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April 25, 2016

Sennheiser Launches Enhanced PRESENCE™ Mobile Series Headsets

SenheiserOld Lyme, Conn., April 25, 2016Sennheiser announces it has launched the latest generation of its award-winning, PRESENCE™ Mobile Series premium headsets for Unified Communications (UC) - the essential choice for business professionals on the move or in the office.
 
Sennheiser PRESENCE™ Bluetooth® headsets are a popular choice for mobile professionals seeking a lightweight, slim headset solution that delivers outstanding HD sound quality. The audio specialist has now revisited its winning formula and is introducing a new generation of models offering an even clearer communication experience due to enhanced noise filtering technologies. In addition, the headsets improve ease of use and flexibility with a wider choice of comfort-enhancing wearing styles.
 
Raising the bar further with the enhanced PRESENCE™ Mobile Series, Sennheiser’s mobile headsets now offer better performance in the most challenging sound environments, such as in the office, in the car or when in windy outdoor surroundings. PRESENCE™ has been improved to more effectively reduce background noise and provide the consistent, clear listening experience that professional communication demands. This superior audio performance is ensured by a best-in-class system based on three digital microphones, working seamlessly together with a suite of advanced technologies, such as Sennheiser’s new, Advanced Own-Voice-Detector, SpeakFocus™* and WindSafe™**.
 
Sennheiser’s Advanced Own-Voice-Detector continuously monitors the environment to determine whether the user’s voice is present or not. When detected, the state-of-the-art system reacts immediately to provide optimal speech intelligibility while at the same time reducing disturbing background noise.
 
When the user is not speaking, a new, integrated feature automatically and gradually diminishes all distracting background noises, such as keyboard or paper rustling sounds, to make the communication experience even more enjoyable for the listener. As soon as the user starts to speak again, the intelligent system reacts instantly to deliver optimal speech quality.
 
To protects users from acoustic shocks and sudden sound bursts, the series features Sennheiser’s patented ActiveGard® technology***.
 
The enhanced PRESENCE™ Series now also offers a greater range of options to ensure excellent user flexibility and wearing comfort. Thanks to the new optional headband, a three-in-one design provides a choice of wearing styles – in ear, with the ear hook and with the headband. In the office, the headband can be placed in its charger stand making it convenient to swiftly take calls and recharge when not in use, providing a full day’s talk time with a single charge (8 hours wideband, 10 hours narrowband).
 
With the ability to switch effortlessly between softphone and mobile calls, PRESENCE™ effectively combines the in-office headset and the mobile headset in one elegant solution. Used with a PC and dongle, the headsets’ increased wireless range gives the freedom to move up to 25 meters while on a call. PRESENCE™ UC variants are certified for Skype for Business and compatible with all major UC and softphone brands.
 
“Technology has freed businesses to operate with ever greater flexibility, with teams able to work virtually and stay connected anywhere,” said Andreas Bach, President at Sennheiser Communications A/S. “Premium audio technology is making this ever easier – allowing business professionals to communicate with perfect clarity, no matter when and where. Ultimately, we are competing with – and closing the gap on – face-to-face meetings. This is why Sennheiser is continually striving to drive further audio performance from even our best products.”
 
*SpeakFocus – detects the user’s voice and filters out background noise providing listeners with a crystal clear sound experience.
 
**WindSafe™- dynamically selects the best mix of the three microphones to optimize voice and reduce wind noise to ensure the clearest possible sound is sent to the listener.
 
***ActiveGard® - Sennheiser patented technology developed to safeguard users from acoustic shock and sudden sound bursts.
 
About Sennheiser
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 18 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers' needs. Sennheiser is a family owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,700 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. As part of the Sennheiser Group, the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S is specialized in wireless and wired headsets and speakerphones for contact centers, offices and Unified Communications environments as well as headsets for gaming and mobile devices. In 2014, the Sennheiser Group had sales totaling €635 million.www.sennheiser.com

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September 04, 2014

Sennheiser URBANITE headphones

Let your ears be loved: Sennheiser launches URBANITE headphones

Berlin, September 4, 2014 – Let your ears be loved: Sennheiser’s new URBANITE headphones are the new sound of urban style, bringing the bass for an intense club experience on the move. The audio specialist’s new mobile headphone range – including the on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL – delivers massive bass but with Sennheiser’s uncompromising audio expertise ensuring excellent clarity throughout the entire frequency range.

