Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Fosgate premium audio system
showcased in All-new NISSAN TITAN® xd

Unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in
Detroit, the TITAN XD’s High-Performance Speaker Count Increases to
12 with Additional System-Wide Audio Electronics and Software Upgrades

TEMPE, Ariz. – Jan. 28, 2015 – Rockford Fosgate (, the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, today announced that it will supply audio system components to Nissan for the next-generation TITAN XD pickup, which was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The 2016 TITAN XD will feature premium Rockford Fosgate speakers and increased system-wide audio electronics and software upgrades in selected models. Nissan has offered vehicles equipped with Rockford Fosgate premium sound systems since 1999.

“The next generation TITAN XD’s Rockford Fosgate audio system features 12 speakers, including dedicated tweeters to improve front imaging,” explained Dan Vandenbergh, Rockford Corporation Managing Director OEM. “The
larger center channel speaker has been designed for more realistic rendering of vocals in their natural position on the soundstage, as well. We’ve also relocated and reconfigured the 8-inch subwoofer with higher efficiency, lower distortion, and more excursion for tighter, deeper bass with more of the PUNCH that gives music its energy.”
                                                                                                                                              Additional tuning capability in the amplifier’s software provides greater control over the system’s dynamics, distortion, and frequency response. “Our amplifier package for the TITAN XD continues to outperform competitors’ amplifiers with our dedicated discrete MOSFET subwoofer channel. This technology has been made famous by Rockford Fosgate during our more than 30 years as an aftermarket leader of high-performance audio systems, accurately bringing the dimensions of a live performance to the vehicle cockpit,” added Vandenbergh.

Nissan had three next generation TITAN XD trucks on display during NAIAS, all of which are equipped with Rockford Fosgate premium sound systems. Model year 2015 Nissan vehicles equipped with RF sound systems include JUKE, Frontier, Xterra, and current-generation Titan King Cab and Crew Cab.

Rockford Fosgate and Nissan have been partners for more than 15 years. During this time, according to Rockford Fosgate, Nissan’s audio system packages have been designed specifically so that Nissan can offer its customers the best sonic performance the market has to offer.

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit

About Rockford Corporation

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and OEM market.  Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and manufactures or distributes its products under eight brands: Rockford Fosgate(R), Rockford Acoustic Design(TM), Lightning Audio(R), Crimestopper, Blaupunkt, Brax, Helix, and Renegade. For more information, please visit:,,,,,, and

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015



Keyboard/Mouse Hybrid Rapidly Drawing Attention as Kickstarter “Staff Pick”

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — January 19, 2015 — ZZ, Inc., a developer of industry-leading technology solutions, unveiled its prototype KeyMouse™, which combines a keyboard and mouse in a more efficient and ergonomic design, to enthusiastic crowds last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015.

The innovative new hybrid input device has been rapidly generating interest on Kickstarter since its debut on the crowdfunding site as a “Staff Pick” earlier this month.

A KeyMouse set includes a right-hand unit and a left-hand unit with a QWERTY (or alternative) keyboard split in half over the two devices.

“As a software developer, I write a lot of code, and I’ve grown tired of all the time wasted by constantly moving my hand back and forth between my conventional keyboard and mouse,” said ZZ, Inc. founder and CEO Heber Allred. “By creating the KeyMouse, we’ve eliminated the inefficiencies that result from the keyboard and mouse being separate devices as well as making it much more ergonomic. Now, with a KeyMouse in each hand, everyone who uses a computer can keep their hands in typing position even while moving the mouse, because their hands never leave the keyboard.  It’s great for gaming, CAD design, software development, order entry, transcribing, and many other uses at the computer.”

Each handset is equipped with a laser mouse sensor to allow users to operate the mouse functions with either the right or left unit.  The other laser sensor can be configured for specialized functions such as rotating 3D models, scrolling, panning, zooming, and other application specific uses.

“Combining keyboard and mouse functionalities is the logical evolution of input devices for the 21st century,” Allred added. “People will love the comfort and efficiency of the KeyMouse in everyday use.”

