Visualant and its Partner will disclose first prototype of consumer products at JIMA in Tokyo
The devices will carry Visualant’s patented Spectral Pattern Matching (“SPM”) technology, which captures a Spectral Signature of minuscule color characteristics and properties in matter that are invisible to the naked eye. Unlike heavy and fragile spectrometers, Visualant’s low-cost scanning instruments can be discretely installed and customized to fit anywhere, providing safe, non-invasive, diagnostic and authentication solutions.
“This is a major milestone in Visualant’s history, as our patented technology now comes to life in state-of-the-art devices manufactured by Sumitomo Precision Products,” said Visualant’s CEO Ron Erickson. “In parallel, we are developing mobile apps enabling consumers to use the technology to improve their lives in exciting ways.”
Potential applications of this pragmatic and timely technology include:
- Health: detection of disease markers in body fluids (Blood, Saliva, Urine) or from skin appearance.
- Cosmetics: skin tone assessment.
- Security: ID and pass key badge verification.
- Forgery prevention: verification of papers and inks in currency and financial instruments.
- Product protection: creation of invisible barcodes on products or packaging.
- Drugs: identification of prescription and illicit drugs.
- Quality control: detection of contaminants such as water in jet fuel, or toxic chemicals in food.
- Environment: measurement of pollution and hazardous emissions.
Visualant, with its development partner Sumitomo Precision Products, are developing a new class of products, enabling Spectral Pattern Matching to become part of our everyday lives.
About Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL)
Visualant, Inc. develops a unique patented Spectral Pattern Matching “SPM” technology. This technology directs structured light onto a physical substance to capture a unique spectral signature. When matched against existing databases, the Spectral Signature can identify, detect, or diagnosis markers invisible to the human eye. SPM scanners can be integrated into a variety of mobile or fixed-mount form factors, making it possible to effectively conduct analyses in the field that could only previously be performed by large and expensive lab–based tests.
Visualant entered into a one year Joint Development Agreement on May 31, 2012 with Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (“SPP”) which focuses on the commercialization of the SPM technology and a License Agreement providing SPP with an exclusive license of the SPM technology in identified Asian territories. For more information, visit: www.visualant.net
SPP is publicly traded on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges and has operations in Japan, United States, China, United Kingdom, Canada and other parts of the world. Additional information on SPP is available at http://www.spp.co.jp/English/index2-e.html
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Lian Li Debuts Two New Full Tower Cases – PC-A75X & PC-A76X
Holding the Maximum Hardware in Two Sleek Styles
12 September 2012, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces two new brushed aluminum full tower chassis – PC-A75X & PC-A76X. These two new HPTX supporting chassis while having the same internal design offer two different aesthetic styles to fit your personal preference.
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Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a *2 year guarantee; your satisfaction is guaranteed (*conditions apply). To learn more about Lian Li, please visit their websites at www.Lian-Li.com
This morning Intel kicked off the corporations 15th Intel Developer Forum (IDF) with an opening keynote that was given by David Perlmutter. More than 4,500 attendees are expected from around the world this week to see what Intel is planning for the future. During this keynote Intel introduced the Haswell microarchitecture and even showed it running the Heaven DX11 benchmark utility!
"Intel showed a slide that said Haswell will have uncompromised performance, all day use and greater than 10 days of connected standby. This all adds up to a mainstream notebook that has a connected standby power that is 20x better than we what we had in 2011 with the ‘Sandy Bridge’ architecture. The slide also said that Intel is targeting 2013 to launch Haswell, which supports the rumored Q2 2013 launch time frame..."
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The Define R4, by Fractal Design, is a modern day mid-tower chassis that comes in three color variations, Black, Titanium, White, and it just happens to be fairly large in size. Now we need to ask our selves one simple question, "Does the Define R4 chassis have what it takes to become a great chassis, or does it fall short"? So lets go ahead and step inside to see what the Black Define R4 mid-tower chassis has to offer us.
"The Fractal Design Define R4 chassis is what I consider to be the pinnacle of how a mid-tower chassis is supposed to be like. The Define R4 chassis was fully capable of being able to install all of computer components into this chassis, and this chassis was more than capable of being able to hide all of my PSU wires; therefore, making the interior of this chassis pretty much wire free..."
