Archive for January 9, 2008

Canon U.S.A., Inc. proudly announces the VIXIA family – a new lineup of consumer High-Definition camcorders embracing Canon optical and imaging technologies for superior image quality and flexibility.

The new HD camcorder family – the Canon VIXIA HF10 Dual Flash Memory camcorder, VIXIA HF100 Flash Memory camcorder and VIXIA HV30 HD camcorder – reflects Canon’s commitment to High-Definition imaging excellence. In addition, the previously released HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive camcorder and HR10 AVCHD DVD camcorder join the VIXIA family, giving consumers a variety of formats to choose from, all of which deliver a superior High-Definition experience. Also being introduced is the DW-100 DVD Burner.

All VIXIA camcorders feature Canon core technologies to create HD video that possesses the highest level of image quality – a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens incorporates over 70 years of optics experience in professional broadcast and photography; a Canon designed and manufactured HD CMOS Image Sensor for Full HD (1920 x 1080) image capture; the Canon-developed DIGIC DV II Image Processor for superior color and clarity; Instant AutoFocus for fast and accurate auto focusing, crucial for HD; and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, which corrects a wide range of camcorder vibration for virtually shake-free images.

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. said that it will team up with the Google Inc. group to launch services allowing users to watch Internet pictures and videos on the television screen.

On the TV screen, users can watch high-quality photo images shown on Google’s Picasa Web album and videos posted on the video-sharing Web site of the major Internet search engine’s YouTube unit.

APC-MGE, part of the critical power and cooling services business unit of Schneider Electric, announced that it received the 2007 Global Data Center Solutions Company of the Year Award from global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan. This honor is based on a number of criteria, including market share growth, quality product performance, manufacturing capabilities, technological skills and the effectiveness of distribution channel partners.

APC-MGE’s uncompromising research and development efforts have produced highly-efficient end-to-end solutions for data centers that address back-up power, cooling and infrastructure issues. The award honors APC-MGE’s unparalleled excellence in the data center solutions market by addressing the most fundamental and evolving needs of customers.

Another factor cited in APC’s selection was the company’s exceptional customer service and customer loyalty levels. The company has the exceptional expertise to identify market needs and changes while executing innovative strategies within the existing competitive landscape.