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D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh™ System series with new three-pack and single add-on unit
AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi system blankets any home with stable, consistent, seamless Wi-Fi
SYDNEY, 4 August 2020 – D-Link ANZ has extended its ground-breaking COVR AC1200 Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System range, one of the world’s first Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh™ home and home office mesh systems, to now offer a three unit pack (COVR-1103), as well as a single add-on unit (COVR-1100). Adding these new options now truly gives any user the flexibility to cover any home or home office with D-Link’s unique COVR mesh Wi-Fi solution.
With high-speed AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi and 11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO, the COVR-1100 and COVR-1103 like the COVR-1102 before them are fast enough to support multiple devices undertaking everyday data-intensive tasks like HD streaming and video chats simultaneously. The COVR-1100 is perfect if you’re just starting out in whole home networking or have a smaller space. The COVR-1102 two-pack gives you more reach and coverage up to 325 square metres and the COVR-1103 three-pack truly blankets any home with up to 464 square metres of seamless Wi-Fi.
The COVR industry-standard mesh networking technology allows for device flexibility and ease of use, as users can now easily expand any existing COVR mesh Wi-Fi network by adding additional single unit COVR-1100 points as required.
D-Link COVR-1103 AC1200 three-pack Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System
That said, if you have a larger space or perhaps a townhouse over multiple levels then the COVR-1103’s three COVR points and optional wired Ethernet backhaul is the system for you.
All three COVR systems work with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and all have profile-based Parental Controls for setting boundaries online. They are super simple to set-up with the D-Link Wi-Fi App and Quick VPN capabilities allows you securely connect to a remote network.
COVR’s Quality of Service (QoS) prioritises network traffic to minimise the impact of limited bandwidth and its Triple Play VLAN support allows ISPs to provide multiple services with just one router.
COVR-1100 AC1200 Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System
COVR-1100, COVR-1102 and COVR-1103 all also support WPA3, which brings the latest standard for wireless encryption to individual users.
Features of the COVR-1100, COVR-1102 and COVR-1103:
l One Seamless Network: one wireless network name and password for the entire home
l Smart Steering: automatically directs your device to the optimum wireless band, reducing buffering and lag
l Smart Roaming: automatically connects to the COVR Point with the strongest signal so that users can move freely throughout the house
l Voice Assistant Compatibility: Control the Router’s functionality by using voice commands with Alexa or the Google Assistant
COVR-1102 AC1200 Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System
The COVR-1100, COVR-1102 and COVR-1103 AC1200 Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi Systems are available now from www.dlink.com.au, www.dlink.co.nz and from all authorised D-Link partners and retailers in both countries for the following RRP:
COVR-1100 – AUD$179.95, NZ$199.99
COVR-1102 – AUD$299.95, NZ$329.99
COVR-1103 – AUD$399.95, NZ$429.99
The new D-Link COVR-1100 AC1200 single unit Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System
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The new D-Link COVR-1102 AC1200 dual unit Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System
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The new D-Link COVR-1103 AC1200 triple unit Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System
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MEDIA RELEASE: Monday, August 3, 2020
A LIFETIME OF DELICIOUSLY ADDICTIVE MOVIES
EXCLUSIVE TO FOXTEL
LMN® – LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 1
Foxtel today announced it is expanding its already extensive movie offering launching the iconic LMN® – Lifetime Movie Network from global media company A+E Networks®; exclusive to Foxtel subscribers from September 1, 2020 and adding a slew of new movies to its on demand library.
LMN is an entertainment destination for women, featuring inspired made for television movie programming. LMN films tell both fictional and real-life stories steeped in drama and shining a light on women facing unbelievable challenges.
The new high-definition channel will be added at no extra cost to customers of the Foxtel Movies bundle and broadcast 24 hours a day. It will be programmed and managed by Foxtel in Australia and new movies will be added to the on demand library over the coming months.
