italian capital.

Through the agreement, Nissan supplies:

  • Two Nissan LEAF for a 12 month trial
  • Nissan quick charge station for the Taxi 3570 HUB at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport
  • Nissan NV400 mobile charging station
  • 24H service assistance

URI AND TAXI 3570

3570 is the largest taxi organization in Europe, with over 3,700 members, 10 million taxi services per year and has long-standing reputation for its investments in innovation and technology.

URI (Union of Italian Radio Taxi, of which 3570 is part) since 2012 invested in studies and projects aimed at the analysis of electric mobility and related systems and charging nets for taxi public transport.

These studies confirm that electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF support taxi urban mobility and that systems adopted over the years by taxis will help identify the best location of the EV infrastructure.

The objectives of this initiative include a test of Nissan LEAF, already operating in several cities of the world as a taxi, and set out the guidelines for an effective and economically sustainable smart grid for electric charging in Italian cities.

About Nissan Motor Company

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012.

Nissan and the taxi company Unione Radiotaxi of Rome are making electric vehicle history in Italy.

For the first time in Italy two zero-emission, Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will operate in Rome as part of the Taxi 3570 fleet. The taxis will be supported by a unique mobile quick charging station, developed in conjunction with Nissan to provide ultimate flexibility.

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ASUS Start Shipping New ROG G751 And Transformer Book T200

ASUS begins shipping the ROG G751 Series gaming laptop and ASUS Transformer Book T200 2-in-1 ultraportable for the holiday season. The G751 features up to an Intel Core i7- 4860HQ processor, enthusiast-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX970M/980M graphics, and exclusive ASUS TurboMaster GPU-overclocking technology that delivers gaming desktop level performance. T200 is a stylish and fully-featured 64 bit Windows 8.1 laptop powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ ‘Bay Trail-T’ quad-core processor. Its detachable 11.6-inch IPS display gives users the 2-in-1 benefits of a powerful laptop and the portable convenience of a tablet.

ROG G751- Gaming desktop levels of performance

ROG G751 holds an Intel Core i7 processor that delivers smooth and powerful performance. It also features the latest enthusiast-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M/980M for sharp, vivid visuals. All that performance is enhanced by ASUS TurboMaster technology to boost real-time GPU overclocking up to 5%.

The G751 demonstrates exceptional thermal efficiency with minimal noise thanks to copper heatsinks and intelligent dual fans that expel hot air via rear vents, keeping CPU and GPU temperatures low even under overclocking conditions. G751 also has GameFirst III which gives users lag-free gameplay by prioritizing game packets and allocates more bandwidth for smooth, lag-free gaming. It features four preset packet-priority modes, and manual settings for users who want total control over their network. The built-in Network Monitor tool even lets users manage network traffic and test connection speeds.

ROG G751 has a matte, anti-glare Full HD IPS display with wide 178-degree viewing angles for minimal color shift even when viewed from extreme angles. G751 supports external 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays too, with Trinity Display technology giving users a total of four displays (notebook display and three external displays) to work on simultaneously through HDMI 1.4, mini DisplayPort, and VGA output ports. This arrangement is ideal for multi-screen gaming, movie watching, or multi-tasking.

ROG G751 retains the classic stealthy F-22 Raptor-inspired lines found on previous G Series iterations; and sports an aluminum finish and illuminated ROG logo. Specially designed for gamers, G751 has dedicated keys for instant access to Steam and one-click gameplay recording. The ASUS ROG Macro Key can be programmed with up to three commands for complex in-game multi-key actions, launching applications, or loading up a specific website with one keystroke. ASUS SonicMaster and ROG AudioWizard enable powerful, optimized audio for all game genres.

The seamless one-piece chiclet keyboard is ergonomically-angled for user comfort, making it ideal for marathon gaming sessions. Keys have an adjustable backlight that glows red in dark environments, and there are even specially-marked WASD cursor keys.

