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Fairview Microwave Introduces New SOLT Calibration Kits with Four Additional Interconnect Options


Fairview Microwave Introduces New SOLT Calibration Kits with Four Additional Interconnect Options

“The precise characterization of RF and microwave components requires a properly calibrated VNA. These new SOLT calibration kits deliver the precision components necessary to perform accurate analyzer calibrations,” said Steve Ellis, Interconnect Product Line Manager.

Fairview Microwave Inc., an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of on-demand RF, microwave and millimeter wave components, has unveiled a new series of short-open-load-through (SOLT) calibration kits designed for use in lab, test and measurement, and RF and Microwave production test applications.

Fairview’s expansion of its VNA calibration kit line consists of 12 models including short circuit, open circuit and load kits (SOL), as well as short circuit, open circuit, load and thru kits (SOLT). Interface options include 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, 7/16 DIN, 7mm, N-Type and BNC.

Every model in this new line of VNA calibration kits includes the required short circuit, open circuit, loads and thru (model dependent) components required for VNA calibration. These RF test and measurement kits come packaged in protective wooden boxes. They are suitable for a variety of vector network analyzers from the industry’s leading providers such as Rohde & Schwarz, Agilent, Copper Mountain and Anritsu.

“The precise characterization of RF and microwave components requires a properly calibrated VNA. These new SOLT calibration kits deliver the precision components necessary to perform accurate analyzer calibrations,” said Steve Ellis, Interconnect Product Line Manager.

Fairview’s new SOLT calibration kits are specifically designed for the calibration and fine-tuning of sensitive test equipment in production environments, engineering labs and quality testing facilities. These kits are constructed to provide accurate RF equipment calibration for the life of the product and withstand years of rigorous use.

Fairview Microwave’s new SOLT calibration kits are in stock and available for immediate shipping with no minimum order quantity required.

For inquiries, Fairview Microwave can be contacted at +1-972-649-6678.

About Fairview Microwave:

A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate delivery of RF components including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations and much more. All products are shipped same-day from the company’s ISO 9001:2015 certified production facilities in Lewisville, Texas. Fairview Microwave is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:

Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMeCables, INC Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

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The Receptionist announces contactless visitor check-in experience with latest version release


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“By making our contactless feature available immediately to everyone using our software, we believe we’re helping our customers keep their visitors and their employees safer and healthier.” — Andy Alsop, The Receptionist President and CEO

The Receptionist today announced the release of a new Contactless Check-In option for its visitor management system as a way to reduce contact liabilities in businesses and facilities and help minimize the risk of spreading any virus or disease.

After months of intensive research into different screening procedures, interviews with customers to determine needs, and internal product testing, the rollout of the new contactless functionality prioritizes keeping visitors and employees safe during the check-in process when the chances of using shared equipment are at their highest.

“Business leaders around the world have had to rethink how they welcome visitors through their doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Andy Alsop, President and CEO of The Receptionist. “We wanted to ensure that any solution we produced in response to this need would add lasting value to our customers not only during this time, but far into the future. By making our contactless feature available immediately to everyone using our software, we believe we’re helping our customers keep their visitors and their employees safer and healthier.”

The Receptionist for iPad‘s contactless feature allows office visitors to check in using their personal mobile device, without needing to physically touch an iPad kiosk or download an additional app, and at no additional cost.

Upon arrival, visitors can use their mobile device’s camera to scan a QR code displayed on the iPad screen, launching a browser that walks them through answering each company’s unique visitor check-in questions.

Additionally, visitors can start the process prior to their arrival by accessing a unique URL provided by the business. They will then be able to answer any questions ahead of their scheduled visit.

Once they’ve answered the check-in questions, visitors will be given a unique QR code on their mobile device to present to the iPad’s camera that will complete their check in and notify the appropriate contact that their visitor has arrived.

Feedback from Receptionist for iPad customers has been overwhelmingly positive in the initial days since the contactless feature’s release.

“As a community of independent health and wellness providers, protecting the health and safety of our Members and their clients and patients is at the forefront of what we do,” said Scott Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of Nexis Wellness. “The Receptionist for iPad has been a critical tool at Nexis for the past three years, and we are confident that our visitors are going to love using the new contactless check in process.”

