Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Swann Releases New OutBackCam - A Camera that's Tougher than the Australian Outback

Heavy duty outback security camera / suitable for use outdoors / 100% battery operated / Perfect for remote areas / Records to SD card / Easily transfer video to your PC

Milton Keynes, 27th  November 2012, Swann, a global leader in security monitoring solutions, has announced the release of the OutbackCam – a Portable Video 5MP Camera & Recorder. Specifically built to withstand the harshest weather conditions; the OutbackCam is the ideal security observation system for your front yard, back patio, and any rural location.

The camera and recorder are both housed in the same anti-corrosive, lockable shell. Video footage or still photos record conveniently to the included SD card. Simply insert the SD card into your computer to quickly and easily view captured video and images.

The OutbackCam Camera & Video Recorder automatically switches on when motion is detected so there is no more useless empty footage. 100% battery operated means you don't need any mains power when using the OutbackCam. Therefore the unit can be installed in any area as required. Date and Moon Phase stamping ensures you know exactly what time of the day or night the image was captured.

The Swann OutbackCam Camera & Video Recorder now ensures you can monitor and record almost any location! Comes complete with a 2GB SD card and tree strap; just add 4 x AA batteries and the OutbackCam is ready for use.

Main Features:

  • An amazing surveillance recording system with durable, water-resistant casing and battery powered portability can operate in most weather conditions & temperatures
  • A day or night camera and DVR allows you to record clear photos with the 5 Mega Pixel camera or videos at 30 frames per second, with powerful night vision up to 32ft/10m. Track the exact recording time with day, time and  moon phase stamping
  • Record thousands of photos and hundreds of videos to a 4GB SD card (up to 32GB), then transfer fi les to PC for easy uploading to your favourite websites such as YouTube, Facebook etc or view on your digital camera
  • Set and forget with long lasting battery operation (uses 4 x AA, not included) and motion triggered recording for extended monitoring over several months. (Based on taking 10 photos per day)
  • Keep a lookout in remote areas with portability by mounting to trees, posts or flat surfaces to capture leisure activity such as hunting or fishing, monitor farm or wild animals, or capture unwanted behaviour such as trespassing, vandalism, fly tipping and more

In The Box:

          OutbackCam™ 5MP Camera
          Tree Strap
          SD Card 4GB
          Operating Instructions

Image Sensor Type 1/2.5“ CMOS
Effective Pixels 2560 x 1920 (5.0 Megapixels)
Day/Night Mode Colour during day/B&W at night
Minimum Illumination 0 Lux (IR On)
Lens 7.6mm
Viewing Angle 55 Degrees

Video Format AVI
Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Frame Rate 30 fps
Video Recording Duration 5 ~ 60 seconds
Still Image Format JPEG
Still Image Resolution 2560 x 1920 (High, 5MP)
2048 x 1536 (Low, 3MP)
Multiple Still Image Capture Yes (3)
Image Overlays Date / Moon Phase
Record Delay Range 5 secs ~ 10 mins

Night Vision
Night Vision Range Up to 32ft / 10m
Number of IR LEDs 15
IR Cut Filter Yes

Operating Power DC 6V
Battery Type 4 x AA (not included)
Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor
Operating Temperature 14°~122°F (-10°~+50°C)**
Memory Type and Size SD Card up to 32GB
Sensor Type PIR (Passive Infrared)
Sensor Range Up to 32ft/10m
Sensor Trigger Speed < 1 second
Dimensions 4.7” x 3.6” x1.8”/ 120mm x 90mm x 45mm
Weight 0.4lbs / 180g

Price & Availability:

Swann OutbackCam retails for £99.99 Available from Maplins and other leading retailers
For more information and actual footage, please visit http://www.swann.com/s/products/view/?product=1063

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

NCH Software Launches New Business Essentials Suite

Keep on top of your business and organisation skills with the NCH Business Essentials software for PC and Mac, making your operations simple.

