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Fox-TV Denver - 5 Days of Tech Gifts with OWC USB-C Dock by Kirk Yuhnke
 
"If you know someone who uses a laptop but spends a lot of time sitting at their desk on their laptop, this is a USB-C dock. So what they do is they plug their laptop into this, and then they get access to all those ports that they don’t necessarily have easy access to on their laptop.” – Kirk Yuhnke, Fox-TV Denver
 

 

BeBop Logo       BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove on Hand Photo 

BEBOP SENSORS AT CES
BOOTH #52868 SANDS
Eureka Park, Hall G, Level 1 
 

BEBOP SENSORS INTRODUCES VR GLOVE AT CES 2018
 
For AR/VR Applications, Environments, & Gaming
 

Berkeley, CA, December 14, 2017 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today that they will be exhibiting at CES 2018, Booth #52868 at the Sands, Eureka Park. BeBop Sensors will introduce at CES the Forte Wireless Data Glove, the first fully featured affordable data glove to incorporate haptics, and super accurate rapid sensing for gaming and AR/VR environments for a more realistic VR experience.  

Also Showing Foot Mat & Trackpad for Medical & Consumer Electronics Applications 

The Forte Data Glove is the first hand tracking system to accurately and rapidly track fingers and fingertips with the best haptics. Before the Forte Wireless Data Glove, there was nothing practical that could accurately sense finger movements and quickly send tactile feedback to the fingertips. BeBop will also demo other new products at CES, including a foot mat and a trackpad designed for medical and consumer electronics applications. CES 2018 will be held January 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

BEBOP SENSORS AT CES 2018:
BOOTH #52868 SANDS, Eureka Park, Hall G, Level 1
NEWS: Forte Virtual Reality Data Glove for VR/AR Environments & Gaming
BOOTH MAP:
https://ces18.mapyourshow.com/7_0/floorplan/?hallID=M&selectedBooth=booth~52868 
WEBSITE:
http://www.bebopsensors.com
RELEASE:
http://www.thomas-pr.com/bebop/bebopsensorsfortedatagloverelease .html
VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/UBakV63xi64
 
CONTACT TO SCHEDULE CES MEETINGS:
Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani, Thomas PR (631) 549-7575 Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com
 

 

Forte Data Glove Features:

·        First affordable high performance, ultra-comfortable wireless data glove.

·        Sensor speeds at 500Hz.

·        Data rates at 150 frames per second, eliminating lag for near instantaneous response times, perfect for the most demanding gaming applications.

·        10 smart fabric bend sensors are located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability at +/- 1.5 degrees.

·        9 degree IMU (Inertial Measurement Units) provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data.

·        6 actuators are located on 4 fingertips, the thumb, and palm.

·        Up to 64 unique haptic sound files can be resident on the glove with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or Micro USB. 

·        Micro USB connector charges the internal lithium battery in 2 hours for a 15 hours battery life. 

 

For more information on the Forte Wireless Data Glove, BeBop Sensors’ technology, and BeBop Sensors’ funding, contact BeBop Sensors at contact@bebopsensors.com, website: http://www.bebopsensors.com

About BeBop Sensors 

BeBop uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehends force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop technology is robust and proven with over two million sensors in daily use. Based in Berkeley, California, BeBop Sensors makes things knowable for product designers and visionaries. For more information and demonstrations, see the BeBop Sensors website www.bebopsensors.com. 

Photos BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove:
On Hand: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsfortegloveonhand.html
Glove: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsforteglove.html
Back Hand: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsforteglovebackhand.html
Back: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsfortegloveback.html
BeBop Sensors Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/beboplogo.html 
 

Video: https://youtu.be/UBakV63xi64  

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OWC USB-C Travel Dock - Silver 300 dpiOWC USB-C Travel Dock lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop or other computer to utilize its five ports of mobile connectivity from a dock small enough to fit in a pocket.

Price $49.99
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Thunderbolt 3 Dock PhotoOWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: with an amazing 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock brings exceptional connectivity to Thunderbolt 3 laptops and computers through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering unprecedented power and speed to laptops and other devices.

Price: $299
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OWC USB-C DockOWC USB-C Dock: full-featured connectivity companion lets you reconnect 10 ports of devices to your USB-C equipped computer, especially important with laptops with limited ports.

Price: $148.75
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OWC Drive Dock with drivesOWC Drive Dock: ultimate, high-performance bare drive access tool. For creative workflows, backup, or other tasks requiring constant access to multiple drives, Drive Dock delivers a compact, easy solution with the performance of Thunderbolt 2 technology.

Price: $69.75
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SoftRAID: Protect files against disk failure while you work! SoftRAID’s software RAID system alerts you if a disk is failing, so you’ll have time to replace the disk, save your precious files, and carry right on working. SoftRAID also features SoftRAID Certify to check new drives before use, plus SoftRAID Easy Setup, making RAID creation super easy. SoftRAID provides peace of mind combined with fast data access in RAID levels 1, 4, 5 & 1+0.  Lightning fast access speeds (but no data protection) available with RAID 0. SoftRAID is ideal for everyone who needs to safely store and access large amounts of data and who can’t afford to lose either data or time if a disk goes bad: including photographers, videographers, editors, audio producers, database and media managers, advertisers, archivers, and more.

Price: $49-$179
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SMART Alec: Essential Mac utility constantly monitors and checks drives for imminent failure. SMART Alec warns in advance if your drives are failing or about to fail, so you’ll have plenty of time to back up and replace a bad drive. Currently in Beta trial, open to all at: https://www.smartalec.biz/support/beta_test_form.html 

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NewerTech NuGuard KX Case for iPhone XNewerTech NuGuard KXs Case for iPhone X, 8, 7, 6 & 6s, Screen Protector for iPhone/iPad:

NuGuard KX case for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: the KX case uses state­of­the­art military-grade X­Orbing Gel Technology to absorb and evenly distribute kinetic energy. This revolutionary technology is engineered into a one-piece design that features a hard outer shell integrated with a soft interior core, providing protection and style at a price you’d pay for a regular case. Incredibly thin at ˝”, it protects your iPhone 8, 8 Plus and other iPhones against accidental drops, impacts, and scratches, while still easily fitting in your pocket.

Price:
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NewerTech NuGuard KXs Screen Armor for iPhone 6-6sNuGuard Screen Armor: provides incredible scratch, shatter, and impact protection for iPhones and iPads with great functionality that doesn’t impede the display, at a price you’d pay for just a basic screen cover -- for iPhone 7, 4, 5, 6, 6 Plus, SE, iPads and Galaxy S4.

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NewerTech NuGuard Snap-On Laptop Covers - flagNewerTech NuGuard Snap-On Laptop Covers: protect your MacBook in style. The custom fit, two-piece hard shell covers with soft-touch exterior and vivid finish protects your laptop from damage, is easy to install and remove, and features rubberized feet to keep it stable and vent slots to help prevent overheating. The NuGuard Snap-On Laptop Covers are available in 11 vibrant colors and designs, including blue, purple, pink, black, white, mint green, light blue, yellow, orange, American flag design and more.

Price: $11.74 - $16.99
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NewerTech NuGuard Keyboard CoverNewerTech NuGuard Keyboard Cover: provides protection and style to your laptop without compromising functionality. The NuGuard Keyboard Cover has a smooth surface feel for easy typing while protecting your laptop’s delicate keyboard from wear and tear, food, and dust. The keyboard cover is super easy to install, with the option to change out the color as you’d like. Easy to clean by quickly rinsing with water and drying, the NuGuard Keyboard Cover is available in 12 colors for all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina laptops from 2011 to current.

Price: from $9.49
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NewerTech SnugletNewerTech Snuglet: if you own a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina Display, you might have noticed your power cord disconnecting frequently when you don’t want it to -- before you know it, your battery is dead. The NewerTech Snuglet is the solution:  a unique precision manufactured ring designed to sit inside your MagSafe 2 connector, providing a more snug fit to prevent your power cord from unintentional disconnections.

Price:  $18.99
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Next Generation NewerTech Power2U Dual USB Wall OutletNewerTech Next Generation Power2U AC/USB in-wall charger: the patented AC/USB dual-socket in-wall charging solution eliminates clutter to charge up to 4 devices at once with 2 integrated USB ports and 2 additional AC plugs for simultaneous powering.

Price: $15.99-$29.95
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BEBOP SENSORS: BopPad Smart Drum Pad: www.bebopsensors.com  & www.keithmcmillen.com 

BopPad - drum stick

BeBop Sensors, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, created the world’s most responsive smart drum pad: BopPad, in collaboration with Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) musical instrument company. BopPad smart drum pad employs the world’s largest smart fabric sensor to create a uniquely expressive and accurate electronic drum pad for drummers, percussionists, and producers.

Price: $199
Release: http://www.thomas-pr.com/bebop/bebopkmiboppadsmartfabricrelease.html 
Photo:  http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsboppadsticks.html 
Buy at: https://www.keithmcmillen.com/products/boppad/ 
 

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KIDZ GEAR: Headphones for Kids http://www.gearforkidz.com

Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom MicrophoneKidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone: winner of numerous awards, including USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award, the Kidz Gear wired Headphones with Boom Mic makes a great gift for children for gaming, music, and educational use. The flexible boom microphone is lightweight and clearly picks up omnidirectional sound, features proprietary KidzControl™ Volume Limit Technology to ensure child-safe listening available in gray, pink, or blue.

 

Price: $19.99
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Buy at: http://www.gearforkidz.com/boom4.html 
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Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones - Box PinkKidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Kids: designed specifically for children with no tangled wires, the wireless Bluetooth Headphones provide easy Bluetooth 4.0 set-up with KidzSync™ Auto-Syncing Technology and a high-quality audio experience for children. Available in blue and pink, the headphones also include a patented removable omnidirectional Boom Microphone.

Price: $29.99
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Kidz Gear Wired Headphones - 300 dpi white background colors

Kidz Gear KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headphones: available in seven colors -- White, Pink, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple, and Gray, to match a child’s personal color preference and style, the headphones are compatible with all audio devices that use a 3.5mm (1/8”) audio jack.  Kidz Gear wired headphones feature the proprietary KidzControl Volume Limit Technology, which limits the volume to approximately 80% of the maximum volume output capable from audio devices in the market today. 

Price: $19.99
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Buy at: http://www.gearforkidz.com/wired4.html 
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Price: Free on Amazon Prime and Apple Music. Amazon: $2.99-$9.99 and iTunes: $1.49
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BeBop Logo       BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove on Hand PhotoBeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove PhotoBeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove on Back Hand PhotoBeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove - Back Photo

 BEBOP SENSORS ANNOUNCES FORTE DATA GLOVE
FOR AR/VR APPLICATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, & GAMING
 
First Fully Featured, Ultra-Comfortable, High Performance, Affordable Data Glove for VR & AR --
Incorporates 6 Unique Haptics, Wireless Technology, & Super Accurate Rapid Sensing
Priced on Par with Handheld Motion Sensing Controllers
Video at: https://youtu.be/UBakV63xi64
 

Berkeley, CA, November 15, 2017 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today the Forte Data Glove, the first fully featured affordable data glove to incorporate haptics, wireless technology, and super accurate rapid sensing for gaming and AR/VR environments. 

Super Accurate Rapid Sensing with Data Rates at 150 Frames per Second & High Sensor Speeds of 500Hz 

The BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove is an ultra-comfortable one-size-fits-all glove, conducive to lengthy Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality sessions due to its light weight and open airy design. Sensor data and haptic commands communicate through Micro USB or Bluetooth wireless to the host device, with Micro USB also charging the internal lithium battery. The glove provides Super Accurate Rapid Sensing with data rates at 150 frames per second, with lag eliminated, triggering approaches near instantaneous response times -- perfect for the most demanding shooter scenario games.  

The Forte Data Glove is the first high performance data glove available at a price on par with handheld motion sensing controllers. The glove features 10 smart fabric bend sensors located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability +/- 1.5 degrees and high sensor speeds of 500Hz. A 9 degree IMU (inertial measurement unit) provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data.  

Created by BeBop Sensors’ Founder Keith McMillen, Forte Glove Provides Unique Custom Haptic Actuators Essential for an Immersive VR Experience 

Haptic Feedback is a key component in an immersive VR experience. Created by BeBop Sensors’ Founder Keith McMillen, the Forte Glove can host up to 64 unique resident haptic sound files, with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or USB from the host. The glove’s custom haptic actuators are non-resonant with a 4+ octave frequency response of 100Hz to 2000Hz. 6 actuators are located on each of the 4 fingertips, thumb and palm, with the palm haptic convincingly conveying possession of an object. The haptic signals can be pitch shifted and volume adjusted in real-time to aid in the impression of reality. Signals can loop continuously or operate in a single play mode. The actuators respond to standard MIDI API based commands for ease of integration into games and environments for OEMs. 

The internal battery lasts for 15 hours of continuous Bluetooth connectivity while driving haptics to 100% amplitude. The Forte Data Glove is designed to never leave you hanging. A full recharge is in 2 hours or you can continue to game using USB simultaneously while the battery is charging. 

Forte Data Glove Features:

·        First affordable high performance, ultra-comfortable data glove.

·        Sensor speeds at 500Hz.

·        Data rates at 150 frames per second, eliminating lag for near instantaneous response times, perfect for the most demanding shooter scenarios.

·        10 smart fabric bend sensors are located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability at +/- 1.5 degrees.

·        9 degree IMU provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data.

·        6 actuators are located on the 4 fingertips, thumb, and palm.

·        Up to 64 unique haptic sound files can be resident on the glove with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or Micro USB. 

·        Micro USB connector charges the internal lithium battery in 2 hours. 

·        15 hour battery life. 

BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove and development kit will be available to qualified OEMs in December 2017.

For more information on the Forte Data Glove, BeBop Sensors’ technology, and BeBop Sensors’ funding, contact BeBop Sensors at contact@bebopsensors.com, website: http://www.bebopsensors.com.   

About BeBop Sensors 

BeBop uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehends force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop technology is robust and proven with over two million sensors in daily use. Based in Berkeley, California, BeBop Sensors makes things knowable for product designers and visionaries. For more information and demonstrations, see the BeBop Sensors website www.bebopsensors.com.

 

Visit BeBop Sensors at IDTechEX in Santa Clara November 15 & 16 at Booth # A25.

Photos:
BeBop Sensors Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/beboplogo.html   
BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove - Back Photo http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsfortegloveback.html
BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove on Back Hand Photo http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsforteglovebackhand.html
BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove on Hand Photo http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsfortegloveonhand.html
BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove Photo http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/bebopsensorsforteglove.html

Video: https://youtu.be/UBakV63xi64

 
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Thomas PR (631) 549-7575 Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com 
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    OWC/NEWERTECH HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017:

     

    OWC: Docks http://www.owcdigital.com:

    OWC USB-C Travel Dock PhotoOWC USB-C Travel Dock lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop or other computer to utilize its five ports of mobile connectivity from a dock small enough to fit in a pocket.

    Price $49.99
    Info:
    https://www.owcdigital.com/products/usb-c-travel-dock
    Release:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/owc/owcusbctraveldockrelease.html
    Photo: 
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldocksilver.html
    Buy at:   
    https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/owc-usb-c-travel-dock?_ga=2.34709029.569528409.1505759290-892637561.1483981777 
     

    Thunderbolt 3 Dock PhotoOWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: with an amazing 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock brings exceptional connectivity to Thunderbolt 3 laptops and computers through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering unprecedented power and speed to laptops and other devices.

    Price: $299
    Info:
    https://www.owcdigital.com/products/thunderbolt-3-dock
    Release:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/newertech/owcnab2017bestofshowawardrelease.html
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechthunderboltdock.html 
    Buy at:
    https://eshop.macsales.com/preorder/owc-thunderbolt-3-dock/ 
     

    OWC USB-C DockOWC USB-C Dock: full-featured connectivity companion lets you reconnect 10 ports of devices to your USB-C equipped computer, especially important with laptops with limited ports.

    Price: $148.75
    Info:
    https://www.owcdigital.com/products/usb-c-dock/ 
    Release:
    https://www.owcdigital.com/company/press-releases/owc-usb-c-dock-to-ship
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbcdock.html 
    Buy at:
    https://eshop.macsales.com/search/usb-c dock
     

    OWC Drive Dock with drivesOWC Drive Dock: ultimate, high-performance bare drive access tool. For creative workflows, backup, or other tasks requiring constant access to multiple drives, Drive Dock delivers a compact, easy solution with the performance of Thunderbolt 2 technology.

    Price: $69.75
    Info:
    https://www.owcdigital.com/products/drive-dock-usb
    Release:
    https://www.owcdigital.com/company/press-releases/drive-dock-usb
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcdrivedock.html 
    Buy at:
    https://eshop.macsales.com/search/drive dock

     

    OWC: Disk Failure Protection Utilities:

    SoftRAID Lifestyle Photo

    SoftRAID: Protect files against disk failure while you work! SoftRAID’s software RAID system alerts you if a disk is failing, so you’ll have time to replace the disk, save your precious files, and carry right on working. SoftRAID also features SoftRAID Certify to check new drives before use, plus SoftRAID Easy Setup, making RAID creation super easy. SoftRAID provides peace of mind combined with fast data access in RAID levels 1, 4, 5 & 1+0.  Lightning fast access speeds (but no data protection) available with RAID 0. SoftRAID is ideal for everyone who needs to safely store and access large amounts of data and who can’t afford to lose either data or time if a disk goes bad: including photographers, videographers, editors, audio producers, database and media managers, advertisers, archivers, and more.

    Price: $49-$179
    Release:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/softraid/softraidrelease.html
    Photo: 
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidlifestyle.html               
    Buy at:
    https://softraid.com/store/ 
    Website:
    http://www.softraid.com 
     

    SMART Alec Screen Shot - Drive Predicted to Fail

    SMART Alec: Essential Mac utility constantly monitors and checks drives for imminent failure. SMART Alec warns in advance if your drives are failing or about to fail, so you’ll have plenty of time to back up and replace a bad drive. Currently in Beta trial, open to all at: https://www.smartalec.biz/support/beta_test_form.html

    Price: Free
    Press Release:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/smartalec/owcsmartalecrelease.html 
    Sign up for Beta Trial:
    https://www.smartalec.biz/support/beta_test_form.html 
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/smartalecscreenfail.html 
    Buy at:
    https://www.smartalec.biz/ 
     

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    NEWERTECH: Mac/Smartphone/Tablet Accessories www.newertech.com

     

    NewerTech NuGuard KXs Case for iPhone 7, 6 & 6s, Screen Protector for iPhone/iPadNewerTech NuGuard KXs Case for iPhone X, 8, 7, 6 & 6s, Screen Protector for iPhone/iPad:

    NuGuard KX case for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: the KX case uses state­of­the­art military-grade X­Orbing Gel Technology to absorb and evenly distribute kinetic energy. This revolutionary technology is engineered into a one-piece design that features a hard outer shell integrated with a soft interior core, providing protection and style at a price you’d pay for a regular case. Incredibly thin at ˝”, it protects your iPhone 8, 8 Plus and other iPhones against accidental drops, impacts, and scratches, while still easily fitting in your pocket.

    Price KX Case:
    iPhone X: $59.99 MSRP ($39.75 at most outlets)
    iPhone 8: $49.99 MSRP ($29.75 at most outlets)
    iPhone 8 Plus: $59.99 MSRP ($34.75 at most outlets)
    iPhone 7: $49.99 ($29.99 at most outlets).
    iPhone 7 Plus $59.99 ($34.99 at most outlets).

    Releases: http://www.thomas-pr.com/newertech/owcnewertechiphonexcases2017release.html
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/newertech/newertechiphone8cases2017release.html
    Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechnuguardkxcasefront.html 
    Buy at: http://www.newertech.com/ipad-iphone-ipod/iphone.php

    NewerTech NuGuard KXs Screen Armor for iPhone 6-6sNuGuard Screen Armor: provides incredible scratch, shatter, and impact protection for iPhones and iPads with great functionality that doesn’t impede the display, at a price you’d pay for just a basic screen cover -- for iPhone 7, 4, 5, 6, 6 Plus, SE, iPads and Galaxy S4.

    Price: $1.99 - $33.99
    Info: http://www.newertech.com/kxs/
    Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechkxscreen.html 
    Buy at: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/protective-cases-covers/NuGuard-KXs
     

    NewerTech NuGuard Snap-On Laptop Covers - flagNewerTech NuGuard Snap-On Laptop Covers: protect your MacBook in style. The custom fit, two-piece hard shell covers with soft-touch exterior and vivid finish protects your laptop from damage, is easy to install and remove, and features rubberized feet to keep it stable and vent slots to help prevent overheating. The NuGuard Snap-On Laptop Covers are available in 11 vibrant colors and designs, including blue, purple, pink, black, white, mint green, light blue, yellow, orange, American flag design and more.

    Price: $11.74 - $16.99
    Info: http://www.newertech.com/products/nuguard_snapon.php
    Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechlaptopcoversflag.html 
    Buy at: http://eshop.macsales.com/search/nuguard+snap-on 

    NewerTech NuGuard Keyboard CoverNewerTech NuGuard Keyboard Cover: provides protection and style to your laptop without compromising functionality. The NuGuard Keyboard Cover has a smooth surface feel for easy typing while protecting your laptop’s delicate keyboard from wear and tear, food, and dust. The keyboard cover is super easy to install, with the option to change out the color as you’d like. Easy to clean by quickly rinsing with water and drying, the NuGuard Keyboard Cover is available in 12 colors for all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina laptops from 2011 to current.

    Price: from $9.49
    Info:
    http://www.newertech.com/products/nuguardkeyboardcovers.php  
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechnuguardcover.html
    Buy at:
    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/NUGKBMBR/ 
     

    NewerTech SnugletNewerTech Snuglet: if you own a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina Display, you might have noticed your power cord disconnecting frequently when you don’t want it to -- before you know it, your battery is dead. The NewerTech Snuglet is the solution:  a unique precision manufactured ring designed to sit inside your MagSafe 2 connector, providing a more snug fit to prevent your power cord from unintentional disconnections.

    Price:  $18.99
    Info: 
    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/SNUGLET/ 
    Photo: 
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechsnuglet.html 
    Buy at: 
    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/SNUGLET/  

    Next Generation NewerTech Power2U Dual USB Wall OutletNewerTech Next Generation Power2U AC/USB in-wall charger: the patented AC/USB dual-socket in-wall charging solution eliminates clutter to charge up to 4 devices at once with 2 integrated USB ports and 2 additional AC plugs for simultaneous powering.