LMN bolsters Foxtel’s already must-have movie offering with more than 1000 movies on demand including the biggest and recent blockbusters and all-time greats.
Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Television, Foxtel said: “For more than 20 years, Lifetime Movie Network has captured TV audiences in the US by delivering quality made for television movies featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The movies are a perfect guilty pleasure with captivating stories and outstanding performances. We are delighted to partner with LMN to bring our customers Lifetime’s iconic movie heritage to Australia.”
Tanya Lopez, Executive Vice President, Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the strength of Foxtel to bring A+E Networks’ Lifetime original movies to a whole new audience throughout Australia. With a legacy of powerful women on both sides of the camera including the best of Hollywood’s A-list talent, our globally successful Lifetime TV movies offer the widest breadth of subjects and storylines that resonate with today’s audiences seeking to indulge.”
Some of the movie headliners showcasing their talents over launch month in September include Catherine Zeta-Jones (Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story), Whoopi Goldberg (A Day Late and a Dollar Short), Hervey Keitel (Fatal Honeymoon), Vivica A. Fox (The Wrong Roommate), John Corbett (The Hunt For Killer 1-5), Lindsay Lohan (Liz & Dick), Shannon Doherty & Mira Sorvino (No One Would Tell) and Denise Richards (Secret Lives of Cheerleaders).
The LMN brand, which launched in the US in 1998 as Lifetime Movie Network, has a strong pedigree of exceptional talent and is the home of some of the grittiest, most thrilling stories to hit the small screen.
The new channel is exclusive to Foxtel from September 1, 2020. More programming details will be announced soon.
Epson and Igloo Vision create unique Deakin University Immersive
Innovative learning space for the university’s Faculty of Arts and Education
SYDNEY, 29 July 2020 – Recently Deakin University was looking to renovate part of its Geelong Waurn Ponds campus, extending an already existing building to form a new innovative learning space for its Faculty of Arts and Education. The key part of this unique and immersive new space, called Deakin Immersive, involved state of the art Epson projectors installed by Igloo Vision, the Shared VR compan
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James Sheridan, Igloo Vision’s Head of Business Asia Pacific, explained, “It was important for the new precinct to be an experience in and of itself, to wow anyone who comes in. The university wanted to incorporate immersive technology into the precinct and also wanted groups to be able to share those immersive experiences. So Igloo Shared VR using Epson projectors in an immersive projection cylinder was the ideal solution.”
Deakin Uni wanted to create a showpiece. This involved not just Igloo Vision’s immersive cylinder, but also the building of a round “Think Tank” and a semi-circular editing suite, for creating content.
Sheridan continued, “ The uni wanted students to be able to move seamlessly between the contexts of an immersive experience into the Think Tank to analyse that experience. The system and projectors needed to be high-quality and high-specification, with a range of easy-to-use software and easy workflows for content creation. They also wanted to be able to use the system for remote learning and seminars.
The project team specified a 9.7-metre diameter Igloo cylinder that could accommodate groups of around 35 people at a time with cinema-grade audio and an acoustically transparent screen, ensuring crystal clear sound alongside crystal clear imagery.
Deakin Immersive as a whole uses seven Epson EB-L1065UNL laser projectors with ELPLX01 ultra-short-throw lenses.
Sheridan explained the specific choice of Epson projectors and lenses by adding, “Deakin wanted a high-end, high-quality installation. The Epson laser projectors help to create a seamless 360° display for an incredibly immersive experience. Using ultra-short-throw lenses reduces the amount of shadowing caused by anyone near the screen, adding to the immersion. They also offer super-bright, super-sharp imagery, with super-clear colours. Using laser projectors also means that maintenance is reduced as with lamp projectors need their bulbs replacing every 2000 hours or so.”
According to Sheridan and just as importantly, Epson doesn’t only build great equipment but is also great at supporting its partners.