Transformer Book T200- 11.6-inch 2-in-1 with a self-upgradable hard drive bay

Transformer Book T200 is a stylish, ultraportable and fully-featured 64 bit Windows 8.1 laptop powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ ‘Bay Trail-T’ quad-core processor with a standard 4GB RAM. Its detachable 11.6-inch IPS display gives users the 2-in-1 benefits of a powerful laptop — including a full-size keyboard and a self-upgradable hard drive bay — and the portable convenience of a tablet.

The tablet includes micro SD, micro USB and micro HDMI ports — this latter port allows T200 to be connected to a large-screen monitor or TV to watch videos and movies in Full HD resolution. Additionally, the keyboard dock includes SuperSpeed USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and network (LAN) ports to complete T200’s desktop-grade I/O capabilities. The extra-large multi-touch touchpad supports Smart Gestures, allowing users to operate T200 comfortably and easily without a mouse. T200 also includes dual HD cameras — a front 5-megapixel camera and a rear 1.2-megapixel camera — for perfect snaps, videos and selfies.

Transformer Book T200 offers an amazing all-day battery life of up to 8.5 hours, so users can work or play unhindered. A unique feature of T200 is the Smart Hard Drive Bay in the keyboard dock, which allows users to self-upgrade to a 1TB hard disk drive (HDD).

Dual-band 802.11abgn Wi-Fi enables T200 to enjoy the interference-free 5GHz frequency band for uninterrupted high-speed internet connections. Bluetooth 4.0 support allows users to connect a vast range of mobile peripherals.T200 includes an integrated GPS receiver that also supports the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) for added precision — the combined positioning accuracy can be up to seven times (7X) more accurate than just using GPS alone.

AVAILABILITY

The ROG G751 and ASUS Transformer Book T200 begin shipping today from select resellers starting at MSRP $1499 and $499 respectively.

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ROCCAT Announces Global Availability Of Tyon All Action Gaming Mouse

ROCCAT announces the global availability of the highly touted and much anticipated Tyon All Action Gaming mouse.  The next step in gaming mice evolution and a true game changer, the Tyon sets the bar for gaming control and precision by putting every major action in the palm of the players’ hand.

ROCCAT Tyon features the X-Celerator, a two-way analog stick that allows gamers to throttle, sprint, rotate tank turrets, and more directly from their mice.  Extensively tested and perfected by professional gamers to guarantee responsiveness and ease of use, the X-Celerator is a major shift in mouse design for FPS gaming and beyond.

The Tyon offers 16 assignable buttons, 31 distinct possible functions, and a nearly limitless levels of customization thanks to ROCCAT’s dedicated Easy-Shift[+] Button.  While optimized for FPS gaming, the Tyon is an efficient, combat-ready and aestherically facscinating masterpiece for all genres, including MMO, RPG, and more.

“Today’s games demand that players master the different layers and dimensions of gameplay, whether on land, at sea, in air or space,” says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO.  “The efforts placed on perfecting the Tyon is beyond comparison and we are confident that it will take gaming to the next level.”

ROCCAT’s newest weapon is also armed with a Dorsal Fin, a two-click button placed behind the mouse wheel that provides comfortable mid-finger action to increase functionality.  The Tyon comes with a 576kB onboard memory to store vast amount of settings and macros, a 8200 DPI Pro-Aim Laser Sensor for pinpoint precision, lightning quickness and fatal accuracy, and programmable dual lighting RBGY illumination for both the lower rim and wheel of the mouse.

“Tyon’s design and button placement provides the simpliest access to the most features in a gaming mouse, reducing the need to worry about hand adjustments on a keyboard,” adds René. “The Tyon is for everybody and we are eager to see how gamers will creatively utilize it to maximize their gaming sessions.”

The ROCCAT Tyon is now available for $99.99 online and at Best Buy.  For more information about the Tyon and ROCCAT’s complete line of gaming peripherals, please visit www.roccat.org.