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Prolimatech, the maker of the popular Megahalem CPU cooler, has introduced two new Thermal Interfacing Materials (TIM) the PK2, and PK3 thermal compounds. Do these to new thermal compounds have what it takes to compete with the best thermal compounds on the market today? Only one way to find out, and that is to step inside and see how they perform against a couple of best known TIMs in the computing world, the Gelid GC-Extreme, and the Antec Formula 7.
"When we look at the cost of the Prolimatech PK3 thermal paste/compound and compare that directly to the cost of Gelid's GC-Extreme thermal paste/compound, we start to see the value of the PK3 thermal paste/compound. Gelid's GC-Extreme thermal paste comes in a 3.5g volume tube that has a cost of $12.99, which ends up being $3.71 per gram. When we do the same to Prolimatech's PK3 with a volume of 5g at a cost of $14.99 we end up having a cost of just about $3 per gram..."
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Silent Pro Hybrid Series
Chino, California – September 7th, 2012 - Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, is proud to announce that the world’s first in power supply technologies, the high end Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W, has now been improved to offer even more value and quality.
Cooler Master carefully selects high quality and durable components to build its Silent Pro Hybrid. Showing that we fully stand by this, the warranty has been doubled to provide a full 10 years of coverage from date of purchase for the updated Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W in the United States. Ensuring that all of these owners can partake in this new addition, the warranty extension also applies retroactively to those Silent Pro Hybrids that were purchased prior to this announcement.
Premium Individually Sleeved Cables
Cooler Master has a reputation as a company that keeps an open and accessible presence across popular enthusiast forums. This is where fans, and critics, can provide their input. Cooler Master listens and strives to help find a mutually beneficial solution to each issue. Answering one of these calls, the improved Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W power supply model will include a full set of premium individually sleeved modular cables that will add that extra touch of professionalism to an otherwise flawless build.
About Silent Pro Hybrid Series
Silent Pro Hybrid Series includes the features that many enthusiasts demand such as full control over cable management with fully modular cables, over 90% efficiency with 80Plus Gold Certification, noise-free operation, and other value-added features that ensure these users get the most out of their purchase.
Direct Fan Control
With a power supply integrated 7V fan power port and included 5.25” drive bay fan controller module, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series removes the middleman by taking an unnecessary load off of the motherboard. This direct connection between power supply and fan controller provides the user with immediate on-the-fly control over the 135mm Super Silent Hydraulic Bearings power supply fan and up to 3 other system fans. The power and system fan speeds are adjusted independently via two dials. Users may determine the level of control they would like to wield by switching between automatic and manual modes for the power supply fan.
The first to offer a “fanless” mode, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series eliminates unneeded fan noise. The power supply fan can be completed turned off to essentially operate as if it were fanless. This mode persists until loads become greater than 200W. At this point, a safe mode will activate the fan and cool according to the level of the load.
Price and Availability
The Silent Pro Hybrid Series will come in 850W, 1050W, and 1300W models. The updated 1300W model will be available in September, 2012. This press release is meant for the United States only. For more information, please consult your local Cooler Master Representative.
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About Cooler Master
Cooler Master was founded to provide the best thermal solutions to our customers worldwide. Since its establishment more than two decades ago, we continue to invest in product development in order to provide leading-edge innovations to people and businesses. Cooler Master’s enclosure technology line-up includes heat sinks and fans, chassis, power supplies, function panels and accessories. Cooler Master has its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, with global branch offices located in Europe, America and APAC, so that we can offer to our customers the best service in time. For more information on Cooler Master, please visit www.coolermaster-usa.com.
Do you wish that your keyboard could be soaked in water and rinsed off to keep the germs on it in a minimum? The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 was designed to be easy to clean and easy to dry. It also requires no software to get going and features a full-size keyboard! Read on to see what this $40 keyboard is all about and if it is the right keyboard for your work space.
