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Foxtel sports fans take the action with them with beIN SPORTS CONNECT app

Foxtel sports fans take the action with them with beIN SPORTS CONNECT app

Popular sports app joins Fox Sports app and WatchESPN app as part of a Foxtel sports subscription at no extra charge*

Foxtel today announced that Foxtel subscribers, whose subscription includes the Sports pack, now have access to sports programming via the beIN SPORTS CONNECT app, as part of their existing subscription, at no extra cost.

Today’s news means that Foxtel subscribers have another way to keep up with all of the live sporting action and sports commentary from beIN SPORTS’ popular magazine shows on smartphones, tablets, PC and Mac. The app’s arrival for Foxtel subscribers comes just as the European Football season kicks off with LaLiga, Serie A and Bundesliga starting this weekend. Plus, from this weekend beIN SPORTS will broadcast the Turkish Super Lig in Australia with live coverage of Kasimpasa vs. Besiktas, Osmanlispor vs. Galatsaray and Fenerbahce vs. Trabzonspor, all available live via beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

The beIN SPORTS CONNECT app offers linear streams of beIN SPORTS 1, beIN SPORTS 2 & beIN SPORTS 3 channels, plus access to additional games not available on the beIN SPORTS channels including every game of the UEFA Champions League, every LaLiga game, every UEFA Europa League game, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

Leah O’Gorman, Foxtel’s General Manager, Sport Partnerships, said, “Sport fans are becoming increasingly mobile and take their love of the game with them to enjoy wherever and whenever they want. The addition of beIN SPORTS CONNECT to our existing sports app line up, including the Fox Sports app and WatchESPN, maximises the value of a Foxtel sports subscription and keeps fans in the game regardless of whether they’re in the living room, on vacation, or taking a sneaky look during their lunchbreak.”

beIN SPORTS CONNECT complements Foxtel’s three beIN SPORTS channels and brings subscribers 24/7 access to live streaming of the beIN SPORTS TV channels, plus more catch up games and highlights shows. Subscribers can download it from the Apple app store or Google Play or access online via https://connect-au.beinsports.com/en.

WatchESPN streams the best of international sport on your tablet, smartphone or PC offering access to a range of live international sports, online only events and matches simulcast with ESPN television including NFL, NBA, MLB ESPN Films and more.

The FOX SPORTS app features news, fast scores, live match stats and more, including additional camera feeds of Supercars, Formula 1™ and MotoGP events; NRL, Super Rugby and A-League matches on demand, plus popular magazine shows including AFL 360, Back Page and others.

-Brad

A PLACE TO CALL HOME Season 5

Media Release: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Season 5
on Showcase and Foxtel Now
Starts Sunday, October 8 at 8.30pm.

Honoured at the 2017 TV WEEK Logie Awards as Most Outstanding Drama Series, the Australian period showpiece A Place to Call Home returns for its fifth season, premiering Sunday, October 8 at 8:30pm AEDT on Foxtel’s showcase and streaming on Foxtel Now.

The new season will jump to 1958, where four years have passed since we left Sarah (Marta Dusseldorp) and the Bligh family. Those years have seen ever-increasing changes in Australian society. The world of wealth and privilege is being eroded, moral values are fraying and a new young generation is rising, full of disaffection with the world of their elders. To them the War is a matter of the dead past, bringing conflict with those who suffered its pain and deprivation. Economic change and the devious actions of unseen enemies threaten Ash Park and, in the midst of the turmoil, love becomes the only sure place anyone can call home.

As the 1950s come to a close, Australia – just as the rest of the world – stands on the cusp of great change. While pastoral families like the Blighs have long farewelled the early ‘50s golden era when Australia ‘rode on the sheep’s back’, 1958 brings notable milestones: Qantas Airways introduces a round-the-world air service from Australia to London, Anzac Day (25 April) becomes a national public holiday, Johnny O’Keefe releases his first hit with Wild One, and with it Australian rock and roll is born, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) opens in Sydney, the first Australian federal election is televised, and a young Brian Henderson hosts the first episode of Bandstand.

