Panasonic Unveils New Dual Voltage Technology for Tough IP Power Tools at STAFDA

Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) November 09, 2012

Panasonic Power Tool Division, a pioneer in cordless power tool technology, announced this week at the 2012 Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) Annual Convention and Trade Show an expansion of their line of Tough IP Li-Ion Cordless Power Tools. The Tough IP line now features products with new Dual Voltage Technology, allowing select tools to be used as both 18-volt and 14.4-volt with just a switch of the battery pack. Panasonic is currently the only power tool manufacturer to have this type of technology available, making it even easier for professionals to complete a variety of jobs using just one tool.

In order to utilize the Dual Voltage Technology, construction and maintenance professionals can easily swap out the Panasonic 4.2Ah LS Li-ion battery pack or existing 14.4-volt or 18-volt batteries to achieve the desired voltage 18-volt for jobs that require longer runtime between charges and more power or 14.4-volt for jobs that require less runtime. Unlike manganese-based Li-ion batteries used in many cordless power tools, Panasonics exclusive Li-ion battery technology contains a battery overheat protection sensor that protects against excess internal heat buildup that can decrease the lifetime of the battery pack. The battery packs feature Panasonics Solid Solution technology, a proprietary process for dissolving and hardening cobalt and nickel and other key battery components, and a special heat-resistant ceramic coating layer separates cells and protects them from heat buildup. Together, the chemistry, battery design and manufacturing process add up to High capacity batteries that deliver long life.

Our top priority at Panasonic is to manufacturer the most innovative cordless power tools on the market in order to better serve our customers and help them do their jobs more accurately and efficiently while on a job site, said John Olson, Industrial Sales Manager, Panasonic Assembly Systems. With the introduction of the Dual Voltage Technology to our Tough IP line, we are providing our customers with premium tools with multiple functions, but without adding more weight to their tool belts.

This proprietary Dual Voltage Technology is now available on the Cordless

AIMS Power Corp. Hires a Professional Graphic Designer

Reno, NV (PRWEB) August 16, 2012

AIMS Power Corporation, a global leader in power inverter and solar panel technologies, this week welcomed Joe Clark to their e-commerce design team. Joes unique skills as a graphic designer, photographer and videographer are a great addition to our team.

Joe Clark has been a graphic designer for over 4 years. He is also has over a decade worth of experience in photography and videography. AIMS Power markets most of their products over the web and these skills are important as the Reno based company continues to grow and add new products.

MINI the New Power Word in Special Event DJ Entertainment

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

Mix on Wheels, an Orlando-based entertainment DJ vehicle company, is nominated for two special event industry Orlando WOW Awards for their latest design, the MINI Copper Xtreme Clubman: Best Event Innovation and Best Technical Achievement.

This event entertainment product is the first of its kind in such a compact, self-contained form and features a built-in professional Pioneer DJ system, PA system with wireless Shure microphone for emcee capabilities, LED lights built into the interior and exterior of the product, brilliant LCD screens for daytime/nighttime custom media playback, Lamborghini doors and much more.

An external power source is not an issue, which allows the MINI Cooper Xtreme Clubman to bring incredible entertainment offerings to locations where events were previously deemed impossible, including smaller venues. This includes indoor locations, as it meets all requirements for indoor venue parking.

Because of its chameleon-like characteristics due to its customizable exterior and media, this product is also a huge win for experiential and brand marketing campaigns.

Founded by Charles Miles in 2008 and winner of the national 2011 ISES Esprit Award for Best Industry Innovation, Mix on Wheels was most recently featured in the Orlando Sentinel and as entertainment for the 2nd Annual Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend in Lake Buena Vista, FL, which also featured appearances by Jay Ward, CARS franchise guardian, Pixar Animation Studios and automotive designer Chip Foose of Foose Designs and the TLC reality series, Overhaulin.

The Orlando WOW Awards is a yearly special event industry recognition program sponsored by local special event organizations ABC, NACE, ISES, MPI and HSMAI. This years winner will be announced at the ISES Orlando June event taking place at the Orlando Science Center on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

The Mix on Wheels fleet of entertainment vehicles are available for events and experiential marketing campaigns nationwide. For more information on any of the Mix on Wheels vehicles, media inquiries or to book a vehicle for your next event or marketing campaign, contact: 407.490.5757 | info(at)mixonwheels(dot)com |

Mix on Wheels can also be found on Facebook: and on Twitter: (@MixonWheels.)

Unique Design Service Helps Homeowners Maximize Their Buying Power and Provides Added Consumer Protection When Building a Pool

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 15, 2012

PoolWorx, founded and delivered by Dallas-based landscape architecture firm Knaak Design Group, is a new concept in pool design and construction service that is revolutionizing the pool building and remodeling process, offering homeowners an alternative to the traditional ways of shopping. By removing the high pressure nature of sales and working with the homeowner to bring to light the many construction unknowns that ordinarily cause buying experience to be unpleasant, PoolWorx helps the homeowner get a unique, well-designed and constructed pool at a price well afforded, that they can enjoy for years to come.

