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SmartTOP roof module by Mods4cars is now available for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

SmartTOP, the additional convertible top control for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is now available. The retrofit comfort module by Mods4cars allows the folding top to be opened and closed remotely via the original vehicle key.

SmartTOP roof module by Mods4cars is now available for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

SmartTOP roof module by Mods4cars for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 11, 2018

As of now, the company Mods4cars has a SmartTOP convertible top control available for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder. „We are very pleased that we can now also offer a SmartTOP solution for this exclusive super sports car,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „The predecessor, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, has already been supported by us for several years.“

The retrofit SmartTOP module enables, among other things, the operation of the top via the console button via One-Touch. Opening and closing the convertible top no longer requires continuously holding down the button. A short tap is enough and the movement of the hood is executed automatically.

Furthermore, the SmartTOP module makes it possible to operate the top remotely from a distance using the original vehicle key. By pressing a key combination on the key fob, the roof can be opened and closed. „The SmartTOP customer can already open their top as they approach their vehicle and start their journey top down,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

This convertible top control from Mods4cars also offers various other additional functions: Windows can be opened and closed separately by remote control. Windows can be programmed to be raised after the top opening. For vehicles with a keyless entry package, the top movement can be triggered by touching the door handle. The operating direction of the top button can be reversed if desired.

All functions are individually programmable. Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement. The module can be deactivated at any time. A built in USB port to the SmartTOP module makes it possible to install software updates that are provided free of charge. In addition, the module can be configured via the PC / MAC.

The SmartTOP module comes with a plug-and-play adapter. Connection between SmartTOP module and vehicle electronics is made by simply plugging together. No cables need to be cut, which is why a traceless dismantling is possible at any time.

Mods4cars has been manufacturing SmartTOP top controls since 2001, for all common convertible modules. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP module for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is available for 299.00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/NIpjXF1FB6M

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for BMW 6 Series gets new design

Manufacturer Mods4cars has completely overhauled the design of their SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller modules. Now the kits for BMW 6 Series Convertibles ship with the new product design.

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for BMW 6 Series gets new design

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for BMW 6 Series

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 26th, 2016

Effective immediately, Aftermarket Electronics Specialist Mods4cars ships the SmartTOP modules for BMW 6 Series E64 and F12 with the new custom designed module enclosure. The Add-On kit enables owners amongst other things to open and close the convertible top from the original key fob remote. The original keys do not need to be modified or reprogrammed.

Additionally the convertible top can be operated with convenient one-touch operation after the SmartTOP is installed. A quick touch is enough to start the full automatic process. Thanks to this feature it is possible to quickly close the top at the first sign of impending rainfall while returning both hands to the steering wheel immediately.

Bonus features further enhance the comfort: The windows can be opened or closed from the remote independently from the top. The doors can be programmed to unlock automatically when turning the ignition off in order to avoid having to pull the door handle twice. An extended mode can be activated which allows a top operation to continue while the engine is being started or stopped. The entire module can be temporarily disabled while retaining all other user settings for when it is re-enabled later. The module can be removed without leaving any trace or damage.

All functions can be programmed according to individual needs. The SmartTOP modules come with a built-in USB port. A Mac or PC can be connected to quickly configure the module or update the firmware. Mods4cars continually works on implementing new features and improving functionality while always considering customer wishes and input. Support software and firmware updates are available online, free of charge.

Now Mods4cars has optimized the hardware of the SmartTOP module itself. The custom designed module enclosures are 30% smaller, which means the module and can be installed in even tighter spaces in the car. Two LEDs now signal the status and help during installation. The included plug-and-play wiring harness makes installation quick and easy by just plugging in a connector.

The convenience add-on for BMW 6 Series Convertibles is available for 299 Euros + tax. Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo: SmartTOP Add-On kits are available for almost all popular brands and models of Convertibles and Roadsters.

Product demonstration for BMW 6 Series E64 Convertible:

Product demonstration for BMW 6 Series F12 Convertible:

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Kontakt
Mods4cars LLC
Anja Lehmann
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

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SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Ferrari California available shortly

The new SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller will be available shortly for the Ferrari California. The add-on module allows one-touch operation from the console switch as well as remote control of the top from afar using the original key fob.