ROCCAT Tyon Tech Specs

  • 8200 DPI PRO AIM (R3) LASER SENSOR – precision gaming at its best
  • X-CELERATOR THUMB PADDLE – unrivaled command capabilities
  • DORSAL FIN SWITCH – rapid and instinctive control
  • ROCCAT TITAN WHEEL – millions of ultra-precise steps
  • ROCCAT™ EASY-SHIFT[+]™ – on-the-fly button duplicator
  • 16.8M MULTICOLOR ILLUMINATION – customizable two-level light system
  • TRACKING & DISTANCE CONTROL UNIT – less pick-up flight for precise gaming
  • 16 MOUSE BUTTONS – programmable + dedicated Easy-Shift[+]™ button
  • 32-BIT PROCESSOR + 576KB MEMORY- rapid macro storage and execution
Casio Encourages Digital

Casio Encourages Digital Learning With Introduction Of C-Assist

Technology is becoming more mainstream in the classroom and educators are always seeking new ideas and tools to seamlessly integrate it into their lessons. With budget cuts on the rise, the best education technologies enable educators to do more with fewer resources. Casio America, Inc. introduced a new, free mobile application called C-Assist. C-Assist offers educators a suite of tools that work wirelessly in conjunction with Casio’s portfolio of projectors, including the Ultra Short Throw XJ-UT310WN.

“Classroom technology should empower and enhance a teacher’s performance, in addition to encourage a higher level of engagement among students,” said Matt Mustachio, General Manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “With C-Assist, teachers will have a full set of tools at their disposal which are tailored to increase efficiency and dynamically transform the classroom.”

C-Assist Mobile Application

C-Assist is compatible with both Apple® and Android® platforms and enables educators to display and annotate content and presentations directly from a mobile device. One additional function is remote PC access which allows users to remotely access and display content on a PC connected to the projector. Real-time projection of photos can be enabled by activating the device camera with the dedicated app. This also allows educators to use a mobile device as a hand-held document camera, which proves helpful for projecting 3D objects in real-life circumstances. In addition, there is also an image capture function using the mobile device’s camera to snap an image and send it directly to a Casio projector.  While using C-Assist, educators can also access the Web and project online content on a large screen.

Mirroring with Casio’s Calculators

As an added bonus, educators can display content directly from Casio’s graphing calculators, including the color fx-CG10/PRIZM and ClassPad400. Mirroring content in real-time from the calculators offers educators the chance to solve mathematical problems step-by-step, and display graphs and content that would have otherwise needed additional software or hardware.  Simply plug the calculators’ USB cable into the projector and you are ready to go.

For additional information on C-Assist or Casio’s full portfolio of LampFree® projectors

New SRG-300SE Model

Sony Expands SRG Full HD PTZ Camera Line-up With New SRG-300SE Model

Sony Electronics announced the SRG-300SE, the newest addition to its SRG high definition remote-operated camera line.The SRG series is designed to combine full high definition video capabilities with ease of use. Since the introduction of the SRG-120DH and SRG-300H pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras last fall, the SRG cameras have been widely adopted in a variety of applications including houses of worship, local government meetings, sporting events, healthcare and university classrooms.

The new SRG-300SE can simultaneously output 3G-SDI and live IP streaming content. The new camera features full HD (1080/60P) imaging, 30x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom with a 65-degree viewing angle to produce H.264 IP video streaming with selectable bit rates. It also can simultaneously output 1920 x 1080/60p video over a single BNC cable through 3G-SDI that can run approximately 70m or more, easing installation and adding more flexibility to customer’s live production needs. Users also have an expanded menu of pre-set options from 16 up to 256.

Users can operate the camera either by industry-standard VISCA™ serial control or through an IP-based computer interface capable of remote operation through any Internet-connected computer. The SRG-300SE incorporates powerful, professional features that are simple to program and store. Its user-friendly menu is accessible via a web browser and allows for easy control of the camera’s PTZ movements. The easy-to-operate interface provides monitoring plus full access to A/V camera settings.

It is available in a black or white housing and can be mounted inverted from a ceiling or in normal desktop orientation. With the use of third-party environmental housing domes that are currently in development, the SRG-300SE can be used outdoors in the future.

