The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-11-14T23:00:00Z Aiptek presents handheld projector range for entrepreneurs and entertainment 2013-11-14T23:00:00Z aiptek-presents-handheld-projector-range-for-entrepreneurs-and-entertainment Review units and hi res images available on request. Media Release: Aiptek presents handheld projector range for entrepreneurs and entertainmentPico projectors – portable presentation device for commercial and personal use Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2013 – Aiptek International Inc., a global leader of mobile projection, today announced a variety of new Pico Projectors hitting the Australian market. Central to its business, Aiptek has developed mini projectors that have evolved from progressive to practical with high brightness models that are specially designed for portable use. The smallest of handheld projectors that can be easily carried in a briefcase or handbag, Aiptek pico projectors are designed to fit in with a mobile lifestyle – for commercial business and personal entertainment. MobileCinema i55Created specifically for iPhone 5 and 5S, the compact MobileCinema i55 weighing only 160 grams, is just like a second skin for the iPhone. Simply connect the MobileCinema i55 to play personal content from an iPhone or HDMI device, projecting onto a screen size of up to 150 centimetres (60 inches). With 50 ANSI lumens, the MobileCinema i55 delivers more than double the brightness of similar products on the market and its internal battery can be used to charge the iPhone. Available November 2013 online through electronics resellers. RRP AU$299 inc GST. MobileCinema A50PPurposed for Android, the iF Design Award winning MobileCinema A50P is the gadget for MHL or HDMI compatible mobile devices. The miniature MobileCinema A50P pico projector easily connects via microUSB or microHDMI and projects all types of media content on any surface, up to 150 centimetres (60 inches). A lightweight 165 grams, the MobileCinema A50P is equipped with an internal battery that charges a smartphone making it a powerful battery bank and features modern, energy-saving RGB LEDs for up to 20,000 hours lifetime. Available now online through electronics resellers. RRP AU$299 inc GST. PocketCinema V60A pico projector with versatile features and functions to display presentations or play media, the PocketCinema V60 incorporates DLP technology used in large cinema projectors. View imagery in brilliant colour and deep contrast with the projection size up to 150 centimetres (60 inches) and 50 ANSI lumens of brightness. With built-in office and PDF reader, project a presentation directly without conversion, or simply connect the PocketCinema V60 to a tablet, notebook, or Blu-ray player via HDMI to enjoy a movie. Available now online through electronics resellers. RRP AU$349 inc GST. ProjectorCam C25 – Full HD Camcorder with Pico ProjectorOne device to record and present in Full HD, the ProjectorCam 25 is the best combination of the latest technologies. A high definition camcorder with embedded DLP pico projector records quality videos or pictures that can be immediately viewed on a white wall with a picture size of up to 125 centimetres (50 inches). A large 7.6 centimetre (3 inch) touch display makes recording, preview and setup of many advanced functions easy and efficient. Available November 2013 online through electronics resellers. RRP AU$399 inc GST. Aiptek pico projectors are valuable for entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of any opportunity to make an elevator pitch, treasured tools for frequent business travellers who need to make presentations on the go, and entertaining gadgets for today’s tech savvy consumers. About AiptekAiptek International (Advanced Intelligent Personal Technologies) was founded in 1997 in Taiwan. The company produces and distributes 3D products, camcorders, pico projectors, digital photo frames, graphics tablets, digital styluses and cameras. The German and European office was opened in 1999 in Willich near Düsseldorf, from where all European sales are coordinated. There are also branches in Shanghai and the USA. The legendary Pen Cam with which Aiptek started out in 2000 had sold over 2.5 million within a short space of time. Aiptek pico projectors represent innovative technologies for price-conscious customers. Touching displays from AOC reveal new All-in-One PC and Monitor range 2013-11-14T23:00:00Z touching-displays-from-aoc-reveal-new-all-in-one-pc-and-monitor-range Review units and hi res images available on request. Media Release: Touching displays from AOC reveal new All-in-One PC and Monitor rangeDisplay specialists AOC increase product portfolio and introduce new product category Sydney, Australia, October 31, 2013 – AOC (“Art of Colors”), worldwide leader in display technology, today unveiled a variety of new All-in-One PC and Monitor products to be released in the Australian market. Core to its business, AOC offers high specification displays that are smart, sleek, and present stunning colours. Designed to fit in with today’s digital lifestyle, the All-in-One PC and Monitors from AOC are ideal companions and colleagues for personal and professional pursuits. AOC 72P Smart All-in-One SeriesOne of the most advanced in the market, the 72P Smart All-in-One Series is an integrated computer that provides surprising convenience and possibilities via countless Android applications. Available in 21.5-inch and 23.6-inch screen sizes, the 72P Smart All-in-One Series with built-in WLAN support, works in line with the latest Android operating system and features a dual core processor, supports two-point multi-touch technology for simultaneous touch input, and app support from Google Play. Offering diverse connectivity options, the 72P Smart All-in-One Series includes VGA and HDMI support for effective transfer of displays between different screens, SD Card reader to expand applications and view multimedia files, as well as USB 2.0 ports for plugging in peripherals such as a keyboard and mouse. Furthermore, a pair of built-in 2-watt speakers keeps the 72P Smart All-in-One Series a space-saving option that works in any room or office setting. Available from December 