VTech’s InnoTab® MAX Gives Kids an Edge in Learning as They Head Back to School

Award-Winning Tablet Offers Best of Both Learning Worlds, Combining VTech®’s Extensive Expert-Supported Library with Android Learning Content

As kids head back to school and the focus naturally shifts from summer fun to education, parents are looking for ways to help their children succeed and give them a learning advantage. VTech®, a pioneer in children’s learning tablets, offers a powerful and versatile 7″ tablet that can supplement children’s learning: its award-winning InnoTab® MAX (Ages 3-9 years, $99.99).cff7c2e4-4081-447e-92bf-9df7c14ecf83

The InnoTab MAX features a powerful dual-core CPU with up to six times the processing power of previous generations, High resolution 7″ multi-touch screen, a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and VTech Kid Connect, which allows children and parents to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers in real time between the tablet and a smartphone. Additional features include apps such as My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio and Wonder Cam MAX; a huge existing library of age-appropriate apps plus hand-picked Android learning games, progressive learning content that adapts to a child’s skill level, Kid-safe Wi-Fi and Web Browser so kids can explore online games, videos, and websites that have been pre-selected by Vtech, Parental Controls which allow parents to manage their child’s apps, web access and tablet time and a progress log so parents can follow their child’s learning development.VTech®’s InnoTab® MAX gives kids an edge in learning as they head back to school

InnoTab MAX exceeds the expectations parents have when selecting a learning tablet for their child,” said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America.Our research shows that parents look for a tablet that is durable and can meet their child’s needs for several years, as well as offer a variety of educational software and apps at the best value, and InnoTab MAX delivers all these features and more.d50b2649-5728-45da-8054-9eb1d3ecd090

Because VTech knows parents also value educational content to complement classroom learning, consumers will receive a free educational bundle containing 8 apps, along with one free Toca Boca app, after they register their tablet on the Learning Lodge® app store. Parents can choose a bundle that focuses on a single subject area such as Language Arts or choose a bundle that covers a variety of skills appropriate for their child’s grade level.485a7391-4518-4a06-9e67-2630560d1764

Consumers also have access to more than 850 educator-supported VTech and Android apps, including hand-picked Android learning games and age-appropriate learning software and content through the Learning Lodge. The apps, featuring a well-rounded curriculum of language arts and reading, math, science, social studies, problem solving and creativity, have been reviewed by VTech’s Expert Panel, made up of top educators from key knowledge areas, so parents know their child is getting learning content that is kid-friendly and educator-approved. Continue reading

National Geographic Studios Presents ‘ROBOTS 3D’ Narrated by Simon Pegg as ‘RoboThespian’

New Giant Screen Film Looks at World’s Most Awe-Inspiring Humanoid Robots

There are millions of astonishing robots in existence — and innovators at the forefront of the robot revolution are taking robotics to the next level with the new generation of these awe-inspiring machines: humanoid robots that can work like us, play like us, learn and even look like us. This summer, a new giant screen film experience from National Geographic Studios will give audiences an inside look at how hard it is to mimic what we humans can do as well as what it means to be a humanoid. ROBOTS 3D (a 40-minute large-format film that explores the latest in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, humanoid cognition and human-robot interaction as well as exciting developments in cloud robotics) premieres in giant screen, IMAX® and digital 3D cinemas around the United States and worldwide beginning June 5, 2015.

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ROBOTS 3D gives audiences a fascinating and exciting look at what makes us human, how far machines must go to look and act like us and how humanoids are already changing our world. Addressing technological and philosophical questions with clarity and humor, the film provides a glimpse into a future in which man and machine forge an increasingly sophisticated relationship.

In ROBOTS 3D, host and narrator RoboThespian — an android voiced by actor, comedian and filmmaker Simon Pegg (“Star Trek”; “Shaun of the Dead”) — takes audiences on a lively tour of the world to meet a dozen of the most remarkable robots in Europe, Japan and the United States. From Robonaut, the first space robot handyman, to robot butlers and home-helper humanoids to eerily human-looking androids to search-and-rescue robots, the film showcases the latest cutting-edge efforts — as well as the challenges — driving roboticists, engineers and scientists around the globe to new breakthroughs.

