Companies news of 2017-01-04 (page 1)

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  • AT&T to Provide Wireless Connectivity for Aira's Devices that Enhance Access to...
  • iMD Companies, Inc. (ICBU) Retains BF Borgers CPA Firm to Become a Fully Reporting SEC...
  • AT&T and Emerson Team Up to Reduce Methane EmissionsAT&T Will Enable Emerson's...
  • AT&T Helping Businesses Unleash Internet of Things PotentialBusinesses Can Develop,...
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    AT&T Smart Cities: Transforming Communities and Creating Value for CitizensIntroducing Water Sustainability Solutions, New Spotlight City and More Strategic Alliances

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* smart cities momentum continues since announcing our framework a year ago. Our Smart Cities framework uses a secure, holistic approach to helping cities improve functions like transportation, lighting, safety and sustainability.

    We have committed to test our framework in several spotlight cities and universities, which include Atlanta, Chapel Hill (NC), Chicago, Dallas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Miami-Dade County and Montgomery County (MD).

    We've also added a new spotlight city to our smart cities program: Portland, Oregon. And we have added more leading technology companies to our smart cities alliance--CIVIQ Smartscapes, HydroPoint, MetroTech and Streetline.

    "More than half of the world's population lives in an urban area. As an Internet of Things and smart cities leader, we see the impact technology has on helping cities address the issues facing their communities--and their citizens," said Mike Zeto, general manager and executive director, AT&T Smart Cities. "Collaborating with the cities and our strategic alliances puts us closer to making smart cities a reality."

    Water Sustainability
    With a greater global need to focus on water sustainability, we are focused on delivering water solutions that help cities utilize IoT technologies to address this growing concern. One way we're doing this is with our smart irrigation solutions, which use weather data analytics to help irrigate landscapes more efficiently, resulting in cost savings.

    And to help reduce leaks in water systems, we offer technology that uses acoustical IoT sensors on our cellular network to help pinpoint the location of leaks in pipes. We are also working on solutions that will help cities address water quality issues.

    Spotlight City Update
    Over the past few months, we've worked with our spotlight cities to identify their unique challenges. We then developed a comprehensive strategy to tackle them. We're currently deploying solutions in three of our spotlight cities: Miami-Dade County, Atlanta and Chicago.

    Miami-Dade County
    Miami-Dade County is the first to launch our Smart Cities Operation Center. The platform gives municipality leadership visibility of their communities' conditions--all from one location and in near-real time.

    We're also working to apply solutions that address intelligent lighting and smart transportation. And, in collaboration with our alliance member Hitachi, we are excited to deploy public safety solutions in our communities.

    Highlights:

    --  Remote monitoring and more efficient operations solutions for police and
    public safety officials.
    --  Upgrades to the county's existing lighting infrastructure with smart LED
    lighting.
    --  Reliable data to help inform decision making around urban transportation
    planning.
    --  A traffic intersection network solution to help improve traffic flow.
    

    We've also committed to use our spotlight city program help address the Digital Divide. In particular, we're launching a program later this month at one of the County's public housing communities. Together with Ericsson, another smart cities alliance member, we will provide 60 laptops for students and adults in the community to use in the community center, while also equipping the center with Wi-Fi connectivity. Miami-Dade students living in this community will now be able to log on to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools web portal to access their schoolwork while away from school. And adults in this community will have access to web content that can provide enrichment to their lives.

    "AT&T is helping us deliver impactful solutions for our community. We now have meaningful solutions for public safety and traffic management. And we're enhancing the lives of our residents," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

    Atlanta
    We're making great progress on the City of Atlanta's smart cities roadmap. A major focus is on the city's North Avenue corridor project. Atlanta's North Avenue corridor borders the Georgia Tech campus and is in the heart of the city's business and theater district. Atlanta is using the corridor as a test bed for numerous technologies.

    "Data is key to building a smart city," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "As one of the first cities to join AT&T's smart cities program, we realized having highly secure, reliable access to near real-time data is a game-changer. This will help improve the lives of our residents, while addressing the current and future needs of our city."

    Another key area of focus for the city is intelligent lighting. Together with GE and Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, we're working to bring intelligent LED lighting solutions to the city that will ultimately help improve public safety conditions and create greater efficiencies, including maintenance costs. GE and Southern Company are both members of our smart cities alliance.

    "We're focused on developing new technologies that evolve our business to deliver the innovative energy solutions our customers want," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "We are proud to be part of collaborative partnerships like the Smart Cities initiative which are making our communities better places to live and work."

    Chicago
    Our latest pilots are designed to keep Chicago residents and tourists more productive, engaged and informed as they move about town. The solutions rolling out later this month include:

    --  Smart digital transportation boards in Chicago O'Hare International
    airport - The smart digital display will help travelers with their
    ground transportation planning. Boards located near airport baggage
    claim will show the fastest and lowest-cost routes into the city.
    Reliable AT&T network connectivity will source real-time information so
    travelers can determine their best mode of transportation.
    --  Connected bus shelters in several Chicago communities - Connectivity
    will increase productivity and help create a safer, more inviting
    environment. Select bus shelters will have free Wi-Fi, intelligent
    lighting and digital displays to inform commuters of the next bus
    arrival.
    --  Interactive touch-screen information kiosks - Chicago has many popular
    tourist spots, but the city also has hidden gems. The kiosks will help
    visitors find local points of interest, and directions to get there. The
    kiosks will also feature USB charging ports and offer free public Wi-Fi
    services.
    

    "Without question, Chicago is a great city because of its people," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "Our ongoing collaboration with AT&T to deploy smart cities solutions is one way we're working to make Chicago smarter, safer and more sustainable for residents and visitors alike."

    For more information on our IoT solutions for Smart Cities, visit: www.att.com/iot. And to learn more about our citizen and sustainability efforts, visit our Connect to Good site at att.com/csr.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    CONTACT: Jessica Swain, AT&T Global Media Communications, (415) 613-4267,
    js056a@att.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    AT&T to Provide Wireless Connectivity for Aira's Devices that Enhance Access to Information for Blind and Visually Impaired PeopleGroundbreaking Assistive Technology Platform to Offer Support to Blind and Visually Impaired Customers through Wearable Smart Glasses

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is providing wireless connectivity to startup Aira to support their innovative technology platform that assists the blind and visually impaired. The platform will blend wearables, connectivity and Aira's human-assisted artificial intelligence to give blind and visually impaired customers information about their surroundings akin to sighted people. And do it quickly and efficiently.

    Aira's remote technology uses wearable smart glasses to connect those with diminished vision to a network of certified agents. The agents can "see" from the wearer's perspective using video in nearly real-time and then communicate information and instructions back to the wearer. With the help of AT&T Dynamic Traffic Management - a capability being showcased at CES - Aira can prioritize data traffic. This can help to provide a more predictable experience, especially in times of network congestion.

    This can help the wearer achieve everyday tasks and new challenges. According to Aira, the smart glasses can help wearers navigate busy streets, ride on public transportation, shop at retail stores or even climb a mountain.

    This will be the first product to come out of the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health.

    "Companies entering AT&T's Foundry are looking to solve a problem through connectivity," said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "Our provision of wireless connectivity to Aira will bring nearly real-time access and management to their platform. Ultimately, we believe that this should improve the experience for the blind and visually impaired."

    The AT&T Foundry for Connected Health is located within Texas Medical Center's Innovation Institute in Houston, Texas. It is working with companies such as Aira to bring connected and integrated healthcare solutions to market.

    "The AT&T Foundry for Connected Health is uniquely positioned to bring together hospitals, doctors, nurses and other caregivers with innovative technology companies and AT&T's deep connectivity expertise," said Igal Elbaz, Vice President of Ecosystem & Innovation at AT&T. "Our mission at the AT&T Foundry is to bring ideas from concept to commercialization faster than previously possible. This work with Aira exemplifies that rapid and collaborative innovation model."

    "We are thrilled to be connected by a global leader like AT&T. We share a mission-level commitment of leveraging technology to improve quality of life," said Suman Kanuganti, CEO of Aira. "It's exciting to have the AT&T ecosystem by our side to help our blind and visually impaired users stay connected," Kanuganti said.

    The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)(TM) Foundation chose Aira as a 2017 Eureka winner. They focus on startup companies with technologies that improve lives. Aira & AT&T will showcase Aira's connected device at CES 2017 in Eureka Park. Aira will provide details about commercial availability at a later date.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About Aira
    Aira is a remote assistance technology platform that is designed to help blind and low-vision users gain greater independence in a wide range of daily activities ranging from navigating city streets, exploring new areas, workplace assistance and literally traveling the world. The blind, wearing smart glasses, are connected with a network certified Agents (Human and AI), similar to Uber routing. Agents use a real-time interactive cloud-based Mission Control style dashboard purposely built to provide an augmented reality context of remote user by processing of live data streams from cameras, GPS, and other sensor systems from wearable platforms. Visit http://www.aira.io for more information.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    CONTACT: Jan Rasmussen, AT&T Corporate Communications, 913-449-8153,
    Isabel.penaalfaro@fleishman.com, Kevin Phelan, Aira, Phone: (617) 515-8011,
    kevin@aira.io

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    iMD Companies, Inc. (ICBU) Retains BF Borgers CPA Firm to Become a Fully Reporting SEC Company

    PLACERVILLE, CA, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - iMD Companies, Inc. Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the company has retained BF Borgers CPA PCAOB accredited accounting firm to complete its audited financials to become a fully reporting company with the SEC. The company has retained Borgers CPA firm because of the acquisition of KRSNA MINERALS.

    KRSNA MINERALS is a producing mine in India with over 600 acres of mining claims, which are producing manganese and Iron ore metals. KRSNA MINERALS currently has contracts with the Chinese government to supply manganese and Iron ore to China. The recoverable asset values are in excess of 700 million dollars for the total claims owned by KRSNA MINERALS. The Current Claims mined produced revenues in excess of four million dollars in 2016 and claims being worked on are over 10 million dollars. KRSNA MINERALS plans to dramatically increase the number of claims being mined in 2017 to increase revenues exponentially for the company. KRSNA MINERALS is now a wholly owned subsidiary of ICBU and all financials of KRSNA MINERALS will be represented in ICBU financial statements.

    The company has retained Borgers Auditors because of the assets and revenues that are in the company. The company feels that it is time to start the process to move towards being QB Fully Reporting and anticipates applying to be a Nasdaq Small Cap company. The company plans on filing an S1 registration statement with the SEC to register all the shares of the company once the audited financials are completed.

    The mining claims are rich in iron ore and manganese and are located in northwestern Orissa. They contain metasediments of low to medium metamorphic grade classified as the Gangpur Group, which host manganese, limestone and Lead-Zinc deposits. In central and southern Orissa, the Proterozoics are represented by the Easternghats granulite belt comprising of khondalite, charnockite, migmatite, anorthosite and alkaline rocks accounting for the mineralisation of bauxite, manganese, graphite and gemstones. Orissa has a lion's share of the Country's mineral reserves.

    About iMD Companies, Inc.
    iMD Companies, Inc., is a Florida corporation, engaged in the manufacturing and distribution in the hydroponics industries and asset accumulations of revenue producing companies. The company is positioned to be a holding company for acquisitions in the medical, mining and hydroponics industries. Acquisitions in those areas are R-Quest Hydroponics from Anything Technologies Media . The company and the principals of the management team have extensive backgrounds in finance, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. ICBU's goal is to create and increase shareholder value by tactically growing our core Hydroponics business while strategically seeking to acquire new business and create other business alliances, which generate increased revenues. www.imdcompaniesinc.com

    Safe Harbor Statement:
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    IMD Companies Inc

    CONTACT: Investor Relations: CorporateAds/Frontpagestocks, Hank,
    586-286-8900




    AT&T and Emerson Team Up to Reduce Methane EmissionsAT&T Will Enable Emerson's IoT-Connected Grind2Energy Food Waste Recycling System

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerson has turned to AT&T* Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to advance its innovative Grind2Energy food waste recycling system.

    With these new capabilities, Emerson will provide near real-time environmental sustainability information, performance data reporting and data analytics to its customers. This will improve predictive maintenance and visibility to provide remote service. The newly developed IoT technology solution will also streamline tank monitoring analytics and pump-out scheduling coordination.

    Today, approximately 40% of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste and 97% of that ends up in landfills(1). There, it decomposes and produces methane gas--25X more harmful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas and a major contributor to shrinking the ozone layer. As a result, many states and municipalities require large food waste generators to find a recycling solution like Grind2Energy.

    Already in existence, Grind2Energy was developed for large food waste generators -- like supermarkets, hotels, casinos and sports arenas - interested in minimizing their environmental impact and maximizing their operational efficiency. With additional hygienic benefits - no open-air trash bins or leaky compactors - Grind2Energy customers run lean, clean, and green. The system quickly processes food scraps into a liquid "slurry" that is pumped into an on-site holding tank. Now, with AT&T IoT connectivity, the slurry will be remotely monitored by Emerson, then transported to local anaerobic digestion facilities. The harmful methane will be captured in a controlled environment and converted to renewable energy - not released into the atmosphere.

    "With the Grind2Energy system, Emerson has diverted 7,400 tons of food waste from landfills. That's equivalent to 12 million fewer miles driven on the road," said Tim Ferry, group president, Tools & Home Products, Emerson Commercial & Residential. "We plan to roll out hundreds of IoT-connected Grind2Energy systems over the next few years. With AT&T's help, we will be able to better serve our customers with the added IoT capabilities."

