November 26, 2009
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games: Panasonic to Deliver Full Lineup of HD Equipment
Photo: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Mascots Quatchi, Sumi and Miga (© VANOC/COVAN).
Photo: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Whistler Olympic Park (© VANOC/COVAN).
Photo: Panasonic to Deliver Full Lineup of HD Equipment to Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Panasonic Corporation, the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, announced it is providing a full lineup of High-Definition (HD) equipment to support the broadcast of the Olympic Games; delivering the largest supply of AV equipment for any Winter Games in the company's history.
Through cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and Olympic Broadcasting Services Vancouver (OBSV), Panasonic will supply its HD video equipment to the competition venues and broadcasting locations, making the Vancouver Games the first Olympic Winter Games to be broadcast completely in HD format.
Following Beijing 2008, all international video signals for the 2010 Winter Games will be produced and distributed in HD format from the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) to rights-holding broadcasters around the world. In addition, the HD video signals will also be used for the first time for display on the LED Large Screen Display Systems in the competition venues and BC Place Stadium where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place; making the 2010 Winter Games the first "HD Olympic Winter Games" with all the Olympic videos to be delivered completely in HD.
In addition, Panasonic will support a safe and secure Olympic operation by providing high-quality picture and high-sensitivity surveillance camera systems for the indoor and outdoor Olympic facilities, the surrounding areas and highways.
Sources: Panasonic Corporation; Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).
"Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will take place in February 2010. Relevant consumer-oriented businesses targeting audiences in participating countries (especially those in North America) may timely explore this advertising opportunity."
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Posted by Editors at 8:02 AM
June 8, 2009
Apple Announces New Products: iPhone 3G S, Updated MacBook Pro, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Safari 4 Browser
Apple today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G S, which, according to it, (1) is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, (2) is packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance--up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G--with longer battery life, (3) has a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, and has (4) easy to use video recording and hands free voice control.
iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, an advanced mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, Spotlight Search, and landscape keyboard.
"iPhone 3G S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet and we think people will love the incredible new features including autofocus camera, video recording and the freedom of voice control," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of WorldWide Product Marketing.
iPhone 3G S offers speed and performance that is up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G.
iPhone 3G S features a new 3 megapixel autofocus camera that adjusts focus, exposure, color and contrast for the best possible image and includes an automatic macro focus for extra close up shots. With the new "tap to focus" feature, you simply touch the display to select an object or area of interest and the camera automatically re-adjusts focus and exposure. You can record high-quality video clips and edit them right on your iPhone 3G S by simply trimming the start and stop points.
The voice control feature in iPhone 3G S offers hands free operation for both iPhone and iPod functions. Simply speak the appropriate commands into the built-in microphone or headset microphone to dial by name or number. With voice control you can play your favorite music by artist, album or playlist and activate the Genius feature by saying "play more songs like this." You can also tell iPhone to pause the music, play the next track, turn on shuffle or ask, "What's playing right now?"
iPhone 3G S features a new built-in digital compass for instant navigation. The new built-in digital compass is also integrated within Maps, so it automatically orients any map to the direction you are facing.
• Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family with New Models & Innovative Built-in Battery for Up to 40 Percent Longer Battery Life.
Apple today updated the aluminum unibody MacBook Pro line to include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch models featuring Apple's innovative built-in battery for up to 40 percent longer battery life. Each MacBook Pro includes an LED-backlit display with greater color intensity, the innovative glass Multi-Touch™ trackpad, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800 port and state of the art NVIDIA graphics.
"Across the line, all of our new MacBook Pro models now include Apple's innovative built-in battery for up to seven hours of battery life, while staying just as thin and light as before," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models include Apple's built-in notebook battery for up to seven hours of wireless productivity on a single charge without adding thickness, weight or cost. Using Adaptive Charging and advanced chemistry first introduced with the 17-inch MacBook Pro earlier this year, the built-in battery delivers up to 1,000 recharges before it reaches 80 percent of its original capacity--nearly three times the lifespan of conventional batteries. The longer battery lifespan equals fewer depleted batteries and less waste.
• Apple Unveils Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
• Apple today unveiled Mac OS X Snow Leopard™ a powerful and refined advanced operating system.
