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8Jul/130

Lulu Launches New Web Site for Making High-Quality Photo Books and Calendars Collaborative and Easy


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

With people taking more photos than ever, Lulu has launched a new and improved way for people to share and celebrate their memories in the form of personalized photo books and calendars, Picture.com.

Collaboration, simplicity and high quality photo books and calendars are the hallmarks of Picture.com. Depending on the product a person wants to create, friends, family, teammates and even business associates can share pictures and curate their own high quality photo books to treasure.

Picture.com is designed to solve the issues we know people have with making photo books and calendars: slow photo uploads, confusing interfaces and an all-around clunky experience, said Shawn Barber, vice president of product management at Lulu. Even the web address is easy.

For years, the industry has focused on a singular model: one person with one camera at one event who then makes one photo book. But thats no longer the way people capture, share and preserve images.

The collaborative features of Picture.com make the tool ideal for the busy parent who wants to gather all of the best pictures of their child from the past year, which may be in several different places. Picture.com allows people to add images to a single gallery, where they can be used to build memorable, personalized and enduring mementos.

Imagine a childs birthday party. Many photos are taken by many people, and the best shots may be captured by a number of peoples cameras and phones, said Barber. Picture.com allows the birthday party host to invite everyone to add their pictures to a shared gallery, so the photo book or calendar can be a celebration of the event. Whats more, anyone whod like to can create their own, one-of-a-kind keepsake from this shared gallery. And the quality of the photo books we offer are what youd expect to commemorate such a special occasion.

Lulu, the independent publishing company behind Picture.com, has enabled people to create photo books and calendars for years. But as the ways people capture and share photos have evolved, the company sought to introduce an enhanced and more tailored solution for people who want to celebrate lifes experiences.

Picture.com lets people use photos from their computer and their Facebook and Lulu.com accounts to create photo books and calendars.

Picture.com also serves a business audience, through offering personalized photo books for companies to use in strengthening professional relationships and extending their brands.

After listening to what people want in a web site for making cherished and valuable photographic keepsakes, we made sure that Picture.com takes into account what people want mostwhile eliminating the aspects that people find least valuable and most frustrating, said Barber. Additionally, Picture.com is architected in a way that allows us to easily partner and integrate with organizations and communities that serve a wide variety of audiences and interests.

Lulus Studio platform, which is designed for people who want to create photo books and calendars and sell them to others for fundraising, charities or profit through the Lulu Marketplace or via their own storefronts, will remain available at Lulu.com.

Prices for Picture.com photo books and calendars are available on the Picture.com web site.

About Lulu

Since 2002, Lulu has enabled authors in more than 225 countries and territories to self-publish nearly two million publications. Our industry-leading tools and global community help authors hone their craft and publish printed books or eBooks for free, then sell them around the world via multiple channels. At Lulu, authors are in control, owning the rights to their works, setting their own price and keeping up to 90 percent of their book profits. Lulu is also the innovative engine that powers Picture.com, which lets individuals and businesses celebrate and enrich relationships by creating custom photo books, calendars and more.







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8Apr/110

Tungsten Graphics Announces Phase I STTR Contract Award by Department of Energy, Chromium RenderServer: Remote and Collaborative Rendering and Visualization with Distributed Memory Parallel Clusters

Tungsten Graphics Announces Phase I STTR Contract Award by Department of Energy, Chromium RenderServer: Remote and Collaborative Rendering and Visualization with Distributed Memory Parallel Clusters










Cedar Park, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2004

Tungsten Graphics, inc., premiere provider of Graphics infrastructure software and services announced today, Phase I STTR Contract Award by Department of Energy, Chromium RenderServer: Remote and Collaborative Rendering and Visualization with Distributed Memory Parallel Clusters.

Through funding provided by Department of Energy (DOE) Tungsten Graphics is developing the Chromium RenderServer. The project team for this Phase I project is: Brian Paul, Tungsten Graphics, Inc. (Principal Investigator), Randall Frank and Sean Ahern, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, E. Wes Bethel, R3vis Corporation, Greg Humphreys, Ahpah Software, and the University of Virginia

Our work, called the Chromium RenderServer aims to provide remote users with network-based access to interactive visual data analysis capabilities located at central computing facilities; 3D scientific visualization is performed in parallel on interactive resources located at central facilities ?close to? the data, and the resulting imagery is transmitted over the network to one or more remote users. By design, the Chromium RenderServer allows any existing visualization application that meet a minimum set of technical criteria to be deployed in a remote fashion, and enables rapid deployment of a new generation of high performance remote visualization applications.

An important part of this development effort is Chromium. Chromium is a flexible framework for scalable real time rendering on clusters of workstations, derived from the Stanford WireGL project. A Chromium system allows clusters of low cost, high performance, commodity computer hardware and graphics accelerators to be linked together over high speed networks in a scalable architecture. Although many OpenGL applications will run unmodified as distributed applications in a Chromium system, it?s often the case that customizations are needed to fully take advantage of Chromium.

About Tungsten Graphics

Tungsten Graphics Inc. (TG) is a graphics software consulting company that develops state of the art graphics and open infrastructure solutions running on Linux, FreeBSD, and other operating systems. TG was founded by Brian Paul (owner and principal author of Mesa), Frank LaMonica (former CEO of Precision Insight), Jens Owen (founding partner and former engineering manager of Precision Insight), and Keith Whitwell (senior engineer and major contributor to Mesa.)

TG has established itself as a premier consulting organization, providing vendor neutral development and world renowned software architectural leadership. Major clients include corporations such as Intel, General Dynamics, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Red Hat, and The Weather Channel. Our team members have consistently demonstrated the commitment and ability to do whatever is required to bring projects to successful completion.

