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21Mar/140

Hauppauge Releases Five TV/PVR cards for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

London, England (PRWEB) October 27, 2004

Hauppauge Digital, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of TV cards for PCs, has introduced a range of TV receivers certified for the Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005. The range will be available to resellers and system builders creating exciting new platforms based on MCE 2005.

Hauppauge is offering resellers special OEM 3-packs of the PVR-150. "MCE 2005 is going to be big news in the run up to Christmas, particularly for system builders and resellers prepared to offer ready-made packages. The addition of a Hauppauge TV card completes the MCE 2005 experience with TV and Recording on the desktop," said Yehia Oweiss, Managing Director of Hauppauge Digital.

Hauppauge has already been chosen to supply TV cards to many leading PC makers as part of their Media Center 2005 offerings, including HP, Fujitsu, FIC, Elonex, Evesham, Iqon, Quantum, and Medion. In addition, Hauppauge has technology partnerships with AMD, Intel and Scan to develop innovative form factor PCs to exploit the potential of MCE 2005.

The five new products from Hauppauge are:-

WinTV PVR-150 MCE    PCI analogue with MPEG-2 encoder    

PCI board with analogue TV tuner plus FM radio receiver to allow viewing and recording of TV/ radio broadcasts. An on-board MPEG-2 encoder removes burden from PC's CPU to ensure smooth recording. Two WinTV-PVR-150’s can be installed in a Windows XP system at a time, bringing the ability to watch one channel while recording another channel. In addition, the WinTV-PVR-150 has audio/video inputs to connect to and record from set top boxes such as satellite receivers and cable TV boxes.

A low profile version of the PVR-150 is available for low profile chassis. It is hardware and software compatible with the full height WinTV-PVR-150MCE.

WinTV PVR-500MCE     PCI dual analogue tuners with MPEG-2 encoder    

PCI board with dual TV tuners plus a single FM radio receiver to allow the watching or recording of two TV channels at a time. In addition, the WinTV-PVR-500MCE has two on board A/V connectors for audio/video inputs to connect to set top boxes such as satellite receivers and cable TV boxes.

WinTV PVR USB2 MCE    USB2.0 analogue tuner with MPEG-2 encoder    

External USB 2.0 box with a single TV tuner plus hardware MPEG encoder. Designed for use in both laptop and desktop computers, the WinTV PVR USB2-MCE can be used as either the only TV tuner in a system running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, or can be added as a second TV tuner to any system running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This would allow the background recording of one TV channel while another TV channel is being watching the screen.

WinTV PVR NOVA-T MCE    PCI digital Freeview tuner    

PCI board with digital TV receiver for use with Freeview services in the UK. Allows for viewing and recording of Freeview programmes (which are broadcast in MPEG-2) as well as digital radio that is broadcast under Freeview (this is NOT DAB).

“Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is one of the most compelling home user experiences we have seen for PCs,” said Yehia Oweiss, Managing Director of Hauppauge Digital UK. “Our WinTV MCE products add television viewing, television recording and radio to the media experience that consumers have come to expect from their PCs. Now with Media Center Edition 2005, the PC has become the central point for all media in the home.”

“Hauppauge is a market leader with a history of delivering high-quality receiver products, and we’re thrilled with its broad support for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, ” said Paul Randle, Windows Client Product Manager of Microsoft Corp. “Hauppauge’s new products, introduced today, will deliver great solutions for the high-quality TV features of Media Center Edition 2005.”.

Drivers for the Hauppauge WinTV MCE range are Microsoft WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Lab) certified.

About Hauppauge:

Hauppauge Digital, is the world leader in desktop TV products, with a range covering PC and Mac, analogue and digital, satellite television broadcast, teletext, FM stereo radio, Dolby surround and video capture. In addition the company has recently moved into the set-top box market with the Freeview receiver range. Prices range from £29 to £199 including VAT. http://www.hauppauge.co.uk


WinTV and DEC Product is available online and on the high street, from Amazon, Comet, Dabs, eBuyer, Inmac, Insight, John Lewis, Light Computer Systems, Maplin Electronics, MicroDirect, MicroWarehouse, Micro Anvika, PCUpgrader, PC World, Procom Direct, RS Components, Savastore.com, Scan, SMC Direct, Staples, Technomatic, Time Computers.