"We've built on the success of Leopard and created an even better experience for our users from installation to shutdown," said Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. "Apple engineers have made hundreds of improvements so with Snow Leopard your system is going to feel faster, more responsive and even more reliable than before."
• Apple Releases Safari 4--Fast & Innovative Browser.
"The successful beta release helped us fine tune Safari 4 into an even better, faster version that customers are going to love," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Safari is enjoyed by 70 million users worldwide and with its blazing fast speed, innovative features and support for modern web standards, it's the best browser on any platform."
Safari 4 includes Top Sites, for a visual preview of frequently visited and favorite pages; Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages; and Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks. Other innovative features include Smart Address Fields for automatically completing web addresses from an easy to read list of suggestions; Search Fields, to fine tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches; and Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site's layout and text.
Posted by Editors at 8:25 PM
August 24, 2008
PANASONIC enhances its Global Brand Value through Beijing 2008 Olympics
Photo: Beijing 2008 Olympics -- Panasonic LED ASTROVISION large display system at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest).
Photo: Beijing 2008 Olympics -- Panasonic LED ASTROVISION large display system at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest).
Japanese multinational brand PANASONIC (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) is the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Video and Audio Equipment category. It provided the largest ever delivery of equipment at all 37 venues in Beijing. A total of 25 ASTROVISION large-screen display systems were installed in 18 venues. The large display system at Workers' Stadium, which can rotate 270 degrees, has been delivering live footage of the Games. A total of 284 RAMSA (Research for Advanced Music Sound and Acoustics) professional audio systems were installed at 41 venues.
Photo: Panasonic Olympic Exhibition at CHITEC 2008 (China Beijing International High-tech Expo).
Panasonic has been sharing the passion of the world's top athletes through the state-of-the-art audio and visual technology from the field and track into the living rooms of millions of people around the globe. The whole world has been watching the Beijing 2008 Olympics with all the action and excitement recorded and delivered entirely in high definition (HD) format, a first in the history of the Olympic Games.
Photo: Panasonic 2008 Olympics Advertisement for USA.
"Panasonic fully supports the ideals of the Olympic Movement, which strives to promote world peace through its various activities. Through state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, Panasonic brings the passion and performance of top athletes to homes around the world.
The sponsorship of one of the world's most celebrated sport events helps to enhance our brand value and provides us with tremendous opportunities to demonstrate the performance of our products on a global basis." - PANASONIC
Posted by Editors at 2:08 PM
August 6, 2008
Haier's 'Making the World a Home' Experience Center Opens in Beijing Ahead of the Beijing Games
Haier, the world's fourth largest white goods manufacturer and the official white goods sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, today opens the Haier "Making the World a Home" Experience Center in Chaoyang Park, Beijing. The Experience Center will be open to the public for the duration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where visitors will experience Haier's vision of the future of home appliances and its "U-Home" technology.
Photo: Haier's "Making the World a Home" Experience Center in Chaoyang Park, Beijing will be open to the public for the duration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The Experience Center, located at the south entrance of Chaoyang Park, Beijing, will allow visitors to experience 16 hours of a person's life in the future showcasing Haier's solutions to ease the life of the user from morning to evening. At home in the morning, while the consumer is exercising, his jogging machine will monitor his pulse rate or energy consumed. When leaving home, "U-Home" technology will automatically shut down lights to save energy and start the security system. In the office, Haier brings wireless interactive devices, making the office environment more clear and efficient. On the way home after work, the user can check the content of his refrigerator on his mobile phone and make a detour to the store accordingly. Finally, at home in the evening, the intelligent bed will recognize when the user has finished his day, and will shut down the lights, the television and close the curtains.
The bubble shaped building also serves as a giant screen where evening light shows will introduce Haier's history, Olympic sponsorship, and efforts for environmental protection. The entertainment area of the Experience Center will offer virtual sport games that will allow visitors to test Haier's technology while playing.
Haier's technology, named "U-Home" for "Ubiquitous Home", will accompany users in every step of their day-to-day life, keep them connected to the world when at home and to home when outside. Haier "U-Home" equipped home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners or washing machines use the internet, mobile communication and fixed telephone networks to allow users to communicate with their home appliances anytime anywhere to control them and retrieve information remotely.