Among the innovative features the company intends to incorporate in its KeyMouse are customization options such as programmable key layouts, which will allow owners to run macros and override pre-programmed functions that enable control over music playback, browser navigation, and other common operations.

With the product now in its final stages of development, ZZ, Inc. projects that its Windows- and Mac OS-compliant, Bluetooth 3.0-equipped KeyMouse will be available for purchase at a retail price of $299.00 before the end of 2015, with the first 500 sets available on a limited basis to early Kickstarter backers for just $249.00.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our KeyMouse, especially after the reception we got at CES,” said James Allred, ZZ, Inc.’s director of marketing. “We’re working with other industry leaders—including a world-class design and engineering firm in California to make KeyMouse a best-in-class product that redefines the market.”

Additional information about the KeyMouse, including feature sets, photographs, and a link to the product’s Kickstarter page—which as of today showed that the company is more than a third of the way to its goal of raising $100,000 in funding by January 31, 2015— is available at

About ZZ, Inc.
ZZ, Inc. is a privately held company based in Las Vegas, Nevada that is focused on creating industry-leading solutions to make the lives of its customers easier, happier, and more successful.

For more information about ZZ, Inc. or the KeyMouse™, contact James Allred at (888) 958-7745 ext. 710 or

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Optoma Builds Upon its Home Cinema Offerings with the NuForce MCA20 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

Optoma Builds Upon its Home Cinema Offerings with the NuForce MCA20 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier
Fremont, CA – January 15, 2014 – Optoma, a leading international projector brand, announces the addition of the MCA20 to its NuForce audio product line.  The MCA20 is a multi-channel power amplifier that’s perfect for an uncompromising home theater and music listening experience.
“The addition of the MCA20 power amp truly rounds out our home cinema offerings,” said Jon Grodem, Senior Director of Product Management.  “Now we can satisfy our customer’s high-quality visual needs as well as their audio needs.  This device has more than enough power for any home user or audiophile to experience unparalleled sound while watching television shows, sporting events, movies or even playing games.”
The NuForce MCA20 multi-channel amplifier offers the dedicated enthusiast eight channels of signature NuForce sound. The MCA20 was developed as an audiophile-grade alternative to the plethora of consumer-grade amps being offered for Home Theater applications. With its proprietary high-speed, negative feedback design, and advanced, high-efficiency switching technology, the MCA20 delivers genuine NuForce performance and value.
The MCA20 delivers a full 278 Watts into 4-Ohms per channel and owes its pedigree to NuForce’s award-winning V3 series of mono amps. In keeping with its stellar relatives, it renders all of your recordings and sound tracks with thundering lows, crystalline highs, and a warm, tube-like midrange - all in perfect balance.
Product Specs:
  • Connections Input: 8 x RCA
  • Connections output: 8x 5-way Binding Posts
  • Weight: 19.8 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 13.4 inches x 17 inches x 3.1 inches
  • Availability:  January, 2015
  • Price:  $1,999 MSRP
The NuForce MCA20 will be available January 2015 on For more information on these or any other Optoma NuForce products, contact PR representative Jessica Darrican at 305-374-4404, extension 116.    
About Optoma
Optoma is a world leading manufacturer of projectors and audio systems for business, education, professional audio/video and home entertainment.
Optoma projection products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear and finely tuned for tone and color.
Optoma high resolution audio systems by NuForce offer best-in-class components to deliver exceptional sound and simple elegant audio for the entry level audiophile.
© 2015 Optoma Technology, Inc. Optoma names and logos are registered trademarks of Optoma Technology, Inc. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are hereby recognized

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015



Travelers are invited to vote online for their favorite features!