The initial release of the contactless feature includes the ability to have visitors sign health, security, and/ or liability agreements/statements digitally and print badges (if a printer is available) once a visitor has scanned their QR code to confirm their check-in and log their Covid-19 risk.

Planned future updates include functionality to recognize returning visitors, take photos from the mobile device, search contacts, and more.

“We see contactless visitor check-ins becoming much more the standard rather than the exception moving forward,” said DeLynn Berry, The Receptionist Co-Founder and Director of Engineering, “and we’re going to continue to place our resources into additional functionality that provides our customers and their guests the best experience possible.”

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Pasternack Introduces New Line of In Stock Bi-Phase Modulators Operating in Frequency Bands from 0.5 to 40 GHz


Pasternack Introduces New Line of In Stock Bi-Phase Modulators Operating in Frequency Bands from 0.5 to 40 GHz

“Having a comprehensive selection readily available in stock is invaluable for designers who have an urgent need to validate prototype or proof-of-concept designs,” said Tim Galla, Product Line Manager at Pasternack.

Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has just launched a new line of bi-phase modulators that includes a comprehensive selection of nine different models covering broad octave frequency bands ranging from 0.5 to 40 GHz. Bi-phase modulators take a TTL level digital bits stream that is encoded onto the RF carrier using 2 Phase Shift Keying (2PSK) modulation, where the 2 phases are separated by 180 degrees. This performance is desirable in communications systems, microwave radio, radar, high-data-rate test & measurement, serial data transmission, base station infrastructure and other industrial and military applications.

Pasternack’s new line of 0° to 180° bi-phase modulators offer impressive features that include TTL command control, low insertion loss of 2.5 dB typ, fast switching speed of 40 nsec typ, low VSWR of 1.8:1 typ and maximum peak RF input power of 0.5 watts. All designs require dual bias voltages and the input and output RF ports are bi-directional. These bi-phase modulators operate across a wide temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. The compact and rugged packages utilize solder pins for TTL, DC bias and ground, and field replaceable SMA or 2.92mm female connectors. All designs are highly reliable, meeting MIL-STD-202 environmental test conditions for humidity, shock, vibration, altitude and temperature cycle.

“These fully integrated bi-phase modulators offer desirable and accurate performance features for modulating a signal response over broad frequency bands. Production lead-times for these products are normally 22-24 weeks. Having a comprehensive selection readily available in stock is invaluable for designers who have an urgent need to validate prototype or proof-of-concept designs,” said Tim Galla, Product Line Manager at Pasternack.

Pasternack’s new bi-phase modulators are in stock and available for immediate shipping with no minimum order quantity (MOQ) required.

For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Pasternack:

A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and supplier offering the industry’s largest selection of active and passive RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping. Pasternack is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:

Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMeCables, INC-Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

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MAK Technologies Announces Latest Release of MAK ONE


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Whether you fly jets, participate in collective training of ground forces, or surveil the oceans, MAK ONE has capabilities and new features that make the virtual world just right, from your perspective.

MAK Technologies (MAK), a company of ST Engineering North America, today announced the Summer 2020 release of MAK ONE, a whole-world synthetic environment simulation platform. The latest release to the MAK ONE suite, which includes VR-Forces, VR-Engage, VR-Vantage, and VR-Link, incorporates new capabilities and features that enable users to model, simulate and visualize the world from their own unique perspective.

MAK ONE features rich libraries of models, behaviors, and environmental effects, allowing users to model, simulate, and visualize the most realistic scenarios. Trainees will relish the beautiful virtual reality rendered in high-resolution accurate detail, both visually and through imaging sensors, while instructors will value the ease of creating rich scenarios to fill the environment with human characters, vehicle models, and computer-generated behaviors. Developers will benefit from the flexibility of application programming interfaces (APIs) to plug in their custom models and behaviors, while system engineers will appreciate controls over the environment that enable the design of new system prototypes.

“Whether you fly jets, participate in collective training of ground forces, or surveil the oceans, MAK ONE has capabilities and new features that make the virtual world just right, from your perspective. This release has more new capabilities than any previous release of MAK products, and includes new capabilities that our customers have asked for, and more that we know they will need and enjoy,” said Jim Kogler, Vice President of Products, MAK Technologies.