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Ferrari California available shortly

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Ferrari California

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 15th, 2015

Aftermarket Automotive Electronics Specialist Mods4cars just announced availability of a new product, the SmartTOP Controller for Ferrari California, slated for release in November of 2015. „We are happy to announce that very soon Ferrari California owners will get to enjoy our much more convenient top operation.“ says PR-Manager Sven Tornow.

The convertible top can be opened or closed via one-touch operation from the console switch. A quick tap is enough to start the automatic top open or close process. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the entire time.

Additionally the SmartTOP module allows owners to use the original key fob remote to open or close the top. While still approaching the vehicle, the top can already be lowered. The SmartTOP customer gets in, starts the engine and can start driving with the top already down. It is of course also possible to close the top of the parked car form a distance at the first sign of impending rainfall. No modifications are necessary to the keys or receiver system.

The SmartTOP module also comes with a few bonus features for added convenience: The windows can be lowered or raised by remote and the rear windows can be programmed to raise or stay down after opening the top. An extended mode can be activated which allows starting or stopping of the engine during an ongoing top operation. The entire module can be temporarily disabled while retaining all other user settings for when it is re-enabled later.

Each SmartTOP module can be programmed according to individual taste. An integrated USB port allows connecting a Mac or PC which provides a quick and easy way to configure the settings or update the module firmware. Support software as well as firmware updates are available online, free of charge.

The installation of the kit is straightforward and simple. A plug-and-play wiring harness is part of the kit. It quickly connects the module with the vehicle electronics using perfect fit OEM connectors. „Installation is as easy and connecting a few plugs.“ Sven Tornow demonstrates. No wires need to be cut or spliced; the kit can be removed at any time without leaving any damage or trace.

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller kits are already available for the Ferrari 360 and F430 Spider. The new kit for Ferrari California will be available this November for 249 Euros + tax.

Mods4cars has been specialized in Convertible Top Controllers since 2001. Modules are available for pretty much all popular brands, such as: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

A first demonstration video can be seen here:

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Kontakt
Mods4cars LLC
Anja Lehmann
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

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SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi A5 Convertible and R8 Spyder now with Ultra-Plug-and-Play wiring harness

The aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Audi A5 Convertible and the R8 Spyder now comes with a new, custom designed Ultra Plug-and-Play wiring adapter harness.

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi A5 Convertible and R8 Spyder now with Ultra-Plug-and-Play wiring harness

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the R8 Spyder

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 8th, 2015

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars has improved the design of the wiring adapter which ships with the SmartTOP kit for the Audi A5 Convertible and R8 Spyder. The SmartTOP Convertible Top module now comes with a custom designed dual plug-in-between wiring adapter which uses OEM connectors and thereby makes the whole installation process a mere act of connecting plugs.

„We are pleased to be able to offer our SmartTOP for the Audi A5 Convertible and the R8 Spyder now with a further improved wiring adapter.“ says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. „As a result all that needs to be done to install our kit is to connect OEM plugs which lock and latch perfectly. Wire taps are not being used any longer.“ Sven Tornow continues. „This allows for a quick and straightforward installation of our kit by pretty much anyone in order to enjoy the benefits of the SmartTOP product.“

Once the SmartTOP module is installed it is possible to open and close the top at slow speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38mph) and with one-touch convenience. It is no longer necessary to hold down the top switch for the duration of the operation. Hands can return to the steering wheel immediately.

Additionally it is possible to control the top from the original key fob remote. „On hot days our customers can already open their top while still approaching their car.“ explains Sven Tornow. In the opposite case the top can be quickly closed from afar at the first sign of impending rainfall. No changes are necessary to the existing key remotes or receiver system.

The following bonus features are included as well: The windows can be lowered and raised separately by remote. The console top switch direction can be reversed, if desired. On the A5 the side blinkers can be activated during remote top operation. When locking the car, a short horn signal (chirp) can be activated (A5) and an extended mode can be activated which allows starting or stopping the engine while a top operation continues. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily while retaining all user settings for when it is reactivated later on.

All functions can be programmed to individual needs. Configuration of the module is possible in the car or with a Mac or PC. SmartTOP modules are equipped with a standard USB port which allows connecting it to a computer for quick and easy configuration and firmware updates. Support software and firmware updates are available online and free of charge.