With RoboThespian as a guide, the film highlights the featured aptitudes of each robot. Among the humanoids that ROBOTS 3D introduces to audiences are:

  • “HRP-2”: Designed to study locomotion, this bipedal bot can crawl and walk.
  • “ASIMO”: Honda’s famed humanoid can jump and run up to 5 mph.
  • “ATLAS”: This 6-foot, 330-pound, search-and-rescue robot navigates rough terrain.
  • “COMAN”: Just try to knock down this small headless wonder with the flexible joints.
  • “HERB THE BUTLER”: Thanks to this helper, we may never have to clear the table or do dishes again.
  • “ROBONAUT”: NASA’s space handyman helps astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
  • “CHIMP”: This humanoid “sees” by using laser light and sending out pulses that bounce back, like a bat uses echolocation.
  • “JUSTIN”: You will definitely want this robot on your team. It has a 90 percent accuracy rate for catching balls.
  • “iCUB”: This adorable robot is designed to look like a child and to learn like one.
  • “PR-2”: This robot could tie shoes and fold laundry because of its ability to recognize shapes and manipulate soft and flexible materials.
  • ANDROIDS: The human face has over 40 muscles to express emotions like fear, anger, surprise, happiness — and these androids seem capable of these emotions, too.
  • “NAO”: This small humanoid used for education is a huge favorite with kids everywhere.

Directed by Mike Slee (“Flight of the Butterflies”; “Bugs!”) and produced by Jini Dürr (“Mysteries of the Unseen World”; “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure”), ROBOTS 3D provides rare access to labs where researchers are putting robots through their paces, striving to replicate human capabilities such as mobility, locomotion and dexterity, using sensory data and visual perception. Getting a machine to move or think like a human, or to sense, plan and act, is no easy feat. Given the complexities and capabilities of the human brain, hands, feet and face alone — not to mention the number of muscles and joints — robot researchers have their work cut out for them in developing humanoids that won’t just achieve human potential, but could one day surpass it.

This film will really open people’s eyes and make them think about how amazing these machines are, how amazing human beings are and how complicated it is to make a machine that can do what we do,” said Slee.

ROBOTS 3D not only gives remarkable insight into what is currently going on in
robotics labs around the world and the extraordinary leaps that have been made in the field, but also highlights the complexities of human ability,” added Dürr.

ROBOTS 3D will captivate on every level,” said Brooke Runnette, president of National Geographic Studios. “Dazzling visuals and a tremendously entertaining story filled with real scientific adventure and technological innovation are all wrapped up in the eye-popping giant screen package.”

ROBOTS 3D also travels to the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the intense two-day competition to test how robots might deal with disasters, staged by the U.S. government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as a response to Japan’s 2011 Fukushima earthquake. The competition tested rival all-purpose rescue robots’ abilities to perform tasks such as driving, walking on rough terrain, clearing debris, opening doors, using a power tool and turning a safety valve, all during catastrophic conditions.

An original production from Day’s End Pictures for National Geographic Studios, ROBOTS 3D was produced in partnership with Lockheed Martin. Symantec is an educational outreach partner, while the National 4-H Council and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are promotional partners for the film. Executive producers are Brooke Runnette and Lisa Truitt. Sean MacLeod Phillips is director of photography.

The National Geographic Studios is the video and film production division of the National Geographic Society, a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. From television series and specials to giant screen, from mobile video to digital news and educational content, National Geographic Studios’ productions embody the Society’s long-standing reputation for stunning visuals and captivating storytelling and has received nearly 150 Emmy Awards and almost 1,000 other industry accolades, including recognition from the Peabody Awards, DuPont Columbia Awards, multiple film and museum industry awards and the highest honors from natural history film festivals. National Geographic Studios also produces and distributes giant screen and digital 3D films for the museum cinema industry.

For more information on ROBOTS 3D, including theater listings, links to the trailer and behind-the-scenes videos, visit robotsfilm.com or movies.nationalgeographic.com.

THE ACADEMY LAUNCHES “ACES” AS GLOBAL DIGITAL PRODUCTION AND ARCHIVING STANDARD

Color management and image interchange system targets production, mastering and long-term archiving of motion pictures. ACES Logo Program encourages industry-wide adoption.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the launch of the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), a free, open, device-independent color management and image interchange system that offers a critically needed global industry standard for motion picture and television production.