“The enhanced capabilities of MAK ONE enable our customers to provide better, faster, and more realistic training applications to support our warfighters, and demonstrates our continued dedication to create leading-edge products that push the limits of simulation technology and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Bill Cole, President and CEO of MAK Technologies.

As part of the product release, MAK will be hosting an online event series in July titled: MAK ONE – Simulate the World from YOUR Perspective. The events will present MAK ONE from a different perspective, focusing on its capabilities in the air, on the ground, and at sea. Each 1-½ hour session will contain new materials that will be delivered via an interactive mix of presentations, demonstrations, and Q&As. For more information on the events, visit: https://mak.com/reveal.

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ST Engineering North America is the U.S. headquarters of ST Engineering, a global technology and engineering group, providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine sectors. Within the US, we have major operations in 17 cities across 13 states and more than 5,000 employees, providing innovative products and services across these diverse market segments. Please visit http://www.stengg.us.

MAK Technologies develops software for live, virtual, and constructive simulation. Built upon a strong foundation of COTS products, MAK delivers simulation, gaming, and networking technology in a flexible platform to meet the requirements of training system integrators, experimentation labs, and end users. Our primary users are in the aerospace and defense industries, yet our products and services can help customers anywhere modeling and simulation is needed to train, plan, analyze, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. MAK is dedicated to serving our customers by building capable products, offering superior technical support, and innovating new ways to build, populate and view interoperable 3D simulated worlds. MAK continues to take advantage of new technologies that further the state of simulation. Our products help users link, simulate and visualize their world. MAK Technologies is a company of ST Engineering North America. Please visit http://www.mak.com for more information.

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Esper Announces Free Pricing Tier to Support Android IoT Innovation


Shiv Sundar of Esper Announces Free Pricing

Shiv Sundar, COO of Esoer

“I believe removing barriers to innovation is socially responsible business, and ideally, contributes to a more diverse ecosystem of global transformation,” says Sundar.

Today, Esper announced they will provide free access to their Android DevOps tools for innovators and small businesses worldwide. The startup hopes to create a healthier global ecosystem of Android innovation and lasting impact in healthcare, education, and other industries. The open-source Android platform is at the forefront of IoT innovation, and nearly unlimited potential for socially responsible innovation in the future.

“Smart, connected Android devices can create a brighter future for everyone,” says Esper CEO and Co-Founder Yadhu Gopalan. “ I believe that removing barriers to Android IoT innovation can result in technology for the greater good, like student tablets that equalize education access and remote healthcare monitoring devices that improve quality of life for patients with rare conditions.”

Esper is a Madrona Ventures-backed startup for Android DevOps with rapidly growing global customer adoption among major brands, startups, and nonprofits across industries. The firm’s core product is advanced device and app management tools for single-purpose Android devices of any form factor, including kiosks, mobile point-of-sale (mPoS), and non-traditional IoT hardware. Esper is free for fleets of 100 or fewer devices, and priced very affordably for larger fleets.

“Entrepreneurs all have the opportunity to create a socially responsible business and remove barriers for others with fewer privileges,” says Shiv Sundar, COO and Cofounder of Esper. “Esper’s product connects a secure connection between the cloud and Android IoT devices. My ultimate goal is to have one million devices on Esper’s platform that improve quality-of-life for people worldwide.”

Sundar will be available to answer questions about socially responsible Android mobility during an upcoming open “AMA” session- or, Ask Me Anything – at 11am PST on July 9th, 2020 via video conference. Details are available on the Esper website.

Social responsibility is woven into Esper’s cultural fabric, and a value that influences every decision from new partnerships to hiring. In recent months, Esper has formed fundraising and technology support partnerships with non-profit groups in Sundar’s native country of India, including HungerBox and iTeach Schools.

“By providing free or affordable infrastructure for Android IoT innovation, Esper is able to help other organizations dedicate resources to solving challenging problems instead of fleet operating costs,” says Sundar. “I believe removing barriers to innovation is socially responsible business, and ideally, contributes to a more diverse ecosystem of global transformation.”