Leveraging the Latest View-DR Technology with SRG Cameras

Like the previous SRG series cameras, the SRG-300SE incorporates Sony’s latest View-DR technology with its 1/2.8 Exmor™ CMOS sensor enabling the capture of high-quality images with an extended wide dynamic range, an essential feature for visual communication applications. View-DR technology produces clear, visible images in challenging lighting environments from strong sunlight to a dimly light room. View-DR brings out details even with extreme backlighting which can turn faces into shadowy figures in non-enhanced images. The camera can pan across and maintain visibility despite shifting from front-lit to back-lit views, for indoor and outdoor applications.

For example, in a typically low-lit teaching environment, the lecturer stands alongside a large, bright projection screen. View-DR technology ensures that both the presenter and the presentation materials are clearly visible so students can view both the material and facial expressions and gestures of the lecturer. The SRG-300SE can also be used in reality TV production, where there is a need to capture indoor scenes and then pan/tilt to a preset location outdoors without losing the talent’s facial expression.

Meeting the Demand for Capturing and Streaming Video Content
The SRG-300SE meets the growing demand for streaming and recording lectures for distance learning, corporate events, local government meetings, worship services, training, and other applications where content must be captured regularly in a set location without manual intervention.

“People expect to be able to attend events online, whether live or archived, and the SRG series makes capturing content simple and straightforward,” said Terry Huber, Sony Electronics’ Senior Marketing Manager, Remote Communications Group. “With the SRG-300SE, participants and event organizers can focus on the presentation without worrying about the production.”

The camera’s simultaneous 3G-SDI and live IP streaming capabilities are key advancements that translate into workflow efficiencies and cost savings. For example, students at off-site campuses can watch how surgeons in an OR perform a procedure. At a later date, they can review the full HD 1080/60p 3G-SDI video in more precise detail from the exact same camera angle.

New PMW-RX50 3G-SDI Portable Deck a Perfect Match for SRG-300SE Cameras

Sony’s new PMW-RX50 3G-SDI portable recorder is the perfect companion for both stationary and mobile recording setups with SRG-300SE camera. It incorporates a 3.5-inch LCD display, two SxS card slots, XLR audio inputs and built-in speaker. It is ideal for content viewing and instantaneous copying. An optional external USB hard disk drive adds capacity and flexibility to offload 1080/60p content recorded onto SxS memory card for archival purposes. The PMW-RX50 can record/playback 1080/60p signal over 3GSDI. A single BNC coaxial cable run is all that is needed to deliver the highest quality 1080p/content.

The SRG-300SE is scheduled for release in December 2014, with pricing to be announced. The PMW-RX50 portable recorder is planned to be available in October at a suggested list price of $6,250.

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Bosch Makes Motorcycling Safer

Performance and handling are not the only outstanding features of new motorcycle models. “The trend toward more safety features also continues undiminished,” says Gerhard Steiger, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. Over the past six years, the share of bikes equipped with an ABS antilock braking system has risen 600 percent. “Now, every third motorcycle made in Europe has ABS on board,” Steiger says. At present, MSC motorcycle stability control offers bikers the best possible safety. At the end of 2013, Bosch was the first– and so far only –supplier to start production of this safety system. “Like ESP in cars, MSC offers the best possible support for every situation, whether braking or accelerating, and even when the rider is leaning over at a steep angle,” Steiger says

Clear evidence of the benefit of these safety systems is provided by GIDAS, the German In-Depth Accident Study. ABS can already prevent one-quarter of all motorcycle accidents involving casualties. Further GIDAS analyses show that MSC can help in two-thirds of the motorcycle accidents that occur in bends due to rider error.

Following its multiple award-winning 1190 Adventure and Adventure R, the Austrian manufacturer KTM is now offering this system in its recently debuted 1290 Super Adventure. For the first time, it will also be available with innovative optional features: hill hold control and a lean angle-dependent drag torque control.

Bosch MSC offers a new dimension of safety
MSC motorcycle stability control currently offers the best possible safety for motorcyclists. Technically, the system is based on a Bosch ABS, plus an electronic composite brake function. All the rider has to do is apply the front or back brake. The system automatically applies the second brake, ensuring that the best possible braking force is applied to each wheel. An additional lean-angle sensor measures the actual lean of the motorcycle, allowing the system to instantaneously adjust its electronic braking and acceleration interventions to suit the current riding status. In this way, it provides the best possible support in bends. Given that nearly every second fatal motorcycle accident happens in a bend, this is especially important. Precise regulation offers a smooth progression in brake pressure as the rider leans in for the corner, as well as boosting deceleration on the straight. And by analyzing tilt rate and linear acceleration, the system can tell sooner when the front or rear wheel is about to lift off, allowing MSC to intervene with a corrective action. Brake force is distributed flexibly and fast between the front and rear wheel according to the driving situation, ensuring the safest and best possible deceleration.