With the economic downturn, the building industry suffered greatly and so did its customers, says Robert, principal and founder of Knaak Design Group. At KDG we saw a demand and developed PoolWorx, which is a consumer-friendly approach to pool construction. PoolWorx is a free service we offer homeowners, so they can get the high-quality, well-constructed pool they want, but avoid the hassle, headaches and pain of buyers remorse that often comes with trying to go through the pool building process themselves. We help our customers through the process every step of the way. Its the 411 on pool building and remodeling.

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AIMG Announces Opportunity for 100 Small Businesses to Learn Power of Website Analytics

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Web development and internet marketing firm AIMG is offering 100 small businesses an opportunity to work one-on-one with a web consultant to learn how to interpret their companys website traffic. This $ 99 special program, which is available only through August 31st, 2012, includes professional implementation of Google Analytics, coding of quantifiable site goals, and a one-hour web analytics consultation with an AIMG web specialist after 30 days of aggregating results. What makes this offer unique is the satisfaction guarantee, promising a full refund if you feel you havent gained insight into your website traffic.

Our work with small businesses in virtually every industry since 1994 has allowed us to understand and address their specific needs and challenges in an online environment, said Joe DeMicco, CEO & Founder of AIMG. Many small business owners simply dont know how to properly install or interpret website analytics. Even if they already have analytics installed, they dont know how to establish goals or track things like seasonal behavior or customer trends. They simply have never been shown how to turn statistical website information into actionable insight. We know how this valuable information can be used to improve a wide variety of online results like generating leads, expanding brand reach, getting more customers into their bricks-and-mortar establishment, or increasing online sales or requests for quote, for example. The key is to know what to track, how to interpret it, and then to use the information to implement changes or initiatives that will support your online goals. The proper use of analytics can not only improve online conversion but also save business owners money when the information is used to plan spending properly and avoid wasting investments on the wrong initiatives. Were confident every small business owner we work with will be pleased with the knowledge our program offers. They will begin to understand how to use the information to develop efficiencies and to capture previously missed opportunities.

AIMGs special $ 99 web analytics program is designed to empower the small business owner with a way to easily gather decision-making intelligence, including the ability to:


New Novel Explores the Power of God

PLANO, Texas (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

In the writing of his new novel, The Arm of the Lord: End Times Mystery (published by WestBow Press), author G. Terrell Cotter was motivated by one irresistible muse: conviction.

I was inspired by the calling that except for hearing and believing the Gospel people will spend eternity separated from God, remembers Cotter. In the End Time mankind will lose a sense of God consciousness. I want the reader to understand Gods providential plan to redeem fallen mankind and creation.

In The Arm of the Lord, Cotter presents an exploration of the Day of the Lord with a separate commentary on prophetic apocalyptic Scripture. He offers a portal to what the Bible says is an inevitable future when God reconciles His creation to Himself. The title of the book a Hebrew idiom for the power of Yahweh is a prelude to Cotters exploration and in-depth analysis of Gods grace, power and righteousness.

I wrote this book in response to the oversight and na

“Dark Knight Rises Rules at 13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards but Girls Power Into Male Dominions

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

Just before midnight last night, in the hills overlooking Hollywood, Batman swooped through the 13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards, snatching up the trophy for Best Summer 2012 Blockbuster along with top honor, Best in Show, for the Dark Night Rises trailer. See below and on for the full list of winners. Watch featured trailers on

The Golden Trailer Awards are the worlds top honor for movie promotions. They celebrate the art and the fun of what has evolved from pure advertising into a wildly popular form of entertainment, achieving what Variety calls rock-star status.

Monica Brady, Executive Producer and co-founder, pointed to the dramatic progression of the Dark Knights Rises reel, noting, The sound design in the trailer is brilliant–from the haunting sound of a young boy singing the American national anthem over the story set-up, all the way through to an explosion of white against the crescendo of horns playing the Batman theme. Its a very compelling trailer.

2012 has proved to be a banner year for women in movie marketing, with trailers and print promotions successfully hyping female protagonists in typically male-led genres. Snow White and the Huntsman took the prize for Best Action; the Bridesmaids red-band trailer (for mature audiences only) earned Best Comedy, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, took Best Drama. The trend was also apparent in print promotion. The Hunger Games gobbled down five Golden Trailer Awards: Best Teaser Poster, Best Action Poster, Best Animation/Family Poster, Best Standee for Feature Film, and Most Innovative Advertising for a Brand/Product.

Golden Trailer Awards Executive Director and co-founder, Evelyn Brady-Watters, was enthusiastic about the breakthrough: For the first time, both in trailers and in print, were seeing visually stunning and innovative marketing that crosses old gender barriers. I think these are going to appeal to men and women, young and old.

At the event, which was held in a Bel Air mansion, alt-rock Lit performed after openers from the bands Lucky & Wild, PK, followed and the Splash Synchronized Swimmers. The night was sponsored by JetBlue, now supporting the Golden Trailer Awards for the 11th year; Variety, returning for the second time; long-time supporters National CineMedia; Steiner Studios; PRG; firstcom Fim/TV Music; Position Music;, as well as Method Design. Beverage sponsors are Dos Equis, ONEHOPE Wine and Akvinta Vodka.