2013 through AOC partners. RRPs inc GST: A2272PWHT 21.5-inch AU$449, A2472PW4T 23.6-inch AU$549. AOC 72ID Touch SeriesWith a unique emphasis on convenience, the 72ID Touch Series is technically advanced and adaptable featuring 10-point multi-touch technology for enhanced PC control and input capabilities, particularly suitable for Windows 8 users. The 72ID Touch Series comes in 21.5-inch and 23.6-inch and features IPS panel with LED backlight, portraying splendid pictures at a variety of viewing angles with its highly adjustable stand. Additionally, the 72ID Touch Series can double as a digital photo frame to showcase images and cshare precious moments. Multiple connectivity includes HDMI and MHL technology that can also charge a smartphone, two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 for seriously speedy file transfers at 5Gbps, plus an integrated HD webcam with microphone for easy and effective communication, and internal 2W stereo speakers. Available from January 2014 through AOC partners. RRPs inc GST: I2272PWHUT 21.5-inch AU$429, I2472PWHUT 23.6-inch AU$499. AOC 70S Series MonitorsLeading the 70S Series Monitor pack is the 27-inch WideQuad HD (WQHD) model with 2560 x 1440 resolution – over 3.6 million pixels and four times the resolution of a 720p HDTV, the ideal solution for users seeking supreme picture quality. With amazing clarity on a large LED-backlit display, the 70S Series WQHD allows easy adjustment of screen brightness to suit different environments and utilises ultra-high Dynamic Contrast Ratio (DCR) at 20,000,000:1 to see darker areas of content with greater depth. The 70S Series Monitors use Advanced High-performance In-plane Switching (AH-IPS) technology and a Multi-domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) panel ensuring superior colour accuracy and better viewing quality. Additionally, Screen+ software enables users to split the desktop into different panes and supports multiple monitor displays, to enjoy web surfing, chatting, videos and other entertainment all at the same time. Featuring green design principles that make an effort to save the environment, the 70S Series Monitors LED backlight panels are mercury free, a global trend and compulsory requirement of environmental regulations by the European Association. Compared to traditional 4CCFL panels, the ultra-low power consumption of the 70S Series Monitors require 50% less energy. AOC e-Saver software enables users to set a low power configuration when the PC is in screen saver, off or absence modes. Users can also set a timer to turn off the monitor to save energy. To support different viewing conditions, the Eco Mode offers 5 optimised display settings – Text, Internet, Game, Movie and Sport. Available from January 2014 through AOC partners. RRP inc GST: Q2770PQU 27-inch AU$649. Other sizes include 15.6-inch, 21.5-inch, 23.8-inch and 28-inch models. AOC Q2963PM 21:9 Cinema MonitorThe first AOC 21:9 aspect ratio Cinema Monitor Q2963PM, a 29-inch display designed for an incredible cinema-wide viewing experience. With AH-IPS panel, the Q2963PM 21:9 Cinema Monitor delivers perfect colour and offers an unparalleled widescreen viewing experience with no top and bottom black bars. Alternatively, enjoy a multi-task workstation on the Q2963PM 21:9 Cinema Monitor with Screen+ software which splits the desktop into up to 4 adjacent panes, each displaying a different application window. The Q2963PM 21:9 Cinema Monitor also supports the latest DisplayPort input – interconnect multiple displays to create a daisy-chain configuration and view different sources of display at once with Picture in Picture (PIP) and Picture by Picture (PBP) functionality. MHL compatibility ensures better connectivity with smartphones and tablets, and allows easy sharing of video, audio and websites from mobile devices to the large 21:9 screen, maximising entertainment pleasure while also charging portable devices. Sporting a thin profile wrapped in an ultra-slim bezel, the Q2963PM 21:9 Cinema Monitor has a sleek titanium finish and is complemented by 3-watt stereo speakers for high quality sound. Available now through AOC partners. RRP inc GST: AU$599. AOC G2460PQU 144Hz Gaming DisplayDeveloped by gamers, for gamers, the G2460PQU 144Hz Gaming Display is a high performance 24-inch gaming monitor. Providing smooth motion and sharp images, the G2460PQU delivers a refresh rate of 144Hz and response time of 1ms to display crystal clear visuals that are a cut above regular monitors in the market, while minimising eye fatigue and enabling gamers decisive advantages such as reduced input lag and more frames per second. Equipped with AOC i-Care technology, the G2460PQU detects the intensity of surrounding lights and adjusts monitor brightness to match, and seven different preset display modes helps users find the ideal view for any game or application. Versatile connectivity includes HDMI, D-Sub, DVI Dual Link, DisplayPort and an integrated USB hub that has a fast-charge USB port for mobile devices. Available now through AOC partners. RRP inc GST: AU$399. AOC 59F USB Monitor SeriesPowered by USB 3.0, the 59F USB Monitor Series is a light, compact 15.6-inch monitor with a slim profile that measures just 22.9 millimetres. It requires only a single USB 3.0 cable for power and display signal, making it an extremely handy portable solution for users on the go or as an ideal second monitor. Simply plug the monitors into a USB port on a PC or notebook and it is ready to use – no need to carry bulky cables and locate a power point. The 59F USB Monitor Series supports multiple monitor connections and is compatible with PC and Mac. USB 3.0 features a range of impressive advantages over USB 2.0, with synchronous data transmission and a full duplex interface for improved speed, as well as nearly double the power supply. With a data rate of 5Gbps, USB 3.0 is able to perform 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Furthermore, the 59F USB Monitor Series is pre-loaded with software to adjust screen brightness via the DisplayLink driver, a Flexi-Stand that easily tilts to accommodate different viewing angles and comes with a specially designed protective case, offering added convenience and protection. Available from December 2013 through AOC partners. RRP inc GST: AU$149. About AOCAOC is the world’s top brand in offering the best value LCD monitors and TVs. Backed by over six decades of electronic manufacturing experience, AOC embraces technical innovation, quality production, and world-acclaimed design, along with environmental and ergonomic features. Around the globe, AOC has been praised with numerous awards, among many others the renowned Red Dot Design Award, and excellent reviews for its first-class products. Equipped with a strong and comprehensive product platform, AOC has been ranked No. 1 by volume in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) (Source: IDC AP non-bundled PC Monitor Tracker Q4 2010). For more information about AOC and its products, please visit www.aoc.com. Avnet to distribute ASUS Motherboard and Graphics Cards in Australia 2013-11-14T23:00:00Z avnet-to-distribute-asus-motherboard-and-graphics-cards-in-australia Avnet to distribute ASUS Motherboard and Graphics Cards in Australia Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2013 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced a distribution agreement with ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet will distribute ASUS motherboard and graphics card products in Australia, overseeing a variety of Intel, AMD and NVIDIA-based components. Avnet Global Computing Components (AGCC), a global business unit within Avnet, will market and distribute the components and support ASUS by providing a consistent brand and sales approach and a go-to-market strategy that fully leverages Avnet’s expertise and global scale. Mohit Jain, senior director, Avnet Global Computing Components, Asia Pacific, said, “Avnet Global Computing Components welcomes the opportunity to work with ASUS in Australia. Being able to distribute the ASUS range of motherboard and graphics card products in Australia, Avnet will ensure that we link our business partners to the right ASUS solutions so end-user customers will experience the ultimate in customer choice and satisfaction. Avnet is proud of the partnership we have with ASUS and looks forward to extending the relationship into new markets.” Mia Tsai, Managing Director of ASUS Australia, said, “Both highly experienced in the global market, ASUS and Avnet have formed a likely partnership focusing on the distribution of motherboards and graphics card products. Avnet understands the Australian market and we look forward to seeing ASUS grow through acceleration of time to market and gaining a competitive advantage.” For further information on ordering processes and product ranges, visit www.asus.com/au/ or call the ASUS Hotline on 1300 278 788. About ASUSASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 globally with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers and the company’s revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion. About Avnet Technology SolutionsAs a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com/. About AvnetAvnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com. ASUS appoints distributor Dove Electronics in New Zealand 2013-11-14T23:00:00Z asus-appoints-distributor-dove-electronics-in-new-zealand ASUS appoints distributor Dove Electronics in New Zealand Sydney, Australia, October 25, 2013 – ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, has appointed Dove Electronics as an official distributor of ASUS Motherboard and Graphics Card products in New Zealand. A leading wholesale distributor of IT components and peripherals, Dove Electronics carries a full product range from base components such as I/O cards and RAM through to Industrial Automation solutions and communications equipment. Mia Tsai, Managing Director of ASUS Australia, said, “ASUS is pleased to partner with Dove Electronics for distribution of Motherboards and Graphics Card products. Dove is a highly competent distributor that provides a personal knowledgeable service, and we are confident that they will meet the unique requirements of ASUS resellers in New Zealand.” For further information on ordering processes and product ranges, visit www.asus.com/au/ or call the ASUS Hotline on 1300 278 788. About ASUSASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 globally with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers and the company’s revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion. About Dove ElectronicsDove Electronics is a leading wholesale distributor of IT products. Established in 1984, proudly New Zealand owned and focussed on meeting the unique requirements of New Zealand resellers. We distribute leading brands covering Computer, Peripherals, Components, AV, Industrial Automation and Point of Sale. We provide personal knowledgeable service and excellent stock availability through our three locations. For more information, visit www.dove.co.nz. Presenting versatility in the office, school and humble abode, ViewSonic unveils premium projector at unrivalled price point 2013-11-14T23:00:00Z presenting-versatility-in-the-office-school-and-humble-abode-viewsonic-unveils-premium-projector-at-unrivalled-price-point Review units and hi res images available on request. Media Release: Presenting versatility in the office, school and humble abode, ViewSonic unveils premium projector at unrivalled price point Sydney, Australia, October 18, 2013 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today released the PJD7820HD Full HD 1080p 3D projector. The multi-purpose PJD7820HD is the best in class price-performance and flexible for use in the boardroom, classroom and for home entertainment. With 3,000 ANSI lumens and 15,000:1 contrast ratio, the PJD7820HD delivers ample brightness in any setting, even well-lit spaces. Projecting breathtaking colour and life-like imagery in widescreen brilliance, the PJD7820HD with DLP technology, virtually eliminates image degradation known as colour decay – yellow/faded tint that LCD projectors may develop after extended use, as well as a distortion-free image with matching aspect ratio. Long lasting, the PJD7820HD is an endurance projector that will continue to produce stunning, sharp pictures over the years to come. William