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25Feb/140

Certified Apptec DigiTel Partner, Executive Communication Systems, Enables Dictation Professionals an Economical Solution From 1-20 Telephony Ports


Ventura, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013

Since 1990, ECS has been providing high quality, dependable dictation/transcription solutions designed to address the needs of their customers. The latest release of Apptec DigiTel Dictation software/hardware enables ECS to provide their customers with the most economical dictation solution on the market.

Now available from one to twenty telephone ports. Visit ECS for more information.

Simply dial a phone number, enter a PIN and dictate! DigiTel is available 24 hours a day. With the ease of touch-tone control, start or pause dictation, listen to it, or send it off for immediate transcription. Access and operate DigiTel from any touch-tone phone including landlines, cell phones, VoIP phones, and dictate stations.

Just install the DigiTel software and connect the DigiTel Pod to a pc's usb port and to an analog phone line(s). Users preferences can be set and system activity viewed. Friendly prompts help each user get their work done with ease.

Authors enter their User-ID (PIN) and an optional Password to gain access to the system to ensure that only authorized users dictate into DigiTel. Each user's dictations are recorded directly onto a local pc so they're instantly available to your transcriptionist. Each dictation file is clearly identified with the Authors Name, Date and Time of Dictation, optional Work-Type Numbers and Reference Numbers that the author entered.

The dictation files use standard wav or vox encoding, so a transcriptionist or secretary can use their favorite audio transcription software program to play the files. If you need an audio player, ask about our popular transcription solution DigiScribe which comes with a foot pedal and headset.

Each user's dictations can be kept on the same pc that DigiTel is running on or sent automatically over your computer network or sent to one of Ftp Magic's 25 intake folders for transfer to up to 25 different FTP sites.

Each user can listen to the system's prompts in the language of their choice.

About Executive Communication Systems:

The prime focus for Executive Communication Systems (ECS) in Ventura, CA is customer satisfaction. Since 1990 ECS has been providing high quality, dependable dictation/transcription equipment and accessories with in-house service solutions designed to address the needs of our customers. Additionally, integrity isn't just a word for us, it describes how we live our lives and operate our business. Our staff will never sacrifice their integrity trying to over-sell or achieve sales quotas at your expense. We will discuss your needs with you and outline your options, large and small, quote you for every option you desire and let you decide what is best for you. We value each customer as individuals with specific needs and our goal is to provide a dictation/transcription solution that fits your needs so perfectly it keeps you coming back to us with confidence for years to come.

The ECS research and development department ensures we sell and service only the highest quality products possible with a wide range of versatility and flexibility for your recording needs. ECS stands solidly behind the products we sell.

ECS has three divisions:

Network Dictation Systems

http://www.WinscribeUSA.com

Voice Logging / Quality Assurance

http://www.PSAPLogging.com

Dictation / Transcription Equipment & Accessories

http://www.tvps.com

Executive Communication Systems has carefully cultivated a seasoned sales, service and support team of factory trained, knowledgeable, courteous and considerate individuals, proud of the roles they play here at ECS servicing over 40,000 customers worldwide.

ECS can meet your dictating and/or transcribing needs from a single transcription headset to robust WinScribe Network Dictation Systems.







8Feb/140

5th Planet Games Launches Legacy of a Thousand Suns Mobile, Enables Cross-Platform Gameplay

Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

5th Planet Games, Inc., a leading developer of core, free-to-play games on social and mobile platforms, today announced the launch of Legacy of a Thousand Suns Mobile, now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The new app connects to the Web versions of Legacy of a Thousand Suns so that players can bring their characters with them on the go and continue their progress no matter where they are. New players can download the app on their mobile devices to experience one of the most popular text-based Role Playing Games (RPGs) online.

Legacy of a Thousand Suns first launched on Facebook in 2010 and has since expanded to other social platforms including Kongregate, Armor Games, and Newgrounds. Described as providing “one of the best experiences in text-based RPG gaming” by Gamezebo, the game is played by more than 20,000 fans daily, many of whom log in 4 – 5 times per day.

Hailed for its engaging narrative arc and visually stunning artwork, Legacy of a Thousand Suns Mobile is a sci-fi MMORPG that takes place in the futuristic world of the Sian Empire, where old rivals bearing powerful new technologies are on the hunt for Princess Illaria. Players must use their wits, skills and weaponry to protect the princess and ensure she doesn’t fall into her enemy’s clutches, or else the empire will be doomed.

“With Legacy of a Thousand Suns Mobile, we’ve created a unified, continuous experience for players whether they’re on their PC, smartphone or tablet,” said Robert Winkler, co-founder and CEO of 5th Planet Games. “The community interaction within ‘Legacy’ is so crucial to the game, and we wanted players to be able to take advantage of all the other social aspects of the game whether they were in front of their computers or on their mobile devices.”

In Legacy of a Thousand Suns Mobile, as in the web-based versions of the game, players must complete a series of missions and navigate through a number of zones in order to advance in the game. Community is an essential part of the gaming experiences, as players may form alliances with their peers and join raids against their common enemies in order to do battle more effectively. Gifting, player versus player action, and extremely active forums further contribute to the community aspect of the game. With a mobile version now available, players will be able to participate in the community at any time and from any place.

Availability

Legacy of a Thousand Suns Mobile is free to play and available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/legacy-of-a-thousand-suns-mobile/id697141092, as well as on Google Play for all Android devices at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.A5thplanetgames.lots.

Game updates can be found by following @5pg_LoTS on Twitter or by liking Legacy of a Thousand Suns Community Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Legacy-of-a-Thousand-Suns-Community/180642625386550. For game logo, screenshots and other assets, please contact matt@fluidspeak.com.

About 5th Planet Games

5th Planet Games is an independent developer of core, free-to-play games designed for casual gamers and hardcore enthusiasts alike. Established in 2009, the company’s mission is to build games that the employees themselves would want to play, and the results are several successful Role Playing Games including Dawn of the Dragons, Legacy of a Thousand Suns, and Clash of the Dragons. The company’s games appear on social and mobile platforms including iOS, Facebook, Kongregate, Kabam, Armor Games and others. 5th Planet Games is headquartered in Roseville, California, with offices in New York. For more information, visit http://www.5thplanetgames.com.

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29Jan/130

PC Check Writer: EzCheckPrinting Software Enables Users To Print Customized Checks In House


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2012

Designed with users needs in mind, popular check writing software ezCheckPrinting from Halfpricesoft.com lets small businesses customize check layouts, set-up and print checks on blank stock quickly, and eliminates need for expensive pre-printed checks. In response to users requests, the latest new version allows users to customize the check stubs too.

With this new feature, users can move and edit any field on stubs and on check easily. They can even add the new field to display more information. This new feature makes it easier for small businesses to print the compatible checks with logo for QuickBooks, Quicken, Microsoft Money and other software.

"Many best ideas of our software are from our customers," said Halfpricesoft.com founder Dr. Ge. That's why we always believe our customers, the real users, are the best members of our developing team."

EzCheckPrinting check writer has been in market for nearly one decade and is being trusted by thousands of users. A key attraction is that its so user friendly that business owners and managers without accounting background can run the software and save time. The new edition increase ezCheckPrintings already user-friendly nature, making it even easier to use.

ezCheckPrinting cheque software is compatible with Windows 7 system, Windows XP, Me, 2000, 2003 and Vista system without internet connection. New users can download and try this software free at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/check_printing_software_download.asp

The main features include:


Add a company logo and other customizable design features for a professional, corporate look to company checks
Easy to use and learn, even for people who dont have an accounting or IT background
No limit to the number of accounts that can be used
Write an unlimited number of checks
Prints MICR characters accepted by most banks (for use with laser printers) no need to order expensive checks pre-printed with bank information
Use blank check stock or pre-printed checks in check-on-top, check-in-middle, or check-on-bottom formats
Include signature image on checks to save time signing checks
Customizable report features that are easy to use
Save time by printing multiple checks with one click
Export and import of check data for use with ezTimeSheet, Excel file, QuickBooks, Microsoft Money, and other accounting software.

Check printing software developer halfpricesoft.com believes small business software should be easy-to-use and straight-forward. Users can install and run this software easily without wasting time on manual.

Known for affordability (from $ 39 per installation, free through TrialPay offer) and ease-of-use, ezCheckPrinting check writing software can save time and money for any business. To learn more about ezCheckPrinting check writing software and the current free offers, customers can visit http://www.halfpricesoft.com/product_ezCheck.asp

About halfpricesoft.com

Founded in 2003, Halfpricesoft.com has established itself as a leader in meeting the software needs of small businesses around the world with its payroll software, employee attendance tracking software, check printing software, W2 software, 1099 software and barcode generating software. It continues to grow with its philosophy that small business owners need affordable, user friendly, super simple, and totally risk-free software.