    With AT&T Global SIMs and IoT solutions, Emerson will be able to:

    --  Optimize system uptime. With near real-time visibility into every
    connected piece of equipment, Emerson's customer experience will be much
    better. Repairs can be made faster, minimizing downtime and perhaps
    avoiding a customer service call all-together.
    --  Improve tank monitoring and pump-out scheduling. Sensors will alert
    Emerson's local tank service provider when the holding tanks are nearly
    full, streamlining communication, decreasing wasted fuel from trucks,
    optimizing pick up scheduling and minimizing costs.
    --  Provide customers with near real-time usage & sustainability reports.
    Grind2Energy customers share powerful messages about the positive impact
    they are having on the environment by using Grind2Energy. Collecting
    that data will soon be a whole lot easier, faster and more robust.
    Before AT&T IoT solutions, Emerson manually pulled system data on-site.
    This costs a great deal of time and resources and can be inconvenient to
    customers. Emerson will soon be able to immediately access
    sustainability reports and share with customers electronically.
    --  Leverage data for predictive maintenance. With the help of AT&T M2X and
    Flow Designer, data will be collected, organized and analyzed. It will
    predict when equipment needs service and advise customers how to more
    efficiently use the solution for maximum uptime. In the long-run,
    Emerson will be able to analyze larger sets of data. They can then
    predict the amount and quality of food waste material that will be
    generated by region, further simplifying the supply chain process.
    --  Help customers eliminate unnecessary waste and shrinkage. Grind2Energy
    users will be able to compare system runtime across multiple locations
    in a chain. As customers become more aware of their waste, they become
    more efficient at managing their operations.
    

    "Businesses understand the need to blend their sustainability efforts with their goals of continuously improving quality, efficiency and profitability," said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things, AT&T. "Our work with Emerson is a great example of how the IoT can help businesses lower costs, gain efficiencies, improve competitive advantage and create a more sustainable world."

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

    About Emerson
    Emerson , headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

    (1) "Facts," End Food Waste Now, accessed December 7, 2016, http://www.endfoodwastenow.org/index.php/resources/facts.

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    CONTACT: Jeff Kobs, AT&T Corporate Communications, Phone: (214) 236-0113,
    Email: jk4097@att.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    AT&T Helping Businesses Unleash Internet of Things PotentialBusinesses Can Develop, Integrate, Manage, and Connect IoT Solutions to Be More Efficient, Competitive and Lower Costs

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- We're making it easier for businesses to succeed with the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Greater efficiencies, new revenue streams, lower operating costs and customer satisfaction are just a few reasons why businesses are interested in IoT.

    To help businesses accelerate IoT solutions, we're offering a suite of professional, managed, and consulting service at AT&T.(1) We're making our network more accessible and helping developers more quickly prototype IoT solutions.

    "This is a time when virtually anything can be connected to the Internet. Entirely new experiences and processes never thought possible are now achievable through the IoT. And they can transform entire industries," said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things (IoT), AT&T. "Sharing our tools, expertise and speedy access to our network can help businesses of all sizes succeed with the IoT."

    IoT Professional Services

    We provide a full suite of services to help businesses design, test, deploy, and manage IoT solutions. Our experts can help businesses of all sizes:

    --  Speed innovation and mitigate risks. We help prioritize and develop
    strategies and proven architectural frameworks.
    --  Design, develop and optimize a highly secure IoT architecture. One that
    holistically addresses network scale, performance and security.
    --  Deploy and manage IoT initiatives with governance across the AT&T,
    customer and partner ecosystem.
    --  Streamline device logistics with custom, integrated solutions.
    --  Optimize efficiencies to improve business.
    

    We offer a range of consulting services. These include IoT business and technology strategy planning, innovation assessment, development of an acceleration strategy, and a long term roadmap that defines architecture, timelines, budget requirements and execution plans.

    We also offer consulting services that cover IoT security needs. These can apply to organizations involving infrastructure, threat management, data and application services while helping to maintain security and compliance.

    Post deployment, we'll be there. We'll offer support through the entire lifecycle. This includes device and SIM management, billing support, customized reporting, assisted trouble-ticket resolution, staff training and more.

    For more information go to att.com/iotproservices.

    IoT Device Certification

    We have more than 2,900 types of connected devices certified for our network. And more than 30 million connected devices as of the third quarter of 2016.

    We're reducing the time and cost for businesses to gain certification for new devices while preserving our network's integrity.

    IoT device integrators can now choose a streamlined way to complete AT&T device certification for new IoT devices:

    --  Performing their own in-house on-network testing by following a simple
    on-line process; or
    --  Have the testing performed by a lab participating in the AT&T Mobile
    Broadband Accelerator Program.
    

    IoT device integrators were once required to submit devices to the AT&T Lab for on-network testing and verification. This could have taken a week or two. Our new IoT Device Certification shrinks that to a matter of days--or even hours. So developers and businesses can grow and scale quicker than ever.(2)

    For more information go to www.att.com/iotdevices.

    AT&T IoT Partner Program

    While the IoT landscape is ripe with promise, it can be overwhelming to navigate. To help businesses of all sizes accelerate their IoT potential, we've developed the AT&T IoT Partner Program.

    Members also receive access to our ecosystem of IoT professional resources and communities. They'll see network-ready certification programs and developer solutions.

    For more information go to https://iotpartnerprogram.att.com.

    For more information about AT&T IoT services and support, go to www.att.com/iot.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

    (1) AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
    (2) Devices are currently still required to achieve a PTCRB certification in addition to their choice of the two on-network testing options.


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    CONTACT: Jessica Swain, AT&T Corporate Communications, Phone: (415)
    613-4267, Email: jessica.swain@att.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    AT&T Introduces New Starter Kits for DevelopersLaunches New Starter Kit Version for Amazon Web Services (AWS); Teams with PubNub to Provide LTE Communication to IoT Devices

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 2016, AT&T* introduced an all-in-one IoT Starter Kit to help developers jumpstart their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The AT&T IoT Starter Kit, which provides tools and services to quickly prototype new IoT solutions, bundled with an a la carte data plan gave developers a one-stop shop to bring their ideas to life and to market. Now we're making it even easier to connect any USB-based device with a lighter version of our original Starter Kit.

    We're also introducing a dedicated kit for the AWS IoT service. Both developer kits are produced in collaboration with Avnet.

    On top of that, we're integrating support for PubNub's Data Stream Network and launching a challenge for developers who build projects with the Starter Kit and PubNub.

    Introducing New AT&T IoT Starter Kit Versions

    In support of AT&T's strategic relationship with Amazon, AT&T and Avnet created a dedicated AT&T IoT Starter Kit, powered by AWS. This kit lets developers build their own solutions using AT&T IoT and AWS IoT. It also allows a developer to utilize not only AT&T's highly secure network but application level security as well.

    The kit includes:

    --  LTE Cat-1 modem
    --  SIM with 300 MB of prepaid data good for 6 months in the US & Mexico
    --  Two antennas
    --  Two USB cables and a USB plug
    --  NXP K64F development board
    --  A microSD card for storing security credentials and configuration
    

    Additionally, we have created a new AT&T LTE IoT Add-on Kit, which includes all the cellular components of the original AT&T IoT Starter Kit, but eliminates the host controller board, making it ideal for developers working with Raspberry Pi or similar devices - connecting over USB. Our new kit, available today for $59, is a lower cost alternative to the original AT&T IoT Starter Kit, which retails for $99.

    The kit includes:

    --  LTE Cat-1 modem
    --  SIM with 300 MB of prepaid data good for six months in the US and Mexico
    --  Two antennas
    --  Two USB cables and a USB plug
    

    Along with this new lightweight Starter Kit, we are now providing native support within AT&T Flow Designer for PubNub's Data Stream Network (DSN) and easy-to-use API, which provides low latency and secure 2-way messaging for every device, at massive scale.

    Furthermore, PubNub BLOCKS makes the DSN programmable, allowing developers to run application logic on data as it passes across the network, enabling extensive capabilities while removing the need to deploy and scale app servers.

    Realtime AT&T IoT Starter Kit Challenge

    Developers are key to driving innovation in IoT. To showcase this innovation, we've teamed with PubNub and Hackster.io to challenge developers to bring their innovations to life. As part of this collaboration, developers have been participating in the Realtime AT&T IoT Starter Kit Challenge using the AT&T IoT Starter Kit and PubNub's Data Stream Network.

    Two winners from the Challenge will showcase their projects on stage at the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas. Additional Challenge projects will be accepted through February for a chance to win prizes. To encourage developers to continue to push the boundaries and share their advances, we continue to pay developers to contribute tutorials.

    For more information about the AT&T IoT Starter Kits, visit starterkit.att.com.

    For more details about the Challenge, visit hackster.io/contests/RealtimeAT&TIoTStarterKit.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    CONTACT: Jessica Swain, AT&T Global Media Communications, Phone: (415)
    613-4267, Email: js056a@att.com; Heidi Elliot, Avnet Media Relations,
    Phone: (480) 643-7584, Email: heidi.elliott@avnet.com, Maureen O'Leary,
    Avnet Media Relations, Phone: (480) 643-7499, Email:
    maureen.o'leary@avnet.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    IGT Extends Contract To Provide Instant Ticket Printing Services To The Idaho Lottery

    LONDON, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has extended its multi-year contract with the Idaho Lottery ("Idaho Lottery" or "Lottery") to continue providing Scratch Games(TM) printing services through March 2019. This is the second, two-year extension that has been exercised on the existing contract and was unanimously approved by the Idaho Lottery Commission during their regular meeting on November 17, 2016. In addition to providing Scratch Games(TM) printing services to the Idaho Lottery, IGT will continue to support the Lottery with related products and services including game planning, ticket design, marketing support, and analytics.

    IGT currently provides over 70 percent of printing for the Idaho Lottery's Scratch Games(TM), resulting in responsible, incremental sales growth year after year. Together, IGT and the Idaho Lottery have worked closely to deliver a portfolio of games with fun, new play styles to benefit the people of Idaho. In 2016, the Idaho Lottery broke records, returning $49.5 million to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund, a 10 percent increase from 2015.

    "The Idaho Lottery has a positive and productive relationship with IGT for the development and delivery of Idaho Scratch Games. We are pleased to continue this partnership," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "IGT's lottery industry expertise and leadership, along with their ability to develop new and innovative products, has helped us deliver a portfolio that produces an appealing mix of games for our players and benefits for the people of Idaho."

    "IGT values the opportunity to continue collaborating with the Idaho Lottery," said Michael Chambrello, IGT Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery. "Together we will work to deliver pioneering games and solutions to Idaho Lottery players which drive sales and maximize funds generated for Idaho's good causes."

    About IGT
    IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
    This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of International Game Technology PLC as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside International Game Technology PLC's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the possibility that the businesses of International Game Technology (Nevada) and GTECH S.p.A. will not be integrated successfully, or that the combined companies will not realize estimated cost savings, synergies, growth or other anticipated benefits or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected; unanticipated costs of integration of International Game Technology (Nevada) and GTECH S.p.A.; the possibility that International Game Technology PLC will be unable to pay future dividends to shareholders or that the amount of such dividends may be less than anticipated; the possibility that International Game Technology PLC may not obtain its anticipated financial results in one or more future periods; reductions in customer spending; a slowdown in customer payments and changes in customer demand for products and services as a result of changing economic conditions or otherwise; unanticipated changes relating to competitive factors in the industries in which International Game Technology PLC operates; International Game Technology PLC's ability to hire and retain key personnel; the impact of the consummation of the business combination on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; International Game Technology PLC's ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated; reliance on and integration of information technology systems; changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting International Game Technology PLC, including as a consequence of the announced withdrawal of the U.K. from the EU; international, national or local economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect International Game Technology PLC or its customers; conditions in the credit markets; changes in the top management team; risks associated with assumptions International Game Technology PLC makes in connection with its critical accounting estimates; the resolution of pending and potential future legal, regulatory or tax proceedings and investigations; and International Game Technology PLC's international operations, which are subject to the risks of currency fluctuations and foreign exchange controls. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect International Game Technology PLC's business, including those described in International Game Technology PLC's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2015 and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available on the SEC website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of International Game Technology PLC's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, International Game Technology PLC does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that earnings per International Game Technology PLC share for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per International Game Technology PLC share, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

    Contact:
    Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
    James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190
    Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian media inquiries

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    VOXX Electronics Corporation Enters Radar Deterrent Category through Partnership with noLimits Enterprises

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LVCC, CENTRAL HALL BOOTH 13517 -- VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation , announced today the Company has entered into a manufacturing and distribution partnership with noLimits Enterprises, entrepreneurs of advanced radar and automatic traffic camera deterrent devices. The partnership expands distribution of the existing noLimits products and opens the door to product integration with other vehicle electronics products in the VOXX portfolio.

    "We are very excited to partner with noLimits Enterprises on the manufacturing and distribution of radar and automated camera deterrent products. Radar is a category that has been dominated by a select few for many years. We not only see this as a growth opportunity for product expansion and market penetration but with many new Advanced Driver Assist products recently announced, the integration of noLimits products into our assortment is the perfect fit," said Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation. "We remain committed to providing our retailer, expeditor and new car dealer partners with unique products that can increase their profitability and these products will certainly deliver. This new partnership will allow VOXX Electronics entry into a new product category that delivers a hassle-free driving experience to consumers."

    Under this new agreement VOXX will distribute the NoPhoto Camera Jammer and Radenso XP Radar Detector. The NoPhoto Camera Jammer prevents red light and speed camera tickets by detecting the camera's flash and adding additional light so the license plate appears white. The system comes equipped with four infrared/visual light optical sensors to ensure all-weather performance and its software filtering detects against false alerts. The Radenso XP Radar Detector delivers top-rated performance against radar and laser guns providing alerts up to several miles away, while offering the best-in-class blind spot/traffic monitor filtering to prevent false alerts. The unit features an OLED display for a multiple threat display (up to 3 signals) and over 260 different voice alert messages. Additionally, with GPS Lockout capability, the Radenso XP remembers common false alerts along your regularly driven routes to prevent repetitive false alerts, and includes automatic muting below a user-selectable speed, automatic sensitivity adjustments based on current speed, and a built-in red light and speed camera database with free updates.

    "We are thrilled about partnering with VOXX to bring cutting-edge driving protection to our customers. In VOXX, we have a synergistic partner who already has a proven track record in mobile electronics. Together, we look forward to not only rapid growth, but to bringing new innovation to the sector," said Jonathan Dandrow, President, noLimits Enterprises.

    For more information about NoPhoto and/or Radenso XP, please visit: www.voxxelectronics.com.

