Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Pixeom debuts their solution to data privacy concerns - The New Pixeom X1 Personal Cloud Device and Exchange Network, built on Raspberry Pi.

Mountain View, CA, January 21, 2014 -
Privacy is one of the most significant issues facing us today, the platforms created to address this are still hosted in large data centers, and have suffered privacy breaches, leaving the public looking for solutions wherein they control their data. The Pixeom Personal Cloud Device and Exchange Network allows users to easily create, access, and share their content from anywhere, while connecting with a global community, through the use of a secure Pixeom X1 device. The X1, built using Rasperry Pi, is a small personal cloud device that facilitates file storage, collaboration, social networking, and e-commerce, by acting together with other X1 devices to power a community-built independent network. 

"While there are other cloud services on the market today, the new Pixeom is transformational in combining cloud storage with a gateway to a global community, where content sharing,         e-commerce, collaboration and relationship building is made possible.  We have created a truly boundary-less content sharing and e-commerce platform without rules and limits imposed on its users by other cloud service providers," said Sam Nagar the co-founder.   

Customers who purchase an X1 device for a one-time cost can easily upload, store, post, and share data from anywhere without using a third-party cloud or hosting service provider, and without being subject to storage limits, usage restrictions, incremental fees, or the potential for security breaches. X1 device owners can create public or private groups, content and marketplaces, all the while, maintaining absolute control over what content is shared.

The Personal Exchange Network Apps, facilitate three types of content exchanges:

·         File Exchange App - enables Pixeom users to store and share files with built-in synchronization and commenting for collaboration, as well as versioning for convenient recovery.

·         Club Exchange App - provides Pixeom users the ability to create interactive discussion boards and build social communities around topics of interest, or allow businesses to foster communication with customers and partners.

·         Market Exchange App - allows Pixeom users to create interactive virtual stores or list individual items for sale via the network, the app is developed to be simple and turnkey, including; payment processing, inventory management, and CRM.

Pixeom launched a Kickstarter campaign on January 7, and within the first 14 days,  raised close to 75% of their goal - poising them to sail past their initial funding target. Those who contribute $99 through the Kickstarter campaign, will receive a special edition device. "We are excited and encouraged by the response that we have received, it is the right product at the right time and we are looking forward to the future of Pixeom," Nagar said.
About Pixeom
Founded in September 2013, Pixeom, LLC is the creator of the Pixeom Personal Exchange Network that allows individual and small business users to store, share and access content from anywhere through a small personal cloud device, called the Pixeom X1. Members of the Personal Exchange Network can collaborate with other members through the Club Exchange, and build virtual storefronts using the Market Exchange. The Pixeom X1 is currently available via the Pixeom Kickstarter campaign page. For more information, please visit

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Innodisk’s New Peripheral Modules Relieve Space Limitations and Expand Embedded System Functionality

Innodisk’s New Peripheral Modules Relieve Space Limitations and Expand Embedded System Functionality

Innodisk new line of peripheral modules for embedded systems offer signal conversion and expandability

January 14, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Industrial and Embedded service provider, Innodisk, is introducing a new line of peripheral modules for embedded applications. Users will be able to interface to LAN, serial ports (USB/RS232-422-485/PCIe), storage devices and video displays easily through these space-efficient embedded peripheral boards.

“Based on our experience in industrial component design, we can provide professional industrial products which are more reliable,” says Joey Hsu, Innodisk director of embedded peripherals division. “Besides a wide operating temperature range, vibration and dust resistance, we are proud of our longevity support.”


Innodisk’s line of embedded peripheral modules offer a full set of signal conversion and expansion options to embedded systems. Output signal functionality ranges from LAN, serial ports (USB/RS232-422-485/PCIe), and SATA interface cards, to display cards outputting analog VGA and digital signals(HDMI/TTL/LVDS). Converter and bridge modules increase interfacing options while riser and extender boards expand system connectivity.


Innodisk’s embedded peripheral modules come in a variety of form factors including mPCIe, Standard PCIe, 2.5” SSD and next generation M.2 (NGFF). Connectivity is through common interfaces PCI-Express, USB, and SATA. The space saving designs and variety of connectivity options make these modules easily compatible with a range of embedded systems.


Innodisk’s reputation for industrial grade quality means buyers can be assured of reliability with a 3 year warranty. An in-house development team and factory allows for OEM/ODM quality service even at smaller scales. Innodisk’s global presence means customers around the world enjoy local support.

Current Offerings

Innodisk Embedded Peripherals currently offers 17 products to convert PCIe, SATA, and USB to PCIe, USB, SATA, SD, PATA,. Form factors include mPCIe/mSATA, PCIe standard, M.2 (NGFF), 2.5” SSD, as well as DDR3 DIMM.

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Embedded peripherals are Innodisk next step in being a comprehensive industrial system service provider. With embedded peripheral modules, Innodisk is not only a storage provider but an embedded service provider.

About Innodisk

Innodisk is a designer, manufacturer and solution provider of enterprise-class SSDs and other flash storage products as well as DRAM for the enterprise, industrial, embedded, cloud, military & aerospace, transportation, medical equipment, communications & networking and gaming industries.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with engineering support and sales teams in China, Europe, Japan, and the United States, Innodisk is able to support clients globally. With abundant experience and an unrivaled knowledge of the memory industry, Innodisk develops products with excellent quality, remarkable performance, great cost-efficiency, and the highest reliability. For more information about Innodisk, please visit

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Thursday, January 9, 2014


ENCINO, Calif. (January 6, 2014) – Phorus, a subsidiary of DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), dedicated to delivering great sounding whole-home wireless audio systems, is proud to announce that its next generation PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi™ was named as a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree in the Home Audio/Video Components category.

Making its debut at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, the new Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi will allow music lovers to easily stream high-quality audio directly from their connected smartphones, tablets and PCs, wirelessly to their existing audio systems over a standard home Wi-Fi network, with zero loss in music quality. Compatible with nearly all AVRs, HTiBs, soundbars, and powered speakers, Play-Fi forges a seamless connection between audio systems, mobile devices and music, creating the ultimate infrastructure within the home to play your music from any device, in as many rooms as you want to listen to it.
In addition to multi-room and multi-zone streaming from any device running the Play-Fi application, the Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi also supports Bluetooth® AptX®, and AAC streaming, as well as direct streaming from iTunes on OSX and Windows.
“We are extremely proud that the CEA has honored our Phorus PR5 receiver with the prestigious 2014 CES Innovation Award,” said Dannie Lau, general manager of Phorus. “This is a huge validation of the product and its simple, one button approach to transforming any home entertainment system, boom box or speaker dock into a feature rich and great sounding wireless whole-home audio system.”

The Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi (priced at $179) will be on display at the Innovations Showcase, located at The Venetian during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, which runs from January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem will be on display at the DTS Booth at CES, located in the Central Hall, Booth 9839. The first generation Phorus PR1 Receiver is currently available from the Phorus Store, on and, at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and RadioShack locations nationwide.

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media, to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products, across 29 product categories.  Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

Visit for more information, or connect with Phorus on Facebook and Twitter (@phorusaudio) or connect with DTS, Inc. on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc).

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About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into billions of consumer electronic devices.  From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in automotive audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smartphones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters is located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Encino, Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2014, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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