MSC and more in the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure
A number of additional functions make the 1290 Super Adventure stand out from its predecessor, the 1190 Adventure. As a new standard feature, the composite function in the MSC adjusts the distribution of brake force between front and rear wheel to the linear gradient of the road. When riding uphill, for example, the rear wheel is braked more than on a level stretch, since it can transfer more braking force in such a situation. A hill hold control and drag torque control are also available as options. Hill hold control automatically maintains brake pressure, even when the rider releases the hand and foot brakes. The brake is not opened until the rider has opened the throttle and engaged the clutch. There is no longer any juggling of clutch, brakes, and throttle, which is especially tricky during hill starts. For its part, the drag torque control counteracts the critical situations that arise when drive torque suddenly increases or drops. In such cases, the driven wheel can lose traction and start to skid. This can happen when engine braking torque is too high – when changing to a lower gear too soon, for example – or when the rider suddenly lets go of the throttle on a slippery road surface. MSC detects the lean angle and the risk of traction loss, and instantly computes the best possible values for acceleration and braking. This provides a considerable boost to safety in such situations.

From ABS light to MSC – a solution for every class of motorcycle
Having taken a modular approach, Bosch can offer an ABS to suit any type of motorized two-wheeler that features a hydraulic brake system. The portfolio ranges from a single hydraulic brake channel to control the front wheel, to a dual-channel system, to the top-of-the-line ABS 9 enhanced, featuring an eCBS (electronic combined brake system) function. In the latter case, all the rider has to do is apply one of the brakes, front or rear. ABS 9 enhanced then automatically activates the second brake to bring the optimum brake force to bear on both wheels.

Performance and handling are not the only outstanding features of new motorcycle models. “The trend toward more safety features also continues undiminished,” says Gerhard Steiger, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. Over the past six years, the share of bikes equipped with an ABS antilock braking system has risen 600 percent. “Now, every third motorcycle made in Europe has ABS on board,” Steiger says. At present, MSC motorcycle stability control offers bikers the best possible safety. At the end of 2013, Bosch was the first– and so far only –supplier to start production of this safety system. “Like ESP in cars, MSC offers the best possible support for every situation, whether braking or accelerating, and even when the rider is leaning over at a steep angle,” Steiger says

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Creative Unveils Biggest, Boldest Sound Blaster – The Sound Blaster X7

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound Blaster X7 , its most powerful and technologically advanced audio solution to date. Created to provide only the best audio experience for gamers, the Sound Blaster X7 incorporates Creative’s renowned audio processing technologies with the finest audiophile-grade components and specifications, coupled with a whole slew of advanced features to cover all aspects of usage on different platforms.

Designed to connect with a whole range of gaming and entertainment systems, the Sound Blaster X7 functions as an ultra high-end external Sound Blaster with an impressive 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and 100W-capable audio amplifier. The result: the clearest, most powerful high-resolution audio experience for games, music and movies.

“The world has changed, and so must Sound Blaster. The answer is the Sound Blaster X7. Audio content for games, music and movies has changed so incredibly in detail and complexity in this day and age, and consumed on so many platforms – PCs, laptops, smart devices, TVs and game consoles to name a few – and by many different generations of users. Our goal is to allow all these users of all these platforms to enjoy the best audio in the way it’s meant to be heard, and in the way they want to hear it. That’s why we’ve created the Sound Blaster X7. It is absolutely the biggest, baddest, and boldest Sound Blaster to date,” says Sim Wong Hoo, CEO of Creative.