About Esper: Founded in 2017 in Bellevue, Washington, Esper is the industry’s first complete toolchain for connected Android devices like kiosks, point-of-sale, digital signage, and purpose-built hardware. Esper’s cloud platform and open developer tools provide the infrastructure for secure connection and real-time data exchange between Android devices and cloud. You can learn more at esper.io or on the company’s LinkedIn page.

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Create a safer environment with Social Safety Signage, a collaboration of Hikvision and NDS


Create a safer environment with Social Safety Signage, a collaboration of Hikvision and NDS

Social Safety Signage, a collaboration of Hikvision and NDS

The combination of Hikvision’s intelligent video input with the PADS4 dynamic display communication platform by NDS offers a complete solution to create a safer environment. It also offers companies a scalable and flexible investment for the future.

Back to the new normal

With the COVID-19 virus spreading across the world, companies are in need of a solution to create a safer environment for their employees, customers, and visitors. Every country set their own rules and regulations, and companies need to keep those in mind. Only when everyone works together, the world is able to get back to the new normal. A new normal where everyone looks out for each other, with a newfound alertness against contagion. Terms such as social distancing and crowd management are used more than ever and will be leading in the new normal.

Informing all people involved and preventing them from getting sick is an important first step to get to the new normal. Companies need to share information about measures they’re taking to all their employees, visitors, and customers. With digital signage, they can share that information on screens across their premises to make sure that everyone everywhere is always up to date. With IP cameras and sensors in and around buildings, they can protect their people even further.

Social Safety Signage for a safer environment

To help create an environment that is as safe as possible, Hikvision and NDS, developer of PADS4 collaborated on Social Safety Signage. Social Safety Signage gives companies the digital means to create a safe and trusted environment, where employers do everything in their power to prevent exposing their employees, visitors and customers to unnecessary risks. The security products and solutions of Hikvision, combined with the powerful PADS4 digital signage platform developed by NDS make for a perfect fit.

PADS4 digital signage platform allows for the cameras relevant data to be translated into smart signage on screens across company premises. Companies can display their rules and regulations to inform their people, or they can send warning messages when a Hikvision camera registered a security breach. With PADS4, rules and regulations are understandable for everyone and requirements for the new normal are met, simply by integrating all the available data.

In the post-pandemic era, Hikvision’s products protect people to ensure a safer environment. Thermal cameras are used to screen skin temperature, detect non-mask usage and measure distances between people as well. Countries also set different rules regarding distance between people. Besides temperatures, the products allow for distance measuring. Whether the distance has to be 1.5 meters, 2 meters, or 6 feet, install the cameras to react to one distance and know exactly when rules are not followed.

Social Safety Signage empowers businesses everywhere to stay safe in line with the rules their country laid out. It gives companies the opportunity to contribute to a safer environment.

About Hikvision

Hikvision is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of security products and solutions. Featuring an extensive and highly skilled R&D workforce, Hikvision manufactures a full suite of comprehensive products and solutions for a broad range of vertical markets. In addition to the security industry, Hikvision extends its reach to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries to achieve its long-term vision. Hikvision products also provide powerful business intelligence for end users, which can enable more efficient operations and greater commercial success. Committed to the utmost quality and safety of its products, Hikvision encourages partners to take advantage of the many cybersecurity resources Hikvision offers. For more information, please visit us at http://www.hikvision.com.

About NDS

NDS developed their first digital signage solution in 1994, at the cusp of the digital revolution. Their focus on dynamic display communication enabled them to stand out, even as one of the first data-driven digital signage software providers. They have stayed true to that from day one, and they can truly say that data integration is in their DNA.

Today, NDS has continued to ride the wave of modern technology to provide next-level solutions in their high-end digital signage software. PADS4 is one of the leading digital signage software platforms, with flexible and scalable solutions for every industry, varying from transportation, corporate and government to hospitality, retail and healthcare. With Social Safety Signage, PADS4 transforms relevant data sources into smart and versatile signage to inform employees, customers, or visitors about the measurements you are taking to guarantee a safe and trusted environment. More information can be found on the following website: https://pads4.com/.

Contact us

NDS, developer of PADS4

marketing@nds.global

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Rigaku Analytical Devices Launches Expanding Capabilities Equipment for Law Enforcement (EXCEL) Program


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Rigaku Progeny ResQ FLX 1064 nm Advanced Raman Narcotics Analyzer

The Rigaku Expanding Capabilities Equipment for Law Enforcement (EXCEL) Program is designed to provide agencies with a modular analytical method for identifying the latest illegal and dangerous drug formations and strands, while keeping officers safe.