Photo: Haier service staff make a daily check on Haier washing machines installed in the Olympic Village laundry, Beijing China.
"Haier's Experience Center matches the excellence of Haier's products and services offered to athletes, journalists, visitors and staff in the Olympic venues. Haier has provided the Beijing Olympic Games with state of the art appliances in terms of energy efficiency and environmental protection. At the Experience Center, visitors from around the world will enjoy a taste of the future imagined by Haier," said Mr. WU Shouzhang, Vice President of the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC).
"The Olympic Spirit advocates mutual understanding, friendship, unity and the spirit of fair competition, and stands for harmonious, free, healthy and active lifestyles. By means of household appliances in line with the Olympic spirit, Haier 'Making the World a Home' Experience Center endows the visitor with a harmonious and joyful 16 hours life experience," said Haier Group SVP Mr. ZHOU Yunjie.
Founded in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, in 1984, Haier Group is the world's fourth largest white goods manufacturer. Haier is one of the best known Chinese brands in the world, with distribution in over 160 countries.
Source: Haier Group
Posted by Editors at 11:48 AM
February 27, 2008
LG Electronics and General Electric Announce Licensing Agreement
Patent cross-license agreement covers refrigerators and cooking appliances
Photo: Lynn Pendergrass, President and CEO of GE Consumer & Industrial-Americas (left) and Young Ha Lee, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Digital Appliance Company, celebrate the signing of a cross-licensing agreement between GE and LG for refrigeration and cooking appliances.
SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 26 -- LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, today announced that it has entered into a cross licensing agreement with GE Consumer & Industrial, an industry leader in major appliance, lighting and integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. This new agreement will allow LG and GE to use one another's patents for refrigerators and cooking appliances without paying licensing fees.
LG and GE have collaborated on cooking appliances since 1999, both in technologies and product development. This new agreement will help the companies strengthen their competitiveness worldwide. This agreement will be especially helpful to LG, in its push to expand its presence in digital appliances globally. The company currently sells its products through all three of the top retailers in North America: The Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy.
While, LG Electronics, Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance, lighting and integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 5:07 AM
January 12, 2008
PANASONIC LARGEST PLASMA
Photo: Panasonic unveiled the world's largest Plasma HDTV and the world's smallest and lightest HD Camcorder at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show this week. The 150-inch Plasma, which offers a resolution 4 times greater than 1080p and measures 11 feet wide and 6-1/4 feet high, was a must-see attraction at the show as was the Panasonic Full HD Camcorder (HD-SD9) which weighs a mere 6 ounces. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 5:52 AM
December 20, 2007
SYLVANIA Applauds Energy Bill Lighting Efficiency Standards
New law will give Americans more energy-saving choices
OSRAM SYLVANIA, the maker of SYLVANIA lighting products, has announced its support for the energy bill being signed into law by President Bush. The legislation calls for a phase-out of inefficient light bulbs, starting in 2012. The new law is expected to increase demand for energy saving lights, resulting in new products and lower prices.
OSRAM SYLVANIA and its parent company pioneered the compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulb and together rank as the world's second-largest producer of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The company produces more than 50 different ENERGY STAR-rated light bulbs, including dimmable, 3-way and globe-shaped CFL designs, as well as the SYLVANIA Micro Mini Twist bulb, the smallest CFL available in North America.
A 13-watt SYLVANIA Micro Mini Twist CFL produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb, while using 75 percent less energy and saving about $50 in energy costs. By using less energy, CFLs reduce CO2 emissions from power plants and help fight global warming. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 4:46 AM
November 11, 2007
Halogen Energy Saver from Osram
Osram has developed halogen lamps that can be screwed into normal light bulb sockets. The lamps' service life is at least twice as long as that of conventional light bulbs, however. The biggest advantage of this lamp -- the Halogen Energy Saver -- is that it consumes as much as 30 percent less electricity than normal light bulbs, while providing the same level of light intensity for interior lighting. The new lamp is available in a range of different designs. It comes in the socket sizes E14 and E27 and is also available in low-voltage variants for applications of a more commercial nature. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 10:25 AM
October 30, 2007
Siemens technology supplies ships in port with environmentally friendly electricity from the public network
An innovative solution to counter "harbor smog".
