Monday, September 26, 2011

Samsung Mobile Announces New Expansion of Galaxy Family with Addition of Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 and Samsung Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and 4.0

Ultra-thin & powerful Galaxy Tab 8.9 available for pre-order right now; available in stores nationwide on October 2

Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and Galaxy Player™ 4.0 available for pre-order starting September 27; available nationwide starting October 16

DALLAS – September 26, 2011 - Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, and Samsung Electronics America today announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9, along with the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and 4.0.

The Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 joins the Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 as the thinnest mobile tablets currently available in the U.S. market, measuring at 8.6 millimeters. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 shares many other features and services with the Tab 10.1 including Samsung’s TouchWiz® UX. This unique user interface was created to integrate with Android™ 3.1, Honeycomb, to deliver a truly customized and interactive tablet experience. The TouchWiz UX includes:

•Live Panel: Magazine-like widget view for immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, photo gallery, all on the home screen
•Mini Mode Tray: One-touch overlay access to commonly used applications—Task Manager, Calendar, World Clock, Pen Memo, Calculator and Music Player
•Clipboard: Advanced copy & paste functionality allows Galaxy Tab 10.1 users to store photos, Web pages, YouTube links, etc., for easy sharing via email and social network sites
•Indicator Quick Panel: Quickly toggle on/off connectivity, notifications, sound, brightness and settings in lower right-hand corner of the display.
•Photo Editor: Rotate, crop and adjust colors on high quality digital images

The Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and 4.0 offer a premium entertainment experience without the need for cell service, in a choice of form factors that are extremely pocketable. The large 5-inch and 4-inch touchscreens are an excellent option for enjoying games, music, videos, e-books and social media while on the move. The Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 weigh just 6.4 and 4.2 ounces respectively, delivering powerful entertainment, communication and information without the bulk of portable DVD players or laptops. The Galaxy Players are powered by Android™ 2.3.5, Gingerbread, complete with a new, streamlined user interface and are enabled with Wi-Fi™ (802.11 b/g/n) connectivity for quick and easy access to online services and Web search. In addition, the two devices are designed with front and rear cameras for video chat and photography. Both Galaxy Players will support Samsung’s Media Hub content service in the future through a software update.

“These three additions to the Galaxy family of products are impressive examples of our commitment to offering consumers an unrivaled array of choices for entertainment and information on-the-go,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. ”People want their mobile device to fit their lifestyle and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players offer unparalled power and portability to meet the widest consumer needs.”

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is built with a dual-core T250S processor, WXGA TFT display (1280x800 resolution) fortified by Gorilla® Glass. The portable tablet includes a 6,100 mAh battery for hours of entertainment without needing a recharge. This premium hardware is packaged in a sleek, portable design weighing less than one pound (447 grams).

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is packed with entertainment, productivity and content sharing services to make the device a true focal core of the user’s consumer electronics ecosystem. The list of powerful services includes:

· Samsung Media Hub: Choose from more than 5,000 popular and acclaimed movie and TV titles to download for rent or purchase. Upcoming new release additions to the Media Hub library include “Fast Five,” “Horrible Bosses” and “Green Lantern.” The added service, Media Hub Show, uses an HD Extender to playback content on TV through an HDMI cable from the Galaxy Tab 8.9 dock or adaptor.

· Samsung Music Hub: Choose from more than 13 million songs to download into an intuitive playback system. Music Hub also provides extensive background information, with access to all artist bios, discographies and reviews.

· Samsung Readers Hub: The lightweight design and large display make the Galaxy Tab 8.9 an ideal device to access the Readers Hub robust library of more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 2,300 magazines.

· Social Hub: Users can aggregate email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface through the service’s “Feeds” and “Messages” files.

· Google™ Mobile Services: A suite of Google Mobile Services is preloaded on the Galaxy Tab 8.9 including access to more than 250,000 applications on Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Search™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and Google Talk™ with video and voice chat.

· AllShare™ service: Provides seamless content transfer between the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and other DLNA-enabled devices such as HDTV’s, monitors and digital cameras.

· Rear and Front-facing cameras: The rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and front-facing 2-megapixel camera including flash and autofocus, 1080p video playback and full support of video chat and digital imaging

· Polaris™ Office: Instant access to documents, spreadsheets and presentations to view and edit while on the move

· Swype: Re-size the keyboard, move the virtual keyboard anywhere on the screen and type faster by swyping

· Mobile Printing: Print documents and pictures wirelessly from the Galaxy Tab 8.9 to any compatible printer.

Additional features of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 include:

Enterprise Solutions and Services:
•Full support for Exchange ActiveSync version 14
•On device encryption
•Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
•Sybase® MDM (Mobile Device Management)
•Cisco WebEx™ mobile conference solution for meetings on the go


· If the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is lost or stolen, the user can locate the device on a map, and track it live as it moves, remotely lock the device to prevent unauthorized access and delete personal information stored on the device.

Additional features of the Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 include:

Samsung GALAXY Player 5.0

WiFi™ 802.11b/g/n
Android™ 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
5” WVGA TFT LCD (800x480)
Rear : 3.2MP Camera AF with LED Flash
Front : VGA Camera
Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
Playback & Recording: 720p HD Video
3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio and Stereo Speaker

Value-added Features

Android Market™
Google™ Mobile Services : Google™ Talk, Google™ Maps, Books, etc
Task Manager
Voice Recorder
Bluetooth® 3.0
Mini USB
8GB , microSD slot (up to 32GB)
3.07 x 5.56 x 0.46 inches
6.42 ounces

Samsung GALAXY Player 4.0

WiFi™ 802.11b/g/n
Android™ 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
4” WVGA Super Clear LCD (800x480)
Rear : 3.2MP Camera AF
Front : VGA Camera
Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
Playback & Recording: 720p HD Video
3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio and Stereo Speaker

Value-added Features

Android Market™
Google™ Mobile Services : Google Talk™, Google Maps™, Books, etc.
Task Manager
Voice Recorder
Bluetooth® 3.0
Mini USB
8GB , microSD slot (up to 32GB)
2.53 x 4.87 x 0.39 inches
4.27 ounces

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for sale nationwide starting October 2 for $569 for the 32GB version and $469 for the 16GB version. The Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 will be available for sale nationwide starting October 16. The Galaxy Player 5.0 will be available for $269, while the Galaxy Player 4.0 will be available for $229. Visit for additional details on pre-order information.

1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

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Atlantic Technology Upgrades its Seven-Channel Sound Bar with Improved Aesthetics, Acoustics, and Electrics.

NORWOOD, MA (9/26/11) -- Atlantic Technology is now shipping a significantly redesigned version of its popular FS-7 seven-channel home theater sound bar with a new look, improved acoustics, and higher performance. Like its predecessor, the new Atlantic Technology FS-7.1 has seven speaker-level inputs allowing for simple and direct connection to any seven-channel home theater receiver.

While the new FS-7.1 looks quite different with its redesigned enclosure and grilles, the major improvements are under the hood. Now the surround drivers are angled forward for improved surround-sound effects in rooms even when the listening room doesn’t have nearby side walls. The company also revoiced the crossover for smoother, more accurate sound and improved power-handling capabilities. It also boasts both keyhole and threaded inserts for easy mounting.

"The original seven-channel FS-7 soundbar was an instant hit," said Atlantic Technology's president, Peter Tribeman, "because it was (and still is!) the world’s first and only seven-channel soundbar. Customers loved the simple hook-up and the sound was great, but a few thought it relied too much on side walls for surround. Well, the new design resolves that and it looks even better.

Like its predecessor, the FS-7.1 works best with a subwoofer, and Atlantic Technology upgraded that too. The new125-watt SB-900 subwoofer has a more powerful amplifier than the 100-watt SB-800, and an improved limiter that gives it the ability to play louder. Together, the FS-7.1 and SB-900 deliver a simple and highly capable two-box solution for outstanding 7-channel home theater.

The FS-7.1 and SB-900 are both available now, with MSRPs of $950 and $350 respectively.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Samsung GALAXY S II continues success reaching 10 Million in global sales

Global popularity with customers drives momentum for Samsung’s flagship smartphone

SEOUL, Korea – September 25th, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.

The GALAXY S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone device - a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched Super AMOLED Plus viewing experience with powerful performance, all on Android, the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes Samsung’s four content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

“Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in - and commitment to - the smartphone market” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.

“In just five months the GALAXY S II has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the GALAXY S II as their device of choice have driven the device’s strong market position globally.”

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Introducing SANUS Super Slim HDMI Cables

We're happy to announce the addition of a brand new line of Super Slim HDMI cables to the SANUS Elements™ offering of AV accessories.

