29
Jan/10
0

Option’s iCON505M 3G USB Modem Achieves 16MB/s Read Speed Thanks to QuickLogic CSSP

QuickLogic Corporation, one of the leading providers of low power programmable solutions, has proudly announced that its Customer Specific Standard Products have been adopted by Option Wireless in a line of 3G Cat9 (10.1Mbps) and Cat10 (14.4Mbps) HSDPA USB modems for wireless communications over cellular networks. Option is one of the global leaders in the wireless technology field, and focuses on design, development and manufacture of innovative solutions to meet the needs of consumers and businesses in what regards high-quality wireless broadband access to Internet, virtually anywhere and anytime.

 

The latest products from Option, the iCON505M series of 3G USB modems provide users with the ability to add up to 32GB storage capacity via micro SD memory to the modem, in order to increase versatility in sharing of downloaded content with smartphones, smartbooks, netbooks and other consumer electronic devices, as well as simplify exchange between different PCs and transfer between digital cameras and PCs. The overall customer demand is for higher transfer rates of multimedia files, a demand that is much harder to be met today than in the past.

Nevertheless, in an industry standard performance benchmark test, the Option iCON505M model with the QuickLogic CSSP went up to 16MB/sec in reading speed and 7.4MB/sec in write speed, when transferring files between a notebook PC and the microSD memory card in the modem, while a competitor modem that lacks the QuickLogic CSSP was rated at under 1MB/sec in both write and read. Last, I will leave Martin Croome, Option’s vice president of marketing, tell you something.

 

“We are thrilled to hear the results of the QuickLogic benchmark test. This confirms Option’s strategy to use quality solutions, such as QuickLogic’s CSSPs, to deliver high performance 3G USB Modems. This is particularly important in view of Option’s strong strategic orientation toward value-added services and applications, such as uCAN Move. The uCAN Move application allows professionals and consumers to access their applications, content and personal internet connection with one click from any PC.”

Tagged as: ,
29
Jan/10
0

An Interesting New PMP from Sungale—Kula TV

Sungale, makers of all sorts of modern gadgets such as digital photo frames or LED lamps, recently updated their portable media player device, named Kula TV, to integrate an adjustable, foldable Wi-Fi antenna.

 

“The newly designed pocket sized Kula TV will enable customers to view hundreds of local and international programs from anywhere in the world using a Wi-Fi network with fewer interruptions and smoother channel displays along with the same slim design and quality that Sungale prides itself on,” said Ningjun Sun, President and CEO of Sungale. “We aim to create highly innovative products that our customers can afford and use in their daily lives”.

 

This player has some standard features, like the 4.3-inch display that you will find on most of the portable media players out there, but the fact that it will stream TV for you makes it a little different from what we are used to seeing on the market. Its design isn’t one of the best or most original, but the simple form factor can be an advantage for minimalists. Also, the fact the Wi-Fi antenna can be retracted is a plus. Not to mention that the display is touch sensitive.

 

Users can arrange their TV stations according to preferences (Sports, News, etc.). No info about supported formats (photo, music or videos alike) but we do know that the Kula TV will only have 2 GB of internal memory. Storing might have been an issue for the new PMP from Sungale, but it does have an SD slot, so there shouldn’t be any problems if you decide on one of these.

Don’t rush into it, though, because it will be available starting with March for the price of 199.99 USD. The pocket-sized Kula TV PMP will come with a 90-day subscription to over 500 TV stations.

Tagged as:
29
Jan/10
0

Timex Ironman Global Trainer Keeps You Fit for Life

Although the name suggests otherwise, it can be worn by ladies as well. No doubt about it, just as long as you are one of those “I should be in the kitchen” types and not an actual housewife. The Ironman is not designed to track your pace while going out to buy diapers or while grinding cheese for the children’s pizza.Timex-Ironman-Global-Trainer-Keeps-You-Fit-For-Life-2

Timex Ironman is the kind of watch you wear if you already have some trophies or medals in your home. You have to be devoted to sports in order to need such a device. You could use it while jogging just to impress people on the street, but you would just be fooling yourself.

You need a Timex Ironman to get very precise data about running speed, pace, and distance, which you will be running on its training software so that you can improve your performance. This way, you can learn about weaknesses you have, about where you need most improvement or if you are at the peak of your physical aptitudes.

The Timex Ironman Global Trainer Bodylink System uses the SiRFstarIII GPS technology so that you can have all the information you need. The system is built to conquer an Ironman Triathlon and athletes will be using it in their strict practices. The GPS-watch training method is very popular among professional sportsmen and women and they see these watches as tools, not as gadgets.

So that athletes can train anywhere, Timex has made the Ironman Global Trainer waterproof and given it a rechargeable battery that will “help you long time.” Its display is customizable so that it will show you up to four windows rich in precious data gathered in real time.

If there are any athletes anxious to purchase it, I will have to disappoint them because it comes out in September this year.

Tagged as: