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Panasonic® Toughbook CF-19

How about accomplishing your computing tasks while you are on field?

For field mobile usage, lately Intel Ivy Bridge technology and Panasonic came together to offer a rugged convertible notebook with enhanced CPU and graphic performance, and extended battery life of up to 10 hours.

Dubbed as Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, this one-of-a-kind notebook is meant to completely transform the way professionals work in emergency services, field utilities, transport maintenance, defense, and almost all kinds of field services. This device will allow instant access to applications and data without any geographical barrier and time restriction.

USP of Panasonic Toughbook CF-19

With magnesium alloy casing along with Panasonic anti-scratch coating, Toughbook CF-19 is one of the roughest notebooks. It is successfully MIL-STD 810G drop tested and also boasts of advanced temperature, vibration, and dust shield.

To handle the most intensive applications, the novel notebook sports the third generation Intel Core i5 Processor and Chipset, as well as Intel Core i5-3320 vPro standard voltage processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics. In terms of reliability and durability during extremely challenging environments, Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is meant to give optimum performance, thanks to its Panasonic energy optimization.

Talking about ports, Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 incorporates Super Speed 3.0 port and the latest Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready technology. It also includes low voltage DDR3L RAM module and 500GB of memory with 128GB and 256GB SSD options.

Panasonic® unveils microP2 cards at NAB Show 2012

NAB Show 2012, which is currently going on at the Las Vegas Convention Center, has already witnessed the introduction of several futuristic technologies and products. So, how can the Japanese electronics giant miss the opportunity to showcase its brilliance? Panasonic unveiled its latest microP2 SD-sized cards in both 62GB and 32GB versions.

According to John Baisley, Executive Vice President, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, “Since introducing this Emmy Award-winning, solid-state recording format nearly a decade ago, Panasonic has continued to make improvements to P2. The development of the microP2 card brings additional innovation to the owners of the more than 250,000 P2 products in use worldwide.”

Panasonic also released a compatible microP2 card adaptor to make it easier for you to use these new storage cards in current PCMCIA-based hardware. The cards can ensure high-speed transfer rates even in adverse conditions. These microP2 storage cards are ideal for audio, video, and metadata recording needs and can provide professional results.

New Releases by Panasonic at CES 2011

The CES – Consumer Electronics Show held year after year showcase thousands of gadgets expected to hit the market within 4 to 6 months of the show. However, some of them never see the light of day. Each year brings in a new wave of technology that keeps transforming the world. The CES 2011 was no less dramatic, with Panasonic introducing a state –of –the -art 12  foot wide HD 3D TV. The Panasonic 12 foot wide TV besides being in the spotlight for its strength in H D also displayed a real super thin flat screened TV featuring Plasma technology.

History wise the I F A 2005 show in Berlin saw Philips introducing the 120 inch L E D screen TV which they launched at the C E S 2006 show. Since then, various companies have tried their hand at large size television, including Sony of Japan who introduced the 150 inch screen in the year 2008. However, commercially these products were yet to see the light of day. Panasonic, the new reigning king of plasma televisions at the C E S 2008 after its wimpy looking 103 inch Plasma TV presentation then, has broken all barriers in C E S 2011. Panasonic showed its 12-foot wide TV at CES 2011 and is termed to be the world’s first ultra-large full HD 150 inch Plasma flat screen TV. The TV provides high quality full HD 3D video on the world’s largest scale for a direct view display as well as ultra high 2D display.

The 2k x 4k resolution and universal 220 volt running system is really awesome. The Panasonic crosstalk reduction technology has been a crucial development in producing clear and crisp 3D images. According to Panasonic, the technologies used include one of the industry-highest 5,000,000 : 1 native contrast ratio for phenomenal black reproduction. Panasonic has now emerged the leader in full HD 3D ultra – wide Plasma televisions. Panasonic is one of the largest players marketing digital plasma giants as presentation TV screens and High Definition display against use of large L E D displays or color computer projectors.