SANUS Super Slim HDMI cables are currently available in three models, the 3.3' ELM4303, the 6.6' ELM4306 and the 8.2' ELM4308 . Each model features a wire gauge that is 45 percent thinner than traditional HDMI cables, allowing for easy bending in tight spaces. SANUS Super Slim HDMI cables also offer connector heads that are 40 percent shorter than other cables, making them ideal for installation behind mounted flat-panel TVs with little clearance. When combined with SANUS Super Slim mounts, these cables allow you to place TVs incredibly close to the wall without interference from the cables' connectors. Better yet, an integrated Ethernet cable provides high-speed Internet connectivity while eliminating the need for a separate cable.

Cable features:
• 1080p video resolution and beyond for next generation displays
• 3D capable
• Integrated Ethernet cable for high-speed Internet connectivity
• Short connectors for easy installation behind mounted TVs
• Ultra-flexible cable design bends easily without kinking

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Bracketron Releases the iRoom iDock – World’s First Powered, Motorized In-Wall iPad Mounting Solution

Minneapolis, MN – September 21, 2011– Bracketron, the leader in mounting solutions and accessories for mobile consumer electronics, announces the North American availability of the iRoom iDock, the first powered and motorized in-wall mounting solution for iPad on the market today. Available in portrait and landscape models, the iDock can be flush-mounted to seamlessly and stylishly integrate the iPad into any room. A patented motorized docking system opens and closes the iDock to securely store the iPad, and the dock also includes both power and composite audio internal connections. The mount’s faceplate (bezel) comes in three sleek colors including brushed aluminum, piano black and opal white, or can be color customized so that the bezel perfectly matches your unique interior design. Compatible with both iPad and iPad 2, iDock Landscape and iDock Portrait are available now through Bracketron, the official and exclusive distributor for iRoom iDock in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“The iRoom iDock is an elegant, powered solution that fully integrates the iPad into a room’s design concept and overall function,” said Christian Johnson, Vice President of Marketing at Bracketron. “The iDock is ideal for both residential and commercial applications, and will turn any room into a truly sophisticated and connected living or work space.”

The iDock features a unique powered opening mechanism with a one-touch proximity sensor. When activated, the sensor recognizes when you are nearby and switches the iDock to the open position allowing you to insert your iPad. After ten seconds the iPad door closes again automatically. The proximity sensor can also be disabled to lock the iPad permanently in place. When the iPad is inserted into the dock, you have total control of smart home applications on the device while it is also being charged. The iDock also automatically charges the iPad battery when mounted. If you experience a power outage, the iDock simply opens automatically and releases the iPad for removal.

The iRoom iDock is integrated flush with the wall using a special flush-mounted socket. The iDock is then connected to the power supply and inserted into the flush-mounted socket. For added security, the iDock’s proximity sensor and automatic opening and closing functions can be disabled if desired. The iDock landscape model is particularly suited for viewing movies, presentations and photos on the iPad. A 30-pin connector powers the landscape version. The iDock is also external contact-friendly, which makes interesting new functions possible such as connecting the dock to a keypad or fingerprint entry system.

The continuous development of iPad applications creates new ways and opportunities to integrate iPad products every day. The iRoom iDock is an elegant solution for in-wall docking and control in:

• Private homes
• Hotels
• Hospitals
• Yachts
• Restaurants
• Boardrooms
• Retail
• Medical practices
• Corporate entrances

The iDock features brilliant design, engineering and high quality materials, and is manufactured to the most stringent European standards. All iRoom products come with a two-year warranty. The iDock is compatible with the original iPad and iPad 2. Two conversion sets – iPad 1-kit and iPad 2-kit – contain easy-to-install rails and adapters that allow users to mount any version of the iPad in the dock.

• Motorized docking and release (Watch video here)
• Available in Portait or Landscape models, to suit the primary in-wall usage
• Docking status notification (iDock Landscape only)
• Automatic opening in the event of power failure or overload
• Quality design made in Austria
• Dimensions (width/height/depth)- 220 x 310 x 66.8 mm
• Comes in Piano Black, Opal White or Brushed Aluminum; custom colors also available
• Professional installation recommended

Bracketron is the official and exclusive Marketer of the iRoom iDock in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For sales and pricing inquiries, please contact Bracketron at (952) 746-7775. If you are a media member and would like to request more information on Bracketron’s versatile line of universal mounting solutions and accessories, contact PR representative Tiffany Iwankiw at (305) 576-1171 x140 or

About Bracketron
Founded in 2001, Bracketron is the industry leader in universal mounting solutions and accessories for many of today’s most popular mobile and handheld technologies, including GPS, smartphone, iPad/tablet, MP3, satellite radio and PC. Bracketron offers a broad selection of mounting configuration options designed to offer an optimal level of flexibility and functionality. The company has broadened its product line to include a variety of flexible mounting options designed to extend the use of the device and enhance the overall user experience.

For more information about Bracketron, visit

About iRoom
Founded in 2008, iRoom is an Austria-based company that focuses on designing, developing and producing solutions and services for automated residential homes and offices. In iRoom’s Salzburg showroom, the company demonstrates the latest developments in home automation – their own developments like the iRoom iDock as well as developments from partner companies. With an R&D rate of more than 25 percent in 2010, iRoom proves to put a strong focus on product development. iRoom’s strengths include the quick time-to-market phase of new product developments, the creativity of its team, and experience in home automation and integration. iRoom creates “Intelligente Technik”, designed for everyone.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011


New MobiCam Models Reflect the Mobile Mom Trend

September 15, 2011- Culver City, CA - MOBI Technologies ( a leader in family-oriented consumer electronics will debut its sleek, new line of digital wireless Audio/Video and Audio-Only MobiCam monitors in Booth #241 at the upcoming ABC Kid's Expo, to be held September 23-26 in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Expanding its popular, award-winning MobiCam series, the new models will incorporate the latest advancements in wireless communication and are designed to raise the bar for performance, functionality and aesthetics.

"We listened to what our community wants and have responded", says David Naghi, president and CEO. "We have addressed what matters most to our customers: clarity, mobility, quality and affordability. Our new line will feature crystal clear voice-activated sound and even clearer digital signal and sharp screen images, even when the cameras are in Night Vision mode. Digital privacy will be preserved even within today's bandwidth-crowded living environments."

MOBI has embraced the exciting advancements in mobile technologies by allowing moms-on-the-go to view the cameras from virtually anywhere via a secure Internet web site, which can be shared by up to three viewers simultaneously. The new MOBI systems will also interface to the Internet in multiple ways. The signal can be viewed on laptop, pc and most smart phones. MobiCam advanced software allows compatibility with Video Chat and application as a wireless web cam allows connectivity to Skype™, Windows Messenger™, Yahoo™ and GoogleTalk™. In the home, mobility is enhanced by the wireless operation and sleek, palm-sized designs, making portability from room-to-room a breeze.

"MOBI is responding to new applications and the demand for monitoring above and beyond the infant market", says Naghi. "Easy monitoring is enhanced by MobiCam's recording capabilities, which is especially important for parents who work at home. Advanced recording features include motion-sensing and scheduled activation, as well as the ability to record isolated, specified locations within a frame, like a doorway. With multiple cameras and MOBI's ultra-wide viewing angle lens, parents can keep an eye on active toddlers, older children and pets over a wide area. We are also addressing the senior care sector with Two-Way Audio - one of our most powerful features of the new MobiCam line."

"For today's tough economic times, we designed the new line to provide our retailers with compelling new sales opportunities to reach above and beyond. Three Audio/Video models will be introduced, ranging from below $130 to below $200. Two Audio-Only models will also debut, ranging from around $65 up to $85.

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Aperion Audio Cuts Wires on Sound Inside and Out of the Home

The Zona® Home Audio Link System Lets Music and Movie Enthusiasts Wirelessly Send High-Fidelity Sound Where They Want It

Portland, OR – (September 15, 2011) – Aperion Audio, a direct-to-consumer maker of award-winning home theater speakers, today launches the second generation of the Aperion Zona® Home Audio Link (HAL) System. Like its predecessor, the new HAL System remains an easy way to send music and movie sound wirelessly to audio systems anywhere in the home. The second-generation HAL System also employs the latest wireless technology to provide enhanced fidelity and the capability to stream to an unlimited number of audio systems or Aperion Zona® speakers—at no additional cost.

The Aperion Zona HAL System consists of a compact wireless transmitter and receiver. Compatible with virtually every MP3 player, computer, receiver, or other audio device, music fans can connect the Zona HAL via computer USB port or a headphone jack and listen on speakers throughout their homes. For greater flexibility, they can place Aperion Zona Wireless speakers where they desire and let the music follow—even outdoors. Movie buffs can use HAL to connect audio wirelessly from their audio/video receiver to powered subwoofers or surround speakers.

“When we introduced the first generation of HAL two years ago, customers were finally able to connect their computer-based music, existing sound systems and home theater subwoofers wirelessly with robust digital audio quality,” says Mike Hopkins, Aperion Audio product development manager. “Then last year, we introduced Zona Wireless Speakers. Pairing HAL to the Zona wireless platform makes it even simpler for music lovers to stream tunes inside and out.”