Tse, Country Manager at ViewSonic Australia, said, “As more and more business applications run on high definition resolution, the demand for 1080p projectors in the business world has been on the rise. The new PJD7820HD offers best in class price-performance for a Full HD 1080p 3D projector on the market today, making it the ideal crossover model for corporate, small office / home office and consumer use.” Full of features, the PJD7820HD is equipped with the latest HDMI and can display 3D images directly from Blu-ray 3D players, in addition to connecting to any HDMI-related devices with its multiple PC and video input options (dual VGA, composite, S-video, RS232, VGA/audio out), 1.3x optical zoom, vertical keystone correction and an integrated speaker. A filter-less design requires virtually zero maintenance and DynamicEco™ “standby” energy-saving mode reduces brightness down to 30 percent when not in use. Furthermore, as a business projector, the PJD7820HD displays graphic intensive applications, CAD engineering drawings and high definition multimedia files flawlessly. The PJD7820HD presents versatility in the office, school and home and is available now in Australia and New Zealand from selected retailers and resellers. RRP AU$1,299 / NZ$1,499 inc GST. Specifications available on request. About ViewSonicViewSonic® Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, smartphones, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For more information, visit www.viewsonic.com.au. ViewSonic launches TD2220 touch-enabled LED display 2012-11-16T00:36:15Z viewsonic-launches-td2220-touch-enabled-led-display Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2012 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the release of its anticipated TD2220 – 22-inch Windows 8-ready multi-touch display. Designed for commercial and consumer touch screen applications, education and point-of-sale, the TD2220 delivers a highly accurate touch screen experience that is intelligent and interactive. The 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) TD2220 is equipped with advanced dual point optical touch technology ensuring precision handling and wrapped in a hardened 8H level scratch resistant surface that is dustproof to ensure its durability. Featuring Full HD 1080p resolution, the TD2220 presents excellent image quality for a variety of multimedia content that is perfect for two-point touch control, whether by finger, stylus, or even a gloved hand. With a USB HID compliant design, the TD2220 provides automatic touch functionality via USB connection under Windows 8 operating systems. Paired with multiple video sources (DVI with HDCP and VGA inputs), and a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the TD2220 delivers an immersive viewing experience that is ideal for blur-free video and distinct images, as well as sharp business graphics and presentations. “The TD2220 is designed to serve the needs of commercial verticals such as kiosk and information desks where touch functionality is required, as well as consumers who want a touch-enabled display,” said William Tse, Country Manager at ViewSonic Australia. “This is because of the TD2220’s dual point optical touch technology, which offers a highly accurate touch experience. With its superior performance and durable surface, this display will stand up to high traffic environment.” Offering a premium audio and visual experience, the TD2220 includes integrated speakers with SRS Premium Sound® for crystal clear sound, as well as dual USB ports for connecting peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, or external storage devices to access files, and multimedia content. The TD2220 is also Energy Star® and EPEAT Silver certified, and supports different Eco modes for energy savings of up to 40% when compared with other same-sized monitors. Furthermore, the TD2220 touch-activated display features a VESA mountable design and comes standard with a Kensington lock slot for security deterrence. Available in Australia with a three year limited warranty and ViewSonic’s strongest pixel performance guarantee from mid December 2012 – RRP inc GST: AU$399.00. About ViewSonicViewSonic® Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, smartphones, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For more information, visit www.viewsonic.com.au. LASER introduces Navig8r ultimate fitness accessory range 2012-10-10T00:03:51Z laser-introduces-navig8r-ultimate-fitness-accessory-range Sydney, Australia, October 10, 2012 – LASER Corporation, IT and consumer electronics accessories company today launched its Navig8r Fitness range – the ultimate sports accessory collection. New products released in the Navig8r Fitness category include two Sports Watches with GPS Tracking, a Bike Computer with GPS Tracking as well as a Heart Rate Monitor Watch. Ideal for endurance training or recreational adventurers, Navig8r’s range of fitness products are sure to be great work out assistants. Sports Watches with GPS TrackingNavig8r’s fitness range features two sports watches with GPS tracking; the rugged multi-sport watch (NAVWATCH-S10) and the slim line multi-sport watch (NAVWATCH-S20). Great for use when exploring any terrain, these exercise companions are ideal for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling or even skiing. Track, monitor and store vital statistics from adventures or exercise sessions including: elevation, speed, distance, coordinates, trip logs and calories burned. Featuring digital GPS time synchronisation, location awareness and Google Map review tracking software; the NAVWATCH-S10 and NAVWATCH-S20 are perfect for maximising results from any fitness session. The NAVWATCH-S10 and NAVWATCH-S20 both feature a second time zone function, wake up alarm, stopwatch, lap counter, backlight and more. Designed for athletes who want to monitor their performance and compare against previous data, these Navig8r sports watches easily connect to a PC via USB cradle. Unique in the market, the NAVWATCH-S10 has a directional compass feature which can store up to nine different waypoints and enables users to follow a pre determined route. Mark a ‘start point’ such as a hotel or campsite and the