    For more information on becoming a VOXX Electronics Dealer in the U.S., please visit: www.voxxelectronics.com/become-dealer.

    Like us on our Facebook Page: Audiovox
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: VOXX Electronics

    About VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC):
    VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation , a global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products. VEC is a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and tracking, remote start systems, telematics, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

    VEC sells its products through an extensive distribution network that includes expeditors, mass merchandisers, regional mobile electronics chains and independent specialists, both domestic and international. VOXX Electronics possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products rank among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell. Primary brands include: Advent, Audiovox, Car Connection, CarLink, Code Alarm, Invision, Omega, Prestige, and Pursuit. VOXX Electronics has strategic distribution relationships with EyeLock, Singtrix and SiriusXM.

    For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxelectronics.com.

    About VOXX International Corporation:
    VOXX International Corporation has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch(R), RCA(R), Invision(R), Jensen(R), Audiovox(R), Terk(R), Acoustic Research(R), Advent(R), Code Alarm(R), Car Connection(R), 808(R), AR for Her(R), and Prestige(R). International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication(R), Klipsch(R), Jamo(R), Energy(R), Mirage(R), Mac Audio(R), Magnat(R), Heco(R), Schwaiger(R), Oehlbach(R) and Incaar(TM).

    For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.

    VOXX International Contact:
    Larissa Bertolotti
    Phone: (631) 436-6408
    Email: LBertolotti@voxxintl.com

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    Web site: http://www.voxxintl.com/




    New Year's Resolution No. 1: Never Lose A Good Idea AgainHow often have you forgotten that important note or just lost it in the clutter? Help is here. Wacom's new small version of the Bamboo Folio smartpad helps thinkers and doers capture, shape, share and organize ideas on-the-go.

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, Wacom unveiled the newest addition to its Bamboo family of smartpads: the small Bamboo Folio.

    "Our Bamboo smartpads are made to naturally fit into any workflow, fusing the ease of writing naturally on pen and paper with digital technology to transform thoughts to ideas," said Mike Gay, Senior Vice President for Wacom's consumer business unit. "The small Bamboo Folio provides an on-the-go solution for those that are looking to organize and protect their valuable ideas as they bring them from paper to the cloud - whether that's at home, at school or at work."

    Form meets function for on-the-go note-taking & idea generating
    The new small Bamboo Folio allows users to turn their handwritten notes or sketches into digital files with a simple push of a button. It features the same Wacom technology as the recently launched Bamboo Slate and large Bamboo Folio. The Wacom Inkspace app and integrated cloud services offer easy editing and access from anywhere.

    The small Bamboo Folio provides another added benefit for those looking to easily and safely transport their notes and ideas. The textured gray cover keeps everything in place and provides stylish protection for any half-letter-size (A5) paper.

    It's ideal for on-the-go note takers and idea creators - whether it's the business traveller that needs a professional notepad to capture and organize meeting notes and ideas; students that jot down and pack their notes from class to study sessions to home; or teachers that need to record and protect their valuable lesson plans.

    Get and stay organized
    The Bamboo smartpads provide peace of mind so you never have to worry about losing a good idea again. Store and organize notes in Wacom Inkspace or easily add them to Dropbox, Evernote or OneNote from a smartphone. Files can also be saved locally (up to 100 pages) on the Bamboo Folio. Both versions of the Bamboo Folio include an integrated cover with extra slots for business cards and other documents for added organization.

    Once handwritten notes are converted to digital files, users can download the Bamboo Paper app to easily highlight notes to review with classmates or add annotations to a presentation. With a paid subscription to Wacom Inkspace Plus, users can also convert images to vector files and collaborate in real-time mode, so friends and colleagues can watch ideas come to life remotely as they are drawn on paper.

    New Year, New You: Boost Productivity
    Fulfilling New Year's resolutions has never been this easy. Make ideas, plan ahead, tackle your tasks and keep track of your progress. With the Bamboo smartpads, you will save time and boost your productivity.

    For more tips on mindful productivity, check out: http://bit.ly/prnwbamboomindful

    Pricing and availability
    The new small Bamboo Folio will be available for purchase online at the Wacom Estore and select retail outlets starting at $149.95, EUR 149.90, 104.99, 18,000.00.

    *Prices in EUR, GBP and Yen include VAT

    The Wacom Inkspace app for iOS and Android is free for download in the respective app stores. The subscription to Inkspace Basic cloud service is free, but requires a free Wacom ID. The advanced Inkspace Plus subscription is available on the Wacom Marketplace for three months for free, then for only $2.99, EUR2.99, 2.99 or 500.00 per month.

    For more information on Bamboo Slate, Bamboo Folio (small and large) and Inkspace, please visit the following pages:

    Bamboo Slate: http://bit.ly/prnwbambooslate
    Bamboo Folio: http://bit.ly/prnwbamboofolio
    Inkspace: http://bit.ly/prnwwinkspace
    Bamboo blog: http://bit.ly/prnwbambooblog

    About Wacom

    Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Please visit www.wacom.com for further information.

    Press contact:
    Francie King, PR Manager
    503.525.3228
    Francie.king@wacom.com

    Images, fact sheets and further information can be downloaded from our digital press kit here:
    https://wacom.box.com/v/CES2017

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    Technics launches Grand Class SB-G90: The Floor-standing Speaker with Clarity in Sound Imaging and Fullness in Spatial Expression

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Technics has today unveiled the new Grand Class SB-G90 Speaker System. Building on the linear-phase, point- sound-source concept, this system reproduces a vast sound field in excellent clarity and precision with realism over a wide range, from low to super-high frequencies.

    Balanced Driver Mounting Architecture
    Equipped with a newly developed Balanced Driver Mounting Architecture, the speaker unit is mounted to a sub-baffle installed inside the cabinet at the speaker unit's center of gravity, which suppresses the vibration of the speaker unit itself. Also, because the speaker unit is not mounted to the baffle on the front, transmission of unwanted vibration from the speaker unit to the baffle can be suppressed.

    This makes it possible to reduce distortion in the sound waves generated from the diaphragm and reduce unwanted vibration sound from the baffle. As a result, the speaker can reproduce a sound field excellent in sound imaging with both realism and clarity, allowing visualisation of the fine details of each and every sound.

    High Rigidity Cabinet
    Cabinet strength is ensured inside the cabinet by using a cross construction with sub-baffles, to which the speaker units are mounted, and horizontal reinforcing panels. A separate sub-baffle is used for each speaker unit, which minimises the effect of mutual vibration between speaker units.

    High response achieved by a newly developed coaxial unit

    Point Sound Source Speaker System

    When reproducing sound with full spatial expression, ideally the wave-fronts emitted from the speaker units are aligned at any listening position, i.e. providing a point sound source.

    While inheriting the linear phase concept, the SB-G90 has newly developed two-way coaxial cone units (including mid-range and tweeter) targeting high-speed reproduction with enhanced high sensitivity.

    Wide Range & Low Distortion Reproduction

    In order to fully reproduce the vast frequency spectrum in high-resolution music sources, the SB-G90 uses both a newly developed 25-mm phase precision tweeter and two newly developed 16-cm low-distortion, long-stroke woofers, achieving reproduction in a wide frequency range of 27 Hz to 100 kHz.

    In addition, the diaphragm material of all the speaker units is made of anodized aluminium in order to unify the tones over the entire frequency range.

    Also, all the speaker units have features such as copper rings and high-linearity-drive voice coils, thereby achieving low distortion over a wide frequency range.

    These characteristics enable smooth and well-balanced music reproduction.

    Phase Precision Driver (Coaxial 2-Way Speaker Unit)

    A lightweight, high-rigidity aluminium dome diaphragm on which anodizing has been performed is used for the diaphragm of the tweeter. The driver achieves reproduction of a wide frequency range up to 100 kHz by using a new dome shape optimized through simulation, as well as achieving greater uniformity in phase characteristics by using a phase plug.

    In addition, the SB-G90 uses high-linearity-drive underhung voice coils, the magnetic gaps of which have had magnetic fluid injected to suppress temperature rise, thereby ensuring superior power linearity. These features provide reproduction of the high-frequency range with superb detail and beauty.

    As with the tweeter, the mid-range also uses an anodized, lightweight, high-rigidity aluminium cone diaphragm. The magnetic circuit achieves low distortion and enhanced drive power by using large magnets, copper caps, and high-linearity-drive underhung voice coils.

    Also, the SB-G90's frame uses a tough die-cast in a support structure with arms dispersing resonance, thereby thoroughly eliminating even the slightest unnecessary resonant sound. These features enable reproduction of mid-range with excellent precision and response.

    Low-frequency reproduction with excellent response and low distortion

    16cm Low Distortion Long Stroke Woofer

    The 16cm Low Distortion Long Stroke Woofers have features such as double magnets producing robust drive power, and the magnetic circuit with high-linearity-drive overhung voice coils, copper rings, aluminium short rings, and this newly developed long-stroke unit achieves low-frequency reproduction with wide dynamic range as well as excellent low distortion and response even for a large amplitude.

    Also, the frame uses a tough die-cast in a support structure that disperses resonance, thereby thoroughly eliminating even the slightest unnecessary resonant sound. A lightweight, high-rigidity aluminium cone diaphragm on which anodizing has been performed is used for the diaphragm to ensure uniformity in tone with the mid-range and high frequencies. These features reproduce robust, powerful bass.

    Specifications

    Emotive Acoustic Technology

    --  Balanced Driver Mounting Architecture
    --  Point Sound Source Speaker System
    --  Wide Range & Low Distortion Reproduction
    --  Phase Precision Driver (Coaxial 2-way Speaker Unit)
    --  16-cm Low Distortion Long Stroke Woofer
    --  High Rigidity Cabinet
    --  High Quality Network Circuit
    

    Technics Definitive Design

    --  Black High Gloss Finish
    --  Magnet Fixed Fabric Grille
    

    Dimension (W x H x D)

    --  302 x 1114 x 375 mm (11-7/8 x 43-27/32 x 14-3/4 Inch) *Including Net and
    Terminals with Spike
    

    Weight

    --  Approx. 32kg (Approx. 71lbs) /pc
    

    System

    --  3-Way 4 Speakers Bass Reflex *Including Coaxial 2-Way for Midrange and
    Tweeter
    --  Speaker Unit: Woofer: 16cm (6-1/2") Cone Type x2Midrange/Tweeter:
    Coaxial, 16cm (6-1/2") Cone Type x1 / 2.5cm (1") Dome Type x1
    --  Crossover Frequencies: 480Hz, 3.2kHz
    --  Frequency Range: 27Hz - 100kHz (-16dB), 32Hz - 85kHz (-10dB)
    --  Sound Pressure Level: 88dB /2.83V (m)
    --  Impedance: 4
    --  Input power (IEC): 100W (Rated), 200W (Max)
    --  Recommended Amp. Power: 40-150W (Rated)
    

    About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
    Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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    CONTACT: Dan Unger (Media Relations), 201-392-4571,
    dan.unger@us.panasonic.com, Alyssa Hershfield (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9527,
    alyssa.hershfield@cohnwolfe.com

    Web site: http://www.panasonic.com/




    New Panasonic HD Home Monitoring CameraStylish wireless Full HD Home Monitoring Camera has everything you want for real-time monitoring from iOS and Android devices

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic announced today the availability of the new Full HD Home Monitoring Camera. The Panasonic KX-HNC800B is a stylish and powerful wireless Full HD Indoor Home Monitoring Camera that has everything you want for real-time monitoring from iOS and Android devices. Interior monitoring is a vital part of home security and peace of mind. But sometimes all you need is a smart, all-in-one monitoring camera to look in on a child or pet while you're at work or in another room. The slim, contemporary profile enhances any room decor, fits smartly on shelves, cabinets or table tops, or mounts easily on any interior wall.

    When monitoring is not required or necessary, the camera includes a manual sliding privacy shutter to cover the camera and microphone. Once covered, camera and microphone functions are fully disabled. This added convenience is unique to this device. To reactivate monitoring, simply slide the shutter open.

    Full HD Video Recording in Any Light
    With a fast-focusing lens for sharper imaging, large image sensor for 1080p Full HD (1920x1080) recording in low light, the Panasonic KX-HNC800B captures smooth, movie-quality video at 30 frames per second.

    Pre-Recording Advantage
    For comprehensive video recording, the KX-HNC800B includes a pre-recording function. With pre-recording, video imaging actually begins two seconds before the camera's motion sensor activates the recording process. An advantage that fully records someone walking quickly through an entire room or space, not after they're halfway through it.

    Easy Recording / Playback
    When activated by motion and sound sensors, the camera alerts your smart device and, if wanted, records Full HD video to a microSD/SDHC/SDXC card for playback on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.

    Wide Angle, Large Room View
    While other systems may require two or more cameras to cover long, rectangular rooms and other large spaces, a single Panasonic KX-HNC800B provides coverage in large rooms and spaces with a 142-degree diagonal wide-angle view.

    No Contracts, No Fees
    Because you install and control your KX-HNC800B camera -- or Panasonic home monitoring system -- yourself, there's never an outside service contract to sign, no monthly fees to pay and no cloud or other fees for recording or storing video.

    The Panasonic KX-HNC800B is available at Amazon.com and Panasonic.com for $199.95.

    About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
    Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-panasonic-hd-home-monitoring-camera-300384161.html

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    CONTACT: Dan Unger (Media Relations), 201-392-4571,
    dan.unger@us.panasonic.com ; Alyssa Hershfield (Cohn & Wolfe),
    212-798-9527, alyssa.hershfield@cohnwolfe.com

    Web site: http://www.panasonic.com/




    The New Standard Zoom Lens for High Image Quality LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-ES12060) Covering 24mm Wide Angle to 120mm**35mm camera equivalent

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic is proud to introduce a new standard zoom digital interchangeable lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) as the first lens to be introduced from its LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series.

    Covering a focusing distance from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto, this new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series achieves exceptionally high descriptiveness for both photo and video recording, and yet its size is kept compact. All of the lenses in this series feature a 9-blade diaphragm to give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. All lenses also take advantage of Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize ghosts and flaring. They boast a rugged, dust/splash-proof design and are even freeze-proof down to -10 to withstand professional use under harsh conditions. The high-quality video recording capability is also one of the advantages of this lens series.