For further information please contact:

Yehia Oweiss

Hauppauge

020 7378 1997

yoweiss@hauppauge.co.uk

Peter Linton/ Ray Jones

Media Link

0118 984 3386

peter@medialink.co.uk / ray@medialink.co.uk


Review hardware for jouarnlists is available from Peter Linton. Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 will need to be sourced from Microsoft.




18Mar/140

AValonRF Presents it’s “No Moving Part” Tracking Antenna Receivers at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2005

The TA04, TA08 and TA16 are a family of passive tracking antenna systems designed for video links to/from moving platforms that are tuned to any frequency band in the spectrum from 300MHz to 2.5GHz. Higher frequencies are available using external up/down converters. Tuning is via a RS232 port or via a remote control.

The TA system selects the antenna that has the best reception automatically and provides direction indication.

They include an array of 4,8 or16 (CP or LP) high gain antennas, cables, one, two or four DX04 series receivers and a DX002 or DX004 baseband diversity selector

Advantages of the Tracking Antennas:

· Extends the range of UAV/UGV/USV links 6:1 to 128:1 with (versus OMNI directional antennas) no moving parts and without increasing transmitter power.

· Works on vehicles and small boats in motion. No need to stop.

· Eliminates the need for direction finding.

· Small and low weight

. Tuning range - 460MHz-2.5GHz, C Band, KU Band

Our products for the Security and Military markets are:

Systems -

· V38R - Rugged daylight readable PDA with biometrics, 2D bar code scanner, camera, RFID, 200kbit/sec long range encrypted wireless link, GPS and two way audio. Runs Windows CE®.

· LC618 Wireless Lapel Camera and microphone

· HMPC-1.6 Miniature Wearable Computer with integrated wireless links and GPS. Runs Windows XP® Embedded

· Micro miniature UAV/UGV/USV wireless video, telemetry & control links

· TA4, TA8, TA12, TA16 Tracking Antenna system with no moving parts

Micro Miniature Modules:

· TR430-2G – 200Kbaud (optional 325Kbaud) long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio

· TR430-3G – 1.53Mbaud long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio

· Module A - MPEG 4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB of WISchip International Inc

· Module D - MPEG 4 Decoder (Decompression)

· Module C - TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA

· Module F – Wearable computer module - CPU, DRAM, AGP Display controller, 4.5GB HDD & WIFI/ZEGBEE/GSM/GPRS.

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

AValonRF Presents its Wireless Digital Links for Unmanned Air Vehicles – UAV, Micro UAV, UGV, USV and Robotics at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2005

AValonRF presents its wireless, long range, Digital Links for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) and Robotics at AFCEA WEST 2005.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

Approximate size and weight of each module: 60mm x 33mm x 9mm , 14 grams.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

· RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR423-1    76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3B - 1.2Mbaud/4W VHF/UHF SDR (Software Defined Radio) transceiver

TR430-4B - 40Mbaud/4W VHF/UHF SDR (Software Defined Radio) transceiver

·Interfaces

Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module AH - HDTV (2000x1600) to MJPEG2000, very low latency CODEC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

Module E- - Various interfaces: MIL-STD-1553, Arinc 429, CAN and

OBDII, extender cards, mother boards (2,3,4,5 and 10 slots)

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

· Modules : General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

The digital links are divided into a payload systems and various ground systems;

· Payload systems

Includes a command & control receiver, GPS, MPEG4 video and a telemetry transmitter (Module A + TR430-3G or TR430-2G)

Size: 60mm x 33 mm x 20mm.

Approximate weight of the payload system: 28 grams

· Ground Systems (various options)

V38R Rugged PDA with TR430-2G, running Windows CE.

Includes a daylight readable 3.5” display, biometrics, bar code reader, camera/flash with a 2GB SD card storage, microphone and speaker, USB, RS232, IRDT, 802.11g, Bluetooth & TR430-2G/GPS. Replaceable battery lasts for 8 hours.

Low cost handheld device for short range UAV, UGV and USVs

HMPC-1.6 Wireless helmet mounted wearable computer, running Windows XP Embedded (or Linux) (includes Module F, Module D and TR430-3G x 2 (for diversity). Optional Module C for TCP/IP + USB + on board DVR)

Hands free, light weight (under 1Lbs) ground station operating with Rockwell/Collins KEO HMD display. Allows operations of a UAV while in motion.