Panasonic does not aim only setting a record in the Guinness book of world records but has also emerged as a focused player in the large sized high definition 3D TV market. Panasonic’s unveiling of the gigantic television measuring almost 13 feet across created ripples at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas, considered the Super Bowl of electronics and a Mecca for techies. Panasonics mega TV actually caught the convention’s eyes fair and square. This TV allows you to watch your 3D movies and sports programs without wearing those cumbersome 3d glasses which are really irritating. With the development in Blue ray DVD and 3G as also 4G internets, these large TVs are expected to really add value to vision.

New Rugged, Bright-Lens and Super Zoom Cameras from Panasonic

Panasonic which has been in the digital camera arena for some time has launched its new products targeting various consumer categories. These new products will be serving to the needs of various users and camera men who use the device in their own way. Some keep it delicately and while others don’t; some need high zooms and some need more clarity. Panasonic has launched its products for fulfilling such needs. The new models fall in the following three categories: the Super Zoom Cameras, Bright Lens Camera, and Rugged Cameras.

The bright lens cameras have been developed to cater the need of better picture quality and the clarity. This is done by letting the lens open more wide and capture more light into it. This extra light reaching to the sensor results in better picture clarity. The term “Bright lens” was introduced by Sony for promoting their wide lens cameras and now has become a criterion for selecting a camera for purchase. Conventional cameras open the lens only up to one third of the diameter due to which less light is captured by the sensor which results in low picture clarity. Panasonic’s Bright lens opens up to half of its diameter and results in considerable, rather amazingly improved quality. Bright lens as the name sounds has nothing to do with the lens but the electronics which allows extra light to enter in the camera. The best model launched by Panasonic under this category is Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 which will cost roughly around $500.

The other addition in Panasonic’s digital cameras list is its Lumix TS10. This falls in the Rugged category and as the category name tells it actually is rugged in nature. It can bear free fall from few feet and can also dive approximately 10 feet in the water without getting damaged. The sibling TS2 is a better diver and can withstand around 33 feet of water if drowned. This will really interest adventure photographers who want to carry there camera in the waters but cannot because of its fragility. This camera has already earned the editors rating because of its price which is around 400 Dollars. The less rugged TS10 will cost around 250 Dollars.

The last category introduced by Panasonic is the Super Zoom category and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 makes its place in it. FZ1000 comes with whopping 24X zoom at a maximum of 14 Megapixels resolution. Not only the zoom is good but this camera also let the user to record video with stereo audio recording using a microphone. Microphone jack is something new launched by Panasonic and along with this the frame rate used for video recording is also quite nice. This camera captures 5 frames per second at best resolution of 14 Megapixels and 60 frames per second at low resolution of 3 Megapixels. This camera will cost around 500 dollars and if you find the price high then you can go for a slower version named FZ40 if you can compromise the quality and speed to an extent.

Predict TV niches coming from the top Manufacturers

TVs have undergone serious transformation in the recent years where the companies manufacturing them came up with overwhelming yet exotic devices to attract more and more people towards their brand. The competition started with simple slim LED models and then moved on to the plasma TV models that provided better quality compared to the LCD ones. The race then moved on to 3D world and it seems the hype is settling down a bit.

For a company as big as Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Vizio, this isn’t the state to rest a bit rather they need to come up with something even better to stay on the top of the list in their respective niche. Its time that they start defining new trends and releases even with the previous inventions that they have been working on to stay in the market. There was a time when a TV was a TV only but things are not the same now. There are many other factors that have been involved into the selection criteria that include size, components, as well as features that make the product a distinct choice altogether. The products that these companies have recently introduced might make a clear guess of where are these great buyers heading.

Samsung:

Samsung has always been a technology renderer that has been providing with adequate expansion in the technology every time by coming up with a distinct product. It seems that the manufacturer will not be coming up with the LED or Plasma TVs anymore. The company is expanding in LED 3D TVs lately and offers the highest quality in the 3D televisions available in the market. The company is going very good internationally as out of 300,000 3D Televisions sold between March to June, 270,000 belonged to Samsung. Samsung has 18% share in the international market of LCD TV that is 7% more compared to previous years.

