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New Products from Plastic Logic, Pantech, Panasonic

E-book reader, smartphone, digital video system

by / January 8, 2010

E-Books for the Executive Set

Plastic Logic unveiled QUE, the first e-book reader designed for business professionals, connecting them to business and professional newspapers, books and periodicals. The device also supports document formats that business users commonly need (including PDF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents), and features tools for interacting with and managing the content. QUE measures 8.5 x 11 inches, is less than 1/3 on an inch thick, and weighs less than many periodicals. It features a shatterproof touchscreen and connects via Wi-Fi and AT&T's 3G network.

Concurrent Keyboards

The Pantech Reveal phone features an open-faced numeric keypad on its front, which glides up to uncover a full QWERTY keyboard underneath. Both sets of keys stay active simultaneously, giving users fast access to numbers and letters at the same time. The phone also has an integrated 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera, up to 1280x1024 resolution, voice memo recording (MMS and general modes) and AT&T Navigator GPS. The address book holds 1,000 contacts. Talk time lasts up to three hours, and standby time up to 10 days.

Panoramic Patrol

Panasonic's Toughbook Arbitrator 360° captures video evidence surrounding an entire police vehicle. The Arbitrator 360° in-car digital video system can support up to six cameras and five simultaneous recordings. Agencies can activate up to 16 triggers to start recording, such as radar, siren, lightbar, shotgun rack, impact and speed. Live video streaming capabilities let dispatchers monitor what's happening in each patrol car from headquarters. Each camera features a 68.4-degree wide-angle lens with 22x optical zoom (220x with digital). The recorder offers (320 x 240) QVGA or (720 x 480) D1 resolution.


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