As a recognized contributor to many open source projects, TG has a proven track record of developing technology that has become standard in the industry. TG is an active participant in many graphics initiatives, including XFree86, Mesa, DRI, Chromium, and VNC. As a result, we can assure our clients that software we develop will integrate seamlessly into our client's open or proprietary systems, and all existing open source technologies.

Technical excellence, highly refined management skills, and unfaltering commitment, combined with the highest ethical and business standards make Tungsten Graphics a trusted partner for any serious project.

For more information please see http://www.tungstengraphics.com


















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1Apr/110

New Matrox Mura MPX Series Add-In Boards Redefine Collaborative Video Walls and Matrix Switcher/Scaler Solutions

New Matrox Mura MPX Series Add-In Boards Redefine Collaborative Video Walls and Matrix Switcher/Scaler Solutions











Matrox Mura MPX Series boards for collaborative display walls and matrix switcher/scaler installations.

Montreal, Quebec (Vocus/PRWEB) January 27, 2011

Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the new Matrox Mura™ MPX Series display wall controller board line-up for collaborative display walls and matrix switcher/scaler installations. The new Mura MPX Series cards combine traditionally separate input and output cards onto a single-slot, PCI Express x16 Gen 2 board, leveraging 64 Gb/sec full duplex data transfer to display full frame rate, HD video input channels. The MPX Series output/input boards feature highly flexible, universal input channel support for both digital and analog video (HD, SL-DVI, RGB/VGA, Component, S-Video, and Composite), plus capture and display data sources at full RGB888 image quality with zero compression. System integrators can easily add multiple MPX output/input boards within a single system and incorporate MPX video capture cards for high-volume, analog video input deployments.

Universal Output/Input Boards:

-Mura MPX-4/0 (4 outputs, 0 inputs)

Part number: Mura-MPX44F

-Mura MPX-4/2 (4 outputs, 2 inputs)

Part number: Mura-MPX42F

-Mura MPX-4/4 (4 outputs, 4 inputs)

Part number: Mura-MPX40F

Analog Video Input Boards:

-Mura MPX-V8 (8 inputs)

Part number: Mura-MPX44F

-Mura Mura MPX-V16 (16 inputs)

Part number: Mura-MPXV16F

The ultimate building block for control room video walls, digital signage, and corporate presentation environments, Mura MPX Series includes an updated SDK, including API software—backwards compatible with the existing Matrox PPX/VPX Display Wall Series—plus a new network API with integrated media input/output control for a quicker time to market. The ideal add-in board for display wall controllers, Mura MPX Series can also be integrated within switcher/scaler solutions, providing all-in-one switching, signal conversion, scaling, and de-interlacing capabilities, eliminating the need to purchase separate solutions.

"System designers and integrators will be impressed by the performance, image quality and scalability that Matrox Mura MPX Series has to offer," says Helgi Sigurdsson, Product Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “Designed with both outputs and inputs on the same single-slot card to take full advantage of the duplex nature of the PCIe x16 bus, multiple MPX add-in boards can easily be combined in a single system to build large-scale video wall and matrix switcher/scaler solutions.”

Matrox will be showcasing the Matrox Mura technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2011 in Booth# 11F48, Hall 11, from February 1-3 at the Amsterdam RAI.

Availability

The Matrox Mura MPX Series display wall controller boards will be available in Q2/Q3 2011. Development kits will be available in February 2011. For more information on Mura boards or to order your development kit, please contact graphics(at)matrox(dot)com.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, visit http://www.matrox.com/graphics.

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15Feb/110

Introducing Matrox Mura: The New Benchmark for Collaborative Video Walls

Introducing Matrox Mura: The New Benchmark for Collaborative Video Walls











Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) November 17, 2010

Matrox Graphics Inc. unveils the ultimate building block for video wall controllers with the new Matrox Mura™ controller board, capable of capturing four full 1080p HD inputs and simultaneously driving four monitors at up to 2048x1080, while maintaining full RGB 888 image quality. Based on second generation PCI Express technology, the controller board boasts a x16 bus interface providing an unrivalled 64 Gb/s of bandwidth for cutting-edge performance, while the customized 10-slot Matrox Mura switch fabric can deliver 512 Gb/s upstream and downstream for an unprecedented total throughput of 1Tb/sec. The flexible, all-in-one controller board captures content from and displays to a range of signal types including RGB, DVI/HDMI, component, composite, and S-video sources. Integrating input and output plus support for all types of channels in one single-slot controller board simplifies inventory management, while its standard form factor makes it easy to integrate into any video wall processor.

Matrox partner Amara International Ltd. will be showcasing Matrox Mura technology at InfoComm Asia 2010 in Booth 7C04, from November 17-19 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center.

"Matrox Mura’s upstream and downstream capabilities on a single board—at 4 times the performance of its competition—represents the new building block standard for display wall applications," says Alain Thiffault, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “By replacing existing multi-board set offerings, integrators can now easily exploit a mainstream computer’s available system slots to drive boardroom-type installs or use our custom switch fabric to comfortably power large-scale visualization and collaboration environments.”

The new addition to the well-established Matrox family of Display Wall Controller boards supports the existing Matrox Display Wall API interface, allowing current OEM customers to use their existing wall management software, without any additional development, for a seamless transition from the existing Matrox VPX™ and Matrox PPX™ product lines. Matrox Display Wall SDK now offers a new management interface, network API, and RS-232 control to help new customers shorten their time to market.

Availability

The new Matrox Mura controller board is designed for Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit systems and offers superior performance at a competitive price. Developer kits are available now for select partners. Contact Matrox for additional details on Mura and our wide range of video wall solutions.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, visit http://www.matrox.com/graphics or contact Matrox Graphics directly at graphics(at)matrox(dot)com.

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