“Sennheiser URBANITE headphones are for the generation of Millennials who know more and demand more. They love their tunes heavy and love to look good, but are smart consumers who won´t compromise on quality. They want bass but want it done right. The Sennheiser URBANITE is answering these demands,” said Tim Voelker, Director Sales & Marketing Consumer, Sennheiser Communications A/S. “We’re bringing something fresh and new that will finally meet the expectations of this tough audience, and will be building the buzz for the URBANITE range through an exciting social media campaign this autumn under the headline ‘Let your ears be loved’.”
 
“With the Sennheiser URBANITE series we´ve created a range of headphones that are incredibly robust, using durable high quality materials and metal parts that – alongside the sound – set them apart from other fashionable headphones. With a unique folding mechanism that makes them easily portable, the Sennheiser URBANITE headphones are truly ready for life on the streets,” said Dr. Christian Ern, Director Product Management Consumer, Sennheiser Communications A/S.
 
The URBANITE range is designed for staying connected on the move, with integrated in line remote control and microphone for taking calls and controlling music on smartphones and tablets, with dedicated versions for either Apple iOS devices, or for Windows or Android-driven devices, such as Samsung Galaxy models.
 
A range of color choices includes black and denim across all models (both Apple and Samsung), with the iOS URBANITE additionally available in sand, nation and plum and iOS URBANITE XL also available in sand, nation and olive. The stainless-steel hinges add a striking touch of rugged urban style to cool design touches like the color-coordinated fabric-wrapped headband. However, the use of metal – on the premium hinge mechanism and the tough aluminum sliders – ensures these headphones are also styled to last.
 
The durable sliders and hinges also work with the super soft ear pads to ensure that the listener is insulated from external noise, ensuring great comfort for even long periods of listening enjoyment. And with its larger ear-pads, the Sennheiser URBANITE XL offers even greater levels of comfort.
 
For extra peace of mind all URBANITE headphones are supplied with a soft pouch for safe storage, and also come with a 2-year international warranty. Urbanite is available now at select retailers; URBANITE XL will be available in Q4.
 
 
About Sennheiser
The Sennheiser Group based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, was founded in 1945 and has gone on to become a leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Sales in 2013 totaled 590.4 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,500 staff worldwide and operates plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company has a worldwide network of subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hongkong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and the USA. It also has long-established trading partners in other countries. Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, a maker of studio microphones and monitor speakers, and Sennheiser Communications A/S, a joint venture making headsets for PCs, offices and call centers, are also part of the Sennheiser Group.
 
More up-to-date information about Sennheiser is available on the internet at www.sennheiser.com

 

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Just Mobile TopGum™

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Just Mobile TopGum™, a sophisticated backup battery, at 2014 IFA.TopGum™ is a travel essential for gadget lovers”" said Nils Gustafsson, Co-founder of Just Mobile. 

Just Mobile Ltd., the leading brand of mobile accessories. Just Mobile products are designed to perform flawlessly; furthermore, they're built to last. 
 

Just Mobile TopGum™  
The sophisticated backup battery 

TopGum™  is the revolutionary portable power pack from the masters of high-design, high-performance backup batteries. Clad in unibody aluminum, TopGum™ features two unique additions - a built-in, tangle-free Lightning cable and a magnetic recharging dock that makes it easy to refuel the backup battery without fumbling for cables.
 
With enough capacity to recharge an iPhone three times or top up and iPad mini to 75%, TopGum™ is a travel essential for gadget lovers. And its standard USB connections means you can recharge other USB-powered devices too – or simply refill TopGum’s internal batteries from any USB port when your dock is out of reach. 

 
Features
  • Compatible with smartphones, tablets and USB-powered devices
  • High-quality 6000mAh battery
  • 4 LED capacity indicators
  • Dual inputs: charging dock (5V/1.5A) and micro USB port (5V/1.5A)
  • Dual outputs: Lightning cable (max. 5V/2.4A) and USB port (5V/1A)
  • Protection from heat, overload and circuit damage
  • Built-in Lightning cable plus USB-to-micro USB cable included

Price and Availability :  USD$79.95, 79.95€, £69.95

 

July 10, 2014

Imagineer Systems: mocha Pro 4.0

 

 

Imagineer Systems Rolls Out mocha Pro 4.0, the Industry’s Next Visual Effects Blockbuster

Advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows and Python scripting simplify tracking and roto on complex VFX projects

Mocha

Guildford, UK – July 10, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winningmocha® Planar Tracking technology, announced today the release of its flagship visual effects solution, mocha Pro 4.0. Packed with new innovative features that facilities with complex VFX production pipelines will love, mocha Pro 4 offers groundbreaking native Stereo 3D (S3D) workflow capabilities and advanced support for Python scripting. Watch the mocha Pro 4 promo video.