He added, “We know we can rely on Epson to get us any technical support we might need and that will be there for the life of the project. Deakin University, like most Australian universities, already has a great relationship with Epson and is using many of its products, so it was a natural choice.”
It’s not hard to see the amount of effort and ingenuity that’s gone into creating Deakin Immersive as Sheridan continued, “The quality of the images has been commented upon in a very positive way by many people. It’s very high-quality, not grainy and very high-definition so this, alongside the high-quality sounds, creates an immersive experience that can really transport groups. All this combines to create a ‘sense of theatre’ in the space. The overall quality of the technology adds to the wow factor.”
Deakin Immersive will be used across many of the 900 courses run by the Faculty of Arts and Education, as well as by other faculties and it has already been used to ‘transport’ groups using Google Street View.
Sheridan explained, “A 360° video transported students to the Colosseum in Rome using Google Street View in 360°. The topic discussed was ‘what sort of civilisation would have a Colosseum? Then, using Google Street View once more, the students could travel to the centre of a football pitch to try and understand what a Roman at the centre of the Colosseum might have felt.”
It’s clear that the technology and its implementation at Deakin Immersive is unique in many ways as James Sheridan concluded, “What sets Deakin Immersive apart particularly by using Epson projectors is that they offer super-sharp and bright imagery, with clear colours, minimal shadowing all at an affordable price. Whilst there are a lot of short-throw projectors around, most of them don’t work for curved screens. The glass optics in the Epson lenses mean we still get great focus across the image even with the different focal planes. Apart from the technical capabilities, Epson has a great balance between cost and quality and its support is second to none. For Igloo Vision, the range of Epson projector options available means that we always have something to suit a client’s needs and again, we have peace of mind knowing we can rely on support from Epson.”
Epson projectors in use at Deakin Immersive created by Igloo Vision.
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PNY launches HP memory products in Australia and NZ for the first time
SYDNEY, 28 July 2020 – PNY Technologies has launched HP memory products into Australia and New Zealand for the first time. The initial launch centres around four HP USB flash drives, the HP x796w, HP x760w , HP v245w and HP v150w with more HP memory products to follow.
PNY Director – Sales, ANZ & Oceania Richard Clarke explained, “These HP products are part of PNY’s major and continued commitment to launching high-quality memory products into Australia and New Zealand. They are the first of many across the entire HP memory product range that we will launch locally.”
The HP x796w offers a USB 3.1 mobile solution to store and share your music, photos, files and more. With a durable and elegant metal casing it’s ideal as external storage. It’s simple and energetic with an efficient push-pull design for storing larger files. It’s also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB sizes.
Made of stylish metal material, the USB 3.1 HP x760w is the perfect solution to securely hang from your backpack, briefcase or indeed anywhere thanks to its convenient, flexible, clip-on hook design.
Being USB 3.1 means it transfers data faster than USB 2.0 and it’s ultra-compact, convenient design means it’s safe and easily accessible even when secured to any item you are carrying when you’re on the move.
The HP x760w comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage sizes.
The HP v245w has been specially designed for sports lovers. It is water and shock resistant and comes with a handy T-shape cap holder.
There are also two colours available, an orange version and a purple version, in 16GB, 32Gb and 64GB making this drive a safe and colourful way to store and transfer images, music, documents and more when you’re at your most active.
The HP v150w has a handy, sliding, lid-less and cap-less design.
The durable sliding cap-less design and the blue gloss finish makes the perfect complement to any laptop and the integrated key loop easily attaches to keyrings, handbags and backpacks. The HP v150w comes in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes.
For full product specifications on each of the four HP USB drives please go to: https://www.pny.com.tw/en/products/hp-usb-flash-drives/
The HP x796w, HP x760w , HP v245w, HP v150w USB drives are available now in JB HiFi stores across Australia and New Zealand and on www.jbhifi.com.au and www.jbhifi.co.nz
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The HP x796w, HP x760w , HP v245w and HP v150w USB flash drives