Rigaku Analytical Devices, the market leader in handheld 1064nm Raman technology, will provide next generation narcotics, and other illegal drug analysis, equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies through new Excel Program. The Rigaku Expanding Capabilities Equipment for Law Enforcement (EXCEL) Program is designed to provide agencies with a modular analytical method for identifying the latest illegal and dangerous drug formations and strands, while keeping officers safe.

As part of the Rigaku EXCEL Program, five different state/local agencies will be selected and presented one standard Rigaku Progeny ResQ FLX 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer. Recipients will be announced on October 30, 2020.

The Rigaku Progeny ResQ FLX 1064nm Raman analyzer provides law enforcement agencies with greater flexibility for use in the widespread opioid epidemic and increase in drug trafficking. Its utilization of 1064nm Raman technology means a rapid response of less than 1 minute, the ability to scan dirty or colored substances, and the capability to scan through packaging – keeping officers safer by avoiding exposure. The ResQ FLX analyzer includes a standard library of 1,200 compounds including narcotics, cutting agents, and household chemicals. In addition, the ResQ FLX analyzer is based off a modular platform with expandable options to select additional libraries, features, and support packages that if the needs and growth of the department.

The purpose of the EXCEL Program includes:

  • To introduce the latest generation of narcotics spectrometers to law enforcement
  • To improve the analysis quality of illegal drug identification performed by state/local law enforcement
  • To provide presumptive testing capabilities to prioritize the backlog of samples to laboratories
  • To train officers on the use of handheld analysis technology for drug analysis
  • To address emerging drug formulations with handheld analytical technology
  • To receive feedback from real world sample analysis

For more information about eligibility and to apply (deadline is October 1, 2020 at midnight EDT), please visit: https://www.rigaku.com/RAD/ExcelProgram

About Rigaku Analytical Devices

Rigaku Analytical Devices is leading with innovation to pioneer a portfolio of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers for use in public health and safety, scientific and academic study, recycling and reuse of metal alloys, and to ensure the quality of key metal alloy components in critical industries. We strive to deliver quality, reliability and engaged expertise to our customers with our advanced product and capabilities and are dedicated to continual product development efforts to deliver mission critical enhancements to performance and functionality and reliable, cost-effective solutions for end users. Our rugged products operate on an open architecture platform and deliver unparalleled accuracy and support for rapid lab-quality results any time, any place.

For further information, contact:

Jen Lynch

Marketing Director

Rigaku Analytical Devices

Wilmington, MA USA

Tel: +1 781-328-1024

Jen.Lynch@rigaku.com

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Tantiv4 works with IFTTT to integrate its Connected Home Controller for a more compatible Smart Home


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Your life, simplified

“At IFTTT, we believe every thing works better together and are thrilled to welcome ThingaOS™ and its innovative IoT-powered platform,” says Linden Tibbets, IFTTT CEO.

Today, Tantiv4, the leading provider of IoT and cloud solutions for enterprise, industrial, and consumer applications, announced that it’s Connected Home Controller now works with IFTTT.

Powered by industry-leading ThingaOS™ platform the Connected Home Controller product manages sensor devices on “Edge” while dashboard reporting and event notifications are generated by our “Cloud.” Our unique technology ensures proper actionable results on the edge preventing damages, expensive repairs and reducing maintenance costs.

“Integrating with IFTTT further enhances our vision to be interoperable with most universally available Smart Home devices and is a core offering,” said Lokesh Johri, co-founder and CEO of Tantiv4 Inc. “Property managers and homeowners now can customize scenarios to their specification using the applets already provided by Tantiv4 at https://ifttt.com/tantiv4.”

Connected Home Controller users can go to IFTTT.com and enable ThingaOS™ Applets that work with several leading brands or create customized Applets for the devices that they own. Tantiv4 will continue to support our customer base by adding more Applets to create a truly comprehensive Smart Home management system that works for the consumer.