Without losing sound quality, the transmitter can feed an endless number of additional HAL receivers (available separately). Once connected, the system streams uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz CD-quality audio. HAL also accommodates up to three simultaneous channels, so that at the press of a button users can select any of three “zones” to receive the selected music to different sound systems.

Zona® HAL System features include:

• Wirelessly send sound from your computer, home theater, MP3 player, or other audio source to any audio-video receiver or audio system – indoors or outdoors
• Connect your powered subwoofer and speaker systems wirelessly to eliminate wire clutter and hum
• Add multiple receivers to stream a single audio source to as many rooms as you want, and even outside
• Plug and play ease of use, audio input via computer's USB or the Audio-In Jack

The Aperion Zona HAL System (one transmitter, one receiver) is priced at $149. Additional receivers are available for $70. The one (1)-year limited warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.

About Aperion Audio:
Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Aperion Audio focuses on ensuring customers enjoy a lifetime of great sound. As a direct-to-consumer maker of award-winning audio products for home theaters, Aperion was first in the industry to offer the Totally Risk-Free 30-Day In-Home Audition™. The company’s primary storefront,, is a fun and informative home-audio shopping destination backed by "Home Theater Gurus," who provide generous support both before and after purchase. At Aperion Audio, everyone from newbies to audiophiles can get the help they need to research and select an exceptional home-theater speaker system or upgrade for their home audio environment. For more information, visit or call 888-880-8992.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


-- Boston’s Award-Winning Ultra-Compact Speakers Now Available
in Stunning High Gloss Finish --

Peabody, MA, September 14, 2011 -- Boston Acoustics, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of innovative home entertainment solutions and high performance loudspeakers, is once again making really big sound from incredibly small and stylish speakers with the latest addition to its critically acclaimed SoundWare family – the SoundWare XS Special Edition Home Theater Speakers (UAP: $599.99), in both gloss black and gloss white finish. Like the company’s award-winning SoundWare XS 5.1 speaker package, the new SoundWare XS Special Edition package features the smallest loudspeakers Boston Acoustics has ever produced. It’s ideal for consumers who want to enjoy powerful, room-filling sound in a stylish, ultra-compact system without the traditional “box type” loudspeakers. The system is expected to be available in September.

The system includes five ultra-compact SoundWare XS Special Edition satellites, each measuring less than 4 inches, plus a compact 8” 100-watt (250-watt Peak) powered subwoofer. Notably, for users who want an even more immersive listening experience, Boston Acoustics is making optional SoundWare XS Special Edition satellite speakers available to create a 7.1 system. The system is designed for space-conscious and style driven consumers who want to enjoy great sounding music or powerful home theater audio. Compact satellites provide the rich audio power and performance of true two-way speakers, with 2½-inch (65mm) woofers and ½-inch (13mm) tweeters. The result is astoundingly accurate and pure sounding music, plus room-filling home theater audio.

Boston’s “Smart” Features
SoundWare XS 5.1 Special Edition includes “Smart” features designed to give consumers several ways to enjoy all their entertainment content:
•Unique SoundWare polyhedron shape for virtually unlimited placement options
•Stealth articulating mounting brackets allow the speakers to be hung flush on a wall, or tucked away in a corner while allowing the speaker to be angled towards the main listening area
•Powered subwoofer features Boston’s Patented BassTrac® circuitry for clear undistorted bass at all listening levels and includes both speaker level inputs and outputs and a line level out, providing consumers with the easiest, most flexible setup
•Miniaturized authentic 2-way satellite system for true full range sound
•Satellites feature dual wire channels for easy connections

Kevin Zarow, Vice President of Sales for Boston Acoustics, noted: “When we introduced our SoundWare XS 5.1 home theater speaker system, we energized the entire surround sound category, offering high-value, high-style, sonic performance, placement flexibility, and space efficiency. Now, with our new SoundWare XS Special Edition Home Theater Speakers, in either high gloss black or white, we’re building on the popularity of compact home theater systems for consumers who have limited space in their homes but still want to experience great sound and style.”

About Boston Acoustics
Founded more than 30 years ago, Boston Acoustics is a world-renowned leader in high-performance loudspeakers, tabletop products, and advanced car audio systems. The company’s “Play Smart®” approach is reflected in its product design, which allows consumers to enjoy high-performance audio while expressing their personal style and tastes. For more information on the company’s full range of advanced products, please visit

About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escient®, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience. All product and brand names with a trademark symbol other than the Dolby trademarks listed below are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries. For more information visit,

Statements in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may include forward looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the company. We wish to caution you that such statements are just predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. Forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties surrounding competitive and industry conditions, market acceptance for the company's products, ability to meet targeted product release dates, risks of litigation, technological changes, developing industry standards and other factors related to the company's businesses. The Company reserves all of its rights

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bongiovi Acoustics' Digital Power Station (DPS) brings Patented Real-Time Audio Re-mastering™ to your PC

System-wide Windows audio solution re-masters your PC’s audio in real-time

Port Saint Lucie, Florida - (September 13, 2011) - Bongiovi Acoustics' Digital Power Station (DPS) brings Patented Real-Time Audio Re-mastering™ to your PC and any system or device you connect to it. With a simple download, you can breathe new life into all of your digital media, whether its music, videos, movies, TV, internet radio, VOIP or podcasts. The DPS Windows Plug-in is available now for a limited time, introductory price of $14.99 and there are no subscription fees or additional costs. You can also sample for free by visiting

The Bongiovi DPS Plug-In for Windows is a system-wide audio solution that enables users to DPS-enhance all of their computer’s sound. Using the same audio mastering techniques employed in the original Power Station recording studio, Bongiovi’s technology interacts with the source material in real-time, effectively decompressing the audio signal. DPS’s unique profiling system then informs the DPS processor how to optimize the acoustic performance of your listening hardware, significantly enhancing the audio performance of your computer’s internal speakers. Now your laptop or desktop computer will sound loud and clear. DPS also optimizes accessories or systems such as headphones, external speakers, televisions, and home theater systems, whatever you plug your computer into. No additional hardware is required.

“Millions of people who live on their computers suffer with low quality sound. Until now, the typical solution has been to put a band-aid on the problem by purchasing more audio hardware,” says Ron Simmons, founding partner of Bongiovi Acoustics. “Our approach is to attack the problem at its source, the program material. We remaster your audio in real-time for optimized playback on your gear and the result is killer sound on any audio system, big or small. Tech advancements have enabled the video component of media to flourish while audio has been left behind. DPS technology changes all of that, delivering superior sound via a digital software solution. Today’s digital world requires digital solutions and that’s what Bongiovi Acoustics is all about."

For your Apple iOS device, Bongiovi recently launched a new audio app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is available for FREE at the app store or iTunes.

About Bongiovi Acoustics:
Bongiovi is an operating entity of Bongiovi Media and Technology Inc., a privately held company based in Port Saint Lucie, FL. The company generates revenues through licensing of its technology to manufacturers and strategic partners as well as through direct sales to consumers. Visit for more information about the company, contact: Bongiovi Acoustics, 649 SW Whitmore Dr Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984.

About DPS:
This unique, patented technology was conceived by award-winning recording engineer and producer Tony Bongiovi and developed by the Bongiovi Acoustics team. DPS is a digital solution to a digital problem: audio quality degradation as a result of digital media compression. The concept of Real Time Audio Re-mastering ™ was born in the recording studio and validated by application in automobiles, consumer electronics, computers and phones. DPS is a software solution that is easily and cost-effectively implemented into virtually any product that reproduces sound. To sample DPS for free on your computer: visit

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Hyperkin PS3 Wireless Remote Controller Available at Amazom

Remotext Offers Full Range of Functions Including QWERTY Keypad and DVD/Blu-Ray Control

Newport Beach, CA – (*media samples available upon request) Hyperkin, a recognized and trusted brand of video game peripherals, has announced that its Remotext, a wireless remote controller designed for PlayStation 3, is now available to consumers through Amazon.

The PS3 Remotext includes a full QWERTY keypad and DVD/Blu-ray Control. The Remotext enables you to text other players on the Playstation Network, or use its dual analog sticks and buttons to navigate PS3 games.

“Amazon provides a great opportunity for us to share products like the Remotext with consumers,” states Leo Saleh, Hyperkin’s National Sales Director. “The PS3 Remotext is a great solution for texting and watching movies. It has everything you need to access all of the PS3’s major functions, providing an easy-to-use way to control and enjoy the system.”

The PS3 Remotext allows you to easily control the playback of Blu-Ray movies, DVDs, CDs and media streams on the PS3 system. It also features a slide out QWERTY keypad that enables you to text other players on the Playstation Network or you can use its dual analog sticks and buttons to play PS3 games. Simply attach the included USB receiver to an open port on the PS3 system and you can control your PS3 system with ease.

