Tuesday, June 26, 2018

James Loudspeaker™ Unveils Two Compact High-Performance Boundary Speakers

James Loudspeaker™ Unveils Two Compact High-Performance Boundary Speakers
New W-Series models leverage new woofer and Quad Tweeter to deliver astonishing detail and clarity from a smaller, fully customizable form factor

Napa, CA, June 26th, 2018 – James Loudspeaker (www.jamesloudspeaker.com), designers and manufacturers of the highest quality décor-friendly entertainment products for both residential and commercial applications, has introduced two smaller versions of their popular W-Series wedge form factor boundary speakers designed for integration where walls and ceilings converge. The unobtrusive 42Qw and 43Qw offer superb performance for multi-zone audio, height channels for immersive theater systems (Atmos, Auro3D and DTS:X) and outdoor audio applications as well. Both new models are constructed of aircraft grade aluminum for strength, sonic performance and durability. An aluminum perforated grille is included to provide years of trouble free use. 

New Technology
The 42Qw and 43Qw employ a new version of the high-excursion 4-inch woofer originally used in the 42AT landscape loudspeaker, designed using a Santoprene™ surround and aluminum cone. The 42Qw combines a single 4-inch woofer with James Loudspeaker’s legendary aluminum Quad Tweeter array, providing superior dispersion and dynamic capabilities verses conventional speakers. The 43Qw utilizes two of the 4-inch drivers with the Quad Tweeter for additional output capability. 

“Though our larger boundary speakers have been very popular, we received feedback from both residential and commercial integrators that a more compact version of the W-Series speakers would be useful,” reported James Loudspeaker CEO Mark Schafle. “Our goal is to provide the highest performing entertainment solutions that deliver superior sound with minimal visible intrusion into the space.”

Both W-Series models come with a wall/ceiling bracket featuring a unique mounting system that is ultra-secure but easy for custom integrators to work with and achieve a gapless fit every time. Like all James Loudspeaker products, both standard and custom colors are available.

Beautifully Made in USA
James Loudspeaker W-Series speakers are built from elegant aircraft-grade aluminum for strength, sonic performance and durability when used for outdoor or marine applications. Each speaker features a proprietary aluminum cone woofer and an aluminum dome Quad Tweeter for unsurpassed dispersion and musicality. All W-Series speakers can be custom painted to match any décor and each speaker comes with a matching aluminum perforated grille. Like all products from James Loudspeaker, W-Series speakers are fully customizable to suit any commercial or residential application.

The James Loudspeaker 42Qw and 43Qw are available now through authorized James Loudspeaker integrators. MSRP pricing is $900USD (42Qw) and $1100USD (43Qw) each.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New Energizer Hardcase H500S : the rugged smartphone with a 3,000 mAh battery and a sleek design

Introducing the Energizer® HARDCASE H500S: the rugged smartphone with a sleek design and a 3,000 mAh battery
  • Tough and stylish : ultra slim with soft, rounded corners and curves
  • Powerful 3,000 mAh battery for up to 22 hours of talk time
  • IP 68 rating: dust proof and waterproof
Avenir Telecom, under the Energizer licence, announced the launch of its new addition to the HARDCASE range of rugged and waterproof phones: the HARDCASE H500S.
Where power and resistance meet style
Boasting a large capacity 3,000 mAh battery, the HARDCASE H500S allows for hours of entertainment and phone calls, with up to 22 hours of 2G talk time, up to 5h30 of uninterrupted video playing time and up to 19 days on standby.

IP 68 certified, the new smartphone supports immersion to 1.2 metres depth for 30 minutes and is completely dust-proof, meaning you can take pictures underwater and bring it along with you in all your adventures. Built with reinforced materials, it withstands being dropped from a height of one meter. Its screen is protected by a damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, set apart by its finesse and strength.

“At a time where we spend on average more than 3 hours per day on our smartphones, there is nothing more frustrating than a dead battery or a broken phone caused by a shock. The look of a device is also important as it is highly valued in purchase decisions. That’s why we decided to design an Energizer smartphone that would look stylish while being extra resistant and with great battery autonomy” comments Julien Emard, Product Development Director for the Energizer’s three ranges of phones. “The Hardcase H500S is only 10mm thin, which is quite slim for a rugged phone”, adds Emard.

