Image Sensing Systems, Inc. Introduces Mobile Blocker


Image Sensing Systems, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of MOBILE BLOCKER™, a state-of-the-art cellular telephone and pager jamming device that has the ability to effectively block the transmission and reception of mobile telephone and pager signals within a 40-meter (135 foot) circle with optimal placement. ISS also announces the operation of an Internet E-commerce site to facilitate the ...

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Toshiba Unveils 2.0 Gig 1.8 Inch Harddrive


Toshiba America Electronics Components (TAEC), Storage Device Division today announced its newest family of embedded compact 1.8-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) in 5GB and 10GB capacities. These drives provide higher-capacity storage options for a range of notebook PC and non-PC applications. “Our new generation of slim, rugged 1.8-inch HDDs puts storage in places where it has always been needed but ...

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MV5 Digital Live Scanner


The MV5™ is a first in mobile fingerprint capture designed to provide law enforcement agencies immediate identification of suspects and wanted persons in the field when coupled with a local, county or state AFIS or NCIC2000. The MV5 can give the officer or agent added personal safety by enabling access to crucial demographic data when at a traffic stop or ...

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Shenzhen Personal Digital Positioning System Supports CDPD, GPS


Shenzhen Standard Electronics Ltd has introduced a wireless terminal that supports satellite positioning, CDPD networking and local wireless data transfer. The STD-VI can be used as a peripheral modem to connect to the Web, send/receive e-mails, access remote PCs and enable mobile information management. It can likewise be used to digitally position humans, animals and vehicles. The terminal employs GPS ...

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Wall-mounted Public Phone Supports Internet and E-mail


KDNet Co. Ltd has released a wall-mounted public Web phone. The KM 300 enables users to access the Internet and send/receive e-mails. Measuring 500 by 400 by 300mm, it incorporates a retractable keyboard with a ball-tracking mouse, an LCD, and camera, printer and card reader options. The KM 300 is currently available for in-house company applications only. It will list ...

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Single-chip Audio Decoder Solution for MP3 Players Introduced


An audio decoder for portable and MP3-style personal audio players is available from SigmaTel (Austin, Texas). SigmaTel’s STMP3400 is a small, integrated solution for multi-format personal audio players. The SoC STMP3400 provides a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and DC/DC converter. The STMP3400 solution is claimed to offer high audio performance with 18-bit DAC. The chip has a USB ...

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Wearable Patents Take Off


The other devices from Orang-Otang Computers sound more like they should be worn by characters from the “Star Trek” movies: a phone that fits under a shirt sleeve and slides into the palm with a flick of the hand, a digital audio recorder for the wrist that hides in a shirt when not in use. There’s also a wearable laptop ...

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Nokia Announces Two New Symbian Games for the Nokia 9210 Communicator


Nokia today announced two new games – Mobile Soccer and Golf – for the Nokia 9210 Communicator. The games are optimized for the communicator’s high-resolution color screen and the Symbian platform. Owners of the Nokia 9210 Communicator will be able to download both games from Club Nokia. Mobile Soccer, developed by Kuju Entertainment and published by Nokia, is the second ...

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Handspring Delivers Fast Blazer Web Browser


Handspring, Inc. has released a new version of Blazer, its award-winning web browser for Palm OS handhelds. The Blazer browser is designed to provide handheld computers with fast access to a full range of web content. As announced separately today, Handspring will bundle Blazer at no additional charge with the Handspring VisorPhone as part of its new Wireless Internet Access ...

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Kyocera Offers Bluetooth Adapter for DDI Pocket’s PHS Terminals


Kyocera Corp. started sales of a Bluetooth adapter for DDI Pocket Inc.’s PHS terminals and a PCMCIA card for PCs. A PC with the PCMCIA card (photo) and an H” (edge)-series PHS enable wireless data communication at a maximum transfer rate of 460kbps. Prices for the adapter and the PC card carry an open price tag.

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Motorola and TrafficMaster join Forces to Provide First-of-its-Kind Navigation System


Trafficmaster, the world’s leading real-time traffic information service provider, and telematics and automotive electronics leader Motorola, Inc. announced today their plan to jointly produce the first off-board, dynamic navigation system for the volume market that incorporates real-time, traffic-flow data. Motorola’s navigation server, part of its new iRadio™ navigation application, together with Trafficmaster’s real-time, traffic-flow data create the Trafficmaster T-nav service. ...

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HomeRF Working Group Unveils Faster Standard for Multimedia Wireless Networks


The HomeRFx Working Group, a non-profit organization consisting of industry leading companies with a common goal of designing the premier wireless networking solutions for the home, officially ratified HomeRF 2.0, its eagerly awaited 10 Mbps (Megabits per Second) wideband frequency-hopping specification. The new version of HomeRF technology is optimized for high-speed wireless home networking allowing users to create multimedia networks ...

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Kyocera Announces World’s Smallest 3.34 MegaPixel Digital Camera with 2x Zoom


Kyocera announces the Finecam S3 digital camera, the world’s smallest high-quality 3.34 megapixel digital camera. The size of a credit card, the Kyocera Finecam S3 shoots incredibly crisp, sharp images in a sleek, state-of-the-art advanced digital device. The Finecam S3 utilizes the latest in digital technologies to capture images rivaling conventional 35mm film. The 3.34 Megapixel CCD, the image capture ...

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PDA integrates MP3, CCD Camera, with GSM Modules


Internet Appliance Box Corp. Ltd has announced its new CN001 PDA. The CN001 is based on Intel’s 206MHz StrongARM SA-1110 RISC processor. The PDA runs on either Linux 2.4.0 or Microsoft’s WinCE 3.0 operating system. It has 32M of SDRAM and 16M of flash memory. The 240-by-320-dot TFT LCD displays up to 64,000 colors and supports touch-screen functions. The PDA ...

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AMD Unveils AMD Athlon 4, World’s Highest-Performance Mobile PC Processor


AMD today announced two new mobile processors primed with industry-leading features, the mobile AMD Athlon 4 targeted for the performance space, and the new mobile AMD Duron processor for value-conscious buyers. Both processors deliver performance that is the highest in the mobile PC industry for their respective market segments. Compaq Computer Corporation has also announced the availability of a 1GHz ...

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