Product Highlights:
•Available at
•Complete DVD/Blu-ray Media Control
•Full Slide Out QWERTY Keypad
•Directional Analog Control
•Rechargeable Battery
•USB Charge Cable
•Full Remote Control
•Includes Receiving Dongle
•SRP: $34.99

About Hyperkin

Since its launch in 2009 Hyperkin has been quickly become a widely recognized and trusted brand of video game peripherals. Hyperkin is constantly searching for new product ideas, emerging technologies and innovative ways to enhance the video game experience. Hyperkin believes that its most important asset is its business partners and is dedicated to developing long and successful relationships with each client. The company’s executive office is located in Newport Beach, CA. For more information, please visit: or call 877-337-1238


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DisplayLink and Targus Partner to Bring SuperSpeed USB Virtual Graphics Peripherals to Market

PALO ALTO, Calif. and ANAHEIM, Calif. – September 13, 2011 – Intel Developer Forum - Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories and DisplayLink®, innovator of USB virtual graphics technology, today announced a technology partnership that will bring to market some of the world’s first SuperSpeed USB-based wired and wireless connectivity and display peripherals.

With this partnership, Targus announced its plan to leverage the highly-integrated feature set provided by the DL-3900 chip and software platform.

“More HD monitors, faster video performance, multi-channel audio and Ethernet connectivity are only a sampling of the great features the DisplayLink 3900 provides,” said Carolyn Perrier, vice president of product management, accessories at Targus. “Adding these robust technologies to our popular line-up of USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 virtual graphics peripherals will only increase their productivity and entertainment value.”

“Additionally,” continued, Ms. Perrier, “given DisplayLink’s ability to provide video and graphics over secure USB data, consumers and businesses alike are assured that high performance images are delivered with speed and reliability.”

The DisplayLink DL-3900, essentially a “dock on a chip”, uses USB 3.0 and DisplayLink’s adaptive compression to deliver SuperSpeed video—to multiple HD displays—at speeds up to 10x that of USB 2.0.

“Targus is a major global player with an outstanding track record of leveraging DisplayLink technology,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “Targus and DisplayLink make an ideal team for packaging the versatility and performance of USB 3.0 in new products that businesses and consumers need today.”

Features of the new DisplayLink chip platform for USB 3.0 include:
•Single IC support for up to two full HD displays
•High performance HD video and beyond HD graphics
•HDCP 2.0 for protected content playback
•Integrated multi-channel audio
•Networking for docking stations and zero clients
•Support for leading display standards – DisplayPort, VGA DAC, DVI, HDMI
•Backwards compatibility with DisplayLink USB 2.0 graphics devices
•USB bus power capabilities for both USB 2.0 and 3.0
•Proven Windows driver support (XP, Vista, Windows 7, MultiPoint Server 2010, and Server 2003/2008)

DisplayLink USB 3.0 virtual graphics technology makes an ideal complement to today’s powerful Sandy Bridge media processing platforms, and can be seen in action at this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Calif.

About Targus

Targus created the mobile accessory category with its invention of the laptop case over 25 years ago. The company continues to advance the mobile accessories category with innovative and relevant solutions for today's mobile lifestyle. Targus products enhance productivity, connectivity, and security, liberating users to work in any and all environments with the utmost convenience and comfort. Founded in 1983, Targus’ headquarters are located in Anaheim, Calif., with offices worldwide and distribution agreements in more than 100 countries. For more information on Targus visit

About DisplayLink

DisplayLink Corp is a hardware and software company that offers a unique technology to enable easy virtual graphics connectivity between computers and displays over standard interfaces such as USB, wireless USB and Ethernet. DisplayLink technology is used in dozens of globally branded PC accessories including monitors, universal docking stations, display adapters, projectors, and zero client systems that make expansion of the desktop visual workspace possible, at significantly lower cost and energy usage than traditional solutions.

DisplayLink is ranked the fourth fastest-growing EMEA Company by Deloitte, and was awarded the CES 2011 Best of Innovation Award Honoree in the Enabling Technologies category for its forthcoming Interactive Networked Graphics for SuperSpeed USB. For more information and product details, visit DisplayLink Shop and follow DisplayLink on Facebook and Twitter.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Gefen's New DisplayPort KVM Switchers Access Multiple Computers Using the Same Monitor and Keyboard/Mouse

CHATSWORTH, CA – Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced two new comprehensive KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switchers for DisplayPort computer systems using USB 2.0 peripherals. The 4x1 DPKVM Switcher and the 8x1 DPKVM Switcher connect up to four or eight computers to the same monitor and keyboard/mouse connection. This streamlines the desktop and eliminates the need for too many devices that can crowd the workspace while increasing productivity and performance.

“For post-production studio professionals, these new switchers are ideal because they can integrate many different computers without networking,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen.

4x1 DisplayPort KVM Switcher

This rack mountable Switcher comes equipped with four DisplayPort inputs with USB 2.0 and audio. One DisplayPort output delivers resolutions up to 2560x1600. The USB output drives any keyboard/mouse combination while the audio output supports L/R speakers. Users switch between all four computers by IR remote, front panel selector or RS-232 connection.

8x1 DisplayPort KVM Switcher

This rack mountable Switcher comes equipped with eight DisplayPort inputs with USB 2.0 and audio. One DisplayPort output delivers resolutions up to 2560x1600. The USB output drives any keyboard/mouse combination while the audio output supports L/R speakers. Users switch between all four computers by IR remote, front panel selector or RS-232 connection.

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About Gefen:

Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that enable audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. Continual product innovations ensure the company maintains its reputation as a reliable resource for installers and integrators. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories for plug and play operation. The Gefen ToolBox line delivers portable, wall-mounted solutions for the nuts and bolts of system integration. The GefenPRO line supplies 24/7 technical support and valuable features for demanding professional industries. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation. Detailed product information is available at

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-- Tough Weather Resistant Speaker Models Built to Withstand the Harshest
Weather and Temperature Extremes --

September 12, 2011 -- Boston Acoustics,® a world-renowned manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, is making it easier to enjoy truly outstanding audio performance indoors or outdoors – and even on a boat – with five new models of their acclaimed Voyager Series of Indoor/Outdoor/Marine loudspeakers. Scheduled for delivery in [September], the new Voyager Series models include the Voyager 40 2-Way 4-1/2" speaker (SRP: $279.99/pair), Voyager 50 2-Way 5-1/4" speaker (SRP:$399.99/pair), Voyager 60 2-Way 6-1/2" speaker (SRP: $499.99/pair), Voyager 70 2-Way 7-1/2" speaker (SRP:$749.99/pair), and the Metro II Stereo 6-1/2" speaker (SRP: $399.99/each).

Play Indoors or Outdoors, On Deck or Below, Business or Pleasure!
With their water resistant designs built to IEC 60529 IPX5 standards, rust resistant hardware and connectors, powder-coated aluminum grilles and UV-resistant polypropylene cabinets (available in either black or white), Boston Acoustics’ Voyager speakers are built to withstand the harshest weather and temperature extremes. All models are ideal for mounting to the side of a house, on a deck or porch, poolside, on a boat, or anywhere else a premium sound solution is desired. The super rugged and durable Voyager speakers are also ideally suited for indoor use, as well as indoor or outdoor commercial applications such as restaurants and fitness centers.

Like all Boston Acoustics products, the Voyager speakers are packed with beneficial Smart features that allow users to “play smart” both indoors and outdoors. Key Smart features include:
•Special acoustical voicing for ultimate performance in open-air environments;
•Kortec® dome tweeters for crystalline high-frequency sound. Kortec is a polyester woven dome with a special stiffening agent creates a tweeter with the high frequency extension typically associated with metal dome tweeters, but without the harshness that is a property common to most metal domes;
•Deep Channel® (DCD) driver design that makes the most of the available amplifier power by using a deeply grooved pole plate that enables the voice coil to travel farther, for greater output without bottoming;
•Heavy-duty, aluminum C-brackets and unique wedge shape design that makes mounting easy and aesthetically pleasing

Kevin Zarow, Vice President of Sales for Boston Acoustics, noted: “Outdoor living and entertaining continues to be a very popular trend year-round. Our newly refreshed line of Voyager speakers offers a great selection of solutions that provide not only unprecedented audio performance for the great outdoors, but total ease-of-installation, and of course the durability and reliability that the Voyager speakers are known for."

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About Boston Acoustics
Founded over 30 years ago, Boston Acoustics is a world-renowned leader in high-performance loudspeakers, tabletop products, and advanced car audio systems. The company’s “Play Smart®” approach is reflected in its product design, which allows customers to enjoy high-performance audio while expressing their personal style and tastes. For more information on the company’s full range of advanced products, please visit

About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escient?, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience. All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries. For more information visit

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Kingston Technology to Demo Intel X79 System at IDF

Fountain Valley, CA -- (September 13, 2011)-- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will demonstrate a pre-production system that includes a Sandy Bridge-E processor, a GIGABYTE X79 series motherboard and 8GB memory modules at IDF 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.