From image capture through editing, VFX, mastering, public presentation, archiving and future remastering, ACES enables a consistent color experience that preserves the filmmaker’s creative vision.  It addresses and solves a number of significant production, post-production and archiving problems that have arisen with the increasing variety of digital cameras and formats in use, along with the surge in the number of productions that rely on worldwide collaboration using shared digital image files.

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A decade ago, the Academy recognized the need for a new set of infrastructure standards as the industry moved from film to digital,” said Richard Edlund, Academy governor and founding member of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council.  “We made a deep commitment to the effort – coordinating hundreds of top industry scientists, engineers and filmmakers on years of research, testing and field trials – so we’re both proud and excited to launch ACES 1.0 as the first production-ready release of the system.”

The Academy is simultaneously launching the ACES Logo Program to encourage consistent, high-quality implementations of ACES concepts and technical specifications throughout the industry.  Initially focused on production and post-production equipment such as cameras, color correctors, displays and visual effects and animation software, the Logo Program is the first step toward enabling facilities and productions to take full advantage of ACES benefits.  There are 22 leading companies already in the Logo Program: ARRI, Assimilate, Autodesk, Canon U.S.A., Codex, Colorfront, Deluxe Media Creative Services, Digital Vision, Dolby Laboratories, FilmLight, FotoKem, The Foundry, FUJIFILM North America, Light Illusion, MTI Film, Panasonic, Pomfort, Quantel, RED Digital Cinema, SGO, Shotgun Digital and Sony Electronics.

ACES has been used on scores of film and television productions to date, including such features as “Chappie,” “The Lego Movie,” “Big Eyes,” “Elysium,” “Oblivion” and “Chasing Mavericks.”

As part of the ACES launch, the Academy will be exhibiting at the 2015 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, April 13–16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth C9132.  The Academy also will make two ACES presentations: the first as part of the Technology Summit on Cinema, and the second in conjunction with NAB’s Creative Master Series Science and Technology Council Managing Director Andy Maltz will make the Summit presentation “The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES): A Digital Production Infrastructure Standard,” covering the science, engineering and practical application of ACES, on Saturday, April 11, at 4:15 p.m.  The panel session “Coming to You Live: ACES 1.0,” with top industry professionals discussing how ACES helped them successfully manage complex cinematography, visual effects and color correction issues on a variety of motion picture and television projects, will take place on Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. For more information about ACES or the ACES Logo Program, visit Oscars.org/ACES.

2015 CES Mobile Keynote To Feature Top Executives from Electrolux, General Motors, Philips and Qualcomm

Startups Set To Shift to the Next Gear at 2015 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® announced that executives from Electrolux, General Motors, Philips and Qualcomm will take part in a panel discussion regarding How Mobile is Fundamentally Changing Our World at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies.

The mobile keynote panel — scheduled for 1 PM Tuesday, January 6 in the Westgate  (formerly Las Vegas Hilton) Theater — will feature top executives including Jan Brockmann, CTO and SVP, Electrolux, Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors, Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips and Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc. The panel discussion, moderated by CNBC’s co-host of “Squawk Alley” Jon Fortt, will explore how mobile will fundamentally change our definitions of categories like smart home, wearables, automotive and healthcare. The panel will also examine how innovators like Qualcomm, GM, Philips and Electrolux are at the forefront of these disruptive changes.

“Wireless and mobile devices are changing how we live, play and work as global ownership and usage of smartphones and tablets continues to grow,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We are thrilled to have these top leaders with us to discuss how mobile is disrupting and changing the way we live our lives.”

Jan Brockmann, CTO and SVP, Electrolux. Brockmann is responsible for product related functions including research and development, design and sustainability. With more than 3,000 people at R&D and design centers worldwide, the organization is spearheading innovation in areas like modularization, energy efficiency and connectivity. Brockmann previously held a number of senior management positions within the Volkswagen Group from 2001-2010. He then joined Electrolux as Head of R&D Major Appliances, and was appointed Group Chief Technology Officer in 2011. His earlier career includes management positions within Valeo Group, 1994–1999, and a position as Project Manager in Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH, 2000–2001.

Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors. Abram is responsible for setting and implementing a global infotainment strategy for Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, OnStar, Opel, Vauxhaul and Holden. Abram joined GM in January 2012, after serving as president and chief operating officer for Sonos, Inc., a wireless music system for homes. At Sonos, Abram headed up product management, worldwide sales and marketing, inventory, logistics and sales operations. From 1996 to 2007, Abram held a number of positions in business development, product management and engineering.  From 2005 to 2007, he was vice president and senior general manager, marketing for Sony Electronics, responsible for Sony’s television business in the US. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Sharp Electronics and Eastman Kodak.

Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips. Jeroen Tas has over 30 years of global experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in information technology. Previously he was the Group CIO of Royal Philips, leading IT worldwide to become a fundamental enabler of growth for Philips as a real-time, connected company through internet enabled services like the recently announced HealthSuite digital platform and device cloud services for third parties. He co-founded and served as President, COO and vice-chairman of the Board for MphasiS, an IT and Business Processing Outsourcing company. In the mid-nineties he led Citibank’s Tech Lab, Transaction technology Inc.

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc. Mollenkopf began his career at Qualcomm as an engineer and for more than 20 years, has helped define and implement Qualcomm’s strategy and technologies. He also serves on the company’s board of directors. Mollenkopf has held a variety of leadership positions including President & COO and President of QCT. As the leader of the Company’s chipset business, Mollenkopf launched the Companies 4G/LTE systems; and drove Qualcomm’s technology leadership position in smartphones.

Jon Fortt, Co-host, Squawk Alley, CNBC.  Fortt is co-host of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and an on-air editor based at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry. He also contributes to CNBC.com.

This keynote panel is part of the 2015 International CES keynote lineup. Other keynoters will include CBS Corp. president and CEO, Leslie Moonves, Ford Motor Co. president and CEO Mark Fields, Samsung Electronics’ president and CEO, Boo-Keun Yoon, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich. Additional details are available at CESweb.org/Keynotes.

The 2015 International CES® will also spotlight startup entrepreneurs and innovation across the technology spectrum in an expanded Eureka Park Marketplace at CES Tech West. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today also announced new areas and events at CES dedicated to the startup community, including the Startup Stage. Owned and produced by the CEA, the 2015 CES will run January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

An anchor for the startup community at CES, the 2015 Eureka Park Marketplace will feature more than 375 exhibitors, 59 percent more than the 2014 CES. Presented by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and UP Global, Eureka Park provides a platform for new companies to introduce their innovations to venture capitalists, media and buyers. Eureka Park also features concentrated exhibits from startups originating in France and Israel, as well as exclusive exhibits from Indiegogo and TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield finalists.

“CES is becoming known as the key event for innovative startups to increase their exposure and become successful,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA.” No other event provides the breadth and depth of exposure to potential customers, investors and media as CES. The growth of Eureka Park is testament to the fact that CES is the ultimate providing ground for companies of all sizes and the place to network and expand your business.”

The Startup Stage, presented by UP Global, in partnership with Magna, will showcase the startup community via four days of programming at CES. The Startup Stage will feature panels with entrepreneurs, VCs, media and other young companies. This destination in Eureka Park also features office hours, pitching and networking. View the full schedule at CESweb.org/StartupStage.

Watch ten of the most innovative startups in the world compete live on stage in the Extreme Tech Challenge at CES for the opportunity of a lifetime: to pitch Sir Richard Branson on his private Necker Island. CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro will lead the all-star judging panel on Thursday, January 8.

TechCrunch is bringing the premiere startup launch competition, Hardware Battlefield, to CES on Thursday, January 8. Sixteen startups will reveal a brand-new product for the first time to a panel of industry experts and investors while competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy. The must-see competition can be watched live at the LVCC, Central Plaza, within TechCrunch’s broadcast tent.

ABC’s “Shark Tank” will host an open call on January 8 at CES for entrepreneurs who wish for the chance to appear on the television show. The open call will be held in section J of the Venetian Ballroom at The Venetian starting at 8 AM. Floored within Eureka Park, the University Innovations Marketplace showcases technologies that stem from colleges, universities, and academic research centers. Along with startups in the beginning stages of development, Eureka Park also will host more established, mid-stage startup companies looking to expand their growth.