The exceptional cast features AACTA award winner Marta Dusseldorp (Sarah) and Lifetime Achievement TV WEEK Logie Award winner Noni Hazlehurst (Elizabeth) along with Brett Climo (George), Abby Earl (Anna), Craig Hall (Dr Jack), Frankie J Holden (Roy), Sara Wiseman (Carolyn), Jenni Baird (Regina), David Berry (James), Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (Olivia), Deborah Kennedy (Doris), Tim Draxl (Dr Fox), Mark Lee (Sir Richard), Robert Coleby (Douglas) and with returning guest favourite Martin Sacks (Isaac Gold).

New guest cast will include established and respected actors Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish/Goldstone), Matt Day (Rake/Tangle), Huw Higginson (Secret City/The Bill)

Season five will also feature up and coming new talent including Madeleine Clunies –Ross (Tomorrow When The War Began) and introduce WAAPA graduate George Pullar.

As a prelude to the new season tune in on Sunday, October 1 at 8.30pm to the special A Place To Call Home – The Story So Far and look back at the much-loved drama and take an exclusive look at season 5.

A Place to Call Home Season 5 will screen Sundays from October 8 at 8.30pm on showcase and will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now.

=Brad

Garmin® announces the Foretrex® 601 and Foretrex® 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use

Garmin® announces the Foretrex® 601 and
Foretrex® 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use

SYDNEY, Australia – 16 August 2017 – Garmin Australia, today announced the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition, its newest wrist-mounted GPS navigators for outdoor and tactical use. The Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition helps users keep their bearings nearly anywhere in the world thanks to the built-in GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite system support.

In addition to its high-sensitivity GPS, the new Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition adds applied Ballistics Elite® software to calculate aiming solutions for long-range shooters. After a dominant showing at this year’s King of 2 Mile shooting competition in the United States, where the Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition with AB Elite software made its first appearance, the advantages were clear. “Handling the various devices required to spot and engage targets with precision rifle fire can be an overwhelming task. Having your AB fire control strapped to your wrist frees up a hand for other tasks, which enables the shooter to execute more efficiently,” said Bryan Litz, United States champion shooter and Applied Ballistics Chief Ballistician.

The Applied Ballistics Elite® solver includes the entire Applied Ballistics bullet library and allows users to enter a variety of parameters including wind, temperature, humidity, range, and firing direction. It provides the information needed to fire projectiles through Extreme Long Range (ELR) including elevation holdover, windage, velocity and time of flight. The Applied Ballistics® Engine calculates variables such as Horizontal Coriolis Effect, Vertical Coriolis Effect, Spin Drift, Aerodynamic Jump, and more. It also includes the most extensive database of custom drag models for hundreds of bullet types, which are live fire verified in the Applied Ballistics® Lab. When strapped to the wrist, the shooter never has to take their eyes off the downrange target to check their paper DOPE charts, and with the dynamic Range Card feature, the shooter can make quick adjustments based on environmental conditions to dial in the shooting solutions to actual impact points downrange.

“With the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701, we were able to pack more features than ever before, including the addition of GLONASS and Galileo support into a very durable, but compact device,” said Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia. “These Foretrex models help you keep your hands free while you focus on easily navigating the path ahead.”

Explore longer with the Foretrex 601 and 701 thanks to a battery life that exceeds 48 hours in navigation mode, up to one week in UltraTrac™ mode, and up to one month in watch mode (requires 2 AAA batteries, not included). Every bit as tough as they look, these devices are constructed to military standards for thermal, shock and water performance (MIL-STD-810G standard), and are designed to withstand the elements.

These rugged and compact wrist-mounted navigators have a high-resolution 2-inch display and are packed with features such as dual-position format that allows the user to simultaneously show two customisable sets of coordinate systems on one screen. For tactical operations, the display offers NVG mode for compatibility with night vision goggles, and supports the Jumpmaster feature to assist with hitting the Drop Zone.

The units are BLE and ANT compatible, and support external ANT+ sensors such as the tempe™ temperature sensor, heart rate monitors and cadence/speed sensors. Users can also remotely activate any of Garmin’s VIRB cameras. Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 allows for a host of connected features like smart notifications1 that allow the user to receive emails, texts and alerts on the device, plus automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ and LiveTrack. Compatible with Garmin’s exclusive QuickFit™ 26 bands as well as Nylon straps, it’s easy to customise for any of your adventures.

These devices are expected to be available in August with a recommended retail price of AU$369 (Foretrex 601) and AU$849 (Foretrex 701). For more information, visit garmin.com/outdoors and appliedballisticsllc.com.
The Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition wrist-mounted navigation is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit http://www.garmin.com.au, and facebook.com/garminAU/.
1 When paired with compatible smartphone. See Garmin.com/ble for more details.

-Brad

D-Link ANZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses Latest High-performance WLAN solution with 802.11ac Wave 2 Speeds

D-Link ANZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Latest High-performance WLAN solution with 802.11ac Wave 2 Speeds

SYDNEY, 16 August 2017 – D-Link ANZ has launched the DAP-2610 concurrent dual band Access Point (AP) providing companies with a high-performance WLAN solution that includes a broad range of functions and the latest generation 802.11ac Wave 2 Speeds.

The DAP-2610 Wireless AC1300 PoE Access Point is the first Business Grade Wave 2 access point to be launched by D-Link in ANZ. The slim device, providing both wall and ceiling mounting options, achieves a maximum data throughput of up to 1300Mbs and uses both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz frequency bands in parallel.

The DAP-2610 can be used in multiple modes; as a stand-alone Access Point, as part of a wireless distribution system (WDS), or as a wireless client. The two simultaneous active radio modules also allow the system to be used as part of a mesh configuration. This makes the DAP-2610 a good choice for small and medium-sized companies who want to offer their employees or customers a high-performance WLAN environment at an affordable price.

The DAP-2610 uses the latest generation WLAN standard 802.11ac Wave 2 which enables the 2.4GHz module to achieve data transmission rates of up to 400Mbs and the 5GHz module up to 900Mbps. The radio modules in the DAP-2610 access point offer high power design with up to 23dBm output providing better coverage for wireless clients. MU-MIMO Beamforming optimally adapts transmitted signals to the location of the clients and the environment so that a variety of devices can simultaneously exchange data at maximum speed. A Gigabit Ethernet port offers connectivity to the access point from the local network if a physical connection is required. By supporting WDS (Wireless Distribution System), mesh configurations are also possible, in which the access points are only connected to one another via Wi-Fi, as well as to the LAN, whilst still providing services for clients. An extensive quality-of-service implementation allows the categorisation of data, for example VoIP data packets are prioritised over file transfers.

Power to the DAP-2610 can be via a power supply or a network connection via 802.3af PoE (Power-over-Ethernet). Numerous management options facilitate administration in any environment. In addition to a built-in web server with SSL support, SSH, Telnet, and SNMP, D-Link’s Central WiFi Manager (CWM) management software is also available at no additional cost. The Central WiFi Manager allows further management functions including the configuration and management of up to 500 Access Points. In addition, the DAP-2610 is equipped with a captive portal and extensive authentication functions, allowing the device to be utilised as a Wireless Hotspot for small businesses such as cafes or hairdressers to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot for their customers. The Access Point includes a dedicated RADIUS server as well as LDAP, POP3 and passcodes to allow a variety of methodologies to enable clients to securely access the device.

IT security has top priority in the corporate environment and the DAP-2610 meets the security requirements of small, medium and large enterprises by supporting WEP, WPA and WPA2, as well as a RADIUS client. Client isolation hides the data traffic of the end-user devices while WLAN segmentation shields complete WLAN networks from each other. Also integrated is Network Access Protection (NAP), which checks conditions for accessing end devices in connection with NAP-enabled servers. Rogue access points are reliably detected and reported to the administrator, and scheduling functionality can switch off the WLAN at certain times, such as out-of-business hours. The DAP-2610 also supports eight VLANs (Virtual LANS’s) per band, providing a flexible way to incorporate the Access Point into an existing network whilst providing maximum connectivity for wireless clients.

The DAP-2610 AC1300 Wave 2 Access Point is available now from dlink.com.au (RRP AUD$279) and dlink.co.nz (RRP NZ$329) and all authorised D-Link resellers in Australia and New Zealand.

Picture credits
D-Link DAP-2610 Dual Band Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point
More images of the DAP-2610 can be found here: http://files.dlink.com.au/Products/DAP-2610/Images/

-Brad

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