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The 3rd Annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibition Takes Place on the 15th and 16th May 2013

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SINGAPORE, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

SMi’s MilSatCom Asia-Pacific, 15 – 16 May 2013, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore.

The global military satellite communications market is expected to reach US$17.3 billion by 2022, and the Military Satellite market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% in the Asia-Pacific region, (according to PR Newswire, Global Military Satellites Market 2012-2022 report).

Momentum is fast building for SMi Group’s 3rd annual MilSatCom Asia conference and exhibition – Asia’s largest gathering of high level government, military and industry SatCom experts.

With SATCOM playing a larger role in military and government operations and companies investing further into new developments within the Asia-Pacific region, this is your chance to become fully up-to-date with current MilSatCom operations and emerging programmes.

Hear industry updates from a line-up of key military speakers and leading SatCom experts, and do not miss the networking drinks reception hosted by Astrium on the 15th May 2013. With satellite communications increasing in the region, MilSatCom Asia-Pacific will allow fantastic networking opportunities with senior SATCOM professionals from across the region and internationally.

The exceptional speaker line-up includes:

Commodore Roger Boyce, Director General ICT Policy and Plans, Department of Defence, Australia

Colonel Mark Patterson, J6 Division Chief, USPACOM

Commander Andy Rayner Royal Navy, SO1 Network Services, Joint Forces Command Cap C4ISR, UK MOD

Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, JS01 CIS J6, NZDF

Lieutenant Commander Salvador Sambalilo, Naval Communications Electronics and Information Systems Center, Philippine Navy

Dr Pham Anh Tuan, Director, Vietnam National Satellite Centre

Inspector General of Police Ghulam Shabir Sheikh, Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force

For companies wishing to attend, visit to register online.

Alternatively contact James Hitchen on: +44(0)207-827-6054 or email

For sponsorship enquiries contact Alia Malick on: +44(0)207-827-6168 or email
Source: SMi Group

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April 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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Aiptek Pocket Cinema V60 to Australia and New Zealand

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HSINCHU, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Aiptek International Inc. (6225:Taiwan), a leading digital imaging technology company, announced today that its pico projector, the PocketCinema V60, is now available in Australia and New Zealand nationwide.

PocketCinema V60
“We targeted Australia and New Zealand because people there accept high-end and new technology much faster than other countries,” said Vincent Luo, marketing manager for Aiptek. “The concept of the PocketCinema V60 is sharing. Smartphones, tablets, and notebooks are designed for personal use; it’s hard to share content with other people. The V60 allows people to share their ideas, images, video without limitations. It provides good personal entertainment and is also great to use in a professional environment. It can certainly change people’s lifestyles.”

The PocketCinema V60 does this with its advanced features that suit both business and pleasure purposes. Weighing in at only 200 grams, its compact size reproduces powerful images using DLP technology, the same science found in cinema projectors, to create sharp pictures, rich colors, and vibrant contrast in a display of up to 152 cm (60″) with 50 lumens of brightness. Connections through a HDMI, AV, or micro USB port allow the V60 to connect to computers, laptops and smartphones, creating your own personal cinema wherever you go. Business presentations are also a breeze with the device’s built-in Microsoft Office and PDF reader that enables Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents to be presented professionally. And with its energy efficient LED technology and embedded rechargeable Li-Polymer battery, the V60 would run continuously for up to two hours regardless of whether you are watching a movie or presenting projects.

Distributed by Synnex, the PocketCinema V60 retails for A$349 including GST and can be found at Harvey Norman and Centre Com stores, and online at Computer & Parts Land and other stores.

About Aiptek International Inc.

Aiptek International Inc. (6225:Taiwan) is a publicly listed company with more than 12 years experience in digital imaging technology. Founded in 1997 in Taiwan with branches in Shanghai, the U.S., and Europe, the company launched the first ever pico projector, the V10, in 2008, which won 11 international design awards, and recently received the 2013 iF award for its MobileCinema A50P, a pico projector designed for Android smartphones.

For more information, please contact:

Vincent Luo
Aiptek International Inc.
+886-3-567-8138 #6619

Source: Aiptek International Inc.

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April 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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802.11ac Standards and MIMO Technology to Drive Global RF Test Equipment Market, Says Frost & Sullivan

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– Modular instrumentation set to displace traditional counterparts in a growing number of applications

LONDON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The deployment of progressively more complex telecommunication techniques, including 802.11ac, together with the adoption of advanced multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technologies will fuel the global radio frequency (RF) testing market.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Global RF Testing Market: Increasing Complexity of Products Translate into Growth Opportunities for Test Vendors, finds that the market earned revenues of US$3.02 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach US$4.20 billion in 2016. The research covers traditional general purpose (GP) instrumentation, modular GP instrumentation, semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE), and rental GP segments.

802.11ac is one of the key drivers for the RF test equipment market. With the 802.11ac standard, faster speed and higher data handling capacity through wider channels than the existing systems are achieved.

“The existing 802.11 protocol devices have managed to satisfy network requirements over the past decade,” noted Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Industry Analyst Prathima Bommakanti. “However, with the increasing consumption of digital data, mobile data traffic needs to be handled with more powerful wireless network infrastructure that would offer more capacity, reliability, and speed.”