The SmartTOP convenience add-on kit for Audi A5 Convertible and R8 Spyder is available for 249 Euros + tax. Kits are also available for Audi A3, A4 and TT. Mods4cars has SmartTOP modules available for most popular brands such as: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

Product demonstration for Audi A5 Convertible:

Product demonstration for R8 Spyder:

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Kontakt
Mods4cars LLC
Anja Lehmann
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

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SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for the new BMW 4 Series available soon

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for the new BMW 4 Series available soon

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for the new BMW 4 Series

The SmartTOP aftermarket add-on Convertible Top Controller module offered by Mods4cars will be available shortly for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible. It allows use of the top while driving and with one-touch convenience. Additionally the top can be opened or closed automatically from the original factory remote fob with no need to hold down any button.

Las Vegas, Nevada – June 20th, 2014

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars announces the upcoming availability of a SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for the BMW 4 Series. Very soon the kit will be ready to ship worldwide. The SmartTOP module allows opening and closing of the top while driving at slow speeds of up to 40 km/h (~28mph). Thanks to the one-touch operation it is no longer necessary to pull over and hold down the top switch.

In addition to the simplified operation from within the car, the top can also be operated from the original key fob remote. A quick key press sequence is all that is needed. The BMW factory comfort access option is not necessary. No changes need to be made to the keys or the receiver system. It is even possible to control the windows separately from the top.

„We are happy to announce availability of our SmartTOP kit for the BMW 4 Series Convertible within weeks of the introduction of the car itself. Our customers are able to benefit from the features of our clever add-on kit right in time for the car“s first convertible season.“ says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. „Also the installation of this new module could not be easier. A custom designed plug-in adapter using genuine OEM parts guarantees a perfect fit and is simply connected in between two plugs.“ Sven Tornow continues.

The SmartTOP for BMW 4 Series module will be packaged in the new Mods4cars product enclosure right from the start. A standard USB port allows owners to use PC or Apple computers for quick and easy product configuration and firmware updates. Support software for Windows and Mac OS as well as firmware updates are always available free of charge online. The USB support app is used to program user configurable settings such as speed and one-touch operation for the all-windows switch in the driver“s door.

An extended mode can be selected that allows top operation to continue while the ignition is turned on or off. When handing the keys to a valet or lending the car to others, the module can be quickly disabled and later enabled again from within the car while retaining all user specific settings.

SmartTOP Convertible Top kits are available for: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen. Additional BMW models supported: BMW 1, 3, 6 Series Convertibles, Z4 Roadster and Mini Cooper.

The convenience add-on kit for BMW 4 Series Convertibles will retail for 299 Euros + tax.

A first demonstration video can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/NXPb-xYaspQ

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Mods4cars LLC
Anja Lehmann
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

Computer IT Software

Gute Ultrabooks sind teuer

COMPUTER BILD-Testsieger kostet 1299 Euro / 12 Ultrabooks in zwei Preisklassen im Test / Touchscreen nur bei Convertibles sinnvoll / SSD empfehlenswert

Gute Ultrabooks sind teuer

COMPUTER BILD ist die auflagenstärkste deutsche Computerzeitschrift.

Schick, leicht und immer beliebter: Mittlerweile ist mehr als jeder vierte verkaufte tragbare Computer weltweit ein Ultrabook. Ob“s gute Geräte auch zu einem akzeptablen Preis gibt, hat die Fachzeitschrift COMPUTER BILD getestet und zwölf neue Ultrabooks in zwei Preisklassen unter die Lupe genommen (Heft 1/2014, ab Samstag am Kiosk).

In kurzer Zeit haben es die schlanken Ultrabooks als Nachfolger der dicken Notebooks zu erstaunlicher Vielfalt gebracht. Außer ultrakompakten Minis mit knapp 30 Zentimeter Bilddiagonale gibt“s welche mit 40 Zentimetern, zudem clevere „Convertibles“ mit dreh- und klappbaren Touchscreens sowie Varianten mit DVD-Laufwerk. Das Testfeld deckt demzufolge auch ein breites Preisspektrum ab – COMPUTER BILD hat die Kandidaten in Geräte ab rund 550 Euro und ab 930 Euro eingeteilt.

In der niedrigeren Preisklasse schnitt das Toshiba Satellite U50T-A100 (Testergebnis 2,70; 779 Euro) am besten ab. Es hat mit 750 Gigabyte mehr Speicher als die anderen Kandidaten in dieser Klasse und lieferte mit 32 Gigabyte großem SSD-Speicher und starkem Mittelklasse-Prozessor Intel Core i5 ein hohes Tempo. Bei den teureren Geräten überzeugte das Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (Testergebnis: 2,31; 1299 Euro). Es bot das beste Gesamtpaket, der gestochen scharfe Bildschirm stellt mit 3200 x 1800 Pixeln fast doppelt so viele Bildpunkte dar wie Ultrabooks mit Full-HD-Display. Selbst bei rechenintensiven Aufgaben arbeitete das Yoga 2 Pro nahezu geräuschlos. Praktisch: Das Display lässt sich um 360 Grad auf die Rückseite der Tastatur klappen. So eignet sich das Gerät wahlweise als Notebook, als Tablet und sogar als All-in-One-PC mit Touchscreen. Aber 1299 Euro sind trotz der Ausstattung richtig viel Geld.

COMPUTER BILD empfiehlt, vor dem Kauf das Feld einzugrenzen: Wer etwa regelmäßig DVDs ohne externes Laufwerk abspielen will, hat wenig Auswahl – die meisten Ultrabooks haben kein DVD-Laufwerk. Zudem braucht nicht jedes Ultrabook einen Touchscreen: Er ist nur sinnvoll, wenn sich das Gerät auch in ein Tablet verwandeln lässt. Im Gegensatz zum Touchscreen ist ein hohes Arbeitstempo jedoch Pflicht. Und dafür reicht heute ein schneller Prozessor allein nicht aus. Für eine hohe Geschwindigkeit muss eine ebenso flinke SSD mit an Bord sein.

Weitere Infos und die Preis-Leistungs-Sieger liefert Ausgabe 1/2014 der COMPUTER BILD. Mehr Tests zu Notebooks und Co. auch unter www.computerbild.de/notebooks

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COMPUTER BILD ist die auflagenstärkste deutsche Computerzeitschrift und die meistverkaufte in ganz Europa. Alle 14 Tage informiert COMPUTER BILD über Aktuelles rund um Computer, Telekommunikation und Unterhaltungselektronik. Mit Tests, Fakten und inklusive DVD oder CD-ROM bietet sie sowohl Einsteigern als auch Profis praxisorientiertes Wissen und umfassenden Service.

Kontakt
COMPUTER BILD
René Jochum
Jurastraße 8
70565 Stuttgart
+49 (711) 978 93-35
computerbild@postamt.cc
http://www.computerbild.de

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René Jochum
Jurastraße 8
70565 Stuttgart
+49 (711) 978 93-35
computerbild@postamt.cc
http://www.communicationconsultants.de

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SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle announced

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle announced

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle announced

The aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller made by Mods4cars allows owners to put the top up or down with one-touch convenience while driving and remotely from the original key fob. SmartTOP modules are available for all popular modern convertibles and roadsters. The most recent addition to the product line is the new Volkswagen Beetle convertible.

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 25th, 2013

Aftermarket electronics specialist Mods4cars just announced the soon to be available SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for the Volkswagen Beetle convertible. In just a few weeks the new kit will become available and make use of the top easier and more fun. The module adds one-touch convenience to the console switch, eliminating the need to hold down the switch for the duration of the operation. A quick tap is enough to fully open or close the top. This allows owners to enjoy the top-down driving experience more often.

In addition to the one-touch feature from inside, the SmartTOP kit adds another neat feature. The top can be raised or lowered fully automatically from the original key fob remote with just a quick combination of key presses.

„Top control from the original key fob is a very popular feature with our customers. It allows putting the top down on hot days, even before reaching the car“, says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. „The feature can also come in handy when trying to transport bigger items on the back seat. Our customer will not need to get in the car first and manually lower the top in order to start loading. A quick use of the fob opens the top, saving time and providing the ultimate user experience.“ Sven Tornow continues.