“At IFTTT, we believe everything works better together and are thrilled to welcome ThingaOS™ and its innovative IoT-powered platform,” says Linden Tibbets, IFTTT CEO. “Customers can now connect their Connected Home Controller with everything on our growing platform — like Google Assistant, Home8, D-Link, and more — unlocking valuable smart home experiences with their favourite products.”    

ThingaOS apps can be downloaded from the App Store and Google’s Play Store for mobile applications. View IFTTT demos and instructions on the Connected Home Controller at visit https://www.tantiv4.com/insights/ifttt

About Tantiv4 Inc.

Tantiv4 Inc., headquartered in Milpitas, CA, is powering the next generation IoT Edge, Cloud and Voice platforms by providing uniquely architected solutions with a focus on simplifying and solving the pain points that exist in today’s IoT solutions. ThingaOS solutions provide advanced automation using AI and ML algorithms increasing ROI and improve business efficiencies. ThingaOS™ operates on popular cloud eco-systems, RF protocols and supports all popular controller and voice interfaces.

For more information about this topic, please contact Kishore Moturi at +1 408 396-5962 or email at contact(at)tantiv4(dot)com.

ThingaOS, ThingaAI, FetchitGO, REZRV are trademarks of Tantiv4 Inc. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

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Cinera Edge, an Immersive 5K Personal Movie Theater Headset with Dolby Digital Surround Sound, Launches on Kickstarter


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Cinera offers a truly theatrical experience with the most advanced video and audio technology, so movie lovers can enjoy a cinematic film anywhere, anytime.

Cinera Edge, the world’s first Head Mount Display (HMD) with dual 2.5K micro OLED and Dolby Digital certified 5.1 surround sound headphones, today launched on Kickstarter.

Cinera is the first true mobile cinema that delivers a real theatrical immersive experience with extraordinary video and sound quality.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017 that raised over $300,000, the Cinera team collected positive feedback from those backers to improve on the design and features for this latest version. The sequel will feature micro-OLED that packs 3.7 million (2560×1440) pixels into a tiny 0.83-inch screen that transforms into a 120-inch movie screen experience with certified Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound headphones.

Cinera, which combines Cine + Era for its vision of the future of movie cinemas, runs on a full Android OS and can be used with today’s popular streaming apps via Wi-Fi with no need for an external device.

“We are in a new era of cinema when visiting a movie theater is not always convenient or safe,” said Peter Lin, founder of Cinera, who previously worked in the digital movie industry, offering technical solutions to movie theatres. “Cinera offers a truly theatrical experience with the most advanced video and audio technology, so movie lovers can enjoy a cinematic film anywhere, anytime.”

Cinera’s screen is as large as 1200″ from a 20m distance or 66-degree wide horizontally, wider than a standard 54-degree cinema screen and nearly as wide as IMAX’s signature 70-degree screen.

Cinera Edge is Dolby Digital certified so it can process high resolution audio without quality degrade. With four speaker drivers at each side, Cinera Edge recreates 5.1 surround sound configuration as in a movie theater.

“Part of movies’ magic comes from the theaters’ big screen and vivid sound, that’s why movies don’t always feel right on TV or mobile phones,” added Lin. “We are working hard to bring this cinematic experience beyond movie cinemas.”

Cinera’s smart design focuses the weight on the two sides, leaving less pressure in the front pieces and on the user. With an ergonomically designed body, Cinera Edge is easy to wear comfortably for many hours.

While it was designed for movies, Cinera can also be connected with a HDMI cable to play video games, watch sports and TV shows, pilot drones, and use it on a PC. Cinera also features a micro SD card for users to bring their favorite content with them when traveling.

For more information and to pre-order the Cinera Edge at early-bird discounts, visit the crowdfunding page on Kickstarter.

About Cinera – Cinera was founded in 2016 by a group of movie fans who are passionate about movies, technology and elegant product design. The Cinera team successfully launched their first-generation product – a 5K Head Mounted Display in 2017 on Kickstarter and raised over $300K from more than 600 backers on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. In 2020, Cinera announced its sequel – an HMD with the latest micro OLED technology with 2560×1440 pixels in a 0.83-inch area. Cinera Edge also has an embedded Dolby Digital certified 5.1 surround sound headphone.

