M4 Notebook With Quad HD Display

Eurocom Introduces 13-inch M4 Notebook With Quad HD Display

At Eurocom, laptop upgradeability is king, and now we are launching another hi-resolution display option for the EUROCOM M4 13.3″ high performance monster. Now customers have the option between three hi-res displays starting with the 3200×1800 Quad-HD+ masterpiece, the 1920×1080 Full-HD gem and now the 2560×1440 tour de force with a whopping 1000: 1 contrast ratio. Customers can choose the exact display that suits their needs and budget.

“The three display options coupled with the high performance components of the EUROCOM M4 make it a very desirable product for users who require a high performance laptop that is very thin, light and mobile” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President. A great computing experience is all about great visuals, the M4 does not disappoint with a choice between three beautiful 13.3″ 3200×1800 QHD+, 2560×1440 Quad HD matte and 1920×1080 Full HD matte displays powered by powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics.

The staggering 3.6 million pixels (3,686,400) provide unreal sharpness and clarity, while the 1000: 1 contrast ratio of the new 2560×1440 display contributes to deliver a crisp, stunning image.

The EUROCOM M4 offers shocking performance, buttery smooth frame rates, long battery life and ultra-portability. A perfect fit for those who want to conquer today’s mobile world. Performance comes by way of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics and optional Intel Core i7 processors up to i7-4940MX Extreme, up to 16 GB DD3-1600 memory and up to 3.5 TB storage with 2 mSATA SSDs and one 9.5 mm storage drive bay.

For gamers and professionals alike that are on the move, security is essential to keep important data and intellectual property out of unwanted hands. The integrated Trusted Platform Module 1.2 from Infineon Technologies ensures that digital certificates, passwords and keys are made more secure from software attacks and physical theft. TPM provides the ability for a computing system to run applications more secure and allows secured remote access to perform electronic transactions and communication more safely. The increased security, brought on by the TPM 1.2 can save organizations in IT management costs.

Up to 16 GB DDR3-1866 SODIMM memory is supported via two slots with 8 GB modules that are easy to access to upgrade or replace.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GPU provides a potent combination of immersive features and performance that you deserve for all your games, applications, and entertainment; while also providing intelligent power features to extend battery life.

Powered by a full line of 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processors utilizing the Intel HM87 Express Chipset including the Intel Core i7-4940MX Processor Extreme with 4 cores and 8 threads running at 3.1 GHz (up to 4 GHz max turbo frequency) with 8 MB L3 cache.

EUROCOM M4 Display Options:

  • 13.3-inch (33.78cm); QHD+ 3200×1800; GT (Glare Type); 800:1; Backlight LED; eDP; Samsung LTN133YL01-L01
  • 13.3-inch (33.78cm); QHD 2K 2560×1440; Matte; 1000:1; Backlight LED; eDP; Sharp LQ133T1JW02
  • 13.3-inch (33.78cm); FHD 1920×1080; Matte (Non-Glare); 700:1; Backlight LED; eDP; CHIMEI N133HSE-EA1

QHD 2K 2560×1440 Display Specifications

  • Size: 13.3-inch (33.78cm)
  • Resolution: 2560×1440
  • Pixels: 3,686,400
  • Surface: Matte
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Luminance: 350 cd/m2 (Typ.)
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Android Signage Goes Dual Screen With VIA ALTA DS 2

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today unveiled the VIA ALTA DS 2 Android media player.

Building on from the success of the first generation VIA ALTA DS, the latest addition brings dual Full HD independent screen support to the VIA Android digital signage media player family, opening up new possibilities for a host of applications ranging from kiosks, POS systems, and menu boards to TVOIP, cloud streaming, and Out of Home Advertising across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, and entertainment environments.

With dual Full HD independent screen support, rich 3D graphics and HD video performance, touch screen support, and compatibility with the latest Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS 2 is the ideal system-ready solution to power digital signage displays where high performance video and connectivity are paramount for enhanced customer engagement. With an optional Mini HDMI-in port, the VIA ALTA DS 2 can be configured to blend locally-captured real-time video streams with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays.

“We are experiencing tremendous growth in the demand in the adoption of Android for digital signage systems,” said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division. “With the ability to deliver two independent streams of content through its dual screen support, the VIA ALTA DS 2 further extends our technology leadership in this burgeoning segment.”

Rich Graphics and HD Video Performance

Powered by a 1.0GHz dual core VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC, the VIA ALTA DS 2 combines high-performance 2D/3D graphics with an advanced video engine that supports Open GL ES 3.0 hardware acceleration and simultaneous multiple HD video playback.