    Price: $15.99-$29.95
    Release:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/newertech/newertechpower2urelease.html 
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechpower2u.html
    Buy at:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/accessories/power_adapters/USB/in_wall_outlets
     

    FOR PRESS REVIEW COPIES OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
    Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani
    Thomas PR
    kthomas@thomaspr.com   / eyutani@thomaspr.com 
    http://www.thomas-pr.com  http://www.thomaspr.com 
    (631) 549-7575



     

     
    KIDZ GEAR EXPANDS HEADPHONES FOR KIDS PRODUCT LINE WITH NEW COLORS
     
    Now There’s a Headphone Color for Every Child:
    Pink, Orange, Blue, Green, and Purple - Value Priced at $19.99 for Kids
     
    Features KidzControl Volume Limit Technology for Safe Listening --
    Works with MP3 players, iPads, iPods, Game Consoles, & DVD and CD Players
     

    El Dorado Hills, CA -- Kidz Gear™ www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today the new Kidz Gear line of KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headphones, now available in five colors.  Building on the success of the original Gray colored headphones, Kidz Gear has now expanded its product line to include five new colors:  Pink, Orange, Blue, Green and Purple, to match their personal color preference and styleCompatible with all audio devices that use a 3.5mm (1/8”) audio jack, the Kidz Gear Headphones work with MP3 players, iPads, iPods, game consoles, and even standard DVD and CD players. 

    KidzControl Volume Limit Technology for Safe Listening of up to 80% of Maximum Volume 

    All Kidz Gear headphones feature the proprietary KidzControl Volume Limit Technology.  The technology works by limiting” the volume to approximately 80% of the maximum volume output capable from audio devices in the market today.  KidzControl Volume Limit Technology delivers a safe volume limited listening experience for children of all ages. They are the perfect travel accessory for keeping children quiet and happy during long trips away from home.  Ergonomically designed with soft padded child-sized ear-cups and high-quality audio components, the new KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headphones in colors are value priced at only $19.99, available at: http://www.gearforkidz.com/wired4.html, InMotion Airport Stores, Amazon.com and other major retailers.   

    Kidz Gear is the Brand Adults Want and Kids Love

    Kidz Gear headphones are not “toys,” but adult products built for kids.  Manufactured with the same high-quality, high-performance consumer electronics components found in adult headphones, Kidz Gear headphones are designed to solve the never-ending battle between a child’s desire for his or her parent’s things and the parent’s fear of them destroying an expensive item.    

    About Kidz Gear 

    Incorporated in 2001, San Ramon, California Supply and Beyond, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of the Kidz Gear brand of products and accessories.  The Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality but with ergonomic and economic sizes, styles and prices for children.  The Kidz Gear product line has received rave reviews and awards from various Mother’s Group Organizations and industry publications.  The company is continually focused on bringing more products to market that support the company’s mission – Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids! 

    For more information visit www.GearForKidz.com, email: greatproducts@gearforkidz.com  or
    phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

     

    Press Contact:
    Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani
    Thomas PR
    (631) 549-7575
    kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com  www.thomas-pr.com  www.gearforkidz.com 

    Photos:
    Kidz Gear Headphone Models http://www.thomas-pr.com/kidzgear/KidzGearHeadphoneModels4-17.pdf
    KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headphones http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/kidzgearheadphonescolors.html  

     


    NewerTech LogoNewerTech NuGuard KX Case for iPhone X

     

     

    NEWERTECH OFFERS NUGUARD KX PROTECTIVE CASES FOR
    APPLE IPHONE X
     
    Protect Your iPhone X Investment with KX Cases –
    Ultimate X-treme Protective Cases Built to Survive Life with Lifetime Replacement Guarantee

     

    Woodstock, IL, November 7, 2017 – NewerTech, a leading provider of performance upgrades and accessories for Macs and other Apple products since 1984, announced today the availability of NewerTech NuGuard KX cases for the new iPhone X https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/nuguard-kx/iphone-x. iPhone owners manage their lives through their phones and the NuGuard KX case protects that life investment against accidental drops, impacts, and scratches, while still allowing it to fit easily in a pocket or bag.

    KX Case Protects iPhone X’s Unique Design

    The iPhone X contains remarkable features, including a display that follows the curves of the phone, rounded edges, and the Face ID locking feature. The KX case protects the iPhone X’s unique design with precision cutouts for complete access to all of the iPhone X ports and buttons and a unique comfortable crosshatch texture with a strong anti-slip grip for quick access from a pocket or bag. The KX case is built to survive life and includes a lifetime replacement guarantee.


    NuGuard KX Cases for iPhone X Features:

    • Revolutionary X-orbing gel technology evenly distributes kinetic energy.

    • Perfectly aligned to fit iPhone X design.

    • One piece design: hard outer shell with soft interior core makes installation easy.

    • Exceptional protection without being bulky.

    • Precision cutouts provide easy access to all ports and buttons.

    • Crosshatch texture design offers secure grip, yet easy pocket removal.

    • Lifetime replacement guarantee.

    Availability & Pricing

    The KX cases for iPhone X are available immediately at: Macsales.com https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/KXIPH10BK/ and https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/nuguard-kx/iphone-x, B&H Photo Video, Adorama, PowerMax, and other authorized NewerTech resellers. Learn more.

    iPhone X Colors & Pricing:
    NWTKXIPH10BK – Black
    NWTKXIPH10CR – Crimson
    NWTKXIPH10MI – Midnight
    MSRP: $59.99 ($39.75 at most outlets)

    In addition to the KX Case for the iPhone X, KX Cases are also available for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6S, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, SE, 5, 5S, 4 and 4S, as well as iPad mini and iPad Air. For more info, see: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/nuguard-kx/iphone-x
     

    About NewerTech

    NewerTech, Inc. develops accessories and performance upgrades for Mac and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads, and is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome at (815) 308-7001 or by e-mailing sales@newertech.com

     

    Get social with us: NEWERTECH.COM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

     

    Photos:
    NuGuard KX Case for iPhone X Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechnuguardkxcaseiphonex.html 
    NewerTech Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechlogo.html

    Videos - NuGuard Case Drop Test:
    Drop Test from Wind Turbine: https://youtu.be/ClfoY1utPSo
    Drop Test 20 Feet on Concrete: https://youtu.be/uR0KkudoBX8
    Drop Test from Stairs: https://youtu.be/3KNVcMItb_Y
     
    Press Contact:
    Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani
    Thomas PR
    (631) 549-7575 Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com 
    Website: http://www.thomas-pr.com  http://www.thomaspr.com 
     

     

     

     

    © 2017 Newer Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NewerTechnology, NewerTech, and the n boomerang logo are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Apple and iPhone are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.


  • NewerTech Logo        NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 8 - front NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 8 - back

    NEWERTECH OFFERS NUGUARD KX PROTECTIVE CASES
    FOR APPLE IPHONE 8 & 8 PLUS
     
    KX Cases Provide State-of-the-Art Military X-Orbing Technology –
     Built to Survive Life with Lifetime-Replacement Guarantee

    Woodstock, IL, October 5, 2017 – NewerTech, a leading provider of performance upgrades and accessories for Macs and other Apple products since 1984, announced today the availability of NewerTech NuGuard KX cases for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. As with previous versions of these protective cases, the KX cases for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus use state-­of-­the-­art military-grade X-Orbing Gel Technology to absorb and evenly distribute kinetic energy. This protection is engineered into a one-piece design featuring a hard outer shell integrated with a soft interior core. iPhone owners manage their lives through their phones, and the NuGuard KX case protects that investment against accidental drops, impacts, and scratches, while still allowing it to fit easily in a pocket or bag.

    Innovative Light-weight Design, Incredible Impact Protection, & Lifetime Replacement Guarantee


    The strongest case for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the NuGuard KX case provides enhanced protection around the device’s screen without interfering with edge-to-edge touch accessibility. The cases’ precision cutouts offer access to all of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ports and buttons, allowing users to easily organize apps across multiple screens and type messages with full access to the keyboard. Light-weight and non-slip, the KX case features a unique crosshatch-texture for a comfortable hold and a strong grip, which still allows the phone to be quickly and easily removed from a pocket or bag. In addition, the strongest case also deserves the best warranty – the KX case ships with a lifetime-replacement guarantee.

    NuGuard KX Case Features:

    • Revolutionary X-Orbing Gel Technology absorbs and evenly distributes kinetic energy.

    • One piece design: hard outer shell integrated with soft interior core.

    • Exceptional protection without being bulky.

    • Fast and simple to install.

    • Complete access to all ports and buttons.

    • Crosshatch-texture design offers secure grip, yet easy pocket or bag removal.

    • Lifetime replacement guarantee.

     

    Availability & Pricing


    The KX cases for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available now at: http://www.newertech.com/ipad-iphone-ipod/iphone.php
    , MacSales.com, B&H Photo Video, Adorama, PowerMax.com, and other authorized NewerTech resellers. Learn more.

    KX Case for iPhone 8 - Colors & Pricing:
    ·       
    Black
    ·        Crimson (Red)
    ·        Midnight (Dark Blue)
    Price: $49.99 MSRP ($29.75 at most outlets)

    KX Case for iPhone 8 Plus – Colors & Pricing:
    ·      
      Black
    ·        Crimson (Red)
    ·        Midnight (Dark Blue)
    Price: $59.99 MSRP ($34.75 at most outlets) 
     

    About NewerTech

    NewerTech, Inc. develops accessories and performance upgrades for Mac and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads, and is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome at (815) 308-7001 or by e-mailing sales@newertech.comFor more information, see http://www.newertech.com 

    Get social with us: NEWERTECH.COM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

    Photos:
    NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 8 Photos:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechnuguardkxcasefront.html 
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechnuguardkxcaseback.html 
    NewerTech Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechlogo.html 
     

    Videos - NuGuard Case  Drop Test:
    Drop Test from Wind Turbine: https://youtu.be/ClfoY1utPSo
    Drop Test 20 Feet on Concrete: https://youtu.be/uR0KkudoBX8
    Drop Test from Stairs: https://youtu.be/3KNVcMItb_Y 
     

    Press Contact:
    Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani
    Thomas PR
    (631) 549-7575 Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com 
    Website: http://www.thomas-pr.com  http://www.thomaspr.com 
     

    © 2017 Newer Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NewerTechnology, NewerTech, and the n boomerang logo are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Apple, and MacBook are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.

     


     

    SoftRAID Logo SoftRAID Lifestyle Photo

     

    OWC HOLDINGS LAUNCHES SoftRAID UPDATE V. 5.6.3 --
    NOW COMPATIBLE WITH macOS 10.13 HIGH SIERRA
     
    SoftRAID Software Keeps Precious Files Protected Against Disk Failure
    For Everyone who Needs to Safely Store & Quickly Access Large Amounts of Data 

     For Photographers, Videographers, Editors, Web Designers, Database/Media Managers, Advertisers, Archivers, & More

    Mill Valley, CA September 26, 2017 -- OWC Holdings, Inc., a division of OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the launch of SoftRAID v. 5.6.3, an update and bug fix release, which makes SoftRAID compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. SoftRAID http://www.softraid.com keeps precious files protected against disk failure -- ideal for everyone who needs to safely store and quickly access large amounts of data, including photographers, videographers, editors, audio producers, web designers, database and media managers, advertisers, archivers, and more. SoftRAID 5.6.3 features a highly optimized driver, which provides a software RAID solution that equals and can often exceed the performance and reliability of dedicated hardware RAID controllers. In addition, SoftRAID provides advanced disk testing, logging, disk health monitoring, and a unique disk failure prediction system for advanced warning of potential disk problems to protect users from catastrophic data loss.

     

    Easy Setup Automatically Guides Less Technical Users through Setup

     

    SoftRAID guides less technical users through the process of creating SoftRAID volumes, automating the process of configuring disks and making recommendations to help users setup their SoftRAID system. All users have to do is decide what the RAID volume will be used for and how much space to use (with hints from the application) -- SoftRAID Easy Setup does the rest.

     

    Key Changes/Bug Fixes in SoftRAID v. 5.6.3

           Now compatible with macOS High Sierra.

    o       SoftRAID 5.6.3’s certify, verify, and monitoring features work with APFS formatted disks (Note: SoftRAID 5.6.3 does not support creating, modifying or converting APFS volumes).

    o       Driver modifications ensure that disks do not hang as a result of changes in macOS High Sierra’s kernel features.

    o       Driver now uses fewer threads -- no more than 1 thread per disk for disk update operations, since macOS High Sierra limits the number of threads which can run at one time.

    o       Driver has been changed to handle disk errors better.  

           Fixes driver loading to ensure that the correct driver is installed the first time and that newly updated drivers are always loaded. In previous versions, it was possible for older cached versions of the driver to be loaded by mistake under certain circumstances.

           Driver no longer reports read errors on stripe (RAID 0) volumes as write errors.

           The command line interface of the SoftRAID Tool no longer returns an error every time the disk unmount command is used.  In previous versions, this command used to unmount all volumes, which use a given disk and would return an error even if it was successful.

           Also includes numerous bug fixes, details of which can be found in the release notes at: https://www.softraid.com/release-notes

     

    “At SoftRAID, we don’t believe that software should be shipped and then forgotten. We are constantly refining and improving our product, because we love what we do and want it to be the best it can possibly be!” said Tim Standing, VP of software Engineering, OWC Holdings Inc.

     

    SoftRAID Key Features:

           Supports all versions of Mac OS X from 10.6.8 through macOS High Sierra 10.13.

           Disk Error Reporting: SoftRAID monitors and logs all disk errors often ignored by macOS.

           Email Notifications: available with full version of SoftRAID only.

           Predictive Failure Analysis: provides advanced warning of imminent disk failure on all disks which support SMART, most USB 3, 3.1 and USB-C disks (enclosures) and also many USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and 800 disks.

           Certify Disk: guarantees disks reliably read and write data (destructive, ideal for new disks).

           Verify Disk: ensures entire disk can be read (non-destructive test for any-time use).

           Validate Volume: confirms that entire volume is readable and all parity data is correct.

           Supports all Intel based Macs with Core Duo 2 processors or later.

           Supports Thunderbolt 1, 2 & 3, eSATA, SAS, FireWire and USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 and USB-C.

           Converts AppleRAID stripe (RAID 0) and mirror (RAID 1) volumes to SoftRAID.

           Supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0 (and non-RAID volumes) - (RAID 4, 5 and 1+0 volumes not available with SoftRAID Lite).

           Supports TRIM for SSDs on all SoftRAID RAID levels.

           All SoftRAID volumes can be startup volumes.

           Supports volumes up to 4 petabytes (4,000 TB).

           Supports up to 16 disks per volume and up to 32 volumes per Mac.

           Automatic rebuilding of out-of-sync RAID volumes.

           Fast rebuilds for accelerated rebuild times.

           I/O and error counters for every SoftRAID disk and volume.

           Extended disk information including: hours of use, reallocated sector counts and media wear for SSDs.

           Disk labeling and LED blinking to aid in disk identification.

           Extensive logging of SoftRAID events.

           Command line interface with dedicated man page (not available with SoftRAID Lite).

           Built-in recovery tools for recovering severely damaged partition maps.

     

    SoftRAID supports mac OS from 10.6.8 to 10.13 High Sierra 

    SoftRAID version 5.6.3 is compatible with all versions of Mac OS X from 10.6.8 through the latest release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. SoftRAID works hard to ensure that their software is ready for every new mac OS release.

     

    Invaluable Features at a Great Price & Free Trial -- Great Customer Support

     

    SoftRAID version 5.6.3 is available as a fully functional free trial version at SoftRAID.com/freetrial, allowing prospective customers to download and try all the features of SoftRAID for 30 days for free. Priced at just $179, the full version of SoftRAID supports 5 RAID levels (0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0), plus email notifications of potential disk failure, and command line support, available at http://www.SoftRAID.com/store. SoftRAID includes one year of free technical support via email. For $49, users can purchase SoftRAID Lite and create RAID 0 and RAID 1 volumes, or convert their AppleRAID volumes to SoftRAID. SoftRAID Lite includes support via online forum. SoftRAID and SoftRAID Lite are available for download at http://www.SoftRAID.com/store, through an Apple Certified Consultant, or retail outlets worldwide. Both versions use exactly the same great driver, provide the same disk testing and health monitoring, and are localized for French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese languages.  

    SoftRAID provides one of the best tech support services in the industry, available at nights and on weekends, ready to get to the bottom of each and every customer problem. See customer comments about SoftRAID at: https://softraid.com/pages/comment/customers_comments.html. SoftRAID 5.6.3 requires an Intel based running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. Support for TRIM commands on SSDs requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later. For more information about SoftRAID version 5.6.3, please contact SoftRAID at sales@softraid.com.

     

    About SoftRAID & OWC Holdings, Inc. 

    Headquartered in Mill Valley, California, the SoftRAID team has provided high quality storage solutions for Mac OS for over 18 years. The company’s founders have worked with disk drives on Mac OS since the Mac Plus shipped in 1986. SoftRAID has earned its reputation as a rock solid product with great technical support, shipping for Mac OS X since 2003. SoftRAID was the first to market with many key features, including fast mirror rebuilds, full email notification, bootable RAID volumes, disk certification, RAID volume validation, TRIM support on all RAID Levels, disk failure prediction, and more.

     

    In 2014, SoftRAID was acquired by OWC, the leading manufacturer and upgrade provider for Apple and PC enthusiasts, and renamed OWC Holdings, Inc. SoftRAID is included with all preconfigured OWC ThunderBay RAID enclosures and OWC Mercury Viper SSDs that offer read speeds of 4.6 GB/s and write speeds of 4.0 GB/s. For more information, see the website: http://www.SoftRAID.com and http://www.macsales.com, http://www.owcdigital.comFacebook: facebook.com/softraid.

     

    SoftRAID v. SoftRAID Lite Feature Chart

    SoftRAID v. SoftRAID Lite Comparison Chart

    Photos:
    Screen shot: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraideasysetup.html
    Lifestyle: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidlifestyle.html
    Easy Setup: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraideasysetup.html 
    Disk Error Alert: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraiddiskerror.html 
    Disk Failure: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidsmartdata.html 
    SoftRAID v. SoftRAID Lite Chart: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidchart.html
    Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidlogo.html  

    Video: https://www.facebook.com/SoftRAID/videos/324347741284991/   

    Release notes: https://www.softraid.com/release-notes

    Press Contact:
    Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani
    Thomas PR (631) 549-7575
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    SoftRAID and the SoftRAID logo are registered trademarks of OWC Holdings, Inc.

     


     

    OWC Logo OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - in backpack

     

    OWC EXPANDS DOCK LINEUP WITH NEW USB-C TRAVEL DOCK
     
    USB-C Travel Dock Provides 5 Ports of Connectivity for Convenience on the Go:
    2x USB, SD Card, HDMI, & USB-C Power
    Supports 4K Display Resolution up to 4096 x 2160 at 30Hz
     

    Woodstock, IL – September 21, 2017 -- OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the new OWC USB-C Travel Dock, the latest addition to OWC’s strong award-winning line of connectivity solutions. The USB-C Travel Dock lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop or other computer to utilize its five ports of mobile connectivity from a dock small enough to fit in a pocket. 

    The included USB-C cable provides connectivity to the dock’s five ports for USB devices users need when traveling. The dock provides simple connectivity to USB devices through two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports to connect and power two USB devices, so users can have a full tablet and/or phone charge at all times. An HDMI port connects one 4K display, so there is no need to worry about insufficient quality or connection when creating and showing presentations on the go. And an SD card slot allows users to access and store photos with one easy connection.  

    No Need to Carry Multiple Chargers or Find an Adapter for a Presentation  

    The new dock gives mobile users unmatched connectivity. For the traveling professional, there is no longer a need to carry multiple chargers or find an adapter for a presentation. Students no longer have to try to fit a laptop along with multiple chargers and USB devices into a backpack. And tech savvy end users can easily connect a notebook to a monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, as well as charge a smart device. 

    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Features:

    ·        Provides ports for 2X USB 3.1 Gen 1, SD Card, USB-C Power, and HDMI.

    ·        Works with Macs and PCs.

    ·        Provides complete compact connectivity.

    ·        Supports 4K display resolution up to 4096 x 2160 at 30Hz.

    ·        Available in 4 colors: gold, silver, space gray and rose gold.

    ·        2 year OWC limited warranty. 

    Priced at $49.99 from Macsales and other retailers, and available in Gold, Silver, Space Gray, and Rose Gold, the new OWC USB-C Travel Dock gives the mobile user, creative pro, traveler, student, and tech-savvy end user the connectivity capabilities they need, when they need it, where they need it, to connect to a mobile USB world in a form factor that can be held in the palm of your hand. For more information, see https://www.owcdigital.com/products/usb-c-travel-dock.

     OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - photographer lifestyle 

    About OWC
     

    Having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988, OWC has become the reliable manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts with its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world and comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos. For more information, see www.owcdigital.com.  

    Get social: follow OWC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

    Photos:
    OWC Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclogo.html 
    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - front http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldockfront.html
    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - side http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldockside.html
    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - side2 http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldockside2.html
    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldockphoto.html
    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - photographer lifestyle http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldockphotographerlife.html
    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - with MacBook http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldocmacbook.html
    OWC USB-C Travel Dock Photo - in backpack http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcusbctraveldockbackpack.html

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    © 2017 Other World Computing, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and Mac are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.

     

     

     


     

    KARENNET PARTY LIST THE OFFICIAL KARENNET MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS AMERICAS PARTY LIST SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    THE OFFICIAL KARENNET MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS AMERICAS PARTY LIST SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA is UP NOW http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/mobileworldcongressamericas2017.html
     

     

     

    OWC NOW SHIPPING AWARD-WINNING THUNDERBOLT 3 DOCK

     OWC’s Most Powerful Connectivity Solution Ever Features Thunderbolt 3 with 13 Ports, USB 3.1 Gen 1, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini Display Port, FireWire 800, SD Card Reader, Digital Audio, & More

    Woodstock, IL – September 11, 2017 OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced that the groundbreaking and highly-anticipated new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, the latest in an award-winning lineup of connectivity expansion solutions, is shipping now. With an incredible 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock provides exceptional connectivity through an included Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering power to laptops and other devices at the fastest speed possible.  