NAVWATCH-S10 will point back to that start point no matter how far the venture. The NAVWATCH-S10 can also tag photos with GPS NMEA* data – simply drag and drop photos from a digital camera into the software which then applies location information on photos and allows others to see on a map where the photos were taken. NavWatch S10 – RRPs inc GST: AU$179.95 / NZ$229.95 NavWatch S20 – RRPs inc GST: AU$179.95 / NZ$229.95 Available colours: Green, Orange BIKE COMPUTER with GPS TRACKINGTake cycling to the next level with Navig8r’s Bike Computer with GPS Tracking. Self contained and without the need for wheel sensors, view actual speed, average speed, trip distance and more with this cycling companion. After a ride, connect the Bike Computer to a PC with the included USB docking cradle to analyse performance on the supplied tracking software. View journeys on Google Maps and compare results against previous rides, or choose to share personal data with friends and family. RRPs inc GST: AU$129.95 / NZ$179.95 Heart Rate Monitor WatchNavig8r’s Heart Rate Monitor Watch is a lightweight fitness accessory that is a fundamental work out assistant. Keep track of fitness with the Heart Rate Monitor Watch by viewing pulse, heart rate zones, duration of exercise session, calories burned and more. Easily track heart rate by entering user information such as age, gender and weight and conveniently programme personal targets and safe heart rate zones. Review and record up to seven days of data with the built-in memory – an excellent on board guide to keep track of personal progress, reach targets and taking fitness to the next level. Wireless heart rate chest strap included. RRPs inc GST: AU$69.95 / NZ$99.95 Available colours: Red, Black The Navig8r ultimate fitness accessory range by LASER is now available at leading retailers including Harvey Norman and Big W. * National Marine Electronics Association About LASER CorporationLASER Corporation is an IT and consumer electronics accessories company established in Australia 25 years ago. A leading challenger brand, LASER products are the value brand of choice and can be found in a range of retail mass merchants and the dealer and IT market. Furthermore and core to its business, LASER offers end-to-end OEM solutions with LASER Private Label. LASER Corporation's head office is based in North Ryde, Australia, with offices in New Zealand, China and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.laserco.com.au. Enjoy 3D TV with the new universal 3D glasses from LASER 2012-09-19T00:09:27Z enjoy-3d-tv-with-the-new-universal-3d-glasses-from-laser Sydney, Australia, September 19, 2012 – LASER Corporation, IT and consumer electronics accessories company, today unveiled its new universal 3D active shutter glasses for 3D TV – ideal for Bluetooth or Infrared 3D TVs. Compatible with a wide variety of brands and displays currently on the market, the LASER 3D active shutter glasses are truly universal. Fitting perfectly on adults and children, they are even lightweight enough to work comfortably with prescription glasses. The LASER 3D active shutter glasses are ideal for those who own or are considering buying a 3D TV, but are concerned about the cost of additional glasses and incompatibility between different brands and specifications. Suitable for most TV / projector brands and models, the LASER 3D active shutter glasses feature LCD panel lens technology that works with the leading TV brands. Most importantly they are affordable, offering consumers the option to purchase extra pairs of 3D glasses to indulge family and friends. Everyone can now enjoy the 3D TV revolution. Performing just like the branded version when turned on in front of the TV, the LASER 3D active shutter glasses will set itself to the right scan frequency with its unique scanning functionality. Chargeable via USB, the LASER 3D active shutter glasses feature a built-in long life lithium battery that requires only two hours to charge. The glasses can be used for up to 40 hours, even when not used for any length of time. Supplied with a USB charge cable and its own soft carry case, the LASER 3D active shutter glasses are a versatile all-in-one alternative for lovers of the 3D experience. Available now online from www.laserco.net or through Harvey Norman in Australia – RRP inc GST: AU$129.95.About LASER CorporationLASER Corporation is an IT and consumer electronics accessories company established in Australia 25 years ago. A leading challenger brand, LASER products are the value brand of choice and can be found in a range of retail mass merchants and the dealer and IT market. Furthermore and core to its business, LASER offers end-to-end OEM solutions with LASER Private Label. LASER Corporation's head office is based in North Ryde, Australia, with offices in New Zealand, China and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.laserco.com.au. Navig8r hits grand slam with new Crash Cam PRO 2012-09-18T23:52:38Z navig8r-hits-grand-slam-with-new-crash-cam-pro Sydney, Australia, September 19, 2012 – LASER Corporation, IT and consumer electronics accessories company, today unleashed the new Navig8r Crash Cam PRO black box recorder. The brand for in-car digital video recorders, Navig8r has released the next-generation Crash Cam PRO with class leading features such as Full HD, camera alerts and GPS tracking. No longer just a key instrument in air crash investigations, the black box is now a valuable device that provides a reliable and recorded eyewitness account in the event of a driving incident or car collision. The successor to the popular Navig8r Crash Cam series of products, the Crash Cam PRO includes Full HD 1080p video capture and playback for closer scrutiny of events, as well as a super wide 127 degree angle lens for filming an extensive field of view. Its enhanced lens array and image processor, typically found in digital video cameras, presents unrivalled image quality in any light condition. The Crash Cam PRO also has built-in shock sensors recording G-Force data, so if and when a car accident or contact with another vehicle occurs, the Crash Cam PRO records the force of the impact. When the car is bumped, video files are automatically saved to prevent being