Kingston® will also show how HyperX memory can be used in a digital media solution. Although known mostly for enthusiast and gaming applications, HyperX memory can also be used in content creation, audio, video and 3D rendering. Working with PCAudioLabs for an audio studio demonstration, Kingston will show how HyperX memory turns a simple guitar solo into a multi-layered, full orchestral piece of music that heightens dramatic tension.

A short video demonstration can be seen at, with a full version at

Kingston will be in Booth 712 at Moscone Center West from September 13-15, during the Technology Showcase hours. HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support. For more detailed information visit

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit

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Sceptre Introduces Impressive 40-inch Ultra Bright LCD HDTV

Crystal clear full 1080P, SRS TruSurround XT and 4 HDMI ports create the complete home entertainment experience

City of Industry, CA - September 12, 2011 – Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC monitors, announces the availability of their new Full 1080P 40-inch LCD HDTV, an impressive home entertainment experience rivaling the technology and quality of more expensive units.

Equipped with a crystal clear 40-inch active screen, 1920 x 1080 resolution and 90,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio, this new offering offers an unparalleled visual experience. In addition, its proprietary LCD display emits incredible brightness at 450 cd/m2, giving the unit the flexibility to be used under both bright and dark locations.

“Although possessing cutting-edge technology, the new 40-inch LCD remains affordable and environmentally friendly, costing an estimated $26 a year in energy costs,” said Cathy Chou, Vice President of Operations, Sceptre. “A great centerpiece for any room, this unit possesses the ability to swivel up to 30 degrees, is wall mountable and is thin and sleek enough to fit into any space.”

To create the perfect entertainment experience, Sceptre also incorporated SRS TruSurround XT, a technology that brings sounds present in live performances to life. Coupled with multiple sound enhancement options, including automatic noise reduction, 7 Band Equalizer, and mpeg noise reduction, this 40-inch LCD will provide users with a superb immersive experience.

The X405BV-FHD also comes with 4 HDMI ports, allowing users to easily connect any peripherals they desire. This ability to expand, along with its modern eye-catching glossy black finish makes it a perfect unit for businesses searching for signage or gamers looking for a monitor.

The new X405BV-FHD is currently available online at Wal-Mart. For more information or product images on this model or the entire Sceptre product line, visit or contact PR representative Pedro Chen at (305) 576-1171 x139 or


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About Sceptre
Headquartered in City of Industry, California, the hub of the computer industry, Sceptre is an internationally certified manufacturer of world class LCD and LED flat panel monitors. Established in 1984, Sceptre is fully committed to maintaining its status as a leader in the industry by providing the latest advanced technology in LCD and LED displays at affordable prices with tailored service programs. For more information, please visit

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

V-MODA Unveils Limited Edition True Blood® MAKER Zinc Metal Headphones

Progeny of the Award Winning Vibrato, MAKER turns BLISS 3.0 and rare materials into Supernatural Sound and Immortal Durability

Los Angeles – September 8, 2011 – V-MODA, the oldest and original maker of high-quality lifestyle headphones, announces the launch of True Blood® MAKER, a limited edition Zinc Metal in-ear headphone developed in partnership with HBO® for its wildly original, Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winning series.

The True Blood MAKER headphones feature minimal, yet elegant nuances – from the black Zinc Metal coffin pendant to the blood red transparent jewel – make for a rare combination of solid sophistication and sinister styling. The 400 limited edition headphones are individually numbered and a perfect collector’s item for those whose lives begin at night.

The headphones are available for purchase for a limited time for an MSRP of $150 at, the HBO online store at, and the HBO Shop® located at 42nd St. & 6th Ave. in New York City.

“V-MODA is the original maker of the modern headphone industry and through the years has turned nearly 3 million high-end headphones. Like an older vampire who is stronger and has gained more powers over the years, V-MODA has amassed unique experiences in fusing rare materials, quality, ergonomics, sound and durability,” said Val Kolton.

Masterfully crafted and re-engineered utilizing patented die-casting metal processes and Kevlar-reinforced fabric cables, MAKER is destined to be a museum-quality masterpiece. Its unique geometric design, usually only seen on fine relics or watches, adds an element of timeless elegance. The exclusivity is a triumph to over seven years of R&D in ergonomics and precision metals founded upon a philosophy to break away from the circular designs many other headphones are spellbound by with traditional plastics and regular “turned” aluminum.

“V-MODA’s materialEDGETM is a combination of industrial-age materials, advanced ergonomics and professional-grade acoustics bespoke for beings with supernatural senses. The materials are those the immortals would cherish,” added Kolton.

MAKER’s critically acclaimed sound delivers vibrant bass, vivid mid-range and vivacious highs, and was tuned alongside legendary producers, musicians and DJs across the world. The sound experience is a balance of its high-fidelity 8mm V-MASQUE drivers for consistency and its BLISS 3.0 fittings that transform the sound. V-MODA discovered that “the fit is the sound,” so perfect sound requires shape shifting the fit to the individual ear and speaker driver. MAKER’s revolutionary BLISS 3.0 fittings, also a result of years of R&D, resulted in a patent-pending conical shape and hybrid-silicone that creates greater comfort, sound and stability for the masses, even for those with “tiny ear syndrome”.

MAKER features:

• Zinc Metal die casting for a unique shape, feel, durability with minimal acoustic resonance(Patented)

• ACTIVE FLEX detachable sport ear hooks for a secure fit for gym, running and sport use(Patent-Pending)

• REVAMPED BLISS 3.0 (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) hybrid silicone fittings reduce outside noise and enhance stability, sound and comfort. Includes four pairs of black silicone fittings (XS, S, M, L) (Patent-Pending)

• One-button microphone universally compatible with all iPhone®, Android™, Windows, iPad®, iPod®, Blackberry™, tablets, notebooks, audio devices and smartphones with a 3.5mm port

• Two-year V-MODA premier warranty

• Immortal Life Replacement Program – 50 percent off lifetime discount to replace consumer-damaged headphones

• Italian-designed Carrying pouch

For more information, visit,, and

V-MODA is the true music lifestyle brand that is distinguished by its fashion-forward design, unparalleled quality and unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by professional DJ and Chief Visionary Officer, Val Kolton, V-MODA products blend the spirit of Italian design, the essence of music, and the charisma of Hollywood. Together with design extraordinaire Joseph Bucknall, the worldʼs most influential producers, musicians and DJs, V-MODA is constantly challenging the norm and forging the remix revolution. For more information, please visit V-MODAʼs website,

HBO Licensing & Retail officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network’s award-winning programming. With products created around classic series like the The Sopranos® and Sex and the City® to current hits like True Blood® and Entourage®, items include fashion apparel, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, games, books as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Licensing & Retail products are also sold internationally across Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Samsung Mobile and Cricket today announced the availability of the Samsung Vitality™,

San Diego and Dallas – September 7, 2011 – Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1 today announced that Cricket’s fast-growing new music service, Muve Music, is now available for the first time on an Android device, the Samsung Vitality™. With the launch of the Vitality, Muve Music is now enabled on two Samsung devices, a smartphone and a feature phone. A broader portfolio of Muve Music enabled handsets are due to launch later this year.
“We are excited to bring Muve Music to Android on the Samsung Vitality,” said Jeff Toig, general manager of Muve Music for Cricket. “Muve Music is among the fastest growing music services in the U.S. and we believe Muve Music on Android will help further accelerate our growth and help Cricket appeal to music lovers everywhere.”
“We are excited to introduce the Samsung Vitality as the first Samsung device on Cricket’s network that operates on Android 2.3,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. “The Vitality pairs a brilliant design with a fun and intuitive experience, making it a perfect choice for any smartphone user.”
Optimized for a superior music experience, the Samsung Vitality is Cricket’s first Muve Music enabled Android smartphone. Operating on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform powered by a 800MHz processor, the fast and affordable Samsung Vitality is easy to use and features Muve Music as well as the Android Market, Gmail, Google Maps and Google Talk. The Samsung Vitality comes preloaded with a special Muve Music 4GB SanDisk flash memory card, which holds up to 3,000 songs and has 1GB set aside for other multimedia content such as photos and video. An 8GB Muve Music memory card is available for purchase and holds up to 6,000 songs from the Muve Music service.
Other key features include:

* Real web browsing at 3G speeds
* 3.5” HVGA Touchscreen display
* 3.2MP camera/camcorder
* Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
* Access to more than 250,000 apps through the Android Market™
* Social networking capabilities
* Email applications for both consumer and business email
* Voice search