    “This is the best dock that I’ve found” – Guy Kawasaki

    Business maven and chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki needed a solution to keep his own devices connected to the latest Apple MacBook Pros and had this to say about his OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock:   “This is the best dock that I’ve found. It has every freaking port you know you need and some that you don’t know you need yet.” 

    The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock takes full advantage of the cutting-edge performance of Thunderbolt 3 technology with throughput up to 40Gb/s of bandwidth and allows users to realize the maximum utility of Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs. The 13 ports offer the capability to charge mobile devices, connect one 5K or two 4K displays, add external storage (including legacy devices such as FireWire drives), import photos and videos from SD cards, access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, and enjoy pristine audio – all through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.  

    Because Thunderbolt 3 delivers phenomenal bandwidth, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can be the foundation of a perfect custom display setup, providing the ability to drive the latest- generation 5K displays, two 4K displays or a combination of 4K, HD and other displays with the Mini DisplayPort (mDP) with DisplayPort++ support, and additional Thunderbolt 3 port.  

    For professionals working in the creative industries, there is typically a highly detailed workflow complete with specialized and legacy ports such as FireWire and digital audio. The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock supports FireWire 800 and S/PDIF digital audio, as well as an SD card reader and analog stereo audio.

    All that and the 2-year OWC limited warranty: OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. With OWC, the possibilities are endless.  

    Numerous users and reviewers have had high praise for the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock:

    “The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is a versatile and capable device and a nice companion to a laptop computer in particular. Through its 13 ports, you can use and power a lot of different devices and its performance is good.” - Jeremy Grey, Imaging Resource 

    “Devices like the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock come along to save the day and be the bridge between the new world and the just a little bit older world.” -  James Ivey, Pro Tools Expert

    “Forget the rest. This is the Dock I’ve been looking for.” - Nicholas Calderone, MacSources 

    Video reviews of the state-of-the-art Thunderbolt 3 Dock:
    AppleInsider:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMU8yvhJ-qU
    Geekanoids:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEXJJGLJ0Yc
    Chuck Joiner, MacVoices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQumqHK0U8k
     

    About OWC

    Having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988, OWC has become the reliable manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts with its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world and comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos. 

    Get social: follow OWC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

    Photos:
    Thunderbolt 3 Dock: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechthunderbolt.html
    Thunderbolt 3 Dock – back: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechthunderboltback.html
    Thunderbolt 3 Dock – back2: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechthunderboltback2.html
    OWC Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclogo.html 
     
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    Thomas PR
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    © 2017 Other World Computing, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and Mac are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Intel and Thunderbolt are trademarks of Intel Corporation registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.

     

     


     

     OWC OFFERS COMPLETE CONNECTIVITY WITH PIONEERING THUNDERBOLT 3 DOCK

    Connect One Cable, Use One Port -- The Possibilities are Endless 

    Woodstock, IL, September 11, 2017 – Other World Computing, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that that after fulfilling an unprecedented demand for pre-order units, they are now shipping new orders of the highly-anticipated, all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock -- the latest in an award-winning lineup of connectivity expansion solutions. The dock delivers more connectivity, more power and more charging capability, at the fastest speed available, allowing all connected devices to perform at their maximum.  

    Chief evangelist and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki needed a solution to keep his own devices connected to the latest Apple MacBook Pros and had this to say about his OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: 

    “This is the best dock that I’ve found. It has every freaking port you know you need and some that you don’t know you need yet.” 

    With an incredible 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock provides exceptional connectivity through an included Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering power to laptops and other devices. The dock takes full advantage of the cutting-edge performance of Thunderbolt 3 technology with throughput up to 40Gb/s of bandwidth and allows users to realize the maximum utility of Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs. The 13 ports offer the capability to charge mobile devices, connect the newest displays, add external storage (including legacy devices such as FireWire drives), import photos and videos from SD cards, access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, and connect audio accessories.  

    Because Thunderbolt 3 delivers phenomenal bandwidth, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can be the foundation of a perfect custom display setup, providing the ability to drive a latest-generation 5K display, two ultra HD 4K displays or a combination of 4K, HD and other displays with the Mini DisplayPort (mDP) with DisplayPort++ support, and additional Thunderbolt 3 port.  

    For professionals working in the creative industries, there is typically a highly detailed workflow complete with specialized and legacy ports such as FireWire and digital audio. The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock supports FireWire 800 and S/PDIF digital audio, as well as an SD card reader and analog stereo audio.  

    OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock availability:
    OWC 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock - Space Gray - OWCTB3DK13PSG   $299.00
    OWC 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock - Silver  - OWCTB3DK13PSL             $299.00
     

    Here’s a small sampling of the positive words users and reviewers have had for the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock:

    “The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is a versatile and capable device and a nice companion to a laptop computer in particular. Through its 13 ports, you can use and power a lot of different devices and its performance is good.” -  Jeremy Grey, Imaging Resource

    “Devices like the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock come along to save the day and be the bridge between the new world and the just a little bit older world."  - James Ivey, Pro Tools Expert 

    “Forget the rest. This is the Dock I’ve been looking for.” -  Nicholas Calderone, MacSources 

    With the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, simply connect one cable, use one port, and the possibilities are endless.

     About Other World Computing

    OWC is the upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. OWC offers an SSD upgrade for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users worldwide.  

    Get social: follow macsales.com on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

    Photos:
    Thunderbolt 3 Dock: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechthunderbolt.html
    Thunderbolt 3 Dock – back: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechthunderboltback.html
    Thunderbolt 3 Dock – back2: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/newertechthunderboltback2.html
    Macsales.com Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcmacsaleslogo.html   

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    © 2017 Other World Computing, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and Mac are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Intel and Thunderbolt are trademarks of Intel Corporation registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.


    CNBC Nightly Business Report (NBR) Profile of Larry O'Connor, OWC "A Drive to Succeed" Video, with Tyler Mathisen and Sue Herera
     
    by CNBC Nightly Business Report (NBR)CNBC Nightly Business Report (NBR) Profile of Larry O'Connor, OWC "A Drive to Succeed" Video, with Tyler Mathisen and Sue Herera
     

     


    OWC is Leading Performance Upgrades & Accessories Company for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods,OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock NAB 2017 Best of Show Award

    Would you like to interview Larry O’Connor, Founder & CEO, OWC (Other World Computing),
    Bio:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/owc/owclarryoconnorbiography.html?   

    OWC is the leading Apple upgrades, memory, storage, and accessory company with a commitment to the environment that includes the fact that the company harnesses wind and solar power and is a net energy producer. Founder Larry O’Connor is a tech prodigy who started OWC almost 30 years ago as a teenager.  

    The latest product from OWC:  OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock makes MacBooks and other PCs professional by adding an amazing 13 ports for unprecedented power and speed (winner of NAB award).
    Info: http://www.thomas-pr.com/newertech/owcnab2017bestofshowawardrelease.html  
     

    OWC Awards: http://www.thomas-pr.com/owc/owcnewertechawardsrelease.html
    Larry O’Connor Bio below and at: http://www.thomas-pr.com/owc/owclarryoconnorbiography.html
     

    Please contact me to schedule interview and TV/radio appearances.

    Thanks
    Karen

    Thomas PR
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     Larry O'Connor

    Larry O’Connor, Founder & CEO, OWC
    BIO 8/17
    Bio:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/owc/owclarryoconnorbiography.html
    Interviews:
    http://www.nabshowbuzz.com/owc-other-world-computing-larry-oconnor/
    https://www.macobserver.com/podcasts/background-mode-larry-oconnor/

     

    Larry O’Connor is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois-based Other World Computing (OWC®). OWC is a leading provider of quality computer upgrade products and services for Mac and PC users around the world. 

    Larry O’Connor started Other World Computing (http://www.owcdigital.com) while still in high school in 1988. Frustrated with the high cost and options for Apple memory expansion, he came to a better solution and started providing memory upgrades online. Today, OWC is one of the most respected suppliers of Apple product upgrades and accessories. The company has demonstrated dynamic growth in each of its 29 years of operation. Over the years, O’Connor has received numerous offers to partner or buyout, but he has instead opted to work toward his vision of building OWC into a self-sustainable organization that has become known as a great place to work, innovating and supporting professional grade solutions and service to technology users around the globe.  

    O’Connor has provided the leadership and vision to establish OWC as the leading provider of technology products and services that it is today. OWC’s products include storage, accessories, memory, and more for Apple and PC computers and peripherals. Products are sold under the OWC brand, and distributed through Macsales.com at http://www.macsales.com, as well as numerous other resellers and distributors. OWC is currently ranked the number one technology employer in the Woodstock, Illinois area, and in total employing more than 200 people today. 

    OWC “Green” Building 

    OWC’s commitment to the environment matches its commitment to customer service and product quality. Its 37,000 square-foot corporate headquarters opened in March 2008, and is the culmination of that environmental commitment. O’Connor’s “Green” building design employs the principals of energy efficiency, protection of natural resources, and lowered pollution emissions. In 2008, OWC was named one of the Top 12 Green-IT Companies by Computerworld Magazine for the innovative, environmentally responsible design of OWC’s corporate headquarters. The OWC corporate campus was awarded LEED® Platinum Certification in March 2010 by the Green Building Certification Institute. Platinum is the highest achievable level of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program, which began in 1998. With this recognition, OWC also became the first privately owned facility in Illinois incorporating light manufacturing/assembly to obtain LEED Platinum status in the world.  

    100% On-Site Wind Turbine Powered & Recycling Programs 

    Other Green initiatives include the installation of a Vestas V39-500kW wind turbine in October 2009, making OWC the first technology manufacturer/distributor in the U.S. to be 100% on-site wind powered. The 194-foot tall turbine generates approximately 815,000kW of electricity per year. Over a year’s time, the turbine’s average excess power generation is approximately 10 percent more than what the building consumes, with the remaining energy being pushed out to the local grid.  Not content with harnessing wind power, OWC has also adopted solar power as an energy source in Woodstock as well as their Austin, TX office. In early 2014, an array of 160 solar panels was energized at the Austin facility, producing approximately 60,000kW/year, or about one-third of the power consumed by that three-story building. The array in Woodstock is made up of 770 solar panels, making it one of the largest privately-held solar arrays in Illinois, and generating approximately 265,000kW/year. OWC’s utilization of GeoThermal for heating/cooling systems is a key component reducing the actual demand on energy in the Woodstock facility at large. O’Connor believes that environmental stewardship is the right thing to do for future generations and makes good economic sense as well, that with planning and effort, sustainability is synonymous with success.  

    OWC continues to lead the way with ongoing recycling programs as well. The OWC headquarters has a strong corporate focus on recycling of all day-to-day operational materials, and currently 94 percent of solid waste materials are recycled in some manner, for a near zero waste program. OWC subsidiary, NewerTech http://www.newertech.com, provides the NewerTech® laptop battery recycling program, the first of its kind, and is currently the only fully prepaid battery recycling program.  

    Continuous Development of Innovative Tech Products 

    Technology innovation never stands still, and over the years O’Connor has led OWC and its subsidiaries to add thousands of consumer electronics and computer hardware products to its inventory. Products debuted under O’Connor’s direction have won award recognition from the international press, including Macworld, MacLife, iPod Observer, MacUser, Creative Mac News, Layers and Photoshop User.  

    OWC Product Lines include:

    • Envoy Pro EX award-winning portable USB and Thunderbolt drives

    • Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini portable RAID powerhouse

    • Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 2 and USB-C Docks

    • Mercury Helios line of PCI and eGPU expansion 

    • ThunderBay line of high capacity, high performance Thunderbolt 2 and 3 RAID arrays

    • Mercury-on-the-Go Bus Powered Portable Solution

    • Jupiter line of networked storage solutions

    For more information, see OWC: http://www.owcdigital.com, Macsales: http://www.macsales.com, and NewerTech http://www.newertech.com.  

    OWC Awards: http://www.thomas-pr.com/owc/owcnewertechawardsrelease.html

     
    Photos:
    Larry O’Connor: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclarryoconnor.html
    Larry O’Connor – headshot: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclarryoconnor2.html
    OWC Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclogo.html  
     

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    Thomas PR
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    Kidz Gear LogoKIDZ GEAR BACK TO SCHOOL KIDS PRODUCTS 2017:

    KIDZ GEAR: Headphones for Kids http://www.gearforkidz.com

    Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom MicrophoneKidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone: winner of numerous awards, including USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award, the Kidz Gear wired Headphones with Boom Mic are ideal children’s headphones for educational use. The flexible boom microphone is lightweight and clearly picks up omnidirectional sound, features proprietary KidzControl™ Volume Limit Technology to ensure child-safe listeningavailable in gray, pink, or blue.

    Price: $19.99

    Photo:  http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/kidzgeardeluxeheadphones.html 
    Logo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/kidzgearlogo.html 
    Buy at:
    http://www.gearforkidz.com/boom4.html   

     

    Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones - Box PinkKidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Kids: designed specifically for children with no tangled wires, the wireless Bluetooth Headphones provide easy Bluetooth 4.0 set-up with KidzSync™ Auto-Syncing Technology and a high-quality audio experience for children. Available in blue and pink, the headphones also include a patented removable omnidirectional Boom Microphone.

    Price: $29.99
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/kidzgearbluetoothheadphonespinkbox.html
    Logo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/kidzgearlogo.html
    Buy at:
    http://www.gearforkidz.com/wireless4.html 
     

     

    Kidz Gear Wired Headphones - 300 dpi white background colorsKidz Gear KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headphones: available in seven colors -- White, Pink, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple, and Gray, to match a child’s personal color preference and style, the headphones are compatible with all audio devices that use a 3.5mm (1/8”) audio jack.  Kidz Gear wired headphones feature the proprietary KidzControl Volume Limit Technology, which limits the volume to approximately 80% of the maximum volume output capable from audio devices in the market today. 

    Price: $19.99
    Photo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/kidzgearwiredheadphonescolors.html 
    Logo:
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/kidzgearlogo.html
    Buy at:
    http://www.gearforkidz.com/wired4.html             

     

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    SoftRAID Logo

    SoftRAID Customer Phil Legg
    President, FutureProof Records

    SOFTRAID USER STORY:
    3˝ YEARS AFTER INITIAL SETUP, SOFTRAID 4 SAVES CRUCIAL DATA
    AT FUTUREPROOF RECORDS

    Background: 

    Futureproof Records, a UK music distribution company, needed a system to store and protect a large amount of crucially important files and applications. So, in January 2014, they installed OWC’s SoftRAID RAID 4 software on a Mac Pro 5.1 running Mac OS 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. FutureProof had essential applications running on their Mac Pro, which required them to keep the older Mountain Lion Mac OS instead of upgrading to the latest OS. Their original configuration with the initial install of SoftRAID 4 has been running continuously since setup.  

    Two or three times after January 2014, Futureproof’s Mac Pro crashed. After each crash, SoftRAID 4 alerted them that due to the crash, their mirror volume was out of sync. Then SoftRAID successfully rebuilt the mirror volume to restore their data. The Mac OS was never updated and neither was the version of SoftRAID. 

    How SoftRAID Predicted Disk Failure Before Any Evidence Appeared:

    SoftRAID - Disk Predicted to Fail Based on SMART Data

    SoftRAID Screen

     

    Fast forward to July 9, 2017:  three and a half years after initial setup, SoftRAID 4 popped up a dialog box, saying: Disk predicted to fail” even though the system appeared to be running fine. Futureproof President Phil Legg was concerned. He was advised by SoftRAID’s online help to generate a technical support file and send it to SoftRAID tech support. When he launched SoftRAID to create the file, he discovered that one of the disks had a Failure Predicted” alert -- a much more critical issue.  Disk sectors were being reallocated at an alarming rate. Legg immediately emailed SoftRAID for a solution.

     

    No matter how old the version, we stand by our software and its ability to protect the user against the disaster of disk failure”

    SoftRAID Team      

    Futureproof was using an older, unsupported version of SoftRAID v. 4.5.4 (the current version is 5.6.1).  There are not many companies who would rush to help someone using older unsupported versions of their software, but SoftRAID stands by its software and its customers. Mark James at SoftRAID technical support got back to Legg right away, telling him that his disk urgently needed replacing. James explained that when a disk starts reallocating sectors that quickly, the disk is in a death spiral and may not last even a few days. Futureproof ordered new disks on the spot. 

    James also noted that the RAID 0 mirror disks Futureproof were using for their SoftRAID volume had over 30,000 hours of use each and were at the end of their expected life. In addition, the system’s older Hitachi boot disk had over 50,000 hours of use — well past the expected lifetime of that drive. The disks have now been replaced and the Mac Pro is still in service and still running Mountain Lion. Futureproof has upgraded its version of SoftRAID to 5.6.1—the latest version—to take advantage of the even greater protection and extra features it offers, such as displaying reallocation sector counts directly in the disk tile. 

    “It was very reassuring when the SoftRAID warning popped up letting us know of an imminent problem before it happened. I’d advise all small companies to consider SoftRAID for their data-storage needs. Many thanks!” said Phil Legg, President, FutureProof Records.

    SoftRAID Believes in Happy Endings:

    A story with a happy ending and a satisfied customer is due to the SoftRAID team’s belief that no matter how old the version of SoftRAID, they stand by their software and its ability to protect the user against the disaster of disk failure. SoftRAID also believes in providing amazing technical support with virtually round-the-clock service to ensure that their customers get the help they need and keep their data safe. For more information on SoftRAID, see: www.softraid.com or visit SoftRAID on Facebook: facebook.com/softraid

    About SoftRAID & OWC Holdings, Inc.: 

    Based in Mill Valley, California, SoftRAID was founded in 1996 by a team of Mac software engineers to provide high quality storage solutions for Mac OS. The company’s founders have worked with disk drives on Mac OS since the Mac Plus shipped in 1986. Available for Mac OS X since 2003, SoftRAID has earned its reputation as a rock solid product with great technical support -- the first to market with many key features,  including fast mirror rebuilds, full email notifications, bootable RAID volumes, disk certification, RAID volume validation, TRIM support on all RAID Levels, disk failure prediction, and more. In 2014, SoftRAID was acquired by OWC, the leading manufacturer and upgrade provider for Apple and PC enthusiasts, and renamed OWC Holdings, Inc. SoftRAID is included with all preconfigured OWC ThunderBay RAID enclosures and will power the upcoming OWC Mercury Viper SSD that offers read speeds of 4.6 GB/s and write speeds of 4.0 GB/s. For more information, see the websites: www.softraid.com and www.macsales.com,  Facebook: facebook.com/softraid.

    Photos:
    SoftRAID Disk Error: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraiddiskerror.html
    SoftRAID Disk Predicted to Fail: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidsmartdata.html  
    Screen shot: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraideasysetup.html
    Lifestyle: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidlifestyle.html
    Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/softraidlogo.html
    Video: https://www.facebook.com/SoftRAID/videos/324347741284991/  
     
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    SoftRAID and the SoftRAID logo are registered trademarks of OWC Holdings, Inc.


     

    OWC is Leading Performance Upgrades & Accessories Company for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods,OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock NAB 2017 Best of Show Award

     Larry O'Connor

    Larry O’Connor, Founder & CEO, OWC
    BIO 8/17 
    Interviews:
    http://www.nabshowbuzz.com/owc-other-world-computing-larry-oconnor/
    https://www.macobserver.com/podcasts/background-mode-larry-oconnor/ 

    Larry O’Connor is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois-based Other World Computing (OWC®). OWC is a leading provider of quality computer upgrade products and services for Mac and PC users around the world. 

    Larry O’Connor started Other World Computing (http://www.owcdigital.com) while still in high school in 1988. Frustrated with the high cost and options for Apple memory expansion, he came to a better solution and started providing memory upgrades online. Today, OWC is one of the most respected suppliers of Apple product upgrades and accessories. The company has demonstrated dynamic growth in each of its 29 years of operation. Over the years, O’Connor has received numerous offers to partner or buyout, but he has instead opted to work toward his vision of building OWC into a self-sustainable organization that has become known as a great place to work, innovating and supporting professional grade solutions and service to technology users around the globe.  

    O’Connor has provided the leadership and vision to establish OWC as the leading provider of technology products and services that it is today. OWC’s products include storage, accessories, memory, and more for Apple and PC computers and peripherals. Products are sold under the OWC brand, and distributed through Macsales.com at http://www.macsales.com, as well as numerous other resellers and distributors. OWC is currently ranked the number one technology employer in the Woodstock, Illinois area, and in total employing more than 200 people today. 

    OWC “Green” Building 

    OWC’s commitment to the environment matches its commitment to customer service and product quality. Its 37,000 square-foot corporate headquarters opened in March 2008, and is the culmination of that environmental commitment. O’Connor’s “Green” building design employs the principals of energy efficiency, protection of natural resources, and lowered pollution emissions. In 2008, OWC was named one of the Top 12 Green-IT Companies by Computerworld Magazine for the innovative, environmentally responsible design of OWC’s corporate headquarters. The OWC corporate campus was awarded LEED® Platinum Certification in March 2010 by the Green Building Certification Institute. Platinum is the highest achievable level of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program, which began in 1998. With this recognition, OWC also became the first privately owned facility in Illinois incorporating light manufacturing/assembly to obtain LEED Platinum status in the world.  

    100% On-Site Wind Turbine Powered & Recycling Programs 

    Other Green initiatives include the installation of a Vestas V39-500kW wind turbine in October 2009, making OWC the first technology manufacturer/distributor in the U.S. to be 100% on-site wind powered. The 194-foot tall turbine generates approximately 815,000kW of electricity per year. Over a year’s time, the turbine’s average excess power generation is approximately 10 percent more than what the building consumes, with the remaining energy being pushed out to the local grid.  Not content with harnessing wind power, OWC has also adopted solar power as an energy source in Woodstock as well as their Austin, TX office. In early 2014, an array of 160 solar panels was energized at the Austin facility, producing approximately 60,000kW/year, or about one-third of the power consumed by that three-story building. The array in Woodstock is made up of 770 solar panels, making it one of the largest privately-held solar arrays in Illinois, and generating approximately 265,000kW/year. OWC’s utilization of GeoThermal for heating/cooling systems is a key component reducing the actual demand on energy in the Woodstock facility at large. O’Connor believes that environmental stewardship is the right thing to do for future generations and makes good economic sense as well, that with planning and effort, sustainability is synonymous with success.  

    OWC continues to lead the way with ongoing recycling programs as well. The OWC headquarters has a strong corporate focus on recycling of all day-to-day operational materials, and currently 94 percent of solid waste materials are recycled in some manner, for a near zero waste program. OWC subsidiary, NewerTech http://www.newertech.com, provides the NewerTech® laptop battery recycling program, the first of its kind, and is currently the only fully prepaid battery recycling program.  