“Visual effects artists working on stereo 3D feature films have been asking for these new features, and we have worked closely with customers to understand and support their workflow,” states Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “With version 4, we are streamlining many of the complex corrective tasks that come with large S3D projects and expanding the compatibility ofmocha Pro with visual effects applications such as Nuke, Ocula and Adobe After Effects. This allows a wider audience of VFX professionals to tackle some of the more dense effects work such as S3D rotoscoping, motion tracking and object removal.”

mocha Pro 4’s new Stereoscopic 3D workflow lets users quickly analyze differences between right and left camera streams and apply the solved disparity in 2D tracking, 3D camera solving, object remove module and image stabilization. Shain further explains the benefits of the new capability: “In a typical S3D post-production workflow, an early process is to correct the footage – vertical alignment, color and other differences between right and left eyes. With mocha Pro 4’s new stereo workflow, the mocha planar tracking technology has been enhanced for multi-stream image analysis. This automatically detects and keeps track of the difference between both eyes, so tracking and roto tasks can be done on uncorrected footage and disparity offsets are automatically animated. This results in a lot less manual keyframing for both solving tracks and creating articulate roto masks.”

The benefits of mocha Pro 4 also carry over to editors and artists using Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools: Premiere Pro and After Effects. Premiere editors can now paste mocha roto masks directly to their timeline for advanced isolation, blurring and color correction tasks while the new customizable keyboard shortcut interface comes with preset profiles to match After Effects.

Facilities can now deeply integrate mocha Pro 4 into their unique VFX production workflows thanks to newly added support for Python scripting. “With Python scripting, VFX houses can better customize their workflows,” comments Shain. “For example, a facility can use Python scripting to integrate mocha Pro 4 with an asset management system such as Shotgun, Hiero or Generation, seamlessly synchronizing visual effects content and metadata across applications and projects.”Python also allows technical directors to customize and automate mocha Pro tasks, such as sending intensive object removal renders to a background render farm.

mocha Pro 4 Feature Highlights At a Glance

  • mocha’s new Stereoscopic 3D workflow adds unique stereo support to planar tracking, rotoscoping, object removal and 3D camera solving. It also adds the capability to work on uncorrected, native stereo 3D footage.
  • Python scripting support allows facilities to further customize their workflows, integratingmocha Pro 4 deeper into the visual effects production pipe.
  • The customizable keyboard shortcut interface enables mocha Pro 4 users to edit and save customizable keyboard layout or select industry standard keyboard layouts such as Adobe After Effects or Nuke.
  • The improved user interface plus high-resolution retina display support greatly enhances the end user experience.
  • New exports and format handling includes support for Adobe Premiere Pro masks, Nuke 7 Tracker export and improved Nuke Roto exports. Version 4 also improves QuickTime and MPEG support.

Imagineer Systems has also released the new mocha Plus today. For details on this product release, please visit: www.imagineersystems.com/products/mocha-plus/.

Members of the media are invited to review mocha Pro 4 from Imagineer Systems. To request a review license, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com. For press images, please visit: http://www.imagineersystems.com/company/press/.

Pricing and Availability
mocha Pro 4 is now available on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with nodelocked or cross platform, floating licensing options. mocha Pro 4 supports Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion, Avid|DS, Assimilate SCRATCH, Autodesk Flame, Smoke & Maya, Boris FX, Eyeon Fusion, HitFilm, Quantel, Maxon Cinema 4D, Red Giant Warp and The Foundry’s Nuke. Upgrades are available starting at $495 USD; new users can purchase mocha Pro 4 on the Imagineer Systems website for $1,495 USD.

Special promotion: all mocha 4 upgrades will be on sale for 20% off list prices for the month of July.

About Imagineer Systems
Imagineer Systems Ltd is the Academy Award-winning developer of visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post-production markets. Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as The HobbitBlack SwanThe Wolf of Wall Street,Transformers, and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of mocha Pro™ - roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility; mocha Plus - a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects, Premiere and Final Cut Pro users. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.

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