TA-8D, TA12D, or TA-16D tracking antenna system. A combination of 8, 12 or 16 RF transceiver modules (see below), RF power amplifiers and diversity electronics.

Allows very long range communications with a UAV,UGV or USV from an airplane, vehicle or boat in fast motion and undetectable, unhackable and unjamable data/video/audio links among moving planes/vehicle/boats.

Any other customer desired topology or configuration

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

AValonRF Presents its Rugged PDA with Wireless Link at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2005

AValonRF presents Rugged PDA with Wireless Link at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451.

The V38R Rugged PDA with the TR430-2G integrated Wireless link is running Windows CE.

Includes a daylight readable 3.5” display, biometrics, bar code reader, camera/flash with a 2GB SD card storage, microphone and speaker, USB, RS232, IRDT, 802.11g, Bluetooth and GPS. Has a Replaceable battery that lasts for 8 hours.

This Ruggedized PDA unit can be used as a low cost handheld device for short range UAV, UGV, USV and for various other Military, Industrial and Security applications.

Other applications - Public Safety PDA with biometrics, DUI, Speeding and parking ticket generation capability; Patrol Vehicle Component;

AvalonRF will also present its micro transceiver modules, compression and decompression micro modules, Network interface micro modules, and wearable computer micro modules.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR423-1 76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS (This module in integrated in the PDA)

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

Interfaces


Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

Modules: General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

About AValon RF Inc.

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

AValonRF Presents its Wearable Computer Solutions and Wireless Wearable Computers at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2005

AValonRF presents its Wearable Computer solutions and integrated digital wireless links at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451.

The main module of the Wearable computer is Module F, also available as an OEM module.

·Module F – main features:

– Transmetta® TM8800 CPU at 1.6GHz with dynamic power control

– 768Mbytes of DDR DRAM

– AGP display controller with 1280x1024

– Toshiba 0.85” Four GB HDD

– 802.11g and Bluetooth modules

– Windows XP Embedded / Optional Linux

The RF Module inside the Wireless Wearable Computer is module TR430-3G - its main features:-

– TR430-3G 1.53Mbaud Transceiver – main features

– 2GFSK modulation

– Tuning: 460MHz to 960MHz

Optional: 138MHz-460MHz, L, S or C Band

– Bandwidth of 1MHz

– Automatic Channel Negotiations & Power Control

– RF power 1W

– Forward Error Correction (FEC)

– AES Encryption

– Optional GPS

Approximate size and weight of each module: 60mm x 33mm x 9mm, 14 grams.

Also on display at the show - HMPC-1.6 Wireless helmet mounted wearable computer, running Windows XP Embedded (or Linux), Includes Module F, Module D and TR430-3G x 2 (for diversity). Optional Module C for TCP/IP + USB + on board DVR; Hands free, light weight (under 1Lbs) ground station operating with Rockwell/Collins KEO HMD display. Allows operations of a UAV while in motion.

AvalonRF will also present its micro transceiver modules, compression and decompression micro modules, Network interface micro modules, and wearable computer micro modules.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

· RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR423-1    76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

·Interfaces

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

· Modules: General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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16Mar/140

Intelligence & Security Operating System To Blast Its Way In IDEX 2005

(PRWEB) January 27, 2005

Emirates Malaysia German IT Co, WLL was setup to serve and commercialise Security Technologies for the Government Sectors and Agencies, IT and Communication industries. It anticipates being an ICT leader within 15 years of inception in the industry.

EMG Black Box is one of the many products and solutions made available by EMGIT. It is a secured set of hardware, software, and solutions tailored and designed for a particular security need. It is a comprehensive set of mechanics that may be executed utilizing different operating systems, coupled with applications and defined solutions which when initiated will detect intrusion from layers and eliminate downtime caused by conventional security systems.

Emirates Malaysia German IT Co, WLL was setup in 1999 with the objectives of being both an intellectually and sociably responsible company to both community and ecosystem; to develop businesses in a challenging and manageable environment whilst introducing the market with innovative solutions and conformity; and to harness research and development in the industry.

Located at Workshop 3, Abu Dhabi Industrial City , The Emirates Malaysia German IT Company houses technicians, programmers, developers, support staff and R & D. It is also a base for manufacturing and test-bedding of specialized secured solutions and systems.