Customers who choose a Muve Music Android will pay $65 per month for their wireless rate plan. The Unlimited Muve Android rate plan includes: full-song downloads, ringtones, ringback tones, nationwide calling, nationwide text, picture and video messaging, email and data back-up.
The Samsung Vitality has an M.S.R.P of [$219.99], but is available now for [$199.99] with a [$20] instant rebate.
Muve Music is the first unlimited music service to be included as part of a wireless rate plan. In just a few months since launch, the service now has more than 200,000 customers. 50 percent of Muve Music's customers are new to Cricket, which further demonstrates the broad marketplace appeal of the product. By applying its philosophy of unlimited services and value innovation, Cricket and Muve Music have given their customers a new music experience that ranks high in customer satisfaction.
How to Get Muve Music
Muve Music is available at Cricket company-owned stores and at, as well as through select partner retail outlets. The Cricket Muve Music wireless unlimited plan is $65 per month on the Samsung Vitality and $55 per month on the Samsung Suede. The Samsung Vitality has an M.S.R.P of [$219.99], but is available now with a [$20] instant rebate. The Samsung Suede has an M.S.R.P. of [$149.00,] but prices may vary by market and by promotional programs. Additional accessories are available for purchase including premium headphones, an audio jack and Bluetooth adapter to connect to home and car stereos, either wired or wirelessly.
For more information about Muve Music, visit, and for Cricket's dynamic device lineup, visit To follow Cricket’s latest news and updates online, go to Facebook at and Twitter at
About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving approximately 5.7 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket's nationwide wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit
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1 No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


4K Home Projector and “Elevated Standard” AV Receivers Launch

Alongside U.S. Debuts of True Sony Innovations

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 7, 2011 (CEDIA Booth #1803) – Today, in advance of the 2011 CEDIA Expo, Sony Electronics unveiled a variety of ground-breaking products designed to deliver an integrated and immersive home entertainment experience. From audio/video receivers and televisions to speakers and projectors – Sony’s CEDIA exhibit runs the gamut from A/V, HD, 3D and beyond.

“We came to CEDIA to reinforce our commitment to being the leading provider of quality entertainment solutions for the high-end and custom install channels,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony Electronics’ Home Division. “Sony’s Elevated Standard (also known as ES) line and the other new products on display at the show epitomize innovation, quality, and style, and also highlight Sony’s legacy in this channel. We’re also adding resources to support our leading service programs and working with channel partners to provide dedicated support and training that no other company can match.”

Groundbreaking first in home projection

Sony introduced its first home theater front projector capable of displaying stunning 4K images. The top-of-the-line VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theater projector model is specifically designed to meet the needs of custom installers, and its capabilities will deliver entertainment enthusiasts a more immersive, engaging visual experience with over four times the resolution of HDTV.

With 2,000 ANSI-lumens of brightness, the VPL-VW1000ES projector delivers nearly twice the output of previous Sony home theater projectors, making it suitable for screen sizes up to 200 inches diagonally. The VW1000ES model also employs an entirely new SXRD 4K panel, which produces outstanding deep black levels, and when combined with Sony's Iris3 technology, the projector can achieve an incredible 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast.

In addition to supporting 4K native resolution, the VW1000ES projector also features an exclusive 4K “upscaler” that dramatically enhances all content - SD or HD, 2D or 3D - allowing viewers to see 4K playback, even from their existing media libraries. For greater versatility, it can also display Full HD 3D movies, as well as 2D and 3D anamorphic films. For Full 4K 3D, an integrated IR transmitter drives the projector’s TDG-PJ1 active shutter 3D glasses.

The VW1000ES projector offers a variety of installations options, including dual triggers, a 2.1 motorized zoom, expanded throw distances, an RS232 interface, control over IP and compatibility with leading home automation systems.

The introduction of the VPL-VW1000ES complements Sony’s full line of home theater front projectors. Introduced earlier this summer, the VPL-HW30AES 3D front projector for the home has been critically acclaimed as an impressive step forward in performance in its class, packing a punch beyond its accessible price of just $3,699.99. Last week, the VPL-VW95ES home theater front projector, debuted at IFA in Germany. This mid-level home projector joins Sony’s expansive range of SXRD projectors, and offers another option for cinemaphiles outfitting high-tech theater rooms.

Because sound matters more than ever

Both of Sony’s new AV receivers in its ES line-up feature a new and more convenient activity-based user interface that includes an easy set-up wizard. Both the STR-DA5700ES and STR-DA3700ES AV receivers incorporate Faroujda 1080p upscaling and a variety of networking options, including built-in apps for both iOS and AndroidTM devices.

In addition to ear-pleasing sound, both ES receivers are the first to offer a full range of BRAVIA® internet streaming services, including streaming both music and video content. Consumers can choose streaming options from Sony Entertainment Network, Netflix®, YouTubeTM, Pandora® and other content providers. Furthermore, the STR-DA5700ES supports a variety of audio codecs, including DTS Neo X, offers automatic phase matching and speaker relocation technologies, and delivers DLNA client capability.

Both additions to the ES receiver line will ship in November and are compatible with a full-range of control systems.

The future is now

Sony’s Personal 3D Viewer head-mounted display is the world’s first personal, wearable OLED HD/3D TV. The HMZ-T1 viewer has a unique form-factor that allows users to simply slip the device onto their head and immerse themselves in a virtual theater experience. Announced at IFA last week, the innovative device is designed to deliver an image that appears to be on a theater-size wide screen (750-inch virtual screen from 65 feet away), using miniature720p OLED screens developed by Sony. Displaying high-quality HD video with high contrast and fast refresh rates, the device is capable of enhanced 3D display. The viewer can enjoy a more natural 3D video experience that is completely free of crosstalk since each eye has its own display.

Leveraging Sony’s legacy in top-quality personal audio products, the HMZ-T1 head mount display also delivers virtual surround sound. Sony’s proprietary signal processing technology powers two integrated headphones which bring the equivalent of 5.1-channel sound to accompany the stunning visuals. Available in November, the HMZ-T1 head mount display will retail for about $799. Perfect for the cinema enthusiast or avid gamer, the innovative personal display lets viewers experience 2D or 3D content comfortably for hours on end.

Cutting cords for true multi-room audio

Music lovers can listen to music wirelessly streamed from PC or Sony Blu-ray DiscTM systems with the stylish SA-NS500 Wi-Fi® Network Speaker, the latest addition to Sony’s growing HomeShare line of networked audio, multi-room audio products. This speaker delivers amazing sound and synchronizes music in other rooms by adding multiple HomeShare speakers and using Party Streaming™ playback. Consumers can use their iPhone®/iPod touch® or Android™ phone as a remote control for the system by downloading a free, newly redesigned Sony remote control app. The battery powered SA-NS500 networked audio speaker is fully wireless and portable, providing up to 6 hours of music playback with each charge, and adds Apple AirPlay compatibility for the first time. Available in November, the SA-NS500 will retail for $399.

The year’s best LED LCD HDTV stretches even larger

Ideal for custom installations, select BRAVIA® LED LCD televisions are on display; demonstrating Sony’s Intelligent Peak LED Backlight full-array local dimming for deeper blacks and improved brightness in lighter scenes, creating incredible on-screen contrast, while Sony’s OptiContrastTM panel elevates the picture to the front surface of the TV and creates a dark background for a high-contrast picture even in well-lit rooms. With a rear IR-input and a two-way RS232c connection, it offers easier integration with third-party control systems.

The universe of content, at your fingertips

Sony’s Internet Television, model NSX-GT1, the world’s first Internet TV powered by Google TV, is the perfect marriage of television and the internet, an all-in-one device with one easy-to-use remote control. With the advantage of software updates being released dynamically over-the-air, customers benefit by always have the latest and best user interfaces. Sony’s CEDIA booth provides a preview of coming changes to the Google TV platform, as well as an introduction to the long-awaited AndroidTM App Market.

Sony’s CEDIA booth not only showcases innovative, cutting-edge, world’s first products, but also demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to both high-end home entertainment enthusiasts and the dedicated custom installers who service them. Sony’s custom install service programs are designed to help facilitate custom installers as they build sustainable, long-term relationships with consumers and businesses. As Abary concluded, “This formidable line-up of ES and home entertainment products demonstrates how Sony innovation continues to play a central role in the media rooms of today, and shapes the home entertainment experiences of the future.”

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Contemporary Research Shipping QMOD-HDSC HDTV - First Scaler Modulator Specifically Built for Digital Signage Integration

Dallas, TX - September 6, 2011 - Following months of rigorous testing, Contemporary Research is shipping the third member of its popular QMOD family, the QMOD-HDSC HDTV Scaler Modulator, to waiting customers.

Scott Hetzler, president of CR, says that the QMOD-HDSC is the first HD modulator specifically designed for digital signage integration. The onboard in-stream scaler ingests signage at PC resolution, converting the output to 1080i/720p video. In addition, the scaler features up and down-scaling, zoom, shrink, and positioning – all critical to display signage correctly on TVs.