For more information on the 2015 CES, visit CESweb.org.

G-Technology’s Popular G-DRIVE® and G-DRIVE mobile External Storage Solutions Now Feature Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 for Flexible High-Speed Storage for Professional Digital Workflows and Quick Backups

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced that it is shipping its new G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt and G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt external storage solutions. Supporting the growing base of Thunderbolt-enabled Mac® and PC computers, the two new drives set the standard for consumers and professionals looking for one of the fastest desktop or mobile Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 storage solutions on the market. Both drives incorporate a high-performance 7,200 RPM hard drive, come with a sleek, durable aluminum enclosure, and are plug-and-play on Mac but can be easily reformatted for Windows®.

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“G-Technology is dedicated to giving today’s consumers and creative professionals storage solutions that can keep up with their demanding workflows and fast-paced lives,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. “Complementing our current G-DOCK ev™, G-DRIVE PRO and G-RAID™ with Thunderbolt solutions, G-Technology now offers a family of solutions – from RAID solutions to single-drive desktop and mobile solutions – that fit virtually any storage or creative workflow need.”

The new 4TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt is a high-performance storage solution featuring ultra-fast Thunderbolt and a USB 3.0 interface in a solid all-aluminium enclosure. Using the Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 interface, the drive delivers up to 165 MB/s sustained data transfer rates. It also features an integrated heat-sink that enables a cool and quiet operation, making it the ideal solution for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing or digital photography. For a quick and easy setup, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables are included. The G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt is now available. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $399.95 for the 4TB and $299.95 for 3TB.

The G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt is a sleek, high-performance portable storage solution for on-the-go users. The G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt offers up to 1TB capacity and is bus-powered, so laptop users do not need to weigh down their gear bags with an external AC power supply. The drive delivers up to 136 MB/s sustained data transfer rates using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0.  It comes with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables, and is Time Machine® compatible for quick backups of documents, music, digital video and photos. Now shipping, the 1TB G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt has an MSRP of $219.95.

G-Technology also announced today that the G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt is now shipping. Based on            G-Technology’s high-quality G-DRIVE design, the G-DRIVE PRO is empowering today’s independent professionals and other small production studios with a more cost-effective, efficient storage solution for supporting 2K and 4K digital cinema, 2K DLSR/photography and other digital content creation workflows. Delivering data transfer rates of up to 480 MB/s, the new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt is a performance leader in the desktop, external hard drive category. It is easily transportable for editing in the field or in the studio, and has dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining with other Thunderbolt-enabled devices. The            G-DRIVE PRO is available with 4TB for a MSRP of $849.95, or with 2TB for a MSRP of $699.95.

G-Technology’s roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology’s high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. Because G-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premier production and post-production facilities worldwide.

Grammy® Winner Alicia Keys To Introduce New Interactive Storytelling App “Mookey” At The 111th American International Toy Fair

Keys Combines Music with Imaginative Play in The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee’s Latest Series App

Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys attended the 111th American International Toy Fair on Sunday, February 16th, 2014 to cut the ceremonial ribbon and take part in a press conference following the opening ceremony.  The press conference included a question and answer session and introduced the new interactive storytelling app “Mookey,” the latest extension of her magical children’s property The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee.

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Singer/songwriter/producer, entrepreneur, humanitarian and app co-creator Alicia Keys, along with Jessica Walton, have teamed up with Bento Box Interactive to develop a series of storytelling app experiences for tablet and mobile devices under the The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee franchise. The apps engage children 4+ on an interactive journey through stories, journaling, games and beautiful, original music scored by Keys instilling important values for the target audience.

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Mama Mae, voiced by Della Reese, is a grandmother who guides her granddaughter LeeLee through each vibrantly illustrated story.  Through the strength of her personality, Mama Mae and her stories inspire and enlighten children of all ages.  The important and special bond between grandparents and their little loved ones is emphasized in this family oriented app.