"Most of us spend many hours every week typing at a computer, but when was the last time you cleaned it? How dirty and nasty is your keyboard that you are using right now? Last month, Logitech unveiled the Washable Keyboard K310 that grabbed our attention as you could easily was it and the keyboard costs just $39.99 shipped. Using disinfectant wipes gets expensive over the years, so a washable keyboard like the Logitech K310 could make life easier for germaphobes or anyone that hates dirty keyboards..."
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Thecus® Releases Advanced Mobile Application
T-OnTheGoTM makes managing data fast and convenient!
09/06/2012 – Managing data via mobile devices is becoming more and more common, people need to be able to reach and access their data on the move. Thecus® release the new mobile app, T-OnTheGoTM. Thecus® NAS users will need to install T-OnTheGoTM module on their NAS before their mobile device can sync. After the T-OnTheGoTM application allows iPhones and iPads to have full access to transfer files and even stream data on the go.
- Transfer data
- Data Backup
- Stream multimedia
T-OnTheGoTM allows users the freedom to easily back up data via their mobile device. As mobile devices are revolutionizing the way how people work and manage data, T-OnTheGoTM enhances the experience. Whether you are close or away from your NAS, T-OnTheGoTM makes it convenient to back up all sensitive data.
To be able to transfer data to share with family or friends is a great opportunity. Users are not constricted to use their computer to enter their NAS to upload or download files which takes time and effort. However, when using mobile devices, users can only upload photos to their NAS. With T-OnTheGoTM, users are able to download where ever and whenever they like. The mobile app is the sole solution that provides convenience when sharing memories with family and friends.
A key benefit of T-OnTheGoTM is the ability to stream multimedia directly from your NAS via your mobile device. Simply store all your high quality multimedia files on your Thecus® NAS and access the multimedia on-the-go, from watching movies on the train, in the car or when you’re home away from home; T-OnTheGoTM opens doors and provides accessibility to all your multimedia within a few clicks. Ultimately, media streaming fosters more space on your mobile devices as large files can be stored in your Thecus® NAS which opens more room on your mobile device. In addition, share precious photos stored in your Thecus® NAS with family and friends via mobile device.
T-OnTheGoTM is convenient and simple to use. Users are able to easily access and manage their media from a remote location. Key points include being able to transfer data, back up your vital data remotely and stream multimedia directly from your mobile device. Innovative technology is advancing to ensure user flexibility and convenience, T-OnTheGoTM is an utility that does just that. Have the power to have full access to your files stored in your Thecus® NAS.
For more information about Thecus Mobile Applications, go to: http://www.thecus.com/sp_mobile.php
For more information on Thecus®, go to: http://www.thecus.com
Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in Network Attached Storage and Network Video Recorder solutions. The company was established in 2004 with the mission to make technology that is as transparent as it is easy-to-use and products that are not only the best on the market, but are accessible to experts and novices alike. Combining a world-class R&D team highly experienced in storage hardware and software development with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage and surveillance needs of today’s world.
Kingston entered the computer market 25 years ago with a single new type of SIMM. Here we are 25 years later looking at a much more advanced DIMM. Though the DIMM isn't anything new to the market, the Kingston HyperX Blu 16Gb memory kit is the first 16Gb HyperX kit to be offered by Kingston that uses only two DIMMs. The Kingston HyperX KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G 16Gb memory kit is rated for 1600MHz with CL10 timings. How will the first 2x8Gb memory kit from Kingston perform? Join us as we find out!
"The Kingston HyperX Blu memory kits are essentially the entry level HyperX product. Does that mean they aren't top of the line? Not at all! For the average user that is looking for great bang for the buck the Kingston HyperX Blu memory modules are a great buy. Our 16Gb kit today was holding it's own against..."
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The best-selling MMO gaming mouse of all time is the Razer Naga and it was recently updated for 2012. This MMO gaming mouse optimized button placement, three interchangeable side grips to suit your personal grip style, and is powered by Razer Synapse 2.0. Razer says this mouse with the 12-button thumb grid was engineered for comfort, control and help you have a leg up over your competition in the games.
"The main things that stands out on the Razer Naga 2012 mouse are the 17 programmable mouse buttons, but the fun doesn't stop there It also has three inter-changeable sides to accommodate multitude of different hand holding styles and the implementation of a new software called Synapse 2.0. The one thing that I do notice that is not included on this mouse that we have seen with previous mice from Razer is the onboard memory; which, kind of struck me as to being rather odd..."