It is possible to get in the car and start the engine while the top is moving. A top operation started from the remote will not be interrupted by turning the engine on. If needed, the entire module can be temporarily disabled. A standard mini USB port built into the module allows quick and easy programming of all user configurable settings as well as flashing firmware updates which will always be available free of charge online.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Volkswagen Beetle convertible will sport the new, custom designed Mods4cars enclosure. Apart from its sleek, fully sealed design it sports two LEDs for detailed status information. The kit comes with a wiring adapter that allows quick and easy installation in the car.

The convenience add-on kit for the Volkswagen Beetle is available for 249 Euros + tax.

SmartTOP Convertible Top kits are available for: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

A preview product demonstration can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/IvmSdOT5awQ

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Kontakt:
Mods4cars LLC
Anja Lehmann
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

Computer IT Software

Panasonic launcht erstes Toughbook mit Windows 8: Das neue semi-ruggedized Convertible Tablet CF-C2

Panasonic launcht erstes Toughbook mit Windows 8: Das neue semi-ruggedized Convertible Tablet CF-C2

Wiesbaden, 26. Oktober 2012

Panasonic gibt heute die Markteinführung des Toughbook CF-C2 aus seiner Semi-Ruggedized Kategorie bekannt. Als einer der robustesten und flexibelsten Convertible-PCs seiner Klasse bietet das CF-C2 Außendienstlern, Ingenieuren sowie Mitarbeitern im Gesundheitswesen als erstes Toughbook die Vorteile des neuen Windows® 8 Pro Betriebssystems.

Das Toughbook CF-C2 richtet sich vor allem an professionelle Nutzer, die dienstlich unterwegs ein leistungsstarkes, multi-tasking-fähiges Gerät sowohl mit vollwertiger Tastatur als auch mit 12,5″ HD-Touchscreen als Dateneingabe-Optionen benötigen. Das neue CF-C2 ist deutlich robuster als sein Vorgänger CF-C1 und hat ein kleineres, kompakteres Gehäuse mit verbessertem LCD-Dreiachsensystem für eine noch stabilere Handhabung.

Das kapazitive 5-Finger Multi-Touch Display kann sowohl im Tablet- als auch im Clamshell-Modus verwendet werden. Das ausgeklügelte, robuste Dreiachsensystem mit einem Hauptscharnier in der Mitte und zwei stützenden Seitenscharnieren sorgt dafür, dass der Bildschirm bei Touchscreen-Eingaben im Clamshell-Modus nicht nachgibt. Der Bildschirm kommt standardmäßig mit IPS-Technologie für einen großen Betrachtungswinkel, verstärktem Glas sowie einer Panasonic Anti-Reflexions-Beschichtung und bietet ein hohes Kontrastverhältnis sowie eine Helligkeit von bis zu 500 cd/m2.

Mehr Ausdauer für mehr Arbeitsleistung
Die Intel® CoreTM Technologie der dritten Generation mit Ultra Low Voltage Prozessor bietet hervorragende Rechenleistung und ermöglicht zuverlässiges, leises Arbeiten ohne Lüfter. Mit dem schnellen und energieeffizienten Intel® CoreTM i5-3427U vProTM Prozessor samt Intel® Turbo Boost Technologie (1,8 GHz, bis zu 2,8 GHz) und state-of-the-art Speicher-Optionen (Standard 4 GB RAM, max. 8 GB; Standard 500 GB HDD, optional 128 GB oder 256 GB SSD) ist das CF-C2 eines der vielseitigsten und leistungsstärksten Geräte seiner Klasse.

Das Toughbook CF-C2 ist mit einem Bridge-Akku ausgestattet, der individuell auf die Nutzer-Anforderungen konfiguriert werden kann sowie ein Wechseln des Haupt-Akkus ohne Ausschalten des Geräts und damit nahtloses Arbeiten fern einer Steckdose ermöglicht. Der Standard 6-Zellen-Akku bietet eine Laufzeit von bis zu 11 Stunden (Mobile MarkTM 2007, 60cd/m2), der 3-Zellen-„Smart“-Akku (optional) eine Laufzeit von bis zu 5 Stunden und der 9-Zellen-Hochleistungsakku (optional) eine Laufzeit von bis zu 15 Stunden.