overwritten, whereas other in-car cameras will just continue to write over these files. A convenient feature of the Crash Cam PRO is the audible and visual warning signals for red light and speed camera locations around Australia. The Crash Cam PRO is pre-loaded with safety camera alerts which also show speed limits on camera approach as well as a distance countdown in metres, so drivers are warned in advance of vehicle speed when coming up to a safety camera. With GPS tracking, the Crash Cam PRO allows users to view recorded video footage, speed and location taken from anywhere in the world. The Crash Cam PRO records the actual location of any incidents and drivers can play back video (on their PC or HD TV) to watch and analyse vehicle recordings. Images and information include location of travels via Google Maps, as well as latitude / longitude positions, altitude and actual speed of travel. Equipped with a full screen digital speedometer, the Crash Cam PRO displays actual travelling speed on a 2.4-inch colour LCD screen. The auto on/off recording enables drivers to simply “set and forget” – automatically activating when starting the engine and stopping when the car is switched off. This function is particularly handy for commercial drivers as the Crash Cam PRO comes with an extra long 12v/24v power cord that can be wired directly to the vehicle's ignition or plugged into the lighter socket. In addition to everyday Australian drivers, the Crash Cam PRO can be employed in a commercial capacity by a variety of occupations and businesses including taxis, couriers, on-the-road sales reps, company vehicle fleets, car hire operators and car dealerships during test drives. The Crash Cam PRO is a driver surveillance tool that ensures, in the event of an incident or collision, or even a robbery, the organisation can establish the driver responsible safeguarding them from undue insurance claims. The Navig8r Crash Cam PRO will be available from the end of September 2012 and can be purchased online at www.laserco.net or through selected retailers. RRP inc GST: AU$299.About LASER CorporationLASER Corporation is an IT and consumer electronics accessories company established in Australia 25 years ago. A leading challenger brand, LASER products are the value brand of choice and can be found in a range of retail mass merchants and the dealer and IT market. Furthermore and core to its business, LASER offers end-to-end OEM solutions with LASER Private Label. LASER Corporation's head office is based in North Ryde, Australia, with offices in New Zealand, China and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.laserco.com.au. New 27” high performance widescreen LED display from ViewSonic 2012-08-20T23:42:06Z new-27-high-performance-widescreen-led-display-from-viewsonic Sydney, Australia, August 14, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today released the high performance, energy efficient VX2703mh-LED display. Ideal for consumers and small business for use in the home and office, as well as the education environment, the 27-inch VX2703mh-LED features a modern design with a slim outline. The versatile VX2703mh-LED with Full HD 1920 x 1080p offers HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs with HDCP support, along with a speedy three millisecond response time, 20M:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, integrated power, and built-in SRS Premium Sound speakers. Also standard with the VX2703mh-LED are useful functions such as automatic aspect ratio adjustment to ensure content is optimally positioned and sized for screen viewing, in addition to being Windows 7 certified and VESA wall mount compatible. The VX2703mh-LED is as feature rich as it is eco-friendly – the mercury-free display includes ViewSonic’s ECO-mode for extended display life and delivers energy savings of up to 40%* (when compared to a regular 27-inch monitor). The new VX2703mh-LED is a fitting display for home and office applications, as well as web surfing and multimedia entertainment with its multiple video inputs. It can be paired with a PC or a Mac computer for widescreen viewing with LED backlight. An all-round monitor with low total cost of ownership and high performance, and backed by ViewSonic’s display heritage, the VX2703mh-LED is a great long term investment and display addition to any space. The VX2703mh-LED comes standard with a three year limited warranty and the industry’s best pixel performance policy. Available now in Australia and New Zealand – RRPs inc GST: AU$599, NZ$799. About ViewSonicViewSonic Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, smartphones, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For more information, visit www.viewsonic.com.au. The skinny on the new slim ViewSonic VX2460h-LED display 2012-08-09T00:47:02Z the-skinny-on-the-new-slim-viewsonic-vx2460h-led-display Sydney, Australia, August 9, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the new ultra-slim VX2460h-LED 24-inch display. Offering the leanest profile for its size and class category, the VX2450h-LED at just 6.8 millimetres ( inch) thick at its thinnest point, is one of the slimmest budget monitor offerings on the market. A minimalistic design that is space-saving and affordable, the VX2460h-LED is clad in black and silver with modern, angular lines that would complement any room’s dcor. On the outside, the VX2460h-LED has touch sensitive keys for convenient on-screen display setting adjustments and features convenient connectivity with dual HDMI ports for multiple media device connections – attach two sources to the VX2460h-LED for easy switching between devices such as a PC and gaming console. With Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, the VX2460h-LED maximises the two millisecond grey-to-grey response time to prevent motion blur in games and fast moving video. From within, the VX2460h-LED delivers superior pixel performance, powered by a full HD 1080p resolution, two millisecond video response time provided by ClearMotiv II imaging technology and ultra-high 40,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Windows 7 certified and with an Energy Star 5.1 rating, the mercury-free VX2460h-LED is equipped with ViewSonic's