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Synaptics Introduces Advanced Touch Experience in Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820
Super Sensitive Touch™ built on ClearPad™ Series 3 enables enhanced touch support on Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphones
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2012 – Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that the new Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 will be the first smartphones in the world to use a new advanced multi-touch experience based on the Synaptics ClearPad capacitive touchscreen sensing technology.
Synaptics ClearPad Series 3, the premier mobile touch solution for premium high end smartphones, has raised the bar for high performance touch on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 with the introduction of support for gloves and fingernails.
Previously, people were unable to use their smartphone touchscreens with gloved fingers or long fingernails, requiring them to remove their gloves, or awkwardly position their fingers with long nails in order to operate their phones. For the first time ever, ClearPad Series 3 technology instantly optimizes the touch experience by automatically detecting the presence of skin, gloved fingers, or fingernails, giving users a seamless multi-touch experience regardless of input methods.
“With Synaptics’ continuous innovation on touch, we are able to pioneer new technologies that improve smartphone user experience,” said Kevin Shields, senior vice president, Smart Devices, Nokia. “Nokia has been a leader in display technology, and we are setting a new standard with Super Sensitive Touch technology on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820.”
Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Lumia 920, features an impressive smartphone display based on exclusive technology called Nokia PureMotion HD+. With better than HD resolution, overdrive technology for keeping moving images pixel-perfect and sunlight enhancements for easy viewing even in the brightest sunlight, the 4.5 inch display of the Lumia 920 produces a totally immersive experience. PureMotion displays are super-sensitive with any touch interaction, enabled by the ClearPad Series 3 technology.
“We are excited to participate with Nokia as they unveil their first Windows Phone 8 devices by enabling advanced features such as gloved finger support,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics Handheld Division. “Synaptics and Nokia have partnered for many years and we’re pleased to continue the innovation with the introduction of these new devices.”
ClearPad Series 3 offers up to 10 finger full-time tracking and fast refresh rates, with industry leading signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR), delivering high performance to the most demanding smartphones. Synaptics’ patented SignalClarity™ technology improves tracking accuracy, finger separation, and environmental and electrical noise robustness for an unmatched user experience. Synaptics’ Design Studio™4 (DS4) accelerates the ClearPad development cycle by enabling customers to evaluate and optimize the performance of their touch experience, enabling OEMS to implement their custom ClearPad sensor solution more efficiently.
For up-to-the-minute Synaptics news, follow @SynaCorp on Twitter. For more information on Synaptics’ products and solutions, please visit www.synaptics.com.
As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user experience, Synaptics provides the broadest touch solutions portfolio in the industry. The ClearPad™ family supports touchscreen solutions for devices ranging from entry-level mobile phones to flagship premium smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs. The TouchPad™ family, including ClickPad™ and ForcePad™, is integrated into the majority of today's notebook PCs. Synaptics’ wide portfolio also includes ThinTouch™ supporting thin and light keyboard solutions, as well as key technologies for next generation touch-enabled video and display applications.
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Product Highlights of PenSketch M912A Graphics-Design Tablet
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PenSketch M912A Graphics-Design Tablet for Both Windows and Mac by Genius
Create, Draw, and Design in 3D with Bundled Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter
September 5, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan – Genius today announces the PenSketch M912A. A 9” x 12” graphics-design tablet, the PenSketch M912A allows 3D designers as well as doodlers to create, paint, and draw effortlessly on their PC or Mac with help from the bundled Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9 and Corel® Painter Essentials 4 software.
The Genius PenSketch M912A graphics-design tablet's bundled software includes:
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Genius is a leading international brand in computer peripherals. Established by KYE Systems Corp. in 1983, Genius offers PC products including computer mice, keyboards, web and security cameras, speakers, gaming peripherals, remote controls, headphones, digital cameras, digital camcorders and digital photo frames. The Genius consumer electronics range includes mobile phone accessories, Bluetooth headsets and portable speakers. For six consecutive years, beginning in 2005, Genius was recognized as one of Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brands. For more information, you can visit the Genius website at www.geniusnet.com. Also, you can view the Genius company profile on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyaWkIDodxI.