    The new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. offers a versatile 5x zoom range of 24-120mm. It fully covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from dynamic landscapes to portraits even in low-lit situations, providing a beautiful defocus effect by taking advantage of the F2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

    Comprising 14 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features four aspherical lenses and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses that effectively suppress spherical distortion or chromatic aberration to achieve stunning picture quality. The use of these lenses also enables high mobility.

    In addition to the wide aperture, the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for blurring, making it easy to shoot even in dim lighting. The lens works with the Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)*(1), 5-axis Dual I.S.*(2), and 5-axis Dual I.S.2*(3) system when mounted on an applicable Panasonic LUMIX DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera.

    The linear motor enables the camera to comply with the sensor drive at max. 240 fps to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF. It also helps to reduce wobbling. Notably, the new lens excels in video recording performance. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the micro-step drive system in the aperture control section helps the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming. The AF tracking performance in zooming is also improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.

    Offered in sharp, metallic black color, the new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. stylishly matches the LUMIX G DSLM cameras.

    The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series lineup will expand with additional lenses. An 8-18mm (16-36mm, 35mm camera equivalent) wide zoom lens and 50-200mm (100-400mm, 35mm camera equivalent) telephoto zoom lens are presently under development.

    *1 Complies with the LUMIX GX8.
    *2 Complies with the LUMIX GX85.
    *3 Complies with the LUMIX GH5 and G85.
    --Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

    About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
    Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-new-standard-zoom-lens-for-high-image-quality-leica-dg-vario-elmarit-12-60mm--f28-40-asph--power-ois-h-es12060-covering-24mm-wide-angle-to-120mm-300384113.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/452735/Panasonic_LEICA_DG_VARIO_ELMARIT_12_60mm.jpg Panasonic

    CONTACT: Dan Unger (Media Relations), 201-392-4571,
    dan.unger@us.panasonic.com; Alyssa Hershfield (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9527,
    alyssa.hershfield@cohnwolfe.com

    Web site: http://www.panasonic.com/




    Panasonic LUMIX GH5 DSLM camera featuring the World's First 4K 60p/50p(1) and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10- bit(2) Video Recording FunctionPanasonic once again pushes still and video boundaries with the LUMIX GH5

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic has today announced the LUMIX GH5, the latest flagship model of LUMIX G DSLM cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The new camera delivers a high-end, hybrid performance to photo enthusiasts and professional videographers looking to capture moments in 4K 60p/50p video and 6K PHOTO.

    Defying all the general concepts of what a mirrorless camera can do, the LUMIX GH Series has reached a number of milestones with this introduction. Packing a host of innovative advancements in picture quality, response and performance into an unimaginably small-sized body, the new LUMIX GH5 opens the door to a new stage of photographic and cinematographic culture.

    Unprecedented Picture Quality in the History of LUMIX Cameras

    The LUMIX GH5 is able to achieve high-quality images with real-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Its new Digital LIVE MOS Sensor increases the pixel count by 25% compared to the GH4, from 16.05 to 20.3 megapixels, while also removing the low-pass filter.

    The camera also comes with a new image processor Venus Engine, which achieves improvement especially in natural texture expression. The engine's Multi-pixel Luminance Generation renders clear, sharp images by referring to a 9x larger area of pixel information during the de-mosaic process for precise detail reproduction. With Intelligent Detail Processing, the characteristic of every single pixel is analyzed to detect whether the pixel is located at a flat, detail or edge part of the picture. Optimum processing according to the characteristic of each pixel is then applied. This results in high-precision yet natural images with stunning detail suppressing false colors at its edges.

    Also, Three Dimensional Color Control detects not only hue and saturation, but also brightness, and applies optimum control according to the value of each factor. This achieves rich color reproduction from shadows to highlights of the image. The conventional Multi Process NR (Noise Reduction) is upgraded to High Precision Multi Process NR. It boasts 4x the noise identification accuracy compared to the previous engine and preserves details even after the noise reduction process. As a result, photos can be clearly shot even at high sensitivity ISO values of up to 25,600.

    The LUMIX GH5 also incorporates the 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 2((3)), which suppresses blurring in more powerful and advanced ways for both photo and video recording, including 4K video. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. The LUMIX GH5's high-precision gyro sensor controls both the O.I.S. and B.I.S. compensation by studying the focal length and shooting conditions, making it possible to use a max. 5-stop slower shutter speed((4)). This is highly beneficial not only for wide-angle and telephoto shots, but also in adverse situations, such as at night-time or when shooting with one hand.

    The world's first DSLM camera that meets professional quality standards

    The LUMIX GH Series created an epoch-making industry sensation by achieving outstanding video recording performance with advanced features that meet the needs of professional quality levels and standards.

    With the LUMIX GH5, the signal readout speed has been accelerated by max 1.7x in the new Digital Live MOS Sensor, and the new Venus Engine processes signals at max 1.3x higher speed. This synergy realizes 4K 60p/50p ultra high-definition, smooth, video recording for the first time in a DSLM camera. It is also capable of internal 4:2:2 / 10-bit video recording, which is the color subsampling commonly used for film production, for even more faithful color reproduction((5)).

    The high-sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine effectively suppress rolling shutter distortion and realize high-speed readout of full digital signals. This ensures an outstandingly high image quality for every single frame. In addition, the focal length in video recording is kept the same as that in photo shooting (no cropping).

    Users can freely choose between MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD formats at a variety of frame rates, and there is no recording time limit for both FHD and 4K video. Professional users working globally can set the system frequency to 59.94Hz, 50.00Hz or 24.00Hz.

    While 'Cinelike D' and 'Cinelike V', which have similar gamma setting characteristics for film production, are available in Photo Style for video recording, the LUMIX GH5 also provides 'Like 709' for compatibility with HDTV. A paid software upgrade to support V-LogL video recording is also available.

    In response to requests from professional users, the LUMIX GH5 comes with a Waveform Monitor and Vector Scope. It also embeds SMPTE-compliant Time Code either in Rec Run or Free Run count-up methods, which makes it easy to synchronize multiple video footage or sound sources in the post production workflow. Luminance levels can be selected between 64-1023 / 64-940 / 0-1023 (10-bit). Synchro Scan mode suppresses flicker and Color Bars (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB Standard) are also available.

    New AF system with advanced DFD Technology never misses a once-in-a-lifetime moment

    The LUMIX GH5 comes with a newly improved Depth from Defocus((6)) and Contrast AF technology, which not only calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels, but also analyzes the form, size and even motion of the subject comprehensively. Thanks to the new Venus Engine, the time for measuring the distance to the subject is 6x faster, while factoring the distance into in-plane or in-depth is 2x faster.

    The speed of sensor drive during auto focusing in photo shooting mode has been increased to 480 fps, which is 2x faster than that of the GH4. Consequently, the LUMIX GH5 realizes ultra-high-speed AF of approximately 0.05 sec((7)) and 12 (AFS) / 9 (AFC) fps high-speed burst shooting using a mechanical shutter in full resolution. By analyzing every single frame precisely, it achieves a maximum 200% higher precision frame detection with minimum motion detection error for higher tracking tolerance against moving subjects.

    For even more precise focusing, the number of focus areas has been increased from 49 to 225. Users can create a group of focus areas depending on the composition and can control it easily with a new joystick located on the thumb position, without taking your eyes off the subject. This is possible even when using the LVF or releasing the finger off the shutter button.

    If focus is not exactly as the user intended when the shutter is pressed, the LUMIX GH5's Post Focus function((8)) enables users to select the specific focus point even after shooting - particularly helpful in situations like macro shooting where severe focusing is required. In addition, the camera also features a Focus Stacking function. Taking a single macro photo with specific areas in focus can sometimes be difficult, Focus Stacking enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different focus points. You can then combine them into one image with the defocus as you like.

    The LUMIX GH5's new 6K PHOTO((9)) function makes it possible to capture unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of the 6K burst file (in 3:2 or 4:3 aspect) to save as an approximately 18-megapixel equivalent high resolution photo. 4K PHOTO has also been upgraded enabling 60 fps high speed capture in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. In 6K/4K PHOTO, three exclusive modes are available to choose from depending on the situation; 6K/4K Burst, 6K/4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K/4K Pre-burst.

    By compensating the signal information between the frames, the Venus Engine makes it possible to apply Post Recording Refinement over the pictures to correct distortion and reduce noise when playing back or cutting images out of the 6K/4K burst file. As a result, the picture quality of 6K/4K PHOTO shot at high shutter speed in high sensitivity or those shot in panning are dramatically improved.

    High mobility in rugged design for heavy field use

    To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX GH5's main structure is composed of a magnesium alloy, full die-cast front/rear frame. Secure construction and the sealing of every joint, dial, and button makes the camera not only splash/dust-proof, but also freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius.

    The LUMIX GH5 is equipped with a double SD Memory Card slot compatible with high-speed, high capacity UHS-II for the first time in the LUMIX digital cameras. Users can flexibly choose the recording method either in Relay Rec, Backup Rec or Allocation Rec.

    The LUMIX GH5 has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approximately 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent). The high-precision, high-speed OLED display features 3,680K-dot high resolution and 100% field of view. Adopting a static-type touch control system, the 3.2-inch free-angle rear screen in 3:2 aspect with 1,620K-dot high resolution achieves approximately 100% field of view.

    Finally, the shutter unit is durable for approximately 200,000 releases.

    Expandability, optional accessories, other features

    --  The LUMIX GH5 integrates Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi(R) 5GHz (IEEE 802.11ac)
    connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant
    image sharing with easy operation.
    --  The LUMIX GH5 is compatible with the new Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5. By
    using two batteries, one in the camera and the other in the grip, the
    DMW-BGGH5 extends the battery life for longer time shooting.
    --  The optionally available microphone adaptor DMW-XLR1 is a plug-in type
    adaptor for XLR microphone to record high quality stereo sound.
    --  To save power, the camera automatically enters sleep mode after
    detecting the eye is off the LVF sensor. Various shutter systems are
    available with the LUMIX GH5: A mechanical shutter with maximum 1/8000
    sec, an electronic-first curtain shutter with maximum 1/2000 sec which
    can be used with flash while suppressing the shutter shock, and an
    electronic shutter without shutter shock with maximum 1/6000 sec.
    Firmware updates will add: Full HD 4:2:2 10bit video recording
    capability (scheduled for April 2017); 400Mbps 4:2:2 10bit All-Intra
    video recording in 4K 30p/25p/24p; Full HD, high resolution video
    recording in Anamorphic mode; Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style mode which
    enables popular 4K HDR video recording and USB tethering (all scheduled
    for second half of 2017).
    

    The Lumix GH5 will be available (body only) in late March for $1999.99. For more information please visit LumixLounge.com. Panasonic is proud to share that the GH5 is a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree.

    About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
    Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

    (1) As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera as of 4 January, 2017
    (2) As an interchangeable lens system camera as of 4 January, 2017
    (3) 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 can be used with the H-FS12060 and H-FS14140 (requires firmware update)lenses as of January 4, 2017. The firmware for the use of 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 with H-RS100400 will be released in February 2017. The newly introduced lenses H-ES12060, H-HSA12035, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200 and H-FSA100300 are all compatible with 5-axis Dual I.S. 2.
    (4) Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50-140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=100-280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.
    (5) 4:2:0 8-bit in 4K60p/50p recording on SD Memory Card
    (6) Contrast AF with DFD Technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses.
    (7) In AFS, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA).
    (8) The Post Focus function needs to be activated manually in the camera menu.
    (9) 6K PHOTO' is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.

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    CONTACT: Dan Unger (Media Relations), 201-392-4571,
    dan.unger@us.panasonic.com; Alyssa Hershfield (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9527,
    alyssa.hershfield@cohnwolfe.com

    Web site: http://www.panasonic.com/




    VOXX Advanced Solutions Signs Letter of Intent with PERI, Inc. to Distribute the DUO Slim, a Hi-Fidelity Speaker and Fast-Charging Case for iPhone 7

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LVCC, CENTRAL HALL BOOTH 13517 - VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation , announced today that the Company has signed a Letter of Intent with PERI, Inc., creators of the Duo, the first-of-its-kind hi-fidelity wireless speaker and battery case for the iPhone 6. Under the terms of the LOI, VASC will distribute the Duo Slim, a 2-in-1 hi-fidelity Bluetooth enabled speaker system and fast-charging case for iPhone((R)) 7.

    The Duo Slim integrates a Bluetooth-enabled hi-fidelity speaker system and a 2500mAh battery in an ultra-thin cellular phone case. The Duo Slim was created with on-the-go lifestyles in mind to provide an immersive audio experience loud enough to fill any room, while also providing more than a full charge to the iPhone.

    "We are very excited for the opportunity to enter into the cellular phone case category by partnering with PERI, Inc. to deliver the DUO Slim, a 2-in-1 hi-fi speaker and fast-charging battery cell phone case," said Tom Malone, President, VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation. "The DUO Slim features an ultra-sleek design to enhance and amplify your smartphone speakers, delivering crisp, high volume audio while doubling as a charging case, providing a completely new way to experience your favorite music. The high-powered speakers can also act as your personal speakerphone for conference calling."

    The Duo Slim allows for digital audio playback directly from the iPhone to the Duo Slim's hi-fidelity speakers via a docked iPhone lightning connection. Users can also use the Duo Slim as a detachable speaker by connecting with any Bluetooth-enabled device for playing music or to enhance phone calls with built-in microphone and speaker phone capability. The onboard 2500mAh battery provides 100 percent added battery to the iPhone or power to enjoy more than 10 hours of audio playback. With PERI's advanced power management technology, users can simultaneously charge the Duo Slim and docked iPhone via Micro USB charging in half the time of other leading battery cases.

    "In order to grow as a company, we look to partner with other leading brands and organizations with strengths that complement us," said Mohammad Tabatabai, CEO, PERI. "Our strategic partnership with VOXX will allow us to quickly expand the Duo family of products in the marketplace with the amazing consumer reach and support services that VOXX can provide."