Hardware

The VIA ALTA DS 2 system integrates a rich set of I/O features through the front and rear panels of its ultra-compact fanless chassis measuring just 180mm x 120mm x 25mm (W x H x D). Front panel I/O includes two USB 2.0 ports, one SD Card slot and line-in/out audio jacks. Rear panel I/O includes two HDMI-out ports, one Mini HDMI-in port (project-based support), two Mini USB 2.0 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, a Kensington security slot, and one 12V DC-in jack.

Onboard features include 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and up to 16GB eMMC Flash memory as well as support for a 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD (project-based support). High-speed wireless networking capabilities are available through an optional 802.11b/g/n USB dongle.

VIA ALTA DS 2 Signage Solution Pack

Compatible with the latest Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS 2 is available with a signage software solution pack featuring Android 4.3 as well as the VIA Smart ETK comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, WOL, RTC wake-up, and a sample app. A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is also available.

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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.
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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.

U.S. Army HERCULES Recovery Vehicles

BAE Systems To Upgrade U.S. Army HERCULES Recovery Vehicles

Work on the contract will extend the M88 production line within the Combat Vehicle Industrial Base through 2016.“This contract provides enhanced capabilities for America’s soldiers and will help preserve the defense industrial base by retaining critical employees and unique skill sets,” said Adam Zarfoss, director of Artillery and Recovery Systems at BAE Systems. “The HERCULES is a significant upgrade over its predecessor and is essential to fulfill successful recovery missions.”

The fleet of Army Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) vehicles is getting heavier, making it increasingly important that the recovery fleet is upgraded to support them. With its 70,000 pound boom, the HERCULES is able to hoist and tow twice the weight of its predecessor, the M88A1. The HERCULES, which provides recovery support to soldiers in the field, is the only vehicle able to recover the M1 Abrams tank and the heaviest mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) variants in a combat environment.

The upgrade work will begin immediately and will be performed primarily by the existing workforce at BAE Systems in York, Pennsylvania, with additional work performed at Anniston Army Depot and BAE Systems’ Aiken, South Carolina, facility. The contract continues the U.S. Army’s program to pure-fleet its M88s to the HERCULES variant. To date, BAE Systems has converted nearly 650 U.S. Army M88 vehicles to the HERCULES configuration.

The M88 plays a critical role in the company’s efforts to maintain the Combat Vehicle Industrial Base by supporting a team of highly skilled professionals and protecting the affordability of the Army’s combat vehicles. BAE Systems is responsible for four of the five U.S. Army ABCT vehicles, including the Bradley and the M88. The support of Congress and the Army to protect these vital capabilities through the M88 upgrades helps to sustain the workforce at BAE Systems’ facilities and ensures that they will be available for future programs.

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LG Unveils Stylish F60 For Premium 4G LTE Experience

Looking to further expand its 4G LTE footprint in mobiles, LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the LG F60, a stylish new smartphone that offers superior Quad-Core speed to run all of today’s hottest apps and LG’s premium UX features in a package designed for a global audience upgrading to 4G LTE. The F60 will begin rolling out to customers in Europe, followed by Asia and the Americas starting this week.

The LG F60 takes connectivity to a whole new level with blazing-fast 4G LTE powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor running on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Housed in a slim and sleek compact body, the F60 features a crisp 4.5-inch IPS display and a 2,100mAh battery for the perfect balance of performance, weight and size for hours of entertainment and productivity.

The F60 comes fully loaded with LG’s proprietary UX features adopted heavily from the acclaimed LG G3:

■ Gesture Shot allows users to take easy selfies by simply opening and closing their hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown before the shutter is triggered.

■ Front Camera Light adds additional illumination to one’s face by displaying a bright white light around the preview screen in self-portrait mode.

■ Touch & Shoot lets users capture those special moments quickly and intuitively with a simple tap anywhere on the display to focus and shoot in one single step.

■ Knock CodeTM unlocks the F60 in one easy step with a personalized “knock” pattern for both convenience and security.

“LG continues to demonstrate its advanced 4G LTE knowledge by bringing to global consumers better and better mobile devices that take full advantage of today’s most advanced wireless infrastructure,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG F60 offers a premium user experience for young and old users alike who are looking for the fastest mobile experience possible at a reasonable price.”

The F60 will be available in both single and dual SIM versions, perfect for business users. Additional details including retail locations and price will be announced in local markets at the time of availability.

KeySpecifications:

  •  Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Quad-Core
  •  Display: 4.5-inch WVGA (207ppi)
  •  Memory: 1GB RAM / 4GB, 8GB
  •  Camera: Rear 5MP / Front VGA, 1.3MP
  •  Battery: 2,100mAh
  •  Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  •  Size: 127.5x 67.9 x 10.6mm
  •  Network:  4G LTE
  •  Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi / A-GPS
  •  Colors: Black / White (varies by market)
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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.