ASUS Debuts “Powered by ASUS” Systems Through Award-winning System Integrators
-- A new build-to-order desktop PC program connects hardware-savvy consumers with custom system integrators featuring ASUS products --
Fremont, California (September 5, 2012) ― Working closely with its custom system integration partners, ASUS today formally launched its Powered by ASUS (PBA) program in North America. Powered by ASUS brings consumers familiar with the performance, design and reliability of ASUS components together with trusted system integrators. This program creates a new category of build-to-order PCs offering unique configurations that are stability tested and performance optimized with class leading ASUS components.
Timothy Lin, Director of Product Management at ASUS summed up the reasoning behind the new program by explaining “There are a lot of hardware enthusiasts and ASUS fans out there that do not build their own PCs, but want additional performance and features typically not available in off-the-shelf systems. Recognizing this opportunity we worked closely with the system integrators in developing the Powered by ASUS program. This unique program offers consumers the ability to custom configure a system utilizing a wide variety of high-quality ASUS components.”
System integrators that participate in the Powered by ASUS program offer custom configurations utilizing multiple ASUS components. The expansive list of available ASUS components includes motherboards, graphics cards, sound cards, optical disc drives, headsets, wireless routers, USB wireless adapters and monitors. ASUS encourages system integrators to utilize various hardware combinations based on their customers’ needs. This program highlights not only the benefits of using multiple ASUS components together in one system, but also the capabilities and expertise of each authorized system builder.
Strong Support From Partners
North American custom system integrators expressed strong support for the Powered by ASUS program:
“ASUS has created a unique program that showcases their commitment to the industry by offering consumers more choices. Combining the ASUS brand promise with its wide range of products, the Powered by ASUS program can change the way consumers seek custom PCs. We applaud ASUS for moving the industry forward!” – Tim Chen, General Manager, iBUYPOWER
“We are honored to be a launch partner of the Powered by ASUS program. It allows us to offer configurations that are focused on design and innovation that make sense and provide lasting performance. It represents an important milestone in custom PCs and should encourage more consumer considerations.” – Eric Cheung, CEO, CyberPower
“ASUS motherboards have been our default choices for many years thanks to their superb engineering and rock solid reliability. The Powered by ASUS program takes our commitment to building cutting-edge PCs one step further by allowing consumers to experience more ASUS product innovations. We are excited to be a launch partner of PBA.” – Kelt Reeves, President, Falcon Northwest
“Our hand crafted systems would not be top shelf without ASUS motherboards found behind the rest of our carefully selected hardware. Even before our inception we've recognized the commitment ASUS has made to the industry to provide truly innovative, stable and performance dominant hardware. It is an honor to be a launch partner with the Powered by ASUS program, and we applaud ASUS for seeking to share an ecosystem of innovative products through its customer experience driven partners. – Adrian Hunter, CEO, Geekbox Computers
To celebrate the launch of Powered by ASUS, during the month of September customers that purchase qualifying systems from authorized system builders will receive a complimentary, award-winning Xonar DSX sound card built into their system - a $59.99 USD value.
Authorized Powered by ASUS partners include (listed alphabetically):
Geekbox ORIGIN PC
iBUYPOWER Puget Systems
Maingear V3 Gaming
To learn more about Powered by ASUS, go to http://pba.asus.com. System configurations and ASUS components available are subject to change at any time.
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.
The Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520MHCG is a modular power supply that is 80Plus Bronze certified and available for under $90 shipped. Antec says this PSU has heavy-duty connectors and cabling that supply high levels of power with efficiency. The High Current Gamer series also uses Japanese-brand capacitors, and a quiet 135 mm double ball bearing fan to complete the package. Read on to see how this power supply does when put to the test on our PSU tester.
"When it comes to performance, the Antec HCG-520M 520 Watt power supply leaves mixed feelings. Electrically, the HCG-520M excels over ripple suppression, displaying outstanding filtering and thus there is virtually no ripple at all, but the regulation on the minor lines is weak, allowing the lines to fluctuate by..."
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