Basingstoke, UK, 20th November 2012; NCH Software, leading provider of audio, video, business, telephony and other software utilities worldwide has announced the new Business Essentials Suite.
This dual-platform, comprehensive suite allows you to manage and grow your business with easy, scalable business software applications. Track business cash flow and account balances and efficiently manage all inventory processes. The invaluable Web Access mode allows for remote access. Track staff check-in times and hours worked and improve productivity using reports on where employees spend most of their time. Maintain customer information, including contact details, interactions, notes and more. NCH Business suite supports multiple users and multiple businesses. Now Win 8 compatible

NCH Business Suite Includes:

  • Express Accounts Accounting Software: Manage and report your business income and expenditures

  • Express Invoice Invoicing Software: Create professional invoices, quotes, and sales orders

  • Inventoria Inventory Management: Efficiently manage all inventory processes across your business

  • FlexiServer Productivity & Attendance Management: Track employee attendance and computer usage

  • Copper Point of Sale Software: Streamline retail checkout for employees and customers

  • Reflect Customer Relationship Management: Track customer information, interactions, tasks and events

  • HourGuard Time Sheet Software: Log the time spent on individual projects or with customers

Systems Requirements:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later


Business Essentials Suite is available from Amazon and PC World for MSRP £69.99 inc

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Draw Something with the New STM Bags Tracer Deluxe!

London, UK November 15th 2012, leading Australian bag and case manufacturer, STM Bags has announced the release of the tracer deluxe capacitive stylus.

The tracer deluxe offers the touch and feel of a fine writing instrument in a capacitive touch screen stylus. The soft and durable rubber tip will not scratch your screen and allows you to accurately draw and type with ease.

In addition, the tracer deluxe includes a two colour pen for note taking when required. The detachable stylus tip also reveals screwdriver tools and a SIM card ejector pin.

The tracer deluxe works on all touch capacitive screen devices and is available in silver and black.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Accurately draw and type with ease
  • Soft and durable rubber top will not scratch the screen
  • Works on all capacitive touch screen devices
  • Ergonomically designed for enhanced comfort
  • Detachable stylus tip with screwdriver and SIM card ejector pin
  • Two colour pen for paper note taking when required

Price and Availability:

The tracer deluxe is available now for £24.95 inc.

For stockist information please go to www.stmbags.com

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Lastolite Announce New 6:1 and 7:1 TriFlip Kits

November 15th 2012, Lastolite Limited, the world’s leading manufacturer of backgrounds and lighting control systems for the photo, video and cinema industry, announces the release of the new 6:1 and 7:1 TriFlip Kits.

The new TriFlip Kits are in addition to the already popular 8:1 TriFlip Kit.

The 6:1 TriFlip Kit includes one 75cm (30”) TriGrip Gold/White reflector and one double sided, reversible TriFlip cover (Sunlite/Sunfire, Silver/Softsilver), giving a total of six reflective surfaces to choose from.

The 7:1 TriFlip Kit includes one 75cm (30”) TriGrip two Stop Diffuser, one 75cm (30”) TriGrip Gold/White reflector and one double sided, reversible TriFlip cover (Sunlite/Sunfire, Silver/Softsilver). This combination will allow you to use two reflectors at once (choose from six available surfaces), or a combination of a reflector and a diffuser.

Setup for both kits takes only seconds and the result is a taut professional finish. The included TriGrip in both kits features the unique TriGrip moulded handle for accurate positioning of the reflector with just one hand. The TriFlip products are an all in one solution in a bag.

Main Features:

·         Easy set up
·         Six reflective surfaces to choose from
·         Use two reflectors, or combination of a reflector or diffuser with the 7:1 Kit

         Price & Availability:
         The new TriFlip 6:1 Kit and 7:1 Kit are available at RRP £85 and £145 inc VAT respectively.

For stockist information, please see: http://www.lastolite.com/distributors.php

Telephone: 01530 832570

Auslogics BoostSpeed, Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro and Auslogics File Recovery have been officially certified by Microsoft® as Windows 8 Compatible confirming the applications’ capability to operate smoothly under the Windows 8® operating system.

Sydney, Australia – November 15th, 2012   Auslogics Software Pty. Ltd., a leading publisher of popular PC optimization and maintenance utilities, has released an announcement that three of its main products - Auslogics BoostSpeed, Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro and Auslogics File Recovery – have received the official Windows 8 Compatible certification from Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Windows App Certification Program is designed to help ensure that third-party applications carrying the Windows brand are both easy to install and reliable on PCs running Windows. The requirements that applications have to meet in order to qualify to display the Windows 8 Compatible logo include:

-       Being compatible and resilient
-       Adhering to Windows Security Best Practices
-       Supporting Windows security features
-       Supporting clean, reversible installation
-       Other strict technical specifications

The goal of this program is to provide the value that users expect from their Windows-based systems, which includes requirements of stability, compatibility, reliability, performance, and quality.