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) has developed a solution called "Siharbor" based on its DC transmission system Siplink, with which ships berthed in port can be connected to the medium voltage network of the local power supply company and supplied with electricity. The advantage is that ships can shut down their diesel generating sets which would otherwise be needed, and which not only produce electricity but exhaust gases, soot, fine dust and noise. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 4:16 AM
September 25, 2007
MOBILE IMAGING AND PRINTING CONSORTIUM: Knicks City Dancers Up Close and Digital
Photo: KnicksCityDancers Up Close and Digital: Sponsored by MIPC (The Mobile Imaging & Printing Consortium) Digital Life 2007 attendees will have the opportunity to pose for camera phone photos with the Knicks City Dancers and walk away with their prints in seconds.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25 -- The Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC) announces that on Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2007, New York's Digital Life attendees will have the opportunity to pose for camera phone photos with the Knicks City Dancers and walk away with their prints in seconds.
MIPC will showcase how widely available technologies such as Bluetooth and PictBridge can unlock a world of convenience for cell phone users to capture photos on the go and get great results in their hands instantly. MIPC will demonstrate how users can gain the flexibility to go from shoot to print in just a few simple steps.
"You will be surprised by the ease and simplicity of today's camera phone printing solutions. Digital Life attendees will be able to capture their memories with The New York Knicks City Dancers and print them instantly to show their friends at home," said MIPC Board member and Kodak Senior Marketing Manager, Jack Rieger.
Canon, Epson, HP, Kodak, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Lexmark are among several major companies supporting the MIPC Mission. Ramon Garrido, MIPC Chairman and HP program director, said the consortium enables consumers to free their photos from their phones. "These representative companies have come together on behalf of the consumer to streamline the mobile imaging and printing process. It is the MIPC Mission to enable customers to easily print from their camera phones however, whenever, wherever."
The Knicks City Dancers will be appearing at New York's Digital Life Show in the MIPC booth of the Javitz Center on September 28 and 29 from 12pm to 4pm. MIPC is encouraging the visitors to have their pictures taken with the Knicks City Dancers and experience the ease of printing from camera phones firsthand.
The MIPC is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by Canon, Epson and HP, leading companies in home photo printing. The MIPC enables mobile printing solutions by fostering collaboration across the hardware, software and wireless technologies involved in mobile imaging and printing.
MIPC Members represent the most prestigious companies in the mobile imaging and printing space. Those represented companies include: Aplix Corporation, Brother Industries Ltd., Canon Inc., Cerience Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Fujifilm Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., Lexmark International, Inc., MCCI Corporation, Micron Technology, Motorola Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia, Olivetti, Olympus Corporation, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., and Seiko Epson Corporation. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 1:15 AM
September 7, 2007
Photo: Panasonic, the market and technology leader in Plasma HDTVs, announced today at the opening of the 2007 CEDIA convention in Denver, that it has expanded its already industry leading line of 1080p High Definition Plasma TVs, to include two new, more affordable models -- the TH-42PZ77 and the TH-50PZ77. Panasonic's 2007 line of 1080p Plasmas produces crisp, clear images with a wide viewing angle so that the superb picture can be seen from any seat in the home environment.
CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & installation Association) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 11:55 AM
July 30, 2007
Light Sources of the Future — New Study by Siemens : GlobalGiants.com
Completely new, energy-saving lighting technologies are the way of the future. That is the conclusion of a study by the Siemens subsidiary Osram, which investigated the trends, technologies and possible customer needs that will be shaping lighting technology in the next 15 years. As the latest issue of the research magazine 'Pictures of the Future' reports, the researchers have shown that the global trend toward sustainability is having a tremendous impact on the development of new light sources such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 12:20 PM
July 24, 2007
Panasonic's 103-inch HDTV-- World's Largest 1080p Plasma HDTV -- Installed in New York City's High-Tech City Hall : GlobalGiants.com
New York's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg thanks Joseph Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North Americaon providing Panasonic's 103-inch High Definition Plasma display for the newly renovated City Hall office. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 1:41 PM
July 8, 2007
Turning Torso building, Malmö, Sweden : GlobalGiants.com
Artificial lighting is responsible for around 19% of the world’s power consumption! In the Turning Torso building, 14,000 Osram light diodes illuminate the floor corridors inside the building. Energy-saving bulbs and LEDs provide the same level of lighting while reducing the power consumption by around 80%. If all of the world’s bulbs were replaced by energy-saving bulbs or LEDs, this would correspond to a reduction of 450 million tons CO2 per year at the current global power mix – almost half of Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 12:40 PM
June 20, 2007
SANYO PLC-XL50 : GlobalGiants.com
Photo: SANYO's fixed ultra-short focus lens and proprietary optical engine facilitates the projection of images up to 80-inches from a distance of about 3-inches with their new PLC-XL50 projector. (SANYO Fisher Company) |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 8:08 AM
May 24, 2007
Sony Delivers Big Sound in Micro Home Theater System : GlobalGiants.com
Delivering big sound in a small package, Sony yesterday introduced the DAV-IS10 micro home theater system.