Robust und bequem zu bedienen
Dank seiner Semi-Ruggedized Robust-Eigenschaften bleibt das CF-C2 im anspruchsvollen Mobile Computing Alltag ohne Beeinträchtigungen stets zuverlässig im Dienst: es ist geschützt gegen Stöße, Kratzer sowie Stürze aus einer Höhe von bis zu 76 cm (sechs Winkel) und verfügt über ein wasserfestes Keyboard und Touchpad sowie ein verstärktes LCD-Glas.

Der abnehmbare, ergonomisch geformte Handhalte-Riemen am Gehäuseboden sorgt für einen flexiblen Einsatz, da das Gerät damit komfortabel und sicher mit nur einer Hand gehalten in unterschiedlichen Ausrichtungen bedient werden kann.

Sicher und flexibel konfigurierbar
Video-Telefonie und die Aufnahme von Fotos werden durch die HD 720p Frontkamera (Fotoauflösung max. 1280 x 720) und die optional erhältliche hochauflösende HD 720p Kamera auf der Rückseite (Fotoauflösung max. 2048 x 1536) ermöglicht.

Für den Anschluss von Peripherie-Geräten ist das Standard Modell mit drei USB-Anschlüssen (2x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0) und einem HDMI-Anschluss ausgestattet. Die erstklassige Wireless-Konnektivität umfasst eine Bluetooth 4.0 Verbindung, Wireless LAN a/b/g/n und ein optional integrierbares Sierra MC8305 3G Modul.

Durch zahlreiche Konfigurations-Optionen kann das CF-C2 darüber hinaus individuell an spezifische Bedürfnisse angepasst werden: eine optional integrierte serielle Schnittstelle erlaubt den Anschluss von Diagnose- oder Messgeräten, womit zahlreiche Einsatzszenarien von Ingenieuren oder Technikern abdeckt werden. Weitere Möglichkeiten entstehen durch die individuellen Anschlussoptionen wie etwa VGA oder Modems.

Für Einsatzbereiche, in denen – wie etwa im Gesundheitswesen – Sicherheit und Datenschutz zwingend erforderlich sind, kann das CF-C2 mit einem NFC (Near Field Communication)- oder Smart-Card-Anschluss ausgestattet werden. Das IT-Management wird durch die standardmäßig enthaltene Intel® vProTM Technologie vereinfacht. Intel® Anti Theft und Computrace Sicherheitsfeatures werden ebenfalls unterstützt.

„Das neue Toughbook CF-C2 gehört zu den robustesten und flexibelsten Business Convertible-PCs auf dem Markt“, sagt Jan Kämpfer, Head of Marketing bei Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. „Seine Rechenleistung, erstklassige Wireless-Konnektivität, lange Akkulaufzeit und fortschrittlichen Mobilitätsfeatures, wie das ausgeklügelte Dreiachsensystem, der Bridge-Akku und der ergonomische Halteriemen, machen das Gerät zu einem idealen Begleiter für Ingenieure und Mitarbeiter im Gesundheitswesen.“

Das Toughbook CF-C2 ist ab Dezember 2012 verfügbar. Das Standard Modell ist ab einem Preis von 2.149 EUR (zzgl. Mwst.) über offizielle Vertriebspartner oder im Projektgeschäft über Panasonic direkt erhältlich.

Ab Dezember 2012 wird der Großteil der Panasonic Toughbook Produktpalette Microsoft® Windows 8 ready sein.

Features und Spezifikationen

– CPU / Secondary Cache Speicher
Intel® CoreTM i5-3427U vProTM Prozessor (3 MB Cache, bis zu 2,8 GHz) mit Intel® Turbo Boost Technologie

– Chipsatz
Mobile Intel® QM77 Express Chipsatz

– Speicher
4 GB (max. 8 GB)

– Festplatte
500 GB

– Display
12,5 HD (mit IPS-Technologie)

– Bluetooth
4.0, FHSS System, Classic Modus/Low Energy Modus

– Wireless LAN
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235

– Wireless WAN
Sierra MC8305, GPS integriert (optional)

– Kamera
Frontseite: 1280 x 720, 30fps
Rückseite (optional): 1280 x 720, 30fps (Foto: 2048 x 1536)

– Sensoren
Umgebungslichtsensor, Magnetic-Sensor, Gyro-Sensor, Beschleunigungssensor