“It boasts the biggest array of features of any Sound Blaster, including an unprecedented kick-ass built-in power amplifier, cross-platform connectivity, and our proprietary intelligent audio enhancement technologies. It is the baddest player in the arena of entertainment audio – we have spared no effort in spoiling our users with only the finest of the finest audiophile-grade components that deliver the absolute best audio performance. We have no concern for cost as long as our users get the best of the best. We splurged on exquisite Fine-Gold capacitors just to squeeze out that last drop of performance on top of the already superb audio quality. We even indulged our users’ wish to have swappable op-amps to customise their audio’s tonal characteristics. And the boldest, because we dared to overcome mountains of obstacles to create an ultra premium audiophile-grade device and fuse it with such a mind-blowing list of features; and then compress all of it into one stylish compact trapezoidal prism that can be easily connected to the PC and just about anything else. So if you’ve always aspired to pwn the Everest of Audio, seek no further. It’s here.”

The Sound Blaster X7 for Captivating and Adrenaline-Pumping Games
Users of the Sound Blaster X7 will gain full access to Creative’s extensive suite of advanced audio enhancement technologies through the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core DSP that deliver an all-new standard of audio realism for games. This functionality is especially pertinent to capture and reproduce the incredibly detailed audio created alongside the immensely compelling graphics and expansive environments found in today’s popular gaming titles, such asBattlefield 4Titanfall and Skyrim.

With the Sound Blaster X7’s massive connectivity options, users who game on PCs, laptops, game consoles, tablets, smartphones and even TVs can now enjoy the full benefits of these enhancement technologies. Upgrading to the external Sound Blaster X7 is a breeze – just plug and play!

The Sound Blaster X7 for Mellifluous and Beyond Pristine Music 
Today, average users – and even audiophiles – store most of their music on their PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. The Sound Blaster X7 connects to these devices while boasting the finest components and top-notch specifications that allow users to enjoy ultra high-resolution music the way it was recorded in the studio.

These components and amplification capabilities allow the Sound Blaster X7 to deliver amazing audio quality even by audiophile standards on passive bookshelf and tower speakers.

Audiophile-grade components, features, and specifications:

  • Burr-Brown (PCM1794) 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) supports high-resolution audio playback of HD audio tracks up to 24-bit/192kHz when connected to PC/Mac, including 24-bit/88.2kHz and 24-bit/176.4kHz
  • Texas Instruments (TPA6120A2) 600Ω headphone amplifier is capable of driving audiophile-grade headphones, with full and detailed clarity
  • High power, high efficiency Texas Instruments Class D amplifier (TPA3116D2) delivers up to 100W power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω)* to passive bookshelf and tower speakers
  • Burr-Brown (PCM4220) 123dB analog-to-digital converter (ADC) delivers high quality, low noise analog line-in audio playback and audio recording of up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Nichicon “Fine Gold” capacitors offers rich sound in the bass register and clearer highs
  • USB 2.0 Host connectivity allows direct streaming of high quality, lossless audio from Android and iOS devices
  • Asynchronous Mode USB Audio greatly reduces jitter and allows accurate high-resolution audio data transfer from the computer
  • Swappable op-amps for customisable tonality
  • ASIO support allows for reduced latency for a higher resolution audio experience
  • Gold-plated audio connectors create precise contact for low signal loss
  • *100W speaker output requires upgrade to high power adapter (24V 6A).
    Supplied power adapter provides up to 2 X 38W @ 4Ω.

The Sound Blaster X7 for Immersive and Explosive Movies 
With the advent of high-speed broadband, users have easy access to HD and Ultra HD movies through download sites and streaming solutions such as Netflix. These sites and services have upped the ante of users’ expectations in terms of the visual quality of their entertainment, but they are often let down by subpar audio from inferior sound systems.

The Sound Blaster X7 will bring TV and movie audio to a whole new level of detail and realism. Users can connect the Sound Blaster X7 to their existing sound systems and enjoy the full suite of Sound Blaster processing for real-time audio enhancement. For instance, SBX Crystalizer™ is able to emphasise subtle audio details that were previously unheard, while SBX Bass enhances low frequency audio for an impactful experience, for example, with explosions in fast-paced action movies and shows. SBX Smart Volume on the other hand, intelligently minimises abrupt volume level changes during playback and between commercials.

