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GEE announces strategic and technological relationship with BAE Systems
September 18, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., or GEE, a provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines, has announced a strategic and technological relationship with BAE Systems, a provider of defense, security and aerospace systems, to integrate its WISE inflight streaming solution with BAE Systems's inflight entertainment, or IFE, offering for commercial aircraft.

Cree introduces XLamp MH-B LED
September 18, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor light-emitting diode, or LED, materials and devices, has introduced the XLamp MH-B LED, a new generation of high-power LEDs.

CREE CEO: INNOVATION IS OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
September 18, 2014
The following information was released by the Kenan-Flagler Business School: Growing a company is the first challenge for a startup. And when success follows, a dilemma arises: the need to continue innovating. If you are not prepared to change, adapt and keep moving, you become irrelevant very fast, said Charles M. (Chuck) Swoboda, president, chairman and CEO of Cree Inc., in his Deans Speaker Series talk. Swoboda joined Cree a company that grew up here in North Carolina in 1993. Today it is a global market leader and innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications that earns $1.4 billion in annual revenue and employs people across the world.

InFocus LightPro IN1146
September 17, 2014
At first glance, the InFocus LightPro IN1146 ($649) is just one more example in long list of projectors that are built around a WXGA (1,280-by-800) DLP chip paired with an LED light source, and all offer a similar constellation of features. However, theIN1146 stands out for its balance of image quality, brightness, features, and price. The combination puts it a cut above the competition overall and makes it our Editors' Choice for LED WXGA projectors. The IN1146's closest competitors include the OptomaML1000P, the AcerK335, and the NEC Display SolutionsNP-L102W. All of these projectors, including the IN1146, are among the brightest LED WXGA models available, with 1,000-lumen ratings, and they all offer a similar set of connectors, along with the ability to read files from memory cards and USB memory keys to enhance portability. They also offer an LED light source designed to last the life of the projector. InFocus, for example, rates its light source at 30,000 hours.

New wall mount LED adapters from GlacialPower
September 17, 2014
technology manufacturer GlaicalTech, recently announced two new wall mount LED adapters for desk lamps, floor lamps, strip lighting and other indoor lighting applications under 9 watts. The 8W GP-LC3536-0A and the 9W GP-LC7021-0A are compact wall mount power supplies providing constant current for LED lighting. These fully-isolated LED adapters feature a compact two-prong design with overload protection (OLP) and short circuit protection (SCP). The adapters, as claimed by the company are worldwide compatible, with universal AC input from 90 to 264V AC power accepted. Input plug adapters can be customized to US or EU electrical outlet standards.

LG 55EC9300
September 16, 2014
Last year, I reviewed the LG 55EA9800, a 55-inch curved OLEDHDTV. To my utter shock, it managed to produce perfectly dark black, a holy grail of HDTV testing and the only way a screen can have the "infinite contrast ratio" (technically inaccurate, but we'll talk about that later) some manufacturers have claimed in the past. I've been waiting for another OLED HDTV to test to see if this was some mysterious fluke or if the technology really can consistently perform that way. LG has now released the 55EC9300, a redesigned, WebOS-based follow-up model. Well, OLED is now two for two, and the 55EC9300 offers one of the best pictures I've ever tested in the lab. That image quality will cost you $6,999.99, though, so while OLED is now confirmed to be the future of HDTVs, it still isn't feasible for most consumers today.

EIZO releases FlexScan EV2455 and FlexScan EV2450 IPS monitors
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: EIZO Corporation, a manufacturer of computer displays, has released the FlexScan EV2455 and FlexScan EV2450 IPS monitors for business environments such as trading rooms, back offices and control rooms.

LG LED Smart Projector PF85U
September 16, 2014
The LG SmartProjector PF85U ($1,299.99) is an interesting device. You can think of it as a 1080p home-entertainment projector with a built-in smart TV or as a smart TV that happens to use a projector as its display. Either way, it combines a small, lightweight projector with both a TV tuner and LG Smart TV user interface. Connect it to a network that's connected to the Internet, and you can use the smart TV menu to watch video from Netflix and other websites. The combination of features makes thePF85U an intriguing possibility at the very least, and a potentially excellent choice for rooms with low light levels. A key limitation for the projector is its brightness level, at a rated 1,000 lumens. In comparison, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema2030-our Editors' Choice 1080p home-entertainment projector-is a veritable light cannon, at 2,000 lumens.

Future Electronics signs distribution franchise agreement with Stadium Power
September 15, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Future Electronics, a distributor of electronic and electro-mechanical components, has signed a global distribution franchise agreement with Stadium Power, a provider of power supply solutions.

ASUS launches new X99-E WS CEB workstation motherboard
September 15, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., which manufactures and markets computer motherboards, interface cards, notebook computers, and other related products, or ASUS, has launched X99-E WS, a new compact electronics bay, or CEB, workstation motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset and with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCI Express 3.0 x16 speed for graphics power.


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