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The MSRP for the QMOD-HDSC unit is $2870

About Contemporary Research
Contemporary Research designs and creates solutions for an HDTV world, offering cutting-edge products, HDTV display control, digital signage, and tuning. In addition, CR supports a proven line of analog TV tuners, closed-captioning tools and commercial and educational media systems. For more information about Contemporary Research products, visit us on the web at or call (888) 972-2728.

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Lightcraft Tech Wins HPA Engineering Excellence Award

The Hollywood Post Alliance Presents Honors to Dolby, Sony,
Lightcraft Technology and IBM at Awards Gala

Venice, CA – The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the recipients of the organization’s Engineering Excellence Award. The coveted honor, sponsored by NAB Show, is intended to showcase and reward inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for their outstanding product or technology application offerings. The Engineering Excellence Award is a central part of the HPA Awards, which have become the standard by which creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production is measured.

To enter the Engineering competition, companies had to submit a written description followed by a presentation to an expert panel of judges. The Engineering Award presentations and blue-ribbon judging session were held earlier this month at LaserPacific. This lively session played host to some of the most significant new technologies currently on the market. Entries of either a product or process had to represent a significant step forward for post-production industry beneficiaries, and could be submitted by an individual, group or company.

Leon Silverman, President of the Hollywood Post Alliance, noted, “The focus of the HPA Awards is to celebrate creativity throughout our post production industry, and the Engineering Award remains at the center of these honors. We are proud to draw attention to the creativity of our technology community whose tools and technology enables, preserves and allows audiences to celebrate the incredible work of our industry’s artists.”

The winners of the 2011 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence are:

•Dolby Professional Reference Monitor

Filling the gap left by the CRT, The Dolby® PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor is the first display capable of displaying the full dynamic range, contrast ratio, color gamut of leading edge digital cameras and film stocks, and fully supports today’s digital work flows. The monitor delivers true blacks with exceptional dark detail, high contrast, wide dynamic range and precise color rendering.

•IBM Linear Tape File System

The IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) was invented by IBM Research to provide a simple, cost efficient way to access and manage massive archives of data and digital assets.

•Lightcraft Previzion

A real time visual effects system that incorporates a combination of high precision camera tracking, sophisticated rendering, and VFX quality keying which makes it ideal for the real time on-set compositing of live action, virtual backgrounds, and CGI characters. The system provides filmmakers with the ability to create visual effects shots with dynamic camera moves and actually see the completed effects during the shot.

•Sony OLED Monitor

The organic light emitting diode technology (OLED) for reference monitoring is a panel and processor system that is practical for media production applications. The development involved significant investment in two factories and has resulted in delivering 7 different monitor models.

“We are honored to receive the award for Engineering Excellence from such a significant and influential organization as the Hollywood Post Alliance. It is a testament to the quality of our monitor and illustrates Dolby’s commitment to helping content creators produce the best possible entertainment content,” noted Bill Admans, Director of Production and Post Production Solutions, Dolby Laboratories.

"IBM is proud to be recognized for our creation and design of the Linear Tape File System. This unique technology can help customers simplify their use of tape for storing data and video assets, leveraging the low cost, rugged, portable, efficient and long retention aspects of tape storage," said Steve Canepa, General Manager, Global Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM.

"We’re very honored to receive the Engineering Excellence Award. The HPA Tech Retreat® was where Lightcraft first demonstrated Previzion to the Hollywood community, and to come full circle and be recognized by the HPA is extremely gratifying. We look forward to relentlessly improving Previzion's capabilities and to expanding what is possible in entertainment production,” commented Eliot Mack, Co-Founder, Lightcraft Technology.

Gary Mandle, Sr. Product Manager, Sony Professional Solutions of America, stated, “We are all honored that HPA would present Sony with this award. There were so many engineers and scientists involved in the development who really don’t get the recognition they deserve. This award is for them and the great achievement that they have accomplished.”

Last year’s winners of the Engineering Excellence Award included ALEXA by Arnold + Richter Cine Technik (ARRI); Image Systems (formerly Digital Vision) for the Open EXR workflow; and Cine-tal for their Davio processor. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 10th, 2011 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the HPA Awards will be available in September and can be purchased online at or by calling the HPA at 213.614.0860 or writing

About the Hollywood Post Alliance®

Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

About the HPA® Awards

The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance. The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Foundation Sponsor: Avid Technology and Premier Sponsor: NAB Show.

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National Parenting Center And Mom's Choice Awards Honor Two MOBI Digital Wireless Monitors and Two Digital Thermometers

September 6, Culver City, CA - MOBI Technologies, Inc., a leader in family-oriented portable electronics, has garnered four prestigious national awards for four separate products.The National Parenting Center has awarded two of its Seals of Approval to MOBI - one for the MobiCam Digital DL Wireless Monitor and one for the tempTalk Digital Oral Thermometer. The Mom's Choice Awards have honored MOBI for its Digital DXR Wireless Monitor and its DualScan Ear/Forehead Digital Thermometer.

The National Parenting Center's testing division is run by independent testers including parents, educators and panelists. Mom's Choice judging panels include education and media experts as well as parents, children, medical professionals, authors and scientists. As such, being acknowledged by both organizations holds great significance within the parenting community.

"We are excited to be receiving these four major awards", says David Naghi, president. "We strive to maintain a leadership position in family-oriented consumer electronics and these four recognitions from National Parenting Center and Mom's Choice serve to motivate us even further. Our soon-to-be-unveiled new products will continue our tradition of providing safe, high-quality products with great value­­--a combination upon which our loyal customers have come to depend."

MOBI's tempTalk Digital Oral Thermometer won the Seal of Approval based on its fast readout, mercury-free design, easy-to-read display and optional voice readout in six languages. tempTalk also features long battery life, memory recall of the last reading and automatic shut off for even longer battery life. MOBI's new wireless MobiCam® Digital DL A/V Monitoring system is feature-rich, yet affordable, touting infrared Night Vision and secure transmission. It is expandable up to four cameras and can be connected to the Internet for remote monitoring.

MOBI's MobiCam® Digital DXR Monitor won the Mom's Choice award due in part to its large 3.5" high-resolution quad LCD screen, its safe & secure operation with a 450 ft. range, connectability to the Internet for remote monitoring and voice-activation. The DualScan digital thermometer's winning features include both ear and forehead reading, mini flashlight for readings without awaking sleeping patients, fast two second readout, large backlit display and selectable voice readout.

About MOBI:

Mobi Technologies, Inc. is a leading maker of portable consumer electronics dedicated to bringing practical and affordable solutions to parents and caregivers everywhere. Known for our MobiCam® Digital Audio/Video Monitors, TykeLight™ huggable Night Lights, Headphonies® mobile speakers and digital thermometers, our enhancements to daily living are relied upon by discerning consumers. MOBI provides safe, high-quality family-oriented electronics with great value and has been honored with many prestigious national awards: National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval, iParenting Media Awards, National Parenting Publication Awards, Mom's Choice Awards and Consumer Electronics Association's Design and Engineering Showcase Innovations Award.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

New Product Launches Fulfill MOBI's Creative Vision

Family-Oriented Electronics Innovator Stands Apart

GloMate™ Plus Night Light

Headphonies® Portable Sound Blasting Micro Speakers

AnimaLamps Portable Desk LED Lights

tempTub Safety Bath Thermometers

Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 2011 - Mobi Technologies, Inc. is unveiling new products in each category of its family-oriented electronics just in time for the ABC Kids Expo Trade Event, to be held in Louisville, KY, September 23-26: TykeLight GloMate™ Huggable Night Light series, Headphonies® Portable Mighty Micro Speakers, tempTub® Safety Bath Thermometers, AnimaLamps® Portable Desk LED Lights and the debut of an entire new line of clinical and diagnostic Digital Thermometers.

"We are pleased to introduce these exciting new products in each of our wide-ranging lines", said Mark Elson, director of marketing. "MOBI's goal as a leading maker of high-quality, portable consumer electronics is to continually offer relevant and affordable innovations that become central to our family-oriented community."

MOBI's new line of AnimaLamps® provides young readers with fun and safe, heat-free LED rechargeable illumination: Gloraffe, Monkey Shines and Bunny Bright head the lineup. The tempTub® Safety Bath Thermometers come equipped with hot/cold warning. Floating fun with Ducky, Buggy, Crabby, Hippy and Monkey. Award-winning Headphonies® newest character is Ninja, which plugs into iPods, portable game consoles and other mobile smart devices such as phones and tablets, amplifying mobile music libraries to surprisingly loud and clear levels.

MOBI's newest offerings in its award-winning TykeLight® series of huggable night lights include the GloMate Plus. Its LED bulbs are heat-free and it exceeds federal safety standards. It is made of safe, durable, impact-resistant plastic. As a reliable safety device, GloMate turns on automatically when removed from the charging stand or in the event of a power outage. MOBI's new motion-sensing LiteMate can be attached anywhere, turning on at dusk and off at dawn. Its no-heat LED bulb allows it to be placed wherever you need light, in closets, by the bed, bathroom, hallway...virtually anywhere. MOBI's WallMate® series of plug-in automatic safety nightlights has expanded to include Hippo, Monkey and Elephant. All WallMates use heat-free LED bulbs and turn on automatically at dusk and off at dawn.