Far from the aggressive and rugged design of most hard-wearing phones, the HARDCASE H500S has soft, rounded corners and curves. The metal finish on the sides and the non-slip back cover ensure a reliable, secure and comfortable grip.

Bright and performant

The HARDCASE H500S features a 13MP main camera with the “beauty face” function for perfect portrait pictures and a 5MP back camera. Both offer crisp, bright and vibrant photos and videos, to be watched over and over again on the large 5.0” high definition screen.

The Mediatek MT6737 Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor allows for using all the smartphone’s functionalities with fluidity. As a 4G LTE device with VoLTE technology, the Energizer® Hardcase H500S is able to reach up to 150/50 Mbps and offers a high-speed connection.

It supports two SIM cards or one SIM card and one SD card (up to 32GB) to increase storage memory or to benefit from two separate lines in a single mobile.

A bold packaging for a solid phone
The HARDCASE H500S, as well as all the other Energizer phones, comes in a bold looking aluminium package that reflects the DNA of the brand: long lasting, powerful and innovative.
The packaging can be reused and customised, and takes part in an effort to reduce plastic consumption in packaging.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Atari E3 2018 Press Kit Featuring New Assets for this Year’s Line-Up of Games is Now Available!

E3 2018 has concluded, leaving us with dozens — if not hundreds — of games to anxiously await throughout the remainder of 2018 and beyond.

Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, took to the show this year to showcase another impressive line-up of multi-platform video game titles — from reimagined revivals of beloved Atari hits to new takes on current popular franchises and completely original titles.

For those that couldn’t make the show, Atari has released today all-new assets for their E3 2018 line-up. We invite you to view, download and share these assets and new information on the following Atari titles straight from E3 2018:
  • Tempest 4000™ (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - Developed by Llamasoft and legendary game designer Jeff Minter, Tempest 4000 is an action-packed arcade shooter that remains faithful to the original, while adding exciting new features and gorgeous 4K graphics. Tempest 4000 is set to energize your platform of choice this summer!
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon® Adventures (Nintendo Switch) - Atari’s first Nintendo Switch game is an all-new entry in one of the best-selling franchises in PC gaming history, designed from the ground up to take full advantage of Nintendo’s unique portable console. Whether on-the-go or at home, adventure awaits in the theme park of your dreams!
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride™ (PS4/PSVR) - Atari’s first virtual reality title finally lets players fully experience what it's like to be a customer in one of their own theme parks. Hop in, strap up and experience a thrill ride like never before!
  • Transit City Touch™ (iOS, Android) - As an all-new city-building and transit-management simulation game, Transit City Touch allows you to grow and advance your city by creating, refining and upgrading your infrastructure. Open packs of cards to find rare and epic items such as towering skyscrapers, new buildings, transit stations, vehicles and more.
  • Atari® Flashback Classics (Nintendo Switch) - Experience the excitement of 150 of the greatest Atari arcade hits of all time – including Centipede®, Asteroids®, Missile Command® and Yars’ Revenge® – on the Nintendo Switch!
  • Night Driver™ (iOS, Android) - Go full throttle in this fast-paced endless driver that honors the classic and offers a re-imagined update to the legendary racing genre hit.
  • Atari® Flashback Classics Volume 3 (Xbox One, PS4) - The latest remastered collection of 50 fan-favorite Atari platform and classic arcade titles is headed to current-gen consoles with HD support, online functionality and leaderboards!
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch™ (iOS, Android) - The incredibly popular mobile title that lets you build and manage your very own theme park continues to get better. With major content updates and new features added every few weeks, it’s no surprise that RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is frequently at the top of the respective app stores!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TRENDnet introduces its first business router, featuring dual-wan, VPN, and VLAN support

