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Sony and Panasonic Develop New Optical Storage Standard - Archival Disc

Sony Corporation ("Sony") and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic") today announced that they have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage.

Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve. This makes them robust media for long-term storage of content. Recognizing that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage going forward, particularly given the anticipated future growth in the archive market, Sony and Panasonic have been engaged in the joint development of a standard for professional-use next-generation optical discs.

Iiyama Unveils the ProLite T2452MTS-3 Multi-Touch Monitor

Iiyama today announced a new ProLite Series monitor featuring multi-touch support, the ProLite T2452MTS-3. This 23.6-inch model makes use of optical touch technology allowing two-finger operation and also has an LED backlight, a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 2 ms GTG response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, two 2 W speakers, and D-Sub, DVI and dual HDMI connectors.

The ProLite T2452MTS-3 is backed by a three-year warranty and costs 36,800 yen (~ 359 USD).

Corsair Intros the Raptor K40 Keyboard and Raptor M45 Mouse

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-perform- ance PC gaming hardware and PC components, today unveiled the Raptor K40 RGB LED backlit gaming keyboard and Raptor M45 optical gaming mouse. The Raptor K40 keyboard brings the extreme lighting customization of 16.8 million colors priced for a wider range of gamers. The Raptor M45, a precision enhanced successor of the award-winning Raptor M40, features a new 5000 DPI sensor, the highest resolution optical technology available. The new products are on display at Corsair's press suite at the Venetian at CES 2014 in Las Vegas from January 7-10.

Jason Christian, product manager for PC gaming at Corsair, said, "The keyboard and mouse can make the difference between winning and losing a game. That's why Corsair's Raptor series of gaming products are designed from the ground up to deliver pure performance with no unnecessary frills. Every feature, component, and material is carefully selected and engineered to provide a best-in- class gaming experience."

ROCCAT to Reveal Biggest Product Line-up Yet in Las Vegas

At CES, German manufacturer ROCCAT will kick off 2014 with a full line-up of new gaming peripherals. From January 7 - 10 ROCCAT opens the doors to its Venetian Hotel showroom, showcasing new products in every category: mice, keyboards, headsets, mousepads and accessories.

"2014 will be a phenomenal year for PC gaming - so much is changing at the moment and ROCCAT is about to prove its role as the industry's leader in technology and innovation once more. With the products coming up next year we will be able to provide a whole ecosystem for PC gaming," says René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT.

Buffalo Unveils New Bluetooth Mouse

Buffalo Inc. today announced a new, wireless peripheral, the BSMBB17 mouse which can connect directly via Bluetooth (it has Bluetooth 3.0 support) to mobile devices like notebooks and tablets. Coming in three color versions - red, black and white, and without an adapter, the mouse features a range of up to 10 meters, a 1600 DPI BlueLED optical sensor, rubber side grips, four buttons, a scroll wheel, and a continuous battery life of up to 377 hours (two AA batteries are required).

Buffalos' BSMBB17 mouse is set to ship in January 2014 bearing a price tag of 4,200 yen (~ 41 USD).

Rapoo Unveils the 7100P, 5 GHz Wireless Optical Mouse

Rapoo, a leading manufacturer of wireless peripheral products, launches the 7100P, a 5 GHz wireless optical mouse that creates a smoother user experience while working on a laptop or desktop. The advanced technology is loaded into a sleek package for a comfortable grip and supreme usability.

"The 5GHz wireless connectivity differs from the typical 2.4 GHz due to its impenetrability," says Bob Blankert, Global Sales Director of Rapoo. "The signals of the 7100P aren't easily obstructed by furniture or other objects. Additionally, Bluetooth and WiFi don't easily interfere with the 7100P so you will always have a dependable, steady connection."

Gigabyte Upgrades the M7580 Wireless Mouse

Gigabyte Technology is currently preparing to release an updated version of the M7580 wireless mouse. Dubbed simply M7580 V2, the new arrival swaps the 1000 DPI-capable optical sensor of its predecessor for one that will allow a sensitivity of up to 1600 DPI. Other than the sensor, things remain pretty much the same as the first version - an ambidextrous design, 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, two buttons and a scroll wheel, a low-power indicator, a battery life of up to five months (two AAA batteries are used), and a bundled nano received (USB).

The M7580 V2 will come with a two-year warranty. No word on pricing but it should be similar to that of the initial version, around 10 Euro.

Mionix Launches the AVIOR 7000 Gaming Mouse

Mionix, the Swedish manufacturer of professional high-end gaming accessories today unveiled the new AVIOR 7000 high performance ambidextrous optical gaming mouse.

"We have yet again developed another great product which gamers have been waiting for. We have taken one of our best mice shapes and brought it together with the best technology available. We filled it with features and optimized it, to set a new industry standard for precision and accuracy" says Peter Nygren, CEO at Mionix.

Samsung Introduces New "Slot-in" Portable Optical Disc Drive

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and its convergence technologies, announced today a new slot-in, slim portable DVD writer, the SE-B18AB optical disc drive (ODD), that adds to its former version's sleek design and convenient functions.

The new SE-B18AB provides a metallic-finished surface which nicely matches today's slim laptop designs. With its stylish footprint and smart features, consumers will appreciate the SE-B18AB as an excellent laptop companion.

Sony and Panasonic to Develop Next-Generation Optical Discs

Sony Corporation ('Sony') and Panasonic Corporation ('Panasonic') today announced that they have signed a basic agreement with the objective of jointly developing a next-generation standard for professional-use optical discs, with the objective of expanding their archive business for long-term digital data storage. Both companies aim to improve their development efficiency based on the technologies held by each respective company, and will target the development of an optical disc with recording capacity of at least 300 GB by the end of 2015. Going forward, Sony and Panasonic will continue to hold discussions regarding the specifications and other items relating to the development of this new standard.

Optical discs have excellent properties to protect them against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve. This makes them a robust medium for long-term storage of content. Both companies have previously developed products based on the Blu-ray format, leveraging the strengths of optical discs. However, both Sony and Panasonic recognized that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage in years to come given the expected future growth in the archive market, and responded by formulating this agreement.
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