The 5.1 channel home-theater-in-a-box system features five tiny speakers -- each about the size of a golf ball. The system, matched with a compact, single disc DVD/CD player/receiver, includes a unique subwoofer that helps the tiny speakers create sounds typically reserved for full size speakers.
While the system features small speakers, it packs all the power of conventional home-theater-in-a-box systems with 450 watts of total system power. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 3:09 AM
April 21, 2007
Motorola Launches Global Flagship Store in India : GlobalGiants.com
Continues Motorola's global commitment to reinvent the retail experience.
Photo: Inside the new Motorola Global Flagship MOTOSTORE in India. (Motorola, Inc.) |GlobalGiants.com|
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) , a global leader in wireless communications, has continued to deliver on its initiative to open Motorola's branded stores in key markets around the world. The opening of the latest Motorola "Global Flagship Store" in one of the busiest market areas of New Delhi's National Capital Region (NCR) adds to the existing Motorola Flagship stores already open in Shanghai and Moscow. The opening was further supported by the simultaneous launch of a concept MOTOSTORE in the country's capital and adds to the over 350 Motorola branded locations spread throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, India and Latin America.
Photo: Malcolm Dawe of Motorola and Soha Ali Khan. (Motorola, Inc.) |GlobalGiants.com|
Motorola has spent the last two years deeply engaged in a global research and development effort around the new retail concept, and as a result has come up with an approach that is centered around the consumer.
Fun is a core element of the stores, offering users an opportunity to personalize their phones using laser etching and customized Motorola "phone tattoos," as well as unique in-store training programs and on-site factory authorized technicians to aid with questions and any necessary service. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 7:23 AM
February 27, 2007
PANASONIC PROVIDES HD VIEWS FOR NEW YORK MAGAZINE'S OSCAR PARTY : GlobalGiants.com
Photo: Zodiac's Elias Koteas grabs a front row seat to catch the start of the 79th Annual Academy Awards broadcast on a Panasonic Plasma HDTV at New York magazine's 2nd annual Oscar viewing party on February 24, 2007. Panasonic provided several 42" high-definition Plasma TVs so the standing room only crowd, including Liev Schreiber, Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Anthony Weiner and Jersey Boys' Christian Hoff, would have the clearest view from any location inside New York City hotspot The Spotted Pig. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 1:52 AM
December 12, 2006
DURACELL SANTA RECEIVES LETTERS
PHOTO: Santa receives letters from North Pole postman, Curt Haase in North Pole, Alaska in November 2006. The city of North Pole, the official mail stop for thousands of "Dear Santa" letters, Santa Claus and Duracell, the official battery of North Pole, have partnered on a unique analysis of these letters to determine what really tops kids' wish lists this year.
Posted by Editors at 6:49 PM
December 11, 2006
NVIDIA Named Most Respected Public Fabless Semiconductor Company by FSA
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 11 -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) , the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) presented the Company with the "Most Respected Public Fabless Company" award during the annual FSA Awards Dinner on Thursday, December 7, 2006 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Photo: NVIDIA Corporate Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.
The industry's "Most Respected Public Fabless Company" award is designed to identify the company garnering the most respect in the industry in terms of its products, vision, and future opportunities. On-line voting took place to allow members of the semiconductor industry, including semiconductor companies and partners, to cast a ballot for the public fabless companies they most respect.
Posted by Editors at 10:45 PM