ECO-mode feature which extends the lifetime of the display, while delivering energy savings of up to 40% when compared to a regular 24-inch monitor. The VX2460h-LED is the thinnest offering yet from ViewSonic fusing fashion with technology. Partnered with a fast response time and high contrast ratio, the VX2460h-LED is truly a technologically advanced display for those demanding both world class performance and style. Available now in Australia and New Zealand – RRPs inc GST: AU$329, NZ$439. About ViewSonicViewSonic Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, smartphones, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For more information, visit www.viewsonic.com.au. Introducing the ASUS PadFone, to hit Australian shores August 2012 2012-07-30T14:14:39Z introducing-the-asus-padfone-to-hit-australian-shores-august-2012 Sydney, Australia, July 31, 2012 – Top consumer technology brand ASUS, today announced the launch of the highly anticipated PadFone. Breaking new ground, the ASUS PadFone is an all-in-one Android device that acts as a smartphone, a tablet and can even be converted into a netbook. A ‘triple threat’, the 4.3-inch PadFone (smartphone), features a svelte 9.2 millimetre profile that fits neatly into the back of the 10.1-inch PadFone Station (tablet/pad), which can then be plugged into the optional keyboard dock to experience the ASUS PadFone as a fully functional netbook. With 54% of smartphone owners also wanting but not owning a tablet device, ASUS devised the PadFone to eliminate irksome issues experienced by smartphone and tablet owners. A clever creation, the PadFone combines two of today’s quintessential gadgets into one. A perfectly paired smartphone and tablet, the PadFone with its unique all-in-one functionality affords the benefits of possessing a single device, as well as value for money. Offering one-stop storage and shared 3G network access, the smartphone provides all the processing power and storage of the PadFone. Users no longer need to sync data between devices and only require one data plan, presenting affordability and eliminating the use for WiFi connectivity. Equipped with the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system and Qualcomm’s fourth generation Snapdragon S4 8260A Dual-Core 1.5 GHz processor, the ASUS PadFone delivers super fast performance, even on the PadFone Station. The PadFone has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive multi-touch panel with 540x960 screen resolution and pixel density of 256ppi, while the PadFone Station has a 10.1-inch WXGA 1280x800 TFT capacitive touchscreen. Both the PadFone and PadFone Station displays feature scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass with HCLR film. ASUS’ exclusive DynamicDisplay technology ensures seamless transitions when switching between phone and pad modes, automatically adjusting display layout and instantly continuing content when the PadFone is placed in the PadFone Station. The PadFone includes 32GB internal eMMC flash storage with an additional free 32GB ASUS Webstorage for three years. A microSD expansion slot also allows users to further the PadFone’s memory, currently up to 32GB with a software update in the near future offering up to 64GB. Achieve more with the PadFone’s 1520 mAh Lithium battery that supplies up to 63 hours of extended talk time. Charge the PadFone via the PadFone Station dock for expanded usage and up to 102 hours of extended talk time. Answering telephone calls in pad mode is made easier with the included nifty Bluetooth Stylus pen which doubles as a headset, complete with vibration and LED light indicator for incoming calls. The Bluetooth Stylus even has a reminder alarm that sounds when it is left behind, up to 10 metres away from the PadFone. Furthermore, the PadFone is fitted with an 8 megapixel camera, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, large F2.2 aperture and 5-element lens for precise photography and HD 1080p video recording even under low light conditions. Tuned by ASUS audio specialists, the PadFone Station’s sound output transmits awesome audio through its superior quality built-in speakers with the most precise processing protocols and codecs. Cased in a shield of coffee coloured concentric circles, the design is derived from the concept of Zen – merging traditional thought and culture with the newest, most advanced technology that is the very essence of Zen. A smart sleeve houses the entire PadFone package – the PadFone, PadFone Station and Bluetooth Stylus, which includes a SIM card slot, a holder for the stylus pen and a cleverly hidden cleaning cloth in the sleeve. Additionally, the versatile sleeve can be tilted at a low angle for typing and a high angle for reading and viewing. A truly innovative all-in-one device, the ASUS PadFone will be available at Harvey Norman from 14 August 2012. RRP: AU$999 inc GST. Specifications available on request. Package includes PadFone, PadFone Station, Bluetooth Stylus and PadFone Smart Sleeve. The keyboard dock is also available as an additional option. The PadFone will be upgradeable to Android Jelly Bean operating system. Schedule to be confirmed pending official announcement from Google. About ASUSASUS, one of the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendors and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionising the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10.1 billion. LASER re-appoints Kerry Mancer as NZ country manager 2012-06-20T03:39:04Z laser-re-appoints-kerry-mancer-as-nz-country-manager Sydney, Australia, June 19, 2012– LASER Corporation, an IT and consumer electronics accessories company, today welcomes Kerry Mancer back to the role of country manager for LASER New Zealand. In this role, Kerry will be responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the business in the region. As LASER restructures its business in New Zealand, Kerry will be pivotal in directing its new strategy in the New Zealand market. With an extensive background in sales and business development, Kerry’s focus will differ to Australia’s approach and will focus on driving promotional opportunities around key selling periods. Chris Lau, managing director of LASER