TRENDnet introduces its first business router, featuring dual-wan, VPN, and VLAN support
New wireless business router is integrated with enhanced network management controls, WAN load-balancing and fail-over modes, and Router Limits advanced web content filtering and productivity tools
TORRANCE, Calif. – June 12, 2018 -- TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking and surveillance solutions, has announced the launch of its first business router, the AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router, model TEW-829DRU. The new business router features dual-wan ports, support for VPN and VLAN applications, and it is integrated with advanced web content filtering and productivity tools powered by Router Limits™.
The advanced features on TRENDnet’s business router provide optimal performance, scalability, and protection for your business network. TRENDnet’s wireless business router supports three concurrent WiFi bands to maximize device networking speeds. There are two separate high-performance AC networks (up to 1733Mbps and 867Mbps respectively), and a 400Mbps wireless N network. The router features VPN for encrypted remote LAN access, inter-VLAN routing, and QoS. In addition to dual-wan ports, the TEW-829DRU WiFi business router also features eight gigabit LAN ports, one USB port, and one console port.
“Businesses can help create an environment for a more efficient workforce by improving network controls and connectivity with the TEW-829DRU wireless business router. Dual-wan ports help to balance network traffic or provide a backup for WAN failure,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “With Router Limits integrated into the router, business owners can gain full control and management of company internet access.”
TRENDnet’s wireless business router intelligently manages your office’s web access with content filtering and productivity tools by Router Limits, increasing employee efficiency and reducing unnecessary distractions. TRENDnet will later integrate Router Limits content filtering and productivity technology into their wireless home router, the AC2600 MU-MIMO WiFi Router, model TEW-827DRU.
“We’re excited to offer our world-class network productivity management and filtering tools on TRENDnet's new routers,” said Tyler Phillips, director of business development at Router Limits. “By integrating our network user management tools with TRENDnet’s hardware, we are creating a best-in-class solution, and we are aligning ourselves with a great company that is already a leading provider of routers and other network equipment in the business and home networking sectors. Our goal is to make this the first of many integrations with TRENDnet hardware.”
The AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router, TEW-829DRU, is currently available online on the TRENDnet Store, and through select authorized distribution and retail partners.
AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router, TEW-829DRU
  • 8 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x Console port
  • Dual-WAN ports support load-balancing and fail-over modes
  • SSL, IPsec, PPTP, and L2TP w/IPsec VPN support
  • IEEE 802.1Q inter-VLAN routing
  • Three concurrent WiFi bands maximize device networking speeds
  • AC3000 Tri-Band: 1733Mbps (5GHz1) + 867Mbps (5GHz2) + 400Mbps (2.4GHz) bands
  • Pre-encrypted WiFi for your convenience
  • Wireless client isolation
  • Web browser and CLI management
  • Online firmware notification and upgrade
  • QoS for VoIP and media streaming applications
  • Advanced web content filtering service powered by Router Limits
  • Product page: www.trendnet.com/products/TEW-829DRU
  • MSRP: USD $339.99

About TRENDnet
TRENDnet is a global provider of award-winning networking and surveillance solutions to small and medium-sized business and home users. Building networking solutions since 1990, TRENDnet enables users to share broadband access, multimedia content and networked peripherals for true anywhere connectivity. TRENDnet's diverse product portfolio includes Wireless, Internet Cameras (IP Cameras), Switches, Power over Ethernet (PoE), Fiber, Gigabit, Home Automation, Network Video Recorders (NVR), Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM), Print Servers, Powerline, NAS Media Servers, Multimedia Accessories, and more. To learn more about TRENDnet, please visit www.trendnet.com

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DJI And Axon Announce Drone Partnership To Strengthen Law Enforcement Tools For Public Safety

June 5, 2018 – DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced an exclusive partnership, within the digital evidence management industry, to sell DJI drones directly to public safety and law enforcement agencies worldwide through the new Axon Air program. The partnership was announced at the third annual Axon Accelerate conference for more than 1,500 police, security, legal and technology professionals from around the world.

More than 900 American public safety agencies use drones to improve officer safety, support tactical actions, reconstruct traffic collisions, support public safety at large events and perform search-and-rescue missions. At least 130 people around the world have been rescued from peril by drones, proving their value in life-or-death situations.

The Axon Air program allows law enforcement agencies to purchase drones from a trusted partner and links DJI’s drone technology with Axon’s connected data network and Evidence.com services – the same platform that more than 200,000 public safety professionals use today. Evidence.com provides the same rigorous data management system, chain-of-custody controls and security protocols that law enforcement agencies rely on to preserve and protect data from body cameras and in-car video systems. Within Evidence.com the integrity of drone videos is preserved for the protection of police agencies and the public they serve. Drones currently available for sale through the Axon Air program include: Phantom 4 Pro and Matrice 210.