    VOXX Advanced Solutions intent is to brand the DUO Slim under the 808 Audio Brand.

    The DUO Slim will be available in Spring 2017 for an MSRP of $129.00.

    For more information about the DUO Slim please visit: www.PERIaudio.com.

    For more information on becoming a VOXX Advanced Solutions Dealer in the US, please email advancedsolutions@voxxintl.com.

    About VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC):
    VOXX Advanced Solutions leverages VOXX International's extensive worldwide distribution network to attract technology partners who benefit from VOXX's speed to market, logistics, manufacturing and sourcing expertise, and market knowledge. Our vast experience in the consumer and automotive space will allow us to grow top line sales within existing channels, increase profitability and expand into new markets and categories.

    For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxadvancedsolutions.com.

    About VOXX International Corporation:
    VOXX International Corporation has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch(R), RCA(R), Invision(R), Jensen(R), Audiovox(R), Terk(R), Acoustic Research(R), Advent(R), Code Alarm(R), Car Connection(R), 808(R), AR for Her(R), and Prestige(R). International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication(R), Klipsch(R), Jamo(R), Energy(R), Mirage(R), Mac Audio(R), Magnat(R), Heco(R), Schwaiger(R), Oehlbach(R) and Incaar(TM).

    For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxintl.com.

    About PERI:
    Founded in 2014, PERI (www.PERIaudio.com) is dedicated to creating high-quality audio and power products, utilizing cutting-edge and innovative wireless technologies, for the mobile accessories, portable consumer electronics and car audio markets. The company specializes in proprietary IC design and innovative audio and power consumer products. PERI is Portable Electronics Re-Invented! Stay in tune with PERI through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    VOXX International Contact:
    Larissa Bertolotti
    Phone: (631) 436-6408
    Email: LBertolotti@voxxintl.com

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    Vuzix Unveils Award-Winning M3000 Smart Glasses at CES 2017Company introduces video highlighting advanced features of M3000 in workplace

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix(R) Corporation , ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Company will showcase its CES 2016 Innovation awards winner, the new M3000 Smart Glasses, at CES 2017. The Company's latest smart glasses product for enterprise and prosumer will be unveiled and operational at PEPCOM's Digital Experience from 7:00 to 10:30 pm on Wednesday, January 4, at the Mirage Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip; and then at the Vuzix booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall Booth #13246, from January 5 to 8, 2017.

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    Vuzix next-generation, enterprise-grade smart glasses, the Vuzix M3000 Smart Glasses, features advanced 2.0 mm thin see-thru waveguide optics and a custom high-contrast, full-color DLP "Cobra II" display engine. The M3000 Smart Glasses improve existing workflows and open new opportunities in industrial, medical, retail, supply chain, remote help desk, and other aspects of the user's business. The M3000 has been purpose-designed for commercial, professional, and enterprise users. The new M3000 design is based on a common core platform using the Intel Atom processor, which drives both the new Vuzix M300 and M3000 devices. It includes a monocular display and onboard processor, 64 gig of built-in memory, camera streaming and recording features, and wireless connectivity capabilities.

    Vuzix M3000 provides most of the features and capabilities of a modern smartphone in a hands-free wearable device. Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity makes it ideal to pair with Android and iOS devices or connect wirelessly with Wi-Fi to the Internet. An integrated head tracking and GPS system provides apps with the user's location, as well as the direction and angle of the wearer's current view, for the situational awareness needed for many Augmented Reality applications. Voice, button press, and touch pad with gesture controls, along with an exterior that's ruggedized against water, dust, and dirt, give the user the versatility to navigate and use the M3000 in almost any working environment. The device also offers flexibility through the inclusion of enhanced battery packs for long/high-intensity users and lightweight batteries for low/infrequent users. The M3000 will be introduced by summer 2017.

    To see a video demonstration of the M3000, please click here: https://youtu.be/y6SGlOLVpg8.

    To schedule a meeting with Vuzix representatives during the show, please contact PR representative Steven Hirsch at stevenhirsch@maxborgesagency.com or Andrew Haag at vuzi@irthcommunications.com.

    About Vuzix Corporation

    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 49 patents and 43 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

    Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

    Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to new products and technology demonstrations and advancements of Vuzix products, among other things, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov ). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

    For further information:

    Media and Investor Relations Contact:

    Andrew Haag
    Managing Partner
    IRTH Communications
    vuzi@irthcommunications.com
    Tel: (866) 976-4784

    Vuzix Corporation
    25 Hendrix Road, Suite A
    West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA
    Investor Information - Grant Russell
    IR@Vuzix.com
    Tel: (585) 359-7562
    www.vuzix.com

    For further sales, and product information, please visit:

    North America:
    http://www.vuzix.com/contact/

    Europe/UK:
    https://www.vuzix.eu/contact/

    Asia:
    http://www.vuzix.jp/contact.html

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vuzix-unveils-award-winning-m3000-smart-glasses-at-ces-2017-300385657.html

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    Web site: http://www.vuzix.com/




    ARRIS Announces Industry's First Gateways with McAfee(R) Secure Home Platform by Intel(TM) SecuritySecure Home Gateway portfolio delivers leading broadband and security to all devices connected to the home network

    SUWANEE, Ga., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ARRIS International plc announced the ARRIS Secure Home Gateway portfolio, which will combine Intel(TM) Security's expertise in internet security with ARRIS's leading broadband solutions.

    ARRIS's Secure Home Gateway portfolio is the first to embed the McAfee(R) Secure Home Platform by Intel Security -- for powerful, seamless, and hassle-free security for all devices connected to the network, including IoT devices (such as gaming consoles, connected cameras, wearables, and Smart TVs and appliances). Each gateway (cable modem & Wi-Fi(R) router) in the new SURFboard(R) Secure Home Gateway portfolio will integrate the new McAfee security platform directly into the device and carry the designation: "McAfee Secure Home Internet."

    ARRIS gateways with McAfee Secure Home Internet will offer network-level security that seamlessly protects all devices connected to the home network against emerging threats like viruses, malware, and phishing scams. They will achieve this by acting like a home security system, managing the flow of data between the Internet and the home's connected devices to ensure that users are guarded against known threats. A simple-to-use mobile app will allow for convenient customization, enabling consumers to easily manage their home gateway security settings.

    ARRIS's Secure Home Gateway portfolio with the McAfee Secure Home Platform will provide several key benefits:

    --  Smart security: Hassle-free protection uses the cloud to protect
    internet-connected devices in the home against the latest malware and
    phishing and identity scams.
    --  Seamless app management: Access and manage features including IoT device
    protection, device identification, and pausing internet access. Receive
    real-time alerts about potential vulnerabilities, new connected devices
    entering the home, and more.
    --  Robust parental controls: Easily protect your whole family by setting
    individual schedules and restrictions for every device and user in your
    home.
    

    "ARRIS's new Secure Home Gateway portfolio embodies our commitment to delivering leading broadband and Wi-Fi performance with seamless security for today's connected home," said Sandy Howe, SVP and GM, Consumer Products Group at ARRIS. "Our gateways with McAfee Secure Home Internet will act like a home security system for your connected devices. They combine our industry-leading technology with the latest McAfee security to deliver powerful, network-level protection that guards your family, your devices, and your data against the latest Internet threats, while delivering the next era of broadband and entertainment experiences."

    "We live in a time where consumers are constantly connecting new devices in their home to the internet. With this unprecedented connectivity comes increased risk," said John Giamatteo, CVP and GM at Intel Security. "It's more important than ever to ensure consumers have proper security controls in place to enjoy the benefits of this new connected technology while minimizing the risk. ARRIS shares our vision of protecting consumers in the connected home, and the inclusion of the McAfee Secure Home Platform in their gateway portfolio delivers on this vision."

    The ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580-AC will be the first device to embed the McAfee Secure Home Platform. The SURFboard SBG7580-AC with McAfee Secure Home Internet is expected to become available around the first half of 2017 at Amazon, Best Buy (in-store and online), and Surfboard.com. Consumers will be able to simply activate the McAfee security through an online app ("ARRIS McAfee Secure Home Internet") that will be available in the Google Play and Apple App Store. ARRIS will announce pricing for McAfee Secure Home Internet at launch.

    Future ARRIS broadband devices will also feature this embedded security--adding to the portfolio of Secure Home Gateway solutions. To extend McAfee Secure Home Internet's network-level security benefits beyond the home Wi-Fi network, consumers can use popular device-level security products such as McAfee Live Safe(TM).

    ARRIS will demonstrate the SBG7580-AC with McAfee Secure Home Internet at CES in its private suite.

    About the SURFboard SBG7580-AC

    The SURFboard SBG7580-AC gateway combines a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, 802.11AC Wi-Fi Router, and 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router, all in one device. With internet download speeds up to 1.4 Gbps* and Wi-Fi speeds up to 1750 Mbps it's the ideal solution to power busy home networks. Plus, with 4-Gigabit Ethernet ports it's perfect for HD video streaming and online gaming.

    About ARRIS

    ARRIS International plc. is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world's top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow's connected world. For more information, visit www.arris.com.

    For the latest ARRIS news:

    --  Check out our blog: ARRIS EVERYWHERE
    --  Follow us on Twitter: @ARRIS
    

    ARRIS, the ARRIS Logo, and the SURFboard Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARRIS Enterprises, LLC. Intel Security, McAfee and their respective logos are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (C) ARRIS Enterprises, LLC. 2016. All rights reserved.

    * Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by cable service providers, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of Internet router(s).

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/arris-announces-industrys-first-gateways-with-mcafee-secure-home-platform-by-intel-security-300385617.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/427824/ARRIS_Logo.jpg
    http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/453805/ARRIS_SURFboard.jpg ARRIS

    CONTACT: Jeanne Russo, +1 215.323.1880, jeanne.russo@arris.com; Kalia
    Farrell, +1.215.323.1059, Kalia.Farrell@arris.com

    Web site: http://www.arris.com/




    VOXX Advanced Solutions Introduces Live Streaming Body Camera

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LVCC, CENTRAL HALL BOOTH 13517-- VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation , announced today the introduction of ACCU.C 4G, a streaming 4G body camera optimized for the Verizon network and designed to provide clear, accurate video and audio footage. The ACCU.C 4G body camera has been developed in cooperation with S4 Worldwide, a supplier of advanced law enforcement technology and hardware. ACCU.C 4G provides law enforcement and others with a streaming wearable body camera with limitless use cases far beyond the capabilities of standard body cameras available today. The ACCU.C 4G device will be available late Spring 2017.

    Designed for the specific needs of law enforcement officers, the ACCU.C 4G body camera integrates streaming communication into a rugged, portable and reliable design, which is sure to surpass all expectations with a perfect combination of form and function. Recording in full high-definition video with a super-wide viewing angle up to 120-degrees and built-in GPS for real-time location tagged videos, the ACCU.C 4G body camera provides users with the ability to stream and/or record events as they happen. This device also provides certified users with a real-time assessment of ongoing events as they are happening and can live stream footage to nearby connected devices with text alert notifications.

    "The introduction of ACCU.C 4G provides advanced technology to law enforcement and other organizations by providing streaming capabilities beyond what is available in the traditional body camera market. Entry into this category affords us the opportunity to service a new channel of distribution in a high-profile, emerging market," said Tom Malone, President, VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation. "Law enforcement will now have the same capabilities that most cell phone equipped bystanders have today. The addition of ACCU.C 4G will provide law enforcement the ability to capture and stream real-time situations as they occur."

    Additionally, this camera features a 2.0" digital LCD screen for instant playback and review, offers the ability to set pre/post event recording, captures still-photos during video recording and enables audio memo recording. The ACCU.C 4G body camera is extremely versatile in any situation with up to a 10-hour battery life, waterproof housing, infrared night vision, and multiple mounting options and accessories.

    The ACCU.C 4G body camera provides a complete and secure end-to-end solution with a smooth transfer from event capture to file upload always preserving the complete integrity of a secure chain of custody for all audio and video content. The ACCU.C 4G body camera will automatically upload content captured via Wi-Fi, LTE and/or direct download when placed into charging stations so footage is never handled by human hands.

    An integral piece of making the ACCU.C 4G body camera a complete end-to-end solution is BlueWitness data management software, providing remote archiving capabilities to store, search and review captured footage. The BlueWitness dashboard gives certified users the ability to observe live situations to appropriately respond in real-time. BlueWitness is CJIS compliant and provides users with customized data retention profiles to control data storage with end to end encryption and digital finger printing to ensure tamper proof evidence.

    VOXX Advanced Solutions will be introducing a line of innovative body cameras under the ACCU.C name. The introduction of ACCU.C 4G is the premium camera under this new product line with ACCU.C Wi-Fi and ACCU.C 360 launching in the coming months.

    For more information about the ACCU.C Body Cameras please visit: www.voxxadvancedsolutions.com.

    For more information on becoming a VOXX Advanced Solutions Dealer in the US, please email advancedsolutions@voxxintl.com.

    About VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC):

    VOXX Advanced Solutions leverages VOXX International's extensive worldwide distribution network to attract technology partners who benefit from VOXX's speed to market, logistics, manufacturing and sourcing expertise, and market knowledge. Our vast experience in the consumer and automotive space will allow us to grow top line sales within existing channels, increase profitability and expand into new markets and categories.

    For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxadvancedsolutions.com.

    About VOXX International Corporation:
    VOXX International Corporation has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch(R), RCA(R), Invision(R), Jensen(R), Audiovox(R), Terk(R), Acoustic Research(R), Advent(R), Code Alarm(R), Car Connection(R), 808(R), AR for Her(R), and Prestige(R). International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication(R), Klipsch(R), Jamo(R), Energy(R), Mirage(R), Mac Audio(R), Magnat(R), Heco(R), Schwaiger(R), Oehlbach(R) and Incaar(TM).

    For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.

