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Commell Launches LV-667 Advanced Digital Media Mini-ITX Mainboard

(PRWEB) December 17, 2004

Aiwan Commate Computer Inc.(Commell), a leading provider of Mini-ITX platform solutions, today announced the introduction of the new embedded LV-667 advanced digital media Mini-ITX mainboard, designed to meet the needs of applications on the rapidly emerging new generation of smart digital entertainment devices such as PVRs, set top boxes, gaming machine, Kiosk and media centers, even NAS, POS and ATM application is suitable.

Commell's LV-667 is based on VIA C3 (VIA Eden CPU optional), supports for up to 1GB of DDR400/333/266 SDRAM with the acclaimed FastStream64 memory controller, and a high speed Ultra V-Link interface for a 1GB/s connection to VIA`s feature-leading South Bridge options. Integrating the S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP graphics core, the LV-667 leverages the advanced hardware MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 acceleration features on all display types from CRT and LCD screens to standard definition TVs and HDTVs.

Through the onboard VT8237 South Bridge, the LV-667 offers a comprehensive range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options, including Serial ATA, UltraDMA IDE, USB2.0, 2 x 10/100Mbps LAN, IEEE 1394 and V-RAID with support for multiple RAID configurations, The board also support for 6-channel AC97 audio and DVI or HDTV Interface, also offers LVDS Interface from Mini-AGP slot.

LV-667 features:

Onboard embedded VIA C3 1.00GHz CPU.

DRAM: 1 x 184-pin DDR266/333/400 SDRAM up to 1 GB .

Chipset: VIA CN400 and VT8237

PCI Enhanced IDE: Two UltraATA/100 IDE channels up to 4 ATAPI.

I/O Ports: 2 x RS232C serial port, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x DB15 VGA, 1x PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports

DVI Interface: Optional onboard DVI interface (LV-667D)

TV-out Interface: Optional onboard SDTV/HDTV interface (LV-667T)

LVDS Interface: Optional 18/24-bit LVDS interface Mini-AGP add-on card for LV-667.

IEE1394: 3 x IEEE 1394 ports with VIA VT6306 MAC/PHY

GPIO Interface: Onboard programmable 8-bit Digital I/O interface.

LAN Interface: 1 x VIA VT6103 10/100Mbps PHY, 1 x Realtek 8100B 10/100Mbps PCI controller

SSD: CompactFlash Type-II socket

Watchdog Timer: Winbond W83697UF with system generates 256 level reset

Expansive Interface: 1 x Slim PCI slot , 1 x Mini-AGP(optional)

About Commell

COMMELL is a trademark of Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.

For further information about COMMELL is available at


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Boris Plug-Ins to Support Apple’s New Plug-in Architecture Integrated Solution Provides Advanced Visual Effects In the Apple® Motion® Interface

(PRWEB) April 20, 2005

Boris Plug-ins to Support Apple's New Plug-in Architecture Integrated solution provides advanced visual effects in the Apple® Motion® interface

NAB 2005, Las Vegas, NV (Booth SL 4045) - Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film production, today announced that an upcoming release of Continuum Complete (BCC) will support the new FxPlug SDK. FxPlug is a visual-effects plug-in architecture developed by Apple's Professional Applications group. Apple Motion is the first application to provide support for the FxPlug SDK. FxPlug dynamically extends the visual effects supported by Motion.

Continuum Complete is a comprehensive suite of native plug-in filters and transitions for Adobe® After Effects®, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Apple Final Cut Pro®, Apple Motion, Discreet® Combustion® and Boris Red systems. Motion delivers high-performance, real-time motion graphics design and integration with Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. Motion's built-in effects are also developed with this SDK architecture. BCC currently integrates with Motion, using the Adobe After Effects plug-in architecture.

"We've already developed expertise with OpenGL hardware acceleration in our existing solutions," said Boris FX founder and president Boris Yamnitsky. "We look forward to the significant performance enhancements that we can provide using the FxPlug SDK."