Paris, FRANCE –
World-recognized designer and travel reference since 1946, iconic French brand DELSEY invents bold, ingenious luggage that combines design and innovation. Today, after two years of research and development, the world’s second largest luggage brand presents its first connected concept bag: Pluggage - and invites people to vote for their favorite features via a dedicated online site:
Interconnected travelers seek tranquillity and simplicity
New developments in IoT have revolutionized mobility and created new and exciting products. For travelers, these changes result in more ways to be assisted on their journeys, to be informed in real time about their modes of transportation, and to access new services to simplify their travel and ensure peace of mind.
Pluggage makes life easier for ultra-connected travelers
Responding to the inherent requirements of a new travel lifestyle and to simplifying each journey, DELSEY proposes an enriched travel experience with the Pluggage connected bag prototype.  The brand considers the consumer at the heart of its design and innovation and wanted to meet all the expectations of ultra-connected travelers during their trips - autonomy, connectivity and security. 
With Pluggage, DELSEY is the first and only French company specializing in the design and manufacture of luggage that offers a 2.0 travel experience.
After two years of R&D, DELSEY reveals its latest innovation
From December 2014 to March 2015, travelers can watch a video created by TBWA Paris and discover the first DELSEY IoT concept bag:
"Who hasn’t dreamed of being able to charge their phone at any time without fighting for available power points in the departure lounge? Who hasn’t taken a plane without worrying whether their case is on board? Just like the first rigid trolley suitcase with wheels, that DELSEY launched in 1972 which simplified the lives of travelers walking the corridors of stations and airports, Pluggage will make life easier for the ultra-connected," says Albert Engler, head designer at DELSEY .
Before departure, the overload indicator helps avoid nasty surprises relating to overweight baggage at the point of check-in and a trip checklist ensures peace of mind that nothing has been forgotten.
During the trip, the built in charger allows you to recharge your smartphone anywhere, to stay in touch with your work, friends and family.
Once on board, the App confirms the presence of your luggage on board the plane with an alert - a "must have" feature when you consider that 82,000 bags are lost each day, 26 million pieces of luggages worldwide per year.
Upon arrival, the verification system tells the traveler if the luggage was opened while in transit, improving safety and resulting in a calmer journey.
On site, the built-in speakers allow the traveler to listen to their favorite music, for ultimate comfort and enjoyment.
Through the App, Pluggage is also able to inform travelers in real time of flight information and weather conditions at destination. Finally, Pluggage has an interior lighting system for finding personal belonging swiftly, and an opening and closing digital fingerprint system.
Internet users round the world are invited to design the bag of the future
Through the dedicated website:, users can vote for their favorite among ten proposed DELSEY features.
The voters will be the first to discover the exclusive features that will appeal to the wider public.
The 10 Pluggage features:
1. Auto weight
2. Instant battery reload
3. On-board detection
4. Inside lighting system
5. Flight information
6. Fingerprint ID
7. Check lock
8. Weather forecast
9. Inside speaker
10. Trip information
"Pluggage is the culmination of two years’ hard work. At DELSEY, we always dare to go further to make a real improvement beyond the bag itself.  We use avant-garde innovation to realize our sole objective which is to meet the needs of consumers. As a world leader in design and innovation in travel, it is important for us to know the preferences of users and travelers around the world," says Catherine De Bleeker, marketing director at DELSEY.
Watch the DELSEY Pluggage video at:
About DELSEY: An iconic brand, DELSEY is a French company and a creator of baggage since 1946. For more than 65 years DELSEY has offered consumers cases which bring together quality and audacious design. DELSEY creates ingenious baggage designed to accompany travelers wherever they go and to adapt to all types of journey, both professional and personal. Its strength grounded in its expertise, the brand is behind numerous innovations recognized by important prizes in the design world.  DELSEY brings together style and functionality to create products that reflects the personality of each consumer. Today DELSEY is present in all five continents and in more than 110 countries. A DELSEY bag is sold every 10 seconds. 

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Arbor Solution Introduces 10.1” Rugged Android™ Tablet with Octa-Core Processor at CES 2015

Arbor Solution Introduces 10.1” Rugged Android™ Tablet with Octa-Core Processor
at CES 2015

Designed for Variety of Mobile Applications, New Rugged Gladius 10 Device Has HD Multi-Touch Screen, Multiple Connectivities, and Up to 10 Hours of Optimized Battery Life

San Jose, CA – January 2, 2015 – Arbor Solution announces the introduction of the latest model in its growing line of rugged Android tablets: the Gladius 10. The device features a large 10.1” TFT HD LCD display, an Octa-core Cortex™A7 processor, assorted connections to stay in touch in today’s highly mobile world, and a barcode scanner. The rugged unit works perfectly in applications such as warehousing, transportation, medical, and mobile point of sale (mPOS). It will be available nationwide and in Canada May 2015.