    VOXX International Contact:
    Larissa Bertolotti
    Phone: (631) 436-6408
    Email: LBertolotti@voxxintl.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/voxx-advanced-solutions-introduces-live-streaming-body-camera-300385509.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/453456/VOXX_International_ACCU.jpg VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX)

    Web site: http://www.voxxintl.com/




    Wingsland Technology introduces the world's smallest 4k30 pocket drone with auto-follow featureWingsland Technology introduces the Wingsland S6

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wingsland Technology, the premiere drone manufacturer, is ready to ship the Wingsland S6- world's smallest 4k30 UHD video pocket drone on the market. This drone is the culmination of all our hard work. You have all the features of much more expensive drones with the same quality image sensor and chipset at the fraction of the size and price.

    We have taken the impossible and put many sensors and high quality optics in a foldable design that's easy to store in your purse or pocket. "It's the ultimate selfie accessory for ladies because they just need to place their Wingsland S6 on the ground and take off with their smartphone and take selfies with the auto-follow feature," said Jessica Liu, VP of Wingsland USA.

    The Wingsland S6 will also appeal to drone enthusiasts with the later release of the Wingsland S6 remote with smartphone connectivity which will allow users to get tactile joystick feel and fly the Wingsland S6 with precision.

    The add-on accessories further enhance the Wingsland S6 allowing younger audiences to play games with the foam cannon accessory, emoji screen, and spotlight function. In development for later release will be the object detection that will avoid objects from the forward direction.

    The Wingsland S6 pocket drone is ready for shipment now in the US and we have partnered with the best drone retailers and distributors at launch. B&H Camera and Photo (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/) in NY will be our US launch retailer along with Drone Nerds (http://www.dronenerds.com/) in Florida, our premiere drone retailer and distributor.

    The Wingsland S6 pocket drone is shipping today with a retail of $399 and will be on demo at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The Wingsland S6 remote will be available in Q2 2017.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Brian Chacone, Director of Sales and Marketing North America - brian@szsungreen.com

    Click the link below for full features and specs:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bpnxjgbcsoq3o12/S6%20features%20final.png?dl=0

    About Wingsland Technology Inc.
    Parent company, Shenzhen Wingsland Technology Co. Ltd, is a technological innovation company that is held by CNLIGHT Co., Ltd (Stock Code: 002076) and was founded in 2014, headquartered in Shenzhen, China with market cap of $700 million. Wingsland has developed into a globalization brand specializing in R&D, manufacturing of handheld gimbals, and recreational drones.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wingsland-technology-introduces-the-worlds-smallest-4k30-pocket-drone-with-auto-follow-feature-300384435.html

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    Extreme Networks Announces Upcoming Financial Conference Schedule

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. , a software-driven networking company, today announced its upcoming conference schedule:

    --  19(th) Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York, Wednesday, January
    11, at 10:00 a.m. EST.
    

    A webcast of the presentation will be available live and by replay for 90 days. The webcast can be accessed under Events on the Investor Relations section of the Extreme Networks web site at http://investor.extremenetworks.com.

    About Extreme Networks
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world's leading companies in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare and manufacturing. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme's website or call 1-888-257-3000.

    Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/extreme-networks-announces-upcoming-financial-conference-schedule-300385650.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/378309/extreme_networks_logo.jpg Extreme Networks, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.extremenetworks.com/




    VOXX Electronics Expands CarLink Program to Include the CarLinkBT Long Range Transmitter

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LVCC, CENTRAL HALL BOOTH 13517-- VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation , announced today the Company has expanded its CarLink program to now include the CarLinkBT Long Range Transmitter. This new transmitter design communicates via Bluetooth to a smartphone then to the vehicle using LoRa RF technology to extend its operating range to over one mile without any additional monthly or annual fees.

    CarLinkBT Long Range offers today's most advanced convenience and security solution allowing users access to their vehicle without the use of a traditional remote control transmitter when combined with a Prestige, Code Alarm or Pursuit remote start, security or keyless entry system. The new transmitter concept was developed to eliminate the need to carry additional devices on your keychain. It's extremely thin design and rechargeable battery were intended to "stick-on" the back of any smartphone device or placed inside of a briefcase/purse to provide two-way functionality to the CarLinkBT smartphone app to lock/unlock and start your vehicle with over one mile of operating range.

    "The introduction of CarLinkBT has reinvented what remote start systems can now do by transforming a smartphone into a virtual transmitter with no monthly service fees. We are excited to continue to introduce innovative telematics products to the remote start market," said Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation. "We believe CarLinkBT Long Range completes our CarLink Telematics offering, by giving the consumer three different and distinct control options - CarLinkBT with Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet, CarLinkBT Long Range for over one mile of operating range and CarLink Cellular with virtually unlimited operating range. Never worry about being without access to your vehicle again with CarLink.

    The CarLinkBT Long Range Transmitter (ASCLBTLR) will be available Summer 2017 for an MSRP of $99.95. No monthly or annual fees required.

    For more information about CarLinkBT, please visit: www.voxxelectronics.com.

    For more information on becoming a VOXX Electronics Dealer in the U.S., please visit: www.voxxelectronics.com/become-dealer.

    Like us on our Facebook Page: Audiovox
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: VOXX Electronics

    About VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC):
    VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation , a global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products. VEC is a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and tracking, remote start systems, telematics, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

    VEC sells its products through an extensive distribution network that includes expeditors, mass merchandisers, regional mobile electronics chains and independent specialists, both domestic and international. VOXX Electronics possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products rank among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell. Primary brands include: Advent, Audiovox, Car Connection, CarLink, Code Alarm, Invision, Omega, Prestige, and Pursuit. VOXX Electronics has strategic distribution relationships with EyeLock, Singtrix and SiriusXM.

    For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxelectronics.com.

    About VOXX International Corporation:
    VOXX International Corporation has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch(R), RCA(R), Invision(R), Jensen(R), Audiovox(R), Terk(R), Acoustic Research(R), Advent(R), Code Alarm(R), Car Connection(R), 808(R), AR for Her(R), and Prestige(R). International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication(R), Klipsch(R), Jamo(R), Energy(R), Mirage(R), Mac Audio(R), Magnat(R), Heco(R), Schwaiger(R), Oehlbach(R), and Incaar(TM).

    For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.

    VOXX International Contact:
    Larissa Bertolotti
    Phone: (631) 436-6408
    Email: LBertolotti@voxxintl.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/voxx-electronics-expands-carlink-program-to-include-the-carlinkbt-long-range-transmitter-300385556.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/453469/VOXX_International_Corporation.jpg VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX)

    Web site: http://www.voxxintl.com/




    Three Ball Aerospace Engineers Elected AIAA Associate Fellows

    BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has honored a trio of Ball engineers with the Associate Fellow designation. They are Michael Gazarik, vice president, engineering; Chris McLean, staff consultant, mission systems engineering; and James Masciarelli, staff consultant, mission systems engineering. They join six other AIAA Associate Fellows and two Fellows currently at Ball.

    "We are extremely proud that three of our distinguished engineers have received this recognition," said Rob Strain, president, Ball Aerospace. "Their significant contributions are critical to keeping our company at the forefront of innovation while moving the entire aerospace industry forward."

    "I extend my warmest congratulations to the Class of 2017 Associate Fellows," said AIAA President Jim Maser. "Each of these individuals has performed extraordinary work and advanced the state of the art in aerospace science and technology. I look forward to celebrating their achievements with them at AIAA SciTech 2017 this January. AIAA thanks them for their efforts, and we look forward to seeing how their continued work and effort will shape the future of aerospace."

    As the vice president of engineering for Ball Aerospace, Gazarik provides leadership for many functions that support the company's strategic business units. He is responsible for all engineering disciplines, manufacturing and test operations, supply chain management, facilities, internal research and development and intellectual property.

    Gazarik joined Ball in March 2015 from NASA where he was the associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters. Gazarik earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master's and doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology, also in electrical engineering.

    McLean joined Ball in August 2004 as staff consultant, Mission Systems Engineering. He is principal investigator for the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) for NASA's Office of Chief Technologist, and also led Ball's advanced programs for in-space cryogenic propellant storage and delivery, and its robotic lunar lander effort. Prior to coming to Ball, McLean was a propulsion research engineer specialist at Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.

    Masciarelli joined Ball in August 2003, after serving as an aeroscience and flight mechanics division engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center. He is currently chief systems engineer for advanced imaging products, providing technical leadership and consultation for a wide variety of engineering activities in Ball's Advanced Imaging Products group. Masciarelli has a bachelor's in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado and a master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston.

    All three will accept the honor at the AIAA Associate Fellows recognition ceremony and dinner where they will be officially inducted as an AIAA Associate Fellow. The ceremony will take place on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in conjunction with the AIAA SciTech Forum at the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas.

    Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit www.ball.com/aerospace or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

    Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,700 people worldwide and pro forma 2015 net sales were $11.0 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "targets," "likely" and similar expressions typically identify forward-looking statements, which are generally any statements other than statements of historical fact. Such statements are based on current expectations or views of the future and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied. You should therefore not place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements and any of such statements should be read in conjunction with, and, qualified in their entirety by, the cautionary statements referenced below. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be different are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Additional factors that might affect: a) our packaging segments include product demand fluctuations; availability/cost of raw materials; competitive packaging, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; competitive activity; failure to achieve synergies, productivity improvements or cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; customer and supplier consolidation, power and supply chain influence; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or a loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; currency controls; and changes in foreign exchange or tax rates; b) our aerospace segment include funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts; c) the company as a whole include those listed plus: changes in senior management; regulatory action or issues including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions or public concerns affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; technological developments and innovations; litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding geopolitical events and governmental policies both in the U.S. and in other countries, including the U.S. government elections, budget, sequestration and debt limit; reduced cash flow; ability to achieve cost-out initiatives and synergies; interest rates affecting our debt; and successful or unsuccessful acquisitions and divestitures, including with respect to the Rexam PLC acquisition and its integration, or the associated divestiture; the effect of the acquisition or the divestiture on our business relationships, operating results and business generally.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/three-ball-aerospace-engineers-elected-aiaa-associate-fellows-300385696.html

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    CONTACT: Bill Rigler, (303) 939-7104, brigler@ball.com

    Web site: http://www.ball.com/




    The Renewal of LUMIX G Lenses Offer Higher Performance and Image QualityLUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.(H-HSA12035)LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S.(H-HSA35100)LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S.(H-FSA45200)LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300)

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic is renewing four LUMIX G digital interchangeable lenses to gain higher performance and mobility: the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035), LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100), LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200) and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300). All of these new lenses comply with the advanced functions of the latest LUMIX G digital cameras.

    In addition to the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in each lens, they work with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)*(1, )5-axis Dual I.S.*(2), and 5-axis Dual I.S.2*(3) system when mounted on an applicable Panasonic LUMIX DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera.

    The LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200) and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300) boast dust/splash-proof durability. A total of nine lenses in the full LUMIX G lens lineup now feature a rugged design to withstand use under harsh conditions.

    Notably, the new lenses excel in video recording performance. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the micro-step drive system in the aperture control section helps the camera to smoothly capture the brightness changes when zooming or panning. The AF tracking performance when zooming is also improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.

    The LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200) and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300) now complies with the sensor drive at max. 240-fps to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF.

    These lenses are designed to match LUMIX G DSLM cameras.

    *1 Complies with the LUMIX GX8.
    *2 Complies with the LUMIX GX85.
    *3 Complies with the LUMIX GH5 and G85.

    A 24-70mm* full-range F2.8 fast standard zoom lens with a rugged design for high picture quality and performance.
    LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035) *A successor to the H-HS12035

    --  Versatile usage ranging from portraits and landscape to street
    photography.
    --  Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8
    high-speed aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations,
    including indoors.
    --  Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10    with a rugged design
    for heavy field use.
    --  Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
    --  The lens system comprises 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical
    lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index)
    lens and 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
    --  Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to
    minimize ghosts and flaring.
    --  Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
    

    The HSA12035 will be available in black for $999.99 in March.

    A 70-200mm* full-range F2.8 fast standard zoom lens with a rugged design for high picture quality and performance.
    LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100) *A successor to the H-HS35100

    --  Allows high-speed shutter release, and provides beautiful defocus effect
    in portrait or close-up shots.
    --  Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 wide
    aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations including
    indoors.
    --  Splash/dust -proof and freeze-proof down to -10    with a rugged design
    for heavy field use.
    --  Supports high quality video recording(as described above).
    --  The lens system comprises 18 elements in 13 groups including 1 UED
    (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion)  lens and 2 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion)
    lenses.
    --  Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to
    minimize ghosts and flaring.
    --  Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
    --  No front lens rotation/ length extension in zooming.
    

    The HSA35100 will be available in black for $1099.99 in March.

    A 90-400mm* telephoto zoom lens with a rugged design and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. for active field use
    LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200) *A successor to the H-FS045200

    --  Achieves handheld telephoto shooting with POWER O.I.S. and 5-axis Dual
    I.S.2.
    --  Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
    --  Rugged, splash/dust-proof design for heavy field use.
    --  Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
    --  The lens system comprises 16 elements in 13 groups including 3 ED
    (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses.
    --  Multi coating to minimize ghosts and flaring.
    

    The FSA45200 will be available in black for $449.99 in February.

    A 200-600mm* telephoto zoom lens with a rugged design and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. for active field use
    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300) *A successor to the H-FS100300

    --  Achieves handheld telephoto shooting with POWER O.I.S. and 5-axis Dual
    I.S.2.
    --  Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
    --  Rugged, splash/dust-proof design for heavy field use.
    --  Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
    --  The lens system comprises 17 elements in 12 groups including 1 ED
    (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
    --  Multi coating to minimize ghosts and flaring.
    

    The FSA100300 will be available in black for $649.99 in February.

    *35mm camera equivalent.
    --Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

    About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
    Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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    dan.unger@us.panasonic.com; Alyssa Hershfield (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9527,
    alyssa.hershfield@cohnwolfe.com

    Web site: http://www.panasonic.com/




    CES 2017: GoPro Showcases The The World's Most Versatile Mobile Storytelling SolutionHERO5 Cameras Auto-Upload to Cloud For Mobile Editing with GoPro's Quik AppKarma Grip Delivers Hollywood-Quality Image Stabilization for $299GoPro's Drone, Karma, Set to Re-Launch in 2017

    SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. kicks off 2017 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with new products and features that demonstrate how GoPro is the world's most versatile mobile solution for capturing and sharing amazing content.