MOBI's exciting new lines are great options for holiday stocking stuffers and gift giving guides. To learn more, visit

About Mobi Technologies, Inc.:

Mobi Technologies, Inc. is a leading maker of portable consumer electronics dedicated to bringing practical and affordable solutions to parents and caregivers everywhere. Known for our MobiCam® Digital Audio/Video Monitors, TykeLight™ huggable Night Lights, Headphonies® mobile speakers and digital thermometers, our enhancements to daily living are relied upon by discerning consumers. MOBI provides safe, high-quality family-oriented electronics with great value and has been honored with many prestigious national awards.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

XtremeMac™ Unveils Four New Audio Solutions

Sunrise, FL – September 1, 2011 – XtremeMac, a leading designer and manufacturer of accessories and audio solutions for Apple devices, is thrilled to announce four new audio solutions at IFA 2011 (September 2-7, Berlin), a global trade show for consumer electronics – Tango™ Bar, Luna™ Voyager II, Soma™ Stand and Soma™ Travel. All four products feature unique and innovative design and provide rich room-filling stereo sound.

The Tango Bar is a 10 watt amplified speaker, with a single USB connection for both power and audio, that connects to any Mac computer or PC. Featuring a slim and clean design, the Tango Bar is built to fit beneath an iMac or Cinema Display. The six speaker configuration with dual dome tweeters, midrange/bass drivers and passive radiators provide for best in class audio. Additional connections include headphone output, line-in jack and optional sub-out port.

The Luna Voyager II is a low profile, FM dual alarm clock and personal audio system for iPod, iPhone or iPad. The compact, case-friendly dock is enhanced by the free Luna Voyager app allowing users to set dual independent alarms and wake to iPod, iPhone, iPad, FM radio or buzzer. The app also offers FM radio tuner control and multiple channel preset.

The Soma Stand is one of the most innovative docks on the market featuring a “fold n’ go” portable design. The dual ported speaker legs expand for stability and provide a stereo audio experience in 3 easy steps. Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad, the Soma Stand features room-filling stereo audio for up to six hours of playtime while on the go. Runs on AC adapter or batteries.

The Soma Travel portable stereo speaker allows the user to “dock and play” an iPod, iPhone or iPad for music anytime/anywhere – no batteries or AC adapter required. The unit is powered by the docked Apple device. The small but mighty dock features big stereo sound, in a compact design with a push-in/push-out case-friendly dock and swing out legs for maximum stability.

The Tango Bar, Luna Voyager II, Soma Stand and Soma Travel will all be available in October at and other worldwide and regional retailers.

For more information on the new audio docks and all of XtremeMac’s award winning products, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About XtremeMac:
Founded in 2001, XtremeMac is a portfolio brand of Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN). XtremeMac provides innovative solutions to protect, power and play Apple devices. The brand’s award winning cases, speaker docks and charging solutions incorporate leading edge design and advanced technology to enhance customer experience with Apple products. Additional information can be found at, Facebook/XtremeMac and Twitter/XtremeMac.

Imation is a trademark of Imation. XtremeMac, Tango, Soma, Luna and the “X” logo, are trademarks of Imation Corp. iPhone, iPod, iPod Classic, iPod nano and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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New Hi-Fi Components from Onkyo Offer a Winning Edge

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (9/1/11) -- Onkyo USA announces the release of two top-quality hi-fi components armed with the technological features needed to stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

The A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and C-7070 CD player offer state-of-the-art design, rugged engineering, a multitude of connectivity options, and a startlingly pure sound will appeal both to hi-fi newcomers and more seasoned music lovers looking to upgrade their equipment.

A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier
The A-9070 amplifier offers four discrete modes—integrated amp, poweramp, pre-amp, and split power/pre-amp—to provide great flexibility when incorporating other components into the hi-fi system. Alone, it provides ample power with a parallel push-pull amplification design, three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry, dedicated Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for symmetrically designed L/R channels, and four large 15,000 µF capacitors.
To preserve signal integrity, the unit features DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry). Closed ground-loop circuits and vibration-damping construction combine to produce clear sound across a wide dynamic range. An independent headphone amplifier, a phonograph equalizer, and gold-plated audio terminals/speaker posts are evidence of high build quality.

C-7070 Compact Disc Player
The C-7070 is a versatile piece of audio equipment designed to play back a wide range of audio formats while carefully preserving the integrity of the signal. The unit is engineered around this objective, featuring vibration-damping brass legs, a 1.6 mm flat base, a full-floating circuit board, a pair of Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DACs, and Onkyo’s Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry. These improvements all work to reduce noise, distortion, and interference for pristine sound quality.
The C-7070 connects to iPod/iPhone devices via the USB port, and can play music off flash-memory drives. Other desirable features include a three-stage dimmer function, a brushed aluminum front panel, a silent aluminum CD tray, gold-plated audio terminals, and headphone amplifier differential circuitry.

These two pedigree models continue Onkyo’s unwavering commitment to high-fidelity sound, intuitive operation, and superb build quality at prices that remain widely accessible. The A-9070 and C-7070 will both be available in November with suggested retail prices of $1299 and $799, respectively.

About Onkyo
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit or call 800-229-1687.

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Onkyo Debuts its New "iOnly" Family of Products for Apple Portable Devices.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (9/1/11) –Onkyo, the leading hi-fi specialist, has today introduced it's new "iOnly" family of products, which will consist of three compact music players and docking systems designed for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. With digital music so much a part of everyday life, Onkyo's iOnly systems will now allow the user to enjoy their portable music collection in rich, room-filling stereo.

The three models, iOnly Play (ABX-100), iOnly Stream (ABX-N300), and iOnly Bass (SBX-300), were conceived as a way to offer users a greater level of convenience, practicality, and performance in portable and affordable packages. Like all Onkyo products, these offer high power, exceptional sound quality, premium build quality, and unique styling. Additionally, iOnly models are designed with smooth, easily cleaned surfaces, and the recharging dock and controls are protected from dust when not in use.

The first model to be introduced in this series is the iOnly Play, which is designed specifically for iPod and iPhone devices. The second model will be the iOnly Bass, which will also accommodate the iPad. The iOnly Stream will follow later this year.

The iOnly Play is ideal for use on a shelf, table or desk-top in the home, dorm room, or office. With its flat-back exterior, brushed-aluminium base and cover, and dimmable foot lighting, the iOnly Play makes a tasteful addition to any room. The sliding cover also conceals and protects an easy-to-read graphical LCD display and touch-screen control buttons.

With the iOnly Bass, the docking port is on the lower front edge of the chassis providing solid support for an iPad. It also delivers superb sound through a pair of full-range speakers and tuned subwoofer port. With its modest weight and comfortable aluminium handle the iOnly Bass is an easily transported entertainment package.

Both the iOnly Play and iOnly Bass feature precision-engineered amplifier circuitry, full-range speakers mounted in isolated enclosures, and Active Bass Control for rich, room-filling sound. Both models include a wireless remote control.

With the introduction of the iOnly series, Onkyo reaffirms its position as an industry-leading innovator, offering imaginative products that improve the lifestyles of its customers.

Onkyo's iOnly Play and iOnly Bass will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $249 each.

About Onkyo
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit or call 800-229-1687.

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Griffin Launches Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer,‘Digital Swiss Army Knife’ for the Modern Day Consumer and Business Professional

Nashville, TN – September 1, 2011 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, has announced the launch of the Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer, a precision tool for projection screen, touchscreen and paper.

“Mobile computing is transforming the way we digest and share new information, and Griffin is at the forefront of this trend, continually launching innovative accessories that address the modern day consumer’s needs,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “Our latest stylus is like a ‘digital Swiss Army knife’ in the way it maximizes functionality of mobile devices while remaining compact enough to slide easily into your pocket.”

The Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer features:

•Soft rubber tip designed to mimic the press of a finger, giving users more control as they write, sketch, tap and drag on iPads, iPhones or other touchscreen surfaces

•Integrated laser pointer useful for screen presentations

•Refillable ballpoint pen for writing on paper

Designed to be an all-in-one tool for artists, students and everyday professionals, the new Stylus is ideal for sketching, drawing, photography, interaction with a variety of apps, and any other use where a finer degree of precision is required. It boasts a high-sensitivity, omni-directional point that won’t scratch or smudge your touchscreen and also includes an integrated clip for pockets and pencil loops for added convenience.

The Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer is available for $49.99 from

For additional information about Griffin products, visit and follow Griffin on Facebook,, and on Twitter, @griffintech.

About Griffin Technology

Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at, and

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