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18Dec/120

New Integrated Chip Enables Next Generation of DAB Enabled Digital Audio Products

London, UK (PRWEB) August 31, 2006

Frontier Silicon, the market leader in semiconductor solutions for mobile TV and digital radio, has launched a new advanced and highly integrated system-on-chip IC, which will enable the next generation of DAB digital radio-based products. The Chorus 2 FS1020 chip is a new programmable DAB baseband receiver providing significant space, cost and power savings on a typical radio or mobile handheld devices. The chip is now in mass production and products using the chip will appear in the market early 2007.

The key benefit of the new improved Chorus 2 IC is the level of integration -- providing up to 40 percent space savings on the board real-estate and 35 percent cost savings on the system bill-of-material. Chorus 2 has 640Kbytes of integrated memory, enabling it to run value added features without requiring external memory. The advanced chip architecture also provides up to 50 percent power consumption savings compared to other integrated DAB baseband receivers currently available.

The significant increase in processing power available on the chip allows manufacturers to create new convergence products at lower cost than is possible at present. Typical of the new products that will be enabled with Chorus 2 are DAB radios merged with other audio functionality -- such as combined DAB/ FM/ MP3/ WMA/ AAC digital music players, DAB radios with USB 2.0 OTG connectivity for high speed file transfer and firmware upgrade, Internet radios, digital music servers and jukeboxes, and multimedia-enhanced PDAs.

Chorus 2 will supersede the successful Chorus processor found in over 80 percent of DAB digital radios on the market. The new baseband receiver covers a number of physical layer standards, particularly those utilizing COFDM modulation. The IC uses a Meta122 CPU with extensive DSP (digital signal processor) capabilities, which is based on a multi-threaded architecture capable of executing multiple DSP tasks on the same core without cross-task interference.

Many of the components which were previously outside the chip are now incorporated on-chip, including a switched mode power supply which eliminates the need for external regulators, power-on-reset, digital clock (DCXO) and integrated memory to provide full ensemble 1.8Mbps decoding in a Eureka-147 DAB receiver. The use of a hardware-assisted DSP architecture on the Chorus 2 chip ensures that the DSP has additional capacity to run other embedded applications such as software FM, audio decoders, digital rights management, graphics and audio equalisers.

Unique to Chorus 2 is the integration of peripheral features on-chip, such as the USB 2.0 OTG interface, support for TFT and LCD displays, ATA/ATAPI interface for hard-disk storage, and NAND Flash, memory stick and SD interfaces.

Chorus 2 is available now in a package with small footprint of just 13mm(l) x 13mm(w) x 1.7mm(h).

About Frontier Silicon

Frontier Silicon is the leading supplier of digital and RF integrated circuits and modules for mobile TV and DAB digital radio products. Frontier is supplying solutions for leading products such as the Samsung B2300 and SGH-P900 T-DMB mobile phones and has over 80 percent market share for DAB receiver solutions. Frontier Silicons products include solutions for DAB digital radio, T-DMB and DAB-IP and a multi-standard receiver solution for mobile TV reception combining DVB-H, T-DMB and DAB-IP.

Customers include Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Grundig, JVC, Philips, PURE Digital, Roberts Radio, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and TEAC. Frontier Silicon has operations in UK, Ireland, China, South Korea and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.frontier-silicon.com.

Frontier Silicon uses Meta(TM) and UCC(TM) intellectual property from Imagination Technologies.

Contact details:

Jonathan Colbourne, Marketing and PR manager

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13Jun/120

Weather Central ESP:LIVE Enables Broadcasters to Deliver Deeper Insight into Severe Weather with New Dual-Polarization Weather Radar Display


Madison, WI (PRWEB) March 28, 2012

Weather Central, makers of the most viewed weather system in the world, today announced that its ESP:LIVE severe weather system has been enhanced to support new dual-polarization weather radar technology. This groundbreaking new presentation tool will be on display at NAB 2012 in Booth SL3911. With precise display of damaging hail, debris in tornadoes, improved flash flood warnings, and more accurate identification of winter precipitation, ESP:LIVE with dual-polarization radar support enables meteorologists to better inform and alert their viewers when severe weather strikes.

A comprehensive look at dual-polarization radar technology and its impact on severe weather reporting can be found at http://wxcblog.wordpress.com/. Dual-polarization radar is currently being deployed by the National Weather Service throughout the United States.

Informing and protecting viewers from severe weather is one of a broadcasters most vital functions, said Bill Boss, VP-Media Solutions at Weather Central. Audiences are incredibly loyal to broadcasters who give them accurate, immediate information that they can act on. Meteorologists at hundreds of broadcast stations depend on ESP:LIVE to help make that happen. Dual-pol radar adds even greater depth to the industrys leading radar display toolset.

ESP:LIVE severe weather system gives broadcasters the tools, accuracy and compelling look needed to drive ratings and meet their commitment to informing and protecting their viewers. Hyper-local mapping, the most advanced storm tracking algorithms, interactive data display capability, and a suite of exclusive tools enable meteorologists to give viewers what they need, when they need it. Other enhancements to ESP:LIVE include:

13Mar/120

ThinkFree Unveils Complete Office Suite and Online Collaboration Offering for the Emerging Netbook Market : ThinkFree Netbook Edition Enables OEMs to Integrate a Fully Microsoft Office-Compatible Productivity Suite at a Much Smaller Footprint


SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 21, 2008

Built on the robust and proven ThinkFree Mobile platform, ThinkFree Netbook Edition features a simplified user interface, seamless integration with ThinkFree Online and the highest Microsoft Office 2007 compatibility to date. The redesigned user interface delivers an easy workflow and is optimized for the small screen, making it simple for mobile users to browse, edit, create and collaborate on documents while on the go. ThinkFree Netbook Edition also features seamless integration with ThinkFree's already existing online service for collaboration and synchronization across all documents. Including the best roundtrip Microsoft Office compatibility, users can easily share files amongst different office suites without the fear of losing formatting while on the go.

"In today's digital world, document collaboration and real-time synchronization is a vital part of staying on top of business. Netbook users are demanding applications that are built to not only meet but make the most of the unique characteristics of this new device category," said Su Jin Kim, CEO of ThinkFree. "Netbook OEMs can now offer their customers just that by pre-installing a customized, device-tailored version of ThinkFree Netbook Edition."

ThinkFree Netbook Edition is available now for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and Mac OS X. A free trial copy can be downloaded at http://product.thinkfree.com/mobile/.

For Netbook OEMs

ThinkFree Netbook Edition is highly optimized for Intel Atom chipset-based netbooks. It performs significantly faster than competitor offerings such as Microsoft Office, Open Office and Star Office. ThinkFree provides professional services for OEMs and can fully customize the product for particular devices, including branding, optimization of user interface and functionality enhancements.

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12Mar/120

Statf.ly Enables Quick-switch Multi-profile Social Analytics and Management | Statf.ly Simplifies Live Social Monitoring, Engagement, Reporting and Storage


Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012

Statf.ly, a social media management and analytics company launched in the fall of 2011 and created by agency and tech-industry veterans, added new quick-switch multi-profile management and unlimited reporting to its growing feature set today. The multi-profile dashboards will meet the growing social media needs of agencies and companies with multiple brands. The Statf.ly interface is designed to be intuitive, powerful, and affordable, enabling team collaboration, unlimited report generation with data point annotation, real time search for both Twitter and Facebook and social data storage for up to 1 year.

We added quick-switch multi-profile management and unlimited analytics reporting to Statf.ly Pro to meet the growing demands of time-strapped agencies and brand managers overseeing content distribution and communications for multiple social client profiles, says Statf.ly CEO, Bryan Crick. Statf.ly will continue to grow its suite of management and analytics features with a usability-first philosophy that is both economical and efficient.

Statf.ly enables users to store Twitter and Facebook history, keywords, and report annotations for up to one year, which is valuable for generating more compelling long term analysis, in depth quarterly reports and annual strategy reviews.