    Highlighted products include GoPro's HERO5 line of cameras, featuring unlocked telemetry acquisition capabilities in HERO5 Black. Also showcased are updated versions of the company's Quik mobile and desktop editing apps and GoPro Plus, the company's cloud subscription service that enables HERO5 cameras to auto-upload a user's photos and videos to the cloud for easy mobile access and editing. GoPro is also showcasing its drone, Karma, which is set to re-launch in 2017.

    GoPro's CES booth is in Central Hall: (#14141)

    "For GoPro, 2017 is all about mobile storytelling -- HERO5 and the Quik app enable exactly that," said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro's Founder and CEO. "Advanced users can take their stories to the next level with Karma Grip stabilization and our drone, Karma."

    At CES, GoPro is demonstrating recent product breakthroughs including:

    --  Auto-uploading HERO5 cameras and GoPro Plus subscription service make it
    easy to capture, edit and share your story. With GoPro Plus, your HERO5
    camera can automatically upload any new photos and videos to your GoPro
    cloud account. From there, the Quik mobile app makes it simple to create
    stunning edits on a smartphone and the Quik desktop app provides
    expanded editing options for power users. GoPro Plus is currently
    available in the US and will be debuting in international markets in
    early 2017.
    --  Quik Key mobile microSD card reader enables fast editing and sharing
    from a smartphone. Want to edit your GoPro footage on your phone without
    waiting to get home to auto-upload your content to the cloud? This
    mobile microSD card reader is the fastest way to transfer photo and
    video files to your phone. Then use the Quik mobile app to automatically
    create amazing edits with pumping soundtracks, visual effects, and more.
    --  GPS and telemetry data acquisition capabilities unlocked in HERO5 Black.
    HERO5 Black features GPS and additional sensors that capture your
    location, elevation, speed, and G-force loads. You can now view this
    data as graphical overlays on your videos when using the Quik app for
    desktop. Want to know how fast you were skiing, how many g-forces you
    pulled while carving on your surfboard or how far and high you climbed
    on your bike? All of these data points and more are displayed as
    stunning graphical overlays that you can save to your videos or export
    and share as exciting still images.
    --  Karma Grip is a $299 handheld and wearable camera stabilizer that makes
    it easy to capture zero-shake, Hollywood-smooth video. Your ordinary
    shots will look extraordinary whether you're skiing, biking or just
    chasing your kids through life. Karma Grip can be handheld or body-worn
    using GoPro's Seeker backpack, chest harness, and more.
    --  Karma will re-launch in 2017. GoPro withdrew Karma from the market in
    November 2016 after a small number of instances of power loss due to a
    mechanical issue related to securing the drone's battery. GoPro is
    completing its testing, and in early February, will provide more detail
    for the global relaunch of Karma in 2017.
    

    To learn more about GoPro and its products please visit us at our CES booth in Central Hall (#14141) or go to www.gopro.com/news and www.gopro.com.

    About GoPro, Inc.
    GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in sport, GoPro has become a mobile storytelling solution that helps the world share itself through immersive content.

    GoPro, HERO, and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2016 GoPro, Inc. All rights reserved.

    For more information, visit www.gopro.com or connect with GoPro on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and GoPro's The Inside Line.

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    CONTACT: pr@gopro.com

    Web site: https://gopro.com/




    Canon Demonstrates its Position as a Leading Healthcare Solutions Provider with Distinguished BLI PaceSetter Award

    MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ringing in the New Year with continued success in healthcare solutions excellence, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it is has been named a recipient of a 2017 Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) PaceSetter award for Healthcare in the Hospital Networks category. BLI PaceSetter awards are given once a year to recognize vendors that offer highly impressive portfolios of devices, solutions and services for healthcare providers. Made possible by the strong collaboration of document imaging technologies offered by Canon U.S.A. and several of its subsidiaries, this award further validates that Canon integrated solutions can offer valuable tools to help healthcare professionals spend less time on administrative tasks so they may remain focused on improving quality of care, meeting pressures to contain costs and their compliance efforts(1).

    For this first-of-its-kind study, BLI invited all leading document imaging original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to complete an extensive questionnaire detailing their healthcare-relevant offerings in eight key areas: Hardware, Software, Service and Support, Professional Services, Security, Industry Certifications, Vertical Leadership and Overall Value. OEMs that opted to participate were also asked to make key personnel available for in-depth interviews with the BLI analyst team to give a more complete picture of the vendors' strategies for the healthcare market. After gathering all the data, BLI's team used a proprietary rating scale to calculate point totals in the key areas studied. Since different segments of the healthcare market have different needs, BLI's analysts created one rating rubric weighted to reflect the challenges faced by large organizations.

    "Document imaging vendors can help healthcare facilities at every level face mounting pressures in many areas, including the need to move from paper records to electronic ones and trim costs wherever possible," noted Jamie Bsales, director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI. "While all four of this year's winning participants scored well in both the Hospital Networks and Group Practices analyses, Canon scored particularly well in areas most important to regional medical networks."

    "Few industries are undergoing as many challenges as healthcare, which must adapt its practices to rising costs, changing regulatory requirements and other difficulties that challenge healthcare delivery organizations to remain efficient and profitable, while still providing the highest level quality of care. We are honored that Buyers Laboratory has recognized Canon's ability to help these providers address these challenges," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Devices, Software and Services that contributed to this award include:

    Devices
    Adoption of electronic health records systems (EHRs) by healthcare organizations has been one of the industry's most transformative changes. Canon continues to support the goals of the healthcare industry by providing healthcare professionals with outstanding devices to facilitate patient workflow processes through the inclusion of paper-based clinical document information and the virtually seamless exchange of healthcare information into many Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems. Notable products within the Canon hardware portfolio that helped achieve this BLI Pacesetter award include various imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS printers and MFPs, imageFORMULA scanners and imagePRESS color production digital presses, Oce VarioPrint 6000+ and varioPRINT 135 Series monochrome digital production presses.

    Software Solutions
    Despite the rate of high EHR adoption, many organizations still rely on paper records, including paper charts, physician notes, physician orders and registrations. Canon is committed to developing software solutions and establishing relationships with other leading healthcare solutions vendors to provide integration for unstructured documents into EHRs. In addition, Canon has developed the uniFLOW platform to provide caregivers Secure Print capabilities, restricted device functionality and smooth integration to the PRISMAdirect order and workflow management software for in-plant print centers, which can help reduce total printing costs and provide security features. Canon also scored highly in the software category thanks to solutions offered by Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. These solutions included OpenText(TM) RightFax and Direct Messaging partner solution, a computer-based fax solution that provides enterprise-grade faxing capabilities across an entire organization and enables the efficient exchange of information to parties outside of the hospital.

    Services
    BLI applauded Canon for its wide array of services targeted at the healthcare industry, including Digital Conversion Services for Healthcare offered by Canon Information and Imaging Solutions (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., aimed at transforming existing patient records into digital records to help improve efficiency, access to medical files and facilitate key aspects of compliance(1) efforts relative to managing patient records. BLI also recognized Canon for its enterprise managed services, as well as its Healthcare Advisory Team offered by Canon Solutions America, a dedicated group of advisors focused on advancing enterprise print and scan platforms throughout the healthcare industry and providing research and best practices related to print, document management technology and workflow optimization.

    In addition, BLI acknowledged Canon's position as a leading solution provider to a broad range of medical professionals leveraging its imaging technology expertise to offer a host of solutions beyond document imaging and managed services. Among these solutions are radiology and ophthalmology equipment, network video surveillance solutions to help monitor hospital premises and LCOS projection systems suitable for university/teaching hospitals.

    For more information about Canon U.S.A., visit www.usa.canon.com.

    About Buyers Laboratory LLC
    Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI's web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI's unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI's test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers' literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables. For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

    About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. , ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015** and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(R) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

    **Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

    BLI is a business partner of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

    1 Canon offers security features that can help your business. Many variables can impact the security of your devices and data. Canon does not warrant that the use of its features will prevent malicious attacks, or prevent misuse of devices or data or other security issues. Nothing herein should be construed as legal counsel or regulatory advice concerning customers' compliance with laws. Customers must have their own qualified counsel determine the feasibility of a particular solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance.

    Some security settings may affect device functionality or performance. You may want to test these settings before deploying them in your environment to ensure you understand their effects.

    Canon U.S.A. website:
    http://www.usa.canon.com

    For sales information/customer support:
    1-800-OK-CANON

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    CONTACT: Editorial Contacts: Kim Tucker, Canon U.S.A., Inc., 631-330-4605,
    kitucker@cusa.canon.com

    Web site: http://www.usa.canon.com/




    Vonage Chief Executive Officer to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference

    HOLMDEL, N.J., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Alan Masarek, is scheduled to present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference on Wednesday, January 11 at 3:30 p.m. EST in New York, New York.

    A live webcast of this event will be available on Vonage's Investor Relations website at http://ir.vonage.com. A replay will be available shortly after the live webcast.

    About Vonage

    Vonage is a leading provider of cloud communications services for business. Vonage transforms the way people work and businesses operate through a portfolio of cloud-based communications solutions that enable internal collaboration among employees, while also keeping companies closely connected with their customers, across any mode of communication, on any device.

    Vonage's Nexmo API Platform provides tools for voice, messaging and phone verification services, allowing developers to embed contextual, programmable communications into mobile apps, websites and business systems, enabling enterprises to easily communicate relevant information to their customers in real time, anywhere in the world, through text messaging, chat, social media and voice.

    The Company also provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential communication solutions. In 2015 and 2016, Vonage was named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as-a-Service, Worldwide. Vonage has also earned the Frost & Sullivan Growth Excellence Leadership Award for Hosted IP and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Services. For more information, visit www.vonage.com.

    Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage(R) is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc. To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/vonage. To become a fan on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/vonage. To subscribe on YouTube, visit www.youtube.com/vonage.

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    Vonage

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Hunter Blankenbaker 732.444.4926;
    hunter.blankenbaker@vonage.com; Media Contact: Jo Ann Tizzano 732.365.1363;
    joann.tizzano@vonage.com

    Web site: http://www.vonage.com/




    VISIOMED GROUP is revolutionizing telemedicine with VISIOCHECK(R), the first mobile, connected telemedicine station in the world weighing under 300 grams

    PARIS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VISIOMED GROUP (FR0011067669 - ALVMG), a company specializing in new-generation medical electronics presents its very latest technological revolution at the CES in Las Vegas: VisioCheck(R) BW-X07HD. This is the first mobile, connected universal telemedicine station in the world weighing under 300 grams, integrating all the medical devices necessary for remote tele-monitoring of patient vitals anywhere and in any circumstances.

    Concentrating the latest innovations from VISIOMED GROUP
    VisioCheck(R) features several medical devices needed for the constant measurement of physiological vital signs:

    - an arm-band blood pressure meter;
    - a touchless thermometer equipped with ThermoFlash(R) technology;
    - an electrocardiogram (5 electrodes, 7 derivations);
    - a pulse oximeter;
    - a blood sugar monitor.

    VisioCheck(R) thus helps to simply, reliably and quickly take vital signs that are usually done during a classic medical consultation in a doctor's office or at home.

    The medical devices integrated into VisioCheck(R) also allow for constant monitoring of certain physiological constants to create, for example, a polysomnogram (monitoring issues related to sleep, including apnea), EKG Holter or blood pressure Holter. In this case, the data collected can be sent to a medical supervision platform available 24/7.

    VisioCheck(R) will soon integrate other innovative medical devices from the BewellConnect(R) line such as a spirometer, an electronic stethoscope and even a mini-biological analysis laboratory. Also, VisioCheck(R) aims to be interoperable and open to all other medical systems via a simple Low Energy Bluetooth(R) connection.

    VisioCheck(R): the new-generation health assistant
    Equipped with a 4" 16-million-color touch LCD screen, a high-definition camera and a high-intensity flash, VisioCheck(R) can also film or photograph wounds, sores, injuries, trauma, and even scan the throat and tonsils, etc. and sent snapshots instantly and securely, or simply store the health data collected on a secured HDS-certified cloud server (authorized in France to host health data).

    VisioCheck(R): 298 grams of pure technology
    No bigger than a smartphone and developed using Google's Android operating system, the VisioCheck(R) mobile, connected telemedicine station weighs 298g, also featuring all the functionalities of a smartphone. VisioCheck(R) allows for video conferencing via Wi-Fi or 2G/3G/4G networks and for sharing the data collected between health professionals or between patients and healthcare professionals

    VisioCheck(R) has been designed to facilitate the daily medical practice of health professionals of all kinds, anywhere and in any circumstance (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospital staff, etc.), and is also meant for certain populations (the chronically ill, traveling employees, etc.) who need daily monitoring while remaining mobile.

    As a IIA-class-certified medical device currently applying for CE certifications and registration with the FDA, VisioCheck(R) is an ultra-portable "all-in-one" scalable solution that facilitates, simplifies and improves the experience of all uses of telemedicine and connected health services.

    The VISIOMED GROUP is planning for the commercial launch of VisioCheck(R) in mid-2017. It will be available either for suggested retail purchase price of EUR2,500 (excluding tax) plus monthly access to the services for a cost varying from EUR49 excluding tax to EUR79 excluding tax depending on the options desired by the user, or only through a monthly subscription fee of EUR199 excluding tax to EUR249 excluding tax depending on the options selected.

    VisioCheck(R): the ideal solution to fight against insufficient medical coverage areas
    The VisioCheck(R) will first be deployed in health institutions (retirement homes, hospitals, clinics, health centers, pharmacies, with nurses, etc.) but is also meant to be commercialized to insurance companies, assisters and large companies.

    Beyond this, VisioCheck(R) is linked to a platform of doctors available 24/7, and is the perfect tool to respond to and fight against areas with insufficient medical coverage. Every town can now have an affordable telemedicine stations to let inhabitants be monitored and consult with doctors remotely, at any time.