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Liquid X Receives OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification for Textiles, Launches OEKO-TEX-Certified Face Mask with Proprietary Antimicrobial Filter Insert


Liquid X's particle-free metallic inks uniformly coat textiles.

SEM image at 250X magnification of a woven polyester fabric coated with Liquid X’s particle-free ink. The ink uniformly coats each thread, creating smooth, flexible, highly-conductive textiles.

Typically our inks functionalize a surface, like a textile, to create electronic devices that can bend and flex,” said Beth Vasy, VP Operations. “We can also use derivatives of our inks to create transparent, antimicrobial coatings for high-touch surfaces, medical gowns, hospital curtains and more.

Liquid X, an advanced manufacturer of functional metallic inks with engineering design and prototype-to-production manufacturing capabilities, announced today that its proprietary, particle-free silver ink used to create e-textiles and other functional textiles has received the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification – a world-renowned label earned by textiles deemed safe for contact with skin after testing for harmful substances like carcinogens and heavy metals. Liquid X earned the strictest, baby-safe rating, Appendix 4, Product Class 1, certifying that its particle-free silver ink applied on nonwoven polyester fabric meets the human-ecological requirements not only for babies and toddlers up to 36 months (Class 1), but also for direct contact with the skin of anyone older than that (Class 2). Separately, the company also launched its own ComforTeX OEKO-TEX-certified face mask and antimicrobial filter.

How do Liquid X’s particle-free, conductive metallic inks work?

To create e-textiles with functionality such as health and wellness monitoring built in, electronic circuitry and sensors are printed directly onto fabrics, then surface mount components such as microprocessors, LEDs, resistors and batteries are mounted on the printed traces, and then this is all sealed into the fabric during manufacturing. Liquid X’s particle-free inks coat each thread uniformly making textiles smooth, flexible and highly conductive. This unique uniform coating capability also helps to create non-electronic textiles, such as antimicrobial coatings. The goal is to create cost-effective, durable, washable and truly functional textiles that bend and flex without affecting functionality, and feel almost identical to regular fabrics.

“With the new OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification, our inks can now enable wearable applications that require contact with skin and the ability to withstand sweat and/or saliva, such as electrodes for health and wellness monitoring,” said Bill Babe, sales and marketing manager at Liquid X.

Over the past year, Liquid X has been developing new smart textile solutions for multiple industries including automotive, aviation and medical. Because the company’s metallic inks use silver, zinc and copper metals that have inherent antimicrobial properties, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted Liquid X to begin offering antimicrobial textiles. Liquid X’s particle-free inks conformally coat the textile, ensuring a uniform antimicrobial coating that fights off pathogens from forming on the fabric.

“Typically, our inks functionalize a surface, like a textile, to create an electronic device that can bend and flex in ways traditional electronic devices cannot,” said Beth Vasy, vice president of operations at Liquid X. “We can also use derivatives of our ink formulations to create low-cost, and even transparent, antimicrobial coatings for high-touch surfaces, medical gowns, hospital curtains, automotive upholstery and more.”

Liquid X’s new ComforTeX line includes a washable, reusable, soft and comfortable face mask ($5.99) that removes over 95% of aerosols (available today in adult sizes, expected July in children’s sizes). The mask includes a pocket for the SecuriTeX antimicrobial filter insert ($10.99 for a 10-pack) which features a uniform antimicrobial coating for extra protection against microorganisms, created by Liquid X’s proprietary metallic ink. Both mask and insert are made of OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified fabric. One insert comes with each mask sold. https://liquid-x-printed-metals-inc.myshopify.com

“We initially started making the masks and antimicrobial filter inserts for our employees, friends and families as a way to provide an increased level of protection during this time,” Vasy stated. “But the feedback was overwhelmingly positive about the breathability and comfort, so we decided to offer them to the public. We want to provide a way for people to protect themselves when the other person isn’t wearing a mask.”

About Liquid X

Liquid X, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an advanced material manufacturer of functional metallic inks that takes an application from prototype to production. Liquid X partners with manufacturers within the electronics industry to develop and print functional components utilized in various devices, including sensors; heating elements; smart textiles and many others. Through our proprietary particle-free inks, printing capabilities and technical expertise, we take an application from concept to commercialization using additive manufacturing techniques – http://www.liquid-x.com.

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