The Statf.ly platform provides users the ability to efficiently:

29Jun/110

Techsol’s TSCM-233 Computer Module Enables Low-cost Hand-held Devices

Techsol's TSCM-233 Computer Module Enables Low-cost Hand-held Devices











TSCM-233 module alone


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 21, 2011

Techsol is now offering an extremely cost-effective computer with a Color TFT LCD and Touch panel interfaces plus assorted serial, Audio, and other I/O, targeting low-cost devices such as industrial handhelds and other HMI (Human-Machine Interface) applications. This standard, off-the-shelf, Medallion Linux on ARM-powered computer module features:

500 MIPS FreeScale i.MX ARM processor running Techsol's Medallion Linux OS
64 MB or DDR memory

Booting from NAND or uSD card on-board
Direct-connect support for user SD card in addition
Optional boot from Serial NOR FLASH for ultra-high-reliability applications
Connects to Display board or I/O boards with simple, low-cost 2mm dual-row headers
Extremely low power consumption permits fanless operation and portable applications
18-bit direct-wire for TFT LCDs
4-wire resistive touch-screen connection
Hi-speed USB 2.0 host port
Hi-speed USB 2.0 device port (shared internally via MUX)
Dual UARTs with IrDA support
Dual I2C for HW management, and user device interface
Hi-speed SPI, GPIOs, etc.
Power-supply interface for 3.3v DC in, or single Li-Ion battery
Integrated battery charger for single Li-Ion battery
1-wire interface for coulomb counter
On-board stereo Head-phone amplifier
Built-in MIC amplifier
Analog inputs for battery monitoring or other uses
Optional 10/100-BaseT Ethernet interface with lines for LED status indicators
SW-controlled beeper with frequency/tone control
Ships with the proven Medallion Linux 2.6.3x plus drivers pre-installed.

Dimensions: Width: 80 mm, 3.4" Height: 60 mm, 2.4" Thickness: 5 mm, 0.2"

Mounting: There are 3 holes for #4 bolts to secure the board-stack if required.

There is an option for "pass-through" headers to stack between display and I/O boards.

Construction: all parts on one-side of the board, for reduced assembly processes, lowering device cost

GUI options include:

Linux Framebuffer (FB), operating in 16-bit, 65,536-color mode
X11 (KDrive) on FB for standard Linux/Unix graphics
FLTK on X, for a full-featured, extensible, yet free GUI
GTK+ on X, for full PC compatibility
Qt on X, or Qt Embedded
too many other GUIs to list
Ask about Web Browser Support

Other SW packages:

Database packages
Web-servers
Security
DHCP
USB drivers for many devices
WiFi drivers for USB-Wireless dongles
and much more

WHY SHOULD I BUY IT

"These computers are built to the same quality levels as our Classic Medallion CPU modules," said Brian Empey, P.Eng., CEO of Techsol, "but they have more features integrated and a lower acquisition cost, making them suitable for a wider variety of low-cost applications."

Not surprisingly, Techsol is already developed some products powered by TSCM products for its clients, as this technology has been under development since 2009.

WHAT DOES IT COST

Pricing for units without Ethernet or the optional "pass-through" headers are:

Order-Quantity    Unit-Price **Optional-Ethernet Optional-Pass-Through-Connectors

10+                 $ 64                    $ 13.0                 $ 5.2

100+                $ 57                    $ 11.5                     $ 4.6

1,000+             $ 49                    $ 10.0                     $ 4.0

higher                             contact us for a quote.

** If you require Ethernet, then the TSCM-283 will probably serve you better with double the RAM at the same price.

Every unit is tested running Linux before it ships! Single units of the TSCM are available with Display and/or I/O boards as development kits with full SW development tools and support. Call for pricing.

Development kits are usually available from stock. Production volumes are typically 6 to 8 weeks.

See also

TSCM product page

DevKits

Embedded Engineering is the same all over the world. Engineers face the same challenges of having too much to do, and not enough time or money to do it with. Techsol's Medallion Classic and TSC modules address this issue and provide a solution that extends into the production stages of a product, not just the proof-of-concept stage like most SBCs.

Techsol's Medallion system is unique in the embedded computer world.

The Medallion Single-board computer product line encompasses multiple CPUs, and different configurations with the same CPU. However, the pin-out and form-factor remain the same, even after 10 years.

And the TSCM will also have a similar long availability for "planned NON-obsolesence".

There is one Medallion module that is best matched to your application.

By designing with the Medallion system, you are effectively out-sourcing your CPU design and Linux porting with no up-front NRE fees! That lets your team concentrate on the hardware and software portions of your product that your customers see. The result is that you can create a higher-quality product in a fraction of the time (and cost) of designing everything yourself from scratch! Plus, the interchangeable modules extend product life-cycle times.