    Continuous Development of Innovative Tech Products 

    Technology innovation never stands still, and over the years O’Connor has led OWC and its subsidiaries to add thousands of consumer electronics and computer hardware products to its inventory. Products debuted under O’Connor’s direction have won award recognition from the international press, including Macworld, MacLife, iPod Observer, MacUser, Creative Mac News, Layers and Photoshop User.

    OWC Product Lines include:

    • Envoy Pro EX award-winning portable USB and Thunderbolt drives
    • Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini portable RAID powerhouse
    • Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 2 and USB-C Docks
    • Mercury Helios line of PCI and eGPU expansion 
    • ThunderBay line of high capacity, high performance Thunderbolt 2 and 3 RAID arrays
    • Mercury-on-the-Go Bus Powered Portable Solution
    • Jupiter line of networked storage solutions

    For more information, see OWC: http://www.owcdigital.com, Macsales: http://www.macsales.com, and NewerTech http://www.newertech.com.

    OWC Awards: http://www.thomas-pr.com/owc/owcnewertechawardsrelease.html 

     
    Photos:
    Larry O’Connor: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclarryoconnor.html
    Larry O’Connor – headshot: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclarryoconnor2.html
    OWC Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owclogo.html 
     

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    OWC/NEWERTECH AWARDS

    11/17

    OWC Awards:

    ·         Inc. 5000 Award for OWC Digital 2017

    ·         FutureMusic Power Award 2017 for Thunderbolt 3 Dock

    ·         Video Edge NAB 2017 Best of Show Award for OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

    ·         Stevie Awards 2017 Bronze Awards for OWC Elite Pro Dual and Elite Pro Dual mini

    ·         Stevie Awards 2016 Bronze Awards for TB 4, TB4 mini, and TB2 Dock

    ·         Howdy Doodad Award 2017 from Photo Trash Talk for Thunderbolt 3 Dock

    ·         Videomaker Best of CES 2015 Spotlight Award for OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock

    ·         CES Innovations Honoree for OWC ThunderBay 4 External Storage Solution 2015

    ·         Storage Visions Visionary Product Award 2015 for OWC Envoy Pro mini

    ·         Stevie Awards 2015 Gold Award for MBPr and MBA, Silver Award for USB-C Dock

    ·         CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree 

    ·         Stevie Awards 2014 Silver Award for Envoy Pro EX

    ·         Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year

    ·         Crain’s Chicago Largest Privately Held Companies for 2013, #264

    ·         Stevie Awards 2012 Gold Award for Accelsior

    ·         Stevie Awards 2011 Finalist for Aura Pro Express

    ·         LEED® Platinum Certification Green Building Certification Institute for OWC corporate campus – March 2010

    ·         Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010–2014

    ·         Trender Award 2009

    ·         Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2014

    ·         Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007–2013

    ·         Best in Biz Awards, Product Line of the Year, Mercury and aura Pro Line of  SSDs

    ·         About.com Reader’s Choice, “Best Mac Peripheral Reseller”

     

    NewerTech Awards:

    ·         Stevie Award 2016 Bronze Awards NewerTech Wireless Keypad

    ·         IoT Evolution Connected Home and Building Award 2015 for NewerTech Power2U

    ·         Best in Biz Bronze Award for Most Innovative Consumer Product of the Year  2014

    ·         Stevie Awards 2014 Silver Award for KX Line

    ·         Technology X Gold Seal of Approval Award for Wireless Aluminum Keypad 2014

    ·         Stevie Award 2013 Gold Award for KX Case for iPhone 5,4 and 4S

    ·         CustomerRetailer EXC!TE Award 2012

    ·         American Business Award “People’s Choice” Stevie® Award 2012

    ·         Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

    ·         Handyman Club of America Seal of Approval  

     

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    PRESS ALERT

    TV/Radio/Blog Interviews Available for Dr. Greg Marchand, World Record Holder for Removing Largest Cancerous Tumor & Developer of New In-Bag Morcellation Technique

    Would you like to interview Dr. Marchand MD, developer of the new award-winning minimally invasive In-Bag Morcellation Technique to remove cancerous ovarian tumors? Info: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drmarchandrelease.html and http://bit.ly/2ukVgs5 bio: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drmarchandbiography.html.

    Dr. Marchand is available to come to NY, LA, or other city for TV interviews any time or via Skype. Please contact me to schedule interviews or get more info.

    Thanks,
    Karen Thomas
    Thomas PR
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    Videos:
    B-roll: https://youtu.be/xotuRC-jalc
    Unedited: https://youtu.be/4NtmXNdkFg4
    Video: https://youtu.be/PgXB5i7FIxE
     
    Fact Sheet: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdfactsheet.html
    Case Report: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdcasereport.html
     
     

    Surgery without (left) and with Dr. Greg Marchand’s Technique
    Left: Typical Surgery with Large Scar
    Right: Surgery with Dr. Marchand’s Technique

    Photos:
    Endocatch Device: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdendocatch3.html 
    Surgery without (left) and with Dr. Greg Marchand’s Technique (right): http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdsurgery.html
    World Record Academy Award Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdworldrecordlogo.html
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdphoto.html
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdsuit.html 
     
    Press Release: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drmarchandrelease.html
    Bio:  http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drmarchandbiography.html 


    GREG MARCHAND MD, FACS, FACOG, FICS, SOEMIS

    Curriculum Vitae

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Business Address:                               `
                                                               1520 Dobson #308
                                                               Mesa, AZ 85202
                                                               Telephone: 480-999-0905
                                                               Fax: 480-999-0801
                                                               Email: gm@gregmarchandmd.com     
     

    EDUCATION & TRAINING

    RESIDENCY TRAINING:    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology                                             June 2005-July 2009

                                                    University of Tennessee Health Science Center                                                    Memphis, TN 

    Doctor of Medicine:            Spartan Health Sciences University                                                            April 2004

                                                                                                                                                                              Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

    MEDICAL LICENSURE

    State of Arizona                    Granted License #40957

    State of Georgia                    Granted License #61487 

    WORK HISTORY

    Marchand OBGYN               1520 Dobson #308, Mesa AZ (480) 999-0905                          March 1, 2013-Present 

    esert Women’s Care        1492 S. Mill Ave, Suite 306, Tempe, AZ (480) 559-4776        Jan, 2010-March 1, 2013 

    AWARDS

    Guinness World Records, London UK                                                                                                                                   2008

    Awarded World Record for Largest Uterus Ever Removed Laparoscopically 

    World Record Academy, New York, NY                                                                                                                                 2016

    Largest Malignant Tumor to undergo Successful Laparoscopic Ovarian Cancer Staging Surgery 

    BOARD POSITIONS

    Arizona Regional Medical Center

    OBGYN Executive Board                                                                                                                                          2011-2013

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    Society of Elite Laparoscopic Surgeons (SELS)                                                                                                   2007-current

    Society of Laparoscopic Endosurgeons (SLS)                                                                                                     2007-current

    American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)                                                       2007-current

    American Mensa                                                                                                                                                        2001-current 

    CERTIFICATION

    Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG)                                 2015-current

    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)                                                                                    2015-current

    Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS)                                                                                2016-current

    Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)                                                                                2014-current

    SOEMIS Certification (First in the USA!) (AAGL)                                                                                         2016-current

    Advanced Certification in Neonatal Ressucitation (AAP)                                                                           2009-current 

    LANGUAGES

    Fluent in Spanish for Obstetrics and Gynecology 

    RECENT PUBLICATIONS

    1. G. Marchand MD, A. Citrin DO: MEDUSA PROTOCOL – Minimising the blood loss and Maximising the efficacy of Oxytocin Sensitive Dilation and Curettage procedures,  Austrailian Royal College RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia, October 2016. 

    2. G. Marchand MD, W Kutteh MD: Patient Selection Criteria for Outpatient Myomecctomy via Mini-laparotomy, 2009 ACOG: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Poster Sessions, Tuesday May 5, 2009, Chicago IL 

    3. G. Marchand MD, D. Butawan MD: Cost-Effective, Outpatient-Safe, Minilaparotomy Myomectomy, 2011 ACOG: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Poster Sessions, Tuesday May 2, 2011, Washington, DC 

    4. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Safe Laparoscopic removal of a 3200 grams fibroid uterus. JSLS 14:600-602, 2010 

    5. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Laparoscopic cervical cerclage in 18-weeks pregnant uterus. British International Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecology, June 2010, Belfast, U.K. 

    6. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Laparoscopic cervical cerclage in 18-weeks pregnant uterus. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, September 2010, New York. 

    7. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Laprascopic Supracervical Hysterectomy and Vagino-Cervico-Sacropexy. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, September 2011, Los Angeles. 

    8. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Vaginal Morcellation. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, September 2011 Los Angeles. 

    9. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Outcome of 783 Consecutive Hysterectomies for Benign Indication-Likelihood of Competing a Minimally invasive Hysterectomy Based on Patient’s Body Mass Index. American College of Surgeons, October 2011, San Francisco. 

    10. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Unnecessary Laparotomy Avoidance-Outcome of 257 Consecutive Adnexal Masses of 8-13cm on Pre-Operative Ultrasound Treated with laparoscopic Adnexectomy, Bagging and Colpotomy. AAGI, November 2011 Hollywood, FL. 

    11. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Laparoscopic Unilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Bagging & Vaginal Morcellation. AAGI, November 2011, Hollywood, FL. 

    12. G. Marchand MD, Demir R:, “Adnexal masses suspected to be benign treated with Laparoscopy.” Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. August 2012;16(1):71–84. 

    13. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Effect of Improved Vaginal Manipulator on Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy. AAGI, November 2012, Las Vegas, NV, Paper presented at meeting. 

    14. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Improved Vaginal Manipulator for Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy. AAGI, November 2012, Las Vegas, NV, video presented at meeting.. 

    15. G. Marchand MD, R. Demir MD: Irrelevance of Traditional De-Selectors for Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, October 2012, Boston. Paper presented at meeting. 

    16. Marchand MD, K. Sainz MS1: Laparoscopic Single Port Hysterectomy through a blunt 12mm Trochar – Testing the limits of Minimally Invasive Surgery, RCOG World Congress 2015, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, April 2015. 

    17. G. Marchand MD, L. Rials MS1: Marchand Salpingectomy Technique Video – A 5 minute Ultra Minimally Invasive Technique for permanent Sterilization and Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduction.  Accepted for Publication, RCOG World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, from 20 – 22 March 2017. 

    18. G. Marchand MD, R. Pile MS1: (ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION)  Successful Complete Laparoscopic Staging of Ovarian Cancer in a Patient with a 17cm Malignant Ovarian Tumor.  Accepted for Presentation (Day 2), "Best Practice & Research in Obstetrics & Gynecology," 4th International Conference on Gynecology & Obstetrics, October 2-4, 2017 Barcelona, Spain

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    World Record Academy Award Logo

    ARIZONA SURGEON SURVIVES CANCER &
    INVENTS WORLD RECORD SETTING CANCER SURGERY
     
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD Sets World Record in Tumor-Removal Surgery
    for Removing Largest Cancerous Tumor:  
    17-centimeter (Approximately 7 inch) Ovarian Tumor Removed through
    In-Bag Morcellation Technique with Belly Button Incision Smaller than a Dime
    --For Minimal Scarring, Less Pain, and Faster Recovery--

    Dr. Greg Marchand MD in Operating Room with Endoflex 2

    Dr. Greg Marchand MD - In-Bag Morcellation Technique with Patient

    Surgery without (left) and with Dr. Greg Marchand’s Technique

    Dr. Greg Marchand MD       

     Endocatch Device     

     Left: Typical Surgery with Large Scar     Right:  Surgery with Dr. Marchand’s Technique

    B-roll: https://youtu.be/xotuRC-jalc
    Unedited: https://youtu.be/4NtmXNdkFg4
    Video: https://youtu.be/PgXB5i7FIxE

    Mesa, AZ, August 2, 2017 -- Dr. Greg J. Marchand http://gregmarchandmd.com/, an award-winning board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist dedicated to reducing invasive surgeries, recently became the first U.S. surgeon to earn a prestigious accreditation for his outstanding record of performing and promoting minimally invasive procedures. The World Record Academy awarded Dr. Greg J. Marchand and his surgical team the world’s record for removing the largest cancerous tumor -- a 17-centimeter (6.69-inch) cancerous ovarian tumor about the size of a junior sized soccer ball -- using an incision smaller than a dime.  

    Dr. Marchand’s In-Bag Morcellation Technique for Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cancerous Tumors 

    Dr. Marchand and his team completed the procedure using “In-Bag” Morcellation, a technique developed by Dr. Marchand in which the tumor is bagged and broken down so the particles can be extracted one by one laparoscopically. Otherwise, patients would need a sizeable incision to surgically remove such a large mass, requiring additional recovery time, pain, risk, and a delay in chemotherapy or other medications. Dr. Marchand, a board-certified OB-GYN specializing in minimally invasive surgery, worked closely with a gynecologic oncologist in completing this amazing surgery. While removing cysts and tumors using laparoscopic surgery is a standard practice, it is rare to use the technique in conjunction with an ovarian cancer staging procedure.  

    Marchand placed an Endocatch bag (Endo Catch™ II 15 mm Specimen Pouch) around the tumor through incisions made through the belly button, then brought the lip of the bag to the incision. He then broke apart the mass inside the bag and took the pieces out. Marchand said the most difficult part of the surgery was removing the cancerous mass without spilling any cancer cells into the abdomen. If cancerous material spilled back into the abdomen, the cancer could have spread and worsened the patient’s prognosis. The World Record Academy verified that this type of technique had never been accomplished previously on any malignant tumor this large. 

    Advancements in Cancer Surgery are Just as Important as Newest Cancer-Fighting Drugs  

    Dr. Marchand, who was diagnosed in 2010 with mixed-cell carcinoma (an aggressive cancer of the testes), said it is particularly gratifying that his technique can help cancer patients. He received surgery and treatments in 2010 and has been in remission ever since. “I know what it’s like to face a diagnosis of cancer,” Marchand said. “In my opinion, advancements in the surgical treatment of cancer are just as important as the newest cancer-fighting drugs and chemotherapy agents. If we can use minimally invasive surgery to take some of the recovery time and complications out of cancer surgery, then I think we’ve really done a lot of good for patients fighting cancer.” 

    This is Dr. Marchand’s second world record in laparoscopic surgery. In 2008, Dr. Marchand was awarded a Guinness World Record for the removal of the largest uterus laparoscopically. In this case, it was not a cancerous mass, but a seven-pound benign (non-cancerous) uterus that was removed. In addition to the two world records, Dr. Marchand is extensively published in laparoscopic surgery publications and was recently recognized as the first U.S. surgeon to receive SOEMIS recognition (Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery) from The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist’s (AAGL.org) and the Surgical Review Corporation http://www.surgicalreview.org.  

    For more information on Dr. Marchand, his research, and publications, please see Fact Sheet: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdfactsheet.html,  Website: www.gregmarchandmd.com, and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marchandobgynpllc/


    Press Contact for TV show appearances and more info:
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    Thomas PR
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    (631) 549-7575 www.thomas-pr.com  www.thomaspr.com
     

    Videos:
    B-roll:
    https://youtu.be/xotuRC-jalc  
    Unedited:
    https://youtu.be/4NtmXNdkFg4  
    Video:
    https://youtu.be/PgXB5i7FIxE 
     

    Fact Sheet: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdfactsheet.html
    Case Report: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdcasereport.html
     
    Photos:
    Endocatch Device: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdendocatch3.html 
    Surgery without (left) and with Dr. Greg Marchand’s Technique (right): http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdsurgery.html
    World Record Academy Award Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdworldrecordlogo.html
    World Record Academy Award: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdworldrecord.html 
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdphoto.html
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdsuit.html 
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD in Operating Room with Endoflex: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdendocatch.html 
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD in Operating Room with Endoflex - 2: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdendocatch2.html 
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD in Operating Room: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdoperating.html 
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD - In-Bag Morcellation Technique with Endocatch Device: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdmorcellation.html 
    Dr. Greg Marchand MD - In-Bag Morcellation Technique: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdmorcellation2.html 

     

     

     

    FACT SHEET:
    DR. GREG MARCHAND MD - WORLD RECORD ACADEMY WORLD RECORD FOR SUCCESSFUL LAPAROSCOPIC OVARIAN CANCER STAGING SURGERY ON THE LARGEST MALIGNANT OVARIAN TUMOR

    Surgery without (left) and with Dr. Greg Marchand’s Technique

    Surgery Scar without Dr. Greg Marchand’s Technique (Left) and with (Right)

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    Date of Surgery: 04/21/2015
    Date of Award of World Record Academy World Record: 1/27/2017
    Actual Title of Record: “Successful Laparoscopic Ovarian Cancer staging Surgery on the Largest Malignant Ovarian Tumor” 

    Description of Technical Procedure Performed: Successful Complete Laparoscopic Ovarian Cancer Staging Procedure with Hysterectomy, Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, omentectomy and dissection of pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection, and removal of 17cm large right-sided ovarian tumor. The tumor was found to be adenocarcinoma on frozen section and “Well-differentiated Adenocarcinoma with pushing invasion” on final pathology. The technique of mass removal was a modified “in-bag” morcellation invented by Dr. Marchand which included exteriorization of the mouth of the bag prior to “in-bag” morcellation. Morcellation used only blunt instruments and did not involve stretching the incision beyond the 14mm required to facilitate the laparoscopic retrieval bag.  No trochar was used. Abdominal and Pelvic washings were collected prior to the removal of the mass and ultimately proved negative. 

    Method of Verification of Tumor Size:  Pathology specimen reconstructed, verification by board certified pathologist. 

    Lead Surgeon: Greg J. Marchand M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S, S.O.E.M.I.S.
    Greg J. Marchand M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S, S.O.E.M.I.S.
    Practice: Marchand OBGYN PLLC
    1520 S. Dobson #308
    Mesa, AZ 85202
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    www.gregmarchandmd.com
      
     

    FAQ:

    Why did it take so long for the World Record to be awarded?

    To verify this record, we had to research all the other related surgeries that had been published to determine if ours was truly the largest malignant tumor ever surgically staged through completely laparoscopic means. After our research determined it was, we employed the World Record Academy who underwent their own verification process. Following the completion of these two independent verifications, we can now confidently say that this is likely the largest malignant ovarian tumor to ever undergo completely laparoscopic surgical staging. 

    What is “In-Bag” morcellation, how is it different from just breaking something apart, or regular morcellation?

    In-Bag morcellation refers to the surgical technique of placing an object inside a bag, usually plastic, before breaking it into pieces. Usually the object is broken into small pieces so that it can be removed through small holes, thus not needing to make a large incision to remove the object. This high level of caution is reserved for objects that could contain cancerous cells. In the case of suspicion of cancerous cells, it is important not to spill the material back into the patient’s body cavities because cancer cells can “Seed” or begin new cancer colonies if they are moved around the body. In this case, we removed a 17-centimeter cancerous tumor through a hole that was approximately 1.4cm large. This technique is one of the more extreme examples of “In-Bag” morcellation. 

    What did Dr. Marchand invent? Did he invent laparoscopy or the Ovarian Cancer Staging Procedure?

    Dr. Marchand has pioneered techniques for “In-Bag” morcellation and particularly the technique used in this case to remove the large 17cm tumor. The technique used here involved stretching a 1.10cm incision in the umbilicus to facilitate a bag that was made to fit a 1.5cm port. Thus, the actual size of the hole after stretching around the bag was approximately 1.4cm. This invented technique also included the painstaking process of removing the mass through the port without breaking the bag. This included the use of special blunt instrumentation to remove the tumor without breaking the bag (and spilling the tumor). Dr. Marchand did not invent laparoscopy or the Ovarian Cancer Staging procedure, but he did invent the technique of removing the large cancerous tumor, which was then added to a Laparoscopic Ovarian Cancer staging procedure. 

    Is Dr. Marchand a gynecologic oncologist?

    No. Dr. Marchand is a generalist OBGYN with special training in minimally invasive surgery. A board certified gynecologic oncologist was present for this surgery as part of the surgical team.  Dr. Marchand routinely includes consultation with the gynecologic oncology service as part of his care of any patients suspected to have a malignancy.  Dr. Marchand would never attempt to perform an ovarian cancer staging surgery without the assistance of a gynecologic oncologist, and is very appreciative for the patient care that has been given his colleagues.  Dr. Marchand has referred many patients and continues to refer to his esteemed colleagues practicing gynecologic oncology. 

    What do the letters after Dr. Marchand’s name mean?

    The letters represent honors bestowed upon Dr. Marchand by different certifying organizations. They include:

    MD -- Medical Doctor

    FACOG -- Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology -- Certified by The American College/Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (acog.org)

    FACS -- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons -- Certified by the American College of Surgeons (facs.org)

    FICS -- Fellow if the International College of Surgeons -- Certified by The International College of Surgeons (fics.org)

    SOEMIS -- Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery -- Certified by the Surgical Review Corporation (surgicalreview.org) and The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (aagl.org)

    Why is this record recognized by the World Record Academy and not Guinness?

    Dr. Marchand has previously received a World Record from Guinness for other surgical accomplishments. Unfortunately, Guinness politely declined to recognize this achievement and said it was too specific to create a record for. We discussed the importance of recognizing cutting-edge surgical excellence in the field of cancer surgery with The World Record Academy, and they agreed to recognize the category after extensively researching the accomplishment. 

    What is a “Cancer Staging Surgery?”

    A cancer staging surgery is a removal of the pelvic organs to treat and determine how far a cancer has spread. In this case the cancer is an ovarian cancer we are discussing. The surgery includes removal of both ovaries, the uterus, the omentum (a fatty organ in the abdomen) as well as the removal of lymph nodes and other biopsies. It is a complex surgery that is usually performed through a large incision. Although the surgery has been performed by laparoscopic techniques in the past, we believe this is the largest tumor to ever be staged using a completely laparoscopic technique. 

    What is so special about this record? Hasn’t cancer staging surgery been performed on larger ovarian tumors?

    Yes, staging procedures have been completed on larger tumors, but we believe that this is the largest tumor to ever be staged through entirely laparoscopic techniques, meaning without cutting the patient open.  The unique part of this procedure was the removal of the extremely large mass without spilling any of the contents in the abdomen. This was performed with special instruments using a large bag. The technique involved exteriorizing the mouth of the bag and then removing the large mass bit by bit, using a technique pioneered by Dr. Marchand. There is no question that larger tumors have been staged by open-incision procedures, and that larger non-malignant tumors have been removed laparoscopically without the need for a cancer staging procedure. 