“As the requirements and demands of unmanned aircraft programs grow, Axon is partnering with agencies to build out solutions that meet the complexities and requirements of public safety,” says Axon's EVP of Worldwide Products, Todd Basche. “Together, we will focus on creating situational awareness, advanced evidence collection and program management tools that will allow agencies to manage their drone program alongside their body camera and in-car video systems.”

“DJI’s partnership with Axon allows law enforcement agencies to add drone capabilities and data services through the same trusted provider they rely on for the tools, data and support they need to do their jobs safely and effectively,” said Michael Perry, Managing Director of North America at DJI. “Law enforcement agencies are rapidly adopting drones for their work, and often need guidance on how to establish a drone program and integrate it into their departments. DJI’s Axon Air partnership will strengthen and enhance law enforcement’s ability to protect public safety, respond to emergencies and save lives.”

Axon will partner with public safety agencies to identify the solutions that meet the demands of their communities and will bring drone video into the Axon Network of people, devices and apps. Interested agencies should reach out to their Axon sales representatives to learn more about how they can adopt this technology today.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

ASUS Announces New TUF Gaming Products

ASUS Announces New TUF Gaming Products 

-- TUF Gaming introduces the M5 mouse, K5 keyboard, H5 headset, GT501 chassis and the FX10CP desktop --
Fremont, CA (June 4, 2018) — The PC gaming renaissance is bringing a new generation of recruits into the ranks. They’re joining a community that’s increasingly diverse and frequently unfamiliar with the intricacies of building a complete rig. TUF Gaming aims to make the process more approachable by smoothing out the wrinkles in the DIY experience. Designed for gamers seeking stability and performance at an affordable price, it focuses on delivering durable gear that can survive the rigors of punishing play now and still deliver reliability in the future.
TUF Gaming takes battle-hardened aesthetics in a forward direction. Although it started with motherboards, the family is expanding to peripherals and other components that embrace the same style, making it easier than ever to assemble a cohesive gaming setup. All-new additions include the TUF Gaming M5 mouse, K5 keyboard, H5 headset, and GT501 chassis developed by our own internal teams, plus an array of components produced by TUF Gaming Alliance partners. Complete systems like the TUF Gaming FX10CP desktop and FX504 laptop are also beginning to spread TUF Gaming values to machines that get you in the game right out of the box.
ASUS is featuring our full lineup of TUF Gaming products during Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan at the ASUS booth, #M410 in Nangang Hall, from June 5-9. For a full rundown of our new TUF Gaming products and TUF Gaming Alliance updates, please visit us at ASUS EdgeUp.
TUF Gaming M5 Mouse 
Mice it your way with the TUF Gaming M5

Mice are particularly prone to physical wear and tear, so the TUF Gaming M5 is coated in durable paint that stands up to heavy use. The Omron switches under the left and right buttons are ready for the long haul, too. They’re rated to survive 50 million clicks, assuring reliably responsive input for years of regular gaming in even click-centric MOBAs. And all the buttons are programmable with functions or macros using our Armoury II software, which saves settings for up to three profiles directly on the mouse’s internal memory, making them available on any machine.
Pixart’s PAW3327 optical sensor monitors motion at resolutions up to 6200 DPI, which is more than enough sensitivity for the vast majority of gamers and even eSports pros. Aura Sync adds configurable accent lighting that’s easy to match with the rest of your rig, ticking the final box on a list of essential features.
TUF Gaming K5 Keyboard 
Splishing and Splashing with the TUF Gaming K5 keyboard

Keyboards also suffer a lot of hands-on abuse, including accidental spills if you get bumped inadvertently at a crowded LAN party or celebrate a hard-fought victory a little too emphatically. But the TUF Gaming K5 isn’t afraid of a little liquid; its splash-proof design can withstand up to 60 ml, preventing small spills from ruining your night.
The key caps are also covered by three layers of paint, one more than typical keyboards, which helps them hold up to everyday use. Under each cap, Mech-Brane switches use a specially tuned membrane to mimic the feel of a mechanical design. Five-zone Aura Sync backlighting stretches across the keys, powering a personalized array of colors and effects that you can easily synchronize with the M5 mouse. Like with the M5 mouse, Armoury II lets you record custom macros and save them to onboard storage.
TUF Gaming H5 Headset 
Getting comfortable with the TUF Gaming H5 headset