Users will also be able to enjoy a cinematic audio experience via the Sound Blaster X7’s built-in Dolby Digital decoding technology that delivers powerful 5.1 discrete channels of high-quality surround sound for supported content via their speaker systems.

Ultra High Fidelity Digital Audio Superhighway
The Sound Blaster X7 provides a digital audio superhighway starting right from the original uncompressed audio from the PC/Mac, through a high-speed USB 2.0 digital audio path, to a high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz 127dB DAC, immediately coupled directly to a powerful 100W built-in amplifier. Connect to any high-end passive speaker system that users have yearned for, and savor the deeply stirring music as it comes alive with stunning details!

Extensive Connectivity Options
The Sound Blaster X7 boasts a full range of convenient audio input and output connectivity options that allow it to serve as the ultimate audio upgrade for most sound systems.

Listen from all audio sources:

  • Digital High-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity to PC/Mac as an ultra high-end external Sound Blaster
  • Digital USB Host connectivity to select iOS/Android models for direct high quality, lossless audio streaming^
  • Optical S/PDIF-Input connectivity to televisions and gaming consoles
  • Features wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy connectivity and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for one-touch Bluetooth pairing. Also supports HD audio codecs such as aptX® Low Latency and AAC for a wireless connection as good as a wired connection, and Creative Multipoint™ for up to two simultaneous Bluetoothconnections
  • Features an RCA Line-In (Right and Left) option for analog connectivity to other various audio sources
  • Features a 3.5mm Mic-In
  • ^ Compatible with:
    – iOS devices using Lightning connector (iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPad Air, iPad Mini)
    – Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 2, Note 3; Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7; Sony Xperia Z Ultra; Xiaomi Redmi, Redmi Note, Mi 3; LG G2)

Play to any speaker system and headphones:

  • Gold-plated 2-Way binding post terminal connectors for passive bookshelf and tower speakers (bare wires/banana plug connectivity). Comes with a switch for impedance selection
  • 5.1 analog connectivity for surround sound
  • Optical S/PDIF-Output connectivity
  • 1/4″ (6.3mm) headphone out
  • 1/8″ (3.5mm) headphone out

Other Great Features

  • For additional real-time audio enhancement for music, movies and games, the built-in multi-core SB-Axx1 audio processor allows users to activate Sound Blaster’s intelligent processing capabilities via the SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies – all at a touch of a button. It can also be switched off when listening to lossless audio
  • With the built-in beamforming CrystalVoice™ microphone array, the Sound Blaster X7 becomes an intelligent speakerphone for crystal clear voice calls when connected to PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. Users can even record their conversations when connected to a PC/Mac
  • CrystalVoice FX allows users to morph their voice into different characters (male, female, orc, alien, elderly, robot, scrappy kid, and more) in games, chats, phone and video calls, and recordings
  • Total audio control over Sound Blaster X7 on any platform – PC, Mac, iOS or Android. The Sound Blaster X7 Control Panel for PC/Mac users, while the Sound Blaster Central mobile application for iOS and Android devices gives users full access to customise their audio settings, like a remote control right in the palm of their hand

Pricing and Availability

The Creative Sound Blaster X7, priced at USD399.99, will be available in December 2014 at the online store at sg.store.creative.com.

All-new Honda Civic Type R

All-new Honda Civic Type R

With the automotive world about to descend on the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile, Honda has released exciting new details about its eagerly anticipated Civic Type R.

The all-new hot hatch – due in European showrooms next year – will be the most extreme Type R yet, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand.

Power will come from a 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. Developing over 280 PS, it will deliver unmatched performance compared to any previous Type R car. That includes all generations of the Civic, plus the iconic performance-oriented versions of the Integra, Accord and even the NSX.

While complying with strict Euro 6 emissions regulations, this is a Honda Type R powerplant like no other. While its predecessors were naturally aspirated, the new unit benefits from a turbocharger, boosting low-end power delivery. Combined with the high-end performance that’s synonymous with Honda’s VTEC technology – and much-loved by enthusiastic Type R owners – they will deliver a sensational driving experience.

Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader for the Civic Type R at Honda R&D, commented: “Honda has had four Type R model derivatives – the Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX. The engine in this new Honda Civic Type R is unrivalled against all of them in terms of raw power, torque and engine response.”

Hasshi emphasized the car’s appeal will be far greater than a new high-performance engine under the bonnet. A number of engineering innovations and enhancements will make the new Civic Type R a true driver’s car, worthy of wearing the famous red ‘H’ badge.

For example, the Civic Type R will mark the debut of Honda’s new ‘+R’ button. Located to the side of the steering wheel, once pressed it activates ‘+R‘ mode for the most exhilarating driving experience. The engine response is heightened, with torque-mapping changed to a more aggressive and performance-focused setting. Steering becomes more responsive and, together with the new four-point Adaptive Damper System, delivers the ultimate handling experience.

Hasshi explained: “In default standard mode, the Civic Type R is exceptionally agile, an everyday sports car with an enjoyable and fluid acceleration. The ‘+R’ button brings out a more dynamic and athletic car for the driver, to set pulses racing. The difference in character is immense. The ‘+R’ mode is extreme; the car is ideal for track use and will be appreciated by the genuine sports-driving enthusiast.”

Another example of Honda’s innovative approach is the car’s ‘steer axis.’ In order to deliver the power of the turbocharged 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine, the new Civic Type R’s front suspension system includes this additional mechanical system involving two supporting ‘kingpins.’ They minimise torque steer and allows the driver to fully exploit the car’s exceptional driveability.

Furthermore, a new four-point Adaptive Damper System has been developed specifically for the Civic Type R. It automatically adjusts the front and rear suspension damping force stiffness in a split second, based on driving conditions. This allows the new Civic Type R to provide a comfortable ride during cruising, yet become firm and agile when high-performance handling is required.

The new Civic Type R will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors with a six-speed manual transmission. The development team selected this option to maximize driving enjoyment.

Hasshi explained: “The manual transmission allows the drivers to select the gear they want, for example, down from fifth to third when approaching a corner. The concept of the new Civic Type R is to be the complete driver’s car so this was the best option.”

The all-new Civic Type R has been developed and engineered for European driving tastes. To be built at Honda’s state-of-the-art plant in Swindon, UK, it will arrive in dealerships during 2015.

To see the latest Honda Civic Type R Concept car, go to the Honda Stand in Hall 3, at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile. Honda’s press conference takes place on this stand at 16.45 CET on Thursday, October 2.

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Diesel Black Gold Introduces Custom Samsung Gear S At Runway Show

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced the partnership with Diesel Black Gold on a unique show collaboration featuring the new Samsung Gear S. The partnership between Samsung and Diesel Black Gold embodies the union of innovative, design-conscious technologies with a contemporary and unique fashion ecosphere.

Andreas Melbostad, creative director of Diesel Black Gold, has interpreted the revolutionary Samsung Gear S with a series of customized accessories, which will debut down the runway of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2015  show. By using the innovative technology of the Samsung Gear S as a foundation, the creative team at Diesel Black Gold created a collection of unique pieces, in different shapes, colors and details, all characterized by the iconic attitude of the advanced contemporary label. Elements of the SS 15 collection, inspired by highly stylized New Wave rock stars and tough rockabilly heroines, have been used to give a sharp attitude to the device, characterized by signature leather and metal details.

​“We are committed to developing collaborations with brands that inspire fashion and empower people to express their personal style,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT& Mobile Division at Samsung. “Our partnership with Diesel Black Gold is very crucial as it further showcases the union of fashion and technology, and the way in which wearable devices continue to become more intertwined in daily life.”

​Andreas Melbostad commented “I wanted to take the Gear S and inject the DNA of Diesel Black Gold. It has been an inspiring challenge to create a personalized version of this device making it an extension of the person and individual expression.”

​Samsung and Diesel will also collaborate to make a 360 video of the Diesel Black Gold runway show to play on the Samsung Gear VR. When played on the Gear VR, the content will provide an immersive and unique viewing experience of the show.