    How can you be sure that this is the largest tumor to ever receive laparoscopic cancer staging? What steps did you take to verify?

    It is very difficult to research every single cancer staging procedure ever performed. However, we performed extensive searches of all available literature and publications regarding laparoscopic ovarian cancer staging surgery prior to presenting our claim to The World Record Academy. The World Record Academy then went on to verify the claim independently. 

    How would the average ovarian cancer patient benefit if all staging procedures could be performed though minimally invasive means?

    If all ovarian cancer staging procedures could be performed using laparoscopic means, patients could enjoy much faster recovery from surgery, with a much quicker return to a high quality of life. This would mean that patients could begin any necessary chemotherapy or radiation treatments sooner, and be healthier when they undergo these treatments. The overall goal would be a lower mortality and higher quality of life for patients facing a malignant diagnosis. 

    What gave you the idea to invent this technique?

    “Well, I have done hundreds and hundreds of laparoscopic cases where I removed benign ovarian tumors, and as a responsible surgeon I had to come up with a technique to remove these large masses while keeping all of morcellated pieces contained.  This was especially after all of the negative attention that morcellation has received following the 2014 FDA ‘Black Box Warning.’ As a minimally invasive surgeon, I knew that simply cutting the patient open was not the best I could do for my patients. After studying some other in-bag morcellation techniques, I developed this technique which has the versatility to be used on even extremely large masses.” 

    What gave you the idea to qualify for a world record?

    “The idea first came to me after talking to some of my friends and colleagues about the huge tumor that we performed the laparoscopic cancer staging on. Upon hearing about the 17cm tumor we removed with in-bag morcellation, I was really humbled to hear many of them say that they had never heard of a minimally invasive cancer staging surgery on that large of a mass. One of my colleagues actually said, “That has to be some kind of record.”  It kind of stuck in my head, so after I talked about it with my office staff, some very smart and motivated people at my office actually DID check to see if it was a world record, and published it. I'm very grateful to my amazing clinical staff, and I really do hope this helps bring attention to promoting minimally invasive surgery.” 

    What does this technique mean for Ovarian Cancer patients with large tumors? 

    “The In-Bag morcellation technique itself is great for large tumors whether they are malignant or benign, and allows you to remove extremely large tumors through a small hole, actually smaller than a dime.  The other option, which is cutting the patient open, has more postoperative pain, more complications and blood loss, and a lot longer recovery. So all patients who receive minimally invasive surgery will benefit. When you combine this technique with a laparoscopic cancer staging procedure, that’s when you see a real amazing improvement. You take a large, invasive procedure that has always been performed through a large painful incision, and you change it into a ‘keyhole’ surgery that a patient could even have on an outpatient basis. That’s a big difference.  Interestingly, just recently the National Cancer Institute of Milan in Italy just released their study on the differences between laparoscopic ovarian cancer staging and the traditional open procedure. After reviewing more than 3,000 cases, they found that the laparoscopic procedures were just as good in treating the cancer, and had less blood loss, fewer complications, and a quicker recovery. Most importantly, they showed that patients who also needed chemotherapy for their cancer were able to begin their chemotherapy significantly sooner after laparoscopic staging than those who had traditional open procedures. This means less time for the cancer to spread, and a quicker return for that patient back to what they really want, their normal lives back.” 

    What does this mean to you as a cancer survivor?

    “I underwent surgery and treatments after I was diagnosed with Mixed Cell Testicular Cancer in 2010. I am very lucky that the surgery for my stage of Testicular cancer was a very minimally invasive procedure, and that I had a good surgeon. I remember the horrible fear of ‘just not knowing what was going to happen,’ and I think that fear is really worse than any of the pain of the cancer or the treatments. When I woke up from the surgery, I really felt great, and over the next few days I had a very quick recovery. I was able to get back into my life quickly, and although I was still afraid of what was to come, I felt like I had the strength to fight. When I think about my patients with Ovarian cancer, I would like them to be able to come out of surgery feeling like they have the strength to fight, to take on the cancer.  I can imagine that when you are recovering from a one of these big, open traditional staging procedures, you’re in excruciating pain, you really can’t move, and you feel like you’ve just been hit by a bus. I’m sure you don’t feel strong and ready to fight the cancer at that point. You might just feel like giving up. If my technique can help even a few patients avoid that feeling, then that’s the most valuable thing in the world to me. That’s why I’m really passionate about what this new cutting edge technique can do for cancer patients, and I feel it can be just as valuable in the fight against cancer as the latest ‘big pharma’ wonder drug.”

     

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    Successful Complete Laparoscopic Staging of Ovarian Cancer in a Patient with a 17cm Malignant Ovarian Tumor

    Gregory J. Marchand MD, FACOG, FACS, SOEMIS, FICS

    Rachel L. Pile MS1 

    BACKGROUND:

    As minimally invasive surgery becomes more and more prevalent in the US, practitioners continue to push the boundaries of what procedures can be performed through minimally invasive means.  In this unique case, a 17cm mass was removed without spillage, and after removal of the mass the gynecologic oncologist was able to present and together the two surgeons were able to complete the omentectomy, lymph node dissection and complete the staging procedure completely laparoscopically.  This is the largest known malignant tumor to undergo successful laparoscopic stagin.

    ABSTRACT

    A 47-year-old Caucasian female presented with pelvic pain and suspected ovarian torsion. Patient was taken to the OR for severe acute pain, and was known to have a 17cm right sided ovarian mass.  On laparoscopy, the mass was found to be perfused with no evidence of torsion.  Frozen section after removal of the mass was found to be consistent with an adenocarcinoma. This entire tumor was able to be removed laparoscopically with the aid of blunt instruments and an in-bag morcellation technique, avoiding any spillage of the contents of the bag. The remainder of the staging procedure was able to be completed laparoscopically in conjunction with a gynecologic oncologist.

    INTRODUCTION

    Laparoscopy is often considered preferable to open procedures by patients and surgeons alike. It is associated with a decrease in cost, recovery time, pain, and postoperative complications [1]. One practice that is often used to aid laparoscopic procedures is morcellation, a method of cutting up larger pieces of tissue in order to be removed through smaller incisions. In recent years, electro-mechanical morcellation has become a point of controversy, due to the risk of dissemination of malignant tissue. This prompted the FDA to release new guidelines and contraindications for the procedure in 2014, heavily restricting its use in gynecological surgery [2]. These concerns have led to a decrease in laparoscopic surgeries overall, despite the clear benefits to the minimally invasive route [3]. Here we describe a new technique of laparoscopically removing a 17-cm ovarian adenocarcinoma from a 47-year-old Caucasian female with the use of power morcellation within a containment bag in order to minimize the risk of tissue dissemination.

    INITIAL PRESENTATION

    A 47-year-old nulligravid, morbidly obese, Caucasian female had a history of a 6 cm left adnexal cystic mass that had been followed for greater than two years. During that time, there was no significant change in character of the mass and the patient’s CA-125 levels remained within normal limits for a pre-menopausal female.

    The patient had an onset of severe lower pelvic pain following a vigorous workout and was inclined to call an ambulance. At the time of ambulance arrival, her pain had largely resolved, and therefore, she did not present for care at that time. She later arrived to the Emergency Department complaining of severe primarily lower abdominal and pelvic pain.  Transvaginal ultrasound and computed tomography scan revealed a large left-sided complex adnexal mass. Labs included a white blood cell count of 9.3, hemoglobin of 4.1, hematocrit of 41.2, and platelet count of 260. Follicle stimulating hormone and CA-125 levels remained pending at that time. Patient’s reported history and imaging studies led to an initial suspicion of ovarian torsion. Although unable to completely rule out the possibility of malignancy, it was reassuring that the mass had been followed and stable for greater than two years and CA-125 levels had remained within normal limits during that timeframe.

    PROCEDURE

    Patient was taken to the operating room for an emergency laparoscopy.  A weighted speculum was placed in the vagina and the cervix was grasped with a sharp tooth tenaculum in order to install a Valtchev manipulator in the cervix for uterine manipulation. A Veress needle was placed in the abdominal cavity through a small incision at the bottom of the umbilicus and found to be in good position with the saline needle drop test, saline needle withdrawal test, and saline needle injection test. The abdominal cavity was then insufflated to a pressure of 15 mmHg. Next, an 11-mm blunt laparoscopic trocar was placed in the abdominal cavity. Two laparoscopic trocar ports were placed, one midline, approximately 3 cm above the pubis symphysis and a second approximately 8 cm to the right of that position. Washings of the abdominal cavity were collected and sent to pathology for analysis.

    Inside the abdominal cavity, findings were largely within normal limits with the exception of the right ovary. The right ovary had no sign of torsion, but was replaced by a 17-cm, large, smooth-appearing white mass. A LigaSure bipolar coagulation device was used to divide the right fallopian tube from its origin at the uterus, and the dissection was carried down along the outer edge of the fallopian tube across the infundibulopelvic ligament in order to disconnect the right ovary. A 15-mm EndoCatch bag was placed through the umbilical port. Using several wavy graspers, the mass was then scooped into the EndoCatch bag without rupture, and we were able to exteriorize the mouth of the bag prior to any rupture of the mass.  Therefore, I believe we mostly eliminated the possibility of spilling the contents into the abdominal cavity.  There was extensive morcellation of the mass as it was removed through the 15-mm umbilical port. The frozen section was sent to Pathology and was discovered to be consistent with an adenocarcinoma.

    Gynecologic Oncology was then contacted to assist with the remainder of the staging procedure, which was performed laparoscopically. This included total laparoscopic hysterectomy, bilateral pelvic and periaortic lymph node dissection, omentectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy.

    On follow-up with the patient 21 months after the procedure, there has been no recurrence of the malignancy and no reported complications.

    DISCUSSION

    In recent years, the use of electro-mechanical morcellation in gynecological surgeries has become a point of controversy. The United States Food and Drug Administration released a safety communication in 2014 on the risks of dissemination of malignancies when using electro-mechanical morcellation. It includes two new contraindications against power morcellation for fibroid removal in peri-menopausal or post-menopausal women, or those who are candidates for en bloc tissue removal, as well as for any gynecological surgery involving tissue that is suspected to contain malignancy [2]. This new technique, as described above, effectively minimizes these risks by using blunt instruments to cautiously transfer a large mass into a containment bag for morcellation and removal, while avoiding rupture of the bag itself.

    After this patient’s tumor was removed, the remainder of the staging procedure was also able to be completed laparoscopically, an outcome that can make a very large difference to cancer patients especially. A reduction in recovery time will allow patients to begin the next steps in their treatment, such radiation or chemotherapy, sooner than those who undergo open procedures.

    This method opens up discussion on more widespread use of minimally invasive surgery. If further studies support its efficacy in preventing tissue dissemination, it has the potential to lead to an increase in candidates for laparoscopy, the removal of larger masses through smaller holes, and ultimately better outcomes for patients.

    CONCLUSION

    While this report covers only a single case, this method is step in the right direction for Gynecology as a whole and further studies are certainly necessary. The controversy surrounding the use of power morcellation in gynecological surgeries has led to a decrease in minimally invasive procedures which would otherwise be beneficial to patients [1,3]. This new technique of in-bag morcellation with the aid of blunt instruments has the potential to circumvent these risks, providing the ability to perform laparoscopies on large ovarian malignancies without spreading cancerous tissue.

     REFERENCES
    Medeiros LR, Stein AT, Fachel J, et al. Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for benign ovarian tumor: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2008; 18:387.
    http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm424443.htm  (Accessed on January 25, 2017).
    Lum DA, Sokol ER, Berek JS, et al. Impact of the 2014 Food and Drug Administration Warnings Against Power Morcellation. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2016; 23:548.
     

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    NewerTech NuPower BatteryThe NewerTech NuPower Battery: engineered to perfectly complement the fit and finish of the MacBook Air, the 55 watt-hour NuPower Battery for 13” MacBook Air laptops meets all Apple standards, allowing users to replace their Apple battery when its performance declines. NewerTech also offers similar batteries for all unibody and non-unibody standard MacBook Pro (non-retina) as well as most MacBook Air laptops.
     

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    NewerTech Wireless Aluminum KeypadNewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad:  designed to complement the look and feel of Apple keyboards, the Wireless Keypad features precision machined aluminum housing, white keys, and a bracket that attaches to the Apple keyboard – no tools needed.  The NewerTech Keypad is built to rigorous standards with input from accountants for maximum number crunching workflow.

    Price: $54.95 ($39.99 at most outlets)
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    Macsales.com LogoOWC 2.0TB Aura Pro

    MACSALES.COM INTRODUCES 2.0TB
    AURA PRO SSD
     
    Extends Life of MacBook Pro Retina with Aura Pro 2.0TB Internal Hard Drive Upgrade
     
    One of the Fastest Internal SSDs Available
     
     

    Woodstock, IL, June 26, 2017 – MacSales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of the new OWC 2.0TB Aura Pro Solid State Drive for mid-2012 to early 2013 Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display. One of the fastest internal SSDs available on the market today, the  2.0TB Aura Pro SSD is available with or without an Envoy Pro Kit, giving users the exact option they need.

    Aura Pro SSD Also Available with Envoy Pro Enclosure 

    The Aura Pro 2.0TB SSD upgrade frees up and boosts capacity on the internal hard drive – at over five years of MacBook Pro ownership. The Aura Pro drive is also available as a kit with an Envoy Pro enclosure to immediately reuse an Apple internal hard drive, creating a new external USB 3.1 Gen1 portable drive.  

    Mac Users Love to Extend the Life of their Macs -- OWC Provides THE Upgrade Solution 

    Mac users love to extend the life of their Macs. A hard drive upgrade mid-life is a great way to create storage space for files, apps and software upgrades. Higher-capacity SSDs often bring faster transfer rates, so user data is readily accessible. Once again, OWC is providing Mac users with THE upgrade solution delivering performance, functionality and reliability. When originally introduced, the MacBook Pro with Retina display base model offered a 256GB SSD configuration without an upgrade option. Current base models start at 128GB to 256GB. The OWC Aura Pro gives users the freedom to upgrade capacity to meet their storage needs.  

    The Aura Pro SSD offers a wide range of industry-leading controller technologies for performance and reliability, including: 

    ·                                                                                     Global wear leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan.

    ·                                                                                     StaticDataRefresh technology manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time, enhancing data integrity.

    ·                                                                                     Hardware BCH ECC corrects errors up to 66-bit/1KB for superior data retention and drive health.

    ·                                                                                     Best-in-class power consumption.

    ·                                                                                     Advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption.  

    Availability and Pricing: 

    The 2.0TB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Pro storage solution are now available for same-day shipping. Pricing is: 

    ·                                                                                     OWC 2.0TB Aura Pro Solid State Drive – OWCSSDAP12R02S  $899.99

    ·                                                                                     OWC 2.0TB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Pro Kit – OWCSSDAP12K02S  $939.99

     

    The 2.0TB Aura Pro comes with the OWC 5-Year SSD Limited Warranty.  

    As with many OWC upgrades, there is a free ‘how-to’ video available to assist in making upgrades as easy and affordable as possible.  

    About MacSales.com

    MacSales.com is the upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. MacSales.com offers an SSD upgrade for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, MacSales.com provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users worldwide.  

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    Chemical & Engineering News on BeBop Sensors Smart Fabric: “Beyond new fibers and yarns, some innovators are looking to embed textiles with sensors to create ‘smart fabric.’ Keith McMillen, who heads BeBop Sensors in California, explains that his firm does this by chemically treating fabric with conductive polymer coatings.” http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i25/US-textile-makers-look-revival.html by Marc S. Reisch
     

    By Chemical & Engineering News Chemical & Engineering News on BeBop Sensors Smart Fabric: “Beyond new fibers and yarns, some innovators are looking to embed textiles with sensors to create ‘smart fabric.’ Keith McMillen, who heads BeBop Sensors in California, explains that his firm does this by chemically treating fabric with conductive polymer coatings.” http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i25/US-textile-makers-look-revival.html  by Marc S. Reisch

    Beyond new fibers and yarns, some innovators are looking to embed textiles with sensors to create “smart fabric.” Keith McMillen, who heads BeBop Sensors in California, explains that his firm does this by chemically treating fabric with conductive polymer coatings.

    When a user stretches or puts pressure on the fabric sensors, current flow is affected, McMillen says. Printed electronic traces bring signals from the sensors to a computer chip that can measure a runner’s gait, monitor a wearer’s heart rate, or sense a person’s body temperature.

    BeBop recently introduced a control glove for virtual-reality enthusiasts. Equipped with haptic sensors, the glove allows users to “feel” objects virtually when playing computer games. Also on the drawing board are car seat sensors linked to airbag deployment systems to better protect occupants in case of a crash, McMillen says.

     


    Macsales.com LogoMacsales com 5K iMac Memory

    MACSALES.COM OFFERS MEMORY UPGRADES UP TO 32GB FOR NEW APPLE iMAC 21.5”
    -Savings Up to 47% vs. Factory
     

    Woodstock, IL, June 19, 2017 – MacSales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of new OWC Memory Upgrade Kits, with up to 32GB of memory for the 2017 Apple iMac 21.5” with Retina 4K display introduced last week at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose.  

    OWC DDR4 memory, compatible with the new iMac, is available now for immediate shipment to customers. Upgrading memory in iMac boosts performance and helps the new iMac deliver visual effects and 3D graphics, allowing the editing of multicam projects in Final Cut Pro X, with up to five streams of 4K video. For over 20 years, MacSales.com has provided the memory upgrades that allow the iMac (and all other Mac laptops and desktops) to operate at maximum potential, delivering faster video editing, faster gaming and faster 3D graphics.  

    Save Hundreds of Dollars Compared to Apple Factory Upgrades

    New iMac owners seeking to upgrade their RAM can select the 16GB OWC memory upgrade from MacSales.com and save hundreds over factory cost. Owners can max-out their RAM with the 32GB OWC memory upgrade and save an incredible $280 over factory cost. For further savings, iMac with Retina 4K display owners can trade-in their factory memory modules.  

    Memory Upgrade Options for 2017 21.5” iMac
    These iMac-specific memory kits include memory, tools and more – everything you need to upgrade your 2017 21.5” iMac:

    • 16GB Memory Upgrade Kit (8GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) – starting at $154.99

    • 32GB Kit (16GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) – starting at $319.99

      • Maximize memory value and capacity

    All OWC brand memory upgrades are assured to perform flawlessly and are covered by a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee. See all memory options available for all Apple iMac models in the iMac Memory Guide.  

    Great Memory Upgrade Value vs. Factory for Your iMac

    Mac performance experts recommend selecting the least amount of factory installed RAM when ordering any user-upgradeable iMac, taking advantage of significant cost savings by choosing OWC memory.  To assist every level of do-it-yourselfer with memory upgrades, a wide selection of FREE installation videos can be found at: https://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/. 

    The Trusted Name in Mac Memory
     

    MacSales.com offers OWC memory upgrades for nearly every current and past Apple notebook and desktop computer manufactured during the past two decades, including Power Mac, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro Xeon, Xserve, iBook, and PowerBook computers. By maintaining an active state-of-the-art test lab, OWC ensures its memory upgrades offer the highest product quality and reliability, backing them with an OWC Lifetime Advance Replacement Program and 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.  

    An easy to use, point and click compatibility guide for the correct upgrades for each specific Apple model, can be found online at: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memory/  

    Storage Upgrade Options Extend to 8TB

    Apple iMac owners can also upgrade their iMac to 8.0TB of storage with an OWC iMac drive upgrade kit, which maintain correct system fan control with the OWC in-line digital thermal sensor. OWC hard drive upgrade kits include the OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor, which works through the iMac’s System Management Controller to reduce fan noise and maintain proper system fan control and are currently offered for all iMac models from 2009 to current. 

    About MacSales.com

    MacSales.com is the upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. MacSales.com offers an SSD upgrade for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, MacSales.com provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users worldwide.  

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    Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom MicrophoneKidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone: winner of numerous awards, including USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award, the Kidz Gear wired Headphones with Boom Mic are ideal children’s headphones for travel and educational use.  The flexible boom microphone is lightweight and clearly picks up omnidirectional sound, features proprietary KidzControl™ Volume Limit Technology to ensure child-safe listeningavailable in gray, pink, or blue. Price: $19.99
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    Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones - Box PinkKidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Kids: designed specifically for children with no tangled wires, the wireless Bluetooth Headphones provide easy Bluetooth 4.0 set-up with KidzSync™ Auto-Syncing Technology and a high-quality audio experience for children. Available in blue and pink, the headphones also include a patented removable omnidirectional Boom Microphone.

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    Kidz Gear Wired Headphones - 300 dpi white background colorsKidz Gear KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headphones: available in seven colors -- White, Pink, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple, and Gray, to match a child’s personal color preference and style, the headphones are compatible with all audio devices that use a 3.5mm (1/8”) audio jack.  Kidz Gear wired headphones feature the proprietary KidzControl Volume Limit Technology, which limits the volume to approximately 80% of the maximum volume output capable from audio devices in the market today. 

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    OWC ANNOUNCES SMART ALEC – AVAILABLE IN BETA NOW
    ESSENTIAL UTILITY FOR YOUR MAC DRIVES
    PREDICTS DRIVE FAILURES
     
    DON’T LOSE IMPORTANT DATA, PHOTOS,
     VIDEOS, & OTHER FILES TO DISK FAILURE AGAIN
     
    “A Check Engine Light for Your Disks” -- Constantly Monitors Drives with Predictive Failure Analysis
    For Mac Hard Drives, SSDs, Firewire Disks, & USB Drives
    Checks for Errors & Warns in Advance if Disks Have Failed or are About to Fail
    Free Download from the iTunes App Store -- $9.99 Upgrade Available
     
    SMART Alec Photo - in office 

    Mill Valley, CA, June 14, 2017 OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today SMART Alec https://www.smartalec.biz/, an essential Mac utility that constantly monitors and checks your Mac hard drives, SSDs, Firewire disks, and USB drives, warning you in advance if drives are failing or about to fail, so you’ll have plenty of time to back up and replace a bad drive. SMART Alec can help you avoid losing years of sensitive, irreplaceable data from databases, word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and other business files, precious photos and videos, music compositions, and more. SMART Alec is currently available in beta at: smartalec.biz/beta_test. The free final version of SMART Alec and $9.99 upgrade with additional features will be available in July. 