– Interface
1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, LAN, serielle Schnittstelle (optional), externes Display (optional), HDMI-Anschluss, Mikrofon, Kopfhörer

– Akku
Std.: Li-Ionen 10,8 V, 6800 mAh (typ.), 6800 mAh (min.) (mit CF-VZSU80U)
Option: Li-Ionen 10,8 V, 3400 mAh (typ.), 3200 mAh (min.) (CF-VZSU82U)
Option: Li-Ionen 10,8 V, 9300 mAh (typ.), 8700 mAh (min.) (CF-VZSU83U)

– Akkulaufzeit (Mobile MarkTM 2007, 60cd/m2)
Standard Modell mit 6-Zellen-Akku (CF-VZSU80U): ca. 11 Stunden
Option mit 3-Zellen-„Smart“-Akku (CF-VZSU82U): ca. 5 Stunden
Option mit 9-Zellen-Akku (CF-VZSU83U): ca. 15 Stunden

– Gewicht (inkl. Trageriemen)
ca. 1,81 kg (mit CF-VZSU80U)
ca. 1,68 kg (mit CF-VZSU82U)
ca. 1,94 kg (mit CF-VZSU83U)

– Abmessungen (B x T x H)
(inkl. Halteriemen) 299 mm x 217,3 mm x 25 – 47 mm* (* Front-/Rückseite)

– Betriebssystem
(Windows 8 Modell:) Windows 8 Pro 64bit
(Windows 7 Downgrade:) Windows 8 Professional

Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie bitte www.toughbook.eu

PSCEU ist der europäische Zweig der Panasonic Systems Communications Company, der globalen B2B-Division von Panasonic. PSCEU hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Arbeit von Business Professionals zu optimieren und ihren Organisationen dabei zu helfen, die Effizienz und Leistungsfähigkeit zu erhöhen. Wir helfen Unternehmen dabei, alle Arten von Informationen zu erfassen, zu verarbeiten und zu übertragen: Bild, Ton, Stimme und Text. Zu den Produkten gehören PBX Telefon-Systeme, Multifunktions-Drucker, professionelle Videotechnik, Projektoren, große Displays und widerstandsfähige Mobile Computing Produkte. Mit rund 500 Mitarbeitern, einem großen Erfahrungsschatz in der Entwicklung und im Design, der Möglichkeit für weltweites Projektmanagement und einem großen europäischen Partner-Netzwerk, bietet PSCEU unerreichte Fähigkeiten in seinen Märkten.

Die neue PSCEU besteht aus vier Unternehmenseinheiten:
– Communication Solutions umfassen professionelle Scanner, Multifunktions-Drucker, Telefonsysteme und HD Videokonferenzsysteme.
– Visual System Solutions umfassen Projektoren, interaktive Whiteboards, Präsentationshilfen und Displays. Panasonic ist europäischer Marktführer im Bereich Projektoren mit einem Umsatzanteil von 28%.
– Professional Camera Solutions umfassen professionelle audiovisuelle, Sicherheits- und Integrated Machine Vision (IMV) Technologien. Panasonic ist einer der beiden größten Anbieter für professionelle Videotechnik in Europa. Panasonic gehört zu den zwei größten Anbietern von professionellen Kameras.
– Computer Product Solutions umfassen die robusten (Ruggedized) Notebooks der Toughbook Sparte, die widerstandsfähigen Toughpad Tablet PCs und Electronic Point of Sales (EPOS) Systeme. Panasonic Toughbook ist mit 65,8% Marktanteil in 2011 (VDC, März 2012) der europäische Marktführer in der Sparte „Robuste Notebooks“.