When Intellectual Property and highly critical data are central to your organization’s principal force, your security requirements must be met within the confinements of a vigilant and specialized solution. Customization is imperative to ensure excellent results, whilst focused problems are detected, analyzed and eliminated within the network

EMG Black Box System & Features:


The Master system is designed with a combination of Firewall Server, Auto Monitoring, Security Control Management, and Recovery Server.

The system has been especially designed to control and manage activities in any given IT management process.

Shadow System is designed specifically to replicate the Master Server. It is set to auto-enabled by default when the Master system fails to initiate within ten minutes.

Application System Using single database and user interface, the Application system is a highly scalable, enterprise-level, web-based data analysis and gateway built on processing technologies, and fully supporting three tiers client/server architecture configurations.

Backup Recovery System was specifically designed as a backup for all data within the architectural setup. During product development cycle, the Lockstep system will identify portions of the backup that need protection from unauthorized access.

CCTV Monitoring System is packaged with a complete solution for secured camera activities, inclusive of remote monitoring.

Computer Access System is specifically designed to log all access activities, using biometrics gears. Users are being informed on the effective utilization of biometrics tools.

Door Access System is implemented using specifics in biometrics, retina-scans, ID/Password for added security. Activities are logged in real-time to the main CPU ensuring effective monitoring. Logs can easily be generated thereafter.

Networking System offers 10Gbit Ethernet switch densities for Enterprises, ISPs and demanding backbones, including LAN, WAN and MAN. Empowered by EMGIT Co, it features the highly secured and guaranteed EMITC Operating System, which includes extensive security, multicast, and multi-protocol feature sets.

All EMGIT solutions and servers are unmatched and unparalleled. From certification programs, to hardware, software, policies, and solutions are professionally tailored for the requirements of each company.

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8Mar/140

Connections 2005: Practical Business Solutions Offered at B2B Expo Free Event Sponsored by Pivotal Systems: Empowering Your Business™

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 5, 2005

Effectively managing inventory, CRM, superior customer service, integrated networking—these are just a few of the essentials in today's hyper-competitive business market. If your strategic plans include them, you are well on your way. If they don’t, should they?

Come find out as Pivotal Systems hosts its first-ever B2B Expo “Connections 2005” which will bring together the Upper Midwest’s premier business professionals. Industry experts will share their knowledge of warehouse management systems, CRM, web based commerce, VOIP, electronic catalogs, RFID, paperless offices, ERP software selection, sales force best practices, value-add businesses and more.

“This free networking event is a great way for Pivotal Systems to be a resource and contributor to the productivity, success and satisfaction of our customers and the business community at large,” said Lori Allaman Hanken, Pivotal Systems president. “Attendees will have a chance to learn more about the critical business tools that can impact their bottom line.”

Event sponsors include: INFOR, Cabling Services Corporation, Facet Corp, Radio Beacon, Harvest Technology Group, Storage Equipment, Total Displays, Sandler Sales Institute, Minnesota Glove and Safety, Palay Display Inc., BlueStar, Shippers Supply, CPU Options, Computer Pundits Corporation and more.

Event Details:

Host: Pivotal Systems

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Time: 3 to 7 p.m.

Refreshments: Wine and cheese provided

Location: Minnesota Valley Country Club, Grand Ballroom

6300 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington, MN

Cost: Free

RSVP: Registration Required by Friday, May 20th

About Pivotal Systems:

Minneapolis-based Pivotal Systems has been providing hardware and software solutions to the distribution industry since 1992. Services provided by the award winning company include quality design, programming, consultation, training, business process consulting and support in areas such as: distribution, supply chain, CRM, inventory management, integrated networking, IP-based phone systems, and warehouse management. Focused on being a one-stop-shop for distribution customers, Pivotal Systems has been nationally ranked as one of the top 3 resellers for the last 7 consecutive years. For more information, visit http://www.pivotalsystems.com.

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6Mar/140

SQL Hospitality LLC to Showcase New Products and Services at Southwest Foodservice Expo 2005

(PRWEB) June 14, 2005

The Southwest Foodservice Expo, Cantina Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub Show, ClubTech, and Grand Wine Experience will occur concurrently June 26-28 at the Dallas Convention Center to provide the largest foodservices and beverage event in the country.

SQL Hospitality LLC, a full service provider of hospitality software, systems and service to ballparks, casinos, hotels, country clubs, restaurants, resorts, stadiums, entertainment events, nightclubs, theatres, retail stores, quick food service and food delivery businesses, will demo the #1 Ranked Maitre’D Software Suite in booth #2708.