The FxPlug SDK is compact, yet powerful. It lets developers create unique CPU-based effects or hardware-accelerated effects that leverage technologies such as OpenGL, CoreGraphics, or CoreImage. The FxPlug SDK can be used to create two types of effects, video filters and video generators. A filter operates on an input video image to output a video image; a generator does not require an input image.

Continuum Complete lets users create compelling imagery with more than 150 filters that complement Motion's native capabilities. Continuum's three-dimensional compositing environment, includes tumble, spin and rotate, animated lights and perspective camera. The Z-Space filters allow objects to intersect, interact with lights and cast shadows on each other. A suite of Film filters provide sophisticated Grain management. Temporal effects feature state-of-the-art optical flow technology to smoothly retime clips.

The Continuum product line consists of Continuum Complete, Continuum Complete AVX and Continuum for Discreet Sparks. Continuum Complete is for users of Adobe® After Effects®, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Apple Motion and Discreet® combustion® and Boris Red® systems. Continuum Complete AVX is for users of Avid® nonlinear editing systems. Continuum Complete for Discreet Sparks® is for users of Discreet Inferno®, Fire®, Flame®, Flint® and Smoke® systems.

Continuum Complete and other Boris solutions will be demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB) 2005 in booth SL4045 in the Las Vegas Convention Center April 18-21, 2005. Apple will showcase a wide range of solutions, including three prototype Continuum filters that uses the new architecture, in booths SL1902 and SL1914.

Pricing and Availability

Continuum Complete 3.03 is available immediately through the BorisFX worldwide reseller channel and direct through BorisFX for $ 795 US SRP. The next release of Continuum Complete will add support for the new plug-in architecture. The Continuum Complete plug-ins support both Windows and Mac OS X systems. A separate release supporting the Discreet® Sparks® architecture is scheduled for Q3 2004. For more information visit

About Boris FX

Founded in 1995 in Boston MA, Boris FX is the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology, delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for the broadcast, post production, film and multi-media industries. Since the company's inception, Boris products have grown to serve over 200,000 artists worldwide. A great part of its success lies in the ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers including Adobe®, Apple®, Avid®, Canopus®, DPS®, Discreet®, eyeon®, in-sync®, Incite®, Matrox®, Media 100®, Sony Pictures Digital®, and Ulead®.

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Anne Renehan, Director of Marketing and Communications

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Advanced System Optimizer – Improve and tweak your PC’s performance

(PRWEB) August 24, 2005

Considering the viewpoint of a business person who wants his copy of Windows is optimized for smooth functioning of daily use applications, a home user who wants to improve system performance and postpone purchase of new machine, a network administrator or a computer consultant who investigates and rectifies performance problems on users' computers and all other guys who are concerned about their data security and system performance, Advanced System Optimizer is for your help.

Advanced System Optimizer is a system tweaking suite that includes around 30 tools to improve and tweak your PC’s performance. It offers an attractive and easy to use interface that organizes all tasks into categories and provides graphical statistics whenever possible. The tools include junk file cleaner, memory optimizer, system information, system files backup, file encryption, safe uninstaller, duplicate file finder, taskbar manager and much more. Advanced System Optimizer also includes an Internet tracks eraser with cookie manager and secure deletion, and even a desktop sticky notes application. Overall, a great bundle that offers a wide range of system tools with extra benefits that are hardly ever found.


    Improves the system performance by cleaning Windows registry.

    Clears the junk files clutter giving more space on your system hard disk.

    Optimize CPU usage.

    Protects your privacy and no one can track what you did on your computer.

    Optimize the memory which means better performance.

    Repairs corrupt zip files.

    You can decide which important tasks you want to run at the Windows startup.

    Optimize internet connection which results in better speed and better connectivity.

    Access internet without graveling popups.

    Helps you remember your important meetings, dates and notes.

    Provides you complete information about hardware and software on your system, memory available, drivers installed, input/output devices installed on your system etc.