    A check engine light for your disks,” Smart Alec’s Advanced Warning System employs Disk Data Analysis and Predictive Failure Analysis, quietly working in the background to alert you if your drives currently have, or are developing  problems -- before it’s too late and you experience catastrophic disk failure. SMART AlecTM is available in July as a free download from the iTunes App Store, with a $9.99 paid upgrade with additional features, including USB/Firewire disk monitoring, email alerts, and more.  

    Drives Frequently Fail -- Why Wait Until a Disk Drive Fails to Take Action?  

    Although users expect hard drives to last forever, drives can frequently fail for numerous reasons, including overheating, power failures, surges from lightning strikes, water damage, and more. Once a drive fails, it can be virtually impossible or cost hundreds to thousands of dollars to reconstruct sensitive data through a computer technician or data recovery forensics company. Daily back-ups to a secondary drive are also risky, since unknowingly you may be backing up data from an already corrupted drive or to another drive with problems. Instead of waiting for the drive to fail or just hoping it won’t happen, users rely on SMART Alec’s continual background disk monitoring to protect sensitive data --Why wait until a disk drive fails to take action? 

    SMART Alec Free Version - Basic Features: 

            PREDICTED-TO-FAIL DISK: If your disk is likely to fail in the near future, you’ll get a “predicted to fail” warning.

            FAILING DISK: If your disk is already failing, SMART Alec will tell you right away, giving you time to replace your disk and save your crucial data.

            TEST YOUR DISK: SMART Alec will display a green bar by all disks that are healthy. Still worried? Get SMART Alec to re-test disks at any time.

            KNOW YOUR DISK: All the information about your disk is readily available with a disk log to track your disk’s history. 

    SMART Alec $9.99 Upgrade - Additional Features:  

    • “SMART Over USB”: the free version is for SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drives only, not USB/FireWire drives. The upgrade adds failure prediction for most USB or FireWire connected drives, including most USB 3 devices.

    Email Notifications: in addition to desktop alerts, notifications are also emailed to you about failing or predicted-to-fail disks in case you are away from your disks.

    ·    Blink Disk Light: a light blinks on the actual disk corresponding to the disk tile you have selected in the Smart Alec application.

     SMART Alec Screen Shot - Drive Predicted to Fail 

    Available through iTunes App Store 

    The free SMART Alec essential drive utility and $9.99 SMART Alec upgrade with USB/FireWire disk monitoring and other additional features will ship July 2017, with the free version available through the iTunes App store. A Windows version is in development. For more information, see https://www.smartalec.biz/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMARTAlec.biz/.  

    Free Beta Version Available Now   

    SMART Alec is currently in its final beta testing stage. To sign up as a beta tester, go to smartalec.biz/beta_test. In future releases of SMART Alec, users will be able to opt-in to share data about disk reliability and performance with SMART Alec’s self-learning disk failure prediction system, an algorithm which will analyze disk data from users to more accurately predict likely disk failure. Once opted in, users will get access to the most up-to-date statistics about the safest—and least safe—disks available and the reliability of the disks they are using. The latest beta, SMART Alec 1.0 b26, offers support for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). 

    About OWC & OWC Holdings, Inc. (formerly SoftRAID) 

    Based in Mill Valley, California, SoftRAID was founded in 1996 by a small team of Mac software engineers. SoftRAID provides high quality storage solutions for Mac OS, including SoftRAID and SMART Alec. The company’s founders have worked with disk drives on Mac OS since the Mac Plus shipped in 1986. In 2014, SoftRAID was acquired by OWC, the leading manufacturer and upgrade provider for Apple and PC enthusiasts, and renamed OWC Holdings, Inc. SoftRAID is included with all preconfigured OWC ThunderBay RAID enclosures and will power the upcoming OWC Mercury Viper SSD that offers read speeds of 4.6 GB/s and write speeds of 4.0 GB/s. SoftRAID is available from the online store at: SoftRAID.com/store or as a 30-day free trial from SoftRAID.com/freetrial. For more information, see http://www.SoftRAID.com, http://www.smartalec.biz, and http://www.macsales.com.    

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    MACSALES.COM MEMORY UPGRADES ALLOW USERS TO MAXIMIZE
    IMAC 27” 2017 PERFORMANCE
     
    MacSales.com Offers up to 64GB of Memory to Help iMac 27” 2017 Owners Take Systems to the Top
     

    Woodstock, IL -- June 8, 2017 MacSales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, has confirmed support for 64GB memory in all iMac 27” 2017 Models, up to double the factory offered maximum memory. With Apple offering only up to 32GB memory in some models, MacSales.com’s certified OWC memory is available now for all iMac 27” 2017 Models.  

    Upgrade Exclusive to Macsales.com 

    Apple offers up to 64GB memory in the i5 3.5GHz and faster model options (including i7 equipped 27” models), but only up to 32GB memory in the base 27” with i5 3.4GHz. MacSales.com has certified and supports 64GB memory for all 2017 Apple iMac 27” models, including the 3.4GHz version, allowing for up to double the factory-available memory. This upgrade is exclusive to MacSales.com, and allows users to take new iMacs to their maximum potential, to create with endless possibilities.   

    Memory Upgrade Options for 2017 27” iMac

    All OWC Memory Options include a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty: 

    • 4GB Module - OWC2400DDR4S4GB  $49.99

    • 8GB Module - OWC2400DDR4S8GB   $79.99

    • 16GB Module - OWC2400DDR4S16G  $149.99

    • 8GB Kit (4GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S08P  $79.99

      • Add to factory 8GB for 16GB Total, Save $120 (58%) vs. factory 8GB option ($200 to go from 8GB to 16GB)

    • 16GB Kit (8GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S16P  $149.99

      • Add to Factory 8GB for 24GB total, Get 50% More Memory + still save $50 (25%) vs. factory 16GB option

    • 32GB Kit (8GB x 4 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S32S  $279.99

      • Save $320 (over 53%) vs. factory option ($600 to go from 8GB to 32GB)

      • Keep or trade in factory 8GB for additional savings

    • 32GB Kit (16GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S32P  $299.99

      • Add to factory 8GB for 40GB total

      • Maximize memory value and capacity

    • 64GB Kit (16GB x 4 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S64S  $579.99

      • Save $820 (over 58%) vs. factory option ($1,400 to go from 8GB to 64GB)

      • Keep or trade in factory 8GB for additional savings

    See all memory options available for all Apple iMac models in the iMac Memory Guide.

    MaxRAM Memory Certification Program 

    OWC memory modules and kits are fully tested, qualified, and MaxRAM Certified to ensure flawless operation. The OWC MaxRAM Certification Program determines the maximum amount of memory that can be utilized in specific Macs as validated by comprehensive, in-house laboratory tests. All OWC memory has a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee.  

    Rebates for Memory from iMac Intel Core i5 & i7 Models – DDR4 2400MHz Systems

    MacSales.com offers savings vs. Factory Memory options, and save even more when trading in existing memory: 

    §         Apple Original or OWC 4GB DDR4 module - $10.00

    §         Apple Original or OWC 8GB DDR4 Pair (4GB x 2) - $20.00

    §         Apple Original or OWC 8GB DDR4 module - $30.00

    §         Apple Original or OWC 16GB DDR4 Pair (8GB x 2) - $60.00

     

    The Trusted Name in Mac Memory
    MacSales.com offers OWC memory upgrades for nearly every current and past Apple notebook and desktop computer manufactured during the past two decades, including Power Mac, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro Xeon, Xserve, iBook, and PowerBook computers. By maintaining an active state-of-the-art test lab, OWC ensures its memory upgrades offer the highest product quality and reliability, backing them with an OWC Lifetime Advance Replacement Program and 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

    About MacSales.com
    MacSales.com is the upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has provided memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. MacSales.com offers an SSD upgrade for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, MacSales.com provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users worldwide.

    Get social: follow MacSales.com on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

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    © 2017 Other World Computing, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and Mac are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Intel and Thunderbolt are trademarks of Intel Corporation registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.

     


     

    Macsales.com LogoMacsales com 5K iMac Memory

    MACSALES.COM ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF NEW MEMORY UPGRADES WITH UP TO 64GB FOR LATEST APPLE IMAC WITH 27” RETINA 5K DISPLAY
           SAVINGS UP TO 58% VS. FACTORY
     
    For iMac 27” with Retina 5K Display Introduced at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose
     
    Macsales.com Offers Memory that Allows iMac to be Utilized to Maximum Potential

    Woodstock, IL, June 7, 2017 – MacSales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of new OWC Memory Upgrade Kits, with up to 64GB of memory for the 2017 Apple iMac 27” with Retina 5K display introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose. OWC 2400Mhz DDR4 memory, compatible with the new iMac, is available now at www.macsales.com and will begin shipping to customers immediately. The new iMac delivers visual effects and 3D graphics allowing the editing of multi-cam projects in Final Cut Pro X, with up to five streams of 4K video. Macsales.com offers the memory that allows the iMac to be utilized to maximum potential. 

    Savings up to $820 Compared to Apple Factory Upgrade

    New iMac owners seeking to upgrade their RAM can select the 32GB OWC memory upgrade from MacSales.com and save $320 over factory cost.  Owners can max-out their RAM with the 64GB OWC memory upgrade and save an incredible $820 over factory cost. For further savings, iMac with Retina 5K display owners can trade-in their factory memory modules.  

    Easy Upgrades for Your iMac

    As with the original iMac model, a memory access panel on the rear of the newly announced iMac ejects via a simple push button located above the power input. Adding more memory is fast and simply, and involves installing new modules into the memory slots and reinstalling the access panel. Mac performance experts recommend selecting the least amount of factory installed RAM when ordering any user-upgradeable iMac, taking advantage of significant cost savings by choosing OWC memory.  A wide selection of helpful FREE installation videos can be found at https://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/.  

    Memory Upgrade Options for 2017 27" iMac 


    All OWC Memory Options include a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty:

    • 4GB Module - OWC2400DDR4S4GB $49.99

    • 8GB Module - OWC2400DDR4S8GB $79.99

    • 16GB Module - OWC2400DDR4S16G $149.99

    • 8GB Kit (4GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S08P $79.99

      • Add to factory 8GB for 16GB Total, Save $120 (58%) vs. factory 8GB option ($200 to go from 8GB to 16GB)

    • 16GB Kit (8GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S16P $149.99

      • Add to Factory 8GB for 24GB total, Get 50% More Memory + still save $50 (25%) vs. factory 16GB option

    • 32GB Kit (8GB x 4 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S32S $279.99

      • Save $320 (over 53%) vs. factory option ($600 to go from 8GB to 32GB)

      • Keep or trade in factory 8GB for additional savings

    • 32GB Kit (16GB x 2 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S32P $299.99

      • Add to factory 8GB for 40GB total

      • Maximize memory value and capacity

    • 64GB Kit (16GB x 4 Matched Pair/Set) OWC2400DDR4S64S $579.99

      • Save $820 (over 58%) vs. factory option ($1,400 to go from 8GB to 64GB)

      • Keep or trade in factory 8GB for additional savings

    See all memory options available for all Apple iMac models in the iMac Memory Guide.

    The Trusted Name in Mac Memory

    MacSales.com offers OWC memory upgrades for nearly every current and past Apple notebook and desktop computer manufactured during the past two decades, including Power Mac, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro Xeon, Xserve, iBook, and PowerBook computers. By maintaining an active state-of-the-art test lab, OWC ensures its memory upgrades offer the highest product quality and reliability, backing them with an OWC Lifetime Advance Replacement Program and 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. An easy to use, point and click compatibility guide for the correct upgrades for each specific Apple model, can be found online at: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memory/.  

    Storage Upgrade Options Extend to 8TB

    Apple iMac owners can also upgrade their iMac to 8.0TB of storage with an OWC iMac drive upgrade kit, which maintain correct system fan control with the OWC in-line digital thermal sensor. OWC hard drive upgrade kits include the OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor, which works though the iMac’s System Management Controller to reduce fan noise and maintain proper system fan control and are currently offered for all iMac models from 2009 to current. 

    About MacSales.com
    MacSales.com is the upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. MacSales.com offers an SSD upgrade for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, MacSales.com provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users worldwide.

    Get social: follow MacSales.com on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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    OFFICIAL KARENNET E3 EXPO 2017 PARTY LIST JUNE 13-15, 2017 LOS ANGELESOFFICIAL KARENNET E3 EXPO 2017 PARTY LIST JUNE 13-15, 2017 LOS ANGELESTHE OFFICIAL KARENNET E3 EXPO 2017 PARTY LIST JUNE 13-15, 2017 LOS ANGELES is Now Up at http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/e32017.html



     

    "TERROR" NEW MUSIC VIDEO About 9/11 From THE GREAT KAT - WORLD PREMIERE FREE on AMAZON PRIME at https://www.amazon.com/Great-Kat-Terror/dp/B01MDUQB9U WORLD PREMIERE of THE GREAT KAT'S NEW SARASATE'S "CARMEN FANTASY" MUSIC VIDEO on AMAZON! AMAZON PREMIERES THE GREAT KAT’S NEW MARDI GRAS MUSIC VIDEO: BAZZINI'S "THE ROUND OF THE GOBLINS"! LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!! "TERROR" NEW MUSIC VIDEO About 9/11 From THE GREAT KAT - WORLD PREMIERE FREE on AMAZON PRIME at https://www.amazon.com/Great-Kat-Terror/dp/B01MDUQB9U New!  SARASATE'S "CARMEN FANTASY", BAZZINI'S "THE ROUND OF THE GOBLINS" & "TERROR" NEW MUSIC VIDEOS From THE GREAT KAT - WORLD PREMIERE FREE on AMAZON PRIME at  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072MS3PXY & https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N382ZYX/ & https://www.amazon.com/Great-Kat-Terror/dp/B01MDUQB9U

     

    BeBop Logo         BeBop Sensors Marcel Modular Data Glove

    BEBOP SENSORS ANNOUNCES MARCEL MODULAR DATA GLOVE SOLUTIONS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY OEMS

    Launches Low Cost Full-Featured Data Gloves with Haptic Feedback for VR/AR Applications
    Senses Knuckle & Abduction Motions of the Human Hand in 5, 10, & 14 Sensor Versions
    Video at: https://youtu.be/fM1UTwnIn6Q
     

    Berkeley, CA, June 6, 2017 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today BeBop Sensors designed Marcel Modular Data Gloves for OEMS in the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality markets. Designed for accurate control and navigation in VR/AR environments, the BeBop Data Gloves are available to OEMs in 5, 10, and 14 sensor versions. The data gloves provide haptic feedback and sense knuckle and abduction motion of the human hand. 

    Data Gloves for Real-Time Control of Games & Environments 

    BeBop’s basic configuration provides high speed sensor processing as well as a 6 or 9 DoF (Degrees of Freedom) IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) which measures acceleration and angular rate. Fast, deterministic sensing provides sub-frame latency at 120 Hz for real-time control of games and environments. Designed by award-winning musical instrument creator and BeBop Sensors CEO, Keith McMillen, McMillen said: “All controllers need to be accurate and fast. If latency is more than 6-8 milliseconds, you are out of the band.”  

    Tactile & Audio Haptics Communicate a More Realistic Touch Experience  

    Mezzanine boards can be added to the printed circuit board assembly stack to add functionality, such as translation and haptic electronics. Haptics built into the fingertips provide a four octave range for complex stimuli that can convey surface quality and object contact. These non-resonant haptic actuators help close the loop of interaction between humans and virtual devices with contact and continuous surface sounds that drive the actuators, communicating a more realistic touch experience. A haptic audio creation kit is available, enabling content creators to customize and add to the haptic library.  

    Using BeBop’s patented fabric sensor technology, BeBop Sensors’ Marcel Modular Data Gloves are an affordable and robust solution for VR/AR and gaming environments. Key features include:

    ·        Modular: Marcel is a modular data glove solution.

    ·        Accurate & Fast: 120 Hz sub-frame latency for real-time interaction.

    ·        Haptic Technology: contact and continuous surface audio drives haptic actuators. 

    BeBop Sensors-designed Marcel Modular Data Gloves are available exclusively for OEMs. For more information, contact BeBop Sensors at contact@bebopsensors.com, website: http://www.bebopsensors.com

    About BeBop Sensors 

    BeBop uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehends force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop technology is robust and proven with over two million sensors in daily use. Based in Berkeley, California, BeBop Sensors makes things knowable for product designers and visionaries. For more information and demonstrations, see the BeBop Sensors website www.bebopsensors.com.

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    OWC LogoNewerTech Logo

     

    OWC/NEWERTECH FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS
    FOR THE DIGITAL DAD 2017
    Mac/Smartphone/Tablet Storage & Accessories
    http://www.newertech.com and http://www.macsales.com http://www.owcdigital.com 
     

    OWC Envoy Pro mini PhotoOWC Envoy Pro mini - Fast 120GB SSD Thumb Drive:
    Dads will love this lightning fast 120GB SSD USB drive that fits in his pocket. This is not your average thumb drive -- elegant, light, and strong, Envoy Pro mini is a full-sized desktop-class SSD performance go-anywhere storage companion -- incredibly fast and perfectly portable for dad’s life on the move.
    Price: $119.99
    Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/owcenvoypro.html
    Buy at: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ENVMKU3S120/


    OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini PhotoOWC Mercury Elite Pro mini - Portable Storage & Backup:
    Available from 60GB to 5TB, this is the portable storage drive for fathers who like to take hundreds of photos and videos of their friends and family without worrying about losing their files. The Mercury Elite Pro mini multi-interface storage drive for Mac & PC features USB 3.0 and 2.0 high-performance eSATA Plug and Play data storage and backup reliability with a choice of a SATA hard drive or Solid State Drive (SSD). The  Mercury Elite Pro mini delivers up to 600MB/s transfer speeds for demanding data storage and backup in an impact resistant, heat dissipating 5x3-inch brushed aluminum enclosure with super-quiet operation.
     
    NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 5S - Stars & StripesNewerTech NuGuard KX iPhone Cases for iPhone 7:
    Rugged without the bulk -- military drop tested cases for iPhones, including iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5S & 5C, and Samsung Galaxy S4. The NuGuard KX case is perfect for fathers that travel or work/play outdoors. Available in black, red, and blue, with unique design options, such as a U.S. flag.
    NewerTech 14-Piece ToolkitNewerTech 14-Piece Portable Toolkit:
    Featuring a rugged, zippered, woven-nylon kit with all the tools necessary to open most laptops, computers, and small electronics, this is the essential toolkit for a digital dad. Also perfect for opening smartphones, tablets, and other difficult-to-open but easy-to-scratch items, the toolkit includes 14 tools, including non-marring nylon pry tool “spudgers,” black nylon probes, Phillips and other screwdrivers, tweezers, scissors and more.

     

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    SoftRAID Logo

    OWC HOLDINGS SHIPS NEW VERSION OF SoftRAID --

    MAC RAID SOFTWARE -- NOW WITH SoftRAID EASY SETUP

     

    SoftRAID’s New Easy Setup Application Now Makes it Super Easy to Create Advanced RAID Systems for Everyone Who Wants to Protect their Data against Sudden Disk Failure --

    For Photographers, Videographers, Editors, Musicians, Audio Producers, Database Managers and Anyone with Data Files That are Important to Them

     

    SoftRAID Easy Setup SoftRAID Lifestyle Photo

    Protects Your Precious Files Against Disk Failure

    Also Includes USB & FireWire Disk Failure Prediction Monitoring & Translation to Chinese

     

    Mill Valley, CA May 23, 2017 -- OWC Holdings, Inc., a division of OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the launch of SoftRAID v. 5.6 RAID software featuring SoftRAID Easy Setup, which now makes it super easy to create a RAID system (redundant array of independent disks) from scratch to keep your precious files protected against disk failure and achieve faster data access. SoftRAID’s software RAID system is ideal for everyone who needs to safely store and backup massive amounts of data, including photographers, videographers, editors, audio producers, database and media managers, advertisers, archivers, and more. SoftRAID’s Easy Setup guides less technical users through the process of creating SoftRAID volumes, automating the process of configuring disks and making recommendations to help users setup their SoftRAID system. All users have to do is decide what the RAID volume will be used for and how much space to use (with hints from the application) -- SoftRAID Easy Setup does the rest.

     

    Additional new features in SoftRAID include the ability to monitor USB and FireWire disks for failure and impending failure and translation to Simplified Chinese (for both the application and documentation), in addition to the 5 other languages SoftRAID already supports: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. SoftRAID is available to purchase from www.SoftRAID.com/store  for SoftRAID lite at $49 and the full SoftRAID at $179.  A 30 day fully functional Free Trial of SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite is available to download immediately from www.SoftRAID.com/freetrial.   

     

    New Features in SoftRAID 5.6:

    ·         SoftRAID Easy Setup: helper application guides less technical users through the process of creating SoftRAID volumes.

    ·         SMART over USB proprietary driver: extends disk checking and monitoring to most USB drives, including most USB 3/3.1 and many USB 2 drives, FireWire enclosures and FireWire 400/800 connected drives.

    ·         Supports 6 languages: now translated to Simplified Chinese, in addition to English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.

    ·         Supports Thunderbolt 3 devices: with sustained throughput of over 2.5GB/s on a single Thunderbolt 3 bus. You can even use two ThunderBolt 3 buses at the same time and create a volume which can read and write at over 4 GB/s.

    ·         Email Notifications: updated to support recent security enhancements in SMTP servers, includes support for almost all third party email servers.

    ·         Quick Start Guides: updated for both SoftRAID and SoftRAID Lite to include an entire section on using SoftRAID Easy Setup.

    ·         Features improved failover handling: in the event of Mirror (RAID 0), RAID 4, RAID 5, and RAID 1+0 disk failure scenarios.

    ·         Extends disk certification: to all 4Kn (4 KB sector) drives.

    ·         Compatible with all versions of Mac OS X: from 10.6.8 through the latest release of macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

    ·         Includes bug fixes: details of which can be found in the release notes.

     

    General SoftRAID Features:

    ·         Support for all Intel based Macs with Core Duo 2 processors or later.

    ·         Supports Thunderbolt 1, 2 & 3, eSATA, SAS, FireWire and USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 and USB-C.

    ·         Converts AppleRAID stripe (RAID 0) and mirror (RAID 1) volumes to SoftRAID.

    ·         Supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and 1+0 (and non-RAID volumes) - (RAID 4, 5 and 1+0 volumes not available with SoftRAID Lite).