The TUF Gaming H5 headset is designed with a focus on durability, style and comfort. Its stainless steel headband adds strength in a key area while giving the headset a premium look. The lightweight design is comfortable to wear for longer gaming sessions that would otherwise test your endurance.
Each ear cup contains a 50-mm Essence driver backed by an airtight chamber that improves sound quality. A removable boom hangs down from the left with an analog mic for communicating with your squad. For more immersion, plug in the included USB adapter to add virtual surround sound that puts you at the center of the action.
TUF Gaming GT501 
Making a case for the TUF Gaming GT501 

While our TUF Gaming peripherals spread the military-inspired motif across your desktop, the GT501 chassis clads your PC components in matching armor. Sturdy steel dominates the construction, with plastic limited to pieces for front-panel connectors and the base of the front face. A sheet of smoked tempered glass provides a stealthy window into your battle station and woven cotton handles make it a simple transport to LAN parties.
The thumb screws holding the window can sometimes be affixed too tightly at the factory, so the case ships with a handy TUF Gaming tag that doubles as a screwdriver. Once you’re inside, ample routing options and a 30-mm gap behind the motherboard tray make it easy to thread cables cleanly. We even left space to neatly run RGB strips.
Effective cooling is one of the most important factors for sustaining peak gaming performance, so the GT501 has plenty of room for fans and radiators. It includes a trio of high-flow 140-mm PWM fans right out of the box, which is perfect for pairing with the intelligent cooling control offered by TUF Gaming motherboards. There are additional mounts for three fans up top and three more at the front, with both locations supporting dual-fan radiators up to 280 mm and triple-fan units up to 360 mm. Removable filters in the bottom, front, and top panels prevent dust and other particles from getting sucked into the case.
Your rig is incomplete without parts from the TUF Gaming Alliance

The TUF Gaming Alliance is assembling an army of components made by like-minded partners. Our initial focus has been on maintaining an aesthetic theme across a broader array of the parts that make up your PC. Matching memory modules, coolers, cases, and one PSU are available now, with more on the way in each category. Products are already selling or in the works from a who’s-who of industry heavyweights that includes Antec, Apacer, Ballistix, Cooler Master, Corsair, Deepcool, Enermax, G.Skill, GeIL, In Win, Scythe, Silver Stone, Team Group, and XPG.
Beyond mandating consistent cosmetics, the TUF Gaming Alliance establishes new standards for stability that go beyond our usual vendor validation procedures. DRAM compatibility has long been a problem area because some modules are pushed so close to the edge that they’re sensitive to minor frequency and voltage fluctuations that occur in the real world. We account for these normal variances with stricter DRAM testing that stresses modules with their clock speed raised and voltage lowered, plus the memory must survive 24 hours of Memtest in a thermal chamber cranked up to a sweltering 50°C.
Environmental conditions affect power delivery, so PSUs must endure their own torture test in the heat locker. They’re qualified at an even higher temperature and also face a steamy 90% humidity level throughout testing. We’re currently exploring other ways to not only guarantee stability, but also more deeply integrate products in the TUF Gaming Alliance.
An alternative approach to gaming laptops and desktops

TUF Gaming systems provide an alternative to DIY builds for gamers who want a ready-made desktop or a laptop they can take on the road. These initial imports into the family fit our priorities and provide an early glimpse at what ASUS will bring to affordable gaming machines.
Focusing on what matters for gaming is the best way to maximize a limited budget, so the TUF Gaming FX504 laptop offers upgrades in key areas. The top model’s 15.6” display hits all the right notes: high refresh, quick response, and wide color gamut. Its 120Hz refresh rate makes gameplay and graphics much smoother and with its NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1060 GPU, the FX504 can hit triple-digit frame rates in many popular games. It’s available with up to a six-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor with ample horsepower for gaming, live-streaming, and much more.
For stationary battle stations, the new TUF Gaming FX10CP desktop puts capable components in a reinforced tower. The Radiating-X design on the side panels adds structural reinforcement that protects your investment, while dual chambers with dedicated intakes optimize cooling on the inside.
With up to an Intel Core i7-8700 six-core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, there’s enough horsepower for casual gaming and other tasks, like catching up on work, editing photos, or splicing together in-game recordings to create your own highlight reels.

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