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BCC Research: Latest in Advanced Materials Market Research

Wellesley, Mass (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

With superior qualities such as hardness, durability and elasticity, materials within the advanced materials category usually outperform other conventional materials groups, making them appropriate for more advanced industrial and technical applications. While the use of some advanced materials like polymers, metal alloys, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, and biomaterials is fairly widespread, product groups such as carbon nanomaterials, activated carbon, titanium, and others are beginning to make strong headway into the markets. BCC Research ( technical market research reports cover the full range of materials within this dynamic market.

The development of advanced materials has led to the design of completely new products from military vehicles to medical devices and computers. The future of advanced materials is complex and rife with competition as scientists strive to improve present materials and invent new ones to suit industrial needs. Consequently, this market is positioned for high growth, presenting tremendous opportunities to those who can take advantage. R&D spending, intense competition, and reduced costs will drive growth in this market for the foreseeable future.

Advanced materials companies and investors must understand these developments in order to capture new opportunities in both domestic and international markets. BCC Research's reports provide invaluable insights on how today’s evolving markets are changing core business models in the advanced materials industry.

Use BCC Research reports to:

    Gain an overview of the global advanced materials markets, including polymers, ceramics, glass, metals, alloys, construction materials, and other high technology processing areas such as carbon nanomaterials, bioactive materials, and titanium.
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    Review comprehensive company profiles of the top industry players and relative market shares for the leading companies.

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Friction materials are used in the transportation industry to enhance the efficiency and performance of vehicles, as well as their appearance. Friction products are also critical to a number of other industries ranging from household appliances to heavy construction equipment. Global Markets for Friction Products and Materials provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for friction products and materials in light vehicles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, aircraft, and other industrial applications. (November 2013)

AVM054B - Bioactive Materials: Technologies and Global Markets

The increased market penetration of bioactive materials is attributed to several factors, including a rising demand for tissue replacement materials needed in surgical procedures used to treat a rapidly growing elderly population. Bioactive Materials: Technologies and Global Markets surveys the bioactive materials market, including descriptions of various types of bioactive materials, their fabrication methods, and identification of current and potential applications for each type. (September 2013)

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Characteristics such as strength, flexibility, and electrical conductivity have opened up new horizons for graphene in high-energy particle physics research and electronic, optical, and energy applications. Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets provides an overview of the global markets for graphene products, including a survey of emerging graphene technologies and applications. (September 2013)

AVM099A - Cosmeceuticals: Products and Global Markets

A combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals are toiletry products developed with active ingredients that promise to deliver drug-like benefits. Cosmeceuticals: Products and Global Markets offers an overview and comprehensive description of the global market for cosmeceuticals. In addition, this comprehensive study evaluates the industry structure, including distinctive regional differences in R&D, marketing, and regulatory requirements. (August 2013)

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Infinite Skills “SolidWorks – Mold Tools Tutorial” Offers Advanced Study in Specialized Area of Mechanical Modeling

(PRWEB) November 14, 2013

Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. last week introduced its "SolidWorks - Mold Tools Tutorial," an advanced course providing specialized training in the mold tools palette of the popular 3D modeling software for mechanical engineers.

Solidworks is a computer aided design program that uses a parametric, feature-based assembly system for building mechanical models. By learning the mold tools palette, users can master SolidWorks’ tools for designing molded parts, including importing, analyzing, and surfacing molded parts.

Infinite Skills’ "SolidWorks - Mold Tools Tutorial" offers a comprehensive guide to the mold-design process and prepares students for SolidWorks certification in the mold tool palette.

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Course author Matt Perez is a certified expert in SolidWorks who has worked in training and private training consulting, helping companies develop training strategies and improve efficiency in the program since 2011. He was recently recognized by SolidWorks for a tutorial on SolidWorks that focused on designing a Chevrolet Camero. He has been using SolidWorks since 2009.

Perez begins with an introduction to the commands and toolbars used in creating molds, including an overview of the entire process of designing a molded part, from analysis through design and final editing.

The course then covers essential functionality, looking at how to perform critical analysis of your part with draft, undercut, and parting line analysis.