For more details, or to request further information, please visit our Web site at http://www.medallionsystem.com

Call 1-888-TECHSOL in North America, or 1-604-946-8324 and ask for Bruce or Brian, or e-mail sales(at)techsol(dot)ca.

Techsol is headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, where the mighty Fraser River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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29Jun/110

Techsol New Product Announcement: TSCM-283 Medallion Touch Screen Computer Module Enables Low-Cost Touch-Screen HMI Devices

Techsol New Product Announcement: TSCM-283 Medallion Touch Screen Computer Module Enables Low-Cost Touch-Screen HMI Devices











TSCM-283 Top-side


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

The TSCM is the world's first low-cost, high-performance, modular touch-screen computer system based on high quality components and built in North America. With this system a custom computer is created in 3 easy steps:


     pick a display (it comes with a matching display interface board supporting the LCD, touch-panel, adjustable back-light power, plus some optional extras)
     pick the appropriate amount of computer power, from 500 to 1000 MIPS, with or without on-board Ethernet
     pick an I/O board with the best mix of I/O and power-supply. From POE to a super-low-cost 2-board option powered by USB, there's a range of boards coming.
     When they arrive, just stack them together and turn on the power!

That's it.

Display options currently supported include 3.5" qVGA, 4.3", 5" WVGA, 7" WVGA, 7" Hi-Brite, and 10.4" SVGA LVDS with more coming.

Using the latest i.MX processors from FreeScale Semi-conductor of Austin Texas, Techsol's engineers have applied 1/4 century of experience designing low-power CMOS computer systems for commercial, industrial, medical, automotive, and defense applications to the long-standing challenge of "why can't I have high-quality, high-performance AND low-cost?". Plus, all TSCM products run Techsol's Medallion Linux, one of the oldest and most stable Linux distributions exclusively targeting ARM processors (for over 10 years).

The TSCM is not just a computer module: it’s a whole new way of building products.

It’s a "system."

Last week Techsol launched the TSCM-233 with 1k pricing of $ 49 for a fully-functional, product-ready computer module. This week, the TSCM-283 is officially announced. With integrated Ethernet and double the memory, it starts at $ 59 for a usable computer module with Medallion Linux pre-installed. "If you've delayed updating that product of yours because the prices were too high, you're time has come."

This modular system enables the rapid creation of powerful, custom touch-screen solutions based on 3 or 4 layers, which are (from the front-to-back)

     LCD display itself
     Display Interface board, with LCD connector, touch connector, power-supplies, LED back-light supply, etc.
     TSCM :: the brains of the operation
     optionally, an I/O board with "outside" interface connectors and drivers, plus the power-supply

The TSCM-233 module is optimized for applications without Ethernet, such as handhelds, remove SCADA systems, or USB-connected displays such as Kiosks. These can usually be implemented in 3 layers (display, display board, TSCM-233).

For Ethernet-connected devices, all 4 layers (display plus 3 boards) are needed as the Ethernet connector is on the 3rd board. Either the TSCM-233 with optional Ethernet added, or the TSCM-283 module will provide the Ethernet functionality.

For low-cost applications, such as Medical-device-HMI, there is a "small-form-factor" (80 x 85mm) display board supporting 3.5" and 4.3" displays. For larger systems such as Industrial HMI, high-end A/V Control systems, etc. there is a "larger-form-factor" (110 x 110mm) board supporting the 5" WVGA, 7" WVGA, 7" Hi-Brite, and 10.4" SVGA LVDS and larger displays.

The first "stock" I/O board offered has a mix of the most demanded peripherals, including:

     Ethernet connector with integrated LEDs
     RS-232 port on DE-9 connector (PC compatible)
     RS-484 port on RJ-12 connector
     2x USB Host ports on Type-A connectors
     1x USB Device port on Type-B connector
     Power-connector for AC or DC power on terminal strip
     micro-SD connector for memory cards
     buzzer
     LEDs for power, error, debug

The I/O board (above) in loaded configuration sells for only $ 49 at 1k quantities. The LCD displays with adapter/mounting boards start at $ 36 for 3.5" or 4.3" size. That brings a 3-piece modular set with 4.3" LCD with LED back-light and touch-panel, TSCM-283 with 128 MB RAM, 128 MB NAND, and the loaded I/O board above to (36 + 59 + 49) $ 144. Jumping past the 5" WVGA screen to the standard 7" WVGA screen bumps the price of the complete touch-screen computer kit to $ 162. All that's needed to complete the product is an enclosure and application SW, which can be developed by the customer, or contracted to Techsol or one of our partners.