Corporation, said, “We welcome Kerry back to the role as country manager of LASER New Zealand and look forward to the progression of the New Zealand business under his leadership. Kerry’s excellent understanding of the industry combined with his knowledge of the LASER business will strengthen our New Zealand operations and contribute to LASER’s overall growth strategy.” Kerry Mancer, country manager of LASER New Zealand, said, “I am happy to be back at LASER to lead the company’s strategic direction in New Zealand. My role will be to identify key prospects with a more specialised approach in the New Zealand market, drive promotional strategies and activities particularly during high activity periods. I am eager to take on the challenges ahead and look forward to delivering successful outcomes for LASER New Zealand.” Kerry is a seasoned professional in the consumer electronics industry having held a number of roles in sales and business development. In addition to his country manager role at LASER New Zealand, Kerry has demonstrated experience working with brands such as Philips, Toshiba, Pioneer, Canon and The PC Company, and has reached great heights in his career launching products and business units, cultivating relationships and delivering maximum service.About LASER CorporationLASER Corporation is an IT and consumer electronics accessories company established in Australia 25 years ago. A leading challenger brand, LASER products are the value brand of choice and can be found in a range of retail mass merchants and the dealer and IT market. Furthermore and core to its business, LASER offers end-to-end OEM solutions with LASER Private Label. LASER Corporation's head office is based in North Ryde, Australia, with offices in New Zealand, China and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.laserco.co.nz. ViewSonic triumphs at Computex Taipei 2012 2012-06-19T04:57:20Z viewsonic-triumphs-at-computex-taipei-2012 Sydney, Australia, June 19, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, was a smash hit at this year’s Computex Taipei, the largest computer exhibition in Asia. The theme of “Touch and Connect” brings together diverse and innovative new products including a 22-inch connected Smart Display, a 23-inch Universal Display, a series of digitizer displays, ultra-high resolution LED displays, interactive digital signage products and a series of business projectors. ViewSonic received a number of awards at Computex Taipei 2012 including:- Best Innovation: TD2220 - 22-inch Windows 8 multi-touch display which will be arriving in Australia towards the end of the year- Best of Computex 2012: VP3280-LED - 31.5-inch LED backlit display with amazing ultra-high resolution- Computex organisers also awarded ViewSonic 'top 30 most-inquired supplier from Computex.biz' in 2011-2012At this stage, the TD2220 22-inch Windows 8 multi-touch display is confirmed to arrive in Australia late 2012. More on the new ViewSonic products showcased at Computex Taipei 2012, slated for Australia, will be communicated as information comes to hand.# # #About ViewSonicViewSonic Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, smartphones, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For more information, visit www.viewsonic.com.au. ViewSonic eyes the enterprise with successful display technology 2012-05-28T01:00:09Z viewsonic-eyes-the-enterprise-with-successful-display-technology Sydney, Australia, May 28, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced its latest range of monitors aimed at the business end. As one of the top brands in display technology and well recognised in the consumer market, ViewSonic is now expanding its range to fit the needs of commercial users. The first monitors to be released include four models: 24-inch VA2451-LED, VA2451m-LED and 22-inch VA2251-LED, VA2251m-LED. Providing superb visual communication, the new ViewSonic commercial monitor range features narrow bezels for blending monitors. Super fine frames allow a number of monitors to be placed together to create a larger display and can double as a digital signage solution for businesses. Presenting immaculate images in widescreen superlative full HD 1080p 1920 x 1080 resolution, the ViewSonic commercial monitor range displays amazing clarity and detail for working, gaming, or enjoying the latest in multimedia entertainment. A 16:9 widescreen ratio also minimizes eye fatigue and is perfectly compatible with multi-window viewing without toggling. Built-in sRGB colour correction technology and 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (DCR), the ViewSonic commercial monitor range delivers accurate and consistent colour performance. Ideal for professionals in graphic design, video editing and related professions, monitors can reproduce 100% sRGB rich colour performance capturing true colours. Furthermore, DCR technology manages pixel quality to the finest detail, enables accurate image representation and produces vibrant and rich visual effects. Environmentally friendly, the ViewSonic commercial monitor range is equipped with LED backlighting and ViewSonic’s proprietary ECO Mode function, which is built into all LED displays. The LED backlight conserves up to 25% more energy when compared to conventional displays and allows a slimmer panel profile, while the ECO Mode offers options to “Optimize (75%)” and “Conserve (50%)”. Especially in a low ambient light, ECO Mode adjusts brightness and improves visibility, as well as prolonging display lamp lifetime. The ViewSonic commercial monitor range is Kensington security lock and VESA wall mount compliant making it functional yet flexible or fixed. Offered in 22-inch and 24-inch varieties, the ViewSonic commercial monitor range also includes multimedia models – VA2451m-LED and VA2251m-LED with two built-in 1.5 watt speakers. Now available in Australia and New Zealand, RRPs below and specifications available on request: VA2451m-LED – AU$269 inc GSTVA2451-LED – AU$259 inc GSTVA2251m-LED – AU$229 inc GSTVA2251-LED – AU$219 inc GST About ViewSonicViewSonic Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, smartphones, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For more information, visit www.viewsonic.com.au.