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“Mookey” is the newest installment in the Mama Mae series, and this particular story touches on self-acceptance and bullying in a meaningful way.  In the story, children will be introduced to Bali, an imaginative boy, his not-so-imaginary-friend, Mookey and his pushy cousin, Ankita. As they follow along, children will learn about courage, acceptance, and forgiveness in the face of bullying.  The app has the ability to facilitate conversation on the issue among families, children, as well as teachers. Thought-provoking and empowering, the Mookey” app is a tool that uses creative play to help youth positively express themselves through a range of interactive activities.  Continue reading

The Tiffen Company to Feature Its Iconic Brands at CES 2014

Ahead of the Curve Product Innovations Will Thrill GoPro Users and Inspire Image Makers Everywhere

The action-packed Steadicam CURVE for GoPro HERO camera stabilizer and the stylish new Domke Next Generation camera bags headline Tiffen’s major product launches

The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, today announced its new product lineup for the 2014 International CES exhibition held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 7 – 10 (booth C9143).

Taking center stage in the Tiffen booth, located next to GoPro®, is the new Steadicam® CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® cameras. A groundbreaking camera stabilization product from the legendary Steadicam brand, CURVE’s compact form factor gives GoProCES-Logo users the freedom to shoot shake-free video using Steadicam’s stabilization technology. The CURVE handle can be locked for use as a handgrip for capturing the wildest of shoots, or folded up to fit in a back pocket for maximum portability. “With the release of CURVE, we are putting Steadicam Hollywood stabilization technology into the hands of the GoPro HERO user, and the response from the community has been outstanding. Like GoPro, Steadicam CURVE is a product that we will see used for all sorts of action sports – from a snowboarder capturing his or her latest trick to a skateboarder capturing every action-packed moment of a competition,” states Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company.

Also making its CES debut is Tiffen’s Domke Next Generation camera bag collection. Keeping with the core Domke DNA and personality, Domke Next Generation is a stylish new camera bag lineup featuring a patent-pending GearProtex™ insert and PocketFlex™ storage component system. Steve Tiffen elaborates on the camera bag launch saying, “We have spent a number of years on research and field testing to perfect Domke Next Generation, and the stylish product line is nothing short of exceptional. In keeping with the core Domke makeup photographers have trusted for over three decades, we are rolling out a camera bag collection that tops the charts in both style and versatility.”

The Full Tiffen Product Lineup at CES 2014

CES press and attendees are invited to stop by the Tiffen booth (C9143) for a look at new Tiffen products and a chance to win one of many Tiffen giveaways.

  • Steadicam CURVE, Smoothee and SOLO: In addition to the new Steadicam CURVE for GoPro® HERO® cameras, Tiffen will have on display Steadicam Smoothee camera stabilizers for the Apple® iPod touch, iPhone 3/4/4s, iPhone 5/5s, Drift® and GoPro HERO cameras, as well as the new hybrid Steadicam SOLO stabilizer/monopod solution.
  • Domke Next Generation Camera Bags and Gear: Tiffen’s Domke Next Generation camera bag lineup includes the new Journalist, Metropolitan, Adventurer and Viewfinder series with PocketFlex™ and GearProtex™ technology for the ultimate in customizable bags.
  • Lowel Lighting: Lowel Light demonstrations at CES include the new portable Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light, Blender 3-Light Kit, Ego and Prime series.
  • Tiffen ND 3.0 and Variable ND Optical Filters: The company will showcase the new 10-stop ND 3.0 Tiffen Filter as well as the highly popular Variable ND filter that integrates seven Neutral Density filters in one, with eight true stops.
  • Tiffen Dfx 3.0: Simulating 2,000+ popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters for both amateur and professional photographers and video enthusiasts worldwide.
  • Davis & Sanford Tripods: The Davis & Sanford tripod lineup will feature two brand new tripods: the Attaras 4M tripod/monopod combination from the Vista line and the new Magnum P336 tripod and ball head.
  • Listec Teleprompters: Shown at CES 2013, Listec PromptWare PW-04 and PW-10 are mini teleprompter products that turn smartphones, iPod touch, tablets and similar devices into professional teleprompters.

Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Genustech® camera accessories, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters.

The company has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry. For more information on Tiffen, please visit: http://www.tiffen.com.

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace and will run Tuesday, January 7-Friday, January 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.