    ·         Supports TRIM (for SSDs) on all SoftRAID RAID levels.

    ·         All SoftRAID volumes can be startup volumes.

    ·         Supports volumes up to 4 petabytes (4,000 TB).

    ·         Supports up to 16 disks per volume and up to 32 volumes per Mac.

    ·         Automatic rebuilding of out-of-sync RAID volumes.

    ·         Fast Rebuilds for accelerated rebuild times.

    ·         Disk error reporting: SoftRAID monitors and logs all disk errors (often ignored by Mac OS).

    ·         Email notifications (not available with SoftRAID Lite).

    ·         Predictive failure analysis: gives advance warning of imminent disk failure on all disks which support SMART, most USB 3, 3.1 and USB C disks (enclosures) and also many USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and 800 disks.

    ·         Certify Disk: guarantees disk reliably read and write data (destructive, ideal for new disks).

    ·         Verify Disk: ensures entire disk can be read (non-destructive test for any-time use).

    ·         Validate volume: confirms your entire volume is readable and all parity data is correct.

    ·         I/O and error counters for every SoftRAID disk and volume.

    ·         Extended disk information, including hours of use, reallocated sector counts and media wear for SSDs.

    ·         Disk labeling and LED blinking to aid in disk identification.

    ·         Extensive logging of SoftRAID events.

    ·         Command line interface with dedicated man page (CLI not available with SoftRAID Lite).

    ·         Built-in recovery tools for recovering severely damaged partition maps.

     

    Pricing for SoftRAID, SoftRAID Lite, & Free 30 Day Trial

     

    SoftRAID version 5.6 is available now as a fully functional 30 day free trial at SoftRAID.com/freetrial, with pricing at just $179 through www.SoftRAID.com/store, Apple Certified Consultants, and retail outlets worldwide. It includes one year of free technical support via email. In addition, SoftRAID Lite is available for just $49 and includes support via online forum. SoftRAID Lite supports only non-RAID, stripe (RAID 0) and mirror (RAID 1) volumes. Users of SoftRAID version 4 can purchase an upgrade to version 5.6 for $89. SoftRAID requires Intel running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. Support for TRIM commands on SSDs require Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later. SoftRAID is known for their exceptional tech support, available nights and on weekends, in addition to standard hours. See customer comments at: https://www.softraid.com/pages/comment/customers_comments.html . For more information, see the website: http://www.SoftRAID.com and http://www.macsales.com,  Facebook: facebook.com/softraid.

    About SoftRAID & OWC Holdings, Inc.

    Based in Mill Valley, California, SoftRAID was founded in 1996 by a team of Mac software engineers to  provide high quality storage solutions for Mac OS. The company’s founders have worked with disk drives on Mac OS since the Mac Plus shipped in 1986. Available for Mac OS X since 2003, SoftRAID has earned its reputation as a rock solid product with great technical support -- the first to market with many key features,  including fast mirror rebuilds, full email notifications, bootable RAID volumes, disk certification, RAID volume validation, TRIM support on all RAID Levels, disk failure prediction, and more. In 2014, SoftRAID was acquired by OWC, the leading manufacturer and upgrade provider for Apple and PC enthusiasts, and renamed OWC Holdings, Inc. SoftRAID is included with all preconfigured OWC ThunderBay RAID enclosures and will power the upcoming OWC Mercury Viper SSD that offers read speeds of 4.6 GB/s and write speeds of 4.0 GB/s. For more information, see the website: http://www.SoftRAID.com  and http://www.macsales.com,  Facebook: facebook.com/softraid.

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    Video: https://www.facebook.com/SoftRAID/videos/324347741284991/ 
     
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    SoftRAID and the SoftRAID logo are registered trademarks of OWC Holdings, Inc.


    THE OFFICIAL KARENNET INTEROP 2017 PARTY LIST MAY 15-19, 2017 - LAS VEGAS is Now Up at http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/interop2017.html THE OFFICIAL KARENNET INTEROP 2017 PARTY LIST MAY 15-19, 2017 - LAS VEGAS is Now Up at http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/interop2017.html New! THE OFFICIAL KARENNET INTEROP 2017 PARTY LIST MAY 15-19, 2017 - LAS VEGAS is Now Up at http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/interop2017.html

    OWC LogoVideoEdge Best of Show Award 2017 Logo - NAB 2017Thunderbolt 3 DockThunderbolt 3 Dock - back2

    OWC WINS NAB 2017 BEST OF SHOW AWARD

    FOR THUNDERBOLT 3 DOCK WITH 13 PORTS

     

    Most Powerful OWC Connectivity Solution at the Fastest Speeds

    for Laptops & Other Devices for Business & Creative Professionals

     

    Woodstock, IL, May 3, 2017 OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock has won the NAB 2017 Best of Show Award presented by NewBay Media’s Video Edge. With an amazing 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock brings exceptional connectivity through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering unprecedented power and speed to laptops and other devices.

    Best of NAB 2017 Awards Given for Innovation, Feature Set, Cost Efficiency, & Performance

    The NAB 2017 Best of Show Awards are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Thunderbolt 3 Dock was chosen because of its exceptional flexibility, connectivity with 13 ports, bandwidth of up to 40Gbps, with the capability to power the new 2016 MacBook Pro -- with an elegant industrial design. For creative and business professionals concerned with the limited port options on new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs or PCs, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the ideal solution for connecting a wide variety of existing and future devices, including external hard drives, webcams, audio interfaces, Ultra HD displays, wired networks, and more.

    “We are excited to receive the Best of Show Award recognizing the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. “We feel that this new dock is the best expansion solution we’ve ever made, offering the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 technology coupled with 13 ports of connectivity, perfect for getting the most out of your laptop and all of the devices that keep your work and life powered and connected.”

    NewBay Broadcast & Video Group Vice President and Group Publisher Eric Trabb said, “The products nominated for the Best of Show program, now in its fourth year, provide an outstanding overview of new technology on the show floor and shine a spotlight on the very best.”

    The highly-anticipated OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be shipping this summer.  For more information, see https://www.owcdigital.com/products/thunderbolt-3-dock.  

    OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock NAB 2017 Best of Show Award Photo 

    About Best of Show – NAB 2017 

    NewBay’s Best of Show Award entrants are thoroughly vetted by a panel of industry experts. Winners receive the Best of NAB 2017 Award and are featured in Video Edge, the premiere publication for content production and delivery for every screen. Products are also featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in a digital edition to more than 100,000 NewBay subscribers after NAB 2017. For more information, see:  http://www.newbaymedia.com/.  

    About OWC 

    From production-grade SSDs and external hard drives to expansion products and enterprise storage, OWC delivers perfectly tailored workflow solutions for every creative project. Serving the Apple community worldwide since 1988, OWC is the most reliable manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts with its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for its award-winning products, as well as customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world and comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos.

    OWC is Green 

    OWC is the first technology manufacturer in the U.S. to become 100% on-site wind powered. Awarded LEED Platinum Certification (the highest level) by the Green Building Certification Institute, OWC actively participates in onsite recycling and other green initiatives throughout the company. For more information, see http://www.owcdigital.com.  

     

    The Speed to Create, The Capacity to Dream 

    Get social: follow OWC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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    © 2017 Other World Computing, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and Mac are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Intel and Thunderbolt are trademarks of Intel Corporation registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.


     

    Thomas PR Logo StackedKaren Thomas, President & CEO, Thomas Public Relations is selected as judge for the 2017 CES Asia Innovation Awards held in Shanghai, China June 7-9, 2017 -- honoring the best in consumer electronics products from 19 innovative product categories, including drones, health tech, smart home and more. Info at: http://www.cesasia.cn/ #CESAsiaKaren Thomas, President, Thomas Public Relations

     

    KAREN THOMAS, PRESIDENT, THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS

    SELECTED AS JUDGE FOR CES ASIA INNOVATION AWARDS 2017

     

    CES Asia Innovation Awards Honor Creative Design & Engineering in

    Consumer Electronics Products & Technology

     

    April 17, 2017, Melville, NY – Thomas Public Relations, Inc. http://www.thomas-pr.com, the leading PR agency working exclusively with high-tech and consumer electronics brands, announced today that President and CEO, Karen Thomas, has been selected as a judge for the 2017 CES Asia Innovation Awards. The CES Asia Innovation Awards honor creative design and engineering in consumer electronics and technology products across 19 innovative product categories, including drones, health tech, smart home, and more. Owned and produced by CTA and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co. Ltd, CES Asia 2017 will take place June 7-9 in Shanghai, China.

     

    “I am honored to be selected to judge the best innovative technology products at CES Asia 2017,” said Karen Thomas, President and CEO, Thomas PR®. “Asia has become a hub for new ground-breaking technology that reverberates throughout the world with its unique ideas.”

     

    In addition to being a CES Asia Innovation Awards judge, Ms. Thomas is also a judge for the Edison Awards 2017, and has won numerous industry awards for Thomas PR’s social media and public relations expertise, including Long Island Business News “Excellence in Communication Award 2017 for Best PR Campaign 2017, PR News Social Shake-up Movers & Shakers Award 2017, Onalytica’s “Top 100 Influencers and Brands,” PRSourceCode’s  Top Tech Communicators Award, and TheBitbag.com’s PR Rep of the Year, among others.

     

    Ms. Thomas is also the creator of the innovative, original longest running Party List Guides for networking events at technology trade shows, The Official KarenNet Party List, covering international tech events for 20 years, including CES, NAB, Mobile World Congress, SXSW, Comic-Con, COMDEX, Macworld, E3 Expo, PMA, Cebit, PC Expo, Photokina, PhotoPlus, CTIA, and many more.

     

    About Thomas PR

     

    Thomas PR® has a 20 year history of successful PR campaigns for ground-breaking technology companies, such as BeBop Sensors, NewerTech, OWC, GameSir, Welle, Kidz Gear, Olympus, The Great Kat, and more. Thomas PR has extensive relationships with national and international press, including The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox-TV, Wired, BBC-TV, Stern, Vancouver Sun, and more. For more information, see the website: http://www.thomas-pr.com, Twitter: www.twitter.com/thomaspr,  Facebook: www.facebook.com/KarenThomaspr,  and Facebook Company: https://www.facebook.com/Thomaspublicrelations.

     

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    Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and co-produced by Shanghai Intex, CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers, international media, and a limited number of consumers from China. CES Asia 2017 will be held in Shanghai, China June 7-9, 2017 and is the only industry event focused on the Asia-Pacific market. For more information, see: http://www.cesasia.cn.

     

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    KAREN THOMAS, THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC. SELECTED AS JUDGE FOR 2017 CES ASIA INNOVATION AWARDSKAREN THOMAS, THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC. SELECTED AS JUDGE FOR 2017 CES ASIA INNOVATION AWARDS
     

     
    CNBC The Rundown Welle interview with CEO Mark Zeng "This smart device turns any surface into an interface" with Dan Murphy, CNBC The Rundown
     
    by Dan Murphy, CNBC The RundownCNBC The Rundown Welle interview with CEO Mark Zeng "This smart device turns any surface into an interface" with Dan Murphy, CNBC The Rundown
    This smart device turns any surface into an interface

    Welle CEO Mark Zeng explains how Welle turns any surface into a smart controller with sonar technology and its many applications.
    CNBC The Rundown Welle interview with CEO Mark Zeng "This smart device turns any surface into an interface" with Dan Murphy, CNBC The RundownCNBC The Rundown Welle interview with CEO Mark Zeng "This smart device turns any surface into an interface" with Dan Murphy, CNBC The Rundown
     

    THE OFFICIAL KARENNET NAB 2017 PARTY LIST APRIL 22-27, 2017 - LAS VEGAS is Now Up at http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/nab2017.htmlTHE OFFICIAL KARENNET NAB 2017 PARTY LIST APRIL 22-27, 2017 - LAS VEGASNew! THE OFFICIAL KARENNET NAB 2017 PARTY LIST APRIL 22-27, 2017 - LAS VEGAS is Now Up at http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/nab2017.html
     

    Gizmodo on OWC by Christina Warren!
     
    by Christina Warren, GizmodoGizmodo on OWC by Christina Warren
     
    New Accessory Makes the MacBook Pro Actually Suitable For Pros

    Christina Warren
    1/04/17 7:40pm

    One of the biggest professional gripes about the new MacBook Pro—dongle issues aside—is its lack of upgradability. Apple made the decision to solder the storage onto the logic board (just as it does with RAM), making it impossible for users to upgrade past the capacity they choose at the time of purchase.

    Fortunately, longtime Mac accessory and storage maker OWC has a solution. Dubbed the OWC DEC, the device adds additional storage and ports to your MacBook Pro. Unlike other docks, this one actually is a dock. The MacBook Pro will sit on top of machine-milled aluminum that houses the NAND flash storage and additional ports.

    Although most people will probably use the DEC on their desk, it’s fully portable. The DEC will make the new MacBook Pro about the same thickness as the old 2012 MacBook Pro with an optical drive. It also adds some weight, but OWC says it should still weigh three to four ounces lighter than the 2012 optical drive MacBook Pro.

    I had a look at an early (but working) prototype model without ports and was impressed. Yes, this adds thickness and weight, but it also makes the MacBook Pro an actual pro machine.

    In addition to up to 4TB of additional storage, the DEC will also include:

    SD card slot
    3 USB 3 Type A Ports
    Gigabit Ethernet
    OWC told me they are also looking at offering mini-DisplayPort in certain configurations and may even look at adding an additional battery.

    Although you can’t upgrade the RAM (something no Apple laptop has allowed since 2012), this is probably the closest solution you’ll get to returning your Touch Bar MacBook Pro to what Apple used to offer back in the day.

    The downside to all of this is price. OWC isn’t announcing pricing—and the volatile nature of NAND memory chips made it difficult for them to give me an estimate—but expect it to be expensive. I was told that the 4TB model would cost less than what Apple charges to go from 256GB to 2TB on the MacBook Pro. Apple charges $1400 for that privilege, so prepare to spend serious money.

    I can’t fault OWC for its pricing structure though, this is a problem Apple brought upon itself when it decided to continue its evolution of turning professional tools into turnkey appliances. If you want a seamless way to upgrade the storage on your MacBook Pro and you want legacy ports, this is one of your few options.

    [OWC]

     

     

    Digital Trends on Welle Sonar Technology Based Smart Home Controller for IoT Devices by Clayton Moore!
     
    by Clayton Moore, DigitalTrends.comDigital Trends on Welle Sonar Technology Based Smart Home Controller for IoT Devices by Clayton Moore!
     
     

    New smart home controller Welle turns gestures into IoT commands
    By Clayton Moore — March 31, 2017 5:43 PM

    Why it matters to you

    Some experts in the IoT market claim voice recognition is the future, but gesture recognition technology is making its own inroads in the smart home space.

    There’s a new entrant in the race to control your smart home devices. A Chinese company called Maxustech has made a pretty good impression in the Kickstarter world with the Welle — a new smart home controller that uses sonar to recognize gestures as commands. It feels a bit like using the Force to turn your stuff on and off, which is pretty cool by itself.

    The developers claim the Welle is the first device of its kind to use embedded sonar to detect human motion for the control of smart devices and apps. It’s the same kind of tech that is used for high-level sensing in drones and currently being tested for self-driving cars by a variety of tech giants. Because it’s meant to be a universal controller, the Welle can be used to control a wide variety of devices including lights, televisions, speakers, door locks, thermostats, fans, and more.

    More: Researchers add gesture recognition to nearly everything

    The early bird price on Kickstarter gets you one Welle for $69, and Maxustech has raised over $30,000 based on a $20,000 goal. The product will be in beta testing by May 2017 with production beginning in September. Maxustech expects to start shipping in October 2017.

    In contrast to hands-free devices like the Echo and Google Home, Welle uses hand signals rather than voice commands to control smart home devices. It works by emitting low-level ultrasonic waves and collecting echoes that bounce back within its sensing areas. Then the device translates those echoes via software algorithms into commands for IoT devices, software applications, or other controllers. Because the device is designed to utilize the latest Bluetooth technology in concert with the latest sonar tech, it also consumes very little power.

    The Welle will detect gestures out to about a meter, and recognizes at least a dozen simple gestures. In a nifty programming trick, the Welle developers integrated a function where a letter of the alphabet can be assigned to a unique device. In other words, just dash out an “X” in the air, and you can fire up the dishwasher or turn on certain lights. The developers are also using an open application program interface to encourage software and hardware to redefine gestures and invent new functionalities.

    “Our goal was to create convenient control for people that could be used anywhere,” says CEO & Founder Mark Zeng. “Our team creates technology that adds pleasure to life by amplifying natural human ability. The feedback has been amazing.”

    The development of the Welle could also be the cusp of a new age in IoT control. A recent study by Juniper Research forecasts that by 2020 there could be more than 400 million motion- and gesture-tracking devices. The technology could also have a fundamental connection to rising technologies like virtual reality.


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    Welle Makes Any Surface “Smart” Using Sonar Technology
    Tracks & Recognizes Unlimited Hand Gestures & Handwriting to Control IoT Devices
     
    Welle Smart Device Turns any Surface into a Universal Remote Control for use with:
    Lights, Windows, TVs, Doors, Thermostats, Coffee Makers, & More
    Controls PowerPoint Presentations & Connects with IFTTT -- For Android & iOS

    Welle Welle - PowerPoint at work - on wall Welle - cooking

    March 28, 2017, Shenzhen, China – Welcome to the modern world of controlling devices. Welle (pronounced vell-uh) is a smart device that instantly turns any surface into a “smart” interface using Sonar Technology through hand gestures. Welle http://getwelle.com/ gives you the ability to use unlimited simple gestures to control your favorite Internet of Things (IoT) devices, appliances, and apps – so powerful it even tracks your finger movements and recognizes handwriting. With Welle, the entire surface becomes connected to Sonar, allowing you to use hand gestures to control all your smart devices, such as lights, TVs, speakers, doors, thermostats, cameras, curtain/blinds, fans; and even PowerPoint presentations, apps, and IFTTT (If this, then that) conditional task applets, and more. Welle is launching today on Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1781885077/1423513448?token=74255447   

    Uses Most Advanced Sonar-based Gesture Control to Connect to All Kinds of IoT Devices & Appliances – Mounts on Wall  

    Welle works in the home, office, or anywhere with a Bluetooth connection. Simply place the tiny Welle on any convenient surface or location, or mount Welle on a wall with the included 3M stickers. Working as a universal remote for all kinds of IoT devices and appliances, Welle uses the most advanced Sonar-based gesture control, replacing the multiple traditional household remote controls for a convenient and enjoyable connected home and office experience. Welle recognizes standardized gestures and also lets you assign your own gestures or handwriting short-cuts to interact with devices everywhere in your life. 

    Creates Custom Gestures, Tracking, & Even Recognizes Handwriting  

    Welle means “wave” in German and Welle’s logo shows two fingers tracking human gestures with ultrasonic waves. Welle uses Sonar Technology, advanced ultrasonic signals used in the military, automotive and drone markets, that can accurately track human movements. Welle’s Sonar Technology transmits signal pulses and collects the reflected energy back from targets, identifying motions, gestures, and finger movements from the echoed signals. These echoes are translated into different instructions and words to IoT devices using an advanced hardware design and software algorithms. The Welle Sonar Technology tracks your fingers when you touch a surface and can even recognize handwriting motions, transforming them into customized actions. Conventional gesture detectors, such as those used in smartphones, only provide single gesture readings. In contrast, Welle provides rich information, such as trajectory data and digitized gestures, enabling a wide variety of control functions for everyday convenience.   

    Welle Controls Any Device, Anywhere Instantly:

    ·        Thermostats

    ·        Coffee makers

    ·        Lights

    ·        Windows shades/curtains

    ·        TVs

    ·        Doors

    ·        Speakers

    ·        Locks

    ·        Humidifiers

    ·        Fans/air conditioners

    ·        Outlets

    ·        Garage doors

    ·        Robot arms

    ·        PowerPoint presentations

    ·        Creates custom gestures

    ·        Assigns short-cuts throughout handwriting recognition or gestures (i.e. “C” for “make coffee”)

    ·        Changes volume and tracks when listening to music

    ·        Connects with IFTTT

    ·        Tiny size, weighing just 3.5 ounces, with measurements of 2.97” x 1.38” x 0.64”  

     

    Control Lights:                                        Control Speakers:

    Welle - Control Lights - Sonar Welle - control speakers - volume

    Control Thermostats:                                 Handwriting Recognition Shortcuts: 

    Welle - control thermostat  Welle - control coffee machine

    Painting:                                            DJ & Music Recording:

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    “Human hands are one of nature’s most perfect creations. They are highly sensitive and can manipulate objects with fine dexterity. The iPhone ushered in the era of touch control, but its under-glass technology diminishes the hand’s tactile feel, limiting the ability to control devices with a high degree of sensitivity,” said Mark Zeng, CEO, Welle. “Welle overcomes this obstacle by creating convenient controls for people at home and at work. The feedback has been amazing. People first say ‘Wow!’ and then they ask how they can get a Welle for themselves and their friends. We love that!” 

    Open API Now Available for Software & Hardware Developers 

    Welle provides an open API (Application Programming Interface) for software and hardware developers to redefine gestures, creating infinite possibilities for controlling devices and apps. Welle features a well-designed API, readable documents, example codes, and a developer community with full support. For moreinformation on the Welle API, see: http://www.maxustech.com or email: support@maxustech.com.  

    Tiny, Small Enough to Bring on the Road to Meetings, Hotels, & Coffee Shops –

    Pricing & Availability 

    Welle is tiny, smaller than a smartphone at less than 3 inches long, weighing just 3.5 ounces, lightweight and small enough to bring on the road to meetings, hotels, coffee shops, and anywhere else you go. Easy to install in just a few minutes with Welle’s app for Android and iOS users, users can setup Bluetooth connections between Welle and the target devices quickly by following the steps on the Welle app. Available October 2017, Welle will be priced at $99, with early-bird Kickstarter pricing of $59 for a limited time. For more information, see Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1781885077/1423513448?token=74255447 or http://getwelle.com/.  

    About MaxusTech – Making Machines Sense the World 

    Welle was created by a highly advanced team of scientists, visionaries, mathematicians, physicists, and electrical engineers at MaxusTech. Established in 2014, MaxusTech created Welle when they realized the limitations of current control methods and limited interactive surface on devices, which undermines the user experience. Based in Shenzhen, China, MaxusTech provides human-computer interaction technologies and novel HCI solutions to their business partners. Their goal is to make tools that address human needs by amplifying human capabilities to “Make machines sense the world.” MaxusTech is funded by top tier venture capital firms. For more information, see http://maxustech.com/, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1781885077/1423513448?token=74255447, email: support@maxustech.com.  