The three Auslogics products that received Windows 8 compatibility certification had gone through extensive in-house testing prior to being tested by Microsoft. The tests confirmed their solid architecture and reliability, their full adherence to strict security requirements and ability to provide a smooth user experience on Windows 8 platforms.

“We are very excited about receiving this certification from Microsoft,” says Anna Lind, Auslogics PR representative. “This achievement is significant for us as a company, as it means our developers have done a fantastic job, which has been acknowledged; and it is also significant for our customers, as they receive the ultimate confirmation that Auslogics products can be trusted for use on platforms running the newest Windows version. Not much changed in Windows 8 in terms of maintenance and optimization needs, and we are happy to provide the feature-rich tools Windows users look for to replace and supplement the minimalistic built-in utilities.”

Auslogics products support MS Windows versions from XP to Windows 8. The company offers free trial downloads of this software from their website at www.auslogics.com.

Friday, 9 November 2012

MAGIX PhotoStory on DVD Deluxe 2013 : Transform your photos and videos from digital cameras, smartphones and video cameras into fantastic movies easier than ever before and enjoy them on TV, mobile devices or the Internet. Add your own personal touch with text, music and spectacular effects in Full HD and 3D!
If you need a quick fix simply choose from one of the many professional style templates and the automatic slideshow maker will take care of the rest - including titles, transitions, effects and music.

Included! Automatic image optimization: Manually customize colour, contrast, brightness and saturation or use the auto correction feature to do it automatically. Plus: Red eye correction!

Included! 500 MB online storage space: Upload your slideshows from the program to the MAGIX Online Album directly - your personal multimedia center. Includes playback function for slideshows, videos and music.

£69.99 MSRP

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Laplink Releases PCmover for Windows 8

Laplink® Software’s latest release promises to be the easiest way to set up a new Windows 8 PC

Basingstoke, UK, 2012, Laplink Software, Inc. today announced that its new version of PCmover®, designed to make it as easy as possible to set up a new Windows® 8 PC, has been released.

For several years, PCmover has been the number one selling application for PC-to-PC migration and the only software that automatically moves files, settings, and even programs from an old PC to a new one. With this latest release, PCmover now includes Free Transfer Assistance which provides VIP-level service throughout the entire PC setup experience at no additional charge.
“Consumers need a hassle-free option for setting up their new PCs. PCmover supports all transfer scenarios:  upgrading an existing PC to Windows 8, restoring from a hard drive or image, or moving from an old PC to a new one,” stated Laplink’s CEO, Thomas Koll.
According to Laplink’s research on PC buyer habits, one in every five is so concerned about the new PC setup process that they will actually put off buying a new PC.  This concern has little to do with the hardware or operating system, but rather the anxiety of how to transfer everything – including programs – from the old PC to the new one.
 PCmover with Free Transfer Assistance changes everything,” continued Koll. “It combines powerful software and professional guidance for the perfect solution. With Free Transfer Assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, moving from an old PC to a new one has never been easier.”
For consumers, PCmover saves an entire weekend of PC setup and configuration tasks, reducing the PC setup process to just a few mouse clicks. All e-mail, address books, pictures, music, videos, and even programs like iTunes and Microsoft Office are automatically copied over from the old PC and installed, ready-to-use, on the new PC.
For businesses, PCmover Enterprise promises IT departments the ability to manage migrations even for unmanaged PCs, with studies demonstrating savings of more than $300 for each PC upgraded or deployed. Migrations using PCmover for remote offices, subsidiaries, and non-standard PC rollouts can result in cost savings in excess of $1,000 per PC replaced or upgraded.
While being fully compatible with Windows 8, PCmover continues to support transfers to or from Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
PCmover Ultimate is now available through Amazon. Included in this version is SafeEraseTM and a Laplink® High-Speed Transfer Cable

SafeEraseTM  is the fastest and most secure way to permanently delete sensitive information.  It securely deletes Internet browser data, files, partitions and entire hard drives, overwrites with zeros for the fastest deletion times, employs six methods for secure elimination of your confidential data and allows you to choose from pre-defined and individual deletion profiles and receive detailed reports on the deletion process.
Price & Availability:
PCmover Ultimate is available from Amazon at £39.99 MSRP inc