Editor Note:The Gladius 10 will be demoed at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! during International CES, January 5, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

“Mobile technology is quickly changing the way work and business is conducted today,” said Brian Yurkiw, Arbor Solution vice president. “The key to success, along with a smaller design and advanced features, is durability and connectivity. Our new Gladius 10 rugged tablet is especially designed to withstand drops, vibrations, dirt, and water and can operate across a very wide temperature range. In other words, it is durable and ready for whatever it encounters in a mobile work application.”

Durability Factor
The Gladius 10 is a rugged and durable tablet for many applications. The proof is in its MIL-STD-810G and IP-65 certifications, four-foot drop resistance, raised bezel for LCD impact protection, and hinged rubber covers over the I/O ports. The unit will operate in temperatures ranging from 32°F to 113°F, and may be stored in areas where the temperature is between -14°F and 140°F.

Large LCD Display with Enhanced Scratch Resistance
The rugged Gladius 10 tablet has a large, easy-to-view 10.1” TFT color LCD with 1280 x 800 HD resolution and a projected capacitive 5 point multi-touchscreen. Exceptionally thin, damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 coating is applied to the screen for enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. Sunlight readable with optical bonding and a high intensity backlight is available, when direct sunlight or high ambient-light conditions are a factor.

Staying Connected
The Gladius 10 keeps workers connected with features such as:
·      Integrated GSM WWAN, WiFi and Class 1 Bluetooth digital connections that aid the sharing of information while keeping workers in touch
·      Micro-USB, micro-SD card slot, and mini-HDMI port as well as two SIM card slots extend its versatility
Performance Driven
The new Arbor Solution Gladius 10 provides plenty of performance as it incorporates a power-efficient MediaTek MTK8392 Octa-core Cortex™ A7 CPU and a Quad-core ARM Mali 3D GPU for high- performance, energy-efficient graphics.

Additional Features
·      Customer replaceable Lithium-Ion battery with up to 10 hours of battery life in normal use or8 hours of continuous video playback; wirelessly rechargeable (with Arbor Solution’s Gladius 10 desktop cradle or vehicle dock)
·      System access control via RFID/NFC reader
·      Factory Option of an Integrated Bar Code Reader (1D Laser Scanner or a 1D/2D Imager) with a physical trigger button
·      2GB of standard memory
·      16GB storage
·      2MP front camera and 13MP auto focus rear camera with light
·      Built-in microphone and speaker
·      Accelerometer (G sensor), 3-axis digital gyroscope, barometer, and ambient light sensor
·      GPS, Assisted GPS (AGPS), and e-compass systems for navigational uses

The Gladius 10 comes with the following standard accessories: universal power adapter, rechargeable Li-ion battery pack, and earphone. Optional accessories include: desktop cradle and in-vehicle docking station both supporting wireless charging.

Availability and Pricing
The Arbor Solution Gladius 10 will be available in May 2015 from authorized resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It has an MSRP starting at $1,030 (model with 1D bar code scanner) and may be customized to user’s preferences.
For more information about the Arbor Solution Gladius 10 fully rugged handheld device, click here.

Customize to User Needs
For customers with unique hardware and software requirements, Arbor Solution’s team of U.S. and Taiwan-based engineers have extensive experience customizing the Gladius line of rugged tablets to meet specific customer needs.

About Arbor Solution, Inc. North America
Arbor Solution, Inc. North America provides embedded systems and rugged tablets to a variety of markets. Its expertise as an Industrial PC (IPC) provider makes it uniquely positioned to provide reliable solutions through a customer-first approach. Its products are known for their high productivity, convenience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and dependability. The company is at the forefront of the technology required to conduct business in challenging applications, encompassing operating environments to product size and the coding needed for specialized applications. Arbor Solution North America offices are located in the US in San Jose, CA; Florence, MA; and Flower Mound, TX; and in Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The company is part of Taiwan-based Arbor Technology Corporation.

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