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    Thomas PR Logo Stacked New! KAREN THOMAS, THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS WINS THE PR NEWS SOCIAL SHAKE-UP MOVERS AND SHAKERS AWARD 2017 FOR TOP INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS IN THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THEIR BRAND OR CLIENT! Karen Thomas, President, Thomas Public Relations

     

    KAREN THOMAS, PRESIDENT, THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS

    AWARDED PR NEWS “MOVERS & SHAKERS AWARD 2017

     Awarded for Top Industry Thought Leadership in the Use of Social Media 

    March 20, 2017, Melville, NY – Thomas Public Relations, Inc. http://www.thomas-pr.com, the #1 award-winning consumer electronics and technology PR agency, announced today that Karen Thomas, President & CEO, Thomas Public Relations, has been awarded the PR News “Movers & Shakers Award 2017” for top industry thought leadership in the use of social media. Ms. Thomas was recognized for the social media campaigns for Thomas PR’s technology brands and clients that shake up the social media scene, navigating the ins and out of live streaming, SEO, storytelling, social selling, Snapchat, Instagram, and more. 

    The Movers and Shakers Award 2017 will be presented at The Social Shake-Up Show, held May 22-24, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Winners were judged on the measurable positive effects their social media leadership had for their brands and clients, and how they have demonstrated that they are industry leaders in the use of social media.  

    “I’m honored to be awarded as a mover and shaker with social media savvy campaigns and strategies for the tech industry,” said Karen Thomas, President & CEO, Thomas Public Relations, Inc. “Thomas PR prides itself in outside-the-box campaigns that bring time-honored results for our clients.” Ms. Thomas and Thomas PR are the winners of numerous industry awards for the agency’s social media and public relations acumen, including Long Island Business News “Excellence in Communication Award 2017” for Best PR Campaign, Onalytica’s “Top 100 Influencers and Brands,” PRSourceCode’s  Top Tech Communicators Award, and TheBitbag.com’s PR Rep of the Year. The creator of the original and longest running Party List guides for networking at technology trade shows, The Official` KarenNet Party List,” Ms. Thomas is also a judge for the Edison Awards 2017. 

    About Thomas PR 

    Thomas PR® has an over 15 year history of successful PR campaigns for ground-breaking technology companies, such as Olympus, BeBop Sensors, NewerTech, OWC, GameSir, Kidz Gear, The Great Kat, and many more. Thomas PR has extensive relationships with national and international press, including The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox-TV, Wired, BBC-TV, Stern, Vancouver Sun, and more. For more info, see the website: http://www.thomas-pr.com, Twitter: www.twitter.com/thomaspr,  Facebook: www.facebook.com/KarenThomasprFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thomaspublicrelations . 

    About Movers & Shakers Award

     

    Sponsored by PR News and Social Media Today, The Movers & Shakers Award will be presented at The  Social Shake-up, the premier social media conference redefining what social media means for businesses and brands. The Social Shake-Up will be held May 22-24, 2017 at The W Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, see: http://www.socialshakeupshow.com/.

     

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    GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT “50 SENSATIONAL FEMALE GUITARISTS”!
    by Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine
     
     
    "Kat (born Katherine Thomas) may be one of the fastest guitarists of all time.” - Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine
     
    GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT “50 SENSATIONAL FEMALE GUITARISTS”! “The Great Kat. This Juilliard-trained violinist’s turbocharged, speed-metal readings of classical pieces were pretty astounding when she first appeared…They’re still impressive, in fact, and Kat (born Katherine Thomas) may be one of the fastest guitarists of all time.” – Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine READ at http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/50-sensational-female-guitarists/62327
     
     "50 Sensational Female Guitarists"
    The Great Kat
    A belligerent self-promoter with zero patience for crap guitar technique, The Great Kat’s September 2005 GP interview, quite frankly, scared the holy heck out of lots of our readers. But this Juilliard-trained violinist’s turbocharged, speed-metal readings of classical pieces were pretty astounding when she first appeared in the late 1980s. They’re still impressive, in fact, and Kat (born Katherine Thomas) may be one of the fastest guitarists of all time. If only she’d quit screaming at us. —MM
    Notable Gear: Burns Scorpion, Jackson V-style.
     

    GameSir Logo GameSir M2 Gamepad for iOS - colors

    GAMESIR BOOTH
    Hong Kong Electronics Fair
    Booth #1A – A12
     

    GAMESIR LAUNCHES FIRST GAMESIR IOS GAMEPAD – M2 GAMEPAD  
    FASTEST, MOST ACCURATE & COMFORTABLE iOS GAME CONTROLLER
     
    Provides Incredible Precision & Reaction Times for Shooting & Fighting
    Super Comfortable, First iOS Game Controller with Big, Rubber-Coated Handles for Comfort -- First with LED Power Indicator
    Available in 3 Colors: Maroon, Prussian Blue, & Matte Black
    Video: https://youtu.be/Jd1mw8Wxge8
     

    March 21, 2017, Hong Kong, China -- GameSir http://www.gamesir.hk, the leading worldwide brand of game controllers with more than 2 million users in over 30 countries, announced today the ultimate portable iOS gaming experience, the M2 Gamepad game controller for iOS. Available in three colors: Maroon, Prussian Blue, and Matte Black, the M2 is the first iOS game controller built for accuracy and comfort, featuring big, rubber-coated textured handles for a comfortable grip when playing games for long periods. The M2 Gamepad lets everyone play games on any iOS device: iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV -- anytime/anywhere. GameSir will be exhibiting at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in Hong Kong, April 13-16, 2017, GameSir Booth #1A-A12.   

    Incredible Precision – Phone Holder for Secure Gaming 

    The M2 Gamepad provides incredible precision, accuracy, and reaction times for shooting and fighting with sports and adventure games and is the first iOS controller with an LED power indicator for better gaming process control. The iPhone, iPad or iPod quickly snaps onto the Gamepad phone holder on top of the unit for secure gaming.  

    Includes Free “GameSir World” & “Happy Chick” Apps  

    Apple-certified MFi made for iOS, the M2 Gamepad features a compact design for easy portability with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for playing games everywhere. GameSir also includes the free GameSir Apps “GameSir World” where users can download thousands of Apple Gamepad supported mobile games to share with friends and family and the free GameSir “Happy Chick” App to download retro games for the most entertaining gaming experience on the road. 

    GameSir will be Exhibiting at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair April 2017 Booth #1A-A12  

    GameSir will be Exhibiting at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair April 13-16, 2017, Booth #1A-A12. 
    To schedule press meetings at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair or for more info, contact: Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani, Thomas PR (631) 549-7575, emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  or eyutani@thomaspr.com.  

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    GameSir Booth at Hong Kong Electronics Fair April 13-16, 2017

     

    GameSir M2 Gamepad Key Features:  

    ·        Portable with a compact design: 

    ·        Apple-certified MFi iOS game controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV for gaming anywhere/anytime.

    ·        Connectivity: Bluetooth 4 for playing everywhere. 

    ·        Incredible precision and reaction speeds for shooting and fighting with sports and adventure games.

    ·        Comfortable for long gaming: first iOS gamepad with big, rubber-coated textured handles for a comfortable grip.

    ·        LED Power Indicator: first iOS gamepad with an LED power indicator for better gaming process control. 

    ·        “GameSir World” App: quickly download tons of popular Apple Gamepad supported mobile games on GameSir’s free app.

    ·        “Happy Chick” App: quickly download thousands of retro games with GameSir’s free App.

    ·        Share games: share favorite iOS games with friends and family.

    ·        Attaches Securely: devices quickly attach to the M2 controller for secure gaming that won’t come loose.

    ·        Compatibility: iPhone7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhoneSEiPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPod, and Apple TV.

    ·        Small dimensions: 155 mm (width) x 102 mm (height) x 65.5 (depth).

    Priced at $99, the GameSir M2 Gamepad for iOS will ship May 2017. The M2 Gamepad comes with the Controller, User Manual, USB Cable, free “GameSir World” and “Happy Chick” Apps, and GameSir World Guide. For more information, see the website: http://www.gamesir.hk, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myGamesir/.   

    About GameSir: 

    GameSir is the leading worldwide brand of game controllers, with more than 2 million users from over 30 countries. Born out of a pure desire to create more fun, GameSir was founded in Hong Kong, China in 2013 with the goal of creating the ultimate mobile gaming platform by making mobile games easier, more realistic, and more fun. GameSir conducted its own research and development, manufacturing game controllers with a spirit of innovation and passion. GameSir inspires gamers  with the first 4-in-one unique mobile gaming ecosystem, integrating Content, Platform, Software, and Controllers into the mobile gaming industry. For more information, see http://www.gamesir.hk.  

    GameSir, Just Play!

     
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    Thomas PR (631) 549-7575
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    Website: http://www.gamesir.hk/ 
     

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    THE OFFICIAL KARENNET SXSW PARTY LIST MARCH 10-19, 2017 – AUSTIN, TXTHE OFFICIAL KARENNET SXSW PARTY LIST MARCH 10-19, 2017 – AUSTIN, TXNew! THE OFFICIAL KARENNET SXSW PARTY LIST MARCH 10-19, 2017 – AUSTIN, TX

    Thomas PR Logo StackedThomas PR awarded Long Island Business News Excellence in Communication 2017 for Best PR Campaign

     

    THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS WINS LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS “EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATION AWARD 2017”

    BEST PR CAMPAIGN  

     

    Awarded for PR Campaign for the Chinese Government Promoting the CITE 2017 Event April 2017 in Shenzhen, China & Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology & Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government 

    February 23, 2017, Melville, NY – Thomas Public Relations, Inc. http://www.thomas-pr.com, the #1 award-winning consumer electronics and technology PR firm, announced today that it has won the Long Island Business News “Excellence in Communication Award 2017” for Best PR Campaign. The Award recognizes top industry professionals for excellence in marketing, communications, public relations, website and graphic design. Thomas PR was honored for their international press conference for the Chinese Government for the CITE 2017 (China Information Technology Expo) show to be held April 2017 in Shenzhen, China and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government.

     

    Thomas PR promoted the CITE 2017 show through a standing-room only international Press Conference which took place on January 6, 2017 in Las Vegas at the CES Consumer Electronics Trade Show -- the mecca of the technology industry. The CITE Press Conference featured attendees from all over the world, and was held in English and Mandarin, translated through an on-site robot using artificial intelligence. Thomas PR brought together high-level international press and prospective CITE exhibitors from all over the world, including CNN, ABC-TV, Engadget, CBS Radio, PBS-TV, ABC-TV, NY Times, Techlima (Brazil), Estilo Magazine (Honduras), L’Economiste (France), MingJian (China), China Daily USA, CBS-TV, Grazia Magazine (Italy), Technet (Czechoslovakia), CBC Radio Canada, Home Theater (Israel), CBNTV (Australia), Sing Tao Daily (China), iFLYTEK, Costco, Radii Robotics, and more.

     

    “We are honored to be selected by the leading Long Island business publication, Long Island Business News for Best PR Campaign for our work with the Chinese government. Thomas PR is known throughout the tech industry for representing the best cutting-edge technologies with clients from all over the world, bringing these international technologies to the U.S.,” said Karen Thomas, President & CEO, Thomas Public Relations, Inc.

     

    About Thomas PR

     

    Thomas PR® has an over 15 year history of successful PR campaigns for ground-breaking technology companies, such as Olympus, BeBop Sensors, NewerTech, OWC, GameSir, Kidz Gear, The Great Kat, and many more. The agency specializes in working with international clients from countries such as China, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Canada, and the UK, working with their unique customs, languages, and technologies, to market for optimal U.S. press coverage and marketing success. Thomas PR has extensive relationships with national and international press, including The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox-TV, Wired, BBC-TV, Stern, Vancouver Sun, and more.

     

    Recently selected as judge for the Edison Awards 2017, Thomas PR President & CEO Karen Thomas is fluent in German and Spanish, with a working knowledge of Italian and French, and basic Japanese and Mandarin. The creator of the original and longest running Party List for technology trade shows, “The Official KarenNet Party List,” Ms. Thomas is winner of the Onalytica’s “Top 100 Influencers and Brands,” PRSourceCode Top Tech Communicators Award, and TheBitbag.com’s PR Rep of the Year.  For more information, see: http://www.thomas-pr.com

     

    About Long Island Business News Excellence in Communication Award

     

    The Long Island Business News Excellence in Communication Award recognizes top industry professionals for their excellence in marketing, communications, public relations, website and graphic design. The awards ceremony will take place on March 22, 2017 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. For more information, see http://www.libn.com

     

    Contact:

    Karen Thomas / Eva Yutani

    Thomas PR

    (631) 549-7575

    Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com eyutani@thomaspr.com 

    Website: http://www.thomas-pr.com 

     

    Karen Thomas, President, Thomas Public Relations

    Karen Thomas, Thomas Public Relations, Inc.

     

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    Thomas PR awarded Long Island Business News Excellence in Communication 2017 for Best PR Campaign

    THE OFFICIAL KARENNET MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS PARTY LIST FEB 27-MARCH 2, 2017 – BARCELONA, SPAINTHE OFFICIAL KARENNET MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS PARTY LISTTHE OFFICIAL KARENNET MOBILE WO

    RLD CONGRESS PARTY LIST FEB 27-MARCH 2, 2017 – BARCELONA, SPAIN

    Thomas PR Logo StackedKaren Thomas, Thomas Public Relations, Selected as Judge for Edison Awards™ 2017

    KAREN THOMAS, THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.

    SELECTED AS JUDGE FOR EDISON AWARDS 2017

     

    February 6, 2017, Melville, NY – Thomas Public Relations, Inc. http://www.thomas-pr.com, leading public relations agency for technology and consumer electronics, announced today that Karen Thomas, President & CEO, Thomas PR, has been selected as a judge for the Edison Awards™ 2017 for the most innovative products and business leaders in the world. The Edison Awards are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new products, services, design, and innovations http://www.edisonawards.com/  

    “I am honored to be selected by the Edison Awards to judge the best of the best in technology products and services,” said Karen Thomas, President & CEO, Thomas PR.  

    About Thomas PR 

    Thomas PR® has an over 15 year history of successful PR campaigns for ground-breaking technology companies, such as BeBop Sensors, NewerTech, OWC, GameSir, Kidz Gear, Olympus, The Great Kat, and many more. Thomas PR has extensive relationships with national and international press, including The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox-TV, Wired, BBC-TV, Stern, Vancouver Sun, and more.

     

    Recently named “Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Onalytica, the leading social media influencer analyst group, Thomas PR is the creator of the original and longest running Party List for technology trade shows, “The Official KarenNet Party List.” Thomas PR is also the winner of the 2009 PRSourceCode Top Tech Communicators Award, TheBitbag.com’s PR Rep of the Year, and more.  Info at: http://www.thomas-pr.com

     

    About Edison Awards

     

    Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, the Edison Awards™ recognize and honor the most innovative products and business leaders in the world. The awards honor innovation, recognize achievement, and celebrate success from organizations across the globe, focusing on fostering innovation. The Edison Awards celebrate natural curiosity, support discovery, promote core skills, and help foster a deeper understanding of teamwork and experimentation.  For more information, see http://www.edisonawards.com/.

     

    Contact:

    Karen Thomas / Eva Yutani

    Thomas PR

    (631) 549-7575

    Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com 

    Website: www.thomas-pr.com 

     

     

     

    Karen Thomas, President, Thomas Public Relations

    Karen Thomas, Thomas Public Relations, Inc.

     

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    THOMAS PR ANNOUNCES THE KARENNET PARTY LIST AWARDS BEST PRESS PARTIES OF CES 2017! Thomas PR is the Publisher of The KarenNet Party List – the Longest Running Technology Trade Show Party List 

    THOMAS PR ANNOUNCES THE KARENNET PARTY LIST AWARDS BEST PRESS PARTIES OF CES 2017 
     

    Thomas PR is the Publisher of The KarenNet Party List –
     the Longest Running Technology Trade Show Party List 

     

    January 11, 2017, Melville, NY – Thomas Public Relations, Inc. http://www.thomas-pr.com, the number 1 PR agency focusing on technology and creator of The Official KarenNet Party List, the longest running party list for technology trade shows, announced today its picks for The KarenNet Party List Awards for the Best Press Parties of CES 2017. Thomas PR scoured the CES technology mecca party scene, from January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, attending numerous events listed on our “The Official KarenNet Party List” for the Top 7 KarenNet Party List Best CES Parties of 2017. 

    TOP 7 BEST  KARENNET PARTY LIST AWARDS 2017:

    Best food: Gigabyte –at Caesar’s Palace. The Gigabyte reception featured filet mignon, chicken breast, risotto and Chilean Sea Bass and an assortment of exquisite deserts. 

    Best DJ: Lenovo/Tech.co – an annual event held at Aquaknox in the Venetian. Lenovo’s DJ got even the most uptight executive relaxed and dancing with current hits and even some line dances. 

    Best Live Music: Harman/Kardon – at Hard Rock. Sting entertained the captivated audience.  

    Craziest: Upload VR – at Moon Club in the Palms. The virtual reality party was amped up with acrobats and crowds dancing and milling about through the two level party at the Moon Club featuring views of the strip. 

    Most International: CITE 2017 - at Caesar’s Palace. The multi-cultural fete featured a robot that translated English and Mandarin with instant subtitles for international guests from 3 continents. 

    Best Giveaways:  Bluetooth Party – at Lavo in Palazzo. The fun giveaways included blue and white socks with the Bluetooth 5 logo and light-up drink stirrers with a glowing number “5” to accompany the blueberry/vodka signature cocktails. 

    Best Booth Party: Dok Solution – at LVCC Central Hall. A cool party and the only place you could get beer and drink karaoke at the same time during CES.

    About The KarenNet Party List Awards  

    The KarenNet Party List Awards for the Best Press Parties of CES 2017 celebrates the best in technology parties at CES. Award winners may post about their award using the hashtag #KarenNetPartyListAwards. For more info on the KarenNet party list, see http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/ces2017.html, Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thomaspr  @thomaspr, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karenthomaspr. For more information on Thomas Public Relations services, see http://www.thomas-pr.com.

    About Thomas PR 

    Recently named “Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by the Onalytica leading social media influencer analyst group, Thomas PR is the winner of the 2009 PRSourceCode Top Tech Communicators Award, TheBitbag.com’s PR Rep of the Year, and more. For more info, see website: http://www.thomas-pr.com, Twitter: www.twitter.com/thomaspr,  Facebook: www.facebook.com/KarenThomasprFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thomaspublicrelations .

     

    Press Contact:
    Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani
    Thomas PR (631) 549-7575
    Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com 
    Website: http://www.thomas-pr.com  http://www.thomaspr.com 
     
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    CITE 2017 NEWS:

    Click to Read PDFs:

    -CES 2017 Press Reception - CITE 2017 Speech by Mr.Wushengwu, MIIT
     
    -CES 2017 Press Reception - CITE 2017 Speech by Organizer Mr. Chenwenhai
     
    -CES 2017 Press Reception - CITE 2017 Speech from CVIA
     
    -Highlights CITE 2017 Exhibitors - English
     
    -Highlights CITE 2017 Exhibitors (Chinese and English)

    THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.

    THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS CLIENTS AT CES 2017:
     

    GAMESIR BOOTH #613 – WESTGATE (Anhui Changgan Network Technology): GameSir launches first GameSir iOS Gamepad – fastest, most accurate, & comfortable iOS Game Controller Info: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/56762900/1199560182?token=45acfaec 

     

    • JSK/Easy-Doks BOOTH #11235 – LVCC Central: Dok teams up with Amazon to Launch Dok Talk CR25 voice activated 6 device charger - Charge & listen to music and more with voice-activated Hi-Fi Bluetooth speaker system. DOK PRESS RECEPTION AT CES 2017 – Friday, January 6 at 3:30 PM-6:00 PM Booth #11235 LVCC Central Hall. Invite: http://www.thomas-pr.com/easydoks/easydoksinvite.html  RSVP: Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani, Thomas PR (631) 549-7575, email: kthomas@thomaspr.com  or eyutani@thomaspr.com. Dok Website: http://doksolution.com/

     

    CITE 2017 PRESS DINNER RECEPTION AT CES 2017 - CITE is the Tech Festival with the hottest & most trending innovative Chinese companies attracting global attention – CITE Press Dinner Reception: Friday, January 6, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Caesar’s Palace, Octavius Ballroom 11 (Caesar’s Conference Center - Promenade South) Invite: http://www.thomas-pr.com/cite/citecesinvite2017.html. RSVP Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani, Thomas PR (631) 549-7575, cell: (516) 527-9111 email: kthomas@thomaspr.com  or eyutani@thomaspr.com.CITE Website: http://www.citexpo.org/en/

     

    • OWC: Meetings with Larry O’Connor, CEO, OWC for new storage and Mac accessories at the Venetian - OWC Suite
    OWC Website: http://www.macsales.com

     

    Press Contact to schedule meetings at CES 2017:
    Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani
    Thomas PR (631) 549-7575 cell: (516) 527-9111
    Emails: kthomas@thomaspr.com  eyutani@thomaspr.com
    Website: http://www.thomas-pr.com  http://www.thomaspr.com



     

    NCR Silver - 10 Blogs Small Business Owners Should Follow in 2017 by Dave Johnson: "Karen Thomas, president and CEO of Thomas Public Relations, is a big fan of the Harvard Business Review and said it’s required reading for her staff. 'It provides a hard-core look into real-life examples of how to succeed in business'. -Karen Thomas"
     
     
    10 Blogs Small Business Owners Should Follow in 2017
    To be successful, be informed. These recommended blogs offer a wealth of advice and insight.
    by: Dave Johnson
    Harvard Business Review

    Karen Thomas, president and CEO of Thomas Public Relations, is a big fan of the Harvard Business Review and said it’s required reading for her staff.
    “It provides a hard-core look into real-life examples of how to succeed in business.” -Karen Thomas

    There’s something on HBR for almost every small business owner and aspiring entrepreneur. The Leadership Blogs are about promoting insights from business thought leaders. The Leading the Way blog presents essays from HBR’s corporate learning program. And the Management Tip of the Day is a daily, one-paragraph summary of longer articles from HBR magazine.

     

     

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