    VisioCheck(R): the multipurpose telemedicine tool for all healthcare professionals
    The VisioCheck(R) is an actual mobile, connected telemedicine station that facilitates all uses of telemedicine, both in freelance and hospital situations, in terms of:

    - tele-expertise between healthcare professionals,
    - tele-consultation between patients and healthcare professionals,
    - tele-monitoring between patients and medical platforms.

    A preview of this innovation is being presented at the CES in Las Vegas, while in the Official Journal, a decree has just been published pertaining to the coverage of treatment of certain long-term afflictions by tele-monitoring. This decree, which is an extension of Article 47 of the Law for Funding Social Security in 2017, will help to specify the funding of telemedicine.

    The law allows doctors to be able to take part in teleconsultation and/or tele-expertise in certain regions for patients suffering from certain long-term afflictions, i.e. those suffering from chronic illness. Teleconsultations are paid based on the rates set by the Ministerial Order of April 26, 2016, or EUR26.00 to EUR43.70 per consultation depending on the doctor's specialty, or EUR3 more than traditional rates.

    Currently, the Order covers three chronic pathologies, which are chronic heart failure, chronic respiratory failure and dialysis and transplanted kidney failure. A new Order is expected in early 2017 pertaining to complex diabetes.

    Eric Sebban, the Founder and CEO of VISIOMED GROUP says, "With this new connected medical device, the VISIOMED GROUP simply wants to revolutionize the practice of telemedicine. We have always been a partner to healthcare professionals in designing each of our medical devices. With the creation of VisioCheck(R), we have come up with a universal and mobile system for doctors to facilitate the practice of medicine while traveling or working remotely."

    Discover VisioCheck(R) live at www.bewell-connect.com
    You can discover VisioCheck(R) and all the innovations presented by the teams at BewellConnect(R) at the CES in Las Vegas through the Direct Live system, exceptionally available on the website www.bewell-connect.com.

    About VISIOMED GROUP
    Founded in 2007 by Eric Sebban, the VISIOMED GROUP is a company specialized in new-generation medical electronics. The laboratory develops and markets innovative health products in the promising areas of medical self-diagnostics and well-being. VISIOMED is known as the inventor of the ThermoFlash(R), the first clinical, infrared non-contact thermometer.

    VISIOMED products incorporate innovation, technology and design to provide solutions for prevention and non-drug treatments based on simplicity, comfort and the well-being of users.

    In 2014, the VISIOMED GROUP announced the launch of its "BewellConnect(R)" range of healthcare products, becoming the first medical electronics laboratory to penetrate the very high-potential market of the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Based in Paris, the VISIOMED GROUP relies on a team of 105 employees including sales forces dedicated to commercialization in pharmacies (OTC), among health professionals (hospitals, clinics and retirement homes) and, since late 2010, mass distribution. In 2014, the Group generated revenue of more than EUR13 million. VISIOMED GROUP was described as an "Innovative Business" by Bpifrance.

    VISIOMED GROUP was ranked 2(nd) in the national competition at the 2014 edition of Deloitte In Extenso Technology Fast 50 and 2(nd) in Europe in the Health/Biotech/Pharma sector of Deloitte Technology Fast 500. In 2016, the VISIOMED GROUP

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    VISIOMED GROUP

    CONTACT: VISIOMED GROUP: Eric Sebban, CEO, bourse@visiomed-lab.com, 01 40
    67 06 50; ACTUS finance & communication: Jerome Fabreguettes-Leib, Investor
    Relations, visiomed@actus.fr, 01 53 67 36 78; Alexandra Prisa, Financial
    Press Relations, aprisa@actus.fr, 01 53 67 36 90

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    Panasonic introduces the new LUMIX FZ80, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast to capture amazing moments near and farThe LUMIX FZ80 features ultra-wide and dynamic zoom, 4K video recording and 4K PHOTO

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic has today announced the new LUMIX FZ80 from the popular FZ series that packs a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability, including manual operation over photo and video recording. The LUMIX FZ80 features the exceptionally-versatile LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 20-1200mm), which makes it possible to capture dynamic landscapes, wild animals and birds from a distance.

    The newly integrated 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and advanced image processor Venus Engine also achieve high-speed response and high-quality images even in high-sensitivity recording.

    For an even faster response and higher mobility, the LUMIX FZ80 boasts a high-speed, high-precision AF with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology(1), which shortens the focusing time. It calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels at a high 240-fps signal exchange speed. As a result, the LUMIX FZ80 achieves an AF of approximately 0.09 sec(2). This benefit increases as the focal length grows.

    The LUMIX FZ80 also offers high-speed burst shooting at 10-fps (AFS) / 6-fps (AFC) to capture fast-moving subjects in crisp focus. Thanks to the touch-control system, users can quickly focus right on the subject and even release the shutter with touch operation to capture fleeting photo opportunities.

    The LUMIX FZ80 records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p. The powerful 60x optical zoom and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode suppresses blurring, even in video recording. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy 4K PHOTO shots and a variety of derivative functions, such as the new Focus Stacking, Post Focus, Light Composition, and 4K Live Cropping. For more creative freedom, Creative Control and Creative Panorama options are available.

    The LUMIX FZ80 also integrates a 1,040K-dot rear monitor with touch-control system. Together with the 0.2-inch 1,170K-dot EVF (Electronic View Finder), users can capture subjects in clear focus. It also includes Wi-Fi(R) connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image-sharing with easy operation. With hot shoe and compatibility with a variety of optional accessories, the LUMIX FZ80 goes beyond a standard telephoto zoom compact camera while providing high-quality photos and an exceptional 4K video recording experience.

    Mitigate distances with a powerful 60x optical zoom lens

    The LUMIX FZ80 features the stunningly versatile LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom - both as photos and video footage. The 20mm ultra wide-angle lens captures an approx. 140% wider angle of view compared with a 24mm angle of view. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode effectively suppresses hand-shake vibration both in photo and video recording.

    The Intelligent Zoom is included with the LUMIX FZ80, which extends the zoom ratio up to 120x equivalent, maintaining high picture quality even when combining a digital zoom.

    Capture unmissable moments with high-speed response, 4K PHOTO and 4K video

    The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor is newly-integrated into the LUMIX FZ80. Together with the high-performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality to an even higher level. Incorporating high-speed digital signal output technology, the FZ80 shoots 10 (AFS) / 6 (AFC) fps in 18.1-megapixel full resolution with a mechanical shutter.

    Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy 4K PHOTO shots with the LUMIX FZ80. 4K PHOTO lets the user capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps by extracting the best frame from a 4K burst file to save as a photo. Plus, multiple images can be automatically saved as 4K PHOTO shoots all at once. A maximum of 150 frames in five seconds can be saved following a designated frame.

    It also comes with the Post Focus function, which enables users to select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is helpful especially in macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This function has been developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology with 4K technology. Both Post Focus and Focus Stacking can be activated quickly with the dedicated button on the top panel.

    The LUMIX FZ80 also records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p in addition to Full-HD 1920x1080 videos at 60p in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time AF.

    The LUMIX FZ80 enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording to achieve stable panning or zooming in video recording. Thanks to its digital operation, panning and zooming images are smooth because it does not physically move the zoom lens.

    A variety of video recording options are also available for users to choose from - High Speed Video, Time Lapse and Stop Motion Animation. High Speed Video records subjects in fast motion at 120fps.

    Take amazing images and video even under strong sunlight

    Equipped with a static-type touch-control system, the 3-inch rear screen with 1040K-dot high resolution features an approximately 100% field of view. The touch-control system lets the user immediately focus on a subject and even release the shutter by simply touching the screen.

    The LUMIX FZ80 also has a 0.2-inch LVF (Live View Finder) with a magnification ratio of approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35mm camera equivalent in 4:3) in 1170K-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view. Thanks to the high 60-fps frame rate, image lag is also minimized making it suitable for shooting fast-moving subjects under strong sunlight.

    Full manual control is available with LUMIX FZ80 to enjoy more creative photography. The design of the grip has also been re-engineered for stable holding during extended shooting.

    Other Features

    --  Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi(R) with SmartphonesThe LUMIX FZ80
    integrates Wi-Fi(R) connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to provide a more
    flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy
    operation. Once the camera and a smartphone or tablet are connected,
    installing Panasonic's dedicated application, Panasonic Image App for
    iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely. Users
    can also upload images to a variety of social media services right on
    the spot.
    --  AC/USB Power ChargingThe camera's battery can be recharged either via AC
    or USB based on the users' preference.
    

    Notes

    --  The "AVCHD" is a high definition (HD) digital video recording / playback
    format jointly established by Panasonic Corporation and Sony
    Corporation.
    --  Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
    --  HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
    trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
    --  All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective
    corporations.
    --  The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright
    for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would
    infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
    --  Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
    

    The FZ80 will have a black body and will be available in March for $399.99.

    About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
    Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

    (1) Contrast AF with DFD Technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses. (2) In AFS, at wide-end (CIPA).

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/452739/LUMIX_FZ80.jpg Panasonic

    CONTACT: Dan Unger (Media Relations), 201-392-4571,
    dan.unger@us.panasonic.com; Alyssa Hershfield (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9527,
    alyssa.hershfield@cohnwolfe.com

    Web site: http://www.panasonic.com/




    Synopsys Co-CEO Aart de Geus to Speak at 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. today announced that Aart de Geus, Chairman and Co-CEO, will speak at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York on Jan. 10, 2017.

    This event will be broadcast live on the Internet via the Synopsys corporate website at http://www.synopsys.com/Company/InvestorRelations on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT). To access the live webcast presentation, please go to the website ten minutes prior to the start of the event, to register and to download and install any necessary multimedia software. The webcast replay of the presentation can be accessed at the Synopsys corporate website approximately ten minutes following the conclusion of the live event.

    About Synopsys

    Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software(TM) partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.

    Investor Contact:
    Roberta Reid
    Synopsys, Inc.
    (650) 584-1901

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    Synopsys, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.synopsys.com/

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    VOXX Advanced Solutions Changes the Shape of Video with a Versatile 360-degree Dash, Helmet and Body Camera

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LVCC, CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 13517- VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation , announced today the introduction of 360-LP, a highly versatile 360-degree camera for high-profile use cases. The core technology of the 360-LP camera has been developed by 360fly, Inc., our partner in the retail 360-degree camera space. VOXX Advanced Solutions will utilize the 360fly developed technology to launch solutions for body cameras, in-vehicle dash cameras and helmet cameras.

    Changing the shape of video, the 360-LP is a single-lens camera that captures stitch-less 360-degree video (2880x2880) with interactive and mobile viewing capabilities in powerful 4K high-resolution. The camera's unique form factor features a slim, curved design developed to provide users with a multi-purpose solution for various use cases in law enforcement, military, transportation, surveillance/security, and enterprise with unique mounting solutions for vehicle, helmet and body.

    "The core technology can be utilized for unique 360-degree based video solutions outside of the traditional 360-degree action sports category," said Tom Malone, President, VOXX Advanced Solutions. "Opportunities within the vehicle, body-worn camera, and home and commercial security markets are unlimited and we will use our manufacturing, logistics and marketing capabilities to bring 360 video capture to these new and growing channels of distribution."

    The 360-LP provides footage far beyond what is captured in a standard in-vehicle dash cam today, which only records the view through the front windshield or in some cases, the rear with the addition of another camera. With 360-degree recording capabilities, the 360-LP captures and records all events and activities surrounding the vehicle, giving the driver a view of the front, sides, back, and even inside the vehicle.

    The camera features a built-in GPS sensor to geo-tag locations, and overlays speed and altitude onto 360-degree video content. The camera can be set to start recording based on motion triggered by the built-in accelerometer, motion within the video field of view and audio. When an event is activated by one of the trigger-based functions, the camera captures a 5, 10, 30, or 60-second pre/post recording.

    For those who wish to capture a traditional action camera view, users can select the front-facing mode (POV format) narrowing the field of view, while mirroring the same functionality to zoom in/out and pan during playback. Users can also move content from a Bluetooth-enabled device to the camera to overlay on the video for improved and personalized audio content. The camera can also be connected to a PC's USB port for live-connectivity of 360-degree streaming video over Skype, FaceTime or other streaming services.

    The video capabilities of this camera are driven by a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices, providing users a simple user interface to instantly shoot, edit and share content to popular platforms such as Facebook or YouTube. In addition to shooting at 4K high-resolution at up to 30 FPS, the camera comes standard with Bluetooth, built-in Wi-Fi, still/burst mode photo capture, 64GB of internal memory, and up to two hours of battery life.

    The 360-LP camera will be available early Spring 2017.

    For more information about the 360-LP, please visit: www.voxxadvancedsolutions.com.

    For more information on becoming a VOXX Advanced Solutions Dealer in the U.S., please email: advancedsolutions@voxxintl.com.

    About VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC):
    VOXX Advanced Solutions leverages VOXX International's extensive worldwide distribution network to attract technology partners who benefit from VOXX's speed to market, logistics, manufacturing and sourcing expertise, and market knowledge. Our vast experience in the consumer and automotive space will allow us to grow top line sales within existing channels, increase profitability and expand into new markets and categories.

    For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxadvancedsolutions.com.

    About VOXX International Corporation:
    VOXX International Corporation has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch(R), RCA(R), Invision(R), Jensen(R), Audiovox(R), Terk(R), Acoustic Research(R), Advent(R), Code Alarm(R), Car Connection(R), 808(R), AR for Her(R), and Prestige(R). International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication(R), Klipsch(R), Jamo(R), Energy(R), Mirage(R), Mac Audio(R), Magnat(R), Heco(R), Schwaiger(R), Oehlbach(R) and Incaar(TM).

    For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.

    VOXX International Contact:
    Larissa Bertolotti
    Phone: (631) 436-6408
    Email: LBertolotti@voxxintl.com

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/453470/VOXX_International_Corporation_360_LP_Camera.jpg VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX)

    Web site: http://www.voxxintl.com/

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