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Light Emitting Plasma High Mast Lighting Ideal for U.S. Navy Port; Bright Light Systems LEP Fixtures Exceed Retrofit Criteria at Naval Station Everett
July 23, 2014
Bright Light Systems, a leading manufacturer of Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) luminaires, LED luminaires and wireless lighting controls, today announced the completion of a major lighting retrofit project for the U. S. Naval Station in Everett, Washington.

LEDs light up Calgary communities this summer
July 23, 2014
The City of Calgary has issued the following news release: The City is illuminating five communities in Calgary with 2,500 new energy-efficient LED streetlights this summer.

Canada Job Vacancy Technical Project Coordinator
July 23, 2014
Canada Public Service Commission has issued the following Job Opportunity: Technical Project Coordinator LED Roadway Lighting Limited Job Location: Amherst About the company LED Roadway Lighting Limited (LRL) is a leading designer and manufacturer of LED (light-emitting diode) based street and area lighting fixtures. Our mission is to provide the most energy efficient and maintenance-free outdoor LED lighting solutions; helping our customers save money and improve their lighting with a positive impact on the environment. LRL currently has more than 300 utility, municipal, and commercial clients in 37 countries. For further info please visit our website www.ledroadwaylighting.com.

Evron Graphics installs EFI H1625 LED printer
July 22, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Evron Graphics, a provider of printing services, has installed the EFI H1625 LED hybrid roll/flatbed printer, a new inkjet product from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., or EFI.

Cannery Casino In Vegas Shines Bright With New LED Sign By Federal Heath and Vantage LED.
July 22, 2014
  Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 22, 2014         Voted "Best Local Casino" in the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Cannery Casino Hotel has been a local favorite since opening in 2003. They have a lot to be proud of, and a lot to advertise on their new outdoor LED sign. The original sign was a useful communication and marketing tool, but its age and reliability were becoming an issue. They turned to a trusted partner, Federal Heath Sign Company, to remove the old sign and give them a fresh new look with a higher resolution display, integrated with their existing content system.       The Cannery is located in North Las Vegas just west of I-15 on Craig Rd, a main thoroughfare for locals and visitors alike. They offer some of the best gaming in the area and a variety of live entertainment and food at multiple venues on the property. Advertising and keeping the public updated with this information is important and their original LED sign played a key role. However, it wasn't meeting their expectations over time and needed to be upgraded.           "They were looking for newer technology, a brighter sign that was more pleasing to their customers," said Scott Reese, Senior Sales Executive for Federal Heath, "They were really looking to upgrade their image."       The sign structure sits just a few yards off the street, highly viewable from moving traffic and vehicles at nearby intersections.

NASA Armstrong Support Center Receives LEED Platinum Certification
July 22, 2014
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center (FSC) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability. LEED certification, which is determined by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes the best strategies for energy reduction and conservation. The certification marks Armstrong's first platinum-rated building. NASA policy requires all new buildings to be certified to the LEED silver level or higher.

Sony Xperia T3 vs. Xperia Z2 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia.
July 21, 2014
  For readers who are considering buying the Sony Xperia T3 or the Xperia Z2, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.       Display and Design     The Sony Xperia T3 comes with a 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Xperia Z2 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.       The Xperia Z2 is the clear winner in this category with 424 ppi pixels display density compared to the 277 ppi pixels display density on the Xperia T3.         The Sony Xperia T3 comes with 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm dimensions and weighs 148 grams. The Xperia Z2 comes with 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm dimensions and weighs 163 grams.           Hardware and Operating System     The Sony Xperia T3 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad core cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm MSM8928-2 Snapdragon 400 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 32 GB using a Micro SD card.         The Xperia Z2 is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset.

Spectacular Media, Creators of SM Infinity for Digital Advertising, Launches New Websites & Robust Features.
July 21, 2014
  Round Rock, TX (PRWEB) July 21, 2014         Spectacular Media, a cloudware and digital advertising firm headquartered in Round Rock, TX with satellite offices in California and Colorado just revamped their websites, added new features to their robust SM Infinity Cloudware control platform for Digital Signage, and announced continued growth in the third quarter with even greater things to come. They are poised to be the next big thing for Digital Signage cloud controls.       "We started the company from a joint sense of frustration. The team has worked with LED outdoor signage, indoor/outdoor HD Digital Signage systems (LED, OLED, projection, etc.) and we kept getting frustrated with the control solutions out there," explained Deacon Wardlow, Special Ops director based out of Colorado. "A client comes to a DS (Digital Signage) integrator looking for a solution and a lot of the software out there just causes problems instead of solving them. The systems aren't easily customized and not very intuitive. I sat down with Scott Hofheins (co-director of Spectacular Media based out of Round Rock, TX) and some of our partners and we said, 'There's got to be a better way."           Deacon, Scott, and their partners joined forces with Vantage LED who gave them complete access to the control solution and were willing to co-create a new vision for Digital Signage control systems.

MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network)
July 17, 2014
ACCRA Ghana July 17 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- � 21st century LED Technology beautifies city icon as part of the Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow� The Ghanaian 'Black Star Monument' is latest in line-up of historic city monuments lit by Philips in AfricaRoyal Philips (AEX: PHIA NYSE: PHG) (http://www.philips.com/africaroadshow) the global leader in lighting has unveiled the spectacular illumination of Ghana's iconic Black Star Monument with its latest LED lighting technology boosting the beautification of the city of Accra and cutting energy consumption by 80% as compared to the existing conventional lighting. Philips is showcasing its LED lighting solutions in Ghana as part of its fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow (http://www.philipsafricaroadshow.com). The new lighting solutions from Philips will highlight and enhance the architectural quality and aesthetic beauty of one of the most iconic structures in the city.Photo 1:

Sony XBR-65X900B
July 16, 2014
Ultra HD (UHD or 4K) televisions still have a long way to go toward wide adoption, but companies like Sony are working hard to get the technology to where 1080pHDTVsare now. The Sony XBR-X900B series is one of the company's high-end, 4K television lines. It doesn't deliverthe contrast and image processing tricks of the X950B series, but makes up for it with an impressive sound system the higher-tier line lacks. At $4,999.99, the 65-inch XBR-65X900B is a big investment when compared withhigh-end 1080p screens like the 60-inch Sony KDL-60W850B, and its black levels aren't quite up to snuff. Despite its picture flaws andthe high price, it's a very attractive and full-featured television that offers solid performance. It's a shame there isn't enough readily available 4K content to make the investment worthwhile yet.


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