From there, the course covers the elements of mold design, explaining how to create a parting line, surfacing functions, and creating the main core and cavity of the molding.

The course then closes with a lesson on working with imported surfaces and performing manual edits, before closing with a guide to the mold tools certification exam.

"This course is designed to allow users to successfully navigate the mold tools environment," Perez says. "We’ll talk about creating a mold, and we’ll look at each command and work through examples."

Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the SolidWorks - Mold Tools training page of the Infinite Skills website:

Infinite Skills offers its SolidWorks - Mold Tools Training Video as direct download from the company website at a retail price of $ 24.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.

About Infinite Skills Inc.

A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013



Advanced Time Clock System Moves Payroll from Dinosaur to Cost-Saving Lead

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2013

MinuteHound offers a system for time and attendance which brings the payroll process forward with the latest technology. In what often seems like a holdover from the steam powered industrial age, ancient mechanical time clocks and paper time cards still complicate the process of calculating a fair day's pay.

No one in the payroll department needs to be reminded of the burdens such a system imposes upon them every week: checking time clock accuracy, resolving handwritten notations and corrections, performing arithmetic, entering data. Supervisors have to ensure that everything is above board in the time clock process, making sure no "buddy punching" or other versions of "time theft" are going on, making judgment calls when equipment is malfunctioning, and keeping track of who's on the job and who didn't show up, showed up late or left early.

Keeping track of labor hours is itself labor intensive. With MinuteHound, it's not any more. Using the latest biometric and computer technologies, the whole process is tidied up into a simple finger swipe on arrival and when leaving. The system identifies the worker, records accurate current time, and stores the records in a safe place for payroll to download and run.

MinuteHound is not a complicated, just a wise application of the latest technologies. Besides efficiency, payroll costs can drop up to eight percent right away, with accounting labor and time inaccuracy both benefiting significantly.

A finger scanner for the MinuteHound system costs less than $ 100 and removes the line waiting for the time clock to punch their cards or enter identification codes. Processing each worker costs only pennies per day. For multiple locations or very large shift changes, companies can use as many scanners as they need. MinuteHound can start in a single department, and easily scale to a multinational operation.

When payroll time comes, the finger scan data which contains an Internet time stamp and employee identification is ready to download. All the data is available 24 hours a day and ready to upload to a payroll processing service right away. The time card process is not just reduced, but appears to vanish. Many time clock fingerprint reviews state the same.

Behind the scenes, MinuteHound Information Technology engineers and workers maintain server systems in several locations that keep copies of employee scan data so it can't become lost or unavailable. These servers also provide in-depth reports, alerts and research tools for management to check the current status of operations. Payroll turns from paper-laden dinosaur to model of efficiency and reliability in one simple judgment call.

MinuteHound specializes in using technology to create win-win situations. Companies which make the easy transition to finger scan timekeeping not only move from paper card dinosaurs to an efficient, push-of-a-button payroll process, but they do it at very low cost and with significant operational cost savings for each week's payroll.

MinuteHound Contact Information:


Email: info(at)MinuteHound(dot)com

Phone: (800) 351-7237

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Advanced NEXCOM COM Express Type 2 ICES 268 Comes with 4 Cores, 16GB Memory and Multiple Displays

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

NEXCOM ICES 268 is a COM Express Type 2 Basic module designed to prolong the use of systems by allowing them to be updated in line with evolving technologies. Based on the rPGA988-type 3rd generation Intel


Take a Test Drive in the Ultimate SAFE Car, An Advanced Automotive Security Solution Introduced by SAFE


Fast cars and luxury automobiles. They capture our hearts and command respect, but lets face it. They come at a priceand sometimes risk. With the groundbreaking introduction of the SAFE Car, consumers can now protect their wheels, and, more importantly, whats inside, in ways never thought possible.

The new SAFE Car, developed by SAFE (Strategically Armored and Fortified Environments,, the leader in next generation custom security solutions, provides owners with an unprecedented level of control, convenience, safety and security that is in keeping with the newest lifestyle and technological capabilities.