Research indicates that with the 802.11ac standard, the usage of 8×8 MIMO to support 160 MHz bandwidth and that with LTE advanced, the usage of 8X8 MIMO to support 100 MHZ channel bandwidth, is becoming popular. The widening adoption of MIMO will, therefore, also boost market prospects.

While the overall market is poised to expand, modular RF test equipment is expected to compete with traditional GP and semiconductor ATE in a growing number of applications. This is due to its ease-of-use, scalability and ability to support lower test costs.

As competition intensifies, scalability is seen as one of the key parameters in selecting or short listing a test vendor. In addition, brand name plays an important role in winning RF test equipment deals. These factors pose a challenge to smaller vendors in an already competitive market.

“To leverage the market’s growth potential, companies need to develop a strong focus on customer relationship management, price-performance and product innovation,” concluded Bommakanti.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Julia Nikishkina, Corporate Communications, at, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

Global RF Testing Market: Increasing Complexity of Products Translate into Growth Opportunities for Test Vendors is part of the Test & Measurement Growth Partnership Service programme. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: High Growth Testing Opportunity: Ethernet Test Equipment Market, European Calibration Services Market, North American Calibration Services Market, and Indian General Purpose Test Equipment Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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April 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

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The Fine Art of Signal Generation – The New High-end Vector Signal Generator From Rohde & Schwarz

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MUNICH, April 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

The new R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz combines maximum flexibility, outstanding performance and intuitive operation to outperform all comparable solutions available on the market. It is the perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality. Thanks to versatile configuration options, its range of applications extends from single-path vector signal generator to multichannel MIMO receiver tester.

The new R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz combines a baseband generator, RF generator and MIMO fading simulator in a single instrument. The vector signal generator covers the frequency range from 100 kHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz and features an I/Q modulation bandwidth of 160 MHz with internal baseband. Exceptional modulation and RF characteristics make it ideal for developing high-end components, modules and complete products for wideband communications systems such as LTE-Advanced and WLAN IEEE 802.11ac. The generator performs especially well when it comes to the verification of 3G and 4G base stations as well as aerospace and defense applications.

Wolfgang Kernchen, Director of the Signal Generators, Audio Analyzers and Power Meters Subdivision at Rohde & Schwarz, said, “We want our new flagship product to give customers an instrument that makes their work easier thanks to its outstanding performance and intelligent operating assistance features. At the same time, our unique, compact solution is highly scalable and future-ready. This gives developers the ideal framework to ensure their products comply with today’s sophisticated communications standards and those of the future, so that their products can be made ready for the market as quickly as possible.”

This press release is available on the Internet at A press photo for download is also provided there. Watch the video for further information:

Press contacts:
Christian Mokry, Phone: +49-89-4129-13052, E-mail:

Source: Rohde & Schwarz

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April 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

“Apple 1 Computer” at Auction

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COLOGNE, Germany, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

From “Pascal” to “Apple”:
350 years of computer history under the hammer.

Last November Auction Team Breker of Cologne, Germany, made international news for selling an original 1976 Apple I computer for the world record price of U.S.$ 640,000 (Euro 492,000). – On 25 May 2013 collectors and Apple-aficionados will have the chance to buy another of the 6 surviving Apple I computers still in working order (estimate: Euro 200.000 – 300.000 / US$ 260,000 – 400,000).

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This is truly an auction of “firsts”: the world’s first “Intel 4004” microprocessor in a 1971 “Busicom-141PF” (Euro 8.000 – 12.000 / US$ 10,000 – 15,000) and the first major Personal Computer, the “Altair 8800”, which kick-started the PC revolution from the cover of Popular Electronics magazine in 1975 (Euro 3.000 – 5.000 / US$ 4,000 – 7,000).

Three hundred years before the birth of Steve Jobs & “WOZ”, French physicist and philosopher, Blaise Pascal, was designing the first commercial mechanical calculator. The “Pascaline” of 1652 could add and subtract two numbers together; multiplication and division relied on the 9’s complements principal still used in computers today!! Because of its importance to mathematics, 9 machines still in existence are all in museum archives. The 10th is being offered here at auction (Euro 100.000 – 200.000 / US$ 130,000 – 260,000).

In the late 18th century, poor roads and coach travel led English inventor James Watt to build his portable copying press: the first multiple-copying machine and the first patented instrument too (Euro 3.000 – 5.000 / US$ 4,000 – 7,000)!

A century later, and on the other side of the British Channel, mechanical life was being designed to amuse and be admired. Luxury Parisian toy makers of La Belle Epoque combined music, mechanics and magic in the creation of automata like Gustave Vichy’s “Marchande des Masques” (Euro 30.000 – 50.000 / US$ 40,000 – 65,000), perhaps inspired by Monet’s portrait of his wife Camille as “La Japonaise”.

Functionality came to the fore again in the 20th Century with mechanical encrypting devices such as the iconic second world war “Enigma” with codes so complex, its inventor claimed, it would take a code-breaker, working day and night, 42,000 years to exhaust them all (Euro 15.000 – 25.000 / US$ 20,000 – 33,000).

Also included in the auction are historic telephones, antique typewriters, telegraphy and all manner of technology. Says company founder Uwe Breker, “this sale is unique in presenting masterpieces from the spectrum of antique technology, from the 17th century to the 21st.”

Full details can be found at http://www.Breker.com and

– Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency ( and –

Uwe H. Breker, +49-2236-38-43-420,

Source: Auction Team Breker

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April 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

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