Die Panasonic Corporation ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen in der Entwicklung und Produktion elektronischer Produkte für eine Vielzahl von Kundenbedürfnissen im privaten, geschäftlichen und industriellen Bereich. Der in Osaka, Japan, ansässige Konzern erzielte im Geschäftsjahr 2011 (Ende 31. März 2012) einen konsolidierten Netto-Umsatz von 71,4 Milliarden EUR. Die Aktien des Konzerns sind an den Börsen in Tokio, Osaka, Nagoya und New York (NYSE: PC) notiert. Nähere Informationen über die Panasonic Corporation und über die Marke Panasonic sind verfügbar unter http://www.panasonic.de

Kontakt:
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Marco.Rach@eu.panasonic.com
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Kunst Kultur Gastronomie

grand opening eisenerZ*ART 2011

Der zweite „kunstvolle“ Abend auf Stroh
grand opening eisenerZ*ART 2011
eisenerZ*ART, Sujet und Logo

Mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm startet eisenerZ*ART in der obersteirischen Stadtgemeinde Eisenerz am 7.Juli in seine zweite Saison. Ein facettenreicher Abend mit zeitgenössischer Alpenkultur in Form von Musik, Performance, Sport und Film ist dabei garantiert.

Die Veranstalter GIL art.infection sowie die Stadt Eisenerz haben das Kunst- und Kulturprogramm in das auf 15 Jahre angelegte Leitprojekt „re-design-Eisenerz“ eingebettet.

Dabei will eisenerZ*ART Motor sein für die Entwicklung einer eigenständigen „Kulturregion Eisenerz“, die selbstbewusst regionales Potential nutzt und in einen internationalen Kontext stellt: Eisenerz ist überall.

Im historischen Zentrum der Stadt, am Bergmannplatz, stimmen Michael Ostrowski (Moderation), Best Of Real Good Music (Schulband des BORG Eisenerz), Hans Platzgumer (Convertible Musikvideo), Willi Hengstler (Filmbericht „Tief oben“), Napalm Records (Musikvideo) und last but not least Attwenger aufs diesjährige Programm ein, sportlich garniert von Lukas Steiners Free Running Team und den jungen Athleten des Nordischen Ausbildungszentrums Eisenerz.

Michael Ostrowski moderiert locker durch den Abend, führt Gespräche mit den Beteiligten, stellt das Programm vor.
Best Of Real Good Music, die junge Band des BORG Eisenerz, macht mit deutschen und englischen Songs Stimmung zum Auftakt und zwischendurch.
Hans Platzgumer, international renommierter Musiker, Chamäleon der österreichischen Musikszene, schickt ein Musikvideo seiner Band Convertible als Vorbote auf ein Konzert im August.
Willi Hengstler, Filmemacher und Autor, der in Eisenerz den Spielfilm „Tief oben“ unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Eisenerzer Statisten realisiert hat, zeigt zur Einstimmung auf die Filmpräsentation im August den ORF-Vorbericht zur Premiere im Jahr 1994.
Napalm Records, ein international agierendes, in Eisenerz ansässiges aber hier hinlänglich unbekanntes Independent Musik-Label, steuert ein Video als Beispiel seiner Produktionen bei.
Free Running, auch Parkour genannt, ist eine relativ neue Trendsportart, die vorwiegend im urbanen Raum praktiziert wird und bei der die Athleten auf die jeweiligen örtlichen Gegebenheiten sportlich reagieren – Kreativität, Freiheit von Körper und Geist stehen im Vordergrund. Lukas Steiner, Nummer eins in Österreich, schickt ein Team nach Eisenerz.
Das Nordische Ausbildungszentrum Eisenerz brachte bereits eine Reihe weltweit erfolgreicher Sportler hervor. An diesem Abend präsentiert das NAZ das Bewegungstalent seiner jungen Schispringer.
Das Theater im Bahnhof Graz bereitet eine Filmproduktion mit dem Titel „8790… und Hoffnung auf immerdar“ in Eisenerz vor, für die DarstellerInnen gesucht werden – Helmut Köpping wird das Projekt kurz vorstellen.
Krönenden Abschluss bildet das legendäre GrooveSlangPunk-Duo Attwenger, das Rock n Roll & Swing, Turbopolka & Speedlandler, Synthie & Geschichten, Brass & Kantri, Dschakkabum und gelegentlich auch langsam spielen wird.

WAS: grand opening eisenerZ*ART 2011

WANN: Donnerstag, 07.Juli 2011, 19.00 Uhr Eintritt frei!

WO: Bergmannplatz, Eisenerz (bei Schlechtwetter teilweise im Roten Haus am Bergmannplatz)

Weitere Infos sowie zu den Veranstaltungen im Juli und August unter: http://eisenerz-art.mur.at/

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