SAFE, based in L.A. and founded by security industry icon Al Corbi, began developing a prototype for the SAFE Car, an advanced automotive security solution, as a natural extension for its clients security needs. The car is designed to allow owners to maintain complete control of their residential or other properties while on the go. The SAFE Car offers secure features that can be controlled by the owner from any locationin the air and on the groundand is the first of its kind to offer real-time contact and communications with the vehicle. The cars Situational Awareness and Control (SAC) system from SAFE, links audio, video and mechanical systems seamlessly to protect itself and its owners/occupants with manual or pre-programmed features.

To showcase the SAFE Car features, SAFE produced a short dramatization video titled "Good Decisions," revealing an up close and personal view of the cars cutting edge safety and security features.

An integrated security solution, the SAFE Car is a fusion of biometric and analytic technologies, including facial recognition, behavior analysis, voice recognition, LPR, RFID and more, typically used in residential and commercial projects. SAFE Cars are essentially roaming Wi-Fi hotspots that afford their owners unprecedented access to the vehicle and its functions. Most importantly, SAFE Cars provide owners the peace of mind that comes from knowing their car can not be stolen and knowing they can maintain complete control of their car, their home or other properties worldwide in real-time. The SAFE Car keeps its owner in total control. It lets the owner know who is in the car, where it is, how fast it is traveling, and much more. Authorized users can stop the car remotely, enable or deactivate door and trunk locks, even send blasts of smoke into the interior to subdue an unwelcome intruder.

Although the technology and equipment in the car is seamless to the eye, the SAFE Car delivers the ultimate in automotive security and controls with features that include:

Interface with residential security systems, providing a fully integrated system with the security features and functions in any home, office, airplane or yacht.

Facial and voice recognition of both driver and passenger allowing the owner to view, in real-time, the interior of the car and its occupants from anywhere in the world. Camera views outside of the car recognize and record other vehicle license plates and help identify location and intruders.

Remote notification including images and time/date stamps of anyone other than those authorized to have unrestricted access.

Remote 1- or 2-way visual communication, remote 2-way voice communication, and remote door latch and unlatch, using an integrated, Internet-based secure tablet and barcoded license plate/back-up camera.

Remote trunk unlatch allowing quick escape or access.

Remote engine starting and stopping activation and deactivation through facial recognition.

Onboard Diagnostics, Global Positioning System (GPS) & Radar Detection featuring two graphic user interfaces (GUI), onboard and remote. The onboard GUI utilizes a secure tablet deployed from the dash when activated by the biometric palm reader in the center console.

The SAFE car is sold exclusively by SAFE. The SAFE Car design is not manufacture-specific and can be custom-designed by SAFE to be compatible with virtually all vehicle makes and models. SAFE will exclusively customize, manufacture and install the SAFE Car features.

When it comes time to purchase a new car or retrofit that old classic, "Good Decisions shows just how cool security can be.

So, take control. Make it a next-generation SAFE car.

About SAFE: SAFE (Strategically Armored and Fortified Environments, is a unique provider of custom security solutions that are architecturally based, aesthetically discreet and completely scalable for homes, automobiles, offices and super yachts. SAFE's systems do not rely on any of the traditional security measures such as alarms or guards. Instead, SAFE systems keep their clients in control at all times, while providing a predictable and reliable level of protection that is fail-safe for both natural and man-made threats. SAFE is a world leader in the field of security through the master integration of both high and low tech features including hardening, surveillance, detection, deterrence as well as nuclear, biological, chemical and electromagnetic pulse (NBCE) protection. All SAFE products are meticulously and seamlessly imbedded into even the most sophisticated interiors. SAFE helps its clients achieve the peace of mind that can only come from careful planning and preparation. SAFEs uncompromising solutions include full integration through SAFEs Situational Awareness and Control (SAC) system. This proprietary system includes custom software for each client, adding secure access, control and convenience. Beyond hardening and other security features, the SAC system allows the client to interact with and control their security from the property or from the other side of the globe. For more information, visit



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