Maitre’D Software is Ranked #1 by the Hospitality Technology POS Scoreboard in:

-Overall Performance

-Ease of Integration

-Return on Investment

-Leading Table Service Software

-Quality of Support & Service

-Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Maitre’D Point of Sale software is fully integrated with Back-Office applications. The POS Suite provides each terminal with multiple functionalities to help streamline operations, whether operating a bar, a dining room, a take-out counter, or all of the above!

The Maitre’D POS software takes users to a new level of reliability and expertise with its open architecture and its state-of-the-art technologies to meet emerging needs and surpass expectations. The POS Suite includes multiple graphical interfaces that give users the possibility to personalize terminal screens per employee, per operation or even per level of management.

Each employee logon screen can be customized with a different message, as well as preferred colors, fonts, icons and language.

-Table Service

-Quick Service/Drive-Thru

-Delivery/Dispatch

-Handheld/Wireless Applications

-Management Functions

-Peripheral Interfaces

-Redundancy/Security

Maitre’D Back-Office

All Maitre’D solutions are seamlessly integrated, so the flow of data between the POS and the Back-Office is consistent and provides unparalleled optimization of information analysis. The Back-Office offers the following modules and features:

-Purchase Order Management: When new orders are created, information can be sent automatically to the accounts payable application providing more efficiency.

-Accounts Receivable: Maitre’D has accounts receivable functions that will allow users to create and manage house accounts easily and without third party intervention. Use Accounts Receivable to manage customer files; print out customer statements; create personalized credit cards; and issue pre-paid meal cards for university students or for employee cafeterias.

-Accounting and Payroll Interfaces: This practical application offers special interfaces to General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Timekeeping and Payroll that allow you to save a considerable amount of time while eliminating human error, as users will no longer have to re-enter data into the accounting application.

Maitre’D transfers data automatically to accounting software applications, creates balanced accounting transactions from Maitre’D POS and Back-Office, and provides auditable accounting entries.

-Time and Attendance

-Real-time Inventory Control

-Report Center

-Frequent Diner & Gift Card programs

-Full Documentation and Context Sensitive Help

Sharing Data with QuickBooks

General Ledger entries, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll can all be sent to the accounting application automatically. Data is shared using the QuickBooks SDK. Data exportation is automatic.

Main Benefits of this Product

Maitre'D offers fully integrated solutions which provides users with real-time information. Since data exportation is automatic, records will always be up to date and greater accuracy is ensured since it is not required to re-enter any data.

Maitre’D Corporate Solutions

Fortunately, technology can save users from many time consuming tasks while ensuring greater accuracy. Maitre’D e-Global is a powerful management solution that was built to offer business intelligence to any restaurant chain seeking to streamline operations in their numerous holdings. Offering flexible hardware and software configurations and innovations in database management, Maitre’D e-Global is an ideal solution for any growing business.

Maitre’D ASP Solutions

DataBoard

The DataBoard is a web-based business monitoring tool that allows restauranteurs to access reports and graphics on their sales and/or costs at any instance via the Internet. It also provides an alert function that sends customizable alerts in real time.

MealZone

Maitre'D MealZone is an online ordering system that offers revolutionary 2-way communication technology. This application will help increase your sales while offering your customers a convenient way to order meals from the restaurant. Some features include:

-Integrated with Maitre’D POS and Back-Office solutions

-Sends orders in real time

-Automatic replies to customers

-Reporting capabilities

-Delivery charge and tip management

-Tools to create member sections

-Customer loyalty programs

-Simplified group ordering

-Unlimited number of menus

-Flexible and configurable interface

-Order history available for easy repeat ordering

-Fax and email backup capabilities

System Requirements:

Minimum CPU required: Pentium III

Minimum memory required: 512 MB

Minimum hard disk space required: 500 MB

Operating system version: Windows 98/2000/NT/XP/XPE

Hardware, software, installation, help desk, warranty and maintenance provided by:

SQL HOSPITALITY, LLC

2928 Blystone Lane

Dallas, TX 75220

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7Oct/130

The PC Chipset Market is Estimated to be $6.9 Billion in 2005 and is Anticipated to Grow to $10.3 billion by 2009

Dublin (PRWEB) October 4, 2005

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c25047) has announced the addition of The Trendy Chipset for the x86 Processor to their offering

The personal computer (PC) has seen a renaissance in sales over the last several years. As the fortunes of personal PC manufacturers continue to prosper, the PC chipset manufacturers stand to benefit as well. The PC chipset market is estimated to be $ 6.9 billion in 2005. It is anticipated that this will grow to $ 10.3 billion by 2009.