The Golden Trailer Awards for 2012 were selected by a power-house jury: Amy Baer, former President/CEO of CBS Films, now President of film production and media consulting firm Gidden Media; Dana Brunetti, President of Trigger Street Productions (the promo reels for the companys The Social Network swept the Golden Trailers last year); Randall Emmett and George Furla of production and finance house Emmett/Furla Films; prolific hyphenate Jon Favreau (Director,Iron Man); Jessica Hall, Director of Development at Blumhouse Productions; Alix Madigan, Head of Feature Films for Anonymous Content; actor-comedian Patton Oswalt(Young Adult); iconic producer-director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters); Nancy Utley, Co-President of multiple Oscar

Weather Central Offers First U.S. Showing of Wind Power Yield Forecast System at AWEA 2012

San Diego, CA and Madison, WI (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

Weather Central, LP, is presenting its groundbreaking new Wind Power Yield Forecast (YIELD FORECAST) for the first time in the U.S. at AWEA 2012 at the Georgia Congress Center, Atlanta Georgia in Booth 2950. The YIELD FORECAST system is unique because it has been purpose built for the wind industry, which loses $ 500 million annually as a result of inaccurate forecasts that were not designed to the unique requirements of wind parks.

Weather Central also announces that YIELD FORECAST has begun testing at the Madison Gas and Electric Top of Iowa wind park. Similar tests are underway at multiple wind parks in Europe.

Solid forecasting is essential to mitigating the operating risk of wind parks, said Steve Smedberg, Weather Central senior vice president for enterprise. YIELD FORECAST is simply the most advanced system of its kind, bringing together decades of forecast experience, proprietary high resolution data sets, and advanced computing technology. Our exclusive methods of customizing the toolkit at the level of individual turbines are producing unprecedented forecast precision.

Weather Central YIELD FORECAST will provide wind park operators and utilities with more accurate, actionable predictions for the power output for the following 24-48 hours to help them extract the maximum value from the wind-generated power. YIELD FORECAST specifically addresses the need for operators to predict their output on a day-ahead basis and to prepare responses to real-time fluctuations in output. Globally, poor forecasts are estimated to cost wind operators in excess $ 500 million (U.S.) due to: having to sell excess power at low or negative prices, being forced by shortfalls to buy energy from other sources in the real-time market in order to meet commitments, and having to pay penalties and tariffs imposed on them for inaccurate yield forecasting.

YIELD FORECAST is unique because it is the only solution for the wind energy industry where a single company controls the entire forecast chain. This provides Weather Central with unmatched flexibility to optimize the forecast not just for each wind park, but actually at the level of individual turbines for peak precision. The Weather Central YIELD FORECAST solution combines on-site data feedback and input from the customer with proprietary Weather Central technologies including:

MicroCast numerical weather prediction model
-Advanced neural network and other statistical analysis

DataCloud data serving technology
-Interactive map-based visualization tools

For a complete look at Weather Centrals solutions visit

About Weather Central, LP Weather Central, LP, founded in 1974 by broadcasters and meteorologists based in Madison, Wisconsin, is the leading provider of professional onair, online, print, mobile and enterprise weather solutions and forecasting to major customers worldwide. Utilizing the Companys dynamic weather graphics, precise forecast models and data, and patented technology, more than 1000 partners and hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide benefit from Weather Centrals attention to weather presentation, detail and insight.

NXP Releases Smallest, Toughest Power MOSFETs

Eindhoven, Netherlands (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today released its new LFPAK33 portfolio a range of high switching performance MOSFETs available in an ultra-reliable 3.3-mm x 3.3-mm power package. Unlike many MOSFET packages of this size, LFPAK33 has been designed from the ground up to be a tough power solution. Incorporating copper clip and solder die attach technologies, it features a market-leading junction temperature of 175 degrees Celsius. Nine LFPAK33 power MOSFET types are available immediately.

As electronic devices become ever smaller, components need to shrink to fit the available space and MOSFETs are expected to work under extreme thermal and mechanical conditions. Continuously switching many tens of amps at high temperatures can cause solder joint failure or crack the package case, as the device expands at a different rate to the PCB. LFPAK33 minimizes the risk of this type of damage through its unique construction which allows the exposed SOURCE and GATE pins to flex and safely absorb thermally- and mechanically-induced stresses.

The never-ending trend to miniaturization in power switching applications is driving the need for MOSFET packages that can reliably handle system power requirements while minimizing the PCB space required, said Dr. Dilder Chowdhury, product marketing manager, standard MOSFETs, NXP Semiconductors. LFPAK33 builds on the success of NXPs LFPAK56 package, with comparable performance in an even smaller footprint. These packages have been designed for reliability, with best-in-class thermal performance. Theres no other solution available that delivers this degree of robustness and power in such a small package.

LFPAK33 is fully compatible with QFN and DFN3333 packages both in terms of PCB footprint and automated vision inspection. The PCB footprint has been fully tested for compatibility by Norcott Technologies.

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