Conceived in 2007, designed starting in 2009, optimized in 2010, and now rolling out in 2011, the Touch Screen Computer Module (TSCM) simplifies the creation of new-gen products at low-cost, with low-risk, and with fast time-to-market. Plus, Techsol still offers custom design services for both I/O boards (interfaces and power-supplies) and display boards for new LCDs.

"We've done the work. And you reap the rewards! Call us now to get started on that new design."

Embedded Engineering is the same all over the world. Engineers face the same challenges of having too much to do, and not enough time or money to do it with. Techsol's Medallion Classic and TSC modules address this issue and provide a solution that extends into the production stages of a product, not just the proof-of-concept stage like most SBCs.

Techsol's Medallion system is unique in the embedded computer world. The Medallion Single-board computer product line encompasses multiple CPUs, and different configurations with the same CPU. However, the pin-out and form-factor remain the same, even after 10 years. And the TSCM will also have a similar long availability for "planned NON-obsolesence". There is one Medallion module that is best matched to your application.

By designing with the Medallion system, you are effectively out-sourcing your CPU design and Linux porting with no up-front NRE fees! That lets your team concentrate on the hardware and software portions of your product that your customers see. The result is that you can create a higher-quality product in a fraction of the time (and cost) of designing everything yourself from scratch! Plus, the interchangeable modules extend product life-cycle times.

For more details, or to request further information, please visit our Web site at medallionsystem.com, call 888 TECHSOL (888 832 4765) or 604 946 8324, or e-mail sales.

Techsol is head-quartered in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, where the mighty Fraser River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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2Jun/110

Hantro Enables SDTV Resolution Video Capture for Mobile Handsets

Hantro Enables SDTV Resolution Video Capture for Mobile Handsets










Oulu, Finland (PRWEB) September 8, 2005

Hantro announced today the availability of a new hardware encoder design targeted for wireless IC manufacturers. The 6250 encoder supports MPEG-4, H.263 and H.264/AVC video formats at resolutions up to 720x576 as well as up to 16Mpix JPEG still images. An optimal solution for the mobile environment, Hantro’s design shares common hardware and software blocks to provide a minimal silicon gate count without compromising performance.

Supporting multiple video standards, the 6250 encoder enables a powerful suite of applications including video messaging, video telephony and personal video recorder. More than just an encoder, with integrated pre-processing functionality for color space conversion the 6250 simplifies overall system design by accepting standard outputs from image sensors. It also provides for image rotation which allows for landscape and portrait orientation capture, something which if executed in software, would be extremely heavy on the CPU.

“Our proprietary implementations for intra prediction and motion estimation are extremely computationally efficient” says Jani Huoponen, Director of Business Development at Hantro “this means that the 6250 multi-format encoder is capable of delivering better quality video with much less power consumption.”

“Incorporating SDTV resolution video recording capability into a mobile handset may seem a little extreme however, when you consider the convergence of devices in the digital living room, it is a natural step.” says Eero Kaikkonen, President and CEO of Hantro. “Future embedded applications will enable you to wirelessly stream your home movies created with your mobile handset directly on to your TV.”

About the Hantro 6250 Encoder

•    One Common hardware module, targeted for mobile system on chips

•    Integrates into OCP, AHB and AXI bus based designs

•    Control software and drivers fro ARM processor cores, portable to any operating system

•    Easy to use API

•    Can be integrated into the Operating System's Multimedia Framework

•    Support for JPEG still image capture

•    Encodes video resolutions up to SDTV – 720x576 at 25fps (PAL) or 720x480 at 30fps (NTSC)

•    Encodes still images up to 16Mega pixels

•    Accepts standard (YUV422) outputs from camera modules

About Hantro

Focused on mobile, Hantro is committed to continually advancing video enabling technology to deliver capabilities that exceed the expectations of the marketplace. A leading provider of hardware and software based MPEG4, H.263 and H.264/AVC video codec solutions as well as a complete integration platform; Hantro facilitates the implementation of applications such as: Camcorder, Video Players, Video Telephony and Mobile TV.

Hantro is uniquely positioned to provide technology solutions for silicon providers, device manufacturers and network operators. For more information please visit http://www.hantro.com.

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