The personal computing industry is going through a time of radical changes. Processor speeds for personal computers were approaching 4 GHz, but thermal limitations were leading to heating issues, poor component life and less desirable user experiences. The x86 processor needed to make some elemental changes before it could attempt better overall performance.

In the last three years, central processing units (CPUs) have incorporated different memory modules, incorporated hyper-threading as an instruction reading technique and tried different I/O interfaces (AMD HyperTransport as one example). As the design of the CPU has changed, the x86 chipset is coming along with it.

The x86 chipset industry has several key manufacturers at different stages in their relationships with the central processing manufacturers. AMD has an open architecture and has several manufacturers contesting the accompanying chipset business. Intel has historically had different partners and blazes and fades relationships in the chipset business, in which Intel is the leading manufacturer.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c25047

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

press@researchandmarkets.com

Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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13Jul/130

In 2005 CPU cards accounted for 39.2% of the total shipments in China.

Dublin (PRWEB) January 20, 2006

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c31068) has announced the addition of China's IC Card Market Study 2004-2005 to their offering.

This report describes and analyzes the current status and development of China's IC card market, and studies in detail the world's most important 6 IC card chip suppliers and about 50 Chinese manufacturers specialized in IC card chip, COS, card assembly, and IC card related equipments.

According to Eurosmart (European smart card supplier alliance), the shipment of CPU cards was 880 million pieces around the world in 2004, up by 31% compared to that of 2003 and it is predicted that the figure will be 1.5 billion in 2005.

The percentage of CPU card kept increasing along with the growth of the total shipment of IC card. In 2003, the shipment of CPU card accounted for 23.4% of the total shipment, while the percentage was 29.4% in 2004, and will be 39.2% in 2005. Though memory card is still mainstream in current global IC card market, CPU card will soon replace memory card and take the dominant position in IC card market due to the higher performance requirements for IC cards.

In 2004, China's IC card market was still one of the fastest growing IC card markets in the world. The shipment of China's IC card was about 563 million pieces in 2004, increasing 1.5 times compared to that of 2000. The shipment volume reached 5.04 billion yuan, increasing 4.32 times compared to that of 2000. This showed that China's IC card not only grew rapidly in quantity, but also leaped in quality. The shipment mainly targeted at telecommunication field, and the shipment for mobile phones and public phones took more than 2/3 of the total shipment; among which, shipment of mobile phone card was over 300 million, breaking the record. The annual shipment of CPU card accounted for 57%, and contactless card took 9%.

Thanks to the ID cards' issuance on an enlarged scale, it is predicted that the IC card shipment in 2005 will be increased by 36.1% compared to the previous year, reaching 766 million pieces; while the shipment volume will reach 9.305 billion Yuan due to the increase of the percentage of high-cost ID cards.

Utilizing the data of Ministry of Information Industry (MII), and considering the plans of Gold Card Project of MII on issuing 2-generation ID card and transferring bank card EMV, and factors like the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Pday Research Center forecasts the shipment and shipment volume of China's IC card from 2006 to 2008. By 2008, China's IC card shipment will reach 1.91 billion pieces, 2.49 times of that of 2005; while the shipment volume will reach 24.73 billion yuan, 2.66 times of that of 2005.

Due to the lag of the development of China's semiconductor industry, IC card chip design is always the weak part of China's IC card industry just as other electronic products. Currently, some important IC card markets are almost dominated by international semiconductor powers like Infineon, Renesas, Philips, ST, etc. China domestic IC card chip design enterprises take small shares, and the technological level and stability of their products are hanging behind. In IC card products, chips take over half of the cost; while card packaging can only gain very few profits.

Considering the information security, 2-generation IC card project must be handed to China domestic enterprises. Thus, foreign enterprises put emphasis on other promising smart card markets. Therefore, in China's IC card market, the competition between foreign enterprises and domestic ones focuses on mobile phone card. And actually the only domestic chip manufacturer that can compete with foreign counterparts is Datang Microelectronics.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c31068

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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