Sony:

Sony was controlling 11.3% in the start of this year with respect to the LCD market and continues to control the market not only in the Television markets but also with the gadgets and other electronics as well. June marked the launch of a firmware update in PlayStation 3 that brought in the 3D feature. The company has recently filed a patent for split screen multiplayer gaming technology that too in 3D mode where each player has a different screen within the same Display unit. Sony even has TVs that are intelligent enough to turn off once there seems to be no one watching them. They have a wide arena to expand their technology apart from the TVs only.

Panasonic:

Panasonic is leading the Plasma TVs in terms of fan followers and brand royalty. Plasma TVs from Panasonic account for 37% shares in the market that is the highest with Samsung following at only 14% comparatively. Many of the analysts and reviewers around the market consider Panasonic’s Plasma TVs to be the best in the market.

Vizio:

Despite facing a lot of competition, Vizio has placed itself on the top of the list of LCD televisions and has the leading technology involved in the price that many a people can afford easily. They sell low price HDTVs in large quantities to the common people so that they enjoy the technology just as the elite people can. They are coming up in the 3D arena with cheap technology again where the classes will cost no more then $10 compared to the next available for $100.

Now, it time that you make the decision of what niche of TVs are you after and you will certainly find this helpful for your next possible buy.

Skype plans to increase user base: Focuses on Asian Association

What is Skype?

Skype is a software application that lets users all over the world to communicate with each other to make voice calls over the internet. The calls to other Skype users are free. But calls made to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged a very small fee where the user creates an account and the charges are automatically deducted.
Skype is used by millions of users everyday to make calls and transfer files and for messaging. With the launch of Skype, it has become convenient for people to communicate to their kith and kins via PC without the hassle of phone.

37 per cent of Skype’s users are firms which use the software for video tele-conferencing and low-priced international calls, according to Skype. In 2009 Skype’s revenue grew by 30 percent to US$716 million.

Plans and strategies of Skype

Founded in 2003, this global communication software application has innovative plans for its future to increase its user base. Skype plans to have its Internet audio call communication software application pre-packed on 100 million PCs in 2011.

Based in Luxembourg, with offices in Europe, the US and Asia, Skype has strategies to expand on a large scale. Skype CEO Josh Silverman presented his company’s new plans at the CommunicAsia conference in Singapore. Silverman stated that the software company has collaborated with manufacturers in Asia to install the Skype software. The installed software will enable the users to make voice calls on the Internet.

Responsible for 12% of international calling minutes, Skype has 500 million registered users across various mediums such as PCs, mobile phones, high definition TV sets. The company said these numbers are set to multiply in future. In the third quarter of 2009, Skype users made 3.1 billion minutes of voice calls to landlines and mobiles.

At present, 8 of the world’s foremost computer producing companies have computers preloaded with Skype software. Moreover, Skype has recently collaborated with Panasonic, LG and Samsung to integrate Skype as a preloaded application on flat panel TVs. Furthermore, around 12 million users all over the world have downloaded Skype for iPhones.

The Asian Association

This leading global internet communications company also said that Asia is a potential hub for Skype’s focus in future, considering the huge growth in Asia. The company has integrated with Asian manufacturers for the installation of Skype software. With China and India showing immense economic growth, Asia is the crucial center for growth of Skype. The company hopes to leverage on its Asian partners to create more innovative voice-over-IP software.

What is the future?

Skype is planning to widen its scope which would further augment its popularity. All the efforts seem to be very effectual. The technology is though very famous already among the people but still there are many aspects which are yet to be introduced. With towering visions, the company is looking forward to create a magic with its partnership in Asia. Asia is believed to be a home to innovations and communications and thus it would really enhance Skype’s growth. By, 2011, every plan would be crystal clear thereby; we will get a clear picture of the company’s prospects. Though, Skype is not a new technology for the people who use computers, moreover, internet very frequently, but, the enhanced visions of the company are certainly new for them. The plans of Skype are pragmatic but how long it will take to cover all the areas is a major point to be focused. The number of Skype users which is now 500 million through various modes is set to see a boom in its growth. We must wait and watch the future growth in the number of Skype’s users.

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